BCF AbdoPLUS: a step further in abdominal ultrasound - Staffordshire - 21st November 2017

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The day will be a mixture of lectures, demonstrations and practical sessions, aiming to give as much hands-on time as possible. Topics covered will include ultrasonography of the gastrointestinal tract, adrenal glands, pancreas and lymph nodes. An introduction to basic colour flow Doppler use in abdominal imaging will also be included. Equipment and Facilities BCF Technology will provide all the necessary ultrasound equipment. **Please note that because of the difficulty providing animals for scanning, delegates are kindly requested to bring a friendly dog with them for the duration of the day. It is important that the dogs can be clipped as appropriate for a complete abdominal ultrasound exam.** Goals •Get comfortable with the GI tract – including stomach, small intestine and large intestine •Where to find the adrenal glands and what to expect •Learn where to locate the pancreas and what to expect •Locate and examine major vessels and abdominal lymph nodes •Put it into practice – the hands-on bit! Programme The day will be informal and relaxed with maximum time for hands-on learning. Arrive for tea and coffee from 8:30am, ready to begin the lecture at 9am. We’ll aim to finish at 4.30pm. This will count for 6 hours of CPD. Places are limited to a maximum of 12 delegates so book your place early to avoid disappointment. Course notes, refreshments and lunch will be provided. As a rough guide (everything will be covered but the layout is subject to change): 08:30 – 09:00 Registration, tea and coffee 09:00 – 10:15 Lecture 10:15 – 10:30 Break 10:30 – 10:45 Demo/lecture: GI tract & adrenal glands 10:45 – 12:30 Practical session 12:30 – 13:15 Lunch 13:15 – 13.30 Demo/lecture: Pancreas & major vessels 13.30 – 14:30 Practical session 14:30 – 14:45 Break 14:45 – 15:00 Demo/lecture: Abdominal lymph nodes 15:00 – 16:30 Practical session Date 21st November 2017 Alternative date - 25th July 2017 Speaker Sally Birch BVSc CertAVP DipECVDI MRCVS RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging European Specialist in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging

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