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2008

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1st and 2nd December, 2008 Veterinary Public Health Seminar

Topic: Import Control of Fish and Fishery Products

 

Time: 9am-6pm

Venue: Lecture Theatre, HK Central Library, Causeway Bay, HK

Speakers: Dr Franck Berthe, Mr Mark Ball, Ms Rie Hatanaka, Dr Liu Hong

In English with Putonghua stimultaneous interpretation

This Workshop is organised by the Food & Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD) and the Centre for Food Safety

For enquiries and reservations, please contact Dr Esther To or Ms Grace Choi at: vphadmin@fehd.gov.hk or phone 28675428

Reservations must be made by 14 November 2008

Please click here for poster and programme schedule.

19-22 November, 2008

 

 

World Dermatology Congress Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre (Wan Chai) & other locations depending on activity

www.vetdermhongkong.com - (HKVA members are entitled to discounted registration fees) -

Monday
10th November

Equine Surgery
by Dr Nicholas Kannegieter (BVSc, DipVetClinStud, PhD, FACVSc)

Topic: Update of Management of Joint Disease in Racing Horses

Venue: 6/F, Main Administration Building, Shatin Racecourse (near HKJC Equine Hospital), Shatin

Time: 6:30pm

Cost: Free

Drinks & light snacks provided

This seminar is organised by the Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC).

 

Dr Nicholas Kannegieter
Graduated in Veterinary Science at Sydney University in 1983 and undertook an internship at the Rural Veterinary Centre, University of Sydney in 1984. The next four years were spent at Massey University in New Zealand as a Junior Lecturer / Lecturer undertaking a PhD in laryngeal hemiplegia and receiving post graduate training in Equine surgery. Admitted as a member of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists by examination in Equine surgery in 1988. Took up the position of Registrar in Equine Medicine and Surgery at Sydney University in 1990 and was promoted to Senior Registrar in 1992 until 1995. Obtained Fellowship of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in Equine Surgery in 1990 and was granted Specialist registration in Equine Surgery by the NSW Veterinary Surgeons Board in 1991, by the ACT Vet Surgeons Board in 1997 and by Queensland in 2001. Member of the Executive of the Australian Equine Veterinary Association (AEVA) from 1990-2001 (President 1994) and on AVA Board of Directors from 1996-2001. Currently Chairman of the AVA Insurance Advisory Committee. Examiner at Fellowship level for the ACVSc in Equine Surgery since 1997. Published approximately 25 scientific papers with special interests in the respiratory tract and orthopaedic surgery, particularly arthroscopic surgery.

Since 1996 has been a Consultant Equine Surgeon in Private practice, providing surgical services and second opinions on cases and radiographs for veterinarians in equine clinics throughout NSW, the ACT, Queensland and other parts of Australia.

Sponsored by Bioniche

Tuesday & Wednesday
4th & 5th November, 2008

Respiratory, Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

by Dan Brockman BVSc, CVR, CSAO, Diplomate ACVS/ECVS, FHEA, MRCVS
European and American Specialist in Small Animal Surgery
Chair in Small Animal Surgery

Venue: The Royal Pacific Hotel - please note NEW VENUE
33 Canton Road
China Hong Kong City
Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
(next to the Marco Polo Prince Hotel)

Time: 7pm dinner, 7:30pm lectures

Tue Nov 4
Pacific Room III (9th Floor, Tower Wing)
Wound Management & Reconstruction - Wound Healing, Skin Flaps & Skin Grafts

Wed Nov 5
Imperial Room III (9th Floor, Tower Wing)
Cardiac & Thoracic Surgery - including Vascular Ring Anomalies, PDA, Pericardial Effusion, Open Resection of Pulmonic Stenosis, AV Valve Replacement, Tetralogy of Fallot Surgery, Thoracotomy & Tracheal Stents

Cost: $350 (per night) - this applies to both members and non-members

This includes a buffet dinner.

 

Dan graduated from Liverpool University in 1987. After eighteen months in practice at the Churchfield Veterinary Centre in Barnsley, he began a residency in small animal surgery at the University of Liverpool . Dan gained an RCVS Certificate in Veterinary Radiology in 1990 and a Certificate in Small Animal Orthopaedics in 1991. Dan moved to the University of Pennsylvania in 1991 as a Lecturer in Surgery and where he became Assistant Professor of Surgery in 1994. He became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1999. He joined the Queen Mother Hospital at the Royal Veterinary College in London as a Lecturer in Soft Tissue Surgery in October 2000 and became a Senior Lecturer in 2003. He is particularly interested in cardiothoracic and vascular surgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery, surgical management of urinary incontinence, gastrointestinal surgery and surgery of the conducting airways. Dan's research interests are cardiac mechanics and support of the failing myocardium.

