VOI TPLO Workshop

VOI TPLO Workshop

Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO)

TPLO has become a favorite technique of general and specialty veterinarians to treat CrCL tears in all sizes of dogs. TPLO stabilizes the stifle by eliminating cranial tibial thrust. TPLO is an excellent technique for treating partial and complete tears of the CrCL. This interactive workshop includes lectures and laboratories to teach participants the theory and method of tibial plateau leveling osteotomy (TPLO). Participants will perform TPLO procedures on plastic bones and in a wet lab setting using state-of-the-art equipment and implants. Participants will use locking plate technology to simplify, increase precision and reduce complications of the procedure. Postoperative radiographs will be taken to assess the participant’s repair technique. Postoperative management will also be discussed.

Workshop Objectives

This workshop allows participants to understand the basic knowledge of stifle anatomy and the fundamentals of the TPLO technique.

Prerequisites

Attending surgeons should have a basic knowledge of the anatomy and surgical approach to the stifle and principles of bone plate application.

Clinical Pathology

Clinical Pathology

Dr. Stephan Neumann

After studying Veterinary Medicine at the Vet School Hannover and a short period in a private practice Dr. Neumann has started working at the Institute of Veterinary Medicine, University of Goettingen in 1992.
In 1996. he received the diploma as a national specialist for small animals and in 1998. for clinical pathology. In 2004. he received the certificate of the ECVCP. 2007. he finished his habilitation and since 2010. he is Professor at the University of Goettingen.
His scientific fields of interest are; orthopedic diseases, especially osteoarthritis; cytokine research of different disease mechanisms and development of biomarkers, gastroenterology, especially liver diseases.
Dr. Neumann is author of about 70 publications in international journals and he is lecturing at four faculties in the fields of small animal surgery, CT, general subjects and clinical pathology.
Dr. Neumann is active in continuing education and specialization in Lower Saxony and nationwide.

Course:
Equipment: one microscope for two participants, organs, blood samples, urine samples staining, slides, centrifuge.

Overview:
Clinical pathology is an essential diagnostic part of veterinary medicine. It has the advantage of being an inexpensive and low invasive tool that provides diagnosis rapidly and can be done in-clinic. This 2-day course will give you the basics you need for in house haematology, cytology, urine analysis and basic biochemistry interpretation, focusing to the most common canine and feline pathological conditions you will see in your everyday practise. Additionally, it will include more advance elements of clinical pathology for more experienced practitioners. Both days will include microscopy practical as well as hands on sampling and analysing techniques to help you gain experience that you can use in your practise from the next day. 

DAY 1

Time Title
9.00 Erythrocytes & leucocytes
Diagnostic use of blood films
10.15 Coffee break
10.45 Cases
Preparation, investigation and discussion of blood films
12.15 Lunch break
13.15 Urinalysis
14.00 Cases
Preparation, investigation and discussion of urine samples
15.30 Coffee break
16.00 Clin path meets internal medicine, Quiz and discussion of cases part I
(GI and liver)
18.00 End
DAY 2

Time Title
9.00 Introduction into cytology
10.15 Coffee break
10.45 Practical work
Collection, preparation and staining of cytology samples
12.15 Lunch break
13.15 Cytology cases, discussion of different cytology cases
15.00 Coffee break
15.30 Clin path meets internal medicine, Quiz and discussion of cases part II
(renal and endocrinology)
17.30 End
Ultrazvuk 2

Ultrazvuk 2

Dvodnevni kurs ultrazvučne dijagnostike koji za cilj ima savladavanje tehnike pregleda nadbubrežnih žlezda, pankreasa, pluća, štitaste žlezde, većih krvnih sudova i važnijih limfnih čvorova. Na kursu će se obraditi i teme brzog pregleda abdomena i grudnog koša (AFAST i TFAST) kao i ultrazvučno vođena punkcija.
Prvi dan

Vreme Naslov Format
09:00 – 09:30 Uvod Teorijski
09:30 – 10:30 Tehnika pregleda abdominalnih organa Praktično
10:30 – 11:00 Pauza za kafu
11:00 – 12:00 Pankreas, krvni sudovi i važniji limfni čvorovi Teorijski
12:00 – 13:30 Pankreas, krvni sudovi i važniji limfni čvorovi Praktično
13:30 – 14:30 Pauza za ručak
14:30 – 17:00 Pankreas, krvni sudovi i važniji limfni čvorovi Praktično
Drugi dan

