Masterclass: Hematology and Free Fluid: Microscopic and Clinical Pathology - Interpretation of Interpretation via microscopy and laboratory tests

Wednesday, the 11th of April 2018

Are you performing blood smears yourself? How do you approach cases presenting with ascites? Which complentary examinations do you plan to figure out what the underlying cause is? This masterclass offers you the basics to perform a good analysis of the blood smear, allowing you to obtain key information on your emergency in and out of hours. Moreover, a stepwise approach to the patient with ascites will be offered, allowing you to rapidly obtain a diagnosis or decide whether a conservative or agressive approach is required. You will only need your microscope, refractometer and a couple of basic biochemical parameters to move forward.

This masterclass will be composed by an applied theoretical part. During the practical part, the blood smears, cytological preparations and biochemical analyses of several patients will be made available for the participants. The veterinarians will be asked to choose their complementary examinations wisely, interpret their findings and in doing so should train themselves to arrive at a correct diagnosis. At the end of the masterclass, veterinarians should feel comfortable to interpret blood smears, as well as to confront a patient with ascites.

Masterclass: Introduction in Osteosynthesis with DePuy Synthes

Wednesday, the 11th of April 2018

Are you planning your first steps towards orthopaedic surgery? Or are you just curious what your orthopaedic referral does on a daily basis? Than this is your chance to gain this experience.

DePuy Synthes offers a masterclass “The Basics in small animal osteosynthesis - Use of the LCP System” in collaboration with Max Krauss, DVM, Dipl. ECVS. In this introductory course, we will start from the basics with one lecture on osteosynthesis. The second lecture will be about fracture management and the use of the LCP system. From there, we will take you to hands on sessions, where we will practice some basic orthopedic skills on anatomically correct bone models (canine) using our DePuy Synthes materials

Masterclass: Tips for abdominal ultrasonography ’How to improve your skills'

Are you planning your first steps in ultrasound, or would you like to take your ultrasonographic performance to the next level? Than this is your chance to gain this experience!

Biomedic offers a masterclass ‘Tips for abdominal ultrasonography: How to improve your skills’ in collaboration with boarded radiologists Kim van Schaik-Gerritsen, DVM, Dipl. ECVDI and Susanne Boroffka, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ECVDI. Designed for beginners and intermediate learners, this course provides a solid foundation for exploring and mastering the fundamentals of abdominal diagnostic ultrasound in dogs and cats. You will be taken to hands on sessions with didactic material in a friendly and engaging atmosphere to encourage your interaction. Our small group setting means you’ll receive hands-on scanning time with tailored instruction addressing your specific needs and goals.

  • Understanding of the machine and recognition of common ultrasonographic artefacts
  • Recognition of normal organ structures
  • Imaging the organs, including the more difficult organs (pancreas, adrenals, lymph nodes)
  • Learn pathology and differential diagnoses of ultrasonographic abnormalities

Number of participants: max 16 persons

Necessities: for the hands-on it is necessary that participants bring their own dog or cat or maybe patients, when owners are consent with the use of their animals.