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Feline Hyperthyroidism - What's New in Diagnostics & Treatment

Thu, 19 September, 2024 06:00 pm - 09:00 pm (Your Local Time Zone)

Species

Small Animal

Contact Hours

3 Hours - RACE Accredited

Language

English

Discipline

Diagnostic Imaging

Internal Medicine – Endocrinology, Haematology, Infectious Diseases, Parasitology & Oncology

Pathology - Clinical & Gross

Toxicology & Pharmacology

Time: London 6PM / Paris 7PM / New York 1PM / Sydney 3:00AM (+1)
                                                  

Panelists:

Sylvie Daminet   DVM, PhD, DACVIM, DECVIM-CA - University Of Ghent, Belgium
Renee Rucinsky   DVM, DABVP (Feline) - Mid Atlantic Cat Hospital & Mid Atlantic Feline Thyroid Center, USA
Samantha Taylor   BVetMed(Hons), CertSAM, DECVIM-CA, MANZCVS, FRCVS - International Cat Care, UK
                                                  

Moderator:

Audrey Cook   BVM&S, MSc, Vet Ed, FRCVS, DACVIM, DECVIM (CA), DABVP (Feline Practice) - Texas A&M, USA

 

PANEL DISCUSSION DESCRIPTION

Hyperthyroidism is the most diagnosed feline endocrinopathy. In this engaging panel discussion, esteemed world-renowned experts will converge to share their invaluable insights, diverse perspectives, and evidence-based approaches regarding when and how to screen cats for this condition, pre-treatment evaluation, selection of an appropriate treatment modality, and considerations regarding long term follow-up for affected cats. Issues related to common comorbidities such as chronic kidney disease and inflammatory bowel disease will also be discussed and debated. 

This illuminating panel discussion promises to equip attendees with a comprehensive understanding of feline hyperthyroidism diagnosis and management, empowering them to deliver optimal care and improve the quality of life for their feline patients. Join us as we unravel the complexities and chart the course towards better outcomes for these cats. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with the panelists, ask questions and share their own experiences.

Dr. Cook graduated with distinction from Edinburgh University in Scotland and completed her residency in small animal internal medicine at the University of California, Davis. After a decade in private referral practice, she joined the faculty at Texas A&M, where she is currently Professor . Her particular interests include endocrinology, gastroenterology and interventional radiology.

Dr. Rucinsky is board certified in feline medicine by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners, and contributed to the AAFP Guidelines for the Management of Feline Hyperthyroidism and Feline-Friendly Nursing Care, the AAHA Diabetes Management Guidelines for Dogs and Cats, and the AAHA/AAFP Fluid Therapy Guidelines for Dogs and Cats, and is now the Radiation Safety Officer for MAFTC. Dr. Rucinsky is Fear Free (™) Certified, and is a published author on feline hyperthyroidism. She is a frequent lecturer on all things cat, but especially on feline endocrinology and management of complex feline geriatric problems.

Sam graduated from the Royal Vet College in 2002 and completed internships in private referral practice and time in primary practice before starting a Feline Advisory Bureau Residency at Bristol University. She was awarded the RCVS Certificate in Small Animal Medicine in 2006 and the European Diploma in Veterinary Internal Medicine in 2009. In 2011 she became an RCVS Recognised Specialist in Feline Medicine and in 2019 was made a Fellow of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons for meritorious contributions to the profession.

In addition to her work with International Cat Care, Sam also works in clinical referral practice, is a previous editor of the BSAVA journal Companion and is a tutor on the University of Sydney Feline Medicine course as well as an examiner for the Membership of the Australia and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (Feline Medicine). Sam is also an editorial board member for the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery and Frontiers in Veterinary Science and has authored two books and numerous book chapters as well as publishing a number of papers on both canine and feline internal medicine. She is an honorary lecturer at Surrey Vet School in Internal Medicine.

Professor Sylvie Daminet graduated in 1992 from the University of Liège in Belgium. Thereafter she performed an internship followed by a residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Montreal in Canada. In 1996 she became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and of the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM&ECVIM). She obtained a Master’s degree over canine thyroid function tests from the University of Montreal. She was an assistant Professor at the universities of Montreal and Prince Edward Island in Canada and at the Royal Veterinary College in London in England. She obtained her PhD on thyroid function tests in dogs at the University of Ghent in Belgium in 2002.

Currently she is a full Professor at the same University. She is responsible for the small animal internal medicine and her clinical and research interest are in endocrinology and nephrology.

Sylvie Daminet authored or co-authored over 120 publications in international and national journals. She was president of the European Society of Veterinary Endocrinology (2009-2011) and head of the Specialty of Internal Medicine of ECVIM (2011-2014).

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Online Panel Discussion

USD 95.00

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Online Panel Discussion

USD 75.00

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Online Panel Discussion

USD 75.00

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Online Panel Discussion

USD 40.00

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Online Panel Discussion

USD 75.00

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