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2015
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Tuesday 8th December 2015 Hematology Day 2

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

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

Speaker : Professor Urs Giger

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

We are proud to present a seminar by Prof Urs Giger
Prof. Dr. med. vet., MS, FVH
Dipl. ACVIM & ECVIM (Internal Medicine)
Dipl. ECVCP (Clinical Pathology)

Dec 8th, 2015 - Night 2

The presentation will be illustrated with case material and is in part interactive with audience participation.

Canine Transfusion Medicine

Transfusion therapy is critical in severely anemic and bleeding patients. Practical blood compatibility tests and careful blood donor and product selection are important to provide safe blood transfusions. New information and tools have emerged to improve blood compatibility in clinical practice. Finally, special considerations regarding the administration blood and its monitoring are reviewed. Practical aspects of blood component selection, blood donor selection, blood collection, blood products, blood typing/crossmatching, and blood administration will be presented and illustrated with cases.

Objectives: identify indications for transfusions; understand the blood compatibility needs and tools; recognize the need for careful blood donor selection; select appropriate blood product and amount; be able to safely transfusion and monitor them.

Feline Anemias and Transfusions

Anemia is an extremely common clinical problem in cats and is associated with many different conditions, many very different from those in dogs. Bleeding disorders are less common than in dogs, but may frequently complicate hepatic disorders. Hemolysis has many different causes in cats, but is rarely caused by IMHA. Non-regenerative anemias are most common. The approach to anemias will covered and illustrated with case examples. Moreover, specific treatments including transfusion therapy will be addressed.

Objectives: recognize different types of anemias, identify appropriate routine and special diagnostics to assess severity and cause; recognize general concepts of therapies in cats and special considerations and therapeutics.


Speaker's Biography

Urs Giger received his veterinary degree from the University of Zürich, Switzerland, where he also pursued his thesis on the surgical repair of hip dysplasia, initial clinical training in small animal medicine and surgery and research postgraduate work. After moving to the United States, he completed a residency in small animal internal medicine at the University of Florida and then joined the faculty of the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia where he has the endowed Charlotte Newton Sheppard Professor of Medicine chair. He has a secondary professorship in small animal internal medicine at the University of Zürich as well as professor of hematology at the Medical School University of Pennsylvania. He is a diplomate of the American and European College of the Veterinary Internal Medicine, as well as a diplomate of the European College of Clinical Pathology. He heads the Pediatrics and Genetics Clinic, and the Metabolic Genetics and the Josephine Deubler Genetic Disease Testing (PennGen) Laboratories. His clinical and research expertise and interests are in hereditary and hematologic disorders and are reflected in over 200 original research publications as well as many more reviews and scientific abstracts. He is also chairing the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) Hereditary Disease Committee. Among other awards, he was the recipient of the 2002 WSAVA International Scientific Lifetime Achievement Award, the 2007 International Bourgelat Award from the BSAVA and the 2015 AVMF/Winn Feline Foundation Excellence in Research Award for outstanding research in feline medicine and is a frequently invited speaker at many national and international conferences.


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

For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk


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Monday 7th December 2015 Hematology Day 1

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

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

Speaker : Professor Urs Giger

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

We are proud to present a seminar by Prof Urs Giger
Prof. Dr. med. vet., MS, FVH
Dipl. ACVIM & ECVIM (Internal Medicine)
Dipl. ECVCP (Clinical Pathology)

Dec 7th, 2015 - Night 1

The presentations will be illustrated with case material and is in part interactive with audience participation.

Bleeding Disorders

Bleeding disorders are a common presentation in dogs and less commonly in cats. Primary and and secondary hemostatic disorders present clinically slightly differently and in-practice and laboratory tests facilitate a specific diagnosis. They may include platelet disorders, von Willebrand disease, coagulopathies and combinations like DIC. This lecture will focus on the clinical diagnostic approach to management of the bleeding animal. There are several point-of-care and reference laboratory tests permitting the separation between primary and secondary hemostatic defects as well as a specific diagnosis. While the emergency management is similar, there are specific drug and transfusion therapies available. Aside local hemostasis, treatment of bleeding disorders depends on the cause, affected hemostatic system, severity and degree of anemia.

Objectives: recognize clinical signs of specific bleeding disorders; utlize various simple hemostatic tests; institute effective treatments for bleeding disorders.

