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2014
DateDetailsSponsors
Friday 12th December 2014 Veterinary Public Health Workshop 2014

Venue : Lecture Theatre, Hong Kong Central Library, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

Time : 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Speaker : Dr. Stuart SLORACH, Prof. Steve HATHAWAY, Dr. Hirofumi KUGITA, Dr. Bin HUANG, Prof. Ruiping SHE

Cost :


    

Further Information:
Please refer to the following website for poster, programme schedule and biographies of the speakers of the Workshop
http://www.cfs.gov.hk/english/whatsnew/whatsnew_act/VPH_Workshop_2014.html


 

Thursday 11th December 2014 How can we use CT to help diagnosis in vet's daily work?

Speaker : Dr. Sao-Ling Liang

Cost :


Language: Chinese (Mandarin) on 11 Dec 2014

For more details and registration, please click the poster.


 

Wednesday 10th (Mandarin) & Friday 12th (English) December 2014 Modified Maquet Procedure & Canine Hip Dysplasia

Speaker : Dr. Shei-Wen Benjamin Lee

Cost :


Language: Chinese (Mandarin) on 10 Dec 2014, English on 12 Dec 2014

For more details and registration, please click the poster.


 

Tuesday 9th December 2014 (Seminar time: 8pm-10:30pm) Vet Assistant / Nurse
Rehabilitation Seminar


Venue : 3rd Floor, YMCA, 41 Salisbury Road Tsim Sha Tsui

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

Speaker : Ms. Dawn Jones

Cost :
   Included Dinner - Members : $350, Non-Members : $350
   Non-paid - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

We are proud to present a seminar by
Dawn Jones
BSC (EGS), CCBW,EEBW,VN (UK)

  1. The scope of Animal Physical Rehabilitation and integration into Veterinary Practice A journey through the different physical rehab modalities appropriate for use in small animal practice.
  2. Practical examples of the benefits of integrating Physical Rehabilitation into Veterinary Practice - Taking a closer look at the care of the osteoarthritic patient and care of the surgical and non-surgical patellar luxation.


Speaker's Biography


Dawn Jones BSC (EGS), CCBW, EEBW, VN (UK)

Dawn Jones runs Animal Physical Rehab, an animal physical rehabilitation clinic at the Blue Cross Veterinary Hospital in Newlands, Cape Town. Over the years she has treated horses, dogs and cats as well as the occasional cow, penguin and rabbit. Dawn has worked in the field of animal physical rehabilitation for 26 years, both in the United Kingdom and South Africa.

Dawn completed a Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Cape Town, qualified as a Veterinary Nurse at the Royal Veterinary College in the UK and later as an Equine and Canine Body Worker through the Equinology Certification Programme. She has completed many years of apprenticeship under well respected animal physiotherapists in both South Africa and the UK. Recently, Dawn attended the Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner Course offered by the University of Tennessee which was held at Onderstepoort. She has been asked to be part of the faculty and will be assisting with the teaching of the course when it is presented again in March 2015.

Since acquiring an underwater treadmill for dogs at Blue Cross Veterinary Hospital, Dawn has shifted her focus to treating dogs and cats only. Together with a team of assistants, Dawn sees three main categories of dogs: orthopaedic and neurological conditions, chronic arthritic conditions and active sporting dogs. She is often asked to assist with diagnostic work-ups.

Dawn is committed to raising awareness of the benefits of physical rehabilitation for animals. By working within a first opinion practice, she is able to enhance the treatment options available for chronic arthritic patients and improve their quality of life, as well as improve the functional outcome of surgical patients.

Her other interests include hiking, anything outdoors, horses, travel and reading. Dawn is married and together with her husband Rob, is raising 2 boys, 12 and 14.


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

For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk


Proudly sponsored by

Wednesday 3rd December 2014 Dermatology Seminar

Venue : 3rd Floor, YMCA, 41 Salisbury Road Tsim Sha Tsui

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

Speaker : Dr Rebekah Westermeyer

Cost :
   Include Dinner - Members : $380, Non-Members : $480
   Non-Paid - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

We are proud to present a seminar by Dr Rebekah Westermeyer
DVM, Specialist Dermatology

Recurring Pyoderma and Malassezia in Patients
Recurring bacterial and Malassezia infections are very common and often difficult infections to deal with in veterinary patients. This lecture will discuss how to differentiate the underlying causes to aid in treatment as well as medical intervention and practical implementations that can aid in clearing the infections and keeping the patient's skin healthy.


Working with Allergic Patients
Allergic dermatitis is a very common cause of recurring pruritus and skin infections in veterinary patients. This lecture will cover why identifying the underlying cause is so important in patient treatment, effective implementation of dietary trials, desensitization for environmental allergies, and new medical therapies to aid in treating patients with allergic dermatitis.


Speaker's Biography


Dr. Rebekah Westermeyer received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Iowa State University. She completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and emergency at SouthPaws Veterinary Specialists and Emergency in Fairfax Virginia and a residency in Veterinary Dermatology at Louisiana State University. Prior to veterinary school, Rebekah Westermeyer received a Bachelor of Science in Education and a Masters in Music and taught both in public school and in college in Nebraska and Iowa. She has been invited to give clinical presentations to many hospitals as well as regional and state veterinary meetings. She currently resides with her husband in the United Kingdom.


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

For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk


Proudly sponsored by

Thursday 27th November 2014 New Solutions in the Management of CKD in Cats

Venue : 3rd Floor, YMCA, 41 Salisbury Road Tsim Sha Tsui

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

Speaker : Dr Tanja Zimmering and Dr Martha Cannon

Cost :
   Include Dinner - Members : $380, Non-Members : $480
   Non-paid - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

We are proud to present a seminar by Dr Tanja Zimmering DVM, Dipl. ECVIM-CA (Internal Medicine) and Dr Martha Cannon RCVS Recognised Specialist in Feline Medicine

Chronic Kidney Disease is a common problem in older cats which tends to be progressive and ultimately fatal. This seminar will highlight the significant benefits that arise from early diagnosis and thorough investigation of these cases and how this allows us to apply effective treatments to prevent further deterioration and to maintain good quality of life. In particular there will be a focus on the practical application of the IRIS Renal Staging System and the importance of identifying and treating proteinuria, hypertension and hyperphosphataemia as part of an individualised treatment plan for affected cats. Semintra is a newly developed Angiotensin Receptor Blocker and we will discuss its mode of action, efficacy and safety and how and where it fits into the management plan for cats with chronic kidney disease.


Biography


Tanja Zimmering, DVM
Dipl. ECVIM-CA (Internal Medicine)
Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health, Ingelheim, Germany

After graduation and finishing her doctoral thesis at the University of Veterinary Medicine in Hannover, Germany, Dr. Zimmering worked for 4 years as a clinician in a private small animal clinic. Subsequent to the end of her residency programme of the European Collage for Internal Veterinary Medicine at the Small Animal Department of the University of Veterinary Medicine in Hannover, Germany she was employed at the same institute as a senior clinician and involved in research projects as well as in lecturing. In 2011 Dr. Zimmering joined Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health, and currently she is affiliated with the Global Marketing Department as Senior Technical Manager. Her professional interests include renal and cardiovascular diseases in cats and dogs, and the design and execution of multinational biomedical trials to further increase the level of scientific evidence to help promote the renovascular health in cats.



Dr Martha Cannon

RCVS Recognised Specialist in Feline Medicine

Martha Cannon is an RCVS Recognised Specialist in Feline Medicine and co-director at the Oxford Cat Clinic, a first opinion and medical referral cat-only clinic in Oxford, England (www.oxfordcatclinic.co.uk). She is also a trustee-director of International Cat Care / International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM) and is a frequent speaker at international and national veterinary meetings. She has been awarded the Central Vet Society Victory Medal for 2014-15 and voted Webinar Vet Best Speaker of 2013 for delivery of presentations which combine up to date insights into common feline medical problems with practical, down to earth advice that can be readily applied in day to day practice.


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

For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk


Sponsored by

24th-28th November 2014 Small Animals Cardiac Ultrasound 5-days Workshop
(Non-HKVA event, for record only)


Venue : Hong Kong Veterinary Imaging Center

Speaker : Prof. Claudio Maria Bussadori

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

For more details and registration, please click the poster.


Friday 21st November 2014 (Seminar and Workshop are CANCELLED) Veterinary Nurse Seminars and Workshops
(Seminar and Workshop are CANCELLED)


Venue : SPCA (http://www.spca.org.hk/en/)

Time : 8:30am to 5:30pm (Seminar), 5:30pm to 7:30pm (Workshop)

Speaker : Prof Philip Anthony Moses and Ms. Anita Parkin

Cost :
   Seminar Only (8:30am-5:30pm) - Members : $1000, Non-Members : $1000
   Seminar (8:30am-5:30pm) and Workshop (5:30pm-7:30pm) - Members : $1600, Non-Members : $1600

Seminar Schedule
08:30am ~ 5:30pm Seminar (No Limites)
5:30am ~ 7:30pm Workshops (Limited to 20 Seats)

For more details, please click here.


Speakers Biography


Prof 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. Has undertaken 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 was President of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Surgeons 2011-2014 and is one of two 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 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, re-certified 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).
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.


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

For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk


Proudly sponsored by

Wednesday 19th and Thursday 20th November 2014 (Workshop CANCELLED) 2 Day Intensive Soft Tissue Surgery Workshop
(Workshop CANCELLED)


Venue : Chinese University - Animal House

Time : 8:30 am to 5:00pm (Total 2 Full Days)

Speaker : Professor Philip A Moses

Cost :
   Including lunch and coffee breaks - Members : $30000, Non-Members : $38000

Limited to 16 participants

For more details, please click here.


Speaker Biography


Prof 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. Has undertaken 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 was President of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Surgeons 2011-2014 and is one of two 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.


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

For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk


Sponsored by

19th-21st November 2014 Basic Cardiology 3 Days Course
(Non-HKVA event, for record only)


Venue : Hong Kong Veterinary Imaging Center

Speaker : Prof. Claudio Maria Bussadori

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

For more details and registration, please click the poster.


