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Wednesday 28 November, 2012 Conference in Small Animal Practice (Nov 28)

Venue : City University of Hong Kong

Time : Afternoon Session: 12:30 to 6:00; Evening Session: 7:00 to 10:30

Speaker : Prof. Simpson, A. Prof. Wakshlag, Dr. Cahalane, Dr. Lu, Dr. Naing, Dr. Quante, Dr. Smillie, Dr. Westermeyer

Cost :
   Afternoon Session - Members : $150, Non-Members : $250
   Evening Session - Members : $150, Non-Members : $250
   Both Sessions - Members : $300, Non-Members : $500
   Afternoon Session - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0
   Evening Session - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

Registration Deadline :
11:30 pm, 20th November 2012, Strictly No Walk-in Registration at the Venue



     

Conference in Small Animal Practice

Hong Kong Veterinary Association (HKVA) and City University of Hong Kong (CityU) are jointly organizing a special CPD event in November 2012. Main speakers, two faculty members from Cornell University, will be supplemented by a band of local talents. So... be there!

Speakers
Professor Ken Simpson BVM&S, PhD, DipACVIM, DipECVIM-CA
Associate Professor Joseph Wakshlag DVM, PhD, DipACVN, DipACSMR
Dr Alane Cahalane DVM, MA, DipACVS-SA
Dr Diane Lu BVM, MVM, DipECVN, CVA
Dr Tint Naing BVSc, MSc, MVS, MACVSc, MRCVS, DipABVP
Dr Saskia Quante Dr Med Vet, DipACVIM
Dr Cynthia Smillie BVM&S, PGDipCABC, MRCVS
Dr Hans Westermeyer BSc, DVM, DipACVO

Map & Directions:
http://www6.cityu.edu.hk/wayfinder/en/Building/AC2/

Registration Information :
Members of HKVA and its affiliated associations

  • Afternoon Session (from 12:30 to 6:00) :
    HK$ 150/session
  • Evening Session (from 7:00 to 10:30) :
    HK$ 150/session
  • Entire Conference (all 6 sessions) :
    HK$ 800


Others

  • Afternoon Session (from 12:30 to 6:00) :
    HK$ 250/session
  • Evening Session (from 7:00 to 10:30) :
    HK$ 250/session
  • Entire Conference (all 6 sessions) :
    HK$1200


For enquiries please email
secretariat@medcom.com.hk

See you at the conference! ...... Tint Naing (HKVA), Ruan Bester (HKVA) & Annie Li (CityU)


Small Animal Practice Conference Schedule

November 26th
TimeTitleSpeaker
Afternoon Session
12:30 - 1:00Registration & Refreshment 
1:00 - 1:15Opening addresses by CityU & HKVA 
1:15 - 2:15Diagnosis and Management of Persistent Vomiting in CatsProf Ken Simpson
2:15 - 2:30Coffee Break 
2:30 - 3:30Have I missed it? Inflammatory CNS diseasesDr Diane Lu
3:30 - 3:45Break 
3:45 - 4:45Functional Foods and Pet HealthAssociate Prof Joseph Wakshlag
4:45 - 5:00Coffee Break 
5:00 - 6:00Unstable Diabetes : what did I miss?Dr Saskia Quante
Evening Session
7:00 - 8:00Registration & Dinner 
8:00 - 9:00Feline Pancreatitis : Diagnosis and ManagementProf Ken Simpson
9:00 - 9:15Coffee Break 
9:15 - 10:30Homemade and Raw diets ; Pros and ConsAssociate Prof Joseph Wakshlag

November 27th
TimeTitleSpeaker
Afternoon Session
12:30 - 1:15Registration & Refreshment 
1:15 - 2:15Chronic diarrhea in the Cat - What's the Cause?Prof Ken Simpson
2:15 - 2:30Coffee Break 
2:30 - 3:30Feline Alimentary Lymphoma and IBD - Differentiation and ManagementProf Ken Simpson
3:30 - 3:45Break 
3:45 - 4:45Gastrointestinal/Hepatic Nutrition : Dogs vs Cats Part IAssociate Prof Joseph Wakshlag
4:45 - 5:00Coffee Break 
5:00 - 6:00Gastrointestinal/Hepatic Nutrition : Dogs vs Cats Part IIAssociate Prof Joseph Wakshlag
Evening Session
7:00 - 8:00Registration & Dinner 
8:00 - 9:00Causes and Management of UveitisDr Hans Westermeyer
9:00 - 9:15Coffee Break 
9:15 - 10:30Mastering the Art of Feline UrethrostomyDr Alane Cahalane

November 28th
TimeTitleSpeaker
Afternoon Session
12:30 - 1:15Registration & Refreshment 
1:15 - 2:15Feline Inflammatory Liver Diseases : Infectious, Immune or Neoplastic?Prof Ken Simpson
2:15 - 2:30Coffee Break 
2:30 - 3:30Feline Social Structure & It's Influence on Behaviour ProblemsDr Cynthia Smillie
3:30 - 3:45Break 
3:45 - 4:45Ageing gracefully : Nutrition and GerentologyAssociate Prof Joseph Wakshlag
4:45 - 5:00Coffee Break 
5:00 - 6:00An Overview on Canine Babesiosis and What We Learnt from Our Hong Kong StudyDr Tint Naing
Evening Session
7:00 - 8:00Registration & Dinner 
8:00 - 9:00Management of Chronic Enteropathies in DogsProf Ken Simpson
9:00 - 9:15Coffee Break 
9:15 - 10:30From Fat to Fit : Combating the Obesity EpidemicAssociate Prof Joseph Wakshlag
Closing Remark


Speaker Biography

Professor Kenneth W. Simpson BVM&S, PhD, DipACVIM, DipECVIM-CA
Kenny Simpson graduated from Edinburgh in 1984, and gained a PhD in gastroenterology at the University of Leicester in1988. He hopped the pond for an internship at the University of Pennsylvania, (1989) and a medicine residency at THE Ohio State University (1991), then hopped back as a lecturer at the other Royal Veterinary College. He fled the hostile climes of Londinium in 1995 to join the faculty at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. He is a Diplomate of the American and European Colleges of Veterinary Internal Medicine and service chief in the Section of Small Animal Internal Medicine at Cornell. He is a recipient of the National Phi Zeta and Pfizer awards for research, and a past-president of the comparative gastroenterology society.
His clinical and research interests are centered below the diaphragm, with a focus on inflammatory diseases of the GI tract (including the pancreas and liver), host bacterial interactions in health and disease, and culture independent bacteriology. His wife and three children are surviving him in Ithaca.
http://www.vet.cornell.edu/labs/simpson

Associate Professor Joseph Wakshlag DVM, PhD, DipACVN, DipACSMR
Dr. Joe Wakshlag is a 1998 graduate of the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. Soon after graduation he embarked in residency training at Cornell in both Pathology and Nutrition, with nutrition taking the forefront as he became board certified by the American College of Veterinary Nutrition in 2006. During his residency training he also completed a PhD in molecular pharmacology in 2005. He then spent over a year in small animal clinical practice in Woodbury Connecticut before returning to Cornell University as a Clinical Nutritionist in winter of 2006. Over the past 6 years he has served as the president of the American Academy of Veterinary Nutrition, is an active member of the American College of Veterinary Nutrition, and most recently was asked to be a founding Diplomate of the American College of Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation for his scholarly work in canine sports medicine and metabolism. His current research interests surround the area of canine and feline cancer, as well as obesity and sporting dog metabolism. When home he enjoys the company of his three children and wife, Stabyhoun Gracie, Mastiff Roxy, Kermit the cat, and 6 gregarious retired sled dogs.

Dr Alane Cahalane DVM, MA, DipACVS-SA
Dr. Cahalane is the first board-certified specialist in veterinary surgery to practice and reside in Hong Kong. Through training in a university setting, followed by several years in a busy private practice in the United States, Dr. Cahalane has extensive experience in orthopedic, neurologic, and soft tissue surgeries. Given the high demand for specialized surgery in Hong Kong, her current clinical interests include advanced surgical treatment of neoplasia, minimally-invasive techniques, as well as joint replacement and other complex orthopedic procedures. Her research interests have ranged from the treatment of mast cell tumors in dogs to the use of vascular and pleural access ports in veterinary cancer patients. Through her participation in lectures, labs and conferences, Dr. Cahalane is committed to contributing to the ongoing advancement of veterinary medicine in Asia. Dr. Cahalane has earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Cornell University, a Masters Degree in Biology from Boston University, and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (with Thesis) from Tufts University. She completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Cornell University, then remained at Cornell for a three-year residency in small animal surgery. Dr. Cahalane is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons - Small Animal Surgery. Dr. Cahalane is an avid sports enthusiast and looks forward to exploring Asia with her husband and two young children.

Dr Diane Lu BVM, MVM, DipECVN, CVA
Diane Lu graduated from National Taiwan University in 1996, and after a period of 3 years postgraduate study in Glasgow Veterinary School, she joined the Royal Veterinary College Queen Mother Hospital in London to pursue a 3-year residency in Veterinary Neurology. She stayed on another year as a staff clinician, before returning to Hong Kong in 2003, when she joined Peace Avenue Veterinary Clinic. Diane became Diplomate in European College of Veterinary Neurology in 2004, and currently working as a full time neurologist. She loves her job and her main interest in Veterinary Neurology is treatment of meningoencephalitis of unknown etiology (MUE) and spinal surgeries. One of her goals is to provide the public with appropriate advice and treatment in all aspects of veterinary neurology.

Dr Tint Naing BVSc, MSc, MVS, MACVSc, MRCVS, DipABVP (Canine & Feline Practice)
Tint Naing graduated from Burma (now known as Myanmar) in 1984. He has worked in Burma, Australia and Hong Kong as a veterinary surgeon. He received Master of Veterinary Studies from Murdoch University of Australia in small animal medicine and surgery in 1999. He was admitted to Australian College of Veterinary Scientists as a member by examination in small animal internal medicine in 2001. At the beginning of 2011, he successfully passed the board certification examination and became a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in canine and feline practice. Tint has been working in Hong Kong since 1998. When he is not busy working (that is, if he is not working at the clinic or for the clinic at home) or organizing CPD events for the Hong Kong Veterinary Association, he enjoys reading, music, eating what his wife, Dr Nina Khin, cooks and walking with his wife and their rescued children, Lecter, Pocket and Bella.

Dr Saskia Quante Dr Med Vet, DipACVIM
Saskia always had a passion about animals and medicine. As long as she can remember she wanted to become a vet. In 2002 she graduated in Berlin/Germany and started her first job in a mixed practice in Northern Ireland. After this she worked 2 years in a small animal practice in South Wales/UK. At this time she realized that Internal Medicine is her main interest. Therefore she applied for a residency program in Switzerland. She did another 4 years training in small animal internal medicine at the university of Zurich. In 2010 she passed the American board specialist examine and became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. Since then she has worked in referral practices in Singapore and Hong Kong. The main focus of her work involves nephrology, hepatology, gastroenterology, infectious diseases, hematology and endocrinology.

Dr Cynthia Smillie BVM&S, PG Dip CABC, MRCVS
Cynthia qualified as a veterinary surgeon in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1974 and spent 3 years in mixed practice in Rhodesia. She arrived in Hong Kong in 1977 and lived here for 23 years until 2000. She was the first full-time veterinary surgeon to be employed by the SPCA and continued a long association with the organisation, first as a veterinary surgeon and then as Deputy Executive Director. During this time she was a member of the Veterinary Surgeons Board, the Animal Welfare Advisory Group as well as the Committee for the Use of Live Animals in Teaching and Research. Cynthia completed a three year postgraduate diploma in Companion Animal Behaviour at Southampton University before joining a behavioural referral veterinary practice in the UK. Cynthia returned to Hong Kong in 2010 to set up the first veterinary practice which deals solely with behavioural problems.

Dr Hans Westermeyer BSc, DVM, DipACVO
Dr. Hans Westermeyer grew up in Chile, South America and always had a keen interest in the well being of animals. To that end, he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and then his degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Missouri's College of Veterinary Medicine. While in school he became fascinated by ophthalmology, a discipline that requires incredible dexterity and attention to detail as well as an understanding of the animal as a whole, and decided to pursue specialization in that field. Before being accepted into a three-year ophthalmology residency-training program, Dr. Hans first completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Tennessee Veterinary Teaching Hospital and then a research fellowship at the University of California-Davis. Dr. Hans completed his ophthalmology residency (approved by the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists) at the University of Tennessee Veterinary Teaching Hospital in June of 2010 and moved to Hong Kong in October. Dr. Hans and his wife have a Jack Russell Terrier that keeps them busy most of the time they are not working. However, when there is extra time Dr. Hans enjoys camping, hiking, and playing the piano.


Proudly sponsored by Platinum sponsor

Funding Organization:

THE GOVERNMENT OF THE HONG KONG
SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION

"Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material / any event organized under this Project do not reflect the views of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region or the Vetting Committee for the Professional Services Development Assistance Scheme."

Tuesday 27 November, 2012 Conference in Small Animal Practice (Nov 27)

Venue : City University of Hong Kong

Time : Afternoon Session: 12:30 to 6:00; Evening Session: 7:00 to 10:30

Speaker : Prof. Simpson, A. Prof. Wakshlag, Dr. Cahalane, Dr. Lu, Dr. Naing, Dr. Quante, Dr. Smillie, Dr. Westermeyer

Cost :
   Afternoon Session - Members : $150, Non-Members : $250
   Evening Session - Members : $150, Non-Members : $250
   Both Sessions - Members : $300, Non-Members : $500
   Afternoon Session - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

Registration Deadline :
11:30 pm, 20th November 2012, Strictly No Walk-in Registration at the Venue



     

Conference in Small Animal Practice

Hong Kong Veterinary Association (HKVA) and City University of Hong Kong (CityU) are jointly organizing a special CPD event in November 2012. Main speakers, two faculty members from Cornell University, will be supplemented by a band of local talents. So... be there!

Speakers
Professor Ken Simpson BVM&S, PhD, DipACVIM, DipECVIM-CA
Associate Professor Joseph Wakshlag DVM, PhD, DipACVN, DipACSMR
Dr Alane Cahalane DVM, MA, DipACVS-SA
Dr Diane Lu BVM, MVM, DipECVN, CVA
Dr Tint Naing BVSc, MSc, MVS, MACVSc, MRCVS, DipABVP
Dr Saskia Quante Dr Med Vet, DipACVIM
Dr Cynthia Smillie BVM&S, PGDipCABC, MRCVS
Dr Hans Westermeyer BSc, DVM, DipACVO

Map & Directions:
http://www6.cityu.edu.hk/wayfinder/en/Building/AC2/

Registration Information :
Members of HKVA and its affiliated associations

  • Afternoon Session (from 12:30 to 6:00) :
    HK$ 150/session
  • Evening Session (from 7:00 to 10:30) :
    HK$ 150/session
  • Entire Conference (all 6 sessions) :
    HK$ 800


Others

  • Afternoon Session (from 12:30 to 6:00) :
    HK$ 250/session
  • Evening Session (from 7:00 to 10:30) :
    HK$ 250/session
  • Entire Conference (all 6 sessions) :
    HK$1200


For enquiries please email
secretariat@medcom.com.hk

See you at the conference! ...... Tint Naing (HKVA), Ruan Bester (HKVA) & Annie Li (CityU)


Small Animal Practice Conference Schedule

November 26th
TimeTitleSpeaker
Afternoon Session
12:30 - 1:00Registration & Refreshment 
1:00 - 1:15Opening addresses by CityU & HKVA 
1:15 - 2:15Diagnosis and Management of Persistent Vomiting in CatsProf Ken Simpson
2:15 - 2:30Coffee Break 
2:30 - 3:30Have I missed it? Inflammatory CNS diseasesDr Diane Lu
3:30 - 3:45Break 
3:45 - 4:45Functional Foods and Pet HealthAssociate Prof Joseph Wakshlag
4:45 - 5:00Coffee Break 
5:00 - 6:00Unstable Diabetes : what did I miss?Dr Saskia Quante
Evening Session
7:00 - 8:00Registration & Dinner 
8:00 - 9:00Feline Pancreatitis : Diagnosis and ManagementProf Ken Simpson
9:00 - 9:15Coffee Break 
9:15 - 10:30Homemade and Raw diets ; Pros and ConsAssociate Prof Joseph Wakshlag

November 27th
TimeTitleSpeaker
Afternoon Session
12:30 - 1:15Registration & Refreshment 
1:15 - 2:15Chronic diarrhea in the Cat - What's the Cause?Prof Ken Simpson
2:15 - 2:30Coffee Break 
2:30 - 3:30Feline Alimentary Lymphoma and IBD - Differentiation and ManagementProf Ken Simpson
3:30 - 3:45Break 
3:45 - 4:45Gastrointestinal/Hepatic Nutrition : Dogs vs Cats Part IAssociate Prof Joseph Wakshlag
4:45 - 5:00Coffee Break 
5:00 - 6:00Gastrointestinal/Hepatic Nutrition : Dogs vs Cats Part IIAssociate Prof Joseph Wakshlag
Evening Session
7:00 - 8:00Registration & Dinner 
8:00 - 9:00Causes and Management of UveitisDr Hans Westermeyer
9:00 - 9:15Coffee Break 
9:15 - 10:30Mastering the Art of Feline UrethrostomyDr Alane Cahalane

November 28th
TimeTitleSpeaker
Afternoon Session
12:30 - 1:15Registration & Refreshment 
1:15 - 2:15Feline Inflammatory Liver Diseases : Infectious, Immune or Neoplastic?Prof Ken Simpson
2:15 - 2:30Coffee Break 
2:30 - 3:30Feline Social Structure & It's Influence on Behaviour ProblemsDr Cynthia Smillie
3:30 - 3:45Break 
3:45 - 4:45Ageing gracefully : Nutrition and GerentologyAssociate Prof Joseph Wakshlag
4:45 - 5:00Coffee Break 
5:00 - 6:00An Overview on Canine Babesiosis and What We Learnt from Our Hong Kong StudyDr Tint Naing
Evening Session
7:00 - 8:00Registration & Dinner 
8:00 - 9:00Management of Chronic Enteropathies in DogsProf Ken Simpson
9:00 - 9:15Coffee Break 
9:15 - 10:30From Fat to Fit : Combating the Obesity EpidemicAssociate Prof Joseph Wakshlag
Closing Remark


Speaker Biography

Professor Kenneth W. Simpson BVM&S, PhD, DipACVIM, DipECVIM-CA
Kenny Simpson graduated from Edinburgh in 1984, and gained a PhD in gastroenterology at the University of Leicester in1988. He hopped the pond for an internship at the University of Pennsylvania, (1989) and a medicine residency at THE Ohio State University (1991), then hopped back as a lecturer at the other Royal Veterinary College. He fled the hostile climes of Londinium in 1995 to join the faculty at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. He is a Diplomate of the American and European Colleges of Veterinary Internal Medicine and service chief in the Section of Small Animal Internal Medicine at Cornell. He is a recipient of the National Phi Zeta and Pfizer awards for research, and a past-president of the comparative gastroenterology society.
His clinical and research interests are centered below the diaphragm, with a focus on inflammatory diseases of the GI tract (including the pancreas and liver), host bacterial interactions in health and disease, and culture independent bacteriology. His wife and three children are surviving him in Ithaca.
http://www.vet.cornell.edu/labs/simpson

Associate Professor Joseph Wakshlag DVM, PhD, DipACVN, DipACSMR
Dr. Joe Wakshlag is a 1998 graduate of the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. Soon after graduation he embarked in residency training at Cornell in both Pathology and Nutrition, with nutrition taking the forefront as he became board certified by the American College of Veterinary Nutrition in 2006. During his residency training he also completed a PhD in molecular pharmacology in 2005. He then spent over a year in small animal clinical practice in Woodbury Connecticut before returning to Cornell University as a Clinical Nutritionist in winter of 2006. Over the past 6 years he has served as the president of the American Academy of Veterinary Nutrition, is an active member of the American College of Veterinary Nutrition, and most recently was asked to be a founding Diplomate of the American College of Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation for his scholarly work in canine sports medicine and metabolism. His current research interests surround the area of canine and feline cancer, as well as obesity and sporting dog metabolism. When home he enjoys the company of his three children and wife, Stabyhoun Gracie, Mastiff Roxy, Kermit the cat, and 6 gregarious retired sled dogs.

Dr Alane Cahalane DVM, MA, DipACVS-SA
Dr. Cahalane is the first board-certified specialist in veterinary surgery to practice and reside in Hong Kong. Through training in a university setting, followed by several years in a busy private practice in the United States, Dr. Cahalane has extensive experience in orthopedic, neurologic, and soft tissue surgeries. Given the high demand for specialized surgery in Hong Kong, her current clinical interests include advanced surgical treatment of neoplasia, minimally-invasive techniques, as well as joint replacement and other complex orthopedic procedures. Her research interests have ranged from the treatment of mast cell tumors in dogs to the use of vascular and pleural access ports in veterinary cancer patients. Through her participation in lectures, labs and conferences, Dr. Cahalane is committed to contributing to the ongoing advancement of veterinary medicine in Asia. Dr. Cahalane has earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Cornell University, a Masters Degree in Biology from Boston University, and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (with Thesis) from Tufts University. She completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Cornell University, then remained at Cornell for a three-year residency in small animal surgery. Dr. Cahalane is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons - Small Animal Surgery. Dr. Cahalane is an avid sports enthusiast and looks forward to exploring Asia with her husband and two young children.

Dr Diane Lu BVM, MVM, DipECVN, CVA
Diane Lu graduated from National Taiwan University in 1996, and after a period of 3 years postgraduate study in Glasgow Veterinary School, she joined the Royal Veterinary College Queen Mother Hospital in London to pursue a 3-year residency in Veterinary Neurology. She stayed on another year as a staff clinician, before returning to Hong Kong in 2003, when she joined Peace Avenue Veterinary Clinic. Diane became Diplomate in European College of Veterinary Neurology in 2004, and currently working as a full time neurologist. She loves her job and her main interest in Veterinary Neurology is treatment of meningoencephalitis of unknown etiology (MUE) and spinal surgeries. One of her goals is to provide the public with appropriate advice and treatment in all aspects of veterinary neurology.

Dr Tint Naing BVSc, MSc, MVS, MACVSc, MRCVS, DipABVP (Canine & Feline Practice)
Tint Naing graduated from Burma (now known as Myanmar) in 1984. He has worked in Burma, Australia and Hong Kong as a veterinary surgeon. He received Master of Veterinary Studies from Murdoch University of Australia in small animal medicine and surgery in 1999. He was admitted to Australian College of Veterinary Scientists as a member by examination in small animal internal medicine in 2001. At the beginning of 2011, he successfully passed the board certification examination and became a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in canine and feline practice. Tint has been working in Hong Kong since 1998. When he is not busy working (that is, if he is not working at the clinic or for the clinic at home) or organizing CPD events for the Hong Kong Veterinary Association, he enjoys reading, music, eating what his wife, Dr Nina Khin, cooks and walking with his wife and their rescued children, Lecter, Pocket and Bella.

Dr Saskia Quante Dr Med Vet, DipACVIM
Saskia always had a passion about animals and medicine. As long as she can remember she wanted to become a vet. In 2002 she graduated in Berlin/Germany and started her first job in a mixed practice in Northern Ireland. After this she worked 2 years in a small animal practice in South Wales/UK. At this time she realized that Internal Medicine is her main interest. Therefore she applied for a residency program in Switzerland. She did another 4 years training in small animal internal medicine at the university of Zurich. In 2010 she passed the American board specialist examine and became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. Since then she has worked in referral practices in Singapore and Hong Kong. The main focus of her work involves nephrology, hepatology, gastroenterology, infectious diseases, hematology and endocrinology.

Dr Cynthia Smillie BVM&S, PG Dip CABC, MRCVS
Cynthia qualified as a veterinary surgeon in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1974 and spent 3 years in mixed practice in Rhodesia. She arrived in Hong Kong in 1977 and lived here for 23 years until 2000. She was the first full-time veterinary surgeon to be employed by the SPCA and continued a long association with the organisation, first as a veterinary surgeon and then as Deputy Executive Director. During this time she was a member of the Veterinary Surgeons Board, the Animal Welfare Advisory Group as well as the Committee for the Use of Live Animals in Teaching and Research. Cynthia completed a three year postgraduate diploma in Companion Animal Behaviour at Southampton University before joining a behavioural referral veterinary practice in the UK. Cynthia returned to Hong Kong in 2010 to set up the first veterinary practice which deals solely with behavioural problems.

Dr Hans Westermeyer BSc, DVM, DipACVO
Dr. Hans Westermeyer grew up in Chile, South America and always had a keen interest in the well being of animals. To that end, he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and then his degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Missouri's College of Veterinary Medicine. While in school he became fascinated by ophthalmology, a discipline that requires incredible dexterity and attention to detail as well as an understanding of the animal as a whole, and decided to pursue specialization in that field. Before being accepted into a three-year ophthalmology residency-training program, Dr. Hans first completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Tennessee Veterinary Teaching Hospital and then a research fellowship at the University of California-Davis. Dr. Hans completed his ophthalmology residency (approved by the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists) at the University of Tennessee Veterinary Teaching Hospital in June of 2010 and moved to Hong Kong in October. Dr. Hans and his wife have a Jack Russell Terrier that keeps them busy most of the time they are not working. However, when there is extra time Dr. Hans enjoys camping, hiking, and playing the piano.


Proudly sponsored by Platinum sponsor

Funding Organization:

THE GOVERNMENT OF THE HONG KONG
SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION

"Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material / any event organized under this Project do not reflect the views of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region or the Vetting Committee for the Professional Services Development Assistance Scheme."

Monday 26 November, 2012 Conference in Small Animal Practice (Nov 26)

Venue : City University of Hong Kong

Time : Afternoon Session: 12:30 to 6:00; Evening Session: 7:00 to 10:30

Speaker : Prof. Simpson, A. Prof. Wakshlag, Dr. Cahalane, Dr. Lu, Dr. Naing, Dr. Quante, Dr. Smillie, Dr. Westermeyer

Cost :
   Afternoon Session - Members : $150, Non-Members : $250
   Evening Session - Members : $150, Non-Members : $250
   Both Sessions - Members : $300, Non-Members : $500
   Afternoon Session - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

Registration Deadline :
11:30 pm, 20th November 2012, Strictly No Walk-in Registration at the Venue



     

Conference in Small Animal Practice

Hong Kong Veterinary Association (HKVA) and City University of Hong Kong (CityU) are jointly organizing a special CPD event in November 2012. Main speakers, two faculty members from Cornell University, will be supplemented by a band of local talents. So... be there!

