Feline Medicine

Feline Oncology

registration open

 

Estoril / Portugal

16.11.2022 – 20.11.2022

EURO 2.150.-*

EURO 2.050.-*(early registration deadline: 1.6.2022)

* additional mandatory 50 euro eLibrary fee will be applied

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

Program Director/
Principal Course Master:

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

Course Masters:

Dr. Laurent Findji, DECVS (UK)
Dr. Maurice Zandvliet DECVIM-CA (NL)

Course Overview

Oncology has become one of the fastest growing fields in small animal practice, as clients and veterinarians are becoming increasingly open-minded about treating pets with cancer. The adage „cats are not small dogs“ holds true especially in oncology. Etiology, incidence, clinical symptoms, tumour biology, treatment and prognosis of feline cancer often differ significantly from that of dogs.
Unfortunately for feline practitioners, most small animal seminars are heavily biased towards canine medicine with cats not getting their fair share.
“Feline Oncology” is specifically designed to provide feline practitioners with the “A to Z” of cancer in cats. It will start with the diagnostic approach to the feline cancer patient, including biopsy taking, staging procedures and diagnostic options.
Further, there will be a comprehensive discussion of cancer treatment options and on formulating suitable therapeutic plans.
This course will address the most common feline tumours in clinical practice. A major emphasis will be on case oriented work using a systematic approach to the feline cancer patients.
This course is ideal for veterinarians with little or no previous knowledge in veterinary oncology, but also highly suitable for feline practitioners, who want to deepen their understanding of feline oncology and get up-to-date with the current state of clinical research.

Topics

“Feline Oncology” includes the following topics (preliminary):
• Etiology, epidemiology and tumour biology in cats
• Diagnostic imaging and tumour staging methods
• Biopsy techniques & tumour cytology (image based, no microscopes)
• Principles of surgical oncology including reconstruction in oncologic surgery
• Principles of chemotherapy & radiation oncology
• Cutaneous neoplasms
• Lymphoma & other haematopoietic tumours
• Tumours of the respiratory tract
• Urinary tract tumours & mammary tumours
• Tumours of the skeletal system
• Oral, gastrointestinal & hepatosplenic tumours
• Important feline endocrine tumours
• Abdominal & thoracic cancer surgery
• Interactive case management

Course program (subject to change)

Wednesday, 16/11/22
08:30 – 09:00 Welcome and registration
09:00 – 10:30 Tumor biology and etiology of cancer in feline patients Schmidt
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:30 Diagnostic approach to the feline cancer patient. Schmidt
What is tumor staging and why is it important? Schmidt
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 15:30 Case management: How do you take good biopsies & Principles of oncologic surgery Findji
in the feline cancer patient
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 – 17:00 Principles of Feline Tumor Cytology Schmidt
Thursday, 17/11/22
09:00 – 10:30 Chemotherapy in feline patients Schmidt
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 11:30 Radiation oncology in feline patients Schmidt
11:30 – 12:45 2 groups rotate from 11:30 to 15:15 – Group A: Practical tumor cytology (wet-lab) Schmidt
Group B: Case management: Feline UV-light induced squamous cell carcinoma & Bowen’s disease Findji
12:45 – 14:00 Lunch Break
Afternoon The many faces of feline squamous cell carcinoma
14:00 – 15:15 Group A: Case management: Feline UV-light induced squamous cell carcinoma & Bowen’s disease Findji
Group B: Practical tumor cytology (wet-lab) Schmidt
15:15 – 15:45 Coffee Break
15:45 – 17:15 Case management: Feline oral tumors Findji
Friday, 18/11/22
09:00 – 09:30 Feline skin tumors: a short overview Schmidt
09:30 – 10:30 Feline mast cell tumors & Tyrosine Kinase inhibitors Schmidt
Feline splenic tumors & feline haemangiosarcomas Schmidt
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:30 Case management: Feline soft-tissue sarcomas Findji
12:30 – 13:45 Lunch Break
13:45 – 15:15 Case management: Salivary gland, gastro-intestinal tumors, anal sac tumors Findji
15:15 – 15:45 Coffee Break
15:45 – 17:00 Feline liver tumors and exocrine pancreatic tumors Findji
19:30 Social Dinner
Saturday, 19/11/22
09:00 – 09:45 Tumors of the feline respiratory tract Schmidt
09:45 – 10:30 Surgical management of intrathoracic tumors Findji
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 11:45 Feline mammary tumors Schmidt, Findji
11:45 – 12:30 Feline urogenital tumors Findji
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 14:30 Feline bone tumors Findji
14:30 – 15:30 Feline paraneoplastic syndromes Schmidt
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 – 17:00 An overview of feline lymphoma and leukemia Schmidt
Sunday, 20/11/22
09:00 – 10:30 Feline intestinal lymphoma Schmidt
Feline cutaneous lymphoma Schmidt
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:30 Leukaemias, multiple myeloma, plasma cell tumors, histiocytic disorders Schmidt
12:30 – 13:45 Lunch Break
Afternoon Dr. Schmidt: Feline oncologic endocrinopathies & CNS tumors
13:45 – 14:45 Case management session Schmidt
– Feline thyroid & parathyroid tumors
– Insulinoma & paraneoplastic hypoglycemia
– Feline hyperaldosteronism & adrenal tumors
14:45 – 15:15 Coffee Break
15:15 – 16:15 Interactive case management: feline acromegaly & other tumors Schmidt
16:15 – 16:30 Wrap-up of the course

Course location

Av. Sabóia 209, 2769-502 Estoril, Portugal (Hotel Estoril Eden)