Endoscopy continuing education for veterinarians

Comprehensive Endourology – 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. 

Bundle Prices:

3 Courses: Comprehensive Respiratory Endoscopy, Introduction to Lasers for Small Animal Endoscopy and Comprehensive Endourology = $4775 (Savings of $515 off the bundle price)

2 Courses: Either Comprehensive Respiratory Endoscopy OR Comprehensive Endourology with Introduction to Laser = $2775 (Savings of $415 or $320, respectively)

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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

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 is originally from Snohomish, Washington and graduated with Bachelor of Science degrees in both Oceanology and Zoology from the University of Washington. He attended veterinary school at Michigan State and graduated in 2004 with a DVM and MS with high honors. He went on to complete an internship at the Ohio State University in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery and stayed at OSU for a residency in Cardiology. He then completed a fellowship in Interventional Radiology & Endoscopy at the University of Pennsylvania and the Animal Medical Center (New York, NY). Dr. Scansen is a Diplomate of the ACVIM, specialty of Cardiology. He served on the faculty of the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine from 2008 to 2015 and has been an Associate Professor of Cardiology and Service Head of Cardiology & Cardiac Surgery at Colorado State University since November 2015. His research interests include congenital heart disease in animals, advanced cardiac imaging, 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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