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14-16 December, 2007 How to do surgery without fear

Sriracha, Chonburi , Thailand.

The Veterinary Practitioner Association of Thailand (VPAT) runs a series of continuing education programs organized by its Continuing Education Committee, CE-VPAT. This series of seminars and workshops are conducted in English by specialist tutors from around the world. It is held in an interactive format whereby participants can discuss case studies and problems encountered in everyday practice.

The seminars are held at different beautiful resort locations in Thailand or in the capital city of Bangkok as a perfect family holiday as well as providing a novel atmosphere for participants. So if you wish to come to our next upcoming seminar, simply fill out the form below and mail to info@vpathai.org or fax to +66-2-5141370 For any international enquiries please contact Dr. Maturawan Tunhikon at +66-81-8215347

2-4 November, 2007 4th Asian Veterinary Dermatology Meeting (AVDM)

1st Asian Veterinary Internal Medicine Meeting (AVIMM)
Venue: First World Hotel HangZhou, China

Abstract Submission Form

Abstract deadline on 31 July 2007

First Announcement Poster


19 November, 2007 Dr Diana Lu - Neurology

Seizure, Epilepsy & Status Epilepticus

Date: 19 November, 2007

Time: 7.00pm Reception/Dinner,
7.30-9.00pm Lecture

Venue: The Mariner's Club

Cost: $150 for members, $250 for non-members


For enquiries or reservations, please forward to secretariat@medcom.com.hk or phone 25783833.

Sponsored by Intervet

5 November, 2007 Prof Urs Geiger - AIHA and Blood Transfusion Medicine

Controversies in the diagnosis and management of immune-mediated hemolytic anemia. Practical transfusion therapy: Blood safety, components and efficacy. Recent advances in hereditary diseases and genetic predispositions: Clinical impact.

Date: 5 November, 2007

Time: 7.00pm Reception/Dinner,
Lecture 7.30-10.30pm

Venue: Marco Polo Prince, Beijing Rooms ll and lll

Cost: $300 for members, $500 for non-members


For enquiries or reservations, please forward to secretariat@medcom.com.hk or phone 25783833.

Sponsored by Hill's and Intervet.

Urs Giger received his veterinary degree from the University of Zürich, Switzerland, where he also pursued his initial clinical training in small animal medicine and surgery and a doctoral thesis on the orthopedic correction of canine hip dysplasia. In 1981, he moved initially as a postdoctoral fellow to the United States, where he subsequently completed a residency in small animal internal medicine at the University of Florida.

He then joined the faculty of the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and has been over the years a clinician in the Medicine, Oncology, and Pediatrics/Genetics Service. He is currently the Charlotte Newton Sheppard Professor of Medicine and Head of Medical Genetics. He has a secondary professorship in internal medicine at the University of Zürich as well as a joint professorship in hematology at the School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania. He is a diplomate of the American and European College of the Veterinary Internal Medicine as well as a diplomate of the European College of Clinical Pathology. He is a clinician in medicine, hematology, pediatrics, and genetics and is heading the Pediatrics and Genetics Clinic, the Metabolic Genetics Laboratory, the Josephine Deubler Genetic Disease Testing Laboratory, and the Transfusion Medicine Center at the University of Pennsylvania. His clinical and research expertise and interests are in hereditary and hematologic disorders of small animals and are reflected in over 150 original research publications as well as many more reviews, chapters, and scientific abstracts. He also coedited the book The Dog and Its Genome from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press. Among others awards, he was the recipient of the 2002 International Scientific Lifetime Achievement Award from the World Small Animal Veterinary Association and the 2007 International Bourgelat Award from the BSAVA and is a frequently invited speakers at national and international conferences.

4 October, 2007 Prof Richard Halliwell - Dermatology Case Studies

What's new in Atopic Dermatitis?

Diagnosing and managing canine pyoderma - new challenges in an era of emerging resistance.

Date: 4 October, 2007

Reception 7.50pm,
Lecture 8.10 - 9.10pm, break
Lecture 9.30 - 10.30pm

Venue: The Chiang Chen Studio Theatre
G/F, Chung Sze Yuen Building
(by the side of the stairway at the main entrance)
Polytechnic University

Cost: Free

For enquiries or reservations, please forward to secretariat@medcom.com.hk or phone 25783833.

