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For one week only in January 2017 we have brought toegther a team of international experts to deliver keynote presentations in our Clinical Updates Week™. Tune in to the live sessions throughout the week or watch the recordings later if that's more convenient for you. You have full access to all presentations for a whole year so you can refer back to them whenever you need to. It will be a fantastic week!

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  • Fast

    Get updated in key areas of small animal practice in just one week and get 2017 off to a flying start with some fabulous relevant and unique cpd

  • Relevant

    You will be fully current in some of the most rapidly advancing areas of small animal medicine and surgery. Make sure you know more than your clients in these essential areas.

  • Convenient

    Log on for the live sessions or watch the recordings whenever you like. You have full access to your Updates for 12 months so you can go back over them when you have a relevant patient.

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    Get 18 Hours of Cutting Edge CPD for just £297 + VAT. And you’ve no travel, accommodation, locums, child or pet care to add on.

5 themes and 18 hours of cutting edge CPD from leading international experts

Here's What You'll Discover in our Clinical Updates Week ™

Oncology

  • Cancer Immunotherapy - Current and Future

    The ability of the immune system to identify and destroy nascent tumor cells, and to thereby function as a primary defense against cancer defines “immunosurveillance”. Theoretically the immune system can target tumor cells anywhere in the body, and importantly, there exists the ability to generate a memory response to protect against relapsing or metastatic disease. If we could understand and ultimately control the processes involved in immunosurveillance, the proverbial ‘Holy Grail’ of cancer therapy would be realized.

    This 2-lecture set will discuss the two major branches of the immune system (‘innate’ and ‘adaptive’) and how we currently attempt to harness their power with immunomodulators such as anticancer vaccines, monoclonal antibodies and checkpoint inhibition. You’ll be up to date with the options that are available now for therapy in small animals.

    Further, future directions in the field of immunotherapeutics related to cancer therapy will be presented and discussed, to give you an insight into what the next therapeutic options for small animals with cancer are likely to be.

David M. Vail, DVM
Diplomate ACVIM (Oncology)
Professor and Barbara A. Suran Chair in Comparative Oncology
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Current Disease Threats in Small Animal Practice

  • Tick-borne diseases

    Ticks and tick-borne diseases are a significant risk, both to UK pets and the public. These can be endemic such as Lyme disease, imported, or encountered while travelling abroad.

    As the frequency of pet travel increases, so do the risks of exposure to exotic tick-borne diseases and their subsequent introduction to the UK. This webinar considers these risks as well as those posed by the introduction of other novel parasitic diseases. It considers their clinical presentations and treatment, as well as their prevention and wider control to make sure you’re up to date with the current situation for small animal practice in the UK.

Ian Wright
BVMS, MSc, MRCVS
Head of European Scientific Council for Companion Animal Parasites (UK and Ireland)

  • Alabama Rot / Cutaneous Renal Glomerular Vasculopathy (CRGV)

     

    This 1 hour webinar will start with a brief history of cutaneous and renal glomerular vasculopathy (CRGV) in the UK.The pathogenesis will then be described and there will be some discussion regarding the similarities between CRGV and a group of human illnesses called haemolytic uraemic syndrome and thrombotic thrombocytopaenic purpura, which share similar pathology.

    This will be followed by case presentation, physical examination and diagnostic test findings, patient monitoring, management and prognosis.
    The final section will cover investigations carried out to date, current research projects and the future direction of CRGV research to bring you right up to date in this important area.

Laura Holm
BVM&S CertSAM MRCVS
RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Medicine

Feline Practice

  • Infectious Disease Map of the Cat.

    This talk with provide a head to toe tour of the cat, stopping to discuss key facts about infectious diseases encountered in each area. Top tips on current thinking will be mentioned at each stopping point, and major infectious diseases such as herpesvirus, FIP, Mycoplasma and more.

  • Disease Map of the Senior Cat

    Senior cat healthcare revisited.

