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2016
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Tuesday 13th December 2016 Non-Vascular Interventional Radiology Summit

Venue : Salisbury Hotel, Hong Kong

Time : 9am - 5pm

Speaker : Dr. Nick Berryessa

Cost :
   Non-Vascular Interventional Radiology Summit - Members : $7900, Non-Members : $7900
   Non-Vascular Interventional Radiology Summit - Members : $7500, Non-Members : $7500

***Discounts available for bookings of two or more registrants, please send email at training@infinitimedical.com for more details

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Wednesday 7th December 2016 Eleven metre baleen whale species not recognised until the end of the 20th century

Speaker : Dr Tadasu Yamada

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1st - 2nd December 2016 APASI Practical Radiography Course in Small Animals

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Wednesday 30th November 2016 Workshop in Monitoring Veterinary Anaesthesia

Speaker : Dr Colin Dunlop

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Tuesday 29th November 2016 Wet Lab in Veterinary Local Anaesthesia

Speaker : Dr Colin Dunlop

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21st-25th,
28th-30th November 2016
APASI Ultrasound in small animals Level I, II & III

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Monday 7th November 2016 CityU: A seminar in companion animal ophthalmology

Speaker : Dr Izak Venter

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Thursday 3rd November 2016 CHKVA Seminar

Speaker : Dr Hock Gan Heng

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2nd - 4th November 2016 APASI Diagnostic imaging in Small Animals Cardiology

Speaker : Prof. Claudio Maria Bussadori

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

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Monday 31st October 2016 CityU: Antimicrobial Resistance - A Global Epidemic

Speaker : Prof Mary Barton

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Friday 21st October 2016 1st Annual Veterinary Education Symposium

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Thursday 20th October 2016 Prevention of Food Aversion - Focusing on Cats with CRF

Venue : Huthart Room II & President's Room, 3/F South Tower, YMCA, 41 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui (www.ymcahk.org.hk)

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

Speaker : Shoned Hawksworth

Cost :
   Include Dinner - Members : $300, Non-Members : $350

Over the last fifteen years an increasing amount of study has been undertaken stating the importance of nutrition for chronically ill patients, resulting in it being widely documented (Gajanayke et al, 2012). These studies have shown that provision of a prescribed and balanced diet suiting the specific need of patients is vital in improving their longevity (Elliot, 2012). The problem however, seems to be how and when to offer these diets to prevent food aversion, many sick animals are offered these diets in hospital often resulting in a refusal to eat the diet at home and thereby decreasing longevity.


Speaker's Biography

Shoned qualified as an RVN in 2006, and has worked in multiple clinics across the UK. In 2012 she gained her certificate in Veterinary Nursing of Exotic Species and moved to Hong Kong, where she is the Senior Nurse of a small animal and exotic hospital. She recently completed her Advanced Veterinary Nursing in medical, surgical and anaesthesia, where she further developed her interest in medical and nutritional cases, she is currently studying for the certificate in small animal nutrition.


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

For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk


Tuesday 18th October 2016 CityU CAW Animal Welfare Series 2016: Caring for senior pets II

Speaker : Mr. Joshua Steinhaus

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Thesday 18th October 2016 Important Updates and Strategies in Critical Care Exotic Animals

Speaker : Dr Marla Lichtenberger

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Thursday 29th September 2016 Webinar: CKD in cats and its management

Speaker : Dr. Danièlle Gunn-Moore

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Monday 12th September 2016 Chemotherapy in Veterinary General Practice

Speaker : Dr Shasta Lynch

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30th August,
20th September,
25th October 2016
Pocket Pets Webinar 2016

Speaker : Dr James Haberfield

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Monday 22nd August 2016 CHKVA Seminar

Speaker : Dr Diane Lu

Cost :


Dr Diane Lu
BVetMed MVM DipECVN CVA
European Veterinary Specialist in Neurology
Registered Veterinary Specialist in HKVSB

  1. "Neurological exam in cats - what does it mean?"
  2. Neurological Case Studies


Venue: Huthart Room II & President's Room, 3/F, South Tower, YMCA, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong.

