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NVC 2019 Program

Dear Colleagues,

The program of the forthcoming NVC2019 is currently being discussed by the Scientific Committee.
We will publish program updates as they become available. Follow us.

We would also like to remind you that the complexity level is marked for each particular lecture.
The following unique colors are used:

The basic level
The advanced level
The specialized level

Friday. 18 October 2019
10:00 - 10:15 History of Anatomical Pathology Dmitry Mitrushkin
10:15 - 11:30 The post mortem external examination, examination of the head and neck organs and cavities Dmitry Mitrushkin
11:30 - 11:45 Coffee break Dmitry Mitrushkin
11:45 - 13:15 Examination of the pleural cavities and chest organs Dmitry Mitrushkin
13:15 - 14:30 Lunch Dmitry Mitrushkin
14:30 - 16:00 Examination of the abdominal cavity and organs of the abdominal cavity Dmitry Mitrushkin
16:00 - 16:30 Examination of the spinal column, spinal cord, bones, joints and soft tissues Dmitry Mitrushkin
16:30 - 16:45 Coffee break Dmitry Mitrushkin
16:45 - 17:15 Formulation and comparison of the clinical and post-mortem diagnoses Dmitry Mitrushkin
17:15 - 18:00 Laboratory preparation of the biopsic material for histologic examination (pre-processing, fixation basic rules, performance of anatomical pathology cut-up, specifics of processing of the most common tumor samples, macroscopic description) Dmitry Mitrushkin
Wednesday. 16 October 2019
10:00 - 11:00 How medications work Lisa Radosta
11:00 - 12:00 Making good medication choices Lisa Radosta
12:00 - 12:10 Break
12:10 - 13:10 Medically managing long term behavior cases Lisa Radosta
13:10 - 14:20 Lunch
14:20 - 15:20 Inherited predispositions to behavioral problems in dog breeds Sofya Baskin
15:20 - 16:20 Determining factors for successful adoption of dogs from an animal shelter Sofya Baskin
16:20 - 16:30 Break
16:30 - 17:00 Enriching dogs' environment in unnatural conditions. Motor stereotypy: prevention, heredity, behavioural correction Oksana Dubinina
17:00 - 17:30 Influence of the handler's condition on the dog's behavior Yulia Rosova
17:30 - 18:00 Pica in dogs. Causes and solutions Natalya Kiryanova
Thursday. 17 October 2019
10:00 - 12:00 Effects of anthropomorphism in veterinary practice. Pets' revenge and jealousy Aleksandra Aleksandrova
12:00 - 12:10 Break
12:10 - 12:40 A reactive dog in a megalopolis: behavioural correction and safety measures Mariya Tselenko
12:40 - 13:10 Cat behavior myths Tatyana Chervyakova
13:10 - 14:20 Lunch
14:20 - 15:20 Using oral medications to reduce stress in dogs and cats before veterinary visits Lisa Radosta
15:30 - 16:30 Modification of normal behaviour, that is not accepted by owners (coprophagia, barking etc.) Lisa Radosta
16:30 - 16:40 Break
16:40 - 17:40 My difficult patient. Interesting clinical cases Lisa Radosta
17:40 - 18:00 Puppy socialization. How to do it right to prevent many behavior problems in the future Svetlana Klimakova Klimakova

In 2019, we will have a Behavioural Medicine stream at NVC that has already become traditional.

It is important for veterinary doctors to differentiate physiological and behavioural problems. Moreover, they must treat/correct them, respectively.  At our sessions, we will teach you to understand patients and their body language even better, to recognize signals of discomfort and pain, fear and aggression.

The sessions will be interesting for doctors specializing in behavioural problems, doctors willing to understand their patients better, as well as breeders and dog handlers.

In 2019, we will discuss non-standard small animal behaviour problems and methods of their correction.

The speeches will be delivered in English (with simultaneous interpretation) and Russian.

Our keynote speaker will be cheerful and charming Lisa Radosta. Dr. Radosta is owner of Florida Veterinary Behaviour Service. She completed a residency in behavioral medicine at the University of Pennsylvania where she received the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists Resident Research Award two years in a row.

Dr. Radosta will tell us how to properly choose medication for behaviour problems, which antianxiety drugs are more effective and in which cases, will speak about dubious habits of pets, such as coprophagy and excessive barking.  She will also share challenging clinical cases.

Come and join us, if you want to understand the animal language.

Wednesday. 16 October 2019
10:00 - 10:30 Pathophysiological particularities of haemodynamic compromise in patients with endocardiosis. Cardiovascular continuum Andrey Komolov
10:30 - 11:30 Sleeping and resting respiratory rate monitoring in emergency and home environment: is this useful in assessing the severity of congestive heart failure? How do I determine the severity of symptoms in endocardiosis? Francesco Porciello
11:30 - 12:00 Break
12:00 - 12:30 Clinical classification of the Russian Society of Cardiology Andrey Komolov
12:30 - 13:30 ACVIM guidelines for the diagnosis and classification of mitral valve disease Francesco Porciello
13:30 - 15:00 Lunch
15:00 - 16:30 New studies of heart function in echocardiography Francesco Porciello
16:30 - 17:00 Break
17:00 - 17:15 Unusual clinical case Svetlana Ryauzova
17:15 - 17:30 Unusual clinical case Aleksandr Girshov
17:30 - 17:45 Unusual clinical case Ekaterina Ivanova
17:45 - 18:00 Discussion
Thursday. 17 October 2019
10:00 - 10:45 The Look mitral study. Online Michele Borgarelli
10:45 - 11:30 Diagnosis and prognostic implication of pulmonary hypertension in dogs with myxomatous mitral valve disease. Online Michele Borgarelli
11:30 - 12:00 Break
12:00 - 12:45 The Delay study. Online Michele Borgarelli
12:45 - 13:30 Current recommendations for myxomatous mitral valve disease: an overview of the new ACVIM consensus statement. Treatment Sonya G. Gordon
13:30 - 15:00 Lunch
15:00 - 16:00 Management of refractory congestive heart failure in the dog: emphasis on diuretics Sonya G. Gordon
16:00 - 16:45 Surgical mitral valve repair options. An overview of publications on surgery with assisted circulation Sonya G. Gordon
16:45 - 17:15 Break
17:15 - 17:45 Clinical case Lyubov Solomahina
17:45 - 18:00 Discussion
Friday. 18 October 2019
10:00 - 12:00 Patent ductus arteriosus. Classification, diagnosis, treatment, prognosis Sonya G. Gordon
12:00 - 12:30 Break
12:30 - 13:30 Echo - guided interventional cardiology in congenital heart disease and in pacemaker implantation: where can we arrive? Francesco Porciello
13:30 - 15:00 Lunch
15:00 - 15:45 Cardio-renal reno-cardiac syndrome. Pathophysiology. Sonya Gordon Sonya G. Gordon
15:45 - 17:00 Arterial hypertension in cats Sonya G. Gordon
17:00 - 17:30 Break
17:30 - 18:00 Arterial hypertension in dogs Sonya G. Gordon
Wednesday. 16 October 2019
10:00 - 11:00 Those frustrating, recurrent diarrheas in the cat Margie Scherk
11:00 - 11:45 Managing Feline Constipation: Relieving a Hard Problem Margie Scherk
11:45 - 12:00 Coffee break
12:00 - 13:00 Optimizing Care for Your Feline Patient with Liver Diseases Margie Scherk
13:00 - 14:00 Blood pressure…a critical factor! Margie Scherk
14:00 - 15:30 Lunch
15:30 - 16:45 Understanding feline kidney diseases:new thoughts Margie Scherk
16:45 - 18:00 Comorbidities: Managing the unmanageable. How I approach a cat with CKD, diabetes, arthritis, hyperthyroidism and hypertension Margie Scherk
Thursday. 17 October 2019
10:00 - 11:00 Reasons Why Your Cat is Vomiting Olga Syatkovskaya
11:00 - 11:45 Food hypersensitivity in cats Kathrin Busch
11:45 - 12:00 Coffee break
12:00 - 13:00 "Are you in pain, kitty?" How to recognize and not to ignore pain in cats Snezhana Atanasova
13:00 - 14:00 Parasitic causes of chronic diarrhea in cats Sergey Konyaev
14:00 - 15:30 Lunch
15:30 - 16:45 Clinical cases of alimentary lymphomas in cats Lidiya Grishina
16:45 - 17:00 Coffee break
17:00 - 18:00 Chronic intestinal diseases in cats Olga Syatkovskaya
Friday. 18 October 2019
10:00 - 11:45 A patient with diarhhea. Age-related causes of diarrhea in cats - kittens vs adult cats. Olga Syatkovskaya
11:45 - 12:00 Coffee break
12:00 - 14:00 Clinical cases. How to manage a patient with chronic gastrointestinal conditions Olga Syatkovskaya
14:00 - 15:30 Lunch
15:30 - 16:45 Life hacks for using ultrasound examination to identify intestinal disorders in cats. Are there diseases other than lymphoma? Mariya Lopatina
16:45 - 17:00 Coffee break
17:00 - 18:00 Updates from the recent conferences (ISFM, Dubrovnik 2019) Olga Syatkovskaya

This year, the Cat Diseases stream sessions will focus on gastrointestinal problems in cats. We will discuss the causes of severe and chronic vomiting in cats, acute and chronic diarrhea, causes of diarrhea in cats of different ages and treatment. 