Professor Richard Halliwell received both his veterinary degree and his PhD from the University of Cambridge. He spent 16 years teaching in the USA, first at the University of Pennsylvania and then the University of Florida. In 1988 he returned to the UK as William Dick Professor of Veterinary Clinical Studies at the University of Edinburgh, and served 6 years as Dean of the Faculty. Now a Professor Emeritus, he has served as President of both the American and the European Colleges of Veterinary Dermatology (1984-1986 and 1994-1996 respectively), and of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (2003-2004). In 2000 he was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, and he is currently President of the World Congress of Veterinary Dermatology Association. He chairs the International Task Force on Atopic Dermatitis and has authored in excess of 100 peer reviewed papers on dermatology and clinical immunology. At the Fifth World Congress of Veterinary Dermatology in Vienna in August 2004, he was awarded a Lifetime Career Achievement Award by the European College of Veterinary Dermatology.

24-25 September, 2007 Philip Moses - Abdominal Surgery

Getting the most out of an Exploratory Laparotomy, Surgical Management of Uroabdomen, Haemoabdomen and Peritonitis. Use of the Omentum in Veterinary Surgery and Update on Portosystemic Shunt Surgery.

Date: 24-25 September, 2007

Time: Reception/Dinner7.00pm. Lectures from 7.30pm - 10.30pm

Venue: President & Huthart Room I & II, 3/F South Tower
YMCA, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon

Members: $300 per night or $500 for both nights

Non-members: $500 per night or $800 for both nights

For enquiries or reservations, please forward to secretariat@medcom.com.hk or phone 25783833.

Sponsored by Provet, Bayer and Intervet.

Philip graduated from the University of Sydney in 1986 and worked in several large animal and mixed practices until cured of the desire to become a large animal practitioner. Moved to the UK in 1990 and began the long road to small animal surgical specialisation. Completed Certificate in Small Animal Orthopaedics at the Royal College in 1994 then worked in referral practice before returning to Australia in 1996. Started residency in small animal surgery in private practice in Brisbane completing MACVSc in 1998. Moved to the University of Sydney as Senior Registrar then Acting Head of Surgery in 2000. Travelled to the US to the University of Florida as a visiting scholar in 2001 before returning as a founding partner of Veterinary Specialist Services in Brisbane. Appointment as Adjunct Associate Professor with the University of Queensland. Surgical interests include urinary tract, vascular, neurological and orthopaedic surgery. Currently involved in several research projects with Westmead Childrens 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 several Textbooks..

Philip is the father of six beautiful children and a devoted supporter of the Queensland Reds and the Wallabies.

21st September, 2007 Dr Colin Dunlop - Anaesthesia

Anaesthesia in Small Animals - A Short Course


Venue: Assembly Hall III, 4/F North Tower
YMCA, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon

Date: 21st September, 2007

Time :
Dinner & reception 7pm
Talk 7:30pm

Title: Anaesthesia in Small Animals - A Short Course

Cost: $300 for members, $500 for non-members

Sponsored by :



For enquiries or reservations, please forward to secretariat@medcom.com.hk or phone 25783833.

Colin Dunlop graduated from the University of Sydney in 1980 and then spent 1 year as a small animal intern at Murdoch University in Western Australia. After a period of small animal practice Colin moved to The University of Glasgow, Scotland, where he was a house surgeon. In 1982 Colin moved to the University of California, Davis, where he completed a residency in anaesthesia/critical patient care. Colin then moved to Colorado State University and from 1986 to 1991 was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical Sciences and from 1991 to 1995, an Associate Professor and Chief of the Anesthesia Section. His research interests include studying the anaesthetic responses of animals with clinical disease states and prevention of anaesthesia related morbidity and mortality.

Colin is a Registered Specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia in Sydney and is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Anesthesiologists. He practices small and large animal anaesthesia, consults on anaesthesia and critical care problems and continues to teach anaesthesia to veterinarians, nurses and students. He founded Advanced Anaesthesia Specialists in 1996, an Australian company focussed on development, manufacture and service of innovative products for veterinary anaesthesia and critical care. Colin holds 5 international patents for developments in the field of veterinary and human anaesthesia.

