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2018
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Friday 20th July 2018 CityU CPE seminar: Approach to cats with lower urinary tract diseases

Speaker : Dr. Susan Little

Cost :


For more information:
http://www.cityu.edu.hk/cvmls/links/
20180720CPE.asp


Thursday 12th July 2018 Canine and feline pediatrics / The canine prostate: its role in fertility and management of hyperplastic conditions

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 : Prof. Dott. Stefano Romagnoli

Cost :
   FREE TO ATTEND FOR FIRST 40 REGISTRANTS - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0
   AFTER FIRST 40 REGISTRANTS - Members : $480, Non-Members : $580
   Non paid - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

FREE TO ATTEND FOR FIRST 40 REGISTRANTS (Vets only)

Canine and feline pediatrics
In the first lecture, Dr Stefano will discuss: congenital abnormalities, teratogenic defects caused by drugs used in pregnancy; poor nutrition, low birth weight, trauma; neonatal isoerythrolysis; infectious diseases; diagnosis and clinical approach; intensive care of neonates; intraosseous and intraperitoneal fluid administration; practical aspects of orphan nutrition using home-made diets; case examples.


The canine prostate: its role in fertility and management of hyperplastic conditions
In the second lecture, Dr Stefano will discuss physiopathology of prostate function; benign prostatic hypertrophic; prostates and prostatic abscess; prostatic adenocarcinoma and other neoplastic disease of the prostate; diagnostic imaging of the prostate; practical use of estrogens, progestogens; finasteride; ciproterone acetate; flutamide; GnRH agonists; case examples.


Speaker Biography


Prof. Dott. Stefano Romagnoli
Clinical Veterinary Reproduction President, European College of Animal Reproduction
Dept of Animal Medicine, Production and Health
University of Padova, Italy Agripolis, Legnaro 35020 (Padova) Italy
Tel 39-049-827.2948.
Email stefano.romagnoli@unipd.it

Stefano Romagnoli graduated in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Pisa in 1982. After completing his (mandatory) military service as a veterinary lieutenant (May 1983-Aug 1984) he was a Fulbright Fellow at the University of Minnesota, where he completed a Master of Science Degree in Theriogenology in 1986. He then returned to Italy, as an Assistant Professor (1987) and Associate Professor (1991) at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Pisa, and then as a Professor at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Padova in January 2001.

He is a Diplomate of the European College of Animal Reproduction, has co/authored 49 papers in refereed journals and more than 230 papers in total including non-refereed journals, book chapters and scientific abstracts. His research interests originally focused on ruminant reproduction, but he subsequently switched to small animal reproduction which has been the object of his clinical and research activity for the last 30 years and for which he is invited to speak at international meetings. His scientific activity has a special focus on reproduction in cats, as he has served as President of the Italian Feline Practitioners Association (1993-1999) and President of the European Society of Feline Medicine (2000-2006).

He is keen in developing international collaborations fostering collaborative research projects across countries and continents and advising foreign graduates. He has also been Secretary and then President of the European Board of Veterinary Specialisation (EBVS, 2004-2008 and 2008-2010, respectively), President of the European College of Animal Reproduction (2011-2014) and has served as Secretary of the European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education (EAEVE, 2004-2008). Following his involvement with EBVS, EAEVE and ECAR he has developed and interest for quality assessment of undergraduate and postgraduate education in veterinary medicine. He has been a team member or Chairperson or Coordinator of teams of experts assessing quality of undergraduate education in 14 veterinary schools in Europe.


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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Wednesday 4th July 2018 Exotics Evening

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

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

Speaker : Dr Zoltan Szabo, Dr Nicola Di Girolamo, Dr Violane Colon

Cost :
   FREE TO ATTEND FOR FIRST 50 REGISTRANTS (For Vets only) - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0
   AFTER FIRST 50 REGISTRANTS - Members : $480, Non-Members : $580
   Non paid - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0

FREE TO ATTEND FOR FIRST 50 REGISTRANTS (FOR VETS ONLY)

After first 50 registrants, online registration and payment on or before 11:30 pm of 3 July 2018
$480 (Members of HKVA and its affiliated associations)
$580 (Others)
Registration and payment after that $700

Discoveries you should know about - A review of clinically relevant publications in the recent exotic mammal literature

Rabbits and Rodents
Dr Zoltan Szabo, Dr Med Vet, Dipl ABVP (Exotic Companion Mammal), Dipl ABVP (Avian), GP Cert (ExAP), MRCVS

Reproductive tract disease and surgery in female reptiles
Dr Nicola Di Girolamo, DMV, MSc (EBHC), GPCert (ExAP), PhD, Dipl ECZM (Herp)

The dyspneoic bird
Dr Violane Colon, DVM, MSc (WAH), CertAVP (ZM), Advanced Practitioner (ZM)


Speaker's


Dr Zoltan Szabo

Dr Zoltan graduated in 2002 in Hungary, initially working at Szent Istvan University, where he became the Medical Director of the Exotic Division of the University. Next he moved to the UK, to the only exotic animal referral centre in London. He moved to Hong Kong in 2010 to work at Tai Wai Small Animal and Exotic Animal Hospital, the largest exotic animal referral centre in Asia. Here he works exclusively with exotic animals.