Sergei Konyaev will speak about parasitary aspects of diarrhea and treatment methods.
Maria Lopatina will speak about the use of ultrasound for diagnosis of disorders of the stomach and intestines in cats, how to recognize the IBD and feline alimentary lymphoma with the use of ultrasound, which changes in the intestine we see in cats with these diseases, their differences and similarities. 
Lidia Grishina will speak about feline alimentary lymphoma treatment and chemotherapy protocols and will share clinical cases. 

We will discuss the IBD diagnosis and treatment.

We will also discuss what’s new in feline infectious diseases based on materials of the recent ISFM / ICatcare 2019 conference.

The invited speaker Margie Sherk (Canada) will speak about approaches of foreign doctors to diarrheas and constipation in the cat. She will also discuss optimizing care for feline patients with liver diseases. Another lecture will cover new thoughts on understanding feline kidney diseases. She will also tell us why blood pressure is a critical factor and how to manage cats with various comorbidities.

As usual, the materials of our stream will be exciting, clearly presented and suitable for immediate use.

Looking forward to seeing you at NVC 2019.

Olga Sjatkovskaja, the organizer and speaker of the Cat Diseases stream

Wednesday. 16 October 2019
10:00 - 11:30 Introduction in clinical diagnostics, a universal algorythm and a problem-oriented approach Anton Soldatov
11:30 - 11:40 Q&A
11:40 - 12:00 Coffee break
12:00 - 13:45 Diagnostic value of a symptom- the difference between non-specific and specific symptoms Anton Soldatov
11:30 - 11:40 Q&A
14:00 - 15:30 Lunch
15:30 - 16:45 Doctor! My dog is vomiting… The algorythm of management of a patient with symptoms of upper gastrointestinal tract disorders (dysphagia, regurgitation, vomit) Anton Soldatov
16:45 - 18:00 My cat has got intestinal upset. The algorythm of management of a patient with symptoms of lower gastrointestinal tract disorders (diarrhea, dyschezia, tenesmus) Darya Fedorova (Zheltysheva)
Thursday. 17 October 2019
10:00 - 11:30 My pet has urinary incontinence! The algorythm of management of a patient with symptoms of urinary tract disorders (polyuria, dysuria) Natalya Red'kina
11:30 - 11:40 Q&A
11:40 - 14:00 My dog is panting! The algorythm of management of a patient with symptoms of the cardiorespiratory systemdisorders (sneezing, stridor/stertor, cough, dyspnoea) Anton Soldatov
14:00 - 15:30 Lunch
15:30 - 16:30 Laboratory diagnostics - support for a clinician Tatyana Istomina Olga Filimonova
16:30 - 16:45 Coffee break
16:45 - 18:00 Diagnostic imaging - where, what, why to look for? Zoya Vidyanova

Routine practice of a veterinary doctor includes a lot of activities and manipulations. However, the cornerstone of medical activity is helping the patient through proper diagnosis.

NVC 2019 Clinical Diagnostics sessions are targeted at development of practical clinical skills and training in key diagnostic algorithms. We will discuss the most common conditions and will tell you how we determine the final diagnosis. The lectures will be useful not only for early career doctors, but also for experienced professionals. The material will help you to understand simple algorithms allowing to solve complicated clinical tasks, to determine the problem level and to help patients efficiently.

Wednesday. 16 October 2019
10:00 - 11:30 Professional charisma and self-confidence. Self-confidence Physical psychological techniques helping to overcome communication fear and anxiety. Freedom. Managing speech and vocal constrictions Anna Terekhova
11:30 - 11:50 Break
11:50 - 13:30 Front office products (work results) – what are they? Alfiya Pasichenko
13:30 - 14:30 Lunch
14:30 - 16:00 The most common conflicts arising at the reception and on the phone. Algorithms allowing to manage them without significant emotional damage Julia Abramova
16:00 - 16:30 Break
16:30 - 18:00 Emotional scale - how to make the person you are talking to feel more comfortable. Logical and ethic principles in the work of a front office employee. How to achieve inner calm Julia Abramova
Thursday. 17 October 2019
10:00 - 11:00 Healthy voice rules. Breathing. Voice training Anna Terekhova
11:00 - 12:00 Resonance massage. Vocal range expansion. Enunciation exercises Anna Terekhova
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 15:00 Basics of first aid for pet owners
15:00 - 15:20 Break
15:20 - 17:00 Veterinary medicine for beginners Tatyana Krasnova
17:00 - 18:00 Nurse triage, an emergency patient Tatyana Krasnova
18:00 - 18:30 Communication of the client - owner of an emergency patient Julia Abramova

This stream is intended for administrators of veterinary clinics, call center operators, heads of customer service.

Our 2018 experience showed that there is a high demand for information in the sphere of communications. We had one day of lectures and received a lot of positive feedback and requests to continue the review of client relations. This year, the stream will work for two days, and we have taken into account the wishes of our 2018 audience in the program. Our program will cover:

Diseases and their causes - this subject will be touched upon by veterinary doctors.

Your voice - your main tool - we will teach you to manage it.

Communicating with confidence - we will study techniques helping to overcome communication fear and anxiety.

Conflict situations - we will review in detail the most common situations and find a solution for each.

Emotional tones and their role in communication - we will discuss them and their influence on communication, including conflict resolution.

Ethics and logic - we will consider these corner stones of any process, helping to quickly work out the most appropriate decision!

Functions of administrators and operators - we will break them down into separate products and show how to achieve the result!

Be sure to grab your seat at our sessions!

The program is tentative and may be amended.

Wednesday. 16 October 2019
10:00 - 10:55 I want to be a dentist! How we became successful in this specialization Ivan Makarov Yulia Savina Ekaterina Malinovskaya Veronika Gil Natalia Kornilova
11:00 - 11:30 Dental treatment and cleaning from a dentist's perspective. How to convince a pet owner to have all the pet's teeth extracted Olga Kupcova
11:30 - 11:50 Pet bird beak care in dentistry Marina Leshkova
11:50 - 12:00 Break
11:50 - 12:00 Oral cavity photographic protocol What it is and who needs it. Certificates for pets taking part in exhibitions Veronika Gil
12:00 - 12:30 The important role of radiography in veterinary dentistry Yulia Savina
12:30 - 13:00 A dermatologist and a dentist: how to share a patient Elena Gerasimova
13:30 - 14:00 Orofacial pain in cats Andrej Albul
14:00 - 15:00 Lunch
15:00 - 15:30 Dental patients: what aches and how it aches Tatyana Krasnova
15:30 - 16:00 Anaesthesia and analgesia for dental patients undergoing surgery Murad Abdullaev Mariya Ponomareva
A gerontological patient with an oral cavity disorder. How to reassure the owners and to provide qualified care Mariya Ponomareva Ekaterina Malinovskaya
16:45 - 17:00 Break
17:00 - 17:30 Comprehensive veterinary dental care for a cat Anna Spirina
17:30 - 18:00 Orthodontia basics Veronika Gil
Friday. 18 October 2019
10:00 - 11:00 Periodontal Disease Treatments - From the Simple to the Complex Christopher Snyder
11:00 - 11:15 Therapeutic approaches to feline gingivostomatisis Valeriya Ruseckaya
11:15 - 12:10 Strategies for Salivary Gland Surgery and Treating Palatal Defects Christopher Snyder
12:10 - 12:20 Break
12:20 - 13:20 Oncologic Maxillofacial Surgery - Tips and Tricks Christopher Snyder
13:20 - 14:10 Lunch
14:10 - 15:10 Considerations and Strategies for Managing Mandibular and Maxillary Fracture Patients Christopher Snyder
15:10 - 15:30 Dog implants. The contemporary approach Ivan Makarov
15:30 - 16:10 Clinical cases of mandible pathologic fracture in dogs with periodontitis Ivan Makarov Andrej Bаgatov Ekaterina Malinovskaya Yulia Savina
16:10 - 16:40 Break
16:40 - 17:10 CT in veterinary dentistry and maxillofacial surgery Andrej Bаgatov
17:10 - 17:45 Our experience in dentistry of wild and zoo animals Natalia Kornilova
17:45 - 18:00 Is dentistry for dogs and cats boring? A clinical case of a Macaca fascicularis. Anaesthetics, radiography, medical and surgical treatment Anton Lavrov Veronika Zavolzhinskaya

