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NVC 2018 Program

Dear colleagues,

This year we are going to change NVC2018 program format.
The idea of three level deversification of the material will be implemented instead of separation for educational and scientific parts. Here are these levels:

Basic
Advanced
Specialized

All three levels will be highlighted by colored in conference program.

We have a strong opinion that new format will be more illustartive and clear. The individual schedule managment should become much easier.

The program of the forthcoming NVC2018 is currently being discussed by the Scientific Committee. We will publish program updates as they become available. Follow us.

Wednesday. 17 October
To allow you to listen to as many lectures as possible, we provide simultaneous interpretation for the stream. We kindly ask you to come 20 minutes ealier to get the earphones before the lectures starts. Please bring your identification documents with you (the passport or the driving licence) - you will need them to receive the equipment.
10:00 - 11:00 Understanding Fear in Pets Marsha Reich
11:00 - 12:00 Managing Fear Aggression Marsha Reich
12:00 - 12:10 Break
12:10 - 13:10 Aggression Between Dogs that Live Together Marsha Reich
13:10 - 14:20 Lunch
14:20 - 15:20 Aggression Between Unfamiliar Dogs Marsha Reich
15:20 - 16:20 Preventive Maintenance Abnormal Behavior and Puppy Socialization Marsha Reich
16:20 - 16:40 Break
16:40 - 18:00 Appears Behavioral But Could it Be Medical Marsha Reich
Thursday. 18 October
To allow you to listen to as many lectures as possible, we provide simultaneous interpretation for the stream. We kindly ask you to come 20 minutes ealier to get the earphones before the lectures starts. Please bring your identification documents with you (the passport or the driving licence) - you will need them to receive the equipment.
10:00 - 11:00 Feline Inappropriate Elimination Marsha Reich
11:00 - 12:00 Integration of Behavior and Medical Health Care of Senior Dogs and Cats Marsha Reich
12:00 - 12:10 Break
12:10 - 13:10 How to Ask the Right Question- Working Through a Behavior complaint Marsha Reich
13:10 - 14:20 Lunch
14:20 - 14:50 A stick or a carrot? Punishment of animals and its consequences Lyudmila Konikova
14:50 - 15:50 Geopolitical conflicts of cats Aleksandra Aleksandrova
16:00 - 17:00 Noise phobias. Correction options. Practical tools for desensibilization. A clinical case Oksana Dubinina
17:00 - 17:30 The Q&A session

THIS YEAR, THE SESSIONS OF THE BEHAVIOURAL MEDICINE STREAM WILL EXCEED ALL EXPECTATIONS AND WILL LAST FOR TWO FULL DAYS.

Extremely interesting topics related to correction of problem behaviour in dogs and cats will be presented by Marsha Reich, a brilliant speaker, a specialist in behavioral medicine.

During the sessions, correction of behaviour linked to aggression and fears will be primarily covered. This is a major issue in the practice of a behavioural medicine specialist and an important subject for discussion, frequently involving safety of animals and people, including children. The slogan of the stream in 2018 is “A veterinary doctor treats mankind”. Behavioral medicine, focusing on satisfaction of animals needs, improving relations between people and animals, strengthens their union and fills it with love.

This union can be ruined and the trust of our pets can be undermined by one awkward movement. Lyudmila Konikova will tell us how this can happen in her lecture “A stick or a carrot. Punishment of animals and its consequences".

Groups of cats are often kept in small apartments in Russia. Alexandra Alexandrova will tell us how to provide each cat with all necessary resources and how to ensure they establish relations among themselves and with the owner.

And, finally, Oksana Dubinina will present an extremely interesting topic, dog noise phobia, and will tell us how a dog can adapt to life in a big city filled with various loud sounds.

TARGET AUDIENCE:

The sessions will be useful both for veterinary doctors and for psychologists, dog breeders, felinologists, animal behavior specialists, as well as early career veterinary practitioners for better understanding of their patients.

The head of the stream Lyudmila Konikova.

Wednesday, 17 October
10:00 – 11:30 Congenital heart defects. interventional cardiology Mattihas Schneider
Break
11:00 – 12:00 Congenital heart defects. interventional cardiology Mattihas Schneider
14:00 – 15:30 Break
15:30 – 16:30 Endocardiosis in Dogs. What we know about it today Mattihas Schneider
16:30 – 17:00 Break
17:00 – 18:00 Endocardiosis in Dogs. What we know about it today Mattihas Schneider
Thursday. 18 October
10:00 – 10:45 Mechanisms of arrhythmias. Causes and factors. Types. Clinical cases Maria Nazarova
10:45 – 11:30 Congenital abnormal heart rhythm in dogs (ARVD), Inherited ventricular arrhythmias in German Shepherds and Ridgebacks, tachyarrhythmias induced by additional electrical conduction pathways, SSS) Maria Nazarova
Break Break
12:00 – 12:30 A prospective study – echocardiography screening of clinically healthy cats prior to anesthesia. Who and when needs screening Aleksandr Girshov
12:30 – 13:00 Retrospective analysis of results of echocardiography screening of healthy cats prior to anesthesia Andrey Komolov
13:00 – 13:30 Recommendations of the Society of Veterinary Cardiology on thromboembolism in cats Tatyana Salova
13:30 – 15:00 Lunch
15:00 – 16:00 Proper echocardiographic measurements Vladislava Illarionova
16:00 – 16:45 Features of dilated cardiomyopathy in Irish Wolfhounds Maria Nazarova
16:45 – 17:15 Break
17:15 – 18:00 A round table discussion
Friday. 19 October
10:00 – 11:00 Diagnosis and treatment of sinus bradycardia in dogs Sydney N. Moise
11:00 – 12:00 Myocarditis in dogs. A study of myocarditis in dogs confirmed by the ante-mortem biopsy. Analysis of the clinical progression of the disease and diagnostic test results Roberto Santilli
12:00 – 12:30
12:30 – 13:00 A clinical case of a leptospirosis-induced myocarditis in a dog Dmitrij Olejnikov
13:00 – 13:45 Myocarditis in cats. A report on a series of clinical cases of myocarditis confirmed by the ante-mortem biopsy Dmitrij Olejnikov
13:45 – 14:00 What we know about miocarditis. Discussion
14:00 – 15:30 Lunch
15:30 – 15:45 A clinical case of Bosentanum use in a patient with patent ductus arteriosus and Eisenmenger syndrome Ramil Kadyrov
15:45 – 16:00 A clinical case of RF ablation in a dog with hemodynamically relevant ventricular arrhythmia Dmitrij Olejnikov
16:00 – 16:30 Thoracic ultrasound. VetBlue. What every cardiologist needs to know and be able to do Gabriella Imbert
16:30 – 17:00 Break
17:00 – 18:00 EBVM in veterinary cardiology. How to read publications Vladimir Arhipov
Wednesday. 17 October
10:00 – 11:30 FeLV Overview. News from recent conferences Olga Syatkovskaya
11:30 – 12:00 Break
12:00 – 13:30 FeLV Prevalence rates in Russia and diagnostics capabilities Olga Filimonova
13:30 – 15:00 Lunch
A sponsor’s speech by MSD Bravecto tablets and Bravecto Spot On: differences in the use of the two forms of insecticides and acaricides containing Fluralaner Дмитрий Казаков
15:00 – 16:30 FeLV treatment An overview of the treatment options and experience in use Sergey Konyaev
16:30 – 16:45 Break
16:45 – 18:00 Retrovirus infections in cats targeting eyes: FeLV and FIV Sergej Boyarinov
Thursday. 18 October
10:00 – 11:30 A cat with respiratory distress. A general practitioner’s approach Olga Syatkovskaya
11:30 – 12:00 Break
12:00 – 13:30 Anesthesia for cats with respiratory disease Snezhana Atanasova
13:30 – 15:00 Lunch
A sponsor’s speech by Boehringer Ingelheim How to manage cats and their owners, or Bastet's fury Мария Савинкина
15:00 – 16:30 Pleural effusions. Effusion causes and types. Diagnosis Olga Filimonova
Break
16:45 – 18:00 Clinical cases. A general practitioner’s approach Olga Syatkovskaya
Friday. 19 October
10:00 – 11:30 Asthma and Bronchitis in cats. Diagnosis and treatment
11:30 – 12:00 Break
12:00 – 13:30 Thoracic radiography in cats Eugeniy Kemelman
13:30 – 15:00 Lunch
15:00 – 16:30 Lungworm infection in cats Sergey Konyaev
16:30 – 16:45 Break
16:45 – 18:00 News from recent conferences Olga Syatkovskaya

The speakers will consider feline acute respiratory distress syndrome etiology and pathogenesis, present diagnostic and treatment algorithms, discuss the problem-specific differential diagnosis. Experts of both streams will make an overview of current feline leukaemia information based on results of global clinical studies.

Wednesday. 17 October
10:00 - 11:30 Standards: what they are and why they are necessary. How standards influence all processes in the clinic Alfiya Pasichenko
Master class: Development of one of the internal standards - an organizational standard и and a service standard
12:00 - 12:30 A patient’s triage at the reception desk Tatyana Krasnova
11:30 - 12:00 Break
12:30 - 13:30 The emotional aspect of the administrator’s work: understanding the client’s emotions and uncovering them Julia Abramova
13:30 - 14:30 Lunch
14:30 - 16:00 Conflicts: conflict exit strategies Julia Abramova
16:00 - 16:30 Break
16:30 - 18:00 Client types or how to find the way to the client’s heart Julia Abramova
Master class: “A negative feedback comment: promotion or damage to the image?”

NVC2018 IS PRESENTING A NEW STREAM!

For the first time ever on the agenda of Russian professional veterinary conferences, a stream has been organized for administrators of veterinary clinics, call center operators, customer service managers.