Sponsored by Royal Canin

Friday
31st October 2008
Animal Welfare Law & Bioethics - by Professor David Mellor

3:30 - 4:30 p.m. : Understanding Animal Welfare, Animal Welfare Compromise and Animal Pain

An introduction to animal welfare and its scientific foundations; animal welfare compromise and its comprehensive assessment and management; changing attitudes to pain in animals and practicalities of pain recognition, assessment and management; the growing global significance of animal welfare and managing animal pain.

6:30-7:30pm: Integrated and Inclusive Regulatory Management of Animal Welfare in New Zealand

Development of New Zealand's comprehensive animal welfare infrastructure? integration of the components of the legal and regulatory framework for animal welfare management? roles of ministerial advisory committees and their membership? roles of and support for NZ animal welfare science research capability? the significance of codes of welfare and participation in their formulation by parties having diverse interests in animal welfare? liaison groups fostering inclusiveness.

8:00-9:00pm: Developments in Research, Testing and Teaching

Recent and present New Zealand research directed at animal welfare objectives in farm livestock, pets, service animals and wildlife? the national and international regulatory significance of such research? the responsible and humane use of animals in research, testing and teaching, illustrated by the New Zealand Three Rs Programme (Replacement, Reduction, Refinement), its past and present activities and related international developments? the OIE Collaborating Centre for Animal Welfare Science and Bioethical Analysis at Massey University, and other animal welfare research centres and groups in New Zealand.

Please see below forms for more information & place reservation

3:30 - 4:30 p.m. : Understanding Animal Welfare, Animal Welfare Compromise and Animal Pain

6:30-7:30pm: Integrated and Inclusive Regulatory Management of Animal Welfare in New Zealand

8:00-9:00pm: Developments in Research, Testing and Teaching

Professor David Mellor is currently Professor of Applied Physiology and Bioethics, Professor of Animal Welfare Science and Co-Director of the Animal Welfare Science and Bioethics Centre at Massey University in New Zealand, positions he has held since 1998. Professor Mellor's research and scholarly interests include: fetal and neonatal physiology, stress physiology, pain assessment and management, and bioethics as it applies to animal welfare. He has more than 415 publications in these areas, at least 230 of which are significant works of scholarship, including 4 books. He has made sustained contributions to animal welfare science and bioethical thinking throughout the last 28 years. Recently he was the lead coordinating editor of an OIE (World Organisation for Animal Health) Technical Series volume entitled "Scientific assessment and management of animal pain" (OIE Technical Series 10, 1-210). With colleagues E Patterson-Kane and KJ Stafford he has just completed a book entitled "Sciences of Animal Welfare"

This seminar is organised and sponsored by the SPCA (HK).

 

27-29 October 2008 FAVA & OIE Symposium 2008 Venue: Bangkok, Thailand

The theme is "Food Safety: Veterinary Roles for the World Kitchen".

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Wednesday
15th October 2008
Jaspas Party Junk
Buffet Dinner & Open Bar
Leaving from Noon Day Gun, Causeway Bay (opposite World Trade Centre) at 8pm (aim to arrive back just after midnight)
Cost: $500 per person, non-members welcome.
RSVP is essential for catering.
The cost has been partially subsidised by the HKVA.

 

Please RSVP to: chow.carla@gmail.com, before 10th October with number of attendees, any dietary requirements and a contact phone number.

www.jaspasjunk.com

Monday
6th October 2008
Principles of Oncology - a Case-based Discussion
by Dr Kurt Verkest
Venue: Mariner's Club, Tsim Sha Tsui (For room directions, please locate direction signage in the lobby on arrival)

Time: Dinner at 7pm, lectures start 7:30pm

Cost: HK$150 (members), $200 (non-members) - This includes dinner.

Kurt Verkest graduated from the University of Queensland in 1995, and has been in small animal practice ever since. He attained Membership of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in Small Animal Medicine, winning the Best Candidate in Small Animal Medicine medal, in 2000. He started and co-owned a practice in Brisbane for 8 years before joining us in Hong Kong.

