CPD Events

Two-Day Basic Small Animal Abdominal Ultrasound Workshop

Date : Saturday 9th - Sunday 10th July 2022

Venue : Conference Room, Veterinary Specialty Hospital Kowloon, Hong Kong

Time : Workshop: 8:30am~5:00pm

Speaker : Dr. Myriam Baranger-Ete

Cost :
    • Members : $9500
    • Non-Members : $11000
    • CPD Hours : 14

Organizer : The Hong Kong Veterinary Association Ltd.

Only 8 places available! Please register early to avoid disappointment!

The workshops will run on 9 and 10 July 2022 from 8:30am to 5:00pm. Participants are expected to have attended the HKVA seminars on 1 and 2 December 2021 as the contents will not be repeated.

Participants will be scanning in four groups of two to guarantee best practical learning experience. Each group will have its own high-end ultrasound system.

Participants are fully responsible for bringing in their own volunteer animals for the practical scanning session. They should be on a leash or kept inside a carrier during lectures and lunch. Sedative and reversal drugs (if required), and stethoscopes are full responsibility of participants. All animals must be up to date on vaccines (Distemper, Parvo, Rabies for dogs, FVRCP for cats) and non-aggressive.

Course Program

Performing thorough abdominal ultrasound confidently and consistently-Scanning protocol and technique, basic interpretation, normal morphology, most common pathologies.

Day 1: 9 July (8:30am-5pm):
8:30-9:30 am: Introduction: Basic principles of ultrasound and artifact, patient preparation, machine optimisation, etc.
9:30-10:30 am: Ultrasonography of the Urinary Tract
10:30-10:45 am: Break
10:45-11:45 am: Ultrasonography of Spleen and Liver
11:45-12:30 pm: Echo lab: Practical scanning of Urinary Tract, Spleen, Liver
12:30-1:30 pm: Lunch break
1:30-3:00 pm: Ultrasonography of Gastrointestinal Tract & Pancreas
3:00-3:15 pm: Break
3:15-5:00 pm: Echo lab: Practical scanning of Gastrointestinal Tract, Pancreas
Day 2: 10 July (8:30am-5pm):
8:30-10:30 am: Ultrasonography of the Adrenal Glands, Lymph Nodes and Peritoneum
10:30-10:45 am: Break
10:45 am-12:30 pm: Echo lab: Practical scanning of Adrenals, Abdominal Lymph Nodes, Peritoneum
12:30-1:30 pm: Lunch break
1:30-2:30 pm: Ultrasonography of the Reproductive Tract
2:30-3:15 pm: Ultrasound-guided FNA and Biopsy Techniques
3:15-3:30 pm: Break
3:30-5:00 pm: Echo Lab: Practical scanning of Reproductive Tract; Ultrasound-guided sampling technique-Practice on phantom; Course wrap up

Speaker's Biography

Dr. Myriam Baranger-Ete

Dr. Myriam Baranger-Ete graduated from Maisons-Alfort National Veterinary University (France) in 1998 then completed a year externship at the Equine hospital of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Saint-Hyacinthe, University of Montreal (Canada). There she completed her thesis with honours in equine locomotor pathology and diagnostic ultrasound in 1999.

A move to Hong Kong in 1999 brought her back to Canine and Feline Medicine and she completed the Distance Education Small Animal Sonology Course with the Post-Graduation Foundation of the University of Sydney in 2008, as well as a European Master of Small Animal Veterinary Medicine with the ESAVS (European School for Advanced Veterinary Studies), with the University of Luxemburg. During this training, Dr Myriam realized that an early and accurate diagnosis was key for any therapeutic success and she became passionate and obsessed about Diagnostics since then.

After intensive training, she focused on providing referral ultrasound services and promoting ultrasound education in Asia; co-founding Hong Kong first mobile veterinary ultrasound service in 2013, then developing the services together with her local partners in Singapore and Malaysia.

Aside of her referral ultrasound clinical work, Dr Myriam very much enjoys her time teaching other veterinarians ultrasound techniques giving seminars, workshops and courses all around Asia and overseas (particularly in Australia where her family was relocated in between 2018 and 2020 and where she co-founded the Soundiagnosis Academy, in order to provide Ultrasound Education throughout Australia and New Zealand).

She is an active member of the International Veterinary Ultrasound Society, of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology and of the Australasian Association of Veterinary Diagnostics Imaging.

In love with Asia and Hong Kong in particular, she recently moved back after more than 20 years living and working in the city, and is thrilled to be able to continue actively developing Advanced Diagnostics in the region, as "Asia Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories" regional director, and to be able to continue supporting her veterinary colleagues with all their diagnostic needs, so that they can provide nothing but the best level of care to their patients.

Hope to see you there.
Howie Wong
HKVA CPD Coordinators

For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk

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