Portland, Oregon

September 12 - 14, 2019

Adam Lancaster DVM, ACVECC

Adam Lancaster graduated veterinary school from Iowa State University in 2008. He then went on to complete a rotating internship at Florida Veterinary Specialists (now BluePearl) in Tampa). During his internship, he discovered his passion for Critical Care and went on to a 3 year residency in Critical Care at Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston, MA. He went on to serve as head of the Critical Care department at multi-specialty hospital in southwest Florida before joining BluePearl in southeast MI where he has been since 2013. On the job, he especially enjoys providing quality, compassionate care to critically ill animals and has a special interest in transfusion medicine and traumatic brain injury. He takes great satisfaction in helping pets’ families understand complex medical decisions so they can make good decisions. He is also a member of the Clinician Talent Acquisition team for BluePearl and enjoys meeting veterinarians and veterinary students from all over the country.



  1. Cardiopulmonary ResuscitationThis talk reveals the latest veterinary guidelines on cardiopulmonary resuscitation including recognition of cardiopulmonary arrest, basic and advanced life support techniques, and post-arrest care. 
  2. Fluid therapy and endpoints of resuscitation This talk covers the physiology of tissue perfusion as well as derangements of perfusion (shock) followed by fluid resuscitation strategies and identification of endpoints of resuscitation.
  3. Triage and Stabilization This talk defines triage and provides information on how to set up a triage protocol in your hospital, as well as how to conduct a triage examination, basic fluid resuscitation and additional resuscitation techniques. 
  4. Traumatic Brain InjuryThis talk discusses the unique physiology of the brain and skull and how that relates to the pathophysiology and treatment of traumatic brain injury, including intra-cranial and extra-cranial therapies.
  5. Clinical approach to the acute abdomen A case based discussion centered on how to diagnosis and treat patients who present with signs of an “acute abdomen”.
  6. Respiratory Emergenciesa systems based approach to animals in respiratory distress including upper and lower airway disease that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of common respiratory emergencies.
  7. Endocrine emergencies The diagnosis and treatment of common endocrine emergencies is discussed including hypoglycemia, diabetic emergencies (DKA and HHS) and hypoadrenocorticism.
  8. Disorders of hemostasisThis talk focuses on how to assess the patient in the ER who is bleeding, identify primary and secondary bleeding disorders, diagnose the underlying cause and effective therapy include blood product administration.

Lenore Bacek DVM, ACVECC

Dr. Lenore Bacek received her DVM from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2007, followed by a one-year internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at Louisiana State University. She completed both a residency in Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care and a master’s degree at Auburn University in 2011. Dr. Bacek is board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. Dr. Bacek is currently the head of the AUCVM Emergency and Critical Care section and has mentored numerous residents and interns on the clinic floor and in the research lab. Under her direction, Auburn University received certification as a Veterinary Trauma Center by the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care in 2016. Dr. Bacek has been an invited speaker at numerous national/international and regional conferences, including the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) Forum, the International Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Symposium (IVECCS), the South Carolina Association for Veterinarians (SCAV) conference, and numerous local continuing education events.

Dr. Bacek is a member of the Association of Veterinary Hematology and Transfusion Medicine (AVHTM) and actively engaged in a number of intramural and multicenter clinical research projects. Her research has been supported by extramural grants from the ACVECC Foundation. She contributes to teaching third and fourth year veterinary students on the topics of triage, common small animal emergencies, transfusion medicine, fluid therapy, and clinical toxicology.

Research Interests
Critical care of polytrauma patients, troponin as a biomarker in traumatic myocarditis, the application of Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (dialysis) for companion animals with acute kidney failure, advanced therapeutic approaches to immune mediated hemolytic anemia, and novel laboratory assessment of coagulopathies (including thromboelastography and platelet aggregometry).


  1. Triage of the Trauma Patient:This lecture will discuss the initial stabilization and management of small animal trauma patients.
  2. Endocrine Emergencies: The objective of this lecture will be for the attendees to gain a practical understanding of the pathophysiology and treatment of diabetic ketoacidosis as well as hypoadrenocorticism.
  3. A Case-Based Approach to Bleeding Disorders: This lecture will present 3 common bleeding emergencies in a case based interactive format with discussion about diagnostics and management.
  4. Your dog ate what? Management of Toxicities: The objective of this lecture will be to review the basic management of toxicities, including intravenous lipid therapy, as well as case examples.
  5. Multimodal Pain Management in the ICU: This lecture will discuss various options for systemic and local pain management including case examples.
  6. Acute Abdomen-to Cut or Not to Cut:The objective of this lecture will be to discuss animals that present as acute abdomens and the diagnostics that may help determine whether or not surgery is warranted.
  7. Monitoring of the Critical Care Patient: This presentation will go through each of the ‘20’ of Kirby’s rules and how they apply to monitoring patients in the ICU.
  8. Dealing with the Anorexic Patient: The objective of this lecture will be to discuss options for anorexic patients including pharmacologic options and feeding tubes.

Kimpton Hotel Monaco Portland

Call in: 1-800-KIMPTON
Referring Code/Group Name: Vet Vacation
Room Rate: $239 rate for Queen Deluxe

Based on availability, rate is available 3 days before and 3 days after conference. ONLINE BOOKING LINK

Also, the reservations department is available 24 hours a day at 1-800-711-2971. All reservations should be made under the “Vet Vacations September” room block or “Ai5” room block code in order to receive the group rate.

Getting There

Lecture Schedule

15 Hours of RACE approved for CE for Veterinarians and Technicians.

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

September 13
Breakfast 7am-8 am
Lecture 8am-1pm

September 14
Breakfast 7am-8am
Lecture 8am-1pm


Super Saver Rate $795with 90 days advanced registration
VetVacationCE Rate $865 with 30 days advanced registration
JetSetter Rate $925less than 30 days advanced registration

If you are a technician, call or E-mail us to get the special rate of $75 off the regular registration rate.
15 Hours of RACE approved for CE for Veterinarians and Technicians.


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