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Internal Medicine: Case based Nephrology & Endocrinology, Luxembourg, 14 - 18 March 2018 registration open

Principal Course Master: Prof. Dr. Reto Neiger DECVIM-CA, DACVIM (DE)
Course Masters: Dr. Christiane Stengel DECVIM (DE), Dr. Sarah Steinbach DECVIM-CA, DACVIM (USA)


Program Overview

Due to the high interest in the Internal Medicine discipline, as of 2018 parallel to the Internal Medicine study program in Utrecht, ESAVS offers an alternative Internal Medicine program which has the same scope covering all relevant topics of Veterinary Internal Medicine in a total of 6 weeks of residential course work.
While equivalent to the Utrecht IM - study program in content as well as in regard to ECTS Points meeting all requirements for the Certificate and Master Degree in Internal Medicine.

Please note that the new study program has a different structure and is composed of 6 one week (5 day) Courses:

Internal Medicine: Case Based Nephrology & Endocrinology

Internal Medicine: Case Based Respiratory Medicine & Basic Neurology

Internal Medicine: Case Based Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Internal Medicine: Case Based Hematology / Immunology & Basic Oncology (will be offered in 2019)

Participants who intend to complete the whole new IM study program are encouraged to attend the following 2 additional ESAVS Courses:

Cardiology I

Emergency & Critical Care I

Each course can be taken independently in any sequence as fits your schedule. The courses are case oriented with emphasis on practical problem solving exercises.

Course Overview

Clinical work-up of internal medicine nephrology/urology and endocrine problems will be presented in a case oriented approach. Typical and less common problems of dogs and cats presented with upper and lower urinary tract diseases as well as with endocrinopathies will be used to demonstrate a structured and problem-oriented work-up. These cases will serve as bases to discuss physiology and pathophysiology, diagnostic tests such as laboratory investigation and diagnostic imaging plus treatment plans including drugs, diet or surgical options. International guidelines and flow-charts, if existing, as well as updated literature information will be presented to the delegates during the work-up of the cases. On the final day of the course, cases will be presented for interactive discussion and delegates are responsible to solve each case, i.e. find a diagnosis and set up a management plan.


• Day 1 – PUPD (pathophysiology of kidney function, differential diagnosis, appropriate tests), kidney function (physiologic kidney function, urine and blood biomarkers for kidney disease), chronic kidney disease (pathophysiology, classification and management according to IRIS-guidelines), acute kidney injury (causes, physiology, treatment including advanced dialysis methods), glomerular diseases (pathophysiology, differential causes, diagnostic possibilities)

• Day 2 – hematuria/dysuria/pollakisuria (differentials and structured work-up), urinary incontinence (physiology, differentials, diagnostic imaging and various therapeutic options), urinary obstruction (causes, consequences and emergency management), urolithiasis (management of various urolith compositions), feline interstitial cystitis (pathophysiology and management including drugs and MEMO), urinary tract infection (management of uncomplicated and complicated UTI using international guidelines)

• Day 3 –Diabetes mellitus (physiology and management in dogs and cats); insulinoma (and other causes of hypoglycaemia), hypersomatotropism, pituitary dwarfism

• Day 4 – work-up of dogs or cats with hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, calcium homeostasis abnormalities, hypoadrenocorticism, hypocortisolism

• Day 5 – nephrology/urology and endocrine cases (interactive)


Hotel and Travel Information

Please find alternative hotels at:

Please enter for Destination: `Luxembourg City`, for Zip code: `1511`, for Country: `Luxembourg` and your travel dates. Then search for hotels near the course address: `162A Avenue
de la Faïencerie`.


Tuition fee: EURO 1.950,--
Early registration: EURO 1.850,-- (deadline for early registration payment: 1 January 2018)

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