Registration from 7:00pm, lectures from 8:00-10:30pm

Fee: HK$300 for members and HK$400 for non-members

Co-sponsored by Kowloon City Central Animal Hospital, and Central Animal Hospital, Causewaybay.

Please confirm your attendance by fax (23111727) or e-mail (cornwelldvm@hotmail.com) before Saturday, 20 August 2016.

Looking forward to seeing you.

Dr Cornwell Shiu, BVetMed MVS (SA Practice)
President, China (Hong Kong) Veterinary Association


Sunday 21st August 2016 2016 International Veterinary Nurse Conference

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Friday 19th August 2016 Common Pitfalls in Veterinary Dermatology

Venue : Assembly Hall II, 4/F North Tower, YMCA, Hong Kong

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

Speaker : Dr. Sheila Torres

Cost :
   Include Dinner - Members : $480, Non-Members : $580
   Non Paid - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

Dermatological disorders account for most problems veterinarians see in general practice. Most dermatologic diseases can be diagnosed with simple and inexpensive diagnostic methods that are often not used by the general practitioners. In this presentation we will discuss common pitfalls in the practice of veterinary dermatology and how to overcome these pitfalls.

The following will be discussed: (i) how to properly perform and interpret cytology and skin scrapings; (ii) when to perform bacterial culture and susceptibility; (iii) how to properly perform skin biopsies; and (iv) the judicious use of glucocorticoids.



Dr. Sheila Torres,
DVM, PhD, DCAVD

Dr. Sheila Torres completed a residency and PhD at the University of Minnesota.

She is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology and is currently Full Professor and Head of the Dermatology Service at the University of Minnesota.

She has published over 30 peer-reviewed articles and lectured worldwide. Her research areas of interest are atopic dermatitis and antimicrobial peptides.

She is the co-author of a canine and feline dermatology drug handbook and was co-editor of the Veterinary Dermatology journal.

Dr. Torres received the 2014 American College of Veterinary Dermatology Award for Excellence for Outstanding Contributions to Science and Education.


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

For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk


Tuesday 16th August 2016 CityU CAW Animal Welfare Series 2016: Caring for senior pets

Speaker : Mr. Joshua Steinhaus, Ms. Christie Wong

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9th August,
13th September,
18th October 2016
Webinars August-October 2016

Speaker : Kerry Clapton, Dr James Haberfield

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Friday 29th July 2016 Degenerative Mitral Valve Disease: The Surgical Treatment is Now Possible

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

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

Speaker : Prof. M UECHI, Dr. JH BOZON, Dr. S BOZON

Cost :
   Include Dinner - Members : $480, Non-Members : $580
   Non Paid - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

Prof. Masami UECHI
(JASMINE Veterinary Cardiovascular Medical Center − YOKOHAMA Japan)

Dr. Jean-Hugues BOZON
(Bozon Veterinary Hospital − France ; Drs Beck&Stone, ARVRC Singapore)

Dr. Sabine BOZON
(Bozon Veterinary Hospital − France ; Drs Beck&Stone, ARVRC Singapore)

TOPICS

CARDIO-PULMONARY BYPASS IN DOGS
Dr. Jean-Hugues BOZON

THE TECHNIQUE OF MITRAL VALVE REPAIR IN DOGS
Prof. Masami UECHI

HOW TO SELECT A CASE AND EXPECTED RESULTS
Dr. Sabine BOZON


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

For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk



 


 


 

Thuesday 26th - 27th Wednesday July 2016 SPCA : 2 evenings of SURGERY LECTURES

Speaker : Dr. Jolle Kirpensteijn

Cost :
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Thursday 14th July & Saturday 30th July 2016 CityU CAW Animal Welfare Series: Animal Behaviour Sessions

Speaker : Ms Lily LEUNG, Dr Cynthia SMILLIE

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Tuesday 7th June 2016 How to be a veterinarian AND be happy?

Speaker : Dr Brian McErlean

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Friday 3rd June 2016 Fracture Treatment and Ligament Disease
(Full-day Course)


Venue : YMCA, 41 Salisbury Road, Tsimshatsui, Kwoloon, Hong Kong

Time : 9am to 6pm

Speaker : Prof. Bruno Peirone and Dr. Ullrich Reif

Cost :
   Include Lunch - Members : $3500, Non-Members : $3500

This full-day course, please enroll early to make sure you get a place.