Hemolytic Anemias

While infectious and immune-mediate hemolytic anemias are most feared in dogs, there are many other hemolytic anemias to consider. The characteristic features of hemolysis will be presented. The different hereditary, toxic, infectious, and immune-mediated diseases causing hemolysis will be reviewed. Simple in-practice and laboratory tools to diagnose will be introduced. The varied treatments for hemolytic anemias will be discussed including some of the controversies regarding IMHA.

Objectives: be able to clearly document a hemolytic process in a patient; employ specific diagnostic tools to diagnose IMHA; learn about many other causes of hemolysis; apply most appropriate medical and transfusion support.


Speaker's Biography

Urs Giger received his veterinary degree from the University of Zürich, Switzerland, where he also pursued his thesis on the surgical repair of hip dysplasia, initial clinical training in small animal medicine and surgery and research postgraduate work. After moving to the United States, he completed a residency in small animal internal medicine at the University of Florida and then joined the faculty of the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia where he has the endowed Charlotte Newton Sheppard Professor of Medicine chair. He has a secondary professorship in small animal internal medicine at the University of Zürich as well as professor of hematology at the Medical School University of Pennsylvania. He is a diplomate of the American and European College of the Veterinary Internal Medicine, as well as a diplomate of the European College of Clinical Pathology. He heads the Pediatrics and Genetics Clinic, and the Metabolic Genetics and the Josephine Deubler Genetic Disease Testing (PennGen) Laboratories. His clinical and research expertise and interests are in hereditary and hematologic disorders and are reflected in over 200 original research publications as well as many more reviews and scientific abstracts. He is also chairing the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) Hereditary Disease Committee. Among other awards, he was the recipient of the 2002 WSAVA International Scientific Lifetime Achievement Award, the 2007 International Bourgelat Award from the BSAVA and the 2015 AVMF/Winn Feline Foundation Excellence in Research Award for outstanding research in feline medicine and is a frequently invited speaker at many national and international conferences.


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

For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk


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Thursday 3rd December 2015 APASI Additional Class of Abdominal Ultrasound Level II
(Non-HKVA event, for record only)


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

Additional Class of Abdominal Ultrasound Level I & II on 1-3 Dec

ONLY TWO seats left

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Thursday 3rd December 2015 Cardiology Summit

Venue : Hong Kong Veterinary Imaging Center (HKVIC)

Cost :
   December 3rd (Cardiology Summit) - Members : $15500, Non-Members : $15500

For more details, please contact Infiniti Medical at training@infinitimedical.com


 

Wednesday 2nd December 2015 Interventional Radiology Summit

Venue : Hong Kong Veterinary Imaging Center (HKVIC)

Cost :
   December 2nd (Interventional Radiology Summit) - Members : $18500, Non-Members : $18500

For more details, please contact Infiniti Medical at training@infinitimedical.com


 

Wednesday 2nd - Thursday 3rd December 2015 Interventional Radiology and Cardiology Summit

Venue : Hong Kong Veterinary Imaging Center (HKVIC)

Cost :
   December 2nd (Interventional Radiology Summit) - Members : $18500, Non-Members : $18500
   December 3rd (Cardiology Summit) - Members : $15500, Non-Members : $15500
   December 2nd and 3rd (Interventional Radiology and Cardiology Summit) - Members : $29500, Non-Members : $29500
   December 2nd and 3rd (Interventional Radiology and Cardiology Summit) - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

For more details, please contact Infiniti Medical at training@infinitimedical.com


 

Tuesday 1st - Wednesday 2nd December 2015 APASI Additional Class of Abdominal Ultrasound Level I
(Non-HKVA event, for record only)


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

Additional Class of Abdominal Ultrasound Level I & II on 1-3 Dec

ONLY TWO seats left

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Monday 30th November 2015 APASI Repetition Course for participants of "taster" courses Abdomen & Cardiology
(Non-HKVA event, for record only)


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

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27th November 2015 APASI Ultrasound in small animals: Level II - an abdominal "taster"
(Non-HKVA event, for record only)


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

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Thursday 26th November 2015 Seminar in Veterinary Toxicology

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25th - 26th November 2015 APASI Ultrasound in small animals: Level I - an abdominal "taster"
(Non-HKVA event, for record only)


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

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Monday 23rd - Tuesday 24th November 2015 APASI Echocardiography in small animals: Level I - a "taster" workshop
(Non-HKVA event, for record only)


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

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Wednesday 11th November 2015 Abdominal Exploration: How to do it right

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Friday 6th - Saturday 7th November 2015 APASI Imaging in Veterinary Oncology Course
(Non-HKVA event, for record only)


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

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Wednesday 4th and Thursday 5th November 2015 A Workshop organised by the School of Veterinary Medicine - Critical Care Wet Laboratory

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Wednesday 28th October 2015 Join the Exotics Experts at the Oxbow Animal Health Exotics Symposium!

