AVA Conference 2017 Melbourne 4-10 June, IVAS CE points summary


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This year the emphasis for AVAG will be on promoting acupuncture to our non acupuncture colleagues. Please encourage your colleagues to pop into our lectures to dip their toes in our modality. For those of you that have done your basic acupuncture courses but have not used it for a while, this will also be a great way to re introduce yourselves to acupuncture. 

We have a fantastic selection of lectures for equine and small animal practitioners.

Dr Ian Bidstrup, our keynote speaker will  discuss acupuncture techniques for the Equine spinal, shoulder and upper hindquarter pain and dysfunction, the nuerophysiology of equine spinal and upper limb acupuncture and internal organ acupuncture.

Dr Barbara Fougere will introduce veterinary acupuncture and how it can be used effectively in a conventional western practice.

Dr Elaine Cebuliak will give an entertaining and interactive lecture on her top 10 acupuncture points and their uses.

Dr Kim Lim will discuss the common syndromes of cruciate disease and the bad back and how various acupuncture techniques can be used as part of the rehabilitation protocol.

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IVAS CE points

Total available IVAS CE for the Australian Veterinary Association Annual Conference - AVAG Lectures 9.25

The Basics of Equine Acupuncture: A neurophysiological approach to the enhancement of the function of the reproductive, urinary, gastrointestinal, cardiac and respiratory systems. Length 50 minutes Ian Bidstrup 0.25

The Essentials of Equine Spinal and Upper Limb Acupuncture: a basic neurophysiological approach targeting neurological dysfunction and musculoskeletal pathology. Length 50 minutes Ian Bidstrup 1

Equine Spinal, Shoulder and Upper Hindquarter Pain and Dysfunction. Length 50 minutes Ian Bidstrup 0.25

Veterinary Acupuncture, ancient technique to contemporary practice tool - an introduction to acupuncture and what every veterinarian should know about this clinical therapy, what acupuncture does , when to refer, public demand and how it can enhance your practice offerings. Length: 50 mins. Barbara Fougere 0

Where West meets East- How acupuncture really works and how science explains Chinese medicine. From meridians to cutting edge science and new understandings of myofascia that explain the multiple effects of acupuncture on pathophysiology and importance of technique. Length: 25 mins Barbara Fougere 0.5

Use of Acupuncture for Cruciate Rehabilitation Length: 25 mins Kim Lim 0.5

The bad back: options other than surgery and or cage rest; how to utilize acupuncture and other rehabilitation techniques Length: 25 mins
Kim Lim 0.25

What's the Point? Top 10 acupuncture points Length: 25 minutes Elaine Cebuliak 0

Introduction to Acupuncture in Modern Veterinary Practice 0

Cruciate Rehabilitation Staging 3.5

Introduction to Acupuncture for Equine Musculoskeletal Pain and Dysfunction 3