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2011
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Thursday, 8th December 2011 Critical Situations in Anaesthesia & Strategies for Problem Management

Venue : Seven Seas Lounge, 2nd Floor, Mariners' Club, 11 Middle Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

Time : Registration & Dinner: 7:00 ~ 8:00 pm, Lectures: 8:00~10:30 pm

Speaker : Dr Colin Dunlop

Cost :
   Include Dinner - Members : $250, Non-Members : $350

Hong Kong Veterinary Association is organizing a yet another CPD event.

Dr Colin Dunlop will present

Critical Situations in Anaesthesia & Strategies for Problem Management

Pulse Oximetry is commonly misunderstood
What does it mean if the SpO2 falls in anaesthesia, does this differ in critical care?

Critical Situations in Anaesthesia: Hypoxaemia
What do Pulse Oximeters really measure?
What do we learn from mucous membrane color?
Blood flow vs. blood pressure the same?
Blood flow and oxygenation
What does it mean when a low SpO2 alarm occurs?
How should we manage low SpO2
Oxygen therapy

Case Management in Anaesthesia: Geriatric patients with mitral murmurs for dentistry
Older small breed dogs commonly have heart murmurs, although not always associated with clinical cardiac disease. These animals commonly require anaesthesia for preventative dental work. Can we provide safe anaesthesia for these animals? Does blood loss matter?

Practical Tips: CPR

Jurox Australia
makers of Alfaxan


Colin Dunlop BVSc Dipl ACVA
SPECIALIST IN VETERINARY ANAESTHESIA

BVSc- The University of Sydney 1980
Internship: Murdoch University 1981
Residency: UC Davis California 1985
Board certified in Anaesthesia (American College of Veterinary Anesthesiology) 1986

After graduation Colin practiced in Australia and the UK prior to pursuing further training in the USA. Colin worked on staff at University of California Davis and later at Colorado State University where he was an Associate Professor and Chief of the Anaesthesia section. Colin returned to Australia in 1996 and works as a specialist anesthetist at Randwick Equine Centre and the Small Animal Specialist Hospital in Sydney. Colin is the director of Advanced Anaesthesia Specialists (AAS), an Australian based veterinary anaesthesia and critical care company whose aim is "to Make Anaesthesia Easier". AAS develops equipment by vets, for vets and holds 12 international patents for a range of devices and has won an Australian Design Award for our Laryngoscope light source. http://www.aasmedical.com.au

Registration fees:
Early bird online registration and payment using payment system of HKVA on or before 11:30 pm of 7th December 2011 : -
$250 for HKVA members and members of other organizations which has reciprocal arrangement with HKVA.
$350 for non-members

Registration and Payment at the venue on the night; $500 for both members and non members.

Enquiry please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk

Jane McNae & Tint Naing


Wednesday 23rd November 2011 Patella Luxation

Venue : 'Seven Seas Lounge', Mariners' Club, 11 Middle Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

Time : Registration & Dinner:7:00 ~ 8:00 pm, Lectures: 8:00~10:30 pm

Speaker : Associate Professor Mark Glyde

Cost :
   Include Dinner - Members : $250, Non-Members : $350
   Non-paid - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0
   Paid for CHKVA member - Members : $250, Non-Members : $250
   Paid - Members : $350, Non-Members : $350

     

Hong Kong Veterinary Association and China (Hong Kong) Veterinary Association are jointly organizing a CPD event. Associate Professor Mark Glyde of the Murdoch University will be presenting a topic that is directly relevant to Hong Kong. Do not miss out.

Associate Professor Mark Glyde
BVSc MACVSc MVS HDipUTL DiplomateECVS MRCVS
RCVS (Recognised Specialist in Small Animal Surgery)

Mark is Associate Professor of Small Animal Surgery at the School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Murdoch University and also heads the Orthopaedic/Neurosurgery service.

His principal interests are small animal orthopaedics and veterinary education. He holds a Masters degree in Veterinary Surgery, is a Member of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in small animal surgery, a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons and an RCVS Recognised Small Animal Surgeon.

Mark's main research interests are in the areas of fracture biomechanics and joint disease.

Mark is actively involved in the provision of continuing education to veterinarians nationally and internationally and has presented courses in small animal surgery in Europe, USA, Asia and Australia.

Registration fees:
Early bird online registration and payment using payment system of HKVA on or before 11:30 pm of  22nd November 2011 : -
$250 for both HKVA and CHKVA  members
$350 for non-member

Registration and Payment at the venue  on the night; $500 for both member and non member. 

CPD Coordinators of HKVA and CHKVA


Thursday 17th November Rigid endoscopy seminar

Venue : Mariner's Club, 11 Middle Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

Time : Dinner from 7.00pm, lectures from 8.00-10.30pm

Speaker : Dr David C. Twedt

Cost :
   Include Dinner - Members : $250, Non-Members : $350

CANCELLED

The HKVA regrets to inform you that due to a medical emergency, Dr David Twedt is unable to make the trip to Hong Kong and therefore we will need to cancel  the seminar. We hope to reschedule these again for another date in the future. We apologise for the inconvenience bought about by these unforeseeable circumstances.

Enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk

Regards

Jane McNae & Tint Naing
HKVA CPD Coordinators


Sponsored by:




Wednesday 16th November Flexible endoscopy seminar

Venue : Mariner's Club, 11 Middle Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

Time : Dinner from 7.00pm, lectures from 8.00-10.30pm

Speaker : Dr David C. Twedt

Cost :
   Include Dinner - Members : $250, Non-Members : $350

CANCELLED

The HKVA regrets to inform you that due to a medical emergency, Dr David Twedt is unable to make the trip to Hong Kong and therefore we will need to cancel the seminar. We hope to reschedule these again for another date in the future. We apologise for the inconvenience bought about by these unforeseeable circumstances.

Enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk

Regards

Jane McNae & Tint Naing
HKVA CPD Coordinators


Sponsored by:




the afternoon and evening of the 10 November, 2011 Feline Internal Medicine (Afternoon and Evening sessions)

Venue : YMCA, 41 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

Time : Thursday 10 November 2011

Speaker : Associate Professor Vanessa Barrs and
Associate Professor Julia Beatty

Cost :
   Afternoon session only (2pm-5:30pm) (note : no meal provided) - Members : $250, Non-Members : $350
   Evening session only (7pm-10:30pm) (note : buffet dinner included) - Members : $350, Non-Members : $450
   Both sessions - Members : $600, Non-Members : $800
   Non paid - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0
   Special payment - Members : $600, Non-Members : $600

  1. (there will be two sessions of lectures : see the below seminar schedule)

It is our pleasure to organize a yet another CPD event presented by internationally  renowned  educators.  Associate Professor Vanessa Barrs and Associate Professor Julia Beatty will be  presenting special topics in feline medicine  to lead us through  this ever so popular field of veterinary science.  The speakers are  well known for their knowledge, skills, enthusiasm and  flare for teaching.  Do not miss out.

Associate Professor Vanessa Barrs
BVSc (Hons) MVetClinStud  FACVSc (Feline Medicine)  Grad CertEd (Higher Ed)

Associate Professor Vanessa Barrs is a University of Sydney graduate. She is a registered specialist in feline medicine and has worked in university and private referral practices in London and Sydney. A/Professor Barrs returned to the University of Sydney to lead the Small Animal Medicine Unit in 2004. She has represented the profession in may roles including as President of the Feline Chapter of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists ( recently renamed as Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists ), specialist representative of the NSW Board of Veterinary Practitioners and trustee of the Australian Feline Health Research Fund.  A/Professor Barrs is passionate about teaching and was awarded the Australian Veterinary Association Excellence in Teaching Award in 2007. Her research interests include feline alimentary lymphoma and fungal respiratory infections, for which she was awarded Distinguished Scientific Award in 2009 by the Australian Small Animal Veterinary Association. In addition to over 50 referred publications and book chapters, A/Professor Barrs is a busy practitioner and co-directs the feline referral service at the Valentine Charlton Cat Centre.