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Tuesday 27th October 2015 "One Health" MRSA

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Thursday 17th September 2015 Oncology Day 2

Venue : Huthart Room II & President's Room, 3/F South Tower, YMCA

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

Speaker : Dr Philip Bergman

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

We are proud to present a seminar by Dr Philip Bergman
Director of Clinical Studies for VCA

Sept 17th, 2015 - Night 2

Mast Cell Tumors: The Latest and Greatest
Mast cell tumors are extremely common tumors in the dog and are now beginning to be understood as a disease entity in the cat. The diagnostic, prognostic and therapeutic approach to mast cell tumors in dogs and cats will be presented. In addition, the latest in therapeutic and prognostic alternatives will be presented.

Lymphoma - How Do I Treat?
Lymphoma is the most common tumor of the cat, and one of the most common tumors in the dog. The diagnostic, prognostic and therapeutic approach to this tumor will be discussed. Particular emphasis will be placed on the various treatment protocols available, as well as options for rescue chemotherapy in dogs and cats.


Speaker's Biography

Dr. Bergman is the Director of Clinical Studies for VCA. He is the principal veterinary investigator for the recently fully licensed canine melanoma vaccine (Oncept). Dr. Bergman is an adjunct faculty member of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Prior to Dr. Bergman joining VCA, he served as the Chief Medical Officer for BrightHeart Veterinary Centers from July 2007 to August 2011; from 1999 - June 2007 he was the head of the Donaldson-Atwood Cancer Center at AMC. After finishing veterinary school from Colorado State in 1990, he was an intern at Kansas State (90-91) and returned to CSU for his medical oncology residency (91-94) and then completed a PhD Fellowship in human cancer biology from the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston (94-99). He was previously Chair of the ACVIM Board of Regents and President of the Veterinary Cancer Society.


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

For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk


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Wednesday 16th September 2015 Oncology Day 1

Venue : Huthart Room II & President's Room, 3/F South Tower, YMCA

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

Speaker : Dr Philip Bergman

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

We are proud to present a seminar by Dr Philip Bergman
Director of Clinical Studies for VCA

Sept 16th, 2015 - Night 1

Top 10 Recent Advances in Veterinary Oncology
Many clients with pets expect the same level of care from their veterinarians as they expect for themselves from their physician. This is especially true for clients with pets, which have cancer. In order to provide this level of care, one must understand and employ the recent advances in medical, surgical and radiation oncology that will be presented in this discussion.

Gaining on Pain - An Oncologist's Approach
The majority of human patients with advanced cancer experience pain. Veterinary patients with cancer are also highly likely to experience pain, but as veterinarians it may be harder to determine which of our patients are in pain and further how severe is that pain. In this lecture we will discuss the different histologic types of cancer commonly associated with pain as well as discuss a variety of analgesics available followed by some actual veterinary cancer cases.


Speaker's Biography

Dr. Bergman is the Director of Clinical Studies for VCA. He is the principal veterinary investigator for the recently fully licensed canine melanoma vaccine (Oncept). Dr. Bergman is an adjunct faculty member of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Prior to Dr. Bergman joining VCA, he served as the Chief Medical Officer for BrightHeart Veterinary Centers from July 2007 to August 2011; from 1999 - June 2007 he was the head of the Donaldson-Atwood Cancer Center at AMC. After finishing veterinary school from Colorado State in 1990, he was an intern at Kansas State (90-91) and returned to CSU for his medical oncology residency (91-94) and then completed a PhD Fellowship in human cancer biology from the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston (94-99). He was previously Chair of the ACVIM Board of Regents and President of the Veterinary Cancer Society.


