Local CE Seminars, Congresses & Workshops

2019

APASI: Echocardiography in small animals: Level I a "taster" workshop

Date : 25th-26th November 2019
Speaker : Dr. Susanne Thamkee
Cost :


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APASI Ultrasound workshop Level III: Advanced ultrasound

Date : 25th-26th November 2019
Speaker : Prof. Patrick Kircher
Cost :


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APASI Ultrasound workshop Level I & II:

Level I: Basic ultrasound (19th-20th Nov)

Level II: Basic diseases in ultrasound (21st-23rd Nov)

Date : 19th-23rd November 2019
Speaker : Prof. Patrick Kircher & Dr. Susanne Thamkee
Cost :




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Dealing with anxious dogs in the vet clinic - What you can do?

Date : Thursday 7th November 2019
Venue : Huthard Room II & Presidents Room, 3/F South Tower, YMCA, Hong Kong
Time : Registration & Buffet Dinner: 7:00~8:00 pm, Seminar: 8:00~10:30 pm
Speaker : Dr Kersti Seksel
Cost :

  • Include Dinner
    • Members : $250
    • Non-Members : $250


Organizer : The Hong Kong Veterinary Association Ltd.

Many dogs are concerned with veterinary visits. So what can you do to help them? Can you recognise the signs at the time of their first visit? Can you help each dog at each visit? How best to implement "Fear Free" visits will be discussed - from the time of their first visit. Prevention of problems to helping those who are already concerned.

In this seminar, Dr Kersti Seksel will be presenting practical tips with interesting videos and photos to illustrate recognising anxieties in animals before anything happens. The Fear Free principles, which is now an international movement for veterinary professionals and has been adopted in the USA, will also be discussed and emphasised.

This seminar is aimed at all levels of staff.


Speakers' biography


Dr Kersti Seksel
BVSc (Hons) MRCVS MA (Hons) FANZCVS DACVB DECAWBM FAVA

Sydney Animal Behaviour Service
55 Ethel Street Seaforth NSW 2092
sabs@sabs.com.au

Kersti graduated in Veterinary Science from Sydney University. She has a BA in Behavioural Sciences with a major in psychology as well as a MA (Hons). She is a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Animal Behaviour, a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists and a Diplomate of the European College of Animal Welfare and Behavioural Medicine.

Kersti is the principal of a specialist practice in behavioural medicine in Sydney Australia. She is the head tutor for the distance education course in Behavioural Medicine for Centtre for Veterinary Education (University of Sydney) and is an adjunct Associate Professor at Charles Sturt University. She has presented at numerous conferences nationally and internationally and has written many text book chapters, written a book, Training Your Cat, writes for Dog's Life magazine, is a regular presenter on ABC radio and is a consultant on VIN (Veterinary Information Network). She created and pioneered Puppy PreschoolR and Kitten KindyR classes internationally.


Hope to see you there.
Howie Wong
HKVA CPD Coordinators

For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk


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CityU JCC seminar: Wound Management and Bandaging / Decreasing Anaesthetic Morbidity and Mortality

Date : Thursday 3rd October 2019
Speaker : Leigh-Anne Nel, Tania Van Der Nest
Cost :


ATTENTION: All Vet Nurses and Assistants

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Subcutaneous ureteral bypass (SUB) as treatment in feline ureteral obstruction patients / Intraluminal tracheal stent placement, anaesthesia and the shared airway

Date : Wednesday 2nd October 2019
Venue : Huthard Room II & Presidents Room, 3/F South Tower, YMCA, Hong Kong
Time : Registration & Buffet Dinner: 7:00~8:00 pm, Seminar: 8:00~10:30 pm
Speaker : Dr Johan Nel and Sr. Tania Van Der Nest
Cost :

  • First 40 registrants
    • Members : $200
    • Non-Members : $200

  • After 40 registrants
    • Members : $480
    • Non-Members : $750


Organizer : The Hong Kong Veterinary Association Ltd.

FIRST 40 REGISTRANTS: $200

Subcutaneous ureteral bypass (SUB) as treatment in feline ureteral obstruction patients

Ureteral obstruction is a common condition in feline patients. Diagnosis can be difficult and surgical intervention is often delayed. Traditional surgical options (ureterotomy or pyelotomy/nephrotomy) carry significant risks of complications. Ureteral stenting is technically challenging in cats due to the small size of the feline ureter and long-term complications are high. The newest technique to treat ureteral obstruction is the subcutaneous ureteral bypass system. This seminar will discuss management of ureteral obstruction in cats using SUB systems.

Intraluminal tracheal stent placement, anaesthesia and the shared airway

Tracheal collapse is a common cause of respiratory difficulty in toy and small breed dogs. Medical management is the mainstay of treatment for tracheal collapse, but when failed, intraluminal stenting of the collapse may be indicated. Tracheal stents provide rapid and effective relief of clinical signs and are generally well tolerated. The anaesthesia management for the placement can be challenging as the airway can collapse after induction. This seminar will discuss management of tracheal collapse using tracheal stents and the anesthesia management involved.


