Conference Sessions Schedule

General Session

Field Services

Leadership

Shelter Operations

August 26, 2024

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9–10:30am

Westminster Ballroom I and II

Lesley Irvine

Amber Boydstun

General Session 

Sticky Frames: Why Negatives Lodge in the Mind
and What To Do About It

 

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10:45am–12:15pm

Westminster Ballroom III

Dr. Jon Geller

Ashley Beck

Field Services

Back to Basics: Search and Seizure
and Beginning to Build Your Case

 

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10:45am–12:15pm

Westminster Ballroom I and II

Dr. Jon Geller

Jill Wetzel

RICHARD PHILLIPS

Richard Phillips

RICHARD PHILLIPS

Maggie McSchaefer

Erin Wyse

Shelter Operations

Enrichment Round Table Panel 

 

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10:45am–12:15pm

Westminster Ballroom IV

Dr. Jon Geller

Dr. Mehnaz (Chumkee) Aziz

Leadership

Humane Workplaces, Humane Leadership and Your Humanity

 

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1:30–3:15pm

Westminster Ballroom III

Dr. Michael Blackwell

Ashley Beck

Field Services

Trial Preparation: Do’s and Don’ts 

 

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1:30–3:15pm

Westminster Ballroom I and II

Dr. Michael Blackwell

Dr. Devon Wochele

Shelter Operations

Trazodone Use in Animal Shelters

 

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1:30–3:15pm

Westminster Ballroom IV

Dr. Michael Blackwell

Lisa Backo

Leadership

Paws and Pixels Unleashed: Empowering Everyone to Craft Visual Communications and be Brand Ambassadors

 

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3:30–5pm

Westminster Ballroom III

Dr. Michael Blackwell

Hannah Tomazweski

Field Services

A Field Guide to “The Link”

 

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3:30-5pm

Westminster Ballroom I and II

Dr. Michael Blackwell

Dr. Mehnaz (Chumkee) Aziz

Shelter Operations

New ASV Guidelines – What’s New

 

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3:30-5pm

Westminster Ballroom IV

Dr. Michael Blackwell

Amber Boydstun

Leadership

Attention: Our Most Precious Resource

 

Day 2 – August 27, 2024

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9-10:30am

Westminster Ballroom I and II

Dr. Nita Mosby Tyler

Brett Cooper

General Session

Leadership is Everyone’s Business

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10:45am–12:15pm

Westminster Ballroom III

Elizabeth Waetzig

Dr. Elizabeth Pearlman

Field Services

Paws and Effect – A Collaborative Approach to Animal Cruelty Casework for Animal Control Officers/Law Enforcement Officers

 

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10:45am–12:15pm

Westminster Ballroom I and II

Elizabeth Waetzig

Maggie McSchaefer

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10:45am–12:15pm

Westminster Ballroom IV

Gina Knepp

Dave Lewis

Leadership

Empowering Managers Using DEI Techniques

 

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1:30–3:15pm

Westminster Ballroom I and II

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Dr. Apryl Steele

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Dr. Sarah Wallace Mitten

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Heather Cammisa

General Session

Access to Veterinary Care Crisis

 

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3:15-4:30pm

Westminster Ballroom III

Elizabeth Waetzig

Commander Robyn
VanDerLeest

Field Services

Emotional Intelligence

 

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3:15-4:30pm

Westminster Ballroom I and II

Mariah Mcculley

Dr. Elizabeth Pearlman

Shelter Operations

Paws and Effect: A Collaborative Approach to Animal Cruelty Casework for Veterinarians and Support Staff

 

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3:15-4:30pm

Westminster Ballroom IV

Saskia Chiesa

Brett Cooper

Leadership

Influencing the Joy and Success of Others

 

Day 3 – August 28, 2024

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9-10:30am

Westminster Ballroom III

Lindsey Vigna

Dr. Elizabeth Pearlman

Field Services

Paws for Justice: Understanding the Role of Veterinary Forensics in Combatting Dogfighting

 

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9-10:30am

Westminster Ballroom I and II

Marissa Martino

Finnegan Dowling

Shelter Operations

Who Let the Dogs Out? You did! Increase Live Outcomes with Day Foster Programs

 

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9-10:30am

Westminster Ballroom IV

Marissa Martino

Dr. Apryl Steele

Marissa Martino

Duane Adams

Marissa Martino

Connie Howard

Marissa Martino

Judy Calhoun

Leadership

Coffee & Collaboration: Aspiring Leaders Edition

 

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1:30-3pm

Westminster Ballroom III

Marissa Martino

Dr. Jennifer Rainey

Field Services

Forensic Case Studies

 

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1:30-3pm

Westminster Ballroom I and II

Marissa Martino

Finnegan Dowling

Shelter Operations

Instagram/Facebook/TikTok – Oh My! Strategies for Social Media Marketing that Get Results

 

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1:30-3pm

Westminster Ballroom IV

April Huntsman

Rachel Levine

April Huntsman

Alexandria Tannehill

Leadership

Taking Charge of Your Career Through Professional Development