Oncology

Oncology II

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Frankfurt am Main (Langen, Hessen) / Germany

08.12.2021 – 12.12.2021

EURO 2.050.-

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. Herve Brissot, DECVS (FR)
Dr. Martin Kessler, DECVIM-CA (DE)

Course Overview

Oncology II builds up on Oncology I and addresses some of the most common canine and feline tumours including haematopoietic neoplasms (e.g. lymphoma) and oral, gastrointestinal, pancreatic & hepatosplenic tumours. There will be a wet-lab microscopy session practicing blood and lymph node cytology. A major emphasis of the course will again be on understanding how to systematically approach a patient with cancer. There will be lots of interactive and case oriented work using a rational approach including recognizing symptoms, interpreting radiographic findings, choosing correct staging procedures and formulating a therapeutic plan.

Oncology I is mandatory before continuing on to the next courses. Oncology II and Oncology III can be taken in any order. Oncology IV can be taken only after completion of all Oncology modules.

Topics

– Tumours of the skeletal system
– Oral tumours
– Salivary gland tumours
– Gastrointestinal tumours
– Hepatosplenic tumours
– Abdominal surgery and abdominal oncologic emergencies
– Lymphoma (from basics to advanced concepts)
– Other haematopoietic tumours
– Bone marrow neoplasia
– Melanomas and immunotherapy (incl. tumour vaccines)
– Practical cytology (lymph node, blood smears, other)
– Interactive case management

Course program (subject to change)

Wednesday, 08/12/21
08:30 – 09:00 Welcome and registration
09:00 – 09:45 Canine lymphoma: Epidemiology, etiology, anatomical & histological forms, staging, clinical signs (Kessler)
09:45-11:00 Treatment of canine high-grade and indolent lymphoma (Schmidt)
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 – 12:00 Case management: canine lymphoma (Schmidt)
12:00 – 12:30 Cutaneous lymphoma (Kessler)
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch Break
Afternoon Small group work groups 1 and 2 rotating after the break
14:00 – 14:45 How to approach lymph node cytology (Schmidt)
14:45 – 16:45 Group 1: Interactive case session: Do you recognize this disease? (Kessler)
Group 2: Cytology: lymph node cytology cases (Schmidt)
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break
16:45- 17:00 Wrap up and Q&A
Thursday, 09/12/21
09:00 – 11:00
Group 2 (from day 1): Interactive case session: Do you recognize this disease? (Kessler)
Group 1 (from day 1): Cytology: lymph node cytology cases (Schmidt)
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 – 12:30 Same disease – different species: an overview of feline lymphoma (Kessler)
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Break
Afternoon Small group work groups 1 and 2 rotating after the break
13:30 – 15:15 Group 1: Cytology: blood cytology, leukaemias (Schmidt)
Group 2: Case management: canine liver tumours (Kessler)
15:15 – 15:45 Coffee Break
15:45 – 17:30 Group 1: Case management: canine liver tumours (Kessler)
Group 2: Cytology: blood cytology, leukaemias (Schmidt)
Friday, 10/12/21
09:00 – 09:30 Feline hepatosplenic tumours (Kessler)
09:30 – 10:00 Tumours of the exocrine pancreas (Kessler)
10:00 – 10:30 Coffee Break
10:30 – 11:30 Interactive case management: tumours of the salivary glands (Kessler)
11:30-12:15 Interactive case management (Kessler)
12:15 – 13:45 Lunch Break
13:45– 14:30 Feline lymphoma case management (Schmidt)
14:30-17:00 Canine and feline oral tumours (Brissot) (including 30 min coffee break)
Saturday, 11/12/21
09:00 – 10:30 Principles of cancer immunology and immunotherapy (Schmidt)
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 – 13:00 Case management: multiple myeloma & plasma cell tumours, etc (Schmidt)
13:00 – 14:30 Lunch Break
14:30 – 17:00 Case management: Gastro-intestinal tumours (Brissot) (including 30 min coffee break)
Sunday, 12/12/21
09:00 – 10:30 Canine bone tumours (Brissot)
10:30 – 11:00 Limb sparing for bone tumours (Brissot)
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 – 12:00 Case management: surgery of axial bone tumours (Brissot)
12:00 – 12:30 Feline bone tumours (Schmidt)
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 15:15 Case management: canine splenic tumours (Schmidt)
15:15 – 15:30 Essentials of splenic tumour surgery (Brissot)
16:15 Wrap up of the course

Course location

Mercure Hotel Frankfurt Airport Langen: Robert-Bosch-Straße 26, 63225 Langen (Hessen), Germany