Dear colleagues,

This year, we will have extremely interesting Veterinary Dentistry sessions - our lead speaker will be a well known oral and maxillofacial surgeon Cristopher Snyder, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Snyder’s academic interests include maxillofacial trauma and reconstruction and oral surgery.

His speeches will be interesting both for dentists and for surgeons. Our sessions will be held for two days, during which the leading Russian veterinary dentists will deliver their speeches, arranged in the order from the basic level to the advanced level. This will help you to study the materials methodically and step-by-step.

Of course, we have thought about practice managers, too.

The program includes topics concerning management in veterinary dentistry, setting up a dentistry division, important consideration in choice of equipment, and many other things.

We are looking forward to seeing you at our sessions!

Wednesday. 16 October 2019
10:00 - 10:45 Intestinal bacteria and skin? Give me a break! Skin and intestinal microbiome and skin diseases- what is new? Lubov Nikolaeva
10:45 - 11:00 Q&A Lubov Nikolaeva
11:00 - 11:45 Interesting facts about something we often forget: are antibiotics really all very different? Elena Gerasimova
11:45 - 12:00 Q&A Elena Gerasimova
12:00 - 12:45 What am I treating? Is it a pyoderma or an allergy? Ekaterina Mendosa-Kuznetsova
12:45 - 13:00 Q&A Ekaterina Mendosa-Kuznetsova
13:00 - 14:30 LUNCH
14:30 - 15:15 Relapsing pyoderma - my approach to the problem Kerstin Bergvall
15:15 - 15:30 Q&A Kerstin Bergvall
15:30 - 16:15 Rational AB use in dermatology - why simply not to choose the most potent one? Kerstin Bergvall
16:15-16:30 Q&A Kerstin Bergvall
16:30 - 16:45 BREAK
16:45 - 17:45 Challenging clinical pyoderma cases from my practice Kerstin Bergvall
17:45 - 18:00 Q&A Kerstin Bergvall
Thursday. 17 October 2019
10:00 - 10:45 Malassezia - how much impact does it have in our derm practice? Kerstin Bergvall
10:45 - 11:00 Q&A Kerstin Bergvall
11:00 - 11:45 Genetic researches in veterinary dermatology - when can they help practitioners? Kerstin Bergvall
11:45 - 12:00 Q&A Kerstin Bergvall
12:00 - 12:45 How to become a clinical researcher in dermatology? Practical recommendations what to start from. Kerstin Bergvall
12:45 - 13:00 Q&A Kerstin Bergvall
13:00 - 14:30 LUNCH
14:30 - 15:15 A diet again? Is it really diagnostic? New data on food allergy and cross reaction in animals. Svetlana Belova
15:15 - 15:30 Q&A Svetlana Belova
15:30 - 16:15 What's new in otitis treatment? Elena Karyaeva
16:15 - 16:30 Q&A Elena Karyaeva
16:30 - 16:45 BREAK
16:45 - 18:00 Clinical cases from the practitioners Natalya Alekseeva Svetlana Selickaya Olga Kuznetsova Ekaterina Bobrova Darya Pozharskaya
Friday. 18 October 2019
10:00 - 10:45 The basic principles of genetic investigation in veterinary dermatology - when and how these researches are planned and performed? Kerstin Bergvall
10:45 - 11:00 Q&A Kerstin Bergvall
11:00 - 11:45 IgE specific blood level. Does it mean anything for our atopic patients? Kerstin Bergvall
11:45 - 12:00 Q&A Kerstin Bergvall
12:00 - 12:45 Rare skin diseases of dogs and cats from my practice Kerstin Bergvall
12:45 - 13:00 Q&A Kerstin Bergvall
13:00 - 14:30 LUNCH
14:30 - 15:15 Vasculopathies. What do we really need to check as a possible cause or trigger? Svetlana Belova
15:15 - 15:30 Q&A Svetlana Belova
15:30 - 16:15 Immunohistochemistry and other alien studies - are they still not available for us? Do we really need them? Mariya Bondareva
16:15 - 16:30 Q&A Mariya Bondareva
16:30 - 16:45 BREAK
16:45 - 17:45 Oclacitinib vs. cyclosporin vs. lokivetmab. What else you can try using them for besides allergies. Ekaterina Mendosa-Kuznetsova
17:45 - 18:00 Q&A Ekaterina Mendosa-Kuznetsova
Wednesday. 16 October 2019
10:00 - 10:45 Technical requirements and basics of image reading Eberhard Ludewig
10:45 - 11:15 X-ray on the sofa Klavdiya Naletova
11:15 - 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 - 12:00 Potentials and limitations of radiography in the diagnostics of lesions of the shoulder Eberhard Ludewig
12:00 - 12:30 Potentials and limitations of radiography in the diagnostics of lesions of the elbow Eberhard Ludewig
12:30 - 13:00 Potentials and limitations of radiography in the diagnostics of lesions of the hip Eberhard Ludewig
13:00 - 13:30 Potentials and limitations of radiography in the diagnostics of lesions of the knee Eberhard Ludewig
13:30 - 15:00 Lunch
15:00 - 15:45 Potentials and limitations of radiography in the diagnostics of lesions of the carpus, tarsus and digits Eberhard Ludewig
15:45 - 16:30 Potentials and limitations of radiography in the diagnostics of bone- and soft-tissue changes Eberhard Ludewig
16:30 - 16:45 Coffee break
16:45 - 17:15 Topic TBD Klavdiya Naletova
17:15 - 18:00 Cases presentation Eberhard Ludewig
Thursday. 17 October 2019
10:00 - 10:45 It’s just arthritis, or is it? – a new perspective on a common consult room condition
10:45 - 11:30 The interplay between chronic pain and emotional health in dogs and cats
11:30 - 11:45 Coffee break
11:45-12:30 The patient is lame and there is bilateral osteoarthrosis on the radiographs, but why only one limb is painful? Can US answer to this question? Giliola Spattini
12:30-13:15 Are CT and MRI adequate modalities to diagnose osteoarthritis? Eberhard Ludewig
13:15 - 14:15 Lunch
14:15 - 15:00 Behavioural change as a tool for diagnosis and assessment of treatment in cases of OA
15:00 - 15:45 Case discussions of cases of OA in dogs and cats with behavioural presentations
15:45 - 16:15 Diet therapy in the complex treatment of OA Ekaterina Nigova
16:15 - 16:30 Coffee break
16:30 - 17:15 Surgical options for treating OA patients Sergey Gorshkov
17:15 - 18:00 Outdated treatment plans – are you still prescribing them? – traditionally treated in a two dimensional manner, NSAIDs and supplements, arthritis management has progressed and requires multimodal intervention for optimal results
Friday. 18 October 2019
10:00 - 10:45 Feline asthma diagnostic imaging. Myths and reality Giliola Spattini
10:45 - 11:30 Lungs. pneumonia or edema? Giliola Spattini
11:30 - 11:45 Coffee break
11:45 - 12:45 Mediastinum. How to get the maximum information Giliola Spattini
12:30 - 13:15 Diagnostic imaging paradoxes Giliola Spattini
13:15 - 14:00 Ultrasound examination of the head and neck organs Giliola Spattini
14:00 - 15:30 Lunch
15:30 - 16:15 The suspicion of gastro-intestinal foreign body. do not hurry to inject the contrast medium Giliola Spattini
16:15 - 16:30 Coffee break
16:30 - 17:15 Контраст-усиленное ультразвуковое исследование в ветеринарной медицине Anna Chernecova
17:15 - 18:00 Abdominal cavity lymph nodes Giliola Spattini

This year we have invited two highly qualified globally recognized veterinary professionals to speak at the Diagnostic Imaging stream.