Tuesday 18th November 2014 (Seminar CANCELLED) Abdominal Surgery Seminar
(Seminar CANCELLED)


Venue : 3rd Floor, YMCA, 41 Salisbury Road Tsim Sha Tsui (www.ymcahk.org.hk)

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

Speaker : Prof Philip Anthony Moses

Cost :
   Include Dinner - Members : $380, Non-Members : $480

For more details, please click here.


Speaker Biography


Prof 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. Has undertaken 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 was President of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Surgeons 2011-2014 and is one of two 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.


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

For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk


Sponsored by

Thursday 30 October 2014 Interactive Ultrasound case studies

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

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

Speaker : Dr Hock Gan Heng

Cost :


For more details, please click the poster.


 

Wednesday 29th October 2014 Basic Cardiac Surgery

Venue : Assembly Hall 2, 4th Floor, YMCA, 41 Salisbury Road Tsim Sha Tsui

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

Speaker : Prof. Daniel J Brockman

Cost :
   Include Dinner - Members : $380, Non-Members : $480
   Non-Paid - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0


Wednesday 22nd October 2014 Obesity Management Seminar for Vet Nurses

Venue : Mariner's Club, 11 Middle Road, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon

Speaker : Dr. Alex German

Cost :


We are proud to present a seminar by Dr Alex German BVSc(Hons), PhD, CertSAM, DipECVIM-CA, MRCVS:


Dr. Alex German is a Leader in Small Animal Medicine, at the University of Liverpool, and has been practicing veterinary medicine for over twenty years. He is both a European and Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons recognized specialist in small animal internal medicine. Ten years ago, he recognized that obesity was the biggest medical problem facing the pets of our time, and since then, has dedicated his career to improving how it is treated. He regularly lectures to veterinary professionals and pet owners across the world, and has published over 100 research articles in his field.

Topic: Setting up an obesity clinic: the practice perspective
Obesity is a very common chronic disease and veterinary practices must do more to manage it effectively. Humans with chronic diseases frequently attend specialist clinics to improve the quality of management. And pets should be no exception. In this talk, we will cover the basic equipment and expertise needed to establish a clinic, and how to use them to manage the disease effectively.


Topic: Management of obesity made easy
Obesity is now the most common medical disease affecting companion animals, and has numerous consequences. Weight management, using dietary energy restriction, is recommended. But how do we do, and how can we do better? This talk will cover the principle of weight management in dogs and cats. Provide details on what to expect, and give the audience a series of tips so that you can get the most out of your programme.


Obesity Management Seminar for Vet Nurses
Day 2

Language: English
Time: 6:30pm Reception
  7:00pmBuffet dinner
  8:00pmSetting up an obesity clinic: the practice perspective
  9:00pmCoffee break
  9:15pmManagement of obesity made easy
  10:15pmClose
Fee: Free of Charge (First come, first serve)

We look forward to your valuable participation. Please confirm your attendance by fax (2158-7220) or e-mail (info@royalcanin.com.hk) before 13th October 2014.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Cyrus Tin at 6055-0122, Joyce Chan at 9253-2995 and Katherine Ho at 6650-6695.

Registration Form, please click here.


Tuesday 21st October 2014 Obesity Management Seminar for Veterinarians

Venue : 3/F YMCA, 41 Salisbury Road, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon

Speaker : Dr. Alex German

Cost :


We are proud to present a seminar by Dr Alex German BVSc(Hons), PhD, CertSAM, DipECVIM-CA, MRCVS:


Dr. Alex German is a Leader in Small Animal Medicine, at the University of Liverpool, and has been practicing veterinary medicine for over twenty years. He is both a European and Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons recognized specialist in small animal internal medicine. Ten years ago, he recognized that obesity was the biggest medical problem facing the pets of our time, and since then, has dedicated his career to improving how it is treated. He regularly lectures to veterinary professionals and pet owners across the world, and has published over 100 research articles in his field.

Topic: Setting up an obesity clinic: the practice perspective
Obesity is a very common chronic disease and veterinary practices must do more to manage it effectively. Humans with chronic diseases frequently attend specialist clinics to improve the quality of management. And pets should be no exception. In this talk, we will cover the basic equipment and expertise needed to establish a clinic, and how to use them to manage the disease effectively.


Topic: Management of obesity made easy
Obesity is now the most common medical disease affecting companion animals, and has numerous consequences. Weight management, using dietary energy restriction, is recommended. But how do we do, and how can we do better? This talk will cover the principle of weight management in dogs and cats. Provide details on what to expect, and give the audience a series of tips so that you can get the most out of your programme.


Obesity Management Seminar for Veterinarians
Day 1

Language: English
Time: 6:30pm Reception
  7:00pmBuffet dinner
  8:00pmSetting up an obesity clinic: the practice perspective
  9:00pmCoffee break
  9:15pmManagement of obesity made easy
  10:15pmClose
Fee: 

Free of Charge (First come, first serve)
Veterinarians who attend Day 1 Seminar will receive "Management Solutions for Veterinary Practices" by Pete Mercader. (Due to limited quantity, this book will be given on first come first serve basis)


We look forward to your valuable participation. Please confirm your attendance by fax (2158-7220) or e-mail (info@royalcanin.com.hk) before 13th October 2014.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Cyrus Tin at 6055-0122, Joyce Chan at 9253-2995 and Katherine Ho at 6650-6695.

Registration Form, please click here.


Monday 6th - Tuesday 7th October Evening lectures in Veterinary Orthopedic

Venue : Multi-function Room, 8/F, Academic Building 3, City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon Tong

Speaker : Dr. Kei Hayashi

Cost :


Please click the poster to see more details and registration.


For enquiry, please call (852)3442-6138 or email to svmcpe@cityu.edu.hk


 

Monday 6th October 2014 Seminar on Abdominal & Cardiac Ultrasound Cases

Venue : Hong Kong Veterinary Imaging Centre, No. 9-13 Maple Street, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon, HK

Speaker : Dr. Paul Brazzell & Dr. Myriam Baranger-Ete

Cost :


Registration: Application form available online:
http://www.apasi.com.hk.

Email: paul@ultrasoundvet.com.hk


 

2nd-7th October 2014 HKVUS & HKVIC Coordinated Ultrasound Workshops

Venue : Hong Kong Veterinary Imaging Centre, No. 9-13 Maple Street, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon, HK

Speaker : Dr. Paul Brazzell & Dr. Myriam Baranger-Ete

Cost :


Please go to the following links to see the courses outline.

Basic Abdominal Course

Advanced Abdominal Course

Basic Echocardiography Course


Registration: Application form available online:
http://www.apasi.com.hk.

Email: paul@ultrasoundvet.com.hk


 

Tuesday 30th September 2014 "Managing Trauma in general practice"; "Head injury does not equal brain injury"; "Toxins today and tomorrow"; "Sepsis survival, is it just luck?"

Venue : 3rd Floor, YMCA, 41 Salisbury Road Tsim Sha Tsui

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

Speaker : Dr Dominic Barfield

Cost :
   Include Dinner - Members : $380, Non-Members : $480
   Non-paid - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

We are proud to present a Vet Seminar by Dr Dominic Barfield BVSc, MVetMed, DACVECC, MRCVS
Emergency & Critical Care Lecturer, Royal Veterinary College

http://www.rvc.ac.uk/Staff/dbarfield.cfm
dbarfield@rvc.ac.uk

"Managing Trauma in general practice"
"Head injury does not equal brain injury"
"Toxins today and tomorrow"
"Sepsis survival, is it just luck?"


Speaker's Biography

Dr Dominic Barfield BVSc, MVetMed, DACVECC, MRCVS

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.


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

For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk


Monday 29th September 2014 (7pm-10:30pm) "Dealing with the trauma patient"; "Respiratory emergencies; heat, heart and hypoxia"; "Helping with head injuries"; "My pet just ate....what now?"

Venue : 3rd Floor, YMCA, 41 Salisbury Road Tsim Sha Tsui

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

Speaker : Dr Dominic Barfield

Cost :
   - Members : $300, Non-Members : $300

We are proud to present a Veterinary Assistant/Veterinary Nurse Seminar by Dr Dominic Barfield BVSc, MVetMed, DACVECC, MRCVS
Emergency & Critical Care Lecturer, Royal Veterinary College

http://www.rvc.ac.uk/Staff/dbarfield.cfm
dbarfield@rvc.ac.uk

"Dealing with the trauma patient"
Respiratory emergencies; heat, heart and hypoxia."
"Helping with head injuries"
"My pet just ate....what now?"


Speaker's Biography

Dr Dominic Barfield BVSc, MVetMed, DACVECC, MRCVS

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.


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

For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk


Monday 29th September 2014 Advances in Veterinary Medicine

Venue : 3rd Floor, YMCA, 41 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

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

Speaker : Dr Dennis DeNicola

Cost :
   Include Dinner - Members : $380, Non-Members : $480
   Non-paid - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

We are proud to present a seminar by Dr Dennis DeNicola
DVM, PHD, Chief Veterinary Educator IDEXX

Advances in Veterinary Medicine - A New Approach to Utilizing Hematology Indication for the Most Challenging & Commonly Misdiagnosed Diseases

The complete blood count now includes evaluation and interpretation of data, dots (cytogram assessment) and cells.  Historically, we have only looked at data and blood film cell morphology; however, a rapid review of the graphic presentations by the hematology analyzer provides critical information regarding the quality of the sample run (quality assurance) as well as information that even the blood film cannot provide.  Case examples will be used to show how simple evaluation can be.


Speaker's Biography

Dr. Dennis DeNicola earned his DVM in 1978 and PhD in 1981 from Purdue University at which time he began his academic career. For more than 20 years he served as educator of veterinary students in clinical pathology, veterinary pathology residents in clinical pathology and surgical pathology, and veterinarians and veterinary technicians in clinical pathology.

He served as Director of the Veterinary Clinical Pathology Laboratory and the National Veterinary Cytology Resource Center at Purdue. In 2002, he joined IDEXX as Chief Veterinary Educator. He maintains an adjunct professorship at Purdue. Dr. DeNicola has responsibilities for supporting research and development activities, developing and maintaining active partnerships with key opinion leaders around the world and developing educational efforts for IDEXX. His primary areas of interest beyond education include diagnostic cytology, hematology, clinical chemistry and surgical pathology.

