Internal Medicine III: Kidney and lower urinary tract diseases in dogs and cats

14 Jan 2019 - 18 Jan 2019 | Zhuhai, China

General Overview

The full ESAVS China Canine and Feline Internal Medicine Program consists of seven 5-day courses. All courses in China are in English language with consecutive translation into Chinese.
Principle coursemasters of the complete program are Prof. Dr. Mike Willard- Dipl. ACVIM (Internal Medicine) (USA) and Prof. Dr. Eric Zini – Dipl. ECVIM-CA (Internal Medicine) (IT).

The program of the Internal Medicine Course is created to give the chance to participants to deepen their knowledge in medical sciences of companion animals. The courses will be at an advanced level, in case-oriented and problem-solving approaches; each week will focus on a specific “discipline” of small animal internal medicine in order to give to attending veterinarians basic as well as advanced competences in most important topics of the daily practice. By attending to all courses, the participants are expected to achieve an adequate level of skills to be able to solve problems in the most important medical sciences, including all disciplines that are closely interconnected to internal medicine, such as oncology, cardiology, neurology and intensive care.
The complete training programme consists of seven periods of 5 days each; the entire programme will be given from 2018 to 2022. International guidelines and most recent scientific literature will be discussed in lectures, cases will be given to participants in practical sessions; attending vets will be fully responsible to find adequate management plans and reach the diagnosis in practical sessions. Theoretical and practical sessions will allow participants to achieve a level of knowledge and expertise that capacitate them to manage medical cases.

Language

All modules will be held in China, in English language with translation in Chinese.

Specific Overview

The present module of the Internal Medicine Course is devised to give the practitioner a throughout understanding of small animal nephrology and urology. Major topics include clinical and laboratory findings of kidney and lower urinary tract disease, acute kidney injury and dialysis, chronic renal failure, management of proteinuria, stones of the ureters bladder and urethra, as well as ectopic ureters, in dogs and cats, from the perspective of the internist, cardiologist, neurologist and intensive care specialist. Each of these diseases may represent a diagnostic challenge; for many of them treatment decisions are difficult and for some they need to be made as soon as possible in order to save the pet’s life. Quality of life and communication with the owner represent also a concern. The veterinarian has a central role in every aspect of the disease. Hence, the module on small animal nephrology and urology aims to increase the knowledge of each participant in order to allow solving common and less common diseases of the urinary system.
Besides theoretical lectures, during each afternoon the module includes hands-on sessions with multidisciplinary clinical cases. The participant is requested to give is advices after having discussed the differential diagnoses; in addition, the participant needs to suggest the therapeutic choices. The continuous dialogue with experienced lecturers, in a friendly atmosphere, will allow the participant to learn and practice at the same time.

Objectives

At the end of this module, the participant will be able to:
•    diagnose frequent and less frequent kidney and lower urinary tract diseases of dogs and cats;
•    identify the differential diagnoses for each clinical and laboratory abnormality pertaining to the urinary system;
•    select the most appropriate treatment modality for each kidney and lower urinary tract disease;
•    identify any potential side effect of each treatment;
•    recognize the prognostic factors of each kidney and lower urinary tract disease;
•    communicate to the owner the most relevant aspects of the kidney and lower urinary tract diseases;
•    have a broad knowledge in medical sciences interconnected with internal medicine.

Prerequisite

The module provides most up to date knowledge about kidney and lower urinary tract diseases of dogs and cats. The combination of theoretical and hands-on sessions will advance the knowledge of each participant in medical subjects. More and less experienced veterinarians are expected to benefit from this module.

Preliminary Program
Monday 14 January 2019

Hematology, biochemistry, blood gas and urinalysis in nephrology and urology in dogs and cats
-    9:00-10:00 Blood work and kidney, part I (Carolina Callegari)
-    10:00-11:00 Blood work and kidney, part II (Carolina Callegari)
-    11:00-11:15 Coffee Break
-    11:15-13:00 Urinalysis: do we care about it? (Carolina Callegari)
-    13:00-14:00 Lunch Break
-    14:00-17:00 Practical session: case management and differential diagnosis (Carolina Callegari/Eric Zini)

Tuesday 15 January 2019

Kidney disease and its progression to end-stage in dogs and cats
-    9:00-11:00 Chronic renal failure: pathogenesis and diagnosis (Eric Zini)
-    11:00-11:15 Coffee Break
-    11:15-13:00 Chronic renal failure: survival and treatment (Eric Zini)
-    13:00-14:00 Lunch Break
-    14:00-17:00 Practical session: case management and differential diagnosis (Carolina Callegari/Eric Zini)

Wednesday 16 January 2019

Acute kidney injury and glomerulonephritis in dogs and cats, bad but not always
-    9:00-11:00 Acute renal failure: why, when and what to do (Eric Zini)
-    11:00-11:15 Coffee Break
-    11:15-12:00 Glomerulonephritis: causes and clinical presentation (Eric Zini)
-    12:00-13:00 Glomerulonephritis: treatment and prognosis (Eric Zini)
-     (Eric Zini)
-    13:00-14:00 Lunch Break
-    14:00-17:00 Practical session: case management and differential diagnosis (Carolina Callegari/Eric Zini)

Thursday 17 January 2019

Lower urinary tract diseases in dogs and cats
-    9:00-10:00 Diagnostic imaging of the urinary system to differentiate among causes and between acute vs. chronic diseases (Eric Zini)
-    10:00-11:00 Feline lower urinary tract disease: a frustrating disease (Eric Zini)
-    11:00-11:15 Coffee Break
-    11:15-12:00 Urethral sphincter mechanism incompetence: is it a single disease? (Carolina Callegari)
-    12:00-13:00 Urinary stones: ureters, bladder and urethra (Carolina Callegari)
-    13:00-14:00 Lunch Break
-    14:00-17:00 Practical session: case management and differential diagnosis (Carolina Callegari/Eric Zini)

Friday 18 January 2019

Less common diseases of the urinary system in dogs and cats
-    9:00-10:30 Fanconi-like syndrome and renal tubular acidosis: are they rare or under-diagnosed? (Carolina Callegari)
-    10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
-    11:00-12:30 Hematuria: it is not always a clinical sign of bladder disease (Carolina Callegari)
-    12:30-14:00 Lunch Break
-    14:00-17:00 Practical session: case management and differential diagnosis (Carolina Callegari)

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