Kurt has been a consultant on the Veterinary Information Network's (VIN) Oncology folder for three years, where he has answered over 3000 questions about cancer care and wrote or co-wrote four oncology-related FAQ pages. He hosted VIN rounds on getting started in chemotherapy and principles of oncology. He was recruited by the Centre for Companion animal Health for a research program on the endocrinology of obesity in dogs. He anticipates completing his PhD in 2009.

Friday
26th September, 2008
Orthopedic and Reconstructive surgery update
by Professor Jason L.S. Yeh (lecture to be conducted in Mandarin)
Time: 7:00pm dinner, talk from 7:45-10:00pm
Venue: Mariner's Club, 11 Middle Road, Tsim Sha Tsui (please see signage in lobby for room directions)
Cost: $150 (members), $250 (non-members)- this includes dinner

Note: This lecture will be conducted in Chinese (Mandarin)

For Chinese version of the above, please click here

Professor Jason Lih-Seng Yeh graduated as a veterinary surgeon from National Taiwan University in 1984 and obtained his PhD in 1995. He has been working at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and teaching at the Department of Veterinary Medicine of National Taiwan University since 1986. He is now the chief of surgical section of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and Professor of Institute of Veterinary Clinical Sciences at the National Taiwan University. He spent a few years in USA working at the University of California, Davis, California as Associate specialist at the Department of Surgical and Radiological Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine; Research Associate at the Comparative Transplantation Laboratory of Department of Surgical and Radiological Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine; and Visiting Scholar at the Department of Surgical and Radiological Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine. He has numerous publications in journals, as well as chapters in veterinary text books. Besides his special interest in veterinary surgery, he also takes an active role in promoting animal welfare. He protects animals by giving lectures in different conferences and provides technical input to the animal welfare law in Taiwan.

 

Wednesday
24th September, 2008


WSAVA Continuing Education in Hong Kong

Emergency Veterinary Medicine & Critical Care

including: Management of the Decompensated Trauma Patient, Fluid Therapy, Blood Products & Case Studies

by Dr Terry King BVsc, MACVSc (Veterinary Emergency Medicine)

Date: Wednesday 24th September, 2008

Venue: YMCA, 41 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon. (For room directions, please locate direction signage in the hotel lobby)

Time: Dinner at 7pm, lectures start 7:30pm

Cost: HK$300 (members), $500 (non-members) - This includes a buffet dinner and an extensive set of notes on a CD.

Half price HKVA membership for the rest of the year (2008) will be available for HK$250.

Please fill in the form.

Terry graduated from the University of Queensland School of Veterinary Science in 1975 and spent the next 19 years in private practice in Brisbane north western suburbs. After a year's sojourn in the USA and Brisbane's Animal Emergency Centre, Terry joined the University of Queensland Veterinary Teaching Hospital in late 1995 as a medical resident, becoming Director of the Clinic and Hospital in 1997 and 2002. Terry enjoys the emergency side of veterinary practice and has a special interest in treating the critically ill. He is highly committed to family veterinary medicine, prolonging the human-animal bond. Terry currently practices at Veterinary Specialist Services Pty Ltd

Please send an attendance RSVP to secretariat@medcom.com.hk so we can organise adequate numbers of certificates & notes for the evening.

Sponsored by

27 - 31 July, 2008 29th World Veterinary Congress (WVC 2008)

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Details Information


FINAL CHANCE FOR REGISTRATION DISCOUNT

The Local Organizing Committee would like to remind interested participants that the Regular Registration Deadline is on June 6, 2008. Don't miss your FINAL chance to take advantage of a discount on registration by submitting your registration today!

Register for the Congress and book Hotel Accommodations on-line now!

You can register for the following items through the online form:

  • Congress Registration including Accompanying Guests
  • Hotel Accommodations (9 properties to choose from - 4 already SOLD OUT)
  • Social Events & Optional Tours
  • Canadian Association for Laboratory Animal Medicine (CALAM) Wetlab

Visit the Congress website for information on Registration Fees and available Hotels including student housing.

WET LABS

For detailed information about these Wet Labs, please visit the Congress website at www.worldveterinarycongress2008.com.

