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Local CE Seminars, Congresses & Workshops

2017
DateDetailsSponsors
Friday 28th July 2017 Proteinuric Renal Disease in Dogs: A Practical Approach

Venue : Huthart Room II & President's Room, 3/F South Tower, YMCA, Hong Kong

Time : Registration & Buffet : 7:00 ~ 8:00 pm, Seminar : 8:00~10:30 pm

Speaker : Dr Sheri Ross

Cost :
   Include Dinner - Members : $480, Non-Members : $580
   Non-Paid - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

Protein-losing renal diseases have become increasingly recognised as a major cause of CKD in dogs. Early detection and aggressive management may help to mitigate the adverse effects of proteinuria. In cases of persistent or severe proteinuria, renal biopsy, with appropriate evaluation, is recommended to better define the underlying glomerulopathy and direct therapy. Immunosuppressive therapy may be helpful in managing proteinuric renal disease in some patients.


Speaker's Biography

After graduating from the Atlantic Veterinary College in 1996, Dr. Ross completed a Small Animal Internship at the University of Minnesota. She remained at the University of Minnesota to complete an Internal Medicine Residency combined with a PhD in Nephrology/Urology. After serving as an Assistant Clinical Professor for 2-years she moved to the University of California Veterinary Medical Center in San Diego to complete a Fellowship in Renal Medicine/Hemodialysis. She is currently the coordinator of the Nephrology/Urology and Extracorporeal Therapy unit at the UCVMC-SD. Dr. Ross has received awards for both teaching and research, has several refereed scientific publications and has been invited to speak at national and international meetings. Her specific research interests include; influence of diet on the progression of chronic kidney disease, non-surgical urolith management and applications of hemodialysis and apheresis in veterinary medicine.


Hope to see you there : Dr Ruan Bester, CPD Coordinator

For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk


Thursday 27th July 2017 Aspects of Dental Radiology, Extraction Techniques and Oral Surgery

Venue : Biology Lab (Lab 502), The Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education, Hong Kong

Time : 9:00am - 5:00pm

Speaker : Dr Cedric Tutt

Cost :
   Workshop - Members : $4000, Non-Members : $5000

Dental Workshops - for Veterinarians

'Aspects of dental radiology, extraction techniques and oral surgery'

Two one day workshops will be run on the 26th and 27th July, 2017. The labs will run from 9.00am-5.00pm. Each lab will have 8 participants working in groups of 2 persons. Each group will have its own set of equipment provided. (The content of 26th and 27th July are for the same. You only need to attend for ONE DAY only)

Workshop Timetable

9.00am - 10.30am    Lectures:
1. Veterinary Dental radiography - getting the right diagnostic view more often. Radiographs will be demonstrated to enable interpretation of normal and abnormal findings. This lecture will cover the techniques of obtaining intra-oral dental radiographs and also the equipment used to obtain these.

2. Dental extraction techniques - this lecture will describe the oral and dental anatomy, how teeth are secured in the mouth and how these structures must be overcome to deliver the teeth from the alveolus. It will include open and closed extraction techniques - including use of extraction forceps and will also cover flap creating and closure.

10.30am - 10.45am    Coffee break

10.45am - 1.00pm    Radiology tutorial:
The workshop will examine dental radiographs:
evaluate quality, diagnostic yield and evaluate normal and pathological findings.

1.00pm - 1.45pm    Lunch

1.45pm - 3.30pm    Extraction workshop I
Delegates will:
1. Extract single, two and three rooted teeth.
2. Extract mandibular and maxillary canines.

3.30pm - 3.45pm    Coffee break

3.45pm - 5.00pm    Extraction workshop II
Continue with extraction techniques and design including the raising and suturing of flaps required in dentistry, the use of the high-speed dental unit to section teeth, alveolotomy and alveoloplasty, design of flaps and expansion of these to close surgical sites and equipment maintenance.