Eberhard Ludewig is a famous veterinary radiologist, professor and head of the Diagnostic Imaging division, University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna (Austria). He will come to Russia to share professional insights and experience. He will tell us about examination of the forelimbs and hind limbs. At the osteoarthritis sessions, we will learn about the radiography of the Musculoskelatal System.

Giliola Spattini is a highly qualified veterinary professional specialising in ultrasound and radiography. It is not the first visit of Giliola to Russia, but it will be her first time at our conference. We know her as an excellent speaker and expert in her sphere. She presents complicated materials in a very comprehensible and clear way. For a whole day, Giliola will be speaking about examination of the neck, chest and abdomen. And, there will be more than this. Giliola will hold two master classes within the scope of the conference. The first one will concern examination of the abdominal vessels. The second one will deal with use of radiography and ultrasound for examination of the musculoskeletal system.

We are looking forward to seeing you all at NVC!

Wednesday. 16 October 2019
10:00 - 10:45 Canine and feline diabetes mellitus: the pathogenesis and the clinical signs Federico Fracassi
10:45 - 11:30 Canine and feline diabetes mellitus: diagnosis and treatment Federico Fracassi
11:30 - 11:45 Coffee break
11:45 - 12:30 Canine and feline diabetes mellitus: treatment and monitoring of the treatment Federico Fracassi
12:30 - 13:15 Diabetic cases Federico Fracassi
13:15 - 14:45 Lunch
14:45 - 15:30 The diabetic dog that does not respond to treatment Federico Fracassi
15:30 - 16:15 Diabetic ketoacidosis: pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment Federico Fracassi
16:15 - 16:45 Coffee break
16:45 - 17:30 Diabetic ketoacidosis: pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment (continued) Federico Fracassi
17:30 - 18:00 Clinical cases Federico Fracassi
Thursday. 17 October 2019
10:00 - 10:45 Approach to the patient with polyuria and polydipsia Federico Fracassi
10:45 - 11:30 Discussion of clinical cases of polyuria and polydipsia Federico Fracassi
11:30 - 11:45 Coffee break
11:45 - 12:30 Pituitary dwarfism and other causes of failure to grow Federico Fracassi
12:30 - 13:15 Canine acromegaly Federico Fracassi
13:15 - 14:30 Lunch
14:30 - 15:15 Multiple endocrine disorders Federico Fracassi
15:15 - 16:00 Difficult endocrinology clinical cases Federico Fracassi
16:00 - 16:15 Coffee break
16:15 - 17:15 Canine and feline diabetes mellitus remission Maksim Belenson
17:15 - 18:00 Interesting clinical cases Natalia Smirnova
Wednesday. 16 October 2019
10:00 - 11:00 Mini pig preventive care Maria Ardiaca Garcia
11:00 - 13:00 Clinical cases Maria Ardiaca Garcia
13:00 - 13:30 A mini pig - a tiny pet with huge problems Yana Ydina
13:30 - 14:00 Endometrial hyperplasia in a mini pig Yana Ydina
14:00 - 15:00 Lunch
16:30 - 17:30 A practical approach to the rabbit dental disease: diagnosis and treatment Maria Ardiaca Garcia
15:00 - 16:30 Gastrointestinal diseases of rabbits: obstruction or hypomotility? Appendicitis and colitis. Liver lobe torsion Maria Ardiaca Garcia
17:30 - 18:00 Q&A
Thursday. 17 October 2019
10:00 - 10:25 Medical and surgical approaches to a rabbit with dental disease Anna Zheglova
10:25 - 10:50 Tooth extraction in the rodents and lagomorphs: our experience Alina Konovalova
11:10 - 11:30 Corrective orthodontics in lagomorphs: treatment principles and methods. Our experience Anna Stepanenko
11:15 - 11:35 A rat as a neurological patient Aleksandra Vanina
11:35 - 11:50 Successful use of myringotomy for the treatment of otogenic brain abscesses in rats. A clinical case Ekaterina Novikova
11:50 - 12:05 Evaluation of serum SDMA in clinically healthy rabbits and rabbits with urinary system diseases Ekaterina Novikova
12:05 - 12:20 Extrahepatic cholestasis caused by intramural abscesses of the duodenum and stomach in a guinea pig. A clinical case Ekaterina Novikova
12:20 - 12:40 A foreign body in the esophagus of a porcupine. A clinical case Marina Kazemirchuk
12:40 - 13:00 Uterus disorders in the cercopithecoids. A clinical case Kseniya Nikitina
13:00 - 13:15 Organophosphate poisoning of long-tusked marmosets. A clinical case Anna Golubeva
13:15 - 13:40 Photodynamic therapy in exotic pets with oral squamous cell carcinoma Polina Maratkanova
13:40 - 14:40 Lunch
14:40 - 15:10 Heart disorders in ferrets Anna Kameneva
15:10 - 15:40 How to avoid overdiagnosis in ultrasound investigations performed in ferrets Anna Kameneva
15:40 - 16:00 Aleutian disease of ferrets. Clinical cases Galina Zhestkova
16:00 - 16:20 Disseminated idiopathtic myofascitis in ferrets. Clinical cases Galina Zhestkova
16:20 - 16:40 Pure red-cell aplasia in ferrets. Clinical cases Galina Zhestkova
16:40 - 16:55 A clinical case of mycobacteriosis in a ferret Evgenij Ilchenko
16:55 - 17:10 A cystic urogenital anomaly in a ferret Olga Bobunova
17:10 - 17:30 Our experience of management of the intervertebral disc disease in ferrets A Komarov
17:30 - 17:45 A clinical case of innovative use of Gold Treat gold implants in primates Maiya Vorobjova Eduard Shamis
17:45 - 18:00 Q&A
Friday. 18 October 2019
10:00 - 12:00 Critically ill reptiles. How to treat a fragile patient Andres Montesinos Barcelo
12:00 - 13:00 Clinical cases of emergency care of reptiles Andres Montesinos Barcelo
13:00 - 13:15 A clinical case of a gastric neuroendocrine carcinoma in a bearded dragon (Pogona vitticeps) Denis Nikitenko
13:15 - 13:30 A clinical case of chronic granulomatous pneumonia in a royal python (Python regius) Denis Nikitenko
13:30 - 13:50 Surgical correction of congenital abnormalities of the vertebral column in reptiles Yan Ermolov
13:50 - 14:00 Q&A
14:00 - 15:00 Lunch
15:00 - 16:30 Critically ill avian patients. Approach to patients with severe dehydration, acid-base and water-electrolyte imbalance Andres Montesinos Barcelo
16:30 - 18:00 Approach to patients with a systemic (respiratory, cardiac, renal, hepatic) insufficiency Andres Montesinos Barcelo
Wednesday. 16 October 2019
10:00 - 11:00 Acute hemorrhagic diarrhea syndrome in dogs Kathrin Busch
11:00 - 12:00 Inflammatory bowel disease. An overview of disorders, diagnostic and treatment challenges Kathrin Busch
12:00 - 12:15 Coffee break
12:15 - 13:15 Motility disorders of the gastrointestinal tract. Intestinal atony, spastic states, functional intestinal obstruction Kathrin Busch
13:15 - 14:45 Lunch
14:45 - 15:45 Ultrasound for a gastroentherologist: diagnosis of intestinal obstruction, ileus. Errors in diagnostic imaging Zoya Vidyanova
15:45 - 16:45 Colon diseases (incl. Histiocytic colitis, chronic colitis and a neoplasia) Kathrin Busch
16:45 - 17:00 Coffee break
17:00 - 18:00 Tumours of the colon. Rectal neoplasia. Diagnosis and surgical treatment Dmitry Neginsky

Dear colleagues!

This year, the gastroenterology sessions will focus on gastrointestinal diseases.