Staff training and organization of operation of these subdivisions significantly influences the operation of the clinic in general.

The goals of the NVC Customer Service stream are:

  • to improve the prestige of the professions of administrators and call center operators of veterinary clinics and laboratories
  • to establish a venue for exchange of experiences among specialists in these areas
  • to standardize operation of these units.
  • The objectives of the stream include providing concise practical information on the basics of organization of high quality communication in the ‘customer service staff – client – veterinary doctor’ chain. We are confident that each attendee will benefit from the insights and instruments presented at the sessions and will be able to start using them in practical work immediately.

    Program details.

    Standards.
    What they are and why they are necessary. The influence of standards on all processes in the clinic. A book of standards – differences between standards, organizational policies, check lists (Goal: to help understand their important role).

  • Definition of standards (examples from various companies) and types of standards.
  • A recommended set of standards and brief analysis of the purpose each of them serve.
  • A practical task: to find differences in standards, organizational policies and check lists.
  • Master class: Development of one of the internal standards – an organizational standard и and a service standard.
    Development of rules, risks, control. Homework with a practical task – to develop one algorithm and to send it for revision, with an option of getting further advice.

  • Presentation of the algorithm for creation of a standard.
  • Development of a standard on one’s own.
  • A patient’s triage at the reception desk.
    Assessment of the severity of the patient’s condition in the waiting area of the clinic, prioritization, action plan for emergency cases.

    The emotional aspect of the administrator’s work.
    Understanding the client’s emotions and uncovering them. Analysis of real cases. The “Thoughts and Feelings” game.
    Warm-up. Playing compliments: look at the neighbour on the right-hand side and give him or her a compliment.

  • Definition of empathy and analysis of its necessity, with various professions used as example.
  • How to learn to be empathetic?
  • The map of clients’ fears and positive emotions, its completion in the team.
  • Conflicts: conflict exit strategies.
    Analysis of real cases: video and audio.

  • Conflict types and parties responsible for their solution.
  • Analysis of conflicts in telephone calls. 2 telephone calls with different strategies.
  • Client types or how to find the way to the client’s heart.
    Analysis of client types and discussion of their needs, analysis of telephone calls, analysis of existing clients.
    Different client types, approaches to them and their key need.

    Master class: “A negative feedback comment: promotion or damage to the image?”.
    The algorithm of responding to a feedback comment, recommendations on handling comments, discussion of real cases and work with one’s own feedback comments.

  • Definition of a negative feedback comment.
  • The algorithm of handling of a negative comment. Analysis of real feedback comments of companies.
  • Writing a response to a real feedback comment of a company.
  • The head of the stream Alfiya Pasichenko.

    THERE ARE THREE WAYS TO JOIN THE CUSTOMER SERVICE SESSION:
  • With a full NVC2018 ticket (with the right to attend any sessions from 17 to 19 October).
    Pre-registration on the website and payment at the price effective at the moment.
  • With a one-day NVC2018 ticket (with the right to attend any sessions on 17 October only).
    The onsite registration and payment are possible on 17 October 2018. The rate is 3,000 rubles.
  • And with a special ticket of the Customer Service stream (with the right to attend the sessions of this stream only).
    Pre-registration and payment via the website are recommended, but the onsite registration and payment on 17 October 2018 are also possible.
    The rate is 1,000 rubles.

  • Friday. 19 October
    10:00 - 10:45 Opening of the sessions. Introduction Anna Spirina
    10:45 - 11:45 Veterinary dentistry for a general practitioner Tat'yana Korchneva
    11:45 - 12:00 The Q&A session
    12:00 - 12:15 Break
    12:15 - 13:15 Intraoral radiology Mariya Volodina
    13:15 - 13:30 The Q&A session
    13:30 - 15:00 Lunch
    15:00 - 16:00 Complications in veterinary dentistry Natalia Kornilova
    16:00 - 16:15 The Q&A session
    16:15 - 16:30 Break
    16:30 - 18:00 An interactive session Clinical cases. In simple words about unclear things Anna Spirina

    The role of dentistry in veterinary practice is very important.

    Each of our patients has oral cavity problems at a certain age. While for young animals prevention of dental diseases is the most effective way to follow, animals older than 4-5 yeas of age need professional treatment.

    The speakers of the NVC2018 Dentistry stream will disclose the rules and techniques for identification of a dental patient and speak about common oral cavity diseases. You will learn about intraoral radiology and complications in veterinary dentistry and will analyse clinical cases frequently encountered in veterinary practice of a veterinary dentist during the interactive session.

    The speakers’ presentation of all nuances of veterinary dentistry will be easy to understand. All unclear things will become clear.

    Head of the stream Anna Spirina, DVM, REVDC, MEVDS.

    Wednesday. 17 October. Exotic animal dermatology
    To allow you to listen to as many lectures as possible, we provide simultaneous interpretation for the stream. We kindly ask you to come 20 minutes ealier to get the earphones before the lectures starts. Please bring your identification documents with you (the passport or the driving licence) - you will need them to receive the equipment.
    10:00 - 10:45 Alopecia in rabbits and rodents Stephen D. White
    10:45 - 11:30 Nodular lesions in rabbits and rodents Stephen D. White
    11:30 - 11:45 The Q&A session
    11:45 - 12:00 Break
    12:00 - 12:30 Non-endocrine diseases of ferrets Stephen D. White
    12:30 - 13:15 Reptiles – general information about skin diseases Stephen D. White
    13:15 - 13:30 The Q&A session Stephen D. White
    13:30 - 15:00 Lunch
    15:00 - 15:45 Feather loss and abnormalities in birds Stephen D. White
    15:45 - 16:30 Miscellaneous skin diseases in birds Stephen D. White
    16:30 - 16:45 The Q&A session
    16:45 - 17:00 Break
    17:00 - 17:45 Skin diseases of ZOO animals Stephen D. White
    17:45 - 18:00 The Q&A session
    Thursday. 18 October. Dermatology in the dog and cat
    10:00 - 10:45 Easy-to-cure skin diseases Oksana Vyugina
    10:45 - 11:00 The Q&A session
    11:00 - 11:45 Diseases challenging for the dermatologist Lubov Nikolaeva
    11:45 - 12:00 The Q&A session
    12:00 - 12:45 Diseases making a dishonest doctor happy Ekaterina Mendosa-Kuznetsova
    12:45 - 13:00 The Q&A session
    13:00 - 14:30 Lunch
    14:30 - 15:15 Skin diseases requiring urgent treatment Svetlana Belova
    15:15 - 15:30 The Q&A session
    15:30 - 16:15 Skin diseases which can be treated without a rush Anastasiya Sorochenko
    16:15 - 16:30 The Q&A session
    16:30 - 16:45 Break
    16:45 - 17:45 Clinical cases of veterinary practitioners Mariya Belova Mariya Bondareva Tat'yana Egorova Elena Karyaeva
    Friday. 19 October. Equine dermatology
    10:00 - 11:15 Pigmentary problems, photosensitization, and vasculitis Stephen D. White
    11:15 - 11:30 The Q&A session
    11:30 - 11:45 Break
    11:45 - 13:00 Autoimmune dermatoses Stephen D. White
    13:00 - 13:15 The Q&A session
    13:15 - 14:45 Lunch
    14:45 - 16:00 Congenital and Hereditary dermatoses Stephen D. White
    16:00 - 16:15 The Q&A session
    16:15 - 16:30 Break
    16:30 - 17:45 Neoplasms of the skin Stephen D. White
    17:45 - 18:00 The Q&A session

    Dear Colleagues,

    At NVC2018 Dermatology stream, we would like to delight you again both by the program, and by the speakers. We are happy that another star speaker, Dr. Stephen White, professor at the School of Veterinary Medicine at UC Davis, has accepted our invitation. Stephen White is not only a world-renowned specialist in veterinary dermatology and the author of hundreds of publications and research works, he is also a wonderful teacher and a gentle, modest, extremely kind and decent person. As the sphere of his special interests is dermatology of exotic animals and horses, we are happy to dedicate a whole day to exotic pets dermatology sessions – this is what everyone was so much looking forward to. Besides, taking into account our first successful equine dermatology day with Danny Scott in 2017, we will continue this tradition, benefiting from Dr. White’s specialisation, and will dedicate a whole day to equine dermatology again. Certainly, the topics will be new.

    To sum it up, in 2018, the program of the Dermatology stream will include one day dedicated to skin diseases of exotic pets, one day dedicated to dermatology in dogs and cats (they are indispensable!), and one day dedicated to equine dermatology. In additional to Steven White’s speeches, as usual, you will listen to the favourite Russian-language speakers, presenting interesting and important topics covering diseases in dogs and cats, as well as Clinical Cases from practitioners – a session which has already become a tradition. Interesting clinical cases - winners of the contest will be presented. Cases participating in this contest are selected by experts blindly, i.e. they do not know whose works they are assessing. Join us at our sessions, they will be interesting and useful as usual!