Registration is on a first in first served basis. Each participant must register individually as group bookings will not be accepted. Payment in full must be sent to the secretariat within one week of notification of acceptance otherwise your place will not be guaranteed.

***The Map of the venue, please click here


Speaker's Biography


Dr Cedric LC Tutt
BSc(Agric), BVSc, BVSc(Hons), MMed Vet(Med), Diplomate EVDC, MRCVS
Past President: European Veterinary Dental College

Graduated with BVSc in 1992

Pursued veterinary dentistry training in the UK and Europe from 1997-2003 Participated in under graduate and post graduate training in the UK 1998-2003 Moved to Cape Town 2004 and his clinic is in a referral hospital providing a dentistry and oral surgery service.

He was admitted to the European Veterinary Dental College in 2007 (Dip EVDC) and has served as President of the EVDC. He is currently a member of the EVDC Examination Committee.

Published numerous articles in the CPD Journal UK Vet
Presented dentistry and oral surgery lectures at congresses in Europe, China, Hong Kong, UK and South Africa.

Author of Small Animal Dentistry - a manual of techniques. 2006 Blackwell Scientific
Editor of: BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Dentistry 2007 BSAVA Publications
Co-author of the chapter on veterinary dentistry in the Veterinary nursing Manual of the BSA


Hope to see you there : Dr Ruan Bester, CPD Coordinator

For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk


The dental workshops and seminar are proudly sponsored by:




 

All of the dental equipment for the workshops is provided by Asia Vet Medical Ltd

Please note that all equipment supplied by Asia Vet Medical for the dental workshops will be for sale.

Wednesday 26th July 2017 Aspects of Dental Radiology, Extraction Techniques and Oral Surgery

Venue : Biology Lab (Lab 502), The Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education, Hong Kong

Time : 9:00am - 5:00pm

Speaker : Dr Cedric Tutt

Cost :
   Workshop - Members : $4000, Non-Members : $5000

Dental Workshops - for Veterinarians

'Aspects of dental radiology, extraction techniques and oral surgery'

Two one day workshops will be run on the 26th and 27th July, 2017. The labs will run from 9.00am-5.00pm. Each lab will have 8 participants working in groups of 2 persons. Each group will have its own set of equipment provided. (The content of 26th and 27th July are for the same. You only need to attend for ONE DAY only)

Workshop Timetable

9.00am - 10.30am    Lectures:
1. Veterinary Dental radiography - getting the right diagnostic view more often. Radiographs will be demonstrated to enable interpretation of normal and abnormal findings. This lecture will cover the techniques of obtaining intra-oral dental radiographs and also the equipment used to obtain these.

2. Dental extraction techniques - this lecture will describe the oral and dental anatomy, how teeth are secured in the mouth and how these structures must be overcome to deliver the teeth from the alveolus. It will include open and closed extraction techniques - including use of extraction forceps and will also cover flap creating and closure.

10.30am - 10.45am    Coffee break

10.45am - 1.00pm    Radiology tutorial:
The workshop will examine dental radiographs:
evaluate quality, diagnostic yield and evaluate normal and pathological findings.

1.00pm - 1.45pm    Lunch

1.45pm - 3.30pm    Extraction workshop I
Delegates will:
1. Extract single, two and three rooted teeth.
2. Extract mandibular and maxillary canines.

3.30pm - 3.45pm    Coffee break

3.45pm - 5.00pm    Extraction workshop II
Continue with extraction techniques and design including the raising and suturing of flaps required in dentistry, the use of the high-speed dental unit to section teeth, alveolotomy and alveoloplasty, design of flaps and expansion of these to close surgical sites and equipment maintenance.

Registration is on a first in first served basis. Each participant must register individually as group bookings will not be accepted. Payment in full must be sent to the secretariat within one week of notification of acceptance otherwise your place will not be guaranteed.