Speakers
Professor Ken Simpson BVM&S, PhD, DipACVIM, DipECVIM-CA
Associate Professor Joseph Wakshlag DVM, PhD, DipACVN, DipACSMR
Dr Alane Cahalane DVM, MA, DipACVS-SA
Dr Diane Lu BVM, MVM, DipECVN, CVA
Dr Tint Naing BVSc, MSc, MVS, MACVSc, MRCVS, DipABVP
Dr Saskia Quante Dr Med Vet, DipACVIM
Dr Cynthia Smillie BVM&S, PGDipCABC, MRCVS
Dr Hans Westermeyer BSc, DVM, DipACVO

Map & Directions:
http://www6.cityu.edu.hk/wayfinder/en/Building/AC2/

Registration Information :
Members of HKVA and its affiliated associations

  • Afternoon Session (from 12:30 to 6:00) :
    HK$ 150/session
  • Evening Session (from 7:00 to 10:30) :
    HK$ 150/session
  • Entire Conference (all 6 sessions) :
    HK$ 800


Others

  • Afternoon Session (from 12:30 to 6:00) :
    HK$ 250/session
  • Evening Session (from 7:00 to 10:30) :
    HK$ 250/session
  • Entire Conference (all 6 sessions) :
    HK$1200


For enquiries please email
secretariat@medcom.com.hk

See you at the conference! ...... Tint Naing (HKVA), Ruan Bester (HKVA) & Annie Li (CityU)


Small Animal Practice Conference Schedule

November 26th
TimeTitleSpeaker
Afternoon Session
12:30 - 1:00Registration & Refreshment 
1:00 - 1:15Opening addresses by CityU & HKVA 
1:15 - 2:15Diagnosis and Management of Persistent Vomiting in CatsProf Ken Simpson
2:15 - 2:30Coffee Break 
2:30 - 3:30Have I missed it? Inflammatory CNS diseasesDr Diane Lu
3:30 - 3:45Break 
3:45 - 4:45Functional Foods and Pet HealthAssociate Prof Joseph Wakshlag
4:45 - 5:00Coffee Break 
5:00 - 6:00Unstable Diabetes : what did I miss?Dr Saskia Quante
Evening Session
7:00 - 8:00Registration & Dinner 
8:00 - 9:00Feline Pancreatitis : Diagnosis and ManagementProf Ken Simpson
9:00 - 9:15Coffee Break 
9:15 - 10:30Homemade and Raw diets ; Pros and ConsAssociate Prof Joseph Wakshlag

November 27th
TimeTitleSpeaker
Afternoon Session
12:30 - 1:15Registration & Refreshment 
1:15 - 2:15Chronic diarrhea in the Cat - What's the Cause?Prof Ken Simpson
2:15 - 2:30Coffee Break 
2:30 - 3:30Feline Alimentary Lymphoma and IBD - Differentiation and ManagementProf Ken Simpson
3:30 - 3:45Break 
3:45 - 4:45Gastrointestinal/Hepatic Nutrition : Dogs vs Cats Part IAssociate Prof Joseph Wakshlag
4:45 - 5:00Coffee Break 
5:00 - 6:00Gastrointestinal/Hepatic Nutrition : Dogs vs Cats Part IIAssociate Prof Joseph Wakshlag
Evening Session
7:00 - 8:00Registration & Dinner 
8:00 - 9:00Causes and Management of UveitisDr Hans Westermeyer
9:00 - 9:15Coffee Break 
9:15 - 10:30Mastering the Art of Feline UrethrostomyDr Alane Cahalane

November 28th
TimeTitleSpeaker
Afternoon Session
12:30 - 1:15Registration & Refreshment 
1:15 - 2:15Feline Inflammatory Liver Diseases : Infectious, Immune or Neoplastic?Prof Ken Simpson
2:15 - 2:30Coffee Break 
2:30 - 3:30Feline Social Structure & It's Influence on Behaviour ProblemsDr Cynthia Smillie
3:30 - 3:45Break 
3:45 - 4:45Ageing gracefully : Nutrition and GerentologyAssociate Prof Joseph Wakshlag
4:45 - 5:00Coffee Break 
5:00 - 6:00An Overview on Canine Babesiosis and What We Learnt from Our Hong Kong StudyDr Tint Naing
Evening Session
7:00 - 8:00Registration & Dinner 
8:00 - 9:00Management of Chronic Enteropathies in DogsProf Ken Simpson
9:00 - 9:15Coffee Break 
9:15 - 10:30From Fat to Fit : Combating the Obesity EpidemicAssociate Prof Joseph Wakshlag
Closing Remark


Speaker Biography

Professor Kenneth W. Simpson BVM&S, PhD, DipACVIM, DipECVIM-CA
Kenny Simpson graduated from Edinburgh in 1984, and gained a PhD in gastroenterology at the University of Leicester in1988. He hopped the pond for an internship at the University of Pennsylvania, (1989) and a medicine residency at THE Ohio State University (1991), then hopped back as a lecturer at the other Royal Veterinary College. He fled the hostile climes of Londinium in 1995 to join the faculty at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. He is a Diplomate of the American and European Colleges of Veterinary Internal Medicine and service chief in the Section of Small Animal Internal Medicine at Cornell. He is a recipient of the National Phi Zeta and Pfizer awards for research, and a past-president of the comparative gastroenterology society.
His clinical and research interests are centered below the diaphragm, with a focus on inflammatory diseases of the GI tract (including the pancreas and liver), host bacterial interactions in health and disease, and culture independent bacteriology. His wife and three children are surviving him in Ithaca.
http://www.vet.cornell.edu/labs/simpson

Associate Professor Joseph Wakshlag DVM, PhD, DipACVN, DipACSMR
Dr. Joe Wakshlag is a 1998 graduate of the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. Soon after graduation he embarked in residency training at Cornell in both Pathology and Nutrition, with nutrition taking the forefront as he became board certified by the American College of Veterinary Nutrition in 2006. During his residency training he also completed a PhD in molecular pharmacology in 2005. He then spent over a year in small animal clinical practice in Woodbury Connecticut before returning to Cornell University as a Clinical Nutritionist in winter of 2006. Over the past 6 years he has served as the president of the American Academy of Veterinary Nutrition, is an active member of the American College of Veterinary Nutrition, and most recently was asked to be a founding Diplomate of the American College of Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation for his scholarly work in canine sports medicine and metabolism. His current research interests surround the area of canine and feline cancer, as well as obesity and sporting dog metabolism. When home he enjoys the company of his three children and wife, Stabyhoun Gracie, Mastiff Roxy, Kermit the cat, and 6 gregarious retired sled dogs.

Dr Alane Cahalane DVM, MA, DipACVS-SA
Dr. Cahalane is the first board-certified specialist in veterinary surgery to practice and reside in Hong Kong. Through training in a university setting, followed by several years in a busy private practice in the United States, Dr. Cahalane has extensive experience in orthopedic, neurologic, and soft tissue surgeries. Given the high demand for specialized surgery in Hong Kong, her current clinical interests include advanced surgical treatment of neoplasia, minimally-invasive techniques, as well as joint replacement and other complex orthopedic procedures. Her research interests have ranged from the treatment of mast cell tumors in dogs to the use of vascular and pleural access ports in veterinary cancer patients. Through her participation in lectures, labs and conferences, Dr. Cahalane is committed to contributing to the ongoing advancement of veterinary medicine in Asia. Dr. Cahalane has earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Cornell University, a Masters Degree in Biology from Boston University, and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (with Thesis) from Tufts University. She completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Cornell University, then remained at Cornell for a three-year residency in small animal surgery. Dr. Cahalane is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons - Small Animal Surgery. Dr. Cahalane is an avid sports enthusiast and looks forward to exploring Asia with her husband and two young children.

Dr Diane Lu BVM, MVM, DipECVN, CVA
Diane Lu graduated from National Taiwan University in 1996, and after a period of 3 years postgraduate study in Glasgow Veterinary School, she joined the Royal Veterinary College Queen Mother Hospital in London to pursue a 3-year residency in Veterinary Neurology. She stayed on another year as a staff clinician, before returning to Hong Kong in 2003, when she joined Peace Avenue Veterinary Clinic. Diane became Diplomate in European College of Veterinary Neurology in 2004, and currently working as a full time neurologist. She loves her job and her main interest in Veterinary Neurology is treatment of meningoencephalitis of unknown etiology (MUE) and spinal surgeries. One of her goals is to provide the public with appropriate advice and treatment in all aspects of veterinary neurology.

Dr Tint Naing BVSc, MSc, MVS, MACVSc, MRCVS, DipABVP (Canine & Feline Practice)
Tint Naing graduated from Burma (now known as Myanmar) in 1984. He has worked in Burma, Australia and Hong Kong as a veterinary surgeon. He received Master of Veterinary Studies from Murdoch University of Australia in small animal medicine and surgery in 1999. He was admitted to Australian College of Veterinary Scientists as a member by examination in small animal internal medicine in 2001. At the beginning of 2011, he successfully passed the board certification examination and became a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in canine and feline practice. Tint has been working in Hong Kong since 1998. When he is not busy working (that is, if he is not working at the clinic or for the clinic at home) or organizing CPD events for the Hong Kong Veterinary Association, he enjoys reading, music, eating what his wife, Dr Nina Khin, cooks and walking with his wife and their rescued children, Lecter, Pocket and Bella.

Dr Saskia Quante Dr Med Vet, DipACVIM
Saskia always had a passion about animals and medicine. As long as she can remember she wanted to become a vet. In 2002 she graduated in Berlin/Germany and started her first job in a mixed practice in Northern Ireland. After this she worked 2 years in a small animal practice in South Wales/UK. At this time she realized that Internal Medicine is her main interest. Therefore she applied for a residency program in Switzerland. She did another 4 years training in small animal internal medicine at the university of Zurich. In 2010 she passed the American board specialist examine and became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. Since then she has worked in referral practices in Singapore and Hong Kong. The main focus of her work involves nephrology, hepatology, gastroenterology, infectious diseases, hematology and endocrinology.

Dr Cynthia Smillie BVM&S, PG Dip CABC, MRCVS
Cynthia qualified as a veterinary surgeon in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1974 and spent 3 years in mixed practice in Rhodesia. She arrived in Hong Kong in 1977 and lived here for 23 years until 2000. She was the first full-time veterinary surgeon to be employed by the SPCA and continued a long association with the organisation, first as a veterinary surgeon and then as Deputy Executive Director. During this time she was a member of the Veterinary Surgeons Board, the Animal Welfare Advisory Group as well as the Committee for the Use of Live Animals in Teaching and Research. Cynthia completed a three year postgraduate diploma in Companion Animal Behaviour at Southampton University before joining a behavioural referral veterinary practice in the UK. Cynthia returned to Hong Kong in 2010 to set up the first veterinary practice which deals solely with behavioural problems.

Dr Hans Westermeyer BSc, DVM, DipACVO
Dr. Hans Westermeyer grew up in Chile, South America and always had a keen interest in the well being of animals. To that end, he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and then his degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Missouri's College of Veterinary Medicine. While in school he became fascinated by ophthalmology, a discipline that requires incredible dexterity and attention to detail as well as an understanding of the animal as a whole, and decided to pursue specialization in that field. Before being accepted into a three-year ophthalmology residency-training program, Dr. Hans first completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Tennessee Veterinary Teaching Hospital and then a research fellowship at the University of California-Davis. Dr. Hans completed his ophthalmology residency (approved by the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists) at the University of Tennessee Veterinary Teaching Hospital in June of 2010 and moved to Hong Kong in October. Dr. Hans and his wife have a Jack Russell Terrier that keeps them busy most of the time they are not working. However, when there is extra time Dr. Hans enjoys camping, hiking, and playing the piano.


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Funding Organization:

THE GOVERNMENT OF THE HONG KONG
SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION

"Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material / any event organized under this Project do not reflect the views of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region or the Vetting Committee for the Professional Services Development Assistance Scheme."

26-28 November, 2012 Conference in Small Animal Practice

Venue : City University of Hong Kong

Time : Afternoon Session: 12:30 to 6:00; Evening Session: 7:00 to 10:30

Speaker : Prof. Simpson, A. Prof. Wakshlag, Dr. Cahalane, Dr. Lu, Dr. Naing, Dr. Quante, Dr. Smillie, Dr. Westermeyer

Cost :
   Entire Conference (Nov 26-Nov 28, all 6 sessions) - Members : $800, Non-Members : $1200
   Nov 26 (Both sessions) - Members : $800, Non-Members : $1200
   Nov 26 (Evening session) and Nov 27 (Both sessions) - Members : $800, Non-Members : $1200
   Nov 26 (Both sessions) and Nov 27 (Afternoon session) - Members : $800, Non-Members : $1200
   Nov 26 (Both Sessions); Nov 27 (Afternoon session) and Nov 28 (Both sessions) - Members : $800, Non-Members : $1200
   Nov 26 & Nov 27 (Both sessions) and Nov 28 (Afternoon session) - Members : $800, Non-Members : $1200
   Nov 27 (Evening session) - Members : $800, Non-Members : $1200
   Nov 28 (Afternoon session) - Members : $800, Non-Members : $1200
   Nov 26 (Afternoon session) - Members : $800, Non-Members : $1200
   Nov 26 & Nov 27 (Afternoon session) and Nov 28 (Evening session) - Members : $800, Non-Members : $1200
   Nov 26 (Both sessions); Nov 27 (Evening session) and Nov 27 (Both sessions) - Members : $800, Non-Members : $1200
   Nov 26 (Both sessons) - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0
   Entire Conference (Nov 26-Nov 28, all sessions) - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

Registration Deadline :
11:30 pm, 20th November 2012, Strictly No Walk-in Registration at the Venue



     

Conference in Small Animal Practice

Hong Kong Veterinary Association (HKVA) and City University of Hong Kong (CityU) are jointly organizing a special CPD event in November 2012. Main speakers, two faculty members from Cornell University, will be supplemented by a band of local talents. So... be there!

Speakers
Professor Ken Simpson BVM&S, PhD, DipACVIM, DipECVIM-CA
Associate Professor Joseph Wakshlag DVM, PhD, DipACVN, DipACSMR
Dr Alane Cahalane DVM, MA, DipACVS-SA
Dr Diane Lu BVM, MVM, DipECVN, CVA
Dr Tint Naing BVSc, MSc, MVS, MACVSc, MRCVS, DipABVP
Dr Saskia Quante Dr Med Vet, DipACVIM
Dr Cynthia Smillie BVM&S, PGDipCABC, MRCVS
Dr Hans Westermeyer BSc, DVM, DipACVO

Map & Directions:
http://www6.cityu.edu.hk/wayfinder/en/Building/AC2/

Registration Information :
Members of HKVA and its affiliated associations

  • Afternoon Session (from 12:30 to 6:00) :
    HK$ 150/session
  • Evening Session (from 7:00 to 10:30) :
    HK$ 150/session
  • Entire Conference (all 6 sessions) :
    HK$ 800


Others

  • Afternoon Session (from 12:30 to 6:00) :
    HK$ 250/session
  • Evening Session (from 7:00 to 10:30) :
    HK$ 250/session
  • Entire Conference (all 6 sessions) :
    HK$1200


For enquiries please email
secretariat@medcom.com.hk

See you at the conference! ...... Tint Naing (HKVA), Ruan Bester (HKVA) & Annie Li (CityU)


Small Animal Practice Conference Schedule

November 26th
TimeTitleSpeaker
Afternoon Session
12:30 - 1:00Registration & Refreshment 
1:00 - 1:15Opening addresses by CityU & HKVA 
1:15 - 2:15Diagnosis and Management of Persistent Vomiting in CatsProf Ken Simpson
2:15 - 2:30Coffee Break 
2:30 - 3:30Have I missed it? Inflammatory CNS diseasesDr Diane Lu
3:30 - 3:45Break 
3:45 - 4:45Functional Foods and Pet HealthAssociate Prof Joseph Wakshlag
4:45 - 5:00Coffee Break 
5:00 - 6:00Unstable Diabetes : what did I miss?Dr Saskia Quante
Evening Session
7:00 - 8:00Registration & Dinner 
8:00 - 9:00Feline Pancreatitis : Diagnosis and ManagementProf Ken Simpson
9:00 - 9:15Coffee Break 
9:15 - 10:30Homemade and Raw diets ; Pros and ConsAssociate Prof Joseph Wakshlag

November 27th
TimeTitleSpeaker
Afternoon Session
12:30 - 1:15Registration & Refreshment 
1:15 - 2:15Chronic diarrhea in the Cat - What's the Cause?Prof Ken Simpson
2:15 - 2:30Coffee Break 
2:30 - 3:30Feline Alimentary Lymphoma and IBD - Differentiation and ManagementProf Ken Simpson
3:30 - 3:45Break 
3:45 - 4:45Gastrointestinal/Hepatic Nutrition : Dogs vs Cats Part IAssociate Prof Joseph Wakshlag
4:45 - 5:00Coffee Break 
5:00 - 6:00Gastrointestinal/Hepatic Nutrition : Dogs vs Cats Part IIAssociate Prof Joseph Wakshlag
Evening Session
7:00 - 8:00Registration & Dinner 
8:00 - 9:00Causes and Management of UveitisDr Hans Westermeyer
9:00 - 9:15Coffee Break 
9:15 - 10:30Mastering the Art of Feline UrethrostomyDr Alane Cahalane

November 28th
TimeTitleSpeaker
Afternoon Session
12:30 - 1:15Registration & Refreshment 
1:15 - 2:15Feline Inflammatory Liver Diseases : Infectious, Immune or Neoplastic?Prof Ken Simpson
2:15 - 2:30Coffee Break 
2:30 - 3:30Feline Social Structure & It's Influence on Behaviour ProblemsDr Cynthia Smillie
3:30 - 3:45Break 
3:45 - 4:45Ageing gracefully : Nutrition and GerentologyAssociate Prof Joseph Wakshlag
4:45 - 5:00Coffee Break 
5:00 - 6:00An Overview on Canine Babesiosis and What We Learnt from Our Hong Kong StudyDr Tint Naing
Evening Session
7:00 - 8:00Registration & Dinner 
8:00 - 9:00Management of Chronic Enteropathies in DogsProf Ken Simpson
9:00 - 9:15Coffee Break 
9:15 - 10:30From Fat to Fit : Combating the Obesity EpidemicAssociate Prof Joseph Wakshlag
Closing Remark


Speaker Biography

Professor Kenneth W. Simpson BVM&S, PhD, DipACVIM, DipECVIM-CA
Kenny Simpson graduated from Edinburgh in 1984, and gained a PhD in gastroenterology at the University of Leicester in1988. He hopped the pond for an internship at the University of Pennsylvania, (1989) and a medicine residency at THE Ohio State University (1991), then hopped back as a lecturer at the other Royal Veterinary College. He fled the hostile climes of Londinium in 1995 to join the faculty at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. He is a Diplomate of the American and European Colleges of Veterinary Internal Medicine and service chief in the Section of Small Animal Internal Medicine at Cornell. He is a recipient of the National Phi Zeta and Pfizer awards for research, and a past-president of the comparative gastroenterology society.
His clinical and research interests are centered below the diaphragm, with a focus on inflammatory diseases of the GI tract (including the pancreas and liver), host bacterial interactions in health and disease, and culture independent bacteriology. His wife and three children are surviving him in Ithaca.
http://www.vet.cornell.edu/labs/simpson

Associate Professor Joseph Wakshlag DVM, PhD, DipACVN, DipACSMR
Dr. Joe Wakshlag is a 1998 graduate of the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. Soon after graduation he embarked in residency training at Cornell in both Pathology and Nutrition, with nutrition taking the forefront as he became board certified by the American College of Veterinary Nutrition in 2006. During his residency training he also completed a PhD in molecular pharmacology in 2005. He then spent over a year in small animal clinical practice in Woodbury Connecticut before returning to Cornell University as a Clinical Nutritionist in winter of 2006. Over the past 6 years he has served as the president of the American Academy of Veterinary Nutrition, is an active member of the American College of Veterinary Nutrition, and most recently was asked to be a founding Diplomate of the American College of Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation for his scholarly work in canine sports medicine and metabolism. His current research interests surround the area of canine and feline cancer, as well as obesity and sporting dog metabolism. When home he enjoys the company of his three children and wife, Stabyhoun Gracie, Mastiff Roxy, Kermit the cat, and 6 gregarious retired sled dogs.

Dr Alane Cahalane DVM, MA, DipACVS-SA
Dr. Cahalane is the first board-certified specialist in veterinary surgery to practice and reside in Hong Kong. Through training in a university setting, followed by several years in a busy private practice in the United States, Dr. Cahalane has extensive experience in orthopedic, neurologic, and soft tissue surgeries. Given the high demand for specialized surgery in Hong Kong, her current clinical interests include advanced surgical treatment of neoplasia, minimally-invasive techniques, as well as joint replacement and other complex orthopedic procedures. Her research interests have ranged from the treatment of mast cell tumors in dogs to the use of vascular and pleural access ports in veterinary cancer patients. Through her participation in lectures, labs and conferences, Dr. Cahalane is committed to contributing to the ongoing advancement of veterinary medicine in Asia. Dr. Cahalane has earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Cornell University, a Masters Degree in Biology from Boston University, and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (with Thesis) from Tufts University. She completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Cornell University, then remained at Cornell for a three-year residency in small animal surgery. Dr. Cahalane is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons - Small Animal Surgery. Dr. Cahalane is an avid sports enthusiast and looks forward to exploring Asia with her husband and two young children.

Dr Diane Lu BVM, MVM, DipECVN, CVA
Diane Lu graduated from National Taiwan University in 1996, and after a period of 3 years postgraduate study in Glasgow Veterinary School, she joined the Royal Veterinary College Queen Mother Hospital in London to pursue a 3-year residency in Veterinary Neurology. She stayed on another year as a staff clinician, before returning to Hong Kong in 2003, when she joined Peace Avenue Veterinary Clinic. Diane became Diplomate in European College of Veterinary Neurology in 2004, and currently working as a full time neurologist. She loves her job and her main interest in Veterinary Neurology is treatment of meningoencephalitis of unknown etiology (MUE) and spinal surgeries. One of her goals is to provide the public with appropriate advice and treatment in all aspects of veterinary neurology.

Dr Tint Naing BVSc, MSc, MVS, MACVSc, MRCVS, DipABVP (Canine & Feline Practice)
Tint Naing graduated from Burma (now known as Myanmar) in 1984. He has worked in Burma, Australia and Hong Kong as a veterinary surgeon. He received Master of Veterinary Studies from Murdoch University of Australia in small animal medicine and surgery in 1999. He was admitted to Australian College of Veterinary Scientists as a member by examination in small animal internal medicine in 2001. At the beginning of 2011, he successfully passed the board certification examination and became a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in canine and feline practice. Tint has been working in Hong Kong since 1998. When he is not busy working (that is, if he is not working at the clinic or for the clinic at home) or organizing CPD events for the Hong Kong Veterinary Association, he enjoys reading, music, eating what his wife, Dr Nina Khin, cooks and walking with his wife and their rescued children, Lecter, Pocket and Bella.

Dr Saskia Quante Dr Med Vet, DipACVIM
Saskia always had a passion about animals and medicine. As long as she can remember she wanted to become a vet. In 2002 she graduated in Berlin/Germany and started her first job in a mixed practice in Northern Ireland. After this she worked 2 years in a small animal practice in South Wales/UK. At this time she realized that Internal Medicine is her main interest. Therefore she applied for a residency program in Switzerland. She did another 4 years training in small animal internal medicine at the university of Zurich. In 2010 she passed the American board specialist examine and became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. Since then she has worked in referral practices in Singapore and Hong Kong. The main focus of her work involves nephrology, hepatology, gastroenterology, infectious diseases, hematology and endocrinology.

Dr Cynthia Smillie BVM&S, PG Dip CABC, MRCVS
Cynthia qualified as a veterinary surgeon in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1974 and spent 3 years in mixed practice in Rhodesia. She arrived in Hong Kong in 1977 and lived here for 23 years until 2000. She was the first full-time veterinary surgeon to be employed by the SPCA and continued a long association with the organisation, first as a veterinary surgeon and then as Deputy Executive Director. During this time she was a member of the Veterinary Surgeons Board, the Animal Welfare Advisory Group as well as the Committee for the Use of Live Animals in Teaching and Research. Cynthia completed a three year postgraduate diploma in Companion Animal Behaviour at Southampton University before joining a behavioural referral veterinary practice in the UK. Cynthia returned to Hong Kong in 2010 to set up the first veterinary practice which deals solely with behavioural problems.

Dr Hans Westermeyer BSc, DVM, DipACVO
Dr. Hans Westermeyer grew up in Chile, South America and always had a keen interest in the well being of animals. To that end, he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and then his degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Missouri's College of Veterinary Medicine. While in school he became fascinated by ophthalmology, a discipline that requires incredible dexterity and attention to detail as well as an understanding of the animal as a whole, and decided to pursue specialization in that field. Before being accepted into a three-year ophthalmology residency-training program, Dr. Hans first completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Tennessee Veterinary Teaching Hospital and then a research fellowship at the University of California-Davis. Dr. Hans completed his ophthalmology residency (approved by the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists) at the University of Tennessee Veterinary Teaching Hospital in June of 2010 and moved to Hong Kong in October. Dr. Hans and his wife have a Jack Russell Terrier that keeps them busy most of the time they are not working. However, when there is extra time Dr. Hans enjoys camping, hiking, and playing the piano.


Proudly sponsored by Platinum sponsor

Funding Organization:

THE GOVERNMENT OF THE HONG KONG
SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION

"Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material / any event organized under this Project do not reflect the views of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region or the Vetting Committee for the Professional Services Development Assistance Scheme."

Tuesday 6 November 2012 Small Animal MOVE Session: Small animal topic

Time : Start time Hong Kong: 6:30pm

Speaker : Hill’s Vet

Cost :
   - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

Murdoch Online Veterinary Education Live Seminars 2012

The Murdoch University Office of Continuing Education would like to invite you to MOVE. Wher-ever you are, you can participate in these live online, interactive seminars from the comfort of your own home or office computer. All sessions are also archived so if you’re unable to attend a lecture or get called out in the middle of a lecture, you will still be able review it at a later time.