We will speak about acute and chronic inflammatory conditions, pathogenesis and diagnostic challenges, cyclicality, how acute pathologies turn into chronic with improper treatment.

A lot of time will be given to review of the large intestine: chronic colitis and neoplasms.

How to differentiate between a chronic microbial process and food allergy or steroid-dependent enteropathy. How not to harm the patient. The key theme of this year will be gastrointestinal dysmotility.

Gastric atony, functional intestinal obstruction, etc. How to initiate peristalsis and identify the underlying cause timely?

Kathrin Busch, Diplomate ECVIM-CA Internal Medicine, will cover these and many other topics in her speeches.

Wednesday. 16 October 2019
10:00 – 11:30 Principles of surgical oncology, principles of the biopsy Bernard Seguin
11:30 – 11:45 Coffee break
11:45 – 12:30 Nasal planectomy Bernard Seguin
12:30 – 13:15 Lip tumor excision Bernard Seguin
13:15 – 14:00 Orbitectomy Bernard Seguin
14:00 – 15:30 Lunch
15:30 – 16:15 Hemipelvectomy Bernard Seguin
16:15 – 17:00 Advances in limb sparing surgery in dogs Bernard Seguin
17:00 – 17:15 Coffee break
17:15 – 18:00 Cases in reconstructive surgery of the head: addressing complications Bernard Seguin
Thursday. 17 October 2019
10:00 – 10:45 Monitoring and evaluation of surgical complications in a small animal clinic Dmitry Neginsky
10:45 – 11:15 Typical mistakes of early career surgeons Kseniya Lavrova
11:15 – 12:00 The role of specialized training of surgeons. Learning curves (TBA)
12:00 – 12:15 Coffee break
12:15 – 12:45 A check list as a way to prevent complications Tatyana Babenko
12:45 – 13:30 Pre-surgery information Interaction with pet owners in case of complications. Sergej Tatarincev
13:30 – 14:00 Exotic complications of routine surgeries Evgenij Kozlov
14:00 – 15:30 Lunch
15:30 – 15:50 Remote results of nephrovesicular bypassing Sobakina Svetlana
15:50 – 16:10 Cholecystectomy complications - Loginova
16:10 – 16:30 Trachea stenting complications Stepan Novikov
16:30 – 16:45 Coffee break
16:45 – 17:05 Implant associated infection Sergey Gorshkov
17:05 – 17:25 Pancreatic gland surgery complications Lev Golub
17:25 – 18:00 TBA
Friday. 18 October 2019
10:00 – 10:15 An introductory lecture: A BAOS patient Kseniya Lavrova
10:15 – 10:45 Anatomy specifics and typical CT findings in brachycephalic dogs Eugeniy Kemelman
10:45 – 11:15 Larynx disorders. Surgical treatment of laryngeal collapse – the current state of things Sergej Tatarincev
11:15 – 11:45 Tracheal and bronchial disorders. Endoscopic examination specifics - Chernova
11:45 – 12:00 Coffee break
12:00 – 12:30 Nasal passage obstruction. Contemporary data. Correction methods Stepan Novikov
12:30 – 13:00 Soft palate hyperplasia. Surgical techniques. Frequent complications Lev Golub
13:00 – 13:30 Specifics of anesthetic support for brachycephalic dogs. Current recommendations of ACVAA and ECVAA. Yurij Dorodnyh
13:30 – 15:00 Lunch
Upper airway inflammatory diseases and acid aspiration pneumonitis in BAOS patients
15:30 – 16:00 GI tract comorbidities in brachycephalic dogs Dmitry Neginsky
16:00 – 16:30 Standardized issuance of primary medical documents for BAOS patients Oksana Listova
16:30 – 16:45 Coffee break
16:45 – 18:00 A round table discussion Development and acceptance of a unified diagnosis algorithm and treatment of BAOS patients
Wednesday. 16 October 2019
10:00 - 11:30 Intestinal bacterial infections Darya Fedorova (Zheltysheva)
11:30 - 11:45 Break
11:45 - 12:50 FCV diagnosis Systemic FCV Olga Filimonova
12:50 - 13:00 Q&A
13:00 - 14:30 Lunch
14:30 - 15:50 Aelurostrongylosis and other helminthosis of the respiratory tract in cats Igor Rudenko
15:50 - 16:00 Q&A
16:00 - 16:45 How do I diagnose parasitic infections in the clinic? Igor Rudenko
16:45 - 17:00 Break
17:00 - 17:50 Intensive care for dogs with CPV Alexander Khomenko
17:50 - 18:00 Q&A
Thursday. 17 October 2019
10:00 - 11:50 Rabies prevention among the veterinary clinic staff Tatyana Starostina
11:50 - 12:00 Q&A
12:00 - 12:15 Break
12:15 - 13:00 Rabies in the dog and cat Yale Gowri
13:00 - 14:30 Lunch
14:30 - 16:50 Clinical presentation and differential diagnosis Yale Gowri
16:50 - 17:00 Q&A
17:00 - 17:50 Rabies vaccination - contemporary views Yale Gowri
17:50 - 18:00 Q&A
Wednesday. 16 October 2019
10:00 - 10:20 Opening. The big picture of oxygen delivery Artem Pavluchenko
10:20 - 11:00 Guyton's phisiology. Preload, venous return, CO and mean filling pressure Bernie Hansen
11:00 - 11:20 Target ABP in different types of patients Bernie Hansen
11:20 - 11:40 Break
11:40 - 12:20 Cellular respiration - from glycolysis to rotating ATP-syntetase Vladimir Vladimirov
12:20 - 12:40 Phisiology of lactate - from Kory cycle to differencial diagnosis of hyperlactatemia Ivan Yakimchuk
12:40 - 13:20 CO2 transport by the blood Bernie Hansen
13:20 - 14:40 Lunch
14:40 - 15:00 pO2, pCO2 and blood vessels tone Elizaveta Vasechkina
15:00 - 15:20 SvO2 and ScvO2, in inferior and posterior vena cava, in physiological state and in shock Bernie Hansen
15:20 - 16:00 Arterial-venous gap of pO2 and pCO2. Phisiology and clinical utilization Артериовенозная разница по кислороду Bernie Hansen
16:00 - 16:20 Сontroversial topics of blood transfusion Tatyana Kamynina
16:20 - 16:40 Break
16:40 - 17:00 Clinical case of cerebral salt wasting syndrome Galina Gracheva
17:20 - 17:20 Consensus statement on steroid therapy in ER and ICU Anna Maltseva
17:40 - 18:00 Round table, questions and answers
Thursday. 17 October 2019
10:00 - 10:40 Guyton's phisiology. Contractility and stroke volume. Evaluation of the effectiveness of inotropes Bernie Hansen
10:40 - 11:20 Guyton's phisiology. Afterload Bernie Hansen
11:20 - 11:40 Break
11:40 - 12:00 5 steps for rule out a cardiogenic pulmonary edema Stepan Olenchuk
12:00 - 12:20 Our experience of levosimendan use in CHF dogs Tatyana Mukhamedova
12:20 - 12:40 Dobutamine VS Pimobendan in the cardiogenic pulmonary edema Bernie Hansen
12:40 - 13:20 Treatment of cardiogenic pulmonary edema - from basics to challangeng cases Bernie Hansen
13:20 - 14:20 Lunch
14:40 - 15:20 Right ventricle in critically ill patients Bernie Hansen
15:20 - 15:40 Left ventricle in critically ill patients. Septic cardiomyopathy and cardiac hybernation Bernie Hansen
15:40 - 16:00 Clinical case "Give birth at any cost!" Alex Arzhaev
16:00 - 16:20 Point of Care ultrosound (POCUS) in ICU Alexander Khomenko
16:20 - 16:40 Break
16:40 - 17:20 Patient with congenital heart defect in my ICU. What can I do? PDA, PA, AS Bernie Hansen
17:20 - 18:00 Round table, questions and answers
Friday. 18 October 2019
10:00 - 10:20 Amazing gas exchange in lungs Anna Muhranova
10:20 - 10:40 Pulmonary blood flow phisiology and pathophisiology Tatyana Krasnova
10:40 - 11:00 Pathogenesis of non-cardiogenic pulmonary hypertension Bernie Hansen
11:00 - 11:40 Ventriculo-arterial coupling and pulmonary hypertension Bernie Hansen
11:40 - 12:00 Break
12:00 - 12:20 Clinical recommendations for non-cardiogenic pulmonary hypertension Bernie Hansen
12:20 - 12:40 Treatment of feline suppurative pleuritis - from basics to challangeng cases Anastasiya Egorova
12:40 - 13:20 The endothelial glycocalyx and fluid therapy in the critically ill: when macrovascular parameters don't fit into the equation. Leo Londono
13:20 - 14:40 Lunch
14:40 - 14:40 Primary ARDS due pneumonia. What I can do? Primary ADRS due pneumonia. What I can do Bernie Hansen
15:20 - 15:40 Pneumonia microbial landscape Elizaveta Lezhneva
15:40 - 16:00 Clinical case of pneumonia caused by multiresistant bacterial infection Darya Shabanova
16:00 - 16:20 Kidney perfusion in normal state and shock state Leo Londono
16:20 - 16:40 Break
16:40 - 17:00 Kidney hybernation Nadezhda Krutitskaya
17:00 - 17:20 Consensus statement on daily fluid therapy Artem Pavluchenko
17:20 - 18:00 Round table, questions and answers