Associate Professor Julia Beatty
BSc(Hons) BVetMed PhD FACVSc (Feline Medicine) MRCVS

Associate Professor Julia Beatty co-runs the feline medicine referral service of the Valentine Charlton Cat Centre located at the University of Sydney. Her career has been devoted to improving the health of cats.  She is a graduate of the Royal Veterinary College, London. After a period in practice, A/Professor Beatty moved to the University of Glasgow where she completed her PhD and post-doctoral studies on Feline Immunodeficiency Virus. She has practiced feline medicine in primary and referral facilities and became a registered specialist in feline medicine in 2002. She is Associate Professor in small animal medicine at the University of Sydney, a past President of the Feline Chapter of the ANZCVS and an editorial board member on the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery.  A/Professor Beatty has published extensively in the field of feline medicine and presents clinical research and continuing education seminars internationally.

Seminar Schedule

Afternoon Session
2:00 ~ 2:30 pm : Registration
2:30 ~ 5:30 pm : Lectures on

  • Toxoplasmosis - when is it exposure or active infection? By A/Professor Barrs
  • Feline hypercalcaemia - what's all the fuss about? By A/Professor Beatty

Evening Session
7:00 ~ 8:00 pm : Registration & Dinner
8:00 ~ 10:30 pm : Lectures on

  • Fungal infections of the feline respiratory tract. By A/Professor Barrs
  • When the insulin isn’t working: investigating insulin resistance. By A/Professor Beatty

Registration fees
Early bird online registration and payment on or before 11:30 pm of  9th November 2011.

Registration and payment at the venue :
Afternoon session only : $500
Evening session only : $600

Hope to see you there :  Jane McNae & Tint Naing : CPD Coordinators


Solely sponsored by:




the afternoon of the 10 November, 2011 Feline Internal Medicine (Afternoon session)

Venue : YMCA, 41 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

Time : 2:00 ~ 5:30 pm

Speaker : Associate Professor Vanessa Barrs and
Associate Professor Julia Beatty

Cost :
   Afternoon session only (2pm-5:30pm) (note : no meal provided) - Members : $250, Non-Members : $350
   Paid on that night - Members : $500, Non-Members : $500
   Non paid - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

(there will be two sessions of lectures : see the below seminar schedule)

It is our pleasure to organize a yet another CPD event presented by internationally  renowned  educators.  Associate Professor Vanessa Barrs and Associate Professor Julia Beatty will be  presenting special topics in feline medicine  to lead us through  this ever so popular field of veterinary science.  The speakers are  well known for their knowledge, skills, enthusiasm and  flare for teaching.  Do not miss out.

Associate Professor Vanessa Barrs
BVSc (Hons) MVetClinStud  FACVSc (Feline Medicine)  Grad CertEd (Higher Ed)

Associate Professor Vanessa Barrs is a University of Sydney graduate. She is a registered specialist in feline medicine and has worked in university and private referral practices in London and Sydney. A/Professor Barrs returned to the University of Sydney to lead the Small Animal Medicine Unit in 2004. She has represented the profession in may roles including as President of the Feline Chapter of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists ( recently renamed as Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists ), specialist representative of the NSW Board of Veterinary Practitioners and trustee of the Australian Feline Health Research Fund.  A/Professor Barrs is passionate about teaching and was awarded the Australian Veterinary Association Excellence in Teaching Award in 2007. Her research interests include feline alimentary lymphoma and fungal respiratory infections, for which she was awarded Distinguished Scientific Award in 2009 by the Australian Small Animal Veterinary Association. In addition to over 50 referred publications and book chapters, A/Professor Barrs is a busy practitioner and co-directs the feline referral service at the Valentine Charlton Cat Centre.


Associate Professor Julia Beatty
BSc(Hons) BVetMed PhD FACVSc (Feline Medicine) MRCVS

Associate Professor Julia Beatty co-runs the feline medicine referral service of the Valentine Charlton Cat Centre located at the University of Sydney. Her career has been devoted to improving the health of cats.  She is a graduate of the Royal Veterinary College, London. After a period in practice, A/Professor Beatty moved to the University of Glasgow where she completed her PhD and post-doctoral studies on Feline Immunodeficiency Virus. She has practiced feline medicine in primary and referral facilities and became a registered specialist in feline medicine in 2002. She is Associate Professor in small animal medicine at the University of Sydney, a past President of the Feline Chapter of the ANZCVS and an editorial board member on the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery.  A/Professor Beatty has published extensively in the field of feline medicine and presents clinical research and continuing education seminars internationally.

Seminar Schedule

Afternoon Session
2:00 ~ 2:30 pm : Registration
2:30 ~ 5:30 pm : Lectures on

  • Toxoplasmosis - when is it exposure or active infection? By A/Professor Barrs
  • Feline hypercalcaemia - what's all the fuss about? By A/Professor Beatty

  • Registration fees
    Early bird online registration and payment on or before 11:30 pm of  9th November 2011.

    Registration and payment at the venue :
    Afternoon session only : $500

    Hope to see you there :  Jane McNae & Tint Naing : CPD Coordinators


  • Solely sponsored by:




    the evening of the 10 November, 2011 Feline Internal Medicine (Evening sessions)

    Venue : YMCA, 41 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

    Time : 7pm-10:30pm

    Speaker : Associate Professor Vanessa Barrs and
    Associate Professor Julia Beatty

    Cost :
       Evening session only (7pm-10:30pm) (note : buffet dinner included) - Members : $350, Non-Members : $450
       Paid on that night - Members : $600, Non-Members : $600
       Non Paid - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

    (there will be two sessions of lectures : see the below seminar schedule)

    It is our pleasure to organize a yet another CPD event presented by internationally  renowned  educators.  Associate Professor Vanessa Barrs and Associate Professor Julia Beatty will be  presenting special topics in feline medicine  to lead us through  this ever so popular field of veterinary science.  The speakers are  well known for their knowledge, skills, enthusiasm and  flare for teaching.  Do not miss out.

    Associate Professor Vanessa Barrs
    BVSc (Hons) MVetClinStud  FACVSc (Feline Medicine)  Grad CertEd (Higher Ed)

    Associate Professor Vanessa Barrs is a University of Sydney graduate. She is a registered specialist in feline medicine and has worked in university and private referral practices in London and Sydney. A/Professor Barrs returned to the University of Sydney to lead the Small Animal Medicine Unit in 2004. She has represented the profession in may roles including as President of the Feline Chapter of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists ( recently renamed as Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists ), specialist representative of the NSW Board of Veterinary Practitioners and trustee of the Australian Feline Health Research Fund.  A/Professor Barrs is passionate about teaching and was awarded the Australian Veterinary Association Excellence in Teaching Award in 2007. Her research interests include feline alimentary lymphoma and fungal respiratory infections, for which she was awarded Distinguished Scientific Award in 2009 by the Australian Small Animal Veterinary Association. In addition to over 50 referred publications and book chapters, A/Professor Barrs is a busy practitioner and co-directs the feline referral service at the Valentine Charlton Cat Centre.


    Associate Professor Julia Beatty
    BSc(Hons) BVetMed PhD FACVSc (Feline Medicine) MRCVS

    Associate Professor Julia Beatty co-runs the feline medicine referral service of the Valentine Charlton Cat Centre located at the University of Sydney. Her career has been devoted to improving the health of cats.  She is a graduate of the Royal Veterinary College, London. After a period in practice, A/Professor Beatty moved to the University of Glasgow where she completed her PhD and post-doctoral studies on Feline Immunodeficiency Virus. She has practiced feline medicine in primary and referral facilities and became a registered specialist in feline medicine in 2002. She is Associate Professor in small animal medicine at the University of Sydney, a past President of the Feline Chapter of the ANZCVS and an editorial board member on the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery.  A/Professor Beatty has published extensively in the field of feline medicine and presents clinical research and continuing education seminars internationally.

    Seminar Schedule

  • Evening Session
    7:00 ~ 8:00 pm : Registration & Dinner
    8:00 ~ 10:30 pm : Lectures on

    • Fungal infections of the feline respiratory tract. By A/Professor Barrs
    • When the insulin isn’t working: investigating insulin resistance. By A/Professor Beatty

    Registration fees
    Early bird online registration and payment on or before 11:30 pm of  9th November 2011.

