CPD Events

Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Dogs and Cats: Diagnostic, Treatment, and Communication Considerations

Date : Tuesday 21st November 2023

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

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

Speaker : Dr. Lawren Durocher-Babek

Early Bird Registration :
(before 11:30pm of 20 Nov 2023)
  • Include Dinner
    • Members : $480
    • Non-Members : $750
    • CPD Hours : 2.5

Extended Registration :
  • Include Dinner
    • Members : $1000
    • Non-Members : $1000
    • CPD Hours : 2.5

Organizer : The Hong Kong Veterinary Association Ltd.


In this lecture, we will explore chronic inflammatory enteropathies (also known as Inflammatory Bowel Disease, or IBD) in dogs and cats. We will cover essential aspects such as diagnostic tests, risks and benefits of biopsies, biopsy methods, treatment options, the significance of different classifications, and setting realistic expectations for our clients.

Join us to gain valuable insights into IBD management in our patients across the spectrum of care.

Speaker's Biography

Dr. Lawren Durocher-Babek

Dr. Lawren Durocher-Babek is board certified in Small Animal Internal Medicine by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM). She earned her DVM from the University of Georgia. After graduation she completed a small-animal rotating internship at Ontario Veterinary College, followed by a small-animal internal medicine residency at the Ohio State University. During her residency, she received a national research award from the ACVIM for her work in diabetic ketoacidosis in dogs. She is a diplomate of ACVIM and a hospice and palliative care veterinarian certified through the International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care. She also served as a contributing reviewer to the American Animal Hospital Association guidelines on diabetes management in 2018. Her areas of special interest include hospice and palliative care, chronic kidney disease, gastrointestinal disorders, and endocrinopathies.

Hope to see you there.

Howie Wong
HKVA CPD Coordinator

For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk

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