Programme |

Thursday 25 March 2021

Module Summaries | Agenda


Each of these modules contain a whole host of content that will be available through the online event platform!

With live presentations, interactive sessions and Q&A discussions, plus an On-Demand Stream filled with webinars to compliment the live programme.

Click each panel to learn more & view the day's agenda below

Patient Safety is Not Optional

Thursday 25 March - Live Stream 1 | On-Demand Stream


Module Summary

How safe are your patients, and how do you measure, monitor and manage such a vital area of clinical practice? This is your opportunity to audit yourself, and develop a systematic, team based approach to a safer practice,


Live Programme Sessions

10:00 - 10:50 Clinical audit: an important part of patient safety?

Patient safety: where do we start? - Catherine Oxtoby  

Clinical audit: where do we start and why? - Pam Mosedale


11:20 - 12:10 What are SEA's and M&M's?

SEA's: Introduction and overview - Pam Mosedale 

M&M's: Introduction and overview -  Helen Silver


12:20 - 13:10 Are safety checklists your new best friend?

Practice and vet perspective

Nurse perspective - Helen Silver



On-Demand Sessions

Webinar VetSafe: what is it and how do I use it?-Catherine Oxtoby

Webinar Best practice for infection control: COVID-19 and beyond - Tim Nuttall

Webinar Tackling post-op complications, including checklists and auditing - Helen Silver

Anaesthesia

Thursday 25 March - Live Stream 1 | On-Demand Stream


Module Summary

How to improve the anaesthesia in your practice and provide the best patient care throughout the anaesthetic. This stream will cover easy to do local anaesthetic techniques, how to manage some common anaesthetic complications and a discussion on the best sedation protocols. There are pre-recorded webinars to look at anaesthesia in more depth and CPR protocols.


Key Learning Objectives

  • Be able to use your monitoring to identify common anaesthetic complications.
  • Learn how to approach and treat common anaesthetic complications.
  • Understand how to safely sedate a patient.


Live Programme Sessions

14:30 - 15:20 Nerve blacks made easy

Caudal epidurals for blocked cats - Andrew Bell

Dental nerve blocks


15:30 - 16:20 Identifying anaesthetic problems

How capnography can help you identify problems with your patient - Andrew Bell

What options you have in managing hypotension under anaesthesia if fluids don’t work


16:50 - 17:40 Common anaesthetic complications

Is it cold in here? Hypothermia under anaesthesia - Vicky Ford-Fennah

Get the suction! Regurgitation under anaesthesia - Carl Bradbrook


17:50 - 18:40 Sedation wars!

Here we will discuss how to sedate a patient safely and effectively and whether sedation or anaesthesia is the best option for your patients - Carl Bradbrook

Monitoring for sedation - Vicky Ford-Fennah


On-Demand Sessions

Webinar CPR under anaesthesia: bets practice for CPR techniques for patients under anaesthesia

Webinar Local techniques for celiotomy: new local anaesthetic techniques for celiotomy    

Webinar Neutering: provide the best anaesthesia every time. How to provide the best care to patients  - Ian Self

Webinar Cats hurt too: feline analgesia. Peri-operative analgesic techniques for cats - Claire Woolford

Dermatology

Thursday 25 March - Live Stream 2 | On-Demand Stream


Module Summary

This module will provide live discussions between experts on areas that cause primary care practice headaches – the alopecic small furry, the atopic dog and psychogenic alopecia. Each session will feature a live discussion forum between 2 experts, hosted by Sue Paterson. Alongside the live presentations will be pre-recorded content and resource for your practice to use to improve case management. Inflammatory skin disease in cats, alopecia in rabbits and what to do with non-pruritic alopecia when then endocrine skin tests come back normal.


Live Programme Sessions

10:00 - 10:50    Treatment of canine atopic dermatitis in 2021: what options, in what order?

Options - Tim Nuttall

Strategy

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11:20 - 12:10    Has Covid caused stress related alopecias?

