Conference Sessions Schedule

Focus Day

General Session

Field Services

Leadership

Shelter Operations

Focus Day – September 21, 2022

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9–10:30am

White Pine Ballroom

Lesley Irvine

Kari Knutson

Focus Day

Self Care Beyond the Bubble Bath

 

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10:45am–12:15pm

White Pine Ballroom

Dr. Jon Geller

Kari Knutson

Focus Day

Certainly Uncertain

 

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1:45–3:15pm

White Pine Ballroom

Dr. Jon Geller

Jen Defranco

Focus Day

Mental Health in the Workplace

 

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3:30–5pm

White Pine Ballroom

Dr. Michael Blackwell

Stephanie Wilde

Focus Day

What Do We Do With Compassion Fatigue? A Roadmap For Difficult Times

 

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5pm

Fallen Timbers B

Dr. Michael Blackwell

Dr. Rebecca Niemiec

Dr. Michael Blackwell

Taylor Peterson

Dr. Michael Blackwell

Dr. Maggie Baldwin

Panel Discussion

Bureau of Animal Protection Panel Discussion

 

Day 2 – September 22, 2022

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9-10:30am

White Pine Ballroom

Dr. Nita Mosby Tyler

Zoe D’Agostino

General Session

Compassion Fatigue: It’s Bad, But It Comes From Good

 

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10:45am–12:15pm

Fallen Timbers B

Elizabeth Waetzig

Jennifer Rainey, DVM

Field Services

Necropsies: Case Studies and Field Support

 

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10:45am–12:15pm

Fallen Timbers A

Elizabeth Waetzig

Anitra Lesser

Leadership

Building Psychological Safety Into Work Culture

 

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10:45am–12:15pm

Northwest Territories

Gina Knepp

Zoe D’Agostino

Shelter Operations

Foster Retention

 

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12:15-1:45PM

White Pine Ballroom

Elizabeth Waetzig

Emma Hudson

Elizabeth Waetzig

Ali Mickelson

General Session

Advocacy 101

The AWAC Advocacy Committee shares its strategies, goals, and what’s coming next in the Colorado Legislature

 

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1:45–3:15pm

Fallen Timbers B

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Garret Leonard

Field Services

Emergency Sheltering for Livestock

 

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1:45-3:15 pm

Fallen Timbers A

Elizabeth Waetzig

Cmdr. Tim Read

Leadership

Leading in Adversity

 

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1:45–3:15pm

Northwest Territories

Mariah Mcculley

Dr. Jennie Willis

Shelter Operations

Understanding Fear and Reactivity – Supporting Dogs in Shelters

 

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3:30–5pm

Fallen Timbers B

Saskia Chiesa

Dr. Jessica Dunbar

Field Services

Straight from the Horse’s Mouth: The Importance of Equine Dentistry

 

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3:30-5pm

Fallen Timbers A

Jade Johnson-Masuen

Leadership

Retaining and Engaging

 

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3:30-5PM

Northwest Territories

Dr Melinda Merck

Nick Fisher

Dr Melinda Merck

Dr. AE Nash

Ali Mickelson

Shelter Operations

Turtle Power; Reptiles in Shelters

 

Day 3 – September 23, 2022

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8-9am

Northwest Territories

Lindsey Vigna

Lindsey Vigna

Lindsey Vigna

Julie Justman

Networking Event

Coffee & Collaboration

Presented by the AWAC Collaboration Committee

How Did We Get Through It?

 

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9:15-10:30am

Fallen Timbers B

Marissa Martino

Nick Fisher

Field Services

PACFA-Animal Control Agencies Joint Investigation Case Studies

 

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9:15-10:30am

Fallen Timbers A

Marissa Martino

Jean Alfieri

Leadership

The Power of Positive Thinking

 

 

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9:15-10:30am

Northwest Territories

Marissa Martino

Jennifer Rainey, DVM

Shelter Operations

Introduction to the Veterinary Forensic Sciences

 

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10:45am-12:15pm

Fallen Timbers B

April Huntsman

Amanda Byrne

Field Services

The Path to Successful Prosecution in Animal Cruelty Cases

 

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10:45am-12:15pm

Fallen Timbers A

Marissa Martino

Anitra Lesser

Leadership

Leading from Empathy and Emotional Intelligence

 

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10:45am-12:15pm

Northwest Territories

April Huntsman

Dr. Jennie Willis

Shelter Operations

Troubleshooting Litterbox Challenges – Making a Good Transition

 

 

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12:15-1:45pm

White Pine Ballroom

Dr Sarah Wooten

Sara Spensieri

Dr Sarah Wooten

Anne Walton

General Session

Lessons Learned from the Marshall Fire

 

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