Saturday, July 27, 2008

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada E July 27V31, 2008

FINAL CHANCE FOR REGISTRATION DISCOUNT

The Local Organizing Committee would like to remind interested participants that the Regular Registration Deadline is on June 6, 2008. Don't miss your FINAL chance to take advantage of a discount on registration by submitting your registration today!

Register for the Congress and book Hotel Accommodations on-line now!

You can register for the following items through the online form:

Congress Registration including Accompanying Guests
Hotel Accommodations (9 properties to choose from - 4 already SOLD OUT)
Social Events & Optional Tours
Canadian Association for Laboratory Animal Medicine (CALAM) Wetlab
Visit the Congress website for information on Registration Fees and available Hotels including student housing.

WET LABS

For detailed information about these Wet Labs, please visit the Congress website at www.worldveterinarycongress2008.com.

Saturday, July 27, 2008

Diagnosis & Treatment of Ear Diseases Seminar

Presented by: MedRx

The lecture is an informal presentation for the practicing veterinarian by Louis N. Gotthelf, DVM based on clinical cases. Numerous photos and examples of ear diseases are shown with an explanation of what can be done in the ear.

Space is limited! To register, click here.

Small Mammals - Basic Techniques

Presented by: Canadian Association for Laboratory Animal Medicine (CALAM)

Registration Fee: $250 (Enrollment limited to 20 participants - only 10 spots left)

Participants can register through the main Congress Registration form.

CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE) CREDIT

American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB)
Registry of Approved Continuing Education (RACE)

This program was reviewed and approved by the AAVSB RACE program for continuing education.

  • Number of Hours of CE for Veterinarians: 21.00 (maximum for one veterinarian: 21.00)
  • Number of Hours of CE for Veterinary Technicians: 21.00 (maximum for one veterinary technician: 21.00)

SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM

The Scientific Committee has put together an exciting program for Congress participants. Please visit the website to view the Final Program (including abstract presentations) and Invited Speakers for WVC 2008.

OPTIONAL TOURS & SOCIAL EVENTS

Vancouver, Canada is a beautiful and inviting city. Situated on our West Coast it has the Pacific Ocean at its foot and the grand Coastal Mountains at its back. The city itself offers unlimited opportunities for visitors to relax, dine, shop or participate in a host of adventure activities, such as: whale watching, salmon fishing, ocean kayaking, mountain climbing, sight seeing and much more.

The Organizing Committee has put together an exciting Social Program including the Welcome Reception*, Opening Ceremony* and Closing Ceremony Banquet.

*inclusive with Full Registration and Accompanying Person Registration

Click here to view the Optional Tours & Social Events available during the Congress.

Book your Optional Tours & Social Events through the online registration form.

FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT THE CONGRESS WEBSITE AT

WWW.WORLDVETERINARYCONGRESS2008.COM

 

14-16 July 2008

Aspects of Imaging in Veterinary Science

Detail Information

1. Seminar - Aspects of Imaging in Veterinary Science
Monday 14 July, 2008
Venue: YMCA (TST), dinner from 7.00pm, lectures from 7.30-10.30pm
Cost: HKVA Members: $300, Non-members: $500

2. Seminar/Tutorial - Abdominal Radiographic Case Studies
Tuesday 15 July, 2008
Venue: YMCA (TST), dinner from 7.00pm, lectures from 7.30-9.30pm
Cost: HKVA Members: $300, Non-members: $500

Workshop - Abdominal Ultrasound
Tuesday 15th and Wednesday 16th July, 2008
9.00am - 5.00pm
Venue: The Chinese University (directions will be sent later)
Cost: Members HK$7,950 Non-members HK$8,950

 

Workshop and Seminars proudly sponsored by:

 

The ultrasound machines used in the workshop are supplied by:

Both companies are generously supplying three machines each including the top machine in their veterinary range i.e. Esaote's MyLab 70 and Aloka's Alpha-10

 

The ultrasound gel is supplied by The Industrial Promoting Company Ltd.

 

19th and 20th June, 2008

Dental Wet-labs - for Veterinarians

'Aspects of dental radiography, extraction techniques and oral surgery'

Four wet-labs will be run on the 19th and 20th June, 2008. The times will be 9.30am-12.30pm and 2.00pm-5.00pm. Each lab will have 6 participants working in groups of 2 persons. Each group will have its own set of equipment provided.