Vreme Naslov Format
09:00 – 09:30 Nadbubrežne žlezde Teorijski
09:30 – 10:30 Nadbubrežne žlezde Praktično
10:30 – 11:00 Pauza za kafu
11:00 – 11:45 Štitasta žlezda, pluća, AFAST, TFAST Teorijski
11:45 – 13:30 Štitasta žlezda, pluća, AFAST, TFAST Praktično
13:30 – 14:30 Pauza za ručak
14:30 – 16:00 Pregled kompletnog abdomena Praktično
16:00 – 16:30 Ultrazvučno vođena punkcija Teorijski
16:30 – 17:00 Ultrazvučno vođena punkcija Praktično
Echocardiography in dogs

Echocardiography in dogs

Speaker

Laurent Locquet

Laurent Locquet

DVM MRCVS GPCert (VC) Diplomate ECVIM-CA (Cardiology)

Laurent graduated in 2015 from Ghent University, Belgium and worked in general practice for one year both abroad in South-Africa as well as in Belgium, primarily with cats, dogs and wildlife, before starting a rotating Internship in a busy referral centre in the UK. During his Internship, Laurent obtained his certificate in Veterinary Cardiology. After completing his Internship, Laurent completed a Residency in Veterinary Cardiology at the University of Ghent before joining a busy referral practice in the Greater London Area for one year before joining Dick White Referrals in 2022.
Laurent enjoys all aspects of veterinary Cardiology though he has a particular interest in procedures involving cardiopulmonary bypass, minimally invasive interventions and wildlife cardiology.

DAY 1

Time Topic
09.00 – 10.30 Anatomy and (patho) physiology
10.30 – 11.00 Break
11.00 – 12.30 Echocardiography in daily veterinary practice
12.30 – 13.30 Practical
13.30 – 14.30 Lunch
14.30 – 16.00 Practical
16.00 – 16.30 Break
16.30 – 17.30 Practical
17.30 – 18.00 Questions and remarks
DAY 2

Time Topic
09.00 – 10.30 MMVD and DCM in dogs
10.30 – 11.00 Break
11.00 – 12.30 Common congenital cardiac diseases in dogs
12.30 – 13.30 Practical
13.30 – 14.30 Lunch
14.30 – 16.00 Practical
16.00 – 16.30 Break
16.30 – 17.30 Practical
17.30 – 18.00 Questions and remarks

Internal medicine – problem oriented approach

Internal medicine – problem oriented approach

Course background and summary:

POA in veterianry internal medicine is a stepwise process of gathering case information; defining problems; making plans for diagnosis, treatment, and client education; and evaluating patient progress over time. This explicit method of diagnostic reasoning forms the basis of evidence-based veterinary medicine and informed decision making.
This three-days course will provide the attendants with a logical, easy to replicate diagnostic approach to the most common clinical signs encountered in general practice. The speakers will use evidence based-medicine and clinical scenarios to show how, by means of a systematic approach, it is possible to start from a clinical symptom and to arrive at a provisional/definitive diagnosis ensuring both clients’ satisfaction and best patients’ care. The participants will find the course very useful and inspiring and will be able to apply what they have learnt into day-to-day practice. Both speakers are European Board-Certified Specialists in small animal internal medicine and have mastered POA-based teaching courses over many years in Europe and worldwide.

Speakers

Federico Fracassi

Federico Fracassi

DVM, PhD, DECVIM (SAIM)

European Veterinary Specialist in Small Animal Internal Medicine

Dr Fracassi graduated in Veterinary Medicine (DVM) “cum laude” at the University of Bologna, Italy. In 2005 he defended his Ph.D. thesis and then completed a Residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Zurich, Switzerland and became ECVIM-CA (internal medicine) diplomate in 2012. He is now an Associate Professor of Veterinary Internal Medicine at the University of Bologna. His main research focus is the field of small animal endocrinology. His publication list consists of more than 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals and 10 book chapters. He is the editor of “Veterinaria”, a peer-reviewed journal and associate editor of Journal of Small Animal Practice. He has been president of the European Society of Veterinary Endocrinology, and the Italian Society of Veterinary Internal Medicine, and is currently vice-president of the ECVIM-CA congress board. In 2017 he co-edited “Feline Endocrinology” (a book translated into 6 languages) with Dr Feldman and Dr Peterson. In 2022 has edited “Diagnostic and therapeutic algorithms in internal medicine for dogs and cats” (book translated in 7 languages). Dr Fracassi has lectured in in 22 countries.

