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FOR DIPLOMATES AND RESIDENTS

ACVS Small Animal Advanced Laparoscopy
August 2-3, 2021 (Registration deadline is July 9)

Translational Medicine Institute
Colorado State University, Fort Collins
Presented by ACVS

Laboratory fee: $2,200
​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). ACVS will record completed ACVS-provided laboratory activities in Diplomate MOC records.

Advanced laparoscopic procedures will be described in the lectures, followed by a laboratory on canine cadavers. 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, ACVS Founding Fellow, Minimally Invasive Surgery (Small Animal Soft Tissue), chair, Colorado State University
  • Brad Case, DVM, MS DACVS (Small Animal), ACVS Founding Fellow, Minimally Invasive Surgery (Small Animal Soft Tissue), University of Florida
  • Valerie Scharf, DVM, DACVS (Small Animal), North Carolina State University
  • Ameet Singh, DVM, DACVS, ACVS Founding Fellow, Minimally Invasive Surgery (Small Animal Soft Tissue), University of Guelph
  • Bart Van Goethem, DVM, PhD, DECVS, University of Ghent
  • Kursheed Mama, DVM, DACVA, Colorado State University

ACVS Small Animal Thoracoscopy
August 4-5, 2021 (Registration deadline is July 9)

Translational Medicine Institute
Colorado State University, Fort Collins
Presented by ACVS

Laboratory fee: $2,200
​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). ACVS will record completed ACVS-provided laboratory activities in Diplomate MOC records.

Thoracoscopic procedures will be described in the lectures, followed by a laboratory on ventilated canine cadavers. 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 pericardiectomy
  • 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, ACVS Founding Fellow, Minimally Invasive Surgery (Small Animal Soft Tissue), chair, Colorado State University
  • Brad Case, DVM, MS DACVS (Small Animal), ACVS Founding Fellow, Minimally Invasive Surgery (Small Animal Soft Tissue), University of Florida
  • Valerie Scharf, DVM, DACVS (Small Animal), North Carolina State University
  • Ameet Singh, DVM, DACVS, ACVS Founding Fellow, Minimally Invasive Surgery (Small Animal Soft Tissue), University of Guelph
  • Bart Van Goethem, DVM, PhD, DECVS, University of Ghent
  • Kursheed Mama, DVM, DACVA, Colorado State University

REGISTRATION

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

HOTEL and 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 US funds and drawn on a US 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 1. 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: laboratories@acvs.org

After July 1, 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 1. 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 is for demonstration and teaching purposes only with the intent to enhance the learning experience.