Have a look at Murdoch University CPD portal (please note the different rates available to HKVA Members only!)
All 10 secessions only HKD 1500.00

http://www.vetbiomed.murdoch.edu.au/CVE/onlineeducation.html

For further information Please contact Kelly Hall at K.Hall@murdoch.edu.au or for local assistance Rob Gordon in Hong Kong at lomvet03@optusnet.com.au


For more information, please click here.

Monday 22nd October 2012 (FULL) (1) Management of Common Ocular Injuries and (2) What is new in the management of corneal ulceration?

Venue : Peace Avenue Veterinary Clinic, Shop B, 7 Liberty Avenue, HOMANTIN

Time : 7:30 – 9:30pm

Speaker : Dr Hans Westermeyer, Dr Derek Chow

Cost :
   Free of Charge - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

Peace Avenue Veterinary Clinic (PAVC), ophthalmology service, would like to present the second short seminar in 2012.

The topics for this seminar will be on:

  1. Management of Common Ocular Injuries.
  2. What is new in the management of corneal ulceration?

Dr Hans Westermeyer, BS, DVM, DACVO, Specialist in Veterinary Ophthalmology and
Dr Derek Chow, BVSc (HONS), MACVS, MRCVS, Resident in Veterinary Ophthalmology will present this seminar.

No. of Seats: 24 (FULL)
Medium of Instruction: English

The registration will start at 7:00pm, the seminar is eligible for CPD points.
Light refreshments will be served between the two sessions.

For enquiries or reservations, please forward to seminar@peaceavevet.com.hk on or before 5th October, 2012.


Friday 19th October 2012 What is new in the management of corneal ulceration?

Venue : Peace Avenue Veterinary Clinic, Shop B, 7 Liberty Avenue, HOMANTIN

Time : 13:30-14:30

Speaker : Dr Derek Chow

Cost :
   - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0


Friday 19th October 2012 Workshop: Basics of Echocardiography

Venue : Chinese University Animal House

Time : 9:00am to 5:00pm

Speaker : Dr. Paul A. Brazzell

Cost :
   Including Lunch and Coffee Breaks - Members : $5000, Non-Members : $5000

The course is limited to SIX attendees

Each participant needs to bring their own dog which has been fully clipped ready for echocardiographic examination, and their own sedation.  There will be no dogs, clippers or sedation provided.


Dr. Paul A. Brazzell, DVM
paul.brazzell@canadianveterinaryimaging.com


Dr. Brazzell has over 22 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 provides in-hospital and seminar-based abdominal and cardiac ultrasound education to the veterinarians of Canada, the United States, Ireland and Asia.

Workshop
This one day course consists of a balance of lecture and scanning sessions. The emphasis will be placed on real-time scanning. Upon completion of the course you will be able to perform a basic echocardiographic evaluation from the right and left parasternal location, perform M-mode evaluation of the left ventricular chamber, left atrium and aorta and calculate fractional shortening accurately. You will develop a deeper understanding of your ultrasound machine controls and measurement capabilities.

09:00-10:00 Basic echocardiographic examination from the right parasternal location
10:15-12:30 Right parasternal examination continued
12:30-1:30 Lunch-Compliments of the HKVA
1:30-2:30 M-mode evaluation of the left ventricular chamber, LA/AO measurement and fractional shortening calculation
2:45-4:15 Basic echocardiographic examination from the left parasternal location
4:15-End Ultrasound machine-The controls that improve image quality


Dr Tint Naing and Dr Ruan Bester
CPD Coordinators


Please refer to the attached map.

For enquiries please forward to
secretariat@medcom.com.hk


Thursday 18th October 2012 Workshop: Abdominal Ultrasound - Advanced Course

Venue : Chinese University Animal House

Time : 9:00am to 5:00pm

Speaker : Dr. Paul A. Brazzell

Cost :
   Including Lunch and Coffee Breaks - Members : $5000, Non-Members : $5000

The course is limited to SIX attendees

Each participant needs to bring their own dog which has been fully clipped ready for abdominal ultrasound examination, and their own sedation. There will be no dogs, clippers or sedation provided.


Dr. Paul A. Brazzell, DVM
paul.brazzell@canadianveterinaryimaging.com


Dr. Brazzell has over 22 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 provides in-hospital and seminar-based abdominal and cardiac ultrasound education to the veterinarians of Canada, the United States, Ireland and Asia.

Course Description: This One Day course will take you to the next step in abdominal ultrasound scanning and interpretation. Scanning will be limited to the adrenal glands, pancreas, lymph nodes, gastrointestinal tract and great vessels. In addition, time will be spent on ultrasound-guided aspirate and biopsy technique via slides and hands on with phantoms. There will be a portion of the course dedicated to the recognition of the normal ultrasonographic appearance of all intra-abdominal structures versus abnormal. Upon completion of the course attendees will be able to localize all intra-abdominal small parts, perform ultrasound guided aspirates and biopsies with confidence and have a comprehensive understanding of the normal appearance of abdominal structures. Course notes will be provided. Mylab 30 ultrasound machines will be used for this scanning and slide based course.

ADRENAL GLANDSPANCREASGASTROINTESTINAL
GREAT VESSELSLYMPH NODESCOLOUR-FLOW DOPPLER
ULTRASOUND GUIDED ASPIRATES AND BIOPSIES ON PHANTOMS
NORMAL VERSUS ABNORMAL FOR INTRA-ABDOMINAL STRUCTURES
INTRODUCTION TO SONOGRAPHIC APPEARANCE OF COMMON DISEASES
MEASURING, ANNOTATING AND NORMAL DIMENSIONS OF INTRA-ABDOMINAL ORGANS


Dr Tint Naing and Dr Ruan Bester
CPD Coordinators


Please refer to the attached map.

For enquiries please forward to
secretariat@medcom.com.hk

 


Wednesday 17th October 2012 Workshop: Small Animal Basic Abdominal Ultrasound Course

Venue : Chinese University Animal House

Time : 9:00am to 5:00pm

Speaker : Dr. Paul A. Brazzell

Cost :
   Including Lunch and Coffee Breaks - Members : $5000, Non-Members : $5000

The course is limited to SIX attendees

Each participant needs to bring their own dog which has been fully clipped ready for abdominal ultrasound examination, and their own sedation. There will be no dogs, clippers or sedation provided.


Dr. Paul A. Brazzell, DVM
paul.brazzell@canadianveterinaryimaging.com


Dr. Brazzell has over 22 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. He provides in-hospital and seminar-based abdominal and cardiac ultrasound education to the veterinarians of Canada the United States,Ireland and China.

This unique course includes ultrasound training as well as discussion of the business and marketing of veterinary ultrasonography in veterinary practices. Training is designed to enable veterinarians to utilize their ultrasound machines to full capacity, enhance their diagnostic capabilities, and generate revenues to off-set and exceed costs of purchasing and maintaining ultrasound equipment. The course involves one day of didactic and hands-on training. Course notes will be provided. MyLab ultrasound machines will be used for this scanning intensive course.

Outline:

  • Image Optimization and Knobology: how to use ultrasound features and tools
  • Basic Physics and Artifacts: how to use artifacts to your advantage
  • Full Abdominal Scanning Protocol: a routine for smooth scanning
  • Basic Abdominal Ultrasound Hands-On: Liver, Gallbladder, Spleen, Kidneys, Urinary Bladder, and Prostate
  • Emergency ultrasonography: the 5 minute exam in the ER patient using the four quadrant approach
  • The Business of Veterinary Ultrasound: how much to charge, what to charge for, and how to make ultrasound a profit center in the hospital
  • How to correctly measure and annotate intra-abdominal structures


Dr Tint Naing and Dr Ruan Bester
CPD Coordinators


Please refer to the attached map.

For enquiries please forward to
secretariat@medcom.com.hk

 


Tuesday 16th October 2012 A Case-Oriented Approach to Laboratory Profiling and Profiling the Urinary System

Venue : YMCA, 41 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

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

Speaker : Dr Alan H. Rebar

Cost :
   Include Dinner - Members : $100, Non-Members : $200
   Paid on that night - Members : $200, Non-Members : $200
   Non-paid - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

Dr Alan H. Rebar DVM, PhD

Dr Rebar will outline the important principles of laboratory profiling. Potential challenges in interpreting clinical chemistry results will be emphasized. A systematic approach to integrating hematology, urinalysis, and clinical chemistry results will be developed. Dr Rebar will also discuss a systematic approach to using laboratory data to evaluate the status of the urinary system. Specific tests for the urinary system (BUN, creatinine, urinalysis, etc) will be discussed in detail. A series of actual cases will be used to demonstrate the application of interpretive principles in a real clinical setting.

Registration fees
Early bird online registration and payment on or before 11:30 pm of 15th October 2012.
$100 (Members of HKVA and its affiliated associations), $200 (Others)
Registration and payment at the venue : $ 200 for all

Hope to see you there : Tint Naing & Ruan Bester : CPD Coordinators


Dr. Alan H.Rebar, DVM, PhD

Dr Alan H. Rebar received his DVM degree in 1973, and his PhD in 1975, both from Purdue University. Dr. Rebar's current positions are Purdue University Senior Associate Vice President for Research, Executive Director of Discovery Park at Purdue and Professor of Veterinary Clinical Pathology in the School of Veterinary Medicine, Purdue University.

He is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists, a former member of the Council of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists, past-president of the American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology, and the former editor of the journal Veterinary Clinical Pathology. Dr. Rebar is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association.

Dr. Rebar is the author or co-author of 13 books/monographs, 24 textbook chapters, and over 100 scientific articles in the areas of diagnostic cytology, hematology, and inhalation toxicology. He is an internationally recognized expert in clinical laboratory medicine.

Dr. Rebar is currently a member of the Board of Trustees for the Animal Medical Center, the Indiana Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Fund Board, the Indiana Health Industry Forum Board of Directors, the Indiana University School of Medicine's Scientific Advisory Council, and the Indiana State Museum Foundation Board of Directors.





Course A: 16 & 17, Course B: 18 & 19 October 2012 The 1st Neurological Course in HK

Venue : E-Tech, 4/F Opulent Building, 402-6 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong

Time : 9:00am to 5:30pm

Speaker : Dr. Cristian Falzone

Cost :
   Course A: 2 Days Course - Members : $4500, Non-Members : $4500
   Course B: 2 Days Course - Members : $5500, Non-Members : $5500
   Course A + Course B - Members : $10000, Non-Members : $10000

1) Small Animal (Dogs & Cats) Essential Spinal Diseases: Clinical Symptoms & Diagnostic Pathology

Date: 16 & 17 October 2012
For more details and registration, please click the poster or send enquiry to info@apasi.com.hk.

 

2) The Most Common & Fascinating Spinal Disorders (Dogs & Cats) from Clinical Symptoms to Pathology Treatment

Date: 18 & 19 October 2012
For more details and registration, please click the poster or send enquiry to info@apasi.com.hk

 

Tuesday 8th October 2012 Management of Common Ocular Injuries

Venue : Peace Avenue Veterinary Clinic, Shop B, 7 Liberty Avenue, HOMANTIN

Time : 13:30-14:30

Speaker : Dr Hans Westermeyer

Cost :
   - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0


Friday 5th October, 2012 Clinical management of Chronic Kidney Disease

Venue : YMCA, 41 Salisbury Road Tsim Sha Tsui

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

Speaker : Professor Larry G. Adams

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

A Joint Seminar

Professor Larry G. Adams, D.V.M., Ph.D. Diplomate ACVIM (SAIM) of Purdue University will be presenting :

This seminar will highlight updates in management chronic kidney disease (CKD). Dietary therapy is foundational for treatment of CKD. Control of hypertension and treatment of proteinuria are also important aspects. Treatment of anemia of CKD and renal secondary hyperparathyroidism are also important and can prolong good quality life for animals with CKD. Newer medications are beneficial for control of uremic nausea and vomiting.

Registration fees

Early bird online registration and payment on or before 11:30 pm of  4th October 2012.
$350 (Members of  HKVA and its affiliated associations), $450 (Others)
Registration and payment at the venue :  $600 for all

Hope to see you there : 
Tint Naing & Ruan Bester : CPD Coordinators

For enquiries please forward to
secretariat@medcom.com.hk


Speaker's Biography

Larry G. Adams, D.V.M., Ph.D. Diplomate ACVIM (SAIM)
Professor, Small Animal Internal Medicine

Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences
Purdue University, School of Veterinary Medicine
625 Harrison Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2026
Ph: (765) 494-1107
Fx: (765) 496-1108
Email: adamslg@purdue.edu

Education
DVM: Auburn University, 1984
PhD: University of Minnesota, 1991

Certification
Diplomate: American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Small Animal Internal Medicine) 1991

Areas of Interest

  • Small animal nephrology and urology
  • Nephroliths and ureteroliths (kidney and ureter stones)
  • Minimally invasive urology procedures including shock wave lithotripsy, laser lithotripsy, laser ablation of ectopic ureters, and placement of urethral and ureteral stents
  • Nutritional therapy of urinary tract disease
  • Problem Based Learning in Veterinary Education
  • Client Communications

Tuesday 2 October 2012 Small Animal MOVE Session: Dermatology topic

Time : Start time Hong Kong: 6:30pm

Speaker : Mandy Burrows

Cost :
   - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

Murdoch Online Veterinary Education Live Seminars 2012

The Murdoch University Office of Continuing Education would like to invite you to MOVE. Wher-ever you are, you can participate in these live online, interactive seminars from the comfort of your own home or office computer. All sessions are also archived so if you’re unable to attend a lecture or get called out in the middle of a lecture, you will still be able review it at a later time.

Have a look at Murdoch University CPD portal (please note the different rates available to HKVA Members only!)
All 10 secessions only HKD 1500.00

http://www.vetbiomed.murdoch.edu.au/CVE/onlineeducation.html

For further information Please contact Kelly Hall at K.Hall@murdoch.edu.au or for local assistance Rob Gordon in Hong Kong at lomvet03@optusnet.com.au


For more information, please click here.

Monday 24th September 2012 Feline Endocrinology Case Studies

Venue : YMCA, 41 Salisbury Road Tsim Sha Tsui

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

Speaker : Dr Sue Foster

Cost :
   Include Dinner - Members : $350, Non-Members : $450
   Paid at night - Members : $600, Non-Members : $600
   Non paid - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

Feline Endocrinology, how confident are you in managing these cases?

Dr Sue Foster BVSC, M Vet Clin Stud, FACVSc (Feline Medicine), a registered specialist in feline medicine, will be presenting :

Registration fees
Early bird online registration and payment on or before 11:30 pm of 23rd September 2012.
$350 (Members of HKVA and its affiliated associations), $450 (Others)
Registration and payment at the venue : $600 for all

For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk

Hope to see you there :

Tint Naing & Ruan Bester : CPD Coordinators


Dr Sue Foster
BVSc MVetClinStud FACVSc (Feline Medicine)

Sue is Fellow of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists and a registered specialist in feline medicine. However, her interests span many areas of small animal medicine in both cats and dogs. Sue worked in private mixed practice before doing specialist training and a Masters in Veterinary Clinical Studies (on adrenal function in dogs) at the University of Sydney (1995-1999). She has lectured at Murdoch University (2000-2003) and also at the University of Sydney (as a visiting scholar, 2004). Sue has numerous papers in peer-reviewed journals and has also contributed to chapters in some of the most well known medicine and infectious disease textbooks. She has presented scientific papers both nationally and internationally and regularly contributes to continuing education seminars and conferences. Sue is currently an Adjunct Senior Lecturer in Small Animal Medicine at Murdoch University and a medical consultant for Symbion Vetnostics (Sydney). She also works as a locum for both private and university practices and is the spokesperson for Vets Against Live Export (VALE).


Tuesday 11 September 2012 Atopic Dermatitis & Epidermal Barrier Therapy

Venue : YMCA, 41 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

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

Speaker : Dr Alister Webster

Cost :
   - Members : $50, Non-Members : $100
   Paid on that night - Members : $100, Non-Members : $100
   Non paid - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

Another CPD event for the profession by your association

Dr Alister Webster BVSc (Hons1), Director - Animal Health, BLACKMORES, Australia will be presenting

Registration fees
Early bird online registration and payment on or before 11:30 pm of 10th Septermber 2012.
$50 (Members of HKVA and its affiliated associations), $100 (Others)

Registration and payment at the venue : $100 for all

A very generous financial support from Paw (distributed by United Italian Corp HK Ltd ) enabled the seminar to be extremely low cost to our members

Please register for congress online at the HKVA Website www.hkva.org
For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk

Hope to see you there : Tint Naing & Ruan Bester : CPD Coordinators


BIOGRAPHY: DR ALISTER WEBSTER, BVSC (HONS 1)

The Webster's are renowned in the animal health industry worldwide for pioneering the development of ground breaking vaccinations and health care products for animals, including the world's first canine parvovirus vaccine and mareks vaccine for chickens. This resulted in Alister's grandfather, Dr Arthur Webster Snr being awarded with an Order of Australia Medal for service to Veterinary Science. Large multinational animal health companies including Virbac, Boehringer Ingelheim and Pfizer boast Webster originated vaccines in their current product portfolio.

Alister himself, a third generation veterinarian in his family, graduated from Sydney University with first class honours in 2000 and had several years in general practise in both country and city practices, working with large and small animals. From 2005, Alister has worked in collaboration with International and Australian Universities to research and develop new animal health and human healthcare products, both pharmaceutical and nutraceutical in format, to improve the health and wellbeing of pets and humans alike. He has a special interest in Dermatology, where he works closely with the Australian Dermatology Chapter in developing new technologies, as well as providing furthering education around epidermal barrier dermatology, lecturing regularly across Australia.

His entrepreneurial spirit led Alister to create Pure Animal Wellbeing Pty Ltd (or PAW) in 2006, Australia's leading innovative Nutraceutical and Dermatology business. Sold to Blackmores Ltd (Australia's largest Vitamin Company) in 2010, Alister has continued as the Director Animal Health for Blackmores, developing new innovative Dermatology and Natural Healthcare ranges for the health benefits of companion animals. The PAW ranges are now sold extensively throughout the Asia, Australasia and North America, and are endorsed and recommended by several Specialist Veterinary Dermatologists in Australia.

Alister is no stranger to the media or presenting, with his ongoing role as the 'Pet Expert' on the Better Homes and Gardens radio show he also contributes to Better Homes and Gardens Magazine each month and Presents at Better Homes & Gardens Live Events around Australia.


Proudly and generous sponsored by :

Wednesday 5, Thursday 6 September 2012 (Includes entry to the seminar as well) Workshop: Veterinary Dentistry for Veterinary Nurses and Technicians

Venue : Chinese University Animal House

Time : Morning Session 9.30-12.30pm, Afternoon Session 2.00pm-5.00pm

Speaker : Dr Cedric LC Tutt

Cost :
   5th September (Wednesday), Morning Session 9.30am-12.30pm - Members : $650, Non-Members : $650
   5th September (Wednesday), Afternoon Session 2.00pm-5.00pm - Members : $650, Non-Members : $650
   6th September (Thursday), Morning Session 9.30am-12.30pm - Members : $650, Non-Members : $650
   6th September (Thursday), Afternoon Session 2.00pm-5.00pm - Members : $650, Non-Members : $650

The cost of each 3 hour workshop is: HK$650 (includes entry to the seminar as well. The seminars are partially funded by the Government of HKSAR)
Workshops
Examination, charting: routine scale and polish procedures; dental radiography; routine maintenance of veterinary dental equipment.

Two wet-labs will be run on Wednesday 5th and two wet-labs will be run on Thursday 6th September, 2012.  The first wet-lab is between  9.30am-12.30pm and the second is between 2.00pm-5.00pm.  Each lab will have 6 participants working in groups of 2 persons each.  Each group will have its own set of equipment provided.

Venue:  At the Laboratory Animal Services Centre ( LASEC)  of  the Chinese University of Hong Kong.  The University is situated in the New Territories. For people travelling on the KCR from TST please alight at University Station. Exit on the University (left) side of the station, turn right and start walking up the hill. Take the first turn on the right which will lead you over a railway bridge. Follow the road to its end and you will arrive at the LASEC.

Please refer to the attached map.

Registration is on a first in first served basis.  Each participant must register individually as group bookings will not be accepted.

Registration and payment must be done online on or before 11:30 pm of Monday 3rd September, 2012. No payment will be received on the night of the seminar or the day of the workshop.  Please go to the HKVA website www.hkva.org and click on the relevant date on the calendar and then follow the prompts.

Hope to see you there: Ruan Bester & Tint Naing: CPD Coordinators

For enquiries please forward to
secretariat@medcom.com.hk

Speaker's Biography

Dr Cedric LC 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

Please note that all equipment supplied by GARESCH for the dental workshops will be for sale.

  • GS Deluxe Dental Units with Stands
  • Ultrasonic Scalers
  • Dog & Cat Instrument Kits
  • Feline Instrument Kits
  • Elevators
  • Prophy Kits
  • Instrument Trays
  • Disclosing solution
  • Chlorhex Solution
  • Protective Glasses

Also available: dental models, Rodent Dental Instruments, sharpening stones, Diamond Disk, Soft Tissue Protectors, Portable Polisher Machines

For details please contact Karen Scheinecker


The workshops held on the 5th September is proudly sponsored by:

The workshops held on the 6th September is proudly sponsored by :

All of the dental equipment for the workshops is kindly provided by:

Tuesday 4 September 2012 Small Animal MOVE Session: Ophthalmology topic

Time : Start time Hong Kong: 6:30pm

Speaker : Martyn King

Cost :
   - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0


Murdoch Online Veterinary Education Live Seminars 2012

The Murdoch University Office of Continuing Education would like to invite you to MOVE. Wher-ever you are, you can participate in these live online, interactive seminars from the comfort of your own home or office computer. All sessions are also archived so if you’re unable to attend a lecture or get called out in the middle of a lecture, you will still be able review it at a later time.

Have a look at Murdoch University CPD portal (please note the different rates available to HKVA Members only!)
All 10 secessions only HKD 1500.00

http://www.vetbiomed.murdoch.edu.au/CVE/onlineeducation.html

For further information Please contact Kelly Hall at K.Hall@murdoch.edu.au or for local assistance Rob Gordon in Hong Kong at lomvet03@optusnet.com.au


For more information, please click here.

Tuesday 4, Wednesday 5 September 2012 (Identical sessions, please register for one only) Seminar: Veterinary Dentistry for Veterinary Nurses and Technicians

Venue : Mariner's Club (TST)

Time : Dinner: 7.00pm, Lectures: 8.00-10.00pm

Speaker : Dr Cedric LC Tutt

Cost :
   4th September (Tuesday) - Members : $200, Non-Members : $200
   5th September (Wednesday) - Members : $200, Non-Members : $200
   4th September (Tuesday) Free for Workshop - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0
   5th September (Wednesday) Free for Workshop - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

          

Examination, charting: routine scale and polish procedures; dental radiography; routine maintenance of veterinary dental equipment.

Speaker's Biography

Dr Cedric LC 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


Registration and payment must be done online on or before 11:30 pm of Monday 3rd September, 2012. No payment will be received on the night of the seminar. Please go to the HKVA website www.hkva.org and click on the relevant date on the calendar and then follow the prompts.

Hope to see you there: Ruan Bester & Tint Naing: CPD Coordinators

For enquiries please forward to
secretariat@medcom.com.hk


The Seminars are partially funded by :

Funding Organization:

"Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material / any event organized under this Project do not reflect the views of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region or the Vetting Committee for the Professional Services Development Assistance Scheme."

Monday 27 August 2012 Principles of surgical oncology and biopsy & Essentials in surgery and critical care

Venue : YMCA, 41 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

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

Speaker : Dr. Jolle Kirpensteijn

Cost :
   - Members : $350, Non-Members : $450
   Non-paid - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

The seminar you should not miss!

Dr. Jolle Kirpensteijn, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVS and ECVS, of Utrecht University will be presenting : -

Principles of surgical oncology and biopsy

Surgery is the number one cure for cancer in man and animals. As with any surgery, careful planning and staging is essential for success. This lecture will discuss the basic principles of surgical oncology and focus on how to take a proper biopsy. The importance of proper cancer therapy is emphasized and special attention is given to a balanced nutritional and pain management protocol.

Essentials (including nutrition/V5) in surgery and critical care

Nutrition is a basic entity in keeping your pets healthy, especially after an intervention like a major surgery. How can we use the nutritional assessment guidelines to estimate if the pet needs additional support? Can this help your practice and what is the role of the World Small Animal Veterinary Association in promoting a nutritional check by every pet every time?

Registration fees
Early bird online registration and payment on or before 11:30 pm of 26th August 2012.
$350 (Members of HKVA and its affiliated associations), $450 (Others)

Registration and payment at the venue : $600 for all

Please register for congress online at the HKVA Website www.hkva.org
For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk

Hope to see you there : Tint Naing & Ruan Bester : CPD Coordinators


Dr. Jolle Kirpensteijn DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVS and ECVS

Department of Clinical Sciences of Companion Animals
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University
PO Box 80154, NL-3508 TD Utrecht
The Netherlands


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Professor in surgical oncology and soft tissue surgery, Utrecht University
  • Professor in surgery, University of Copenhagen
  • Diplomate of the American and European College of Veterinary Surgeons
  • President of the World Small Animal Veterinary Association
  • Clinical and research interests
    o Surgical oncology
    o Endoscopic and reconstructive surgery
  • Published over 60 peer reviewed articles
  • Given more than 200 lectures worldwide
  • BSAVA Simon Award (2007)
  • Hills Voorjaarsdagen Excellence in Healthcare Award (2009)


EDUCATION

  • DVM, Utrecht University Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Holland
  • Internship, small animal medicine and surgery, University of Georgia
  • Residency, small animal surgery, Kansas State University
  • MS, Kansas State University
  • Fellowship in surgical oncology, Colorado State University

Thursday 23 August 2012 Rigid Endoscopy Workshop

Venue : Animal House, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Time :
Workshop group 1a: 9.30 AM - 12.30 PM
Workshop group 1b: 2.00 PM - 5.00 PM

Speaker : Dr David Twedt

Cost :
   Workshop group 1a - Members : $2500, Non-Members : $3000
   Workshop group 1b - Members : $2500, Non-Members : $3000
   Non-paid - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

Workshop Group 1a (9:30am-12:30pm) FULLY BOOKED
Workshop Group 2b (2:00pm-5:00pm) "Owing to Cancellation - One Place Available". If interested, please send email to
secretariat@medcom.com.hk

The HKVA is bringing Dr David Twedt to HK for some hands on small animal flexible and rigid endoscopy workshops. The workshops will be held on 22-23 August 2012, each being preceded the evening before with essential pre-workshop lectures.