    You may feel treating that hyperthyroidism in cats is straightforward, and it is in many cases, but what about treating the cat with both hyperthyroidism and chronic kidney disease? Throw in hypertension or cardiac disease and these geriatric felines need a gentle touch to balance the treatment of more than one condition.

    Owners today expect a high standard of care for their beloved older cats – make sure you’re up to date with how to manage CKD and hyperthyroidism, and other common comorbidities.

Samantha Taylor
BVetMed(Hons) CertSAM DipECVIM-CA MRCVS
European Veterinary Specialist in Internal Medicine
RCVS Specialist in Feline Medicine

Cardiology

  • Updates in Interventional Cardiology

    Cardiology in small animals is a rapidly advancing area. Interventional Cardiology involves catheter-based management of cardiac conditions and is a developing area in veterinary practice. This first webinar will include:-

    Overview of the most frequently used interventional cardiology techniques for congenital heart diseases in small animals: which, when and how?

    The indications for pacemaker implantation and the different types of pacing

    The latest on interventional cardiology – what is available now for your patients and what may be coming soon

Jose Novo Matos
DVM DipECVIM (Cardiology) MRCVS
RCVS and European Specialist in Small Animal Cardiology

  • Updates in Cardiac Surgery

    This one-hour seminar will provide you with an update and overview of the surgical cardiac therapies for small animals that are currently available in the UK.

    The basis of valve repair techniques for dogs with both congenital and acquired atrioventricular valve disease, along with techniques for open repair of other complex congenital cardiac defects will be described along with illustrative examples.  In addition, outcome parameters will be described to help you with patient selection and pet owner counselling as the owners consider such therapies for their pets.

    Get right up to date in this cutting edge area so that you understand the options for your patients.

Dan Brockman
BVSc, CVR, CSAO, DipACVS/ECVS, FHEA, MRCVS
Professor in Small Animal Surgery
Royal Veterinary College,

  • Current Recommendations In Cardiac Therapeutics

    Cardiac Therapeutics is a vital area in which you need to be up to date to give your patients the best chance of successful management and a good quality of life.

    In this webinar we’ll bring you up to date in key areas for small aniaml practice, including:-

    Treatment of asymptomatic and symptomatic cardiac disease: review of the most recent clinical trials in small animal cardiology

    Treatment of arrhythmias: when and how to treat arrhythmias

    Review of antithrombotic therapies in cats

Jose Novo Matos
DVM DipECVIM (Cardiology) MRCVS
RCVS and European Specialist in Small Animal Cardiology

Surgery

  • Update In Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS)

    This hour long review will give you an introduction to the newest minimally invasive surgical techniques available in veterinary medicine. See what’s available now for your patients, and what’s coming soon.

    We’ll cover the evolution of techniques as well as a brief overview of equipment and instrumentation. We’ll review the most common indications for MIS surgery to include both diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.

    Additionally, we’ll look at elective and prophylactic procedures such as laparoscopic ovariectomy and gastropexy. Thoracoscopic procedures, such as pericardectomy and minimally invasive lung lobectomy will be highlighted. Finally, cystoscopic procedures, such as calculi retrieval and bladder biopsy will be reviewed.

    An overview of the most common complications to be aware of will provide important information for you to discuss with your owners prior to referral. Finally, a glimpse of what the future holds and what is done in our human counterparts will be provided.

Janet KovakMcClaran
DVM, DACVS, DECVS, MRCVS
American and European Board-Certified Surgical Specialist

  • Cruciate Disease - What's What and What's the Latest!

    In this webinar we’ll discuss the current options available for the management of cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) disease. Lots of practical and radiographic tips will be given on how to make a confident diagnosis of a partial CCL rupture, even when there is no palpable instability. A simplistic overview of the concept of cranial tibial thrust will be covered and why tibial osteotomy procedures have become so popular for treating CCL injuries.

    An overview of the relative pros and cons of the most common surgical procedures will be discussed: is any one procedure really better than the rest?

