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Primary Care Veterinarians, June 4–5, 2022 — SOLD OUT!

ACVS Small Animal Thoracoscopy, August 8–9, 2022 — Register now!

ACVS Small Animal Advanced Laparoscopy, August 9–11, 2022 — Register now!

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Primary Care Veterinarians — SOLD OUT!

Small Animal Abdominal Surgery

Presented by TMI and American College of Veterinary Surgeons
Sponsored by Medtronic (an ACVS Premier Sponsor) and Sontec Instruments (an ACVS Premier Sponsor)

Translational Medicine Institute
Colorado State University, Fort Collins
June 4–5, 2022

RACE Approved CE Hours: 16 hours

We get it … your heart is racing, and your palms are a little sweaty.  It’s time to perform that abdominal exploratory and you’re a bit uncertain as to what you may find. You may even be wondering if you’ll know what to do when you get there.  Relax … this course is specially designed for you … we’ve got your back!

In this eminently practical course, you will focus your learning and skills acquisition on abdominal surgical procedures commonly performed in your primary care practice setting with a strong emphasis on principles related to gastrointestinal and urinary surgery. You’ll enjoy 4 hours of practical lecture and discussion of tips from the pros before engaging in 12 hours of valuable hands-on surgical training using canine cadavers. During these labs, you’ll perform basic gastrointestinal surgical procedures (gastrotomy, gastrectomy, gastropexy, enterotomy, enterectomy), cystotomy, partial cystectomy, urethrostomy and splenectomy … don’t worry, you’ll know just what to do because you’ll perform each of these procedures immediately after getting a bird’s eye view of our experts performing them. Our friendly and supportive team of instructors is there to help you whenever you need.  

At the end of this course, you’ll be ready for that next abdominal exploratory procedure … bring it on!

The Primary Care Veterinarians Small Animal Surgery laboratory is sold out.


ACVS Small Animal Thoracoscopy — Register now!

Presented by ACVS

Translational Medicine Institute
Colorado State University, Fort Collins
August 8–9, 2022

Laboratory fee: $2,300
Available to ACVS and ECVS Diplomates and residents only.
The last day to register is July 18, 2022.

Thoracoscopic procedures are described in the lectures, followed by a laboratory on ventilated canine cadavers. Anesthesia related to minimally invasive surgery (one lung ventilation) is presented by a board-certified anesthesiologist. Procedures described and performed in the laboratory 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 the laboratory.

Instructors:

  • Eric Monnet, DVM, PhD, DACVS, Colorado State University
  • Brad Case, DVM, MS DACVS (Small Animal), University of Florida
  • Khursheed Mama, DVM, DACVA, Colorado State University
  • Valery Scharf, DVM, DACVS (Small Animal), North Carolina State University
  • Ameet Singh, DVM, DACVS, University of Guelph


ACVS Small Animal Advanced Laparoscopy — Register now!

Presented by ACVS

Translational Medicine Institute
Colorado State University, Fort Collins
August 9–11, 2022.

Laboratory fees:              
$2,450   Diplomates
$450      Residents (reduced registration fee for the first 10 residents registered)

Available to ACVS and ECVS Diplomates and residents only. 
The last day to register is July 18, 2022.

Laboratory Sponsors


An ACVS Premier Sponsor

Advanced laparoscopic procedures are described in the lectures, followed by a laboratory on canine cadavers. Simulators are used to learn intracorporeal suturing techniques. Procedures described and performed in the laboratory 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 the laboratory.

Instructors:

  • Eric Monnet, DVM, PhD, DACVS, Colorado State University
  • Brad Case, DVM, MS DACVS (Small Animal), University of Florida
  • Khursheed Mama, DVM, DACVA, Colorado State University
  • Valerie Scharf, DVM, DACVS (Small Animal), North Carolina State University
  • Ameet Singh, DVM, DACVS, University of Guelph

Registration is open for the Small Animal Thoracoscopy and Advanced Laparoscopy Courses.

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 TMI in Fort Collins. It is located just one mile from the

TMI and easily accessed by walking on a path or driving.

For rates, visit the Hilton website. Use corporate code 2636934 or call 1-800-HILTON.

Transportation from Denver to Fort Collins:

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

Driving Directions:

Denver International Airport (DIA) is the nearest airport and Fort Collins is about an hour drive north. The most direct route is to take E-470 out of the airport toward Ft. Collins, then merge onto I-25 North. E-470 is a toll road; an alternative is to take Pena Blvd toward I-70 West and I-270 before merging onto I-25 North.

Parking:

Parking is pay-to-park weekdays from 8 am-4 pm (free on weekends). Fees are $16/day or $1.75/hour and can be purchased at the kiosk on the west side of the TMI. You will need to have your license plate number to pay.

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 15, 2022. 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: ce@acvs.org

After July 12, 2022, 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 12, 2022. 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.


Laboratories are also offered each year at the ACVS Surgery Summit.