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2013
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Thursday 12th and Friday 13th December 2013 Abdominal Ultrasound - Advanced Course

Venue : Chinese University Animal House

Time : 09:00am ~ 5:00pm

Speaker : Dr. Paul A. Brazzell, DVM

Cost :
   Including lunch and coffee breaks - Members : $7000, Non-Members : $8000

Only ONE place remaining, please register immediately.

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.


About the Course:
This course is essential to any veterinarian utilizing diagnostic ultrasound. It is a two day scanning and lecture seminar covering the localization of all intra-abdominal structures and the clinical and sonographic presentations of common pathologies of major organ systems in canine and feline medicine. The objective of this course is to aid the general practice veterinarian to recognize both common and complex sonographic pathology. The lab portion will allow attendees to spend their time scanning those structures they find the most challenging. The didactic portion of the course will consist of slides of normal anatomy and many of the commonly seen pathologic conditions. Ultrasound guided aspirate and biopsy techniques will also be discussed and attendees will have the opportunity to practice these techniques in the lab. Participants are encouraged to bring their own images and participate in a lively discussion of the benefits of abdominal ultrasound as well as the difficulties encountered.


Outline:

At the end of the course, each participant should have specific knowledge of and be fluent with:

  1. Finding every organ in the abdominal cavity (liver, gall bladder, spleen, stomach, pancreas, small bowel, colon, adrenal glands, kidneys, urinary bladder, lymph nodes).
  2. Identifying the normal internal sonographic architecture and anatomy of each organ.
  3. Identifying the presence of peritoneal fluid.
  4. Be familiar with the sonographic appearance of common pathologic conditions in the abdomen.
  5. Capable of and confident in performing ultrasound guided aspirates and biopsies.


Dr Tint Naing and Dr Ruan Bester
CPD Coordinators

Please refer to the attached map.

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


11-13 December 2013 The 4th South China Small Animal Veterinary Conference

Venue : Poly World Trade Center Expo, Guangzhou

Cost :


Please find the links below for more information.

            


 

Wednesday 4th December 2013 Charity Seminar for Philippines

Venue : The City University, Hong Kong

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

Speaker : Dr. A Cahalane, Dr. S Quante, Dr. J Simak

Cost :
   Include Buffer - Members : $350, Non-Members : $350
   Non-Paid - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

We can help to bring their smiles back, let's help the Philippines!

The HKVA & your local specialists invite you to a charity night:

Dr. Cahalane, Dr. Simak & Dr. Quante will present interesting surgical, cardiac & internal medicine case studies. We promise you a night with great case discussions, lovely food & home made cakes.
All income of the event will go to "Medicine sans frontier" to support the relief efforts in the Philippines following the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan.

                                      

Topic: Case studies
Dr. A. Cahalane: Orthopedic Complications: Case Reviews and Avoiding Disaster
Dr. S. Quante: The mystery of growth disorders: Think beyond Growth Hormone
Dr. J. Simak: Treatment of end-stage Mitral Valve Disease - a case report

Registration Deadline : 11:30pm, 3rd December 2013
(Catering needs to be arranged 3 days ahead, please help us by registering early)

For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk


Speakers' Biography


Dr. A. Cahalane
 
Dr. S. Quante
 
Dr. J. Simak
(Please click the photo to see the Speakers' Biography)

HKVA, City University & Soares Avenue Paws & Claws Clinic

Thursday 21 and Friday 22 November 2013 International Animal Welfare Symposium

Venue : Theatre, 5/F, Academic 3, City University of Hong Kong

Cost :


Invitation Letter, please click here.

The poster to see more details, please click here.


Wednesday 20th November 2013 Surgery Q&A : Abdominal Surgery

Speaker : Prof. Hosgood and Dr. Snow

Cost :



For more information, please click here.


Tuesday 19 - Thursday 21 November 2013 Equine Medicine Course

Venue : Sha Tin Racecourse

Speaker : Dr. Andrew van Eps, Dr. Ben Sykes, Dr. Christopher Riggs, Dr. Paul Robinson

Cost :


For more information, please click here.

Registration Form, please click here.


Tuesday 12th November 2013 Small Animal MOVE Sessions 2013: Ophthalmology topic

Time : Start time Hong Kong: 6:30pm

Speaker : Martyn King

Cost :


The Murdoch University Office of Continuing Education would like to invite you to MOVE. No matter where you are, you can participate in these live online, interactive seminars from the comfort of your own home or office. 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 be able review it at a later time.

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

Have a look at Murdoch University CPD portal (please note the different rates available to HKVA Members only!)
All 10 secessions only HKD 1600.00
(Poster and Registration Form)

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


Tuesday 12 & Wednesday 13 November 2013 Animal Health Workshop 2013

Venue : Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre, Kowloon Park, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon

Time : 10 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. daily

Cost :


Inspection and Quarantine - animal biosecurity on the frontlines

Government officials and internationally renowned and distinguished speakers in their fields will present the most up to date information on the development and implementation of policy relating to animal (and related) movement which facilitates trade while safeguarding animal and human health. We are expecting officers from relevant government departments locally, the Mainland, Macau and overseas to attend, as well as veterinary, medical and scientific colleagues from various institutions, professional bodies and private and academic fields from Hong Kong and abroad.

The preliminary workshop programme, workshop location map and registration form is attached for your reference. Updated information will be provided later.

If you wish to attend please complete the registration form and return to our appointed agent Swire Travel (animalhealth2013@swiretravel.com) by 4 November 2013. Hope to see you there.

AHW 2013 Programme, please click here.
AHW 2013 Registration Form, please click here.
AHW 2013 Venue Map, please click here.


Best regards,
Dr. Michelle YEUNG
Senior Veterinary Officer (Technical Services)
Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region


Friday 8 November 2013 Mini-Conference in Small Animal Geriatric Care (Day 3)

Venue : City University of Hong Kong

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

Speaker : A/Prof. Kelly Hume, Drs Dominic Barfield, Alane Cahalane, Steven McOrist, Saskia Quante, Julia Simak, Cynthia Smillie

Cost :
   Afternoon Session - Members : $250, Non-Members : $350
   Evening Session - Members : $350, Non-Members : $450
   Both Sessions - Members : $600, Non-Members : $800
   Afternoon Session - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0
   Evening Session - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0
   Both Sessions - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

     

Mini-Conference in Small Animal Geriatric Care

"Do you notice that you are seeing more and more old patients now a day? You should. Our speakers are presenting some important issues in small animal geriatric care. So... be there!"

Specialist Oncologist Assistant Professor Kelly Hume of Cornell University, and Critical Care Specialist Dr Dominic Barfield of Royal Veterinary College will lead the conference and they will be supplemented by a band of local talents.


Speakers

Assistant Professor Kelly Hume DVM, Diplomate ACVIM (Oncology)
Dr Dominic Barfield BSc, BVSc, MVetMed, Diplomate ACVECC, MRCVS
Dr Alane Cahalane DVM, MA, Diplomate ACVS-SA
Dr Steven McOrist BVSc(Melb), MVSc, PhD(Edin), Diplomate ECVP
Dr Saskia Quante Dr Med Vet, Diplomate ACVIM (internal medicine)
Dr Julia Simak Dr Vet Med, Diplomate ACVIM(Cardiology)
Dr Cynthia Smillie BVM&S, PGDipCABC, MRCVS

Registration Information :

Members of HKVA and its affiliated associations

  • Afternoon Session (from 12:30 to 6:00) : HK$250/session
  • Evening Session (from 7:00 to 10:30) : HK$350/session
  • Entire Conference (3 days) : HK$1650

Others

  • Afternoon Session (from 12:30 to 6:00) : HK$350/session
  • Evening Session (from 7:00 to 10:30) : HK$450/session
  • Entire Conference (3 days) : HK$2250

Register online at www.hkva.org

Registration Deadline : 11: 30 pm, 4th November 2013
(Strictly no Walk-Ins, The venue is not a hotel, catering needs to be pre-arranged according to the participant number)

For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk


See you at the conference!...... CPD Team ( HKVA )


Mini-Conference in Small Animal Geriatric Care

6th November 2013
TimeTitleSpeaker
Afternoon Session
12:30 - 1:30Registration and Refreshment
1:30Opening address
1:30 - 2:30Lymphoma BasicsDr. Kelly Hume
2:30 - 3:30Cancers in old pets in Hong KongDr. Steven McOrist
3:30 - 4:00Tea Break
4:00 - 5:00Parenteral Nutrition When the Gut Just Won't CopeDr. Dominic Barfield
5:00 - 6:00Feline Aortic ThromboembolismDr. Julia Simak
Evening Session
7:00 - 8:00Registration and Buffet Dinner
8:00 - 9:00Analgesia & Anesthesia in Geriatric PatientsDr. Dominic Barfield
9:00 - 9:15Coffee Break
9:15 - 10:30Aberrant Lymphoma PresentationsDr. Kelly Hume

7th November 2013
TimeTitleSpeaker
Afternoon Session
12:30 - 1:30Registration and Refreshment
1:30 - 2:30Diagnosis and management of gastrointestinal cancersDr. Kelly Hume
2:30 - 3:30All sarcomas are not created equalDr. Kelly Hume
3:30 - 4:00Tea Break
4:00 - 5:00Surgical Considerations for the Geriatric PatientDr. Alane Cahalane
5:00 - 6:00Surgery of the Head and NeckDr. Alane Cahalane
Evening Session
7:00 - 8:00Registration & Dinner
8:00 - 9:00New Chemotherapy TricksDr. Kelly Hum
9:00 - 9:15Coffee Break
9:15 - 10:30Challenges with the Sick Geriatric PatientDr. Dominic Barfield

8th November 2013
TimeTitleSpeaker
Afternoon Session
12:30 - 1:30Registration and Refreshment
1:30 - 2:30Endocrinopathies in Old PatientsDr. Saskia Quante
2:30 - 3:30Behavior Issues in Geriatric PatientsDr. Cynthia Smillie
3:30 - 4:00Tea Break
4:00 - 5:00Acute Kidney InjuryDr. Dominic Barfield
5:00 - 6:00Bleeding Issues - Approach to the HemoabdomenDr. Dominic Barfield
Evening Session
7:00 - 8:00Registration and Buffet Dinner
8:00 - 9:00SIRS, Sepsis, and MODsDr. Dominic Barfield
9:00 - 9:15Coffee Break 
9:15 - 10:30How to help the cancer patient when there is no treatmentDr. Kelly Hume


Speakers' Biography

Assistant Professor Kelly R. Hume DVM, Diplomate ACVIM (Oncology)
Dr. Hume is a veterinary medical oncologist with a special interest in molecular oncology. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Animal Science with Highest Distinction from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine Cum Laude from Auburn University. She completed a residency in medical oncology at North Carolina State University in 2008 and a research fellowship in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at Cornell University in 2010. She is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Clinical Sciences at Cornell University and recently received a Young Achievers Award from her alma mater. Her research focuses on understanding how DNA damage response and repair pathways modulate tumor suppression and chemosensitivity, with the ultimate goal of determining how the genetics of a given tumor can be used to best manipulate therapeutic combinations.

Dr Dominic Barfield BSc, BVSc, MVetMed, Diplomate ACVECC, MRCVS
Dr Barfield graduated from the University of Sydney in 2002 and spent the following 5 years working in small animal practice in Sydney where he developed an interest in emergency work. He returned to the UK in 2008 to undertake a senior clinical training scholarship (residency) in Emergency and Critical Care at the Queen Mother Hospital for Animals (QMHA). After finishing his studies in June 2011 and having been awarded a Masters of Veterinary Medicine (MVetMed) Dom stayed on at the QMHA initially as staff clinician and then in December 2012 was appointed as a lecturer within the Emergency and Critical Care section. Dom is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (ACVECC). Dom's current research and clinical interests include: transfusion medicine, septic peritonitis and managing the critically ill patient.

Dr Alane Cahalane DVM, MA, Diplomate ACVS-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. 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 Steven McOrist BVSc(Melb), MVSc, PhD(Edin), Diplomate ECVP
Dr McOrist is the consultant veterinary pathologist for Pathlab, based in Hong Kong. He recently spent six years at the University of Nottingham in England, where he helped set up the first new vet school in the UK for 50 years, with modern teaching and clinical work programmes. He has previously held veterinary academic pathology and microbiology roles at Tufts University in Boston, USA, and the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. He has also filled other senior posts in both Government and private veterinary pathology laboratories. He holds specialist veterinary microbiologist registration with the Veterinary Boards of Victoria and South Australia.

Dr Saskia Quante Dr Med Vet, Diplomate ACVIM(internal medicine)
Dr Quante 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 Julia Simak Dr Vet Med, Diplomate ACVIM(Cardiology)
Dr. Simak graduated from the University of Munich in 2006 and started immediately thereafter her doctoral thesis in the cardiology service at the Clinic of Small Animal Medicine at the University of Munich. Her scientific thesis was about new echocardiographic methods to diagnose Dilated Cardiomopathy in Doberman Pinschers. In the year 2008 she completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Munich. Having always had a special interest in cardiology, she started a cardiology residency of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine at the University of Munich in 2009. After three years she became a board-certified cardiologist in the year 2012. Now she is happy to join the team of the very high standard Peace Avenue Veterinary Clinic.

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.


Proudly sponsored by
our Platinum sponsor :

Thursday 7th November 2013 Mini-Conference in Small Animal Geriatric Care (Day 2)

Venue : City University of Hong Kong

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

Speaker : A/Prof. Kelly Hume, Drs Dominic Barfield, Alane Cahalane, Steven McOrist, Saskia Quante, Julia Simak, Cynthia Smillie

Cost :
   Afternoon Session - Members : $250, Non-Members : $350
   Evening Session - Members : $350, Non-Members : $450
   Both Sessions - Members : $600, Non-Members : $800
   Afternoon Session - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0
   Evening Session - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0
   Both Sessions - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

     

Mini-Conference in Small Animal Geriatric Care

"Do you notice that you are seeing more and more old patients now a day? You should. Our speakers are presenting some important issues in small animal geriatric care. So... be there!"

Specialist Oncologist Assistant Professor Kelly Hume of Cornell University, and Critical Care Specialist Dr Dominic Barfield of Royal Veterinary College will lead the conference and they will be supplemented by a band of local talents.


Speakers

Assistant Professor Kelly Hume DVM, Diplomate ACVIM (Oncology)
Dr Dominic Barfield BSc, BVSc, MVetMed, Diplomate ACVECC, MRCVS
Dr Alane Cahalane DVM, MA, Diplomate ACVS-SA
Dr Steven McOrist BVSc(Melb), MVSc, PhD(Edin), Diplomate ECVP
Dr Saskia Quante Dr Med Vet, Diplomate ACVIM (internal medicine)
Dr Julia Simak Dr Vet Med, Diplomate ACVIM(Cardiology)
Dr Cynthia Smillie BVM&S, PGDipCABC, MRCVS

Registration Information :

Members of HKVA and its affiliated associations

  • Afternoon Session (from 12:30 to 6:00) : HK$250/session
  • Evening Session (from 7:00 to 10:30) : HK$350/session
  • Entire Conference (3 days) : HK$1650

Others

  • Afternoon Session (from 12:30 to 6:00) : HK$350/session
  • Evening Session (from 7:00 to 10:30) : HK$450/session
  • Entire Conference (3 days) : HK$2250

Register online at www.hkva.org

Registration Deadline : 11: 30 pm, 4th November 2013
(Strictly no Walk-Ins, The venue is not a hotel, catering needs to be pre-arranged according to the participant number)

For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk


See you at the conference!...... CPD Team ( HKVA )


Mini-Conference in Small Animal Geriatric Care

6th  November 2013
TimeTitleSpeaker
Afternoon Session
12:30 - 1:30Registration and Refreshment
1:30Opening address
1:30 - 2:30Lymphoma BasicsDr. Kelly Hume
2:30 - 3:30Cancers in old pets in Hong KongDr. Steven McOrist
3:30 - 4:00Tea Break
4:00 - 5:00Parenteral Nutrition When the Gut Just Won't CopeDr. Dominic Barfield
5:00 - 6:00Feline Aortic ThromboembolismDr. Julia Simak
Evening Session
7:00 - 8:00Registration and Buffet Dinner
8:00 - 9:00Analgesia & Anesthesia in Geriatric PatientsDr. Dominic Barfield
9:00 - 9:15Coffee Break
9:15 - 10:30Aberrant Lymphoma PresentationsDr. Kelly Hume

7th November 2013
TimeTitleSpeaker
Afternoon Session
12:30 - 1:30Registration and Refreshment
1:30 - 2:30Diagnosis and management of gastrointestinal cancersDr. Kelly Hume
2:30 - 3:30All sarcomas are not created equalDr. Kelly Hume
3:30 - 4:00Tea Break
4:00 - 5:00Surgical Considerations for the Geriatric PatientDr. Alane Cahalane
5:00 - 6:00Surgery of the Head and NeckDr. Alane Cahalane
Evening Session
7:00 - 8:00Registration & Dinner
8:00 - 9:00New Chemotherapy TricksDr. Kelly Hum
9:00 - 9:15Coffee Break
9:15 - 10:30Challenges with the Sick Geriatric PatientDr. Dominic Barfield

8th November 2013
TimeTitleSpeaker
Afternoon Session
12:30 - 1:30Registration and Refreshment
1:30 - 2:30Endocrinopathies in Old PatientsDr. Saskia Quante
2:30 - 3:30Behavior Issues in Geriatric PatientsDr. Cynthia Smillie
3:30 - 4:00Tea Break
4:00 - 5:00Acute Kidney InjuryDr. Dominic Barfield
5:00 - 6:00Bleeding Issues - Approach to the HemoabdomenDr. Dominic Barfield
Evening Session
7:00 - 8:00Registration and Buffet Dinner
8:00 - 9:00SIRS, Sepsis, and MODsDr. Dominic Barfield
9:00 - 9:15Coffee Break 
9:15 - 10:30How to help the cancer patient when there is no treatmentDr. Kelly Hume


Speakers' Biography

Assistant Professor Kelly R. Hume DVM, Diplomate ACVIM (Oncology)
Dr. Hume is a veterinary medical oncologist with a special interest in molecular oncology. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Animal Science with Highest Distinction from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine Cum Laude from Auburn University. She completed a residency in medical oncology at North Carolina State University in 2008 and a research fellowship in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at Cornell University in 2010. She is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Clinical Sciences at Cornell University and recently received a Young Achievers Award from her alma mater. Her research focuses on understanding how DNA damage response and repair pathways modulate tumor suppression and chemosensitivity, with the ultimate goal of determining how the genetics of a given tumor can be used to best manipulate therapeutic combinations.

Dr Dominic Barfield BSc, BVSc, MVetMed, Diplomate ACVECC, MRCVS
Dr Barfield graduated from the University of Sydney in 2002 and spent the following 5 years working in small animal practice in Sydney where he developed an interest in emergency work. He returned to the UK in 2008 to undertake a senior clinical training scholarship (residency) in Emergency and Critical Care at the Queen Mother Hospital for Animals (QMHA). After finishing his studies in June 2011 and having been awarded a Masters of Veterinary Medicine (MVetMed) Dom stayed on at the QMHA initially as staff clinician and then in December 2012 was appointed as a lecturer within the Emergency and Critical Care section. Dom is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (ACVECC). Dom's current research and clinical interests include: transfusion medicine, septic peritonitis and managing the critically ill patient.

Dr Alane Cahalane DVM, MA, Diplomate ACVS-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. 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 Steven McOrist BVSc(Melb), MVSc, PhD(Edin), Diplomate ECVP
Dr McOrist is the consultant veterinary pathologist for Pathlab, based in Hong Kong. He recently spent six years at the University of Nottingham in England, where he helped set up the first new vet school in the UK for 50 years, with modern teaching and clinical work programmes. He has previously held veterinary academic pathology and microbiology roles at Tufts University in Boston, USA, and the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. He has also filled other senior posts in both Government and private veterinary pathology laboratories. He holds specialist veterinary microbiologist registration with the Veterinary Boards of Victoria and South Australia.