Speakers' biography


Dr Johan Nel
BVSc (Hons) M.Med.Vet (Chir)Small Animals

Dr. Johan Nel graduated from Onderstepoort, University of Pretoria, South Africa in 1996. After qualifying he joined a mixed animal practise in Thabazimbi, on the Northern Borders of South Africa, where he did a lot of small animal medicine and surgery. He was also very involved with cattle herd health programs. In 2003-2004 he worked in Hong Kong for 14 months while furthering his studies in Wing Chun. In 2007 he sold his practice and started working at Fourways Veterinary Hospital and Specialist Referral Centre as an emergency and after hour’s veterinarian, while doing his Honours degree in Veterinary Surgery. In 2011 he entered into his surgical residency at Fourways Veterinary Hospital and Specialist Referral Centre through the University of Pretoria and completed his Specialisation in Small Animals Veterinary Surgery in 2016. During this time he completed a dissertation the Biomechanical comparison between pins and polymethylmethacrylate and the SOP locking plate system to stabilize canine lumbosacral fracture-luxation and has published in publications in South African and international journals. Dr Nel has been working as a Veterinary Specialist Surgeon at Fourways Veterinary Hospital and Specialist Referral Centre for the last 2 years and is a partner in the practice.

Johan's main surgical interest lies in orthopaedic surgery, external skeletal fixation, spinal surgery, cranial cruciate ligament surgery, urogenital surgery, and hepatobiliary surgery, but enjoys any surgical challenge.

Dr Nel believes in continued education and attended several courses in the UK, Europa and the USA on orthopaedic surgical procedures, arthroscopy, linear and hybrid external fixation (IMEX), placement of subcutaneous urethral bypass (SUB) etc.

Dr Nel is happy to help with any surgical referral and prides himself on excellent patient care and compassion with feedback to the referring veterinarians.

 


Sr. Tania Van Der Nest
BSc, Diploma in Veterinary Nursing

 

Sr. Tania Serfontein started her studies in 2000 with a BSc: Zoology at the University of Pretoria. Graduated in 2002. Went on to Diploma in Veterinary Nursing in 2003 in which she qualified in 2004 receiving her diploma with distinction. Received the prize for the best student in Anaesthesiology.

She worked at Fourways Veterinary Hospital (Specialist Referral Practise) where she started as a general medicine nurse. She progressively moved to specialist medicine nurse and anaesthesiology and ICU nurse of the practice. She has a keen interest in both anaesthesiology and critical care.

She moved to Bryanston Veterinary Hospital (Specialist Referral Practise) in December 2006 where her daily duties included general anaesthesia and sedation for procedures, and anaesthesia of compromised patients. She worked in the Onderstepoort Veterinary Academic Hospital in Theatre in the position of Senior Veterinary Sister Anaesthesiology from 2010 where her duties included clinic management and maintenance of equipment, training of students and general anaesthesia. She returned to Bryanston Veterinary Hospital from December 2010 and resumed her previous duties and scope of practice. In 2014, she worked with Dr. Kenneth Joubert for Veterinary Anaesthesia, Analgesia and Critical Care services on a part-time basis, in offering an anaesthesia and ICU service in the greater Johannesburg area. Currently she is employed at Fourways Veterinary Hospital where her primary duties include anaesthesia and critical care.

She furthers her knowledge of both the fields of anaesthesia and critical care by attending tveterinary critical care group meetings, various intensive care and anaesthesiology congresses, and has completed the Anaesthesiology 700 course through the University of Pretoria. She is passionate about education of nurses and have presented various lectures on different aspects of ICU care and Anaesthesia.


Hope to see you there.
Howie Wong
HKVA CPD Coordinators

For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk


Sponsors




No More IBD - Rational Approach to Chronic Enteropathies in the Dog - A Case-Based Approach

Date : Wednesday 18th September 2019
Venue : Huthard Room II & Presidents Room, 3/F South Tower, YMCA, Hong Kong
Time : Registration & Buffet Dinner: 7:00~8:00 pm, Seminar: 8:00~10:30 pm
Speaker : Dr Stanley Marks
Cost :

  • Include Dinner
    • Members : $480
    • Non-Members : $750


Organizer : The Hong Kong Veterinary Association Ltd.

Gastrointestinal tract diseases are very common in everyday practice. This case-based presentation will provide a comprehensive overview of the revised classification of chronic enteropathies in the dog, and will review the step-by-step diagnostic workup of dogs presenting with chronic vomiting or diarrhea. The pros and cons of different diagnostic tests will be reviewed, as well as the most common causes for chronic refractory diarrhea. The seminar will also highlight the dietary and medical therapeutic considerations for the dog with chronic enteropathy.