Venue: The Dental Workshops will be held at the Animal House situated at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. The University is situated in the New Territories. For people travelling on the KCR from TST please alight at University Station. Exit on the University (left) side of the station, turn right and start walking up the hill. Take the first turn on the right which will lead you over a railway bridge. Follow the road to its end and you will arrive at the Animal House. There will be signs along the road.
Please refer to the attached map.

The cost of the workshop is:

HKVA Members HK$1,100.00 Non-members HK$1,600.00

To try to cater for as many people as possible the same wet-lab will be repeated four times. Each wet-lab will have only six participants who will be split up into three groups consisting of two people each. All of the equipment that you require will be provided.

Each wet-lab will run for half a day. Two labs will be run on Thursday 19th June and two labs will be run on Friday 20th June. The times will be 9.30am-12.30pm and 2.00pm-5.00pm.

The fee of HK$1,100 for members and HK$1,600 for non-members is for a single 3 hour (half day) wetlab. It does NOT include free entry to the seminar. If you wish to attend the seminar then the normal fee of HK$300 for members and HK$500 for non-members will apply.

Registration is on a first come first served basis. Registration is on an individual basis which means that if you wish to go you will have to individually register. Your clinic cannot make a group booking. Registrations close on the 31st May, 2008 however the first twenty-four people to register will be notified of an offer of a place and given payment details and will have until 7th June to send their payment in full to the HKVA Secretariat. If payment has not been received by this date then your place may be offered to someone else. Payment will not be accepted on the day of the wet-lab. Please do not send your payment until you have been notified of your acceptance into the course.

If you fail to attend the course your fee will not be refunded unless a replacement can be found in time. You may nominate somebody else to take your place if you wish.

When registering please specify the time and date you would prefer. Please include a second choice in case your first choice is unavailable.

The dental workshops and seminar are proudly sponsored by:

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

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

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

For enquiries or reservations, please forward to secretariat@medcom.com.hk.

 

19 June, 2008
Thursday

Seminar - for Nurses and Technicians

Venue: YMCA (TST), dinner from 7.00pm, lectures from 7.30-9.30pm
There will be a 15 minute presentation (7.15-7.30pm) by Dr Nikki Fields on Hill's Dental Diets
Cost: $100
The nurse's seminar is solely sponsored by:

For enquiries or reservations, please forward to secretariat@medcom.com.hk.

 

18 June, 2008
Wednesday

Seminar - for Veterinarians

'Dental radiography and radiology, Exodontics - simple and open, Oral surgical techniques, Lagomorph and rodent dentistry'

Venue: YMCA (TST), dinner from 7.00pm, lectures from 7.30-10.30pm
Cost: HKVA Members: $300, Non-members: $500
Dr Cedric LC Tutt

Graduated with BSc(Agric) in 1984 and undertook research in aromatic and fragrant plants.

Graduated with BVSc in 1992

Graduated MMedVet (Med) about 2000

Pursued veterinary dentistry training in the UK and Europe from 1997-2003

Participated in under graduate and post graduate training in the UK 1998-2003

Moved to Cape Town 2004 and referral hospital providing a dentistry and oral surgery service.

Admitted to the European Veterinary Dental College in 2007 (Dip EVDC)

Published numerous articles in the CPD journal UK Vet

Presented dentistry and oral surgery lectures at congresses in Europe, UK and South Africa.

Author of "Small Animal Dentistry - a manual of techniques. 2006 Blackwell Scientific

Editor of: BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Dentistry 2007 BSAVA Publications
Co-author of the chapter on veterinary dentistry in the Veterinary nursing Manual of the BSAVA

Member: Credentials Committee EVDC
Secretary: EVDC Board

For enquiries or reservations, please forward to secretariat@medcom.com.hk.

28 May, 2008
Wednesday

Ophthalmology Case Studies

Dr Derek Chow - Corneal Diseases in Dogs and Cats

Venue: Mariner's Club (TST), dinner from 7.00pm, lectures from 7.45-9.15pm

Cost: HKVA Members: $150, Non-members: $250

Derek graduated from The University of Queensland in 1995. He then returned to Hong Kong and worked at Happy Valley Veterinary Clinic and Hospital where he assisted various overseas visiting specialists in consultation and surgery. He was trained by Dr Richard Smith in Veterinary Ophthalmology on a part time basis both in Hong Kong and Brisbane, Australia. From 2005 to 2006, Derek was the resident at Animal Eye Care, Melbourne, Australia, where he worked with Drs Robin Stanley, Chloe Hardman and Anu O'Reily. During his tenure in Melbourne, he was responsible for all primary ophthalmic cases and surgeries. He also assisted in teaching undergraduate students at the University of Melbourne. Derek is now working full time at Peace Avenue Veterinary Clinic where he deals predominantly with ophthalmic cases in all species. Derek continues to advance his knowledge and techniques in Veterinary Ophthalmology under a part time training program in association with Dr Martyn King of Rivergum Referral Centre in Perth, Australia. Derek is a member of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists.

