Dermatology

Dermatology VI

waiting list open

 

10.04.2023 – 05.05.2023

Online Course

EURO 2.150.-*

EURO 2.050.-*(early registration deadline: 23.12.2022)

* eLibrary access is included in the course fee

Total hours: 40
ATF hours (Austria, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland): TBA
ECTS credits (Master & Certificate): 5

Program Director/Principal Course Master:

Prof. Dr. Lluís Ferrer, DVM, PhD, Dipl.ECVD (ES)

Course Masters:

Dr. Laura Ordeix, PhD, Dipl. ECVD (ES)
Univ. Prof. Gilles Dupré, Dipl. ECVS (FR)
Dr. Charly Pignon, Dipl. ECEZM (FR)

Course Overview

This course consists of three differentiated teaching blocks. The first block (two first weeks) focuses on otitis externa and otitis media-interna. The pathophysiology, clinical presentation and subtypes, diagnosis [cytology, video-otoscopy, imaging (CT, MRI)], and management of otitis will be discussed in depth. The second block (third week) is devoted to the discussion of diseases that affect special anatomical regions, such as claws, anal sacs and eyelids and periocular skin. These anatomic regions have a different structure and function than the rest of the skin and present specific problems. The third block (last week) discusses the dermatological diseases of exotic small mammals (ferrets, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, and rats). The main parasitic, infectious, allergic, endocrine, and neoplastic diseases of these species will be discussed.

Learning outcomes:
At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

1. Identify primary, secondary, and perpetuating causes of a case of otitis externa.
2. Manage cases of otitis externa/media-interna in dogs and cats.
3. Diagnose and adequately treat claw diseases in dogs and cats.
4. Diagnose and adequately treat eyelid and periocuular diseases in dogs and cats.
5. Diagnose and adequately treat anal sac and perianal skin diseases in dogs.
6. Diagnose and adequately treat most common skin diseases of ferrets, rabbits, hamsters, and guinea pigs.

Journal clubs.
Discussion of clinical cases.
Diagnostic-therapeutic quizzes.

Course program (Subject to change)

Week 1 (10 - 14 April, 2023)
Introduction to the weekly work
Live sesión (Zoom):

Monday, April 10th. 8.00 am

Main topics:

Week 1 (April 10th – 14th). Otitis externa (OE) and otitis media-interna (OMI) (I).
Structure and function of the canine and feline ear. Video-otoscopy of a normal ear canal and tympanic membrane of the dog and cat. Pathophysiology of canine OE (predisposing, primary, secondary, and perpetuating factors). Problem-oriented approach to acute OE in dogs (including diagnostic approach to erythematous-ceruminous OE and erosive-ulcerative or purulent OE). Feline otitis externa.

Wrap up and Q+A Quiz Live session (Zoom)
Friday, April 14th. 3.00 pm

Week 2 (17 - 21 April, 2023)
Introduction to the weekly work
Live sesión (Zoom):

Monday, April 17th. 8.00 am

Main topics:

Week 2. (April 17th – 21st). Otitis externa (OE) and otitis media-interna (OMI) (II).
Problem-oriented approach to chronic OE in dogs. Imaging of the ear (indications of CT-scan and MRI). Ear-flushing indications and technique (including myringotomy and sampling for bacterial culture). When do you suspect OM and/or OI?: the neurologist perspective. Medical treatment of chronic OE (including treatment of chronic-hyperplastic otitis externa and otitis media). Surgical treatment of OE and/or OM: indications, techniques, and post-surgery complications.

Wrap up and Q+A Quiz Live session (Zoom)
Friday, April 21st. 3.00 pm

Week 3 (24 - 28 April, 2023)
Introduction to the weekly work
Live sesión (Zoom):

Monday, April 24th. 8.00 am

Main topics:

Week 3. (April 24th – 28th). Diseases of claws, anal sacs and eyelids and periocular skin
Claw diseases. Trauma. Infections. Immune-mediated diseases (symmetric lupoid onychitis, pemphigus).
Diseases of the anal sacs. Anal sac impaction. Anal sac infections-abscesses. Perianal fistulas. Anal sac neoplasia.
Diseases of eyelids. Blepharitis: parasitic (Demodex, leishmaniasis), infectious, allergic. Nodules and cysts. Neoplastic diseases.

Wrap up and Q+A Quiz Live session (Zoom)
Friday, April 28th. 3.00 pm

Week 4 (1 - 5 May, 2023)
Introduction to the weekly work
Live sesión (Zoom):

Monday, May 1st. 8.00 am

Main topics:

Week 4. (May 1st -5th). Dermatologic diseases of ferrets, rabbits, guinea pigs and small rodents.
The main parasitic, infectious, allergic, endocrine, and neoplastic diseases of these species will be discussed.

Wrap up and Q+A Quiz Live session (Zoom)
Friday, May 5th. 3.00 pm