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21 Sep 2020

General Practitioner Advanced Certificate in Small Animal Orthopaedic Surgery

Sheffield

Aims

Take your knowledge to another level

Over the last 19 years, Improve International has enabled thousands of vets working in general practice to develop core clinical skills and gain additional postgraduate qualifications in more than 20 different subjects. The next step in this process of lifelong learning is a series of new modular programmes and qualifications designed specifically for vets who wish to advance their knowledge and skills in their area of clinical interest. These new programmes will be accredited by the European School of Veterinary Postgraduate Studies (ESVPS) and validated by Harper Adams University in the UK (40 credits at Masters Level). Delegates will be able to gain a General Practitioner Advanced Certificate awarded by ESVPS with the possibility of upgrading to a Postgraduate Diploma.

Is this programme for me?


You will be an experienced vet with an existing good knowledge of the principles of small animal surgery and particularly small animal orthopaedics.
You will probably have already undertaken additional training in the subject and gained a General Practitioner Certificate in Small Animal Surgery (GPCertSAS) or an equivalent qualification.
You will have a strong interest in the subject and the desire to continually improve your knowledge and skills.
You would like to carry on your studies in the same subject and learn new, more advanced techniques that you can take back into your practice.
You would like to gain a higher-level qualification in the subject.

In order to undertake this higher level programme, you will need to hold a GPCert(SAS) although there will be an Accredited Prior Learning (APL) route for those vets who can demonstrate that they already have a good knowledge of the subject and who wish to pass straight to the examination without undertaking a taught programme. Achieving the GPCert(SAS) would then enable registration for the Advanced Certificate programme.

Programme structure

The course programme will be delivered in three, five-day blocks of teaching using three different state of the art training facilities Two speakers will tutor each of these five-day blocks. Group size will be strictly limited to enable an excellent learning experience. Experienced world-renowned clinicians (ECVS or ACVS Diplomates) will provide delegates with the very latest information about new developments in small animal orthopaedics. Step by step decision making processes will enable delegates to make the best choice when treating patients with orthopaedic conditions. Numerous case-examples will be used to help delegates relate their theoretical knowledge to clinical practice. A high level of practical instruction in a wet-lab environment will allow delegates to practice these new surgical techniques with close supervision from the two course speakers. There will also be demonstrations of some of the more complex orthopaedic procedures such as CUE, PAUL and THR. Availability of radiography will enable delegates to critically assess their practical work.

Objectives

The programme has been designed to enable you to:

  • Develop further confidence and competence in small animal orthopaedics as a natural progression from the Postgraduate Certificate in Small Animal Surgery or an equivalent award.
  • Provide an enhanced service to your clients Perform more orthopaedic procedures in practice and reduce the need for external referral
  • Generate increased revenue in your practice
  • Meet like- minded colleagues and share information about case management
  • Meet and learn from world class speakers – two ECVS or ACVS Orthopaedic Specialists will be present at each module
  • Gain the GP Advanced Certificate in Small Animal Orthopaedic Surgery and use this qualification as a route to a Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Veterinary Practice Sciences awarded by Harper Adams University

Summary

This 15 module programme has been designed for veterinary surgeons who want to progress their orthopaedic skills to the next level. Each module will be presented by two orthopaedic specialists (ECVS or ACVS diplomates) allowing delegates plenty of opportunity to ask questions and receive practical instruction. A step-by-step decision making process will help delegates to make the best choice in treating orthopaedic conditions and numerous case studies will be used to place theoretical concepts into practice.


Practical hands on experience will be gained on every module in excellent wet lab facilities at three different European venues. The latest equipment will be provided to accelerate your learning. Delegates will also be able to observe demonstrations of more complex procedures such as CUE, PAUL and THR. The availability of radiography will allow delegates to critically assess their practical work.


The sessions will be complemented by an online learning platform providing access to notes, case discussions via a closed forum and further resources such as videos and reading references.

Previous experience to certificate level in small animal orthopaedics is essential in order to benefit most from this course.

General Practitioner Advanced Certificate in Small Animal Orthopaedic Surgery Modules

Achilles Tendon and Tarsal Surgery
Sep 2020 | Sheffield

At the end of the course delegates should have an understanding of:

  • How to diagnose and treat achilles tendon disease
  • How to stabilise a luxated tarsal joint using ligament replacement/augmentation techniques
  • How to perform a pantarsal arthrodesis
  • How to perform a partial tarsal arthrodesis

Delegates will practise the above procedures in a wet-lab environment


Speaker: Scott Rutherford BVMS CertSAS DipECVS MRCVS
Speaker: Stephen Clarke BVM&S DSAS (Orth) DipECVS MRCVS
Limb Fractures I - Internal Fixation
Sep 2020 | Sheffield