The intensive care sessions at NVC 2019 will be focused on cardiorespiratory physiology and hemodynamics. For three days, we will be reviewing in detail such sophisticated issues as blood circulation, heart and lungs performance, oxygen delivery and utilization.

Our expert, Doctor Bernard (Berny) Hansen is one of the founders of the contemporary veterinary intensive care. He has been involved in practical and research work for 40 years and has trained a large number of residents and interns. He is Associate Professor and Director, ICU, Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care at NC State University, one of the major veterinary medicine research centers globally. Dr. Hansen is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care and a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. He is one of the key teachers of Cardiorespiratory Bootcamp – the annual cardiorespiratory physiology advanced course for ACVECC residents in the USA.

This year, we plan to present the draft concerted recommendations of the Colleague of Veterinary Specialists and the Society of Veterinary Anesthesia “The Institute for Development of Veterinary Intensive Care, Anesthesiology and Critical Care – VITAR” based on analysis of all available information on two subjects – planned infusion therapy and use of glucocorticoids in emergency and intensive care. We invite all veterinary specialists who have experience in reading and analysis of primary sources to work on the recommendations. Artem Pavlyuchenko is the coordinator for the infusion therapy part, Anna Maltseva is the coordinator for the steroid part.

Friday. 18 October 2019
10:00 - 12:00 Interpretation of the red and white blood picture Reinhard Mischke
12:00 - 12:15 Break
12:15 - 13:15 Bone marrow cytology Reinhard Mischke
13:15 - 14:45 Lunch
14:45 - 15:45 Selected haematological cases Reinhard Mischke
15:45 - 16:00 Break
16:00 - 17:50 The contemporary theory of hemostasis and available lab tests for blood clotting assessment Tatyana Istomina
17:50 - 18:00 Q&A
Wednesday. 16 October 2019
10:00 - 10:30 A website of a veterinary clinic Dmitrii Sheremet
10:30 - 11:00 Instruments for local internet promotion of a veterinary clinic Alexey Volkov
11:00 - 11:30 What franchising does not tell you about. The price of inflated expectations Olga Ovsyannikova
12:00 - 12:30 Discussion. Reputation of a veterinary clinic, complaint management Alexander Konstantinovsky Peter Ershov Sergey Lebedko Andrey Surikov
13:00 - 14:30 Lunch
14:30 - 15:30 A personal brand of a veterinary doctor and veterinary clinic manager: what can be done already today Liya Smekun
15:30 - 16:00 A doctor and content marketing Nikita Zhukhov
16:00 - 16:30 A referral clinic: the targeted marketing strategy Alexander Konstantinovsky
16:30 - 17.00 How to organize operation of a call center Alfiya Pasichenko
17:00 - 17:30 Secrets of merchandising sales area of veterinary clinic Anastasiya Maltseva
Thursday. 17 October 2019
10:00 - 10:30 The key manager's reports in the MIS Aleksandr Kirilyuk
10:30 - 11:00 Veterinary practice management Vladimir Mitin
11:00 - 11:30 Communication in a veterinary clinic Sergey Mendoza-Istratov
11:30 - 11:45 Coffee break
11:45 - 13:00 Conflict management Sergey Lebedko
13:00 - 14:30 Lunch
14:30 - 16:30 Management accounting Alexander Afanasyev
16:30 - 16:45 Coffee break
16:45 - 17:15 Customer service as a strategic link. Influence on performance indicators of the veterinary practice Alfiya Pasichenko
17:15 - 18:00 Competitors Arsenij Gelasimov
Friday. 18 October 2019
10:00 - 11:00 An employee-centered veterinary practice Peter Ershov
11:00 - 11:30 Veterinary burnout Elmira Tomilina
11:30 - 11:45 Coffee break
11:45 - 12:30 Medical education challenges Pavel Brand
12:30 - 13:00 Building attitude to clients via relations with the employees Vitalina Levashova
13:00 - 14:30 Lunch
14:30 - 15:45 "Communication skills in medicine", a speech with participation of a simulated patient. Anna Sonkina-Dorman
15.45-16.00 Coffee break Ivan Yakimchuk
16:00 - 18:00 Motivating for Performance: Pursuing your Passion and Leading your Team to Sustainable Success Ernie Ward

We will have three thematic management streams instead of one general stream this year. 

The marketing day

  • How to fill a clinic with patients
  • What kind of service will make them happy 
  • How to achieve a commercial result without breach of medical ethics 

- for owners of veterinary clinics; 
- for commercial directors and managers; 
- for marketing and sales professionals of veterinary clinics. .

The HR day 

  • How to overcome the personnel crisis
  • How to involve rather than force to work well
  • How to manage medical knowledge
  • How to help doctors communicate with patients

- for directors and managers of veterinary clinics; 
- for heads of departments and chief doctors; 
- for doctors engaged in mentoring and training. 

The day of business processes and technologies 

  • How to build the business processes of a veterinary clinic efficiently
  • How to automate them
  • What are the management functions and why they are so important
  • Technologies without which a contemporary clinic cannot operate 

- for owners of veterinary clinics;
- for directors and managers;
- for chief doctors;
- for professionals responsible for the IT infrastructure of veterinary clinics 

3 х 8 hours of speeches by experts in the field of veterinary and human medicine, marketing, IT and management consulting.


