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Drs. Laurie and Amy Attending the IAAHPC in Arizona

October 4th, 2018 by Laurie Brush

Dr. Laurie Brush and Dr. Amy Hoss attend the IAAHPC conference in Tempe Arizona

Dr. Laurie Brush and Dr. Amy Hoss are headed for Arizona to attend the 8th annual IAAHPC conference in Tempe Arizona on Oct. 5th. The International Association of Animal Hospice and Palliative Care promotes comfort care that addresses the physical, psychological, and social needs of animals with chronic and/or life-limiting disease. The organization educates professionals and advances research in the field of animal hospice and palliative care.

“I’m looking forward to hearing pain specialist Dr. Robin Downing give the keynote speech,” said Dr. Brush. “I’m also delighted to be introducing Dr. Amy to our peers from across the nation who are united in advancing comfort care for companion animals.”

The conference will feature presentations and workshops on topics such as:

  • Mobility Solutions for Dogs
  • Nutrition in Palliative Pets
  • Pet Attachment and Bereavement
  • New Pain Management Strategies
  • Palliative Care for Cancer
  • Diabetes Management Strategies
  • and more.

The IAAHPC heads up programs such as the Animal Hospice and Palliative Certification Program to give veterinary professionals the latest training in hospice care.

“There is a gap–treacherous yet barely recognized–between how we care for companion animals during their lifetime, and how we care for them during the end phase of their lives,” said Dr. Amir Shanan, IAAHPC founder and honorary advisor. “This gap has a tremendous cost in human suffering and grief, which is also barely recognized. Our program is aimed at giving veterinary professionals the tools for closing this gap.”

Dr. Brush will also be on the volunteer team for the conference.

Note: Dr. Tay will be on call during the absence of Drs. Brush and Hoss