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

For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk


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Monday 31st August 2015 Seminar on Animal Health economics

Venue : B5-308, Blue Zone, Academic 1, City University of Hong Kong

Time : 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Speaker : Professor Tim Carpenter

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Friday 21st August 2015 Veterinary Nurse and Technician Seminar

Venue : Huthart Room 2 & Presidents Room, 3/F South Tower, YMCA

Time : 8:30am ~ 5:00pm

Speaker : Prof Philip Anthony Moses and Ms. Anita Parkin

Cost :
   Seminar and Workshop (Time : 8:30am ~ 5:00pm) - Members : $950, Non-Members : $950

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Prof Philip Moses 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's Biography

AVN Dip (Surg, ECC) VTS (Anes), CVPP, TAE
Specialist Small Animal Surgeon
Veterinary Specialist Services
Underwood and Gold Coast
Australia
© VSS 2015

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).

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


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Thursday 20th August 2015 Webinar: Simple nutritional solution for common concurrent conditions in dogs and cats

Speaker : Dr. Todd Towell

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Wednesday 19th August and Thursday 20th August 2015 2 Day Intensive Soft Tissue Surgery Workshop

Venue : Animal House, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

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

Speaker : Professor Philip Anthony Moses

Cost :
   Total 2 day Full Course - Members : $19500, Non-Members : $22000
   Non Paid - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

Limited to 16 participants

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Prof Philip Moses 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


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Tuesday 18th August 2015 Orthopedic Surgery Seminar

Venue : Huthart Room II & President's Room, 3/F South Tower, YMCA

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

Speaker : Professor Philip Anthony Moses

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

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Prof Philip Moses 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


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Monday 17th August 2015 Abdominal Surgery Seminar

Venue : Huthart Room II & President's Room, 3/F South Tower, YMCA

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

Speaker : Professor Philip Anthony Moses

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

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Prof Philip Moses 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


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Sunday 12th July 2015 International Veterinary Nursing Conference 2015

Venue : Hotel Icon, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Hong Kong

Time : 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

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Thursday 25th June, 2015 Mast Cell Tumor & Oral Neoplasm in Dogs and Cats

Venue : Assembly Hall I, 4/F North Tower, YMCA of Hong Kong, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon

Time : Buffet Dinner from 6:30pm, lectures from 7:30-10:00pm

Speaker : Dr Gerald Post

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Wednesday 24th June 2015 Feline Lymphoma & Metronomic Chemotherapy

Venue : Assembly Hall I, 4/F North Tower, YMCA of Hong Kong, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon

Time : Registration from 6:30pm, lectures from 7:30-10:00pm

Speaker : Dr Gerald Post

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Thursday 18th June 2015 Feline Dermatology and Canine Alopecic Diseases

Venue : Huthart Room II & President's Room, 3/F South Tower, YMCA

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

Part 1: Feline Dermatology

This seminar will cover basics of feline skin structure and take an in depth look at the four most common feline reactions patterns, giving a differential diagnostic approach to diagnosing and treating feline allergic diseases. It will also cover some of the more common non-allergic skin diseases that affect cats and treatment options for these diseases.

Part 2: Diagnosing and treating Canine Alopecic Diseases

There are numerous causes of canine alopecia: endocrinopathies, infectious, self-inflicted, immune-mediated and follicular dysplasias are the most common. This seminar will cover the most common causes of alopecia in each of these categories and give an approach to diagnosing and treating these conditions.


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 at hospitals, regional veterinary meetings and recently three seminars for HKVA. Dr Rebekah is a registered specialist with the HK Veterinary Surgeons Board and has been seeing patients in Hong Kong since late 2014. 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


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Wednesday 17th June 2015 GDV & Resuscitation and Ventilation in Small Animals

Venue : Assembly Hall I, 4/F North Tower, YMCA of Hong Kong, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon

Time : Buffet Dinner from 6:30pm, lectures from 7:30-10:00pm

Speaker : Dr James Barr

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Tuesday 16th June 2015 Disseminated intravascular coagulation & Pancreatitis

Venue : Assembly Hall I, 4/F North Tower, YMCA of Hong Kong, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon

Time : Buffet Dinner from 6:30pm, lectures from 7:30-10:00pm

Speaker : Dr James Barr

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Monday 1st and Tuesday 2nd June 2015 Emergency & Critical Care Workshop

Venue : Multi-function Room 8210, 8/F, Academic 3, City University of Hong Kong

Time : 9:00 am to 5:30 pm

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7th-9th May 2015 2 evenings of Internal Medicine Lectures and a Hands-on Endoscopy Lab with a world-class supervisor

