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ACVS Small Animal Thoracoscopy & Advanced Laparoscopy

Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 
Presented by ACVS

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ACVS Small Animal Thoracoscopy August 5-6, 2019

Laboratory fee: $2,250
Available to ACVS and ECVS Diplomates and residents only.

This laboratory may be used as a continuing education activity for ACVS Diplomate Maintenance of Certification (MOC). Save a copy of the program description to submit with your ACVS Diplomate MOC Record.

Thoracoscopic procedures will be described in the lectures, followed by a laboratory on live dogs. Anesthesia related to minimally invasive surgery (one lung ventilation) will be presented by a board-certified anesthesiologist. Procedures described and performed in the laboratory will include:

  • Exploration of pleural space
  • Lung lobectomy with one lung ventilation
  • Pericardial window or subtotal pericardectomy
  • Thoracic duct ligation.

The laboratory is designed for participants with experience in minimally invasive surgery. Size is limited to three people per animal. Technicians can attend lectures and observe in the laboratory.

Instructors:

  • Eric Monnet, DVM, PhD, DACVS, Chair, Colorado State University
  • Brad Case, DVM, MS DACVS-SA, University of Florida
  • Jeffrey Runge, DVM, DACVS, University of Pennsylvania
  • Ameet Singh, DVM, DACVS, University of Guelph
  • Phil Mayhew, DVM, DACVS, University of California
  • Kursheed Mama, DVM, DACVA, Colorado State University

ACVS Small Animal Advanced Laparoscopy August 7-9, 2019

Laboratory fee: $2,300
Available to ACVS and ECVS Diplomates and residents only.

This laboratory may be used as a continuing education activity for ACVS Diplomate Maintenance of Certification (MOC). Save a copy of the program description to submit with your ACVS Diplomate MOC Record.

Advanced laparoscopic procedures will be described in the lectures, followed by a laboratory on live dogs. Simulators will be used to learn intracorporeal suturing techniques. Procedures described and performed in the laboratory will include:

  • Laparoscopic
  • Gastropexy
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Nephrectomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Hernia repair
  • Lymph node exploration

The laboratory is designed for participants with experience in minimally invasive surgery. Size is limited to three people per animal. Technicians can attend lectures and observe in the laboratory.

Instructors:

  • Eric Monnet, DVM, PhD, DACVS, Chair, Colorado State University
  • Brad Case, DVM, MS DACVS-SA, University of Florida
  • Jeffrey Runge, DVM, DACVS, University of Pennsylvania
  • Ameet Singh, DVM, DACVS, University of Guelph
  • Phil Mayhew, DVM, DACVS, University of California
  • Kursheed Mama, DVM, DACVA, Colorado State University

REGISTRATION:

Registration is open for the Small Animal Minimally Invasive Surgery Courses.

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To register, you must first log in to the ACVS website, click on “My Account” and then select the “My Event Registrations” link.

HOTEL & TRAVEL:

Hotel
Hilton Fort Collins
425 West Prospect Road
Fort Collins, CO 80526
Tel: (970) 482-2626
Fax: (970) 493-6265

This is the closest hotel to the Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Fort Collins. The hotel offers a shuttle service between the hotel and the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. For rates, visit www.fortcollins.hilton.com or call (970) 482-2626. Mention you are coming to CSU and ask for the ‘CSU Friends and Family’ rate.

Transportation from Denver to Fort Collins:
Green Ride shuttle service offers direct service between Denver International Airport (DIA) and Fort Collins. At their website, https://greenrideco.hudsonltd.net/res, from the Home Menu, select ‘Group Code’ and enter discount code ‘CSU’ to receive the discounted fare.

Payment and Refund Information:

If Paying by Check:
Make checks payable to “American College of Veterinary Surgeons” in U.S. funds and drawn on a U.S. bank. Checks must be received within 15 calendar days after online registration is submitted. Please mail checks to ACVS, 19785 Crystal Rock Dr, Suite 305, Germantown, MD 20874.

Refunds/Changes:
Partial refunds/changes are available for meeting and laboratory registration fees if cancelled by July 15. Please note, there will be a $75 administrative fee associated with registration change/cancellation.

All refunds must be requested in writing by mail or email:
Mail: ACVS, 19785 Crystal Rock Dr, Suite 305, Germantown, MD 20874
Email: surgerysummit@acvs.org

After July 15, refunds will be made only in cases of extenuating circumstances (e.g., death in the family, medical emergency) and must be supported by written documentation. Allow 30 days for processing refund requests.

Laboratory Cancellation Policy
ACVS reserves the right to cancel this laboratory if it does not meet minimum registrations by July 15. If the laboratory is cancelled by this date, registrants will be notified via email and only registration fees will be credited or refunded.

ACVS does not endorse nor promote the use of any product/service of commercial entities. Equipment used in these laboratories are for demonstration and teaching purposes only with the intent to enhance the learning experience.