The number of workshop participants per group has been limited to just 9 per session. Dr Twedt will be supported by two very experienced endoscopy users as tutors, HK's own Paolo Martelli and Christopher Chamness from Storz, so that more attention can be given to all the participants. Attendance at lead lectures is essential for workshop participation.

Cost:
$2500/workshop for HKVA members
$3000/workshop for non-HKVA members
Cost includes evening seminar for workshop participants

For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk


Sponsored by:

Wednesday 22 August 2012 Equine MOVE Session: Equine topic

Time : Start time Hong Kong: 6:30pm

Speaker : Cristy Secombe

Cost :
   - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0


Murdoch Online Veterinary Education Live Seminars 2012

The Murdoch University Office of Continuing Education would like to invite you to MOVE. Wher-ever you are, you can participate in these live online, interactive seminars from the comfort of your own home or office computer. All sessions are also archived so if you’re unable to attend a lecture or get called out in the middle of a lecture, you will still be able review it at a later time.

Have a look at Murdoch University CPD portal (please note the different rates available to HKVA Members only!)
All 10 secessions only HKD 1500.00

http://www.vetbiomed.murdoch.edu.au/CVE/onlineeducation.html

For further information Please contact Kelly Hall at K.Hall@murdoch.edu.au or for local assistance Rob Gordon in Hong Kong at lomvet03@optusnet.com.au


For more information, please click here.

Wednesday 22 August 2012 Rigid Endoscopy Seminar

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

Time : Dinner: 7.00pm, Lectures: 8.00-10.30pm

Speaker : Dr. David C. Twedt

Cost :
   - Members : $250, Non-Members : $350
   Free evening seminar for workshop participants - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0
   Paid on that night - Members : $500, Non-Members : $500
   Non-Paid - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

'Introduction to Rigid Endoscopy'

Rigid endoscopy involves the use of various diameter rigid endoscopes designed for the examination of the nasal cavity, external ear canal, abdominal cavity, thoracic cavity, joints and lower urinary system.   The lectures will provide a basic introduction to the selection and use of the rigid endoscope followed by case examples demonstrating the tremendous diagnostic capabilities of rigid endoscopy.  Included in the lecture will be case examples of laparoscopy, otoscopy and cystoscopy.

Dr David C. Twedt
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Professor of Medicine, Colorado State University

Dr. David Twedt graduated from Iowa State University and entered an internship and medicine residency at The Animal Medical Center in New York City in gastroenterology. Dr. Twedt then joined the staff of the Animal Medical Center and was also a research associate at the Liver Research Center of Albert Einstein Medical School. Dr. Twedt is currently a Diplomate of the ACVIM, Professor in the Department of Clinical Sciences at Colorado State University and Director of the Veterinary Endoscopy Teaching Center.

Dr. Twedt is past President of both ACVIM Internal Medicine Speciality and College of ACVIM and the Comparative Gastroenterology Society. Publication and research interests include liver, gastrointestinal disease and endoscopy. He has also been the recipient of several teaching awards. He is also the co-editor of Current Veterinary Therapy XIV published in 2008.


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 21st August for the respective seminars. 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 note: If you have already confirmed your place on the workshop(s), seminar fees are already included and there is no need to re-register for this component.

Enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk

Looking forward to seeing you,

Tint Naing & Ruan Bester
HKVA CPD Coordinators


Sponsored by:

Wednesday 22 August 2012 Flexible Endoscopy Workshops

Venue : Animal House, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Time :
Workshop group 1a: 9.30 AM - 12.30 PM
Workshop group 1b: 2.00 PM - 5.00 PM

Speaker : Dr David Twedt

Cost :
   Workshop group 1a - Members : $2500, Non-Members : $3000
   Workshop group 1b - Members : $2500, Non-Members : $3000
   Non-paid - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

Workshop Group 1a (9:30am-12:30pm) FULLY BOOKED
Workshop Group 2b (2:00pm-5:00pm) FULLY BOOKED

The HKVA is bringing Dr David Twedt to HK for some hands on small animal flexible and rigid endoscopy workshops. The workshops will be held on 22-23 August 2012, each being preceded the evening before with essential pre-workshop lectures.

The number of workshop participants per group has been limited to just 9 per session. Dr Twedt will be supported by two very experienced endoscopy users as tutors, HK's own Paolo Martelli and Christopher Chamness from Storz, so that more attention can be given to all the participants. Attendance at lead lectures is essential for workshop participation.

Cost:
$2500/workshop for HKVA members
$3000/workshop for non-HKVA members
Cost includes evening seminar for workshop participants

For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk


Sponsored by:

Tuesday 21 August 2012 Flexible Endoscopy Seminar

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

Time : Dinner: 7.00pm, Lectures: 8.00-10.30pm

Speaker : Dr. David C. Twedt

Cost :
   - Members : $250, Non-Members : $350
   Free evening seminar for workshop participants - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0
   Paid on that night - Members : $500, Non-Members : $500
   Non-paid - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

'Introduction to Flexible Endoscopy'

Flexible endoscopes are used for examination of the gastrointestinal tract, respiratory system and lower urinary system. The lectures will cover the basic principles of flexible endoscopic equipment followed by descriptions of the technique, the anatomy and the diagnostic capabilities of flexible endoscopy as they apply to the various areas in the body to be examined. Specific techniques such as foreign body removal, mucosal biopsy, bronchal-alveolar lavage will be discussed using actual clinical case examples.

Dr David C. Twedt
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Professor of Medicine, Colorado State University

Dr. David Twedt graduated from Iowa State University and entered an internship and medicine residency at The Animal Medical Center in New York City in gastroenterology. Dr. Twedt then joined the staff of the Animal Medical Center and was also a research associate at the Liver Research Center of Albert Einstein Medical School. Dr. Twedt is currently a Diplomate of the ACVIM, Professor in the Department of Clinical Sciences at Colorado State University and Director of the Veterinary Endoscopy Teaching Center.

Dr. Twedt is past President of both ACVIM Internal Medicine Speciality and College of ACVIM and the Comparative Gastroenterology Society. Publication and research interests include liver, gastrointestinal disease and endoscopy. He has also been the recipient of several teaching awards. He is also the co-editor of Current Veterinary Therapy XIV published in 2008.


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 20th August for the respective seminars. 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 note: If you have already confirmed your place on the workshop(s), seminar fees are already included and there is no need to re-register for this component.

Enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk

Looking forward to seeing you,

Tint Naing & Ruan Bester
HKVA CPD Coordinators


Sponsored by:

Thursday 9 August 2012 Biliary mucocoeles, an emerging disease in dogs

Venue : Peace Avenue Veterinary Clinic, Shop B, 7 Liberty Avenue, HOMANTIN

Time : 7:30 - 10:00pm

Speaker : Dr. Liza Köster and Dr. Alane Cahalane

Cost :
   - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

Seminar for Veterinarians

Gallbladder (GB) mucocoele (MC) is currently the most common reason for performing biliary surgery in dogs. This disease was rarely reported prior to 1990 and can be assumed to be an emerging syndrome in veterinary medicine.

In this lecture Dr. Liza Köster, BVSc, BVSc(Hons), MMedVet(Med)(Pret), Dipl. ECVIM-CA, MRCVS, Specialist in Veterinary Internal Medicine, will cover areas including physiology of bile formation, pathophysiology, signalment, history, physical examination, laboratory abnormalities, diagnostic imaging, management and prognosis of this disease in the 1st session while in the 2nd session, Dr. Alane Cahalane, DVM, MA, DACVS-SA, Specialist in Veterinary Surgery will discuss about the surgical aspects of biliary disease.

No. of Seats: 24
Medium of Instruction: English

The registration will start at 7:00pm, the seminar is eligible for CPD points.
Light refreshments will be served between the two sessions.

For enquiries or reservations, please forward to seminar@peaceavevet.com.hk on or before Wednesday 25 July, 2012.


Tuesday 7 August 2012 Small Animal MOVE Session: Approach to bleeding disorders

Time : Start time Hong Kong: 6:30pm

Speaker : Lisa Smart

Cost :
   - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0


Murdoch Online Veterinary Education Live Seminars 2012

The Murdoch University Office of Continuing Education would like to invite you to MOVE. Wher-ever you are, you can participate in these live online, interactive seminars from the comfort of your own home or office computer. All sessions are also archived so if you’re unable to attend a lecture or get called out in the middle of a lecture, you will still be able review it at a later time

Have a look at Murdoch University CPD portal (please note the different rates available to HKVA Members only!)
All 10 secessions only HKD 1500.00

http://www.vetbiomed.murdoch.edu.au/CVE/onlineeducation.html

For further information Please contact Kelly Hall at K.Hall@murdoch.edu.au or for local assistance Rob Gordon in Hong Kong at lomvet03@optusnet.com.au


For more information, please click here.

Wednesday 1 August 2012 Biliary mucocoeles, an emerging disease in dogs

Venue : Peace Avenue Veterinary Clinic, Shop B, 7 Liberty Avenue, HOMANTIN

Time : 7:30 - 10:00pm

Speaker : Dr. Liza Köster and Dr. Alane Cahalane

Cost :
   - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

Seminar for Veterinarians

Gallbladder (GB) mucocoele (MC) is currently the most common reason for performing biliary surgery in dogs. This disease was rarely reported prior to 1990 and can be assumed to be an emerging syndrome in veterinary medicine.

In this lecture Dr. Liza Köster, BVSc, BVSc(Hons), MMedVet(Med)(Pret), Dipl. ECVIM-CA, MRCVS, Specialist in Veterinary Internal Medicine, will cover areas including physiology of bile formation, pathophysiology, signalment, history, physical examination, laboratory abnormalities, diagnostic imaging, management and prognosis of this disease in the 1st session while in the 2nd session, Dr. Alane Cahalane, DVM, MA, DACVS-SA, Specialist in Veterinary Surgery will discuss about the surgical aspects of biliary disease.

No. of Seats: 24
Medium of Instruction: English

The registration will start at 7:00pm, the seminar is eligible for CPD points.
Light refreshments will be served between the two sessions.

For enquiries or reservations, please forward to seminar@peaceavevet.com.hk on or before Wednesday 25 July, 2012.


Monday 30 July 2012 Web-seminar: Atopic Dermatitis - What's New

Venue : Online

Time : 21:00 (Hong Kong)

Speaker : Dr. Carlo Vitale

Cost :


Dr. Carlo Vitale, DVM, DACVD

Biography

  • Veterinary Dermatology Specialist (at VCA-San Francisco Veterinary Specialists)
  • DVM, Mississippi State University
  • Small animal internship, Angell Memorial Animal Hospital in Boston
  • Residency in dermatology, University of California Davis
  • Previous Clinical instructor University of California Davis

For more information, please click here.

Monday 30 July 2012 Biliary mucocoeles, an emerging disease in dogs

Venue : Peace Avenue Veterinary Clinic, Shop B, 7 Liberty Avenue, HOMANTIN

Time : 7:30 - 10:00pm

Speaker : Dr. Liza Köster and Dr. Alane Cahalane

Cost :
   - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

Seminar for Veterinarians

Gallbladder (GB) mucocoele (MC) is currently the most common reason for performing biliary surgery in dogs. This disease was rarely reported prior to 1990 and can be assumed to be an emerging syndrome in veterinary medicine.

In this lecture Dr. Liza Köster, BVSc, BVSc(Hons), MMedVet(Med)(Pret), Dipl. ECVIM-CA, MRCVS, Specialist in Veterinary Internal Medicine, will cover areas including physiology of bile formation, pathophysiology, signalment, history, physical examination, laboratory abnormalities, diagnostic imaging, management and prognosis of this disease in the 1st session while in the 2nd session, Dr. Alane Cahalane, DVM, MA, DACVS-SA, Specialist in Veterinary Surgery will discuss about the surgical aspects of biliary disease.

No. of Seats: 24
Medium of Instruction: English

The registration will start at 7:00pm, the seminar is eligible for CPD points.
Light refreshments will be served between the two sessions.

For enquiries or reservations, please forward to seminar@peaceavevet.com.hk on or before Wednesday 25 July, 2012.


Thursday 26 July 2012 The Vet Education Online Conference 2012!

Cost :


Register Now!

Two weeks of the best value, most interactive, environmentally friendly, and engaging CPD available!

PLUS The Virtual Veterinary Tradeshow
Competitions – Prizes - Interaction with Industry Representatives – Latest News and Products!

DON'T MISS THIS AMAZING EVENT!

Visit www.veteducation.net and register NOW!


Contact us anytime if you have any queries:
Email - info@veteducation.net
Phone - Australia: 07 4755 4561
Phone - New Zealand: 04 974 7262
Phone - International: 61 7 4755 4561
Skype - vet-education

Click here for the exciting online conference program!


Wednesday 25 July 2012 The Vet Education Online Conference 2012!

Cost :


Register Now!

Two weeks of the best value, most interactive, environmentally friendly, and engaging CPD available!

PLUS The Virtual Veterinary Tradeshow
Competitions – Prizes - Interaction with Industry Representatives – Latest News and Products!

DON'T MISS THIS AMAZING EVENT!

Visit www.veteducation.net and register NOW!


Contact us anytime if you have any queries:
Email - info@veteducation.net
Phone - Australia: 07 4755 4561
Phone - New Zealand: 04 974 7262
Phone - International: 61 7 4755 4561
Skype - vet-education

Click here for the exciting online conference program!


Tuesday 24 July 2012 The Vet Education Online Conference 2012!

Cost :


Register Now!

Two weeks of the best value, most interactive, environmentally friendly, and engaging CPD available!

PLUS The Virtual Veterinary Tradeshow
Competitions – Prizes - Interaction with Industry Representatives – Latest News and Products!

DON'T MISS THIS AMAZING EVENT!

Visit www.veteducation.net and register NOW!


Contact us anytime if you have any queries:
Email - info@veteducation.net
Phone - Australia: 07 4755 4561
Phone - New Zealand: 04 974 7262
Phone - International: 61 7 4755 4561
Skype - vet-education

Click here for the exciting online conference program!


Monday 23 July 2012 The Vet Education Online Conference 2012!

Cost :


Register Now!

Two weeks of the best value, most interactive, environmentally friendly, and engaging CPD available!

PLUS The Virtual Veterinary Tradeshow
Competitions – Prizes - Interaction with Industry Representatives – Latest News and Products!

DON'T MISS THIS AMAZING EVENT!

Visit www.veteducation.net and register NOW!


Contact us anytime if you have any queries:
Email - info@veteducation.net
Phone - Australia: 07 4755 4561
Phone - New Zealand: 04 974 7262
Phone - International: 61 7 4755 4561
Skype - vet-education

Click here for the exciting online conference program!


Thursday 19 July 2012 The Vet Education Online Conference 2012!

Cost :


Register Now!

Two weeks of the best value, most interactive, environmentally friendly, and engaging CPD available!

PLUS The Virtual Veterinary Tradeshow
Competitions – Prizes - Interaction with Industry Representatives – Latest News and Products!

DON'T MISS THIS AMAZING EVENT!

Visit www.veteducation.net and register NOW!


Contact us anytime if you have any queries:
Email - info@veteducation.net
Phone - Australia: 07 4755 4561
Phone - New Zealand: 04 974 7262
Phone - International: 61 7 4755 4561
Skype - vet-education

Click here for the exciting online conference program!


Wednesday 18 July 2012 The Vet Education Online Conference 2012!

Cost :


Register Now!

Two weeks of the best value, most interactive, environmentally friendly, and engaging CPD available!

PLUS The Virtual Veterinary Tradeshow
Competitions – Prizes - Interaction with Industry Representatives – Latest News and Products!

DON'T MISS THIS AMAZING EVENT!

Visit www.veteducation.net and register NOW!


Contact us anytime if you have any queries:
Email - info@veteducation.net
Phone - Australia: 07 4755 4561
Phone - New Zealand: 04 974 7262
Phone - International: 61 7 4755 4561
Skype - vet-education

Click here for the exciting online conference program!


Wednesday 18 July, 2012 Soft Tissue Reconstructive Surgery Hands-on Wet Lab

Venue : Laboratory Animal Services Centre, the Chinese University

Time : 9am ~ 5pm

Speaker : Dr Tania Banks and Dr Ben Clarke

Cost :
   - Members : $3900, Non-Members : $5000
   Non-Paid - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

Have you ever wondered "how in this world am I going to remove that tumor & close the wound afterward"? Well.. wonder no more. Drs Tania Banks and Ben Clarke will be in Hong Kong to show you how.

Only 16 places are available each day (17th & 18th July, both days are identical), it is "first-come-first-served", so don't miss out!

Morning lecture on :

  1. Cutaneous Blood Supply and general surgical principles for handling tissue properly
  2. Local skin flaps (H plasties, Rotation plasties, Transposition flap, Z plasties etc..)
  3. Axil pattern flaps
  4. Free skin grafts : followed by: -

The whole day of hands-on cadaver practice under the supervision of the tutors and finish off with a Tricks & Tips session.

Special Note : Two participants will share a cadaver for the web lab. Participants need to bring their own surgical set (HKVA cannot provide the surgical instruments)

The morning lecture session will prepare the participants with necessary underpinning knowledge to do the reconstructive surgery. This lecture will be kept to minimum so that the participants will have maximum hands on time practicing the surgery on the canine cadavers. The evening seminar on the 17th July (a separate event) will further consolidate the knowledge learned during the workshop. Certainly there will be some cross over (for the people who could not participate in the workshop) but the seminar will cover additional areas-such as post-op care, analgesia, bandages, more info in general. The tutors believe that these additional information are equally, if not more, important than the actual surgery to achieve a successful outcome.  Therefore it is critical for the workshop participants to attend the seminar  in order to get the complete picture.

Reserve your seat on line at HKVA.org, please reserve for one day only. Both days (17th and 18th July) are identical. If you have any problem with reservation email secretariat@medcom.com.hk for assistance.

Registration fee : HK$3900 for the member of HKVA and its affiliated associations, HK$5000 for others.


Speaker Bios

Dr Tania Banks BVSc FACVSc (Small Animal Surgery)
Tania graduated from The University of Queensland in 1997, and then spent 18 months in small animal practice in Brisbane. An internship in small animal medicine at The University of Queensland was then followed by a residency in small animal surgery at The University of Queensland and at Veterinary Specialist Services (VSS) Underwood. Tania then spent three years in England at Veterinary Referrals in Cancer and Critical Care (VRCC) and co-authored a textbook with the director of VRCC (Susan North) titled "Small Animal Oncology: An Introduction", published in 2009. Tania was awarded a Fellowship in Small Animal Surgery (by examination) in 2005 and from 2006-2009 practiced as a specialist surgeon at Brisbane Veterinary Specialist Centre (BVSC) Albany Creek. Since 2010, Tania has been employed as a lecturer and consultant surgeon at The University of Queensland. Tania is also undertaking a PhD at the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN), involving adult stem cells for articular cartilage tissue engineering.

Clinical Interests : All aspects of small animal surgery with a particular interest in soft tissue surgery and oncology surgery

Research Interests : Clinical indications for stem cell therapies with particular attention to stem cells and their indications for the management of osteoarthritis.

Dr Ben Clarke BSc Hons BVSc MANZCVSc (Small Animal Surgery)
Ben graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Science in 1996, Honours degree in Parasitology in 1997, and Bachelor of Veterinary Science in 2001. Following graduation he worked in Mid-Canterbury New Zealand, in dairy practice for 2 years, before moving to the United Kingdom to work in a range of mixed and small animal practices. In 2004 he began work as a surgical resident in soft tissue and oncologic surgery at Dick White Referrals in Newmarket UK, followed by a period of 2 months working as a volunteer in the Cook Islands. In 2008 he commenced a European College of Veterinary Surgeons residency training program at Veterinary Referrals Cancer and Critical Care (VRCC) UK, gaining a wide experience in all aspects of cancer care and management. Ben completed his training in the United Kingdom and joined the team at North Coast Veterinary Specialists in March 2011, and became a Member of the Australian College of Veterinary Surgeons in Small Animal Surgery by examination in 2011. Ben enjoys all aspects of small animal surgery, but has a particular interest in soft tissue surgery and cancer management.


The event is proudly sponsored by :

Partially funded by :

"Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material/any event organised under this Project do not reflect the views of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region or the Vetting Committee for the Professional Services Development Assistance Scheme".

Tuesday 17 July 2012 Soft tissue reconstructive surgery

Venue : YMCA, 41 Salisbury Road Tsim Sha Tsui

Time : 7:00pm - 10:30pm

Speaker : Dr Tania Banks and Dr Ben Clarke

Cost :
   - Members : $350, Non-Members : $450
   Non-Paid - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

A yet another quality CPD event for the profession by your association. Drs Tania Banks and Ben Clarke will be presenting:

Seminar Schedule
7:00pm-8:00pm: Registration & Buffet Dinner
8:00pm-8:25pm: Principles of reconstructive surgery - gentle tissue handling, preservation of blood supply, appropriate instrumentation including drains, VAC, tension lines, patient positioning etc. (BC)
8:25pm-8:50pm: Local flaps/ subdermal plexus flaps- transposition, rotation plasty, H-plasty, undermining (while preserving blood supply), V-Y plasty, Z plasty. Relaxing incisions, walking sutures, stents, distant flaps (hinge, pouch), second intention healing (TB)
8:50pm-9:00pm: Q&A
9:00pm-9:10pm: BREAK
9:10pm-9:40pm: Axial pattern flaps (TB)
9:40pm-10:00pm:Free grafts & peri-op care including bandages, when to change bandage, e collar, antibiotics, exercise restriction, half cast?? What to do when/ why the free graft might die (BC)
10:00pm-10:20pm:Peri-operative analgesia for reconstructive surgery- case studies (TB)
10:25pm-10:30pm: Q&A


Registration fees

Early bird online registration and payment on or before 11:30 pm of 16th July 2012.
$350 (Members of HKVA and its affiliated associations), $450 (Others)

Registration and payment at the venue : $600 for all

Please register for congress online at the HKVA Website www.hkva.org
For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk


Hope to see you there : Tint Naing & Ruan Bester : CPD Coordinators


Speaker Bios

Dr Tania Banks BVSc FACVSc (Small Animal Surgery)
Tania graduated from The University of Queensland in 1997, and then spend 18 months in small animal practice in Brisbane. An internship in small animal medicine at The University of Queensland was then followed by a residency in small animal surgery at The University of Queensland and at Veterinary Specialist Services (VSS) Underwood. Tania then spent three years in England at Veterinary Referrals in Cancer and Critical Care (VRCC) and co-authored a textbook with the director of VRCC (Susan North) titled "Small Animal Oncology: An Introduction", published in 2009. Tania was awarded a Fellowship in small animal surgery (by examination) in 2005 and from 2006-2009 practised as a specialist surgeon at Brisbane Veterinary Specialist Centre (BVSC) Albany Creek. Since 2010, Tania has been employed as a lecturer and consultant surgeon at The University of Queensland. Tania is also undertaking a PhD at the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN), involving adult stem cells for articular cartilage tissue engineering.

Clinical Interests : All aspects of small animal surgery with a particular interest in soft tissue surgery and oncology surgery

Research Interests : Clinical indications for stem cell therapies with particular attention to stem cells and their indications for the management of osteoarthritis.

 

Dr Ben Clarke BSc Hons BVSc MANZCVSc (Small Animal Surgery)
Ben graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Science in 1996, Honours degree in Parasitology in 1997, and Bachelor of Veterinary Science in 2001. Following graduation he worked in Mid-Canterbury New Zealand, in dairy practice for 2 years, before moving to the United Kingdom to work in a range of mixed and small animal practices. In 2004 he began work as a surgical resident in soft tissue and oncologic surgery at Dick White Referrals in Newmarket UK, followed by a period of 2 months working as a volunteer in the Cook Islands. In 2008 he commenced a European College of Veterinary Surgeons residency training program at Veterinary Referrals Cancer and Critical Care (VRCC) UK, gaining a wide experience in all aspects of cancer care and management. Ben completed his training in the United Kingdom and joined the team at North Coast Veterinary Specialists in March 2011, and became a Member of the Australian College of Veterinary Surgeons in Small Animal Surgery by examination in 2011. Ben enjoys all aspects of small animal surgery, but has a particular interest in soft tissue surgery and cancer management.


Proudly sponsored by :


Tuesday 17 July, 2012 Soft Tissue Reconstructive Surgery Hands-on Wet Lab

Venue : Laboratory Animal Services Centre, the Chinese University

Time : 9am ~ 5pm

Speaker : Dr Tania Banks and Dr Ben Clarke

Cost :
   - Members : $3900, Non-Members : $5000
   Non-paid - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

Have you ever wondered "how in this world am I going to remove that tumor & close the wound afterward"? Well.. wonder no more. Drs Tania Banks and Ben Clarke will be in Hong Kong to show you how.

Only 16 places are available each day (17th & 18th July, both days are identical), it is "first-come-first-served", so don't miss out!

Morning lecture on :

  1. Cutaneous Blood Supply and general surgical principles for handling tissue properly
  2. Local skin flaps (H plasties, Rotation plasties, Transposition flap, Z plasties etc..)
  3. Axil pattern flaps
  4. Free skin grafts : followed by: -

The whole day of hands-on cadaver practice under the supervision of the tutors and finish off with a Tricks & Tips session.

Special Note : Two participants will share a cadaver for the web lab. Participants need to bring their own surgical set (HKVA cannot provide the surgical instruments)

The morning lecture session will prepare the participants with necessary underpinning knowledge to do the reconstructive surgery. This lecture will be kept to minimum so that the participants will have maximum hands on time practicing the surgery on the canine cadavers. The evening seminar on the 17th July (a separate event) will further consolidate the knowledge learned during the workshop. Certainly there will be some cross over (for the people who could not participate in the workshop) but the seminar will cover additional areas-such as post-op care, analgesia, bandages, more info in general. The tutors believe that these additional information are equally, if not more, important than the actual surgery to achieve a successful outcome.  Therefore it is critical for the workshop participants to attend the seminar  in order to get the complete picture.

Reserve your seat on line at HKVA.org, please reserve for one day only. Both days (17th and 18th July) are identical. If you have any problem with reservation email secretariat@medcom.com.hk for assistance.

Registration fee : HK$3900 for the member of HKVA and its affiliated associations, HK$5000 for others.