    Registration and payment at the venue :
    Evening session only : $600

    Hope to see you there :  Jane McNae & Tint Naing : CPD Coordinators


  • Solely sponsored by:




    Thursday 13th October, 2011 Elbow Dysplasia: Clinical Diagnosis and Management......

    Venue : Mariner's Club, 11 Middle Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

    Time : Dinner from 7.00pm, lectures from 8.00-10.30pm

    Speaker : Dr Andrew Worth

    Cost :
       Include Dinner - Members : $250, Non-Members : $350
       Non Paid - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

    Dr Andrew Worth
    Senior Lecturer in Small Animal Surgery, Massey University
    BVSc, MACVS(Rad), FACVS(Surg)


    Andrew graduated from Massey University in 1990 and has worked in both Australia and the UK as a small animal veterinarian. In 1999 he completed membership examination of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientist in Radiology. From 2000-2003 he completed a residency in small animal surgery at the Massey University Veterinary Teaching Hospital, and he became a Fellow of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in 2006. He is currently a Senior Lecturer at the Massey University Veterinary Teaching Hospital. His research interests in include working dog orthopaedic disease, lumbosacral degeneration and biomaterials. His clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery and advanced surgical technologies. Andrew is the convenor for the NVZA Hip and Elbow Dysplasia Panels and co-Director of the Centre for Working and Service Dog Health.

    "Elbow Dysplasia:
    Clinical Diagnosis and
    Management......"

    Elbow dysplasia is a common and potentially crippling condition. Far from a simple disease, 5 different lesions are grouped under the ED umbrella.

    Diagnosis can be problematic in juvenile patients at a time when surgical intervention may be beneficial. A window of opportunity exists in which to treat primary lesions and limit secondary arthritis. This presentation will discuss diagnosis, contemporary theories on pathogenesis and current thinking re surgery/arthroscopy. It will be supported by video of some of the procedures and will discuss developments in research from the recent International Elbow Working Group Meeting in Amsterdam.

    *****

    Please register for the seminar on-line at the HKVA Website www.hkva.org by Wednesday 12th October.

    Cost: The early bird rate of HK$250 for members and HK$350 for non-members applies for on-line registrations received by 11.30pm on Wednesday 12th October. On-line registrations must be accompanied by credit card payment and will not be accepted after 11.30pm on the eve of the seminar. The cost of the seminar for people who register and pay on the night will be HK$500 for both members and non-members.


    Solely sponsored by:

    Tuesday 11th October 2011 Small Animal Ultrasound : Echocardiography (workshop)

    Venue : Chinese University of Hong Kong

    Time : 9am-5pm

    Speaker : Dr. Paul Brazzell and Dr. Jessica Wales

    Cost :
       workshop fee - Members : $5000, Non-Members : $5500


    Tuesday 11 October, 2011 Secondary Cardiomyopathies in Veterinary Science and Aspects of Feline Cardiology

    Venue : Mariner's Club (11 Middle Road, Tsim Sha Tsui)

    Time : Dinner from 7.00pm, lecture from 8.00-10.00pm

    Speaker : Dr. Christophe Lombard and Dr. Chris Amberger

    Cost :
       Include Dinner - Members : $250, Non-Members : $350
       Paid on that night - Members : $500, Non-Members : $500
       Non paid - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

    Secondary Cardiomyopathies in Veterinary Science

    Dr. Christophe Lombard

    1971 Graduated from University of Zurich, CH, School of Veterinary Medicine
    1975 Residency in Cardiology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
    1978 Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiology), Univ. of Florida, Gainesville, USA
    1981 ACVIM Board certification in Cardiology
    1984 Associate Professor of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida, USA
    1987 One year sabbatical leave, Uppsala, S, (studies in echocardiography)
    1991-2010 Professor of Medicine, Dept. Chairman and Hospital Director, University of Berne, CH

    Aspects of Feline Cardiology

    Dr. Chris Amberger

    1985 Graduate from University of Berne, CH, School of Veterinary Medicine
    1986 Internship, small animal clinic, University of Berne
    1987 Residency in Cardiology and Dissertation; University of Berne
    1988 Clinical assistant (Internal Medicine), Univ. of Zurich, CH
    Since 1989 Small animal practice in Geneva, CH
    Since 1994 Member of the executive committee of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology, Member of the executive committee of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology
    1998 ECVIM-CA board certification in Cardiology
    1998-2002 Chief Editor, Journal of Veterinary Cardiology
    2000-2003 Chairman, ECVIM-CA (Cardiology) specialisation

    At the end of the seminar there will be a short presentation introducing Imavet Consulting Service, an on-line cardiology referral service run by the speakers

    *****

    Please register for the seminar on-line at the HKVA Website www.hkva.org by Monday 10th October, 2011.

    Cost:    The early bird rate of HK$250 for members and HK$350 for non-members applies for on-line registrations received by 11.30pm on Monday 10th October.  On-line registrations must be accompanied by credit card payment and will not be accepted after 11.30pm on the eve of the seminar.  The cost of the seminar for people who register and pay on the night will be HK$500 for both members and non-members.


    Soley sponsored by:




    Monday October 10, 2011 Small Animal Ultrasound : Advanced Abdomen Scanning (workshop)

    Venue : Chinese University of Hong Kong

    Time : 9am-5pm

    Speaker : Dr. Paul Brazzell and Dr. Jessica Wales

    Cost :
       Workshop fee - Members : $5000, Non-Members : $5500


    Sunday 9th October 2011 Small Animal Ultrasound : Basic Abdomen Scanning (Workshop)

    Venue : Chinese University of Hong Kong

    Time : 9am-5pm

    Speaker : Dr. Paul Brazzell and Dr. Jessica Wales

    Cost :
       Workshop fee - Members : $5000, Non-Members : $5500


    Thursday 22nd September, 2011 Reflecting on practice: improving patient care

    Venue : Mariner's Club, 11 Middle Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

    Time : Dinner from 7.00pm, lectures from 8.00-10.30pm

    Speaker : Sophie Pullen

    Cost :
       Include Dinner - Members : $0, Non-Members : $120

    Veterinary Nursing Seminar
    (with mini-workshop)

    Sophie Pullen
    BSc(Hons) CertEd RVN
    Lecturer in Veterinary Nursing,
    Royal Veterinary College, University of London

    Sophie has worked in both small animal and equine practice and has been involved in veterinary nurse education for a number of years. She is currently a lecturer in veterinary nursing at The Royal Veterinary College.

    Sophie has a particular interest in animal welfare, ethics and the history of veterinary nursing. She has written a number of articles and is the editor of a book entitled 'Ethics, Law and the veterinary nurse'. She has also written chapters on ethics, law and professional practice for two veterinary nursing textbooks due to be published later this year.

    Sophie has been a member of both the RCVS Veterinary Nurses Council and the BVNA Council and in 2004 was awarded an Honorary Membership of the BVNA. She is currently a member of the Lantra Veterinary Activities Industry Group and was involved in the writing of the 2010 National Occupational Standards.

    "Reflecting on practice: improving patient care"

    For many years veterinary nurses have been providing care based on the problem that the patient has, for example 'the recumbent patient'. Veterinary nursing textbooks have perpetuated this situation as they often provide advice based on generic nursing care, for example: 'turn the animal every 2-4 hours' and 'ensure that the patient is placed on suitable bedding'. Have you ever wondered if this is the most appropriate thing to do?

    Over the years veterinary nurses have become proficient at undertaking these prescribed nursing tasks and have passed on these skills to students both in the classroom and whilst in practice. Whilst the care provided may be good, we need to ask if it is the 'best'. Could we improve the care we give?

    How often do we, as veterinary nurses, undertake tasks and nurse animals in a certain way because 'we have always done it like this'! Should we take a step back and consider alternatives?

    The aim of this mini-workshop is to encourage veterinary nurses to evaluate current nursing practice and develop ideas for future nursing practice through the process of reflection.

    *****

    Please register for the seminar on-line at the HKVA Website www.hkva.org by Wednesday 14th September.

    Cost: The early bird rate of HK$120 for all Veterinary Nurses and Veterinary Assistants applies for on-line registrations received by 11.30pm on Wednesday 14th September. On-line registrations must be accompanied by credit card payment and will not be accepted after 11.30pm on the eve of the seminar. The cost of the seminar for people who register and pay on the night will be HK$250.