He has been an invited speaker at over 200 international education symposia and has authored or co-authored over 150 refereed manuscripts, textbook chapters, monographs and textbooks.


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

For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk


Proudly sponsored by :

Friday 26th September 2014 Emerging Technologies Forum
Veterinary Science and Medicine


Venue : Connie Fan Multi-media Conference Room, 4/F, Cheng Yick-chi Building, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon

Time : 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Speaker : Dr Paolo Martelli, Dr Michael Hurley, Dr Adam Boyko

Cost :


Please click the poster to see more details and registration form.


 

Thursday 11th September 2014 Selected Topics in Risk Management Through Everyday Cases

Venue : 3rd Floor, YMCA, 41 Salisbury Road Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon

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

Speaker : Dr David Carser

Cost :
   Include Dinner - Members : $380, Non-Members : $480
   Non-Paid - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

We are proud to present a seminar by Dr David Carser BVSc, Cert Med Law, LLB, President VDA

Dr David Carser will discuss situations that regularly get vets into trouble and will provide solutions to these, using case histories from the VDA to illustrate these. We will cover a magnitude of topics that will hopefully make the HKVA members more aware of everyday situations that can easily be avoided if you know how.


Speaker's Biography

Dr David Carser BVSc, Cert Med Law, LLB
President of the VDA

David Carser is the President of the Veterinary Defence Association which was first incorporated in South Africa in 1992. The VDA currently consists of twelve veterinarians and six support staff and operates in the United States, Canada, Australia and Hong Kong.

David has a BVSc, obtained at Onderstepoort, South Africa (1982), a Certificate in Medicine and Law (1999) and an LLB (2000). David is a barrister in South Africa. David is a pioneer in veterinary law, having developed defense systems and protocols for VDA members around the world.


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

For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk


 

Friday 29 August 2014 Veterinary Continuing Education in Cytology and Oncology (Workshop)

Venue : Multi-function Room, 8/F, Academic 3, City University of Hong Kong

Time : See below

Speaker : Dr Neel Aziz and Dr Kurt Verkest

Cost :
   (Group A) 9:30am-12:00pm - Members : $1000, Non-Members : $1300
   (Group B) 12:30pm-3:00pm - Members : $1000, Non-Members : $1300
   (Group C) 3:30pm-6:00pm - Members : $1000, Non-Members : $1300

Workshop: Cytology for General Practitioners

The two and a half hours workshop will be repeated 3 times, join the session that suit you most.
Only 10 places are available in each session.
"Same content will be repeated per session, so register only for ONE session"

(A) 09:30am-12:00pm Cytology for practitioners - Case-based workshop (Dr Neel Aziz and Dr Kurt Verkest)
(B) 12:30pm-15:00pm Cytology for practitioners - Case-based workshop (Dr Neel Aziz and Dr Kurt Verkest)
(C) 15:30pm-18:00pm Cytology for practitioners - Case-based workshop (Dr Neel Aziz and Dr Kurt Verkest)


Registration fees

Online registration and payment on or before 11:30pm 27th August 2014.

Strictly no walk Ins allowed for the events and no late payment.  Registration closes sharp at 11:30 pm 27th August, 2014

Workshop 29th Aug 2014 HKVA Members and affiliated associations $1000 per participant, non members $1300 (Maximum of 10 participants per session)


Instructors:

Dr Kurt Verkest BVSc, PhD, MACVS

Kurt Verkest is a senior veterinarian and consultant in oncology with Pets Central, where he maintains a large referral caseload in small animal oncology. He has been an associate editor for the Veterinary Information Network's Oncology folder for over 10 years, where he advises on cancer care for dogs and cats to the 50,000+ VIN-member veterinarians. He earned his PhD from The University of Queensland in 2011 on the subject of the Endocrinology of Obesity in Dogs, and is a Member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists. He has lived and worked in Hong Kong since 2007. He graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science and a Bachelor of Veterinary Biology in 1995 from The University of Queensland.


Dr. Neel Aziz, DVM, Diplomate ACVP

  • Lecturer, Department of Pre-Clinic and Applied Animal Science, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Madhiol University
  • Chief, Diagnostic Pathology Unit, Center of Veterinary Diagnosis, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Mahidol University

Neel Aziz was born in the Bronx, New York. He received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Tuskegee University in 2002. He completed the veterinary anatomic pathology residency at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in 2008. He became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologist in the same year. While working for the United States department of defense (DoD), Dr. Aziz worked at various DoD biomedical research institutes to include, Walter Reed army Institute of research, Naval Medical Reach Center and the Armed Forces Institute of Medical science. His responsibilities ranged from Chief of Comparative Pathology to Chief of the Diagnostic Imaging Center. He provided pathology support to animal model studies that were focused on infectious diseases, experimental therapeutics, biodefense, behavioral studies and neuro-trauma. Currently, he works as a special lecturer in both the Department of Pre-Clinic and Applied Animal Science and the Department of Clinical Science and Public health at the Faculty of Veterinary Science, Mahidol University in Thailand. At the faculty's diagnostic laboratory, in the Diagnostic Pathology Unit, he is responsible for necropsy, cytology, clinical pathology and histopathology evaluation on all species ranging from common domestic species, laboratory, aquatic, zoo and wildlife animal. He specializes in small animal oncology, non-human primate, live stock animal and rodent pathology. His diagnostic and research interests include infectious disease investigations, oncology and liver pathology.


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

For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk

How to get to the venue in CityU for the lectures, please click here


 

Thursday 28 August 2014 Veterinary Continuing Education in Cytology and Oncology (Seminar)

Venue : Room 6213, Academic 3, City University of Hong Kong

Time : Registration & Dinner: 7:00 ~ 8:00 pm, Lecture: 8:00~11:00 pm

Speaker : Dr Neel Aziz and Dr Kurt Verkest

Cost :
   Include Dinner - Members : $280, Non-Members : $380

Evening lectures: Cytology and Oncology

19:00 -
20:00
 Dinner and Registration
20:00 Using cytology in oncology planning - Dr Kurt Verkest
20:40 Cytology in practice - skin tumors - Dr Neel Aziz
21:20 Cytology in practice - lymph nodes and effusions - Dr Neel Aziz
22:00 -
23:00
 Surgical pathology - biopsy, sample preparation, margins, reading a histopathology report - Dr Neel Aziz


Registration fees

Online registration and payment on or before 11:30pm 27th August 2014.

Strictly no walk Ins allowed for the events and no late payment.  Registration closes sharp at 11:30 pm 27th August, 2014

Evening lectures 28 Aug 2014 (inclusive of dinner) HKVA Members and affiliated associations $280 per attendant, non members $380 (inclusive of a dinner)


Instructors:

Dr Kurt Verkest BVSc, PhD, MACVS

Kurt Verkest is a senior veterinarian and consultant in oncology with Pets Central, where he maintains a large referral caseload in small animal oncology. He has been an associate editor for the Veterinary Information Network's Oncology folder for over 10 years, where he advises on cancer care for dogs and cats to the 50,000+ VIN-member veterinarians. He earned his PhD from The University of Queensland in 2011 on the subject of the Endocrinology of Obesity in Dogs, and is a Member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists. He has lived and worked in Hong Kong since 2007. He graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science and a Bachelor of Veterinary Biology in 1995 from The University of Queensland.


Dr. Neel Aziz, DVM, Diplomate ACVP

  • Lecturer, Department of Pre-Clinic and Applied Animal Science, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Madhiol University
  • Chief, Diagnostic Pathology Unit, Center of Veterinary Diagnosis, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Mahidol University

Neel Aziz was born in the Bronx, New York. He received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Tuskegee University in 2002. He completed the veterinary anatomic pathology residency at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in 2008. He became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologist in the same year. While working for the United States department of defense (DoD), Dr. Aziz worked at various DoD biomedical research institutes to include, Walter Reed army Institute of research, Naval Medical Reach Center and the Armed Forces Institute of Medical science. His responsibilities ranged from Chief of Comparative Pathology to Chief of the Diagnostic Imaging Center. He provided pathology support to animal model studies that were focused on infectious diseases, experimental therapeutics, biodefense, behavioral studies and neuro-trauma. Currently, he works as a special lecturer in both the Department of Pre-Clinic and Applied Animal Science and the Department of Clinical Science and Public health at the Faculty of Veterinary Science, Mahidol University in Thailand. At the faculty's diagnostic laboratory, in the Diagnostic Pathology Unit, he is responsible for necropsy, cytology, clinical pathology and histopathology evaluation on all species ranging from common domestic species, laboratory, aquatic, zoo and wildlife animal. He specializes in small animal oncology, non-human primate, live stock animal and rodent pathology. His diagnostic and research interests include infectious disease investigations, oncology and liver pathology.


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

For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk

How to get to the venue in CityU for the lectures, please click here


 

Tuesday 19th August 2014 Small Animal Dermatology

Venue : 3rd Floor, YMCA, 41 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

Time : Registration & Buffet : 7:00~8:00pm, Lecture : 8:00~10:30pm
(Free Food, Wine, Beer and Soft Drinks the Whole Night!!!)

Speaker : Dr Andrew Hillier and Dr Michael Loenser

Cost :
   Include Dinner (FOC for the first 100 participants) - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

UNLIMITED FREE FOOD, WINE, BEER AND SOFT DRINKS WITH A FREE SEMINAR!!!

We are proud to present a seminar by Dr Andrew Hillier BVSc., MACVSc, Diplomate ACVD
Zoetis (Pfizer) Dermatological Expert
and
Dr Michael Loenser BSc, DVM, MBA
Director Global Diagnostic Medicine, Companion Animals, Zoetis (Pfizer)

"The Role of Diagnostics in Heart Worm Prevention and Management and updates in pyoderma and allergic dermatitis"

This presentation will focus on the clinical signs that distinguish different forms of pyoderma and the use of cytology and bacterial culture in diagnosis. We will follow with a detailed outline of best practices for antibiotic use for the treatment of pyoderma.

We will also touch on recent discoveries and research that impact the way we practice as well as how to utilize diagnostics in your practice and how to improve your heart worm management.