The dermatologists view - Ariane Neuber-Watts

The behaviourists view - Sarah Heath


12:20 - 13:10    How should I deal with alopecia in small furries in practice?

The dermatologists view - Ariane Neuber-Watts

Alopecia in small furries…in Practice - John Chitty


On-Demand Sessions

Webinar    Approach to feline inflammatory skin disease

Webinar    Alopecia what to do when the endocrine skin tests are normal? Tim Nuttall

Webinar    Alopecia in rabbitsAriane Neuber-Watts

Liver Disease

Thursday 25 March - Live Stream 2 | On-Demand Stream


Module Summary

Explore the current thinking in hot topics in liver disease, like mucocoeles, triaditis and liver biopsies, with world class specialists in this area discussing their approach to these cases. To round off the session there is an interactive session on dealing with apparently healthy dogs that have high liver enzymes.

Pre-recorded resources available will include a practical approach to jaundice in the cat and options for porto-systemic shunts.


Live Programme Sessions

14:30 - 15:20    Why and how should we do more liver biopsies in practice? 

Why should we do more - Mike Willard 

How should we do more - Penny Watson


15:30 - 16:20    What should we advise owners about mucocoeles: surgery, medicine or ignore?

What are the medical options for mucocoeles - Mike Willard 

When and how should we intervene surgically with mucocoeles - Chris Shales


16:50 - 17:40    Interactive cases with increased liver enzymes - Mike Willard


17:50 - 18:40    What Is the current thinking on feline triaditis: does it even exist? - Penny Watson


On-Demand Sessions

Webinar    The value of a good hepatic biopsy

Webinar    What do we think we know - and what do we really know - about mucocoeles? Mike Willard

Webinar    Medical and surgical options for portosystemic shunts - Gerard Mclauchlan & Chris Shales

Webinar    A practical approach to jaundice in cats - Penny Watson

Diagnostic Imaging

Thursday 25 March - Live Stream 3 | On-Demand Stream


Module Summary

This module is focused on delivering interactive imaging experiences in respiratory and cardiac radiology and a case based approach to abdominal imaging with discussions between imagers and the clinicians that are using their reports.

It is underpinned by webinars directed at delegates who are already confident in the basics and wish to expand their experiences and skill sets to include imaging of adrenals, thoracic viscera (pleural and mediastinal) and the pancreas.

It is recommended that delegates view the content for this module via a laptop or desktop computer.


Live Programme Sessions

10:00 - 10:50    Interactive lower respiratory radiography

11:20 - 12:10    Interactive cardiac radiographyKieran Borgeat

12:20 - 13:10    Interactive abdominal imagingKenny Simpson


On-Demand Sessions

Webinar    Thoracic radiology: it's not all about the lungs

Webinar    Imaging of the canine and feline adrenals

Webinar    Imaging of the canine and feline pancreas

Cardiology

Thursday 25 March - Live Stream 3 | On-Demand Stream


Module Summary

In the past 30 years there have been huge strides in Veterinary Cardiology with the continuous development of new drugs and studies looking at best therapy. Alongside this are the key issues of how we manage asymptomatic patients with murmurs and the ethics of managing heart disease in pets as we develop new and advanced techniques for catheter and surgical intervention.


Live Programme Sessions

14:30 - 15:20 The top 10 innovations in cardiology: a personal perspective


15:30 - 16:20 The asymptomatic patient

I am hearing a heart murmur for the first time in an adult dog: what should I do? - Adrian Boswood

I am hearing a heart murmur for the first time in an adult cat: what should I do? - Jose Novo Matos


16:50 - 17:40 Catheter intervention or surgery?

Cardiac interventions: when and how? - Tobi Wagner

Cardiac surgery: when and how? - Poppy Bristow


17:50 - 18:40 The ethics of managing heart disease in pets

Panel discussion & live Q&A - James Yeates, Tobi Wagner & Poppy Bristow


On-Demand Sessions

Webinar Nursing the cardiac patient

Webinar For the whole team: we have an echo machine - what can we do with it? 