    Solely sponsored by:

    Thursday 22nd September, 2011 Immune-Mediated Haemolytic Anaemia and Thrombocytopaenia

    Venue : YMCA, 41 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

    Time : Dinner from 7.00pm, lectures from 8.00-10.30pm

    Speaker : Professor Michael J. Day

    Cost :
       Include Dinner - Members : $350, Non-Members : $450
       Veterinary Students - Members : $250, Non-Members : $250
       Paid on that night - Members : $600, Non-Members : $600
       Non-paid - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

    Note: Please be reminded that due to speaker's flight schedule the lecture will begin at 7:30 pm. The registration & dinner will start as usual at 7:00 pm (updated September 21)

       

    Professor Michael J. Day
    BSc BVMS(Hons) PhD DSc DiplECVP FASM FRCPath FRCVS
    Professor of Veterinary Pathology, University of Bristol

    Michael Day qualified as a veterinary surgeon from Murdoch University (Western Australia) in 1982. After a period in small animal practice he returned to Murdoch to complete a Residency in Microbiology and Immunology, and a PhD involving collaborative research with the Royal Perth Hospital. Michael held postdoctoral positions in experimental immunology at the Universities of Bristol and Oxford and in 1990 returned to Bristol where he is currently Professor of Veterinary Pathology and Director of Diagnostic Pathology. His research interests cover experimental models of autoimmunity and a range of companion animal immune-mediated and infectious diseases. Michael has published widely in the field of immunopathology, is author of the textbooks Clinical Immunology of the Dog and Cat (in second edition) and Veterinary Immunology: Principles and Practice. He is co-editor of the BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Haematology and Transfusion Medicine (second edition 2011) and the texts Arthropod-Borne Infectious Diseases of the Dog and Cat and Gastroenterology of the Dog and Cat (in press). He is a diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Pathology, and holds fellowship of the Australian Society for Microbiology, the Royal College of Pathologists and the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. Michael is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Comparative Pathology. He is currently Junior Vice-President of the BSAVA. Michael is also chairman of the WSAVA Scientific Committee, the WSAVA Vaccination Guidelines Group and the WSAVA One Health Committee. He is a member of the Petplan Charitable Trust Scientific Committee. Michael is co-founder of a university spin-out company KWS Biotest Ltd where he is Director of Pathology. He has been the recipient of the BSAVA Amoroso Award for outstanding contribution to small animal studies (1999), the BSAVA Petsavers Award (2000, 2006 & 2007), the RCVS Trust's G. Norman Hall Medal for outstanding research into animal diseases (2003) and the Petplan Charitable Trust Scientific Award (2009).

    See also website at: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/vetpath/cpl/mjd.htm

    *****

    Cost:    The early bird rate of HK$350 for members and HK$450 for non-members applies for on-line registrations received by 11.30pm on Wednesday 21st September.  On-line registrations must be accompanied by credit card payment and will not be accepted after 11.30pm on the eve of the seminar.  The cost of the seminar for people who register and pay on the night will be HK$600 for both members and non-members.

    Please register for the seminar on-line at the HKVA Website www.hkva.org by Wednesday 21st September, 2011.

    Thursday 15th September, 2011 Reflecting on practice: improving patient care

    Venue : Mariner's Club, 11 Middle Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

    Time : Dinner from 7.00pm, lectures from 8.00-10.30pm

    Speaker : Sophie Pullen

    Cost :
       Include Dinner - Members : $, Non-Members : $120
       Paid on that night - Members : $0, Non-Members : $250

    Veterinary Nursing Seminar
    (with mini-workshop)

    Sophie Pullen
    BSc(Hons) CertEd RVN
    Lecturer in Veterinary Nursing,
    Royal Veterinary College, University of London

    Sophie has worked in both small animal and equine practice and has been involved in veterinary nurse education for a number of years. She is currently a lecturer in veterinary nursing at The Royal Veterinary College.

    Sophie has a particular interest in animal welfare, ethics and the history of veterinary nursing. She has written a number of articles and is the editor of a book entitled 'Ethics, Law and the veterinary nurse'. She has also written chapters on ethics, law and professional practice for two veterinary nursing textbooks due to be published later this year.

    Sophie has been a member of both the RCVS Veterinary Nurses Council and the BVNA Council and in 2004 was awarded an Honorary Membership of the BVNA. She is currently a member of the Lantra Veterinary Activities Industry Group and was involved in the writing of the 2010 National Occupational Standards.

    "Reflecting on practice: improving patient care"

    For many years veterinary nurses have been providing care based on the problem that the patient has, for example 'the recumbent patient'. Veterinary nursing textbooks have perpetuated this situation as they often provide advice based on generic nursing care, for example: 'turn the animal every 2-4 hours' and 'ensure that the patient is placed on suitable bedding'. Have you ever wondered if this is the most appropriate thing to do?

    Over the years veterinary nurses have become proficient at undertaking these prescribed nursing tasks and have passed on these skills to students both in the classroom and whilst in practice. Whilst the care provided may be good, we need to ask if it is the 'best'. Could we improve the care we give?

    How often do we, as veterinary nurses, undertake tasks and nurse animals in a certain way because 'we have always done it like this'! Should we take a step back and consider alternatives?

    The aim of this mini-workshop is to encourage veterinary nurses to evaluate current nursing practice and develop ideas for future nursing practice through the process of reflection.

    *****

    Cost: The early bird rate of HK$120 for all Veterinary Nurses and Veterinary Assistants applies for on-line registrations received by 11.30pm on Wednesday 14th September. On-line registrations must be accompanied by credit card payment and will not be accepted after 11.30pm on the eve of the seminar. The cost of the seminar for people who register and pay on the night will be HK$250.

    Please register for the seminar on-line at the HKVA Website www.hkva.org by Wednesday 14th September.

    Solely sponsored by:

    Friday 2nd September, 2011 Can practice management software generate the information you really need? How to motivate your staff, benefit your patients and grow the bottom line

    Venue : Mariner's Club, 11 Middle Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

    Time : Dinner from 7.00pm, lectures from 8.00-10.30pm

    Speaker : Dr. John Sheridan

    Cost :
       Include Dinner - Members : $250, Non-Members : $350
       Veterinary Students - Members : $200, Non-Members : $200
       Paid on that night - Members : $500, Non-Members : $500
       Non-Paid - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

    Dr. John Sheridan BVetMed DMS CVPM MRCVS

    John Sheridan graduated from the Royal Veterinary College, London in 1960. In 1985 after a 25 year career as a small animal clinician, during which he established a small group of eight franchised veterinary practices, John was appointed MD of Anicare Group Services, offering a wide range of management consultancy services to the profession. John was President of the British Small Animal Veterinary Association (1974-1975) and first President of the Veterinary Practice Management Association (1993-1996). He holds a Diploma in Management Studies, a Certificate in Veterinary Practice Management and the Certificate in Veterinary Practice Administration awarded by Purdue University and the American Animal Hospital Association.  John Sheridan was joint founder of Veterinary Practice Initiatives Ltd, the first veterinary corporate consolidator in the UK and retired from the company executive team in 2003.

    John now offers part-time management consultancy to the veterinary profession, publishes Veterinary Business Briefing, a practice management membership website for the international veterinary community and presents the Veterinary Business Video Show - an online video blog for everyone with an interest in the business of veterinary practice worldwide.

    John Sheridan has spoken widely on veterinary practice management issues in the UK and overseas for many years and in addition to a number of private training and consultancy projects has recently presented at the Veterinary Executive Club of Japan (Tokyo Oct 2007), the Southern European Veterinary Conference (Barcelona Oct 2007), VetPartners –  (Kansas City 2008), the North American Veterinary Conference – (Orlando 2009), a private group of veterinary practice owners (Barcelona 2009), the London Vet Show (2009), the Great Northern Vet Show (2010) and the London Vet Show (2010).