31st August, 2007
Royal Canin presents:

Dr Fred Reyers - Clinical Pathology; Liver Assessment and non-Babesial Haemolytic Anemias

1. Assessing the liver (how to interpret liver enzyme & function profiles) 45 mins

2. Non-babesial haemolytic anaemias - Coping with having no parasites in a "Typical babesiosis presentation" 45mins

Venue: President & Huthart Room I & II, 3/F South Tower YMCA, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon

6:30 pm Reception,
7:00 pm Buffet dinner,
8:00 pm First lecture,
8:45 pm Q&A or coffee break,
9:00 pm Second lecture,
9:45 pm Q&A ,
10:00 pm Finish

Cost: Free

Fred Reyers is a registered specialist Veterinary Pathologist. After obtaining his BVSc from the University of Pretoria in 1971 Fred worked as a Government Veterinary Officer/Senior Govt. Vet Officer in Zimbabwe until 1973 before taking up the position of Senior Veterinary Officer at Harare, Zimbabwe which he held until 1978. He then moved into the world of academia at the Department of Medicine, University of Pretoria, Onderstepoort firstly as Senior Lecturer (1978-1984), then Associative Professor (1984-1990) and then Professor (1991-1998). From 1996-97 he was the Acting head of Department and then Head of Department (Chair) from 1997-1999. In 1999 Fred was made Professor, Dept. Companion Animal Medicine. From 2001 Feb-March he was Visiting Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, USA. Since 2004 has been employed as a Private Consultant Veterinary Pathologist in Clinical Pathology.

He is the author of 48 published journal articles, 27 published full-length congress presentations, 20 abstracts in international congress proceedings and 39 abstracts in national congress/symposium proceedings as well as 100 presentations at congresses and continuing education events. His current areas of interest include amongst others the pathophysiology of canine babesiosis, serum uric acid concentration in the assessment of liver function and haematological indices in a haemorrhagic anaemia model.

This seminar is fully organized and sponsored by Royal Canin and is not a HKVA organized event.

For reservations and other enquiries please contact Ms Erica Ngai, Royal Canin erica.ngai@royalcanin.com.hk or fax 23176053

10th August, 2007 (Friday) 'Update on equine herpesvirus-1 pathogenesis, abortion and paralysis'.

by Prof. Josh Slater

Time: Reception at 6.45pm, light snacks provided, seminar from 7.15pm to 9.15pm.

Venue: Robin's Nest, 6/F, HKJC Club House , Hong Kong Jockey Club, Sha Tin

It is the main club house building (grey building) as you drive in. Parking is available.

Cost: HK$200 per person

Josh Slater qualified from Edinburgh in 1985. After 4 years in equine and farm animal practice in the North of England, he moved to Cambridge University as a resident in equine medicine. He completed a PhD in equine herpesvirus-1 pathogenesis in 1994 and became a lecturer, then senior lecturer, in equine medicine at Cambridge. He held a Wellcome Trust fellowship between 2001 and 2005. He moved to the Royal Veterinary College in 2005 as Professor of Equine Clinical Studies where he is Director of the Equine Referral Hospital and chair of the equine medicine and surgery group. He is a European Specialist in equine internal medicine and holds a diploma from the European College of Equine Internal Medicine. His research interests are in equine infectious diseases and he runs a research group working on herpesviruses and streptococcal diseases. He is currently President of the British Equine Veterinary Association and President-Elect of the European College of Equine Internal Medicine.

For enquiries and reservations please reply to secretariat@medcom.com.hk or phone 25783833

7-8 August 2007

Prof Johan Schoeman - Endocrinology Update & Babesiosis

Venue: YMCA (TST) , President & Huthart Room, 3/F, South Tower, Tsim Sha Tsui , Kowloon

Time: Buffet dinner starts at 7pm, lectures start at 7:30pm


HKVA Members: $300 per night, $500 both nights.

Non-members: $500/$800

otes & certificate of attendance provided.

Tuesday 7th August

  • Approach to PU/PD
  • Diagnostic approach to canine hyperadrenocorticism & canine/feline diabetes mellitus, including case studies

Wednesday 8th August

  • Diagnostic approach to thyroid disease in dogs and cats
  • New research on endocrine changes in critical care
  • Canine babesiosis

Johan graduated from the University of Pretoria at Onderstepoort , South Africa as a veterinarian in 1991. He returned to academia after 7 years in private practice in the UK , initially as lecturer at Cambridge University in 1999, then as senior lecturer at Onderstepoort in 2000 and currently as associate professor in small animal medicine at the same institution. He was head of small animal medicine during 2004/05. He holds specialist qualifications in small animal medicine from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in London (DSAM), the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ECVIM) and a Masters degree (MMedVet) from the University of Pretoria . He is currently enrolled for a PhD in veterinary endocrinology at Cambridge University. Johan regularly lectures at local and international veterinary meetings and actively publishes in scientific journals. He is a member of many international veterinary societies and is also on the examination board of ECVIM. His main work interests are endocrinology, cardiology and infectious disease. Outside of work he strives to spend as much time as possible with his wife and children.