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Thursday 7th May 2015 Stress Management Workshop: The Veterinary Profession as an Illustration

Venue : Multi-function Room 8210, 8/F, Academic Building 3, City University of Hong Kong

Time : 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

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29th-30th April 2015 Ultrasound Echo in small animals - Level 1 - a taster workshop
(Non-HKVA event, for record only)


Speaker : By Dr. Susanne Thamke

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


Monday 27th April 2015 How the imaging modalities - CT/MRI can help the general animal clinic in daily practices?
(Non-HKVA event, for record only)


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

We are pleased to announce that Hong Kong Veterinary Imaging Center has been cooperating with Asia Pacific Applied Science Institute for a 1-day radiology course on 27-April 2015 with Prof. Dr. Patrick Kircher. The topic is "How the imaging modalities - CT/MRI can help the general animal clinic in daily practices?".

Dr. Kircher professor, at the University of Zurich since 2009, is currently the Head of Department for Small Animals: Head of Small Animal Surgery and the Head of Section of Diagnostic Imaging of the Vetsuisse Faculty in Zurich / Switzerland. It is honored to have Prof. Dr. Kircher with us to explore the topic on how CT & MRI can help animal clinic in daily practices and especially with sharing cases in clinical setup with follow up and treatments.

As an Veterinary Imaging Service Provider, HKVIC strongly believes Prof. Dr. Kircher's experience and knowledge could be highly valuable to all our existing clients. Therefore, we would like to offer a special discounted price: HK$1,000 (original: HK$2,500) for all existing HKVIC clients to take the course.

Course details with application form has been attached for your reference. Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us at 3579 4988 or by return email.

For more details and registration, please click here.


Monday 27th - Tuesday 28th April 2015 Echocardiography in small animals:- a "taster" workshop
(Non-HKVA event, for record only)


Venue : Hong Kong Veterinary Imaging Center

Speaker : Dr. Susanne Thamke

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


For more details and registration, please click here.


Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th April 2015 Ultrasound Workshop II: Advanced Abdominal/ Interventional/ Orbital/ Musculoskeletal Scanning
(Non-HKVA event, for record only)


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

Just a few seats left


For more details and registration, please click here.


20 & 21 April 2015 Workshop: Advancing Human & Animal Health and Welfare

Venue : Hong Kong Science Museum, 2 Science Museum Road, Tsimshatsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Cost :


Co-organized by Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department and The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies and The Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh, UK

The workshop programme and registration form are attached for your reference.
Please see the links of the location map http://www.map.gov.hk/static/z/en/ZB55Vce9Uu.html
and the GeoInfo Map http://www2.map.gov.hk/gih3/
view/index.jsp
of the Hong Kong Science Museum.
Updated information will be provided later.

If you and/or your staff wish to attend, please complete the registration form or on-line registration at http://goo.gl/forms/UUYgwLt67Y and return to us at iqworkshop@afcd.gov.hk by 2 April 2015.

For enquiries, please contact Dr. Shirley CHUK at 2150 7164 / email: ssychuk@afcd.gov.hk or Dr. Benedict TSANG at 2461 6411 / email: byctsang@afcd.gov.hk

CPD points
20 April 2015: 5 points
21 April 2015: 4.5 points


Workshop Program, please click here.

Registration Form, please click here.


 

Monday 20th - Wednesday 22nd April 2015 Ultrasound Workshop I: Fundamental Abdominal Scanning
(Non-HKVA event, for record only)


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

Just a few seats left


For more details and registration, please click here.


Thursday 16th and Friday 17th April 2015 Course B: Collateral exams in the neurological patient: how to get the correct diagnosis
(Non-HKVA event, for record only)


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


For more details and registration, please click here.


Thursday 16th April 2015 Open Wound Management

Venue : Huthart Room II & President's Room, 3/F South Tower, YMCA

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

Speaker : Dr Jonathan Bray

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

We are proud to present a seminar by
Dr Jonathan Bray
MVSc, CertSAS, MSc(Clin Onc), MACVSc, DiplECVS
Head of Companion Animal Group, Massey University - Veterinary Teaching Hospital

Open Wound Management (Skin surgery (wound management, tumour resection, wound reconstruction, free skin grafts))

Open wound management is often the 'default' setting when presented with a traumatic defect that looks challenging to repair. However, management of the open wound should be an active process with identified goals and decision points. Using case examples, this lecture will outline important elements of wound management, including moist wound healing principles and the role of different dressings, through to options for achieving skin closure including wound contraction and skin grafts.


