Florida Largo - Key Largo Bay Marriott Beach Resort

November 08 - 10, 2018

Dr. Lysa Pam Posner DVM, DACVAA

Dr Posner has a BS in biochemistry from Purdue University.  She completed her DVM at Cornell University and spent 9 years in private veterinary practice.  She returned to Cornell to complete a Residency in Anesthesiology and completed her board certification with the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia. She was on Faculty at Cornell for 5 years and has been on Faculty at North Carolina State University since 2005.  She is currently a Professor of Anesthesiology, the Director of Anesthesia Services, and Anesthesiology Residency Program Director.


1. The pain pathway: expected and unexpected
2. Analgesics in veterinary: new agents or novel uses for established ones
3. Chronic pain in veterinary medicine
4. Local blocks
5. Anesthesia agents: what’s new?
6. Why bother with anesthesia monitoring?
7. Anesthesia for critical patients
8. Fluid therapy and anesthesia


Dr. Bill Draper, DVM, DACVIM

Dr. Draper earned his BS in Biological Sciences from North Carolina State University and his DVM from Ross University. He was an associate in a Small Animal General Practice in Illinois for a time before matriculating to Texas A&M University for his Small Animal Medicine and Surgery Intership. He then completed a Neurology Specialty Internship at the Veterinary Specialty Hospital of San Diego. Dr. Draper completed his residency in Neurology and Neurosurgery at the University of Florida in 2012. Dr. Draper joined the veterinary staff at the VCA Animal Specialty Center of South Carolina in August of 2012.

Dr. Draper is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Neurology sub-specialty. He has completed the requirements for his Neurosurgery Certificate of Training and is permitted to perform the Cervical Disk Arthroplasty (CDA) surgical correction for Cervical Spondylomyelopathy (Wobbler Syndrome). Dr. Draper is the only Board Certified Neurologist/Neurosurgeon in South Carolina offering this technique. Patients with suspected Wobbler Syndrome can be referred to Dr. Draper at the VCA Animal Specialty Center of South Carolina. Dr. Draper has lectured locally, nationally, and internationally at conferences and at academic institutions.

Dr. Draper goes home to his lovely wife Charla, 2 daughters (Vera, 7 years, and Reagan, 5 years), 2 sons (Sully and Porter, 2 year old twins), Axel the family cat, Pete the farm dog, their quarterhorses Bea snf Honry, and Chase the mini pony. He enjoys traveling, golf, homebrewing, and collegiate athletics in his spare time.


1. The Neuro exam
2. Updates in Vet Neurology
3. Case-based localization review
4. Paraparesis
5. Tetraparesis
6. Inflammatory CNS disease
7. Low level laser therapy for acute spinal injury
8. Diseases of the neuromuscular junction

Key Largo Bay Marriott Beach Resort

Call in: (855) 410-3911
Referring Code/Group Name: Vet Vacations CE, Inc. Meeting Nov2018
Room Rate: $189 per night. Rate is available 3 nights before and after the conference. Last day to book - 10/8/18.

Find the web link below your attendees will need in order to book their room online or call toll-free reservations line at (855) 410-3911. Please remember that reservations must be made by the group cut-off date October 8, 2018. Any reservations made after the cut-off date may not receive the group rate and are subject to availability and the best available rate.


Getting There

Directions from Miami International Airport - MIA

Take 836 West to the Florida Turnpike. Go South on Turnpike to Florida City where it merges onto US 1. Follow US 1 South to Key Largo.

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport - FLL

Take I- 595 West to the Florida Turnpike. Go South on Turnpike to Florida City, where it merges on US 1. Follow US 1 South to Key Largo.


Lecture Schedule

November 8
Registration 12:30pm-1pm
Lecture 1pm-6pm
Cocktail Hour with Hors d’oeuvres 6:30pm-7:30pm

November 9
Breakfast 7am-8 am
Lecture 8am-1pm

November 10
Breakfast 7am-8am
Lecture 8am-1pm


Super Saver Rate $725 with 90 days advanced registration
VetVacationCE Rate $825 with 30 days advanced registration
JetSetter Rate $925 less than 30 days advanced registration 


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