Speaker's Biography


ANDREW HILLIER
BVSc, MACVSc, Diplomate American College of Veterinary Dermatology

Senior Veterinary Specialist (Dermatology)
Veterinary Specialty Team
Zoetis

Dr. Andrew ("Andy") Hillier is originally from South Africa where he graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Science at the University of Pretoria, (Onderstepoort) in 1982. After 2 years military service, he was in small animal primary care practice for 8 years in South Africa (Cape Town) and Australia (Perth). Dr. Hillier completed a residency in veterinary dermatology at the University of Florida from 1992-1994 and became board certified by the American College of Veterinary Dermatology in 1994. Thereafter he established his own dermatology referral practice in Australia before heading back to the US in 1996 where he was on faculty at The Ohio State University for 17 years, becoming a Full Professor and Head of the Dermatology + Otology Service. He left Ohio State in May 2013 to join Zoetis as a Senior Veterinary Specialist. Dr. Hillier has published over 40 peer-reviewed articles, edited and written books and book chapters, and lectured extensively both in the US and internationally. His primary areas of interest are staphylococcal pyoderma, antimicrobial drugs, atopic dermatitis, otitis and demodicosis.



Dr. Michael Loenser BSc, DVM, MBA

Director Global Diagnostic Medicine
Companion Animal
Zoetis (Pfizer)

Dr. Loenser received his Bachelors degree, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, and Masters of Business Administration from Iowa State University. After graduation from veterinary school, he worked as a companion animal veterinarian in private practice. In 1999, he became a Clinical Instructor at the Iowa State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital, and later in the Massey University Veterinary Teaching Hospital, New Zealand. At both Iowa State and Massey, he practiced general, non-referral companion animal medicine and taught Veterinary Students in their Community Practice Rotation. In 2001, Dr. Loenser took a one-month leave from Iowa State and worked as a Temporary Veterinary Inspector for the Ministry of Agriculture, in New Castle, England, to help with the Foot-and-mouth Disease outbreak. He joined Pfizer Animal Health/Zoetis in 2004 as part of the Veterinary Operations Group. At Pfizer/Zoetis, he has been an Area Veterinarian and Specialty Hospital Liaison for the US Companion Animal Division. In early 2008 he relocated to Pfizer/Zoetis headquarters were he has provided technical support for Zoetis's companion animal anti-infective products, anti-parasiticide, and diagnostic products. In 2013, Dr. Loenser joined the global diagnostic group at Zoetis, where he is Director, Companion Animal Diagnostic Medicine.


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

For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk


Proudly sponsored by :

Sunday 17th August 2014 2014 International Veterinary Nursing Full Day Conference

Venue : Hotel Icon, TST HK

Time : 8:00am - 5:00pm

Cost :


INTERNATIONAL VETERINARY NURSING CONFERENCE:

Animal Industries Resource Centre, Hill's Pet Nutrition and HKVNA would like to invite all Veterinary Assistants, Veterinary Nurses and Animal Care Technicians to attend the 2014 International Veterinary Nursing Conference! Interesting and experienced international and local speakers will present a full day of informative and educational presentations. Please find the full program (see below) and contact Rocky Sham on rsham@provet.com.au or +852 5362 3360 for more information!


The registration form can be found at the following link:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/22296755/Conference%20Registration%20Form.pdf


Please click the following to see the full Programme:


 

Friday 15th August 2014 Smart and Strategic Diagnosis and Treatment of Feline Lower Urinary Tract Diseases

Venue : 3rd Floor, YMCA, 41 Salisbury Road Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon

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

Speaker : Dr Jody Lulich

Cost :
   Include Dinner - Members : $380, Non-Members : $480
   Non-paid - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

We are proud to present a seminar by Dr Jody Lulich D.V.M., Ph.D, Diplomate ACVIM

"A well-defined problem is half solved." This is especially true when diagnosing diseases of the feline lower urinary tract where in the majority of cases, a cause cannot be clearly defined. If we do not ask the right questions of our clients, perform physical examinations that are problem specific, select tests that are likely to reveal a cause, or treat without adequately making a diagnosis, we may remain trapped by our misconceptions and ineffective in administering care. How can we reverse this pattern? This seminar will help you be smart and strategic in the diagnosis and management of feline lower urinary tract diseases


Speaker's Biography

Dr Jody Lulich D.V.M., Ph.D, Diplomate ACVIM

Professional highlights

  • Professor, College of Vet Medicine, University of Minnesota
  • Co-director, Minnesota Urolith Center
  • Hills/Osborne Chair in Nephrology and Urology, University of Minnesota
  • Over 200 seminars in US & internationally
  • Invented Voiding Urohydropropulsion
  • Introduced laser lithotripsy to the veterinary profession!

Medical interests

  • Specialty in nephrology and urology, and related clinical investigation
  • Author or co-author of approximately 500 manuscripts
  • A active clinical investigator with many studies funded externally
  • Special contributions to veterinary medicine on voiding urohydropropulsion

Education

  • DVM (cum laude), Tuskegee University (1984)
  • Internship 1984-1985
  • Internal medicine residency 1985-1990
  • PhD, University of Minnesota (1985-1990)
  • Certified diplomat, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine

Selected recognitions

  • Speaker of The Year at the North American Veterinary Conference, 2007
  • Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award, 1997-98
  • Outstanding Faculty of the year, Minnesota Vet Med Association, 2000
  • Veterinarian of the Year, AVMA, 2000
  • Norden Distinguished Teacher of the Year, CVM, U of MN 2000 to 2001
  • Speaker of the Year, North American Veterinary Conference, 2007
  • WSAVA Excellence in Veterinary Heath Care Award, 2007
  • Mark L. Morris Life Time Achievement Award. January 2012
  • Zoetis (Pfizer) Distinguished Teacher of the Year, CVM, U of MN, 2013

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

For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk


Proudly sponsored by :

Wednesday 16th July 2014 Small Animal Reproduction Seminar (Day 2)

Venue : 3rd Floor, YMCA, 41 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

Time : Registration & Dinner: 7:00~8:00pm, Lectures: 8:00~11:00pm

Speaker : Prof. Dott. Stefano Romagnoli

Cost :
   Include Dinner - Members : $380, Non-Members : $480
   Non-paid - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

Day 2

We are proud to present a seminar by Prof. Dott. Stefano Romagnoli, DVM, MS, PhD, Dipl. ECAR
Professor, Clinical Veterinary Reproduction President, EUROPEAN COLLEGE OF ANIMAL REPRODUCTION

5. Neutering is not devoid of risks. 2: canine urinary incontinence (incontinence after spaying/castration in adult bitches and male dogs; incidence, differential diagnosis; medical treatment with alpha-agonists and estrogens; submucosal injection of collagen; use of GnRH agonist (deslorelin); comparison of medical vs surgical treatment! (colposuspension, urethropexy, deferentopexy, etc.),

6. When she misbehaves: pregnancy termination in the bitch and queen (Advantages and disadvantages of early vs late abortion; indications and contraindications of prostaglandin F2alpha and Prostaglandins E products in canine reproduction, side effects, considerations on their use; indications and contraindications of estrogens, antiprolactinic agents, antiprogestogens and corticosteroids; success rates and reasons for failure; fertility following abortifacient treatments)

7. Dystocia in the bitch (ultrasonographic monitoring fetal health; criteria for confirming dystocia; use of oxytocin, calcium, glucose; medical vs surgical approach; subsequent fertility)

8. How to put it back inside once it's stuck out: canine vaginal prolapse (etiology and prevalence in the canine population; clinical signs, differential diagnosis; clinical management: medical treatment vs surgical option; risk of recurrence; surgical approach; incidence and treatment during pregnancy)


Speaker's Biography

Prof. Dott. Stefano Romagnoli, DVM, MS, PhD, Dipl. ECAR Professor, Clinical Veterinary Reproduction President, EUROPEAN COLLEGE OF ANIMAL REPRODUCTION
Dept of Animal Medicine, Production and Health, University of Padova, Italy Agripolis, Legnaro 35020 (Padova) Italy
Tel 39-049-827.2948 - Fax 2602
Email stefano.romagnoli@unipd.it


Stefano Romagnoli graduated in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Pisa in 1982. After completing his (mandatory) military service as a veterinary lieutenant (May 1983-Aug 1984) he was a Fulbright Fellow at the University of Minnesota, where he completed the Master of Science Degree in Theriogenology in 1986. He then returned to Italy, as an Assistant Professor (1987) and Associate Professor (1991) at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pisa, and then as a Professor at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Padova in January, 2001. He was a visiting scientist at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bern, Switzerland, from May to October, 1988, and a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota from 1988 to 1989. He is Board Certified in Animal Reproduction (European College of Animal Reproduction) and has authored more than 270 papers in refereed journals, book chapters, congress proceedings, and scientific abstracts. His research interests have focused on the effect of prostaglandins on the lifespan of the canine corpus luteum, therapeutic abortion in the bitch, canine and feline infertility and control of the oestrous cycles, clinical use of reproductive hormones in the bitch and queen, the use of artificial insemination in dogs, the preservation of canine semen, canine prostatic disease, canine and feline andrology and canine and feline pediatrics. He has served as President of the Italian Feline Practitioners Association (1993-1999) and President of the European Society of Feline Medicine (2000-2006). He also has served as Secretary of the European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education (EAEVE, equivalent to the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges, 2004-2008) and as Secretary (2004-2008) and then President (2008-2010) of the European Board of Veterinary Specialisation (EBVS). He is currently President of the European College of Animal Reproduction (2011-2014). He has served as a member of teams assessing quality of education in veterinary schools in Europe.