    Head of NVC Dermatology Stream Ekaterina Mendoza-Kuznetsova

    Wednesday, 17 October 2018. Consecutive Interpretation
    10:00 – 11:30 Small Animal Thoracic Imaging (70% radiography, 30% CT) Tobias Schwarz
    11:30 – 11:45 Coffee break
    11:45 – 12:15 Small Animal Thoracic Imaging (cont’d) Tobias Schwarz
    12:15 – 13:15 Abdominal Imaging (50% radiography, 25% ultrasound, 25% CT) Tobias Schwarz
    13:15 – 14:45 Lunch
    14:45 – 15:45 Abdominal Imaging (50% radiography, 25% ultrasound, 25% CT) Tobias Schwarz
    15:45 – 16:00 Coffee break
    16:00 – 17:00 CT and MRI for the Small Animal Practitioner Tobias Schwarz
    17:00 – 18:00 Diagnostic imaging in tuberculosis in dogs and cats Tobias Schwarz
    Thursday, 18 October 2018
    10:00 – 10:30 The most common errors of early career specialists – my observations Olga Smirnova
    10:30 – 11:00 Well, I never! Or diagnoses nobody expected Klavdiya Naletova
    11:00 – 11:30 Ambiguous clinical cases (Ultrasound+radiography+CT) Yuliya Krivova
    11:30 – 11:45 Coffee break
    11:45 – 13:15 Thoracic CT Tobias Schwarz
    13:15 – 14:45 Lunch
    14:45 – 15:45 Dot-and-dash: the Morse alphabet of a chronic entheropathy (ultrasound, gastroenterology) Darya Zheltysheva Zoya Vidyanova
    15:45 – 16:30 Diagnostic imaging in oncology Tumor mapping (radiography, ultrasound, CT) Anna Chernecova Mark Paka
    16:30 – 18:00 Diagnostic Imaging for chylothorax Tobias Schwarz
    Friday, 19 October 2018. Diagnostic imaging in reproductive medicine and endocrinology
    10:00 – 11:00 Advanced diagnostic ultrasound examination of the female reproductive system, or surprises the uterus and the ovaries can present during an ultrasound examination Ekaterina Nazarovа
    11:00 – 12:00 Advanced diagnostic ultrasound examination of the reproductive system and invasive ultrasound-guided procedures for males Gabriella Imbert
    12:00 – 12:20 Coffee break
    12:20 – 13:15 An interactive analysis of clinical cases Pathology of the male and female reproductive system, error analysis Ekaterina Nazarovа Gabriella Imbert
    13:15 – 14:45 Lunch
    14:45 – 15:45 Ultrasound for a patient with endocrine disorders Pitfalls and special aspects: what should be particularly looked for. Differential diagnoses to remember. Questions to ask the owner. Olga Smirnova
    5:45 – 16:30 A diagnostic ultrasound approach to a patient with polyuria/polydypsia. Solving puzzles. What and where shall we look for? Mariya Lopatina
    16:30 – 16:45 Coffee break
    16:45 – 17:30 Choosing the diagnostic imaging modality for patients with suspected endocrine disorders – which examinations should the patient be referred for and what will they give us. Yuliya Krivova

    We are delighted to announce the NVC 2018 program for the Diagnostic Imaging stream. This year, the lectures on the comprehensive approach to thoracic and abdominal imaging in small animals, including the use of various modalities such as ultrasound, radiography, CT and MRI will be delivered to us.Combination of modalities allows to perform diagnostic work up more efficiently, and the lectures of Dr. Tobias Schwarz will help to develop flexibility of medical thinking, comparing the data obtained.

    This year, we will consider three major sub-sections of Diagnostic Imaging:

    "Small Animal Thoracic Imaging"

    Cases, principles and spheres of application and constrains of radiography in the evaluation of thoracic diseases in dogs and cats will be reviewed and illustrated. Use of computed tomography for thoracic imaging will also be discussed and illustrated by cases. (70% radiography, 30% CT)

    "Abdominal Imaging"

    We will review and illustrate a number of principles, applications and constrains of radiography in the evaluation of abdominal diseases in dogs and cats. Use of abdominal ultrasound and computed tomography will also be discussed and illustrated by cases. (50% radiography, 25% ultrasound, 25% CT)

    "CT and MRI for the Small Animal Practitioner"

    Advantages and constraints of CT and MRI in diagnosis of the head and neck, spine, thorax, abdomen and extremities conditions will be discussed and illustrated by clinical cases. Special modalities such as contrast CT and MRI, angiography and others will also be discussed. (50% CT, 50% MRI)

    Friday. 19 October
    To allow you to listen to as many lectures as possible, we provide simultaneous interpretation for the stream. We kindly ask you to come 20 minutes ealier to get the earphones before the lectures starts. Please bring your identification documents with you (the passport or the driving licence) - you will need them to receive the equipment.
    10:00 - 11:00 Interpreting a pet food label: Client friendly facts Korinn Saker
    11:00 - 12:00 Grow, Grow, Grow but not too much! Appropriate puppy food and junior food Korinn Saker
    12:00 - 12:15 Break
    12:15 - 13:15 Long-term Nutrition Support for Chronic Disease States ( Diabetes, Cancer, Chr.pancreatitis, Urolithiasis, Hepatic , Cardiac) Korinn Saker
    13:15 - 14:15 Feeding the Sick Kidney Korinn Saker
    14:15 - 15:45 Lunch Korinn Saker
    15:45 - 16:45 Nutrition Basics for the Critically Ill pet Korinn Saker
    16:45 - 17:00 Break
    17:00 - 18:00 Malnutrition Defense: Feeding the Liver and the Gut Korinn Saker

    Dear friends!

    Professor Korinn Saker, Service Chief of the Health and Wellness Center at North Carolina State University - College of Veterinary Medicine, will be our guest and speaker this autumn.

    Together, we have prepared a program intended for specialists of all fields of veterinary medicine. We will speak about raising a puppy and about interpreting the wording on commercial food packaging. You will receive knowledge of basic principles of nutrition in sickness and in health. How serious is the disease?

    We will tell you about parenteral nutrition in critically ill patients (the professor will hold a master class for you) and about nutrition for chronically ill patients with pancreatitis or cardiac failure. How should a cancer patient be fed? What is new and important in feeding a patient with decreased renal function? What should be done if the body is loosing more than it is receiving? How can the life of a patient with liver failure be prolonged?

    Target audience:

    You do not have to be a dietologist to attend the Dietology sessions - it is enough to be a good doctor endeavouring to become better!:-)

    Head of NVC Dietology Stream Darya Zheltysheva
    Wednesday. 17 October
    10:00 - 11:00 Our experience with adrenalectomy. Several interesting cases Olga Smirnova
    11:00 - 12:00 Our experience with hypophysectomy. A general practitioner’s view Olga Smirnova
    12:00 - 12:15 Break
    12:15 - 13:15 Association of neurological disorders and endocrinopathies. When is it real and when doubtful? Maksim Belenson
    13:15 - 14:45 Lunch
    14:45 - 15:30 When the areas of an oncologist and endocrinologist overlap: paraneoplastic (and not only paraneoplastic) hypoglycemia Natalia Ignatenko
    15:30 - 16:15 When the areas of an oncologist and endocrinologist overlap: paraneoplastic (and not only paraneoplastic) hypercalcemia Natalia Ignatenko
    16:15 - 16:30 Break
    16:30 - 18:00 “The patients I will never forget" - an overview of clinical cases Natalia Ignatenko
    Thursday. 18 October
    To allow you to listen to as many lectures as possible, we provide simultaneous interpretation for the stream. We kindly ask you to come 20 minutes ealier to get the earphones before the lectures starts. Please bring your identification documents with you (the passport or the driving licence) - you will need them to receive the equipment.
    10:00 - 11:00 How do I treat: pituitary-dependent hypercortisolism (Cushing`s disease)? Sara Galac
    11:00 - 12:00 How do I treat: cortisol-secreting adrenocortical tumors? Sara Galac
    12:00 - 12:15 Break
    12:15 - 13:00 Novel forms of Cushing: ectopic, food-dependent and atypical Sara Galac
    13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
    14:00 - 14:45 Pheochromocytoma in dogs: the great pretender Sara Galac
    14:45 - 15:30 Hyperaldosteronism in cats: still underdiagnosed disorder Sara Galac
    15:30 - 15:45 Break
    15:45 - 16:45 Acromegaly in cats Sara Galac
    16:45 - 18:00 Interesting endocrine cases Sara Galac

    Dear Colleagues,
    We invite you to attend the lectures of the Endocrinology stream.

    This year, numerous speeches on important subjects will be presented.

    Cushing’s syndrome will be given special attention.

    Dr. Sara Galac, a world-renowned expert on veterinary endocrinology, will tell us about its typical manifestations, and, for the first time, we will hear about its rare forms caused by ectopic ACTH secretion and food-dependent hypercortisolemia.

    Olga Smirnova will share her Russia’s first successful hypophysectomy experience and will tell us about management of patients with Cushing’s syndrome after adrenalectomy.

    Besides, we will hear interesting information about pheochromocytoma, hyperaldosteronism and acromegaly - the not-so-rare diseases, often underestimated by veterinary doctors.

    You will learn how to perform a differential diagnosis, distinguishing diseases causing hypoglycemia and hypercalcemia; how to recognize endocrinopathies in patients with neurological disorders, and will hear about various interesting and unusual clinical cases from leading veterinary endocrinologists.

    Come and join us at the Endocrinology sessions!

    We will be happy to see you!

    Head of NVC Endocrinology Stream Natalia Smirnova

    Wednesday. 17 October. Exotic animal dermatology – basic level, synchronized translation
    The Exotic Animal Diseases and the Dermatology streams will join their efforts on one day fully dedicated to dermatologic diseases in exotic animals. Professor Stephen D. White, DVM, DipACVD, will speak in the audience of the Dermatology stream.

