|Date:||Fri 6th Aug 2021 - Sat 7th Aug 2021|
|Venue:||Tennessee Equine Hospital|
|Location:||Thompson's Station, near Nashville, TN (Nashville International Airport)|
|Contact Hours:||19 hrs – Lecture Series (9 hrs, online) & On-Location (10 hrs) - RACE Approved|
|Early Booking Deadline:||Sunday 27th June 2021|
|Registration Deadline:||Thursday 5th August 2021|
* 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.
Friday 3:00 – 7:30pm: Case-Discussions, Q&A and Wine & Cheese Reception
Saturday 8:30am – 5:30pm: Practical Sessions
Attendees are expected to have worked through this Lecture Series before coming to the on-location portion of the course. Contact us if you have previously purchased this webinar series.
|We have firm plans to hold all advertised courses and events scheduled between August and December as announced on our website, provided that restrictions will have been lifted by then. We would like to reassure you that if you register for one of our upcoming courses, you will or can opt to receive a full refund if the course/event should have to be postponed or cancelled due to restrictions associated with Covid-19. We will of course continue to closely monitor developments and government advice, as well as adhering to routine social distancing and anti-viral procedures on the courses. As usual, we urge you to not make any non-refundable travel or accommodation arrangements until VetPD has confirmed in writing that the course/event will indeed take place and to have suitable travel insurance in place, should the situation / government advice suddenly change.|
Ultrasonography has become a crucially important diagnostic imaging modality in Equine Orthopedics and most Equine Practitioners nowadays have access to the necessary equipment. A growing number of equine orthopedic specialists have furthermore extended the use of ultrasonography creatively to assist with injection techniques and to facilitate minimally invasive surgery. This practical course has been developed to provide equine and mixed animal practitioners who have experience with ultrasonography, with the theoretical knowledge and the practical skills of performing ultrasound-guided orthopedic injections and ultrasound-assisted surgical techniques, covering all regions of the musculoskeletal apparatus of the horse. Whole horses will be used to recreate a scenario as it might be encountered in live horses. A review of conventional and biologic treatment modalities for orthopedic conditions will round the course up.
To participate in the On-Location Portion, attendees are required to have first worked through the corresponding online Lecture Series ‘Ultrasound-Guided Orthopedic Injection Techniques & Therapies:'
The online Lecture Series addresses the following hot topics via well-illustrated, case-discussions providing a platform for the panel of speakers to share pitfalls, erroneous clinical conclusions and useful tips and tricks:
Day 1 starts at 15:00h with 3 hours of interactive Case-Discussions, Q&A which will give attendees the unique opportunity to apply what they have learned during Lecture Series in discussion with the world-renowned specialists. This will then be followed by the obligatory Wine & Cheese Reception allowing for attendees to socialise with colleagues and the speakers/instructors.
On the second day, 7 hours of practical sessions will give attendees plenty of opportunity to train the different injection techniques on whole horses and specimens and to get tips and tricks in small groups (2 – 4 attendees per ultrasound machine), under the supervision of the specialists. Each attendee will rotate through the following practical stations:
The course fee includes, coffee/tea breaks, a wine & cheese reception, lunch and a certificate of attendance. To participate in the On-Location Case-Discussions & Practical Sessions, attendees are required to have first worked through the Lecture Series (included in the price). Early course registration is recommended as there are only a limited number of places available due to the highly practical nature of this course.
RCVS & European Specialist in Equine Surgery (Orthopaedics), European Specialist in Veterinary Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
Roger Smith is Professor of Equine Orthopaedics at the Royal Veterinary College, London, UK. He qualified as a veterinary surgeon from Cambridge University (UK) in 1987, having obtained a First for his undergraduate degree and a Cambridge Blue at swimming. After 2 years in practice, he returned to academia to undertake further clinical training as a Resident in Equine Studies at the Royal Veterinary College. Following his residency, he undertook a 3 year research project culminating in the award of a PhD for his studies on the extracellular matrix of equine tendon.
He remained at the Royal Veterinary College, first as a Lecturer in Equine Surgery, then as Senior Lecturer in Equine Surgery before his appointment as Professor in Equine Orthopaedics in December 2003.