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

For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk


Thursday 26th May 2016 PAVC Seminar for Veterinarians: Ophthalmology / Internal Medicine / Dermatology

Cost :
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Thursday 26th May 2016 Webinar: FLUTD and its management

Speaker : Dr. Danièlle Gunn-Moore

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Tuesday 24th May 2016 Acupuncture or Physiotherapy

Venue : Assembly Hall, 4/F North Tower, YMCA, 41 Salisbury Road Tsim Sha Tsui

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

Speaker : Dr Ronald B. Koh

Cost :
   Include Dinner (Members Only - First 100 registrations FREE after that $650pp) - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

HKVA Members Only - First 100 registrations FREE after that $650pp

Understanding Acupuncture and How It Could Benefit Your Patients
An exploration into some of the theory and mechanisms of acupuncture, including an investigation of neuromodulation, analgesic properties, findings on functional MRI, and other cytokine/ immune mediated changes stimulated by acupuncture. Clinical conditions that respond readily to acupuncture and clinical cases that were successfully treated by acupuncture will be presented. How to select acupuncture points and techniques to achieve an optimal and lasting effects will be discussed.

Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) for the Treatment of Neurological Disorders
An overview of common neurologic disorders seen in veterinary practice, and useful information for treating these complicated cases, such as intervertebral disc disease, vestibular syndrome, brain injury, degenerative myelopathy, fibrocartilaginous embolism, granulomatous meningoencephalitis, seizures, cognitive dysfunction, etc. How to Integrate TCVM into conventional medicine to promote recovery and achieve maximal outcomes. Commonly seen TCVM patterns, acupoint selection, special techniques, useful herbal formulas, and therapeutic exercises will be discussed for treatment of these complicated cases. Successful clinical cases will be presented.


Speaker's Biography

Ronald B. Koh, DVM, MS, CVA, CVCH, CVFT, CC

Dr. Ronald Koh received his veterinary degree in Taiwan followed by a specialty internship in acupuncture and Master program at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. He also gained certification in acupuncture (CVA), Chinese herbal medicine (CVCH), and food therapy (CVFT) through the Chi Institute, as well as Canine Rehabilitation (CCRP) through the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. His clinical interests include Chinese medicine, rehabilitation and integrative medicine for pain management, neurological disorders, geriatric conditions, and palliative and hospice care. Currently, Dr. Koh works as an assistant professor at the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine. He is the founder and chief of the Integrative Medicine Service at the LSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Dr. Koh is a committee member and forum committee chairperson of the American Association of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (AATCVM) since 2009. He also has been a faculty member of the Chi Institute since 2010. Dr. Koh has authored several articles on acupuncture, rehabilitation and integrative medicine for national and international publications. He is one of the main authors, with Drs. Xie, Aituan Ma and Han-wen Cheng, for the first Mandarin textbook of New Concept and Practical Guide to Veterinary Acupuncture that will be published soon in China. In addition, Dr. Koh has also been invited to provide lectures and trainings on traditional Chinese veterinary medicine, integrative medicine and rehabilitation for veterinary schools, conferences, and general public events in the United States, China, Russia, Indonesia.


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

For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk


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Tuesday 24th May 2016 CityU CAW Animal Welfare Series 2016: Animal Protection Law and Action

Speaker : Ms. Sara TSUI, Mr. Karl MAK, Mr. YUNG Chi Hang

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

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Wednesday 18th May 2016 Exotic Animal Medicine and Surgery Seminar

Venue : Assembly Hall II, 4/F North Tower, YMCA, Hong Kong

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

Speaker : Dr Tara M. Harrison

Cost :
   Include Dinner - Members : $480, Non-Members : $580
   Non Paid - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

Neoplasia and its exotic evaluation
Diagnoses of cancer are increasing in frequency in exotic animal medicine and zoological institutions. Increasingly, there are parallels between human and animal cancer and therapeutics. Further, improved preventive medicine and earlier diagnoses of cancer in zoological and exotic species has expanded the therapeutic options in these animals. Cancers have been diagnosed and treated in fish, reptiles, birds, and all forms of mammals. Reported cancers include lymphoma, papillomas, carcinomas, sarcomas, and melanomas. There are likely to be many more cases that have gone unreported, whether as a case report or case series. Treatments in zoo and exotic animals have been facilitated by use of vascular access ports for delivery of chemotherapy, and for anaesthesia for radiation treatments. Through operant conditioning, and the development of newer, safer medications, treatment of zoological and exotic species is increasingly feasible. Various methods of treatment and diagnosis of neoplasia in exotic and zoological species will be discussed.