    To allow you to listen to as many lectures as possible, we provide simultaneous interpretation for the stream. We kindly ask you to come 20 minutes ealier to get the earphones before the lectures starts. Please bring your identification documents with you (the passport or the driving licence) - you will need them to receive the equipment.
    10:00 - 10:45 Alopecia in rabbits and rodents Stephen D. White
    10:45 - 11:30 Nodular lesions in rabbits and rodents Stephen D. White
    11:30 - 11:45 The Q&A session
    11:45 - 12:00 Break
    12:00 - 12:30 Non-endocrine diseases of ferrets Stephen D. White
    12:30 - 13:15 Reptiles – general information about skin diseases Stephen D. White
    13:15 - 13:30 The Q&A session
    13:30 - 15:00 Lunch
    15:00 - 15:45 Feather loss and abnormalities in birds Stephen D. White
    15:45 - 16:30 Miscellaneous skin diseases in birds Stephen D. White
    16:30 - 16:45 The Q&A session
    16:45 - 17:00 Break
    17:00 - 17:45 Skin diseases of ZOO animals Stephen D. White
    17:45 - 18:00 The Q&A session
    Friday. 19 October
    10:00 - 10:30 Ectoparasites of rodents and lagomorphs. An alternative modality in demodicosis treatment Victoria Sannikova
    10:30 - 10:50 Dermatitis in a Cavia porcellus caused by the Peloderma strongyloides nematode. A clinical case Irina Simakova
    10:50 - 11:20 Skin tumours in ferrets Kseniya Nikitina
    11:20 - 11:50 Chest wall tumors in rats Marina Kazemirchuk
    11:50 - 12:10 A clinical case: an insular liver carcinoma in a meerkat Ekaterina Novikova
    12:10 - 12:30 Successful surgical treatment of ameloblastomas in guinea pigs Ekaterina Novikova
    12:30 - 13:00 Radiation therapy in small exotic mammals. Polina Maratkanova
    13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
    14:00 - 14:30 Criteria of pain assessment in small exotic mammals. Exotic animal analgesia methods Irina Starunina
    14:30 - 15:00 Laparascopically assisted oophorohysterectomy and ovariectomy in rabbits. Anesthesia specifics, techniques and options. Our experience Evgeniya Milyushkina
    15:00 - 15:20 Discospondylitis in rats Marina Kazemirchuk
    15:20 - 15:50 Avian inpatient care facilities: goals, challenges and efficiency of inpatient treatment of birds, equipment of an inpatient facility, a cost estimate Evgeniya Bokova
    15:50 - 16:10 A clinical case of 3D modelling of the maxilla bone implant for a Boa Constrictor after unilateral maxillectomy Anna Stepanenko
    16:10 - 16:40 Clinical cases of specialty surgery in tailless amphibians Nataliya Belomytceva
    16:40 - 17:10 Abdominal ultrasound in diagnosis of common disorders in exotic mammals Nadezhda Yakovenko
    17:10 - 18:00 A round table discussion. What is New? Analysis of 2017 - 2018 conferences Maryana Vasina Anastasiya Vysokih Ekaterina Novikova Sergey Gershov Mikhail Alshinetsky
    Wednesday, 17 October
    11:00 – 12:00 Vomiting and diarrhea in dogs and cats – systematic approach Iwan Burgener
    11:00 – 12:00 Diagnosis of liver disease in dogs and cats Iwan Burgener
    12:00 – 12:15 Coffee break
    12:15 – 13:15 Disorders of liver and gall bladder in dogs Iwan Burgener
    13:15 – 14:45 Lunch
    14:45 – 15:45 Disorders of liver and gall bladder in cats - the Big 4 Iwan Burgener
    15:45 – 16:00 Coffee break
    16:00 – 17:30 Diagnosis, thrapeutic and surgical treatment of gall bladder disorders Darya Zheltysheva Dmitry Neginsky Zoya Vidyanova
    Thursday. 18 October
    10:00 – 10:45 Diagnosis and treatment of pancreatitis in dogs Iwan Burgener
    10:45 – 11:30 Diagnosis and treatment of pancreatitis in cats Iwan Burgener
    11:30 – 12:30 Opisthorchiidae infections in cats Sergey Konyaev
    12:30 – 12:45 The Q&A session
    12:45 – 13:00 Coffee break
    13:00 – 14:00 Challenges in diagnosis and treatment of patients with pancreatic exocrine insufficiency Iwan Burgener
    14:00 – 15:30 Lunch
    15:30 – 16:10 Pancreatic tumours Mark Paka
    16:10 – 16:40 Severe pancreatitis treatment, pancreonecrosis Tatyana Mukhamedova
    16:40 – 17:00 Coffee break
    16:45 – 17:40 Pancreata post-mortem examination in dogs and cats: Why it is important for a general practitioner to know about it Dmitrij Mitrushkin
    Wednesday. 17 October. The basic level
    The Cat Diseases and the Infectious and Invasive Diseases streams will join their efforts on one day fully dedicated to the feline leukaemia important issues.
    10:00 - 18:00 Feline leukaemia Regina Hofmann-Lehmann
    Thursday. 18 October. The basic level
    10:00 - 10:30 One thousand ticks: the all-Russian study results. Distribution of the Ixodidae in Russia Natalia Livanova
    10:30 - 11:30 Prevalence of canine and feline pathogens in ticks Sergey Konyaev
    11:30 - 11:50 Break
    11:50 - 12:30 Hemotropic mycoplasma infection: species, prevalence rates in Russia Olga Filimonova
    12:30 - 13:00 Borreliosis: prevalence in Russia Sergey Konyaev
    13:00 - 14:30 Lunch
    14:30 - 15:05 Pneumonyssoides caninum infection: the first case in Russia Lilia Zabiyakina
    15:05 - 15:35 Toxoplasma gondii infection: prevalence in the feline population Sergey Konyaev
    15:35 - 16:30 Infectious diseases of dogs and cats in St. Petersburg Darya Krylova
    16:30 - 16:40 Break
    16:40 - 17:30 Dirofilariasis: results of the retrospective study in Russia Sergey Konyaev
    17:30 - 18:00 The Q&A session
    The Infectious and Invasive Diseases sessions will be held on two days.
    The first day will be organized jointly with the Cat Deseases stream and will be dedicated to the feline leukaemia.
    Professor Regina Hoffman-Lehmann (Switzerland) will speak about FeLV and diseases it causes.
    Regina Hofmann-Lehmann is professor of laboratory medicine, the director of the multivalent diagnostic Clinical Laboratory and of the Center for Clinical Studies, a core facility for clinical research, at the University of Zurich. As the only veterinarian so far she received a professorship of the Swiss National Science Foundation (2004–2010). She is board member of the European Advisory Board on Cat Diseases (ABCD). She recently was appointed Head of the Department of Clinical Diagnostics and Services at the University of Zurich.

    On the second day the speeches of the scientific program will be delivered.


    Natalia Livanova (Novosibirsk), a specialist in ixodic, ticks, will speak about tick species found in Russia, the diseases they can transmit to animals and humans, and what ticks were collected by the participants of the Russian study across Russia.
    Sergey Konyaev (Novosibirsk) will present the species composition of infectious agents found in the ticks that had been collected. He will also speak about the results of testing of dogs for borreliosis in Russia.
    Darya Krylova (St. Petersburg) will present the results of the years-long studies conducted in St. Petersburg and will speak about the infections of dogs and cats registered in this city.
    Olga Filimonova (г. Москва) ) and Sergey Konyaev will speak about prevalence of various species of hemotropic mycoplasmas and toxoplasmas in Russia.
    Liliya Zabiyakina (Moscow) will present the first case of Pneumonyssoides caninum infection in a dog from the Moscow region.
    Last but not least is dirofilariasis. Sergey Konyaev will present new data on its prevalence in Russia.