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

For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk


Proudly sponsored by :

Thursday 3rd July 2014 Small Animal Reproduction Seminar (Day1)

Venue : 3rd Floor, YMCA, 41 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

Time : Registration & Dinner: 7:00~8:00pm, Lectures: 8:00~11:00pm

Speaker : Prof. Dott. Stefano Romagnoli

Cost :
   Include Dinner - Members : $380, Non-Members : $480
   Non-paid - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

Day 1

We are proud to present a seminar by Prof. Dott. Stefano Romagnoli, DVM, MS, PhD, Dipl. ECAR
Professor, Clinical Veterinary Reproduction President, EUROPEAN COLLEGE OF ANIMAL REPRODUCTION

1. Breeding management in the bitch: how to optimize conception through ovulation staging. Physiology of the canine estrous cycle (physiology of steroid hormone and gonadotropin secretion; how to monitor the estrous cycle and to stage ovulation in the bitch; behavior and vaginal cytology; breeding management; diagnostic value of hormone assays and their clinical implications)

2. When she does not conceive: pyometra in the bitch and queen, abnormalities of the reproductive tract (diestrus and the pro gestational phase and its effects on the endometrium; role of bacteria; breed incidence of pyometra, role of pregnancy; medical (prostaglandins, aglepristone) vs surgical treatment; recurrence rate;Congenital abnormalities of the female reproductive system in the bitch (hermaphroditism; uterine aplasia, uterus unicornis, vaginal septa, vaginal strictures, clitoral hypertrophy; diagnostic and clinical approach including X-ray studies,vaginography and contrast hysterography)

3. What can go wrong after conception: endocrine and infectious diseases causing resorption or abortion (embryonic/fetal mortality due to anomalies of the conceptus, maternal compromise, infectious diseases; use of drugs; uterine torsion, inguinal hernia of the gravid uterus)

4. Neutering is not devoid of risks. 1: ovarian remnant syndrome in the bitch and queen (What causes heat after ovariectomy; incidence of supranumerary ovaries; clinical approach: use of vaginal smear, serum progesterone assay, when to use surgery)


Speaker's Biography

Prof. Dott. Stefano Romagnoli, DVM, MS, PhD, Dipl. ECAR Professor, Clinical Veterinary Reproduction President, EUROPEAN COLLEGE OF ANIMAL REPRODUCTION
Dept of Animal Medicine, Production and Health, University of Padova, Italy Agripolis, Legnaro 35020 (Padova) Italy
Tel 39-049-827.2948 - Fax 2602
Email stefano.romagnoli@unipd.it


Stefano Romagnoli graduated in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Pisa in 1982. After completing his (mandatory) military service as a veterinary lieutenant (May 1983-Aug 1984) he was a Fulbright Fellow at the University of Minnesota, where he completed the Master of Science Degree in Theriogenology in 1986. He then returned to Italy, as an Assistant Professor (1987) and Associate Professor (1991) at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pisa, and then as a Professor at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Padova in January, 2001. He was a visiting scientist at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bern, Switzerland, from May to October, 1988, and a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota from 1988 to 1989. He is Board Certified in Animal Reproduction (European College of Animal Reproduction) and has authored more than 270 papers in refereed journals, book chapters, congress proceedings, and scientific abstracts. His research interests have focused on the effect of prostaglandins on the lifespan of the canine corpus luteum, therapeutic abortion in the bitch, canine and feline infertility and control of the oestrous cycles, clinical use of reproductive hormones in the bitch and queen, the use of artificial insemination in dogs, the preservation of canine semen, canine prostatic disease, canine and feline andrology and canine and feline pediatrics. He has served as President of the Italian Feline Practitioners Association (1993-1999) and President of the European Society of Feline Medicine (2000-2006). He also has served as Secretary of the European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education (EAEVE, equivalent to the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges, 2004-2008) and as Secretary (2004-2008) and then President (2008-2010) of the European Board of Veterinary Specialisation (EBVS). He is currently President of the European College of Animal Reproduction (2011-2014). He has served as a member of teams assessing quality of education in veterinary schools in Europe.


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

For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk


Proudly sponsored by :

Monday 16 to Wednesday 18 June 2014 The 1st International Conference on Food Safety Meeting

Venue : The University of Hong Kong

Cost :


Please find the links below for more information.

Registration and Payment: 
http://www.biosch.hku.hk/icfs1/registration.html
       

The HKVA is one of the supporting organizations, members can enjoy a concessional fee of HK$250, please click the following link to register https://hkuems1.hku.hk/hkuems/ec_regform.aspx?guest=Y&ueid=29335


 

Saturday 14th June 2014 Feline Radiography WORKSHOP

Venue : SPCA Wanchai

Time : Combo 2: 9am-11:30am

Speaker : Dr Cedric Tutt

Cost :
   (9am-11:30am) (included 13th June Seminar) - Members : $850, Non-Members : $1350
   Combo 2 (9am-11:30am) - Members : $850, Non-Members : $1350

We are Proud to Present Two Seminars and Five Dental Workshops by Dr Cedric Tutt, BSc(Agric), BVSc, BVSc(Hons), MMed Vet(Med), Diplomate EVDC, MRCVS
Past President: European Veterinary Dental College

“Workshop is limited to 8 vets”
“Seminar no limit of attendants”

2hr Feline Radiology Seminar and 2.5hr Feline Radiology Workshop - Combo 2

Friday, 13th June - 2hr Feline Radiography Seminar Mariners Club TST - Mariners Club (http://www.marinersclub.org.hk)
Dinner and Registration 7-8pm; Lectures 8-10pm

What I am not seeing in this radiograph: Dental radiography and radiology using modern
equipment. Demonstration of radiographic technique. How to correct techniques that lead to
non- diagnostic radiographs

Saturday, 14th June  - 2.5hr Feline Radiology Workshop SPCA Wanchai - Inclusive of the
seminar on the 13th - SPCA Wanchai (http://www.spca.org.hk)
The SPCA venue is 2nd Floor Conference Room (take lift to second floor, conference room is turn right and along the corridor).

Interactive sessions at computer screens:
- Obtaining diagnostic radiographs using modern equipment
- Cat radiography
- How to correctly position and take proper dental X Rays
- Practical and professional assessment of X Rays, hands on training
- Differences between taking Digital and Analog Dental X Rays
(Cats, X Rays; Digital and Analog and all equipment as well as monitors will be provided)
“Please register for one group only - Same content will be taught per group for 3 workshops”

Cost:
Saturday 14th June Combo 2  (9am-11:30am), Seminar and Workshop - $850pp for member, $1,350 for others

Speaker's Biography

Dr Cedric Tutt, BSc (Agric), BVSc, BVSc(Hons), MMed Vet (Med), Diplomate EVDC, MRCVS

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

Dr. Cedric can be contacted through his webpage at www.theveterinarydentist.com


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

For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk


Proudly sponsored by :

Friday 13th June 2014 Feline Radiology SEMINAR

Venue : Mariners Club TST - Mariners Club

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

Speaker : Dr Cedric Tutt

Cost :
   Include Dinner - Members : $280, Non-Members : $380
   Non Paid - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0
   Include Dinner - Members : $850, Non-Members : $1350

We are Proud to Present Two Seminars and Five Dental Workshops by Dr Cedric Tutt, BSc(Agric), BVSc, BVSc(Hons), MMed Vet(Med), Diplomate EVDC, MRCVS
Past President: European Veterinary Dental College

What I am not seeing in this radiograph: Dental radiography and radiology using modern
equipment. Demonstration of radiographic technique. How to correct techniques that lead to
non- diagnostic radiographs

Speaker's Biography

Dr Cedric Tutt, BSc (Agric), BVSc, BVSc(Hons), MMed Vet (Med), Diplomate EVDC, MRCVS

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

Dr. Cedric can be contacted through his webpage at www.theveterinarydentist.com


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

For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk


Proudly sponsored by :

Tuesday 10th June 2014 Canine and Feline Dental WORKSHOP

Venue : Chinese University Animal House

Time : Group 1: 9am-1pm, Group 2: 2pm- 6pm

Speaker : Dr Cedric Tutt

Cost :
   Combo 1 Group 1 (9am-1pm) (included 9th June Seminar) - Members : $2600, Non-Members : $3550
   Combo 1 Group 2 (2pm-6pm) (included 9th June Seminar) - Members : $2600, Non-Members : $3550
   Combo 1 Group 1 (9am-1pm) (Included 9th June Seminar) - Members : $2100, Non-Members : $2600
   Combo 1 Group 2 (2pm-6pm) (Included 9th June Seminar) - Members : $2100, Non-Members : $2600
   Combo 1 Group 1 (9am-1pm) - Members : $2100, Non-Members : $2600
   Combo 1 Group 1 (9am-1pm) - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

We are Proud to Present Two Seminars and Five Dental Workshops by Dr Cedric Tutt, BSc(Agric), BVSc, BVSc(Hons), MMed Vet(Med), Diplomate EVDC, MRCVS
Past President: European Veterinary Dental College

Please register for your specific combo and group

“Workshops are limited to 8 vets per group”
“Seminars no limit of attendants”
“Same content will be repeated per group per workshop, so register only for one group per day”


2hr Canine and Feline Dental Seminar and 4hr Canine and Feline Dental
Workshop - Combo 1

Monday, 9th June - 2hr Canine and Feline Dental Seminar Mariners Club TST -
Mariners Club (
http://www.marinersclub.org.hk)
Dinner and Registration 7-8pm
Lectures 8-10pm

The easier way to extract teeth: Techniques employed to extract teeth. How to retrieve roots.
How to create surgical flaps to close oro-nasal fistulas. How to prepare and close surgical
sites. Indications for extraction. When not to extract cat teeth. Local anesthetic techniques

Tuesday, 10th June - 4hr Canine and Feline Dental Workshop Chinese University Animal
House ( Inclusive of the Seminar on the 9th) -
Chinese University Animal House (Map please click
here)
- Advancements in dental scaling and polishing
- Advancements in tooth and root extractions
- Creation and closure of gingival flaps after extractions
- Oro-Nasal fistula repair
- Gingival resections
- Local nerve blocks
- Extracting Cat Teeth and Crown Amputation
(Dog heads, scalers and all suture material and equipment will be
provided)

Cost:
Tuesday 10th June Combo 1 Group 1, Seminar and Workshop - $2,100.00pp for
member, $2,600.00 for others
Tuesday 10th June Combo 1 Group 2, Seminar and Workshop - $2,100.00pp for
member, $2,600.00 for others

“Please register for one group only - Same content will be taught per group for 2 workshops”


Speaker's Biography

Dr Cedric Tutt, BSc (Agric), BVSc, BVSc(Hons), MMed Vet (Med), Diplomate EVDC, MRCVS

