Endoscopy continuing education for veterinarians

Comprehensive Endourology for Technicians – July 29-30, 2021


RACE Approved: 16.0 Hours

Course Description

A two-day course includes lectures and 8 hours of hands-on laboratories performing cystoscopic techniques using models, cadavers and live, recovery dogs.  Lower urinary diseases and their management, urethral bulking procedures and endoscopic laser applications will be covered.  An overview of urethral stenting procedures and laparoscopic assisted cystoscopy will also be covered in lecture.  Laboratory time lets participant hone their cystoscopic skills.  Breakfast, breaks, and lunch are included in the registration price.  Technicians can attend lectures and observe in the laboratory. 

Please be advised that technicians may only attend with a veterinarian who they have a working relationship with.

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Day 1

8:00 am – Orientation
8:15 am – Instrumentation Overview
8:45 am – Cystoscopy
10:15 am – Break
10:30 am – Common Disease/Management
12:15 pm – Lunch
1:00 pm – Urethral bulking
1:45 pm – Laboratory cadaver cystoscopy
3:15 pm – Break
3:30 pm – Laboratory cadaver cystoscopy
5:00 pm – Group Q and A discussion
5:30 pm – Cocktail reception

Day 2

8:00 am – Laser overview/ Lithotripsy Laser experience/ ectopic ureters
9:45 am – Break
10:00 am – Laser Laboratory
12:00 pm – Lunch
12:45 pm – Overview of urethral stenting
2:00 pm – Cystoscopy – Live Animal
5:00 pm – Conclusion

Dr. Julie Byron

Julie Byron is a professor at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine and has been practicing endourology for almost 20 years. She is a 1998 graduate of OSU, and returned there for her residency in small animal internal medicine. She was on faculty at University of Illinois for 6 years before returning to OSU in 2011. Dr. Byron has written 12 book chapters on endourology and urologic disorders in dogs and cats and delivered related CE content around the country. Her research focus includes urinary incontinence and functional urethral obstruction. She is a member of the American Society for Nephrology and Urology. Dr. Byron regularly performs cystoscopy, laser lithotripsy, ectopic ureter ablation, and urethral bulking agent implantation as part of her clinical practice.

Dr. Brian Scansen

Dr. Scansen attended veterinary school at Michigan State University, pursued a concurrent Master’s degree in feline virology, and graduated summa cum laude with DVM and MS degrees. He went on to complete an internship followed by a Cardiology residency at The Ohio State University. He was among the first veterinarians to pursue fellowship training in Interventional Radiology at the University of Pennsylvania and has performed image-guided interventions for more than 15 years. He joined the faculty of Colorado State University in 2015 where he currently serves as Service Head of the Cardiology & Cardiac Surgery Section. He has published over 200 original journal articles, book chapters, proceedings, and scientific abstracts related to heart disease and image-guided therapy. He serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Veterinary Cardiology and is a Founding Member of the Veterinary Interventional Radiology & Interventional Endoscopy Society. His research interests include congenital heart disease in animals, advanced cardiac imaging with a particular emphasis on cardiac CT, and minimally invasive therapeutics.

Dr. 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.

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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 canceled for any reason, we are not 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.

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