CPD Events

Monday 4th December 2017 Approach to and Management of Blood Loss Anemias and Polycythemia/Erythrocytosis

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

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

Speaker : Professor Urs Giger

Early Bird Registration :
(before 11:30pm of 3 Dec 2017)
  • Include Dinner
    • Members : $480
    • Non-Members : $580

Extended Registration and On-site Registration :
  • Include Dinner
    • Members : $700
    • Non-Members : $700

Organizer : The Hong Kong Veterinary Association Ltd.

Approach to and Management of Blood Loss Anemias
Blood loss may be peracute to chronic with normal and impaired hemostasis. While clinical signs of bleeding may be obvious, laboratory and imaging diagnostics are needed to define the course and degree of the anemia, any bleeding tendencies, and underlying causes. Management will depend on the severity, acuteness, bleeding tendency and cause. Transfusion therapy and several specific treatments can be beneficial. Cases are used to illustrate the diversity of blood loss and the audience will be encouraged to participate with clickers.

Approach to and Management of Polycythemia/Erythrocytosis
Polycythemia generally refers to an increase in erythrocytosis and thus may be best called erythrocytosis. Critical will be the differentiation between relative and absolute polycythemia as their causes and treatments are completely opposite. Absolute polycythemia can be further divided into primary (includes P. vera) and secondary polycythemia. Secondary polycythemia may be appropriate or inappropriate. Aside treating the underlying cause, supportive care with either fluid therapy or phlebotomy for relative and absolute polycythemia are discussed. Cases and clickers are used for active attendance participation.

Speaker's Biography

Urs Giger received his veterinary degree from the University of Zürich, Switzerland, where he also pursued his doctoral thesis on the surgical repair of hip dysplasia, initial clinical training in small animal medicine and surgery and postgraduate research 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 professorship in 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 headed the Transfusion and Hematology Center and Pediatrics and Genetics Clinic, and is the director of the Metabolic Genetics and the DNA Genetic Disease Testing (PennGen) Laboratories. His clinical and research expertise and interests are in hereditary and hematologic disorders and are reflected in over 230 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 a Transfusion Medicine Academic Award and Shannon Award from the National Institutes of Health, the 2002 WSAVA International Scientific Lifetime Achievement Award, the 2007 International Bourgelat Award from the BSAVA and the 2015 AVMA Excellence in Feline Research Award for outstanding clinical research in feline medicine. He 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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