Speaker Bios

Dr Tania Banks BVSc FACVSc (Small Animal Surgery)
Tania graduated from The University of Queensland in 1997, and then spent 18 months in small animal practice in Brisbane. An internship in small animal medicine at The University of Queensland was then followed by a residency in small animal surgery at The University of Queensland and at Veterinary Specialist Services (VSS) Underwood. Tania then spent three years in England at Veterinary Referrals in Cancer and Critical Care (VRCC) and co-authored a textbook with the director of VRCC (Susan North) titled "Small Animal Oncology: An Introduction", published in 2009. Tania was awarded a Fellowship in Small Animal Surgery (by examination) in 2005 and from 2006-2009 practiced as a specialist surgeon at Brisbane Veterinary Specialist Centre (BVSC) Albany Creek. Since 2010, Tania has been employed as a lecturer and consultant surgeon at The University of Queensland. Tania is also undertaking a PhD at the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN), involving adult stem cells for articular cartilage tissue engineering.

Clinical Interests : All aspects of small animal surgery with a particular interest in soft tissue surgery and oncology surgery

Research Interests : Clinical indications for stem cell therapies with particular attention to stem cells and their indications for the management of osteoarthritis.

Dr Ben Clarke BSc Hons BVSc MANZCVSc (Small Animal Surgery)
Ben graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Science in 1996, Honours degree in Parasitology in 1997, and Bachelor of Veterinary Science in 2001. Following graduation he worked in Mid-Canterbury New Zealand, in dairy practice for 2 years, before moving to the United Kingdom to work in a range of mixed and small animal practices. In 2004 he began work as a surgical resident in soft tissue and oncologic surgery at Dick White Referrals in Newmarket UK, followed by a period of 2 months working as a volunteer in the Cook Islands. In 2008 he commenced a European College of Veterinary Surgeons residency training program at Veterinary Referrals Cancer and Critical Care (VRCC) UK, gaining a wide experience in all aspects of cancer care and management. Ben completed his training in the United Kingdom and joined the team at North Coast Veterinary Specialists in March 2011, and became a Member of the Australian College of Veterinary Surgeons in Small Animal Surgery by examination in 2011. Ben enjoys all aspects of small animal surgery, but has a particular interest in soft tissue surgery and cancer management.


The event is proudly sponsored by :

Partially funded by :

"Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material/any event organised under this Project do not reflect the views of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region or the Vetting Committee for the Professional Services Development Assistance Scheme".

Tuesday 17 July 2012 The Vet Education Online Conference 2012!

Cost :


Register Now!

Two weeks of the best value, most interactive, environmentally friendly, and engaging CPD available!

PLUS The Virtual Veterinary Tradeshow
Competitions – Prizes - Interaction with Industry Representatives – Latest News and Products!

DON'T MISS THIS AMAZING EVENT!

Visit www.veteducation.net and register NOW!


Contact us anytime if you have any queries:
Email - info@veteducation.net
Phone - Australia: 07 4755 4561
Phone - New Zealand: 04 974 7262
Phone - International: 61 7 4755 4561
Skype - vet-education

Click here for the exciting online conference program!


Monday 16 July 2012 Stem Cell Therapy in Dogs, General Principles in Surgical Oncology and Common Skin Tumours

Venue : YMCA, 41 Salisbury Road Tsim Sha Tsui

Time : 7:00pm - 10:30pm

Speaker : Dr Tania Banks and Dr Ben Clarke

Cost :
   - Members : $350, Non-Members : $450
   Non-paid - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0
   Paid on that night - Members : $600, Non-Members : $600

A yet another quality CPD event for the profession by your association. Drs Tania Banks and Ben Clarke will be presenting :

Seminar Schedule
7:00pm-8:00pm: Registration & Buffet Dinner
8:00pm-8:50pm: Principles of surgical oncology (TB)
8:50pm-9:00pm: Q&A
9:00pm-9:20pm: Stem cell therapy in dogs (TB)
9:20pm-9:25pm: Q&A
9:25pm-9:40pm: BREAK
9:40pm-10:25pm: Cutaneous lumps and bumps- investigation and staging (BC)
10:25pm-10:30pm: Q&A


Registration fees

Early bird online registration and payment on or before 11:30 pm of 15th July 2012.
$350 (Members of HKVA and its affiliated associations), $450 (Others)

Registration and payment at the venue : $600 for all

Please register for congress online at the HKVA Website www.hkva.org
For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk


Hope to see you there : Tint Naing & Ruan Bester : CPD Coordinators


Speaker Bios

Dr Tania Banks BVSc FACVSc (Small Animal Surgery)
Tania graduated from The University of Queensland in 1997, and then spent 18 months in small animal practice in Brisbane. An internship in small animal medicine at The University of Queensland was then followed by a residency in small animal surgery at The University of Queensland and at Veterinary Specialist Services (VSS) Underwood. Tania then spent three years in England at Veterinary Referrals in Cancer and Critical Care (VRCC) and co-authored a textbook with the director of VRCC (Susan North) titled "Small Animal Oncology: An Introduction", published in 2009. Tania was awarded a Fellowship in Small Animal Surgery (by examination) in 2005 and from 2006-2009 practiced as a specialist surgeon at Brisbane Veterinary Specialist Centre (BVSC) Albany Creek. Since 2010, Tania has been employed as a lecturer and consultant surgeon at The University of Queensland. Tania is also undertaking a PhD at the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN), involving adult stem cells for articular cartilage tissue engineering.

Clinical Interests : All aspects of small animal surgery with a particular interest in soft tissue surgery and oncology surgery

Research Interests : Clinical indications for stem cell therapies with particular attention to stem cells and their indications for the management of osteoarthritis.


Dr Ben Clarke BSc Hons BVSc MANZCVSc (Small Animal Surgery)
Ben graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Science in 1996, Honours degree in Parasitology in 1997, and Bachelor of Veterinary Science in 2001. Following graduation he worked in Mid-Canterbury New Zealand, in dairy practice for 2 years, before moving to the United Kingdom to work in a range of mixed and small animal practices. In 2004 he began work as a surgical resident in soft tissue and oncologic surgery at Dick White Referrals in Newmarket UK, followed by a period of 2 months working as a volunteer in the Cook Islands. In 2008 he commenced a European College of Veterinary Surgeons residency training program at Veterinary Referrals Cancer and Critical Care (VRCC) UK, gaining a wide experience in all aspects of cancer care and management. Ben completed his training in the United Kingdom and joined the team at North Coast Veterinary Specialists in March 2011, and became a Member of the Australian College of Veterinary Surgeons in Small Animal Surgery by examination in 2011. Ben enjoys all aspects of small animal surgery, but has a particular interest in soft tissue surgery and cancer management.


Proudly sponsored by :


Monday 16 July 2012 The Vet Education Online Conference 2012!

Cost :


Register Now!

Two weeks of the best value, most interactive, environmentally friendly, and engaging CPD available!

PLUS The Virtual Veterinary Tradeshow
Competitions – Prizes - Interaction with Industry Representatives – Latest News and Products!

DON'T MISS THIS AMAZING EVENT!

Visit www.veteducation.net and register NOW!


Contact us anytime if you have any queries:
Email - info@veteducation.net
Phone - Australia: 07 4755 4561
Phone - New Zealand: 04 974 7262
Phone - International: 61 7 4755 4561
Skype - vet-education

Click here for the exciting online conference program!


Monday 16 July 2012 CVe Webinar: Veterinary Cancer Care

Cost :


Time: 2.00pm AEST - Click here for time zone information
Fee: $40.00 (you earn 1 cpd point for this webinar)

In this webinar Maureen Cooper and Laura Brockley will discuss:

  • How to talk to clients about cancer
  • How to present main cancer treatment modalities (drug therapy, surgery, radiation therapy)
  • How to manage side effects of these treatment.


Presenter:

Dr Maureen Cooper:
Dr Maureen Cooper is originally from Canada however she now proudly has dual citizenship with Australia. She obtained her veterinary degree at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. She completed a rotating small animal internship at Purdue University in Indiana, USA. Dr Cooper then spent time in both general and referral practice in New York and later in Melbourne. She completed her residency in Veterinary Oncology at the Melbourne Veterinary Specialist Centre and then became a Fellow in the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in Oncology in 2010. Given the deep human-animal bond, Dr Cooper feels passionate about providing complete cancer care for families who elect to treat their pet's cancer. Her other passions include AFL footy and being a mum of three kids.

Dr Laura Brockley:
Dr Laura Brockley obtained her Bachelor of Veterinary Science from the University of Melbourne. She then worked in a variety of small animal and mixed practices in Victoria and the United Kingdom, including volunteering her services in an underprivileged area in the Baltics. Laura completed an internship and residency in Veterinary Oncology at the Melbourne Veterinary Specialist Centre in 2011. In 2009 she achieved membership of the Small Animal Medicine Chapter of the Australian College Veterinary Scientists and received the Chapter Award.

Online Registration:

Sign in to your account and register via the Enrol Tab.
(If you do not have an account with us you can create one.)

Registrations close at 12.00pm on the day of the webinar or earlier if registrations fill.


Tuesday 10 July 2012 Small Animal MOVE Session: Small animal topic

Time : Start time Hong Kong: 6:30pm

Speaker : Hill’s Vet

Cost :
   - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

Murdoch Online Veterinary Education Live Seminars 2012

The Murdoch University Office of Continuing Education would like to invite you to MOVE. Wher-ever you are, you can participate in these live online, interactive seminars from the comfort of your own home or office computer. All sessions are also archived so if you’re unable to attend a lecture or get called out in the middle of a lecture, you will still be able review it at a later time.

Have a look at Murdoch University CPD portal (please note the different rates available to HKVA Members only!)
All 10 secessions only HKD 1500.00

http://www.vetbiomed.murdoch.edu.au/CVE/onlineeducation.html

For further information Please contact Kelly Hall at K.Hall@murdoch.edu.au or for local assistance Rob Gordon in Hong Kong at lomvet03@optusnet.com.au


For more information, please click here.

Friday 29th June, 2012 Abdominal Ultrasound - Advanced Course

Venue : Chinese University Animal House

Time : 9:00am to 5:00pm

Speaker : Dr. Paul A. Brazzell

Cost :
   Including lunch and coffee breaks - Members : $5000, Non-Members : $5000

The course is limited to SIX attendees

Each participant needs to bring their own dog which has been fully clipped ready for abdominal ultrasound examination, and their own sedation. There will be no dogs, clippers or sedation provided.


Dr. Paul A. Brazzell, DVM

paul.brazzell@canadianveterinaryimaging.com

Dr. Brazzell has over 22 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 provides in-hospital and seminar-based abdominal and cardiac ultrasound education to the veterinarians of Canada, the United States, Ireland and Asia.

Course Description: This One Day course will take you to the next step in abdominal ultrasound scanning and interpretation. Scanning will be limited to the adrenal glands, pancreas, lymph nodes, gastrointestinal tract and great vessels. In addition, time will be spent on ultrasound-guided aspirate and biopsy technique via slides and hands on with phantoms. There will be a portion of the course dedicated to the recognition of the normal ultrasonographic appearance of all intra-abdominal structures versus abnormal. Upon completion of the course attendees will be able to localize all intra-abdominal small parts, perform ultrasound guided aspirates and biopsies with confidence and have a comprehensive understanding of the normal appearance of abdominal structures. Course notes will be provided. Mylab 30 ultrasound machines will be used for this scanning and slide based course.

ADRENAL GLANDSPANCREASGASTROINTESTINAL
GREAT VESSELSLYMPH NODESCOLOUR-FLOW DOPPLER
ULTRASOUND GUIDED ASPIRATES AND BIOPSIES ON PHANTOMS
NORMAL VERSUS ABNORMAL FOR INTRA-ABDOMINAL STRUCTURES
INTRODUCTION TO SONOGRAPHIC APPEARANCE OF COMMON DISEASES
MEASURING, ANNOTATING AND NORMAL DIMENSIONS OF INTRA-ABDOMINAL ORGANS


Bookings to be made on-line at www.hkva.org
Please direct enquiries to secretariat@medcom.com.hk

Dr Tint Naing and Dr Ruan Bester
CPD Coordinators

Map for the Chinese University Animal House (please click here)


Sponsored by:

Thursday 28 June 2012 Ophthalmic examination using commonly available equipment" & "Blue Eyes

Venue : Peace Avenue Veterinary Clinic, Shop B, 7 Liberty Avenue, HOMANTIN

Time : 7:30 - 10:00pm

Speaker : Dr Hans Westermeyer

Cost :
   - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

Seminar for Veterinarians

Ever wonder how to perform an accurate and complete ophthalmic examination on your patients? Does this require expensive equipment? In this lecture Dr Derek Chow, BVSc (HONS), MACVS, MRCVS, Resident in Veterinary Ophthalmology, will teach you how to extract the maximum ophthalmic information from your patients using just a pen torch, Schirmer tear test, fluorescein staining, a direct ophthalmoscope and an indirect lens. This information will be used to formulate a list of differential diagnosis, further workup and finally, a diagnosis.

Blue eyes, what do they mean? What diseases doe blue eyes indicate? What is your differential diagnosis? What diagnostic techniques would you consider to diagnose a cause? What medication should you consider? Should the patient be referred? Dr Hans Westermeyer (BSc, DVM, DACVO), Specialist in Veterinary Ophthalmology, will answer these questions and more in this lecture.

Dr Westermeyer is a Veterinary Ophthalmologist recognised by the Hong Kong Veterinary Surgeons' Board. He resides in Hong Kong. He is also the mentor of Dr Chow (sanctioned by the American Board of Veterinary Ophthalmologists).

"Ophthalmic examination using commonly available equipment" & "Blue Eyes"

No. of Seats: 24 (FULL)
Medium of Instruction: Cantonese & English

The registration will start at 7:00pm, the seminar is eligible for CPD points.
Light refreshments will be served between the two sessions.

For enquiries or reservations, please forward to seminar@peaceavevet.com.hk on or before Wednesday 13th June, 2012. (FULL)


Thursday 28th June, 2012 Basics of Echocardiography

Venue : Chinese University Animal House

Time : 09:00am to 5:00pm

Speaker : Dr. Paul A. Brazzell

Cost :
   Including lunch and coffee breaks - Members : $5000, Non-Members : $5000

The course is limited to SIX attendees

Each participant needs to bring their own dog which has been fully clipped ready for echocardiographic examination, and their own sedation. There will be no dogs, clippers or sedation provided.


Dr. Paul A. Brazzell, DVM

paul.brazzell@canadianveterinaryimaging.com

Dr. Brazzell has over 22 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 provides in-hospital and seminar-based abdominal and cardiac ultrasound education to the veterinarians of Canada, the United States, Ireland and Asia.

Workshop

This one day course consists of a balance of lecture and scanning sessions. The emphasis will be placed on real-time scanning. Upon completion of the course you will be able to perform a basic echocardiographic evaluation from the right and left parasternal location, perform M-mode evaluation of the left ventricular chamber, left atrium and aorta and calculate fractional shortening accurately. You will develop a deeper understanding of your ultrasound machine controls and measurement capabilities.

09:00-10:00Basic echocardiographic examination from the right parasternal location
10:15-12:30Right parasternal examination continued
12:30-1:30Lunch-Compliments of the HKVA
1:30-2:30M-mode evaluation of the left ventricular chamber, LA/AO measurement and fractional shortening calculation
2:45-4:15Basic echocardiographic examination from the left parasternal location
4:15-EndUltrasound machine-The controls that improve image quality


Bookings to be made on-line at www.hkva.org
Please direct enquiries to secretariat@medcom.com.hk

Dr Tint Naing and Dr Ruan Bester
CPD Coordinators

Map for the Chinese University Animal House (please click here)


Sponsored by:

Tuesday 26 June 2012 Feline Orthopaedics Distal Limb Fractures, Osteoarthritis and Stifles

Venue : Mariners's 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

A yet another quality CPD for the profession organized by your association


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 25th June 2012 :
-
$250 for members of HKVA and its affiliated organizations
$350 for non-member. Registration and Payment at the venue on the night; $500 for both member and non member.

Please register for congress online at the HKVA Website www.hkva.org
For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk

CPD Coordinators of HKVA and CHKVA


Proudly sponsored by

Thursday 14th June 2012 Canine Hip Dysplasia

Venue : Mariners' Club, 11 Middle Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui

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

Speaker : Dr Alane Kosanovich Cahalane & Dr Jonathan Speelman

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

We are organizing a seminar on Canine Hip Dysplasia by Drs Alane Cahalane and Jonathan Speelman. The seminar will cover the followings :

  • Pathogenesis
  • Diagnosis
  • Medical management
  • Prophylactic surgical procedures in young patients (JPS, TPO)
  • "Salvage"procedures (FHO, THR, including Micro THR)

Speakers' Biography

Dr Alane Kosanovich Cahalane, DVM, MA
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons - Small Animal

Dr. Cahalane is the first board-certified specialist in veterinary surgery to practice and reside in Hong Kong. Through training in a university setting, followed by several years in a busy private practice in the United States, Dr. Cahalane has extensive experience in orthopedic, neurologic, and soft tissue surgeries. Given the high demand for specialized surgery in Hong Kong, her current clinical interests include advanced surgical treatment of neoplasia, minimally-invasive techniques, as well as joint replacement and other complex orthopedic procedures. Her research interests have ranged from the treatment of mast cell tumors in dogs to the use of vascular and pleural access ports in veterinary cancer patients. Through her participation in lectures, labs and conferences, Dr. Cahalane is committed to contributing to the ongoing advancement of veterinary medicine in Asia.

Dr. Cahalane has earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Cornell University, a Masters Degree in Biology from Boston University, and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (with Thesis) from Tufts University. She completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Cornell University, then remained at Cornell for a three-year residency in small animal surgery. Dr. Cahalane is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons - Small Animal Surgery.

Dr. Cahalane is an avid sports enthusiast and looks forward to exploring Asia with her husband and two young children.

 

Dr Jonathan Speelman BSc, BVMS, MRCVS, MACVSc (Small Animal Surgery)

Dr. Jonathan Speelman graduated from Murdoch University Veterinary School in Western Australia in 1988. He initially worked in mixed practice in Central Australia, then Melbourne, and soon onto the UK for three years, travelling extensively during this period. Surgery was always his main veterinary interest, and in 1998 he gained Membership to the Australian College of Vet Surgeons through examination in small animal surgery. Jonathan has worked in Hong Kong for 12 years, all in the employ of PAVC. During this time he has played a significant part in the development of the surgical referral case-load as the practice has incorporated the latest advanced diagnostic imaging technology and surgical equipment into the practice.

In 2009 he travelled to the USA to spend a month in the surgical departments of Colorado State University, becoming inspired by some of the grandees of veterinary surgery. In 2011 PAVC employed Dr. Alane Cahalane, Diplomate ACVS, to be mentor and supervisor of a three-year formal surgical residency through the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. This programme is now into its second year, and has so far included travelling to the US for the annual ACVS Symposium, and spending a month-long externship with Dr. Charles Kuntz, DACVS a leading oncologic surgeon in Melbourne, Australia. Dr. Speelman has given CE lectures to Veterinarians in Hong Kong and China on a number of occasions. Dr. Speelman consults on surgery-only cases through PAVC in Hong Kong, and has interests in orthopaedic, soft tissue, oncologic and neurologic surgery.


Registration fees

Early bird online registration and payment on or before 11:30 pm of Wednesday 13th June, 2012 : $250 for Members of HKVA and its affiliated associations, $350 for others.

Registration and payment at the Venue : $500 for everybody

Please register for the seminar on-line at the HKVA Website www.hkva.org
For enquiries please forward to
secretariat@medcom.com.hk

Hope to see you there : Tint Naing & Ruan Bester : CPD Coordinators


Proudly sponsored by

Thursday 14 June 2012 Web Seminar: The Unstable Diabetic

Time : 21:00 (Hong Kong)

Speaker : Dr. Saskia Quante

Cost :
   - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0


For more information, please click here.

Tuesday 5 June 2012 Small Animal MOVE Session: Feline hyperthyroidism: diagnosis of the complicated case

Time : Start time Hong Kong: 6:30pm

Speaker : Robert Shiel

Cost :
   Non-paid - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

Murdoch Online Veterinary Education Live Seminars 2012

The Murdoch University Office of Continuing Education would like to invite you to MOVE. Wher-ever you are, you can participate in these live online, interactive seminars from the comfort of your own home or office computer. All sessions are also archived so if you’re unable to attend a lecture or get called out in the middle of a lecture, you will still be able review it at a later time.

Have a look at Murdoch University CPD portal (please note the different rates available to HKVA Members only!)
All 10 secessions only HKD 1500.00

http://www.vetbiomed.murdoch.edu.au/CVE/onlineeducation.html

For further information Please contact Kelly Hall at K.Hall@murdoch.edu.au or for local assistance Rob Gordon in Hong Kong at lomvet03@optusnet.com.au


For more information, please click here.

Monday 4th June 2012 Feline Dentistry: Gingivistomatitis, Resorption of Teeth and Oral Tumours

Venue : Mariners' Club, 11 Middle Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui

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

Speaker : Dr Cedric LC Tutt

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

We are organizing a seminar on veterinary dentistry by Dr Cedric Tutt, a European boarded specialist in veterinary dentistry and oral surgery.


Dr Cedric LC 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 joined a referral hospital providing a dentistry and oral surgery service.
  • Admitted to the European Veterinary Dental College in 2007 (Diplomate EVDC)
  • Published numerous articles in the CPD journal UK Vet
  • Presented dentistry and oral surgery lectures at congresses in Europe, UK, Hong Kong, China (Shenzhen), Malaysia, Singapore 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
  • Registered with the VSB Hong Kong as a Veterinary Specialist.
  • President Elect: EVDC Board

Registration fees

Early bird online registration and payment on or before 11:30 pm of 3rd June 2012. $250 for members of HKVA and its affiliated associations, $350 for others

Registration and payment at the Venue: $500 for everybody

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

Please register for the seminar on-line at the HKVA Website www.hkva.org

For enquiries please forward to secretariat@medcom.com.hk


Proudly sponsored by Phoenix Animal Clinic and Garesch International


Friday 25 May 2012 Webinar: Anorexia in Cats

Time : 1-2pm (UK Time)

Cost :


Webinar Club - Free Webinars from CPD Solutions

http://www.veterinarywebinars.com/info/anorexia/


Everyone who registers will receive details of how to attend the Free webinars. If they can't make the time, or if it is the middle of the night in Hong Kong, it doesn't matter as all registrants will receive an email with details of how to watch the recording after the live event.

There is also a Free Membership of our Webinar Club. This is called Silver Membership, and vets can register here for free:
http://www.veterinarywebinars.com/info/try-it-for-free/

They get access to multiple free recorded webinars once they have joined. It's a free taster of what the full membership of Webinar Club offers.

Also!!!

Do you ever struggle with neurology patients in your practice? Not anymore! The secrets of successful neurology in first opinion practice will be revealed in a Wonderful Week of attendance courses.

Click Here for Wonderful Week of Neurology Details

Learn how to approach staggering dogs, circling cats and non-ambulatory small animals. Find out how to distinguish causes of weakness, collapse, back and neck pain and head tilts. Have a Plan B when your usual treatment for a status epilepticus patient doesn't work.

Develop a logical and structured approach to lesion localisation that you can use with every patient. You can do a lot more than you think in your own consulting room, and you'll be well positioned to advise owners in cases that may require expensive diagnostics or surgical intervention.

Simon Platt and Laurent Garosi are our tutors for this Wonderful Week. They specialise in making neurology accessible and enjoyable for those in first opinion practice, and are 2 of our most popular tutors. Find out why on these courses.

Click Here for Wonderful Week of Neurology Details


Best wishes

Susie


Dr Susie Coughlan BVSc PhD MRCVS
Managing Director
CPD Solutions Ltd
1 Oakland's Office Park
Hooton Road, Hooton
Ellesmere Port, Cheshire CH66 7NZ
United Kingdom
+44 151 328 0444


Thursday, 24th May, 2012 Canine Medicine 3-day Congress

Venue : YMCA, 41 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

Time : Afternoon session: 2pm-5:30pm (for Veterinary)

Speaker : Professor David Church and Dr Jill Maddison

Cost :
   Day 3 Afternoon session - Members : $350, Non-Members : $450

Online registration and payment on or before 11:30 pm, 23 May, 2012. (Must be online registered and no walk-in will be allowed)

Canine Medicine

3-day Veterinary & VN Congress

It is our pleasure to organise a yet another CPD event presented by internationally renowned educators. Professor David Church and Dr Jill Maddison will be presenting various topics in Canine Medicine. The speakers are well known for their knowledge, skills, enthusiasm and flare for teaching. Do not miss out.

Canine Medicine

Professor David Church and Dr Jill Maddison from the Royal Veterinary College, UK, will present this congress in Hong Kong on May 22nd - 24th, 2012.

The sessions will cover a variety of topics in Canine Medicine incorporating case-based learning.

Schedule: afternoon and evening sessions will be run on each of the 3 days. The final evening session on Thursday is for Veterinary Nurses.

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

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

SessionLecture titleSpeaker
Day 1
afternoon
Diagnosis of hyperadrenocorticism -what's the best test? D Church
Treatment of hyperadrenocorticism - mitotane vs trilostaneD Church
Day 1
evening
Interpreting the numbers - liver and pancreas clin pathJ Maddison
Challenging case studiesD Church &
J Maddison
Day 2
afternoon
Adverse drug reactions - why they occur and how to avoid themJ Maddison
What drug for what bug? Rational antimicrobial therapy - how to select the most appropriate antibiotic for your patientJ Maddison
Day 2
evening
Episodic weakness - a problem based approachD Church
Challenging case studiesD Church &
J Maddison
Day 3
afternoon
The coughing dog and cat - a rational diagnostic approachD Church
Day 3
evening
Nurse programme
Recognising and managing pain in dogs and cats

J Maddison
The nurse's role in diabetic patient managementD Church

Registration (Online registrations must be accompanied by credit card payment)

Please note that there will be separated for Day 1, Day 2, Day 3 and Full Congress to show in the calendar for making payment. Please choose carefully when you make payment.

Veterinary sessions:
 (Online registration and payment on or before 11:30pm the day prior to the session(s) you wish to attend) (Please reminded that no walk-in will be allowed).
Full congress (Veterinary sessions): HKD$1400 (HKVA members), HKD$1750 (Non-Members) Please note passes are not transferable.
Afternoon or evening session only: HKD$350 (HKVA Members), HKD$450 (Non-members)
Both sessions: HKD$600 (HKVA Members), HKD$800 (Non-members)

Veterinary Nursing session:
The rate of HKD$250 for all Veterinary Nurses and Veterinary Assistants (members and non-members).