Dr Zoltan has four postgraduate degrees in exotic animal medicine in three countries: In the US he is a double Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) specialising in Exotic Companion Mammal Practice and Avian Practice. In the United Kingdom, he has received the General Practitioners Certificate in Exotic Animal Practice and in Hungary the Certificate in Exotic Animal Medicine.

Dr Zoltan had the opportunity to do research and work as a wildlife veterinarian in nine countries on four continents, with highlights being working with the Cheetah Conservation Fund in Namibian, and on the Tambopata Macaw Project in Peru. He is the co-author of several books about exotic animal surgery and avian diseases, has published twenty articles in international veterinary journals and presented more than thirty lectures at veterinary conferences.



Dr Nicola Di Girolamo

Dr Nicola is a Diplomate of the European College of Zoological Medicine (Herpetology) and works as a veterinary specialist in Hong Kong at Tai Wai Small Animals & Exotics Hospital. He performed his ECZM residency at the Clinic for Exotic Animals in Rome. He completed a Master of Science in evidence-based healthcare at the University of Oxford and a PhD at the University of Bologna. Recently, he founded EBMVet, a study group on Evidence-based medicine and is the president-elect of the Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians. He serves as an associate editor of BMC Veterinary Research, and as a methodologist reviewer for veterinary journals. In his time off, he loves hiking and playing Brazilian jujitsu.



Dr Violaine Colon

Violaine graduated from Liege University (Belgium) in 2007. She has been working with exotic species since graduation in different countries: UK (London, Wales and Hampshire) and Dubai. She has several qualification in zoological medicine: a master degree from RVC/ZSL since 2008, CertAVP in zoological medicine since 2015 and an Advanced Practitioner in Zoological Medicine since 2016 both from the British Royal Veterinary College. For the past 2.5 years, she has been working as a full time exotic vet, seeing first opinion and referral cases. She has enjoys working with all exotic species but has special interest in reptiles (especially lizards). She has a soft spot for bearded dragons!


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

For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk



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4th July 2018 Lecture Series on Laboratory Animals Science

Speaker : Dr. Anthony James, Prof Andrew Miller, Dr. Jeffrey Kelu, Dr. Siva Tsang, Dr. Joanne Tam, Dr. Keith Leung

Cost :


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Wednesday 27th June 2018 CityU VDL presents: How to get the most out of your veterinary diagnostic laboratory

Speaker : Dr. Fraser Hill, Dr. Allan Kessell, Dr. Jeanine Sandy, Dr. Vidya Bhardwaj

Cost :


For more information:
http://www.cityu.edu.hk/cvmls/links/
20180627CPE.asp


Tuesday 26th June 2018 Corrective tibial osteotomies in cranial cruciate disease

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

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

Speaker : Dr Ross Christopher Elliott

Cost :
   FREE TO ATTEND FOR FIRST 40 REGISTRANTS - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0
   AFTER FIRST 40 REGISTRANTS - Members : $480, Non-Members : $580

FREE TO ATTEND FOR FIRST 40 REGISTRANTS

Cranial cruciate disease is one of the commonly encountered orthopaedic conditions in small animal practice. No one idea has created so many different surgical procedures as the initial work into corrective tibial osteotomies or changed the way surgeons operate. In this day and age there are a multitude of different often-contradicting methods to manage this condition. The literature can be confusing and daunting as it seems every surgeon is coming out with their own technique. This can leave the veterinary surgeon frustrated and disillusioned in selecting the right technique that best suits the patient, the surgeon and the practice situation.

The goal of this presentation is to provide veterinarians with a comprehensive understanding of the most common and recongnised tibial osteotomies out there, the basic theory behind the procedure and how this can be applied to their practical setting. We cannot say with conviction that one technique is better than another however in certain situations with varying degrees of experience one technique may be better than another.


Speaker


Dr Ross Christopher Elliott
BVSc MMed Vet

Ross Elliott graduated from the University of Pretoria, South Africa in 2005. He then entered into a surgical residency at the Bryanston Veterinary Hospital through the University of Pretoria. He completed his residency in small animal surgery in 2011. During this time he completed a dissertation in the surgical CT anatomy of the canine abdomen, which produced 2 publications in Veterinary Surgery. Ross has been working as a specialist surgeon at the Bryanston Veterinary Hospital for the last 6 years as a specialist surgeon. During this time he has produced multiple publications in international journals. These include an article on successful treatment of a double chambered right ventricle in a dog under cardiopulmonary bypass.