Webinar How do I take my basic heart scan further?

Feline Medicine and Nursing

Thursday 25 March - Live Stream 4 | On-Demand Stream


Module Summary

A diverse group of well-known UK veterinary and nursing speakers will lead discussions on how we can make our practices more cat friendly and then consider how we can practically deal with anaemia, chronic diarrhoea and recurrent cystitis in practice.

Pre-recorded resources available will include talks on feline IMHA, the causes of chronic diarrhoea and the investigation of behavioural factors underlying recurrent cystitis in cats.


Live Programme Sessions

10:00 - 10:50    How can we make our practices more cat friendly? - Nicki Reed & Sarah Heath

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11:20 - 12:10    How should we deal with anaemic cats in our practice? - Nicki Reed & Elle Haskey


12:20 - 13:10    How should we deal with cats with chronic diarrhoea in our practice? - Nicki Reed & Fergus Allerton

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On-Demand Sessions

Webinar    Causes of chronic diarrhoea in cats and their investigation Fergus Allerton

Webinar    Investigation and management of behavioural factors in recurrent feline cystitis Sarah Heath

Webinar    Feline IMHA  - Nicki Reed

The Surgical Team: Practice and Principles

Thursday 25 March - Live Stream 4 | On-Demand Stream


Module Summary

This module is all about improving surgical outcomes. It starts with a refresher of the principles of surgery, and then goes on to investigate how scrubbed assistants can help; which leads into schedule 3 amendments.

Removal of small skin tumours - lumpectomies - are often performed sub optimally in practice: correct staging and planning of the surgery will be covered. For those lumpectomies that become wider resections, skin reconstruction techniques and tips are discussed. Then consideration is given to prevention of wound infections and best ways to improve sepsis in practice.

The last session of the module gives an introduction to joint surgery and arthroscopy - a must for anyone wanting to start out in this field!

Leaders in the field of soft tissue surgery will present pre recorded content on tissue handling skills and axial pedicle flaps. An additional pre recorded webinar will help nurses (and veterinary employers) to better utilise their expanding skills under the new Schedule 3 amendments.


Live Programme Sessions

14:30 - 15:20    Getting the bets out of the surgical team

How can Halsted’s Principles help me improve my surgical skills Dick White

Maximising the use of a scrubbed assistant in surgery - Alison Young


15:30 - 16:20    Improving outcomes from lumpectomies

Lumpectomies made interesting Jolle Kirpenstein

Skin reconstruction techniques


16:50 - 17:40    Latrogenic wound infections

Surgical preps and autoclaves Georgie Hollis

Asepsis has failed. Where do we start tracking down the culprit? - Alison Young


17:50 - 18:40    Joint surgery and arthroscopy: the basics

Preparing equipment and team for joint surgery Alison Young

How to begin in arthroscopy and common pitfalls?


On-Demand Sessions

Webinar    Axial pedicle flaps

Webinar    How to improve tissue handling skills

Webinar    Getting confident with Schedule 3 - Liz Mullineaux

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Welcome & Keynote
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Patient Safety is Not Optional


10:00 - 10:50

Clinical audit: an important part of patient safety?

Presentations & live discussion - Pam Mosedale & Catherine Oxtoby


11:20 - 12:10

What are SEA's and M&M's? 

Presentations & live discussion - Pam Mosedale & Helen Silver


12:20 - 13:10

Are safety checklists your new best friend?

Presentations & live discussion - Helen Silver

Speakers
Pam Mosedale
Catherine Oxtoby
Helen Silver
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Lunch & Exhibition
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Anaesthesia


14:30 - 15:20

Nerve blocks made easy

Presentations & live Q&A session - Andrew Bell


15:30 - 16:20

Identifying anaesthetic problems

Presentations & live Q&A session - Andrew Bell


16:50 - 17:40

Common anaesthetic complications

Presentations & live Q&A session - Vicky Ford-Fennah & Carl Bradbrook


17:50 - 18:40

Sedation wars!