Dr Saskia Quante Dr Med Vet, Diplomate ACVIM(internal medicine)
Dr Quante 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 Julia Simak Dr Vet Med, Diplomate ACVIM(Cardiology)
Dr. Simak graduated from the University of Munich in 2006 and started immediately thereafter her doctoral thesis in the cardiology service at the Clinic of Small Animal Medicine at the University of Munich. Her scientific thesis was about new echocardiographic methods to diagnose Dilated Cardiomopathy in Doberman Pinschers. In the year 2008 she completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Munich. Having always had a special interest in cardiology, she started a cardiology residency of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine at the University of Munich in 2009. After three years she became a board-certified cardiologist in the year 2012. Now she is happy to join the team of the very high standard Peace Avenue Veterinary Clinic.

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.


Proudly sponsored by
our Platinum sponsor :

Wednesday 6 November 2013 Mini-Conference in Small Animal Geriatric Care (Day 1)

Venue : City University of Hong Kong

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

Speaker : A/Prof. Kelly Hume, Drs Dominic Barfield, Alane Cahalane, Steven McOrist, Saskia Quante, Julia Simak, Cynthia Smillie

Cost :
   Afternoon Session - Members : $250, Non-Members : $350
   Evening Session - Members : $350, Non-Members : $450
   Both Sessions - Members : $600, Non-Members : $800
   Afternoon Session - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0
   Evening Session - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0
   Both Sessions - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

     

Mini-Conference in Small Animal Geriatric Care

"Do you notice that you are seeing more and more old patients now a day? You should. Our speakers are presenting some important issues in small animal geriatric care. So... be there!"

Specialist Oncologist Assistant Professor Kelly Hume of Cornell University, and Critical Care Specialist Dr Dominic Barfield of Royal Veterinary College will lead the conference and they will be supplemented by a band of local talents.


Speakers

Assistant Professor Kelly Hume DVM, Diplomate ACVIM (Oncology)
Dr Dominic Barfield BSc, BVSc, MVetMed, Diplomate ACVECC, MRCVS
Dr Alane Cahalane DVM, MA, Diplomate ACVS-SA
Dr Steven McOrist BVSc(Melb), MVSc, PhD(Edin), Diplomate ECVP
Dr Saskia Quante Dr Med Vet, Diplomate ACVIM (internal medicine)
Dr Julia Simak Dr Vet Med, Diplomate ACVIM(Cardiology)
Dr Cynthia Smillie BVM&S, PGDipCABC, MRCVS

Registration Information :

Members of HKVA and its affiliated associations

  • Afternoon Session (from 12:30 to 6:00) : HK$250/session
  • Evening Session (from 7:00 to 10:30) : HK$350/session
  • Entire Conference (3 days) : HK$1650

Others

  • Afternoon Session (from 12:30 to 6:00) : HK$350/session
  • Evening Session (from 7:00 to 10:30) : HK$450/session
  • Entire Conference (3 days) : HK$2250

Register online at www.hkva.org

Registration Deadline : 11: 30 pm, 4th November 2013
(Strictly no Walk-Ins, The venue is not a hotel, catering needs to be pre-arranged according to the participant number)

For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk


See you at the conference!...... CPD Team ( HKVA )


Mini-Conference in Small Animal Geriatric Care

6th November 2013
TimeTitleSpeaker
Afternoon Session
12:30 - 1:30Registration and Refreshment
1:30Opening address
1:30 - 2:30Lymphoma BasicsDr. Kelly Hume
2:30 - 3:30Cancers in old pets in Hong KongDr. Steven McOrist
3:30 - 4:00Tea Break
4:00 - 5:00Parenteral Nutrition When the Gut Just Won't CopeDr. Dominic Barfield
5:00 - 6:00Feline Aortic ThromboembolismDr. Julia Simak
Evening Session
7:00 - 8:00Registration and Buffet Dinner
8:00 - 9:00Analgesia & Anesthesia in Geriatric PatientsDr. Dominic Barfield
9:00 - 9:15Coffee Break
9:15 - 10:30Aberrant Lymphoma PresentationsDr. Kelly Hume

7th November 2013
TimeTitleSpeaker
Afternoon Session
12:30 - 1:30Registration and Refreshment
1:30 - 2:30Diagnosis and management of gastrointestinal cancersDr. Kelly Hume
2:30 - 3:30All sarcomas are not created equalDr. Kelly Hume
3:30 - 4:00Tea Break
4:00 - 5:00Surgical Considerations for the Geriatric PatientDr. Alane Cahalane
5:00 - 6:00Surgery of the Head and NeckDr. Alane Cahalane
Evening Session
7:00 - 8:00Registration & Dinner
8:00 - 9:00New Chemotherapy TricksDr. Kelly Hum
9:00 - 9:15Coffee Break
9:15 - 10:30Challenges with the Sick Geriatric PatientDr. Dominic Barfield

8th November 2013
TimeTitleSpeaker
Afternoon Session
12:30 - 1:30Registration and Refreshment
1:30 - 2:30Endocrinopathies in Old PatientsDr. Saskia Quante
2:30 - 3:30Behavior Issues in Geriatric PatientsDr. Cynthia Smillie
3:30 - 4:00Tea Break
4:00 - 5:00Acute Kidney InjuryDr. Dominic Barfield
5:00 - 6:00Bleeding Issues - Approach to the HemoabdomenDr. Dominic Barfield
Evening Session
7:00 - 8:00Registration and Buffet Dinner
8:00 - 9:00SIRS, Sepsis, and MODsDr. Dominic Barfield
9:00 - 9:15Coffee Break 
9:15 - 10:30How to help the cancer patient when there is no treatmentDr. Kelly Hume


Speakers' Biography

Assistant Professor Kelly R. Hume DVM, Diplomate ACVIM (Oncology)
Dr. Hume is a veterinary medical oncologist with a special interest in molecular oncology. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Animal Science with Highest Distinction from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine Cum Laude from Auburn University. She completed a residency in medical oncology at North Carolina State University in 2008 and a research fellowship in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at Cornell University in 2010. She is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Clinical Sciences at Cornell University and recently received a Young Achievers Award from her alma mater. Her research focuses on understanding how DNA damage response and repair pathways modulate tumor suppression and chemosensitivity, with the ultimate goal of determining how the genetics of a given tumor can be used to best manipulate therapeutic combinations.

Dr Dominic Barfield BSc, BVSc, MVetMed, Diplomate ACVECC, MRCVS
Dr Barfield graduated from the University of Sydney in 2002 and spent the following 5 years working in small animal practice in Sydney where he developed an interest in emergency work. He returned to the UK in 2008 to undertake a senior clinical training scholarship (residency) in Emergency and Critical Care at the Queen Mother Hospital for Animals (QMHA). After finishing his studies in June 2011 and having been awarded a Masters of Veterinary Medicine (MVetMed) Dom stayed on at the QMHA initially as staff clinician and then in December 2012 was appointed as a lecturer within the Emergency and Critical Care section. Dom is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (ACVECC). Dom's current research and clinical interests include: transfusion medicine, septic peritonitis and managing the critically ill patient.

Dr Alane Cahalane DVM, MA, Diplomate ACVS-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. 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 Steven McOrist BVSc(Melb), MVSc, PhD(Edin), Diplomate ECVP
Dr McOrist is the consultant veterinary pathologist for Pathlab, based in Hong Kong. He recently spent six years at the University of Nottingham in England, where he helped set up the first new vet school in the UK for 50 years, with modern teaching and clinical work programmes. He has previously held veterinary academic pathology and microbiology roles at Tufts University in Boston, USA, and the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. He has also filled other senior posts in both Government and private veterinary pathology laboratories. He holds specialist veterinary microbiologist registration with the Veterinary Boards of Victoria and South Australia.

Dr Saskia Quante Dr Med Vet, Diplomate ACVIM(internal medicine)
Dr Quante 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 Julia Simak Dr Vet Med, Diplomate ACVIM(Cardiology)
Dr. Simak graduated from the University of Munich in 2006 and started immediately thereafter her doctoral thesis in the cardiology service at the Clinic of Small Animal Medicine at the University of Munich. Her scientific thesis was about new echocardiographic methods to diagnose Dilated Cardiomopathy in Doberman Pinschers. In the year 2008 she completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Munich. Having always had a special interest in cardiology, she started a cardiology residency of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine at the University of Munich in 2009. After three years she became a board-certified cardiologist in the year 2012. Now she is happy to join the team of the very high standard Peace Avenue Veterinary Clinic.

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.


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6-8 November 2013 Mini-Conference in Small Animal Geriatric Care

Venue : City University of Hong Kong

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

Speaker : A/Prof. Kelly Hume, Drs Dominic Barfield, Alane Cahalane, Steven McOrist, Saskia Quante, Julia Simak, Cynthia Smillie

Cost :
   Entire Conference (All 6 Sessions) - Members : $1650, Non-Members : $2250
   Nov 6 (Both Sessions), Nov 7 (Evening), Nov 8 (Evening) - Members : $1650, Non-Members : $2250
   Nov 6 (Both Sessions), Nov 7 (Afternoon), Nov 8 (Both Sessions) - Members : $1650, Non-Members : $2250

     

Mini-Conference in Small Animal Geriatric Care

"Do you notice that you are seeing more and more old patients now a day? You should. Our speakers are presenting some important issues in small animal geriatric care. So... be there!"

Specialist Oncologist Assistant Professor Kelly Hume of Cornell University, and Critical Care Specialist Dr Dominic Barfield of Royal Veterinary College will lead the conference and they will be supplemented by a band of local talents.


Speakers

Assistant Professor Kelly Hume DVM, Diplomate ACVIM (Oncology)
Dr Dominic Barfield BSc, BVSc, MVetMed, Diplomate ACVECC, MRCVS
Dr Alane Cahalane DVM, MA, Diplomate ACVS-SA
Dr Steven McOrist BVSc(Melb), MVSc, PhD(Edin), Diplomate ECVP
Dr Saskia Quante Dr Med Vet, Diplomate ACVIM (internal medicine)
Dr Julia Simak Dr Vet Med, Diplomate ACVIM(Cardiology)
Dr Cynthia Smillie BVM&S, PGDipCABC, MRCVS

Registration Information :

Members of HKVA and its affiliated associations

  • Afternoon Session (from 12:30 to 6:00) : HK$250/session
  • Evening Session (from 7:00 to 10:30) : HK$350/session
  • Entire Conference (3 days) : HK$1650

Others

  • Afternoon Session (from 12:30 to 6:00) : HK$350/session
  • Evening Session (from 7:00 to 10:30) : HK$450/session
  • Entire Conference (3 days) : HK$2250

Register online at www.hkva.org

Registration Deadline : 11: 30 pm, 4th November 2013
(Strictly no Walk-Ins, The venue is not a hotel, catering needs to be pre-arranged according to the participant number)

For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk


See you at the conference!...... CPD Team ( HKVA )


Mini-Conference in Small Animal Geriatric Care

6th November 2013
TimeTitleSpeaker
Afternoon Session
12:30 - 1:30Registration and Refreshment
1:30Opening address
1:30 - 2:30Lymphoma BasicsDr. Kelly Hume
2:30 - 3:30Cancers in old pets in Hong KongDr. Steven McOrist
3:30 - 4:00Tea Break
4:00 - 5:00Parenteral Nutrition When the Gut Just Won't CopeDr. Dominic Barfield
5:00 - 6:00Feline Aortic ThromboembolismDr. Julia Simak
Evening Session
7:00 - 8:00Registration and Buffet Dinner
8:00 - 9:00Analgesia & Anesthesia in Geriatric PatientsDr. Dominic Barfield
9:00 - 9:15Coffee Break
9:15 - 10:30Aberrant Lymphoma PresentationsDr. Kelly Hume

7th November 2013
TimeTitleSpeaker
Afternoon Session
12:30 - 1:30Registration and Refreshment
1:30 - 2:30Diagnosis and management of gastrointestinal cancersDr. Kelly Hume
2:30 - 3:30All sarcomas are not created equalDr. Kelly Hume
3:30 - 4:00Tea Break
4:00 - 5:00Surgical Considerations for the Geriatric PatientDr. Alane Cahalane
5:00 - 6:00Surgery of the Head and NeckDr. Alane Cahalane
Evening Session
7:00 - 8:00Registration & Dinner
8:00 - 9:00New Chemotherapy TricksDr. Kelly Hum
9:00 - 9:15Coffee Break
9:15 - 10:30Challenges with the Sick Geriatric PatientDr. Dominic Barfield

8th November 2013
TimeTitleSpeaker
Afternoon Session
12:30 - 1:30Registration and Refreshment
1:30 - 2:30Endocrinopathies in Old PatientsDr. Saskia Quante
2:30 - 3:30Behavior Issues in Geriatric PatientsDr. Cynthia Smillie
3:30 - 4:00Tea Break
4:00 - 5:00Acute Kidney InjuryDr. Dominic Barfield
5:00 - 6:00Bleeding Issues - Approach to the HemoabdomenDr. Dominic Barfield
Evening Session
7:00 - 8:00Registration and Buffet Dinner
8:00 - 9:00SIRS, Sepsis, and MODsDr. Dominic Barfield
9:00 - 9:15Coffee Break 
9:15 - 10:30How to help the cancer patient when there is no treatmentDr. Kelly Hume


Speakers' Biography

Assistant Professor Kelly R. Hume DVM, Diplomate ACVIM (Oncology)
Dr. Hume is a veterinary medical oncologist with a special interest in molecular oncology. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Animal Science with Highest Distinction from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine Cum Laude from Auburn University. She completed a residency in medical oncology at North Carolina State University in 2008 and a research fellowship in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at Cornell University in 2010. She is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Clinical Sciences at Cornell University and recently received a Young Achievers Award from her alma mater. Her research focuses on understanding how DNA damage response and repair pathways modulate tumor suppression and chemosensitivity, with the ultimate goal of determining how the genetics of a given tumor can be used to best manipulate therapeutic combinations.

Dr Dominic Barfield BSc, BVSc, MVetMed, Diplomate ACVECC, MRCVS
Dr Barfield graduated from the University of Sydney in 2002 and spent the following 5 years working in small animal practice in Sydney where he developed an interest in emergency work. He returned to the UK in 2008 to undertake a senior clinical training scholarship (residency) in Emergency and Critical Care at the Queen Mother Hospital for Animals (QMHA). After finishing his studies in June 2011 and having been awarded a Masters of Veterinary Medicine (MVetMed) Dom stayed on at the QMHA initially as staff clinician and then in December 2012 was appointed as a lecturer within the Emergency and Critical Care section. Dom is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (ACVECC). Dom's current research and clinical interests include: transfusion medicine, septic peritonitis and managing the critically ill patient.

Dr Alane Cahalane DVM, MA, Diplomate ACVS-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. 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 Steven McOrist BVSc(Melb), MVSc, PhD(Edin), Diplomate ECVP
Dr McOrist is the consultant veterinary pathologist for Pathlab, based in Hong Kong. He recently spent six years at the University of Nottingham in England, where he helped set up the first new vet school in the UK for 50 years, with modern teaching and clinical work programmes. He has previously held veterinary academic pathology and microbiology roles at Tufts University in Boston, USA, and the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. He has also filled other senior posts in both Government and private veterinary pathology laboratories. He holds specialist veterinary microbiologist registration with the Veterinary Boards of Victoria and South Australia.

Dr Saskia Quante Dr Med Vet, Diplomate ACVIM(internal medicine)
Dr Quante 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 Julia Simak Dr Vet Med, Diplomate ACVIM(Cardiology)
Dr. Simak graduated from the University of Munich in 2006 and started immediately thereafter her doctoral thesis in the cardiology service at the Clinic of Small Animal Medicine at the University of Munich. Her scientific thesis was about new echocardiographic methods to diagnose Dilated Cardiomopathy in Doberman Pinschers. In the year 2008 she completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Munich. Having always had a special interest in cardiology, she started a cardiology residency of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine at the University of Munich in 2009. After three years she became a board-certified cardiologist in the year 2012. Now she is happy to join the team of the very high standard Peace Avenue Veterinary Clinic.

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.


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Tuesday 29th October 2013 Diagnosis and Treatment on Heart Failure

Venue : YMCA, 41 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon

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

Speaker : Dr Philip Watson, Dr Kieran Borgeat

Cost :
   Include Dinner - Members : $350, Non-Members : $450
   Non-paid - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0
   Sponsored by AlfaMedic - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

Another quality CPD event from your association!

Dr Philip Watson BVetMed PhD MRCVS
Dr Philip Watson is Head of Global Technical Affairs for Companion Animals with Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health. He graduated from the Royal Veterinary College (RVC), University of London, and spent a number of years in mixed veterinary practice, before returning to the RVC to complete his PhD. From here he moved to the Global Clinical Development group of Pfizer Animal Health R&D, based in Sandwich in the UK, where he worked on the clinical development of small animal products. Dr Watson joined Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health in 2004, and has been Head of Global technical Affairs (CA) in Ingelheim since 2008. In this role he has been responsible for a range of products.including Vetmedin, and has been closely involved in a number of major field studies for the product, including QUEST, PROTECT and EPIC.


Dr Kieran Borgeat BSc BVSc CertVC MRCVS
Dr Kieran Borgeat graduated from the University of Bristol in 2005 with degrees in Zoology and Veterinary Science. He worked in small animal general practice in the UK for 6 years and achieved the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons postgraduate Certificate in Veterinary Cardiology in 2010. In 2011, he joined the Royal Veterinary College as an ACVIM Resident in Cardiology. He is currently completing a Masters degree alongside his clinical work. His interests include acute and chronic management of heart failure, feline cardiomyopathies and prognostic factors for long-term outcome of patients with heart disease in clinical practice.


Registration fees

Early bird online registration and payment on or before 11:30 pm of 28th October 2013.
$350 (Members of HKVA and its affiliated associations),
$450 (Others)
Registration and payment after that $600 for all

For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk


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Friday 11th October 2013 Advanced Echocardiography

Venue : Chinese University Animal House

Time : 09:00am to 5:00pm

Speaker : Dr. Paul A. Brazzell

Cost :
   Including lunch and coffee breaks - Members : $4000, Non-Members : $4000

Only ONE place remaining, please register immediately.

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.

About the Course:
This one day course consists of both lecture and scanning sessions. The emphasis will be placed on real-time scanning. Upon completion of the course the attendee will be able to understand Doppler principles and apply colour-flow and spectral Doppler to their cardiac examinations. Every effort will be made to review basic 2-D image planes during the seminar.

Outline:

  • Basic Doppler Principles
  • Application of colour-flow and Doppler to the cardiac examination
  • Normal Insufficiencies
  • Understanding pressure gradients
  • Demonstration of a Doppler exam
  • Demonstration of a Complete echocardiographic examination
  • Question and Answer session
  • Coffee breaks are provided
  • Lunch is included


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 10th October 2013 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 : $4000, Non-Members : $4000

Only ONE place remaining, please register immediately.

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.

About the Instructor:


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 and China.

About the Course:
This one day course consists of both lecture and scanning sessions. The emphasis will be placed on real-time scanning. Upon completion of the course the attendee 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. It is recommended that this course be completed prior to attending the advanced cardiac workshop.

Outline:

  • Basic echocardiographic examination from the right parasternal location
  • M-mode evaluation of the left ventricular chamber
  • LA/AO measurement and fractional shortening calculation
  • Basic echocardiographic examination from the left parasternal location
  • Question and Answer session
  • Coffee breaks are provided
  • Lunch is included


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 10th October 2013 Cytology for the Veterinary Nurse

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

Time : Afternoon Session: 2:00 to 5:00; Evening Session: 7:00 to 10:30

Speaker : Dr. Jennifer L. Brazzell

Cost :
   Afternoon Session - Members : $150, Non-Members : $150
   Evening Session - Members : $200, Non-Members : $200
   Both Sessions - Members : $300, Non-Members : $300

 

Presenter Biography

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

Dr. 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. After completing a residency in Clinical Pathology at the University of Minnesota, she joined the staff at Marshfield Labs as a staff pathologist. After several years with Marshfield Labs, she decided to expand her horizons and returned to the University of Saskatchewan Western College of Veterinary Medicine to complete a residency in Anatomic Pathology and earned a Masters if Veterinary Science degree. She has returned to Marshfield Labs where she is involved with clinical and anatomic diagnostic pathology as well as clinical and anatomic pathology of pre-clinical research studies.

Her interests include tick-borne diseases, coagulation, and hematopathology and she has published several scientific papers on these and other topics. She has provided continuing education on in-house laboratory quality assurance, hematology, hemostasis, cytology, endocrinology, interpretation of biochemical tests, and tick-borne diseases to veterinarians and veterinary nurses worldwide by lecturing at local and national veterinary meetings and running and participating in several VIN and VSPN Rounds sessions. She is an active member of the American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology Education, Outreach, and Quality Assurance and Laboratory Standards committees and a member of the Society of Toxicologic Pathology Clinical Pathology Interest Group.