Ross's main surgical interest lies in cranial cruciate ligament surgery, elbow dysplasia and medial shoulder instability in canines, new ways to treat patella luxation in dogs, spinal surgery especially large breed wobblers, urogenital surgery, portosystemic shunt attenuation.


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

For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk



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Wednesday 20th June 2018 Corneal Pathology: Medical and surgical management and the latest advances in both

Speaker : Dr. Manuela Crasta

Cost :


For more information:
https://www.cityu.edu.hk/cvmls/en/Events/
NewsItems/2018/20180620CPE/index.asp


Tuesday 19th June 2018 What Veterinary Practitioners Should Know About Microbiology

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 Chien-Che Hung

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

Sample preparation, the novel MALDI-TOF technique for pathogen identification, and common bacterial and fungal infections of small animals

Bacterial and fungal infections can cause diseases ranging from mild purulent dermatitis to life-threatening systemic infection. Identification of the aetiological agents and knowing their antimicrobial resistance pattern are important for further prognosis and treatment. In this lecture, we will systemically review the bacterial and fungal infections which commonly occur in small animals in Hong Kong, and how to choose appropriate transportation media or containers for sample submission. Additionally, we will introduce the principles and the applications of Asia Veterinary Diagnostics’ cutting age molecular diagnostic approach, MALDI-TOF, for microbial pathogen identification.


Speaker Biography


Dr Chien-Che Hung

Dr. Hung received his Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the College of Veterinary Medicine, National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan in 2000, and a Master of Science degree in Veterinary Pathology from the same university in 2002. From 2006 to 2012, he joined the Comparative Biomedical Science program at Cornell University for his Ph.D, and he remained at Cornell for his postdoctoral training for the following 4 years. His research focuses on bacterial pathogenesis, specifically in salmonellosis.

During 2015-2016, Dr. Hung received clinical Bacteriology/Mycology training from the Animal Health Diagnostic Center at Cornell University.

Dr. Hung is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Microbiologists in Bacteriology and Mycology and is the Head of Microbiology and Molecular Diagnostics Department at Asia Veterinary Diagnostics since July 2017.


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

For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk



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Thursday 14th June 2018 CityU: DEALING WITH CLIENTS' COMPLAINTS

Speaker : Dr Bernard Murphy, Mr Chris Howse

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For more information:
https://www.cityu.edu.hk/cvmls/en/Events/
NewsItems/2018/20180614CPE/index.asp


4th-8th June 2018 APASI: Practical training on basic echocardiography

Speaker : Director Dr. Claudio M. Bussadon

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Tuesday 29th May 2018 CityU: Symmetric dimethylarginine (SDMA) - The New Renal Biomaker

Speaker : Dr. Jennifer Ogeer

Cost :


For more information:
https://www.cityu.edu.hk/cvmls/en/Events/
NewsItems/2018/20180529CPE/index.asp


Thursday 24th May 2018 Food Allergies, Adverse Food Reactions and the Food Reaction Test: A New Tool to Aid in Treatment

Venue : Huthard Room II & Presidents Room, YMCA, Kowloon, Hong Kong

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 I: Food allergies and Adverse Food Reactions. An overview of what we know about adverse food reactions and food allergies, the pertinent immunologic reactions known to foods as well as a brief discussion of non-immune-mediated adverse food reactions.

Part II: The New, in vitro Food Reaction Test by AVD/ Heska. A new testing approach to aid in selecting diets for pets with suspected dermatologic or gastrointestinal problems that are related to diet. This hour will discuss the research behind the testing, how to use and interpret the test results and current studies supporting accuracy of the results.


Speaker Biography


Dr Rebekah Westermeyer
BSEd MM DVM DACVD MCVS

Dr Rebekah Westermeyer is a veterinary dermatologist certified by the American College of Veterinary Dermatologists and recognised 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. She is now also a consultant at Asia Veterinary Diagnostics and in charge of interpreting all HESKA ALLERCEPT R tests for AVD.


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

For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk




22nd May 2018 CityU: Feline Medicine Webinar Series: Uncover feline triaditis

Speaker : Dr. Danièlle Gunn-Moore

Cost :


For more information:
http://www.cityu.edu.hk/cvmls/en/Events/
NewsItems/2018/20180522CPE/index.asp


Friday 18th May 2018 Cobalamin and folate deficiency in dogs and cats: Causes, consequences and a novel method of treatment

Venue : Hotel ICON, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong

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

Speaker : Dr Liam Gamble

Cost :
   Include Dinner - Members : $200, Non-Members : $300

***Earn 2.5 CPD Points, approved by the Hong Kong Veterinary Surgeons Board***

Cobalamin and folate deficiency is commonly found in dogs and cats and is associated with a wide range of primary diseases. Signs of deficiency include anorexia, weight loss, anaemia and intestinal changes including villous atrophy and malabsorption of other vitamins and nutrients. In dogs hypocobalaminaemia is a negative prognostic indicator and associated with an increased risk of euthanasia. Restoration of normal serum cobalamin levels usually involves repeated parenteral injections. This presentation will discuss the reasons for, and consequences of, cobalamin and folate deficiency and data to support oral cobalamin use.


