Ultrasound-Guided Orthopedic Injection Techniques & Therapies – Lectures (online), On-Location Case-Discussions & Practical Sessions


Date: Fri 4th Nov 2022 - Sat 5th Nov 2022
Venue: Mid-Atlantic Equine Medical Center
Location: Ringoes, near Princeton, NJ (Newark Liberty Intl, Philadelphia Intl, LaGuardia Intl, John F. Kennedy Intl or Atlantic City Intl Airport)
Contact Hours: 19 hrs – Lecture Series (9 hrs, online) & On-Location (10 hrs)
Course Language: English
Price:
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ATTENDEE TYPE LECTURES ONLY LECTURES & PRACTICAL SESSIONS
Qualified Vet - USD 1530.00
2nd vet, same clinic - USD 1455.00
Vet & Vet Tech (L&P both) - USD 2520.00
Intern/Resident (Requires Proof of Status) - USD 770.00
Veterinary Student - USD 310.00
Early Booking Deadline: Thursday 3rd November 2022
Registration Deadline: Thursday 3rd November 2022
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The registration deadline has been extended as this course is definitely taking place

1.5-Day On-Location Portion (10 hrs, worth $1290):   Fri 4 – Sat 5 November 2022

Friday 3:00 – 7:30pm:  Case-Discussions, Q&A and Wine & Cheese Reception
Saturday 8:30am – 5:30pm:  Practical Sessions

 

9 hrs of Online Lectures (on-demand, worth $375)At your leisure

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.

 

Total Continuing Education Hours:   19 hrs

 

COVID-19 Update
We have firm plans to hold all advertised courses and events 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.

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

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 Orthopaedic Injection Techniques & Therapies:'

  • If you have already purchased the Lecture Series independently of the On-Location Portion, please contact the office on office@vetpd.com for a voucher code to reduce the price accordingly.

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:

  • How to get the most out of your ultrasound machine
  • Principles of Ultrasound-Guidance
  • Ultrasound-Guided Tendon & Ligament Injections
  • Ultrasound-Guided Joint Injections of the Limbs  (incl. hip & shoulder joints)
  • Ultrasound-Guided Bursal Injections
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injections
  • Ultrasound-Guided Back Injections
  • Lumbosacral & Sacroiliac Injection Techniques                
  • Ultrasound-Guided Surgery
  • Conventional Systemic & Intra-Articular Joint Therapies              
  • What’s the latest on Regenerative Therapies?

Day 1 starts at 3:00PM 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 equine specimens and Equine Lumbar Facet & Sacroiliac Joint Injection Simulators 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:

  • Tendon & Ligament Injections                                                       
  • US-guided Upper Limb Joint Injections                                     
  • US-guided Back Injections – Interspinous & Articular Facet Joint Injections
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injections                                                                         
  • Lumbosacral & Sacroiliac Injection Techniques                
  • US-guided Navicular Bursa Injections & Surgical Techniques                                                           

The course fee includes, coffee/tea breaks, a wine & cheese reception, lunch and a certificate of attendance. TTo 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.

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    Roger Smith
    MA, VetMB, PhD, DEO, FHEA, Dipl.ECVSMR, Dipl.ECVS, ECVDI Assoc., FRCVS

    United Kingdom

    RCVS & European Specialist in Equine Surgery (Orthopaedics), European Specialist in Veterinary Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
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    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.

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    David Stack
    MVB, MSc, DVMS, FHEA, Dipl.ECVS, MRCVS

    Ireland

    European Specialist in Equine Surgery
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    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.

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    Jonathan Anderson
    BVM&S, Dipl.ACVS, MRCVS

    United Kingdom

    American Specialist in Equine Surgery and Orthopaedics
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    Jonathan Anderson is a director and surgeon at the Rainbow Equine Hospital. He is a Royal Veterinary College Equine Surgical Specialist, a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and an FEI Veterinary Delegate.

