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Performance Horse Focus of 2020 AAEP Summer Series

This year’s American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) summer education series will focus on strategies to tackle difficult performance-related cases.

Registration is open for the Virtual Summer CE Series, entitled “Cracking the Performance Horse Code: Interdisciplinary Strategies to Maximize Clinical Outcomes.” 

The AAEP says the goal of the online, continuing education course is to provide the diagnostic, therapeutic and rehabilitative strategies critical to clinical success of difficult performance-related cases.

It will include two live, interconnected two-hour sessions each week throughout August. Anchored by a rotating group of dynamic presenters and featuring a diverse format of panel discussions, case examples and live consultations, sessions will highlight the collaborative crosstalk that occurs between specialists and practitioners en route to positive case outcomes. Attendees’ participation during the real-time discussions and Q&A sessions will reinforce the clinical strategies acquired. 

Based in Lexington, Kentucky, the AAEP annually offers continuing education events.

View the complete program and register for the series at aaep.org/meetings/virtual-ce-summer-series. Cost is $399 for AAEP members, $499 for non-members and $50 for AAEP student members. The series offers 16 hours of RACE-approved (pending) CE.

All sessions will also be available on demand as a convenience to attendees unable to participate in one or more of the live sessions. All will be held from 5-7 p.m. Eastern.

Week 1: 
SUBJECT: Surgery Meets Sports Medicine: To Operate or Not
DATE: Tuesday, Aug. 4 and Thursday, Aug. 6, 
MODERATORS: Dr. Beau Beck; Surgery: Dr. Kati Glass; Sports Medicine: Dr. Sarah Sampson

Week 2: 
SUBJECT: Imaging Meets Sports Medicine: The Complexities of Navigating the Diagnosis
DATE: Tuesday, Aug. 11 and Thursday, Aug. 13, 
MODERATORS: Dr. Luke Bass; Imaging: Dr. Kurt Selberg; Sports Medicine: Dr. Katie Seabaugh

Week 3: 
SUBJECT: Internal Medicine Meets Sports Medicine: Working Together to Manage the Equine Athlete with Non-orthopedic Baggage
DATE: Tuesday, Aug. 18 and Thursday, Aug. 20, 
MODERATORS: Dr. Jackie Christakos; Internist: Dr. Amy Johnson; Sports Medicine: Dr. Elizabeth Davidson

Week 4: 
SUBJECT: Rehabilitation Meets Surgery: From the OR Back to the Arena – Strategies to Minimize Time out of Competition.
DATE: Tuesday, Aug. 25 and Thursday, Aug. 27, 
MODERATORS: Dr. Craig Lesser; Surgery: Dr. Lauren Schnabel; Sports Medicine/Rehabilitation: Dr. Caitlyn Redding