Please note, HKSAR government supported events will not provide dinner, however refreshments and coffee will be served at each session.


Professor David Church BVSc PhD MACVSc MRCVS, Vice Principal of the RVC, UK

Professor Church graduated with a BVSc from The University of Sydney in 1975. After graduating he was appointed as a small animal clinical instructor at The University of Sydney and then enrolled in a PhD programme in the Faculty of Medicine looking at various aspects of the pathophysiology of diabetes mellitus, completing this in 1983.

David was appointed as Lecturer in Small Animal Medicine at The University of Sydney in 1983, promoted to Senior Lecturer in 1991 and Associate Professor in 1999. David obtained membership (small animal medicine) of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in 1990, and was Hospital Director of The University Veterinary Centre from1991 until his departure in 2001 to take up the Chair of Small Animal Studies at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC). Soon after his arrival at the RVC, The Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery and the Department of Farm Animal and Equine Medicine and Surgery merged to form the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences. David was Head of the new department until August, 2009 and has recently been appointed to Vice Principal (Academic and Clinical Affairs) at the RVC.

David is the author of numerous scientific articles, book chapters and is joint editor of the textbook "Small Animal Clinical Pharmacology".

David has a keen interest in small animal medicine generally and endocrinology in particular. His current research interests include insulin resistance states in diabetes mellitus, alternate therapies and management strategies for adrenal dysfunction in dogs and dynamic airway disease in dogs and cats. He also has an ongoing interest in relevant continuing education for practitioners and in particular the value of the problem-oriented approach to small animal medicine.

Dr Jill Maddison BVSc, PhD, FACVSc, MRCVS, Director of CPD for the RVC, UK

Dr. Maddison graduated from the University of Sydney in 1978. She completed an internship at the University of Sydney in 1979, spent 18 months in full time private practice then completed a residency in small animal medicine at the University of Guelph, Canada. She returned to Australia and completed a PhD entitled Neurochemistry of Hepatic Encephalopathy at The University of Sydney. She was a senior tutor and clinician in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences from 1987 and from 1990-2000 was a senior lecturer in the Department of Pharmacology. During this time she also worked in general and specialist veterinary practice and was a consultant for a veterinary clinical pathology lab. In 2000 she became the Director of the Veterinary Science Foundation at the University of Sydney.

Jill moved to the UK with her family in April 2001. From 2002 she was a veterinary clinician and lecturer at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC), London based at the college's first opinion practice, the Beaumont Animals' Hospital, and a Fellow at Girton College, Cambridge where she tutored in pharmacology. In September 2005 she became the Director of Professional Development and head of the CPD Unit at the RVC. In 2009 she also became Director of the Clinical Investigation Centre. She is actively involved in undergraduate teaching at the RVC in the areas of clinical problem solving in small animal medicine and clinical pharmacology for veterinary nurses.

Jill has published over 60 refereed papers in veterinary and medical journals and is the senior editor of "Small Animal Clinical Pharmacology". She has been invited to speak at many CPD meetings worldwide. She was co-chair of the Scientific Program Committee for the WSAVA Congress in 2007 and is coordinator for the clinical CPD streams at The London Vet Show. Her particular undergraduate and CPD interests are clinical problem solving in small animal medicine and clinical pharmacology. She believes passionately that CPD should not only build the knowledge base and technical skills of veterinarians in private general practice, but also enhance their thinking and problem solving skills.


Hope to see you there: Jane McNae & Tint Naing: CPD Coordinators for Hong Kong Veterinary Association- providing CPD for our veterinary profession.

Please register for congress online at the HKVA Website www.hkva.org
For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk

"Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material/any event organized under this Project do not reflect the views of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region or the Vetting Committee for the Professional Services Development Assistance Scheme"


The Canine Medicine congress for the Veterinary Profession is proudly sponsored by The Royal Veterinary College, University of London and Royal Canin Veterinary Diets.

This congress is also subsidised by Professional Services Development Assistance Scheme Grant from Commerce and Economic Development Bureau of HKSAR Government.



Platinum sponsor





Gold Sponsor



Thursday, May 24th, 2012 Canine Medicine for VN/VA Congress

Venue : YMCA, 41 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

Time : Evening session: 7pm-10:30pm (for VN/VA)

Speaker : Professor David Church and Dr Jill Maddison

Cost :
   Veterinary Nursing session - Members : $250, Non-Members : $250

Online registration and payment on or before 11:30 pm, 23 May 2012. (Must be online registered and no walk-in will be allowed)

Canine Medicine

3-day Veterinary & VN Congress

It is our pleasure to organise a yet another CPD event presented by internationally renowned educators. Professor David Church and Dr Jill Maddison will be presenting various topics in Canine Medicine. The speakers are well known for their knowledge, skills, enthusiasm and flare for teaching. Do not miss out.

Canine Medicine

Professor David Church and Dr Jill Maddison from the Royal Veterinary College, UK, will present this congress in Hong Kong on May 22nd - 24th, 2012.

The sessions will cover a variety of topics in Canine Medicine incorporating case-based learning.

Schedule: afternoon and evening sessions will be run on each of the 3 days. The final evening session on Thursday is for Veterinary Nurses.

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

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

SessionLecture titleSpeaker
Day 1
afternoon
Diagnosis of hyperadrenocorticism -what's the best test? D Church
Treatment of hyperadrenocorticism - mitotane vs trilostaneD Church
Day 1
evening
Interpreting the numbers - liver and pancreas clin pathJ Maddison
Challenging case studiesD Church &
J Maddison
Day 2
afternoon
Adverse drug reactions - why they occur and how to avoid themJ Maddison
What drug for what bug? Rational antimicrobial therapy - how to select the most appropriate antibiotic for your patientJ Maddison
Day 2
evening
Episodic weakness - a problem based approachD Church
Challenging case studiesD Church &
J Maddison
Day 3
afternoon
The coughing dog and cat - a rational diagnostic approachD Church
Day 3
evening
Nurse programme
Recognising and managing pain in dogs and cats

J Maddison
The nurse's role in diabetic patient managementD Church

Registration (Online registrations must be accompanied by credit card payment)

Please note that there will be separated for Day 1, Day 2, Day 3 and Full Congress to show in the calendar for making payment. Please choose carefully when you make payment.

Veterinary sessions:
 (Online registration and payment on or before 11:30pm the day prior to the session(s) you wish to attend) (Please reminded that no walk-in will be allowed).

Full congress (Veterinary sessions): HKD$1400 (HKVA members), HKD$1750 (Non-Members) Please note passes are not transferable.
Afternoon or evening session only: HKD$350 (HKVA Members), HKD$450 (Non-members)
Both sessions: HKD$600 (HKVA Members), HKD$800 (Non-members)

Veterinary Nursing session:
The rate of HKD$250 for all Veterinary Nurses and Veterinary Assistants (members and non-members).

Please note, HKSAR government supported events will not provide dinner, however refreshments and coffee will be served at each session.


Professor David Church BVSc PhD MACVSc MRCVS, Vice Principal of the RVC, UK

Professor Church graduated with a BVSc from The University of Sydney in 1975. After graduating he was appointed as a small animal clinical instructor at The University of Sydney and then enrolled in a PhD programme in the Faculty of Medicine looking at various aspects of the pathophysiology of diabetes mellitus, completing this in 1983.

David was appointed as Lecturer in Small Animal Medicine at The University of Sydney in 1983, promoted to Senior Lecturer in 1991 and Associate Professor in 1999. David obtained membership (small animal medicine) of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in 1990, and was Hospital Director of The University Veterinary Centre from1991 until his departure in 2001 to take up the Chair of Small Animal Studies at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC). Soon after his arrival at the RVC, The Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery and the Department of Farm Animal and Equine Medicine and Surgery merged to form the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences. David was Head of the new department until August, 2009 and has recently been appointed to Vice Principal (Academic and Clinical Affairs) at the RVC.

David is the author of numerous scientific articles, book chapters and is joint editor of the textbook "Small Animal Clinical Pharmacology".

David has a keen interest in small animal medicine generally and endocrinology in particular. His current research interests include insulin resistance states in diabetes mellitus, alternate therapies and management strategies for adrenal dysfunction in dogs and dynamic airway disease in dogs and cats. He also has an ongoing interest in relevant continuing education for practitioners and in particular the value of the problem-oriented approach to small animal medicine.

Dr Jill Maddison BVSc, PhD, FACVSc, MRCVS, Director of CPD for the RVC, UK

Dr. Maddison graduated from the University of Sydney in 1978. She completed an internship at the University of Sydney in 1979, spent 18 months in full time private practice then completed a residency in small animal medicine at the University of Guelph, Canada. She returned to Australia and completed a PhD entitled Neurochemistry of Hepatic Encephalopathy at The University of Sydney. She was a senior tutor and clinician in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences from 1987 and from 1990-2000 was a senior lecturer in the Department of Pharmacology. During this time she also worked in general and specialist veterinary practice and was a consultant for a veterinary clinical pathology lab. In 2000 she became the Director of the Veterinary Science Foundation at the University of Sydney.

Jill moved to the UK with her family in April 2001. From 2002 she was a veterinary clinician and lecturer at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC), London based at the college's first opinion practice, the Beaumont Animals' Hospital, and a Fellow at Girton College, Cambridge where she tutored in pharmacology. In September 2005 she became the Director of Professional Development and head of the CPD Unit at the RVC. In 2009 she also became Director of the Clinical Investigation Centre. She is actively involved in undergraduate teaching at the RVC in the areas of clinical problem solving in small animal medicine and clinical pharmacology for veterinary nurses.

Jill has published over 60 refereed papers in veterinary and medical journals and is the senior editor of "Small Animal Clinical Pharmacology". She has been invited to speak at many CPD meetings worldwide. She was co-chair of the Scientific Program Committee for the WSAVA Congress in 2007 and is coordinator for the clinical CPD streams at The London Vet Show. Her particular undergraduate and CPD interests are clinical problem solving in small animal medicine and clinical pharmacology. She believes passionately that CPD should not only build the knowledge base and technical skills of veterinarians in private general practice, but also enhance their thinking and problem solving skills.


Hope to see you there: Jane McNae & Tint Naing: CPD Coordinators for Hong Kong Veterinary Association- providing CPD for our veterinary profession.

Please register for congress online at the HKVA Website www.hkva.org
For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk

"Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material/any event organized under this Project do not reflect the views of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region or the Vetting Committee for the Professional Services Development Assistance Scheme"


The Canine Medicine congress for the Veterinary Profession is proudly sponsored by The Royal Veterinary College, University of London and Royal Canin Veterinary Diets.

This congress is also subsidised by Professional Services Development Assistance Scheme Grant from Commerce and Economic Development Bureau of HKSAR Government.



Platinum sponsor





Gold Sponsor



Wednesday, 23rd May, 2012 Canine Medicine 3-day Congress

Venue : YMCA, 41 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

Time : Afternoon session: 2pm-5:30pm; Evening session: 7pm-10:30pm

Speaker : Professor David Church and Dr Jill Maddison

Cost :
   Day 2 Afternoon session - Members : $350, Non-Members : $450
   Day 2 Evening session - Members : $350, Non-Members : $450
   Day 2 Both sessions - Members : $600, Non-Members : $800
   Day 2 Evening session - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

Online registration and payment on or before 11:30 pm, 22 May, 2012. (Must be online registered and no walk-in will be allowed)

Canine Medicine

3-day Veterinary & VN Congress

It is our pleasure to organise a yet another CPD event presented by internationally renowned educators. Professor David Church and Dr Jill Maddison will be presenting various topics in Canine Medicine. The speakers are well known for their knowledge, skills, enthusiasm and flare for teaching. Do not miss out.

Canine Medicine

Professor David Church and Dr Jill Maddison from the Royal Veterinary College, UK, will present this congress in Hong Kong on May 22nd - 24th, 2012.

The sessions will cover a variety of topics in Canine Medicine incorporating case-based learning.

Schedule: afternoon and evening sessions will be run on each of the 3 days. The final evening session on Thursday is for Veterinary Nurses.

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

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

SessionLecture titleSpeaker
Day 1
afternoon
Diagnosis of hyperadrenocorticism -what's the best test? D Church
Treatment of hyperadrenocorticism - mitotane vs trilostaneD Church
Day 1
evening
Interpreting the numbers - liver and pancreas clin pathJ Maddison
Challenging case studiesD Church &
J Maddison
Day 2
afternoon
Adverse drug reactions - why they occur and how to avoid themJ Maddison
What drug for what bug? Rational antimicrobial therapy - how to select the most appropriate antibiotic for your patientJ Maddison
Day 2
evening
Episodic weakness - a problem based approachD Church
Challenging case studiesD Church &
J Maddison
Day 3
afternoon
The coughing dog and cat - a rational diagnostic approachD Church
Day 3
evening
Nurse programme
Recognising and managing pain in dogs and cats

J Maddison
The nurse's role in diabetic patient managementD Church

Registration (Online registrations must be accompanied by credit card payment)

Please note that there will be separated for Day 1, Day 2, Day 3 and Full Congress to show in the calendar for making payment. Please choose carefully when you make payment.

Veterinary sessions:
(Online registration and payment on or before 11:30pm the day prior to the session(s) you wish to attend) (Walk-in is not accepted)Full congress (Veterinary sessions): HKD$1400 (HKVA members), HKD$1750 (Non-Members) Please note passes are not transferable.
Afternoon or evening session only: HKD$350 (HKVA Members), HKD$450 (Non-members)
Both sessions: HKD$600 (HKVA Members), HKD$800 (Non-members)

Veterinary Nursing session:
The rate of HKD$250 for all Veterinary Nurses and Veterinary Assistants (members and non-members).

Please note, HKSAR government supported events will not provide dinner, however refreshments and coffee will be served at each session.


Professor David Church BVSc PhD MACVSc MRCVS, Vice Principal of the RVC, UK

Professor Church graduated with a BVSc from The University of Sydney in 1975. After graduating he was appointed as a small animal clinical instructor at The University of Sydney and then enrolled in a PhD programme in the Faculty of Medicine looking at various aspects of the pathophysiology of diabetes mellitus, completing this in 1983.

David was appointed as Lecturer in Small Animal Medicine at The University of Sydney in 1983, promoted to Senior Lecturer in 1991 and Associate Professor in 1999. David obtained membership (small animal medicine) of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in 1990, and was Hospital Director of The University Veterinary Centre from1991 until his departure in 2001 to take up the Chair of Small Animal Studies at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC). Soon after his arrival at the RVC, The Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery and the Department of Farm Animal and Equine Medicine and Surgery merged to form the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences. David was Head of the new department until August, 2009 and has recently been appointed to Vice Principal (Academic and Clinical Affairs) at the RVC.

David is the author of numerous scientific articles, book chapters and is joint editor of the textbook "Small Animal Clinical Pharmacology".

David has a keen interest in small animal medicine generally and endocrinology in particular. His current research interests include insulin resistance states in diabetes mellitus, alternate therapies and management strategies for adrenal dysfunction in dogs and dynamic airway disease in dogs and cats. He also has an ongoing interest in relevant continuing education for practitioners and in particular the value of the problem-oriented approach to small animal medicine.

Dr Jill Maddison BVSc, PhD, FACVSc, MRCVS, Director of CPD for the RVC, UK

Dr. Maddison graduated from the University of Sydney in 1978. She completed an internship at the University of Sydney in 1979, spent 18 months in full time private practice then completed a residency in small animal medicine at the University of Guelph, Canada. She returned to Australia and completed a PhD entitled Neurochemistry of Hepatic Encephalopathy at The University of Sydney. She was a senior tutor and clinician in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences from 1987 and from 1990-2000 was a senior lecturer in the Department of Pharmacology. During this time she also worked in general and specialist veterinary practice and was a consultant for a veterinary clinical pathology lab. In 2000 she became the Director of the Veterinary Science Foundation at the University of Sydney.

Jill moved to the UK with her family in April 2001. From 2002 she was a veterinary clinician and lecturer at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC), London based at the college's first opinion practice, the Beaumont Animals' Hospital, and a Fellow at Girton College, Cambridge where she tutored in pharmacology. In September 2005 she became the Director of Professional Development and head of the CPD Unit at the RVC. In 2009 she also became Director of the Clinical Investigation Centre. She is actively involved in undergraduate teaching at the RVC in the areas of clinical problem solving in small animal medicine and clinical pharmacology for veterinary nurses.

Jill has published over 60 refereed papers in veterinary and medical journals and is the senior editor of "Small Animal Clinical Pharmacology". She has been invited to speak at many CPD meetings worldwide. She was co-chair of the Scientific Program Committee for the WSAVA Congress in 2007 and is coordinator for the clinical CPD streams at The London Vet Show. Her particular undergraduate and CPD interests are clinical problem solving in small animal medicine and clinical pharmacology. She believes passionately that CPD should not only build the knowledge base and technical skills of veterinarians in private general practice, but also enhance their thinking and problem solving skills.


Hope to see you there: Jane McNae & Tint Naing: CPD Coordinators for Hong Kong Veterinary Association- providing CPD for our veterinary profession.

Please register for congress online at the HKVA Website www.hkva.org
For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk

"Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material/any event organized under this Project do not reflect the views of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region or the Vetting Committee for the Professional Services Development Assistance Scheme"


The Canine Medicine congress for the Veterinary Profession is proudly sponsored by The Royal Veterinary College, University of London and Royal Canin Veterinary Diets.

This congress is also subsidised by Professional Services Development Assistance Scheme Grant from Commerce and Economic Development Bureau of HKSAR Government.



Platinum sponsor





Gold Sponsor



Tuesday, 22nd May, 2012 Canine Medicine 3-day Congress

Venue : YMCA, 41 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

Time : Afternoon session: 2pm-5:30pm; Evening session: 7pm-10:30pm

Speaker : Professor David Church and Dr Jill Maddison

Cost :
   Day 1 Afternoon session - Members : $350, Non-Members : $450
   Day 1 Evening session - Members : $350, Non-Members : $450
   Day 1 Both sessions - Members : $600, Non-Members : $800
   Day 1 Evening session - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

Online registration and payment on or before 11:30 pm, 21 May, 2012. (Must be online registered and no walk-in will be allowed)

Canine Medicine

3-day Veterinary & VN Congress

It is our pleasure to organise a yet another CPD event presented by internationally renowned educators. Professor David Church and Dr Jill Maddison will be presenting various topics in Canine Medicine. The speakers are well known for their knowledge, skills, enthusiasm and flare for teaching. Do not miss out.

Canine Medicine

Professor David Church and Dr Jill Maddison from the Royal Veterinary College, UK, will present this congress in Hong Kong on May 22nd - 24th, 2012.

The sessions will cover a variety of topics in Canine Medicine incorporating case-based learning.

Schedule: afternoon and evening sessions will be run on each of the 3 days. The final evening session on Thursday is for Veterinary Nurses.

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

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

SessionLecture titleSpeaker
Day 1
afternoon
Diagnosis of hyperadrenocorticism -what's the best test? D Church
Treatment of hyperadrenocorticism - mitotane vs trilostaneD Church
Day 1
evening
Interpreting the numbers - liver and pancreas clin pathJ Maddison
Challenging case studiesD Church &
J Maddison
Day 2
afternoon
Adverse drug reactions - why they occur and how to avoid themJ Maddison
What drug for what bug? Rational antimicrobial therapy - how to select the most appropriate antibiotic for your patientJ Maddison
Day 2
evening
Episodic weakness - a problem based approachD Church
Challenging case studiesD Church &
J Maddison
Day 3
afternoon
The coughing dog and cat - a rational diagnostic approachD Church
Day 3
evening
Nurse programme
Recognising and managing pain in dogs and cats

J Maddison
The nurse's role in diabetic patient managementD Church

Registration (Online registrations must be accompanied by credit card payment)

Please note that there will be separated for Day 1, Day 2, Day 3 and Full Congress to show in the calendar for making payment. Please choose carefully when you make payment.

Veterinary sessions:
(Online registration and payment on or before 11:30pm the day prior to the session(s) you wish to attend) (Please reminded that no walk-in will be allowed).
Full congress (Veterinary sessions): HKD$1400 (HKVA members), HKD$1750 (Non-Members) Please note passes are not transferable.
Afternoon or evening session only: HKD$350 (HKVA Members), HKD$450 (Non-members)
Both sessions: HKD$600 (HKVA Members), HKD$800 (Non-members)

Veterinary Nursing session:
The rate of HKD$250 for all Veterinary Nurses and Veterinary Assistants (members and non-members).

Please note, HKSAR government supported events will not provide dinner, however refreshments and coffee will be served at each session.


Professor David Church BVSc PhD MACVSc MRCVS, Vice Principal of the RVC, UK

Professor Church graduated with a BVSc from The University of Sydney in 1975. After graduating he was appointed as a small animal clinical instructor at The University of Sydney and then enrolled in a PhD programme in the Faculty of Medicine looking at various aspects of the pathophysiology of diabetes mellitus, completing this in 1983.

David was appointed as Lecturer in Small Animal Medicine at The University of Sydney in 1983, promoted to Senior Lecturer in 1991 and Associate Professor in 1999. David obtained membership (small animal medicine) of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in 1990, and was Hospital Director of The University Veterinary Centre from1991 until his departure in 2001 to take up the Chair of Small Animal Studies at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC). Soon after his arrival at the RVC, The Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery and the Department of Farm Animal and Equine Medicine and Surgery merged to form the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences. David was Head of the new department until August, 2009 and has recently been appointed to Vice Principal (Academic and Clinical Affairs) at the RVC.

David is the author of numerous scientific articles, book chapters and is joint editor of the textbook "Small Animal Clinical Pharmacology".

David has a keen interest in small animal medicine generally and endocrinology in particular. His current research interests include insulin resistance states in diabetes mellitus, alternate therapies and management strategies for adrenal dysfunction in dogs and dynamic airway disease in dogs and cats. He also has an ongoing interest in relevant continuing education for practitioners and in particular the value of the problem-oriented approach to small animal medicine.

Dr Jill Maddison BVSc, PhD, FACVSc, MRCVS, Director of CPD for the RVC, UK

Dr. Maddison graduated from the University of Sydney in 1978. She completed an internship at the University of Sydney in 1979, spent 18 months in full time private practice then completed a residency in small animal medicine at the University of Guelph, Canada. She returned to Australia and completed a PhD entitled Neurochemistry of Hepatic Encephalopathy at The University of Sydney. She was a senior tutor and clinician in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences from 1987 and from 1990-2000 was a senior lecturer in the Department of Pharmacology. During this time she also worked in general and specialist veterinary practice and was a consultant for a veterinary clinical pathology lab. In 2000 she became the Director of the Veterinary Science Foundation at the University of Sydney.

Jill moved to the UK with her family in April 2001. From 2002 she was a veterinary clinician and lecturer at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC), London based at the college's first opinion practice, the Beaumont Animals' Hospital, and a Fellow at Girton College, Cambridge where she tutored in pharmacology. In September 2005 she became the Director of Professional Development and head of the CPD Unit at the RVC. In 2009 she also became Director of the Clinical Investigation Centre. She is actively involved in undergraduate teaching at the RVC in the areas of clinical problem solving in small animal medicine and clinical pharmacology for veterinary nurses.

Jill has published over 60 refereed papers in veterinary and medical journals and is the senior editor of "Small Animal Clinical Pharmacology". She has been invited to speak at many CPD meetings worldwide. She was co-chair of the Scientific Program Committee for the WSAVA Congress in 2007 and is coordinator for the clinical CPD streams at The London Vet Show. Her particular undergraduate and CPD interests are clinical problem solving in small animal medicine and clinical pharmacology. She believes passionately that CPD should not only build the knowledge base and technical skills of veterinarians in private general practice, but also enhance their thinking and problem solving skills.


Hope to see you there: Jane McNae & Tint Naing: CPD Coordinators for Hong Kong Veterinary Association- providing CPD for our veterinary profession.

Please register for congress online at the HKVA Website www.hkva.org
For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk

"Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material/any event organized under this Project do not reflect the views of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region or the Vetting Committee for the Professional Services Development Assistance Scheme"


The Canine Medicine congress for the Veterinary Profession is proudly sponsored by The Royal Veterinary College, University of London and Royal Canin Veterinary Diets.

This congress is also subsidised by Professional Services Development Assistance Scheme Grant from Commerce and Economic Development Bureau of HKSAR Government.



Platinum sponsor





Gold Sponsor



Tuesday to Thursday, May 22nd-24th, 2012 Canine Medicine 3-day Congress

Venue : YMCA, 41 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

Time : Afternoon session: 2pm-5:30pm; Evening session: 7pm-10:30pm

Speaker : Professor David Church and Dr Jill Maddison

Cost :
   Full congress (Day 1 and Day 2, afternoon & evening; Day 3 for afternoon) - Members : $1400, Non-Members : $1750
   Full congress (Day 1, afternoon, Day 2, afternoon & evening) - Members : $1400, Non-Members : $1750
   Full congress (Day 2 afternoon) - Members : $1400, Non-Members : $1750
   Full congress (Day 1, afternoon, Day 2, afternoon & evening) - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

(Must be online registered and no walk-in will be allowed)

Canine Medicine

3-day Veterinary & VN Congress

It is our pleasure to organise a yet another CPD event presented by internationally renowned educators. Professor David Church and Dr Jill Maddison will be presenting various topics in Canine Medicine. The speakers are well known for their knowledge, skills, enthusiasm and flare for teaching. Do not miss out.

Canine Medicine

Professor David Church and Dr Jill Maddison from the Royal Veterinary College, UK, will present this congress in Hong Kong on May 22nd - 24th, 2012.

The sessions will cover a variety of topics in Canine Medicine incorporating case-based learning.

Schedule: afternoon and evening sessions will be run on each of the 3 days. The final evening session on Thursday is for Veterinary Nurses.