Speaker Biography


Liam Gamble MA VetMB MRCVS

Liam Gamble graduated from Cambridge University before entering clinical practice in the United Kingdom. He is now a veterinary technical expert at Protexin Veterinary – the UK’s leading manufacturer of veterinary supplements. Protexin Veterinary are dedicated to producing innovative research based products of the highest quality for animal health.


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

For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk



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Thursday 17th May 2018 CityU: Dermatology Seminar

Speaker : Dr. Charles Chen

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Wednesday 16th May 2018 Exotic Animal Medicine and Surgery

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. Tara Harrison

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

Conquering Cancer: A Summary of Cancer in Exotic Species
Neoplasia is becoming an increasingly common diagnosis of cancer in exotic animal species through improved preventive medical care and increased life spans. Medical advancements have led to diagnostics that are more readily available and cost-effective to owners, and more cancers are being diagnosed at a time to treat them. There has, in addition, been increased demand from owners who are interested in cancer treatments for their pets, even for animals that may not have been traditionally considered to be candidates for treatment. Common cancers diagnosed in small mammals and reptiles will be discussed as well as methods of how to best treat them.

Avian cancer: What kinds and how to treat it
Avian cancer has been reported in numerous avian species. Prior investigations of avian cancer have been case reports, case series or summaries of single-institution or laboratory evaluations of cancer. Through systematic collection of published, individually identifiable avian cancer cases using three literature databases, we collected 487 avian cancer cases from 339 publications in 70 journals or conference proceedings, ranging in publication dates from 1945 through 2017. The papers represented 208 avian species from 75 locations. The most commonly reported neoplasm was adenocarcinoma. The most common bird was budgerigar. We evaluated factors that affected avian survival. There were minimal differences in survival noticed between males and females. There was a range of survival associated with various treatments, with the method of chemotherapy and the combined method of chemotherapy, radiation and surgery having the longest survival times. Additional therapies are also discussed.


Speaker Biography


Tara Harrison
DVM, MPVM, DACZM, DACVPM, DECZM (ZHM), CVA
Assistant Professor, North Carolina State University

Dr. Tara Harrison graduated from Michigan State University's College of Veterinary Medicine with her DVM degree. Afterward, she earned a Masters of Preventive Veterinary Medicine degree at the University of California-Davis, where she worked with Dr. Linda Munson as a post-doctoral fellow in the contraceptive advisory group.

She did veterinary internships at Toledo Zoo and Wildlife Safari. She then spent ten years working as a veterinarian and curator at Potter Park Zoo and one additional year as the Director of Animal Health at Potter Park Zoo. Dr. Harrison was also an Assistant Professor at Michigan State University. She then went back to UC Davis and was an Assistant Professor in UC Davis' Department of Medicine and Epidemiology and a veterinarian at the Sacramento Zoo. She is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor at North Carolina State University's College of Veterinary Medicine Exotic Animal Medicine Service. She is board certified in the American College of Zoological Medicine and the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine.


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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Wednesday 16th May 2018 CityU: Veterinary Laboratory Techniques Series: Blood Analysis - make it perfect! (Group B)

Speaker : Dr. Jason Yee Tak WONG, Ms. Fannie TSANG, Ms. Isabella NG

Cost :


For more information / Registration:
https://www.cityu.edu.hk/cvmls/en/Events/
NewsItems/2018/20180516CPE/index.asp


Wednesday 9th May 2018 CityU: Veterinary Laboratory Techniques Series: Blood Analysis Workshop for Veterinary Nurses and Assistants

Speaker : Dr. Jason Yee Tak WONG, Ms. Fannie TSANG, Ms. Isabella NG

Cost :


For more information / Registration:
http://www.cityu.edu.hk/cvmls/en/Events/
NewsItems/2018/20180509CPE/index.asp


Friday 4th May 2018 Acute Pancreatitis − Diagnostic Tests and Top Tips for Management

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 Nick Bexfield

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

Acute pancreatitis is identified with increasing frequency in small animal practice. Without a speedy diagnosis, and optimal management, the prognosis can be guarded. A variety of diagnostic tests exist, including serum markers and imaging, although their interpretation can sometimes be challenging. Management involves symptomatic and supportive therapy using fluids, analgesics, antiemetics and gastroprotectives. Adequate nutrition is also essential, and some animals may need this to be given via an enteral feeding tube. In this presentation we will review the signalment, history and clinical examination findings, then discuss the use and limitations of the different diagnostic tests. Using case examples and evidence from the literature, we will also review the optimal management including the use of drugs and nutrition.