Francesca Del Baldo

Francesca Del Baldo

DVM, MRCVS, PhD, Dipl. ECVIM-CA

European Veterinary Specialist in Small Animal Internal Medicine

Current position
Assistant Professor in Internal Medicine
Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Department of Veterinary Medical Sciences, University of Bologna, Italy, head of Internal Medicine unit
Main Focus: clinical endocrinology and internal medicine

Education and postgraduate training
2022: Dipl. European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine – companion animals (ECVIM-CA), speciality Internal Medicine
2018-2021: Position as Resident ECVIM-CA- Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Department of Veterinary Medical Sciences, University of Bologna, Italy
2020: Defense PhD thesis
2016-2019: PhD Department of Veterinary Medical Sciences, University of Bologna, Italy
2016: Rotating Internship Department of Veterinary Medical Sciences, University of Bologna, Italy
2014: Doctor in Veterinary Medicine (DVM) with 110/110 cum laude State University of Bologna, Italy

Memberships
2021-present: Board member of the European Society of Veterinary Endocrinology (ESVE)
2021-present: Board member of the Italian Society of Veterinary Internal Medicine

DAY 1

Time Topic Speaker
08.15-09.15 Registration
09.15 Introduction
09.30-10.45 Problem-oriented approach: the steps that follow history taking and physical examination Federico Fracassi
10.45-11.30 How to use and maximise scientific sources Federico Fracassi
11.30-12.00 Coffee Break
12.00-13.00 Interactive section: Journal Club Francesca Del Baldo
13.00-14.00 Lunch
14.00-14.45 Approach to the patient with regurgitation Francesca Del Baldo
14.45-15.30 Approach to the patient with vomiting Francesca Del Baldo
15.30-16.15 Diagnostic approach to acute diarrhoea Francesca Del Baldo
16.15-16.45 Coffee Break
16.45-18.00 Problem solving: discussion of clinical cases in small groups Federico Fracassi Francesca Del Baldo

DAY 2

Time Topic Speaker
9.00-9.45 Diagnostic approach to chronic diarrhoea Francesca Del Baldo
9.45-10.30 Approach to the patient with icterus Federico Fracassi
10.30-11.00 Coffee Break
11.00-11.45 Hyperthermia and fever of unknown origin: from the clinical case to the diagnosis Francesca Del Baldo
11.45-12.15 Approach to the patient with pale mucous membranes Francesca Del Baldo
12.15-13.00 Interactive clinical cases Federico Fracassi
13.00-14.00 Lunch
14.00-14.45 Petechia and ecchymosis through the discussion of clinical cases ( part 1) Federico Fracassi
14.45-15.45 Petechia and ecchymosis through the discussion of clinical cases ( part 2) Federico Fracassi
15.00-15.45 Interactive clinical cases Francesca Del Baldo
15.45-16.15 Coffee Break
16.45-18.00 Problem solving: discussion of clinical cases in small groups Francesca Del Baldo Federico Fracassi

DAY 3

Time Topic Speaker
9.00-09.45 Clinical and diagnostic approach to the patient with cough Francesca Del Baldo
09.45-10.30 Clinical approach to nasal discharge Francesca Del Baldo
10.30-11.15 Interactive clinical cases Francesca Del Baldo
11.11-11.45 Coffee Break
11.45-12.30 Polyuria and Polidipsia: from the theory to the clinical case Federico Fracassi
12.30-13.00 Interactive clinical cases Federico Fracassi
13.00-14.00 Lunch
14.00-14.45 Increase in volume of the abdomen / ascites: clinical cases Federico Fracassi
14.45-17.00 Problem solving: discussion of clinical cases in samll groups Federico Fracassi Francesca Del Baldo
17.00-17.30 End of the course and final discussion