    The head of the stream Sergey Konyaev, PhD.
    Wednesday. 17 October. Recent news and advanched topics (all day in English)
    To allow you to listen to as many lectures as possible, we provide simultaneous interpretation for the stream. We kindly ask you to come 20 minutes ealier to get the earphones before the lectures starts. Please bring your identification documents with you (the passport or the driving licence) - you will need them to receive the equipment.
    10:00 - 10:20 Opening. Challenging cases of shock resuscitation Artem Pavluchenko
    10:20 - 11:00 How I use vasopressors and when I don't use them. Safety and efficient distributive shock resuscitation Efrat Kelmer
    11:00 - 11:20 Aging of pRBCs Ivan Yakimchuk
    11:20 - 11:40 Break
    11:40 - 12:20 How to prevent, diagnose and treat fluid overload Lauren Sullivan
    12:20 - 12:40 Current status of human serum albumin in SA critical care Tatyana Mukhamedova
    12:40 - 13:00 EGDT 2001-2018: what has come down to our days from the concept of Rivers Lauren Sullivan
    13:00 - 13:20 Anticoagulation in hemodialysis Alisa Novichkova
    13:20 - 14:40 Lunch
    14:40 - 15:00 What we know about feline miocarditis Elizaveta Vasechkina
    15:00 - 15:20 Rational tromboprophilaxis (ACVECC guidelines) Efrat Kelmer
    15:20 - 15:40 Tiletamin/Zolazepame CRI as a sedative agent in animals in respiratory distress Darya Shabanova
    15:40 - 16:00 Systemic vasculitis as a delayed transfusion reaction Lauren Sullivan
    16:00 - 16:20 New immunosupressive agenst (mycophenolate, leflunomide, human IG Maxim Kazarnovsky
    16:20 - 16:40 Break
    16:40 - 17:00 What we must know about PK in critical patients Maxim Kazarnovsky
    17:00 - 17:20 Ventricular tacharritmias - what's happen with lidocaine and how to use sotalol Maria Nazarova
    17:20 - 17:40 Biofilm in the ICU patient - what we must know and do Lauren Sullivan
    17:40 - 18:00 Immunologic aspects of pain Tatyana Krasnova
    Thursday. 18 October. Emergency care - basic and average level. First day.
    To allow you to listen to as many lectures as possible, we provide simultaneous interpretation for the stream. We kindly ask you to come 20 minutes ealier to get the earphones before the lectures starts. Please bring your identification documents with you (the passport or the driving licence) - you will need them to receive the equipment.
    10:00 - 10:40 My current approach to trauma cases Lauren Sullivan
    10:40 - 11:00 Some interesting things about pneumotorax Maria Tikhonova
    11:00 - 11:20 My Crash Cart Efrat Kelmer
    11:20 - 11:40 Break
    11:40 - 12:00 Depth, determination, patience… all about epileptic status Artem Pavluchenko
    12:00 - 12:20 Three mistakes of nutrition in ICU, actually you may avoid them Korinn Saker
    12:20 - 12:40 Can US replace x-ray for dyspnoic patient? Alexander Afanasyev
    12:40 - 13:00 Vipera envenmation - rare in Russia, but challenging Efrat Kelmer
    13:00 - 13:20 ATE in cats - trombolysis or not? Our expirence and recent data Ekaterina Stepanova
    13:20 - 14:40 Lunch
    14:40 - 15:00 Severe hyperthermia - how to cool and prevent/treat complications (shoch gut, coagul?) Efrat Kelmer
    15:00 - 15:20 News about feline pyothorax Elizaveta Lezhneva
    15:20 - 15:40 Blocked cat with azotemia - what's new and how prevent UTI and relapse Lauren Sullivan
    15:40 - 16:00 DM and DKA - what I shoud do and what don't Ekaterina Stepanova
    16:00 - 16:20 Drugs for stop bleeding - what we have and what really works? Efrat Kelmer
    16:20 - 16:40 Break
    16:40 - 17:00 How to choose antibiotics in septic shock Lauren Sullivan
    17:00 - 18:00 Round table:How I choose antibiotic Elizaveta Lezhneva
    Friday. 19 October. Emergency care - basic and average level. Second day
    To allow you to listen to as many lectures as possible, we provide simultaneous interpretation for the stream. We kindly ask you to come 20 minutes ealier to get the earphones before the lectures starts. Please bring your identification documents with you (the passport or the driving licence) - you will need them to receive the equipment.
    10:00 - 10:40 Recent advances in CRP | RECOVER 2018 Efrat Kelmer
    10:40 - 11:00 Lifehacks in toxicology: emesis induction, lipid rescue, high-dose insuline therapy. Julia Gurina
    11:00 - 11:20 Most useful I know about severe acute pancreatitis Lauren Sullivan
    11:20 - 11:40 Break
    11:40 - 12:00 Longterm venous access - what we use and how manage Lauren Sullivan
    12:00 - 12:20 NIBP vs. IBP in mini-piggy. Pilot study Alexander Afanasyev
    12:20 - 12:40 How I differentiate cardiogenic vs non-cardiogenic pulmonary edema Lauren Sullivan
    12:40 - 13:00 How use US for differentiate cargiogenic vs non-cardiogenic pulmonary edema Alexander Afanasyev
    13:00 - 13:20 Congestive heart failure - when furosemide and oxygen are not enough? Efrat Kelmer
    13:20 - 14:40 Lunch
    14:40 - 15:00 Early renal impairment markers in CHF patients Efrat Kelmer
    15:00 - 15:20 Hemolitic anemia - five facts you need to remember Stepan Olenchuk
    15:20 - 15:40 Severe TBI - three things that I do Efrat Kelmer
    15:40 - 16:00 Severe TBI - three things that I do not do Anna Maltseva
    16:00 - 16:20 Trombocytopenia - five facts you need to remember Lauren Sullivan
    16:20 - 16:40 Break
    16:40 - 17:00 Emergency care of neonatal and pediatric patients Alexander Khomenko
    17:00 - 18:00 Round table: Myth versus fact Artem Pavluchenko Efrat Kelmer Lauren Sullivan

    Dear friends!

    We would like NVC to be a truly international conference which will attract not only international speakers but also international attendees in the future. So, in 2018, one day of our stream will be dedicated to latest research findings, evidence-based medicine and advanced level lectures covering various areas of intensive care in veterinary medicine, with all the speeches delivered in the English language. The domestic speakers will also speak English.

    The reason for this innovation is that actually major international conferences, whatever their venue is (France, Germany, Belgium, Italy or any other country), are nowadays held in English, which is de facto the language of knowledge and international communication. I hope that the new format will also help the domestic speakers and domestic audience to adapt gradually to international conference standards. Certainly, high-quality simultaneous Russian interpretation will be provided, too.

    Two other days of the stream in 2018 will be dedicated to emergency care in the broad sense. Unlike in previous years, we will not focus on in-depth study of one single topic. Lectures of basic and medium levels will cover key aspects of treatment of a wide range of emergencies in all areas - neurology, cardiology, respiratory medicine, urology, gastroenterology, etc.

    This year, there will be two international keynote speakers at our stream. The first one is Doctor Lauren Sullivan, Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (DACVECC) and an Associate Professor in Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care Medicine at Colorado State University. Dr. Sullivan’s research interests include canine parvovirus (which will be a subject of a separate master class!), fluid therapy, coagulation studies, hospital-acquired infection, and oxygenation ratios in various patient categories. In 2015, I had a two weeks study visit to the Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital, and I can say that this is an excellent medical, scientific and teaching facility with an absolutely wonderful, genuinely academic atmosphere. The flow of emergency patients in the university hospital is quite sizeable, about 30 per day. This is why Lauren is one of the best speakers on emergency care. Lauren has already visited Russia (during the congress in April 2015), and she is pleased to return to us again.

    Our second international speaker is Doctor Efrat Kelmer, She is also Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (DACVECC) and she is the head of the ICU at Hebrew University Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Koret School of Veterinary Medicine, Israel. Dr. Kelmer’s research work and publications concern statistics of trauma in dogs injured in car accidents, sepsis in cats, brain injury in dogs, including CT brain injury severity assessment, several topics related to hemostatic disorders, cardio-pulmonary resuscitation, snake bites, heat stroke and many other subjects.

    As always, we gladly accept new people as NVC speakers. If you enjoy and practice intensive care, analyse modern publications and are ready to work hard on the materials of your speech, please write to pavluchenko@gmail.com.

    Head of the Intensive Care StreamArtem Pavluchenko

    Friday. 19 October. The basic level
    To allow you to listen to as many lectures as possible, we provide simultaneous interpretation for the stream. We kindly ask you to come 20 minutes ealier to get the earphones before the lectures starts. Please bring your identification documents with you (the passport or the driving licence) - you will need them to receive the equipment.
    10:00 - 12:00 Diagnosis and treatment of disorders of haemostasis in small animals Reinhard Mischke
    12:00 - 12:10 Break
    12:10 - 13:00 Diagnosis and treatment of disorders of haemostasis in small animals Reinhard Mischke
    13:00 - 13:10 The Q&A session
    13:10 - 14:40 Lunch
    14:40 - 15:40 Assessment of the hepatobiliary system Olga Filimonova
    15:40 - 15:50 Break
    15:50 - 16:50 Microbiological analysis of bile Elizaveta Lezhneva
    16:50 - 17:50 Cytologic evaluation of the hepatobiliary system Anna Khairova
    17:50 - 18:00 The Q&A session

    In 2018, the theme of the Laboratory Diagnostics stream will be the disorders of the hepatobiliary system and haemostasis.

    Professor Reinhard Mischke, a world famous specialist in disorders of haemostasis, will deliver the first speech. University Professor, Small Animal Clinic, Hannover School of Veterinary Medicine. Head of Clinical Laboratory, leadership function in Internal and Dermatology services.

    Olga Filimonova will deliver a speech on biochemical evaluation of the hepatobiliary system. The lecture will cover laboratory tests you can use for evaluation of the hepatobiliary system functional state in terms of their clinical relevance and possibility or impossibility of shipment to a third-party laboratory.

    Anna Khairova вwill deliver a speech on cytologic evaluation of bile, its significance as a primary in-practice test. The second part of the speech will concern the copper storage disease and diagnostic algorithm.

    Elizaveta Lezhneva will speak about microbiological analysis of bile. How important is the analysis of bile cultures and is bile really sterile? Which signs in the medical history, ultrasound and laboratory test results will trigger your decision to send bile for microbiological analysis?

    Sergey Konyaev will speak about hepatic parasitoses - opisthorchiidae infections in cats.