Reptile Reviews - an overview of reptile medicine
Reptile medicine has continued to advance in our care of these animals. Through improved diagnostics, and better understanding of viruses in these animals we are continuing to improve our care. Advances in anaesthesia and newer medications that are available are also enhancing our treatments of our reptile patients. This lecture will discuss anaesthetic protocols that are available, as well as an overview of reptile virology and diagnostic tests that are available. Additional updates will be provided on emerging fungal diseases as well.


Speaker's Biography

Tara M. Harrison
DVM, MPVM, Dipl. ACZM, Dipl. ACVPM


Dr. Tara Harrison graduated from Michigan State University's College of Veterinary Medicine with her DVM degree. Afterward, she earned a Masters of Preventive Veterinary Medicine degree at the University of California-Davis, where she worked with Dr. Linda Munson as a post-doctoral fellow in the contraceptive advisory group.

She did veterinary internships at Toledo Zoo and Wildlife Safari. She then spent ten years working as a veterinarian and curator at Potter Park Zoo and one additional year as the Director of Animal Health at Potter Park Zoo. Dr. Harrison was also an Assistant Professor at Michigan State University. She then went back to UC Davis and was an Assistant Professor in UC Davis' Department of Medicine and Epidemiology and a veterinarian at the Sacramento Zoo. She is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor at North Carolina State University's College of Veterinary Medicine Exotic Animal Medicine Service. She is board certified in the American College of Zoological Medicine and the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine.


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

For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk


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Wednesday 20th April 2016 Intervertebral Disk Disease and Computer Assisted Surgery

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 Andrew Worth

Cost :
   Include Dinner - Members : $480, Non-Members : $580
   Non Paid - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

Dr Andrew Worth BVSc, MANZCVS(Radiology), PGDipVCS, FANZCVS(SA Surgery)

Talk 1: Intervertebral disc disease in brachycephalic dogs - diagnosis to prognosis
IVDD is a common cause of neurological disease in small animal practices with a large clientele of small breed dogs. Diagnosing a spinal cord

Diagnosing a spinal cord injury and evaluating a prognosis involves neurological localization and assessment of the severity of the signs. Advanced imaging is required to determine the etiology and guide intervention. This session will help your understanding of the neurological examination is relationship to outcome as well as reviewing the management options.

Talk 2: Computer assisted surgery and 3D printing solutions
A novel method of angular limb deformity correction using computer aided design and 3D printing has been pioneered by the author. Both opening and closing wedge osteotomies can be performed using jigs to predetermine the cuts. Lumbosacral stabilization with 3D printed titanium implants provides a custom solution to degenerative stenosis. Finally custom implants to replace resected bones can be used in oncologic surgery.


Speaker's Biography

Andrew graduated from Massey University in 1990 and has worked in Australia, the UK and NZ as a small animal veterinarian. In 1999 he completed membership examination of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientist in Radiology. From 2000-2003 he completed a residency in small animal surgery and became a Fellow of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in 2006. In 2015 he completed a PhD in Degenerative Orthopaedic Diseases of German Shepherd Police Dogs. He is an Associate Professor and Registered Specialist in Small Animal Surgery at the Massey University Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

He has published over 30 articles in peer-reviewed journals and presented at veterinary conferences in Europe, Asia, the US and Australia. His current research interests include working dog orthopaedic disease, lumbosacral degeneration and biomaterials for surgery.

His clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery and advanced surgical technologies. Andrew is the convenor for the NVZA Hip and Elbow Dysplasia Panels and co-Director of the Massey University Working Dog Centre.


