Date : Wednesday 29th and Thursday 30th August 2018
Two-day Cytology Workshop
* Earn a total of 14 CPD points (7 points per day) *
approved by the Hong Kong Veterinary Surgeons Board
30 participants only. Please register early to avoid disappointment!
Registrants are encouraged to attend the free evening seminar on August 28 as well.
The workshops will run from 9am to 5pm. Participants will be provided with microscopes and cases and slides to go through with Dr Bera. Lunch and tea/coffee can be obtained from the canteen at the campus.
Key learning objectives
Day 1 (9am to 5pm):
Morning: The role of fine-needle aspiration cytology in the diagnosis of common skin and subcutaneous lumps and bumps
Afternoon: Fluid cytology: Interpreting cells in body fluid (cavitary effusions, nasal, bladder, and prostatic washes)
Day 2 (9am to 5pm):
Morning and part of afternoon: Hemolymphatic system: Cytologic evaluation of lymph node, spleen, and blood smears
Afternoon: Cytologic evaluation of canine and feline liver aspirates and bile smears
Dr. Monali Bera
DVM, MS, DACVP
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
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