CPD Events

Small Animal Cytology: Practical tips to maximizing your cytology outcomes and minimize non-diagnostic results

Date : Tuesday 28th August 2018
Venue : Huthard Room II & Presidents Room, 3/F South Tower, YMCA, Hong Kong
Time : Registration & Buffet Dinner: 7:00 ~ 8:00pm, Seminar: 8:00~10:30pm
Speaker : Dr. Monali Bera

Cost :
    • Members : $0
    • Non-Members : $0
    • CPD Hours : 2.5

Organizer : The Hong Kong Veterinary Association Ltd.

Registrants of workshops on August 29-30 are encouraged to attend this seminar.

This event aims to expand and refine your diagnostic skills in cytology in small animals. In this lecture, Dr Bera will go through practical tips that will ensure you are getting the best out of your samples, and enable you to go further in pursuit of a diagnosis. Cases studies including cytology of cavitary effusion and cutaneous and subcutaneous lesions will also be discussed.

Speaker Biography

Dr. Monali Bera

Dr. Bera received her BS degree in animal physiology and neurosciences from the University of California, San Diego (2001) and her doctorate in veterinary medicine from Michigan State University (2006). She attended Colorado State University, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences where she completed a 3 year residency program in anatomic pathology while concurrently obtaining her MS degree where she investigated the pathogenesis of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis.

Subsequently, Dr. Bera completed a post-doctoral research fellowship at Harvard Medical School in Boston. In 2011, she obtained her board certification with the American College of Veterinary pathologists. She moved to Singapore in 2013, after accepting a position with Philip Morris International where she applied her knowledge and experience in a R&D preclinical toxicology testing laboratory. At PMI, Dr. Bera provided scientific and technical oversight to the necropsy and histology services in the testing facility, collaborated on research projects with investigators and contributed pathology expertise to preclinical toxicology studies. In 2015, Dr. Bera moved to Australia where she worked for IDEXX laboratories for 1 year, changing her focus to diagnostic pathology. In May, 2016, she joined Asia Veterinary Diagnostics, where she is working on-site in Singapore as Senior Veterinary Pathologist, Head of Veterinary Support and Quality assurance. She is an active member of the ACVP, ASVP (Australian Society of Veterinary Pathology), and STP. Her areas of interest include diagnostic and clinical pathology of domestic animals, respiratory and hepatobiliary pathology/toxicology, mechanisms of disease, and lab animal pathology.

Hope to see you there.
Dr Ruan Bester, Howie Wong, HKVA CPD Coordinator

For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk

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