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AHS Announces Revised Heartworm University Schedule

The AHS made the announcement regarding the Heartworm University dates and locations.

Heartworm (Dirofilaria immitis) microfilaria taken through a microscope at 400x.

Photo by Joel Mills.

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The American Heartworm Society (AHS) announced dates and locations for Heartworm University, an accredited program offered to the veterinary industry.

Attendees of Heartworm University earn six continuing education credit hours for attending the session.

A(ntigens) to Z(oonosis), a presentation series, provides an overview of new AHS survey data on heartworm incidence and clinically relevant information on pathophysiology and diagnostic, prevention and treatment protocols. The curriculum covers the latest information on controversial topics such as slow kill of heartworms and macrocyclic lactone lack of efficacy investigations.

“New information about heartworm disease, including its diagnosis, prevention and treatment is flowing in volumes compared to the trickle of information we had during most of the 1990s,” says Wallace Graham, DVM, president of AHS. “Heartworm University is designed to bring the latest information and nationally recognized speakers to veterinarians who practice in heartworm-endemic areas.”

Serving as Heartworm University instructors are: Clarke Atkins, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM from North Carolina State University, and Matthew Miller, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVIM (Cardiology) from Texas A&M University. Dr. Atkins will speak at the Hershey, Pa., San Antonio and Atlanta meetings and Dr. Miller will speak in Tyler, Texas.

Upcoming sessions include:

• Aug. 14 in Hershey, Pa. This meeting will take place in conjunction with the Keystone Veterinary Conference.

• Aug. 20 in Tyler, Texas. This meeting will take place at the Green Acres Baptist Church.

• Aug. 21 in San Antonio, Texas. This meeting will take place in conjunction with the Bexar County VMA at the Doubletree Hotel.

• Sept. 18 in Atlanta, Ga. Location is to be determined.

Visit HeartWormSociety.org for more information.

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