Speaker's Biography

Jonathan graduated from Massey University, New Zealand in 1988. He gained a Masters degree in Veterinary Science on the Intervertebral Disc in 1994. After a Residency in Soft Tissue Surgery at Cambridge University, UK he became a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons. Jonathan was Head of Soft Tissue Surgery at Davies Veterinary Specialists in the UK for 7 years, before returning to NZ to develop clinical and research activities in oncology. His clinical interests lie in oncology and he completed a Masters degree in Clinical Oncology through Birmingham University in 2013. He has research interests in soft tissue sarcoma, injection-site sarcoma, haemangiosarcoma, endoprosthetics for limb sparing surgery, wound management and airway surgery. Jonathan was appointed Head of the Companion Animal Group at Massey University, New Zealand in 2013.


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

For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk


Proudly sponsored by

Thursday 16th April 2015 Management of obesity and related disorders

Speaker : Dr. Iveta Becvarova

Cost :


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Wednesday 15th April 2015 Abdominal Surgery Seminar

Venue : Huthart Room II & President's Room, 3/F South Tower, YMCA

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

Speaker : Dr Jonathan Bray

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

We are proud to present a seminar by
Dr Jonathan Bray
MVSc, CertSAS, MSc(Clin Onc), MACVSc, DiplECVS
Head of Companion Animal Group, Massey University - Veterinary Teaching Hospital

Abdominal surgery (ex-lap, enterectomy/enterotomy, peritonitis, splenic and liver tumours)

Surgeries on organs contained within the abdominal cavity are amongst some of the most common surgical procedures performed in general practice. This lecture will present some of the important principles of abdominal surgery including top tips for exploratory laparotomy, and a review of techniques for successful bowel surgery, and the management of complications including peritonitis.


Speaker's Biography

Jonathan graduated from Massey University, New Zealand in 1988. He gained a Masters degree in Veterinary Science on the Intervertebral Disc in 1994. After a Residency in Soft Tissue Surgery at Cambridge University, UK he became a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons. Jonathan was Head of Soft Tissue Surgery at Davies Veterinary Specialists in the UK for 7 years, before returning to NZ to develop clinical and research activities in oncology. His clinical interests lie in oncology and he completed a Masters degree in Clinical Oncology through Birmingham University in 2013. He has research interests in soft tissue sarcoma, injection-site sarcoma, haemangiosarcoma, endoprosthetics for limb sparing surgery, wound management and airway surgery. Jonathan was appointed Head of the Companion Animal Group at Massey University, New Zealand in 2013.


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

For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk


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Monday 13th and Tuesday 14th April 2015 Course A: Approach to the neurological patient: from the clinical signs to the diagnosis and first treatment
(Non-HKVA event, for record only)


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


For more details and registration, please click here.


Tuesday 31st March 2015 Where do emerging diseases come from?

Venue : Lecture Room 18, Academic Building 1, City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon Tong

Time : 4:00 ~ 5:30 pm

Speaker : Professor Joe Brownlie

Cost :


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Monday 23rd March 2015 Small Intestinal and Oesophageal Surgery

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

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

Speaker : Professor Philip Anthony Moses

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

HKVA and Veterinary Education Asia Presents:

Professor Philip A Moses
BVSc, MRCVS, Cert SAO, MACVSc, FACVS, CMAVA
Specialist Small Animal Surgeon
Veterinary Specialist Services
Underwood and Gold Coast
Australia
© VSS 2015


The First Part of the Tubular Gastrointestinal Tract

Surgery on the small intestine is the most common intra-abdominal procedure after ovariohysterectomy in small animal practice. There are many indications: foreign bodies - obstructive and linear, enterectomy, enterotomy, interssusception as well as others. This lecture looks at some of the common and uncommon problems we encounter and how to achieve the best results. Several case scenarios are included and discussed.

Oesophageal surgery is uncommonly undertaken in small animal surgery however the basic surgical techniques are the same as for all intestinal surgery. We will look at the unique anatomy of the oesophagus with its segmental blood supply and also the different surgical approaches to the extra and intra thoracic oesophagus. We will also look at techniques for the safe removal of oesophageal foreign bodies and how to avoid post removal complications.


