11/09/2019 - 15/09/2019 | Luxembourg, Luxembourg

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Please note

The location of the course might change.

Principal Course Master:

Dr. Jarno Schmidt MRCVS, DECVIM-CA (DE)

Course Masters:

Dr. Martin Kessler (DE)
Dr. Laurent Findji, DECVS (UK)

Overview

Over the past decade, our knowledge of cancer in animals has increased rapidly. More and more veterinarians and clients are becoming open-minded about treating canine and feline cancer patients. “Oncology I” (2019) will start with the diagnostic approach to the cancer patient, including biopsy taking, staging procedures, diagnostic imaging options as well as several practical cytology sessions. Further, there will be a detailed discussion of common (surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy) and novel (e.g. tyrosine kinase inhibitors, metronomic chemotherapy) treatment options. Management of side effects will be explained and safe handling of chemotherapeutic drugs will be practiced hands-on. A major emphasis of the course will be on interactive and case oriented work using a systematic approach to the cancer patient including recognizing symptoms, interpreting radiographic findings, choosing correct staging procedures and formulating a therapeutic plan. There will be a detailed discussion of neoplasms of the skin and adnexal structures as they are the most common tumours in clinical practice.
“Oncology I” will start from scratch and provide a very solid basis of oncological principles. It is ideal for veterinarians with little or no previous knowledge in veterinary oncology, but also suitable for people, who want to deepen their understanding.
“Oncology II” (2019/2020) and “Oncology III” (2020/2021) will build up on this seminar, introduce more advanced concepts and address all the remaining tumour systems in great detail. As in Oncology I, there will be a major focus on interactive case management.

Topics

  • Tumour biology for clinicians
  • Diagnostic imaging and tumour staging methods
  • Biopsy techniques: theory and practice
  • Tumour cytology: theory and practical sessions (microscopes)
  • Paraneoplastic syndromes
  • Understanding indications, limitations and risks involved with chemotherapy
  • How to safely administer chemotherapy: this part includes a hands-on session introducing a safe and affordable system for administration of cytotoxic agents (PhaSeal®-system).
  • Using Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors: Palladia® and Masivet® are the first drugs approved by the European
  • Medicines Agency (EMEA) for small animal tumours (canine mast cell tumours).
  • Principles of surgical oncology including reconstruction in oncologic surgery
  • Principles of radiation oncology
  • Cutaneous neoplasms (incl. mast cell tumors, soft-tissue sarcoma, etc)
  • Interactive case management sessions

Preliminary Program (Subject to change)

Wednesday, 11 September 2019

08:30 – 09:00 Welcome and registration
09:00 – 10:00 What is cancer? Current concepts of cancer biology and their implications for therapy
10:00 – 10:30 Basic tumour pathology
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:30 Diagnostic approach to the cancer patient: understanding tumour “staging”
12:30 – 13:45 Lunch Break
13:45 – 15:15 Small group work groups 1 and 2 rotating after the break
Group 1: Case management session: How do I biopsy this mass? Interactive session on techniques, problems and pitfalls in obtaining biopsies and reading pathology reports
Group 2: Paraneoplastic syndromes: case management
15:15 – 15:30 Coffee Break
15:30 – 17:00 groups 1 and 2 rotate

Thursday, 12 September 2019

09:00 – 09:45 Introduction to chemotherapy – how do these drugs work?
09:45 – 10:30 Chemotherapy drugs I Antitumour Antibiotics, Vinca-Alkaloids, Taxanes,
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 11:45 Chemotherapy drugs II Alkylating agents, L-Asparginase, Pred, Platinum-Drugs
11:45 – 12:30 How do I avoid and manage iatrogenic chemotherapy complications?
12:30 – 13:45 Lunch Break
13:45 – 15:00 Small group work groups 1 and 2 rotating after the break
Group 1: How to safely administer chemotherapy
Small group work (hand-on): how to use the PhaSeal System for safe
application of chemotherapeutic agents
Group 2: How do I manage this chemotherapy side effect?
15:00 – 15:15 Coffee Break
15:15 – 16:30 groups 1 and 2 rotate
16:30 – 17:30 Facultative presentation

Friday, 13 September 2019

09:00 – 09:45 Benign skin tumours and “tumour-like lesions“
09:45 – 10:30 Feline squamous cell carcinomas (skin, nasal planum) and Bowen’s disease
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 11:45 Canine and feline cutaneous (& digital) melanomas
11:45 – 12:30 How do I get the best samples for cytological examination
12:30 – 13:45 Lunch Break
13:45 – 15:00 Tumour cytology: getting started
15:00 – 17:00 groups 1 and 2 rotate on days 3 (p.m.) and day 4 (a.m.)
Group 1: Small group work: Practical tumour cytology I (including Coffee Break)
Group 2: Case-based approach to surgical oncology (including Coffee Break)

Saturday, 14 September 2019

09:00 – 10:30 groups 1 and 2 rotate on days 3 (p.m.) and day 4 (a.m.)
Group 2: Small group work: Practical tumour cytology I
Group 1: Case-based approach to surgical oncology
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 11:30 Basic principles of radiation oncology
11:30 – 13:00 Anal sac and perianal tumours
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 17:15 Small group work: groups 1 and 2 rotating after the break
14:00 – 15:30
Group 1: Case management session
Group 2: Practical tumour cytology II
15:30 – 15:45 Coffee Break
15:45 – 17:15 groups 1 and 2 rotate

Sunday, 15 September 2019

09:00 – 09:30 “Metronomic chemotherapy: hype or hope”
09:30 – 10:00 Canine mast cell tumours: biology, diagnosis and general treatment options
10:00 – 10:30 Coffee Break
11:00 – 11:45 Canine mast cell tumours: surgery
11:45 – 12:30 Canine mast cell tumours: tyrosine kinase inhibitors and chemotherapy
12:30 – 13:45 Lunch Break
13:45 – 15:00 Case management session
15:00 – 15:15 Coffee Break
15:15 – 16:30 Case management session
16:30 – 17:00 Wrap-up of the course

 

Total hours: 40

ATF hours (Austria, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland): 29

ECTS credits (Master & Certificate): 5

 

Registration and fees

Tuition fee: Euro 1.950.-

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Early registration: Euro 1.850.-

(deadline for FULL early registration payment: 12th April 2019)

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