Seminar

These seminars are for nurses only and are intended to provide the information needed to successfully collect and process needle aspirates of cutaneous and subcutaneous masses. Participants will learn how to microscopically evaluate the slide to determine if it is adequate for cytologic assessment. The second seminar will review collection, processing, and microscopic assessment of urine, fecal, and ear samples.


SEMINAR SCHEDULE
Thursday 10th October, 2013

How to Properly Collect, Process, and Microscopically Assess the Adequacy of a Needle Aspirate
Successful microscopic evaluation of a needle aspirate depends on the quality of the sample. This seminar will focus on how to collect and process a needle aspirate such that a good quality slide amenable to cytologic evaluation is prepared.

Time:2.00 - 5.00pm Seminar (Refreshments will be available)
Venue: Mariners' Club
Cost:HK$150.00 per afternoon session


Review of Fecal, Ear, and Urine Cytology
Cytologic evaluation of these samples is often left to the veterinary nurse. This seminar will review the proper procedure for collection, processing, and microscopic evaluation of these samples.
Time:7.00 - 8.00pm (Dinner and Registration)
8.00 - 10.30pm seminar
Venue: Mariners' Club
Cost:HK$200.00 per evening session
Cost:HK$300.00 for the whole day

Prices listed above are for early bird online registration and payment on or before 11:30 pm of 6th October 2013: Registration and payment at the Venue : $350 per session for everybody

For enquiries please forward to
secretariat@medcom.com.hk.
Remember to check out the HKVA Website for links to other CPD providers.

Looking forward to seeing you, Ruan Bester and Tint Naing HKVA CPD Coordinators


10-11 October 2013 Veterinary Public Health Workshop

Venue : Auditorium, Civil Aviation Department Headquarters, 1 Tung Fai Road, Hong Kong International Airport, Lantau, Hong Kong

Time : 9:30 am to 5:00 pm

Speaker : 4 guest speakers

Cost :


For more information, please click here.

Registration Form, please click here.


Tuesday 8th October 2013 Clinical Cytology from A to Z: how to properly collect, process, and microscopically evaluate cytologic specimens (Oct 8)

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

Time : Afternoon Session: 2:00 to 5:00; Evening Session: 7:00 to 10:30

Speaker : Dr. Jennifer L. Brazzell

Cost :
   Afternoon Session - Members : $250, Non-Members : $350
   Evening Session - Members : $250, Non-Members : $350
   Both Sessions - Members : $450, Non-Members : $600
   Afternoon Session - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0
   Evening Session - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

Presenter Biography

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

Dr. 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. After completing a residency in Clinical Pathology at the University of Minnesota, she joined the staff at Marshfield Labs as a staff pathologist. After several years with Marshfield Labs, she decided to expand her horizons and returned to the University of Saskatchewan Western College of Veterinary Medicine to complete a residency in Anatomic Pathology and earned a Masters if Veterinary Science degree. She has returned to Marshfield Labs where she is involved with clinical and anatomic diagnostic pathology as well as clinical and anatomic pathology of pre-clinical research studies.

Her interests include tick-borne diseases, coagulation, and hematopathology and she has published several scientific papers on these and other topics. She has provided continuing education on in-house laboratory quality assurance, hematology, hemostasis, cytology, endocrinology, interpretation of biochemical tests, and tick-borne diseases to veterinarians and veterinary technologists worldwide by lecturing at local and national veterinary meetings and running and participating in several VIN and VSPN Rounds sessions. She is an active member of the American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology Education, Outreach, and Quality Assurance and Laboratory Standards committees and a member of the Society of Toxicologic Pathology Clinical Pathology Interest Group.

Seminar

Would you like to feel more confident looking at cytologic specimens in your own practice? If the answer is yes, then some or all of this series of seminars is for you! The series will begin with how to properly collect and process samples focusing on optimizing cytologic yield and maximizing your diagnostic outcome. Subsequent seminars will introduce the general approach to a cytologic specimen and general evaluation of inflammatory and neoplastic lesions followed by cytology of specific lesions amenable to in-clinic cytologic evaluation. What lesions NOT to aspirate and what lesions are NOT amenable to in-clinic cytologic evaluation will also be discussed. Finally, the series will end with an introduction ancillary diagnostic assays and will cover the scientific principles, uses, and pros/cons of commonly employed assays such as serologic tests, immunohistochemistry, and PCR. Each seminar will build on topics covered previously but all seminars are independent and can be attended singly.


SEMINAR SCHEDULE
Monday 7th October, 2013

How to Properly Collect, Process, and Microscopically Assess a Cytologic Specimen
Successful microscopic evaluation of a specimen depends on the quality of the sample. This seminar will focus on how to collect and process a sample such that a good quality slide that is amenable to cytologic evaluation is prepared. A step-by-step approach to evaluation of a cytologic specimen will be introduced.

Time:2.00 - 5.00pm (Refreshments will be available)
Venue: Mariners' Club
Cost:HK$250.00 for members, HK$350.00 for non-members

General Cytology of Inflammation and Neoplasia
Building on the principles introduced in the previous seminar, this seminar will introduce general cytology of inflammation and neoplasia.

Time:7.00 - 8.00pm (Dinner and Registration)
8.00 - 10.30pm seminar
Venue: Mariners' Club
Cost:HK$250.00 for members, HK$350.00 for non-members
Cost for the day:HK$450.00 for members, HK$600.00 for non-members
Tuesday 8th October, 2013

Cytology of Common Cutaneous and Subcutaneous Masses, Lymph Nodes, and Effusions
With some extra training and practice, there are number of samples that are amenable to in-clinic cytologic assessment. This seminar will present the specific cytologic appearance of commonly aspirated cutaneous/subcutaneous masses and body fluids.

Time:2.00 - 5.00pm (Refreshments will be available)
Venue: Mariners' Club
Cost:HK$250.00 for members, HK$350.00 for non-members

Introduction to Ancillary Diagnostic Assays
You often order these tests but do you know how they work, their pros/cons, their sensitivity and specificity? This seminar will introduce the scientific principles, proper uses, and pros/cons of commonly employed assays such as serologic tests, immunohistochemistry, and PCR.

Time:7.00 - 8.00pm (Dinner and Registration)
8.00 - 10.30pm seminar
Venue: Mariners' Club
Cost:HK$250.00 for members, HK$350.00 for non-members
Cost for the 2 days:HK$800.00 for members, HK$1,000.00 for non-members

Prices listed above are for early bird online registration and payment on or before 11:30 pm of 6th October 2013: Registration and payment at the Venue : $500 per session for everybody

For enquiries please forward to
secretariat@medcom.com.hk.
Remember to check out the HKVA Website for links to other CPD providers.

Looking forward to seeing you, Ruan Bester and Tint Naing HKVA CPD Coordinators


Tuesday 8th October 2013 Small Animal MOVE Sessions 2013: Surgery Topic

Speaker : Giselle Hosgood

Cost :


The Murdoch University Office of Continuing Education would like to invite you to MOVE. No matter where you are, you can participate in these live online, interactive seminars from the comfort of your own home or office. 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 be able review it at a later time.

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

Have a look at Murdoch University CPD portal (please note the different rates available to HKVA Members only!)
All 10 secessions only HKD 1600.00
(Poster and Registration Form)

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


Tuesday 8th October and Wednesday 9th October 2013 Abdominal Ultrasound - Advanced Course

Venue : Chinese University Animal House

Time : 09:00am to 5:00pm

Speaker : Dr. Paul A. Brazzell

Cost :
   Including lunch and coffee breaks - Members : $7000, Non-Members : $7000

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.


About the Course:
This course is essential to any veterinarian utilizing diagnostic ultrasound. It is a two day scanning and lecture seminar covering the localization of all intra-abdominal structures and the clinical and sonographic presentations of common pathologies of major organ systems in canine and feline medicine. The objective of this course is to aid the general practice veterinarian to recognize both common and complex sonographic pathology. The lab portion will allow attendees to spend their time scanning those structures they find the most challenging. The didactic portion of the course will consist of slides of normal anatomy and many of the commonly seen pathologic conditions. Ultrasound guided aspirate and biopsy techniques will also be discussed and attendees will have the opportunity to practice these techniques in the lab. Participants are encouraged to bring their own images and participate in a lively discussion of the benefits of abdominal ultrasound as well as the difficulties encountered.


Outline:

At the end of the course, each participant should have specific knowledge of and be fluent with:

  1. Finding every organ in the abdominal cavity (liver, gall bladder, spleen, stomach, pancreas, small bowel, colon, adrenal glands, kidneys, urinary bladder, lymph nodes).
  2. Identifying the normal internal sonographic architecture and anatomy of each organ.
  3. Identifying the presence of peritoneal fluid.
  4. Be familiar with the sonographic appearance of common pathologic conditions in the abdomen.
  5. Capable of and confident in performing ultrasound guided aspirates and biopsies.

Dr Tint Naing and Dr Ruan Bester
CPD Coordinators

Please refer to the attached map.

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


Monday 7th October 2013 Clinical Cytology from A to Z: how to properly collect, process, and microscopically evaluate cytologic specimens (Oct 7)

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

Time : Afternoon Session: 2:00 to 5:00; Evening Session: 7:00 to 10:30

Speaker : Dr. Jennifer L. Brazzell

Cost :
   Afternoon Session - Members : $250, Non-Members : $350
   Evening Session - Members : $250, Non-Members : $350
   Both Sessions - Members : $450, Non-Members : $600
   Afternoon Session - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0
   Evening Session - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

Presenter Biography

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

Dr. 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. After completing a residency in Clinical Pathology at the University of Minnesota, she joined the staff at Marshfield Labs as a staff pathologist. After several years with Marshfield Labs, she decided to expand her horizons and returned to the University of Saskatchewan Western College of Veterinary Medicine to complete a residency in Anatomic Pathology and earned a Masters if Veterinary Science degree. She has returned to Marshfield Labs where she is involved with clinical and anatomic diagnostic pathology as well as clinical and anatomic pathology of pre-clinical research studies.

Her interests include tick-borne diseases, coagulation, and hematopathology and she has published several scientific papers on these and other topics. She has provided continuing education on in-house laboratory quality assurance, hematology, hemostasis, cytology, endocrinology, interpretation of biochemical tests, and tick-borne diseases to veterinarians and veterinary technologists worldwide by lecturing at local and national veterinary meetings and running and participating in several VIN and VSPN Rounds sessions. She is an active member of the American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology Education, Outreach, and Quality Assurance and Laboratory Standards committees and a member of the Society of Toxicologic Pathology Clinical Pathology Interest Group.

Seminar

Would you like to feel more confident looking at cytologic specimens in your own practice? If the answer is yes, then some or all of this series of seminars is for you! The series will begin with how to properly collect and process samples focusing on optimizing cytologic yield and maximizing your diagnostic outcome. Subsequent seminars will introduce the general approach to a cytologic specimen and general evaluation of inflammatory and neoplastic lesions followed by cytology of specific lesions amenable to in-clinic cytologic evaluation. What lesions NOT to aspirate and what lesions are NOT amenable to in-clinic cytologic evaluation will also be discussed. Finally, the series will end with an introduction ancillary diagnostic assays and will cover the scientific principles, uses, and pros/cons of commonly employed assays such as serologic tests, immunohistochemistry, and PCR. Each seminar will build on topics covered previously but all seminars are independent and can be attended singly.


SEMINAR SCHEDULE
Monday 7th October, 2013

How to Properly Collect, Process, and Microscopically Assess a Cytologic Specimen
Successful microscopic evaluation of a specimen depends on the quality of the sample. This seminar will focus on how to collect and process a sample such that a good quality slide that is amenable to cytologic evaluation is prepared. A step-by-step approach to evaluation of a cytologic specimen will be introduced.

Time:2.00 - 5.00pm (Refreshments will be available)
Venue: Mariners' Club
Cost:HK$250.00 for members, HK$350.00 for non-members

General Cytology of Inflammation and Neoplasia
Building on the principles introduced in the previous seminar, this seminar will introduce general cytology of inflammation and neoplasia.

Time:7.00 - 8.00pm (Dinner and Registration)
8.00 - 10.30pm seminar
Venue: Mariners' Club
Cost:HK$250.00 for members, HK$350.00 for non-members
Cost for the day:HK$450.00 for members, HK$600.00 for non-members
Tuesday 8th October, 2013

Cytology of Common Cutaneous and Subcutaneous Masses, Lymph Nodes, and Effusions
With some extra training and practice, there are number of samples that are amenable to in-clinic cytologic assessment. This seminar will present the specific cytologic appearance of commonly aspirated cutaneous/subcutaneous masses and body fluids.

Time:2.00 - 5.00pm (Refreshments will be available)
Venue: Mariners' Club
Cost:HK$250.00 for members, HK$350.00 for non-members

Introduction to Ancillary Diagnostic Assays
You often order these tests but do you know how they work, their pros/cons, their sensitivity and specificity? This seminar will introduce the scientific principles, proper uses, and pros/cons of commonly employed assays such as serologic tests, immunohistochemistry, and PCR.

Time:7.00 - 8.00pm (Dinner and Registration)
8.00 - 10.30pm seminar
Venue: Mariners' Club
Cost:HK$250.00 for members, HK$350.00 for non-members
Cost for the 2 days:HK$800.00 for members, HK$1,000.00 for non-members

Prices listed above are for early bird online registration and payment on or before 11:30 pm of 6th October 2013: Registration and payment at the Venue : $500 per session for everybody

For enquiries please forward to
secretariat@medcom.com.hk.
Remember to check out the HKVA Website for links to other CPD providers.

Looking forward to seeing you, Ruan Bester and Tint Naing HKVA CPD Coordinators


Monday 7th & Tuesday 8th October 2013 Clinical Cytology from A to Z: how to properly collect, process, and microscopically evaluate cytologic specimens

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

Time : Afternoon Session: 2:00 to 5:00; Evening Session: 7:00 to 10:30

Speaker : Dr. Jennifer L. Brazzell

Cost :
   Entire Conference (All 4 Sessions) - Members : $800, Non-Members : $1000
   Oct 7 (Both sessions) and Oct 8 (Afternoon session) - Members : $800, Non-Members : $1000
   Oct 7 (Afternoon session) and Oct 8 (Afternoon session) - Members : $800, Non-Members : $1000

Presenter Biography

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

Dr. 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. After completing a residency in Clinical Pathology at the University of Minnesota, she joined the staff at Marshfield Labs as a staff pathologist. After several years with Marshfield Labs, she decided to expand her horizons and returned to the University of Saskatchewan Western College of Veterinary Medicine to complete a residency in Anatomic Pathology and earned a Masters if Veterinary Science degree. She has returned to Marshfield Labs where she is involved with clinical and anatomic diagnostic pathology as well as clinical and anatomic pathology of pre-clinical research studies.

Her interests include tick-borne diseases, coagulation, and hematopathology and she has published several scientific papers on these and other topics. She has provided continuing education on in-house laboratory quality assurance, hematology, hemostasis, cytology, endocrinology, interpretation of biochemical tests, and tick-borne diseases to veterinarians and veterinary technologists worldwide by lecturing at local and national veterinary meetings and running and participating in several VIN and VSPN Rounds sessions. She is an active member of the American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology Education, Outreach, and Quality Assurance and Laboratory Standards committees and a member of the Society of Toxicologic Pathology Clinical Pathology Interest Group.

Seminar

Would you like to feel more confident looking at cytologic specimens in your own practice? If the answer is yes, then some or all of this series of seminars is for you! The series will begin with how to properly collect and process samples focusing on optimizing cytologic yield and maximizing your diagnostic outcome. Subsequent seminars will introduce the general approach to a cytologic specimen and general evaluation of inflammatory and neoplastic lesions followed by cytology of specific lesions amenable to in-clinic cytologic evaluation. What lesions NOT to aspirate and what lesions are NOT amenable to in-clinic cytologic evaluation will also be discussed. Finally, the series will end with an introduction ancillary diagnostic assays and will cover the scientific principles, uses, and pros/cons of commonly employed assays such as serologic tests, immunohistochemistry, and PCR. Each seminar will build on topics covered previously but all seminars are independent and can be attended singly.


SEMINAR SCHEDULE
Monday 7th October, 2013

How to Properly Collect, Process, and Microscopically Assess a Cytologic Specimen
Successful microscopic evaluation of a specimen depends on the quality of the sample. This seminar will focus on how to collect and process a sample such that a good quality slide that is amenable to cytologic evaluation is prepared. A step-by-step approach to evaluation of a cytologic specimen will be introduced.

Time:2.00 - 5.00pm (Refreshments will be available)
Venue: Mariners' Club
Cost:HK$250.00 for members, HK$350.00 for non-members

General Cytology of Inflammation and Neoplasia
Building on the principles introduced in the previous seminar, this seminar will introduce general cytology of inflammation and neoplasia.

Time:7.00 - 8.00pm (Dinner and Registration)
8.00 - 10.30pm seminar
Venue: Mariners' Club
Cost:HK$250.00 for members, HK$350.00 for non-members
Cost for the day:HK$450.00 for members, HK$600.00 for non-members
Tuesday 8th October, 2013

Cytology of Common Cutaneous and Subcutaneous Masses, Lymph Nodes, and Effusions
With some extra training and practice, there are number of samples that are amenable to in-clinic cytologic assessment. This seminar will present the specific cytologic appearance of commonly aspirated cutaneous/subcutaneous masses and body fluids.

Time:2.00 - 5.00pm (Refreshments will be available)
Venue: Mariners' Club
Cost:HK$250.00 for members, HK$350.00 for non-members

Introduction to Ancillary Diagnostic Assays
You often order these tests but do you know how they work, their pros/cons, their sensitivity and specificity? This seminar will introduce the scientific principles, proper uses, and pros/cons of commonly employed assays such as serologic tests, immunohistochemistry, and PCR.

Time:7.00 - 8.00pm (Dinner and Registration)
8.00 - 10.30pm seminar
Venue: Mariners' Club
Cost:HK$250.00 for members, HK$350.00 for non-members
Cost for the 2 days:HK$800.00 for members, HK$1,000.00 for non-members

Prices listed above are for early bird online registration and payment on or before 11:30 pm of 6th October 2013: Registration and payment at the Venue : $500 per session for everybody

For enquiries please forward to
secretariat@medcom.com.hk.
Remember to check out the HKVA Website for links to other CPD providers.

Looking forward to seeing you, Ruan Bester and Tint Naing HKVA CPD Coordinators


Friday 4th October 2013 Orthopaedic Workshop

Venue : Chinese University of Hong Kong

Time : 9:00am to 5:00pm

Speaker : Dr. Alessandro Piras and Dr. Brian Beale

Cost :
   Which includes coffee breaks and a light lunch - Members : $2500, Non-Members : $3000
   Non-paid - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

Dr. Alessandro Piras

Alessandro graduated from the Turin University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1989. In 1993 he completed his surgical training at the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Parma and was awarded the diploma of Specialist in Veterinary Surgery.

In 1994 he completed a joint externship at the Canine Sport Medicine Centre, University of Florida and at the Hollywood Animal Hospital, Hollywood, Miami.

Since March, 2000 he has been the owner and head Surgeon of Oakland Small Animal Veterinary Clinics and spends most of his time with second opinions and referral cases involving traumatology, orthopaedics and spinal problems. His main areas of interest are: fracture treatment (particularly of distal extremities), musculo-tendinous injuries and conditions, limb deformity correction, cruciate disease, circular and hybrid external skeletal fixation and feline orthopaedics. Another area of particular interest is canine sport medicine and surgery. A significant part of Alessandro's clinical activity is dedicated to the treatment of injuries in high performance dogs.

Alessandro is an active member of several scientific organisations including SCIVAC, ESVOT and AOVet. He has been a member of the Veterinary Expert Group of AOVet since 2004 and has been very active as an AO Faculty member and International Speaker and has participated in several courses and conferences in Europe, USA, Latin America and recently in China and Australia.

In what spare time that he has Alessandro enjoys fishing, sailing, free diving and growing vegetables and berries. He loves cooking, reading books and tasting fine wines.

