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Focus your learning at the NAVC Conference 2017—it’s almost here!

This year’s North American Veterinary Community Conference, on February 4‒8 in Orlando, Florida, is fast approaching. We’re offering several rich education sessions that will help you enhance your patient care with fresh insights into everyday practice as well as exciting new developments in veterinary diagnostics.

Dip into the elevating patient care track for the latest on early diagnosis of kidney disease and fecal examinations. Get tips on how to make the most of CBCs and learn more about the importance of the complete urinalysis.

The skinny cat track offers valuable information on disease management for your feline patients.

Don’t miss our breakfast sessions where you can enjoy a hot meal while experts provide the latest news on topics such as urine sediment analysis and fecal diagnostics.

Here’s a sampling of the events you can choose from:


Sunday, February 5: Selections from Elevating Patient Care

8:00 a.m.‒9:15 a.m. Room: W230AB
Chronic Kidney Disease: How to Make the Most of an Early Diagnosis
Presented by Jane Robertson, DVM, DACVIM
Increase your confidence in diagnosing and treating early kidney disease and learn how early diagnosis with the IDEXX SDMA Test can positively impact patient management.


1:45 p.m.–2:35 p.m. Room: W230AB
Urinalysis: Why Pan for Gold?
Presented by Dennis B. DeNicola, DVM, PhD, DACVP
Interactive cases will demonstrate the importance of the complete urinalysis and will explain how to evaluate urine specific gravity and proteinuria in early chronic kidney disease. Plus, learn about the SediVue Dx Urine Sediment Analyzer, with exciting new technology that helps ensure accurate and reliable results.

2:45 p.m.‒3:35 p.m. Room: W230AB
All about Fecal Diagnostics—Classic and Cutting Edge
Presented by Michael W. Dryden, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVM
This overview of intestinal parasite diagnostics includes a closer look at Giardia diagnostics and treatment as well as an introduction to Fecal Dx antigen testing.


Tuesday, February 7: From the Skinny Cat Track

10:55 a.m.‒11:45 a.m. Room: WF4
Feline Hyperthyroidism: Guidelines for Diagnosis and Management
Presented by J. Catharine Scott-Moncrieff, MA, VetMB, MS, DACVIM, DSAM, DECVIM
Learn how to take a more individualized approach to treatment based on patient and client factors while deepening your knowledge of feline hyperthyroidism, including risk factors, diagnosis, and the advantages and disadvantages of available treatment options.


Breakfast Sessions

Sunday, February 5: Parasitology

6:30 a.m.‒7:30 a.m. Room: Plaza International I
Get the Scoop on Poop: Fecal Diagnostics, Details, and Data
Presented by Michael W. Dryden, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVM
Understand the diagnostic options for identifying intestinal parasites in your patients and learn about exciting new Fecal Dx antigen testing that will help you find more infections earlier for quicker, more effective treatment opportunities.


Tuesday, February 7: Urine Sediment

6:30 a.m.‒7:30 a.m. Room: Plaza International I
Urine Luck: There Is an Easy Button for the Difficult Urine Sediment Analysis
Presented by Dennis B. DeNicola, DVM, PhD, DACVP
Who doesn’t want to talk about the complete urinalysis at breakfast? Find out why you can’t understate the value of a quality urine microscopic analysis and learn about the SediVue Dx Urine Sediment Analyzer, a new automated system that actually makes it easy.

In between sessions, don’t forget to stop by and visit us at Booth #1429, where you can learn more about the IDEXX SDMA Test, see new products firsthand, like the SediVue Dx Urine Sediment Analyzer and the SNAP Pro Analyzer, which can now interpret SNAP test results for you.

Be there early for the IDEXX-sponsored sessions you’d like to attend—they fill up fast. We look forward to seeing you soon!


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