Oncology

Oncology II

held

 

Valencia / Spain

08.09.2023 – 12.09.2023

EURO 2.450.-*

EURO 2.350.-*(early registration deadline: 24.03.2023)

* 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:

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

Course Masters:

Dr. Laurent Findji DECVS (FR/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. 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.

Please note: for the online self-study of cytology cases (blood and lymph node cytology), you must bring your own laptop to the course.

Oncology I and/or Feline Oncology is mandatory before attending Oncology II, but Oncology II and Oncology III can be taken in any order. Oncology IV can be taken only after completion of all Oncology modules. Everyone can attend Feline Oncology, which is highly recommended to develop a thorough understanding of oncology in this species.

Topics

– Tumours of the skeletal system
– Oral & salivary gland tumours
– Oesophageal & gastrointestinal tumours
– Hepatosplenic tumours
– Abdominal surgery
– Lymphoma (from basics to advanced concepts)
– Other haematopoietic tumours
– Melanomas and immunotherapy (incl. tumour vaccines)
Dry-lab online cytology (lymph node, blood smears, other) (bring your laptop!)
– Interactive case management

Course program (subject to change)

Friday, 08/09/23
08:30 – 09:00 Welcome and registration
09:00 – 09:45 Canine lymphoma: Epidemiology, etiology, anatomical and 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 – 13:45 Lunch Break
13:45 – 15:00 Interactive case session: Do you recognize this disease? Kessler
15:00 – 15:30 Coffee Break
15:30 – 16:15 How to approach lymph node cytology Schmidt
16:15 – OPEN END Cytology: lymph node cytology cases Schmidt
17:30 Welcome drinks
Saturday, 09/09/23
08:30 – 10:00 Cytology: lymph node cytology cases (online self-study)
10:00 – 11:00 Cytology: lymph node cytology cases: short recap and Q&A Schmidt
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 – 12:00 Canine cutaneous lymphoma Kessler
12:00 – 13:00 Same disease – different species: an overview of feline lymphoma Kessler
13:00 – 14:15 Lunch Break
14:15 – 15:15 Feline lymphoma case management Schmidt
15:15 – 15:45 Cytology: blood cytology (online self-study)
15:45 – 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 – 17:30 Leukaemia case management Schmidt
17:30 – 18:30 Facultative presentation: the Aware Project (Saving Rhinos in Zimbabwe) Kessler
Sunday, 10/09/23
09:00 – 10:00 Case management: canine liver tumours Kessler
10:00 – 10:30 Feline hepatosplenic tumours Kessler
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 11:30 Tumors of the exocrine pancreas Kessler
11:30 – 12:00 Interactive case management: tumors of the salivary glands Kessler
12:00 – 12:45 Interactive case management Kessler
12:45 – 14:15 Lunch Break
14:15 – 15:30 Case-based: canine and feline oral tumours Findji
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 – 16:45 Case-based: canine and feline oral tumours Findji
Monday, 11/09/23
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 – 14:15 Lunch Break
14:15 – 15:30 Case-management: Gastro-intestinal tumours Findji
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 – 16:45 Case-management: Gastro-intestinal tumours Findji
Tuesday, 12/09/23
09:00 – 10:30 Canine bone tumors Findji
10:30 – 11:00 Limb sparing for bone tumours Findji
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 – 12:00 Case management: surgery of axial bone tumors Findji
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 Findji
15:30 – 16:00 CASUS, Exam, Certificate & Master Program
Wrap up of the course

Course location

Valencia / Spain