    • Where can I find those numbers?
      In this session we'll ask whether your practice management software generates the information you really need to manage your veterinary practice
    • A searchlight on the people in your practice
      In this session we'll ask whether your clients and your employees do what you want them to do? How to measure, monitor and increase compliance to motivate your staff, benefit your patients and grow the bottom line

    *****

    Cost:    The early bird rate of HK$250 for members and HK$350 for non-members applies for on-line registrations received by 11.30pm on Thursday 1st September.  On-line registrations must be accompanied by credit card payment and will not be accepted after 11.30pm on the eve of the seminar.  The cost of the seminar for people who register and pay on the night will be HK$500 for both members and non-members.

    Please register for the seminar on-line at the HKVA Website www.hkva.org by Thursday 1st September.

    Solely sponsored by:

    Thursday 1st September, 2011 Achieving your own personal and professional objectives and is possible to double your practice profits by better management

    Venue : Mariner's Club, 11 Middle Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

    Time : Dinner from 7.00pm, lectures from 8.00-10.30pm

    Speaker : Dr. John Sheridan

    Cost :
       Include Dinner - Members : $250, Non-Members : $350
       Veterinary Students - Members : $200, Non-Members : $200
       Paid on that night - Members : $500, Non-Members : $500
       Non-paid - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

    Dr. John Sheridan BVetMed DMS CVPM MRCVS

    John Sheridan graduated from the Royal Veterinary College, London in 1960. In 1985 after a 25 year career as a small animal clinician, during which he established a small group of eight franchised veterinary practices, John was appointed MD of Anicare Group Services, offering a wide range of management consultancy services to the profession. John was President of the British Small Animal Veterinary Association (1974-1975) and first President of the Veterinary Practice Management Association (1993-1996). He holds a Diploma in Management Studies, a Certificate in Veterinary Practice Management and the Certificate in Veterinary Practice Administration awarded by Purdue University and the American Animal Hospital Association.  John Sheridan was joint founder of Veterinary Practice Initiatives Ltd, the first veterinary corporate consolidator in the UK and retired from the company executive team in 2003.

    John now offers part-time management consultancy to the veterinary profession, publishes Veterinary Business Briefing, a practice management membership website for the international veterinary community and presents the Veterinary Business Video Show - an online video blog for everyone with an interest in the business of veterinary practice worldwide.

    John Sheridan has spoken widely on veterinary practice management issues in the UK and overseas for many years and in addition to a number of private training and consultancy projects has recently presented at the Veterinary Executive Club of Japan (Tokyo Oct 2007), the Southern European Veterinary Conference (Barcelona Oct 2007), VetPartners –  (Kansas City 2008), the North American Veterinary Conference – (Orlando 2009), a private group of veterinary practice owners (Barcelona 2009), the London Vet Show (2009), the Great Northern Vet Show (2010) and the London Vet Show (2010).

    • What are you wearing today - clinical scrubs, business suit or holiday casual?
      In this session we will consider your practice career, your business and your lifestyle and ask 'is it hunky-dory or might there be a problem'? Do you have to choose or can you have it all? Let's search for the answers together and find out how to achieve your own personal and professional objectives.
    • I've got the map and X marks the spot
      In this session we'll dig up your practice treasure chest and find out whether it really is possible to double your practice profits by better management. Do you really need more clients or are you missing the treasure hidden in your practice today?

    *****

    Cost:    The early bird rate of HK$250 for members and HK$350 for non-members applies for on-line registrations received by 11.30pm on Wednesday 31st August.  On-line registrations must be accompanied by credit card payment and will not be accepted after 11.30pm on the eve of the seminar.  The cost of the seminar for people who register and pay on the night will be HK$500 for both members and non-members.

    Please register for the seminar on-line at the HKVA Website www.hkva.org by Wednesday 31st August.

    Solely sponsored by:

    Monday 1st August, 2011 Feline Anemias: Clinical Diagnosis and Management including Transfusion Therapy

    Venue : YMCA, 41 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

    Time : Dinner from 7.00pm, lectures from 8.00-10.30pm

    Speaker : Prof. Urs Giger

    Cost :
       Include Dinner - Members : $350, Non-Members : $450
       Veterinary Students - Members : $250, Non-Members : $250
       Non-paid - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0
       Paid on that night - Members : $600, Non-Members : $600

    Prof. Urs Giger
    Prof. Dr. med. vet., MS, FVH
    Dipl. ACVIM & ECVIM (Internal Medicine)
    Dipl. ECVCP (Clinical Pathology)

    Urs Giger received his veterinary degree from the University of Zürich, Switzerland, where he also pursued his initial clinical training in small animal medicine and surgery.  After the completion of the postgraduate training in experimental medicine and biology, he moved initially as a postdoctoral fellow to the United States, where he subsequently also completed a residency in small animal internal medicine at the University of Florida.

    He then joined the faculty of the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and has been over the years a clinician in Medicine, Oncology, and the Pediatrics and Genetics Clinic.  He is the Charlotte Newton Sheppard Professor of Medicine.  He has a secondary professorship in small animal internal medicine at the University of Zürich as well as a joint professorship in hematology at the School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania.  He is a diplomate of the American and European College of the Veterinary Internal Medicine as well as a diplomate of the European College of Clinical Pathology.  He is a clinician in medicine, hematology, pediatrics, and genetics and has been heading the Pediatrics and Genetics Clinic, the Metabolic Genetics Laboratory and the Josephine Deubler Genetic Disease Testing Laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania.  His clinical and research expertise and interests are in hereditary.

    Anemia in cats is a most common clinical sign and may be due to blood loss, hemolysis, and bone marrow disorders. There are many different hereditary and acquired causes of anemia including immune disorders, infections and intoxications. Clinical laboratory tests are generally needed to characterize the type of anemia and to determine the underlying disease process.  In case of severe anemia or bleeding blood transfusions may be life-saving as long as blood compatibility is assured and proper techniques are used.  A variety of specific therapeutic options are also available. Peculiarities of feline hematology and transfusion medicine will be emphasized and illustrated with case examples.

    Dr Giger is preparing a dynamic and interactive seminar. During the talk, you will be interacting with him using turning point clickers ( a remote interactive device ). Do not miss out on this stimulating educational evening!

    *****

    Please register for the seminar on-line at the HKVA Website www.hkva.org by Sunday 31st July, 2011.

    Cost:    The early bird rate of HK$350 for members and HK$450 for non-members applies for on-line registrations received by 11.30pm on Sunday 31st July.  On-line registrations must be accompanied by credit card payment and will not be accepted after 11.30pm on the eve of the seminar.  The cost of the seminar for people who register and pay on the night will be HK$600 for both members and non-members.


    Solely sponsored by:







    Wednesday 13th July, 2011 Why Behaviour is Important in a Veterinary Practice and Common Behaviour Problems in the Dog

    Venue : Mariner's Club, 11 Middle Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

    Time : Dinner from 7.00pm, lectures from 8.00-10.30pm

    Speaker : Dr. Cynthia Smillie

    Cost :
       Include Dinner - Members : $250, Non-Members : $350
       Veterinary Students - Members : $200, Non-Members : $200
       Non-paid - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0
       Paid on that night - Members : $500, Non-Members : $500

    Cynthia Smillie qualified as a veterinary surgeon in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1974 and then spent 3 years in mixed practice in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) before coming to Hong Kong in 1977.  Cynthia worked in Hong Kong until 2000, starting out in small animal practice before being employed by the SPCA as their first full-time veterinary surgeon. She continued a long association with the organisation first as a veterinary surgeon and then as Deputy Executive Director. Cynthia was invited to be a member of the first Veterinary Surgeons Board and served on the Ethics Committee and was also a member of the Animal Welfare Advisory Group (AWAG) and The Committee for the Use of Live Animals in Teaching and Research (CULATR).

    Cynthia completed a 3 year postgraduate diploma in Companion Animal Behaviour at Southampton University in 2009 before joining a behavioural referral veterinary practice in the UK.  She returned to Hong Kong and opened the Animal Behaviour Veterinary Practice in May, 2010 the first practice dealing exclusively in behaviour problems.

    Why Behaviour is Important in the Veterinary Practice
    Behaviour and the Role of the Veterinary Nurse
    Potential Medical Causes of Behavioural Problems
    Canine Social Behaviour
    Dominance Theory in Dogs - Fact or Fiction
    Canine Behaviour Problems - Fear and Anxiety
        Separation Related Behaviour
        Compulsive Disorders
        Canine Aggression
        Behavioural Problems in Geriatric Dogs
        Elimination Problems
        Miscellaneous Behavioural Problems

    Treatment of Behavioural Problems including Drug Therapy.

