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CONGRESS

ABOUT THE EVENT

On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of ALTIUS, we launched a project dedicated to achieving excellence in veterinary medicine: VETS - Veterinary Excellence Through Science.

VETS Congress is an event that aims to bring veterinary medicine in Romania to the highest level by delivering quality scientific content, both through the presence of established international lecturers and national opinion leaders.

10-11 May 2024

JW MARRIOTT BUCHAREST GRAND HOTEL

8 international speakers

Medical conferences

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Dr. Joya Griffin, DVM, DACVD

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Dr. Alessio Vigani, DVM, Dipl. ACVAA, ACVECC, ECVECC

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Dr. John Williams, MA VetMB LLB CertVR CertMedLaw DipECVS FRCVS

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Dr. Andrew H Sparkes BVetMed PhD DipECVIM MANZCVS MRCVS

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Dr. Sarah Endersby BVetMed (Hons) MRCVS

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Alan Robinson B.V.Sc. MRCVS DMS

Veterinary Nurses Conference

Nikola Lakeman-min

Nicola Lakeman MSc BSc(Hons) RVN CertSAN CertVNECC VTS(Nutrition)

Claire Woolford-min

Claire Woolford RVN VTS Anesthesia and Analgesia

Scientific Programme

Day 1
Friday, 10 May

Day 2
Saturday, 11 May

Feline Medicine Conference

Speakers: Andy Sparkes / Sarah Endersby

Moderator: Tache Epure

08:30
09:00

Participants registration

09:00
09:45

Management and Stress Reduction in the Hospitalised Cat

09:45
10:30

Managing Common Feline Behaviour Problems

10:30
11:00

Coffee break

11:00
11:45

Current Thoughts on the Diagnosis and Management of Feline Idiopathic Cystitis

11:45
12:30

Uses and Abuses of Pheromone Therapy in Cats

12:30
13:30

Lunch

13:30
14:30

What’s new in Feline Medicine – Editors Top Picks from The Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery

14:30
15:30

Chronic Rhinitis in Cats – Investigation and Management

15:30
16:00

Coffee Break

16:00
17.30

    General Stream - Dr. Alan Robinson

 

1. Systems: Improving Business Efficiency, Leveraging Staff, Client Compliance
 

 

2. Corporatisation – Updates from the UK
   

16:00
17.30

VIP Panel – DVM Andrew Sparkes, Dipl. ECVIM & DVM Sarah Endersby BVetMed (Hons)

Preventive Healthcare in Cats – What, Why and When?

Surgery Conference

Speaker: John Williams

Moderator: Laszlo Dane

08:30
09:00

Participants registration

09:00
09:45

Triage and Open Wound Management (including choice of dressings)

09:45
10:30

How to Close That Hole – Principles of Wound Reconstruction – Part 1

10:30
11:00

Coffee break

11:00
11:45

How to Close That Hole – Principles of Wound Reconstruction – Part 2

11:45
12:30

Free Skin Grafts

12:30
13:30

Lunch

13:30
14:30

Simple Flaps

14:30
15:30

Managing Penetrating Body Cavity Wounds

15:30
16:00

Coffee break

16:00
17.30

    General Stream - Dr. Alan Robinson

 

1. Systems: Improving Business Efficiency, Leveraging Staff, Client Compliance
   

 

2. Corporatisation – Updates from the UK
    

16:00
17:30

VIP Panel –  DVM John Williams, Dipl. ECVS

Reconstruction of Challenging Wounds Using Axial Pattern Flaps and Other Advanced Techniques

Emergency Conference

Speaker: Alessio Vigani

Moderator: Cosmin Mureșan

08:30
09:00

Participants registration

09:00
09:45

Renal Replacement Therapy and Blood Purification Techniques in Critically Ill Patients: Introduction and Practical Applications