Speaker Biography


Nick Bexfield
BVetMed PhD DSAM DipECVIM-CA PGDipMEdSci PGCHE FHEA MRCVS
EBVS® European Veterinary Specialist in Small Animal Internal Medicine
RCVS Recognised Specialist in Small Animal Internal Medicine

Director of Small Animal Medical Services
Department of Veterinary Medicine
University of Cambridge
Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 OES, UK

After graduation, Nick worked in primary care practice before completing a residency in small animal medicine and oncology at the University of Cambridge. He gained both the RCVS and European Diplomas in Small Animal Medicine in 2006, and is a European and RCVS Specialist. He remained at Cambridge as a medicine clinician, before undertaking a Wellcome Trust funded PhD in canine hepatology. He moved to the University of Nottingham in 2013 where he was Clinical Associate Professor in Small Animal Medicine and Oncology for four years. In March 2018 he became the Director of Small Animal Medical Studies at the University of Cambridge, and is responsible for overseeing the medicine, cardiology and dermatology services, along with running the residency and internship programmes. His areas of clinical and research interest are primarily in gastrointestinal and hepatic diseases. Nick is a member of the ECVIM internal medicine examinations committee, and was a previous Chair of the RCVS Certificate in Small Animal Medicine examination committee. He was a member of the BSAVA Congress Scientific Committee for several years and Chair between 2014 and 2017.


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

For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk



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Thursday 3rd May 2018 The Diagnosis and Management of Liver Disease in Dogs and Cats

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 Nick Bexfield

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

Diseases of the liver are commonly encountered in dogs and cats, but their diagnosis and management can be frustrating. For instance, what is the significance of raised liver enzymes on a pre-operative blood sample? Do all cats with liver disease have triaditis? Are steroids indicated in the treatment of liver disease, and when should antibiotics be administered? When should a liver biopsy be performed, and what is the best way to get a diagnostic sample? This presentation will address these, and many other questions, whilst also discussing the more frequently identified liver diseases in dogs and cats. A wide selection of case-based examples will be used to discuss available diagnostic tests, and current best evidence will be employed when reviewing management strategies for selected diseases.


Speaker Biography


Nick Bexfield
BVetMed PhD DSAM DipECVIM-CA PGDipMEdSci PGCHE FHEA MRCVS
EBVS® European Veterinary Specialist in Small Animal Internal Medicine
RCVS Recognised Specialist in Small Animal Internal Medicine

Director of Small Animal Medical Services
Department of Veterinary Medicine
University of Cambridge
Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 OES, UK

After graduation, Nick worked in primary care practice before completing a residency in small animal medicine and oncology at the University of Cambridge. He gained both the RCVS and European Diplomas in Small Animal Medicine in 2006, and is a European and RCVS Specialist. He remained at Cambridge as a medicine clinician, before undertaking a Wellcome Trust funded PhD in canine hepatology. He moved to the University of Nottingham in 2013 where he was Clinical Associate Professor in Small Animal Medicine and Oncology for four years. In March 2018 he became the Director of Small Animal Medical Studies at the University of Cambridge, and is responsible for overseeing the medicine, cardiology and dermatology services, along with running the residency and internship programmes. His areas of clinical and research interest are primarily in gastrointestinal and hepatic diseases. Nick is a member of the ECVIM internal medicine examinations committee, and was a previous Chair of the RCVS Certificate in Small Animal Medicine examination committee. He was a member of the BSAVA Congress Scientific Committee for several years and Chair between 2014 and 2017.


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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Sunday 29th April 2018 CPD by the Sea: An Afternoon at Ocean Park

Venue : Ocean Park, Aberdeen, Hong Kong

Speaker : Dr. Paolo Martelli, Dr. Foo Khong Lee, Dr. Sarah Churgin

Cost :
   Include complimentary admission to Ocean Park & Lunch - Members : $250, Non-Members : $300

Registration and payment on or before 11:30 pm of 26 April 2018

Participants
Limited to 20 veterinarians only! So please register early to avoid disappointment!

CPD by the Sea: An Afternoon at Ocean Park

The Ocean Park Veterinary Department and the HKVA are pleased to host a CPD event for veterinarians on Sunday, April 29. The event will include complimentary admission to Ocean Park, a catered lunch, and a lecture and demonstration on cetacean medicine.

Participants are welcome to enter the Park from 10am and will meet at the Veterinary Hospital at 12pm for lunch. After lunch, a 1-hour lecture will be given on cetacean medicine. This will be followed by a 1-hour demonstration at the Marine Mammal Breeding and Research Centre to show some of the techniques discussed during the lecture such as medical husbandry training, ultrasonography, gastroscopy, and dental work on bottlenose dolphins. On conclusion of the CPD sessions, participants are welcome to spend the rest of the day enjoying the Park.

Please note that while family members and friends are welcome to join participants in the Park before or after the CPD event, they will be responsible for their own entrance fee to the Park and all food and beverages.