For enquiries or reservations, please forward to secretariat@medcom.com.hk.

26-27 May, 2008 Understanding Equestrian Sports

Venue: Chinese University of Hong Kong Laboratory Animal Services Centre and a selected Riding School in Hong Kong

Dates: May 26th for the class lecture and May 27th for the half-day out-ofclass session

Time: In-class program: Monday May 26th from 8:30 am to 5:30 p.m.
Out-of-class program: Tuesday May 27th for group 1: 8:30 am to 12:30 pm and for group II: 1:30 pm to 5:30 pm.

 

Teacher: Mr. N P Rodgers, BHSI, Steward General for the 2008 Paralympic Equestrian events, Hong Kong

Cost: Non HKVA members: HK$ 600 per 1 ?day course, HK$ 350 for one day in-class program
HKVA members: HK$ 550 per 1 ?day course, HK$ 300 for one day in-class program

Detail Information

27-30 April, 2008 VPAT Regional Veterinary Congress 2008 Venue : Bangkok, Thailand The Veterinary Practitioner Association of Thailand (VPAT) and the Organizing Committee cordially invites veterinarians throughout Asia to participate in the 2 nd annual VPAT Regional Veterinary Congress (VRVC2008) to be held on 27-30 April, 2008 in Bangkok, Thailand.

Throughout the Congress, participants will be provided with an opportunity to establish networks and exchange knowledge to foster a unified standard of veterinary practice in the region. Over 20 international speakers recognized as world authorities in their field have agreed to join us in this commitment. Moreover our own Asian speakers will have an international venue to showcase their expertise and create a harmonious balance to the program.

The trade exhibition is doubled from previous years and promises to become a "one-stop shop" for all your veterinary needs. Accompanying persons are warmly welcomed to join the social events of the Congress and also the special tours program arranged to highlight the best of Bangkok and the city's surroundings.

There is no better time or us to meet V to answer one another's concerns and questions, to find out, explore and create partnerships in our own region, all at an event that we as practitioners have created and can call our own. Join us in this partnership V join us at the VRVC 2008!

Siraya Chunekamrai DVM,PhD

President, VPAT

Scientific Programme

Tuesday 25th March
Thursday 27th March
Dr. Stan Marks - Gastroenterology

Seminars: Gastroenterology

1. Tuesday 25th March

  1. Update on infectious causes of diarrhoea in dogs and cats
  2. Chronic diarrhea in dogs - which tests when?
  3. Dietary management of gastrointestinal disorders (e.g. IBD, lymphangiectasia, lymphoma, pancreatitis, EPI etc)

2. Thursday 27th March:

  1. Diagnostic and therapeutic approach to the chronically vomiting dog and cat
  2. Clinical case potpourri (including vomiting. diarrhea, dysphagia and weight loss)

Venue: YMCA (TST), dinner from 7.00pm, lectures from 7.30pm (lectures time from 7:45pm changed to 7:30pm)

Cost: for one night only
HKVA Members: $300, Non-members: $500 for both nights
HKVA Members: $500, Non-members: $800

This includes buffet dinner & a full set of notes.

 

Dr. Stan Marks (BVSc, PhD, DACVIM (Internal Medicine, Oncology), DACVN Professor of Internal Medicine)

Dr. Marks graduated from the University of Pretoria, South Africa, in 1986 and completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Missouri, Columbia in 1987. He completed a small animal internal medicine residency program the at University of Florida and an oncology residency program at the University of California, Davis. Dr. Marks received his PhD in Nutrition from the University of California, Davis, where he is currently a Professor in the Department of Medicine and Epidemiology, and Associate Director of the Small Animal Clinic. Dr. Marks is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) in the specialities of internal medicine and oncology, and a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Nutrition (ACVN). He is the Director of the Companion Animal Gastroenterology Laboratory that focuses on furthering their understanding and knowledge of bacterial-associated diarrhoea, with an emphasis on Clostridial diseases. In addition, Dr. Marks has research interests in the nutritional modulation of inflammatory bowel disease. He has published extensively in these areas, and has contributed chapters to a number of textbooks.