Prof Philip Moses 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 5th March 2015 Cardiology Summit

Venue : Hong Kong Veterinary Imaging Center (HKVIC)

Cost :
   March 5th (Cardiology Summit) - Members : $13500, Non-Members : $13500
   Non-paid - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

For more details, please contact Infiniti Medical at training@infinitimedical.com


 

Wednesday 4th March 2015 Interventional Radiology Summit

Venue : Hong Kong Veterinary Imaging Center (HKVIC)

Cost :
   March 4th (Interventional Radiology Summit) - Members : $16500, Non-Members : $16500

For more details, please contact Infiniti Medical at training@infinitimedical.com


 

Wednesday 4th - Thursday 5th March 2015 Interventional Radiology and Cardiology Summit (dated 4-5 March 2015)

Venue : Hong Kong Veterinary Imaging Center (HKVIC)

Cost :
   March 4th (Interventional Radiology Summit) - Members : $16500, Non-Members : $16500
   March 5th (Cardiology Summit) - Members : $13500, Non-Members : $13500
   Interventional Radiology and Cardiology Summit (4-5 March 2015) - Members : $25500, Non-Members : $25500
   Interventional Radiology and Cardiology Summit (4-5 March 2015) - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

For more details, please contact Infiniti Medical at training@infinitimedical.com


 

Friday 27th February 2015 Echocardiography 101

Venue : SPCA Classroom, 4th Floor, SPCA Animal Hospital, 5 Wan Shing St, Wan Chai

Time : 7:30pm-10:45pm

Cost :


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Thursday 5th February 2015 FIC: The role of diet and stress management

Speaker : Dr. Susan Little

Cost :



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Wednesday 28th January 2015 (Seminar time: 8pm-10:30pm) Veterinary Nurse Dermatology Seminar

Venue : Assembly Hall 1, 4th Floor, North Tower, YMCA, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon

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

Speaker : Dr Rebekah Westermeyer

Cost :
   Included Dinner - Members : $250, Non-Members : $250

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

Understanding and working with Allergic Patients, for Veterinary Nurses
After this seminar veterinary nurses will understand the basis behind the tests and treatments that the vets are prescribing. Clients often ask nurses questions, even outside of the exam time, so this 2-part seminar will give nurses a better understanding of allergies. Then they can more effectively assist the vets in their practice and increase client understanding and compliance with tests and treatment.

Part 1: This seminar will cover basic concepts about allergies in veterinary patients, including why allergies cause skin and ear problems in cats and dogs, why infections occur, why treating the infections is so important and how to find those infections.

Part 2: The second half of this seminar will give an overview of treatment options for patients with allergic diseases including the most commonly prescribed medications, effective use of topical therapies and allergy testing and desensitization.


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

Tuesday 27th January 2015 Veterinary Dermatology Seminar

Venue : Assembly Hall 1, 4th Floor, North Tower, YMCA, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon

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

Cutaneous Manifestations of Systemic Diseases
Many internal diseases can also have distinct and sometimes pathognomonic skin signs that will help with diagnosis, prognosis and treatment. This lecture will cover some of the most common systemic diseases that present with cutaneous signs in dogs and cats, including infections, neoplasias and autoimmune conditions.

A closer look at Allergens, Allergy testing and Desensitization
This seminar will look more closely at the most common allergens, why these allergens are particularly allergenic and how testing and desensitization can be useful for patients. Some strategies for decreasing or limiting exposure to allergens like house dust mites will also be discussed.


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

Wednesday 21st January 2015 PAVC Vet Seminar (Day 2)

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

Time : 7:00 ~ 10:15 pm

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


Please click here to see for the Speakers' Biography and Registration Form


 

Monday 19th January 2015 PAVC Vet Seminar (Day 1)

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

Time : 7:00 ~ 10:15 pm

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


Please click here to see for the Speakers' Biography and Registration Form


 

Sunday 18th January 2015 ABDOMINAL ULTRASOUND 101 Workshop

Venue : SPCA Classroom, 4th Floor, SPCA Animal Hospital, 5 Wan Shing St, Wan Chai

Cost :
   ABDOMINAL ULTRASOUND 101 Workshop - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

Organized by: SPCA


 

Friday 16th January 2015 ABDOMINAL ULTRASOUND 101 Lecture

Venue : SPCA Classroom, 4th Floor, SPCA Animal Hospital, 5 Wan Shing St, Wan Chai

Time : 7:30 ~ 10:45 pm

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

For more details, please click here.