Conference Schedule
Conference Schedule
Conference Schedule

Mid-Atlantic Animal Care & Field Services Conference Schedule

Download the full conference schedule which includes descriptions of each session.

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Registration
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Welcome Reception

Thursday, April 9, 2020

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   Exhibitor Booths Open
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM   Breakfast & Registration
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM   General Session
Welcome
Patty Crankshaw-Quimby

Building Partnerships to Save More Lives
Reasa Currier, Lee Greenwood, Emily Hovermale, Lauren Lipsey
 
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM   Breakout Session 1
Beyond the Dogcatcher: a Modern View
Robert Leinberger
 
    Breakout Session 2
Customer Service for Animal Sheltering - Must Love People
Maureen Sosa, Stephanie Frommer
 
    Breakout Session 3
No Authority? No Big Deal: Leadership is Practice, Not Position
B.J. Rogers
 
11:45 AM - 1:15 PM   Lunch
    General Session
Building a Culture of Collaboration
Lisa LaFontaine
 
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM   Breakout Session 1
Warranted: When and What to Search
Thomas Ingle
 
    Breakout Session 2
Meeting the Diverse Needs of Your Community: tools for connecting with your community
to keep people and pets happy, healthy, and together.
Annie Pruitt, Lauren Lipsey
 
    Breakout Session 3
Don't Like the Law? Change It!: Partnering to Pass Humane Legislation
Emily Hovermale, Kristen Tullo
 
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM   Breakout Session 1
Breaking the Sickest Link: Conducting Effective Animal Sexual Abuse Investigations
Chris Schindler
 
    Breakout Session 2
Foster Lemonade: How to Make the Best of the Worst Situations/Building and Maintaining a Transport Program
Kaitlyn Thomas, Hollis Lampe
 
    Breakout Session 3
Outcomes from a Collaborative Statewide Cat Adoption Program: One Month in Maryland!
Jane Brunt, Katie Flory
 
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM   Breakout Session 1
The Emotional Impact of the Animal Care & Welfare World
Robert Leinberger, Laura Maloney, Stephanie Shain
 
    Breakout Session 2
Using Volunteer Case Managers to Help Foster Parents Succeed
Jennah Billeter, Amanda Hungerford
 
    Breakout Session 3
Communication, Cooperation, Collaboration: Investigations for the Entire Family
April Doherty
 
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM   Reception

Friday, April 10, 2020

8:00 AM - 1:15 PM            Exhibitor Booths Open
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM   Breakfast & Registration
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM   General Session
Compassionate Collaboration on the Front Lines:
How Animal Control Officers Can Work with Human Service Agencies
to Create Safe and Humane Communities for People and Pets
Tina Updegrove, Kim Wolfe
 
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM   Breakout Session 1
The Psychological Effects of Equine Neglect & Abuse
DeEtte Hillman
 
    Breakout Session 2
Sweet Dreams are Made of Cheese: Improving Shelter Dog Quality of Life through Training, Enrichment & Shelter-Wide Communication
Kelly Anderson, Alexandra Dilley, Claudia Roll
 
    Breakout Session 3
How to Broadcast Your Impact and Combat Misinformation
Dani Rizzo, Chad Sisneros, Claudia Roll
 
11:45 AM - 1:15 PM   Lunch
    General Session
Encouraging Collaboration through Grant Funding Opportunities
Steve Kaufman, CAWA

 
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM   Breakout Session 1
Collaborating for Success with Wildlife
Jim Monsma, Lauren Crossed
 
    Breakout Session 2
Fearful Feline: From Hoarding Case to Homeward Bound
Lisa Stemcosky
 
    Breakout Session 3
Using the Power of Story to Develop Empathy and Foster Humane Attitudes
Stephanie Itle-Clark, Debra Duel, Katie Flory
 
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM   Breakout Session 1
FTO for the ACO: Train the Trainer
Tabitha Blewett
 
    Breakout Session 2
Fear Free Shelter Program
Dr. Leslie Sinn, DVM, DACVB
 
    Breakout Session 3
The Benefits of an Animal Control, Animal Shelter, and Community Supported Trap-Neuter-Return Program
Alice Burton, Becky Robinson
 
4:00 PM   Event concludes

Continuing Education Credits

This conference has been pre-approved for Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credits by The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement. Each 60-minute session is approved for 1 CE credit. Each 75 minute General Session is approved for 1.25 CE credits.