Speakers' biography


Dr Stanley Marks
BVSc PhD DACVIM (Internal Medicine, Oncology) DACVN

Dr Stan Marks graduated from the University of Pretoria, South Africa, and completed an internship at the University of Missouri, Columbia. He then completed residencies in small animal internal medicine and oncology at the University of Florida and the University of California, Davis, respectively. Dr Marks received his PhD degree in Nutrition from the University of California, Davis, where he is currently a Professor in the Department of Medicine and Epidemiology. Dr Marks is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) in the subspecialties of internal medicine and oncology, and a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Nutrition (ACVN). He is currently the President of the Comparative Gastroenterology Society. His research interests focus on the dietary modulation of the intestinal microbiome and esophageal motility disorders. Dr Marks has received numerous faculty and conference teaching awards over the years and has over 150 publications in the areas of canine and feline gastroenterology.


Hope to see you there.
Howie Wong
HKVA CPD Coordinators

For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk


Sponsors



HKVA Team Bowling Night

Date : Saturday 31st August 2019
Venue : ThunderBowl, Whampoa
Time : 8:00~11:00 pm
Cost :

  • Individual ticket
    • Members : $200
    • Non-Members : $200

  • Individual ticket (Vegetarian)
    • Members : $200
    • Non-Members : $200

  • Reserve a whole lane (6 players) (names and dietary option of the participants will need to be provided via email with secretariat later)
    • Members : $1200
    • Non-Members : $1200

  • Reserve two lanes (6 players per lane) (names and dietary option of the participants will need to be provided via email with secretariat later)
    • Members : $2400
    • Non-Members : $2400

  • Audience
    • Members : $100
    • Non-Members : $100

  • Audience (Vegetarian)
    • Members : $100
    • Non-Members : $100


Organizer : The Hong Kong Veterinary Association Ltd.

 


For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk


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CityU JCC Workshop and Seminar : Aggression in Dogs & Psychopharmacology and Treating Anxiety in Animals

Date : Friday 23rd August 2019
Speaker : Dr. Mami Irimajiri
Cost :


For more information
https://www.cityu.edu.hk/jcc/links/20190823CPE.asp



CityU: Dental Workshop

Date : 22nd-23rd July 2019
Speaker : Dr Loïc Legendre
Cost :




For more information
http://www.cityu.edu.hk/jcc/links/20190722CPE.asp



Veterinary Internal Medicine

Date : Thursday 18th July 2019
Venue : Huthard Room II & Presidents Room, 3/F South Tower, YMCA, Hong Kong
Time : Registration & Buffet Dinner: 7:00~8:00 pm, Seminar: 8:00~10:30 pm
Speaker : Professor Richard Mellanby
Cost :

  • Include Dinner
    • Members : $480
    • Non-Members : $750


Organizer : The Hong Kong Veterinary Association Ltd.

Update on Canine Chronic Hepatitis
Chronic liver diseases in dogs are a common and challenging group of diseases to diagnose and manage. In this talk, Professor Mellanby will give an overview of the causes of chronic hepatitis in the dog and discuss diagnostic approaches to dogs with suspected liver pathology. He will present data from the miRVET Laboratory at R(D)SVS which recently reported how the measurement of mir-122 can be used to aid the diagnostic assessment of patients with suspected liver disease and is now available as a commercially available assay (https://mirvetlab.com/). He will also discuss recent advances in the management of chronic hepatopathies in dogs including research undertaken at the R(D)SVS which is examining the pathophysiology of hepatic encephalopathy, a complication of liver disease which remains a major cause of morbidity.

Vitamin D: Snake Oil or Wonder Drug – Insights from Veterinary Species
The role of vitamin D in the maintenance of skeletal health has been known for over 100 years. However, studies over the past 3 decades have suggested that vitamin D plays a key role in non-skeletal health and that many people have suboptimal vitamin D status which is compromising their health and well-being. In this talk, Professor Mellanby will discuss some of his group’s recent work which has defined novel vitamin D disorders in veterinary species and explored the role of vitamin D in non-skeletal health outcomes in companion, production and wild animals. His talk will focus on data which examines the relationship between vitamin D status in inflammation, mortality and reproductive health outcomes in veterinary patients, thereby attempting to define the importance of vitamin D in non-skeletal health through a ‘One Medicine, One Health’ approach. He will also discuss how we can more readily ascertain vitamin D status in animals through measurement of vitamin D metabolites in assays which are now commercially available at R(D)SVS.


Speakers' biography


Professor Richard Mellanby
BSc BVMS PhD DSAM DipECVIM-CA FRCVS

Richard Mellanby graduated from University of Glasgow in 1998 and after two years in small animal practice, he completed a 3 year residency in small animal medicine at the University of Cambridge. He was awarded the RCVS Certificate in Small Animal Medicine in 2001, the RCVS Diploma in Small Animal Medicine in 2003 and the ECVIM Diploma in Companion Animal medicine in 2004. He was awarded Wellcome Trust Clinical Training Fellowships to undertake studies into T cell activation and regulation in diabetes for which he was awarded a PhD.