Sponsored by Royal Canin

Wednesday 19 March, 2008

Orthopaedic Workshop

Dr Wing Tip Wong
(FULL)

Venue: Chinese University (details will be sent to participants)

Please finalize payments as soon as possible.

For enquiries or reservations, please forward to secretariat@medcom.com.hk.

Sponsored by Provet and Stryker Hong Kong

Tuesday 18 March, 2008

Dr Wing Tip Wong - Orthopaedic Surgery

'Treatment options and decision-making in the cruciate-deficient stifle, Common errors in the surgical treatment of medial patella luxation, Application of external skeletal fixation in small animal orthopaedics.'

Venue: YMCA (TST), dinner from 6.30pm, lectures from 7.00pm

Cost: HKVA Members: $300, Non-members: $500

  • 6.30-7.00pm Registration and Dinner
  • 7.00-8.00pm Treatment options and decision-making in the cruciate-deficient stifle
  • 8.00-8.15pm Coffee break
  • 8.15-9.15pm Common errors in the surgical treatment of medial patella luxation
  • 9.15-9.30pm Coffee break
  • 9.30-10.30pm Application of external skeletal fixation in small animal orthopaedics

Wing Tip Wong DVM, MVS, MACVSc (Surgery)

Wing Tip Wong obtained his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the Agriculture University Malasia (UPM) in 1980. He then completed his surgical training at the University of Melbourne in 1982 where he also received his Master of Veterinary Studies. In 1991 he was awarded membership in the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists by examination in Small Animal Surgery.

Wing tip has spent most of his time as a clinician and teacher. He taught at his Alma Mater and worked for several years in private practice in Malaysia. He returned to Melbourne in 1988 and worked at the Veterinary Clinic and Hospital, The University of Melbourne. >From 1999 he spent 14 months as Staff Surgeon in private referral practice. Currently he is Consultant Surgeon (Orthopaedics and Neurosurgery) in
the Veterinary Clinic and Hospital as well as Principal Fellow in the Department of Veterinary Science, The University of Melbourne. He also serves as Staff Surgeon for Animal Hospitals of Australia.

Wing Tip has contributed to teaching in the undergraduate program as well as continuing education for practising veterinarians. He conducts workshops on surgical techniques in orthopaedics and is a tutor for the Distance Education Program in Surgery offered by the Post Graduate Foundation in Veterinary Science, University of Sydney.

Sponsored by Provet and Stryker Hong Kong

Saturday 15 and 22 March, 2008

Cytology Workshops

WORKSHOP

The cytology workshop is a half day workshop which will be run twice. The workshop is a cytology based workshop with a haematology component. It will consist of a series of 20 cases and participants will move from one case to the next. Each case will be discussed in detail. Photographs of the salient features of each of the cases and the powerpoint file will be made available with a full set of notes for those who attend.

Cost: HK$1,350.00
Time: 9.30am - 1.00pm
Venue: Chinese University (details will be sent to participants)

Please note that places are limited and registrations will be accepted on a first come first served basis. There is no limit on the number of people from each organization who can attend. The closing date for registrations will be on the Wednesday preceeding each workshop. The cost will include a full set of notes and reference material. Payment will be accepted on the day. Please specify which day you would like to attend.

Presented in Association with the Royal Veterinary College, London

Proudly sponsored by Hill's


Venue - Cytology Workshop Workshop.

The Cytology Workshop will be held at the Animal House situated at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

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

There will be signs along the road. Please click here to see the map.