The Dental Workshops Venue Map please click here


Speaker's Biography


Dr Cedric LC Tutt
BSc(Agric), BVSc, BVSc(Hons), MMed Vet(Med), Diplomate EVDC, MRCVS
Past President: European Veterinary Dental College

Graduated with BVSc in 1992

Pursued veterinary dentistry training in the UK and Europe from 1997-2003 Participated in under graduate and post graduate training in the UK 1998-2003 Moved to Cape Town 2004 and his clinic is in a referral hospital providing a dentistry and oral surgery service.

He was admitted to the European Veterinary Dental College in 2007 (Dip EVDC) and has served as President of the EVDC. He is currently a member of the EVDC Examination Committee.

Published numerous articles in the CPD Journal UK Vet
Presented dentistry and oral surgery lectures at congresses in Europe, China, Hong Kong, UK and South Africa.

Author of Small Animal Dentistry - a manual of techniques. 2006 Blackwell Scientific
Editor of: BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Dentistry 2007 BSAVA Publications
Co-author of the chapter on veterinary dentistry in the Veterinary nursing Manual of the BSA


Hope to see you there : Dr Ruan Bester, CPD Coordinator

For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk


The dental workshops and seminar are proudly sponsored by:




 

All of the dental equipment for the workshops is provided by Asia Vet Medical Ltd

Please note that all equipment supplied by Asia Vet Medical for the dental workshops will be for sale.

Tuesday 25th July 2017 (Web-Seminar) Updates on Chronic Kidney Diseases: Changes to the IRIS Recommendations and Insights into the Protein Controversy

Venue : Link for the English room is https://tinyurl.com/hills07-25

Time : 2100-2200 (Hong Kong time)

Speaker : Dr. Sheri Ross

Cost :
   Record only - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

For further event details, click here


Tuesday 18th July 2017 CityU: A holistic case-based approach to Clinical Pathology results interpretation

Speaker : Dr Allan Kessell

Cost :


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Friday 14th July 2017 Clinical Immunology Diagnostic Laboratory

Venue : Huthart Room II & President's Room, 3/F South Tower, YMCA, Hong Kong

Time : Registration & Buffet : 7:00 ~ 8:00 pm, Seminar : 8:00~10:30 pm

Speaker : Prof. Michael Day

Cost :
   FREE TO ATTEND - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

To complement the imminent opening of our Clinical Immunology Diagnostic Laboratory, this evening seminar will use a case-based approach to understanding the role of two of our new tests in practice.

The Coombs Test
AVD will offer an 'extended Coombs test' (direct antiglobulin test) as a standalone test or as part of a new 'anaemia panel'. The Coombs test is used to confirm the presence of erythrocyte-bound immunoglobulin and/or complement and is the confirmatory diagnostic test for immune-mediated haemolytic anaemia (IMHA) in dogs and cats. The test does not discriminate between primary and secondary IMHA, but particular patterns of immunoreactivity in the extended test do occur more often in each type of disease.

Serological Testing for Immunity to Core Vaccine Antigens
We will also consider the role of serological testing to determine whether an individual dog is protected against the core vaccine antigens (canine distemper virus, canine adenovirus and canine parvovirus-2) and whether an individual cat has protective immunity against feline parvovirus. AVD will offer such testing using the well-validated Biogal system. Such testing, as recommended by the latest WSAVA vaccination guidelines, has a range of applications: (1) determining the success of puppy or kitten primary core vaccination, (2) determining the necessity or frequency of adult core revaccination, (3) determining the necessity of revaccination in an animal that may have previously suffered an adverse event post-vaccination, (4) determining vaccination requirements in an adult animal of unknown vaccination status, and (5) managing infectious disease outbreaks in animal shelters. Serological testing is rapidly becoming part of the preventive healthcare programme (the annual health check) in many practices and practice groups in North America and Europe.