Richard moved to the University of Edinburgh in 2007 and was awarded a second Wellcome Trust fellowship to continue my studies into T cell activation in 2008. He was appointed Head of Small Animal Medicine in 2011 and Head of Veterinary Clinical Research in 2012 at the University of Edinburgh. He has published over 110 peer reviewed publications and run a basic science and clinical research programme which is focused on further understanding how nutrition influences health outcomes and the immune system. He was promoted to Head of Companion Animal Sciences in 2016 and is currently a Reader in Comparative Medicine. He was awarded the Petplan Scientific Achievement Award and elected a Fellow of the RCVS for meritorious contributions to knowledge in 2016.


Hope to see you there.
Howie Wong
HKVA CPD Coordinators

For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk


Sponsors


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Canine and Feline Oncology

Date : Wednesday 17th July 2019
Venue : Huthard Room II & Presidents Room, 3/F South Tower, YMCA, Hong Kong
Time : Registration & Buffet Dinner: 7:00~8:00 pm, Seminar: 8:00~10:30 pm
Speaker : Professor David Argyle
Cost :

  • Include Dinner
    • Members : $480
    • Non-Members : $750


Organizer : The Hong Kong Veterinary Association Ltd.

Decision Making in Canine and Feline Skin Tumours
Skin Cancer is a major disease of dogs and cats. In dogs skin cancer is the most common tumour type (1/3 of all tumours, with 30% being malignant). In cats they account for the second most common tumour type, accounting for around 25% of all reported neoplasms. Compared to dogs (who demonstrate significantly higher numbers of benign skin masses), around 65-70% of skin masses in cats are malignant. In this lecture, Professor Argyle will explore the most recent thinking and advances in the management of skin cancer in dogs and cats, including preventative measures. There will be a focus on the most common cancer types, including mast cell disease and squamous carcinoma and exploration of more complex syndromes such as histiocytic disease and epitheliotropic lymphoma.

Update on Canine and Feline Lymphoma
Lymphoma is one of the commonest forms of malignancy encountered in small animal practice. It is characterised by the malignant proliferation of lymphoid cells which can arise in any organ containing lymphoid tissue. Lymphoma (syn. malignant lymphoma, lymphosarcoma) is one of the more common canine neoplasms. In cats, FeLV remains the commonest cause of lymphoma. In this lecture, Professor Argyle will explore the recent thinking on Lymphoma with reference to new approaches to diagnosis, and some of the new drugs that are now available or in development.


Speakers' biography


Professor David Argyle
BVMS PhD DECVIM-CA (Oncology) FRSE FRCVS

David Argyle graduated from the University of Glasgow Veterinary School and subsequently worked in general practice. He returned to Glasgow to complete a PhD in the department of Veterinary Pathology and then worked as a lecturer and senior lecturer in clinical oncology in the Department of Clinical Studies. In 2002, he became Associate Professor of Clinical Oncology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA. In 2005, he returned to the UK to take the William Dick Chair of Clinical Studies at the University of Edinburgh. On his return he set up the R(D)SVS Cancer and Imaging Centre. He in an RCVS and European Specialist in Veterinary Oncology, a Diplomat of the European College of Internal Medicine in Oncology, and is co-scientific editor of the Journal of Veterinary and Comparative Oncology. Within the R(D)SVS, he is the Dean of Veterinary Medicine and Head of School, and is also the Deputy Head of The College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine. He has overall responsibility for the School including its research arm, the Roslin Institute. In 2016, he was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. In the same year he was elected Fellow of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (for meritorious contributions to veterinary research).


Hope to see you there.
Howie Wong
HKVA CPD Coordinators

For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk



CityU JCC seminar: FeLV, FIV and F3 Feline Viruses - Diagnosis, Management and Treatment Strategies

Date : Wednesday 19th June 2019
Speaker : Prof. Julia Beatty, Prof. Vanessa Barrs
Cost :


For more information
http://www.cityu.edu.hk/jcc/links/20190619CPE.asp



SPCA Seminar: Veterinary Dentistry

Date : Friday 14th June 2019
Speaker : Dr Cedric Tutt
Cost :


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Basic Fish Medicine for your Practice

Date : Wednesday 5th June 2019
Speaker : Dr Richmond Loh
Cost :


For more information
http://www.cityu.edu.hk/jcc/links/20190605CPE.asp



Free Seminar: Professional Standards in keeping Veterinary Medical Record

Date : Manday 20th May 2019
Speaker : Dr. Kenneth Wai Keung Law
Cost :


Veterinary clinical records are an essential tool in the practice of veterinary medicine and surgery. For both clinical and legal purposes, they provide documentary evidence of the patient's ownership status, health status, care and treatment. They serve as a basis of review, study and evaluation of veterinary care rendered to the patient by the practice. It is extremely important for every practitioner to understand the basic professional standards in keeping Veterinary medical record.

