General Practitioner Certificate in Small Animal Ultrasound

Cyprus, Nicosia - 10/01/2020 - FULLY BOOKED

General Practitioner Certificate in Small Animal Ultrasound

Introduction

Technological developments in recent years have led to rapid advances in veterinary ultrasonography.  Meanwhile the importance of echography and echocardiography examinations in veterinary medicine has also grown as these techniques offer the accurate diagnosis required to support a successful surgical or therapeutic intervention.

This programme in Small Animal Ultrasonography comprises 14 modules, focusing on thoracic and abdominal ultrasound examinations and echocardiography.  Numbers are strictly limited to ensure that each delegate has sufficient opportunity to discuss content with the lecturer and to practice using the equipment during the practical sessions.


Register interest for the NEW Ultrasound course in November 2020. Please note as from November 2020 the number of modules will be increased therefore the final cost is subject to change.

Course Details

Venue:
Cyprus, Nicosia

  Start Date:
10/01/2020

Modules:
14

Practical:
14 sessions

Duration:
98h

} Schedule:
9:30-17:30

Delegates:
24



This course is accredited by ESVPS and allows you to achieve a General Practitioner Certificate.

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01 - Ultrasonography I, Part I: Introduction to Ultrasonography
10/01/2020 | Improve International CY Practical Facilities

Physics and principles of ultrasonography; Ultrasound machine and transducers, machine controls, criteria when choosing an ultrasound machine; Artefacts; Preparing patient and machine; Liver, gallbladder, hepatic vasculature and spleen (anatomical localisation, physiological appearance, main diseases, pathological changes in appearance), vascular markers.


Speaker: Panagiotis Mantis (DVM, Diplom. ECVDI, FHEA, MRCVS)
02 - Ultrasonography I, Part II: Gastrointestinal tract, Liver, Spleen, Pancreas
11/01/2020 | Improve International CY Practical Facilities

Gastrointestinal tract, pancreas and lymph nodes (anatomical localisation, physiological appearance, main diseases, pathological changes in appearance), vascular markers Urinary tract, adrenal glands and male and female reproductive system (anatomical localisation, physiological appearance, main diseases, pathological changes in appearance), vascular markers, pregnancy examination


Speaker: Panagiotis Mantis (DVM, Diplom. ECVDI, FHEA, MRCVS)
03 - Ultrasonography I, Part III: Lymph nodes, Urinary tract, Reproductive tract
12/01/2020 | Improve International CY Practical Facilities

Pattern recognition on ultrasound - Liver, gallbladder, hepatic vasculature and spleen, Gastrointestinal tract, pancreas, Urinary tract, adrenal glands and male and female reproductive system. Complete abdominal protocol on vascular markers and anatomical localization.


Speaker: Panagiotis Mantis (DVM, Diplom. ECVDI, FHEA, MRCVS)
04 - Ultrasonography II, Part I: Complete abdomen and Major Vessels, Doppler techniques
02/07/2020 | Improve International CY Practical Facilities

• Abdominal lymph nodes, peritonial and retroperitonial space • Imaging the critical patient • Sonographic presentation of portal vein caudal vena cava and aorta • Introduction of Doppler techniques (Colour, PW and CW), how to use it for abdominal ultrasonography, semiquantitive indices, resistive Index (RI), pulsatility index (PI) • Applications: RI and PI of kidneys and lymph nodes, aortic thromboembolism, diagnosis of portal hypertension, basic techniques to identify a portosystemic shunt


Speaker: Abby Caine (VetMB BA CertVDI DipECVDI MRCVS)
05 - Ultrasonography II, Part II: Special techniques including elastography and contrast ultrasonography; Biopsies, FNA, Sample collection, Evaluation of tumors
03/07/2020 | Improve International CY Practical Facilities

• Contrast ultrasonography: basic principles and applications • Elastography: basic principles and applicationsUltrasound-guided biopsy, fine needle aspiration techniques, cystography, abdominocentesis and thoracocentesis • Evaluation of tumors with ultrasonography, staging


Speaker: Abby Caine (VetMB BA CertVDI DipECVDI MRCVS)
06 - Ultrasonography II, Part III: Neck, Eye, Musculoskeletal system, Thoracic structures (except heart)
04/07/2020 | Improve International CY Practical Facilities

• Ultrasonography of the neck: lymph nodes, salivary glands, larynx and thyroid glands (anatomical localisation, physiological appearance, main diseases, pathological changes in appearance), vascular markers • Ultrasonography of the eye and retrobulbar space (anatomical localisation, physiological appearance, main diseases, pathological changes in appearance), vascular markers • Ultrasonography of the musculoskeletal system: shoulder, common calcaneal tendon (anatomical localisation, physiological appearance, main diseases, pathological changes in appearance) • Ultrasonography of thoracic structures (except heart):, pleural space, thoracic wall, lungs, diaphragm and mediastinum (anatomical localisation, physiological appearance, main diseases, pathological changes in appearance), vascular markers


Speaker: Abby Caine (VetMB BA CertVDI DipECVDI MRCVS)
07 - Echocardiography I Part I: Introduction to Echocardiography
08/10/2020 | Improve International CY Practical Facilities

