CPD Events

Two-day Basic Small Animal Abdominal Ultrasound Workshop (Cancelled)

Date : Tuesday 11th - Wednesday 12th February 2020

Venue : Hong Kong Marine Life Stranding and Education Centre, Ocean Park

Time : Workshop: 8:30am ~ 5:00pm

Speaker : Dr Myriam Baranger-Ete, Dr Maja Brložnik

Cost :
  • Two-day Basic Small Animal Abdominal Ultrasound Workshop
    • Members : $8500
    • Non-Members : $10000
    • CPD Hours : 14

Organizer : The Hong Kong Veterinary Association Ltd.

Participants will be scanning in small groups (3 attendees per station) in order to maximise handson scanning time and practical guidance.

Each group will have its own ultrasound system.

Participants will need to bring their own animal(s) for scanning, and are responsible for sedation if required.

* Earn a total of 14 CPD points (7 points per day) *

Approved by the Hong Kong Veterinary Surgeons Board
AAVSB's Registry of Approved Continuing Education


Course Program

Getting you 100% confident performing full thorough abdominal ultrasound examination (scanning protocol & technique) & Basic interpretation (normal morphology, most common pathologies)

Case discussion
Day 1: 11 February (8:30am - 5pm):
8:30 - 9:30am:   Introduction, Ultrasound applications, Preparation of the patient
9:30 - 10:30am:   Ultrasonography of the urinary tract
10:30 - 10:45am:   Coffee break
10:45 - 11:45am:   Ultrasonography of the spleen and liver
11:45 - 12:30pm:   Practical scanning of urinary tract, spleen and liver
12:30 - 1:30pm:   Lunch break
1:30 - 3:00pm:   Ultrasonography of gastrointestinal tract and pancreas
3:00 - 3:15pm:   Coffee break
3:15 - 5:00pm:   Practical scanning of gastrointestinal tract and pancreas
Day 2: 12 February (8:30am - 5pm):
8:30 - 10:30am:   Ultrasonography of the adrenal glands, lymph nodes and peritoneum
10:30 - 10:45am:   Coffee Break
10:45 - 12:30pm:   Practical scanning of adrenals, abdominal lymph nodes and peritoneum
12:30 - 1:30pm:   Lunch break
1:30 - 2:30pm:   Ultrasonography of the reproductive tract (Male & Female)
2:30 - 3:15pm:   Ultrasound-guided FNA and biopsy techniques / Interventional ultrasonography
3:15 - 3:30pm:   Coffee break
3:30 - 5:00pm:   Practical scanning of reproductive tract, ultrasound-guided sampling technique.
Practice on phantoms

Hong Kong Marine Life Stranding and Education Centre, Ocean Park (Map)

Exit Ocean Park MTR Station from Exit A and walk towards Hong Kong Police College.
The west gate entrance is at the opposite side of the Hong Kong Police College.
Please get the gate pass from the security post located in west gate.
Then turn right and walk along the slope.
The Hong Kong Marine Life Stranding and Education Centre will be on your right hand side.

Limited places! Please register early to avoid disappointment!

For registration, please send an email to secretariat@medcom.com.hk

Speakers' biography

Dr. Myriam Baranger-Ete

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

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

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

During this time, Dr. Baranger-Ete completed the Distance Education Sonology Course with the Post-Graduation Foundation of the University of Sydney in 2008 as well as a European Master of Small Animal Veterinary Medicine with the ESAVS (European School for Advanced Veterinary Studies) at the University of Luxemburg; focusing on Internal Medicine and Imaging, studying with Utrecht University (The Netherlands).

During five years, Dr. Baranger-Ete has worked alongside Dr. Paul Brazzell, gaining valuable and extensive experience in small animal abdominal and cardiac ultrasound.

In 2013, she and Dr. Brazzell created and launched Hong Kong Mobile Veterinary Ultrasound Service. Dr Myriam has, since then, been doing referral scans only, thrilled to be helping out all veterinarians in Hong Kong (and Asia in general) with their ultrasound needs.

Myriam also enjoys her time teaching other veterinarians ultrasound techniques in seminars and workshops in Asia, as well as in overseas courses or during "one-on-one in-clinic training" sessions.

In 2014, Dr Myriam also co-founded Hong Kong Veterinary Diagnostics (now rebranded as "Asia Veterinary Diagnostics"), veterinary specialty laboratory serving Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia.

Hong Kong Mobile Ultrasound Service merged with Hong Kong Veterinary Diagnostics Centre and Doctors Beck & Stone in 2015, in order to form the Doctors Beck & Stone -Diagnostics Division.

Dr Myriam was appointed as the Head of this Diagnostics Division, managing Director of the Mobile Ultrasound Service and Veterinary Specialty Laboratory in 2016. She has been thrilled to actively develop Advanced Diagnostic Imaging and Laboratory services throughout Asia since then and to manage HKVUS and AVD until last August 2018.

Dr Myriam is an active member of the International Veterinary Ultrasound Society and of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology. She recently joined the Australasian Association of Veterinary Diagnostics Imaging after her family's temporary move to Melbourne (Australia).

Today, Dr Myriam is thrilled to provide mobile ultrasound consultation, ultrasound education services, CE organization and veterinary business advice /mobile ultrasound services franchise over Asia, Australia/New Zealand and Europe; assisted in her mission by "International Veterinary Services" passionate and dedicated team.


Dr Maja Brložnik


Maja Brložnik graduated as a DVM in 2004 from Veterinary Faculty in Ljubljana. The same year she passed the State exam and enrolled for interdisciplinary Master programme. She graduated with her Master thesis "Review of canine diseases with signs of urinary tract disease".

Since 2006 Dr Maja has been working in a busy Small Animal private practice; she is also working at the Clinic for Small Animals of the Veterinary faculty of Ljubljana as an external collaborator in diagnostic ultrasound and cardiology since 2014.

Dr Maja has attended hundred specialized veterinary courses and actively contributed to more than 50 conferences, congresses and journals.

In 2013, she entered into the postgraduate programme "European Master of Small Animal Veterinary Medicine" at the University of Luxembourg, which she completed in 2018.

In 2016 she enrolled into an interdisciplinary Doctoral Programme Biomedicine, and in PHD thesis she investigates diagnostic imaging methods for perfusion of tumors after electrochemotherapy, as possible predictive factors.

Dr Maja joined Dr Myriam as a consultant in 2016 in order to help, part time, with the ultrasound needs in China. She is now thrilled to continue providing CE in the region with International Veterinary Services.

Hope to see you there.
Howie Wong
HKVA CPD Coordinators

For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk

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