Speaker:
Dr. Kenneth Wai Keung Law, BVM
Chief Veterinary Surgeon, Macpherson Animal Clinic since 2001
Lecturer of Clinic management program, Zoetis China 2015~2017
Lecturer of Clinic management program, Royal Canis, Taiwan 2016~2018

Topic content:
What should be included in veterinary medical record
What is SOAP and how it should be written
Logs, templates and certificates
Electronic medical record management
Imaging record, DICOM and PACS
How to avoid data damage

Time:
May 20, 2019 7:00pm ~ 10:00pm Dinner will be available at 7:00pm

Venue:
YMCA of Hong Kong
Thornton Room & Huthart Room I, 3/F South Tower, 41 Salisbury Road, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Fee: Free of charge

Registration:
Please email participant's name, Clinic, telephone and email address to: kenlaw@osbert.com



Exotic Animal Medicine: Ten things to start small mammal medicine and selected cases

Date : Tuesday 14th May 2019
Venue : Huthard Room II & Presidents Room, 3/F South Tower, YMCA, Hong Kong
Time : Registration & Buffet Dinner: 7:00 ~ 8:00 pm, Lecture: 8:00~10:30 pm
Speaker : Dr Manfred Hochleithner
Cost :

  • Include Dinner
    • Members : $480
    • Non-Members : $750

  • Non Paid
    • Members : $0
    • Non-Members : $0


Organizer : The Hong Kong Veterinary Association Ltd.

Small mammals are becoming more commonly seen in general practice nowadays. In this seminar, Dr Manfred will discuss ten things to start small mammal medicine with the use of videos and case studies. Interesting bird and reptile cases will also be discussed.


Speakers' biography


Dr Manfred Hochleithner
DVM, DECAMS

Born in Vienna Austria. Studied Veterinary Medicine in Vienna 1980-1985. His experience includes:

  • 40+ publications / scientific papers
  • 7 book contributions
  • International lectures: USA, S-Afrika, Japan, Israel, Netherlands, Germany, Great Britain, Bulgaria, Argentina, Sweden, Spain, Brazil, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Thailand, Turkey, Croatia, Serbia, Russia
  • 1986 - 1992: University Veterinary Medicine Vienna - Department Internal Medicine Small Animals, Horses and Poultry
  • 1992 - Now: Head of Tierklinik Strebersdorf
  • Diplomate European College of Zoological Medicine / European College Zoological Medicine Avian
  • 1990 - Now: Recognised specialist for Small Animals / Fachtierarzt für Kleintiere
  • 2012 - 2016: President Vereinigung Österreichischer Kleintiermediziner VOEK
  • 2016 - Now: Vice President Vereinigung Österreichischer Kleintiermediziner VOEK
  • 2012 - Now : Member of the Assembly of Delegates of the Austrian Veterinary Chamber
  • 2017 - Now: President of the Vienna Veterinary Chamber

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

For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk


Sponsors


    

Tai Wai Exotic Hospital and Island Exotics Clinic


HKVA Annual General Meeting 2019

Date : Wednesday 24th April 2019
Venue : Daisy and Freesia Room B1 at the Royal Garden Hotel
Time : Meeting will commence at 8pm while dinner will be served from 7.30pm
Cost :

  • Dinner reserved
    • Members : $0
    • Non-Members : $

  • Dinner reserved (vegetarian)
    • Members : $0
    • Non-Members : $


Organizer : The Hong Kong Veterinary Association Ltd.

I am writing to inform you that the annual general meeting will be held on Wednesday, 24th April 2019 at the Daisy and Freesia Room B1 at the Royal Garden Hotel (69 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East). Meeting will commence at 8pm while a set menu 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. For those who are interested please send in your intention by completing the nomination form and return to our secretariat by 10th April 2019.

Please RSVP online before 17th April 2019 (Member only)
(Vegetarian options available - please indicate your preference when RSVP)

Should you have any questions, please contact the secretariat at secretariat@medcom.com.hk


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Update on the Diagnosis and Treatment of canine Hyperadrenocorticism

Date : Tuesday 16th April 2019
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 : Professor Michael Herrtage
Cost :

  • Include Dinner
    • Members : $480
    • Non-Members : $750

  • Non Paid
    • Members : $0
    • Non-Members : $0


Organizer : The Hong Kong Veterinary Association Ltd.

Canine hyperadrenocorticism is the most common endocrinopathy that affects the dog. The clinical signs and routine laboratory testing have been well described, however, confirming the diagnosis with specific endocrine testing can be frustrating for both the owner and the veterinarian especially when the results are not supportive of the diagnosis. This presentation will specifically address the use of confirmatory endocrine tests, including the advantages and limitations of each test when used in suspect patients. The management of hyperadrenocorticism has moved on and the various treatments including the use of trilostane will be discussed in relation to their success in managing both pituitary-dependent and adrenal-dependent cases of hyperadrenocorticism. Novel concepts of monitoring treatment will also be discussed. Case-based examples will be used to reinforce aspects of diagnosis and treatment.


Speakers' biography


Professor Michael Herrtage
MA BVSc DVSc DVR DVD DSAM DipECVIM DipECVDI FRCV

Mike Herrtage graduated from the Liverpool University and is currently Professor of Small Animal Medicine. He is Dean of the Cambridge Veterinary School and is in charge of the small animal medicine and diagnostic imaging services at the Queen's Veterinary School Hospital. His clinical responsibilities include all aspects of small animal medicine and diagnostic imaging.