Wednesday. 16 October 2019
10:00 - 10:15 Classification of kidney diseases Natalia Prokofyeva
10:15 - 11:15 Acute kidney injury: Because time is of the essence Leo Londono
11:15 - 11:30 Break
11:30 - 12:30 Renal Biomarkers: Searching for the kidney troponin Leo Londono
12:30 - 13:30 Fluid therapy in the renal patient: When fluids become nephrotoxic Leo Londono
13:30 - 15:00 Lunch
15:00 - 16:00 Electrolyte and acid-base management in the renal patient Leo Londono
16:00 - 16:15 Break
16:15 - 16:30 Uroabdomen: abdominal fluid analysis Natalia Prokofyeva
16:30 - 17:00 Uroabdomen: diagnostic imaging Klavdiya Naletova
17:00 - 18:00 Uroabdomen: pre-operative stabilization Leo Londono
Thursday. 17 October 2019
10:00 - 11:00 Hemodialysis from a criticalist’s perspective Leo Londono
11:00 - 12:00 Understanding therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE) and hemoperfusion purification techniques Leo Londono
12:00 - 12:15 Break
12:15 - 12:45 Azotemia is not always a marker of a renal disease: hypoadrenocorticism Maksim Belenson
12:45 - 13:45 Systemic consequences of renal proteinuria and glomerulonephritis Leo Londono
13:45 - 15:15 Lunch
15:15 - 16:15 Acute on chronic kidney disease: Management of CKD in the ICU Leo Londono
16:15 - 16:45 Chronic kidney disease vs acute renal failure: when ultrasound helps to diagnose Anna Chernecova
16:45 - 17:00 Break
17:00 - 18:00 Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease: What is the evidence for what we do? Leo Londono
Friday. 18 October 2019
10:00 - 11:00 Mistakes in management of acute renal failure and how to avoid them Nadezhda Krutitskaya
11:00 - 11:50 My experience in management of hemodialysis patients Yan Muzalevski
11:50 - 12:05 Break
12:05 - 13:15 Urinary bladder tumors: views of an oncologist and a histologist Anna Kuznetsova Kseniya Lisitskaya
13:15 - 14:35 Lunch
14:35 - 15:45 Conservative and surgical treatment of ureteral obstruction Lemara Voytova Sobakina Svetlana
15:45 - 16:45 Update on UTI management Natalya Red'kina
16:45 - 17:00 Break
17:00 - 18:00 Canine prostatic disorders Gabriella Imbert
Wednesday. 16 October 2019
10:00 - 11:45 Why Does That Happen? How to Perform Clinical Research Natasha Olby
11:45 - 13:30 How We Move Natasha Olby
13:30 - 15:00 Lunch
15:00 - 16:00 Steroid-dependent meningitis-arteritis - a new look at an old disease Kirill Kopytov
16:00 - 16:30 Russian fairy-tales in a vet. neurology Andrej Albul
16:30 - 16:45 Coffee break
15:45 - 17:30 Discospondylitis caused by brucellosis in dogs Tatyana Babenko
17:30 - 18:00 Results of treatment of long-term spinal cord compression. riteria for selection of patients for surgical treatment Vladimir Sotnikov
Thursday. 17 October 2019
10:00 - 11:00 One hundred and thirty seven years of Intervertebral Disc Disease - What We Know Now Natasha Olby
11:00 - 12:00 Surgical Treatment of Intervertebral Disc Disease - Which, When, How! Natasha Olby
12:00 - 12:15 Coffee break
12:15 - 13:15 Pain related behavioural presentations of cats with neurological conditions Sarah Heath
13:15 - 14:15 Management of Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury Natasha Olby
14:15 – 15:45 Lunch
15:45 - 16:45 An Update one Atlantoaxial Subluxations Natasha Olby
16:45 - 17:00 Coffee break
17:00 - 18:00 ÀIs it a case for behavioural medicine or neurology? Sarah Heath
Friday. 18 October 2019
10:00 - 10:30 Topic TBD Andrej Albul
10:30 - 11:00 Static study of paroxysmal dyskinesias. Our diagnostic and treatment experience Alexander Subbotin
11:00 - 11:15 Our experience of use of radiation therapy for brain tumor treatment Ekaterina Maslova
11:15 - 11:45 Compressive myelopathy surgical treatment techniques. Method selection. Clinical options Vladimir Sotnikov
11:45 – 12:00 Coffee break
12:00 - 12:15 Our experience with use of artificial hard meninx Nikolaj Glazov
12:15 - 12:30 Constrictive myelopathy in pugs Николай Козлов
12:30 - 12:45 A clinical case of diagnosis and treatment of a synovial cyst in a dog Vladislav Serdyuk
12:45 - 13:15 Ventriculoperitoneal shunt complications, a review and our experience Olga Dubovitskaya
13:15 - 14:45 Lunch
14:45 - 16:30 A roundtable discussion on compressive myelopathies. An interdisciplinary workshop. Part 1 - lectures
A contemporary view on compressive causes of myelopathies in human medicine
A summary of the recent veterinary neurology studies Alexander Subbotin Kswniya Bocharova
16:30 - 16:45 Coffee break
16:45 - 17:55 A roundtable discussion on compressive myelopathies. An interdisciplinary workshop. Part 2 - discussion
Questions to the experts. A discussion of clinical cases
17:55 - 18:00 Closure of the session. Future and perspectives
Thursday. 17 October 2019
10:00 - 11:00 Hemodynamics for beginners - about the heart, vessels and blood pressure in simple words Maxim Kazarnovsky
11:00 - 11:30 Cardiac insufficiency development mechanisms - why this happens Dmitrij Olejnikov
11:30 - 12:00 Break
12:00 - 13:00 How to measure the blood pressure, interpret the results and provide first aid correctly Anna Maltseva
13:00 - 13:40 How the heart and the lungs should in the normal and abnormal condition and why Semen Perfilov
13:40 - 13:50 The school of assistants - why do I need it? Semen Perfilov
13:50 - 15:00 Lunch
15:00 - 16:00 A cat with HCM - how to recognize it, what to expect and how to help Elena Kostuk
16:00 - 16:20 Break
16:20 - 17:20 A dog with mitral valve endocardiosis - how to recognize it, what to expect and how to help Aleksej Bokaryov
17:20 - 18:00 The heart and vessels radiography - producing radiographic images and their interpretation Gabriella Imbert
Friday. 18 October 2019
10:00 - 11:00 What to do if the heart has stopped - CAB Maria Tikhonova
11:00 - 11:30 Cardiac procedures - how to perform abdomeno-, thoraco- and pericardiocentesis Veronika Tipisova
11:30 - 12:00 Break
12:00 - 12:30 How to behave with a cat for it not to turn into a tiger
12:30 - 13:00 An aggressive dog - how I can help it
13:00 - 13:30 A geriatric patient - what to pay attention to Anastasia Chernyavskaya
13:30 - 14:40 Lunch
14:40 - 15:10 Awareness in work as a way to a happy heart Julia Abramova
15:10 - 16:00 Let's feel and talk with hearts, or everything about communication in different life situations. Beginning: history taking and a return visit. Julia Abramova
16:00 - 16:20 Break
16:20 - 17:00 Continuation: an emergency patient and a patient's death. Julia Abramova
17:00 - 17:30 Error analysis - why it is important Anna Maltseva
17:30 - 18:00 I made a blunder… how to tell the doctor about it Julia Abramova
Wednesday. 16 October 2019
10:00 – 11:00 Future Pet Foods Ernie Ward
11:00 – 11:15 Break Ernie Ward
11:15 – 13:00 The Art of Pet Weight Loss: Using Therapeutic Diets to Treat Obesity Requires Patience, Flexibility and Creativity Ernie Ward
13:00 – 14:30 Lunch
14:30 – 15:30 Deciphering a Pet Food Label: What It Means and Why It Matters Ernie Ward
15:30 – 15:45 Break
15:45 – 17:00 A Lifetime of Nutritional Health: Why Life Stage Pet Diets Are Important Ernie Ward
17:00 – 17:30 Q&A
Thursday. 17 October 2019
10:00 – 11:00 Nutrition for hospitalized dogs and cats Ronald Jan Corbee
11:00 – 12:00 Adverse reactions to food Ronald Jan Corbee
12:00 – 12:15 Break
12:15 – 13:15 Nutrition for dogs and cats with renal disease Ronald Jan Corbee
13:15 – 14:45 Lunch
14:45 – 15:45 Nutritional assessment and recommendation in practice Ronald Jan Corbee
15:45 – 16:00 Break
16:00 – 17:00 Nutrition in GI disease Ronald Jan Corbee
17:00 – 17:30 Q&A
Wednesday. 16 October 2019
10:00 - 11:00 Detection and assistance with hepatopathy in cancer patients Mark Paka
11:00 - 12:00 Histopathology: what you should know Craig Clifford
12:00 - 12:15 Break
12:15 - 13:15 Immunotherapy in veterinary oncology Craig Clifford
13:15 - 14:45 Lunch
14:45 - 15:45 Recent Advancements in Oncology Craig Clifford
15:45 - 16:00 Break
16:00 - 17:00 Controversies Lectures: Metronomic therapy Craig Clifford
17:00 - 18:00 Controversies Lectures: Lymphoma Craig Clifford
Thursday. 17 October 2019
10:00 - 11:30 Intrathoracic tumors Craig Clifford Bernard Seguin
11:30 - 11:45 Break
11:45 - 13:15 Abdominal tumors Craig Clifford Bernard Seguin
13:15 - 14:45 Lunch
14:45 - 16:15 Osteosarcoma Craig Clifford Bernard Seguin
16:15 - 16:30 Break
16:30 - 18:00 Breast tumors Craig Clifford Bernard Seguin
Friday. 18 October 2019
10:00 - 11:30 Thyroid tumors in dogs and cats Bernard Seguin
11:30 - 11:45 Break
11:45 - 13:15 Surgical approach to the treatment of hyperparathyroidism Bernard Seguin
13:15 - 14:45 Lunch
14:45 - 15:45 Oral melanomas Bernard Seguin Craig Clifford
15:45 - 16:00 Break
16:00 - 18:00 Round table Bernard Seguin Craig Clifford

The Oncology stream at NVC2019 will be cover two areas at the same time - surgical oncology and medical oncology.