Introduction of the technique, configuration of the equipment, measurements and assessment of ventricles, how to position the patient Echocardiography approaches: right parasternal, left parasternal and subcostal views Interactive discussion of sectional planes Echocardiographic examination report


Speaker: Babis Koffas (DVM PhD DipECVIM – CA (Cardiology) MRCVS)
08 - Echocardiography I Part II: M and B Mode echocardiography protocols
09/10/2020 | Improve International CY Practical Facilities

Usefulness of the M mode. Use, applications and main errors. Standardization of cuts and artefacts that affect measurements. Measurements and cardic indexes (ratios, shortening fraction, ejection fraction, …). Clinical utility in diagnostics and follow up of the main cardiac diseases in dogs and cats. Right side and M mode (cuts and measurements). Systematic in the ecocardio protocol (cuts, measurements and indexes). B mode complete protocol in the dog.


Speaker: Babis Koffas (DVM PhD DipECVIM – CA (Cardiology) MRCVS)
09 - Echocardiography II Part I: Doppler, Diagnosis and follow-up of acquired diseases I
10/10/2020 | Improve International CY Practical Facilities

Doppler settings in cardiology. Doppler types, colored, CW-doppler an PW-doppler Valvulopathies in dogs, therapeutic approach to pathologies of the mitral valve (ACVIM Consensus Statement) Evaluate Valves, blood volume and speed, diagnostic protocol and monitoring Endocardiosis and Endocarditis Pericardial pathologies and cardiac tumors


Speaker: Babis Koffas (DVM PhD DipECVIM – CA (Cardiology) MRCVS)
10 - Echocardiography II Part II: Doppler, Diagnosis and follow-up of acquired diseases II
11/10/2020 | Improve International CY Practical Facilities

Dilated cardiomyopathy, European guidelines about echocardiographical diagnosis and prognosis, Feline cardiomyopathy – diagnostic approach Pulmonary hypertension, heartworms Complete diagnostic protocol of dilated and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, assessment of pulmonary hypertension


Speaker: Babis Koffas (DVM PhD DipECVIM – CA (Cardiology) MRCVS)
11 - Echocardiography III Part I: Complete echocardiographic protocol,Congenital diseases I
07/01/2021 | Improve International CY Practical Facilities

Haemodynamic, pressure gradients and how to use those informations for echocardiography, complete echocardiographic protocol (measurements, indices, lines, gradients) Congenital cardiac diseases, circumstances of volume overload, PDA, VSD, ASD, congenital malfunction in grown up dogs Pulmonary hypertension, Eisenmenger Syndrome, evaluation of diastolic function Patented diagnostic protocol of ductus arteriosus, use of contrast agents microbubbles for diagnostic of permeability of the ventricles


Speaker: Vassiliki Gouni (DVM, PhD, DECVIM-Cardiology)
12 - Echocardiography III Part II: Complete echocardiographic protocol, Congenital diseases II
08/01/2021 | Improve International CY Practical Facilities

Congential cardiac diseases, malfunctions because of pressure overload (aortic stenosis, pulmonic stenosis), Fallot Tetralogy Diagnostic approach and prognostic evaluation for stenosis. Evaluation of gradients and sectional planes for all circumstances Oesophageal echocardiography – when and why? Introduction to interventional heart surgery


Speaker: Vassiliki Gouni (DVM, PhD, DECVIM-Cardiology)
13 - Echocardiography IV Part I: Advanced Echocardiography I
09/01/2021 | Improve International CY Practical Facilities

Echocardiographic case reports, problem-oriented Advanced calculations of pressure gradients with the Doppler, through case reports Measurements, gold standard, special representations, “cool echo cases“


Speaker: Vassiliki Gouni (DVM, PhD, DECVIM-Cardiology)
14 - Echocardiography IV Part II: Advanced Echocardiography II
10/01/2021 | Improve International CY Practical Facilities

Assessment of diastolic function Role of echocardiography in question if diagnosing and staging of acquired heart diseases in dogs


Speaker: Vassiliki Gouni (DVM, PhD, DECVIM-Cardiology)
Register interest for the NEW Ultrasound course in November 2020. Please note as from November 2020 the number of modules will be increased therefore the final cost is subject to change.

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Register before 10/12/2019:
  • Payment in full: 6200.00€
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Payment terms and conditions

1. The number of places is limited. Your place will only be confirmed after being payed.

2. If the subscription is done with less than 30 days before the course an additional fee will be charged.

3. Total payment should be done before the beginning of the course.

4. Instalments payment should be initiated before the beginning of the course and be concluded before the end of the course. This modality has an added value, due to administrative expenses.

5. Multiple booking discounts available.


Registration information

1. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first served basis.

2. It’s advisable to carry on the payment within 15 days after the subscription register.

3. Your place will only be confirmed after being payed.

4. Improve International reserves the right to close the intake early if the number of applications received exceeds the number of available places.

5. Confirmation and enrolment details will then be sent to applicants once we have received a completed application form.



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This course is accredited by ESVPS and allows you to achieve a General Practitioner Certificate.

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