    The head of the stream Sergey Konyaev, PhD.
    Wednesday. 17 October
    Veterinary management. Part 1.
    10:00 - 12:30 Veterinary life hacks. The best practical solutions of veterinary clinics. Space optimization, work ergonomic aspects, work information visual expression, service improvement, design solutions, promotion. Just do it!
    12:30 - 13:00 Why meetings are often ineffective and how meetings can be transformed into a work tool of the manager Sergej Bekhterev
    13:00 - 14:30 Lunch
    14:30 - 15:30 Internal audits as a system for preparation for external audits Peter Ershov
    15:30 - 16:00 My experience with smart cards Dmitry Fedoseev
    16:00 - 16:30 Dealing with claims of aggressive pet owners at the pre-trial level Arsenij Gelasimov
    16:30 - 17:00 Kaizen. Optimization basics Violetta Filippova
    17:00 - 17:30 Generation Y management basics Denis Milyutin
    17:30 - 18:00 Chronic disease management marketing Elizaveta Savina
    Thursday. 18 October
    Organization of medical work. Treatment staff management. Treatment activities quality control. Training and development of doctors.
    10:00 - 10:30 Medical staff management. Assessment of a doctor’s professional level. Standartization of processes (algorithms, protocols, check lists) Evgeniy Kornyushenkov
    10:30 - 11:00 The chief doctor and his or her place in the structure of the business process of a clinic Aleksej Lyodin
    11:00 - 11:30 Training of junior staff of a clinic, training of interns Ivan Yakimchuk
    11:30 - 12:15 A panel discussion: The role of the chief doctor in a veterinary clinic Evgeniy Kornyushenkov Andrey Komolov Aleksej Lyodin Peter Ershov Vasilij Kuznecov
    12:15 - 13:00 A panel discussion: Work of specialized doctors, “star” doctors. Motivation, remuneration, forms of cooperation Anton Lapshin Igor Samoshkin Vladimir Sotnikov Vasilij Kuznecov Evgeniy Kornyushenkov Peter Ershov
    13:00 - 14:30 Lunch
    14:30 - 15:00 Organization of professional development of veterinary specialists Ekaterina Mendosa-Kuznetsova
    15:00 - 15:30 Break
    15:30 - 16:00 Organizaton of an ICU operation, staff training Artem Pavluchenko
    16:00 - 16:30 Work with medical information: assessment of medical quality of lectures, workshops, conferences. Quality of literature, courses, practical training. Conflict of interest in educational events Andrey Komolov
    16:30 - 17:00 An intraclinic reference: interaction of general practitioners with specialized doctors Peter Ershov
    17:00 - 17:30 Staff training – medical training Tatyana Krasnova
    Friday. 19 October
    Organization of conferences.
    10:00 - 11:00 How we organize NVC. The concept, budget, work with sponsors, content, participants, promotion, exhibition, organizational issues. Sergey Mendoza-Istratov
    11:00 - 11:30 How to organize a conference in one day Vasiliy Rublev
    11:30 - 12:00 Our experience in organization of educational events Vasilij Kuznecov Vladimir Hubiryanc
    12:00 - 13:00 Optimization of bottlenecks in the small clinic business Vladimir Hubiryanc
    13:00 - 14:30 Lunch
    Veterinary management. Part 2
    14:30 - 16:30 What prevents a veterinary clinic from being efficient. How to bring a veterinary clinic up to the next level. 3 key functions in management of a clinic How owners suppress development with their own hands 3 employees vital for development of a clinic Top Konstantin Malyshev
    16:30 - 17:00 Corporate culture in a clinic Sergey Mendoza-Istratov
    17:00 - 17:30 Geomarketing. Choosing a location for a veterinary clinic Elizaveta Savina
    Topics of Luka Aresu reports (Italy)
    Canine renal biopsy: European Veterinary Renal Pathology Service (EVRPS) experience Luca Aresu
    Classification of canine glomerular diseases in dog Luca Aresu
    Hereditary nephropathies in dog breeds Luca Aresu
    Pathogenesis of proteinuria Luca Aresu
    Pathophysiology of progression of renal damage Luca Aresu
    Renal biomarkers: potential uses and limitations Luca Aresu
    Russian speakers’ topics
    Patients with suspicions of protein loosing nephropathy Natalia Prokofyeva
    Genetic urinary tract disorders Natalia Prokofyeva
    Treatment of glomerulonephritis Lemara Voytova
    IN 2018, THE SECTION WILL BE OPEN FOR 2 DAYS.

    To allow you to listen to as many lectures as possible, we provide simultaneous interpretation for the stream. We kindly ask you to come 20 minutes ealier to get the earphones before the lectures starts. Please bring your identification documents with you (the passport or the driving licence) - you will need them to receive the equipment.
    Wednesday, 17 October
    10:00 – 11:45 The latest in the diagnosis of epilepsy Ned Patterson
    11:45 – 13:30 What's new and old and proven for the treatment of chronic epilepsy Ned Patterson
    13:30 – 15:00 Lunch
    15:00 – 16:45 What's new and old and proven for the treatment of seizure emergencies Ned Patterson
    16:45 – 17:00 Coffee break
    17:00 – 17:30 What to use and how to treat epilepsy in dogs in Russia (recommendations of the Society of Veterinary Neurology) Olga Dubovitskaya
    17:30 – 18:00 Use of gabapentin in patients with spinal cord and spine disorders Vladimir Sotnikov
    Thursday. 18 October
    10:00 – 11:45 What is coming up in the Treatment of Epilepsy in Dogs: Devices, Drugs, and Diet Ned Patterson
    11:45 – 13:30 Clinical Genetics with Neurologic Examples Ned Patterson
    13:30 – 15:00 Lunch
    15:00 – 16:45 Exercise Induced Collapse in Labrador Retrievers: The power of 21st Century Genetics Ned Patterson
    16:45 – 17:00 Coffee break
    17:00 – 17:30 Myotonia Андрей Албул
    17:30 – 18:00 Laryngoparalysis. Reasons, diagnosis and treatment Андрей Албул
    Friday. 19 October. The Pain Management workshop
    10:00 – 10:30 Dandy-Walker syndrome in dogs Андрей Албул
    10:30 – 11:00 Back pain in a cats - what to start with and what to suspect Kirill Kopytov
    11:00 – 11:15 A clinical case. Experience with treatment of a dog with symptoms of cauda equina syndrome Vladimir Sotnikov
    11:15 – 11:45 Brachial plexus disorders in dogs. Clinical cases Lyudmila Konikova
    11:45 – 12:00 Break
    12:00 – 12:15 A fifth-degree paralysis with deformity of spine - is there a chance? A clinical case review Pavel Karataev
    12:15 – 12:30 Complications ion surgical treatment of dogs with diskopathies Николай Козлов
    12:30 – 12:45 Use of antidepressants for treatment of feline hyperesthesia syndrome What is the problem? Olga Dubovitskaya
    12:45 – 13:00 Osteochondrodystrophy in cats. How to help a patient Ekaterina Maslova
    13:00 – 13:30 Use of NSAIDs for pain management in neurological patients Alexander Subbotin
    13:30 – 15:00 Lunch
    15:00 – 15:25 A roundtable discussion on neuropathic pain management. An interdisciplinary workshop. Lectures. Anatomy and physiology of the neuropathic pain Tatyana Krasnova
    15:25 – 15:50 Classification of pain syndromes in veterinary neurology Olga Dubovitskaya Андрей Албул
    15:50 – 16:15 Current approach to neuropathic pain management in human medicine Михаил Шаров
    16:15 – 16:30 Break
    16:30 – 17:45 A roundtable discussion on neuropathic pain management. An interdisciplinary workshop. Discussion The Q&A session Discussion of clinical cases
    17:45 – 18:00 Closure of the session. Future events and prospects
    Thursday. 18 October
    10:00 - 10:40 Who is a veterinary technician in America? What education I need, how I work Tasha McNerney
    10:40 - 10:50 Who is a veterinary technician in Russia? How I work Veronika Tipisova
    10:50 - 11:45 Start of the day. How to organize my work at the beginning of the day: check lists, ready-made sets for common/urgent manipulations, communication and information Tasha McNerney
    11:45 - 12:00 Break
    12:00 - 12:10 Attention, triage is required. What do I do when I hear these words Veronika Tipisova
    12:10 - 13:10 Triage - assessment of the patient's condition at the entrance to the clinic and in the hospital Tasha McNerney
    13:10 - 14:20 Lunch
    14:30 - 15:10 Approach to a patient with dyspnea Tatyana Krasnova
    14:20 - 14:30 What do I do and what I ask about when the patient is dyspneic Anastasia Nosachenko
    15:10 - 15:25 What do I do and what I ask about when somebody has a weak pulse Tasha McNerney
    15:25 - 16:05 Approach to a patient with circulatory failure Ivan Yakimchuk
    16:05 - 16:15 Break
    16:15 - 16:25 What do I do and what I ask about if somebody has a seizure Irina Tkacheva
    16:25 - 17:05 Consciousness assessment. Approach to a patient with seizures and coma Tatyana Mukhamedova
    17:20 - 18:00 Obstetrics and reanimation of newborns Gabriella Imbert
    17:05 - 17:20 What do I do and what I ask about if somebody is in labor Tasha McNerney
    Friday. 19 October
    10:00 - 11:00 Vaccination algorithm. Why so? Evgeniya Sorokina
    11:00 - 11:30 Hand hygiene and its giant role Elizaveta Lezhneva
    11:30 - 11:40 Break
    11:40 - 13:00 Recognizing signs of stress, anxiety and pain in our patients. How do I understand what the pet wants and how do I behave so that the patient understands me Tasha McNerney
    13:00 - 14:10 Lunch
    14:10 - 15:10 Intravenous catheters central and peripheral. Lecture and video guide: how to install, how to care Tasha McNerney
    15:10 - 15:30 Ways of oxygen support. Lecture and video guide Oksana Kulagina
    15:30 - 16:30 Urinary catheters and closed systems for collecting urine - to whom and how. Lecture and video guide Tasha McNerney
    16:30 - 16:50 Break
    16:50 - 17:40 Interaction with the doc and teamwork: especially in critical and conflict situations Julia Abramova
    17:40 - 18:00 Competition on the topics of yesterday lectures. Closing the section

    Attention! A new stream!

    A stream for veterinary nurses is organized for the first time. Our goal is to make these people visible. They are not just auxiliary personnel, they are people who support all the work. What are their functions?

