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ACVS Laboratories

Due to the unpredictability of the COVID-19 pandemic, ACVS has decided to cancel the Small Animal Thoracoscopy and Laparoscopy laboratories at the Translational Medicine Institute at Colorado State University. We appreciate your interest, and we hope to be able to offer laboratories again in the future.

 

ACVS coordinates laboratories several times a year at facilities around the U.S. Past topics have included Small Animal Minimally Invasive Surgery and Veterinary Interventional Radiology. Laboratories will be added to this page as they are announced.


ACVS Small Animal Thoracoscopy: August 3 - 4, 2020 — CANCELLED

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

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

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
Kursheed Mama, DVM, DACVA, Colorado State University
Jeffrey Runge, DVM, DACVS, University of Pennsylvania
Ameet Singh, DVM, DACVS, University of Guelph​

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


ACVS Small Animal Advanced Laparoscopy: August 4 - 6, 2020 — CANCELLED

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

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

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

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


Small Animal Thoracoscopy and Advance Laparoscopy Courses (August 2020)

Laboratory Cancellation Policy
Due to the unpredictability of the COVID-19 pandemic, ACVS has decided to cancel the Small Animal Thoracoscopy and Laparoscopy laboratories at the Translational Medicine Institute at Colorado State University. 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.