Lab Diagnostics

Lab Diagnostics: Endocrinology

held

 

11.12.2023 – 15.12.2023

Novara / Italy

EURO 2.550.-*

EURO 2.450.-* (early registration deadline: 27.06.2023)

* eLibrary access is included in the course fee

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

Principal Course Master:

Prof. Dr. Eric Zini, Dipl. ECVIM-CA (IT)

Course Masters:

Dr. Miguel Campos, PhD, Dipl. ECVIM-CA (Internal Medicine) (NL)
Dr. Federico Porporato, Dipl. ECVIM-CA (Internal Medicine) (IT)
Dr. Lucia Sanchini, PhD, Dipl. ECVCP (DE)

Course Overview

The Endocrinology week of the Laboratory Medicine Course is devised to provide the practitioner with a throughout understanding of small animal endocrinology. Major topics include diabetes mellitus, hyper- and hypothyroidism, hyper- and hypoadrenocorticism, pheochromocytoma and insulinoma in dogs and cats; in each disease the laboratory perspective is particularly emphasized. Endocrinology diseases may represent a diagnostic challenge to all vets. Additionally, in several cases treatment decisions are difficult and need to be made quickly to save the pet’s life. Hence, the veterinarian has a central role in every aspect of the disease, and knowing all laboratory findings can make the difference!
The Endocrinology week aims to increase the knowledge of each participant by providing new tools that help solving common and less common diseases of the glands.
Besides theoretical lectures, during each afternoon the Endocrinology week includes hands-on sessions with multidisciplinary clinical cases, focused on laboratory findings. The participant is requested to give his advices after having discussed the differential diagnoses; in addition, the participant needs to suggest the therapeutic choices. The continuous dialogue with experienced lecturers, in a friendly atmosphere, will allow the participant to learn and practice at the same time.

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of the Endocrinology week, the participant will be able to:
• diagnose frequent and less frequent endocrine diseases of dogs and cats;
• identify the differential diagnoses for each clinical and laboratory finding pertaining to the endocrine system;
• select the most appropriate test for each endocrine disease;
• choose the most appropriate treatment and use appropriate laboratory findings for treatment monitoring.

Prerequisite:

The Endocrinology week provides cutting-edge knowledge about endocrine diseases of dogs and cats. Any veterinarian that struggles with the interpretation of laboratory findings related to endocrine diseases is expected to benefit from the course.

Course program (subject to change)

Monday, 11/12/23
09:00 – 10:30 Optimizing precision and accuracy of diagnostic laboratory results in Endocrinology: principles of quality management Sanchini
10:30 – 10:45 Coffee Break
10:45 – 11:45 Glucose meters in small animal medicine: the Clinical Pathologist’s perspective Sanchini
11:45 – 12:45 Diabetes mellitus: dogs and cats are different, diagnosis, laboratory findings and treatment, Part I Porporato
12:45 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 15:15 Diabetes mellitus: dogs and cats are different, diagnosis, laboratory findings and treatment. Part II Porporato
15:15 – 15:30 Coffee Break
15:30 – 17:00 Diabetes mellitus: a case-based approach Porporato
Tuesday, 12/12/23
09:00 – 11:00 Hypercortisolism: diagnosis, laboratory findings and diagnostic tests Campos
11:00 – 11:15 Coffee Break
11:15 – 12:00 Hypercortisolism: medical and surgical treatment, and improvement of laboratory findings/tests Campos
12:00 – 13:00 Hypoadrenocorticism: diagnosis, laboratory findings, diagnostic tests and treatment Porporato
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 17:00 Hypercortisolism and hypoadrenocorticism: a case-based approach Campos / Porporato
Wednesday, 13/12/23
09:00 – 10:00 Pheochromocytoma: diagnosis, laboratory findings and treatment Campos
10:00 – 11:00 Hyperaldosteronism: diagnosis, laboratory findings and treatment Porporato
11:00 – 11:15 Coffee Break
11:15 – 12:15 Hypothyroidism: diagnosis, laboratory findings and diagnostic tests Campos
12:15 – 13:15 Hypothyroidism: treatment and improvement of laboratory findings/tests Campos
13:15 – 14:30 Lunch Break
14:30 – 17:00 Pheochromocytoma, hyperaldosteronism and hypothyroidism: a case-based approach Campos / Porporato
Thursday, 14/12/23
09:00 – 10:00 Hyperthyroidism: diagnosis and laboratory findings Campos
10:00 – 11:00 Hyperthyroidism: treatment and improvement of laboratory findings Campos
11:00 – 11:15 Coffee Break
11:15 – 12:30 Parathyroid hormone disorders: excess and lack, what happens to laboratory findings before and after treatment Campos
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 17:00 Hyperthyroidism and parathyroid hormone disorders: a case-based approach Campos / Porporato
Friday, 15/12/23
09:00 – 10:30 Insulinoma: diagnosis, laboratories findings and treatment Porporato
10:30 – 10:45 Coffee Break
10:45 – 11:15 Concurrent endocrinopathies: are they under or over-diagnosed? Porporato
11:15 – 13:00 nsulinoma and concurrent endocrinopathies: a case-based approach Porporato
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break and Farewell

Course location

Istituto di Chirurgia Anatomica/AniCura Istituto Veterinario Novara, Granozzo con Monticello-Novara (Italy)