At the end of the course delegates should have an understanding of:

  • General principles of internal fixation
  • How to treat humeral condylar fractures (unicondylar / bicondylar)
  • How to reduce and stabilise fractures of the acetabulum
  • How to reduce and stabilise carpal fractures
  • How to reduce and stabilise tarsal fractures

Delegates will practise the above procedures in a wet-lab environment


Speaker: Heidi Radke DVM DipECVS MRCVS and RCVS Specialist in Small Animal Surgery (Orthopaedics)
Speaker: Richard Meeson MA, Vet MB, MVetMed, DipECVS, PGCVE, FHEA, MRCVS
Limb Fractures II - External Fixation
Sep 2020 | Sheffield

At the end of the course delegates should have an understanding of:

  • General principles and of external skeletal fixation
  • How to stabilise radial fractures with a type Ib linear ESF frame
  • How to stabilise tibial fractures with a type IIb linear ESF frame
  • How to stabilise humeral and femoral fractures using a linear ESF frame / tie in configuration

Delegates will practise the above procedures in a wet-lab environment


Speaker: Hannes Bergmann DrMedVet DipECVS MRCVS
Speaker: Mark Longley
Arthroscopic Procedures I
Sep 2020 | Sheffield

At the end of this module delegates should be able to:

  • Review the instrumentation necessary for arthroscopic procedures
  • Discuss common joint pathology
  • Understand the indications for arthroscopy
  • Understand patient preparation and the creation of portals for elbow, shoulder and stifle arthroscopy

Practise the above techniques in a wet-lab environment


Speaker: Pilar Lafuente DVM, PhD, Dip. ACVS/ECVS, MRCVS
Speaker: Ulrich Rytz Dr. med. vet., Dipl ECVS
Arthroscopic Procedures II
Sep 2020 | Sheffield

At the end of this module delegates should be able to:

  • Understand the limitations and possible complications of arthroscopic procedures
  • Perform an arthroscopic examination of the elbow, shoulder and stifle joints
  • Perform simple arthroscopic surgery of the elbow, shoulder and stifle joints

Practise the above techniques in a wet-lab environment


Speaker: Pilar Lafuente DVM, PhD, Dip. ACVS/ECVS, MRCVS
Speaker: Ulrich Rytz Dr. med. vet., Dipl ECVS
Pelvic Surgery I - Coxofemoral Luxation & Hip Dysplasia
Apr 2021 | Cremona

By the end of the course delegates should have an understanding of:

  • Diagnosis and treatment of coxofemoral luxations
  • Diagnosis and treatment of hip dysplasia
  • How to treat a luxated hip using a toggle pin or an ileofemoral sling
  • How to perform a juvenile symphysiodesis
  • How to perform a triple pelvic osteotomy

Delegates will practise the above procedures in a wet-lab environment. Delegates will also have the chance to practice TPOs on plastic bones.


Speaker: Bruno Peirone DVM, PhD
Speaker: Lisa Piras DVM
Pelvic Surgery II -Total Hip Replacement
Apr 2021 | Cremona

By the end of the course delegates should have an understanding of:

  • Indications of Total Hip Replacement
  • Complications of Total Hip Replacement
  • How to perform Total Hip Replacement using the Biomedtrix system (CFX, BFX and hybrid)
  • How to perform Total Hip Replacement using the PorteVet system (cemented and cementedless)

Demonstrations of total hip replacement procedures using the Biomedtrix and PorteVet system will be performed in a wet lab environment.


Speaker: Philippe Haudiquet DMV, Dipl ECVS, DESV Chirurgie
Stifle Surgery I - TPLO & CCWO
Apr 2021 | Cremona

By the end of the course delegates should have an understanding of:

  • Advantages and disadvantages of performing a TPLO or CCWO
  • Complications of TPLOs and CCWOs
  • How to perform a TPLO
  • How to perform a CCWO

Delegates will practise the above procedures in a wet-lab environment


Speaker: Ditte Skytte DVM, ECVS
Speaker: Hugo Schmökel Prof. Dr. med. vet., PhD, Dipl ECVS, MRCVS
Stifle Surgery II - TTA & CBLO
Apr 2021 | Cremona

By the end of the course delegates should have an understanding of:

  • Advantages and disadvantages of performing a TTA or CBLO
  • Complications of TTAs and CBLOs
  • How to perform a TTA
  • How to perform a CBLO

Delegates will practise a TTA and a CBLO in a wet-lab environment


Speaker: Fabrice Bernard DVM IPSAV DiplECVS
General Hindlimb Surgery - Patella Alta; Tibial and Femoral Procedures
Apr 2021 | Cremona