  • 1. Helping the patient. This is probably the first and the main duty. A good nurse acts as an advocate of a sick animal. This person communicates with the animals most of all, especially if they are placed in inpatient care facilities, and takes care of the patients. This person must notice on time, and sometimes predict, worsening of the condition. This requires knowledge, empathy, and attention to detail. During the sessions, we will tell you how to understand the animals’ language, how to behave with patients, which symptoms require special attention, and what should be done in situations life-threatening for the patient.
  • 2. Helping the doctor. This involves various manipulations, vaccinations, advice to pet owners on simple issues. We would like to standardize approaches to various manipulations to minimize the risk of complications. We would also like to consider some aspects of interaction within the team - communication with doctors in various situations, including difficult ones, in a manner ensuring that everyone feels comfortable and personal issues do not interfere with work.
  • 3. Helping the pet owners. This is an extremely important aspect in the work of a nurse. Helping the pet owner often means helping the patient. It is especially difficult to find an approach to grieving owners who can behave in non-understandable and unpleasant ways because of this. Understanding the owners and sparing no effort on communication with them also requires training.
  • 4. Organization of work. Organization of work in a clinic is very important. Nurses play an important role in this, too. They ensure all the necessary things are always available and are at hand, that nothing is forgotten and nothing gets lost, that patients receive help timely and properly. Getting organized and organizing the others is another challenging issue for discussion.
  • As you see, the list is impressive. It is not surprising that in Europe and in the USA, people study for two years to become a veterinary technician and take exams.

    We would like the same to start happening in Russia. Our aim is to change the attitude to the profession of nurses: they are not half-doctors, they are superheroes by themselves. But, to become such a superhero, one must learn a lot, and our sessions are the first step in this direction.

    Heads of the stream Alfiya Pasichenko. and Elizaveta Vasechkina.

    Wednesday, 17 October
    10:00 - 10:45 Antitumor immunity Mark Paka
    10:45 - 11:30 Cancer immunotherapy Anna Kuznecova
    11:30 - 11:45 Break
    11:45 - 12:30 Histiocytic disorders Natalia Ignatenko
    12:30 - 12:50 A clinical case of treatment of multicentric lymphoma by TANOVEA Denis Seleznev
    12:50 - 13:30 Tumors of the auditory canal Kseniya Zhukova
    13:30 - 15:00 Lunch
    15:00 - 15:45 Hemangiosarcoma - disease overview Veronika Kravcova
    15:45 - 16:30 New opportunities for epidermoid carcinoma treatment by combined photodynamic and radiotherapy Konstantin Bryushkovskij
    16:30 - 16:45 Break
    16:45 - 17:30 Etraskeletal osteosarcoma - disease overview Regina Faizulina
    17:30 - 17:50 A clinical case of the osteosarcoma of the nasal cavity in a 5 months old sphynx kitten Denis Seleznev
    17:50 - 18:00 The Oncology College news, Q&A
    Thursday. 18 October
    10:00 - 10:45 Myelodysplastic syndrome Dmitry Trofimtsov
    10:45 - 11:30 How to see a tumor in a CT scan Eugeniy Kemelman
    11:30 - 11:45 Break
    11:45 - 12:30 Adenocarcinoma of the pancreas – a therapeutic approach Mark Paka
    12:30 - 13:15 How to see a tumor at autopsy - practical recommendations Наталья Анпилова
    13:15 - 14:45 Lunch
    14:45 - 15:30 Drug resistance – reasons, ways to overcome Dmitry Trofimtsov
    15:30 - 16:30 Lymphoma treatment reserve protocols Dmitrij Tamoshkin
    16:30 - 16:45 Break
    16:45 - 17:30 Ocular melanoma in dogs Alexander Konstantinovsky
    17:30 - 18:00 Anouncement of 2018 – 2020 oncology educational events. The Q&A session Mark Paka
    Friday. 19 October. Advanced level
    To allow you to listen to as many lectures as possible, we provide simultaneous interpretation for the stream. We kindly ask you to come 20 minutes ealier to get the earphones before the lectures starts. Please bring your identification documents with you (the passport or the driving licence) - you will need them to receive the equipment.
    10:00 - 10:45 Principles of surgical oncology and tips for uncomplicated biopsies and excision Pierre Amsellem
    10:45 - 11:30 Soft tissue sarcomas in dogs Pierre Amsellem
    11:30 - 11:45 Break
    11:45 - 12:30 Injection site sarcomas in cats Pierre Amsellem
    12:30 - 13:15 Chest wall tumors excision and reconstruction Pierre Amsellem
    13:15 - 14:45 Lunch
    14:45 - 15:30 Anal sac adenocarcinomas in dogs and cats Pierre Amsellem
    15:30 - 16:00 Tips and tricks for splenectomy to manage splenic masses Pierre Amsellem
    16:00 - 16:15 Break
    16:15 - 17:15 Lipomas/infiltrative lipomas and liposarcoma Pierre Amsellem
    17:15 - 18:00 Adrenal tumors, how to get them through surgery Pierre Amsellem
    Friday. 19 October
    To allow you to listen to as many lectures as possible, we provide simultaneous interpretation for the stream. We kindly ask you to come 20 minutes ealier to get the earphones before the lectures starts. Please bring your identification documents with you (the passport or the driving licence) - you will need them to receive the equipment.
    10:00 - 11:00 Canine Eye Registration Files (CERF) Sinisa Grozdanic
    11:00 - 12:00 Hereditary corneal and anterior segment diseases Sinisa Grozdanic
    12:00 - 12:15 Break
    12:15 - 13:15 Hereditary glaucoma Sinisa Grozdanic
    13:15 - 14:45 Lunch
    14:45 - 15:45 Hereditary lens and vitreous diseases Sinisa Grozdanic
    15:45 - 16:45 Hereditary retinal diseases Sinisa Grozdanic
    16:45 - 17:00 Break
    17:00 - 18:00 Retinal and vision problems due to the toxicity of commonly used anti-parasitic drugs Sinisa Grozdanic

    More about the program of the stream.

    Canine Eye Registration Files (CERF).
    Introduction to the national eye certification programs conducted by different veterinary ophthalmology organizations worldwide – organization, history, purpose, examination procedures, impact on incidence of blinding hereditary eye diseases, benefits for the public and dog breeding community, benefits for the veterinary ophthalmology community.

    Hereditary corneal and anterior segment diseases.
    The focus of this lecture will be on different forms of hereditary corneal dystrophies and degenerations, impact on vision, and medical and surgical treatment modalities which are eventually needed as a result of these hereditary abnormalities. We will particularly focus on diseases affecting corneal epithelium and corneal endothelium.

    Hereditary glaucoma.
    The focus of this lecture will be on different forms of hereditary glaucoma, genetic mutations causing glaucoma in dogs and cats, impact on vision, and medical and surgical treatment modalities which are eventually needed as a result of the hereditary glaucoma. We will also discuss a glaucoma screening programs for eradication of hereditary glaucoma currently developed by the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmology.

    Hereditary lens and vitreous diseases.
    The focus of this lecture will be on different forms of hereditary lens and vitreous diseases, impact on vision, and medical and surgical treatment modalities which are eventually needed as a result of these hereditary abnormalities. We will particularly focus on cataracts, lens luxation with vitreal degeneration and retinal tear and detachment development as a result of the vitreal degeneration.

    Hereditary retinal diseases.
    The focus of this lecture will be on different forms of hereditary retinal diseases, genetic testing for hereditary retinal diseases, impact on vision, and medical and surgical treatment modalities which are eventually needed as a result of these hereditary abnormalities. We will particularly focus on progressive retinal atrophy and retinal dysplasia, and discuss current surgical and medical modalities for treatment of these diseases. We will also discuss gene therapy trials for treatment of different retinal diseases in dogs, and screening programs for eradication of hereditary retinal diseases.

    Retinal and vision problems due to the toxicity of commonly used anti-parasitic drugs.
    The focus of this lecture will be on the retinal toxicity and impact of vision of commonly used heartworm medications (ivermectin), oral flea and tick medications from isoxazoline family (Nexgard, Bravecto, Simperica), and products containing multiple drugs mixed in the single tablet with anti-parasitic activity. We will also discuss importance of recognizing drug toxicity due to the very similar appearance to hereditary forms of retinal diseases and autoimmune forms of retinal diseases.

    Sergey Luzhetsky head of the Ophthalmology stream.

    Wednesday, 17 October. Discussion without conviction
    Analysis of interesting clinical cases from the practice of an orthopedic surgeon in the format of discussions.
    Thursday. 18 October
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    10:00 - 11:00 My approach to trauma patients Vladislav Zlatinov
    11:00 - 12:00 Guns shot traumas in small animals (in depth) Vladislav Zlatinov
    12:00 - 12:45 The challenges of intra/peri articular fractures Vladislav Zlatinov
    12:45 - 14:00 Lunch
    14:00 - 14:45 Minimally invasive plate osteosynthesis (MIPO) Vladislav Zlatinov
    14:45 - 15:30 My approach to Juvenile hip dysplasia Vladislav Zlatinov
    15:30 - 15:40 Break
    15:40 - 16:10 Specifics of X-ray views used for planning of trauma and orthopaedic surgery Igor Samoshkin
    16:10 - 16:40 Our experience with 150 TWO cases: lessons learnt, complications, details Michael Karelin
    16:40 - 17:00 Use of corticosteroids in orthopaedic patients Michael Sotnikov
    17:00 - 17:20 Suppurative complications in traumatology and orthopaedics. Prevention and treatment tactics Ekaterina Vasilieva
    17:20 - 17:40 Current approach to treatment of osteochondrodysplasia in cats Ekaterina Maslova
    17:40 - 18:00 Use of CBLO in canine patients with anterior cruciate ligament tear Mihail Belov
    Friday. 19 October
    To allow you to listen to as many lectures as possible, we provide simultaneous interpretation for the stream. We kindly ask you to come 20 minutes ealier to get the earphones before the lectures starts. Please bring your identification documents with you (the passport or the driving licence) - you will need them to receive the equipment.
    10:00 - 10:45 Limb deformities- pathophysiology, diagnostic imaging, correc-tion planning Vladislav Zlatinov
    10:45 - 11:30 CORA methodology concept Vladislav Zlatinov
    11:30 - 12:15 Distal femoral osteotomy (DFO) in small animals Vladislav Zlatinov
    12:15 - 13:00 Proximal tibial osteotomy (PTO) in small animals Vladislav Zlatinov
    13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
    14:00 - 15:00 The clinical challenge of malunions. Prevention and treatment Vladislav Zlatinov
    15:00 - 15:45 My approach to the cruciate ligament deficient knee Vladislav Zlatinov
    15:45 - 16:15 Integrated transcutaneous amputee prosthesis Vladislav Zlatinov
    16:15 - 16:25 Break
    16:25 - 16:45 Additive techniques in orthopaedics and traumatology Stanislav Usov
    16:45 - 17:00 Complications in clinical practice of a veterinary orthopedic trauma specialist Sergey Yagnikov
    17:00 - 17:20 Use of custom-made implants for arthrodesis in dogs and cats Natalia Ulanova
    17:20 - 17:40 Surgical treatment of appendicular osteosarcoma in a series of clinical cases Елена Горшкова
    17:40 - 18:00 Minimally invasive osteosynthesis Anton Akimov
    Friday. October, 19
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    10:00 - 10:50 Introduction to Canine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Janet Van Dyke
    10:50 - 11:40 Physiotherapy Evaluation, Treatment Techniques, and Therapeutic Exercise Ellen Martens
    11:40 - 11:55 Break
    11:55 - 12:45 Canine Neuro Rehabilitation Ellen Martens
    12:45 - 13:35 Rehabilitation of Immature Dogs Janet Van Dyke
    13:35 - 15:05 Lunch
    15:05 - 15:55 How I Treat PO TPLO and PO FHO Janet Van Dyke
    15:55 - 16:45 How I Treat Hip Dysplasia and Osteoarthriti Ellen Martens
    16:45 - 17:00 Break
    17:00 - 17:50 Canine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Case Studies. Post-Operative Rehabilitation of Medial Patellar Luxation. Iliopsoas Strain Rehabilitation. Geriatric Rehabilitation. Neurorehabilitation. Janet Van Dyke Ellen Martens
    17:50 - 18:00 Q&A Janet Van Dyke Ellen Martens

