As organizers of the previous University of California San Diego Veterinary Pain Short Courses we are pleased to announce the International Veterinary Association for Pain Management (IVAPM), the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia (ACVAA) and UC San Diego have partnered again to bring the 4th installment to be held July 27-30, 2016.
The overall aim of these courses has been to provide state of the art information on fundamental issues in pain and the use of analgesics in the veterinary patient. In 2016, focus will be on pain in the veterinary patient, actions of current analgesics and development of new veterinary analgesics.
A lecture and case-based discussion program has been developed focusing on:
Epidemiology of pain in veterinary practice
Legal and ethical imperatives for pain management in the veterinary patient
Pain pathways and targets for novel therapeutics
Companion animal clinical trial models
Current veterinary analgesic drugs including NSAIDs, alpha 2, opioids, cannabinoids, and local anesthetics
Regulatory pathways for development and approval of new/novel veterinary analgesics
We have again gathered the leading experts in the field of neurobiology and pain to participate in this course. Each individual is given ample time to establish their thesis and also enough time for strong audience interactions. We anticipate that this will enable an in depth consideration valuable to both speakers and the participants. The course is approved for 15 hours of Continuing Education credit.
We really look forward to seeing you in San Diego.