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

For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk


Thursday 14th April 2016 Interactive Case Studies with integrative imaging

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Thursday 14th, 21st, 28th April 2016 Fundamentals of Anaesthesia for Nurses and Technicians (Group B)

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Wednesday 13th April 2016 CityU Animal Welfare Series 2016: Talk on Companion Animal Ethics

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Tuesday 29th March 2016 Management of The End Stage Ear
(For Vet Assistants)


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

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

Speaker : Prof Philip Moses and Prof Gary Ellison

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

We are Proud to Present Seminars by Prof Philip Moses and Prof Gary Ellison

Gary W Ellison DVM MS DACVS
Professor and Service Chief
University of Florida
Gainesville Florida USA 32610

This lecture will focus on the diagnosis and surgical management of chronic otitis externa in the dog. Cases will include video - otoscopy and imaging and discussion of what constitutes and end stage ear. A video of the total ear canal ablation with be included in the discussion. Potential complications of the procedure will be discussed in detail.

Conservative Management of Osteoarthritis in Dogs and Cats

Philip A Moses
BVSc, MRCVS, Cert SAO, MANZCVS, FANZCVS, CMAVA, Memb AO
Veterinary Specialist Services
Underwood and Gold Coast, Australia
Specialist Small Animal Surgeon
Adjunct Professor University of Queensland


We all know that as humans age they are likely to suffer from joint pain caused by osteoarthritis. This is also recognised in dogs. During the past decade there has been a dramatic increase in the introduction of therapeutic agents for the treatment of osteoarthritis in dogs and cats. The many medications available are commonly prescribed and dispensed or purchased over the counter for humans and dogs to help reduce pain and increase mobility. Osteoarthritis in cats has not been commonly diagnosed or treated.

The goal for the management of osteoarthritis (OA) is to reduce pain and improve function thus improving quality of life for the patient. Management of OA is a typically multimodal approach which can include exercise management, weight management, nutritional support, physical therapy, NSAIDs, analgesics, nutraceuticals and 'slow-acting drugs of osteoarthritis' (SADOA) - which can be further subdivided into disease-modifying osteoarthritis drugs (DMOAD). Surgical management is aimed at treating the underlying problem e.g. joint instability, dysplasia or intraarticular trauma or as a salvage procedure e.g. arthrodesis and total hip replacement. Given that osteoarthritis is a chronic, progressive disease conservative management is anticipated at some point to palliate clinical signs in all cases.

A world recognised expert in this field Professor Moses will discuss the diagnosis, management and treatment of osteoarthritis in Dogs and Cats as well as the evidence behind the treatments available.


Speaker's Biography


Adjunct Professor Philip Anthony Moses
BVSc, MRCVS, Cert SAO, MANZCVS, FANZCVS, 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 MANZCVS 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 FANZCVS in Small Animal Surgery and registered as a Specialist in 2003. Appointment as 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 2010-2014 and is one of two elected member of the Veterinary Surgeons Board of Queensland. In 2014 Philip was awarded the Inaugural Conservation Award by Australia Zoo for his surgical work with wildlife. Philip lectures widely in South East Asia to help promote and improve animal care. Philip also collects Cadillac motor cars and is the Vice President of the Cadillac La Salle Club of Queensland.



Gary W. Ellison, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVS
Professor and Service Chief, Small Animal Surgery,
University of Florida Health Science Center, Gainesville, Florida

Dr. Ellison is a native of Chicago and earned his DVM from the University of Illinois. He completed a small animal internship at South Shore Veterinary Associates in Weymouth Massachusetts. Following this he practiced general small animal practice in San Francisco California. He completed a residency in Small Animal Surgery and received a MS in surgery from Colorado State University. He is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and practiced as a surgical specialist in San Diego California prior to joining the faculty of the University of Florida in small animal surgery. He has coordinated the laboratory surgical courses at Florida for many years and received a special service award from the University to acknowledge this in 2008. He has served as a visiting professor at the University of Tennessee, Murdoch University in Western Australia, the University of Helsinki in Finland, Ross University in St Kitts, the University of Bristol in England and Aristotle University in Greece. He is author or coauthor on 95 refereed publications and PI or CoI on 25 funded grants. His areas of interest include reconstructive surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, urogenital surgery, wound care surgery and minimally invasive procedures. He currently is Professor and Chief of Small Animal Surgery at the University of Florida. He is married with 5 children.