Sponsored by

Please RSVP to: secretariat@medcom.com.hk



9-10 July 2007 Dr Kenneth Joubert - Anaesthesia, Analgesia & Critical Care

Venue: YMCA (TST), dinner from 7pm, lectures start 7:30pm
Cost: HKVA Members: $300 per night, $500 for both nights.
Non-members: $500 per night, $800 both nights

Monday 9th July 2007

  • What is appropriate monitoring of patients - do we need toys?
  • Anaesthesia for the oldies with renal failure; Geriatric screening and techniques
  • Local anaesthesia for common procedures: Dentistry, epidurals, limbs, etc.

Tuesday 10th July 2007

  • Goal Directed therapy - what is all the hype about?
  • Initial management of the dying patients: ABC, Triage, Secondary survey etc.
  • Fluid therapy - How much, what to use, when and does it affect outcome?

Kenneth graduated with a BVSc from The University of Pretoria in 1995. After graduating he joined small animal practice in Johannesburg for 2 years before returning to the University of Pretoria. In 2000 he obtained a MMedVet (Anaes) and held the position of senior lecturer in anaesthesiology at the university. In 2004 he left the university to re-join private practice before starting his own referral practice in anaesthesiology, pain management and critical care. Kenneth has published 26 scientific publications, delivered 38 scientific presentations, delivered 71 continuing education talks, done 3 multimedia presentations, published 27 non-scientific articles, one book chapter and attended over 48 congress of continuing education. Kenneth has a keen interest in total intravenous anaesthesia, intensive care, ventilation and cardiology. His research interests include non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents, anaesthetic depth monitoring and total intra-venous anaesthesia.


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20th June 2007
Pathologists and Clinicians - the dream teamDate: 20th June, 2007 (Wednesday)

Time: Buffet Dinner at 7.00pm, Seminar from 7.45 to 10.00pm

Venue: Police Officer's Club, 28 Hung Hing Road, Causeway Bay

Fee: HKVA members $250, non-members $400

For enquiry and reservation, please forward to secretariat@medcom.com.hk or phone to 25783833.

On behalf of the HKVA and the RVC (Royal Veterinary College), please be invited to the Intervet sponsored seminar 'Pathologists and Clinicians - the dream team'

By Prof. Alun Williams

Professor Alun Williams graduated as a veterinary surgeon from the University of Glasgow in 1985. After a short period in general practice, he joined the Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge, where he completed his PhD investigating the pathogenesis of Streptococcus suis type 2 meningitis in the pig. He then moved to the University Department of Paediatrics, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, to conduct studies on the pathogenesis of Haemophilus influenzae type b meningitis before returning to Scotland in 1990 to become Named Veterinary Surgeon and Principal Research Scientist at the Institute for Animal Health, Neuropathogenesis Unit, Edinburgh. Here, he investigated aspects of peripheral and central pathogenesis of prion diseases, including the mechanism of neuronal degeneration and disease

transmission between sheep. Alun moved back to the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Glasgow in 1997 to become Senior Lecturer and then Reader in Veterinary Pathology, continuing his research interests and also conducting undergraduate teaching in veterinary pathology, post-graduate training and being a member of the diagnostic pathology team. He also extended his research interests to enteric bacterial diseases and veterinary public health. He became a de facto Diplomate of the Europeon College of Veterinary Pathologists in 1998. Alun was appointed as Professor and Head of Department of Pathology and Infectious Diseases at the Royal Veterinary College, University of London in 2003 and is now Vice-President (Europe) of the C.L.Davis DVM Foundation. He continues to take an active role in teaching, diagnostic pathology and infectious disease research.

22 & 23 May 2007
(Tuesday and Wednesday)
1) Current thinking on the management of canine and feline diabetes mellitus

2) New drugs and new uses for old drugs in the management of canine adrenal disease.

By Prof. David Church

Time: Smorgasboard Dinner at 7.00pm, Seminar from 7.45 to 10.00pm

Venue: YMCA, 41 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

Fee: HKVA members $300/night , non-members $500/night

David Church is no stranger to most of us and has spoken here in Hong Kong previously. He was a valuable member of the Faculity of Veterinary Science at the University of Sydney for many years before moving to London to take up his current position at the Royal Veterinary College.

For enquiry and reservation, please forward to secretariat@medcom.com.hk or phone to 25783833.

