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What is new in the treatment of heart failure in dogs and cats? An update on Consensus statements

Date : Wednesday 19th February 2020
Venue : Huthard Room II & Presidents Room, 3/F South Tower, YMCA, 41 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui (http://www.ymcahk.org.hk)
Time : Registration & Buffet Dinner: 7:00~8:00 pm, Seminar: 8:00~10:30 pm
Speaker : Dr. Anna Tidholm

Early Bird Registration :
(before 11:30pm of 18 Feb 2020)
  • Include Dinner
    • Members : $480
    • Non-Members : $750
    • CPD Hours : 2.5

Extended Registration and On-site Registration :
  • Include Dinner
    • Members : $1000
    • Non-Members : $1000
    • CPD Hours : 2.5

Organizer : The Hong Kong Veterinary Association Ltd.

Treatment of congestive heart failure in dogs has been widely debated and the first consensus statement for dogs with myxomatous mitral valve disease was published in the Journal of Veterinary Internal medicine in 2009 as "ACVIM consensus statement for the treatment of canine chronic valvular heart disease". This statement was recently updated 2019 and will be presented. Management of congestive heart failure and arterial thromboembolism in cats will also be discussed.


Speakers' biography


Dr. Anna Tidholm
DVM, PhD, Dipl ECVIM-CA (Cardiology)

Dr. Anna Tidholm is Associate Professor (docent), Diplomate ECVIM (cardiology) and has worked as Staff Veterinarian at Anicura Albano Animal Hospital since 1986, which employs 54 veterinarians, 150 nurses and receives approximately 35,000 patients a year out of which some 1300 are cardiac patients.

A prolific contributor to the study of cardiology, Dr. Tidholm has been Associate Editor of the Journal of Veterinary Cardiology since 2013 and has reviewed for Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Journal of Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasound, Journal of Veterinary Medicine, amongst others, and has undertaken a wide range of assignments as member of the Swedish Veterinary Association and Swedish Veterinary Society, including the position of chairperson of the Committee for Advanced Veterinary Specialization since 2004.

Lecturing to year 4 students at the College of Veterinary Studies, University of Agriculture Uppsala, Dr. Tidholm is the main supervisor on an EEF-project entitled "Echocardiographic measurements in Rhodesian Ridgebacks" and co-supervisor for the EEF-project "Concentrations of troponin I in cats with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy", whilst also supervising master and PhD degree projects ongoing. As a Hjalmar Hakansson Foundation award recipient (1994) and the first female recipient since 1898 of the Peter Hernquist gold medal in 2010, Dr. Tidholm was recognized by the Swedish Veterinary Magazine in 2013 as Veterinarian of the Year.


Hope to see you there.
Howie Wong
HKVA CPD Coordinators

For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk


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