    Dear colleagues,
    This year, we will have the pleasure again to listen to the amazing speakers many of us know from last year’s conference, Dr. Janet Van Dyke and Dr. Ellen Martens.
    We decided to contnue what we started and to give a more thorough consideraton to the subjects we touched upon last year for the first time.

    Therefore, the lecturing program will be split into two parts this year - in the morning, we will briefy repeat the basics for those who wanted to listen to the lectures last year but could not make it and for those who would like to brush up the basic notons. The afernoon discussions will be intended for a more experienced and advanced audience and will focus on clinical cases and management of patents with specifc disorders.

    To consolidate the theoretcal knowledge received in both years, we have scheduled a master class on the day following the lectures, where we will give a through consideraton to all aspects of examinaton, testng and diagnostc workout performed by a veterinary rehabilitologist.

    Do not miss the opportunity to learn from the world’s leading experts!

    Join us at our sessions, they will be excitng as usual!

    Anastasiya Chernyavskaya, DVM, CCRT, head of the Rehabilitation stream.
    Wednesday. 17 October
    10:00 - 11:3 Semen collection and examination in detail Xavier Lévy
    11:30 - 11:45 Break
    11:45 - 13:15 Semen preservation: chilling and freezing Xavier Lévy
    13:15 - 14:45 Lunch
    14:45 - 16:45 Techniques of artificial inseminations in the bitch. How to determine the ideal day for insemination. Assisted reproductive technologies in dogs. Subsequent monitoring Xavier Lévy
    16:45 - 17:00 Break
    17:00 - 18:00 Legal and zootechnical aspects of semen banking and exchange Xavier Lévy
    Thursday. 18 October
    10:00 - 11:00 Legal aspects of semen shipment in Russia and beoynd the boundaries of the Eurasian Economic Union, regulatory document Xavier Lévy
    11:00 - 11:15 Break
    11:15 - 13:15 Clinical cases of infertility in the bitch Xavier Lévy
    13:15 - 14:45 Lunch
    14:45 - 16:45 Advanced Surgery in reproduction Xavier Lévy
    16:45 - 17:00 Break
    17:00 - 18:00 Anesthesia and analgesia in pediatrics before surgery Xavier Lévy

    Every year, we organize a Veterinary Reproduction stream at NVC. In the last 5 years, we have covered a lot of issues, from physiology and endocrinology basics to treatment of infertility in dogs and cats. At present, Russian doctors have good wealth of knowledge in this sphere. Now the time has come to speak about the details - about assisted modern reproduction techniques.

    A semen bank is not just freezing, transportation and insemination. For successful work with frozen semen, one needs not only technical skills – competency in work with liquid nitrogen, use of semen freezing technology, performance of endoscopy - but also a deep understanding of physiology of ovulation in dogs, semen quality and fertility problems.

    For two days, Professor Xavier Lévy will be helping us to understand how to set up a semen bank properly and how to handle the material and the patient in order to achieve the best result.

    The session will be useful not only for doctors willing to set up semen banks in their clinics. We will also review a wide range of issues concerning the canine semen quality, will discuss problems which influence not only the quality of the material obtained as a result of freezing but the fertility in dogs in general. We will discuss details of endoscopic insemination in bitches, which is not always a smooth and quick process. If you have no experience in insemination yet, you will have a chance to learn about vaginoscopy benefits and technique. We will speak about the opportunities offered by this method and learn life hacks from Dr. Levy. We will review canine semen shipment options which do not require performance of the complex cryoconservation procedure - chilled semen shipment.

    Why did we decide to invite Xavier Levy again? At present, this doctor has not only one of the largest and most successful semen banks in Europe but also a reference small animal reproduction clinic. His vast experience, knowledge, innovative and confident approach to addressing therapy issues have won him a reputation of one of the key opinion leaders in our sphere.

    On the second day, in addition to banking issues, we will consider particularities of neonate surgery, congenital surgical pathology correction techniques and rules of neonatal care and anaesthesia before, during and after surgery.

    Elena Kadochnikova head of the Reproduction stream.

    Wednesday. 17 October. Urinary System Surgery
    10:00 - 10:45 Renal surgery Bart Van Goethem
    10:45 - 11:00 The Q&A session
    11:00 - 11:45 Ureteral surgery Bart Van Goethem
    11:45 - 12:00 The Q&A session
    12:00 - 12:15 Break
    12:15 - 13:00 Subcutaneous ureteral bypass catheter Bart Van Goethem
    13:00 - 13:15 The Q&A session
    13:15 - 14:45 Lunch
    14:45 - 15:30 Bladder surgery Bart Van Goethem
    15:30 - 15:45 The Q&A session
    15:45 - 16:30 Canine incontinence, artificial urethral sphincter Bart Van Goethem
    16:30 - 16:45 The Q&A session
    16:45 - 17:00 Break
    17:00 - 17:45 Urethral surgery Bart Van Goethem
    17:45 - 18:00 The Q&A session
    Thursday. 18 October
    10:00 - 10:45 Electrosurgery (MEC, BEC, VSD, US, LASER) Bart Van Goethem
    10:45 - 11:00 The Q&A session
    11:00 - 11:45 Surgical drains (wound, abdominal, thoracix) Bart Van Goethem
    11:45 - 12:00 The Q&A session
    12:00 - 12:15 Break
    12:15 - 13:00 An interactive lecture on challenging cases Bart Van Goethem
    13:00 - 13:15 The Q&A session
    13:15 - 14:45 Lunch
    14:45 - 17:45 Clinical cases of veterinary practitioners Bart Van Goethem
    17:45 - 18:00 The Q&A session

    WHY WE HAVE TWO PROGRAMS – SCIENTIFIC AND EDUCATIONAL

    Working on the program, the conference organizers and speakers always face a challenge. They have to predict what the audience will be like and how complex the lectures should be. As a result, speakers try to achieve the impossible – to cover fundamentals taking into account the interest of junior doctors, to fill the lectures with information about the most recent advances in veterinary medicine, and to raise complex and disputable issues to which science has no answers yet in order to keep experienced doctors interested. Such an attempt to fill two needs with one deed inevitably results in situations when a part of the participants is unhappy about having got too little new knowledge, while the other part was not able to understand everything. We decided to solve this problem the way it is done at major international conferences.

    SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM

    This program is intended for veterinary doctors already specializing in specific areas. The level of complexity of the reports and the agenda items selected for discussion in round table sessions are relevant for doctors who already know the basics of specific subjects. The reports are not overviews or general educational lectures. They contain the most state-of-the-art information based on the EBM principles and they are produced based on meta-analysis of all recent publications in international specialized peer-reviewed journals. All reports go through the preliminary review by scientific groups comprising opinion leaders in specific areas of expertise. Based on discussions, recommendations on diagnosis and treatment are formulated by appropriate expert panels.

    EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

    This program is intended for general practitioners, junior doctors, interns willing to expand their knowledge of various areas of veterinary medicine. Requirements to reports presented in educational sessions are different. They main requirement is a systemic, comprehensive and comprehensible coverage of information on the subject. The invited speakers are also experts in their respective areas, but their reports focus on generally accepted fundamental information presented in the form understandable for the target audience rather than statistical data and disputable issues. Each conference participant has to estimate his or her level of knowledge in each area and to decide which session he or she would like to attend – scientific or educational. As participants have free access to any session, they can choose sessions bringing them maximum benefits and satisfaction during the conference. Our personal experience of participation in international conferences shows that it is often difficult to choose the level of the session and the topic as such. It is very tempting to cover everything. Having this in mind, we will provide a possibility for all registered conference participants to get familiarized with the presentations and audio records of lectures they could not attend. Our goal is to provide an opportunity for each doctor to get as much useful information as possible.