    *****

    Please register for the seminar on-line at the HKVA Website www.hkva.org by Tuesday 12th July, 2011.

    Cost:    The early bird rate of HK$250 for members and HK$350 for non-members applies for on-line registrations received by 11.30pm on Tuesday 12th July.  On-line registrations must be accompanied by credit card payment and will not be accepted after 11.30pm on the eve of the seminar.  The cost of the seminar for people who register and pay on the night will be HK$500 for both members and non-members.


    Solely sponsored by:

    Wednesday 15th June, 2011 Ultrasonic Appearance of Common Abdominal Diseases Majoring on Gastro-intestinal Problems

    Venue : Mariner's Club, 11 Middle Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

    Time : Dinner from 7.00pm, lectures from 8.00-10.30pm

    Speaker : Dr. Paul Brazzell

    Cost :
       Included Dinner - Members : $250, Non-Members : $350
       Veterinary Students - Members : $200, Non-Members : $200
       Non Paid - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0
       Paid on that night - Members : $500, Non-Members : $500

    Dr. Paul Brazzell, DVM

    Dr. Brazzell has over 20 years of experience in veterinary practice and abdominal/cardiac ultrasound. He has incorporated veterinary ultrasound into general, referral, emergency, and mobile ultrasonography practices and can offer a unique perspective on the business and marketing of veterinary ultrasound. Dr. Brazzell teaches the beginner and intermediate abdominal and cardiac ultrasound seminars for Universal Ultrasound at Western Veterinary College in Pomona, CA. Dr. Brazzell provides in-hospital and seminar based abdominal and cardiac ultrasound education to the veterinarians of Canada and the United States.

    *****

    Please register for the seminar on-line at the HKVA Website www.hkva.org by Tuesday 14th June, 2011.

    Cost:    The early bird rate of HK$250 for members and HK$350 for non-members applies for on-line registrations received by 11.30pm on Tuesday 14th June.  On-line registrations must be accompanied by credit card payment and will not be accepted after 11.30pm on the eve of the seminar.  The cost of the seminar for people who register and pay on the night will be HK$500 for both members and non-members.


    Soley sponsored by:

    Monday 13th June, 2011 Limitations and Best Uses of Abdominal Ultrasonography

    Venue : Mariner's Club, 11 Middle Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

    Time : Dinner from 7.00pm, lectures from 8.00-10.30pm

    Speaker : Dr. Paul Brazzell

    Cost :
       Included Dinner - Members : $250, Non-Members : $350
       Veterinary Students - Members : $200, Non-Members : $200
       Non Paid - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0
       Paid on that night - Members : $500, Non-Members : $500

    Dr. Paul Brazzell, DVM

    Dr. Brazzell has over 20 years of experience in veterinary practice and abdominal/cardiac ultrasound. He has incorporated veterinary ultrasound into general, referral, emergency, and mobile ultrasonography practices and can offer a unique perspective on the business and marketing of veterinary ultrasound. Dr. Brazzell teaches the beginner and intermediate abdominal and cardiac ultrasound seminars for Universal Ultrasound at Western Veterinary College in Pomona, CA. Dr. Brazzell provides in-hospital and seminar based abdominal and cardiac ultrasound education to the veterinarians of Canada and the United States.

    *****

    Please register for the seminar on-line at the HKVA Website www.hkva.org by Sunday 12th June, 2011.

    Cost:    The early bird rate of HK$250 for members and HK$350 for non-members applies for on-line registrations received by 11.30pm on Sunday 12th June.  On-line registrations must be accompanied by credit card payment and will not be accepted after 11.30pm on the eve of the seminar.  The cost of the seminar for people who register and pay on the night will be HK$500 for both members and non-members.


    Soley sponsored by:

    Wednesday 1st June, 2011 Anaesthetic Workshop IV - for Nurses and Technicians (English only)

    Venue : Mariner's Club, 11 Middle Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

    Time : 9.00am - 5.00pm

    Speaker : Dr Colin Dunlop

    Cost :
       Workshop fee - Members : $500, Non-Members : $500

    PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS WORKSHOP IS A ONE DAY WORKSHOP AND IS BEING RUN TWICE SO THAT EVERYBODY CAN ATTEND.  DO NOT REGISTER FOR BOTH DAYS.

    AAS Anaesthesia Workshops with Dr Colin Dunlop, Specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia, have been running in Australia since 1996 with over 1,000 vet nurses having attended these workshops. We aim to “Make Anaesthesia Easier”.

    "Our workshops focus on a team approach to anaesthesia where nurses understand how veterinarians might react to a particular situation and vets have confidence in their nurses ability.

    Our workshops focus on a team approach to providing a high standard of  anaesthesia care and. We teach: keep it simple anaesthesia; making technical skills easy; systems for problem management; can-do solutions for critical care; practical pain management and human interactions in anaesthesia to give nurses and veterinarians confidence in their ability. We believe in setting a standard for anaesthesia care that will be achieved no matter who is actually carrying out the procedure.”

    Veterinary Anaesthesia  

    Colin Dunlop BVSc Dipl ACVASPECIALIST IN VETERINARY ANAESTHESIABVSc- The University of Sydney 1980Internship: Murdoch University 1981Residency: UC Davis California 1985Board certified in Anaesthesia (American College of Veterinary Anesthesiology) 1986 After graduation Colin practiced in Australia and the UK prior to pursuing further training in the USA. Colin worked on staff at University of California Davis and later at Colorado State University where he was an Associate Professor and Chief of the Anaesthesia section. Colin returned to Australia in 1996 and works as a specialist anesthetist at Randwick Equine Centre and the Small Animal Specialist Hospital in Sydney. Colin is the director of Advanced Anaesthesia Specialists (AAS), an Australian based veterinary anaesthesia and critical care company whose aim is “to Make Anaesthesia Easier”. AAS develops equipment by vets, for vets and holds 12 international patents for a range of devices and has won an Australian Design Award for our Laryngoscope light source. http://www.aasmedical.com.au

    This is the forth workshop in a four part series.

    Please bring the notes from the earlier workshops

    Introductory Anaesthesia IV

    Problem Management 2
    Day Seminar Topics:
    (Colin Dunlop)

    Problem Recognition & Management
    Ventilation in anaesthesia
    End-tidal CO2
    Blood flow vs blood pressure
    Blood pressure measurement
    Acute blood loss in surgery
    Pain assessment and management

    Afternoon Practical Session
    (Brooke Koster)

    Practical blood pressure monitoring
    Practical ETCO2 monitoring
    recovery from anaesthesia
    Upper airway obstructions

    *****

    The cost of the workshop is HK$500.00 which includes the workshop, a set of notes, morning and afternoon tea and lunch.

    Please register for the workshop on-line at the HKVA Website www.hkva.org by Sunday 29th May.  On-line registration will only be accepted if accompanied by credit card payment.


