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Medical/Surgical Solutions to Common Practice Problems: PAIN

February 23, 2015-February 26, 2015


Intensive four day conference will examine treatments, medications and techniques that will help alleviate patient pain. Lectures will cover new advances in pain management, and give solutions from the differing perspectives of surgery, medicine.

Designed by specialists to address the challenges presented to them by practicing veterinarians, this conference will provide solid answers to practice problems.

Space is limited to 45 veterinarians, faculty/attendee ratio of 15:1 insures quality instruction.



The registration fee is $450. Both an online registration form and a PDF Registration Form for Pain Management are available.


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A block of rooms has been reserved at the Sheraton Suites Key West at a discounted rate of $239 single and $259/double occupancy.

Sheraton Suites Key West

2001 S Roosevelt Blvd, Key West, FL 33040

Reservations can be made by emailing Shannon Lutz at or calling 305-292-4345 Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m – 5:00 p.m.

There is complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport and to downtown Key West.

Questions should be directed to, or call 508-887-4823


7:30 AM- 8:00 AM Registration and Check- In Each Day
Monday, February 23: (4 HRS CVME)
8:00 AM Welcome
8:15 AM- 8:55 AM What Internists can offer from the Pain medicine Closet: Tramadol, Gabapentin and others Dr. Mary Labato
9:00 AM- 9:45 AM Immune-Mediated Polyarthritis: The Pain of Multi-joint Movement is not a surgical problem Dr. Mary Labato
9:45 AM- 10:15 AM Break
10:15 AM- 10:55 AM Regenerative Medicine: A Painless Solution? Dr. Mary Labato
11:00 AM- 12:00 PM Fentanyl: One of my Favorite Drugs and Here’s Why
Tuesday, February 24: (4 HRS CVME)
8:00 AM Announcements and Day 1 Summary
8:15 AM- 8:55 AM Chronic Pain Management Dr. Cheryl Blaze
9:00 AM- 9:45 AM CRI’s for Pain and Anxiety Dr. Cheryl Blaze
9:45 AM- 10:15 AM Break
10:15 AM- 10:55 AM NSAIDS vs STERIODS; Which should I use? Dr. Cheryl Blaze
11:00 AM- 12:00 PM Challenging Cases
Wednesday, February 25: (4 HRS CVME)
8:00 AM Announcements and Day 2 Summary
8:15 AM- 8:55 AM Methods to manage acute postoperative pain the surgical patient at home Dr. Robert McCarthy
9:00 AM- 9:45 AM Intra-articular injections for chronic pain Dr. Robert McCarthy
9:45 AM- 10:15 AM Break
10:15 AM- 10:55 AM Low level laser therapy for pain. Fact or Fiction?
11:00 AM- 12:00 PM Extracorporeal shock wave therapy for pain. Fact of Fiction? 
8:00 AM Announcements and Summary
8:15 AM- 8:55 AM 5 Surgical Publications You Need to Know about Dr. Rob McCarthy
9:00 AM- 9:45 AM What’s New from the Pharmacy Shelf Dr. Cheryl Blaze
9:45 AM- 10:15 AM Break
10:15 AM- 10:55 AM 5 Medical Publications from 2014 you shouldn’t have missed Dr. Mary Labato



Mary Labato, DVM, DACVIM(SA)
Foster Hospital for Small Animals
Rob McCarthy, DVM, MS, DACVS
Foster Hospital for Small Animals
Cheryl Blaze, MBA, PhD, BVSc, DACVAA
Foster Hospital for Small Animals


February 23, 2015
February 26, 2015
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Sheraton Suites Key West – Florida
2001 S Roosevelt Blvd
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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Continuing Education for Veterinary Professionals

Cummings School faculty provide the latest in surgical and medical education (CE) to the veterinary professionals and staff throughout New England. Leaders in research and teaching, they provide seminars, lectures, hands on labs, and online learning experiences that improve the care and treatment of all species.