Dr. Brian Beale

Brian attended the University of Florida where he studied engineering before graduating with his veterinary degree in 1985. Dr. Beale completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Friendship Hospital for Animals in Washington D.C. in 1986 and a 3 year residency in small animal surgery at University of Florida in 1990.  Dr. Beale joined the faculty of the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine as an assistant professor from 1990–1992 where he developed research and clinical interests in orthopedic and neurosurgery.  Dr. Beale became board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1991 and joined Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists in 1992.   Dr. Beale has a special interest in arthroscopy, minimally-invasive surgery, fracture repair, treatment of arthritis, and pain management. Dr. Beale has authored many book chapters and scientific articles.  He is also a coauthor of two veterinary textbooks - Small Animal Arthroscopy and The Pet Lover's Guide to Canine Arthritis and Joint Problems. He is co-editor of the new textbook, Minimally Invasive Fracture Repair (Vet Clinics of North America).

Dr. Beale is a past-president of the Veterinary Orthopedic Society and is an active member of VOS, ACVS and AOVet. Dr Beale is a frequently invited international speaker and has spoken throughout Europe, Asia, North America and South America.  Dr. Beale was awarded the Specialty Veterinarian of the Year Award by the Texas Veterinary Medical Association in 2010. Dr. Beale is the host of the Your Pet's Health, a popular Houston radio program that airs on KTRH 740 am every Sunday evening from 8-9 pm.  The program can also be heard live around the world at http://www.ktrh.com/.

When not practicing veterinary medicine, Dr. Beale enjoys spending time with his family, tennis, golf, fishing, skiing and all outdoor sports. He loves to travel and meet new people around the world.

The Fixin Locking System

Course Objectives
Fracture repair and corrective osteotomies are common indications for bone plating in Small Animals orthopaedics. Perfect anatomical reduction and interfragmentary compression has been the golden role of fracture repair for the last decades. The challenges have traditionally been the difficulty of insuring an uniform compression in simple fractures and the difficulty in reconstructing severely comminuted fractures. Since few years the approach to fracture fixation has changed dramatically thanks to an improved understanding of bone healing and the role of preservation of local biology. Concepts like absolute stability have been challenged by relative stability and "bio-logical" approach.

Traumavet embrace this new philosophy proposing FIXIN, a modern and user friendly locking plates system whose strengths are versatility of application and affordability. An introduction to the system will be followed by a refresh of the new concepts in fracture fixation and the applications of the System on simple and complex fractures and in corrective osteotomies.

Course Program
09.00 - 09.10 Course Registration
09.20 - 09.45 Bone healing, what is new?
09.45 - 10.10 The Fixin System, concept in locking plating and introduction to the system
10.10 - 10.45 Applications in fractures treatment
10.45 - 11.10 Coffee Break
11.10 - 11.30 Get friendly with Fixin instruments and implants: application on a generic tubular bone
11.30 - 11.50 Fracture of the distal radius repaired with a T plate
11.50 - 12.30 Comminuted fracture of the femur-indirect reduction and rod and plate construct
13.00 - 14.00 Lunch
14.00 - 14.40 An introduction to MIPO techniques
14.40 - 15.10 Comminute Tibia fracture-MIPO (Mini Invasive Plate Osteosynthesis technique)
15.10 - 15.30 Olecranic fracture
15.30 - 16.00 Use of FIXIN in osteotomies and arthrodesis
16.00 - 16.30 Demonstration TPLO
16.30 - 17.00 Complications and questions


The workshop will be run with plastic bone models and participants will work in pairs. There are limited places available and participants will be chosen on a first come first served principle.

Venue: The workshop will be held at the Animal House situated at 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 Animal House.

Please refer to the attached here

Registration is on a first in first served basis.

Registration and payment must be done online on or before 11:30 pm of Thursday 3rd October, 2013. No payment will be received on the day of the workshop.

For enquiries please e-mail
secretariat@medcom.com.hk

Looking forward to seeing you,
Ruan Bester
Tint Naing

HKVA CPD Co-ordinators


This seminar is proudly sponsored by:

Tuesday 1st, Wednesday 2nd October 2013 Surgical Evenings for Veterinary Assistants

Venue : City University of Hong Kong

Time : 7:00pm-11:00pm

Speaker : Prof. Philip Moses & Ms Anita Parkin

Cost :
   1st October (Day1) - Members : $150, Non-Members : $150
   2nd October (Day 2) - Members : $150, Non-Members : $150
   1st & 2nd October (Day 1 and Day 2) - Members : $300, Non-Members : $300
   2nd October (Day 2) - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

    

1st October (Part I)
TimeTitleSpeaker
Veterinary Nurses' Event : Room 3508, Academic 2 Building
7:00 -
8:00 pm
Registration & Dinner 
8:00 -
11:00 pm
Anaesthesia and analgesia in small animal surgeryMs. Anita Parkin

2nd October (Part II)
TimeTitleSpeaker
Veterinary Nurses's Event : Room 3505, Academic 2 Building
7:00 -
8:00 pm
Registration & Buffet Dinner 
8:00 -
11:00 pm
Post operative nursing, surgical nursing and physiotherapy for the orthopedic patients and on theatre protocol - improving your standards to maximise your outcome.Professor Philip Moses & Ms Anita Parkin

Registration Deadline : 11: 30 pm, 26th September 2013
(Strictly NO - Walk Ins. The venue is not a hotel. Catering needs to be pre-arranged according to the participant number)

For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk

City University of Hong Kong (Campus Directory)

See you at the seminars! ...... CPD Team ( HKVA )


Speaker Biography

 Philip Anthony Moses
BVSc, MRCVS, Cert SAO, MACVSc, FACVSc, CMAVA, Memb AO.

Graduated from the University of Sydney in 1986 and worked in cattle practice in western NSW and then mixed practices until cured of the desire to become a large animal practitioner. Moved to the UK in 1990 and began the long road to small animal surgical specialisation. Completed Certificate in Small Animal Orthopaedics at the Royal College in 1994 then worked in referral practice before returning to Australia in 1996. Commenced residency in small animal surgery in private practice in Brisbane completing MACVSc in 1998. Moved to the University of Sydney as Senior Registrar then Head of Surgery in 2000. Travelled to the United States to the University of Florida as a visiting scholar in 2001 before returning as a founding partner of Veterinary Specialist Services in Brisbane. Completed FACVSc in Small Animal Surgery and registered as a Specialist in 2003. Appointed as Adjunct Professor with the University of Queensland. Surgical interests include urinary tract, vascular, neurological and orthopaedic surgery. Currently involved in several research projects with Westmead Children's Hospital in Sydney and the University of Queensland. Has presented at numerous conferences in Australia and overseas, published widely in Veterinary Journals as well as Textbooks. Philip is a Chartered Member of the AVA and an elected Member of AO. Philip is the current President of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Surgeons and an elected member of the Veterinary Surgeons Board of Queensland. Philip lectures widely in South East Asia to help promote and improve animal care.

Philip is the father of six beautiful children, an owner of and breeder of Pugs and Dachshunds and a devoted supporter of the Queensland Reds and the Wallabies.


 Anita Jane Parkin
AVN Dip (Surg, ECC), VTS (Anes), CVPP, TAE

Anita has been a veterinary nurse for over 20 years. Joining Veterinary Specialist Services in 2001 working as a medical and surgical nurse. For the last seven years specializing as surgical nurse.

In 2013 Anita completed her Diploma in Emergency and Critical Care, recertified in her Diploma in Surgery and was reaccredited through the VNCA (Veterinary Nurses Council of Australia). In 2012, Anita obtained her qualification as a Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioner through the IVAPM (International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management). And has also a Veterinary Technician Specialty in Anaesthesia.

Her skills and experience that she has gained over the last 20 plus years are now being passed on to veterinary nurses throughout Australia and internationally through lectures, workshops and in-clinic hands-on training.

Anita is a member of the Academy of Veterinary Technician Anesthetists, International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management, International Veterinary Critical Care Society and Veterinary Nurses Council of Australia.

Anita's special interests include critical care, challenging anaesthetics, pain management and surgical nursing.


Proudly sponsored by our Platinum sponsor:

Monday 30th September, Tuesday 1st October 2013 Surgical Evenings for Veterinary Surgeons

Venue : City University of Hong Kong

Time : 7:00pm-11:00pm

Speaker : Prof. Philip Moses & Ms Anita Parkin

Cost :
   30th September (Part I) - Members : $350, Non-Members : $450
   1st October (Part II) - Members : $350, Non-Members : $450
   30th September (Part I) & 1st October (Part II) - Members : $700, Non-Members : $900
   30th Sepetember (Part I) - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0
   1st October (Part II) - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0
   30th September (Part I) & 1st October (Part II) - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0
   30th September (Part I) - Members : $700, Non-Members : $900

    

30th September (Part I)
TimeTitleSpeaker
Veterinary Surgeons' Event : Room 3505, Academic 2 Building
7:00 -
8:00 pm
Registration & Buffet Dinner 
8:00 -
11:00 pm
Lectures on Brachycephalic Airway Syndrome, including stenotic nares, elongated soft palate, everted laryngeal ventricles as well as other upper airway topics including tonsillectomy, laryngeal surgery - arytenoid lateralization and tracheal collapse - surgical and medical options. The lectures will include current and new techniques.Professor Philip Moses
 Anaesthesia in Brachycephalic SurgeryMs. Anita Parkin

1st October (Part II)
TimeTitleSpeaker
Veterinary Surgeons' Event : Room 3505, Academic 2 Building
7:00 -
8:00 pm
Registration & Buffet Dinner 
8:00 -
11:00 pm
Preparing for Emergencies - Surgical and Medical Management - what to do with Emergency Cases - how to train you staff and what to do when an Emergency arrives. What do you need to do and how to prepare for life saving emergencies. Topics will include Gastrointestinal and Urinary Tract Emergencies including GDV. Trauma cases - thoracic and abdominal trauma will also be discussed.Professor Philip Moses

Registration Deadline : 11: 30 pm, 26th September 2013
(Strictly NO - Walk Ins. The venue is not a hotel. Catering needs to be pre-arranged according to the participant number)

For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk

City University of Hong Kong (Campus Directory)

See you at the seminars! ...... CPD Team ( HKVA )


Speaker Biography

 Philip Anthony Moses
BVSc, MRCVS, Cert SAO, MACVSc, FACVSc, CMAVA, Memb AO.

Graduated from the University of Sydney in 1986 and worked in cattle practice in western NSW and then mixed practices until cured of the desire to become a large animal practitioner. Moved to the UK in 1990 and began the long road to small animal surgical specialisation. Completed Certificate in Small Animal Orthopaedics at the Royal College in 1994 then worked in referral practice before returning to Australia in 1996. Commenced residency in small animal surgery in private practice in Brisbane completing MACVSc in 1998. Moved to the University of Sydney as Senior Registrar then Head of Surgery in 2000. Travelled to the United States to the University of Florida as a visiting scholar in 2001 before returning as a founding partner of Veterinary Specialist Services in Brisbane. Completed FACVSc in Small Animal Surgery and registered as a Specialist in 2003. Appointed as Adjunct Professor with the University of Queensland. Surgical interests include urinary tract, vascular, neurological and orthopaedic surgery. Currently involved in several research projects with Westmead Children's Hospital in Sydney and the University of Queensland. Has presented at numerous conferences in Australia and overseas, published widely in Veterinary Journals as well as Textbooks. Philip is a Chartered Member of the AVA and an elected Member of AO. Philip is the current President of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Surgeons and an elected member of the Veterinary Surgeons Board of Queensland. Philip lectures widely in South East Asia to help promote and improve animal care.

Philip is the father of six beautiful children, an owner of and breeder of Pugs and Dachshunds and a devoted supporter of the Queensland Reds and the Wallabies.


 Anita Jane Parkin
AVN Dip (Surg, ECC), VTS (Anes), CVPP, TAE

Anita has been a veterinary nurse for over 20 years. Joining Veterinary Specialist Services in 2001 working as a medical and surgical nurse. For the last seven years specializing as surgical nurse.

In 2013 Anita completed her Diploma in Emergency and Critical Care, recertified in her Diploma in Surgery and was reaccredited through the VNCA (Veterinary Nurses Council of Australia). In 2012, Anita obtained her qualification as a Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioner through the IVAPM (International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management). And has also a Veterinary Technician Specialty in Anaesthesia.

Her skills and experience that she has gained over the last 20 plus years are now being passed on to veterinary nurses throughout Australia and internationally through lectures, workshops and in-clinic hands-on training.

Anita is a member of the Academy of Veterinary Technician Anesthetists, International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management, International Veterinary Critical Care Society and Veterinary Nurses Council of Australia.

Anita's special interests include critical care, challenging anaesthetics, pain management and surgical nursing.


Proudly sponsored by our Platinum sponsor:

Friday 27 September 2013 Interesting Feline Internal Medicine Cases

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 Christopher 'Kit' Sturgess

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

          

Another quality CPD event from your association!

Dr Christopher 'Kit' Sturgess
MA VetMB PhD CertVR DSAM CertVC MRCVS
RCVS Recognized Specialist in Internal Medicine

Dr Sturgess qualified from Cambridge in 1986 and spent 6 years in first-opinion practice moving from mixed through equine to 100% small animals. During this time he gained his certificate in radiology. His desire to 'know more' brought him back to university where he spent the next 10 years at Bristol and the Royal Veterinary College gaining PhD, certificate in cardiology and diploma in small animal medicine. Following a brief period in industry, Dr Sturgess worked in private referral practice for 7 years. During this time he set up a small animal referral centre that rapidly expanded year on year to meet the demand.

Dr Sturgess now has left full-time clinical work to spend more time with his young family and pursue other interests within the veterinary profession particularly education and support for general practitioners. He has for many years examined and supervised medicine certificate and diploma candidates, and continue to support candidates for the new modular certificate. He is a RCVS recognised specialist in small animal medicine. He lectured worldwide to the complete spectrum of the veterinary profession as well as writing peer-reviewed articles and textbooks.

Registration fees
Early bird online registration and payment on or before 11:30pm of 26th Sept 2013.
$350 (Members of HKVA and its affiliated associations),
$450 (Others)
Registration and payment after that $600 for all

For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk


This event is proudly
sponsored by :

Wednesday 11 September 2013 Talking Risk in Veterinary Practice

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

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

Speaker : Dr David Carser

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

          

How to Manage Incidents, Disputes with Clients, Veterinary Board Complaints and Civil Litigation. Veterinarians are at risk with every action they take, or neglect to take, relating to the treatment of an animal. Dr David Carser will give a presentation with practical examples and the measures that you can use to reduce your risks. David is a veterinarian and lawyer and President of the Veterinary Defence Association, which operates in Hong Kong and around the globe.


Dr David Carser

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

Early bird online registration and payment on or before 11:30 pm of 10th September 2013: $250 for Members of HKVA and its affiliated associations, $350 for others.
Registration and payment at the Venue : $500 for everybody.

For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk

Remember to check out the HKVA Website for links to other CPD providers.


Looking forward to seeing you,
Ruan Bester
Tint Naing
HKVA CPD Coordinators


Soley sponsored by:


Veterinary Defence
Association

Tuesday 3rd September 2013 Small Animal MOVE Sessions 2013: Fever of unknown origin, immune-mediated polyarthropathies & glomerulopathies

Time : Start time Hong Kong: 6:30pm

Speaker : Sue Bennett

Cost :


The Murdoch University Office of Continuing Education would like to invite you to MOVE. No matter where you are, you can participate in these live online, interactive seminars from the comfort of your own home or office. 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 be able review it at a later time.

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

Have a look at Murdoch University CPD portal (please note the different rates available to HKVA Members only!)
All 10 secessions only HKD 1600.00
(Poster and Registration Form)

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


Saturday 24th August 2013 2013 Veterinary Assistants Conference Hong Kong

Venue : Hotel ICON, 17 Science Museum Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon

Cost :


For more information, please click here.


Friday 23rd August 2013 Practical Dermatology for the General Practitioner

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. Gregg K. Takashima

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

Successful strategies in practice will be shared with focus on key steps. Emphases will be made on importance of standard procedures and how to best satisfy and bond your clients to your practice. Simple yet effective diagnostic procedures will be reviewed for application to your practice for little cost. Practical tips will be shared with you to help you to better diagnose and treat each dermatology case.

Speaker:

Dr. Gregg K. Takashima, DVM is a small animal practitioner who currently works in an 8 doctor practice in Lake Oswego, Oregon, USA. He is the immediate past-president of the American Animal Hospital Association and sits on a number of WSAVA committees. His further studies include dermatology, marine ecology and the human animal connection. He was awarded the 2011 Oregon Veterinary Practitioner of the Year Award.

Registration fees
Early bird online registration and payment on or before 11:30 pm of  22nd August 2013.
 $350  (Members of  HKVA and its affiliated associations),  $450 (Others)
Registration and payment after that  $600 for all

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

Hope to see you there:
Ruan Bester : CPD Coordinator


Dr. Gregg K. Takashima, DVM

Clinical experience:

  • Small Animal Practitioner (8 vets)
  • President, GKT Enterprise, PC

Professional Highlight:

  • Immediate Past-President, American Animal Hospital Association
  • President, GKT Enterprise, PC
  • AAHA-USA Delegate to World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA)
  • WSAVA V5 Committee: Co-Chair
  • WSAVA One Health Committee
  • WSAVA Congress Steering Committee
  • AAH-ABV, Board Member
  • Medical Advisory Liaison, PetPartners/Delta Society
  • Past President, PetPartners/Delta Society
  • Past President, Dove Lewis Emergency and Critical Care Hospital
  • Past President, Portland Veterinary Medical Association
  • Past Chair, Portland Community College Veterinary Technician Program
  • Sea Grant Research Fellow & NOAA Grant recipient for Marine Ecology

Awards:

2011 Oregon Veterinary Practitioner of Year

Key Presentations:

  • WSAVA Jeju, Korea. 2011: Presenter on Standards of Care
  • Southeast Asia Conference, Bangkok, Thailand, April 2010: Presenter:" The Value of Standards in Elevating Veterinary Medicine"
  • Veterinary Practitioners Association of Nepal, Kathmandu, November, 2010: Presenter: "Standards to Improve Companion Animal Medicine"
  • AAHA International Forum, Toronto, OT, March, 2011: Presenter: "The Evolution of Veterinary Medicine in America"
  • Student presentations (2010-2011): Tufts, LSU, Oklahoma State, Ross, NCSU, U of Minnesota. "The Value of Standards, Your Degree, and the Future of Veterinary Medicine"
  • Delta Society Presenter (2005-2010): "Therapeutic Values of the Human-Animal Connection"2009-2010: Guest appearances on the Steve Dale show

This event is proudly sponsored by:

Wednesday 21st August 2013 Surgery Q&A : The Forelimb

Speaker : A/Prof. Glyde and Dr. Snow

Cost :



For more information, please click here.


Tuesday 6th August 2013 Small Animal MOVE Sessions 2013: Fractures of the femur

Time : Start time Hong Kong: 6:30pm

Speaker : Mark Glyde

Cost :


The Murdoch University Office of Continuing Education would like to invite you to MOVE. No matter where you are, you can participate in these live online, interactive seminars from the comfort of your own home or office. 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 be able review it at a later time.

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

Have a look at Murdoch University CPD portal (please note the different rates available to HKVA Members only!)
All 10 secessions only HKD 1600.00
(Poster and Registration Form)

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


Tuesday 30th July 2013 Equine MOVE Sessions 2013: Management of angular limb and flexural deformities in foals

Time : Start time Hong Kong: 6:30pm

Speaker : Rachael Smith

Cost :


The Murdoch University Office of Continuing Education would like to invite you to MOVE. No matter where you are, you can participate in these live online, interactive seminars from the comfort of your own home or office. 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 be able review it at a later time.

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

Have a look at Murdoch University CPD portal (please note the different rates available to HKVA Members only!)
All 10 secessions only HKD 1600.00
(Poster and Registration Form)

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


Tuesday 9th July 2013 Small Animal MOVE Sessions 2013: Weight gain and hypothyroidism

Time : Start time Hong Kong: 6:30pm

Speaker : Robert Shiel

Cost :


The Murdoch University Office of Continuing Education would like to invite you to MOVE. No matter where you are, you can participate in these live online, interactive seminars from the comfort of your own home or office. 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 be able review it at a later time.

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

Have a look at Murdoch University CPD portal (please note the different rates available to HKVA Members only!)
All 10 secessions only HKD 1600.00
(Poster and Registration Form)

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


Tuesday 9th July 2013 MOVE Live, Interactive Webinars

Venue : Wimba Classroom Online

Speaker : Dr. Robert Shiel

Cost :



For more information, please click here.