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

Dr. Cedric can be contacted through his webpage at www.theveterinarydentist.com


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

For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk


roudly sponsored by :

Monday 9th June 2014 Canine and Feline Dental SEMINAR

Venue : Mariners Club TST

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

Speaker : Dr Cedric Tutt

Cost :
   Include Dinner - Members : $280, Non-Members : $380
   Non-paid - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

We are Proud to Present Two Seminars and Five Dental Workshops by Dr Cedric Tutt, BSc(Agric), BVSc, BVSc(Hons), MMed Vet(Med), Diplomate EVDC, MRCVS
Past President: European Veterinary Dental College

The easier way to extract teeth: Techniques employed to extract teeth. How to retrieve roots.
How to create surgical flaps to close oro-nasal fistulas. How to prepare and close surgical
sites. Indications for extraction. When not to extract cat teeth. Local anesthetic techniques


Speaker's Biography

Dr Cedric Tutt, BSc (Agric), BVSc, BVSc(Hons), MMed Vet (Med), Diplomate EVDC, MRCVS

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

Dr. Cedric can be contacted through his webpage at www.theveterinarydentist.com


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

For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk


Proudly sponsored by :

Sunday 1st & Monday 2nd June 2014 2 Day Abdominal Veterinary Ultrasound Training Program

Venue : Victory Animal Hospital

Time : 8:00 am to 4:30pm (Total 2 Full Days - Abdominal Ultrasound)

Speaker : Dr. Paul A. Brazzell and Dr. Myriam Baranger-Ete

Cost :
   Including lunch and coffee breaks - Members : $9000, Non-Members : $11000

Due to high demand we will be offering 2 Extra full days of Abdominal Ultrasonography!!!


Book NOW Only 8 Places Available!!!


Cost:
Member: HK$4,500.00
per person Per Day.
Non-Member: HK$5,500.00
per person Per Day.

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


2 Day Abdominal Ultrasound Course Outline
Dr Paul Brazzell and Dr Myriam Baranger-Ete

Day One

8:00am-9:00am
Introduction
Physics and Artifacts
Image Optimization

9:15am-10:45am
Slide and Scan Tour of the Abdomen

Tea

11:00am-13:00pm
How to scan-Block one structures
Attendee Scanning-Block One structures

Urinary bladder
Great vessels of caudal abdomen
Medial iliac and hypogastric lymph nodes
Descending colon
Left kidney
Left adrenal
Root of mesentery

13:00pm-14:00pm Lunch Break

Tea

14:15pm-16:30pm
Review of Block One Scanning
How to Scan-Block Two Structure
Attendee Scanning-Block Two Structures

Spleen
Stomach
Root of the Mesentery
Left Limb of the Pancreas


Day Two

8:00am-10:00pm
Review of Block Two Scanning
How to Scan-Block Three Structures
Attendee Scanning-Block Three Structures

Right Kidney
Right Adrenal Gland
Duodenum
Right Limb of Pancreas
Ileocoecal Colic Junction

Tea

10:15am-12:15pm
Review of Block Three Scanning
How to Scan-Block Four Structures
Attendee Scanning Block Four Structures

Liver
Porta Hepatis
Intra-abdominal lymph nodes
Grid Scan
AFAST and TFAST Demonstration

12:15pm-13:15pm Lunch Break

13:15pm-16:30pm

Free Scanning for all attendees


Lecturers Biography


Dr. Paul A. Brazzell, DVM

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 has hosted multiple ultrasound rounds on VIN and provides in-hospital and seminar- based abdominal and cardiac ultrasound education to the veterinarians of Canada, the United States, Ireland and Asia. Dr. Brazzell, together with Dr. Myriam Baranger Ete, recently founded the Hong Kong Veterinary Mobile Ultrasound Service.



Dr. Myriam Baranger-Ete

Dr. Myriam Baranger-Ete graduated from Maisons-Alfort Paris National Veterinary University in 1998.

She Then studied one year in Canada, in the equine hospital of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Saint-Hyacinthe, University of Montreal. Here, she successfully completed her thesis with honors in equine locomotor pathology and diagnostic ultrasound in 1999 with Dr. J.M Denoix.

A move to Hong Kong in 1999 brought her back to Canine and Feline Medicine and she has been working Small Animal Practice since then.

During this time, Dr. Baranger-Ete also found the time to complete the Distance Education Sonology Course with the Post-Graduation Foundation of the University of Sydney in 2008. She is currently finishing a European Master of Small Veterinary Medicine with the ESAVS (European School for Advanced Veterinary Studies): focusing on Internal Medicine, studying with Utrecht University.

Through out the past three years, Dr. Baranger-Ete has worked alongside Dr. Paul Brazzell, gaining valuable and extensive experience in small animal abdominal and cardiac ultrasound.

In 2013, she and Dr. Brazzell created and launched Hong Kong Mobile Veterinary Ultrasound Service.

Myriam also enjoys her time teaching other veterinarians ultrasound techniques while assisting Dr Brazzell in Asia seminars.


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

For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk

Map please click here


Proudly sponsored by:

Saturday 31st May 2014 1 Day Echocardiography Ultrasound Training Program

Venue : Chinese University Animal House

Time : 8:30 am to 5:00pm (Total 1 Full Days - Cardiac Ultrasound)

Speaker : Dr. Paul A. Brazzell and Dr. Myriam Baranger-Ete

Cost :
   Including lunch and coffee breaks - Members : $4500, Non-Members : $5500

Book NOW or Miss Out!! 
Only 2 Places Available!!!

Due to high demand we will be offering 1 Extra full day of Cardiac Ultrasound!!!


Cost:
Member: HK$4,500.00
per person Per Day.
Non-Member: HK$5,500.00
per person Per Day.

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


1 Day Echocardiography Course Outline
Dr Paul Brazzell and Dr Myriam Baranger-Ete

08:30am to 10:30am
Introduction, basic physics and artifacts

Right parasternal inflow/outflow tract view
Four Chamber view
Right parasternal long axis oblique pulmonary artery
Short axis LA/AO
Short axis PA:AO
Short axis high basilar

10:30am-10:45am Tea Break

10:45am to 13:00pm
Scanning form right parasternal

13:00pm to 14:00pm Lunch

14:00pm to 15:30pm
M-mode measurement of the left ventricle
M-mode and 2D measurement of the left atrium and aorta

15:30pm to 15:45pm tea Break

15:45pm to 17:00pm

Scanning from right parasternal


Lecturers Biography


Dr. Paul A. Brazzell, DVM

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 has hosted multiple ultrasound rounds on VIN and provides in-hospital and seminar- based abdominal and cardiac ultrasound education to the veterinarians of Canada, the United States, Ireland and Asia. Dr. Brazzell, together with Dr. Myriam Baranger Ete, recently founded the Hong Kong Veterinary Mobile Ultrasound Service.



Dr. Myriam Baranger-Ete

Dr. Myriam Baranger-Ete graduated from Maisons-Alfort Paris National Veterinary University in 1998.

She Then studied one year in Canada, in the equine hospital of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Saint-Hyacinthe, University of Montreal. Here, she successfully completed her thesis with honors in equine locomotor pathology and diagnostic ultrasound in 1999 with Dr. J.M Denoix.

A move to Hong Kong in 1999 brought her back to Canine and Feline Medicine and she has been working Small Animal Practice since then.

During this time, Dr. Baranger-Ete also found the time to complete the Distance Education Sonology Course with the Post-Graduation Foundation of the University of Sydney in 2008. She is currently finishing a European Master of Small Veterinary Medicine with the ESAVS (European School for Advanced Veterinary Studies): focusing on Internal Medicine, studying with Utrecht University.

Through out the past three years, Dr. Baranger-Ete has worked alongside Dr. Paul Brazzell, gaining valuable and extensive experience in small animal abdominal and cardiac ultrasound.

In 2013, she and Dr. Brazzell created and launched Hong Kong Mobile Veterinary Ultrasound Service.

Myriam also enjoys her time teaching other veterinarians ultrasound techniques while assisting Dr Brazzell in Asia seminars.


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

For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk

Map please click here


Proudly sponsored by:

Monday 26th to Friday 30th May 2014 Five Day Veterinary Ultrasound Training Program

Venue : Chinese University Animal House

Time : 08:30 am to 5:00pm (Total 5 Full Days)

Speaker : Dr. Paul A. Brazzell and Dr. Myriam Baranger-Ete

Cost :
   Including lunch and coffee breaks - Members : $22500, Non-Members : $27500

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

Cost:
Member: HK$4500.00 per person Per Day.
Non-Member: HK$5500.00 per person Per Day.