Speaker's Biography


Professor Michael J. Day
BSc BVMS(Hons) PhD DSc DiplECVP FASM FRCPath FRCVS

Michael Day qualified as a veterinary surgeon from Murdoch University (Western Australia) in 1982. After a period in small animal practice he returned to Murdoch to complete a Residency in Microbiology and Immunology, and a PhD involving collaborative research with the Royal Perth Hospital. In 1987, Michael moved to the UK where he has been based ever since.

He is a diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Pathology, and holds fellowship of the Australian Society for Microbiology, the Royal College of Pathologists and the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. Michael has 27 years experience as a diagnostic histopathologist. He is recognized internationally for expertise in gastrointestinal pathology and was lead author of the WSAVA guidelines for small animal GI histopathology.

His research interests focus on companion animal immune-mediated and infectious diseases. Michael has published widely in the field of immunopathology, is author of the textbooks Clinical Immunology of the Dog and Cat (in second edition) and Veterinary Immunology: Principles and Practice (in second edition). He is co-editor of the BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Haematology and Transfusion Medicine (in second edition) and the texts Arthropod-Borne Infectious Diseases of the Dog and Cat (in second edition) and Canine and Feline Gastroenterology.

Michael has travelled widely in Asia over the past decade and continues to provide continuing education in the region.

Michael is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Comparative Pathology. He is a Past President of the BSAVA. Michael is also chairman of the WSAVA Vaccination Guidelines Group and the WSAVA One Health Committee. He is a member of the Petplan Charitable Trust Scientific Committee, Vice President of the WSAVA Foundation, a member of the Board of the WSAVA AFSCAN Project and a Trustee for the Mission Rabies Project. Michael is co-founder of a contract research organisation, KWS Biotest Ltd., where he is Director of Pathology.

He is now the Director of Pathology of Asia Veterinary Diagnostics (previously named Hong Kong Veterinary Diagnostics Centre).

Michael has been the recipient of the BSAVA Amoroso Award for outstanding contribution to small animal studies (1999), the BSAVA Petsavers Award (2000, 2006 & 2007), the RCVS Trust's G. Norman Hall Medal for outstanding research into animal diseases (2003), the Petplan Charitable Trust Scientific Award (2009), the Murdoch University Distinguished Alumnus Award (2015) and the FAVP Paatsama Lectureship (2016).


Hope to see you there : Dr Ruan Bester, CPD Coordinator

For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk


Friday 7th July 2017 CityU: Free seminar on swine medicine

Speaker : Professor Heiko Nathues

Cost :


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Thursday 22nd June 2017 The Importance of Medical Record Keeping For Vets

Cost :


LECTURE

The Importance of Medical Record Keeping For Vets
including an additional presentation
Know Your Enemy - the biology of screwworm
2 hours (1 CPD point)
By Dr. Adam West, SPCA

Venue: 4th Floor Lecture Room, SPCA, 5 Wan Shing, Wanchai
Time: 8-10pm
Cost: Free of charge and a glass of wine included

To sign up for this evening please email Adam at
adam.west@spca.org.hk


Tuesday 20th June 2017 Web-Seminar: Feline osteoarthritis

Speaker : Dr Danièlle Gunn-Moore

Cost :
   Record only - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

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19th - 23rd June 2017 APASI: Practical training on basic echocardiography at veterinary hospital in Milan from 19 to 23 Jun, 2017

Speaker : Dr. Claudio M. Bussadori

Cost :
   Record only - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

The workshop in 19-23/June is FULL

For more details and registration, please click here.


29th May - 2nd June 2017 APASI: Practical training on advanced echocardiography at veterinary hospital in Milan from 29 May to 02 Jun, 2017

Speaker : Dr. Claudio M. Bussadori

Cost :
   Record only - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

For more details and registration, please click here.


29th May - 2nd June 2017 APASI: Practical training on basic echocardiography (29 May to 02 June, 2017)

Speaker : Dr. Claudio M. Bussadori

Cost :
   Record only - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

For more details and registration, please click here.


