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Ultrasonography - Introduction to Ultrasonography, Novara / Italy, 19 - 23 October 2016 - held

Course Masters: Dr. Edoardo Auriemma DECVDI (IT), Dr. Giuseppe Lacava (IT)


OVERVIEW

This training program is designed for veterinarians who wish to perform abdominal ultrasonographic examination in small animal practice. The objectives of the program are to provide participants a basic knowledge of ultrasound image formation and current technology, and to perform routine abdominal ultrasonographic examination in dogs and cats. The program is based on a mixture of formal teaching, wet labs with live animals and ultrasound machines and interactive clinical case discussion. Main indications, normal, and abnormal findings in common situations are outlined and discussed. The aim of the program is to give participants enough knowledge and practical information to perform abdominal ultrasonography in common clinical situation.

Objectives of the course:

At the end of the seminar, the student should be able to:

1. make an educated choice regarding purchase and use of ultrasonographic equipment according to the needs
2. acquire and optimize ultrasonographic images
3. recognize different tissues according to their echogenicity
4. recognize common ultrasonographic artifact and understand their significance
5. perform an ultrasonographic examination of the abdomen in the dog by finding and recognizing major abdominal structures.
6. recognize the normal appearance of major abdominal organs
7. prescribe ultrasonographic examination depending on clinical suspicion and expected findings
8. recognize common ultrasonographic changes




PROGRAM

Wednesday, 19 October 2016
09:00 – 09:30 Welcome - Introduction to the course
09:30 – 10:00 Basic principle of ultrasonographic image formation
10:00 – 10:30 Ultrasonographic unit: transducer and setting
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 – 11:30 Ultrasonographic semeiology and artifacts
11:30 – 12:00 General principles of abdominal ultrasonographic examination
12:00 – 12:30 Lab: practising on US machine
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 15:30 Lab: performing abdominal ultrasonography I
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 – 17:30 Lab: performing abdominal ultrasonography II

Thursday, 20 October 2016
09:00 – 10:30 Lab: performing abdominal ultrasonography III
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 – 12:30 Lab: performing abdominal ultrasonography IV
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 14:45 Liver
14:45 – 15:45 Spleen and lymph nodes
15:45 – 16:15 Coffee break
16:15 – 17:30 Kidneys

Friday, 21 October 2016
09:00 – 10:00 Female genital tract
10:00 - 11:00 Urinary bladder, male genital tract
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 – 12:30 Gastrointestinal tract
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 14:30: Pancreas
14:30 – 15:30 Adrenal glands
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 – 16:45 Introduction to ultrasound guided biopsies and aspiration – US guided biopsy session on “AGAR Phantom”

Saturday, 22 October 2016
09:00 – 09:45 US-Doppler principles
09:45 – 10:30 Abdominal vascular anatomy
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 – 12:30 Lab: vascular anatomy
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 15:00 Computer labs: clinical case studies
15:00 – 15:30 Coffee break
15:30 – 17:00 Debriefing: clinical case studies

Sunday, 23 October 2016
09:00 – 10:30 Computer labs: clinical case studies
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 – 12:30 Debriefing: clinical case studies
Conclusion and evaluations
Lunch

Program: Ultrasonography 2016 - subject to change


ATF credit hours (Akademie für Tierärtzliche Fortbildung, Germany): 27
(for Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg)



COURSE LOCATION

Hotel and Travel Information

Please find alternative hotels at:



Please enter for Destination: `Novara`, for Country: `Italy` and your travel dates. Then search for hotels near the course address: `Via Dante Graziosi, 1`.

Transfer
You may also take a taxi from the airport Milano Linate or Milano Malpensa to the Hotel Novarello. For booking please contact the ESAVS Office.



REGISTRATION

Tuition fee: EURO 1.700,--
Early registration: EURO 1.600,-- (deadline for FULL early registration payment: 31st May 2016)

Manual Registration





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