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

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

SessionLecture titleSpeaker
Day 1
afternoon
Diagnosis of hyperadrenocorticism -what's the best test? D Church
Treatment of hyperadrenocorticism - mitotane vs trilostaneD Church
Day 1
evening
Interpreting the numbers - liver and pancreas clin pathJ Maddison
Challenging case studiesD Church &
J Maddison
Day 2
afternoon
Adverse drug reactions - why they occur and how to avoid themJ Maddison
What drug for what bug? Rational antimicrobial therapy - how to select the most appropriate antibiotic for your patientJ Maddison
Day 2
evening
Episodic weakness - a problem based approachD Church
Challenging case studiesD Church &
J Maddison
Day 3
afternoon
The coughing dog and cat - a rational diagnostic approachD Church
Day 3
evening
Nurse programme
Recognising and managing pain in dogs and cats

J Maddison
The nurse's role in diabetic patient managementD Church

Registration (Online registrations must be accompanied by credit card payment)

Please note that there will be separated for Day 1, Day 2, Day 3 and Full Congress to show in the calendar for making payment. Please choose carefully when you make payment.

Veterinary sessions:
(Online registration and payment on or before 11:30pm the day prior to the session(s) you wish to attend) (Please reminded that no walk-in will be allowed).

Full congress (Veterinary sessions): HKD$1400 (HKVA members), HKD$1750 (Non-Members) Please note passes are not transferable.
Afternoon or evening session only: HKD$350 (HKVA Members), HKD$450 (Non-members)
Both sessions: HKD$600 (HKVA Members), HKD$800 (Non-members)

Veterinary Nursing session:
The rate of HKD$250 for all Veterinary Nurses and Veterinary Assistants (members and non-members).

Please note, HKSAR government supported events will not provide dinner, however refreshments and coffee will be served at each session.


Professor David Church BVSc PhD MACVSc MRCVS, Vice Principal of the RVC, UK

Professor Church graduated with a BVSc from The University of Sydney in 1975. After graduating he was appointed as a small animal clinical instructor at The University of Sydney and then enrolled in a PhD programme in the Faculty of Medicine looking at various aspects of the pathophysiology of diabetes mellitus, completing this in 1983.

David was appointed as Lecturer in Small Animal Medicine at The University of Sydney in 1983, promoted to Senior Lecturer in 1991 and Associate Professor in 1999. David obtained membership (small animal medicine) of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in 1990, and was Hospital Director of The University Veterinary Centre from1991 until his departure in 2001 to take up the Chair of Small Animal Studies at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC). Soon after his arrival at the RVC, The Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery and the Department of Farm Animal and Equine Medicine and Surgery merged to form the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences. David was Head of the new department until August, 2009 and has recently been appointed to Vice Principal (Academic and Clinical Affairs) at the RVC.

David is the author of numerous scientific articles, book chapters and is joint editor of the textbook "Small Animal Clinical Pharmacology".

David has a keen interest in small animal medicine generally and endocrinology in particular. His current research interests include insulin resistance states in diabetes mellitus, alternate therapies and management strategies for adrenal dysfunction in dogs and dynamic airway disease in dogs and cats. He also has an ongoing interest in relevant continuing education for practitioners and in particular the value of the problem-oriented approach to small animal medicine.

Dr Jill Maddison BVSc, PhD, FACVSc, MRCVS, Director of CPD for the RVC, UK

Dr. Maddison graduated from the University of Sydney in 1978. She completed an internship at the University of Sydney in 1979, spent 18 months in full time private practice then completed a residency in small animal medicine at the University of Guelph, Canada. She returned to Australia and completed a PhD entitled Neurochemistry of Hepatic Encephalopathy at The University of Sydney. She was a senior tutor and clinician in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences from 1987 and from 1990-2000 was a senior lecturer in the Department of Pharmacology. During this time she also worked in general and specialist veterinary practice and was a consultant for a veterinary clinical pathology lab. In 2000 she became the Director of the Veterinary Science Foundation at the University of Sydney.

Jill moved to the UK with her family in April 2001. From 2002 she was a veterinary clinician and lecturer at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC), London based at the college's first opinion practice, the Beaumont Animals' Hospital, and a Fellow at Girton College, Cambridge where she tutored in pharmacology. In September 2005 she became the Director of Professional Development and head of the CPD Unit at the RVC. In 2009 she also became Director of the Clinical Investigation Centre. She is actively involved in undergraduate teaching at the RVC in the areas of clinical problem solving in small animal medicine and clinical pharmacology for veterinary nurses.

Jill has published over 60 refereed papers in veterinary and medical journals and is the senior editor of "Small Animal Clinical Pharmacology". She has been invited to speak at many CPD meetings worldwide. She was co-chair of the Scientific Program Committee for the WSAVA Congress in 2007 and is coordinator for the clinical CPD streams at The London Vet Show. Her particular undergraduate and CPD interests are clinical problem solving in small animal medicine and clinical pharmacology. She believes passionately that CPD should not only build the knowledge base and technical skills of veterinarians in private general practice, but also enhance their thinking and problem solving skills.


Hope to see you there: Jane McNae & Tint Naing: CPD Coordinators for Hong Kong Veterinary Association- providing CPD for our veterinary profession.

Please register for congress online at the HKVA Website www.hkva.org
For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk

"Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material/any event organized under this Project do not reflect the views of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region or the Vetting Committee for the Professional Services Development Assistance Scheme"


The Canine Medicine congress for the Veterinary Profession is proudly sponsored by The Royal Veterinary College, University of London and Royal Canin Veterinary Diets.

This congress is also subsidised by Professional Services Development Assistance Scheme Grant from Commerce and Economic Development Bureau of HKSAR Government.



Platinum sponsor





Gold Sponsor



Thursday 17 May 2012 Webinar: Knobology- How to get the most from your Ultrasound Machine (Cardiac Ultrasound)

Time : 2pm (UK Time)

Cost :


Webinar Club - Free Webinars from CPD Solutions

http://www.veterinarywebinars.com/info/knobology/


Everyone who registers will receive details of how to attend the Free webinars. If they can't make the time, or if it is the middle of the night in Hong Kong, it doesn't matter as all registrants will receive an email with details of how to watch the recording after the live event.

There is also a Free Membership of our Webinar Club. This is called Silver Membership, and vets can register here for free:
http://www.veterinarywebinars.com/info/try-it-for-free/

They get access to multiple free recorded webinars once they have joined. It's a free taster of what the full membership of Webinar Club offers.

Also!!!

Do you ever struggle with neurology patients in your practice? Not anymore! The secrets of successful neurology in first opinion practice will be revealed in a Wonderful Week of attendance courses.

Click Here for Wonderful Week of Neurology Details

Learn how to approach staggering dogs, circling cats and non-ambulatory small animals. Find out how to distinguish causes of weakness, collapse, back and neck pain and head tilts. Have a Plan B when your usual treatment for a status epilepticus patient doesn't work.

Develop a logical and structured approach to lesion localisation that you can use with every patient. You can do a lot more than you think in your own consulting room, and you'll be well positioned to advise owners in cases that may require expensive diagnostics or surgical intervention.

Simon Platt and Laurent Garosi are our tutors for this Wonderful Week. They specialise in making neurology accessible and enjoyable for those in first opinion practice, and are 2 of our most popular tutors. Find out why on these courses.

Click Here for Wonderful Week of Neurology Details


Best wishes

Susie


Dr Susie Coughlan BVSc PhD MRCVS
Managing Director
CPD Solutions Ltd
1 Oakland's Office Park
Hooton Road, Hooton
Ellesmere Port, Cheshire CH66 7NZ
United Kingdom
+44 151 328 0444


Tuesday 15th May 2012 Veterinary Cardiology

Venue : Mariners' Club, 11 Middle Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui

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

Speaker : 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

We are organizing a seminar on veterinary cardiology by Dr Chris Amberger, a specialist veterinary cardiologist. The seminar will cover the followings : -

  1. Treatment of feline hypertrophic cardiomyopathies
  2. Critical Care Cardiology: Emergency Treatment
  3. The Dyspnoeic Cat

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) specialization


Registration fees

Early bird online registration and payment on or before 11:30 pm of 14th May 2012 : $250 for Members of HKVA and its affiliated associations, $350 for others

Registration and payment at the Venue : $500 for everybody

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

Please register for the seminar on-line at the HKVA Website www.hkva.org

For enquiries please forward to secretariat@medcom.com.hk


Proudly sponsored by Phoenix Animal Clinic and Hill's

Wednesday 9th May 2012 The Psychology of Cat Practice

Venue : Mariner's Club (TST)

Time : Dinner: 7.00pm, Lectures: 8.00-10.00pm

Speaker : V H Menrath

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

          

V H Menrath, BVSc (Hons), BAgr, FACVSc, FAICD
Veterinary Specialist in Veterinary Medicine - Cats

  • B Agr Canterbury University, New Zealand 1964
  • BVSc (Hons) Queensland 1968
  • MACVSc 1978
  • FACVSc 1982
  • Treasurer, Brisbane Veterinary Practitioners Branch AVA 1979
  • President, Brisbane Veterinary Practitioners Branch AVA 1980
  • Visiting Lecturer, University of Queensland
  • Adjunct Associate Professor UQ 2003
  • Past Member, Board of Examiners, Australian College Veterinary Scientists
  • Past examiner ACVSc
  • ASAVA Small Animal Practitioner of the Year Award 1985
  • T Hungerford Award 2006
  • Founding director, Provet Supplies Queensland
  • FAICD 2007
  • Member Veterinary Surgeons Board 1986 - present
  • Registered Veterinary Specialist (Feline Medicine)


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 8th 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.

Please register for the seminar on-line at the HKVA Website www.hkva.org by Tuesday 8th May, 2012. 

For enquiries please forward to secretariat@medcom.com.hk
Remember to check out the HKVA Website www.hkva.org for links to other CPD providers.
 
Looking forward to seeing you,
Jane McNae
Tint Naing
HKVA CPD Coordinators


Tuesday 1 May 2012 Small Animal MOVE Session: Soft tissue surgery topic

Time : Start time Hong Kong: 6:30pm

Speaker : Giselle Hosgood

Cost :
   - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

Murdoch Online Veterinary Education Live Seminars 2012

The Murdoch University Office of Continuing Education would like to invite you to MOVE. Wher-ever you are, you can participate in these live online, interactive seminars from the comfort of your own home or office computer. All sessions are also archived so if you’re unable to attend a lecture or get called out in the middle of a lecture, you will still be able review it at a later time.

Have a look at Murdoch University CPD portal (please note the different rates available to HKVA Members only!)
All 10 secessions only HKD 1500.00

http://www.vetbiomed.murdoch.edu.au/CVE/onlineeducation.html

For further information Please contact Kelly Hall at K.Hall@murdoch.edu.au or for local assistance Rob Gordon in Hong Kong at lomvet03@optusnet.com.au


For more information, please click here.

Tuesday 3 April 2012 Small Animal MOVE Session: Updates on pain science and assessment for practice

Time : Start time Hong Kong: 6:30pm

Speaker : Griet Haitjema

Cost :
   Non-HKVA events - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

Murdoch Online Veterinary Education Live Seminars 2012

The Murdoch University Office of Continuing Education would like to invite you to MOVE. Wher-ever you are, you can participate in these live online, interactive seminars from the comfort of your own home or office computer. All sessions are also archived so if you’re unable to attend a lecture or get called out in the middle of a lecture, you will still be able review it at a later time.

Have a look at Murdoch University CPD portal (please note the different rates available to HKVA Members only!)
All 10 secessions only HKD 1500.00

http://www.vetbiomed.murdoch.edu.au/CVE/onlineeducation.html

For further information Please contact Kelly Hall at K.Hall@murdoch.edu.au or for local assistance Rob Gordon in Hong Kong at lomvet03@optusnet.com.au


For more information, please click here.

Monday 2 April 2012 Feline Hyperthyroidism

Speaker : Dr Jane Brunt

Cost :
   - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0


Wednesday 21st, Thursday 22nd, Friday 23rd, March 2012 (CANCELLED) International Conference in Canine Hip Dysplasia (CANCELLED)

Cost :


Please be informed that the International Conference in Canine Hipdysplasia has been CANCELLED due to low number of registration. We will try to reorganize the event in the future with adequate time for everybody. Our apologies for the inconvinence .  Tint Naing, CPD Coordinator, HKVA.



Friday 16 March 2012 Cardiology Seminar

Venue : 14 March 2012 Green Lecture Theatre 12 in Academic Bldg 1, City University and 15 &16 March 2012 Purple Lecture Theatre 16 in Academic Bldg 1, City University (Map can be found in the information details' file)

Speaker : Dr. N. Sydney Moïse

Cost :
   - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

N. Sydney Moïse DVM, MS is Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Section of Cardiology at the College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. She received a DVM from Texas A & M University and an MS from Cornell University. After completing residency training she completed the boards in both Cardiology and Internal Medicine in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.

She is involved in teaching, clinical practice and research. Her research has centered on spontaneous cardiac diseases in dogs as models of human disease. She was awarded the 1999 AVMA research award for her work in the study of inherited sudden death in German shepherd dogs and the 2011 award the Bourgelat Award presented by the British Veterinary Medical Association for international recognition on the impact in veterinary practice.

Dr Moïse is Editor-in Chief of the international Journal of Veterinary Cardiology. She is extensively involved in the international aspects of acadamic veterinary cardiology including speaking, organizations and training. She is a member of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology. She has authored more than 100 journal articles, book chapters and editorials.

Fees: $500 per night (Early bird rate: $400 per night, registration on or before 28 Feb 2012)

Please RSVP to carolchan@peaceavevet.com.hk or fax to 27153490 before 7 March 2012 to confirm your attendance


For more information, please click here.

Thursday 15 March 2012 Cardiology Seminar

Venue : 14 March 2012 Green Lecture Theatre 12 in Academic Bldg 1, City University and 15 &16 March 2012 Purple Lecture Theatre 16 in Academic Bldg 1, City University (Map can be found in the information details' file)

Speaker : Dr. N. Sydney Moïse

Cost :
   - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

N. Sydney Moïse DVM, MS is Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Section of Cardiology at the College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. She received a DVM from Texas A & M University and an MS from Cornell University. After completing residency training she completed the boards in both Cardiology and Internal Medicine in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.

She is involved in teaching, clinical practice and research. Her research has centered on spontaneous cardiac diseases in dogs as models of human disease. She was awarded the 1999 AVMA research award for her work in the study of inherited sudden death in German shepherd dogs and the 2011 award the Bourgelat Award presented by the British Veterinary Medical Association for international recognition on the impact in veterinary practice.

Dr Moïse is Editor-in Chief of the international Journal of Veterinary Cardiology. She is extensively involved in the international aspects of acadamic veterinary cardiology including speaking, organizations and training. She is a member of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology. She has authored more than 100 journal articles, book chapters and editorials.

Fees: $500 per night (Early bird rate: $400 per night, registration on or before 28 Feb 2012)

Please RSVP to carolchan@peaceavevet.com.hk or fax to 27153490 before 7 March 2012 to confirm your attendance


For more information, please click here.

Wednesday 14 March 2012 Cardiology Seminar

Venue : 14 March 2012 Green Lecture Theatre 12 in Academic Bldg 1, City University and 15 &16 March 2012 Purple Lecture Theatre 16 in Academic Bldg 1, City University (Map can be found in the information details' file)

Speaker : Dr. N. Sydney Moïse

Cost :
   - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

N. Sydney Moïse DVM, MS is Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Section of Cardiology at the College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. She received a DVM from Texas A & M University and an MS from Cornell University. After completing residency training she completed the boards in both Cardiology and Internal Medicine in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.

She is involved in teaching, clinical practice and research. Her research has centered on spontaneous cardiac diseases in dogs as models of human disease. She was awarded the 1999 AVMA research award for her work in the study of inherited sudden death in German shepherd dogs and the 2011 award the Bourgelat Award presented by the British Veterinary Medical Association for international recognition on the impact in veterinary practice.

Dr Moïse is Editor-in Chief of the international Journal of Veterinary Cardiology. She is extensively involved in the international aspects of acadamic veterinary cardiology including speaking, organizations and training. She is a member of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology. She has authored more than 100 journal articles, book chapters and editorials.

Fees: $500 per night (Early bird rate: $400 per night, registration on or before 28 Feb 2012)

Please RSVP to carolchan@peaceavevet.com.hk or fax to 27153490 before 7 March 2012 to confirm your attendance


For more information, please click here.

Wednesday 7 March 2012 Nuggets in Gastroenterology

Venue : YMCA, 41 Salisbury Road Tsim Sha Tsui

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

Speaker : Dr. Graham Swinney

Cost :
   Include Dinner - Members : $100, Non-Members : $150
   Paid on that night - Members : $200, Non-Members : $300
   Non-paid - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0
   Paid on that night (special rate) - Members : $200, Non-Members : $200

It is our pleasure to organize a yet another CPD event presented by a renowned  educator.  Dr Graham Swinney, a specialist in Canine Medicine,  will be presenting the following lectures in Hong Kong:

  • The approach to a vomiting patient : Discussion on the causes of vomiting, and the diagnostic approach, using some case examples for illustration.
  • Gastrointestinal Pharmacology : Discussion on the medications commonly used in the treatment of a number of different gastrointestinal diseases.
  • Canine Pancreatitis : Discussion on the aetiology, pathophysiology, clinical signs and diagnostic approach, along with therapy of patients with pancreatitis.

Registration fees

Early bird online registration and payment on or before 11:30 pm of  6th March 2012.
 $100 (Members of  HKVA and its affiliated associations), $150 (Others)

Registration and payment at the venue :  $200 (Members of  HKVA and its affiliated associations), $300 (Others)

(A very generous support from  the IDEXX Laboratories and AVM enabled the seminar to be extremely low cost to our members)

Speaker :  Dr. Graham Swinney
BVSc (Hons), DVCS, FACVSc (Canine Medicine)
Specialist in Canine Medicine/Internal Medicine Consultant

Graham graduated from the University of Sydney in 1987, after which he worked as an Assistant Lecturer in Small Animal Medicine at Massey University. He then undertook a Small Animal Medicine Residency at the University of Queensland in 1991. In 1993 Graham assumed a role as a Registrar/Senior Registrar at the University of Sydney. From 1999 to 2005 Graham was a Clinical Assistant Professor at Washington State University. From 2005 to 2009 he was a staff specialist at the Veterinary Specialist Centre in Sydney, and in 2009 became a staff specialist at the University Veterinary Teaching Hospital Sydney where he was also Hospital Director. He is a fellow of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists, and is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Australian Small Animal Veterinary Association. Graham has received the John Holt Distinguished Service Award from the ASAVA, and a Westcott Clinical Teaching Award at Washington State University. Graham has interest in numerous aspects of small animal internal medicine including endocrinology, gastroenterology and nephrology.

Enquiry please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk

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






Tuesday 6 March 2012 Small Animal MOVE Session: Approach to the trauma patient

Time : Start time Hong Kong: 6:30pm

Speaker : Ryan Ong

Cost :
   Non-HKVA course - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

Murdoch Online Veterinary Educaiton Live Seminars 2012

The Murdoch University Office of Continuing Education would like to invite you to MOVE. Wher-ever you are, you can participate in these live online, interactive seminars from the comfort of your own home or office computer. All sessions are also archived so if you’re unable to attend a lecture or get called out in the middle of a lecture, you will still be able review it at a later time.

Have a look at Murdoch University CPD portal (please note the different rates available to HKVA Members only!)
All 10 secessions only HKD 1500.00

http://www.vetbiomed.murdoch.edu.au/CVE/onlineeducation.html

For further information Please contact Kelly Hall at K.Hall@murdoch.edu.au or for local assistance Rob Gordon in Hong Kong at lomvet03@optusnet.com.au


For more information, please click here.

Saturday 3 March 2012 NEW WEBINAR: Apply The Latest In Preventative Medicine To Your Veterinary Care

Time : at 13:30 singapore time

Speaker : Dr. Todd Towell

Cost :
   - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0


For more information, please click here.

Friday 2nd March 2012 Veterinary Pathology : "Common Laboratory Myths" and "Systems Based Approach to the Biochemical Panel"

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

Time : Afternoon Session: 2:00-2:30 pm (Registration), 2:30-5:30 pm (Lecture); Evening Session: 7:00-8:00 pm (Registration & Dinner), 8:00-10:30 pm (Lecture)

Speaker : Dr. Jennifer L. Brazzell

Cost :
   Afternoon session only - Members : $200, Non-Members : $300
   Evening session only (Include Dinner) - Members : $250, Non-Members : $350
   Both sessions - Members : $450, Non-Members : $650
   Non-paid - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

Let's face it, there are still a lot we need to know in clinical pathology! Dr Jennifer Brazzell, specialist in veterinary clinical pathology, will be  presenting the following lectures in Hong Kong,

Common Laboratory Myths (Afternoon Session, 2 March 2012)

True or False? The presence of circulating peripheral blood mast cells indicates my patient has mast cell leukemia. Results from my in house laboratory analyzers are accurate. My patient's blood results are all within normal limits so my patient must not be diseased. If you answered True to any of these questions you should definitely attend this seminar! Laboratory myths are passed down from professor to student, practice owners to associates and so on but just because it is a "common truth" does not mean it is true! This session will focus on debunking common laboratory myths.

Systems Based Approach to the Biochemical Panel (Evening Session, 2 March 2012)

A panel of 20 biochemical tests can be daunting when disorganized, especially when there are multiple abnormal values. This lecture will focus on how to organize the interpretation of a complete biochemical panel using a systems based approach thus enabling you to make a quick and accurate diagnosis.


Dr. Jennifer L. Brazzell
, DVM, Dipl. ACVP

Dr. Jennifer Brazzell is a 2000 graduate of the University of Saskatchewan Western College of Veterinary Medicine. She was formerly a practicing veterinarian and co-owner of two small animal/exotics practices in Canada. She completed her Clinical Pathology residency at the University of Minnesota in 2005 and achieved diplomate status with the American College of Veterinary Pathology the same year. She worked as a diagnostic clinical pathologist for 5½ years before returning to her alma mater to pursue a second residency and graduate studies in Anatomic Pathology in 2010. In addition to her studies, she continues to work as a diagnostic clinical pathologist for Axiom Veterinary Laboratories. Her interests include tick-borne diseases, coagulation, and hematopathology. She has published several scientific papers on these and other topics and has run and participated in several VIN and VSPN Rounds sessions on in-house quality assurance, hematology, and cytology.

Registration fees
Early bird online registration and payment on or before 11:30 pm of  1st March.

Registration and payment at the venue:
Afternoon session only : $400
Evening session only : $500

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

Please register for the seminar on-line at the HKVA Website www.hkva.org
For enquiries please forward to secretariat@medcom.com.hk


For more information, please click here.

Dr Brazzell's pathology lectures are proudly and generously sponsored by Axiom Veterinary Laboratories Limited and Royal Canin Veterinary Diet.

Friday 2nd March 2012 Veterinary Pathology : Common Laboratory Myths

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

Time : Afternoon Session: 2:00-2:30 pm (Registration), 2:30-5:30 pm (Lecture)

Speaker : Dr. Jennifer L. Brazzell

Cost :
   Afternoon session only - Members : $200, Non-Members : $300

Let's face it, there are still a lot we need to know in clinical pathology! Dr Jennifer Brazzell, specialist in veterinary clinical pathology, will be  presenting the following lectures in Hong Kong,

Common Laboratory Myths (Afternoon Session, 2 March 2012)

True or False? The presence of circulating peripheral blood mast cells indicates my patient has mast cell leukemia. Results from my in house laboratory analyzers are accurate. My patient's blood results are all within normal limits so my patient must not be diseased. If you answered True to any of these questions you should definitely attend this seminar! Laboratory myths are passed down from professor to student, practice owners to associates and so on but just because it is a "common truth" does not mean it is true! This session will focus on debunking common laboratory myths.

Systems Based Approach to the Biochemical Panel (Evening Session, 2 March 2012)

A panel of 20 biochemical tests can be daunting when disorganized, especially when there are multiple abnormal values. This lecture will focus on how to organize the interpretation of a complete biochemical panel using a systems based approach thus enabling you to make a quick and accurate diagnosis.


Dr. Jennifer L. Brazzell
, DVM, Dipl. ACVP

Dr. Jennifer Brazzell is a 2000 graduate of the University of Saskatchewan Western College of Veterinary Medicine. She was formerly a practicing veterinarian and co-owner of two small animal/exotics practices in Canada. She completed her Clinical Pathology residency at the University of Minnesota in 2005 and achieved diplomate status with the American College of Veterinary Pathology the same year. She worked as a diagnostic clinical pathologist for 5½ years before returning to her alma mater to pursue a second residency and graduate studies in Anatomic Pathology in 2010. In addition to her studies, she continues to work as a diagnostic clinical pathologist for Axiom Veterinary Laboratories. Her interests include tick-borne diseases, coagulation, and hematopathology. She has published several scientific papers on these and other topics and has run and participated in several VIN and VSPN Rounds sessions on in-house quality assurance, hematology, and cytology.

Registration fees
Early bird online registration and payment on or before 11:30 pm of  1st March.

Registration and payment at the venue:
Afternoon session only : $400
Evening session only : $500

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

Please register for the seminar on-line at the HKVA Website www.hkva.org
For enquiries please forward to secretariat@medcom.com.hk


For more information, please click here.

Dr Brazzell's pathology lectures are proudly and generously sponsored by Axiom Veterinary Laboratories Limited and Royal Canin Veterinary Diet.

Friday 2nd March 2012 Veterinary Pathology : Systems Based Approach to the Biochemical Panel

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

Time : Evening Session: 7:00-8:00 pm (Registration & Dinner), 8:00-10:30 pm (Lecture)

Speaker : Dr. Jennifer L. Brazzell

Cost :
   Evening session only (Include Dinner) - Members : $250, Non-Members : $350

Let's face it, there are still a lot we need to know in clinical pathology! Dr Jennifer Brazzell, specialist in veterinary clinical pathology, will be  presenting the following lectures in Hong Kong,

Common Laboratory Myths (Afternoon Session, 2 March 2012)

True or False? The presence of circulating peripheral blood mast cells indicates my patient has mast cell leukemia. Results from my in house laboratory analyzers are accurate. My patient's blood results are all within normal limits so my patient must not be diseased. If you answered True to any of these questions you should definitely attend this seminar! Laboratory myths are passed down from professor to student, practice owners to associates and so on but just because it is a "common truth" does not mean it is true! This session will focus on debunking common laboratory myths.

Systems Based Approach to the Biochemical Panel (Evening Session, 2 March 2012)

A panel of 20 biochemical tests can be daunting when disorganized, especially when there are multiple abnormal values. This lecture will focus on how to organize the interpretation of a complete biochemical panel using a systems based approach thus enabling you to make a quick and accurate diagnosis.


