CPD Events

Tuesday 5th December 2017 Hereditary Diseases for the Clinician

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 4 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.

Hereditary diseases for the clinician
Many of the characteristic breed traits and common and rare diseases seen in veterinary practice have a heritable basis. Recent exciting advances in our current knowledge of the completed dog genome sequence and the molecular genetic tests offer the opportunity to clinicians and clinical pathologists to use these emerging tools in clinical practice and have a positive impact on the health of dogs and in particular the diagnosis, management, and control of hereditary diseases. In this and subsequent sessions, practical aspects on breed structure and characteristics, practical diagnostic clinical, imaging, laboratory and genetic tools and management will be addressed and illustrated with many case examples.

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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