We are proud to present another stunning event by Dr Paul Brazzell and Dr Myriam Baranger-Ete

Day 1,2,3 Abdominal Ultrasound
Day 4,5 Cardiac Ultrasound

5 Day Ultrasound Course Outline

Dr Paul Brazzell and Dr Myriam Baranger-Ete

Miscellaneous:
Day 1

Physics and artifacts review
Knobology Review

Abdominal Scanning Sessions:
Day 1

Lower urinary tract, great vessels of caudal abdomen, medial iliac lymph nodes
Left and right kidney
Left and right adrenal gland
Spleen
Liver and gall bladder
Gastrointestinal tract
Pancreas-left limb, right limb, body
Intra-abdominal lymph nodes
Peritoneum, mesentery and omentum
Reproductive system

Abdominal Pathology Sessions:
Day 2

Liver ultrasound pathology
Spleen ultrasound pathology
Urinary tract ultrasound pathology
Adrenal gland ultrasound pathology
Lymph node ultrasound pathology
Gastrointestinal tract ultrasound pathology
Pancreas ultrasound pathology
Peritoneum, mesentery, omentum
Reproductive tract pathology

Pathology:
Day 3

Review of ultrasound guided fine needle aspirate technique
Review of ultrasound guided tru-cut biopsies
Cytology versus histopathology and a review of the advantages and disadvantages
Review of peritoneal and pleural effusions

Cardiac Scanning Sessions 2D:
Day 4

Right parasternal inflow-outflow tract
Right parasternal four chamber view
Right parasternal long axis oblique pulmonary artery
Short axis LA/AO (low basilar)
Short axis PA: AO
Short axis high basilar
Left parasternal apical view (left caudal)
Left parasternal cranial view-long axis and short axis
Assessment for pericardial effusion
Assessment for heart base tumour and right auricular masses
Non-cardiac thoracic scanning techniques
M-mode measurement of the left ventricle
M-mode and 2d measurement of left atrium and aorta
FS cross sectional area
EPSS

Cardiac Scanning Sessions CFM, PW and CW:
Day 5

Right parasternal MV, AO, TV CFM, PW, CW
Right parasternal mid-ventricular turbulence assessment
Right parasternal evaluation of MV for systolic anterior motion
Right parasternal PA-DRVOTO, AT:RVET, CFM and CW
Left apical trans-mitral inflow, MV CFM, CW dP/dT, LVOT CFM and CW, IVRT, E:IVRT
Left cranial short axis TV CFM and CW, LAA PW, PA CFM, CW

Common Echocardiographic Abnormalities of the Cat and Dog:
Day 5

Dilative cardiomyopathy in the cat and dog
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in the cat
Unclassified cardiomyopathy in the cat
Chronic Canine Valvular Heart Disease
Pericardial effusion
Common congenital heart defects in the cat and the dog

Thyro-Parathyroid Scanning and
Non-Cardiac Thoracic Scanning


Speakers Biography


Dr. Paul A. Brazzell, DVM

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 has hosted multiple ultrasound rounds on VIN and provides in-hospital and seminar- based abdominal and cardiac ultrasound education to the veterinarians of Canada, the United States, Ireland and Asia. Dr. Brazzell, together with Dr. Myriam Baranger Ete, recently founded the Hong Kong Veterinary Mobile Ultrasound Service.



Dr. Myriam Baranger-Ete

Dr. Myriam Baranger-Ete graduated from Maisons-Alfort Paris National Veterinary University in 1998.

She Then studied one year in Canada, in the equine hospital of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Saint-Hyacinthe, University of Montreal. Here, she successfully completed her thesis with honors in equine locomotor pathology and diagnostic ultrasound in 1999 with Dr. J.M Denoix.

A move to Hong Kong in 1999 brought her back to Canine and Feline Medicine and she has been working Small Animal Practice since then.

During this time, Dr. Baranger-Ete also found the time to complete the Distance Education Sonology Course with the Post-Graduation Foundation of the University of Sydney in 2008. She is currently finishing a European Master of Small Veterinary Medicine with the ESAVS (European School for Advanced Veterinary Studies): focusing on Internal Medicine, studying with Utrecht University.

Through out the past three years, Dr. Baranger-Ete has worked alongside Dr. Paul Brazzell, gaining valuable and extensive experience in small animal abdominal and cardiac ultrasound.

In 2013, she and Dr. Brazzell created and launched Hong Kong Mobile Veterinary Ultrasound Service.

Myriam also enjoys her time teaching other veterinarians ultrasound techniques while assisting Dr Brazzell in Asia seminars.


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

For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk

Map please click here


Proudly sponsored by:

Wednesday 21st May 2014 What Does a Positive Test Mean and Current Pitfalls of In-House Testing

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

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

Speaker : Dr. Sue Foster

Cost :
   Include Dinner - Members : $280, Non-Members : $380
   Non-paid - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

We are proud to present another seminar by Dr Sue Foster BVSc MVetClinStud FANZCVS

  • What does a positive test mean? Using FIV and FeLV as examples, this lecture provides a framework for assessing a positive or negative test of ny type, biochemical, serological, haematologic.
  • Pitfalls of In-House and Laboratory Testing: a detailed analysis of in-house and laboratory haematology and biochemistry so that you can get the most out of your in- laboratory work and avoid some of the pitfalls.



Speakers Biography

Dr. Sue Foster BVSc MVetClinStud FANZCVS
Vetnostics, 60 Waterloo Rd, North Ryde, Sydney 2113 Adjunct Senior Lecturer in Small Animal Medicine, Murdoch University, WA 6150

Sue is Fellow of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists and a registered specialist in feline medicine. However, her interests span many areas of small animal medicine in both cats and dogs. Sue worked in private mixed practice before doing specialist training and a Masters in Veterinary Clinical Studies (on adrenal function in dogs) at the University of Sydney (1995-1999). She has lectured at Murdoch University (2000-2003) and also at the University of Sydney (2004). Sue has numerous papers in peer-reviewed journals and has also contributed to chapters in medicine and infectious disease textbooks. She has presented scientific papers both nationally and internationally and regularly contributes to continuing education seminars and conferences.

Sue lives in Western Australia and is currently an Adjunct Senior Lecturer in Small Animal Medicine at Murdoch University (Western Australia) and a small animal medical consultant for Vetnostics (Sydney). She is also the spokesperson for Vets Against Live Export (VALE).


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

For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk


Thursday 15th May 2014 Introduction to Companion Avian Medicine, Emergency and Critical Care of Avian Patients

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

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

Speaker : Dr Laurel A. Degernes

Cost :
   Include Dinner - Members : $280, Non-Members : $380
   Non-paid - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

We are proud to present another seminar by Dr Laurel A. Degernes,
DVM, MPH, Dipl. ABVP (Avian Practice)

Introduction to Companion Avian Medicine
How do companion avian patients compare and contrast with traditional small animal patients such as dogs and cats? This presentation will introduce the rewards and challenges of working with these unique patients, typically parrots and passerines. The presentation will focus on common presenting problems, handling and examination, routine diagnostic and treatment procedures, and basic equipment needed to work with these extraordinary patients in your practice.

Emergency and critical care of avian patients
Avian emergency presentations can range from non-specific "sick bird symptoms", infectious diseases, trauma, respiratory distress, heavy metal or inhalation toxicosis, and reproductive emergencies (i.e., egg binding, prolapsed oviduct, yolk peritonitis, etc.). It is important to identify and correct underlying physiologic and pathologic problems quickly in these critical patients. Often, a generic approach to supportive care and antimicrobial therapy is used until a specific diagnosis is made. This presentation will review common emergency presentations and diagnostic and treatment approaches to managing these critical avian patients in your practice.


Speakers Biography
Dr. Laurel A. Degernes, DVM, MPH, Dipl. ABVP

(Avian Practice)


Associate Professor of Avian Medicine
College of Veterinary Medicine,
North Carolina State University Raleigh,
North Carolina, USA


Education

  • 2005 – Masters of Public Health (Epidemiology), University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
  • 1992 - Residency in Exotic and Wild Avian Medicine, NCSU, Raleigh, NC
  • 1986 – Internship in Raptor Medicine & Surgery, The Raptor Center at University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN
  • 1981 – DVM, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN
  • 1979 – BS (Veterinary Science), University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN
  • 1976 – BA (Biology & Chemistry), University of Minnesota, Morris, MN


Board Certification

American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (Avian Practice) – 1993, re certified in 2002, 2011

Professional Positions

  • 2010-present: Assistant Department Head, Multi-Species Medicine Section, Dept. of Clinical Sciences, NCSU-CVM, Raleigh, NC
  • 1999-present: Associate Professor, Avian Medicine, NCSU-CVM, Raleigh, NC
  • 1993-99: Assistant Professor, Companion & Wild Avian Medicine, NCSU-CVM, Raleigh, NC
  • 1992-93: Clinical Instructor, NCSU-CVM, Raleigh, NC
  • 1986-90: Staff Veterinarian, The Raptor Center, University of Minnesota CVM, St. Paul, MN
  • 1985: Small Animal Veterinary Associate, White Bear Lake, MN
  • 1981-84: Mixed Animal Veterinary Associate (large & small animals), Mora, MN


Professional Interests

I have specialized in avian medicine since 1985, with particular interest and expertise in parrot, raptor, and waterfowl medicine and surgery.

Biography – Dr Laurel A. Degernes, DVM, MPH, Diplomate ABVP (Avian Practice)
Dr. Laurel Degernes is an Associate Professor in Avian Medicine at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA. She has focused her training and clinical interests in avian medicine and surgery since 1985, and has particular interests in parrots, raptors, and waterfowl species. After graduation with her DVM from the University of Minnesota, she worked in large and small animal practices for four years. She then switched her career toward avian medicine with an internship in raptor medicine at The Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota, followed by another four years as staff veterinarian at The Raptor Center. She then completed a two year residency in companion avian medicine at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC, where she developed her expertise in parrot medicine. Following the residency, she joined the faculty at NCSU in 1992. She is board certified in avian practice through the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners, and earned a Masters of Public Health degree during a sabbatical leave in 2005. Her special research and clinical interests include anesthesia, emergency and critical care medicine, toxicology, orthopedics, and wildlife epidemiology.


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

For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk


Proudly sponsored by :

Thursday 8th May 2014 Feline Idiopathic Cystitis - Latest Developments and Treatment Concepts

Venue : YMCA, 41 Salisbury Road Tsim Sha Tsui

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

Speaker : Dr. Larry G. Adams

Cost :
   Include Dinner - Members : $380, Non-Members : $480
   Non-Paid - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

We are proud to present a seminar by Dr Larry G. Adams
D.V.M., Ph.D, Diplomate ACVIM (SAIM)

From basic understanding of Feline Idiopathic Cystitis to extensive consideration of management plus prevention, Dr. Adams share many different approaches toward this frustrating disease and bring you, cats and owners a line of hope to achieve success. A must learning episode for you involved in feline medicine.


Speaker's Biography

Larry G. Adams, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Diplomate ACVIM (SAIM)

Professor, Small Animal Internal Medicine

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

Education

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


Certification

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

Areas of Interest

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

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

For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk


Proudly sponsored by :

Wednesday 30th April 2014 HKVA AGM 2014 and Round Table Talk of Veterinary Specialists

Venue : YMCA, 41 Salisbury Road Tsim Sha Tsui

Time : 7:00~10:30 pm

Speaker : Dr. Alane Cahalane, Dr. Steven McOrist, Dr Saskia Quante

Cost :
   Registration fee (for Member only) - Members : $0, Non-Members : $

Dear Members,

I am writing to inform you that the annual general meeting will be held on Wednesday, 30th April, 2014 at the YMCA, Tsim Sha Tsui. This year we plan to incorporate our AGM with an interactive CPD session with experts in three specific fields.