Tuesday 2nd May 2017 Non-Vascular Interventional Radiology & Surgical Stapling Summit

Venue : Salisbury Hotel, Hong Kong

Speaker : Dr. Sarit Dhupa

Cost :
   - Members : $7900, Non-Members : $7900

For more information, please click here.


Tuesday 2nd May 2017 CAPSULE ENDOSCOPY: A New and Minimally Invasive Diagnostic Approach to GI Disease

Venue : Salisbury Hotel, Hong Kong

Speaker : Dr. Sarit Dhupa

Cost :
   Members Free, Non-Members $480 - Members : $0, Non-Members : $480
   Non Paid - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

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Wednesday 26th April 2017 HKVA Annual General Meeting 2017

Venue : Hughes Room at the Foreigner’s Correspondence Club (FCC), Central

Time : Meeting will commence at 8pm while a buffet dinner will be served from 7.30pm onwards

Cost :
   FOC (Members Only) - Members : $0, Non-Members : $

I am writing to inform you that the annual general meeting will be held on Wednesday 26th April, 2017 at the Hughes Room at the Foreigner's Correspondence Club (FCC), Central (for address of the FCC please see https://www.fcchk.org/contact-us/). Meeting will commence at 8pm while a buffet dinner will be served from 7.30pm onwards. This is an election year and all members are invited to nominate for positions on the HKVA Executive Committee. We would also like to take this opportunity to present some preliminary findings from our collaborated study with HKU on Canine Influenza Virus prevalence in the pet population of Hong Kong.

This year, our association is celebrating our 35th anniversary with events planned for later on in the year. For those who are interested in taking part in the Executive Committee please send in your intention with the secretariat by completing the attached nomination form by 19th April 2017.

http://www.hkva.org/dox/HKVA_AGM_2017.pdf (revised on 23 March 2017)

Deadline of registration: 24th April 2017. Should you have any questions, please contact the secretariat at secretariat@medcom.com.hk


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Monday 24th April 2017 Ocular Emergencies

Venue : YMCA, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon

Time : Registration & Buffet : 7:00 ~ 8:00 pm, Seminar : 8:00~10:30 pm

Speaker : Dr. Izak Venter

Cost :
   FREE TO ATTEND - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

When is an ocular condition an emergency?

The following are features of true ocular emergencies:
Acute ocular pain
Deformity of the orbit / globe
Acute loss of vision
Sudden change in appearance of eye.

During this talk the following conditions will be discussed concentrating on diagnosis and treatment:
Corneal emergencies
Corneal perforation / Laceration / Iris prolapse / Foreign body, Descemetocoele, Chemical burn, Melting stromal ulcer
Hyphaema
Lens Luxation
Glaucoma
Optic neuritis
Retrobulbar abscess
Proptosis


Speaker's Biography

Dr Izak Venter graduated as a veterinarian from the Onderstepoort VeterinaryFaculty, Pretoria University (South Africa). Having a special interest in ophthalmology, Dr Venter obtained his M.Med.Vet (Ophth) degree and qualified asa Veterinary Specialist Practitioner (Ophthalmology) in South Africa. In1996, he co-founded the Johannesburg and Cape Animal Eye.

Hospitals, a referral veterinary practice dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of animal eye disease. Whilst dogs, cats and horses comprise the majority of his patients, Dr Venter has great expertise in treating several other species including, birds, cheetahs, elephants, lions, rhinos, snakes, and tigers. Dr Venter lectures at the Onderstepoort Veterinary Faculty, Pretoria University, and trains undergraduate and postgraduate veterinary students. Dr Venter and his colleagues have been coming to Wanchai Animal Hospital two to three times a year for the last fifteen years. When Dr Venter is not seeing eye cases, he is busy playing the guitar or cooking up a storm in the kitchen!