    Jonathan graduated from the Edinburgh’s Royal School of Veterinary Studies in 2000, completed an internship year at the San Luis Rey Equine Hospital in California, before moving to the Rainbow Equine Hospital in the UK for 3 years. He went back Stateside to undergo a large animal clinical fellowship at Oregon State Veterinary Teaching Hospital followed by an Equine Surgical Residency at the University of California, Davis. He achieved diplomate status in 2009, remained as a clinical instructor at UC Davis for a year before moving back to the Rainbow Equine Hospital at the end of 2009 to join the surgical team. He has been involved in advancing the use of CT both as diagnostic and intra-operative imaging modality within the equine veterinary field. His main veterinary interests include all things orthopaedic which includes the evaluation, advanced imaging and surgical treatment of horses with cervical stenosis. He is keen to see a sharing of knowledge and equipping of equine vets to recognise and treat horses with this condition.

    His biggest asset is his long suffering wife Naomi and he kind of helps to manage a brood of 5 kids which means little time for any other activities although a run in the mountains every so often is where he likes to recharge his batteries once again!

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    Matt Durham
    DVM, Dipl.ACVSMR

    United States

    American Specialist in Equine Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
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    Matt grew up with horses in Reno, Nevada. When he was 12, he decided to become an equine veterinarian. He spent 11 summers working as a back-country guide at McGee Creek and Mammoth Lakes Pack Outfits, where he met his wife Tiffany (who is now a hospital technician at Steinbeck Equine). Matt enjoys the balance of time in the field seeing horses where they live, and the challenging lameness and diagnostic imaging cases he sees in the clinic.

     

    • 2015 Board certified in Equine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation with the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation (ACVSMR)
    • 2001 joined Steinbeck Country Equine Clinic, Salinas, CA
    • 2000 University of Pennsylvania, New Bolton Center, Fellowship in Large Animal Ultrasound and Cardiology
    • 1999-2000 Alamo Pintado Equine Medical Center, Internship in Diagnostic Imaging with ultrasound, radiology, nuclear scintigraphy (bone scans) and computed tomography (CT) modalities
    • 1997-1999 Mountain View Veterinary Hospital, Vancouver, WA, Ambulatory Veterinarian
    • 1996-1997 Alamo Pintado Equine Medical Center, Internship
    • 1996 UC Davis, Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine
    • 1992 Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, BS Animal Science

     

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    Meghann Lustgarten
    DVM, DACVR, DACVSMR

    United States

    American Specialist in Equine Radiology and Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation
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    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.

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    Kara Brown
    VMD, DACVSMR

    United States

    American Specialist in Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
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    Kara Brown, VMD, DACVSMR, is currently a lecturer in Equine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Pennsylvania, New Bolton Center.  Dr. Brown is from Graham, Washington, and graduated from veterinary school at the University of Pennsylvania in 2014.  She then completed a one year private practice internship at Woodside Equine Clinic in Ashland, Virginia, and a one year in-hospital rotating internship at New Bolton Center.  This was followed by a one year clinical fellowship in Cardiology and Ultrasound in addition to a residency in Equine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, both at New Bolton Center. 

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Course Program

 
Mid-Atlantic Equine Medical Center

Venue

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


CONTACT DETAILS FOR CLINIC

Phone: 609-397-0078

Website: www.midatlanticequine.com

Email: beth@midatlanticequine.com

 

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.

 

NEARBY 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

 

 

Local Hotels

 

Ramada Flemington 

250 U.S. 202

Flemington, NJ 08822 

Tel: +1 908-782-7472

Website: www.ramada.com

 

7.2 miles

$65

Ramada 

6426 Lower York Rd. 

New Hope, PA. 18938 

Tel: +1 215-862-5221 

Website: www.ramada.com

 

7.4 miles

$70

Hampton Inn Flemington

14-B Royal Rd.

Flemington, NJ 08822

Tel: +1 908-284-9427

Website: www.hamptoninn3.hilton.com

 

7.5 miles

$140

Travel Inn and Suites Flemington 

482 Highway 202 North

Flemington, NJ 08822

Tel: +1 908 782-2883. 

Website: www.travelinnsuitesnj.com

 

 8.6  miles

$65

                                                                                                                                                                                               

"Compared to other CE courses I have attended, VetPD was highly practical and full of information that can be used on a daily basis. The instructors were extremely knowledgeable and offered personalized guidance for each attendee during the wet labs".

Sarah Cates, Wisconsin Equine Clinic and Hospital, WI, USA

 

 

"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

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