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ACVS Webinars

ACVS is excited to launch webinars beginning June 2020!

Portosystemic Shunts in Dogs and Cats
Open to ACVS Diplomates and Residents

Wednesday, June 17, 2020, 6-8 pm (ET)

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About the webinar
Portosystemic shunts are the most common congenital vascular abnormality in small animals.  

The diagnosis of portosystemic shunt is somewhat standard and will require measurement of bile acids and advanced imaging especially for intrahepatic shunts. Even with the surgical treatment being recognized as the treatment of choice, to achieve positive long-term outcome there is a wide variety of surgical techniques available to attenuate an extra or an intrahepatic shunt.  

What you’ll learn
During this webinar, ACVS Diplomates present the most up-to-date information on different techniques currently used to treat portosystemic shunt in dogs and cats. These include ameroid constrictor, cellophane banding, and endovascular techniques.

Designed for veterinary surgeons and surgery residents, Portosystemic Shunts in Dogs and Cats will present actual case illustrations to enhance attendees’ learning of this advanced material.

Presentations
Gradual Attenuation Devices for EHPSS: New and Old
Mandy Wallace, DVM
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons (Small Animal)
University of Georgia, Athens, GA

Cellophane Banding for Slow Progressive Attenuation of Extra and Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunts
Eric Monnet, DVM, PhD
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons
ACVS Founding Fellow, Minimally Invasive Surgery (Small Animal Soft Tissue)
Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

What IR Has Taught Us About Shunts
Chick W.C. Weisse, VMD
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons
The Animal Medical Center, New York, NY

Question-and-answer sessions
To enhance your learning, Drs. Wallace, Monnet, and Weisse will field attendees’ questions.

Presenters


Eric Monnet, DVM, PhD

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons
ACVS Founding Fellow, Minimally Invasive Surgery (Small Animal Soft Tissue)
Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

Dr. Monnet graduated from veterinary school in Maisons Alfort, France in 1985. He worked for four years in a Paris private practice performing small animal medicine and surgery. In 1994, Dr. Monnet completed a small animal surgery residency at Colorado State University, and concurrently finished a master of sciences degree. In 1997, he received his PhD in clinical sciences studying cardiac efficiency in dogs. In 2003, he became a fellow of the American Heart Association. He is a founding fellow of the ACVS small animal minimally invasive surgery fellowship. Dr. Monnet is currently a professor in small animal surgery (general surgery) at Colorado State University. Dr. Monnet was the founding president in 2001–2003 of the Society for Veterinary Soft Tissue Surgery and in 2002–2004 of the Veterinary Endoscopy Society. He is the editor of the textbook “Disease Mechanisms in Small Animal Surgery” (3rd edition), of the 1st edition of “Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery,” and of the 2nd edition of “Small Animal Thoracic Surgery.”


Mandy Wallace, DVM

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons (Small Animal)
University of Georgia, Athens, GA

Dr. Wallace is an assistant professor of small animal surgery at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. She is a graduate of the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine and completed her rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Colorado State University. She was the PennHIP research fellow at the University of Pennsylvania prior to her master's degree program and residency in small animal surgery at the University of Florida. She joined the University of Georgia as an assistant professor in August 2016. Dr. Wallace's research interests are in hepatic vascular anomalies, septic peritonitis, hepatocellular carcinoma, and biomaterials for soft tissue surgery.


Chick W.C. Weisse, VMD

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons
The Animal Medical Center, New York, NY

Dr. Weisse completed his small animal surg residency training at the Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in 2002 and then pursued advanced training through a customized fellowship in interventional radiology at the (human) Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in 2003. He held dual appointments in surgery and radiology as an assistant professor at both the veterinary and human hospitals, respectively at the University of Pennsylvania before coming to the Animal Medical Center in New York City in 2009 as staff surgeon and director of interventional radiology services. His educational interests include expanding minimally invasive veterinary interventional radiology (IR) techniques through describing new procedures and training veterinarians. His research interests include IR techniques for non-resectable and metastatic cancers, palliative stenting for malignant obstructions, vascular anomalies such as portosystemic shunts and AVMs, and stenting for tracheal collapse.

Cost
$75 for ACVS Diplomates
$10 for surgery residents
Register now!

Continuing education credit
The American College of Veterinary Surgeons Portosystemic Shunts in Cats and Dogs webinar has been approved for 2 hours of continuing education credits in jurisdictions which recognize the American Association of Veterinary State Boards’ (AAVSB) Registry of Approved Continuing Education (RACE). Participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education.

Maintenance of certification activity
The MOC has approved 2 activity points toward ACVS Diplomate maintenance of certification. Save a copy of the program schedule to submit with your ACVS Diplomate MOC Record.  

Refunds/Cancellation
Refunds are available for webinar registration fees if cancelled by June 10. 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 June 11, 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.