The HKVA will donate any funds surplus to the cost of the event to Ocean Park Conservation Foundation Hong Kong, a non-profit organisation that is committed to advocating, facilitating and participating in effective conservation of Asian wildlife, with an emphasis on Chinese white dolphins and giant pandas, as well as their habitats through partnerships, fundraising, research and education.


Speakers

All three Ocean Park veterinarians will take part in the lecture and demonstration sessions of the CPD event. Please find their information below:

Dr. Paolo Martelli, Director of Veterinary Services
DVM, Cert. Zoo Med (RCVS), Dipl. ACCM (Asian College of Conservation Medicine)

Dr. Foo Khong Lee, Senior Veterinarian
DVM, MACVSc (SA Surgery), MRCVS, Dipl. ACCM (Asian College of Conservation Medicine)

Dr. Sarah Churgin, Veterinarian
DVM, Dipl. ACZM (American College of Zoological Medicine)



Wednesday 25th April 2018 The Obstructed Cat - Management and to PU or not to PU?

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 Victor Menrath

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

Feline urethral obstruction (UO) is a common disorder encountered in small animal emergency practice. These cases can sometimes be frustrating to the owner, and also to the veterinarian. In this seminar, Dr Victor Menrath will discuss the surmised aetiopathogenesis of feline idiopathic cystitis, the role of nutrition (including historical observations) and environmental enrichment in feline idiopathic cystitis, the blocked cat and management decisions, and perineal urethrostomy surgery and postoperative care and complications.


Speaker's Biography


Dr Victor Menrath
BVSc FACVSc

Vic grew up in New Zealand before graduating from Veterinary Science at the University of Queensland in 1968. A passionate love for all things feline led to the establishment of the Creek Road Cat Clinic in 1980 - the first cat-only veterinary practice in Australia and the only one in the world outside of the USA at that time.

Vic became a registered Veterinary Specialist in Feline Medicine in 1982 and established the only Feline Renal Transplant unit in Australia which has been operational for over 10 years. His special interest remains in diseases of feline kidneys. His achievements are simply too great to list, but probably the best thing Vic ever did was recognise that cats were different to dogs and that they should treated differently to dogs.

Vic currently spends much of his time teaching veterinarians, supervising grandchildren, inspecting golf courses and sampling fine wines. Vic with his wife Helen and their children have been privileged to have been owned by and loved families of Burmese over the many years including a beautiful red Burmese named Hope, who was a very special little lady.


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

For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk



Tuesday 24th April 2018 HKVA Annual General Meeting 2018

Venue : Hughes Room, Foreign Correspondence Club in Central, Hong Kong

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

Cost :
   Member only (Dinner reserved) - Members : $0, Non-Members : $
   Member only (Dinner reserved and a vegetarian) - Members : $0, Non-Members : $

I am writing to inform you that our annual general meeting will be held on Tuesday, 24th April 2018 at Hughes Room, Foreign Correspondence Club in Central, Hong Kong.

Meeting will commence at 8pm while dinner will be served from 7:30pm. This is a non-election year and members of the executive committee will present their work from the past year. Members are encouraged to come and attend this meeting and get to know the committee and subcommittee members as well as each other.

We look forward to seeing you at the meeting.

Please RSVP online before 17th April 2018 (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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23rd-24th April 2018 APASI: Echocardiography in small animals: Level I a "taster" workshop

Speaker : Dr.med. vet. Susanne Thamke

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Monday 16th April 2018 Cataracts

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 Izak Venter

Cost :
   FREE TO ATTEND FOR FIRST 40 REGISTRANTS - Members : $0, Non-Members : $0
   AFTER FIRST 40 REGISTRANTS - Members : $480, Non-Members : $580

FREE TO ATTEND FOR FIRST 40 REGISTRANTS (FULLY BOOKED)

After first 40 registrants, online registration and payment on or before 11:30 pm of 15 April 2018
$480 (Members of HKVA and its affiliated associations)
$580 (Others)
Registration and payment after that $700

Cataract is a very common ocular abnormality seen in general practice. It affects an animal's vision, and potentially its quality of life. In this seminar, Dr Izak Venter will discuss diagnosis and clinical management of cataracts, and when to operate on cataracts.