Tuesday 2nd July 2013 Veterinary Dentistry: Radiology Workshop/Tutorial

Venue : SPCA Head Office, 5 Wan Shing Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Time :
Morning Session: 9:30am to 12:30am;
Afternoon Session: 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Speaker : Dr Cedric LC Tutt

Cost :
   Morning Session - Members : $1250, Non-Members : $1250
   Afternoon Session - Members : $1250, Non-Members : $1250

Workshop/Tutorial

Each 3 hour workshop/tutorial will be limited to 6 participants and will include:

  1. Brief lecture on systematic approach to radiographic interpretation.
  2. Orientating radiographs.
  3. Case study evaluations - radiographs of different conditions
  4. Correcting common radiographic errors
  5. Evaluation of radiographs provided by delegates
  6. If required a brush-up on radiographic positioning

Two workshop/tutorials will be run on Tuesday 2nd July, 2013. The times will be 9.30am-12.30pm and 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. Participants are encouraged to bring their own dental radiographs for group discussion and interpretation.

The cost of each 3 hour workshop is: HK$1,250.00

Registration is on a first in first served basis.

Registration and payment must be done online on or before 11:30 pm of Monday 1st July, 2013. No payment will be received on the day of the workshop.

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

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


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 undergraduate and postgraduate training in the UK 1998-2003
  • Moved to Cape Town 2004 and works in 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, Malaysia, HK 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
  • President: European Veterinary Dental College


Map please click here


Tuesday 11th June 2013 Small Animal MOVE Sessions 2013: New vet guidelines for cardiopulmon-ary & cerebral resuscitation: the RECOVERY initiative

Time : Start time Hong Kong: 6:30pm

Speaker : Melissa Claus

Cost :


The Murdoch University Office of Continuing Education would like to invite you to MOVE. No matter where you are, you can participate in these live online, interactive seminars from the comfort of your own home or office. 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 be able review it at a later time.

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

Have a look at Murdoch University CPD portal (please note the different rates available to HKVA Members only!)
All 10 secessions only HKD 1600.00
(Poster and Registration Form)

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


Friday 31st May 2013 Advanced Echocardiography

Venue : Chinese University Animal House

Time : 9:00am to 5:00pm

Speaker : Dr. Paul A. Brazzell

Cost :
   Including lunch and coffee breaks - Members : $4000, Non-Members : $4000

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.

About the Course:
This one day course consists of both lecture and scanning sessions. The emphasis will be placed on real-time scanning. Upon completion of the course the attendee will be able to understand Doppler principles and apply colour-flow and spectral Doppler to their cardiac examinations. Every effort will be made to review basic 2-D image planes during the seminar.

Outline:

  • Basic Doppler Principles
  • Application of colour-flow and Doppler to the cardiac examination
  • Normal Insufficiencies
  • Understanding pressure gradients
  • Demonstration of a Doppler exam
  • Demonstration of a Complete echocardiographic examination
  • Question and Answer session
  • Coffee breaks are provided
  • Lunch is included


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 30th May 2013 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 : $4000, Non-Members : $4000

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.

About the Instructor:


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 and China.

About the Course:
This one day course consists of both lecture and scanning sessions. The emphasis will be placed on real-time scanning. Upon completion of the course the attendee 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. It is recommended that this course be completed prior to attending the advanced cardiac workshop.

Outline:

  • Basic echocardiographic examination from the right parasternal location
  • M-mode evaluation of the left ventricular chamber
  • LA/AO measurement and fractional shortening calculation
  • Basic echocardiographic examination from the left parasternal location
  • Question and Answer session
  • Coffee breaks are provided
  • Lunch is included


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 28th and Wednesday 29th May 2013 Abdominal Ultrasound - Advanced Course

Venue : Chinese University Animal House

Time : 09:00am to 5:00pm

Speaker : Dr. Paul A. Brazzell

Cost :
   Including lunch and coffee breaks - Members : $7000, Non-Members : $7000

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.


About the Course:
This course is essential to any veterinarian utilizing diagnostic ultrasound. It is a TWO day scanning and lecture seminar covering the localization of all intra-abdominal structures and the clinical and sonographic presentations of common pathologies of major organ systems in canine and feline medicine. The objective of this course is to aid the general practice veterinarian to recognize both common and complex sonographic pathology. The lab portion will allow attendees to spend their time scanning those structures they find the most challenging. The didactic portion of the course will consist of slides of normal anatomy and many of the commonly seen pathologic conditions. Ultrasound guided aspirate and biopsy techniques will also be discussed and attendees will have the opportunity to practice these techniques in the lab. Participants are encouraged to bring their own images and participate in a lively discussion of the benefits of abdominal ultrasound as well as the difficulties encountered.


Outline:

At the end of the course, each participant should have specific knowledge of and be fluent with:

  1. Finding every organ in the abdominal cavity (liver, gall bladder, spleen, stomach, pancreas, small bowel, colon, adrenal glands, kidneys, urinary bladder, lymph nodes).
  2. Identifying the normal internal sonographic architecture and anatomy of each organ.
  3. Identifying the presence of peritoneal fluid.
  4. Be familiar with the sonographic appearance of common pathologic conditions in the abdomen.
  5. Capable of and confident in performing ultrasound guided aspirates and biopsies.


Dr Tint Naing and Dr Ruan Bester
CPD Coordinators

Please refer to the attached map.

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


Friday 24th May 2013 Surgical Oncology
"An Update on Soft Tissue Sarcomas"
"Biopsies When, Why, How and Factors in Cancer Management"


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 Jonathan Bray

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

We are proud to present a seminar on surgical oncology by Dr Jonathan Bray MVSc MANZCVSc CertSAS MRCVS DiplECVS, European and RCVS Specialist in Small Animal Surgery

Registration fees

Early bird online registration and payment on or before 11:30 pm of Thursday 23rd May, 2013 :
$250 for Members of HKVA and its affiliated associations, $350 for others
Registration and payment after the early bird deadline or at the Venue : $600 for everybody

For enquiries please email
secretariat@medcom.com.hk


Hope to see you there : Dr Ruan Bester, CPD Coordinator


Speaker's Biography

Jonathan Bray MVSc MANZCVSc CertSAS MRCVS DiplECVS
European and RCVS Specialist in Small Animal Surgery
Senior Lecturer, Small Animal Surgery, Massey University

Jonathan graduated from Massey University, New Zealand in 1988. He completed a Masters degree in Veterinary Science on the Intervertebral Disc in 1994, and a Residency in Soft Tissue Surgery at Cambridge University, UK in 1997. After a short period in academia back home in New Zealand (where he helped develop the service dog programme for the guide dog and police dogs), he returned to the UK in 2001. For the last 7 years, he was head of oncology and soft tissue surgery at Davies Veterinary Specialists, one of the largest private referral practices in Europe. He returned to NZ in 2010 and is developing the soft tissue and oncological referral services at Massey University. He has research interests in soft tissue sarcoma, injection-site sarcoma, endoprosthetics for osteosarcoma, wound management and airway surgery. Jonathan was a regular contributor to Continued Professional Development (CPD) in the UK and Europe, and was Course Director for the KeySteps(tm) Modular Course in Soft Tissue Surgery. Jonathan enjoys all aspects of soft tissue surgery, but particularly airway, urinary, wound management and oncological surgery.


Proudly sponsored by :

Wednesday 15th May 2013 Surgery Q&A : Wound Management and Reconstruction

Speaker : Prof. Hosgood and Dr. Snow

Cost :



For more information, please click here.


Tuesday 14th May 2013 Challenging Chemistry Cases

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. Peter Kintzer

Cost :
   Include Dinner - Members : $350, Non-Members : $450
   non-paid - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

Yet another quality CPD event from your organization!

Dr. Peter Kintzer, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM, will present:

Challenging Chemistry Cases

Using actual case studies, the importance of chemistry panels for evaluating sick patients as well as dogs and cats being seen for preventative care and pre-anesthetic testing will be highlighted. The significance of such analytes as creatinine, ALT, GGT, bilirubin, lipase, albumin, calcium and glucose for detecting potentially serious disease states in dogs and cats will be discussed. Frequently it is crucial that multiple analytes be assessed to accurately determine the patient's condition and to avoid missing a diagnosis.

Registration fees
Early bird online registration and payment on or before 11:30 pm of 13th May 2013.
$350 (Members of HKVA and its affiliated associations),
$450 (Others)

Registration and online 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. Kintzer received his DVM from Cornell University. He completed an internship at the Animal Medical Center and an internal medicine residency at Tufts University.

He was on staff at Tufts for 5 years, followed by many years as an internist in specialty referral hospitals in New England. Dr. Kintzer is currently an internal medicine consultant for IDEXX Laboratories and continues to practice internal medicine in New England.

He has authored many articles and chapters and lectures nationally and internationally on small animal endocrine and internal medicine disorders.

Dr. Kintzer is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.


Proudly sponsored by :




Tuesday 7th May 2013 Small Animal MOVE Sessions 2013: Anaesthesia topic

Time : Start time Hong Kong: 6:30pm

Speaker : Anthea Raisis

Cost :


The Murdoch University Office of Continuing Education would like to invite you to MOVE. No matter where you are, you can participate in these live online, interactive seminars from the comfort of your own home or office. 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 be able review it at a later time.

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

Have a look at Murdoch University CPD portal (please note the different rates available to HKVA Members only!)
All 10 secessions only HKD 1600.00
(Poster and Registration Form)

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


Friday 3 May 2013 Pathology Seminars

Venue : Room 3505, 3/F, Academic 2 Building, City University of Hong Kong

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


For more information, please click here.

Thursday 2 May 2013 IACUC/AEC Training & Technical Seminar

Venue : Room 3505, 3/F, Academic 2 Building, City University of Hong Kong

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


For more information, please click here.

Thursday 2 May 2013 Pathology Seminars

Venue : Room 3505, 3/F, Academic 2 Building, City University of Hong Kong

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


For more information, please click here.

Tuesday 30 April 2013 Canine Chronic Inflammatory Enteropathies: New Research Guiding New 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 : Prof. Michael J. Day

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

Vet Seminar

A comprehensive review of diagnosis, differentiation, pathogenesis, therapy, management and future update for complicated GI diseases. World renowned scholar with practical approach in the subject every vet feel intimidated. A master piece to help you cutting through the myth of diseases and get to the point.

Registration fees
Early bird online registration and payment on or before 11:30 pm of 29th April 2013. $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

CPD Coordinators
Tint Naing & Ruan Bester


About the Speaker

Prof. Michael J. Day
BSc BVMS (Hons) PhD DSc DiplECVP FASM FRCPath FRCVS

Professor of Veterinary Pathology
and Director of Diagnostic Pathology, University of Bristol, UK

Education:

  • Qualified as veterinary surgeon from Murdoch University, Western Australia.
  • Residency and PhD in Microbiology and Immunology, Murdoch University
  • Postdoctoral positions in experimental immunology, Universities of Bristol and Oxford

Professional activities:

  • President of the BSAVA
  • Chairman of the WSAVA Scientific Committee, the WSAVA Vaccination Guidelines Group and the WSAVA One Health Committee
  • Member of the Petplan Charitable Trust Scientific Committee
  • Editor-in-Chief Journal of Comparative Pathology

Research interests:

  • Experimental models of autoimmunity
  • Immune-mediated and infectious diseases of companion animals

Publications:

  • Clinical Immunology of the Dog and Cat (2nd ed.)
  • Veterinary Immunology: Principles and Practice.
  • Arthropod-Borne Infectious Diseases of the Dog and Cat
  • Canine and Feline Gastroenterology.
  • BSAVA Manual of Canine & Feline Haematology & Transfusion Medicine (2nd ed.)

Certifications / honours:

  • Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Pathology
  • Fellowship of the Australian Society for Microbiology, the Royal College of Pathologists and the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
  • BSAVA Amoroso Award for outstanding contribution to small animal studies (1999)
  • BSAVA Petsavers Award (2000, 2006 & 2007)
  • RCVS Trust's G. Norman Hall Medal for outstanding research (2003)
  • Petplan Charitable Trust Scientific Award (2009).

Proudly Sponsored by :

Tuesday 9rd April 2013 Small Animal MOVE Sessions 2013: Tips and traps of cytology

Time : Start time Hong Kong: 6:30pm

Speaker : Jenny Mills

Cost :


The Murdoch University Office of Continuing Education would like to invite you to MOVE. No matter where you are, you can participate in these live online, interactive seminars from the comfort of your own home or office. 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 be able review it at a later time.

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

Have a look at Murdoch University CPD portal (please note the different rates available to HKVA Members only!)
All 10 secessions only HKD 1600.00
(Poster and Registration Form)

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


Wednesday 27 March 2013 Small Animal Practice Conference II (Mar 27)

Venue : YMCA, 41 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

Time : Afternoon Session: 1pm to 5pm; Evening Session: 6pm to 10pm

Speaker : Prof. Jacquie Rand, Drs Sean Surman, Diane Lu, Julia Simak, Hans Westermeyer, David Coyle, Alasdair Frost, Tom Mangan, Nathalie Mauroo, Kurt R Verkest, Howard Wong, Queeny Yuen

Cost :
   Afternoon Session - Members : $200, Non-Members : $300
   Evening Session - Members : $380, Non-Members : $580
   Both Sessions - Members : $580, Non-Members : $880
   Both Sessions - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0
   Evening Session - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

Conference in Small Animal Practice

We are very proud to present you a special CPD event. Main speakers, two faculty members from University of Queensland, Australia, will be supplemented by our city's local talents.

Speakers
Professor Jacquie Rand BVSc (Hons), DVSc, DipACVIM
Dr Sean Surman DVM, MS, DipACVIM
Dr Diane Lu BVM, MVM, DipECVN, CVA
Dr Julia Simak Dr Vet Med, DipACVIM(Cardiology)
Dr Hans Westermeyer BSc, DVM, DipACVO
Dr David Coyle BVSc (Hons), MACVSc (SAM)
Dr Alasdair Frost BVM&S, Cert SAS, MRCVS.
Dr Tom Mangan BVSc BAppSc
Dr Nathalie Mauroo DVM, CertZooMed, MRCVS
Dr Kurt R Verkest BVSc, BVBiol, MANZCVS, PhD
Dr Howard Wong BA (Hons), MA, Vet MB, MPVM, MRCVS
Dr Queeny Yuen PhD

Registration Information :

Members of HKVA and its affiliated associations

  • Afternoon Session (from 1pm to 5pm): HK$200/session
  • Evening Session (from 6pm to 10pm): HK$380/session
  • Entire Conference (all 6 sessions): HK$1400

Others

  • Afternoon Session (from 1pm to 5pm): HK$300/session
  • Evening Session (from 6pm to 10pm): HK$580/session
  • Entire Conference (all 6 sessions): HK$2100

Register online at www.hkva.org

Registration Deadline : 11:30 pm, 24th March, Strictly NO WALK-IN Registration at the Venue

For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk


See you at the conference! ...... Tint Naing (HKVA) and Ruan Bester (HKVA)


Schedule For Small Animal Practice Conference II

25/3/2013
TimeTitleSpeaker
Afternoon Session
1:00 -1:30Registration and Refreshment
1:30 - 2:30Diagnostic Approach To Elevated Liver Enzymes And Diagnosis Of Hepatobiliary DiseaseDr. Sean Surman
2:30 - 3:00Oncept for Treating Malignant Melanoma - The Hong Kong Experience.Dr. Kurt Verkest
3:00 - 3:15Tea Break
3:15 - 3:45Teaching Communication Skills: Findings of A Study In Email Communication Among University Veterinary Nursing StudentsDr. Queeny Yuen
3:45 - 5:00Causes, Consequents and Management of Feline and Canine ObesityProf Jacquie Rand
5:00 - 6:00Recess
Evening Session
6:00 - 7:00Registration and Buffet Dinner
7:00 - 8:00Hepatobiliary Therapeutics - What Works And What Is The EvidenceDr. Sean Surman
8:00 - 9:00Neuro-ophthalmology For The Practitioner Dr. Hans Westermeyer
9:00 - 10:00Management Of Seizure In Canine & Feline PatientsDr. Sean Surman

26/3/2013
TimeTitleSpeaker
Afternoon Session
1:00 -1:30Registration and Refreshment
1:30 - 2:30What Can 191,000 Australian Cats Tell Us About Saving Lives?Prof Jacquie Rand
2:30 - 3:00Pulmonary Hypertension. The Canine Hong Kong EpidemicDr. David Coyle
3:00 - 3:15Tea Break
3:15 - 3:45Heart Murmurs In The CatDr. Tom Mangan
3:45 - 5:00Continuous Glucose MonitoringDr. Sean Surman
5:00 - 6:00Recess
Evening Session
6:00 - 7:30Registration and Buffet Dinner
7:30 - 8:00Cetaceans Strandings In Hong KongDr. Nathalie Mauroo
8:00 - 9:00Optimizing Treatment for Your Feline Diabetic Patients IProf Jacquie Rand
9:00 - 10:00Optimizing Treatment For Your Feline Diabetic Patients IIProf Jacquie Rand

27/3/2013
TimeTitleSpeaker
Afternoon Session
1:00 -1:30Registration and Refreshment
1:30 - 3:00Congenital Cardiac Shunts: Diagnosis And Treatment OptionsDr. Julia Simak
3:00 - 3:15Tea Break
3:15 - 3:45Pelvic Fracture Repair In A Miniature Breed Using A Titanium Locking PlateDr. Alasdair Frost
3:45 - 5:00Clinical Significance, Diagnosis, And Management Of Proteinuria and HypertensionDr. Sean Surman
5:00 - 6:00Recess
Evening Session
6:00 - 7:30Registration and Buffet Dinner
7:30 - 8:00Information Session : The New Vet School In Hong KongDr. Howard Wong
8:00 - 9:00Syringomyelia ~ An Emerging Disease In Hong Kong PetsDr. Diane Lu
9:00 - 10:00Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anaemia And Thrombocytopenia Diagnosis And Management UpdatesDr. Sean Surman


Speakers' Biography

Professor Jacquie Rand BVSc, DVS, DipACVIM
Professor Rand graduated from Melbourne University in 1975, and worked in practice for 8 years before doing a residency and doctorate at the Ontario Veterinary College, Canada, followed by 3 years as a senior registrar at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. She became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 1989; and in 1990 returned to Australia to take up a senior academic position at the University of Queensland. She was appointed Professor of Companion Animal Health in 2001, and in 2002 became founder and director of the Centre for Companion Animal Health at the University of Queensland, Australia. She is an internationally recognised leader in diabetes and obesity research in cats and dogs . She has published extensively in these areas, and is the author of many book chapters. In November 2007 Professor Rand was appointed Deputy Chairperson of the Veterinary Surgeons Board of Queensland. In addition to her diabetes and obesity research, Professor Rand is currently involved in developing programs in areas that enrich human-animal relationships, and prevent unwanted and problem pets, as well as fundraising to support a wide variety of research in companion animal health throughout the veterinary school. Professor Rand has attracted extensive and ongoing support for Centre studies from industry groups in the US and Europe.

Dr Sean Surman DVM, MS, DipACVIM
Sean is originally from New Jersey but transplanted to Ohio for a Bachelor of Science degree at Miami University of Ohio, and then completed his veterinary training at The Ohio State University. He then completed a 1 year internship at Oradell Animal Hospital, a busy private emergency and referral clinic in New Jersey. Following this he returned to The Ohio State University for 3 years where he completed an internal medicine residency as well as a thesis based Master's degree in Veterinary Clinical Sciences. He thoroughly enjoys all aspects of internal medicine, but does have a particular interest in Endocrinology and Urology/Nephrology. He also has a strong interest in all forms of endoscopy as well as other minimally invasive diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Sean is currently working as a clinical senior lecturer of small animal internal medicine at the Small Animal Clinic & Veterinary Teaching Hospital of the School of Veterinary Science, University of Queensland , Australia

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 Julia Simak Dr Vet Med, DipACVIM(Cardiology)
Dr. Julia Simak graduated from the University of Munich in 2006 and started immediately thereafter her doctoral thesis in the cardiology service at the Clinic of Small Animal Medicine at the University of Munich. Her scientific thesis was about new echocardiographic methods to diagnose Dilated Cardiomopathy in Doberman Pinschers. In the year 2008 she completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Munich. Having always had a special interest in cardiology, she started a cardiology residency of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine at the University of Munich in 2009. After three years she became a board-certified cardiologist in the year 2012. Now she is happy to join the team of the very high standard Peace Avenue Veterinary Clinic.

