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ACVS Webinars

Advances in Guttural Pouch Surgery
Wednesday, August 19, 2020, 6-8 pm (ET)​
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Should It Stay or Should It Go?
Updates on Medical and Surgical Options for Gallbladder Disease

Tuesday, August 25, 2020, 6-8 pm (ET)​
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Advances in Guttural Pouch Surgery—Wednesday, August 19, 2020, 6-8 pm (ET)

About the webinar
Guttural pouch surgery is not uncommon in the horse but requires specialized expertise and planning to ensure successful procedures. Specific knowledge of the anatomy of the guttural pouch guides interventions. Standing equine surgical procedures can be incorporated in the treatment of specific guttural pouch conditions. 

What you’ll learn
This webinar reviews best practices and techniques for guttural pouch surgery, including recent advances.

Question-and-answer sessions
To enhance your learning, Drs. Joanne Kramer, Christoph Koch, and Eileen Hackett will field attendees’ questions.

Cost
$75 for ACVS and ECVS Diplomates
$25 for surgery residents*
$100 for veterinary professionals
$50 for students and interns*

Presenters

 
Joanne Kramer, DVM, MS
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons
University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

Dr. Kramer is an associate teaching professor of equine surgery at the University of Missouri Veterinary Health Center. Dr. Kramer attended the University of Minnesota veterinary school, completed an equine internship and a surgical residency at the University of Missouri, and earned a Master of Science degree in veterinary education from the Royal College of Veterinary Medicine.

 
Christoph Koch, DrMedVet

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons (Large Animal)
Diplomate, European College of Veterinary Surgeons
Swiss Institute for Equine Medicine, Bern, Switzerland

Dr. Koch is a 2001 graduate of the Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern, Switzerland. After veterinary school, he worked for two years as a large animal practitioner in rural Switzerland, mainly serving dairy farmers and horse owners. In 2003, he returned to the Vetsuisse Faculty of Bern for an internship at the equine hospital and to work on his DMV thesis. To further pursue a specialization in equine surgery, he completed a surgical internship at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute in Lexington, KY, followed by a surgery residency program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He then returned to Switzerland to rejoin the Vetsuisse Faculty as a clinical instructor at the equine hospital. Dr. Koch’s clinical work engages all aspects of equine surgery, including soft tissue and orthopedic surgery, as well as equine dentistry. He has a particular interest in minimally invasive surgery, respiratory and urogenital tract surgery, and computer-assisted orthopedic surgery. His research has focused on equine sarcoid disease and, more recently, computer-assisted surgery in horses.

 
Eileen Hackett, DVM, PhD

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons
Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

Dr. Hackett is board certified in large animal surgery and critical care with a PhD in clinical pharmacology. She is an associate professor of surgery at Colorado State University.

Facilitator
Megan McCracken, DVM
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons (Large Animal)
University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 

Dr. McCracken graduated from the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2006. She completed her equine surgery residency and Master of Science degree at the University of Missouri in 2012 and became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2013. She previously worked as an associate surgeon at Rainland Farm Equine Clinic, a sport horse-focused private practice outside Seattle, and as a clinical instructor of large animal emergency and critical care and equine surgery at the University of Tennessee. She is currently an assistant teaching professor of equine surgery at the University of Missouri.

Continuing education credit
The American College of Veterinary Surgeons is awaiting approval for 2 hours of continuing education credits by the American Association of Veterinary State Boards' (AAVSB). These continuing education credits apply in jurisdictions which recognize 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 
This webinar has been approved for 2 activity points toward ACVS Diplomate maintenance of certification (MOC). ACVS Diplomates will need a copy of the CE certificate to submit in their ACVS Diplomate MOC Record.

Refunds/cancellation
Refunds are available for webinar registration fees if canceled by August 12. After August 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. 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

*Resident, student, and intern registration
ACVS and ECVS residents may register at the resident rate for six calendar years from the start of their program. Students, interns, and graduate students may register at the student rate during their program and for one calendar year after completion of their program. ACVS Diplomates must register at a Diplomate rate.


Should It Stay or Should It Go? Updates on Medical and Surgical Options for Gallbladder Disease—Tuesday, August 25, 2020, 6-8 pm (ET)

About the webinar
This webinar focuses on several aspects of gallbladder disease in small animals, including management of anesthesia in animals with extrahepatic biliary obstruction with a focus on recommendations in regard to anesthetic drug protocols and management of complications. Additionally, decision making regarding when to perform surgery for animals with gallbladder disease and if minimally invasive options are appropriate for various cases are covered.

What you’ll learn
The focus of this webinar is on anesthetic, medical, and surgical management of common gallbladder diseases in small animals. Recommendations in regard to anesthetic drug protocols and management of complications are presented. Cases are presented to highlight various historical, physical examination, or diagnostic findings that would impact the decisions made for these cases regarding choosing medical versus surgical management. The latest literature regarding gallbladder disease management is also reviewed. Additionally, updates on laparoscopic cholecystectomy are given and discussed.

Question-and-answer sessions
To enhance your learning, Drs. Rachel Reed, Mandy Wallace, and Ameet Singh will field attendees’ questions.

Cost
$75 for ACVS and ECVS Diplomates
$25 for surgery residents*
$100 for veterinary professionals
$50 for students and interns*

Presenters

 
Rachel Reed, DVM

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia
University of Georgia, Athens, GA

Dr. Reed is a board-certified veterinary anesthesiologist at the University of Georgia. She graduated from the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She later completed her residency in veterinary anesthesia and analgesia at the University of Tennessee. Dr. Reed has a special interest in analgesic provision, especially opioids and local blockade.

 
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 University of Georgia as an assistant professor in August 2016 after completion of her residency. Dr. Wallace's research interests are in hepatic vascular anomalies, septic peritonitis, hepatocellular carcinoma, and biomaterials for soft tissue surgery.

 
Ameet Singh, DVM, DVSc

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons (Small Animal)
Ontario Veterinary College University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Dr. Singh is an associate professor of small animal surgery at the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, and is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. He is a graduate of the Atlantic Veterinary College at the University of Prince Edward Island in Canada and completed a rotating internship and surgery residency at the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph. He has particular clinical and research interests in minimally invasive surgery and surgical site infections.

Facilitator
Pierre Amsellem, DVM
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons (Small Animal)
Diplomate, European College of Veterinary Surgeons
University of Minnesota, St. Anthony, MN

Dr. Amsellem graduated from the National Veterinary School of Nantes in France and completed a small animal internship at Purdue University as well as a small animal surgery residency at Colorado State University. Dr. Amsellem completed a surgical oncology fellowship at the University of Florida in 2010. He spent six years as a small animal surgeon at the University of Prince Edward Island in Canada. Dr. Amsellem is currently associate professor of surgery at the University of Minnesota. His main professional interests are soft tissue surgery, surgical oncology, and total hip replacement.

Continuing education credit
The American College of Veterinary Surgeons is awaiting approval for 2 hours of continuing education credits by the American Association of Veterinary State Boards' (AAVSB). These continuing education credits apply in jurisdictions which recognize 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
This webinar has been approved for 2 activity points toward ACVS Diplomate maintenance of certification (MOC). ACVS Diplomates will need a copy of the CE certificate to submit in their ACVS Diplomate MOC Record.

Refunds/cancellation
Refunds are available for webinar registration fees if canceled by August 18. After August 18, 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. 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

*Resident, student, and intern registration
ACVS and ECVS residents may register at the resident rate for six calendar years from the start of their program. Students, interns, and graduate students may register at the student rate during their program and for one calendar year after completion of their program. ACVS Diplomates must register at a Diplomate rate.