University of Saskatchewan

Western College of Veterinary Medicine

Gastro-intestinal (GI) Conference

The Western College of Veterinary Medicine is hosting a one-day Gastro-intestinal (GI) Continuing Education Conference from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 28, 2013.

Details about payment and submission are included on the registration form.

Program

Imaging of the GI Tract (Parts 1 and 2)
Presenter: Dr. Greg Starrak, associate professor, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences
These lectures will focus on the radiographic, ultrasound and CT imaging of the esophagus, stomach, small intestine and pancreas, what works best, what doesn't.

Pancreatitis: What's New?
Presenter: Dr. Casey Gaunt, assistant professor, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences
A review of pancreatitis and treatment, focusing on practical management of the moderate to severe pancreatitis patient and new developments in diagnostics and therapeutics.

Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency (EPI): Not Such a Zebra
Presenter: Dr. Anthony Carr, professor, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences
We know the classic presentation of EPI in dogs, but do you think of it when it isn't so "typical." You may be missing a very treatable disease in your patients.

Practical GI Surgery
Presenter: Dr. Peter Gilbert, associate professor, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences
Practical tips on when and how to perform intestinal biopsies to maximize their diagnostic value. Resection and anastomosis: the how, when, where and why from a practical viewpoint. And to finish up, potential complications — how to minimize them and manage them.

Grand Rounds
All presenters
These lectures are meant as an interactive case discussion of common clinical GI problems and how to approach them. We will use a tag team approach to clarify how radiologists, surgeons and internists approach each case.

For more information, contact:

Dr. Anthony Carr
Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences
Western College of Veterinary Medicine, U of S
52 Campus Drive, Saskatoon, SK   S7N 5B4
Tel: 306-966-8605