Oncology

Oncology IV

registration open

 

Frankfurt am Main (Langen, Hessen) / Germany

08.09.2021 – 12.09.2021

EURO 2.250.-

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:

Prof. Dr. Kristina Meichner DECVIM, DACVCP (USA)
Dr. Brissot, Hervé DEDV, DECVS (UK)

Important notes and requirements

1. Oncology IV can be taken only after completion of ESAVS Oncology modules Oncology I-III. For this course participants are required to have an intermediate understanding of oncology and cytology. Students will work-up cases independently, in small groups and/or in plenary sessions.
2. Prof. Meichner will teach online from the USA on days 2-5. Students are expected to home-study a prerecorded bone marrow lecture from Prof. Meichner in order to familiarise themselves with the principles of bone marrow cytology before the course.
3. Cytology will be provided online (Prof. Meichner) and in the form of cytology videos and pictures (Dr. Schmidt). There will be no microscopes. Since this is an advanced course, students are already familiar with the use of a microscope. To ensure optimal image resolution for the online cytology and to access imaging and cytology videos for case management sessions with Dr. Schmidt, everyone must bring a laptop (and if necessary a travel adaptor for Germany) that can connect to the internet. Headphones are highly recommended to follow Prof. Meichner’s sessions.
4. Some course material related to case management will only be available in print after the session!

Course Overview

Oncology IV builds up on Oncology I-III and will focus on interactive case management of interesting and/or more complex cancer cases. It will cover current and/or more advanced topics such as, for example, cytology of neoplastic diseases in internal organs, bone tumours, bone marrow cytology, sentinel lymph node mapping, communication in cancer care and decision making skills. For this course participants are required to have an intermediate understanding of oncology and cytology. Students will work-up cases independently, in small groups and/or in plenary sessions.

Topics

• Sentinel lymph node mapping: principles & practice
• Mast cell tumour current staging trends & controversies
• Mast cell tumours cases management
• Update on non-surgical treatment options for mast cell tumours
• Endosurgery in pets with cancer: principles, practice & limitations
• Stents, embolization and other innovative ideas
• Innovative ideas in bone tumour management
• Cytology of bone, bone marrow neoplasia, lymph nodes, blood and miscellaneous internal organs [online, videos, pictures]
• Understand immunocytochemistry, flow cytometry and PARR,
• Communication in Cancer Care
• Case management & decision making : miscellaneous tumours

Home study online before the course and/or during the week (pre-recorded):

Approx. 60 min Who is who – principles of bone marrow cytology (Meichner)

Course program (subject to change)

Wednesday, 08/09/2021
08:30 – 09:00 Welcome and registration
09:00-10:30 Sentinel lymph node mapping: principles & practice (Brissot)
(including examples: e.g. head & neck)
10:30-11:00 break
11:00-12:00 Mast cell tumour current staging trends & controversies (Brissot)
“How to deal with MCT with LN metastasis” (Brissot)
“This is how I treat mast cell tumours” (Brissot): case examples
12:00-13:30 LUNCH BREAK
13:30-14:30 Mast cell tumour: new non-surgical treatment strategies (Stelfonta(Virbac), update on TKIs for MCTs. Are there new chemo protocols? (Schmidt)
Groups rotating in the late afternoon
14:30-17:00 (incl.
30 min break) Group 1:
“This is how I use stents and other innovative ideas” (Brissot)
Group 2: Interactive case management & Cytology I (Schmidt)
Thursday, 09/09/2021
09:00-10:00 Managing bone tumours: thinking outside the box (cases) (Brissot)
Groups from yesterday afternoon are rotating in the morning
10:00-12:30
(incl.
30 min break) Group 2:
“This is how I use stents and other innovative ideas” (Brissot)
Group 1: Interactive case management & Cytology I (Schmidt)
12:30-13:30 LUNCH BREAK
13:30-14:30 Endosurgery in pets with cancer: principles, practice & limitations (Brissot)
14:30-17:00
(incl.
30 min break)
Introduction (Meichner):
• Example cytology cases and interactive cytology quiz: skin, internal organs, etc.
• Cytology stains – pros and cons
• When (and how) to collect a bone marrow sample
Friday, 10/09/2021
09:00-09.45 Looking back at 10+ years of toceranib (Palladia) (Schmidt)
09:45-11:00 Communication in cancer care I (Schmidt)
11:00-11:30 break
11:30-12:30 Communication in cancer care II (Schmidt)
12:30-14:00 LUNCH BREAK
14:00-17:15
(incl.
30 min break)
Short review of leukaemias (Meichner)
Principles & clinical applications of flow cytometry, PARR, IHC (Meichner)
Practical blood smear cytology (cases) (Meichner)
Saturday, 11/09/2021
09:00-12:30
(incl.
30 min break) Interactive case management & Cytology II (Schmidt)
12:30-14:00 LUNCH BREAK
14:00-14:30 Q&A & review of key points about BM prerecorded lecture (Meichner)
14:30-17:00
(incl.
30 min break) Bone marrow cytology: cases (Meichner)
Sunday, 12/09/2021
08:30-12:00
(incl.
30 min break) Interactive case management & Cytology III (Schmidt)
12:00-13:00 LONG LUNCH BREAK
13:00-15:00 min Case-based: lymph node & lymphoma cytology (Meichner)
15:00-15:30 Q & A and Wrap up of the course

Course location

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