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Feline Endoscopy Week – Oct 26-29, 2020

Do you want to incorporate the latest endoscopic techniques for your feline patients? Partnered with the AAFP Colorado State University is offering a feline exclusive endoscopy week dedicated to teaching important endoscopic skills.
$2,900.00

RACE Approved: 36 (15 hrs lecture and 17 hrs hands on lab) awaiting RACE approval

Registration Fee: $2,900 

Course Description

Do you want to incorporate the latest endoscopic techniques for your feline patientsPartnered with the AAFP Colorado State University is offering a feline exclusive endoscopy week dedicated to teaching important endoscopic skills. During 17 hours of hands-on laboratory time the participant will learn about feline friendly endoscopes, indications for use and will practice techniques on feline cadavers and live research cats. During the week the participants will learn how to perform rhinoscopy, bronchoscopy, diagnostic laparoscopy, flexible upper and lower GI endoscopy, cystoscopy and otoscopy. Breakfast, lunch and breaks are included.     

Course Instructors 

Elise Robertson 

Dr Elise Robertson BS BVetMed MANZCVSc(Feline) DipABVP(Feline) FHEA FRSB MRCVS ABVS-Recognised Board Certified Specialist Feline Practice Elise operates a peripatetic feline medicine and endoscopy/endosurgery referral service (canine & feline) for first opinion and referral practices in SE England. She also operates quarterly referral clinics, and CPD events, in countries throughout SE Asia including Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan. She's received her formal training in medical endoscopy and 'key hole' surgery from well-known human and veterinary academic institutions based in the UK, France, Germany, Italy and United States. She currently divides her time between clinical work, teaching/lecturing and publishing within the subjects of feline medicine, endoscopy & endosurgery. She’s Head European Mentor for ISFM/University of Sydney Distance Education in Feline Medicine, Course Master for ESAVS (European School of Advanced Veterinary Studies University of Luxembourg Endosurgery course, co-lecturer (CE Endoscopy & Endosurgery courses) at The Veterinary Endoscopy Teaching Center at Colorado State University, and guest lecturer at Chulalongkorn University, Faculty of Veterinary Science, in Bangkok. She has a particular passion for delivering practical feline medicine and endoscopy/endosurgery education, for both undergraduate and postgraduate students, on a global scale. She’s a recent recipient of the BSAVA PetSavers Award for her meritorious contributions as a veterinary surgeon in small animal veterinary practice.

Lynelle Johnson

Dr. Lynelle Johnson received her veterinary degree from The Ohio State University, was in private practice in New York, and completed a Master’s Degree and residency program at the University of Illinois. She received her Ph.D. in Physiology from the University of Missouri. Dr. Johnson’s research is focused on validation of diagnostic tests for respiratory diseases as well as identifying novel respiratory conditions. She runs a busy respiratory service and routinely performs endoscopic and interventional procedures. Dr. Johnson has published multiple articles and book chapters on respiratory topics and just completed the second edition of her textbook, Canine and Feline Respiratory Medicine. She has lectured Nationally and Internationally on respiratory medicine and respiratory endoscopy.

Rod Rosychuck 

Dr. Rosychuk received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. He is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. From 1983 to the present, Dr. Rosychuk has been a staff member in the Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical sciences where he is a Professor, the Service Coordinator of the Dermatology and Otology Service and the Head of Specialty Services. His teaching, research, publication and continuing education efforts are in Otology and Dermatology. He helped pioneer the use of video otoscopy in the diagnosis and management of canine and feline ear disease and maintains a very busy clinical otology service, utilizing this technology. He has provided continuing education in Otology and Dermatology for Veterinarians throughout the United States, Canada and in several countries in Asia and Europe. 

Dennis Chew 

Dennis J. Chew, DVM, DACVIM is a 1972 graduate of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University. He finished his two-year residency in internal medicine and nephrology at the Animal Medical Center in New York City and is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.

Craig Webb 

Dr. Craig Webb is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical Studies and the Head of the Small Animal Medicine Section. His specialty is small animal internal medicine, and he has been a member of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital faculty since his residency. In 2013, Webb was the recipient of the Zoetis Distinguished Veterinary Teaching Award. Webb holds several degrees including a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, a Ph.D from Hahnemann University, and a D.V.M. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

David Twedt 

Dr. David C. Twedt is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Professor in the Department of Clinical Sciences at Colorado State University and Associate Director of Continuing ‘Education in the Translational Medicine Institute. Dr. Twedt is past President of the ACVIM and Comparative Gastroenterology Society. Publication and research interests include liver disease, gastrointestinal disease and endoscopy. He has also been the recipient of a number of teaching and research awards including the Veterinary Endoscopy Society Pioneer in Endoscopy Award. He is also the editor of several textbooks including Current Veterinary Therapy.

Course Schedule

 

Time 

Topic 

Day 1 

 

Respiratory Endoscopy 

 

8:00 

Breakfast/ Orientation 

 

8:15 

Upper and lower airway disease 

 

10:15 

Break 

 

10:45 

Upper and lower airway disease 

 

12:00 

Lunch 

 

1:00 

Respiratory laboratory 

 

2:30 

Break 

 

2:45 

Respiratory laboratory 

 

5:30 

Group Welcome Reception 

Day 2 

 

Diagnostic Laparoscopy 

 

8:00 

Breakfast/Orientation 

 

8:15 

Instrumentation/Techniques 

 

10:00 

Break 

 

10:30 

Clinical Application 

 

11:45 

Laparoscopic trainers 

 

12:30 

Lunch 

 

1:30 

Laparoscopy Laboratory  

 

3:00 

Break 

 

3:15 

Laparoscopy Laboratory  

 

5:00 

Q and A - review 

 

5:30 

Conclusion 

Day 3 

 

GI Endoscopy 

 

8:00 

Breakfast/Orientation 

 

8:15 

GI Endoscopy instrumentation/technique  

 

9:00 

GI indications/disease 

 

10:00 

Break 

 

10:30 

GI indications/disease 

 

12:00 

Lunch 

 

1:00 

GI Laboratory models 

 

2:30 

Break 

 

2:45 

GI Laboratory live patients  

 

5:30 

Conclusion 

Day 4 

 

Cystoscopy/Otoscopy 

 

8:00 

Breakfast/Orientation 

 

8:15 

Cystoscopy technique and disease 

 

10:00 

Break 

 

10:15 

Cystoscopy Laboratory  

 

12:00 

Lunch 

 

12:45 

Otoscopy technique and disease 

 

2:45 

Break 

 

3:00 

Otoscopy Laboratory 

 

5:30 

Conclusion