    Bilateral CCL ruptures will also be covered along with how to make sure you don’t miss the unusual tumour or confuse stifle pain with lumbosacral disease.

    Make sure you’re up to date with diagnosis and management of CCL patients with this webinar.

Michael Hamilton
BVM&S CertSAS DipECVS MRCVS
European Board-Certified Specialist Surgeon

  • Current Thinking in Perioperative Analgesia

    The negative effects of pain and of lack of effective analgesia are well recognised. This together with improved understanding of the physiological pathways and an increased number of drugs available make this an exciting area of veterinary anaesthesia.

    Multi-modal analgesia should always be considered when making an analgesic plan because of improved efficacy and reduction in side effects. Different drugs and their combinations will be discussed, together with their advantages and disadvantages for your patients. Local blocks which are accessible to you in practice will be addressed and finally, to put all this new knowledge into practice, we’ll conclude with a case presentation.

Alessandra Mathis
DVM, CertVA, DipECVAA, MRCVS
European Specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
RCVS Specialist in Anaesthesia

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Clinical Updates Week

16th to 20th January 2017

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Monday 16th

January

16

  • Monday, 16th January

Theme - Clinical Oncology

Session 1: 2pm - 3pm
Immunotherapy, Novel Treatment Options and Future Areas. Part 1

Session 2: 3.30pm - 4.30pm
Immunotherapy, Novel Treatment Options and Future Areas. Part 2

Speaker: Professor David Vail

Tuesday 17th

January

17

  • Tuesday, 17th January

Theme - Current Disease Threats

Session 1: 2pm - 3pm
Alabama Rot / Cutaneous Renal Glomerular Vasculopathy (CRGV)

Speaker: Laura Holm

Session 2: 3.30pm - 4.30pm
Increasing Threat From Tick-Borne Diseases  and Imported Parasites

Speaker: Ian Wright

Wednesday 18th

January

18

  • Wednesday, 18th January

Theme - Feline Practice

Session 1: 2pm - 3pm
Infectious Disease Map of the Cat

Session 2: 3.30pm - 4.30pm
Disease Map of the Senior Cat

Speaker: Samantha Taylor

Thursday 19th

January

19

  • Thursday, 19th January

Theme - Cardiology

Session 1: 11am - 12noon
Update in Cardiac Surgery

Speaker: Professor Dan Brockman

Session 2: 2pm - 3pm
Updates in Interventional Cardiology

Session 3: 3.30pm - 4.30pm
Current recommendations in Cardiac Therapeutics

Speaker: Jose Novo Matos

Friday 20th

January

20

  • Friday, 20th January

Theme - Surgery

Session 1: 11am - 12noon
Update in Minimally Invasive Surgery

Speaker: Janet Kovak McClaran

Session 2: 1pm - 2pm
Cruciate Disease - What's What and What's the Latest!

Speaker: Michael Hamilton

Session 3: 3.30pm - 4.30pm
New Protocols and the Current Thinking in Perioperative Analgesia in Small Animals

Speaker: Alessandra Mathis

  • Meet Our Panel of Experts

David Vail

David M. Vail, DVM
Diplomate ACVIM (Oncology)
Professor and Barbara A. Suran Chair in Comparative Oncology

 

Dr. Vail received his DVM from the University of Saskatchewan in 1984 and subsequently completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Colorado State University prior to practicing in his native western Canada for two years.  He followed up with a residency in Medical Oncology at the Animal Cancer Center at Colorado State University, completed in 1990.  He is currently Professor and Barbara A. Suran Chair in Comparative Oncology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a member of the UW Carbone Comprehensive Cancer Center.  Dr. Vail has published over 140 peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts and 50 book chapters in the field of veterinary and comparative oncology.  David is co-editor of the textbook Small Animal Clinical Oncology and currently serves as President of the Veterinary Cancer Society.  He is the past Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Boards for both the Morris Animal Foundation and the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Foundation, past President of the Canine Comparative Oncology and Genomics Consortium (CCOGC), a founding member of the Comparative Oncology Trials Consortium (COTC) and past North American journal editor for Veterinary and Comparative Oncology. He has been honored as the recipient of both the Mark L. Morris Sr. Distinguished Research Award and the Pfizer Award for Veterinary Research Excellence.