    The nurse's workshop is sponsored by



     



    Wednesday 1st June, 2011 How to avoid being involved in a Veterinary Board Hearing

    Venue : Mariner's Club, 11 Middle Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

    Time : Dinner from 7.00pm, lectures from 8.00-10.30pm

    Speaker : Dr. Roger Clarke

    Cost :
       Include Dinner - Members : $250, Non-Members : $350
       Veterinary Students - Members : $200, Non-Members : $200
       Non paid - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0
       Paid on that night - Members : $500, Non-Members : $500

    Roger Clarke BVSc, MRCVS, FACVSc, DVSc (hcMelb)

    Registered specialist, Small animal Surgery

    Roger graduated from the University of Queensland in 1964. In 1969 Roger started the Bundoora Veterinary Clinic and has run the practice since its opening. Prior to Bundoora Roger worked in Korumburra Victoria (1965-1967) and Warwickshire UK (1967-1968).
    Roger achieved his Membership of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists by examination in Canine Surgery in 1982. In 1991 Roger became a Fellow of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in Small Animal Surgery. Training for his fellowship was undertaken at the Universities of Queensland and Minnesota and at the Animal Medical Center in New York.
    Roger became a Registered Veterinary Specialist of Small Animal Surgery in Queensland and Victoria in 1991, and in 2003 Roger was awarded a Doctor of Veterinary Science (hc,) from the University of Melbourne.
    Roger has received many awards over his career:
    1981 Churchill Fellowship to study Veterinary Nursing Education in the USA
    1985 Australian Small Animal Vet Association distinguished service award
    1985 Australian Veterinary Association meritorious Service Award
    1988 Australian Small Animal Vet Association Practitioner of the year
    1993 IVENTA Award for the best scientific paper presented at World Small Animal Vet Association, Berlin
    1995 Fellow of the Australian Veterinary Association
    1996 Prize for International liaison efforts on behalf of American Animal Hospital Association, San Antonio CA
    2002 World Small Animal Vet Association / Waltham award for service to the profession
    2005 Awarded the Gilruth Prize for Service to the Profession by the Australian Veterinary Association. This is the highest award the Australian Veterinary Association can make to its members.
    2006 Awarded the American Animal Hospital Association - Royal Canin Award for the Veterinarian contributing most to International Veterinary Science and Animal Welfare.
    2006 Awarded the Australian Small Animal Vet Association Distinguished Service for the second time
    2008 Awarded the Hill's Animal Welfare and Humane Ethics Award for his service to worldwide animal welfare
    Roger has presented articles at many conferences all over the world. He has contributed to the professional development of many veterinarians in Asia and Sri Lanka. Roger was the foundation Chairman of the Federation of Asian Small Animal Veterinary Associations (FASAVA) and is currently he is Co Chairman of the WSAVA Animal Welfare committee and Chairman of the WSAVA committee for continuing education in Asia.
    Most of all, Roger loves surgery and the chance to help animals recover to live a happy and healthy life. Outside of work Roger enjoys spending time at his farm in Flowerdale Australia or exploring the world.

     

    *****
    Please register for the seminar on-line at the HKVA Website www.hkva.org by Tuesday 31st May, 2011.

    Cost:  The early bird rate of HK$250 for members and HK$350 for non-members applies for on-line registrations received by 11.30pm on Tuesday 31st May.  On-line registrations must be accompanied by credit card payment and will not be accepted after 11.30pm on the eve of the seminar.  The cost of the seminar for people who register and pay on the night will be HK$500 for both members and non-members.


    Sponsored by:

    Tuesday 31st May, 2011 Anaesthetic Workshop IV - for Nurses and Technicians (Cantonese translation)

    Venue : Mariner's Club, 11 Middle Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

    Time : 9.00am-5.00pm

    Speaker : Dr Colin Dunlop

    Cost :
       Workshop fee - Members : $500, Non-Members : $500

     PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS WORKSHOP IS A ONE DAY WORKSHOP AND IS BEING RUN TWICE SO THAT EVERYBODY CAN ATTEND.  DO NOT REGISTER FOR BOTH DAYS.

    AAS Anaesthesia Workshops with Dr Colin Dunlop, Specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia, have been running in Australia since 1996 with over 1,000 vet nurses having attended these workshops. We aim to “Make Anaesthesia Easier”.

    "Our workshops focus on a team approach to anaesthesia where nurses understand how veterinarians might react to a particular situation and vets have confidence in their nurses ability.

    Our workshops focus on a team approach to providing a high standard of  anaesthesia care and. We teach: keep it simple anaesthesia; making technical skills easy; systems for problem management; can-do solutions for critical care; practical pain management and human interactions in anaesthesia to give nurses and veterinarians confidence in their ability. We believe in setting a standard for anaesthesia care that will be achieved no matter who is actually carrying out the procedure.”

    Veterinary Anaesthesia  

    Colin Dunlop BVSc Dipl ACVASPECIALIST IN VETERINARY ANAESTHESIABVSc- The University of Sydney 1980Internship: Murdoch University 1981Residency: UC Davis California 1985Board certified in Anaesthesia (American College of Veterinary Anesthesiology) 1986 After graduation Colin practiced in Australia and the UK prior to pursuing further training in the USA. Colin worked on staff at University of California Davis and later at Colorado State University where he was an Associate Professor and Chief of the Anaesthesia section. Colin returned to Australia in 1996 and works as a specialist anesthetist at Randwick Equine Centre and the Small Animal Specialist Hospital in Sydney. Colin is the director of Advanced Anaesthesia Specialists (AAS), an Australian based veterinary anaesthesia and critical care company whose aim is “to Make Anaesthesia Easier”. AAS develops equipment by vets, for vets and holds 12 international patents for a range of devices and has won an Australian Design Award for our Laryngoscope light source. http://www.aasmedical.com.au

    This is the forth workshop in a four part series.

    Please bring the notes from the earlier workshops

    Introductory Anaesthesia IV

    Problem Management 2
    Day Seminar Topics:
    (Colin Dunlop)

    Problem Recognition & Management
    Ventilation in anaesthesia
    End-tidal CO2
    Blood flow vs blood pressure
    Blood pressure measurement
    Acute blood loss in surgery
    Pain assessment and management

    Afternoon Practical Session
    (Brooke Koster)

    Practical blood pressure monitoring
    Practical ETCO2 monitoring
    recovery from anaesthesia
    Upper airway obstructions

    *****
    The cost of the workshop is HK$500.00 which includes the workshop, a set of notes, morning and afternoon tea and lunch.

    Please register for the workshop on-line at the HKVA Website www.hkva.org by Sunday 29th May.  On-line registration will only be accepted if accompanied by credit card payment.


    The nurse's workshop is sponsored by



     



    Tuesday 31st May, 2011 Blood Pressure in Anaesthesia: When does hypotension or bleeding matter?

    Venue : Mariner's Club, 11 Middle Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

    Time : Dinner from 7.00pm, lectures from 8.00-10.30pm

    Speaker : Dr. Colin Dunlop

    Cost :
       Include Dinner - Members : $250, Non-Members : $350
       veterinary students - Members : $200, Non-Members : $200
       Non paid - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

    Colin Dunlop BVSc Dipl ACVA

    SPECIALIST IN VETERINARY ANAESTHESIA

    BVSc- The University of Sydney 1980Internship: Murdoch University 1981
    Residency: UC Davis California 1985
    Board certified in Anaesthesia (American College of Veterinary Anesthesiology) 1986
    After graduation Colin practiced in Australia and the UK prior to pursuing further training in the USA. Colin worked on staff at University of California Davis and later at Colorado State University where he was an Associate Professor and Chief of the Anaesthesia section. Colin returned to Australia in 1996 and works as a specialist anesthetist at Randwick Equine Centre and the Small Animal Specialist Hospital in Sydney. Colin is the director of Advanced Anaesthesia Specialists (AAS), an Australian based veterinary anaesthesia and critical care company whose aim is "to Make Anaesthesia Easier". AAS develops equipment by vets, for vets and holds 12 international patents for a range of devices and has won an Australian Design Award for our Laryngoscope light source. http://www.aasmedical.com.au

    Seminar for Veterinarians

    This is the second lecture in a series of four lectures which are planned to be run over the next six months.  The dates and details of the other lectures will be made known when they become available.

     

    “Critical Situations in Anaesthesia& Strategies for Problem Management”

    Seminar 2: Blood Pressure in Anaesthesia

    When does hypotension or bleeding matter?

    Critical Situations in Anaesthesia: Blood Pressure

    How accurate are non-invasive BP monitors
    How should we trouble shoot NIBP when you think it is not right?
    Management of hypotension in anaesthesia
    Are blood flow and blood pressure the same?

    Non-invasive blood pressure measurement in both conscious and anaesthetized cats and dogs is routine. Identification of hyper or hypo tension is generally based on absolute readings as is response to treatment. How accurate are these NIBP readings, do they vary with different devices and where should we look if we suspect the measurement is wrong?

    Case Management in Anaesthesia: Ruptured Spleen

    Bleeding into the Abdomen
    Management of acute haemorrhage

    Case Management in Anaesthesia: GDV

    The acute abdomen – what really is wrong with these dogs?
    How do we manage their anaesthesia.
    How do we manage dysrhythmias and anaesthesia

    *****

    Please register for the seminar on-line at the HKVA Website www.hkva.org by Monday 30th May, 2011

    Cost: The early bird rate of HK$250 for members and HK$350 for non-members applies for on-line registrations received by 11.30pm on Monday 30th May.  On-line registrations must be accompanied by credit card payment and will not be accepted after 11.30pm on the eve of the seminar.  The cost of the seminar for people who register and pay on the night will be HK$500 for both members and non-members.


