CPD Events

Surgical Evening

Date : Thursday 3rd November 2022

Venue : Huthard Room II & Presidents Room, 3/F South Tower, YMCA, 41 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui (http://www.ymcahk.org.hk)

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

Speaker : Dr. Ross Christopher Elliott

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

Organizer : The Hong Kong Veterinary Association Ltd.

Maximum of 38 participants

1. An Introduction to Plates and Screws in Veterinary Surgery

Orthopaedic traumatology is a common scenario facing the veterinary surgeon. In recent years the advances made in the implants available to the veterinary market has exploded. Plates and screws represent the most commonly used implant system in veterinary orthopaedic traumatology. There are multiple different plate and screw systems that all have advantages and disadvantages. The goal of this discussion is to provide an introduction to the most commonly used plate and screw systems, their application and use in the veterinary field. This will encompass the systems themselves as well as the basic concepts of application.

2. Micro-Hip in Dogs and Cats – Why a Femoral Head Ostectomy is not always the best option

Coxofemoral disease is common in companion animals. These conditions can be developmental, such as hip dysplasia or acquired, such as trauma. In the older literature, the majority of studies were focused on the medium to large breed dogs, focusing on development, treatment and surgical management of osteoarthritis secondary to coxofemoral orthopaedic disease, often hip dysplasia. Surgical options for coxofemoral joints with debilitating osteoarthritis are limited to salvage procedures such as total hip replacement (THR) or femoral head ostectomy (FHO). In this session, the procedures, outcome comparisons, possible complications, etc will be discussed.

Because of the COVID-19 social distancing regulations, the venue allows a maximum of 38 participants. Registration is required for attendance, and seats will be provided on a first come first serve basis. Please register early to avoid disappointment!

Speaker's Biography

Dr. Ross Christopher Elliott
BVSc MMedVet

Dr. Ross Elliott is a registered veterinarian in Hong Kong and is a registered South African Veterinary Surgical Specialist. Dr. Ross 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 as a specialist surgeon.

During this time, Dr. Ross has produced multiple publications in international journals. His main surgical interest lies in total hip replacement surgery, cranial cruciate ligament surgery, elbow dysplasia and medial shoulder instability in canines, new ways to treat patella luxation in dogs, advanced spinal surgery, urogenital surgery, and portosystemic shunt attenuation.

Hope to see you there.
Howie Wong
HKVA CPD Coordinators

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