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ACVS Laboratories

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

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

REGISTRATION IS OPEN - LOGIN TO ACVS WEBSITE TO REGISTER
Click on "My Account" and then select the "My Event Registrations" link.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 15, 2020

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

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

REGISTRATION IS OPEN - LOGIN TO ACVS WEBSITE TO REGISTER
Click on "My Account" and then select the "My Event Registrations" link.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 15, 2020

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.


More information on Small Animal Thoracoscopy and Advance Laparoscopy Courses (August 2020)

Hotel & Travel

Hotel Information
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 TMI in Fort Collins. Located just one mile from the TMI and easily accessed by walking on a path or driving.

The hotel offers a shuttle service between the hotel and the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. For rates, visit http://www.fortcollins.hilton.com (use Corporate Code: 2636934) or call (970) 482-2626. 

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.

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 8:00am to 4:00 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 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: laboratories@acvs.org

After July 12, 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. 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.