Jose Novo Matos

 DVM DipECVIM (Cardiology) MRCVS
RCVS and European Specialist in Small Animal Cardiology

Jose received his veterinary degree from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Lisbon, Portugal, in 2005. After three years working in the Small Animal Hospital of the University of Lisbon he moved to Zurich, Switzerland where he completed a Cardiology residency at the Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich. He became a Cardiology Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ECVIM-CA) in September 2014. He was awarded RCVS specialist status in Cardiology in 2015. He recently started a PhD in Feline Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy at the Royal Veterinary College in London and is also a part-time senior lecturer in Cardiology at the Small Animal Hospital of the University of Zurich.

Ian Wright

Ian Wright
BVMS, MSc, MRCVS
Head of European Scientific Council for Companion Animal Parasites (UK and Ireland)

Ian is a practising Veterinary surgeon and co-owner of the Mount Veterinary Practice in Fleetwood. He has a Master’s degree in Veterinary Parasitology, is head of the European Scientific Counsel of Companion Animal Parasites (ESCCAP) UK & Ireland and guideline director for ESCCAP Europe. Ian is regularly published in peer review journals. He is an editorial board member for the Companion Animal journal as well as peer reviewing for journals such as JSAP, Companion Animal and Veterinary Parasitology. He continues to carry out research in practice including work on intestinal nematodes and tick borne diseases.

Dan Brockman

BVSc, CVR, CSAO, DipACVS/ECVS, FHEA, MRCVS
Professor in Small Animal Surgery
Royal Veterinary College,

Dan graduated from Liverpool University in 1987. After eighteen months in mixed practice in South Yorkshire, he began a residency in small animal surgery at the University of Liverpool. Dan gained an RCVS Certificate in Veterinary Radiology in 1990 and a Certificate in Small Animal Orthopaedics in 1991. Dan moved to the University of Pennsylvania in 1991 as a Lecturer in Surgery and where he became Assistant Professor of Surgery in 1994. He became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1999 and diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2000. He joined the Royal Veterinary College as a Lecturer in Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery in October 2000 and became a Senior Lecturer in 2003.  He was awarded his Professorship in 2007 and is now head of the Department of Clinical Science and Services at the Royal Veterinary College.

 

Laura Holm

Laura Holm
BVM&S CertSAM MRCVS
RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Medicine

Laura Holm (CertSAM) graduated from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in 2001. She was awarded the RCVS Certificate in Small Animal Medicine in 2006 and had been in small animal practice for 6 years when she joined Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists in 2007. Laura was granted the RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Medicine status in 2015. Her particular interests include oncology, haematological and renal medicine. Laura runs the chemotherapy service and works alongside the internal medicine specialists at Anderson Moores.

Laura has been involved with cutaneous and renal glomerular vasculopathy (CRGV) from the earliest recognised cases. She has worked alongside David Walker at AMVS to investigate the disease and to raise awareness of it, both within the profession and with the public.  Laura was first author of a paper detailing the first 30 cases seen in the UK, which was published in The Veterinary Record in April 2015. Since then Laura has continued to work with a large number of professional organisations, both within the UK and in Europe, to further CRGV research. She has also given a number of talks on the subject and had articles published in The Veterinary Times and BSAVA Companion magazines, as well as authoring the CRGV section on the Vetstream website

