Please review the Virginia Board of Veterinary Medicine's Guidance Document 150-11, Guidance for Continuing Education (CE) Audits and Sanctioning for Failure to Complete CE. This document includes which topics qualify as CE in Virginia.
Final determination of the acceptance of a program is up to the individual state licensing authority. Visit aavsb.org/DLR to locate the detailed CE license renewal requirements for your state veterinary board.


For additional information and registration information, please go to https://vetmed.vt.edu/connect-2021.html

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West Virginia Veterinary Medical Association (WVVMA) will be hosting in August and September through Zoom.

Registration for WVVMA's first ever Summer Webinar Series is open! Please see the additional information below on how you can register today!

This continuing education event will be FREE to members of the WVVMA, VVMA, DCVMA, MDVMA, OVMA, PVMA, KVMA & DVMA!

For additional information and to register visit: https://wvvma.org/summerwebseries



By posting the following information, VVMA is
not approving or endorsing topics being offered.

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Virtual Lunch & Learn Web-Series:
"Empowering DC, Maryland and Virginia (DMV)
Healthcare Professionals"


Inside view into the DEA Inspection Process
Thursday, July 29, 2021| 1:30PM EST
WebEx Events Platform

The Washington Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is pleased to host the Lunch and Learn Web- Series “Empowering DMV Healthcare Professionals”. These are monthly LIVE, virtual 30-minute sessions where DEA speakers and Special Guests will present and review information, regulations and procedures related to the proper handling, dispensing, manufacture, distribution and prescribing of Controlled Substances to prevent diversion and help reduce drug overdoses and deaths in the District of Columbia, Virginia and Maryland (DMV).

Moderator:     Justin G. Wood- Diversion Program Manager

Speaker:         Edward M. Logan- Diversion Group Supervisor

DEA Washington Division Diversion Team will be answering general questions in the Q&A Panel.

Registration is required. There is no registration fee and capacity is limited to the first 500 attendees.

Register for Virtual Session via WebEx Events Platform
<https://dea-meet.webex.com/dea-meet/onstage/g.php?MTID=e7b964bacb368b9092efcaada3a528c08>

Any questions regarding this event may be directed to Diversion Outreach Coordinator via email to WashingtonDiversionOutreach@usdoj.gov

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AVMA 2021 Veterinary Business and Economic Forum
October 14-16
Online Forum

The 2021 Veterinary Business and Economic Forum will examine the current and future state of veterinary business, and connect attendees to the tools and insight needed to evolve and thrive. Learn from over two dozen experts from around the world in an intimate atmosphere that encourages face-to-face discussion, networking, and collaboration.

Topics include these and more:

  • Business strategies that generate value
  • Consumer trends and attitudes and what's changing
  • Harnessing behavioral economics to grow veterinary practices
  • What to expect in the economy and how to prepare

The Veterinary Business and Economic Forum is a must-attend meeting for any veterinary professional looking for strategies to improve business performance or influence the economic future of our profession.

REGISTER BY SEPTEMBER 20 TO SAVE WITH EARLY-BIRD PRICING.

(NOTE: Business related topics do not qualify for CE to renew your license in Virginia)

To Register Click Here.

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The VALVT would like to invite the VVMA to support a great FREE continuing education opportunity; Offered by the colleagues at Tennessee Tech University and Power of Putnam, a local substance abuse prevention coalition. This group has come together to provide a 2-HR CE course on Controlled Substance Diversion in Veterinary Medicine: Policy, Strategy and Ethics. With the growing concerns with the opioid & control substance crisis' we have seen in both the human and veterinary fields; this CE allows a safe environment for discussions and helps to empower you with knowledge on navigating this sensitive topic.

I hope the VVMA members will support this event as the VALVT has.

Thank you, Ashley Haney, LVT- VALVT President


Controlled Substance Diversion in Veterinary Medicine:
Policy, Strategy, & Ethics

(2-hour, CE Course) Cost: Free-of-charge Format: Online, self-paced

Deadlines: Registration closes on December 15, 2021 - Course closes on December 31, 2021

To register for the course, please visit: https://sites.tntech.edu/vetce-csd/.

Sponsors: Power of Putnam, Tennessee Tech University, AmerisourceBergen Foundation

The course is sponsored by the Virginia Association of Licensed Veterinary Technicians, which qualifies it for CE credit in the state of Virginia, and it has been approved for CE credit by the following boards:

  • Alabama State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners
  • Arkansas Veterinary Medical Examining Board
  • Georgia Board of Veterinary Medicine
  • Kentucky Board of Veterinary Examiners
  • Mississippi Board of Veterinary Medicine
  • Missouri Veterinary Medical Board
  • North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board
  • Tennessee Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners

Description:

The purposes of the course are to provide veterinarians and veterinarian technicians in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia with (1) a description of what is currently known about the abuse of controlled pet medicines and strategies people use for obtaining such prescribed pet medicines for their own consumption; (2) an overview of reporting requirements for prescriptions of controlled substances for animals; (3) education in understanding and identifying drug abuse and addiction, and (4) training in the use and application of Naloxone (i.e., Narcan) for the reversal of active opioid overdose. Upon completion of the course, participants will be provided with a Certificate of Completion, information about receiving an opioid overdose reversal kit, and access to a variety of relevant resources.

Speakers:

  • Ms. Suzanne Angel, RN, Tennessee Regional Overdose Prevention Specialists
  • Mr. Bill Gibson, Executive Director, Power of Putnam
  • Dr. Mark Loftis, Associate Professor, Department of Counseling & Psychology, Tennessee Tech University
  • Dr. Steven Seiler, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology & Political Science, Tennessee Tech University

Course Outline:

  • Module One: Introduction & Overview of Abuse & Misuse of Controlled Substances of Prescribed to Animals (Mr. Bill Gibson)
  • Quiz #1 (5 multiple-choice questions)
  • Module Two: Research on Prescription Diversion in Veterinary Medicine (Dr. Steven Seiler)
  • Quiz #2 (5 multiple-choice questions)
  • Module Three: Overview of Prescription Reporting Requirements for Veterinarians & Ethical Challenges (Dr. Steven Seiler)
  • Quiz #3 (5 multiple-choice questions)
  • Module Four: Understanding Drug Abuse & Addiction (Dr. Mark Loftis)
  • Quiz #4 (5 multiple-choice questions)
  • Module Five: Introduction to the Use & Application of Naloxone for Overdose Reversal (Ms. Suzanne Angel)
  • Quiz #5 (10 multiple-choice questions)
  • Module Six: Conclusion (Mr. Bill Gibson)
  • No Quiz

For inquiries about the course, please contact either Dr. Steven Seiler, sseiler@tntech.edu, or Bill Gibson, bill@powerofputnam.org

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