Friday, June 21, 2019
Universal Ultrasound Basic/Intermediate Abdominal Lab
Lecture: (3 CEUs)
9:00 AM-12:00 PM (includes 20-minute break)
Lab: (3 CEUs)
3:00 PM-6:00 PM (includes 25-minute break)
Eric Johnson, DVM, DACVR
Tomas Baker, BS
Participants will acquire hands-on training on the use of ultrasound equipment while learning to scan the canine abdomen. Instructors at each station will assist attendees in identifying major organs, lymph nodes, and adrenal glands. This lab will provide you with an understanding of a systematic approach to the canine abdomen as well as how to document images with appropriate views of all organs. Each registrant will also receive a copy of Tom Baker’s book, What’s That?: A Beginner’s Guide to Veterinary Ultrasound (value $85).
Course open to DVMs only.
$425.00 per registrant (20 registrants max)
Saturday, June 22, 2019
Common GI Disease in Small Animal Medicine – When to Implement Endoscopy
Lecture: (2 CEUs)
10:20 AM-12:10 PM (open to all registrants)
Lab: (2 CEUs)
3:30 PM-5:20 PM (open to DVMs only)
Todd Tams, DVM, DACVIM
Dr. Tams will discuss GI disease symptoms that you see every day in general practice. He will provide valuable step-by-step tips to correctly diagnose and treat GI disease. Details will include when it is appropriate to use the GI scope, as well as provide tips on scope handling, getting a viable biopsy, and foreign body retrieval technique. Dr. Tams will also discuss the economics of incorporating endoscopy into general practice.
In this two-hour hands-on introductory endoscopy lab session, attendees will learn on animal models and other training modules. Participants will learn:
- Upper and lower GI endoscopic anatomy along with recommended techniques to successfully navigate the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum.
- How to procure successful biopsies and will learn important endoscopic foreign body removal tips.
- Foreign body removal and biopsy techniques with practice on animal models.
- GI endoscopy procedural techniques, tips, and tricks.
- Recommendations for handling and cleaning endoscopic instrumentation.
Cost (additional fee required):
$225.00 per registrant (Limited to 32 DVMs)