Hope to see you there : Dr Ruan Bester, CPD Coordinator

For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk







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Thursday 6th April 2017 CityU: Seminar on Infection Control

Speaker : Dr Gillian Perkins

Cost :
   Record only - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

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Wednesday 29th March 2017 CityU: Birds, People and Avian Influenza

Speaker : Professor Dirk Pfeiffer

Cost :
   Record only - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

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28th - 31st March 2017 AOVET Focus Course - Diagnosis and Management of Common Fractures in the Thoroughbred Racehorse

Cost :
   Record only - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0



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28th - 31st March 2017 AOVET Course - Principles in Small Animals Fracture Management

Cost :
   Record only - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0



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25th and 26th March 2017 HKVUS Abdominal Ultrasound course

Speaker : Dr Francesca Del Chicca, Dr Myriam Baranger-Ete, Dr Maja Brloznik

Cost :
   Record only - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

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Wednesday 1st March 2017 CityU: Antimicrobial Resistance

Speaker : Dr Katharina Staerk

Cost :
   Record only - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

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Tuesday 28th February 2017 CityU: Endodontics: Good health comes from within

Speaker : Dr Nadine Fiani

Cost :
   Record only - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

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Wednesday 22nd February 2017 How to Get Most Out of Your Biopsies: Immunohistochemistry, Molecular Testing

Venue : YMCA, 41 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon

Time : Registration & Buffet Dinner: 7:00 ~ 8:00pm, Seminar: 8:00~10:30pm

Speaker : Prof. Michael Day

Cost :
   FREE TO ATTEND - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

RACE: 3 CE points

The starting point for a routine tissue biopsy sample is always review of a section stained by haematoxylin and eosin; if necessary supported by histochemical stains to identify particular tissue types, cells or infectious agents. Increasingly, diagnostic pathology laboratories are able to offer immunohistochemistry on the same tissue sample. Immunohistochemistry (IHC) uses antibodies to probe the tissue to identify more specifically the cellular structures.

The most common application of IHC is in identifying the precise cellular origin of a tumour - which information can help formulate a prognosis and treatment regime. IHC may be costly and will take additional time to perform, but offers clients and their pets the highest standard of diagnosis. Formalin-fixed and wax-embedded tissue can also be used as the basis for molecular testing (polymerase chain reaction) to characterize gene rearrangements typical of neoplasia or to identify microbial DNA within tissue.

This evening seminar will review these new technologies and use a case-based approach to indicate clinical situations in which their application would be of benefit.


Speaker's Biography


Professor Michael J. Day
BSc BVMS(Hons) PhD DSc DiplECVP FASM FRCPath FRCVS

Michael Day qualified as a veterinary surgeon from Murdoch University (Western Australia) in 1982. After a period in small animal practice he returned to Murdoch to complete a Residency in Microbiology and Immunology, and a PhD involving collaborative research with the Royal Perth Hospital. In 1987, Michael moved to the UK where he has been based ever since.

He is a diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Pathology, and holds fellowship of the Australian Society for Microbiology, the Royal College of Pathologists and the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. Michael has 27 years experience as a diagnostic histopathologist. He is recognized internationally for expertise in gastrointestinal pathology and was lead author of the WSAVA guidelines for small animal GI histopathology.

His research interests focus on companion animal immune-mediated and infectious diseases. Michael has published widely in the field of immunopathology, is author of the textbooks Clinical Immunology of the Dog and Cat (in second edition) and Veterinary Immunology: Principles and Practice (in second edition). He is co-editor of the BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Haematology and Transfusion Medicine (in second edition) and the texts Arthropod-Borne Infectious Diseases of the Dog and Cat (in second edition) and Canine and Feline Gastroenterology.

Michael has travelled widely in Asia over the past decade and continues to provide continuing education in the region.