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

For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk


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Monday 28th March 2016 Management of The End Stage Ear
(For Veterinarians)


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

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

Speaker : Prof Philip Moses and Prof Gary Ellison

Cost :
   Include Dinner - Members : $480, Non-Members : $580
   Non Paid - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

We are Proud to Present Seminars by Prof Philip Moses and Prof Gary Ellison

Gary W Ellison DVM MS DACVS
Professor and Service Chief
University of Florida
Gainesville Florida USA 32610

This lecture will focus on the diagnosis and surgical management of chronic otitis externa in the dog. Cases will include video - otoscopy and imaging and discussion of what constitutes and end stage ear. A video of the total ear canal ablation with be included in the discussion. Potential complications of the procedure will be discussed in detail.

Conservative Management of Osteoarthritis in Dogs and Cats

Philip A Moses
BVSc, MRCVS, Cert SAO, MANZCVS, FANZCVS, CMAVA, Memb AO
Veterinary Specialist Services
Underwood and Gold Coast, Australia
Specialist Small Animal Surgeon
Adjunct Professor University of Queensland


We all know that as humans age they are likely to suffer from joint pain caused by osteoarthritis. This is also recognised in dogs. During the past decade there has been a dramatic increase in the introduction of therapeutic agents for the treatment of osteoarthritis in dogs and cats. The many medications available are commonly prescribed and dispensed or purchased over the counter for humans and dogs to help reduce pain and increase mobility. Osteoarthritis in cats has not been commonly diagnosed or treated.

The goal for the management of osteoarthritis (OA) is to reduce pain and improve function thus improving quality of life for the patient. Management of OA is a typically multimodal approach which can include exercise management, weight management, nutritional support, physical therapy, NSAIDs, analgesics, nutraceuticals and 'slow-acting drugs of osteoarthritis' (SADOA) - which can be further subdivided into disease-modifying osteoarthritis drugs (DMOAD). Surgical management is aimed at treating the underlying problem e.g. joint instability, dysplasia or intraarticular trauma or as a salvage procedure e.g. arthrodesis and total hip replacement. Given that osteoarthritis is a chronic, progressive disease conservative management is anticipated at some point to palliate clinical signs in all cases.

A world recognised expert in this field Professor Moses will discuss the diagnosis, management and treatment of osteoarthritis in Dogs and Cats as well as the evidence behind the treatments available.


Speaker's Biography


Adjunct Professor Philip Anthony Moses
BVSc, MRCVS, Cert SAO, MANZCVS, FANZCVS, 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 MANZCVS 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 FANZCVS in Small Animal Surgery and registered as a Specialist in 2003. Appointment as 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 2010-2014 and is one of two elected member of the Veterinary Surgeons Board of Queensland. In 2014 Philip was awarded the Inaugural Conservation Award by Australia Zoo for his surgical work with wildlife. Philip lectures widely in South East Asia to help promote and improve animal care. Philip also collects Cadillac motor cars and is the Vice President of the Cadillac La Salle Club of Queensland.



Gary W. Ellison, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVS
Professor and Service Chief, Small Animal Surgery,
University of Florida Health Science Center, Gainesville, Florida

Dr. Ellison is a native of Chicago and earned his DVM from the University of Illinois. He completed a small animal internship at South Shore Veterinary Associates in Weymouth Massachusetts. Following this he practiced general small animal practice in San Francisco California. He completed a residency in Small Animal Surgery and received a MS in surgery from Colorado State University. He is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and practiced as a surgical specialist in San Diego California prior to joining the faculty of the University of Florida in small animal surgery. He has coordinated the laboratory surgical courses at Florida for many years and received a special service award from the University to acknowledge this in 2008. He has served as a visiting professor at the University of Tennessee, Murdoch University in Western Australia, the University of Helsinki in Finland, Ross University in St Kitts, the University of Bristol in England and Aristotle University in Greece. He is author or coauthor on 95 refereed publications and PI or CoI on 25 funded grants. His areas of interest include reconstructive surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, urogenital surgery, wound care surgery and minimally invasive procedures. He currently is Professor and Chief of Small Animal Surgery at the University of Florida. He is married with 5 children.