He was awarded the British Small Animal Veterinary Association (B.S.A.V.A.) Woodrow Award in 1986 for outstanding contributions in the field of small animal veterinary medicine and the B.S.A.V.A. Blaine Award for outstanding contributions to the advancement of small animal medicine in 2000. In 2014, he was awarded the World Small Animal Veterinary Association International Award for Scientific Achievement for outstanding contributions by a veterinarian, who has had a significant impact on the advancement of knowledge concerning the cause, detection, cure and/or control of disorders of companion animals.

He has been President of the British Veterinary Radiology Association, President of the British Small Animal Veterinary Association, President of the European Society of Veterinary Internal Medicine and President of the European Board of Veterinary Specialisation. He is a Diplomate of both the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and of the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging and was until recently President of the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.

He has spoken at many international meetings and published over 200 articles in refereed journals. Special interest in endocrine and metabolic disorders.


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

For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk


Sponsors



Managing the Unstable Diabetic Patient

Date : Monday 15th April 2019
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 : Professor Michael Herrtage
Cost :

  • Include Dinner
    • Members : $480
    • Non-Members : $750

  • Non Paid
    • Members : $0
    • Non-Members : $0


Organizer : The Hong Kong Veterinary Association Ltd.

Whilst the diagnosis of diabetes mellitus (DM) is usually reasonably straightforward, the management of the diabetic dog or cat can be challenging and frustrating. DM is a syndrome with many causes rather than a simple disease entity and this is why a single standard treatment regimen may not work. Our understanding of the causes of DM in both dogs and cats has increased massively over the last 10 years and this can help tailor our management of these cases especially when they appear unstable. Complications of DM are one of the main reasons why we try to achieve good diabetic control. This presentation will highlight our current strategies used in the management of DM in both dogs and cats and will use case-based examples to indicate how the unstable diabetic patient may be better controlled.


Speakers' biography


Professor Michael Herrtage
MA BVSc DVSc DVR DVD DSAM DipECVIM DipECVDI FRCV

Mike Herrtage graduated from the Liverpool University and is currently Professor of Small Animal Medicine. He is Dean of the Cambridge Veterinary School and is in charge of the small animal medicine and diagnostic imaging services at the Queen's Veterinary School Hospital. His clinical responsibilities include all aspects of small animal medicine and diagnostic imaging.

He was awarded the British Small Animal Veterinary Association (B.S.A.V.A.) Woodrow Award in 1986 for outstanding contributions in the field of small animal veterinary medicine and the B.S.A.V.A. Blaine Award for outstanding contributions to the advancement of small animal medicine in 2000. In 2014, he was awarded the World Small Animal Veterinary Association International Award for Scientific Achievement for outstanding contributions by a veterinarian, who has had a significant impact on the advancement of knowledge concerning the cause, detection, cure and/or control of disorders of companion animals.

He has been President of the British Veterinary Radiology Association, President of the British Small Animal Veterinary Association, President of the European Society of Veterinary Internal Medicine and President of the European Board of Veterinary Specialisation. He is a Diplomate of both the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and of the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging and was until recently President of the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.

He has spoken at many international meetings and published over 200 articles in refereed journals. Special interest in endocrine and metabolic disorders.


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

For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk


Sponsors



MaxiPro's seminar: Feel the power of immunity in Hong Kong

Date : Monday 8th April 2019
Cost :


Registration link: http://www.maxipro-asia.com/Hipra2019/

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Hands-on Ophthalmology

Date : Friday 5th April 2019
Venue : Wanchai Animal Hospital, Hong Kong
Time : Workshop: 10:00am~1:30pm
Speaker : Dr Antony Goodhead
Cost :

  • Workshop
    • Members : $750
    • Non-Members : $1000

  • Non Paid
    • Members : $0
    • Non-Members : $0


Organizer : The Hong Kong Veterinary Association Ltd.

Six places only. Register early to avoid disappointment!

Dr Antony will be presenting a hands-on ophthalmology workshop on veterinary ophthalmologic examination.


Speakers' biography


Dr Antony Goodhead

Dr Antony Goodhead qualified with a BVSc in 1990 and MMedVet (Ophth) in 1994. He worked as veterinary Ophthalmologist in referral practice from 1994 to 1997, and is a Senior Lecturer (Part time) at Onderstepoort Faculty of Veterinary Science from 1997 to present, his duties include lecturing both pre and post graduate students, he is also a mentor and co mentor for two post graduate veterinary ophthalmologists.

Dr. Antony Goodhead started Johannesburg Animal Eye Hospital in 1997, which is the first 100% dedicated specialist practice in South Africa. He then opened Cape Animal Eye Hospital in 2011 and did consulting there on a 1 in 3 rotation. Dr. Antony Goodhead had been consulting in Hong Kong, UAE and Malaysia for referral ophthalmology cases for the past 12 years.


