Endoscopy continuing education for veterinarians

Flexible Gastrointestinal Endoscopy – May 3-4, 2021

$1,995.00


RACE approved:
16 CE hrs
Course Description
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. Day one laboratory will use GI models and fresh cadavers to learn basic endoscopic manipulation, biopsy techniques, foreign body removal, and PEG tube placement.  Day two 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.  Breakfast, lunch and break refreshments are included in the registration. Bring your technician; they can attend lectures and individual training on endoscopic instrumentation and set up, biopsy management, and assist during the laboratory. View the full agenda.

Veterinary technicians may register here.

Day 1

8:00 a.m. – Orientation and 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 cadavers
3:15 p.m. – Break
3:30 p.m. – Laboratory: continued
5:30 p.m. – Conclusion

Day 2

8:00 a.m. – Esophageal Strictures/duodenal aspiration/biopsy
10:00 a.m. – Break
10:30 a.m. – Laboratory: Upper and lower GI endoscopy
12:30 p.m. – Lunch
1:00 p.m. – Laboratory: continued
4:00 p.m. – Break
4:30 p.m. – Review videos, Q&A, mystery cases
5:30 p.m. – Conclusion

David C. Twedt

David C. Twedt

DVM, DACVIM
Dr. David C. Twedt is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Pressor 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.

Michael Leib

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.

Craig Webb

Craig Webb

DVM, DACVIM
Dr. Craig Webb DVM, After completing his PhD in Neuroscience Dr. 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. Dr. Webb was a resident at CSU, with Dr. David Twedt as his mentor, and has remained on faculty at the VTH ever since. He is currently servs as Interim Hospital Director of the CSU James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

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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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