Speaker's Biography


Dr Izak Venter

Dr Izak Venter graduated as a veterinarian from the Onderstepoort Veterinary Faculty, Pretoria University (South Africa). Having a special interest in ophthalmology, Dr Venter obtained his M.Med.Vet (Ophth) degree and qualified as a Veterinary Specialist Practitioner (Ophthalmology) in South Africa. In 1996, 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, Howie Wong
HKVA CPD Coordinator

For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk


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16th-20th April 2018 APASI: Brand New APASI Comprehensive FOUR-LEVEL

Speaker : Dr. S. Thamke & Prof. P. Kircher

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10th April & 2nd May 2018 Animal Welfare Webinar Series

Speaker : Dr Natasha LEE

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Wednesday 21st March 2018 "Exotics" Evening

Venue : The Grand Assembly Hall II, 4/F North Tower, YMCA

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

Speaker : Dr. Drury Reavill, Dr. Anneliese Strunk & Dr. Nicola Di Girolamo

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

1. How to solve Reptile cases using Diagnostics Imaging - by Nicola Di Girolamo DMV, MSc (EBHC), GPCert (ExAP), PhD, Dipl.ECZM (Herp) Registered Specialist
Reptile medicine may be frustrating since reptiles often conceal clinical signs and present for a specific sign of illness. In this context, the proper use of diagnostic imaging may change the daily practice. Reptile diagnostic imaging is a field in constant development. In these recent years there have been many scientific confirmations of concepts that clinical experience have suggested, e.g., the relevance of horizontal beam in chelonians radiology. During this presentation we will consider which are the ways to obtain radiographies for easy interpretation, what are the common and emerging radiological patterns in reptile medicine, and what is the role of advanced diagnostic imaging.

2. Reptile Anatomy Review and Necropsy Techniques - by Dr. Drury Reavill DVM, DABVP (Avian and Reptile & Amphibian Practice) Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Pathologists
The lecture will be focused on necropsy techniques and important anatomy of lizards, snakes, and tortoise/turtles.

3. Exotic Animal Practice Pearls- by Dr Anneliese Strunk DVM,DABVP (Avian)
This lecture will be reviewing a variety of practice tips for the exotic practitioner. Topics include microchipping in birds, venipuncture in birds and reptiles, updates on wing and beak trims, surgical tips, as well as incorporating low stress veterinary visit concepts into practice.

4. Avian Signalment: Its Impact on Pathology Results - by Dr. Drury Reavill DVM, DABVP (Avian and Reptile & Amphibian Practice) Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Pathologists
The signalment (age, sex, and species) provides important background information, which can help to rule in, or out, certain diagnoses. However, with avian species these can be challenging to determine. Age can be estimated by stage of development; unfortunately, once the bird is an adult, there are few physical traits that can be used for aging. Sex determination can also be challenging as many of our pet birds are not sexually dimorphic. The specific species also plays an important part in helping determine the significance of some clinical signs and lesions.


Speakers Biography


Dr. Drury Reavill
DVM, DABVP (Avian and Reptile & Amphibian Practice)
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Pathologists

Dr. Drury Reavill has over 19 years of experience in avian and exotic clinical practice, laboratory diagnostics and pathology. Drury is skilled in the medicine and surgery of birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, insects, and a wide variety of exotic mammals.

Drury graduated from Colorado State University's College of Veterinary Medicine in 1986 then took an associate position at the Avian Medical Center of Sacramento where she practiced for more than 8 years. During this time Drury also did relief work for other exclusively exotic animal practices and provided clinical consultation and laboratory services to practitioners through California Avian Laboratory (a national service exclusively devoted to avian and exotic animals) as well as through California Veterinary Diagnostic Labs of West Sacramento.

Starting in 1995 Drury began her pathology training under Dr. Schmidt's guidance. She completed her residency in anatomic pathology (including instruction in zoo pathology and course work at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology) and gained board certification from American College of Veterinary Pathology (ACVP) in 2000. Drury is also a charter Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners, obtaining avian specialty status in 1993 and re-certifying in 2003.

Drury has authored or co-authored over 30 papers, 10 book chapters, one book and a CD, each covering a wide range of exotic animal disease conditions. She is a popular presenter on-line through VIN and at veterinary conferences, veterinary schools, and meetings in the United States and around the world.

Dr Reavill is part of Asia Veterinary Diagnostics Second Tier team of Histopathologist experts and happy to read AVD Exotics submissions and provide second opinion services, as required.

 


Dr. Nicola Di Girolamo
DMV, MSc (EBHC), GPCert (ExAP), PhD, Dipl.ECZM
(Herp) Registered Specialist

Nicola Di Girolamo is a Diplomate of the European College of Zoological Medicine (Herpetology). Currently works as an Exotic specialist in Hong Kong at Tai Wai Small Animals & Exotics Hospital. He founded EBMVet, a study group on Evidence-based medicine and is the president-elect of the Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians. He performed his ECZM residency at the Clinic for Exotic Animals in Rome. He completed a Master of Science in evidence-based healthcare at the university of Oxford and a PhD at the University of Bologna. He serves as an associate editor of BMC Veterinary Research, and as a methodologist reviewer for veterinary journals. He loves surfing and playing chess.