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

For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk


Sponsors




AOVET Course: Principles in Small Animal Fracture Management

Date : 2nd - 4th April 2019
Speaker : Mark Glyde
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AOVET Course: Principles in Equine Fracture Management

Date : 2nd - 4th April 2019
Speaker : Christopher Riggs
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Acute Onset Blindness

Date : Monday 1st April 2019
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 Antony Goodhead
Cost :

  • Include Dinner
    • Members : $250
    • Non-Members : $750

  • Non Paid
    • Members : $0
    • Non-Members : $0


Organizer : The Hong Kong Veterinary Association Ltd.

Acute blindness is a very common ocular abnormality seen in general practice and it can affect the animal's quality of life. In this seminar, Dr Anthony will discuss differential diagnoses, diagnosis and management of acute onset blindness.


Speakers' biography


Dr Antony Goodhead

Dr Antony Goodhead qualified with a BVSc in 1990 and MMedVet (Ophth) in 1994. He worked as veterinary Ophthalmologist in referral practice from 1994 to 1997, and is a Senior Lecturer (Part time) at Onderstepoort Faculty of Veterinary Science from 1997 to present, his duties include lecturing both pre and post graduate students, he is also a mentor and co mentor for two post graduate veterinary ophthalmologists.

Dr. Antony Goodhead started Johannesburg Animal Eye Hospital in 1997, which is the first 100% dedicated specialist practice in South Africa. He then opened Cape Animal Eye Hospital in 2011 and did consulting there on a 1 in 3 rotation. Dr. Antony Goodhead had been consulting in Hong Kong, UAE and Malaysia for referral ophthalmology cases for the past 12 years.


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

For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk


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Feline Behavioural Medicine

Date : Thursday 28th March 2019
Venue : Huthard Room II & Presidents Room, 3/F South Tower, YMCA, Hong Kong
Time : Registration & Buffet Dinner: 7:00~8:00pm, Seminar: 8:00~10:00pm
Speaker : Dr Sarah Heath
Cost :

  • Include Dinner
    • Members : $200
    • Non-Members : $400


Organizer : The Hong Kong Veterinary Association Ltd.

The influence of feline emotional health on the veterinary visit and on physical health

The importance of appropriate handling of cats in a veterinary context is increasing. An understanding of the cat's natural behavioural patterns and their influence on feline behavioural responses is essential. Veterinary personnel need to learn how to effectively handle cats in order to minimise negative emotion for the cat and resulting stress for owners and practice staff. Reducing negative feline emotions will also be beneficial in terms of minimising the risk of physical injury. The presence of a bilateral relationship between emotional and physical health is an important consideration in general veterinary practice. There are many disease states in which the presence of negative emotion and chronic physiological stress play a role. Comprehensive behavioural history taking is therefore a vital component of investigation for feline medicine cases.

The potential for the domestic environment to compromise natural feline behaviour

The environment, both social and physical, influences emotional motivations and minimising negative emotion is important in order to optimise emotional and physical health. Optimising feline environments relies on a good understanding of their natural behaviour and their environmental needs. Environments need to be established with the number of feline social groups in mind and this is particularly important in multicat households. The term environmental enrichment is often used in the context of improving the domestic environment but this implies providing something in excess of what is required. This is not accurate since creating homes where basic feline behavioural needs are met is a necessity and not an optional extra. The term environmental optimisation is therefore more accurate and sub optimal environments can be detrimental.


Speakers' biography


Dr Sarah Heath
BVSc DipECAWBM(BM) CCAB FRCVS

Sarah Heath qualified as a veterinary surgeon from Bristol University in 1988 and spent four years in a mixed general practice before setting up Behavioural Referrals Veterinary Practice in 1992. She is an honorary lecturer in Behavioural Medicine within the faculty of Veterinary Science at the University of Liverpool and responsible for the behavioural medicine curriculum for undergraduate veterinary students. In addition to her clinical and teaching work Sarah has written a number of books and regularly contributes to veterinary publications on behavioural topics. She also lectures at home and abroad on the topic of animal behaviour.

She became the first veterinary member of the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors in 1990. In 2001 she was awarded the Melton Award by the British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) for meritorious contributions to small animal practice and in 2002 was awarded the Vetlink Award for outstanding service to the Veterinary Nursing Profession. She was a founding member of the BSAVA affiliated Companion Animal Behaviour Therapy Study Group and served as its secretary for 7 years. Sarah is the co-founder of the International Veterinary Behaviour Meeting which is now established as the most important international congress on Veterinary Behavioural Medicine and is held every other year. In 2002 she became a Founding Diplomate of the European College of Animal Welfare and Behavioural Medicine and served as the second President of that College from 2003 to 2008. She is a European Veterinary Specialist in Behavioural Medicine (Companion Animals). She is Immediate Past President of the European Society of Veterinary Clinical Ethology.


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Dr Ruan Bester, Howie Wong
HKVA CPD Coordinators

For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk


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CityU: CPE seminar on Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

Date : 26th-27th March 2019
Speaker : Dr Jörg M. Steiner
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One Health Seminar Series: Assuring Food Safety In A Globalised World – Are We Ready?

