24/04/2020 - 28/04/2020 | Athens, Greece

registration open

Principal Course Master:

Dr. Edoardo Auriemma DECVDI (IT)

Course Masters:

Dr. Giuseppe Lacava DECVDI (IT)

Instructors:

Dr. Ralph Wendt (DE)

Overview

This training program is designed for veterinarians who wish to perform abdominal ultrasonographic examination in small animal practice. The objectives of the program are to provide participants a basic knowledge of ultrasound image formation and current technology, and to perform routine abdominal ultrasonographic examination in dogs and cats. The program is based on a mixture of formal teaching, wet labs with live animals and ultrasound machines and interactive clinical case discussion. Main indications, normal, and abnormal findings in common situations are outlined and discussed. The aim of the program is to give participants enough knowledge and practical information to perform abdominal ultrasonography in common clinical situation.

Objectives of the course:

At the end of the seminar, the student should be able to:

1. make an educated choice regarding purchase and use of ultrasonographic equipment according to the needs
2. acquire and optimize ultrasonographic images
3. recognize different tissues according to their echogenicity
4. recognize common ultrasonographic artifact and understand their significance
5. perform an ultrasonographic examination of the abdomen in the dog by finding and recognizing major abdominal structures.
6. recognize the normal appearance of major abdominal organs
7. prescribe ultrasonographic examination depending on clinical suspicion and expected findings
8. recognize common ultrasonographic changes

Topics

  • Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • The Urogenital Tract
  • Endocrine Ultrasound
  • Other Parenchymal Organs
  • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

Preliminary Program (Subject to change)

Friday, 24 April 2020

09:00 – 09:30 Registration – Welcome
09:30 – 10:30 Basic principles of ultrasonographic image formation, transducer and settings
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 11:30 General principles of abdominal ultrasonographic examination
11:30 – 12:15 Introduction to ultrasound guided biopsies
12:15 – 12:30 Lab (Introduction to US machines)
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 15:30 Lab: performing abdominal ultrasonography I
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 – 17:30 Lab: performing abdominal ultrasonography II
19:00 – 20:00 Welcome aperitivo

Saturday, 25 April 2020

09:00 – 10:30 Lab: performing abdominal ultrasonography III
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:30 Lab: performing abdominal ultrasonography IV
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 15:30 Liver
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 – 17:30 Spleen and lymph nodes

Sunday, 26 April 2020

08:30 – 10:00 Gastrointestinal tract
10:00 – 10:30 Coffee Break
10:30 – 11:30 Pancreas
11:30 – 12:30 Adrenal glands
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 15:30 Urinary tract
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 – 17:30 Male and female genital tract

Monday, 27 April 2020

09:00 – 09:45 Abdominal vascular anatomy
09:45 – 10:30 US-Doppler principles
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:30 Lab: vascular anatomy – US guided biopsies on “agar-phantom”
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 15:30 Computer labs: clinical case studies
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 – 17:30 Computer labs: clinical case studies
Social Dinner

Tuesday, 28 April 2020

09:00 – 10:30 Computer labs: clinical case studies
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:30 Computer labs: clinical case studies

 

Total hours: 40

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

ECTS credits (Master & Certificate): 5

 

We thank following companies for supporting this course:

Registration and fees

Tuition fee: Euro 2.050.-

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Early registration: Euro 1.950.-

(deadline for early registration payment: 25th November 2019)

Course location

2° C
light intensity drizzle rain

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