Thursday, June 28, 2018

Universal Ultrasound Basic/Intermediate Abdominal Lecture & Lab

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

Lecture: (3 CEUs)
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM (includes 25-minute break)

Lab: (3 CEUs)
2:30 PM – 5:30 PM (includes 25-minute break)

Tomas Baker, BS

Cost (additional fee required): $425.00 per registrant
(Limited to 20 DVMs)


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 Friday, June 29, 2018

Common GI Disease in Small Animal Medicine- When to Implement Endoscopy 

Lecture Description
This session will discuss gastrointestinal (GI) disease symptoms that you see every day in general practice and 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. This session will also discuss the economics of incorporating endoscopy into general practice.

Lab Description
In this two-hour, hands-on introductory endoscopy lab session, attendees will learn on animal models and other training modules, the following:

  • Upper and lower GI endoscopic anatomy with recommended techniques to successfully navigate the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum
  • How to procure successful biopsies and important endoscopic foreign body removal tips
  • Practice foreign body removal and biopsy techniques on animal models
  • GI endoscopy procedural techniques, tips, and tricks
  • Recommendations for handling and cleaning endoscopic instrumentation

Lecture: (2 CEUs)
11:45 AM – 2:50 PM (open to all registrants)

Lab: (2 CEUs)
3:30 PM – 5:20 PM (open to DVMs only)

Todd Tams, DVM, DACVIM

Cost (additional fee required): $225.00 per registrant
(Limited to 30 DVMs)

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Saturday, June 30, 2018

CPR Workshop – An Overview 

Reassessment Campaign on Veterinary Resuscitation (RECOVER) guidelines have been established for the management of cardiopulmonary resuscitation in the veterinary patient. It is important that all CPR team members be aware of current RECOVER recommendations. This workshop will include interactive discussions and hands-on learning opportunities. The RECOVER guidelines will form the foundation for the workshop. The workshop attendee will learn:

  • The treatment priorities of CPR
  • Proper hand placement for chest compression and the mechanism of blood flow during CPR
  • What drugs are used to treat cardiopulmonary arrest
  • How to assess effectiveness of the CPR

Course is open to technicians and DVMs

Lab: (2 CEUs)
2:00 PM– 3:50 PM

Harold Davis, BA, RVT, VTS (ECC) (Anesthesia & Analgesia)

Cost (additional fee required): $80 per registrant
(Limited to 24 technician and DVM registrants)