Michael is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Comparative Pathology. He is a Past President of the BSAVA. Michael is also chairman of the WSAVA Vaccination Guidelines Group and the WSAVA One Health Committee. He is a member of the Petplan Charitable Trust Scientific Committee, Vice President of the WSAVA Foundation, a member of the Board of the WSAVA AFSCAN Project and a Trustee for the Mission Rabies Project. Michael is co-founder of a contract research organisation, KWS Biotest Ltd., where he is Director of Pathology.

He has been the recipient of the BSAVA Amoroso Award for outstanding contribution to small animal studies (1999), the BSAVA Petsavers Award (2000, 2006 & 2007), the RCVS Trust's G.

Norman Hall Medal for outstanding research into animal diseases (2003), the Petplan Charitable Trust Scientific Award (2009), the Murdoch University Distinguished Alumnus Award (2015) and the FAVP Paatsama Lectureship (2016).


Hope to see you there : Dr Ruan Bester, CPD Coordinator

For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk



 

15th - 17th February 2017 APASI Diagnostic imaging in Small Animals Cardiology

Speaker : Prof. Claudio Maria Bussadori

Cost :
   Record only - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

For more details and registration, please click here.


Wednesday 15th February 2017 Oral Inflammatory Diseases in Cats and New Strategy for Treatment

Venue : Huthart Room II & President's Room, 3/F South Tower, YMCA, Kowloon

Time : Registration & Buffet Dinner: 7:00 ~ 8:00pm, Seminar: 8:00~10:30pm

Speaker : Dr Cedric Tutt and Dr Chang Shih-Chieh

Cost :
   Include Dinner - Members : $480, Non-Members : $580
   Non Paid - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

Topic: Oral inflammatory diseases in cats
What is the most common oral inflammatory disease in cats. What is the exact cause of these diseases? How to treat them?

In this topic, Dr. Cedric will introduce how to diagnosis and treatment of common oral inflammatory disease in cat as plaque, eosinophilic granuloma complex and other stomatitis.


Topic: New strategy for the treatment of feline stomatitis
Feline lymphocytic-plasmacytic gingivitis/stomatitis (LPGS) or caudal stomatitis is an inflammatory disease that causes painfully erosive lesions and proliferations of the oral mucosa. The disease is difficult to cure and can affect cats at an early age, resulting in lifetime therapy. Practitioners are eager to seek out a safer and more useful medical therapy to reduce clinical signs in cats. In this presentation, Dr. Chang will share his clinical trial which investigate a new and effective adjunct treatment for feline stomatitis.


Speaker's Biography


Dr Chang, Shih-Chieh
Professor, Department of Veterinary Medicine, National Chung Hsing University Professional Specialty: Small Animal Surgery, Small Animal Clinical Oncology

Teaching Courses:
Undergraduate: Small Animal Surgery, Veterinary Oncology, Small Animal Biopsy Techniques and Interpretation, Veterinary Diagnotic Cytology, Clinical Conference, Clinical Practice
Graduate: Surgical Pathology, Clinical Oncolgy, Seminar, Special Topic on Literature Review of Clinical Oncology

Educational Background:
PhD, Department of Veterinary Medicine, National Chung Hsing University (2007)
MS, Department of Veterinary Medicine, National Chung Hsing University (1992)
DVM, Department of Veterinary Medicine, National Chung Hsing University (1990)

Current Position and Professional Career:
Director, Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, National Chung Hsing University (2015--)
Professor, Department of Veterinary Medicine, National Chung Hsing University (2011--)
Associate Professor, Department of Veterinary Medicine, National Chung Hsing University (2007-2011)

  • Invited as a visiting faculty and to conduct research and education by the Graduate School of Agriculture and Life
  • Science, the University of Tokyo, Japan. (2009 August to 2009 October)
  • Head of Small Animal Surgery, and Clinical Oncology, Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, National Chung Hsing University (2006--)
  • Lecturer, Department of Veterinary Medicine, National Chung Hsing University (2000-2007)
  • Head of Small Animal Surgery, Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, National Chung Hsing University (2000-2004)
  • Teaching Assistant, Department of Veterinary Medicine, National Chung Hsing University (1995-2000)
  • Veterinarian, Small Animal Surgery, Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, National Chung Hsing University (1995--)
  • Veterinarian, Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, National Chung Hsing University (1994-1995)



