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Plenary Session [clear filter]
Tuesday, August 13
 

8:00am

Conference Opening Ceremony
Tuesday August 13, 2019 8:00am - 8:15am
Surfers Paradise Rooms 1 - 3 The Star Gold Coast

8:15am

How do I deal with oral masses?
Oral masses represent 6 % of tumours in the dog and 4% in the cat. Working at a referral dental center I see those every week. Some have already being well worked up whereas others simply arrive as "oral mass". Half of the canine masses and 90% of the feline masses are malignant, thus it becomes essential to get an early, accurate diagnosis to be able to deal with them appropriately. Several steps should be followed when working with these entities whether you are planning to refer or preparing for surgery. The first and easiest step is to radiograph the chest to ensure that there is no gross mestatasis. Next should be detailed imaging of the mass and deep, infomative biopsy of the growth. If malignancy is strongly suspected, harvesting of the lymph nodes would be included in this "first step". Finding a good reliable oral pathologist is almost of upmost importance. Once the results are back, one knows what it is, where it is, and whether or not it has spread. One can then plan for the "second step", the surgery. The mass is also sent histology to find out if the margins are clean. Depending on those results, a "third step' will include monitoring only or adjuvant therapies such as radiation and/or chemotherapy.

Speakers
avatar for Loic Legendre

Loic Legendre

Dr. Legendre now works at West Coast Veterinary Dental Services, a dental referral center dedicated to treat only oral and maxillofacial cases whether they be endodontics, orthodontics, fractures, oral cancer, or periodontitis. He has published several articles in Canadian Vet Journal... Read More →


Tuesday August 13, 2019 8:15am - 9:15am
Surfers Paradise Rooms 1 - 3 The Star Gold Coast

8:15am

How do I treat emergency glaucoma?
Acute glaucoma occurs suddenly, is painful, and is potentially blinding. Early recognition and prompt treatment is essential. In this brief session we will “cut straight to the chase” and compare the traditional multi-drug approach using 3 drugs, 3 routes, and 3 mechanisms versus monotherapy with the newer prostaglandin eye drops.

Speakers
avatar for David Maggs

David Maggs

Following graduation from the University of Melbourne in 1988, Prof. David Maggs spent 5 years in mixed practice throughout Australia, England, Scotland, and Wales. He then completed small animal and equine internships at Colorado State University, and a research fellowship and comparative... Read More →


Tuesday August 13, 2019 8:15am - 9:15am
Surfers Paradise Rooms 1 - 3 The Star Gold Coast

8:15am

How do I treat emergency seizures?
Status epilepticus can be a frequent occurrence in cats and dogs in the veterinary clinic. Although the cause may vary, the approach to management and drug administration should be consistent. In this session we will present a step by step therapeutic approach to the control of this emergency

Speakers
avatar for Simon Platt

Simon Platt

Prof. Platt qualified from the University of Edinburgh in 1992; he was an intern at the Ontario Veterinary College and completed a residency in neurology in 1998 at the University of Florida. Prof. Platt is currently a professor at the University of Georgia. Prof. Platt is co-editor... Read More →


Tuesday August 13, 2019 8:15am - 9:15am
Surfers Paradise Rooms 1 - 3 The Star Gold Coast
 
Wednesday, August 14
 

8:15am

 
Thursday, August 15
 

8:15am

The colour of pain: novel diagnostic technologies drawn from biophotonics
Speakers
avatar for Mark Hutchinson

Mark Hutchinson

Professor Hutchinson is the Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics (CNBP) and a Professor within the School of Medicine at the University of Adelaide.Professor Hutchinson’s research explores the “other brain” or the other 90% of cells in the brain... Read More →


Thursday August 15, 2019 8:15am - 9:15am
Surfers Paradise Rooms 1 - 3 The Star Gold Coast
 
Friday, August 16
 

8:15am

Canine cognitive dysfunction (CCD): what is the status quo and what does the future hold?
Speakers
avatar for Michael Valenzuela

Michael Valenzuela

Prof Michael Valenzuela is a rare cross-disciplinary research leader – amongst 1% of authors worldwide to publish across “clinical trials”, “stem cells”, “neuroimaging” and “cognition” (PubMed bibliometrics). Academic outcomes span >100 career publications with >6500... Read More →


Friday August 16, 2019 8:15am - 9:15am
Surfers Paradise Rooms 1 - 3 The Star Gold Coast