Sponsored Labs

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Universal Ultrasound Basic/Intermediate Abdominal Workshop

This lab is sold out. Please email Jennifer Smith at jsmith@cvma.net to be added to the waitlist.

Lecture: (3 CEU)
9:30 AM–12:30 PM (Includes 20-minute break)

Lab: (3 CEU)
2:45 PM–5:45 PM (Includes 25-minute break)

Eric Johnson, DVM, DACVR

Lecture Description
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 What’s That?: A Beginner’s Guide to Veterinary Ultrasound (value $85).

Course open to DVMs only. 

$450.00 per registrant (24 registrants max)

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Friday, June 19, 2020

Performing Laparoscopy and Flexible Endoscopy in the Small Animal Practice – Keys to Success

Lecture Sessions (open to everyone):

8:00 AM-8:50 AM (1 CEU)
Scope This! A General Practitioner’s Guide to Using Rigid Endoscopy
Instructor: Brian Evans, DVM
This lecture will focus on the practical application of how to use rigid endoscopy. It will include a review of the most common procedures performed and how to perform them. How to immediately start using it every day and case examples found in general practice will be discussed.

9:00 AM-9:50 AM ( 1 CEU)
Making Minimally Invasive Surgery Work in General Practice: Exploring the Economics and Implementation of Rigid Endoscopy
Instructor: Brian Evans, DVM
Minimally invasive surgery has a lot of data showing it is better than traditional surgery in many ways, but is the investment worth it? This lecture explores published data on ROI of the equipment, the practical implementation at the ground level, and the feasibility of learning and teaching a new way of performing surgery.

10:20 AM-12:10 PM ( 2 CEUs)
Common GI Disease in Small Animal Medicine – When to Implement Endoscopy
Instructor: Todd Tams, DVM, DACVIM
This session will discuss GI disease symptoms seen every day in general practice. It 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. The economics of incorporating endoscopy into general practice will also be discussed.

Laboratory Session (open to DVMs only):

2:00 PM-4:00 PM ( 2 CEUs)
Performing Laparoscopy and Flexible Endoscopy in the Small Animal Practice – Keys to Success
$225 additional fee required; limited to 36 DVMs.
Instructors: Brian Evans, DVM and Todd Tams, DVM, DACVIM
This two-hour hands-on laboratory allows participants to learn about the instrumentation, technique, and keys to success when performing rigid (rhinoscopy, otoscopy, and laparoscopy) and flexible endoscopy in a small animal practice.  During this lab, models will be used to allow participants to learn the principals of how to perform biopsies, gastropexy, ovariectomy, and foreign body retrieval.

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