Dr. Jennifer L. Brazzell
, DVM, Dipl. ACVP

Dr. Jennifer Brazzell is a 2000 graduate of the University of Saskatchewan Western College of Veterinary Medicine. She was formerly a practicing veterinarian and co-owner of two small animal/exotics practices in Canada. She completed her Clinical Pathology residency at the University of Minnesota in 2005 and achieved diplomate status with the American College of Veterinary Pathology the same year. She worked as a diagnostic clinical pathologist for 5½ years before returning to her alma mater to pursue a second residency and graduate studies in Anatomic Pathology in 2010. In addition to her studies, she continues to work as a diagnostic clinical pathologist for Axiom Veterinary Laboratories. Her interests include tick-borne diseases, coagulation, and hematopathology. She has published several scientific papers on these and other topics and has run and participated in several VIN and VSPN Rounds sessions on in-house quality assurance, hematology, and cytology.

Registration fees
Early bird online registration and payment on or before 11:30 pm of  1st March.

Registration and payment at the venue:
Afternoon session only : $400
Evening session only : $500

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

Please register for the seminar on-line at the HKVA Website www.hkva.org
For enquiries please forward to secretariat@medcom.com.hk


For more information, please click here.

Dr Brazzell's pathology lectures are proudly and generously sponsored by Axiom Veterinary Laboratories Limited and Royal Canin Veterinary Diet.

Friday 2 March 2012 ROYAL CANIN VETERINARIAN SEMINAR: Nutrition and Dermatology

Venue : Huthart Room II & President's Room, 3/F South Tower, The Salisbury, YMCA, 41 Salisbury Road, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon

Time : 6:30pm-10:30pm

Speaker : Dr Fabienne Dethioux

Cost :
   - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

Fee: Free of Charge

Number of seats: A maximum of 50 participants (first-come-first-served)

We look forward to your valuable participation. Please confirm your attendance by fax (2158-7220) or e-mail (info@royalcanin.com.hk) before 27 February 2012.


For more information, please click here.

Thursday 1st March 2012 Clinical Haematology for Veterinary Nurses

Venue : FHSS laboratories, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Time : 5pm-7pm (2nd Session, repeat as 1st Session)

Speaker : Dr. Jennifer L. Brazzell

Cost :
   5pm-7pm(2nd Session (repeat as 1st Session)) - Members : $300, Non-Members : $300
   Non-paid - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

Please note that 1st session (2pm-4pm) and 2nd session (5pm-7pm) are identical. Please choose carefully when you make payment. It will be separated to show in the calendar to make payment.

Veterinary Nursing
Laboratory Workshop

Nurses, are your hematology skills a little anemic?  Do you find that performing leukocyte differentials can be inflammatory?  If you answered yes to either of these questions, you will benefit from this clinically relevant, interactive, and hands-on Veterinary Hematology laboratory.

Dr Jennifer Brazzell, specialist in veterinary clinical pathology, will be presenting this workshop in Hong Kong on March 1st.

The session is ideal for veterinary nurses of all levels and will cover proper collection and processing of blood samples; an efficient and thorough approach to blood smear examination; and a review of common peripheral blood diagnostic dilemmas. Attendees are asked to bring a peripheral blood sample from which they will practice making blood smears. Attendees will have the chance to perform blood smear examinations on both normal and abnormal blood smears from common domestic species.

Dr. Jennifer L. Brazzell DVM, Dipl. ACVP

Dr. Jennifer Brazzell is a 2000 graduate of the University of Saskatchewan Western College of Veterinary Medicine. She was formerly a practicing veterinarian and co-owner of two small animal/exotics practices in Canada. She completed her Clinical Pathology residency at the University of Minnesota in 2005 and achieved diplomate status with the American College of Veterinary Pathology the same year. She worked as a diagnostic clinical pathologist for 5½ years before returning to her alma mater to pursue a second residency and graduate studies in Anatomic Pathology in 2010. In addition to her studies, she continues to work as a diagnostic clinical pathologist for Axiom Veterinary Laboratories. Her interests include tick-borne diseases, coagulation, and hematopathology. She has published several scientific papers on these and other topics and has run and participated in several VIN and VSPN Rounds sessions on in-house quality assurance, hematology, and cytology.


Registration

The rate of HKD$300 for all Veterinary Nurses and Veterinary Assistants (members and non-members) applies for on-line registrations received by 29 February, 2012. On-line registrations must be accompanied by credit card payment. Please note that 1st session (2pm-4pm) and 2nd session (5pm-7pm) are identical. Please choose carefully when you make payment. It will be separated to show in the calendar to make payment.  

Maximum delegate number is 25 per session. Our VN seminars and workshops are very popular, register soon to avoid disappointment. If any places remain available, the cost of the workshop for people who register and pay at the venue will be HK$400.

Please register for the workshop on-line at the HKVA Website www.hkva.org
For enquiries please forward to secretariat@medcom.com.hk

Delegates: Please arrive 15 minutes prior to start time for registration and be sure to bring a peripheral blood sample for smear making.

Hope to see you there: Jane McNae & Tint Naing: CPD Coordinators for Hong Kong Veterinary association- providing CPD for our veterinary profession.

Map for the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (please click here)


Dr Brazzell's pathology workshop for Veterinary Nurses is proudly sponsored by The Royal Veterinary College, University of London, Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Axiom Veterinary Laboratories Limited, who together run Asia's first degree in Veterinary Nursing.


Thursday 1st March 2012 Clinical Haematology for Veterinary Nurses

Venue : FHSS laboratories, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Time : 2pm-4pm (1st Session)

Speaker : Dr. Jennifer L. Brazzell

Cost :
   2pm-4pm (1st Session) - Members : $300, Non-Members : $300

Please note that 1st session (2pm-4pm) and 2nd session (5pm-7pm) are identical. Please choose carefully when you make payment. It will be separated to show in the calendar to make payment.

Veterinary Nursing
Laboratory Workshop

Nurses, are your hematology skills a little anemic?  Do you find that performing leukocyte differentials can be inflammatory?  If you answered yes to either of these questions, you will benefit from this clinically relevant, interactive, and hands-on Veterinary Hematology laboratory.

Dr Jennifer Brazzell, specialist in veterinary clinical pathology, will be presenting this workshop in Hong Kong on March 1st.

The session is ideal for veterinary nurses of all levels and will cover proper collection and processing of blood samples; an efficient and thorough approach to blood smear examination; and a review of common peripheral blood diagnostic dilemmas. Attendees are asked to bring a peripheral blood sample from which they will practice making blood smears. Attendees will have the chance to perform blood smear examinations on both normal and abnormal blood smears from common domestic species.

Dr. Jennifer L. Brazzell DVM, Dipl. ACVP

Dr. Jennifer Brazzell is a 2000 graduate of the University of Saskatchewan Western College of Veterinary Medicine. She was formerly a practicing veterinarian and co-owner of two small animal/exotics practices in Canada. She completed her Clinical Pathology residency at the University of Minnesota in 2005 and achieved diplomate status with the American College of Veterinary Pathology the same year. She worked as a diagnostic clinical pathologist for 5½ years before returning to her alma mater to pursue a second residency and graduate studies in Anatomic Pathology in 2010. In addition to her studies, she continues to work as a diagnostic clinical pathologist for Axiom Veterinary Laboratories. Her interests include tick-borne diseases, coagulation, and hematopathology. She has published several scientific papers on these and other topics and has run and participated in several VIN and VSPN Rounds sessions on in-house quality assurance, hematology, and cytology.


Registration

The rate of HKD$300 for all Veterinary Nurses and Veterinary Assistants (members and non-members) applies for on-line registrations received by 29 February, 2012. On-line registrations must be accompanied by credit card payment. Please note that 1st session (2pm-4pm) and 2nd session (5pm-7pm) are identical. Please choose carefully when you make payment. It will be separated to show in the calendar to make payment.

Maximum delegate number is 25 per session. Our VN seminars and workshops are very popular, register soon to avoid disappointment. If any places remain available, the cost of the workshop for people who register and pay at the venue will be HK$400.

Please register for the workshop on-line at the HKVA Website www.hkva.org
For enquiries please forward to secretariat@medcom.com.hk

Delegates: Please arrive 15 minutes prior to start time for registration and be sure to bring a peripheral blood sample for smear making.

Hope to see you there: Jane McNae & Tint Naing: CPD Coordinators for Hong Kong Veterinary association- providing CPD for our veterinary profession.

Map for the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (please click here)


Dr Brazzell's pathology workshop for Veterinary Nurses is proudly sponsored by The Royal Veterinary College, University of London, Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Axiom Veterinary Laboratories Limited, who together run Asia's first degree in Veterinary Nursing.


Wednesday 29th February 2012 Abdominal Ultrasound - Advanced Course

Venue : Chinese University Animal House

Time : 9:00am to 5:00pm

Speaker : Dr. Paul A. Brazzell

Cost :
   Including lunch and coffee breaks - Members : $5000, Non-Members : $5000

Important Notice

Each participant needs to bring their own dog, which has to be fully clipped ready for abdominal ultrasound examination, and their own sedation. There will be no dogs, clippers or sedation provided. 

Dr. Paul A. Brazzell, DVM
paul.brazzell@canadianveterinaryimaging.com

Dr. Brazzell has over 22 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 provides in-hospital and seminar-based abdominal and cardiac ultrasound education to the veterinarians of Canada, the United States, Ireland and Asia.

Course Description: This One Day course will take you to the next step in abdominal ultrasound scanning and interpretation. Scanning will be limited to the adrenal glands, pancreas, lymph nodes, gastrointestinal tract and great vessels. In addition, time will be spent on ultrasound-guided aspirate and biopsy technique via slides and hands on with phantoms. There will be a portion of the course dedicated to the recognition of the normal ultrasonographic appearance of all intra-abdominal structures versus abnormal. Upon completion of the course attendees will be able to localize all intra-abdominal small parts, perform ultrasound guided aspirates and biopsies with confidence and have a comprehensive understanding of the normal appearance of abdominal structures. Course notes will be provided. Mylab 30 ultrasound machines will be used for this scanning and slide based course.

ADRENAL GLANDS
PANCREAS
GASTROINTESTINAL
GREAT VESSELS
LYMPH NODES
COLOUR-FLOW DOPPLER

ULTRASOUND GUIDED ASPIRATES AND BIOPSIES ON PHANTOMS
NORMAL VERSUS ABNORMAL FOR INTRA-ABDOMINAL STRUCTURES
INTRODUCTION TO SONOGRAPHIC APPEARANCE OF COMMON DISEASES
MEASURING, ANNOTATING AND NORMAL DIMENSIONS OF INTRA-ABDOMINAL ORGANS

Bookings to be made on-line at www.hkva.org
Please direct enquiries to secretariat@medcom.com.hk

Dr Tint Naing and Dr Jane McNae
CPD Coordinators

The course is limited to SIX attendees

Map for the Chinese University Animal House (please click here)


Sponsored by:

29 February-1 March 2012 ISFM International Congress: Feline medicine and surgery a fresh look at common problems

Venue : The Langham Hotel, Hong Kong

Cost :



For more information, please click here.

Tuesday 28th February 2012 Veterinary Pathology : Interpretation of Common Endocrinologic Tests

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

Time : Evening Session: 7:00-8:00 pm (Registration & Dinner), 8:00-10:30 pm (Lecture)

Speaker : Dr. Jennifer L. Brazzell

Cost :
   Evening session only (Include Dinner) - Members : $250, Non-Members : $350

Let's face it, there are still a lot we need to know in clinical pathology! Dr Jennifer Brazzell, specialist in veterinary clinical pathology, will be  presenting the following lectures in Hong Kong,

Body Cavity and Joint Effusions : Causes, Collection, Analysis, and Interpretation (Afternoon Session, 28 Feb 2012)

This all inclusive lecture will cover body cavity effusions from beginning to end. The lecture will focus on the major pathophysiologic mechanisms behind effusion formation and how to couple specific effusion properties to each mechanism. Being able to pair effusion properties to the mechanisms that cause them will allow you rapidly narrow your list of differential diagnoses for each type of effusion and more efficiently diagnose and treat your patient.

Interpretation of Common Endocrinologic Tests (Evening Session, 28 Feb 2012)

Do you find "Stimulation Tests" such as the ACTH stimulation test particularly unstimulating? Do you find "Challenge Tests" such as the bile acid challenge test particularly challenging? This lecture will cover interpretation of most common endocrinologic tests including how to interpret and what to do about those pesty "equivocal" test results we all run in to from time to time.


Dr. Jennifer L. Brazzell
, DVM, Dipl. ACVP

Dr. Jennifer Brazzell is a 2000 graduate of the University of Saskatchewan Western College of Veterinary Medicine. She was formerly a practicing veterinarian and co-owner of two small animal/exotics practices in Canada. She completed her Clinical Pathology residency at the University of Minnesota in 2005 and achieved diplomate status with the American College of Veterinary Pathology the same year. She worked as a diagnostic clinical pathologist for 5½ years before returning to her alma mater to pursue a second residency and graduate studies in Anatomic Pathology in 2010. In addition to her studies, she continues to work as a diagnostic clinical pathologist for Axiom Veterinary Laboratories. Her interests include tick-borne diseases, coagulation, and hematopathology. She has published several scientific papers on these and other topics and has run and participated in several VIN and VSPN Rounds sessions on in-house quality assurance, hematology, and cytology.

Registration fees
Early bird online registration and payment on or before 11:30 pm of  27th February.

Registration and payment at the venue:
Afternoon session only : $400
Evening session only : $500

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

Please register for the seminar on-line at the HKVA Website www.hkva.org
For enquiries please forward to secretariat@medcom.com.hk


For more information, please click here.

Dr Brazzell's pathology lectures are proudly and generously sponsored by Axiom Veterinary Laboratories Limited and Royal Canin Veterinary Diet.

Tuesday 28th February 2012 Veterinary Pathology : Body Cavity & Joint Effusion

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

Time : Afternoon Session: 2:00-2:30 pm (Registration), 2:30-5:30 pm (Lecture)

Speaker : Dr. Jennifer L. Brazzell

Cost :
   Afternoon session only - Members : $200, Non-Members : $300

Let's face it, there are still a lot we need to know in clinical pathology! Dr Jennifer Brazzell, specialist in veterinary clinical pathology, will be  presenting the following lectures in Hong Kong,

Body Cavity and Joint Effusions : Causes, Collection, Analysis, and Interpretation (Afternoon Session, 28 Feb 2012)

This all inclusive lecture will cover body cavity effusions from beginning to end. The lecture will focus on the major pathophysiologic mechanisms behind effusion formation and how to couple specific effusion properties to each mechanism. Being able to pair effusion properties to the mechanisms that cause them will allow you rapidly narrow your list of differential diagnoses for each type of effusion and more efficiently diagnose and treat your patient.

Interpretation of Common Endocrinologic Tests (Evening Session, 28 Feb 2012)

Do you find "Stimulation Tests" such as the ACTH stimulation test particularly unstimulating? Do you find "Challenge Tests" such as the bile acid challenge test particularly challenging? This lecture will cover interpretation of most common endocrinologic tests including how to interpret and what to do about those pesty "equivocal" test results we all run in to from time to time.


Dr. Jennifer L. Brazzell
, DVM, Dipl. ACVP

Dr. Jennifer Brazzell is a 2000 graduate of the University of Saskatchewan Western College of Veterinary Medicine. She was formerly a practicing veterinarian and co-owner of two small animal/exotics practices in Canada. She completed her Clinical Pathology residency at the University of Minnesota in 2005 and achieved diplomate status with the American College of Veterinary Pathology the same year. She worked as a diagnostic clinical pathologist for 5½ years before returning to her alma mater to pursue a second residency and graduate studies in Anatomic Pathology in 2010. In addition to her studies, she continues to work as a diagnostic clinical pathologist for Axiom Veterinary Laboratories. Her interests include tick-borne diseases, coagulation, and hematopathology. She has published several scientific papers on these and other topics and has run and participated in several VIN and VSPN Rounds sessions on in-house quality assurance, hematology, and cytology.

Registration fees
Early bird online registration and payment on or before 11:30 pm of  27th February.

Registration and payment at the venue:
Afternoon session only : $400
Evening session only : $500

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

Please register for the seminar on-line at the HKVA Website www.hkva.org
For enquiries please forward to secretariat@medcom.com.hk


For more information, please click here.

Dr Brazzell's pathology lectures are proudly and generously sponsored by Axiom Veterinary Laboratories Limited and Royal Canin Veterinary Diet.

Tuesday 28th February 2012 Veterinary Pathology: Body Cavity & Joint Effusion and Interpretation of Common Endocrinologic Tests



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

Time : Afternoon Session: 2:00-2:30 pm (Registration), 2:30-5:30 pm (Lecture); Evening Session: 7:00-8:00 pm (Registration & Dinner), 8:00-10:30 pm (Lecture)

Speaker : Dr. Jennifer L. Brazzell

Cost :
   Afternoon session only - Members : $200, Non-Members : $300
   Evening session only (Include Dinner) - Members : $250, Non-Members : $350
   Both sessions - Members : $450, Non-Members : $650
   Non-paid - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

Let's face it, there are still a lot we need to know in clinical pathology! Dr Jennifer Brazzell, specialist in veterinary clinical pathology, will be  presenting the following lectures in Hong Kong,

Body Cavity and Joint Effusions : Causes, Collection, Analysis, and Interpretation (Afternoon Session, 28 Feb 2012)

This all inclusive lecture will cover body cavity effusions from beginning to end. The lecture will focus on the major pathophysiologic mechanisms behind effusion formation and how to couple specific effusion properties to each mechanism. Being able to pair effusion properties to the mechanisms that cause them will allow you rapidly narrow your list of differential diagnoses for each type of effusion and more efficiently diagnose and treat your patient.

Interpretation of Common Endocrinologic Tests (Evening Session, 28 Feb 2012)

Do you find "Stimulation Tests" such as the ACTH stimulation test particularly unstimulating? Do you find "Challenge Tests" such as the bile acid challenge test particularly challenging? This lecture will cover interpretation of most common endocrinologic tests including how to interpret and what to do about those pesty "equivocal" test results we all run in to from time to time.


Dr. Jennifer L. Brazzell
, DVM, Dipl. ACVP

Dr. Jennifer Brazzell is a 2000 graduate of the University of Saskatchewan Western College of Veterinary Medicine. She was formerly a practicing veterinarian and co-owner of two small animal/exotics practices in Canada. She completed her Clinical Pathology residency at the University of Minnesota in 2005 and achieved diplomate status with the American College of Veterinary Pathology the same year. She worked as a diagnostic clinical pathologist for 5½ years before returning to her alma mater to pursue a second residency and graduate studies in Anatomic Pathology in 2010. In addition to her studies, she continues to work as a diagnostic clinical pathologist for Axiom Veterinary Laboratories. Her interests include tick-borne diseases, coagulation, and hematopathology. She has published several scientific papers on these and other topics and has run and participated in several VIN and VSPN Rounds sessions on in-house quality assurance, hematology, and cytology.

Registration fees
Early bird online registration and payment on or before 11:30 pm of  27th February.

Registration and payment at the venue:
Afternoon session only : $400
Evening session only : $500

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

Please register for the seminar on-line at the HKVA Website www.hkva.org
For enquiries please forward to secretariat@medcom.com.hk


For more information, please click here.

Dr Brazzell's pathology lectures are proudly and generously sponsored by Axiom Veterinary Laboratories Limited and Royal Canin Veterinary Diet.

Wednesday 22nd February 2012 HKVA Event: Breakfast Seminar (webinar)

Venue : 90 minute webinar (an online seminar)

Time : 7:30 am CST and 9:30am AEST (QLD)

Cost :
   Online seminar - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

Subject: This is simply too good to miss

Hi members, every now and then we discover something that's so good that we just have to share it with you.

Recently we had the good fortune to discover a Vet marketing specialist who has worked with Vets across Australia and New Zealand to help them grow their practices.

His name is Tom Poland and he's created an excellent presentation on...

How To Get More Clients Into Your Clinic Without Having To Sell

(And even when you're on holiday or asleep)

We are delighted to say that HKVA is sponsoring an event where Tom's agreed to share his training with you at no cost during a value-packed 90 minute webinar (an online seminar) on...

Wednesday February 22nd at 7:30am CST

You can click on the blue link above or below to find out more details or to register (HKVA is pleased to be sponsoring the event so you don't have to pay a cent):

How To Get More Clients Into Your Clinic Without Having To Sell

(And even when you're on holiday or asleep)

And what we like about Tom's content is that it's simple, incredibly practical (zero fluff, zero hype) and yet it's also very effective..

Here are some details of the training...

Synopsis:

* If you're a Vet Clinic owner or manager and you LOVE the idea of a steady flow of new clients coming into your practice each week of the year - but you HATE the idea of having to "sell-sell-sell" or wasting money on expensive advertising then this session is for you

* During this engaging and informative session you'll gain a valuable insight into the nature of "marketing strategy" and how you can use it to get generate a flow of new clients who are attracted by your brand and your message

* And the great news is that marketing strategy can be implemented without the need for any expensive advertising and with no overt selling whatsoever. Even better, it can be systemised so that you create a flow of new clients into your practice almost every week of the year and even when you are on holiday

What You'll Discover:

* Six strategic steps to create a flow of new clients into your practice

* Six costly mistakes to avoid when attempting to gain new clients

* Why any form of overt selling is counter-productive and should be avoided

* Optional extra: a simple way to develop independent marketing capability so that you can bring in new clients at will

To find out more or to register please click here:

How To Get More Clients Into Your Clinic Without Having To Sell

(And even when you're on holiday or asleep)

We look forward to seeing you on the webinar!

Best wishes

PS this is a live event and the technology gremlins forbid us from guaranteeing that a recording will be available so please, cancel whatever else you have on and get to this event.... if you want a simple system to get new clients then this will probably be one of the best events to attend in 2012


Tuesday 21 February 2012 Equine MOVE Session: Equine topic

Time : Start time Hong Kong: 6:30pm

Speaker : David Murphy

Cost :
   - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0


Murdoch Online Veterinary Education Live Seminars 2012

The Murdoch University Office of Continuing Education would like to invite you to MOVE. Wher-ever you are, you can participate in these live online, interactive seminars from the comfort of your own home or office computer. All sessions are also archived so if you’re unable to attend a lecture or get called out in the middle of a lecture, you will still be able review it at a later time.

Have a look at Murdoch University CPD portal (please note the different rates available to HKVA Members only!)
All 10 secessions only HKD 1500.00

http://www.vetbiomed.murdoch.edu.au/CVE/onlineeducation.html

For further information Please contact Kelly Hall at K.Hall@murdoch.edu.au or for local assistance Rob Gordon in Hong Kong at lomvet03@optusnet.com.au


For more information, please click here.

Tuesday 7 February 2012 Small Animal MOVE Session: Your neurological cases made easy

Time : Start time Hong Kong: 6:30pm

Speaker : Fleur James

Cost :
   Non-HKVA Course - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

Orgainzer : Murdoch University (Generously sponsored by Hill's)


Murdoch Online Veterinary Educaiton Live Seminars 2012

The Murdoch University Office of Continuing Education would like to invite you to MOVE. Wher-ever you are, you can participate in these live online, interactive seminars from the comfort of your own home or office computer. All sessions are also archived so if you’re unable to attend a lecture or get called out in the middle of a lecture, you will still be able review it at a later time.

Have a look at Murdoch University CPD portal (please note the different rates available to HKVA Members only!)
All 10 secessions only HKD 1500.00

http://www.vetbiomed.murdoch.edu.au/CVE/onlineeducation.html

For further information Please contact Kelly Hall at K.Hall@murdoch.edu.au or for local assistance Rob Gordon in Hong Kong at lomvet03@optusnet.com.au


For more information, please click here.


Wednesday 18th January, 2012 Wound care and bandaging techniques

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

Time : Dinner from 7.00pm, seminars from 7.30-10.00pm

Speaker : Miss Rachel Lumbis

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

Veterinary Nursing Seminar
(with mini-workshop)

Rachel Lumbis

Rachel qualified as a Veterinary Nurse several years ago whilst working in a small animal practice. She then moved to London and completed a degree in Veterinary Nursing. During this period Rachel spent time locuming at a variety of small animal practices. She developed an interest in internal medicine and nutrition and went on to complete a certificate in small animal nutrition.

Rachel joined the Royal Veterinary College in 2008 as Assistant Lecturer in Veterinary Nursing. She is involved in teaching undergraduate veterinary and veterinary nursing students and also contributes towards the provision of external CPD for veterinary nurses. She holds the RCVS veterinary nursing examiner qualification and has recently become a member of BVNA council.

Wound care and bandaging techniques

Traumatic wounds are a common presentation in small animal veterinary practice. Veterinary nurses are increasingly becoming involved in the care and management of wounds and will often be responsible for initial assessment and management in a first aid situation. An understanding of wound types, the healing process and appropriate management is therefore integral to their role. With a variety of dressing and bandage materials now available, it is also essential to have an appreciation of their functions and use.

The aim of this seminar is to provide a review of practical wound management including classification, types, modes and stages of healing. Consideration will also be given to the functions and uses of a variety of dressings and bandage materials.

The lead lecture will cover wound assessment, the healing process and practical management techniques. This will be complemented by a case based seminar session during which delegates will have the opportunity to explore different wound dressings, encouraging the evaluation of new and alternative products available for wound management.

A review of bandaging techniques will also be discussed with best practice being demonstrated in the context of first aid care. Delegates will have an opportunity to refine their clinical skills on models/ manikins where time permits.

Specific areas to be covered:

  • Wound classification
  • Wound types, modes and stages of healing
  • Phases of normal wound healing
  • Causes of delayed wound healing
  • Recognising aseptic techniques in wound management
  • Select appropriate dressing and bandage materials and identify their uses
  • Identification of potential problems and prevention of self mutilation
  • Utilising different bandaging methods (Robert Jones, limb, head, thorax, abdomen, splint, doughnut etc.)

This workshop will appeal to all VNs & VAs, regardless of their level of training.

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

Registration fees:
The early bird rate of HKD$250 for all Veterinary Nurses and Veterinary Assistants applies for on-line registrations received by 11.30pm on 17th January, 2012. On-line registrations must be accompanied by credit card payment. Maximum delegate number is 30.

If any places remain available, the cost of the seminar for people who register and pay on the night will be HK$400.

Please register for the seminar on-line at the HKVA Website www.hkva.org
For enquiries please forward to secretariat@medcom.com.hk


MSc(VetEd), BSc(Hons), PGCert(MedEd), RVN, CertSAN, FHEA
Assistant Lecturer in Veterinary Nursing, Royal Veterinary College, University of London

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