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

For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk


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Wednesday 23rd March 2016 Bacteriophage therapy: A ray of hope in the war against antibiotic resistant bacteria and WSAVA Vaccination Guidelines - An Update

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

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

Speaker : Prof. Richard A. Squires

Cost :
   Include Dinner - Members : $480, Non-Members : $580
   Non Paid - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

We are proud to present a seminar by Prof Richard A Squires BVSc (Hons), PhD, DVR, Dip.ACVIM, Dip.ECVIM-CA, GCertEd

Bacteriophage therapy: A ray of hope in the war against antibioticresistant bacteria
Bacteriophages (or phages for short) are viruses that can infect and kill bacteria, including some that cause disease in animals and humans. For almost 100 years, phages have been used to treat human bacterial infections. When antibiotics were discovered, phage therapy was totally eclipsed in wealthy countries, but continued to be used extensively in parts of eastern Europe. Nowadays, with growing concerns about food-borne bacterial pathogens, and particularly the emergence of multi-drug resistant bacterial pathogens, interest in phage therapy has been strongly rekindled. This talk will cover the history of bacteriophage therapy and describe some of JCU's contributions to the field; past, present and future. Richard Squires is a veterinarian who has taught in veterinary schools in Britain, USA, New Zealand and Australia. He has particular interest and expertise in canine and feline internal medicine. His PhD involved a hunt for a canine version of feline leukaemia virus, using molecular biological techniques. While working in New Zealand, he supervised a PhD student who provided some "proof of concept" results supporting bacteriophage therapy for canine, feline and human urinary tract infections. He has begun trialling bacteriophage therapy in JCU's veterinary referral hospital. Currently, Richard heads up the Veterinary Clinical Sciences team at JCU.

WSAVA Vaccination Guidelines - An Update
A new set of WSAVA Vaccination Guidelines was published in the Journal of Small Animal Practice and on the WSAVA website at the very beginning of this year. Richard Squires is a member of the WSAVA's Vaccination Guidelines Group (VGG) and played a significant role in proposing some of the revisions and co-authoring the new set of guidelines. There are some interesting and important adjustments in the latest set of recommendations. These recommendations were informed by several recent visits of VGG members to Asian countries and discussions with local practitioners in those countries. Richard will explain why large veterinary organisations have been producing vaccination guidelines in recent decades and talk through the latest recommendations. A question and answer session will follow his presentation.


Speaker's Biography

Richard Squires leads the veterinary clinical sciences team at James Cook University in Townsville.

Richard graduated as a veterinarian from Bristol University. After a short spell in general practice he obtained postgraduate clinical training at the Universities of Cambridge and Pennsylvania and research training at Glasgow. His PhD was awarded for research in which he sought a retroviral aetiology for canine lymphoma. He is a Diplomate of both the American and European Colleges of Veterinary Internal Medicine and he holds the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons’ Diploma of Veterinary Radiology.

Richard held faculty positions at the Universities of Liverpool, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and at Massey University prior to taking up his current position in 2007.

Throughout much of his career Richard has taught and assessed veterinary students in a clinical setting while providing referral clinical services in the broad discipline of canine and feline internal medicine. Most of his research has been on canine and feline infectious diseases. In addition, for five years in New Zealand, Richard taught and carried out research in veterinary virology.

Recently, Richard became a member of the World Small Animal Veterinary Association's eight-member Scientific Advisory Committee and of its four-member Vaccination Guidelines Group.