Date : Monday 25th March 2019
Speaker : Prof. Katharina D.C. Stärk
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VSH 3rd Annual Veterinary Education Symposium

Date : Friday 15th March 2019
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Jaws: Anatomy, function and fracture stabilization

Date : Tuesday 12th March 2019
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 Cedric Tutt
Cost :

  • FREE TO ATTEND FOR FIRST 40 REGISTRANTS
    • Members : $0
    • Non-Members : $0

  • Include Dinner
    • Members : $480
    • Non-Members : $750


Organizer : The Hong Kong Veterinary Association Ltd.

FREE TO ATTEND FOR FIRST 40 REGISTRANTS

Trauma to the jaw commonly affects our patients. It can be caused by vehicular accidents, falling from a great height or even iatrogenically. In this seminar, Dr Cedric will discuss conditions that are commonly seen in practice, including symphyseal separation, jaw fractures, temporomandibular joint disease, and their treatment options including stabilization, analgesia and post-operative management.


Speakers' biography


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

Dr Cedric is from a farming background, having grown up on a mixed enterprise farm near East London, in the Eastern Province of South Africa. As a youngster he participated in the treatment of livestock and pets and preferred to ride his old horse each afternoon rather than do school homework!

After spending 2 years in the military (a requirement at the time), he graduated with a BSc Agriculture degree and spent 2.5 years participating in research in aromatic plants; grown for their fragrance and flavour characteristics. During this time Cedric decided that he should revisit his first-choice career, and at the age of 29 was accepted to study veterinary science at Onderstepoort, the veterinary faculty at the University of Pretoria. Graduating at 35 years of age, he immediately entered a Clinical Assistant programme and obtained the BVSc(Hons) and the specialist degree in cattle medicine, MMedVet(Med). Thereafter he and his wife, Kim (also a veterinarian), moved to the UK for 7 years where Cedric specialized in veterinary dentistry and became a diplomate of the European Veterinary Dental College in 2007, and has served as President of the EVDC. He is currently a member of the EVDC Examination Committee. He has published numerous articles and presented presented dentistry and oral surgery lectures at congresses in Europe, China, Hong Kong, UK and South Africa.


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Dr Ruan Bester, Howie Wong
HKVA CPD Coordinators

For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk


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Pets Central Educational Lecture Series

Date : Thursday 28th February 2019
Speaker : Prof. Gad Baneth, Dr. David Coyle
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Wildlife and Exotic Veterinary Medicine Conference 2019

Date : Friday 22nd February 2019
Speaker : Prof. Anna Meredith
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Approach to Sepsis

Date : Thursday 17th January 2019
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 Erik Zager
Cost :

  • Include Dinner
    • Members : $480
    • Non-Members : $750


Organizer : The Hong Kong Veterinary Association Ltd.

Sepsis is a common, yet complicated disease faced by every veterinarian. There are constantly new developments in the diagnosis and treatment of sepsis, as well as an expanding understanding of the complex pathophysiology. New staging and treatment strategies in the human medical field, such as with the 'Surviving Sepsis Campaign' and 'Sepsis 3.0', can be used to guide veterinarians in treatment of their patients, but caution must be used in translating these into the veterinary field.

The most important step in the treatment of sepsis is recognition. Exam findings and clinicopathologic testing must be combined with the goal of rapid recognition of sepsis. Treatment is focused on management of systemic effects and source control. This talk will focus on the strategies for improving early recognition and treatment of sepsis in additional to antimicrobial therapy options and combinations. Explanations of the new definitions of sepsis in human medicine will also be discussed with emphasis on how these can be implemented in veterinary medicine.


Speakers' biography


Dr Erik Zager
DVM DACVECC

Dr Zager is an American board certified specialist in emergency and critical care. He was born in New York. After completing his undergraduate degree in animal behavior at Bucknell University, he went on to Cornell University for his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. He received his DVM in 2013 and went on to a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the New York City Animal Medical Center. He followed his rotating internship with a specialty internship in emergency and critical care at Tufts University Hospital for Veterinary Medicine in Massachusetts. He completed his emergency and critical care residency at Cornell University Hospital for Animals in New York in 2018.

Dr Zager has presented at the International Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Symposium and has authored and coauthored articles in veterinary journals. During his veterinary education, Dr Zager participated in multiple community focused veterinary endeavors, including trips to rural areas of the American Midwest to provide wellness and preventative medicine to disadvantaged communities. He is excited to join the VSH team to continue its mission of providing the most advanced and cutting edge care to the pets of Hong Kong.

Dr Zager's professional interests include the treatment of sepsis, endocrine emergencies, intoxications, and the use of focused ultrasound in the critically ill. Outside of work he enjoys traveling, hiking, and spending time with his 2 cats, Brando and Otto.


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

For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk


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CityU: CPE seminar on Anaesthesia

Date : Monday 14th January 2019
Speaker : Mrs Susanna Taylor, Dr Alan Taylor
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