Oncology

Oncology II

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Frankfurt am Main (Langen, Hessen) / Germany

09.06.2021 – 13.06.2021

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. Laurent Findji, DECVS (UK)
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 smear and lymph node cytology. A major emphasis of the course will be again on understanding how to approach a patient with cancer. There will be lots of interactive and case oriented work using a systematic approach to the cancer patient 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 and challenging cases)
– Other haematopoietic tumours
– Bone marrow neoplasia and an introduction to bone marrow cytology
– Melanomas and immunotherapy (incl. tumour vaccines)
– Practical cytology (lymph node, blood smears, other)
– Interactive case management and quizzes

Course program (subject to change)

Wednesday, 09/06/21
08:30 – 09:00 Welcome and registration
09:00 – 09:45 Canine lymphoma: Epidemiology, etiology, anatomical and histological forms, staging, clinical signs, introduction to therapy
09:45 – 10:30 Same disease – different species: an overview of feline lymphoma
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:00 Overview of chemotherapy drugs and strategies for canine lymphoma
12:00 – 12:30 Cutaneous lymphoma
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch Break
Afternoon Small group work groups 1 and 2 rotating after the break
14:00 – 14:30 Lymph node cytology
14:30 – 16:45 Group 1: Do you recognize this disease? Interactive case session
Group 2: Lymph node cytology
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break
16:45 – 17:00 Wrap up and Q&A
Thursday, 10/06/21
09:00 – 10:45 Group 2 (from day 1):
Do you recognize this disease? Interactive case session
Group 1 (from day 1): Lymph node cytology
10:45 – 11:15 Coffee Break
11:15 – 12:30 Feline intestinal lymphoma
Feline renal Lymphoma
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch Break
Afternoon Small group work groups 1 and 2 rotating after the break
14:00 – 15:45 Case management session:
Group 1: Multiple myeloma, Plasma cell tumours, etc.
Group 2: Canine liver tumours
15:45 – 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 – 17:30 groups 1 and 2 rotate
Friday, 11/06/21
09:00 – 09:30 Feline hepatosplenic tumours
09:30 – 10:00 Tumours of the exocrine pancreas
10:00 – 10:30 Coffee Break
10:30 – 11:30 Interactive case management: Tumours of the salivary glands
11:30 – 12:15 Interactive case management
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 17:00 GROUP 1: Blood cytology, Leukaemias
GROUP: 2 Case management: Intestinal tumours
Saturday, 12/06/21
09:00 – 10:30 Principles of cancer immunology and immunotherapy (Schmidt)
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 – 13:00 Canine and feline oral tumours (Findji)
13:00 – 14:30 Lunch Break
14:30 – 17:00 Small group work: groups 1 and 2 rotating after the break
14:30 – 17:00 Case management: Groups from day 3 rotate:
GROUP 2: Blood cytology, Leukaemias
GROUP 1: Case management: Intestinal tumours
16:00 – 16:30 Coffee Break
Sunday, 13/06/21
09:00 – 10:30 Canine bone tumours
10:30 – 11:00 Limb sparing for bone tumours
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 – 12:00 Case management: surgery of axial bone tumours
12:00 – 12:30 Feline bone tumours
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 15:00 Case management session
15:00 – 15:15 Coffee Break
15:15 – 16:15 Case management session
16:15 Wrap up of the course

Course location

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