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 26 March 2013 Small Animal Practice Conference II (Mar 26)

Venue : YMCA, 41 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

Time : Afternoon Session: 1pm to 5pm; Evening Session: 6pm to 10pm

Speaker : Prof. Jacquie Rand, Drs Sean Surman, Diane Lu, Julia Simak, Hans Westermeyer, David Coyle, Alasdair Frost, Tom Mangan, Nathalie Mauroo, Kurt R Verkest, Howard Wong, Queeny Yuen

Cost :
   Afternoon Session - Members : $200, Non-Members : $300
   Evening Session - Members : $380, Non-Members : $580
   Both Sessions - Members : $580, Non-Members : $880
   Afternoon Session - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0
   Evening Session - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0
   Both Sessions - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

Conference in Small Animal Practice

We are very proud to present you a special CPD event. Main speakers, two faculty members from University of Queensland, Australia, will be supplemented by our city's local talents.

Speakers
Professor Jacquie Rand BVSc (Hons), DVSc, DipACVIM
Dr Sean Surman DVM, MS, DipACVIM
Dr Diane Lu BVM, MVM, DipECVN, CVA
Dr Julia Simak Dr Vet Med, DipACVIM(Cardiology)
Dr Hans Westermeyer BSc, DVM, DipACVO
Dr David Coyle BVSc (Hons), MACVSc (SAM)
Dr Alasdair Frost BVM&S, Cert SAS, MRCVS.
Dr Tom Mangan BVSc BAppSc
Dr Nathalie Mauroo DVM, CertZooMed, MRCVS
Dr Kurt R Verkest BVSc, BVBiol, MANZCVS, PhD
Dr Howard Wong BA (Hons), MA, Vet MB, MPVM, MRCVS
Dr Queeny Yuen PhD

Registration Information :

Members of HKVA and its affiliated associations

  • Afternoon Session (from 1pm to 5pm): HK$200/session
  • Evening Session (from 6pm to 10pm): HK$380/session
  • Entire Conference (all 6 sessions): HK$1400

Others

  • Afternoon Session (from 1pm to 5pm): HK$300/session
  • Evening Session (from 6pm to 10pm): HK$580/session
  • Entire Conference (all 6 sessions): HK$2100

Register online at www.hkva.org

Registration Deadline : 11:30 pm, 24th March, Strictly NO WALK-IN Registration at the Venue

For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk


See you at the conference! ...... Tint Naing (HKVA) and Ruan Bester (HKVA)


Schedule For Small Animal Practice Conference II

25/3/2013
TimeTitleSpeaker
Afternoon Session
1:00 -1:30Registration and Refreshment
1:30 - 2:30Diagnostic Approach To Elevated Liver Enzymes And Diagnosis Of Hepatobiliary DiseaseDr. Sean Surman
2:30 - 3:00Oncept for Treating Malignant Melanoma - The Hong Kong Experience.Dr. Kurt Verkest
3:00 - 3:15Tea Break
3:15 - 3:45Teaching Communication Skills: Findings of A Study In Email Communication Among University Veterinary Nursing StudentsDr. Queeny Yuen
3:45 - 5:00Causes, Consequents and Management of Feline and Canine ObesityProf Jacquie Rand
5:00 - 6:00Recess
Evening Session
6:00 - 7:00Registration and Buffet Dinner
7:00 - 8:00Hepatobiliary Therapeutics - What Works And What Is The EvidenceDr. Sean Surman
8:00 - 9:00Neuro-ophthalmology For The Practitioner Dr. Hans Westermeyer
9:00 - 10:00Management Of Seizure In Canine & Feline PatientsDr. Sean Surman

26/3/2013
TimeTitleSpeaker
Afternoon Session
1:00 -1:30Registration and Refreshment
1:30 - 2:30What Can 191,000 Australian Cats Tell Us About Saving Lives?Prof Jacquie Rand
2:30 - 3:00Pulmonary Hypertension. The Canine Hong Kong EpidemicDr. David Coyle
3:00 - 3:15Tea Break
3:15 - 3:45Heart Murmurs In The CatDr. Tom Mangan
3:45 - 5:00Continuous Glucose MonitoringDr. Sean Surman
5:00 - 6:00Recess
Evening Session
6:00 - 7:30Registration and Buffet Dinner
7:30 - 8:00Cetaceans Strandings In Hong KongDr. Nathalie Mauroo
8:00 - 9:00Optimizing Treatment for Your Feline Diabetic Patients IProf Jacquie Rand
9:00 - 10:00Optimizing Treatment For Your Feline Diabetic Patients IIProf Jacquie Rand

27/3/2013
TimeTitleSpeaker
Afternoon Session
1:00 -1:30Registration and Refreshment
1:30 - 3:00Congenital Cardiac Shunts: Diagnosis And Treatment OptionsDr. Julia Simak
3:00 - 3:15Tea Break
3:15 - 3:45Pelvic Fracture Repair In A Miniature Breed Using A Titanium Locking PlateDr. Alasdair Frost
3:45 - 5:00Clinical Significance, Diagnosis, And Management Of Proteinuria and HypertensionDr. Sean Surman
5:00 - 6:00Recess
Evening Session
6:00 - 7:30Registration and Buffet Dinner
7:30 - 8:00Information Session : The New Vet School In Hong KongDr. Howard Wong
8:00 - 9:00Syringomyelia ~ An Emerging Disease In Hong Kong PetsDr. Diane Lu
9:00 - 10:00Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anaemia And Thrombocytopenia Diagnosis And Management UpdatesDr. Sean Surman


Speakers' Biography

Professor Jacquie Rand BVSc, DVS, DipACVIM
Professor Rand graduated from Melbourne University in 1975, and worked in practice for 8 years before doing a residency and doctorate at the Ontario Veterinary College, Canada, followed by 3 years as a senior registrar at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. She became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 1989; and in 1990 returned to Australia to take up a senior academic position at the University of Queensland. She was appointed Professor of Companion Animal Health in 2001, and in 2002 became founder and director of the Centre for Companion Animal Health at the University of Queensland, Australia. She is an internationally recognised leader in diabetes and obesity research in cats and dogs . She has published extensively in these areas, and is the author of many book chapters. In November 2007 Professor Rand was appointed Deputy Chairperson of the Veterinary Surgeons Board of Queensland. In addition to her diabetes and obesity research, Professor Rand is currently involved in developing programs in areas that enrich human-animal relationships, and prevent unwanted and problem pets, as well as fundraising to support a wide variety of research in companion animal health throughout the veterinary school. Professor Rand has attracted extensive and ongoing support for Centre studies from industry groups in the US and Europe.

Dr Sean Surman DVM, MS, DipACVIM
Sean is originally from New Jersey but transplanted to Ohio for a Bachelor of Science degree at Miami University of Ohio, and then completed his veterinary training at The Ohio State University. He then completed a 1 year internship at Oradell Animal Hospital, a busy private emergency and referral clinic in New Jersey. Following this he returned to The Ohio State University for 3 years where he completed an internal medicine residency as well as a thesis based Master's degree in Veterinary Clinical Sciences. He thoroughly enjoys all aspects of internal medicine, but does have a particular interest in Endocrinology and Urology/Nephrology. He also has a strong interest in all forms of endoscopy as well as other minimally invasive diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Sean is currently working as a clinical senior lecturer of small animal internal medicine at the Small Animal Clinic & Veterinary Teaching Hospital of the School of Veterinary Science, University of Queensland , Australia

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 Julia Simak Dr Vet Med, DipACVIM(Cardiology)
Dr. Julia Simak graduated from the University of Munich in 2006 and started immediately thereafter her doctoral thesis in the cardiology service at the Clinic of Small Animal Medicine at the University of Munich. Her scientific thesis was about new echocardiographic methods to diagnose Dilated Cardiomopathy in Doberman Pinschers. In the year 2008 she completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Munich. Having always had a special interest in cardiology, she started a cardiology residency of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine at the University of Munich in 2009. After three years she became a board-certified cardiologist in the year 2012. Now she is happy to join the team of the very high standard Peace Avenue Veterinary Clinic.

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."

25-27 March 2013 Small Animal Practice Conference II

Venue : YMCA, 41 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

Time : Afternoon Session: 1 to 5pm; Evening Session: 6pm to 10pm

Speaker : Prof. Jacquie Rand, Drs Sean Surman, Diane Lu, Julia Simak, Hans Westermeyer, David Coyle, Alasdair Frost, Tom Mangan, Nathalie Mauroo, Kurt R Verkest, Howard Wong, Queeny Yuen

Cost :
   Entire Conference (All 6 Sessions) - Members : $1400, Non-Members : $2100
   Mar 26 and Mar 27 (Both Sessions) - Members : $1400, Non-Members : $2100
   Mar 25 (Afternoon), Mar 26 and Mar 27 (Both sessions) - Members : $1400, Non-Members : $2100
   Mar 26 (Evening), Mar 27 (Both Sessions) - Members : $1400, Non-Members : $2100

Conference in Small Animal Practice

We are very proud to present you a special CPD event. Main speakers, two faculty members from University of Queensland, Australia, will be supplemented by our city's local talents.

Speakers
Professor Jacquie Rand BVSc (Hons), DVSc, DipACVIM
Dr Sean Surman DVM, MS, DipACVIM
Dr Diane Lu BVM, MVM, DipECVN, CVA
Dr Julia Simak Dr Vet Med, DipACVIM(Cardiology)
Dr Hans Westermeyer BSc, DVM, DipACVO
Dr David Coyle BVSc (Hons), MACVSc (SAM)
Dr Alasdair Frost BVM&S, Cert SAS, MRCVS.
Dr Tom Mangan BVSc BAppSc
Dr Nathalie Mauroo DVM, CertZooMed, MRCVS
Dr Kurt R Verkest BVSc, BVBiol, MANZCVS, PhD
Dr Howard Wong BA (Hons), MA, Vet MB, MPVM, MRCVS
Dr Queeny Yuen PhD

Registration Information :

Members of HKVA and its affiliated associations

  • Afternoon Session (from 1pm to 5pm): HK$200/session
  • Evening Session (from 6pm to 10pm): HK$380/session
  • Entire Conference (all 6 sessions): HK$1400

Others

  • Afternoon Session (from 1pm to 5pm): HK$300/session
  • Evening Session (from 6pm to 10pm): HK$580/session
  • Entire Conference (all 6 sessions): HK$2100

Register online at www.hkva.org

Registration Deadline : 11:30 pm, 24th March, Strictly NO WALK-IN Registration at the Venue

For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk


See you at the conference! ...... Tint Naing (HKVA) and Ruan Bester (HKVA)


Schedule For Small Animal Practice Conference II

25/3/2013
TimeTitleSpeaker
Afternoon Session
1:00 -1:30Registration and Refreshment
1:30 - 2:30Diagnostic Approach To Elevated Liver Enzymes And Diagnosis Of Hepatobiliary DiseaseDr. Sean Surman
2:30 - 3:00Oncept for Treating Malignant Melanoma - The Hong Kong Experience.Dr. Kurt Verkest
3:00 - 3:15Tea Break
3:15 - 3:45Teaching Communication Skills: Findings of A Study In Email Communication Among University Veterinary Nursing StudentsDr. Queeny Yuen
3:45 - 5:00Causes, Consequents and Management of Feline and Canine ObesityProf Jacquie Rand
5:00 - 6:00Recess
Evening Session
6:00 - 7:00Registration and Buffet Dinner
7:00 - 8:00Hepatobiliary Therapeutics - What Works And What Is The EvidenceDr. Sean Surman
8:00 - 9:00Neuro-ophthalmology For The Practitioner Dr. Hans Westermeyer
9:00 - 10:00Management Of Seizure In Canine & Feline PatientsDr. Sean Surman

26/3/2013
TimeTitleSpeaker
Afternoon Session
1:00 -1:30Registration and Refreshment
1:30 - 2:30What Can 191,000 Australian Cats Tell Us About Saving Lives?Prof Jacquie Rand
2:30 - 3:00Pulmonary Hypertension. The Canine Hong Kong EpidemicDr. David Coyle
3:00 - 3:15Tea Break
3:15 - 3:45Heart Murmurs In The CatDr. Tom Mangan
3:45 - 5:00Continuous Glucose MonitoringDr. Sean Surman
5:00 - 6:00Recess
Evening Session
6:00 - 7:30Registration and Buffet Dinner
7:30 - 8:00Cetaceans Strandings In Hong KongDr. Nathalie Mauroo
8:00 - 9:00Optimizing Treatment for Your Feline Diabetic Patients IProf Jacquie Rand
9:00 - 10:00Optimizing Treatment For Your Feline Diabetic Patients IIProf Jacquie Rand

27/3/2013
TimeTitleSpeaker
Afternoon Session
1:00 -1:30Registration and Refreshment
1:30 - 3:00Congenital Cardiac Shunts: Diagnosis And Treatment OptionsDr. Julia Simak
3:00 - 3:15Tea Break
3:15 - 3:45Pelvic Fracture Repair In A Miniature Breed Using A Titanium Locking PlateDr. Alasdair Frost
3:45 - 5:00Clinical Significance, Diagnosis, And Management Of Proteinuria and HypertensionDr. Sean Surman
5:00 - 6:00Recess
Evening Session
6:00 - 7:30Registration and Buffet Dinner
7:30 - 8:00Information Session : The New Vet School In Hong KongDr. Howard Wong
8:00 - 9:00Syringomyelia ~ An Emerging Disease In Hong Kong PetsDr. Diane Lu
9:00 - 10:00Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anaemia And Thrombocytopenia Diagnosis And Management UpdatesDr. Sean Surman


Speakers' Biography

Professor Jacquie Rand BVSc, DVS, DipACVIM
Professor Rand graduated from Melbourne University in 1975, and worked in practice for 8 years before doing a residency and doctorate at the Ontario Veterinary College, Canada, followed by 3 years as a senior registrar at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. She became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 1989; and in 1990 returned to Australia to take up a senior academic position at the University of Queensland. She was appointed Professor of Companion Animal Health in 2001, and in 2002 became founder and director of the Centre for Companion Animal Health at the University of Queensland, Australia. She is an internationally recognised leader in diabetes and obesity research in cats and dogs . She has published extensively in these areas, and is the author of many book chapters. In November 2007 Professor Rand was appointed Deputy Chairperson of the Veterinary Surgeons Board of Queensland. In addition to her diabetes and obesity research, Professor Rand is currently involved in developing programs in areas that enrich human-animal relationships, and prevent unwanted and problem pets, as well as fundraising to support a wide variety of research in companion animal health throughout the veterinary school. Professor Rand has attracted extensive and ongoing support for Centre studies from industry groups in the US and Europe.

Dr Sean Surman DVM, MS, DipACVIM
Sean is originally from New Jersey but transplanted to Ohio for a Bachelor of Science degree at Miami University of Ohio, and then completed his veterinary training at The Ohio State University. He then completed a 1 year internship at Oradell Animal Hospital, a busy private emergency and referral clinic in New Jersey. Following this he returned to The Ohio State University for 3 years where he completed an internal medicine residency as well as a thesis based Master's degree in Veterinary Clinical Sciences. He thoroughly enjoys all aspects of internal medicine, but does have a particular interest in Endocrinology and Urology/Nephrology. He also has a strong interest in all forms of endoscopy as well as other minimally invasive diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Sean is currently working as a clinical senior lecturer of small animal internal medicine at the Small Animal Clinic & Veterinary Teaching Hospital of the School of Veterinary Science, University of Queensland , Australia

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 Julia Simak Dr Vet Med, DipACVIM(Cardiology)
Dr. Julia Simak graduated from the University of Munich in 2006 and started immediately thereafter her doctoral thesis in the cardiology service at the Clinic of Small Animal Medicine at the University of Munich. Her scientific thesis was about new echocardiographic methods to diagnose Dilated Cardiomopathy in Doberman Pinschers. In the year 2008 she completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Munich. Having always had a special interest in cardiology, she started a cardiology residency of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine at the University of Munich in 2009. After three years she became a board-certified cardiologist in the year 2012. Now she is happy to join the team of the very high standard Peace Avenue Veterinary Clinic.

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 25 March 2013 Small Animal Practice Conference II (Mar 25)

Venue : YMCA, 41 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

Time : Afternoon Session: 1pm to 5pm; Evening Session: 6pm to 10pm

Speaker : Prof. Jacquie Rand, Drs Sean Surman, Diane Lu, Julia Simak, Hans Westermeyer, David Coyle, Alasdair Frost, Tom Mangan, Nathalie Mauroo, Kurt R Verkest, Howard Wong, Queeny Yuen

Cost :
   Afternoon Session - Members : $200, Non-Members : $300
   Evening Session - Members : $380, Non-Members : $580
   Both Sessions - Members : $580, Non-Members : $880
   Afternoon session - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0
   Both Sessions - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0
   Evening session - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

Conference in Small Animal Practice

We are very proud to present you a special CPD event. Main speakers, two faculty members from University of Queensland, Australia, will be supplemented by our city's local talents.

Speakers
Professor Jacquie Rand BVSc (Hons), DVSc, DipACVIM
Dr Sean Surman DVM, MS, DipACVIM
Dr Diane Lu BVM, MVM, DipECVN, CVA
Dr Julia Simak Dr Vet Med, DipACVIM(Cardiology)
Dr Hans Westermeyer BSc, DVM, DipACVO
Dr David Coyle BVSc (Hons), MACVSc (SAM)
Dr Alasdair Frost BVM&S, Cert SAS, MRCVS.
Dr Tom Mangan BVSc BAppSc
Dr Nathalie Mauroo DVM, CertZooMed, MRCVS
Dr Kurt R Verkest BVSc, BVBiol, MANZCVS, PhD
Dr Howard Wong BA (Hons), MA, Vet MB, MPVM, MRCVS
Dr Queeny Yuen PhD

Registration Information :

Members of HKVA and its affiliated associations

  • Afternoon Session (from 1pm to 5pm): HK$200/session
  • Evening Session (from 6pm to 10pm): HK$380/session
  • Entire Conference (all 6 sessions): HK$1400

Others

  • Afternoon Session (from 1pm to 5pm): HK$300/session
  • Evening Session (from 6pm to 10pm): HK$580/session
  • Entire Conference (all 6 sessions): HK$2100

Register online at www.hkva.org

Registration Deadline : 11:30 pm, 24th March, Strictly NO WALK-IN Registration at the Venue

For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk


See you at the conference! ...... Tint Naing (HKVA) and Ruan Bester (HKVA)


Schedule For Small Animal Practice Conference II

25/3/2013
TimeTitleSpeaker
Afternoon Session
1:00 -1:30Registration and Refreshment
1:30 - 2:30Diagnostic Approach To Elevated Liver Enzymes And Diagnosis Of Hepatobiliary DiseaseDr. Sean Surman
2:30 - 3:00Oncept for Treating Malignant Melanoma - The Hong Kong Experience.Dr. Kurt Verkest
3:00 - 3:15Tea Break
3:15 - 3:45Teaching Communication Skills: Findings of A Study In Email Communication Among University Veterinary Nursing StudentsDr. Queeny Yuen
3:45 - 5:00Causes, Consequents and Management of Feline and Canine ObesityProf Jacquie Rand
5:00 - 6:00Recess
Evening Session
6:00 - 7:00Registration and Buffet Dinner
7:00 - 8:00Hepatobiliary Therapeutics - What Works And What Is The EvidenceDr. Sean Surman
8:00 - 9:00Neuro-ophthalmology For The Practitioner Dr. Hans Westermeyer
9:00 - 10:00Management Of Seizure In Canine & Feline PatientsDr. Sean Surman

26/3/2013
TimeTitleSpeaker
Afternoon Session
1:00 -1:30Registration and Refreshment
1:30 - 2:30What Can 191,000 Australian Cats Tell Us About Saving Lives?Prof Jacquie Rand
2:30 - 3:00Pulmonary Hypertension. The Canine Hong Kong EpidemicDr. David Coyle
3:00 - 3:15Tea Break
3:15 - 3:45Heart Murmurs In The CatDr. Tom Mangan
3:45 - 5:00Continuous Glucose MonitoringDr. Sean Surman
5:00 - 6:00Recess
Evening Session
6:00 - 7:30Registration and Buffet Dinner
7:30 - 8:00Cetaceans Strandings In Hong KongDr. Nathalie Mauroo
8:00 - 9:00Optimizing Treatment for Your Feline Diabetic Patients IProf Jacquie Rand
9:00 - 10:00Optimizing Treatment For Your Feline Diabetic Patients IIProf Jacquie Rand

27/3/2013
TimeTitleSpeaker
Afternoon Session
1:00 -1:30Registration and Refreshment
1:30 - 3:00Congenital Cardiac Shunts: Diagnosis And Treatment OptionsDr. Julia Simak
3:00 - 3:15Tea Break
3:15 - 3:45Pelvic Fracture Repair In A Miniature Breed Using A Titanium Locking PlateDr. Alasdair Frost
3:45 - 5:00Clinical Significance, Diagnosis, And Management Of Proteinuria and HypertensionDr. Sean Surman
5:00 - 6:00Recess
Evening Session
6:00 - 7:30Registration and Buffet Dinner
7:30 - 8:00Information Session : The New Vet School In Hong KongDr. Howard Wong
8:00 - 9:00Syringomyelia ~ An Emerging Disease In Hong Kong PetsDr. Diane Lu
9:00 - 10:00Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anaemia And Thrombocytopenia Diagnosis And Management UpdatesDr. Sean Surman


Speakers' Biography

Professor Jacquie Rand BVSc, DVS, DipACVIM
Professor Rand graduated from Melbourne University in 1975, and worked in practice for 8 years before doing a residency and doctorate at the Ontario Veterinary College, Canada, followed by 3 years as a senior registrar at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. She became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 1989; and in 1990 returned to Australia to take up a senior academic position at the University of Queensland. She was appointed Professor of Companion Animal Health in 2001, and in 2002 became founder and director of the Centre for Companion Animal Health at the University of Queensland, Australia. She is an internationally recognised leader in diabetes and obesity research in cats and dogs . She has published extensively in these areas, and is the author of many book chapters. In November 2007 Professor Rand was appointed Deputy Chairperson of the Veterinary Surgeons Board of Queensland. In addition to her diabetes and obesity research, Professor Rand is currently involved in developing programs in areas that enrich human-animal relationships, and prevent unwanted and problem pets, as well as fundraising to support a wide variety of research in companion animal health throughout the veterinary school. Professor Rand has attracted extensive and ongoing support for Centre studies from industry groups in the US and Europe.