Janet Kovak McClaren

DVM, DACVS, DECVS MRCVS
American and European Board-Certified Surgical Specialist
Dr. Janet KovakMcClaran is the Head of Surgery at London Veterinary Specialists. She is an ACVS and ECVS Specialist Surgeon, specializing in soft-tissue surgery, with extensive experience in managing a diverse, challenging caseload. Most recently, she was head of the Department of Surgery at The Animal Medical Center in New York, one of the largest veterinary hospitals by case number in the world.
Janet received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Tufts University, Massachusetts, USA in 1998. She then completed her internship and surgery residency at the world famous Animal Medical Center in New York. She stayed on at the AMC as a faculty surgeon and residency director.
Her time at the AMC has provided an in depth experience across the whole range of soft tissue surgical procedures. In addition, she has particular clinical and research interest in minimally invasive surgery and surgical oncology. Her years of experience in surgery ensures the optimum outcome for patients. She is an active member of the Veterinary Society of Surgical Oncology and Veterinary Endoscopy Society and teaches minimally invasive surgery courses at regional and national conferences. This technique has applications across soft tissue surgery offering advantages in a wide range of conditions, providing superior patient care and recovery.
Janet is a regular contributor at national and international conferences and has published widely on her subject in both academic journals and textbooks. She serves on the ACVS Foundation Board, is an Advisor of the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University and member of the Veterinary Society of Surgical Oncology, Veterinary Endoscopy Society, as well as Veterinary Soft Tissue Society.

Samantha Taylor

BVetMed(Hons) CertSAM DipECVIM-CA MRCVS
European Veterinary Specialist in Internal Medicine
RCVS Specialist in Feline Medicine

Sam graduated from the Royal Vet College in 2002 and completed internships in private referral practice before starting a Feline Advisory Bureau Residency at Bristol University. She was awarded the RCVS Certificate in Small Animal Medicine in 2006 and the European Diploma in Veterinary Internal Medicine in 2009. In 2011 she became an RCVS Recognised Specialist in Feline Medicine.
She works for International Cat Care specifically involved in distance learning and nursing education,editing the monthly journal Feline Focus. She is involved in veterinary further education via the International Society for Feline Medicine as well as lecturing nationally and internationally.She is an editorial board member for The Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, and has authored 2 books and numerous book chapters as well as publishing a number of papers on both canine and feline internal medicine. She also works in clinical referral practice and is interested in all canine and feline medicine cases, particularly geriatric cat medicine, gastroenterology and management of lymphoma.

Michael Hamilton

BVM&S CertSAS DipECVS MRCVS
European Board-Certified Specialist Surgeon

Michael Graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 1998. After a period in general practice he subsequently completed a residency in small animal surgery at The University of Cambridge in 2006, and passed the ECVS Diploma examination in 2007.He is a European specialist in small animal surgery. He joined Fitzpatrick Referrals as a Senior Surgeon in 2008 where he worked for five years before setting up his own surgical referral service in Buckinghamshire. He has lectured widely nationally and internationally and his clinical interests include the optimal management of cranial cruciate ligament disease, arthroscopic surgery and joint replacement.

Alessandra Mathis

DVM, CertVA, DipECVAA, MRCVS
European Specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
RCVS Specialist in Anaesthesia

Alessandra graduated from the University of Perugia (Italy) in 2003, after which she worked in general veterinary practice in Italy for three years. During this period Alessandra really enjoyed the challenge of facing a variety of cases every day, but soon became keen on Anaesthesia and felt that she wanted to specialise in the subject.
Alessandra decided to visit Anaesthesia departments in a number of veterinary institutions, mostly in North America. Alessandra then undertook an Anaesthesia Internship at the Royal Veterinary College in London followed by a three year Residency in Anaesthesia and Analgesia at the Royal Veterinary College during which she gained her RCVS Certificate in Veterinary Anaesthesia.  Alessandra then joined Willows in 2011 and became a Diplomate of the European College of Anaesthesia and Analgesia in 2012.
Alessandra is particularly interested in the anaesthesia of the critically ill patient. She enjoys working as part of the team of highly qualified and dedicated specialists at Willows, and helping to keep the veterinary and clinical support staff up to date with the latest anaesthetic and intensive care techniques.

Clinical Updates Week

16th to 2oth January 2017

Just £297+VAT

Call us now on 0151 328 0444 to reserve your place