Date : Tuesday 19th June 2018
What Veterinary Practitioners Should Know About Microbiology
Sample preparation, the novel MALDI-TOF technique for pathogen identification, and common bacterial and fungal infections of small animals
Bacterial and fungal infections can cause diseases ranging from mild purulent dermatitis to life-threatening systemic infection. Identification of the aetiological agents and knowing their antimicrobial resistance pattern are important for further prognosis and treatment. In this lecture, we will systemically review the bacterial and fungal infections which commonly occur in small animals in Hong Kong, and how to choose appropriate transportation media or containers for sample submission. Additionally, we will introduce the principles and the applications of Asia Veterinary Diagnostics’ cutting age molecular diagnostic approach, MALDI-TOF, for microbial pathogen identification.
Dr Chien-Che Hung
Dr. Hung received his Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the College of Veterinary Medicine, National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan in 2000, and a Master of Science degree in Veterinary Pathology from the same university in 2002. From 2006 to 2012, he joined the Comparative Biomedical Science program at Cornell University for his Ph.D, and he remained at Cornell for his postdoctoral training for the following 4 years. His research focuses on bacterial pathogenesis, specifically in salmonellosis.
During 2015-2016, Dr. Hung received clinical Bacteriology/Mycology training from the Animal Health Diagnostic Center at Cornell University.
Dr. Hung is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Microbiologists in Bacteriology and Mycology and is the Head of Microbiology and Molecular Diagnostics Department at Asia Veterinary Diagnostics since July 2017.
Hope to see you there.
Dr Ruan Bester, Howie Wong, HKVA CPD Coordinator
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