    Monday 2 May, 2011 Management of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) in dogs and cats

    Venue : YMCA, 41 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

    Time : Dinner and Registration from 7.00pm, lectures from 8.00-10.30pm

    Speaker : Dr. Darcy Shaw

    Cost :
       Includes buffet dinner - Members : $350, Non-Members : $500


    The presentation reviews the clinical signs, classification and diagnosis of chronic kidney diseases (CKD) in dogs and cats.  Underlying mechanisms that may contribute to the progressive nature of CKD are outlined.  This is followed by a discussion of treatment objectives and major therapeutic issues that include: a) renal diets; b) enhanced phosphorous control; c) calcitriol therapy; d) hypertension; e) angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor therapy; f) anemia; g) subcutaneous fluid therapy; h) dietary supplements (antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids); and i) other issues (body condition, anorexia, assisted feeding).

    The strength of the existing clinical evidence to support these therapeutic interventions varies. Renal diets are typically reduced in protein, phosphorous and sodium and increased in acid buffering capacity, soluble fiber, B vitamins, antioxidants, potassium and omega-3 fatty acids.  Among all of the therapeutic interventions in CKD, renal diets have the strongest evidence base to support their use. The long term management of CKD requires a strong client relationship, thorough patient evaluation and follow up, individualized therapies that are appropriate and acceptable to client and pet and the use of a renal diet with the careful addition of other therapies. 

    Speaker: Dr. Darcy Shaw DVM, MVSc, MBA, DACVIM

    Dr. Shaw is an outstanding and well-known veterinary practitioner, academician, and veterinary community leader. He currently is with the Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island, Canada, overseeing Diagnostic Services, Veterinary Teaching Hospital and Animal Resources. Dr. Shaw has over 25 years of professional experience in academic clinical practice and administration. His areas of special interest include nephrology, especially chronic renal failure and related disorders, and client/medical communication. He authored many of publications and books, including 《Small Animal Internal Medicine》Wiley, John & Sons.

    Current

    • Associate Dean, Professional Services, Atlantic Veterinary College
    • Professor of Small Animal Internal Medicine, Atlantic Veterinary College
    • Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine


    Past

    • Director of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Atlantic Veterinary College
    • Chair of the Department of Companion Animals, Atlantic Veterinary College
    • President of the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association
    • Served on many national committees relating to organized veterinary medicine, education and research.


    Education

    • DVM - University of Saskatchewan, Canada
    • MVSc - University of Saskatchewan, Canada
    • MBA - Royal Roads University, Canada.

    Thursday 7th April, 2011 The Winning Strategies to Excel Through People in Customer Service

    Venue : Mariner's Club, 11 Middle Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

    Time : Dinner from 7.00pm, lectures from 8.00-10.30pm

    Speaker : Mr. Dominic Ling

    Cost :
       - Members : $250, Non-Members : $350


    Mr. Dominic Ling graduated from Seattle University with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration (B.A.B.A.), Magna Cum Laude, in 1982. His first job was with one of the "Big 4" international public accounting firm, and eventually became Chief Financial Officer of a premier rated California commercial bank, responsible for all financial and operational management functions. In addition, Dominic has also obtained a Master Degree in Counseling from the University of South Australia.

    Since returning to Hong Kong in January of 1997, Dominic has founded One Learning Institute, and has developed many new alternative psycho-therapy, coaching and training techniques for the people of Hong Kong and mainland China.

    Currently, Mr. Ling is:

    • Chief Executive Coach for One Learning Institute
    • Consultant in Psychotherapy for ADEC Mood Disorder Integrated Center
    • Council Member of Consortium of Institutes on Family in the Asian Region

    In addition, Mr. Ling is:

    • Past President of the Rotary Club of Kowloon
    • Past President of Sacramento-Jinan Sister Cities Association
    • Past President of the Organization of Chinese Americans Sacramento Chapter
    • Past Director of American Heart Association- Golden State Chapter

    Mr. Ling has authored one book:

    • 【Enneagram~ the map of the mind】, And translated one book on family therapy:
    • 【Acknowledging What Is (authored by Mr. Bert Hellinger) 】.

    Thursday 31st March, 2011 The Psychology of Communicating Excellent Customer Service

    Venue : Mariner's Club, 11 Middle Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

    Time : Dinner from 7.00pm, lectures from 8.00-10.30pm

    Speaker : Mr. Dominic Ling

    Cost :
       - Members : $250, Non-Members : $350


    Mr. Dominic Ling graduated from Seattle University with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration (B.A.B.A.), Magna Cum Laude, in 1982. His first job was with one of the "Big 4" international public accounting firm, and eventually became Chief Financial Officer of a premier rated California commercial bank, responsible for all financial and operational management functions. In addition, Dominic has also obtained a Master Degree in Counseling from the University of South Australia.

    Since returning to Hong Kong in January of 1997, Dominic has founded One Learning Institute, and has developed many new alternative psycho-therapy, coaching and training techniques for the people of Hong Kong and mainland China.

    Currently, Mr. Ling is:

    • Chief Executive Coach for One Learning Institute
    • Consultant in Psychotherapy for ADEC Mood Disorder Integrated Center
    • Council Member of Consortium of Institutes on Family in the Asian Region

    In addition, Mr. Ling is:

    • Past President of the Rotary Club of Kowloon
    • Past President of Sacramento-Jinan Sister Cities Association
    • Past President of the Organization of Chinese Americans Sacramento Chapter
    • Past Director of American Heart Association- Golden State Chapter

    Mr. Ling has authored one book:

    • 【Enneagram~ the map of the mind】,
    • And translated one book on family therapy:
    • 【Acknowledging What Is (authored by Mr. Bert Hellinger) 】.

    Tuesday 22nd March, 2011 Orthodontics, Endodontics and Oral Surgery

    Venue : Mariner's Club, 11 Middle Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

    Time : Dinner from 7.00pm, lectures from 8.00-10.30pm

    Speaker : Dr. Cedric Tutt

    Cost :
       - Members : $250, Non-Members : $350
       Non Payers - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

    Dr. Cedric Tutt

    Graduated with BSc(Agric) in 1984 and undertook research in aromatic and fragrant plants.
    Graduated with BVSc in 1992
    Graduated MMedVet (Med) about 2000
    Pursued veterinary dentistry training in the UK and Europe from 1997-2003
    Participated in under graduate and post graduate training in the UK 1998-2003
    Moved to Cape Town 2004 and referral hospital providing a dentistry and oral surgery service.
    Admitted to the European Veterinary Dental College in 2007 (Dip EVDC)
    Published numerous articles in the CPD journal UK Vet
    Presented dentistry and oral surgery lectures at congresses in Europe, UK and South Africa.
    Author of "Small Animal Dentistry - a manual of techniques. 2006 Blackwell Scientific
    Editor of: BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Dentistry 2007 BSAVA Publications
    Co-author of the chapter on veterinary dentistry in the Veterinary nursing Manual of the BSAVA
    Member: Credentials Committee EVDC
    Secretary: EVDC Board

    For enquiries or reservations, please forward to secretariat@medcom.com.hk on or before Friday, 18th March, 2011.


    Thursday 17th February, 2011 Legal Aspects of Veterinary Practice

    Venue : Mariner's Club, 11 Middle Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

    Time : dinner from 7.00pm, lectures from 8.00-10.00pm

    Speaker : Dr David Carser

    Cost :
       This is a FREE seminar - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

    For enquiries or reservations, please forward to secretariat@medcom.com.hk on or before Tuesday, 15th February, 2011.


    David Carser is a veterinarian with eighteen years' experience in private practice; is a barrister and legal adviser; is one of just two full time practitioners in veterinary law in the world and is co-founder and international director of the Veterinary Defence Association. David will be presenting a cross-section of legal aspects of vital and practical importance to veterinary practice and will introduce the VDA to Hong Kong veterinarians.