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The goal of this course is to provide the general practitioner with the knowledge and skills needed to a) diagnose and stage many common types of cancer, and based on those findings, b) determine the most appropriate surgical intervention indicated. This course will be team-taught by a board-certified surgeon with extensive experience in surgical oncology and a board-certified medical oncologist. The course faculty will present principles of surgical oncology including recommended techniques for sampling lymph nodes as well as bone, bladder, and skin masses. Appropriate disease staging, biologic behavior, and surgical excision of mast cell tumors, mesenchymal tumors, cutaneous melanoma, digital tumors, anal sac tumors, feline mammary cancer, and perianal tumors. Surgical treatment of masses located in high-tension and high-motion areas will be discussed. Participants will practice basic tension relieving techniques, appropriate wound closure, and techniques for specific clinical problems. Mastectomy, limb, and digital amputation techniques and indications will be discussed and practiced in the laboratory. Adjuvant therapies like chemotherapy, radiation, and melanoma vaccine will also be presented as indicated.
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Jessica Barrera, DVM, DACVS
Where Cutting-Edge Technology Meets State-of-the-Art Education
All the tools you need to succeed, all in one extraordinary learning environment. Oquendo Center, WVC’s one-of-a-kind medical education facility, is devoted to practical, clinical, experience-based learning. Distinctively designed for medical professionals to collaborate, teach, and learn, this cutting-edge center is fully equipped with advanced technology, a large luxury theater for group learning and expert-led lectures, and a variety of intimate spaces for workshops and small-group discussions. Oquendo Center continues to be a sought-out destination for forward-thinking education and innovation, optimized to advance the field of medicine.
Public transportation in Las Vegas is limited. If you are staying somewhere other than our preferred partner, Courtyard by Marriott–Green Valley, you will need to arrange for your transportation to and from the Oquendo Center. Courtyard by Marriott also runs a complimentary shuttle service that offers pickups & drop offs at the Mandalay Bay Tour and Trolley stop.
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“There was a lot of attention to detail. We had excellent lectures balanced with hands on lab. Everything we needed was available in abundance. The assistants and instructor were most helpful.”
“The instructors worked really well together and were very patient during the labs. Great attitude towards teaching"
Bruce Lewis Jr