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ACVS Laboratories

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FOR DIPLOMATES AND RESIDENTS

ACVS Small Animal Advanced Laparoscopy
August 2-3, 2021

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

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.

Abdominal Surgery: Module I
May 22-23, 2021

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

Laboratory fee: $1,600

Registration deadline: April 30, 2021

ACVS Diplomates will assist you in gaining confidence in decision-making and performing surgical procedures essential for your success as a primary care veterinarian. Instruction in diagnosis and indications for specific procedures, tips and tricks for a successful surgery, perioperative care, and identifying and preventing postoperative complications are provided. In this two-day laboratory, basic principles of gastrointestinal surgery are presented in lectures and hands-on practice with canine cadavers.

Participants practice each procedure that is demonstrated:

  • Gastrotomy
  • Gastrectomy
  • Enterotomy
  • Resection anastomosis
  • Different techniques of gastropexy
  • Abdominal drainage techniques

The placement of different types of feeding tubes is also performed. 

Following this laboratory, participants should be comfortable practicing these surgical procedures in their daily practice.

Instructors:

  • Eric Monnet, DVM, PhD, DACVS, ACVS Founding Fellow, Minimally Invasive Surgery (Soft Tissue), chair, Colorado State University
  • Kathryn Pitt, DVM, DACVS (Small Animal), Colorado State University

REGISTRATION:

Registration is open for the Abdominal Surgery: Module I

Abdominal Surgery: Module II
June 19-20, 2021

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

Laboratory fee: $1,600

Registration deadline: May 15, 2021

Module I is not a prerequisite to participating in Module II.

Instruction on essential surgical procedures and perioperative management are provided to help primary care veterinarians have a successful outcome with several procedures. Learn how to recognize abnormalities and determine the right diagnosis. In this two-day laboratory, basic principles of the treatment of hernias and urinary surgery are presented in lectures and hands-on practice with canine and feline cadavers.

The following procedures are discussed and demonstrated:

  • Surgical treatment of umbilical hernia
  • Inguinal hernia
  • Diaphragmatic hernia
  • Cystotomy
  • Cystostomy tubes
  • Nephrectomy
  • Urethrotomy
  • Prescrotal Urethrostomy in dogs
  • Perineal urethrostomy in cats
  • Splenectomy
  • C-section

Following the course, participants should be comfortable practicing these surgical techniques in their daily practice.

Instructors:

  • Eric Monnet, DVM, PhD, DACVS, ACVS Founding Fellow, Minimally Invasive Surgery (Soft Tissue), chair, Colorado State University
  • Sarah Marvel, DVM, MS, DACVS (Small Animal), ACVS Fellow, Surgical Oncology, Colorado State University

REGISTRATION:

Registration is open for the Abdominal Surgery: Module II


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 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 May 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 May 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 May 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.