At the end of the course delegates should have an understanding of:

  • How to correct a patella alta
  • How perform a tibial crest transposition in combination with a TTA / TPLO / CBLO
  • How to perform femoral osteotomies to correct femoral deformities predisposing patellar luxation
  • How to perform tibial osteotomies to correct tibial deformities predisposing patellar luxation

Delegates will practise the above procedures in a wet-lab environment


Speaker: Alan Danielski DVM MRCVS DipECVS
Speaker: Miguel Solano DVM DipECVS MRCVS
Neurosurgery I
Jul 2021 | Madrid

At the end of the course delegates should have an understanding of:

  • Pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of interverterbral disc disease
  • How to perform a hemilaminectomy/corpectomy to decompress the thoraco-lumbar spine
  • How to perform a dorsal laminectomy to decompress the lumbo-sacral spine

Delegates will practise hemilaminectomies, corpectomies and dorsal laminectomy in a wet-lab environment


Speaker: Bill Oxley MA VetMB DSAS(Orth)
Speaker: Sebastien Behr DVM DipECVN MRCVS RCVS Specialist (Veterinary Neurology)
Neurosurgery II
Jul 2021 | Madrid

At the end of the course delegates should have an understanding of:

  • Cervical disc disease
  • Cervical spondylomyelopathy
  • How to perform a ventral slot
  • How to stabilise vertebral fractures

Delegates will perform a ventral slot and stabilise vertebral fractures in a wet-lab environment


Speaker: Bill Oxley MA VetMB DSAS(Orth)
Speaker: Sebastien Behr DVM DipECVN MRCVS RCVS Specialist (Veterinary Neurology)
Shoulder Surgery
Jul 2021 | Madrid

At the end of the course delegates should have an understanding of:

  • Indications for salvage procedures of the shoulder joint
  • How to perform an excision arthroplasty of the shoulder joint
  • How to perform an arthrodesis of the shoulder joint
  • How to apply a velpeau sling or spica splint

Delegates will practise the above procedures in a wet-lab environment.


Speaker: Alessandro Andreoni DVM Dipl ECVS (European College of Veterinary Surgeons) CCRT (Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist )
Speaker: Pilar Lafuente DVM, PhD, Dip. ACVS/ECVS, MRCVS
Elbow Surgery I
Jul 2021 | Madrid

At the end of the module delegates should have an understanding of:

  • Diagnosis and treatment of un-united anconeal process
  • Diagnosis and treatment of elbow incongruence
  • How to reattach an un-united anconeal process using a lag screw
  • How to perform proximal and distal ulna osteotomies/ostectomies including

Delegates will practise the above procedures in a wet-lab environment


Speaker: Alan Danielski DVM MRCVS DipECVS
Speaker: Alessandro Andreoni DVM Dipl ECVS (European College of Veterinary Surgeons) CCRT (Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist )
Elbow Surgery II
Jul 2021 | Madrid

At the end of the module delegates should have an understanding of:

  • Indications of performing a canine unicompartimental elbow (CUE) procedure
  • Indications of performing a proximal abducting ulna (PAUL) procedure
  • Indications of performing a sliding humeral osteotomy (SHO) procedure
  • How to perform a CUE procedure
  • How to perform a PAUL procedure
  • How to perform an SHO procedure

Delegates will receive demonstrations of a variety of these procedures in a wet-lab environment


Speaker: Alan Danielski DVM MRCVS DipECVS
Speaker: Alessandro Andreoni DVM Dipl ECVS (European College of Veterinary Surgeons) CCRT (Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist )

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Payment Terms & Conditions

  1. Payment for the course can be paid by credit card or bank transfer.
  2. Please contact us for pricing relating to corporate veterinary groups and multiple booking discounts.
  3. Full details regarding the course cancellation procedure can be found here: https://www.improveinternational.com/uk/terms-and-conditions/

Registration Information

  1. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first served basis.
  2. Where all available places are full, applicants will be offered first refusal for the next available date.
  3. Confirmation and enrolment details will then be sent to confirm your booking.

Key information

General Practitioner Advanced Certificate in Small Animal Orthopaedic Surgery
21 Sep 2020
16 Jul 2021
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15 Day Course
Sheffield
Alessandro Andreoni, Pilar Lafuente, Mark Longley, Richard Meeson, Bruno Peirone, Lisa Piras, Heidi Radke, Ulrich Rytz, Ditte Skytte, Bill Oxley, Hannes Bergmann, Hugo Schmökel, Scott Rutherford, Sebastien Behr, Stephen Clarke, Alan Danielski, Miguel Solano, Fabrice Bernard, Pierre Moissonnier, Eva Schnabl-Feichter, Philippe Haudiquet
£11,995.00 + VAT