Richard A. Squires BVSc (Hons), PhD, DVR, Dip.ACVIM, Dip.ECVIM-CA, GCertEd, Head of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Associate Professor of Companion Animal Medicine, School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland 4811, Australia.
richard.squires@jcu.edu.au


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Monday 14th - Wednesday 16th March 2016 Echocardiography for intermediate participants - practical aspects
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Thursday 10th & 17th, Wednesday 23rd March 2016 Fundamentals of Anaesthesia for Nurses and Technicians

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Tuesday 23rd February 2016 Abdominal Imaging in Emergency and Critical Care

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

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

Speaker : Dr Sergio Guilherme

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   Include Dinner - Members : $480, Non-Members : $580
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We are proud to present a seminar by Dr Sérgio Guilherme LMV MRCVS
Veterinary Radiologist, Davies Veterinary Specialists

February 23rd, 2016 - Night 2

Abdominal imaging in ECC

You're seeing a dog with severe acute abdominal pain and recent history of vomiting and need to find out the cause of the clinical signs! Do you need help deciding which diagnostic imaging test will be more useful? When looking at abdominal X-rays, do you want to improve your skills at recognising what is normal and what is a clear sign of disease? Would you like to understand better why in many cases X-rays are not enough and an abdominal ultrasound is required? How to decide based on the findings of abdominal radiographs or ultrasound if a case needs emergency surgery or can be dealt with conservative treatment? This practical discussion will help you feel more confident when dealing with emergency patients that need abdominal imaging. During the seminar we'll discuss practical examples of common abdominal diseases that you'll encounter when dealing with emergencies.

Note: The seminar notes will be given for the print version for the attend participants only on that night. It will not be supplied for the digital version.


Speaker's Biography

Sérgio Guilherme LMV MRCVS
Veterinary radiologist
Davies Veterinary Specialists, UK

Sérgio graduated with distinction from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Lisbon, Portugal. As part of his veterinary degree, he did a six month clinical externship at the Animal Medical Center, New York and Cornell University, USA. After two years working in general practice, he did a one year rotating internship at Davies Veterinary Specialists, UK. This was followed by a three year ECVDI approved residency program in Radiology at the Royal Veterinary College, University of London, which he completed in 2009. Since then he has joined the Radiology service at Davies Veterinary Specialists, one of the largest small animal referral hospitals in Europe, where he works with all the main imaging modalities available – Radiography, Ultrasound, CT and MRI. He also enjoys teaching and lecturing and is a regular speaker in CPD courses, seminars and conferences both in the UK and abroad.


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

For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk


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Monday 22nd February 2016 Thoracic Radiology - All the basics you need to know

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

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

Speaker : Dr Sergio Guilherme

Cost :
   Include Dinner - Members : $480, Non-Members : $580
   Non Paid - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

We are proud to present a seminar by Dr Sérgio Guilherme LMV MRCVS
Veterinary Radiologist, Davies Veterinary Specialists

February 22nd, 2016 - Night 1

Thoracic radiology: All the basics that you need to know

You're dealing with a dyspnoeic dog and decide to take thoracic X-rays!... Do you want to know which views you should take? Do you want to know how to get the best image quality? Do you want to understand what those fuzzy looking lungs really mean? Do you find it difficult to differentiate between radiographic signs of cardiac disease and primary lung disease? Do you want to make sure you don't miss a serious lesion that will impact directly in your choice of treatment? This practical discussion of the essentials of thoracic X-rays in cats and dogs, will help you feel more confident when dealing with patients that need thoracic imaging. During the seminar we'll be looking at many clinical cases with common conditions similar to the ones you may come across in the practice where you work.

Note: The seminar notes will be given for the print version for the attend participants only on that night. It will not be supplied for the digital version.


Speaker's Biography

Sérgio Guilherme LMV MRCVS
Veterinary radiologist
Davies Veterinary Specialists, UK

Sérgio graduated with distinction from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Lisbon, Portugal. As part of his veterinary degree, he did a six month clinical externship at the Animal Medical Center, New York and Cornell University, USA. After two years working in general practice, he did a one year rotating internship at Davies Veterinary Specialists, UK. This was followed by a three year ECVDI approved residency program in Radiology at the Royal Veterinary College, University of London, which he completed in 2009. Since then he has joined the Radiology service at Davies Veterinary Specialists, one of the largest small animal referral hospitals in Europe, where he works with all the main imaging modalities available – Radiography, Ultrasound, CT and MRI. He also enjoys teaching and lecturing and is a regular speaker in CPD courses, seminars and conferences both in the UK and abroad.


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

For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk


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