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


Date: Sat 14th Oct 2017
Venue: Mid-Atlantic Equine Medical Center, Ringoes, NJ
Location: Princeton, NJ (Newark Liberty or Philadelphia International Airport)
Accredited Hours: 6.5 CE Hours
Course Language: English
Price: (net price, no tax will be added)*
ATTENDEE TYPE LECTURES ONLY LECTURES & PRACTICAL SESSIONS
Qualified Vet USD 330.00 USD 710.00
Student USD 75.00 -
2nd vet, same clinic USD 315.00 USD 675.00
Early Booking Deadline: Monday 4th September 2017
Registration Deadline: Friday 13th October 2017
Sponsors:

* VAT (= MWST/MOMS/SALES TAX) will only be added for certain UK vets attending courses abroad and for all  attendees when attending courses in the UK.

 
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Sat 14. October, 2017 - A 1-Day Practical Course

The registration deadline has been extended as the course is definitely taking place.

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This 1-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: 

  • 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, 3 ½ 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 & Biopsy Techniques 
  • The complete Abdominal Ultrasound Exam
  • Thoracic & Ocular 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. 

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    Virginia Reef
    BA, DVM, Dipl.ACVIM, Dipl.ACVSMR, Assoc.Member ECVDI

    United States

    American Specialist in Equine Internal Medicine & Equine Sports Medicine/Rehabilitation
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    Dr. Virginia Reef, a 1979 graduate of The Ohio State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, completed a rotating internship in large animal medicine and surgery, and a residency in large animal medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. She became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. Dr. Reef subsequently became the Director of the Large Animal Cardiology and Ultrasound Service.  Shortly thereafter she was instrumental in establishing the Section of Sports Medicine and Imaging at New Bolton Center and has been the Chief of that Section for the past 18 years. Dr. Reef has worked on the faculty at Penn for the past 27 years, advancing through the ranks of assistant, associate, and full professor. She has trained the majority of academics focusing on equine cardiology and ultrasonography in the United States, as well as many individuals in private practice and overseas. Based on her many accomplishments, Dr. Reef was granted a prestigious endowed chair at Penn and currently serves as the Mark Whittier and Lila Griswold Allam Professor of Medicine. She is one of the charter diplomates of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation and is a large animal associate member of the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging. In addition to numerous original publications, she is the author and editor of a standard textbook on equine diagnostic imaging, “Equine Diagnostic Ultrasound.” 

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    Anne Desrochers
    DMV, Dip ACVIM

    United States

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    Dr. Desrochers was most recently a clinical assistant professor in equine internal medicine at Virginia Tech's Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center. She received her doctorat en médecine vétérinaire from the University of Montreal in St-Hyacinthe, Québec in 1999, and completed an internship program at the Chino Valley Equine Hospital in Chino, California, from 1999 to 2000. Dr. Desrochers conducted a large animal internal medicine residency at the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center from 2000 to 2002, and held a large animal cardiology and ultrasound fellowship at the New Bolton Center from 2002 to 2004. She joined the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center's staff as a clinical instructor in equine internal medicine in August 2004, and was appointed to the rank of clinical assistant professor in equine internal medicine in August 2005. Dr. Desrochers achieved Diplomate status through the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 2004. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association, and the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society.

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    Wade Tenney
    BS, DVM

    United States

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    Dr. Wade Tenney completed his veterinary studies at Colorado State University. He then went on to do an equine private practice internship at Littleton Equine Medical Center where he stayed on for an additional two years as an associate veterinarian. He then joined B.W. Furlong and Associates in Oldwick, New Jersey where he practiced as an ambulatory/clinic veterinarian with a strong focus on reproduction and nuclear scintigraphy. In 2005, Dr. Tenney completed a 1 year fellowship in Large Animal Ultrasound with Dr. Mary Beth Whitcomb and Dr. Betsy Vaughan at the University of California, Davis. Following his fellowship, Dr. Tenney joined Steinbeck Country Equine Clinic on California’s beautiful central coast. During this time he worked as a general practitioner with a strong focus on sports medicine and ultrasound. He also provided care to clients at the HITS Thermal Horse Show during the winter months. In April of 2013, Dr. Tenney joined the Large Animal Ultrasound Department at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. At the Hospital for Large Animals, Dr. Tenney works closely with the Sports Medicine, Internal Medicine and General Surgery services, providing diagnostic ultrasound services to horses throughout the Northeast. Dr. Tenney also spends the winter months at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Florida providing ultrasound consultations for performance horses in south Florida.