 

Prof. Alun Williams - graduated as a veterinary surgeon from the University of Glasgow in 1985. After a short period in general practice, he joined the Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge, where he completed his PhD investigating the pathogenesis of Streptococcus suis type 2 meningitis in the pig. He then moved to the University Department of Paediatrics, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, to conduct studies on the pathogenesis of Haemophilus influenzae type b meningitis before returning to Scotland in 1990 to become Named Veterinary Surgeon and Principal Research Scientist at the Institute for Animal Health, Neuropathogenesis Unit, Edinburgh. Here, he investigated aspects of peripheral and central pathogenesis of prion diseases, including the mechanism of neuronal degeneration and disease transmission between sheep. Alun moved back to the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Glasgow in 1997 to become Senior Lecturer and then Reader in Veterinary Pathology, continuing his research interests and also conducting undergraduate teaching in veterinary pathology, post-graduate training and being a member of the diagnostic pathology team. He also extended his research interests to enteric bacterial diseases and veterinary public health. He became a de facto Diplomate of the Europeon College of Veterinary Pathologists in 1998. Alun was appointed as Professor and Head of Department of Pathology and Infectious Diseases at the Royal Veterinary College, University of London in 2003 and is now Vice-President (Europe) of the C.L.Davis DVM Foundation. He continues to take an active role in teaching, diagnostic pathology and infectious disease research.
Monday 25 February, 2008 Dr Richard Smith V Ophthalmology for Veterinarians Seminar
  • Eye examination - basic equipment every Vet should have
  • Eye medication - think carefully about what you use and why
  • Glaucoma - every Vets nightmare
  • Corneal ulcers - selected breed related problems (dogs, cats and horses)

Venue: YMCA (TST), dinner from 7.00pm, lectures from 7.45pm

Cost: HKVA Members: $300, Non-members: $500

 

Richard Smith BVSc FACVSc (Ophthalmology) MRCVS

Richard Smith qualified as a Veterinarian in 1969. He spent the first 16 years of his career in mixed practice in Britain, Zimbabwe and Australia and always had an interest in ophthalmolgy. In 1985 he became the Director of the Veterinary Practice at The University Of Queensland, where he developed a large specialist eye practice. Richard was a pioneer in the computerised cataract surgery technique known as phacoemulsification and was the first person in Australia to use this technique and implant intra-ocular lenses in 1990. He has taught ophthalmology to Veterinary students and given continuing education courses to Veterinary practitioners for the last 20 years. He has numerous publications in journals, as well as chapters in veterinary text books.

Richard started a specialist ophthalmology practice in Brisbane in 1997 and during that time trained DR Michael Bernays, Dr Edith Hampson and Dr Denise Brudenall. He has also spent many years training Dr Derek Chow on a part time basis.

Richard has been visiting Hong Kong for the past 15 years seeing referrals at the Happy Valley Veterinary Clinic. He has lectured to Hong Kong Vets in the past and is committed to training Vets as much as possible in the limited time he spends in Hong Kong.

Richard retired from full time specialist practice two years ago but still does part time ophthalmology clinics in north Queensland and Hong Kong.

Sponsored by Royal Canin

Friday 22 February, 2008

Dr Richard Smith - Ophthalmology for Nurses

Please note that this is a lecture for nurses and technicians.

 

Seminar
  • Equipment for the consultation room - and maintenance of it
  • Drugs for eye examination
  • Surgical eye preparation
  • Surgical instruments - basic equipment, care and sterilisation
  • Video of cataract surgery using computerised phacoemulsification and lens implant

Venue: The Mariner's Club, Tsim Sha Tsui
Dinner from 7.00pm, lecture/demonstrations
start at 7.45pm

Cost: $50

Richard Smith BVSc FACVSc (Ophthalmology) MRCVS

Richard Smith qualified as a Veterinarian in 1969. He spent the first 16 years of his career in mixed practice in Britain, Zimbabwe and Australia and always had an interest in ophthalmolgy. In 1985 he became the Director of the Veterinary Practice at The University Of Queensland, where he developed a large specialist eye practice. Richard was a pioneer in the computerised cataract surgery technique known as phacoemulsification and was the first person in Australia to use this technique and implant intra-ocular lenses in 1990. He has taught ophthalmology to Veterinary students and given continuing education courses to Veterinary practitioners for the last 20 years. He has numerous publications in journals, as well as chapters in veterinary text books.

Richard started a specialist ophthalmology practice in Brisbane in 1997 and during that time trained DR Michael Bernays, Dr Edith Hampson and Dr Denise Brudenall. He has also spent many years training Dr Derek Chow on a part time basis.

Richard has been visiting Hong Kong for the past 15 years seeing referrals at the Happy Valley Veterinary Clinic. He has lectured to Hong Kong Vets in the past and is committed to training Vets as much as possible in the limited time he spends in Hong Kong.

Richard retired from full time specialist practice two years ago but still does part time ophthalmology clinics in north Queensland and Hong Kong.

Sponsored by Royal Canin