He holds the Diploma of Equine Orthopaedics from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and is a Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Specialist in Equine Surgery. He is a Diplomate of the European Colleges of Veterinary Surgeons and Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, and is also a Large Animal Associate of the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging.
In 2016, he was awarded the Fellowship of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons for meritorious contribution to knowledge and was elected to president of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons in July 2017.
He divides his time between running a specialist orthopaedic referral service within the Royal Veterinary College, where he is involved in lameness diagnostics, imaging and orthopaedic surgery, and continuing to direct research into equine tendon disease. His principal research interests are understanding the pathogenesis of tendon disease, diagnostics for tendon and ligament disease, and stem cell therapy for tendons in both horses and humans.
He is married to a medical doctor and has two sons.Full details
European Specialist in Equine Surgery
David is a European Specialist in Equine Surgery and his main area of interest is orthopaedic surgery and lameness. David qualified from University College Dublin in 2003, before travelling to New York where he worked for four years. Subsequently returning to Ireland he established his own equine practice, focusing on imaging and treatment of equine athletes. David then completed his equine surgery residency programme at University College Dublin (UCD) before successfully obtaining a professional doctorate in orthopaedic ultrasound techniques. David moved to the UK in 2016 where he worked as a surgeon in Western Counties Equine Hospital and then Bourton Vale Equine Clinic. David now heads the orthopaedic and imaging service in the Philip Leverhulme Equine Hospital, University of Liverpool. His most recent research involves investigating contrast ultrasonography, pelvic CT, and ultrasound-guided sacroiliac and cervical facet injection techniques. He has also published work in the fields of joint surgery and synovial sepsis.Full details
American Specialist in Equine Surgery
Dr. W. Wesley Sutter was born in Lander, Wyoming. He received his bachelors of science in biochemistry from Colorado State University in 1997. He then completed his doctor of veterinary medicine from Colorado State University in 2000. Following veterinary school he completed a one-year rotating equine surgery and medicine internship at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky. After completing his internship, Dr. Sutter completed a surgical residency at The Ohio State University where he later served as an assistant professor in equine orthopedic surgery before entering private practice as a surgeon at Ocala Equine Hospital. After 5 years at Ocala Equine Hospital, he co-founded Lexington Equine Surgery and Sports Medicine in Lexington Kentucky and then joined Rood & Riddle as Equine Surgeon. Dr. Sutter is now an Equine Surgeon & the Managing Partner at Kentucky Equine Hospital. His primary interests are in equine orthopedics, upper respiratory surgery and lameness. He is the author of several scientific papers and book chapters.
American Specialist in Equine Radiology and Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation
Dr. Meghann Lustgarten earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 2004 and graduated from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2008. She then completed a one-year orthopedic/ambulatory internship at Ocala Equine Hospital, followed by a one-year diagnostic-imaging internship at Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists. She was accepted to and successfully completed a three-year residency program in veterinary diagnostic imaging at North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She earned board certification from the American College of Veterinary Radiologists (ACVR) in 2013. During her time in the university, she authored and co-authored several publications regarding equine musculoskeletal imaging. Dr. Meghann Lustgarten is one of few veterinary radiologists with a special interest in equine imaging. Given her strong interest in equine performance, she went on to earn additional board certification from the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation (ACVSMR) in 2018. Dr. Lustgarten enjoys volunteering her time and expertise at the North Carolina Zoo, and to the examination committees of the ACVR-Equine Diagnostic Imaging subspecialty and the ACVSMR.Full details
Take I-65S towards Huntsville. Take Exit 59B onto TN-840W towards Memphis/Dickson. Take Exit 28 towards Columbia/Franklin. Turn left onto US-31S/Columbia Pike towards Thompson's Station. Turn right onto Thompson's Station Rd. W. Tennessee Equine Hospital is in 0.2 miles on the right.
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“Good speakers with a lot of experience, open to share good & bad experiences.”
Juan F. Perez - Orthopaedic Therapies course, Italy
“Outstanding course with excellent imaging and even better instruction.”
Jon Stanek, Performance Equine Clinic, Pennsylvania, USA - Ultrasound-Guided Orthopedic Injection Techniques & Therapies course
“Good practical, real-world information that could not be obtained in other ways.”
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