11 May, 2007
Why is this patient regurgitating?
Pancreatitis in the cat.
by Prof. Reto Neiger
Time: Smorgasboard dinner at 7.00pm, Seminar from 7.45 to 10.00pm

Venue: Beijing Suite, Marco Polo Prince Hotel, Tsim Sha Tsui


Fee: HKVA Members $300, non-Members $500

Reto Neiger gained a Swiss Veterinary degree in 1988 and then worked as a locum for one year in a mixed private practice and then as a research fellow for one year to gain his Dr.Med.Vet. He returned to academia where he completed an internship and residency in Internal Medicine in Bern, Switzerland and Louisiana, USA. To gain his PhD he carried out research into canine and feline Helicobacter infections at the human teaching hospital in Bern. From 1999 to 2003 Reto was a lecturer at the Royal Veterinary College in London, UK and since 2003 he has been the Clinical Director of the Small Animal Medical Department of the University in Giessen, Germany. He is a Diplomat of the American and Europeon College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.

2nd May, 2007
Ear Diseases, and how they can be managed By Dr. Jonathon Speelman

Time: Reception at 7.00pm, light snacks provided, Seminar from 7:30 to 9:00pm

Venue: The Mariners Club, Tsim Sha Tsui.

Jonathon has been working at Peace Avenue Veterinary Clinic for the past seven years. He has a broad interest in surgery including orthopaedic, soft tissue and neuro-surgery. Jonathon has been awarded a Membership in Small Animal Surgery from the Australian College of Veterinary Surgeons and regularily receives referral cases from practitioners in Hong Kong.

HKVA Members $100, non-Members $150

For enquiries and reservation, please forward to secretariat@medcom.com.hk or phone 25783833.

26 April, 2007

On behalf of HKVA and Hill's Pet Nutrition, please be invited to the Hill's CE seminar

1) Chronic Kidney Disease: what to feed, what not to feed and why
2) FLUTD: What's new?
By Dr. Sheri Ross

Time: Reception at 6:30pm, Smorgasboard Dinner at 7:00pm, Seminar from 7:45 to 10:00pm
Venue: YMCA, President's Room & Huthart Room II, 3/F South Tower, TST

Dr Ross is currently a clinical fellow in renal medicine and hemodialysis at the University of California Veterinary Medical Center-San Diego. She previously completed an Internal Medicine Residency and PhD in Nephrology and Urology at the University of Minnesota. She is particularily interested in the influence of dietary modifications on the progression of chronic renal disease and urolithiasis.

Fee: HKVA members $300, Non-members $500

For enquiry and reservation, please forward to secretariat@medcom.com.hk.


20-22 April, 2007 Total Hip Replacement Workshop held in TaichungVenue : National Chung Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan
(Apr. 20 - Lecture, Apr.21-22 - Lab)

Details Information (In Chinese)

Details in English


23rd March, 2007(Friday)

Reception at 6:30pm, Seminar from 7:00 to 10:00pm

WSAVA CE seminar

"Radiology Case Studies"
by Dr. Graeme Allen, a specialist radiologist and ultrasonographer from Sydney Australia

Venue: Beijing Suite, Marco Polo Prince Hotel, TST


  • Review of thoracic radiography
  • Case studies based on thoracic diseases of dogs and cats

Fee : HKVA member $300, Non-HKVA Member $500
(Fees can be paid on the night by Cash or Cheque)

The HKVA would like to thank:
Bayer, Hill's Pet Nutrition and Intervet
For sponsoring this event.

Please confirme attendance by return email to secretariat@medcom.com.hk OR by phone at 2578 3833.

27th February 2007
7:00 pm
Behind the Scene Ocean ParkVenue : Ocean Park, Aberdeen, Main Entrance

Cost: $50 member, $100 non-member
Dr. Nathalie Mauroo will be giving us an exciting tour of the Ocean Park Veterinary Facilities

Light snacks and drinks will be provided.

Limited places only.

Those interested please email Betty, (betty.chan@kowloon-vet-hospital.com) before 17 Feb 2007

5th February 2007
6:45 pm - 10:00 pm
CVBD Canine Vector Borne DiseaseVenue : Jordan Room, Eaton Hotel
380 Nathan Road, Kowloon

Details information

Registration Details and Enquiries
Contact person : Gary Chiu
Telephone : 9502 3303, 2814 4887, Fax : 2873 4245
Email : gary.chiu@bayerhealthcare.com

28 January, 2007

29-31 January, 2007

Course on Anilma Diseases Affecting HumansVenue : School of Public Health, Postgraduate Education Centre, Prince of Wales Hosptial, Shatin, New Territoires

Fees :
Course Fee: HK$2,500 (before Dec 10, 2006) / HK$3,000
Application Fee: HK$100

Details and Application Form