 


Dr Anneliese Strunk
DVM, DABVP ( Avian)

Dr. Strunk was born and raised in Houston, Texas. She graduated from Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2000, then completed an internship in Exotic Animal, Wildlife and Zoo Medicine at the University of Georgia in 2002, followed by a three-year residency in the Companion Avian and Exotic Pet Medicine Service at the University of California at Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital in 2005. She has seen exclusively exotic companion pets since that time in practices in Tinton Falls, New Jersey, Austin, Texas, and now the beautiful Pacific Northwest at the Center for Bird and Exotic Animal Medicine, where she has been Medical Director for the past three years.

She has presented at national meetings of the Association of Avian Veterinarians (AAV) and the Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians (ARAV), and is currently on the Advisory Board of both organizations. Dr. Strunk has a special interest in surgery, endoscopic techniques, small mammal dentistry, ophthalmology, and teaching. In her free time, Dr. Strunk enjoys making fused glass art and jewelry, silversmithing, and cloisonné. She shares her home with a variety of birds, reptiles, cats and a super cute dachshund cross (not to mention her dedicated, pet-loving husband, Shu).


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

For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk




Tuesday 13th March 2018 Identifying Pulmonary Hypertension on your physical examination

Speaker : Dr Dan Ohad

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Friday 2nd March 2018 VSH 2nd Annual Veterinary Education Symposium

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Thursday 25th January 2018 Wildlife and Exotic Veterinary Medicine Conference 2018

Speaker : Dr Andrew Routh

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Thursday 25th January 2018 Brachycephalic Airway Syndrome and Tracheal Collapse

Venue : Huthard Room II & Presidents Room, 3/F South Tower, YMCA, Hong Kong

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

Speaker : Professor Philip A Moses

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

Brachycephalic breeds are very commonly seen in small animal practice. The common upper airway anomalies encountered include primary problems of elongated soft palate, stenotic nares, chonal atresia overdevelopment of the nasal turbinates, macroglossia and tracheal hypoplasia. Failure to address some of these issues in young dogs will lead to the development of secondary changes including laryngeal collapse, tracheal collapse, tonsillar and pharyngeal hyperplasia, hiatial hernia, GIT changes and even as well as cardiac changes. Early assessment and correction of these anomalies is essential. This lecture covers how to competently assess and treat these delightful animals. Post-operative management and monitoring as well as how to minimise complications is addressed.

Tracheal collapse is an insidious progressive condition of toy and miniature breeds. The condition is best diagnosed as early as possible by fluoroscopy and tracheoscopy. Although tracheal collapse is not curable there are several treatment approaches that make a big difference to these little dogs. The use of extra tracheal and intra tracheal stenting is described and discussed.


Speaker's Biography


Philip A Moses
BVSc, MRCVS, Cert SAO, MANZCVS, FANZCVS, CMAVA, Memb AO
Veterinary Specialist Services
Underwood and Gold Coast, Australia
Specialist Small Animal Surgeon
Adjunct Professor University of Queensland

Philip graduated from the University of Sydney in 1986 and worked in cattle practice in western NSW and then mixed practices until he moved to the UK in 1990 and began the long road to small animal surgical specialisation. He completed a Certificate in Small Animal Orthopaedics at the Royal College in 1994 then worked in referral practice before returning to Australia in 1996. Philip commenced a residency in small animal surgery in private practice in Brisbane; completed his MACVSc in 1998; moved to the University of Sydney as Senior Registrar and then became head of Surgery in 2000. In 2001 he became a founding partner of Veterinary Specialist Services in Brisbane. He registered as a Specialist in 2003 after completing a FACVSc in Small Animal Surgery and soon after was appointed as Adjunct Professor with the University of Queensland.

Surgical interests include brachycephalic airway and spinal surgery, as well as urinary tract, vascular, neurological and orthopaedic surgery. Has undertaken research projects with Westmead Children's Hospital in Sydney and the University of Queensland. Has presented at numerous conferences in Australia and overseas, published widely in Veterinary Journals as well as Textbooks. Philip is a Chartered Member of the AVA and an elected Member of AO.

Philip was President of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists 2010-2014 and has been on the ANZCVS Council since 2008. He is one of two elected member of the Veterinary Surgeons Board of Queensland.

Philip lectures widely on a voluntary basis in South East Asia to help promote and improve animal welfare. Philip also collects Cadillac motor cars and is the Vice President of the Cadillac La Salle Club of Queensland. Philip is the father of six beautiful children, an owner of and breeder of Pugs and Dachshunds and a devoted supporter of the Queensland Reds and the Wallabies.


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

For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk


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Saturday 20th January 2018 CityU: Emergency and Critical Care Workshop: ACVECC Certified CPR course

Speaker : Speaker: Dr Dan Fletcher

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This exciting CPR workshop includes access to the eCornell CPR:Basic and Advanced Life Support for Veterinarians / Veterinary Nurses online course run by Cornell University. Completion of this 8.5 hour online course is highly recommended prior to the workshop to ensure that all participants are on the same knowledge plain. Successful completion of the online course together with successful completion of the workshop will allow certification from the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (ACVECC).

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