Dr Sean Surman DVM, MS, DipACVIM
Sean is originally from New Jersey but transplanted to Ohio for a Bachelor of Science degree at Miami University of Ohio, and then completed his veterinary training at The Ohio State University. He then completed a 1 year internship at Oradell Animal Hospital, a busy private emergency and referral clinic in New Jersey. Following this he returned to The Ohio State University for 3 years where he completed an internal medicine residency as well as a thesis based Master's degree in Veterinary Clinical Sciences. He thoroughly enjoys all aspects of internal medicine, but does have a particular interest in Endocrinology and Urology/Nephrology. He also has a strong interest in all forms of endoscopy as well as other minimally invasive diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Sean is currently working as a clinical senior lecturer of small animal internal medicine at the Small Animal Clinic & Veterinary Teaching Hospital of the School of Veterinary Science, University of Queensland , Australia

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 Julia Simak Dr Vet Med, DipACVIM(Cardiology)
Dr. Julia Simak graduated from the University of Munich in 2006 and started immediately thereafter her doctoral thesis in the cardiology service at the Clinic of Small Animal Medicine at the University of Munich. Her scientific thesis was about new echocardiographic methods to diagnose Dilated Cardiomopathy in Doberman Pinschers. In the year 2008 she completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Munich. Having always had a special interest in cardiology, she started a cardiology residency of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine at the University of Munich in 2009. After three years she became a board-certified cardiologist in the year 2012. Now she is happy to join the team of the very high standard Peace Avenue Veterinary Clinic.

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.


 Mar 25)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."

Wednesday 20th March 2013 Surgery Q&A : The Hindlimb

Speaker : A/Prof. Glyde and Dr. Snow

Cost :



For more information, please click here.

Thursday 14th March 2013 Dental Radiology: an essential part of small animal practice

Venue : YMCA, 41 Salisbury Road Tsim Sha Tsui

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

Speaker : Dr Tony Caiafa

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

        

Seminar + Workshop

Including: Indications for oral radiography, Extraoral and intraoral radiography, Equipment required, Film positioning, Digital vs Analogue radiography.

Opportunity for hands-on practice with portable x-ray system.

Registration fees
Early bird online registration and payment on or before 11:30 pm of 13th March 2013.
$100 (Members of HKVA and its affiliated associations), $200 (Others)

Registration and payment at the venue : $ 200 for all

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

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




Dr Tony Caiafa graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor Veterinary Science.

Tony achieved a Bachelor Dental Science, graduated Dux of the class and has post graduate training in oral implantology.

He is Associate Professor in Veterinary Dentistry, consultant at the University of Melbourne, consultant and lecturer in Veterinary Dentistry at James Cook University and the University of Sydney and examiner at the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists.

Tony has also lectured and chaired workshops in Veterinary Dentistry throughout Australia, Europe, New Zealand, Asia and USA.

Tony is currently working part time in both human and veterinary dental fields. Particular areas of dental interest include endodontics, oral surgery and oral Implantology (surgical and restorative components).



Wednesday 13th March 2013 Essentials in Veterinary Radiography (Day Two)

Venue : Room 3505, 3/F, Academic 2 Building, City University of Hong Kong

Time : Buffet: 7.00pm, Lectures and workshop: 7.30-10.00pm

Speaker : Dr Ruan Bester, Dr Tint Naing

Cost :
   - Members : $150, Non-Members : $150

Veterinary Nursing Workshop

Learn how to use your x-ray machine safely and produce best x-rays all the time, every time!

Day One : 12th March 2013

Part A: Understanding what are x-rays and x-ray machine function, "KVP/MA/Sec" what are they talking about? how to make them work for you. Radiation Safety and essential rules in taking x-rays : by Dr Tint Naing (Soares Avenue Paws & Claws Clinic)

Part B: Position, Position, Position! Learn what is the right patient positioning for common radiological studies (includes hands on practice) : by Dr Jane McNae (Royal Veterinary College)

Day Two : 13th March 2013

Part A: Basic radiology : Learn how to read radiographs : by Dr Ruan Bester (SAA Vet Hospital)

Part B: Practical session : Learn how to evaluate radiograph images critically (exposure, safety and position ) and interpret some common diseases in Hong Kong : by Dr Tint Naing (Soares Avenue Paws & Claws Clinic)

Cost: HK$150/day for all Veterinary Nurses and Veterinary Assistants applies for on-line registrations received by 11 pm of 11th March. On-line registrations must be accompanied by credit card payment via the HKVA website www.hkva.org (NO WALK-INS).

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


Sponsored by :

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 12th March 2013 Essentials in Veterinary Radiography (Day One)

Venue : Room 3505, 3/F, Academic 2 Building, City University of Hong Kong

Time : Buffet: 7.00pm, Lectures and workshop: 7.30-10.00pm

Speaker : Dr Tint Naing, Dr Jane McNae

Cost :
   - Members : $150, Non-Members : $150

Veterinary Nursing Workshop

Learn how to use your x-ray machine safely and produce best x-rays all the time, every time!

Day One : 12th March 2013

Part A: Understanding what are x-rays and x-ray machine function, "KVP/MA/Sec" what are they talking about? how to make them work for you. Radiation Safety and essential rules in taking x-rays : by Dr Tint Naing (Soares Avenue Paws & Claws Clinic)

Part B: Position, Position, Position! Learn what is the right patient positioning for common radiological studies (includes hands on practice) : by Dr Jane McNae (Royal Veterinary College)

Day Two : 13th March 2013

Part A: Basic radiology : Learn how to read radiographs : by Dr Ruan Bester (SAA Vet Hospital)

Part B: Practical session : Learn how to evaluate radiograph images critically (exposure, safety and position ) and interpret some common diseases in Hong Kong : by Dr Tint Naing (Soares Avenue Paws & Claws Clinic)

Cost: HK$150/day for all Veterinary Nurses and Veterinary Assistants applies for on-line registrations received by 11 pm of 11th March. On-line registrations must be accompanied by credit card payment via the HKVA website www.hkva.org (NO WALK-INS).

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


Sponsored by :

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 12th March 2013 Small Animal MOVE Sessions 2013: Small Animal Topic

Time : Start time Hong Kong: 6:30pm

Speaker : Hill’s Speaker

Cost :


The Murdoch University Office of Continuing Education would like to invite you to MOVE. No matter where you are, you can participate in these live online, interactive seminars from the comfort of your own home or office. 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 be able review it at a later time.

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

Have a look at Murdoch University CPD portal (please note the different rates available to HKVA Members only!)
All 10 secessions only HKD 1600.00
(Poster and Registration Form)

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


Monday 4 March 2013 Treating Lymphoma in Dogs and Cats

Venue : Room 6605 – 6606, 6/F, Academic 2, City University of Hong Kong

Time : 7:00-10:00pm
*NEW TIME! Come at 7PM for pre-lecture food and wine*

Speaker : Andrea Hobart and Alane K. Cahalane

Cost :


Open to All Veterinarians : A Free Evening Seminar:

  • The role of surgery
  • Principles of chemotherapy
  • Managing toxicity


Andrea Hobart
, DVM
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Oncology

Dr. Hobart (Flory) graduated from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2003 and completed internship and residency training at Florida Veterinary Specialists and Cancer Treatment Center in Tampa, Florida, and Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. Dr. Hobart has previously worked as an Oncologist for the Cornell University Feline Health Center, The Animal Medical Center in New York City, and the Veterinary Specialist Centre in Sydney, Australia.

Dr. Hobart especially loves caring for cats with cancer, as well as providing palliative care for all 4-legged cancer patients.  Her approach to each case is to find the right treatment option for the family and the pet, using surgery, radiation therapy, and/ or medical therapy.  Her special oncology interests include low-dose chemotherapy (metronomic chemotherapy), novel cancer treatments, and canine lymphoma. Dr. Hobart has won a number of awards and honors and is widely published in the veterinary oncology literature.


Alane K. Cahalane
, DVM, MA
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgery

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.

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.

Hosted by City University of Hong Kong (City U)
Approved by the VSB for 2.5 hours of CPD credit

Please RSVP to Alane: dogcatsurgeon@gmail.com


Thursday 21st February 2013 Veterinary Imaging & Cardiology Seminar

Venue : Room 3505, 3/F, Academic 2 Building, City University of Hong Kong

Time : Afternoon Session: 2:30 - 5:30; Evening Session: 6:30 - 10:00

Speaker : Dr Meg Thompson and Dr Bruce Kornreich

Cost :
   Afternoon Session - Members : $150, Non-Members : $200
   Evening Session - Members : $250, Non-Members : $300
   Afternoon and Evening Sessions - Members : $400, Non-Members : $500
   Evening Session (paid on that night) - Members : $400, Non-Members : $400
   Afternoon Session (paid on that night) - Members : $250, Non-Members : $250
   Afternoon & Evening Sessions (no need to pay) - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

    

Hong Kong Veterinary Association and City University of Hong Kong are jointly organizing a special seminar. Be there!

Afternoon Session
2:30-3:00pmRegistration
3:00-5:30pmLectures
 The Vomiting Dog or Cat : Surgery or No Surgery?Dr Meg Thompson
 Cardiac EmergencyDr Bruce Kornreich
5:30-6:30pmRecess
Evening Session
6:30-7:30pmRegistration & meal
7:30-10:00pmLectures
 Radiographic Lung Interpretation : How Important is Interstitial, Alveolar & Bronchial?Dr Meg Thompson
 Feline Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy : An UpdateDr Bruce Kornreich


Registration Information :

Registration before 11:30 pm, 20th February 2013

Members of HKVA and its affiliated associations

  • Afternoon Session (from 2:30 to 5:30): HK$ 150
  • Evening Session (from 6:30 to 10:00) : HK$ 250


Others

  • Afternoon Session (from 2:30 to 5:00) : HK$ 200
  • Evening Session (from 6:30 to 10:00): HK$ 300


Registration at the venue :

  • Afternoon Session (from 2:30 to 5:00) : HK$ 250
  • Evening Session (from 6:30 to 10:00): HK$ 400


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

See you at the seminar! ...... Tint Naing (HKVA), Ruan Bester (HKVA) & Howard Wong (City University)


Speaker's Biography


Dr Meg Thompson
DVM, Diplomate ACVR
Dr. Meg Thompson received her DVM from Tufts University in 1998. She completed her rotating small animal medicine and surgery internship at Angell Memorial Animal Hospital in Boston, MA in 1999, and completed her diagnostic imaging residency at the University of Florida in 2002. She remained at UF as a Clinical Assistant Professor until 2006, when she moved to Cornell University. She currently serves as the Director of Continuing Education for the College of Veterinary Medicine and Imaging Section Chief in the Cornell University Hospital for Animals. She has taught abdominal ultrasound laboratories at the North American Veterinary Conference since 2002 and directs the small animal ultrasound course in the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine curriculum. During her free time, she enjoys riding her horse, fossil hunting, and gorge hiking with friends and dogs.

Dr Bruce Kornreich DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVIM (Cardiology)
Bruce Kornreich graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University in 1992 and, after one year in private small animal practice, returned to Cornell as the first Cardiology resident at the College in 1993. After one year as a Post Doctoral Associate in the Department of Molecular Medicine, he enrolled in the Graduate School at Cornell and obtained his PhD in Pharmacology in 2005. He then accepted a position as a Senior Research Associate in the Department of Clinical Sciences; and in 2012, he became the Associate Director for Education and Outreach of the Cornell Feline Health Center. Bruce currently spends 75% of his time at the Feline Health Center and 25% of his time providing clinical service and teaching veterinary students and house officers in the Cornell University Hospital for Animals. He has published numerous basic science and clinically based papers in peer reviewed journals, has lectured in the US and internationally to a wide variety of audiences, and has been the recipient of a number of awards for teaching and mentorship, including the Outstanding Undergraduate Advisor at Cornell University and the Pfizer Distinguished Veterinary Teaching Award.


Wednesday 20 February 2013 Hands-On Ultrasound Workshops

Venue : City University of Hong Kong

Time : 9:00am to 5:00pm

Speaker : Dr Meg Thompson and Dr Bruce Kornreich

Cost :
   Intermediate/Advance Scanners for Abdomen II - Members : $2500, Non-Members : $3500
   Intermediate/Advanced Echocardiography II - Members : $2500, Non-Members : $3500

    

Hong Kong Veterinary Association and City University of Hong Kong are jointly organizing a hands-on ultrasound workshop in February. Two faculty members from the Cornell University will hold your hands for three days.

Only Six (6) participants each session, each day ..So BE QUICK

Strictly First-Come-First-Served

Dr Meg Thompson
DVM, DACVR
Chief of Imaging Section, Cornell University Clinic

Small Animal Abdominal Ultrasound :
Interactive and Scanning Intensive, this course includes extensive technical skills practice and case-based image interpretation sessions designed to review common lesions and diseases seen on ultrasound in the dog and cat abdomen. The first day will focus on abdominal anatomy and basic scanning skills. The second and third days will focus on advanced scanning skills including the use of Doppler in abdominal vasculature and evaluation of the small structures of the abdomen. Case-based discussions of pathology will end each day. Course notes will be provided.

18th February 2013
Novice Scanners for Abdomen
Knobology
Artifacts
FAST scanning in the Unstable Patients
Systematic Approach to the Abdomen
Interactive Case Discussion
19th February 2013
Intermediate/Advanced Scanners for Abdomen I
Doppler
Doppler Knobology
Hands-On Review of Abdominal Vascular Anatomy
Evaluating the Small Stuff Using Anatomic
Landmarks (Pancreas, Adrenal, Lymph nodes)
Interactive Case Discussion
20th February 2013
Intermediate/Advance Scanners for Abdomen II
Abdominal Vascular Imaging
Techniques for Finding Abnormal Vessels
Ultrasound Guided Procedures
Interactive Case Discussion
Final Questions

Dr Bruce Kornreich
DVM, PhD, DACVIM (Cardiology)
Cardiologist, Department of Clinical Science

Small Animal Echography :
This interactive course will cover the application of echocardiography in the small animal clinical setting. Sessions will be divided into basic and advanced levels, with the former focusing on basic cardiac anatomy and issues of B and M mode image acquisition and optimization, and the latter addressing more advanced topics including quantification of systolic and diastolic function, Doppler techniques, and clinical decision making. Case based presentations will be an important component of each of these sessions.

18th February 2013

Basic Echocardiography
Introduction to Echocardiography
Basic Principles and Cardiac Anatomy
Technical Considerations
Basic Imaging Planes
Image Optimization
Case Presentations

19th February 2013
Intermediate/Advanced Echocardiography I
Doppler (CW,PW,Color Flow)
Quantification of Systolic Function
Quantification of Diastolic Function
Case Presentation
20th February 2013
Intermediate /Advanced Echocardiography II
Doppler (CW,PW,Color Flow)
Quantification of Systolic Function
Quantification of Diastolic Function
Tissue Doppler
Case Presentation
Clinical Decision Making

Strictly First-Come-First-Served

Registration fees :
Members of HKVA and its affiliated associations : HK$2500 each day/each session
Others : HK$3500 each day/each session

The abdomen and cardiac sessions will run concurrently and last entire day. You can only attend only one session on a given day.

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

See you at the workshop...... Tint Naing and Ruan Bester HKVA CPD Coordinators

Special Notice

The participants must bring their own dogs and cats, clipping equipment and drugs for restraint. HKVA and City University cannot provide these items at the workshop.

Speakers' Biographies

Dr Meg Thompson DVM, Diplomate ACVR
Dr. Meg Thompson received her DVM from Tufts University in 1998. She completed her rotating small animal medicine and surgery internship at Angell Memorial Animal Hospital in Boston, MA in 1999, and completed her diagnostic imaging residency at the University of Florida in 2002. She remained at UF as a Clinical Assistant Professor until 2006, when she moved to Cornell University. She currently serves as the Director of Continuing Education for the College of Veterinary Medicine and Imaging Section Chief in the Cornell University Hospital for Animals. She has taught abdominal ultrasound laboratories at the North American Veterinary Conference since 2002 and directs the small animal ultrasound course in the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine curriculum. During her free time, she enjoys riding her horse, fossil hunting, and gorge hiking with friends and dogs.

Dr Bruce Kornreich DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVIM (Cardiology)
Bruce Kornreich graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University in 1992 and, after one year in private small animal practice, returned to Cornell as the first Cardiology resident at the College in 1993. After one year as a Post Doctoral Associate in the Department of Molecular Medicine, he enrolled in the Graduate School at Cornell and obtained his PhD in Pharmacology in 2005. He then accepted a position as a Senior Research Associate in the Department of Clinical Sciences; and in 2012, he became the Associate Director for Education and Outreach of the Cornell Feline Health Center. Bruce currently spends 75% of his time at the Feline Health Center and 25% of his time providing clinical service and teaching veterinary students and house officers in the Cornell University Hospital for Animals. He has published numerous basic science and clinically based papers in peer reviewed journals, has lectured in the US and internationally to a wide variety of audiences, and has been the recipient of a number of awards for teaching and mentorship, including the Outstanding Undergraduate Advisor at Cornell University and the Pfizer Distinguished Veterinary Teaching Award.


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 19 February 2013 Hands-On Ultrasound Workshops

Venue : City University of Hong Kong

Time : 9:00am to 5:00pm

Speaker : Dr Meg Thompson and Dr Bruce Kornreich

Cost :
   Intermediate/Advanced Scanners for Abdomen I - Members : $2500, Non-Members : $3500
   Intermediate/Advanced Echocardiography I - Members : $2500, Non-Members : $3500

    

Hong Kong Veterinary Association and City University of Hong Kong are jointly organizing a hands-on ultrasound workshop in February. Two faculty members from the Cornell University will hold your hands for three days.

Only Six (6) participants each session, each day ..So BE QUICK

Strictly First-Come-First-Served

Dr Meg Thompson
DVM, DACVR
Chief of Imaging Section, Cornell University Clinic

Small Animal Abdominal Ultrasound :
Interactive and Scanning Intensive, this course includes extensive technical skills practice and case-based image interpretation sessions designed to review common lesions and diseases seen on ultrasound in the dog and cat abdomen. The first day will focus on abdominal anatomy and basic scanning skills. The second and third days will focus on advanced scanning skills including the use of Doppler in abdominal vasculature and evaluation of the small structures of the abdomen. Case-based discussions of pathology will end each day. Course notes will be provided.