09:45
10:30

Managing Acute Kidney Injury using Renal Replacement Therapy

10.30
11.00

Coffee break

11:00
11:45

The Role of Blood Purification Techniques and Renal Replacement Therapy in Acute Poisonings / Intoxications

11.45
12.30

Management of Volume Overload (fluid balance / fluid overload) by Renal Replacement Therapy

12:30
13:30

Lunch

13:30
14:30

Extracorporeal Blood Purification in Sepsis

14:30
15:30

Therapeutic Plasma Exchange for the Treatment of Immune-Mediated Hemolytic Anemia (IMHA)

15:30
16:00

Coffee break

16:00
17.30

    General Stream - Dr. Alan Robinson

 

Profitability: Understanding Vet Finance, Pricing Professional Time, Invoicing Strategies and Pricing Procedures

16:00
17.30

VIP Panel – DVM Alessio Vigani, Dipl. ACVAA, ACVECC, ECVECC

Therapeutic Plasma Exchange for the Treatment of immune-mediated Neurological Disorders: Myasthenia gravis and acute polyradiculoneuritis

Dermatology Conference

Speaker: Joya Griffin

Moderator: Ana-Maria Boncea

08:30
09:00

Participants registration

09:00
10:00

Cytology Skill for Skin Cases

10:00
11:00

Leveraging and Utilizing Your Staff for Efficient Dermatologic Work-ups

11.00
11.30

Coffee break

11:30
12:30

Beyond Skin Deep: Utilizing Histopathology as Part of Your Dermatologic Work Up

12:30
13:30

Lunch

13:30
14:30

End-Stage Otitis: When to Treat, When to Refer

14:30
15:30

Beyond the Bubbles: Barrier Repair Therapy in Atopic Dermatitis

15:30
16:00

Coffee break

16:00
17:30

    General Stream - Dr. Alan Robinson

 

Profitability: Understanding Vet Finance, Pricing Professional Time, Invoicing Strategies and Pricing Procedures

16:00
17:30

VIP Panel – DVM Joya Griffin, Dipl. ACVD

Dermatologic Conundrums: Immune-Mediated Diseases

 

Dermatologic Conundrums: Challenging Feline Cases

Veterinary Nurses Conference

Day 1
Friday, 10 May

Day 2
Saturday, 11 May

Veterinary Nurses Conference

Speaker: Claire Woolford (Clinical Stream)

08:30
09:00

Participants registration

09:00
09:45

Taming the Tigers – Feline friendly handling

09:45
10:30

What does your Anesthetic Monitor tell you? ECG; Capnography; Pulse oximetry; NIBP techniques; Troubleshooting

10.30
11.00

Coffee break

11:00
11:45

Anesthesia – stages and planes

11:45
12:30

Introducere în monitorizarea anestezică – monitorizare de bază fără „jucării”!

12:30
13:30

Lunch

13:30
14:30

Is your Anesthetic Machine ready to use? Does your Anesthetic Circuit have a Leak? Everything around the Anesthesia Machine

14:30
15:30

Basic Life Support – dealing cardiopulmonary arrest

15:30
16:00

Coffee break

16:00
16:45

Airway Management – Principle of intubation/extubation for cats and dogs

16:45
17:30

Anaesthetic Recovery – Care for recovering patients

Veterinary Nurses Conference

Speaker: Nicola Lakeman (Nonclinical Stream)

08:30
09:00

Participants registration

09:00
09:45

Understand how to increase Client Compliance in Clinics

09:45
10:30

Communication in Clinics

10:30
11:00

Coffee break

11:00
11:45

Consultation Skills

11:45
12:30

A Guide for Triage: Asking The Right Questions (phone/on arrival)

12:30
13:30

Lunch

13:30
14:30

Lifestage Clinics…puppy, kitten

14:30
15:30

Lifestage Clinics… adult, senior

15:30
16:00

Coffee break

16:00
16.45

Weight Clinics

16:45
17.30

Mobility Clinics

19:30

Gala dinner

All the conferences are in English

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