Endoscopy continuing education for veterinarians

Feline Endoscopy Week – July 12-15, 2021

$3,200.00

RACE Approved: 36.0 hours
Course Description
Colorado State University, in partnership with American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP), is offering a feline-specific endoscopy week dedicated to teaching important endoscopic skills. Partnered with the AAFP, Colorado State University is offering a feline-specific endoscopy week dedicated to teaching important endoscopic skills. AAFP members receive a 10% on course registration with the discount code available through AAFP. 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 patients.

Day 1: Respiratory Endoscopy

8 a.m. – Breakfast and orientation
8:15 a.m. – Upper and lower airway disease
10:15 a.m. – Break
10:45 a.m. – Upper and lower airway disease
12 p.m. – Lunch
1 p.m. – Respiratory laboratory
2:30 p.m. – Break
2:45 p.m. – Respiratory laboratory
5:30 p.m. – Group welcome reception

Day 2: Diagnostic Laparoscopy

8 a.m. – Breakfast/Orientation
8:15 a.m. – Instrumentation/Techniques
10 a.m. – Break
10:30 a.m. – Clinical Application
11:45 a.m. – Laparoscopic trainers
12:30 p.m. – Lunch
1:30 p.m. – Laparoscopy Laboratory
3 p.m. – Break
3:15 p.m. – Laparoscopy Laboratory
5 p.m. – Q&A and review
5:30 p.m. – Conclusion

Day 3: GI Endoscopy

8 a.m. – Breakfast/Orientation
8:15 a.m. – GI Endoscopy instrumentation/technique
9 a.m. – GI indications/disease
10 a.m. – Break
10:30 a.m. – GI indications/disease
12 p.m. – Lunch
1 p.m. – GI Laboratory models
2:30 p.m. – Break
2:45 p.m. – GI Laboratory live patients
5:30 p.m. – Conclusion

Day 4: Cystoscopy/Otoscopy

8 a.m. – Breakfast/Orientation
8:15 a.m. – Cystoscopy technique and disease
10 a.m. – Break
10:15 a.m. – Cystoscopy Laboratory
12 p.m. – Lunch
12:45 p.m. – Otoscopy technique and disease
2:45 p.m. – Break
3 p.m. – Otoscopy Laboratory
5:30 p.m. – Conclusion

Elise Robertson

Elise Robertson

BS, BVetMed, MANZCVSc(Feline), DipABVP(Feline), FHEA, FRSB, MRCVS, ABVS

Dr. Elise Robertson is a graduate of Colorado State University and the Royal Veterinary College, University of London and a member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists and an ABVP Diplomate. Robertson received her formal training in medical endoscopy and ‘key hole’ surgery from well-known human and veterinary institutions based in the UK, France, Germany, Italy, and the United States. Robertson continues to work alongside well-known human neonatal and paediatric endoscopists based at the world famous Bambino Gesu Children’s Hospital in Rome. Robertson operates a peripatetic feline medicine and endoscopy/endosurgery referral service (canine & feline) based in SE England, Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia. She also delivers regular CPD events throughout the UK, USA, Europe, SE Asia, and China. Robertson currently divides her time between clinical work, teaching/lecturing and publishing on the subjects of feline medicine, endoscopy and endosurgery. She has a particular passion for delivering practical feline medicine and endoscopy education on a global scale.

Dennis Chew

Dennis Chew

DVM, DACVIM

Dr. Dennis Chew 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. Chew taught at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine for 36 years and is now a professor emeritus. Most of his work has been in urology/nephrology in small animals. He has a special interest in calcium metabolism disorders, treatment of renal secondary hyperparathyroidism and idiopathic/interstitial cystitis in cats. Chew pioneered many of the diagnostic procedures used today for urinary endoscopy in dogs and cats. A frequent lecturer and author of numerous books and publications, Chew resides with his family in Florida.

Lynelle Johnson

Lynelle Johnson

DVM, PhD, DACVIM

Dr. Lynelle ohnson received her veterinary degree from The Ohio State University, was in private practice in New York, and completed a Masters Degree and residency program at the University of Illinois. Johnson is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and received her PhD in Physiology from the University of Missouri. Johnson is a Professor in the Department of Medicine and Epidemiology at the University of California, Davis and has just completed a second edition of her textbook, Canine and Feline Respiratory Medicine. She has lectured Nationally and Internationally on respiratory medicine and respiratory endoscopy.

Rodney Rosychuck

Rod Rosychuck

DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)

Dr. Rodney 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. Since 1983, 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. Rosychuck has provided continuing education in Otology and Dermatology for Veterinarians throughout the United States, Canada, and several countries in Asia and Europe.

David Twedt

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. 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. Twedt is the editor of several textbooks including Current Veterinary Therapy.

Craig Webb

Craig Webb

DVM, DACVIM

After completing a PhD in Neuroscience, Webb earned his DVM from the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Webb did his internship at Alameda East in Denver where he experienced his 15 minutes of fame on Animal Planets “Emergency Vets” TV show. Webb was a resident at CSU, with Dr. David Twedt as his mentor, and has remained on faculty at the VTH ever since. Webb currently serves as the Interim Hospital Director of the James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital at Colorado State University.

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