Presentations & live Q&A session - Carl Bradbrook & Vicky Ford-Fennah

Speakers
Andrew Bell
Vicky Ford-Fennah
Carl Bradbrook
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Re-run of Keynote
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Welcome & Keynote
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Dermatology


10:00 - 10:50

Treatment of canine atopic dermatitis in 2021: what Options, in what order

Presentations & live discussion - Tim Nuttall

Sponsored by



11:20 - 12:10

Has Covid caused stress related alopecias?

Presentations & live discussion - Ariane Neuber-Watts & Sarah Heath


12:20 - 13:10

How should I deal with alopecia in small furries in practice?  

Presentations & live discussion - Ariane Neuber-Watts & John Chitty

Speakers
Tim Nuttall
Ariane Neuber-Watts
Sarah Heath
John Chitty
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Lunch & Exhibition
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Liver Disease


14:30 - 18:40

Why and how should we do more liver biopsies in practice?

Presentations & live discussion - Mike Willard & Penny Watson


15:30 - 16:20

What should we advise owners about mucocoeles: surgery, medicine or ignore?

Presentations & live discussion - Chris Shales & Mike Willard


16:50 - 17:40

Interactive cases with increased liver enzymes 

Presentations & live discussionMike Willard


17:50 - 18:40

What is the current thinking on the feline triaditis: does it even exist?

Presentations & live discussion Penny Watson

Speakers
Mike Willard
Penny Watson
Chris Shales
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Re-run of Keynote
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Welcome & Keynote
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Diagnostic Imaging


10:00 - 10:50

Interactive lower respiratory radiography

Live interactive session


11:20 - 12:10

Interactive cardiac radiography

Live interactive session - Kieran Borgeat


12:20 - 13:10

Interactive abdominal imaging

Live interactive session - Kenny Simpson

Speakers
Kieran Borgeat
Kenny Simpson
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Lunch & Exhibition
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Cardiology


14:30 - 15:20

The top 10 innovations in cardiology: a personal perspective


15:30 - 16:20

The asymptomatic patient

Presentation & live discussion - Jose Novo Matos


16:50 - 17:40

Catheter intervention or surgery?

Presentation & live discussion - Tobi Wagner & Poppy Bristow


17:50 - 18:40

The ethics of managing heart disease in pets

Live session - James Yeates, Tobi Wagner & Poppy Bristow

Speakers
Jose Novo Matos
Poppy Bristow
Tobi Wagner
James Yeates
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Re-run of Keynote
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Welcome & Keynote
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Feline Medicine and Nursing


10:00 - 10:50

How can we do to make our practices more cat friendly?

Presentations & live discussion - Nicki Reed & Sarah Heath

Sponsored by



11:20 - 12:10

How should we deal with anaemic cats in our practice?

Presentations & live discussion - Nicki Reed & Elle Haskey


12:20 - 13:10

How should we deal with cats with chronic diarrhoea in our practice?

Presentations & live discussion - Nicki Reed & Fergus Allerton

Sponsored by


Speakers
Nicki Reed
Sarah Heath
Elle Haskey
Fergus Allerton
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Lunch & Exhibition
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The Surgical Team: Practices and Principles


14:30 - 15:20

Getting the bets out of the surgical team

Presentations & live discussion - Dick White & Alison Young


15:30 - 16:20

Improving outcomes from lumpectomies

Presentations & live discussion - Jolle Kirpenstein


16:50 - 17:40

Latrogenic wound infections

Presentations & live discussion - Georgie Hollis & Alison Young


17:50 - 18:40

Joint surgery and arthroscopy: the basics

Presentations & live discussion - Alison Young

Speakers
Alison Young
Dick White
Jolle Kirpenstein
Georgie Hollis
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Re-run of Keynote

Coming soon!