GREENWOOD, Ind. (September 13, 2013) — The International Association of Animal Hospice and Palliative Care (IAAHPC) will host its third annual conference, October 17-20, 2013 at the Denver Marriott at Gateway Park. The one-of-a-kind event features presentations by 20 nationally recognized animal care professionals.
Animal hospice and palliative care services provide comfort to companion animals as they approach the end of life. This emerging concept is quickly gaining traction with the pet industry and the veterinary medical field. Thirty pet care professionals attended the inaugural IAAHPC conference in 2011, and more than 200 are expected to attend this year.
“Pet care professionals are eager to learn about end-of-life care for companion animals,” said Robyn Kesnow, president of IAAHPC and founder of Animal RN. “We teach them the best ways to provide meaningful and effective care.”
Through a series of informative sessions and roundtable discussions, the conference uncovers practical tools needed to successfully operate animal hospice services. It also provides technical training for animal hospice and palliative care procedures. The sessions cover such topics as the art of dying, pain management, nutritional support at end of life, complementary therapies, cancer care, veterinary ethics, animal body language, euthanasia protocols, pet loss support, honoring ceremonies, and compassion fatigue. Numerous networking opportunities are also scheduled throughout the three-day event.
The conference has been approved for one hour of continuing education credit in jurisdictions that recognize AAVSB RACE (American Association of Veterinary State Boards — Registry of Approved Continuing Education) approval. Participants should note that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education.
For more details and to register, visit IAAHPC.org.
The International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to promoting comfort-oriented care to companion animals as they approach the end of life. Founded in 2009, it aims to establish industry standards and to evolve animal hospice and palliative care as a professional specialty. For more information, please visit www.IAAHPC.org or connect with us on Facebook (www.Facebook.com/AnimalHospice) or Twitter (https://twitter.com/AnimalHospice).
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