Dr Cedric Tutt
BSc (Agric), BVSc, BVSc(Hons), MMed Vet (Med), Diplomate EVDC, MRCVS

  • Graduated with BSc(Agric) in 1984 and undertook research in aromatic and fragrant plants.
  • Graduated with BVSc in 1992
  • Graduated MMedVet (Med) about 2000
  • Pursued veterinary dentistry training in the UK and Europe from 1997-2003
  • Participated in under graduate and post graduate training in the UK 1998-2003
  • Moved to Cape Town 2004 and referral hospital providing a dentistry and oral surgery service
  • Admitted to the European Veterinary Dental College in 2007 (Dip EVDC)
  • Published numerous articles in the CPD journal UK Vet
  • Presented dentistry and oral surgery lectures at congresses in Europe, UK and South Africa.
  • Author of "Small Animal Dentistry - a manual of techniques. 2006 Blackwell Scientific
  • Editor of: BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Dentistry 2007 BSAVA Publications
  • Co-author of the chapter on veterinary dentistry in the Veterinary nursing Manual of the BSAVA
  • Past President EVDC

Dr. Cedric can be contacted through his webpage at www.theveterinarydentist.com


Hope to see you there : Dr Ruan Bester, CPD Coordinator

For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk


Monday 13th February 2017 Current and future swine breeding management

Speaker : Dr Roy Kirkwood

Cost :
   Record only - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

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Thursday 26th January 2017 Antimicrobial Resistance

Venue : Huthart Room II & President's Room, 3/F South Tower, YMCA, Kowloon

Time : Registration & Buffet Dinner: 7:00 ~ 8:00pm, Seminar: 8:00~10:30pm

Speaker : Dr Rebekah Westermeyer

Cost :
   FREE TO ATTEND - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

Part 1: Staphylococci isolated in Hong Kong patients and common antimicrobial resistance
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) threatens the ability to effectively treat bacterial infections caused by staphylococci. Knowledge of resistance can help veterinarians more effectively treat patients and hopefully slow the progression of further development of AMR. This report will discuss the current surveillance data on Staphylococcus bacteria isolated in Hong Kong that are identified molecularly via MALDI-TOF and the common resistance patterns that are found in these bacteria.

Part 2: Using atypical antimicrobials to treat skin infections: Dosing, Monitoring and Safety
The most commonly used antimicrobials for treating infections caused by staphylococci are beta-lactams (penicillins, cephalosporins), fluoroquinolones and lincosamides. These antimicrobials have a very high tolerability and safety level. Unfortunately, resistance to these antimibiotics is becoming quite common. This lecture will cover use of less commonly prescribed antimicrobials and how to safely treat and monitor patients.


Speaker's Biography

Dr. Rebekah Westermeyer is a veterinary dermatologist certified by the American College of Veterinary Dermatologists and recognized as a skin specialist by the Veterinary Surgeons Board of Hong Kong. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Iowa State University. While in school, she worked in a veterinary diagnostic laboratory studying E. coli. After graduation, she completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and emergency at SouthPaws Veterinary Specialists and Emergency in Fairfax Virginia and then a residency in Veterinary Dermatology at Louisiana State University. Her research during her residency was on antimicrobial sensitivity in Staphylococcus pseudintermedius. Prior to veterinary school, Rebekah Westermeyer received a Bachelor of Science in Education and a Masters in Music and taught both in public schools and in college in the United States. She has given clinical presentations to many hospitals as well as regional and state veterinary meetings. She currently resides with her husband in Germany and has been seeing dermatology cases in Hong Kong every two months since 2014.


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