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Mid-Atlantic Equine Medical Center, Ringoes, NJ

Venue

Mid-Atlantic Equine Medical Center
40 Frontage Road
Ringoes
NJ
8551

LOCATION DETAILS AND HOTEL RECOMMENDATIONS

Distance from airports

International aiports

53 miles: Philadelphia International Airport - Philadelphia, PA

53 miles: Newark Liberty International Airport - Newark, NJ

71 miles: LaGuardia Airport - New York, NY

79 miles: John F. Kennedy International Airport - New York, NY

92 miles: Atlantic City International Airport - Atlantic City, NJ

Domestic airports

15 miles: Trenton-Mercer Airport - Trenton, NJ

41 miles: Morristown Municipal Airport - Morristown, NJ

Directions

From New Jersey Coastal Area:

Take 195 West to 295 junction. Continue on 295 North to 95 South to Exit 4 (Route 31). Take Route 31 North to Route 202 North/Flemington. Stay straight under the overpass following signs for Ringoes. Go about 0.5 mile into the center of town. There will be a firehouse on the right. Make a hard left turn onto Route 179 South. Go 0.5 mile and just past the Amwell Rescue Squad building is Frontage Road. Make a right onto Frontage Road. The hospital is 0.8 of a mile down on the right.

From Northern New Jersey:

Take Route 80 or Route 78 to 287 South. Take the exit for Routes 202/206 Somerville. Continue on Route 202 South towards Flemington. Go halfway around Flemington traffic circle. Stay on Route 202/31 South towards Lambertville. You will pass an intersection with a Dunkin Donuts on the northbound side. Continue south through the next traffic light at Wertsville Road to the second exit for Ringoes (Route 179 North). Take the first left turn onto Frontage Road. The hospital is 0.8 of a mile down on the right.

Directions from Southwest

(Philadelphia/Delaware):

Take Route 95 North through Philadelphia to New Jersey. Immediately over the Delaware River take exit for Route 29 North towards Lambertville. Approximately 13 miles north, Route 29 will branch to the left at a traffic light (towards bridge to New Hope, Pennsylvania). Go straight through the traffic light and bear right up the hill. The road becomes Route 179 North. Go 5 miles and make a left onto Frontage Road. The hospital is 0.8 of a mile down on the right.

Directions from Northwest

(Easton, Allentown, Wind Gap area):

Take Route 78 East to New Jersey. Stay on Route 78 East to Route 31 South Flemington. Go halfway around the Flemington traffic circle. Stay on Route 202/31 South towards Lambertville. You will pass 

an intersection with a Dunkin Donuts on the northbound side. Continue south through the next traffic light at Wertsville Road to the second exit for Ringoes Route 179 North. Take the first left onto Frontage Road. The hospital is 0.8 of a mile down on the right.

Directions from Route 202 Pennsylvania:

Take Route 202 North over the Delaware River into New Jersey to the Mount Airy/Dilts Corner exit. Make a left off the exit and go underneath Route 202 overpass to an immediate right onto Frontage Road. The hospital is 1.8 miles down on the left.

Local Hotels

Ramada – 3*

6426 Lower York Rd, New Hope, PA 18938. Tel: +1 215-862-5221. Website: www.ramada.com

Distance to clinic 7.4 miles                 

Rooms from $70

Ramada Flemington - 2*

250 U.S. 202, Flemington, NJ 08822. Tel: +1 908-782-7472. Website: www.ramada.com

Distance to clinic 7.2 miles                                                    

Rooms from $65

Hampton Inn Flemington – 3*

14-B Royal Rd, Flemington, NJ 08822. Tel: +1 908-284-9427. Website: www.hamptoninn3.hilton.com

Distance to clinic 7.5 miles                                                    

Rooms from $140

Travel Inn and Suites Flemington – 2*

482 Highway 202 North, Flemington, NJ 08822. Tel: +1 908 782-2883. Website: www.travelinnsuitesnj.com

Distance to clinic 8.6 miles                                                    

Rooms from $65

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