Surgical Oncology for the Small Animal GP

September 7-8, 2019
CE Hours: 16
Instructors: Drs. Lori Cesario, Jennifer Simpson,
Bernard Seguin & Jessica Barerra

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About This Course

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 surgeons 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.

Details

  • Date(s): September 7-8, 2019
  • Venue: Oquendo Center | Las Vegas, NV
  • Category: Oncology
  • Enrollment Capacity: 24
  • CE Hours: 16

Learning Objectives

  1. Learn recommended techniques for sampling lymph nodes, bone, bladder and skin masses
  2. Review disease staging, biologic behavior and surgical incision of various tumors
  3. Enhance knowledge of adjuvant therapy, including chemotherapy, radiation and melanoma vaccine
  4. Discuss surgical treatment of masses in high-tension, high-motion areas
  5. Practice basic tension-relieving techniques and appropriate wound closure

Course Cost

$2,400

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Lead Instructor ...

Lori Cesario
DVM, DACVIM

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Jennifer Simpson, DVM, DACVS
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INSTRUCTOR
Jessica Barrera, DVM, DACVS

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Participant Reviews

“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.”
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“The instructors worked really well together and were very patient during the labs. Great attitude towards teaching"
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