To provide as much information as possible on these areas and to illustrate their interrelation, we have invited two leading international specialists:

  • Dr. Craig Clifford DVM, MS, DACVIM is a recognized medical oncology specialist.
    As Director of Clinical Studies and co-owner of Hope Veterinary Specialists, he participates in development of advanced technologies and innovations in cancer treatment.
    He is a frequent lecturer at major veterinary meetings in the USA and abroad and participates in activities of various veterinary associations.
    He has authored/co-authored over 60 papers and book chapters.
  • His colleague Dr. Bernard Seguin, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVS, ACVS Founding Fellow - Surgical Oncology is an Associate Professor of Surgical Oncology at the Flint Animal Cancer Center, Colorado State University. His research activities cover various areas of surgical oncology. He primarily specializes in sarcomas in general and osteosarcomas in particular, as well as organ preservation surgery.

Oncology is a rapidly developing field, challenging specialists again and again. At our sessions, we will discuss new developments and approaches of leading international specialists to oncological problems.

Friday. 18 October 2019
10:00 - 12:00 How did this all begin? Embryology and Congenital Abnormalities of the Conjunctiva, Eyelid, and Globe of Dogs and Cats David Junior Haeussler
12:00 - 12:15 Coffee break
12:15 - 13:15 Those Beautiful Baby Eyes. Evaluating the Fundus For Congenital Abnormalities David Junior Haeussler
13:15 - 14:45 Lunch
14:45 - 16:45 Keeping It All in Focus. Congenital and Developmental Abnormalities of the Lens and Uvea David Junior Haeussler
16:45 - 17:00 Coffee break
17:00 - 18:00 Slide test David Junior Haeussler
Thursday. 17 October 2019
10:00 - 10:45 It’s just arthritis, or is it? – a new perspective on a common consult room condition
10:45 - 11:30 The interplay between chronic pain and emotional health in dogs and cats
11:30 - 11:45 Coffee break
11:45-12:30 The patient is lame and there is bilateral osteoarthrosis on the radiographs, but why only one limb is painful? Can US answer to this question? Giliola Spattini
12:30-13:15 Are CT and MRI adequate modalities to diagnose osteoarthritis? Eberhard Ludewig
13:15 - 14:15 Lunch
14:15 - 15:00 Behavioural change as a tool for diagnosis and assessment of treatment in cases of OA
15:00 - 15:45 Case discussions of cases of OA in dogs and cats with behavioural presentations
15:45 - 16:15 Diet therapy in the complex treatment of OA Ekaterina Nigova
16:15 - 16:30 Coffee break
16:30 - 17:15 Surgical options for treating OA patients Sergey Gorshkov
17:15 - 18:00 Outdated treatment plans – are you still prescribing them? – traditionally treated in a two dimensional manner, NSAIDs and supplements, arthritis management has progressed and requires multimodal intervention for optimal results
Friday. 18 October 2019
10:00 - 10:25 Manual therapy for patients with hind limb paraplegia, the protocol Maksim Korotenko
10:25 - 10:30 Q&A
10:30 - 10:55 Principles of rehabilitation of a patient with a combined orthopaedic disorder Kristina Shish
10:55 - 11:00 Q&A
11:00 - 11:25 Management of a chronic patient with osteochondrodysplasia Kseniya Marchenko
11:25 - 11:30 Q&A
11:30 - 11:45 Coffee break
11:45 - 12:10 When rehabilitologists are monopolists: non-compressive myelopathy Nataliya Kurganskaya
12:10 - 12:15 Q&A
12:15 - 12:40 Use of laser treatment for post-surgical pain and inflammation control Elizaveta Vajnberg-Ozeranskaya
12:40 - 12:45 Q&A
12:45 - 13:10 Patient motivation and its role in rehabilitation success Lyubov Kondratijeva
13:10 - 13:15 Q&A
13:15 - 14:30 Lunch
14:30 - 14:45 Rehabilitaiton of a patient with a femoral bone comminuted fracture and combined sciatic nerve damage Anastasiya Semenova
14.45 - 15.00 Use of acupuncture in combination treatment of a geriatric patient with a chronic disorder of the spine and musculoskeletal system Olga Kuksina
15:00 - 15:15 A patient with a combined disorder - IVDD, CCL rupture, spondylitis Svetlana Yakovleva
15:15 - 15:30 Case discussion
15:30 - 15:45 Rehabilitation of a patient with idiopathic epilepsy Yuliya Petrenko Mariya Chubakova
15:45 - 16:00 A patient with secondary oesteoarthritis on the background of bilateral elbow joint dysplasia - what could have gone wrong? Anastasia Chernyavskaya
16:00 - 16:15 Rehabilitation of a geriatric patient following unilateral hip arthroplasty Svetlana Stepanova
16:15 - 16:30 Case discussion
16:30 - 17:00 Coffee break
17:00-18:00 A roundtable discussion Vet Rehab Interest Group
Thursday. 17 October 2019
10:00 - 11:30 Controlling female reproduction with progestogens: how historical abuse of these drugs can be turnedinto safe clinical use Stefano Romagnoli
11:30 - 12:00 Coffee break
12:00 - 13:00 Diseases of the mammary gland in male and female dogs and cats Stefano Romagnoli
13:00 - 14:00 Control of mammary function in dogs and cats Stefano Romagnoli
14:00 - 15:30 Lunch
15:30 - 16:30 Clinical use of prostaglandins, aromatase inhibitors, estrogens, antiestrogens, gonadotropins andcorticosteroids in small animal reproduction Stefano Romagnoli
16:30 - 17:00 Coffee break
17:00 - 18:00 Usual and unusual clinical uses of aglepristone and deslorelin in bitches and queens Stefano Romagnoli
Friday. 18 October 2019

Day 2 sessions will cover reproductive system diseases in conjunction with allied disciplines and will be useful and interesting not only for specialists in reproduction, but also for general practitioners and specialists in allied disciplines.

Professor Romagnoli will speak in detail about frequent pathologies (urinary incontinence in adult dogs and mammary neoplasia in bitches and queens). He will speak about advanced methods of treatment and follow up of such patients, will present modern medical and surgical treatment options, review clinical cases.


10:00 – 11:30 Reproduction meets Urology: medical treatment of canine urinary incontinence. Weakening of the urethral sphincter following spaying/castration in adult dogs; incidence, diff.diagnosis; medical treatment; medical vs surgical treatment. Case examples Stefano Romagnoli
11:30 – 12:00 Coffee break
12:00 – 13:30 Reproduction meets Oncology: treatment and follow up of patients with mammary neoplasia. Hormonal control; risk factors, pathogenesis and clinical findings. Peculiarities of feline m.neoplasia; surgical treatment, cyclophosphamide; prognosis; c.examples Stefano Romagnoli
13:30 – 15:00 Lunch
15:00 – 15:15 Trouble-free pregnancy following hemiovariohysterectomy. A clinicаl case Anna Makarova
15:15 – 15:30 Penile trauma. What to do in a challenging situation. A clinical case Lilyana Sapickaya
15:30 – 15:45 A vaginal cyst - an unusual finding or a disorder that requires treatment? A clinical case Yuliya Ilina
15:45 – 16:00 "Affection blinds reason". A clinical case of management of pregnancy and expected date of delivery estimation when breeds of various weight categories are involved. A clinical case Anna Ryazanceva
16:00 – 16:15 Congenital perineum dyspasia. A clinicla case Olga Miheeva
16:15 – 16:30 Hypovolaemic shock in a feline patient with uterine horn distortion, or how to get along with an uterine distortion for a month. A clinical case Aida Ageeva
16:30 – 17:00 Coffee break
17:00 – 17:15 Approaches to cystic endometrial hyperplasia treatment. It’s your choice. A jount report. A clinical case. Sergej Semenistyj Evgeniya Ermakova
Estrus without ovaries. How can it be possible? A jount report. A clinical case Evgeniya Ermakova Olga Smirnova
17:30 – 17:45 Priapism. When the size matters. A clinical case Oksana Klyuchar
17:45 – 18:00 Pyometra and vaginitis in your own surgical feline patient? Nadezhda Lelekova