Flexible Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (Veterinarians) – Oct. 12-13, 2020

This two-day introductory GI endoscopy course will include 7 hours of lectures covering indications, basic technique, and disorders diagnosed via endoscopy and a total of 9 hours of laboratory time for key hands-on experience.
$1,975.00

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RACE Approved: 16 CEU hours (Program 833-30797)

Registration Fees

  • Veterinarians: $1,975

  • Veterinary Technicians: $400

Course Description 

This 2-day introductory GI endoscopy course will include 7 hours of lectures covering indications, basic technique, and disorders diagnosed via endoscopy and a total of 9 hours of laboratory time for key hands-on experience. Day one's laboratory will use GI models and fresh cadavers to learn basic endoscopic manipulation, biopsy techniques, foreign body removal, and PEG tube placement. Day two's laboratory will involve live dogs performing basic upper and lower GI endoscopy to perfect manipulation skills.

There will be 3 participants per dog and each person will have the opportunity to endoscope two or more different animals during the laboratory. Video recordings are saved at each table for class review in wrap up sessions and also for each participant to take their endoscopy videos home for future review.

Bring your technician; they can attend lectures and individual training on endoscopic instrumentation and set up, biopsy management and assist during the laboratory. This course is open to veterinary technicians to attend with their veterinarian enrolled in the course. Included are lectures, equipment handling, and assisting in the laboratory. Click here to to register a veterinary technician.


Instructors

Michael Leib, DVM, DACVIM

Dr. Leib graduated from the University of Georgia and completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Colorado State University. He then served on the faculty at Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech where he was C.R. Roberts Professor of Small Animal Medicine until retiring in 1972.

Leib is now Emeritus Professor and Diplomate of ACVIM. Leib’s clinical and research interests are in gastroenterology and endoscopy. He as published extensively and has lectured Nationally and Internationally. Leib is also the recipient of many teaching awards.

David C. Twedt, DVM, DACVIM

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.

Twedt is past President of the ACVIM and Comparative Gastroenterology Society. Twedt's publication and research interests include liver disease, gastrointestinal disease, and endoscopy. He is a recipient of numerous teaching and research awards, including the Veterinary Endoscopy Society Pioneer in Endoscopy Award. Twedt serves as an editor on several textbooks including Current Veterinary Therapy.


Agenda

Monday, Oct. 12, 2020

8 a.m. – Orientation/Welcome

8:15 a.m. – Instrumentation Overview

9:15 a.m. – Upper GI endoscopy

10:15 a.m. – Break

10:45 a.m. – Lower GI endoscopy/FB/PEG tubes

12:45 p.m. – Lunch

1:15 p.m. – Laboratory models and fresh cadavers

3:15 p.m. – Break

3:30 p.m. – Laboratory continued

5:30 p.m. – Conclusion

Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020

8 a.m. – Esophageal Strictures/duodenal aspiration/biopsy

10 a.m. – Break

10:30 a.m. – Live animal laboratory; upper and lower GI endoscopy

12:30 p.m. – Lunch

1 p.m. – Return to the lab

4 p.m. – Break

4:30 p.m. – Review videos Q and A Mystery cases

5:30 p.m. – Conclusion


Refund and Cancellation Policy

  • Course cancellation could occur if registrations fail to meet minimum numbers 30 days prior to the course.
  • If a course is cancelled for any reason, we are not be responsible for any charges related to travel.
  • Refunds are available for cancellations made 35 days prior to the beginning of the course. Cancellations less than 35 days before a course are nonrefundable but may be partially transferrable to a future course.