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Heartworm University

A Complete Interactive Continuing Education Program on Heartworm Disease - Hear the latest information on controversial topics such as "slow kill" and macrocyclic lactone lack of efficacy investigations. Don't miss the opportunity to hear about the latest findings and participate in this highly acclaimed, interactive and informative presentation!

Heartworm University comprises 4-6 hours of practical clinical information in a lively interactive format.  When Heartworm University is offered in conjunction with a state or regional meeting there is no additional charge to attend. Our expert faculty will present a comprehensive program including the latest information on heartworm disease available.  An advanced computer-interactive response system enables the presenters to address specific audience concerns. Course content features a discussion of controversial issues while integrating essential disease pathophysiology, diagnostics, screening and testing, treatment protocols, prevention strategies, and pet owner counseling.


Upcoming Heartworm University Events

Preliminary Heartworm University Schedule Announced

AHS Symposia, proceedings bring heartworm education to veterinary professionals

From Singapore to Baton Rouge to office computers everywhere, the American Heartworm Society (AHS) is redoubling efforts to bring the latest heartworm information directly to veterinarians and veterinary nurses via scientific symposia and proceedings.

A preliminary schedule for Heartworm University—a traveling 4- to 6-hour symposium taught by AHS faculty—includes the following dates and venues:

  • Tennessee VMA/Music City Conference, February 25, 2018. This 6-hour session, which will be taught by veterinary cardiologist Dr. Clarke Atkins, will be held in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. For more information see https://tvmanet.com/music-city-veterinary-conference/.
  • Emerald Coast Veterinary Conference, June 14, 2018. This 4-hour session, presented by AHS past president Dr. Stephen Jones, will be held at the Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort in Destin, Florida. For more information see https://emeraldcoastvc.com.

Heartworm University provides practical clinical information in an interactive format that enables presenters to address specific audience concerns and questions. Course content incorporates essential disease pathophysiology, diagnostics, screening and testing, treatment protocols, prevention strategies, and pet owner counseling, while also covering issues such as heartworm incidence trends and resistance.

15th Triennial Symposium Proceedings available as free download
The latest AHS Triennial Symposium proceedings was recently published as a special supplement to Parasites and Vectors and is available worldwide for the first time in the symposium’s history as a free download. With 28 papers, it is the largest proceedings ever, covering topics from disease biomarkers to resistance to diagnostic and treatment protocols. In past years, proceedings were made available free to AHS members and on a fee basis to non-members; however, given the Society’s goal of being the leading resource on heartworm information, the AHS board made the decision to make the proceedings available to all veterinarians and veterinary nurses free of charge.


About the AHS
Founded during the Heartworm Symposium of 1974, the American Heartworm Society (AHS) aims to further scientific progress in the study of heartworm disease, inform the membership of new developments and encourage and help promote effective produces for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heartworm disease. Information and resources on heartworm disease can be found at heartwormsociety.org, while an online treatment app can be found at heartwormtoolkit.com.

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