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Online registration is closed until July 1 for end-of-fiscal-year reconciliation. If you need to register at this time, please fax your registration to Melissa Kilpatrick, 706.583.0350, or send your registration through the mail. Registration payments will be processed on or after July 1, 2013. Download the CE paper registration form here.
Registration fees: Lecture and Lab $1,975
Technician accompanying veterinarian $175
Course fee includes continental breakfasts, refreshment breaks, lunches, instructional materials, and wet lab. Veterinarian registration fee includes a copy of Small Animal Endoscopy (2011), a $165 value.
All surgical equipment for the lab will be provided by corporate sponsors and the University of Georgia. Personally-owned equipment will be prohibited in the lectures and laboratory.
Please bring scrubs for the lab portion.
This course will provide 15 CE hours of credit for the lecture and laboratory. Full attendance is required to receive total CE credits.
Course Cancellation Policy
Full refunds are available for cancellations made by 5 p.m. ET, four weeks prior to the event (June 28; note that this is a change from the printed course poster). If a course is cancelled for any reason, the College of Veterinary Medicine will not be responsible for any charges related to travel.
The basic small animal rigid endoscopy course is introductory to develop skills considered standard of practice for the high-quality general practice. These includes diagnostic procedures (bladder, ear, nose and abdomen) that can be done daily in practice. The course is designed to get veterinarians started in minimally-invasive surgery, particularly laparoscopic spays, gastropexies, and calculi removal.
Dr. Clarence Rawlings, UGA
Symposia Coordinator and Professor Emeritus
Dr. MaryAnn Radlinsky, UGA
Hotel rooms have been blocked at:
The UGA Hotel (at the Georgia Center)
1197 South Lumpkin St.
Block Code: BRE
Nightly Rate: $89; unreserved block rooms will be released to the public on July 1, 2013.
This hotel is located one block from the Veterinary College. Visit the UGA Hotel website to book your room, or for additional information.
197 E. Broad St.
Block Code: VEF
Nightly Rate: $85; unreserved block rooms will be released to the public on July 15, 2013.
This hotel offers free shuttle service to the College (when requested at check-in). For driving directions and more information or to book your room, visit The Holiday Inn-Athens website.
8 - 8:30 a.m. Registration and continental breakfast
8:30 - 8:40 a.m. Course overview
8:40 - 9:20 a.m. Instrumentation and endoscopy equipment
9:20 - 10:30 a.m. Cystoscopy: techniques and case examples
10:30 - 11:10 a.m. Refreshment break and psychomotor exercises in laboratory
11:10 - Noon Rhinoscopy: techniques and case examples
Noon - 12:30 p.m. Otoscopy: techniques and case examples
12:30 - 1:15 p.m. Lunch with the professors
1:15 - 4:30 p.m. Hands-on laboratory with cystoscopy, rhinoscopy and otoscopy
4:30 — 5 p.m. Participant roundtable: What Did I Learn?
8 - 8:30 a.m. Continental breakfast
8:30 - 9:20 a.m. Laparoscopy: anesthesia and instrumentation
9:20 - 10:20 a.m. Laparoscopy: methodology and case examples
10:20 - 10:50 a.m. Refreshment break and using energy equipment in laboratory
10:50 - 11:20 a.m. Cancer staging & laparoscopy: case examples
11:20 - 12:15 p.m. Introduction to minimally-invasive surgery
12:15 - 1 p.m. Lunch with the professors
1 - 4:30 p.m. Hands-on laparoscopy laboratory with biopsies (liver, kidneys, pancreas, and small intestines), incisional gastropexy, spay and cystoscopic calculi removal.
4:30 - 5 p.m. Participant roundtable: What Did I Learn?
For further information about this and other continuing education opportunities, contact Melissa Kilpatrick, Continuing Education: 706.542.1451 or firstname.lastname@example.org
This page was last updated on June 17, 2013.