Panel Discussion – Chronic Otitis - Challenges & Management Strategies

Small Animals

Panel Discussion
Date: Thu 18th May 2023
Venue: Live Online Panel Discussion & On-Demand
Contact Hours: 3 Hours
Course Language: English
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Registration Deadline: Wednesday 31st May 2028

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Panel Discussion - Chronic Otitis - Challenges & Management Strategies


18  May 1PM - 4PM EST (New York)
  6PM - 9PM GMT (London)
  7PM - 10PM CET (Paris)
19 May 3AM - 6AM AEST (Sydney)


Panelists:         Darren Berger   DVM, DACVD - Iowa State University, USA
                               Lindsay McKay   DVM, DACVD - VCA Arboretum View Animal Hospital, USA
                               Jerome Ngo   DVM, DECVD - Animal Clinic, Brussels , Belgium

Moderator:    Lynette Cole   DVM, MS, DACVD - The Ohio State University, USA



The most frustrating cases of otitis externa are those that are chronic and recurrent. Early management of these cases is imperative to prevent the progression of the ear disease to end-stage otitis. Identifying that a dog has otitis is usually not a challenge, as the clinical signs noted by the owner, such as head shaking, ear scratching, odor, and discharge from the ear, makes the diagnosis straightforward. The challenge lies in the diagnosis and control of the primary cause of the otitis, which initiated the inflammation in the ear, as well as optimizing selection of otic treatments and a long-term plan to manage inflammation as well as infection.

An international panel of world-renowned experts will discuss the causes, diagnostic tests and most importantly their preferred treatment options, as well as the controversies in the management of otitis. Attendees will have plenty of opportunity to ask questions and make comments.follow.   


* Participants are encouraged to send in questions to prior to the panel discussion. There will also be the opportunity to raise questions during the discussion.


Panel Discussion Registration Process:     Once you have registered and upon payment, you will receive an invitation to the live panel discussion in due course. The panel discussion will be recorded and after the session has taken place, you will receive the link to access the on-demand recording for a period of 8 weeks. The course fee includes a certificate of attendance, that will be issued once the webinar series / webinar has ended and your attendance has been confirmed.

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    Lindsay McKay

    United States

    American Specialist in Veterinary Dermatology
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    Dr. McKay received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Florida in 2003. She went on to complete an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at VCA Berwyn and VCA Aurora and then completed a three-year residency in Dermatology at VCA Aurora in 2007. She became board certified in dermatology that same year. Dr. McKay has served on several committees of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology (including the Credentials Committee) and is currently on the Organizing Committee for the North American Veterinary Dermatology Forum. She is actively involved in continuing education speaking locally and nationally.

    She also enjoys clinical research and has participated in numerous dermatology trials studying novel therapies for canine atopic dermatitis and pruritus. Dr. McKay has also published many articles on various aspects of dermatology. Dr. McKay offers total management of allergies including skin testing, serum testing, and allergen-specific immunotherapy, as well as diagnosis and treatment of autoimmune disease, alopecias, and chronic or recurrent pyoderma, otitis and pododermatitis. Dr. McKay and her dermatology technicians place a high value on client communication and dedication to excellence in dermatology and look forward to helping dogs and cats with their dermatology needs.

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    Darren Berger
    DVM, Dipl.ACVD

    United States

    American Specialist of Veterinary Dermatology
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    Dr. Berger qualified from Iowa State University in 2007 and worked in small animal practice for some years before returning to academia. He is currently an Associate Professor of Dermatology at Iowa State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, with research interests that include clinical pharmacology and the management of allergic hypersensitivity disorders.

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    Jerome Ngo
    DVM, Dipl.ECVD


    European Specialist in Veterinary Dermatology
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    Jérôme graduated in 2012 from the Université of Liège. After an internship followed by a few years in general practice and finally by a residency in dermatology, he became a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Dermatology in 2021. He now works in different Belgian clinics and has a strong interest in continuing education, being involved in numerous training programs for general practitioners throughout Belgium.

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    Lynette Cole
    DVM, MS, Dipl.ACVD

    United States

    American Specialist in Veterinary Dermatology
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    Dr. Cole is a Professor and Section Head of Dermatology and Otology at The Ohio State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, USA where she has one of the only integrated otology services to offer comprehensive diagnostics including video otoscopy, radiographic imaging (computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging) and brain-stem auditory evoked responsive testing. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee where she received her DVM. She completed her Residency in Dermatology and obtained her Master of Science at The Ohio State University and is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology. Her publications include over 50 articles and book chapters and she has presented over 200 seminars nationally and internationally. She is involved in teaching and training of the veterinary students and dermatology residents. She is one of the pioneers in the use of video otoscopy for diagnosis and management of otic disease. Her research interests include infectious otitis externa and otitis media, Primary Secretory Otitis Media in the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and brain-stem auditory evoked response (BAER) testing.

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