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Abdominal, Thoracic & Soft Tissue Ultrasound – A 1 ½-Day Practical Course

Fri, 08 March, 2024 - Sat, 09 March, 2024

Species

Equine

Venue

Pferdegesundheit Rhein Main

Contact Hours

15 Hours (ATF Pending)

Early Booking Deadline

Sun, 28 January, 2024

Registration Deadline

Wed, 06 March, 2024

Language

Englisch (mit deutscher Moderation)

Extras

Printed Set of Course Notes (pick up at venue) - USD 88.78

Sponsors
Discipline

Diagnostic Imaging

Internal Medicine – Endocrinology, Haematology, Infectious Diseases, Parasitology & Oncology

Neonatology

Industry Partners

Global
Europe

Veterinary Partners

Global
Europe

The registration deadline has been extended as this course will definitely take place!

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This 1 ½-day practical course is suitable for veterinarians from mixed and equine practice who are keen to develop and update their knowledge and especially their practical skills on medical ultrasound of the following anatomic region: Abdomen – GI & non-GI organs (percutaneously & transrectally), thorax, eye, jugular vein etc..  The use of ultrasound for pleural drainage, for collecting biopsy samples and when working up foals will also be discussed. 

The panel of internationally renowned speakers/instructors has a wealth of experience with medical ultrasound and will share common diagnostic pitfalls, erroneous image interpretations, practical tips and pearls of wisdom open and honestly with the attendees.
In the mornings the following topics will be covered in well-illustrated lectures and case presentations (in English, with German moderation): 

  • Gastrointestinal Ultrasound incl. fast localised exam in horses with colic
  • Ultrasound of non-GI Abdominal Organs
  • Ultrasound-guided Biopsy Techniques   
  • Non-Cardiac Thoracic Ultrasound (incl. Pleural Drainage)
  • Ocular Ultrasound        
  • Ultrasound Exam of the Foal
  • Miscellaneous Medical Ultrasound – Thrombophlebitis, choke, transrectal ultrasound etc.

In the afternoons, 5 hours of practical sessions will give attendees plenty of opportunity to put theory into practice on live horses and equine specimens and to ask questions in small groups (2 – 4 attendees / ultrasound machine), all under the supervision of specialists. The following practical sessions will be covered during the course: 

  • Fast localised abdominal ultrasound in horses with colic
  • Ocular Ultrasound
  • The complete Abdominal Ultrasound Exam & Biopsy Techniques
  • Thoracic Ultrasound
  • Soft Tissue & Head/Neck Ultrasound

 The course fee includes lunch at a restaurant, coffee/tea breaks, extensive electronic course notes and a certificate of attendance. Attendees can choose to only attend the lectures (= Lectures Only) on this course or can register for the entire course (= Lectures & Practical Sessions).  Early course registration is recommended as there are only a limited number of places available due to the highly practical nature of this course. 

 

This course is suitable for RCVS Modules:          B-EP.3;  C-E.1;  C-E.2;  C-E.3;  C-E.4;  C-E.11; C-E.15; C-E.16;  C-E.17

Gunther van Loon graduated from Ghent University, Belgium, in 1992 and has worked at the Ghent University, Department of Large Animal Internal Medicine, ever since. In 2001 he finished his PhD on “Atrial pacing and experimental atrial fibrillation in equines”. In 2004 he became Diplomate of the European College of Equine Internal Medicine and in 2011 Associate Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging. He is now Professor in Large Animal Internal Medicine at Ghent University and his major interests are cardiology (arrhythmias, electrophysiology, cardiac pacing, echocardiography, TDI, 2D ST), and thoracic and abdominal ultrasound. Areas of research include 2D Speckle Tracking, Tissue Doppler Imaging, cardiac biomarkers, assessment of arterial wall stiffness and great vessel pathology, atrial fibrillation. Gunther has published mainly in the field of equine internal medicine and cardiology and lectures regularly at national and international courses and conferences. 

Vikki graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2006 and remained with the RVC for 6 months working in the basic sciences department as an anatomy demonstrator, before undertaking a neonatal intensive care fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania’s New Bolton Center. In 2007, she returned to the UK and completed a rotating internship at Rossdale and Partners in Newmarket. She remained with Rossdales as a studfarm veterinarian for two further breeding seasons and also completed a southern hemisphere season in the Hunter Valley, Australia. In 2010, Vikki undertook a residency in equine internal medicine at The Ohio State University, while simultaneously obtaining a Master’s degree. She became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 2014 and is an RCVS recognised specialist in equine internal medicine. Vikki moved back to the UK and took up the position of  internal medicine clinician and associate lecturer at the University of Cambridge from 2013-2019.

She is currently undertaking a PhD at the University of Glasgow researching gastric disease and the gastric microbiome in horses in training, alongside part time clinical work. Vikki’s professional interests include gastrointestinal disease, neonatology and neurology.

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Venue

Pferdegesundheit Rhein Main, Birkenhof 2, 65795 Hattersheim

CONTACT DETAILS FOR CLINIC

Birkenhof 2
65795 Hattersheim
Telefon: 06190 – 88 796 00 (24h erreichbar!)
E-Mail: info@tierklinik-hattersheim.de

 

DIRECTIONS

Take the A66 Frankfurt – Wiesbaden, exit Hattersheim-Süd/West (industrial area, Okriftel). Follow in the direction of Hattersheim Süd/West, across the set of lights and turn right after 100m. The clinic is signposted from here.

 

NEARBY AIRPORTS

Frankfurt Airport - approx. 11.8 km

 

NEARBY HOTELS

Gästehaus Frankfurt               
Mainzer Landstrasse 50, 65795 Hattersheim
Tel: +49 6190 934740
Email: info@messezimmer-rheinmain.de 
Website: www.messezimmer-rheinmain.de

 

Distance from Clinic 1.2km Rooms from €39

Parkhotel Frankfurt Airport
Mainzer Landstrasse 33, 65795 Hattersheim
Tel: +49 (0) 6190 89 99 0
Email info@frankfurtairport-hotel.de

 

Distance from Clinic 1.4km Rooms from €80

Hotel am Schwimmbad
Staufenstraße 35, 65795 Hattersheim am Main
Tel: +49 (0)511 9 72 56 0
Email: info@hotel-am-schwimmbad.de 
Website: www.hotel-am-schwimmbad.de

Distance from Clinic 1.7km Rooms from €8
 

 

 

Qualified Vet

Lectures & Practical Sessions

USD 1180.17

Lectures Only

USD 941.97

2nd vet, same clinic

Lectures & Practical Sessions

USD 1120.62

Lectures Only

USD 893.25

Vet & Vet. Nurse / Vet. Technician

Lectures & Practical Sessions

USD 2003.05

Lectures Only

USD 1829.81

Intern/Resident (Requires proof of status)

Lectures & Practical Sessions

USD 590.09

Lectures Only

USD 470.99

Veterinary Student

Lectures & Practical Sessions Booked

USD 238.20

Lectures Only

USD 189.48

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