18th February 2013
Novice Scanners for Abdomen
Knobology
Artifacts
FAST scanning in the Unstable Patients
Systematic Approach to the Abdomen
Interactive Case Discussion
19th February 2013
Intermediate/Advanced Scanners for Abdomen I
Doppler
Doppler Knobology
Hands-On Review of Abdominal Vascular Anatomy
Evaluating the Small Stuff Using Anatomic
Landmarks (Pancreas, Adrenal, Lymph nodes)
Interactive Case Discussion
20th February 2013
Intermediate/Advance Scanners for Abdomen II
Abdominal Vascular Imaging
Techniques for Finding Abnormal Vessels
Ultrasound Guided Procedures
Interactive Case Discussion
Final Questions

Dr Bruce Kornreich
DVM, PhD, DACVIM (Cardiology)
Cardiologist, Department of Clinical Science

Small Animal Echography :
This interactive course will cover the application of echocardiography in the small animal clinical setting. Sessions will be divided into basic and advanced levels, with the former focusing on basic cardiac anatomy and issues of B and M mode image acquisition and optimization, and the latter addressing more advanced topics including quantification of systolic and diastolic function, Doppler techniques, and clinical decision making. Case based presentations will be an important component of each of these sessions.

18th February 2013

Basic Echocardiography
Introduction to Echocardiography
Basic Principles and Cardiac Anatomy
Technical Considerations
Basic Imaging Planes
Image Optimization
Case Presentations

19th February 2013
Intermediate/Advanced Echocardiography I
Doppler (CW,PW,Color Flow)
Quantification of Systolic Function
Quantification of Diastolic Function
Case Presentation
20th February 2013
Intermediate /Advanced Echocardiography II
Doppler (CW,PW,Color Flow)
Quantification of Systolic Function
Quantification of Diastolic Function
Tissue Doppler
Case Presentation
Clinical Decision Making

Strictly First-Come-First-Served

Registration fees :
Members of HKVA and its affiliated associations : HK$2500 each day/each session
Others : HK$3500 each day/each session

The abdomen and cardiac sessions will run concurrently and last entire day. You can only attend only one session on a given day.

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

See you at the workshop...... Tint Naing and Ruan Bester HKVA CPD Coordinators

Special Notice

The participants must bring their own dogs and cats, clipping equipment and drugs for restraint. HKVA and City University cannot provide these items at the workshop.

Speakers' Biographies

Dr Meg Thompson DVM, Diplomate ACVR
Dr. Meg Thompson received her DVM from Tufts University in 1998. She completed her rotating small animal medicine and surgery internship at Angell Memorial Animal Hospital in Boston, MA in 1999, and completed her diagnostic imaging residency at the University of Florida in 2002. She remained at UF as a Clinical Assistant Professor until 2006, when she moved to Cornell University. She currently serves as the Director of Continuing Education for the College of Veterinary Medicine and Imaging Section Chief in the Cornell University Hospital for Animals. She has taught abdominal ultrasound laboratories at the North American Veterinary Conference since 2002 and directs the small animal ultrasound course in the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine curriculum. During her free time, she enjoys riding her horse, fossil hunting, and gorge hiking with friends and dogs.

Dr Bruce Kornreich DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVIM (Cardiology)
Bruce Kornreich graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University in 1992 and, after one year in private small animal practice, returned to Cornell as the first Cardiology resident at the College in 1993. After one year as a Post Doctoral Associate in the Department of Molecular Medicine, he enrolled in the Graduate School at Cornell and obtained his PhD in Pharmacology in 2005. He then accepted a position as a Senior Research Associate in the Department of Clinical Sciences; and in 2012, he became the Associate Director for Education and Outreach of the Cornell Feline Health Center. Bruce currently spends 75% of his time at the Feline Health Center and 25% of his time providing clinical service and teaching veterinary students and house officers in the Cornell University Hospital for Animals. He has published numerous basic science and clinically based papers in peer reviewed journals, has lectured in the US and internationally to a wide variety of audiences, and has been the recipient of a number of awards for teaching and mentorship, including the Outstanding Undergraduate Advisor at Cornell University and the Pfizer Distinguished Veterinary Teaching Award.


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 19th February 2013 Equine MOVE Sessions 2013: Diagnostic approach to Hindlimb lameness

Time : Start time Hong Kong: 6:30pm

Speaker : David Murphy

Cost :


The Murdoch University Office of Continuing Education would like to invite you to MOVE. No matter where you are, you can participate in these live online, interactive seminars from the comfort of your own home or office. 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 be able review it at a later time.

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

Have a look at Murdoch University CPD portal (please note the different rates available to HKVA Members only!)
All 10 secessions only HKD 1600.00
(Poster and Registration Form)

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


Monday 18th February 2013 'Complications and Emergencies in Anaesthesia'


Venue : the Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Time : Light Refreshments 7.00pm, Lectures and Workshop 7.30-10.00pm

Speaker : Dr Dominic Barfield

Cost :
   - Members : $150, Non-Members : $150

Re-Run due to demand

      

Dr Dominic Barfield, Emergency & Critical Care Lecturer, Royal Veterinary College, UK

Preventing complications from arising during anaesthesia is often easier than treating them. HKVA is proud welcome Dr Dominic Barfield to Hong Kong to present the VN workshop, Complications and Emergencies in Anaesthesia, with focus on the following topics:

Trouble shooting anaesthetic machines
CPCR in anaesthesia
Introduction to transfusion medicine

This workshop will involve hands on practical review of the anaesthetic system components, how they work and work together, as well as encourage delegates to consider the causes of anaesthetic emergencies, including human error and equipment failure. We will discuss how to trouble shoot common problems (e.g. incorrect ET tube placement, no oxygen supply, exhausted soda lime, bradycardia etc).

Understanding of the principles of CPCR and its practice, recognition of patients at risk and prevention whilst under anaesthesia will be explored and will include demonstrations of basic life support with relevance to the anaesthetised patient.

'Tick fever' cases are commonplace in Hong Kong. A short introduction to transfusion medicine will be included, to foster discussion into the support of these patients with whole blood or packed RBC transfusions where needed.

Cost: HK$150 for all Veterinary Nurses and Veterinary Assistants applies for on-line registrations received by 10:00am Monday 18th February.


On-line registrations must be accompanied by credit card payment via the HKVA website www.hkva.org


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

Map please click here


Biography:

Dominic Barfield
BSc BVSc MVetMed DACVECC MRCVS
Emergency & Critical Care Lecturer, Royal Veterinary College, UK

Dom graduated from the University of Sydney in 2002 and spent the following 5 years working in small animal practice in Sydney where he developed an interest in emergency work. He returned to the UK in 2008 to undertake a senior clinical training scholarship (residency) in Emergency and Critical Care at the Queen Mother Hospital for Animals (QMHA). After finishing his studies in June 2011 and having been awarded a Masters of Veterinary Medicine (MVetMed) Dom stayed on at the QMHA initially as staff clinician and then in December 2012 was appointed as a lecturer within the Emergency and Critical Care section. Dom is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (ACVECC). Dom's current research and clinical interests include: transfusion medicine, septic peritonitis and managing the critically ill patient.


Proudly sponsored by:

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 18 February 2013 Hands-On Ultrasound Workshops

Venue : City University of Hong Kong

Time : 9:00am to 5:00pm

Speaker : Dr Meg Thompson and Dr Bruce Kornreich

Cost :
   Novice Scanners for Abdomen - Members : $2500, Non-Members : $3500
   Basic Echocardiography - Members : $2500, Non-Members : $3500

ONE seat available for the workshop of "Basic Echocardiography", please make reservation immediately....

    

Hong Kong Veterinary Association and City University of Hong Kong are jointly organizing a hands-on ultrasound workshop in February. Two faculty members from the Cornell University will hold your hands for three days.

Only Six (6) participants each session, each day ..So BE QUICK

Strictly First-Come-First-Served

Dr Meg Thompson
DVM, DACVR
Chief of Imaging Section, Cornell University Clinic

Small Animal Abdominal Ultrasound :
Interactive and Scanning Intensive, this course includes extensive technical skills practice and case-based image interpretation sessions designed to review common lesions and diseases seen on ultrasound in the dog and cat abdomen. The first day will focus on abdominal anatomy and basic scanning skills. The second and third days will focus on advanced scanning skills including the use of Doppler in abdominal vasculature and evaluation of the small structures of the abdomen. Case-based discussions of pathology will end each day. Course notes will be provided.

18th February 2013
Novice Scanners for Abdomen
Knobology
Artifacts
FAST scanning in the Unstable Patients
Systematic Approach to the Abdomen
Interactive Case Discussion
19th February 2013
Intermediate/Advanced Scanners for Abdomen I
Doppler
Doppler Knobology
Hands-On Review of Abdominal Vascular Anatomy
Evaluating the Small Stuff Using Anatomic
Landmarks (Pancreas, Adrenal, Lymph nodes)
Interactive Case Discussion
20th February 2013
Intermediate/Advance Scanners for Abdomen II
Abdominal Vascular Imaging
Techniques for Finding Abnormal Vessels
Ultrasound Guided Procedures
Interactive Case Discussion
Final Questions

Dr Bruce Kornreich
DVM, PhD, DACVIM (Cardiology)
Cardiologist, Department of Clinical Science

Small Animal Echography :
This interactive course will cover the application of echocardiography in the small animal clinical setting. Sessions will be divided into basic and advanced levels, with the former focusing on basic cardiac anatomy and issues of B and M mode image acquisition and optimization, and the latter addressing more advanced topics including quantification of systolic and diastolic function, Doppler techniques, and clinical decision making. Case based presentations will be an important component of each of these sessions.

18th February 2013

Basic Echocardiography
Introduction to Echocardiography
Basic Principles and Cardiac Anatomy
Technical Considerations
Basic Imaging Planes
Image Optimization
Case Presentations

19th February 2013
Intermediate/Advanced Echocardiography I
Doppler (CW,PW,Color Flow)
Quantification of Systolic Function
Quantification of Diastolic Function
Case Presentation
20th February 2013
Intermediate /Advanced Echocardiography II
Doppler (CW,PW,Color Flow)
Quantification of Systolic Function
Quantification of Diastolic Function
Tissue Doppler
Case Presentation
Clinical Decision Making

Strictly First-Come-First-Served

Registration fees :
Members of HKVA and its affiliated associations : HK$2500 each day/each session
Others : HK$3500 each day/each session

The abdomen and cardiac sessions will run concurrently and last entire day. You can only attend only one session on a given day.

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

See you at the workshop...... Tint Naing and Ruan Bester HKVA CPD Coordinators

Special Notice

The participants must bring their own dogs and cats, clipping equipment and drugs for restraint. HKVA and City University cannot provide these items at the workshop.

Speakers' Biographies

Dr Meg Thompson DVM, Diplomate ACVR
Dr. Meg Thompson received her DVM from Tufts University in 1998. She completed her rotating small animal medicine and surgery internship at Angell Memorial Animal Hospital in Boston, MA in 1999, and completed her diagnostic imaging residency at the University of Florida in 2002. She remained at UF as a Clinical Assistant Professor until 2006, when she moved to Cornell University. She currently serves as the Director of Continuing Education for the College of Veterinary Medicine and Imaging Section Chief in the Cornell University Hospital for Animals. She has taught abdominal ultrasound laboratories at the North American Veterinary Conference since 2002 and directs the small animal ultrasound course in the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine curriculum. During her free time, she enjoys riding her horse, fossil hunting, and gorge hiking with friends and dogs.

Dr Bruce Kornreich DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVIM (Cardiology)
Bruce Kornreich graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University in 1992 and, after one year in private small animal practice, returned to Cornell as the first Cardiology resident at the College in 1993. After one year as a Post Doctoral Associate in the Department of Molecular Medicine, he enrolled in the Graduate School at Cornell and obtained his PhD in Pharmacology in 2005. He then accepted a position as a Senior Research Associate in the Department of Clinical Sciences; and in 2012, he became the Associate Director for Education and Outreach of the Cornell Feline Health Center. Bruce currently spends 75% of his time at the Feline Health Center and 25% of his time providing clinical service and teaching veterinary students and house officers in the Cornell University Hospital for Animals. He has published numerous basic science and clinically based papers in peer reviewed journals, has lectured in the US and internationally to a wide variety of audiences, and has been the recipient of a number of awards for teaching and mentorship, including the Outstanding Undergraduate Advisor at Cornell University and the Pfizer Distinguished Veterinary Teaching Award.


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."

Wednesday 6th February 2013 'Complications and Emergencies in Anaesthesia'

Venue : Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Time : Refreshments 7.00pm, Lectures and Workshop 7.30-10.00pm

Speaker : Dr Dominic Barfield

Cost :
   - Members : $150, Non-Members : $150

      

Dr Dominic Barfield, Emergency & Critical Care Lecturer, Royal Veterinary College, UK

Preventing complications from arising during anaesthesia is often easier than treating them. HKVA is proud welcome Dr Dominic Barfield to Hong Kong to present the VN workshop, Complications and Emergencies in Anaesthesia, with focus on the following topics:

Trouble shooting anaesthetic machines
CPCR in anaesthesia
Introduction to transfusion medicine

This workshop will involve hands on practical review of the anaesthetic system components, how they work and work together, as well as encourage delegates to consider the causes of anaesthetic emergencies, including human error and equipment failure. We will discuss how to trouble shoot common problems (e.g. incorrect ET tube placement, no oxygen supply, exhausted soda lime, bradycardia etc).

Understanding of the principles of CPCR and its practice, recognition of patients at risk and prevention whilst under anaesthesia will be explored and will include demonstrations of basic life support with relevance to the anaesthetised patient.

'Tick fever' cases are commonplace in Hong Kong. A short introduction to transfusion medicine will be included, to foster discussion into the support of these patients with whole blood or packed RBC transfusions where needed.

Cost: HK$150 for all Veterinary Nurses and Veterinary Assistants applies for on-line registrations received by 11:30pm Tuesday 5th February. NO WALK-INS.


On-line registrations must be accompanied by credit card payment via the HKVA website www.hkva.org


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

Map please click here


Biography:

Dominic Barfield
BSc BVSc MVetMed DACVECC MRCVS
Emergency & Critical Care Lecturer, Royal Veterinary College, UK

Dom graduated from the University of Sydney in 2002 and spent the following 5 years working in small animal practice in Sydney where he developed an interest in emergency work. He returned to the UK in 2008 to undertake a senior clinical training scholarship (residency) in Emergency and Critical Care at the Queen Mother Hospital for Animals (QMHA). After finishing his studies in June 2011 and having been awarded a Masters of Veterinary Medicine (MVetMed) Dom stayed on at the QMHA initially as staff clinician and then in December 2012 was appointed as a lecturer within the Emergency and Critical Care section. Dom is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (ACVECC). Dom's current research and clinical interests include: transfusion medicine, septic peritonitis and managing the critically ill patient.


Proudly sponsored by:

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 5th February 2013 Small Animal MOVE Session 2013: The cardiac silhouette of the dog and cat: Sorting out the bumps and bulges!

Time : Start time Hong Kong: 6:30pm

Speaker : Shona Reese

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

The Murdoch University Office of Continuing Education would like to invite you to MOVE. No matter where you are, you can participate in these live online, interactive seminars from the comfort of your own home or office. 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 be able review it at a later time.

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

Have a look at Murdoch University CPD portal (please note the different rates available to HKVA Members only!)
All 10 secessions only HKD 1600.00
(Poster and Registration Form)

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


Wednesday 23rd January, 2013 'Personal reflections and professional directions'
'Neutering early: the pros and cons'


Venue : Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Time : Dinner: 7.00pm, Lectures: 7.30-10.00pm

Speaker : Ms Sue Badger & Prof Sue Gregory

Cost :
   Include Dinner - Members : $150, Non-Members : $150
   FOC (Sponsored by Hills / Lee Lung) - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

      

Hong Kong welcomes two of the UK's most influential people within the profession of Veterinary Nursing to present an interactive work-shop on the following topics:

'Personal reflections and professional directions': Sue Badger

'Neutering early: the pros and cons': Sue Gregory

Both our speakers have seen many developments take place since joining the veterinary industry, not least the introduction of full-time entry routes into the veterinary nursing profession and the development of a small but increasingly important research base in veterinary nursing.

Having been a veterinary nurse for over 30 years, eighteen of them in practice, Sue Badger will share some of her valuable experience from both a personal and a professional point of view. She will welcome discussion regarding the amendments to Schedule 2 of the Veterinary Surgeons Registration Ordinance and Code of Practice and also outline some of the future challenges and opportunities for the VN profession here in Hong Kong.

Early neutering is a topic of importance within Hong Kong. It is a procedure which has become popular in the USA and UK, particularly in animal rescue and rehoming centres. The primary aim of early age neutering is to prevent reproduction in cats and dogs by eliminating the possibility of 'teenage' accidents!

Sue Gregory will discuss the pros and cons of neutering early and will consider anaesthesia, surgery, animal care and the postoperative effects in both cats and dogs. The lecture will be evidence based and will aim to assist veterinary nurses with the provision of information to clients and other members of the practice team.


Cost: HK$150 for all Veterinary Nurses and Veterinary Assistants applies for on-line registrations received by 2pm on Wednesday 23rd January. On-line registrations must be accompanied by credit card payment via the HKVA website www.hkva.org
The cost of the seminar for people who register and pay on the night will be HK$200.
For enquiries please forward to
secretariat@medcom.com.hk

Map please click here


Sue Badger MEd Cert Ed VN
Sue qualified as a veterinary nurse in 1976 and spent a total of 18 years working in a variety of practices in South England and the Midlands including mixed, small animal and hospital status. Sue began her teaching career at the Berkshire College of Agriculture where she taught both veterinary nursing and animal care students. After two years Sue was offered a position at the University of Bristol to teach veterinary nursing, initially at diploma level and latterly at degree level following the introduction of the Veterinary Nursing and Practice Administration honours degree in 1991. Sue has recently retired from her position as Undergraduate Dean of Veterinary Nursing and Teaching Fellow.

Sue has been involved with the VN professions' representative association, the British Veterinary Nursing Association for a number of years and was honoured to be its President two years ago. She has been deeply involved in advancement of the VN professional throughout her career by serving on both the BVNA Council, and as an observer on the RCVS VN Council where her input in such matters as VN professionalism, training and registration are sought. Recently, Sue received the Veterinary Nursing Golden Jubilee Award for her significant contribution to the veterinary nursing profession and animal welfare during her long-standing career.

These experiences, along with the many opportunities Sue has had to visit other institutions as their external examiner, and contact with hundreds of veterinary nursing students over the years, enable Sue to have a real appreciation of the development of veterinary nursing in different locations.

Sue Gregory BVetMed PhD DVR DSAS FHEA MRCVS
Sue qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 1985. She spent the first 6 months in small animal practice followed by the next 7 years based at the University of Bristol with short spells in Cambridge and Australia, developing clinical interests and expertise and gaining a PhD.

Sue returned to the Royal Veterinary College in 1992 when she was appointed as a Lecturer in Small Animal Surgery. She has remained there since then, gaining the RCVS Diploma in Small Animal Surgery (soft tissue) in 1996, becoming a fellow of the Higher Education Academy and an RCVS specialist in small animal (soft tissue) surgery.

Sue was appointed to the chair in Veterinary Nursing in 2008 and her responsibilities as Professor of Veterinary Nursing include extending the Department's performance in teaching, clinical expertise and research in veterinary nursing. Sue continues to take an active role in teaching and clinical work and contributes to the college's educational and VN programmes both in the UK and Hong Kong.


Proudly sponsored by:

 

Wednesday 23 January 2013 - Thursday 24 January 2013 Animal Health Workshop 2012/13: Veterinary Education


Venue : Hong Kong Museum of History – Lecture Hall

Time : See Poster

Speaker : See Poster

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

HKVA members and other veterinarians interested in the topic are invited. Admission is free but we request vets wishing to attend to register first using the registration form and send to animalhealth2013@swiretravel.com.

RSVP 16 Jan 2013.

Workshop Program, please click here.

Registration Form, please click here.


For more information, please click here.