Meeting will be for members only and will commence at 8pm while full dinner buffet will be served from 7.00pm onwards. This is a non-election year and the executive committee will present the work that has been done prior to the CPD session. We sincerely hope to see you coming to this meeting to support your association.

AGM Schedule
7:00 ~ 8:00 pm : Registration & Buffet Dinner (New Menu!!!)
8:00 ~ 9:00 pm : AGM
9:00 ~ 10:30 pm : Round Table Talk of Veterinary Specialists

FREE Online registration for members on or before 23:45pm Tuesday 29th April at www.hkva.org

Please forward all enquiries to
secretariat@medcom.com.hk

Regards,
Tom Mangan
HKVA President


Speakers Biography

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 DVM, Diplomate ACVIM (Small Animals)
Dr Saskia Quante graduated from "Freie Universitaet" in Berlin/Germany in 2002. Her career started in a mixed practice where she enjoyed all aspects of veterinary medicine. She continued working for 2 years in a busy clinic for small animals managing surgical & medical cases in South Wales/England. Following her passion for Internal Medicine she continued training at the Vetsuisse Faculty of the University of Zurich/Switzerland. She successfully completed another four years of intense practical training including a one-year internship and three years of residency according to the strict guidelines of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine for Small Animals (ACVIM-SA). Dr Saskia received the specialist title "Diplomate of the ACVIM" in 2010. Her clinical research study "Urinary catecholamines & metanephrines in dogs with hyperadrenocorticism, pheochromocytoma and healthy dogs" received the Oxford Laboratories Award in 2011. She published several case studies and was involved in research projects. After her residency she has been working in referral clinics in Singapore and Hong Kong. She offers first opinion and referral service and is always happy to support colleagues with their case managements. She joined Soares Avenue, Paws & Claws Veterinary Clinic in September 2012 and has been working there since. Privately Dr Saskia enjoys everything Hong Kong has to offer with her husband and little son.


Proudly sponsored by:

Thursday 24th April 2014 Challenging Hematologic Disorders

Venue : YMCA, 41 Salisbury Road Tsim Sha Tsui

Time : Registration & Buffet Dinner(New Menu!!!):
7:00 ~ 8:00 pm, Lecture: 8:00~10:30 pm

Speaker : Dr. Linda Lee Werner

Cost :
   Include Dinner - Members : $380, Non-Members : $480
   Non-paid - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

Advance Blood Evaluation and Ancillary Testing for Unusual Anemias, Pancytopenia, Hemic Neoplasia and the Bleeding Patient

We are proud to present another seminar by Dr. Linda Lee Werner


Speakers Biography

Dr. Linda Lee Werner,
DVM, Ph.D., dACVIM, dACVP (Speciality Clinical Pathology)

Current Position:
Clinical Pathologist, West Sacramento, CA

Area(s) of Interest:
hematology, cytology, immunology, laboratory medicine

After receiving her DVM from The Ohio State University in 1974, Dr. Werner completed an internship at the Animal Medical Center in New York City and an internal medicine residency at the University of California, Davis (UCD). She was director of the clinical immunology laboratory at the University of Florida until 1985, when she returned to UCD to pursue a PhD in comparative pathology, joining the UCD veterinary pathology department in 1990 and IDEXX in 1996. Dr. Werner is board-certified in clinical pathology by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists and by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. She has authored more than 60 publications, presented a number of research abstracts and been invited to lecture on topics including clinical immunology, retroviral immunology and hematology.


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

For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk


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Sunday 6th April 2014 "Dealing with Emergencies, How to Apply Dressings, Physiotherapy following Surgery"

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

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

Speaker : Professor Philip Anthony Moses

Cost :
   Include Dinner - Members : $200, Non-Members : $200

HK$200 for all Veterinary Nurses and Veterinary Assistants applies for on-line registrations received by 11:30pm 4th April 2014.

We are proud to present another Nurse seminar by Professor Philip A Moses
BVSc, MRCVS, Cert SAO, MACVSc, FACVS, CMAVA


Speakers Biography

Professor Philip Anthony Moses
BVSc, MRCVS, Cert SAO, MANZCVS, FANZCVS, CMAVA, Member 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 Associate Professor with the University of Queensland. Surgical interests include urinary tract, vascular, neurological and orthopaedic surgery. Areas of current research include optimising recovery from spinal surgery, brachycephalic surgery and use of coils for attenuation of intrahepatic portosystemic shunts. 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 several 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.


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

For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk


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Friday 4th April 2014 "Advancements in Wound Healing and Reconstructive Surgery"

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

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

Speaker : Professor Philip Anthony Moses

Cost :
   Include Dinner - Members : $280, Non-Members : $380
   Non-Paid - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

We are proud to present another Vet seminar by Professor Philip A Moses
BVSc, MRCVS, Cert SAO, MACVSc, FACVS, CMAVA


WOUND HEALING AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY
Professor Philip A Moses
BVSc, MRCVS, Cert SAO, MACVSc, FACVS, CMAVA
Specialist Small Animal Surgeon
Veterinary Specialist Services
Underwood and Gold Coast
Australia
©VSS 2014

Professor Moses will present a series of lectures discussing wound healing and reconstructive surgery. The first hour will examine the phases of wound healing. We will examine inflammation and debridement, repair and remodeling phases of wound healing and also examine how our wound management and the local environment effects wound healing. As clinicians we are able to influence the outcome of wound healing in our patients. We will discuss the formation and promotion of healthy granulation tissue and the value of this tissue to the healing process. Finally we will examine the recent advances in wound healing and particularly how a moist wound environment promotes healing.

The second and third hours will examine the various techniques used in reconstructive surgery. The various methods of closure will be examined. Primary and delayed wound closure as well as simple and advanced reconstructive techniques will be examined. Use of axial pattern flaps and avoiding the problems that may occur with these techniques will be discussed. The use of some novel techniques developed by Professor Moses is also discussed. This part of the presentation will be case based and focus on getting the best result from some very difficult situations.


Speakers Biography

Professor Philip Anthony Moses
BVSc, MRCVS, Cert SAO, MANZCVS, FANZCVS, CMAVA, Member 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 Associate Professor with the University of Queensland. Surgical interests include urinary tract, vascular, neurological and orthopaedic surgery. Areas of current research include optimising recovery from spinal surgery, brachycephalic surgery and use of coils for attenuation of intrahepatic portosystemic shunts. 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 several 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.


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

For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk


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Tuesday 1st April 2014 (Combination with seminar of March 31) Why Won't my Pathologist give me a Straight Answer?

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

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

Speaker : Dr Jennifer L. Brazzell

Cost :
   Include Dinner - Members : $280, Non-Members : $380

We are proud to present another seminar by Dr Jennifer L. Brazzell


Speakers 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.


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

For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk


 

Monday 31st March 2014 All you need to know about Anaplasma phagocytophilum and Why Won't my Pathologist give me a Straight Answer?


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

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

Speaker : Dr Jennifer L. Brazzell

Cost :
   Include Dinner - Members : $280, Non-Members : $380
   Non-paid - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

We are proud to present a seminar by Dr Jennifer L. Brazzell


Speakers 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.


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

For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk


 

Monday 24th March 2014 Whats New In Vet Surgery? : Keeping Up To Date In 2014

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

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

Speaker : Dr. Jonathan P. Speelman

Cost :
   Include Dinner - Members : $280, Non-Members : $380
   Non paid - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

We are proud to present a seminar by Dr Jonathan P. Speelman BSc, BVMS, MACVSc (Small Animal Surgery), MRCVS, ACVS Resident

Speakers Biography

Speakers Biography Dr. Jonathan P. Speelman
BSc, BVMS, MRCVS, MANZCVS (Small Animal Surgery) ACVS Resident.

Dr. Speelman has worked in Hong Kong for nearly 14 years, based at PAVC. During the last 3 years he has undergone a residency based training through the American College of Veterinary Surgery, working closely with mentor, Dr. Alane Cahalane. The residency involves strict requirements for case numbers in all general surgical categories including: orthopaedics, neurology, soft tissue surgery, minimally invasive surgery and oncologic surgery.

The residency requires primary authorship publication in an internationally recognized peer-reviewed surgery journal, which was completed in 2013.

As well as being directly supervised by a program director, credentialing requires spending a total of five months with other specialists, including three months with other surgeons, and two months with diagnostic imaging, anaesthesia, internal medicine and pathology boarded specialists.

Jonathan has travelled to the USA and Australia to fulfill these requirements spending time with some of the leaders and innovators in veterinary surgery around the world. The formal residency will be completed in May 2014.

Jonathan is currently pursuing other research in orthopaedics in Hong Kong, and takes referral orthopaedic, soft tissue, neurology and oncologic surgery cases through PAVC.

He enjoys cycling in various forms, and music of all forms.


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

For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk


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Friday 24th January 2014 Invitation to 'Drinks and Canapés' from the Young Solicitor's Group

Venue : The Law Society Clubhouse, 3/F, Wing On House, 71 Des Voeux Road, Central

Time : 7:15pm to 9:45pm

Cost :
   Member only - Members : $140, Non-Members : $
   Member with one guest - Members : $280, Non-Members : $

The Young Solicitors' Group (YSG) of the Law Society of Hong Kong cordially invite you, the members of the HKVA, to a drinks and canapés night on the 24th January, 2014.  Each HKVA member is allowed to bring one non-member. The cost for each person is HK$140.00 and will cover two drinks and a selection of canapés.

Please register and pay online in the normal fashion, money will NOT be accepted on the night and registrations will close on the evening of the 21st January.  The event will start at 7.15pm, however the later you arrive the faster you will need to drink.

Date:    Friday, 24 January 2014. 7.15pm to 9.45pm

Venue: The Law Society Clubhouse, 3/F, Wing On House, 71 Des Voeux Road, Central, Hong Kong

Cost:   HK$140.00 per person

Dress:  Informal

Please direct enquiries to
secretariat@medcom.com.hk

Regards,
Tom Mangan

HKVA President