This course will be held at the College of Veterinary Medicine, 501 D.W. Brooks Dr. Athens, GA. One of the internationally acclaimed endoscopy training programs from the University of Georgia, this 15-hour continuing education course is designed to teach the theory and practical applications of diagnostic endoscopy in birds and reptiles.
Whether you are a private practitioner, zoo/aquarium/wildlife veterinarian, or researcher this course will train you to perform minimally-invasive endoscopic procedures including biopsy techniques.
This is a basic- to intermediate-level course, and fundamental knowledge of avian and reptilian anatomy is assumed. You will be trained using PowerPoint lectures and video presentations on:
equipment choice and care
gastro-intestinal and respiratory endoscopy of reptiles
gastro-intestinal endoscopy and tracheoscopy of birds
biopsy and sampling techniques
endoscopy fee structure and practice management
This course provides 15 CE Hours
Maximum Capacity: 20
Saturday, December 3, 2016
|8:00-8:30||Registration and Continental Breakfast|
|8:30-8:40||Introductions and Course Overview|
|8:40-9:15||Endoscopy: Equipment Care and Use|
|9:15-9:45||Endoscopy Fees and Practice Management|
|9:45-10:30||Avian and Reptile Anesthesia for Endoscopy|
|10:45-11:15||Reptile Gastro-Intestinal and Respiratory Endoscopy|
|12:45-4:45||Practical Reptile Endoscopy Wet Lab|
|4:45-5:00||Question and Answer session: What did I learn?|
Sunday, December 4, 2016
|8:30-8:45||Day 1 Review- Round Table Discussion|
|8:45-9:30||Avian Tracheoscopy and Gastro-Intestinal Endoscopy|
|12:15-4:45||Practical Avian Endoscopy Wet Lab|
|4:45-5:00||Question and Answer Session: What did I learn?|
|Technician (must be accompanied by a Veterinarian)||$175|
|This course will provide 15 CE Hours|
Professor of Zoological Medicine Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery. Born in England, Stephen Divers graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in London in 1994. He obtained the Diploma in zoological medicine from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS), is an RCVS recognized Specialist in Zoo & Wildlife Medicine, a Diplomate of both the American and European Colleges of Zoological Medicine, a European Veterinary Specialist in Zoological Medicine (zoo health management), and an International Fullbright Specialist in zoological medicine. He obtained his RCVS fellowship (PhD) for his work on exotic animal endoscopy and endosurgery. He has served on the ABVP subspecialties in small mammal and reptile/amphibian specialties, helped create the new zoological companion animal (exotic pet) examination through the ACZM, and the new European College of Zoological Medicine, herpetology and zoo health management subspecialties.
Dr. Joerg Mayer grew up in Germany where he received his primary education. He went to Budapest / Hungary to study veterinary medicine shortly after the “iron curtain” fell. During his studies he was fortunate to be able to work with veterinarians in South Africa and Namibia for 6 months. He always had a strong interest in exotic animal medicine. After he received his doctoral degree from the University of Budapest/Hungary, he went to the USA for an internship in ‘Zoological Medicine and Surgery’ at the Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, RI. At the end of the internship he was part of a research team to study wild tree kangaroos in the rainforest of Papua New Guinea for 3 months. After this exciting experience, he went to the Royal veterinary College in London / England to study for his Masters of Science degree in wild animal health. The masters project which focused on lead toxicity in the common loon, brought him to the Tufts Wildlife Clinic in the USA. There he was hired to serve as a clinical associate professor and as the head of the clinical service for exotic animals. After 10 years at Tufts University he moved to Athens, Georgia in 2010 to take the job of Associate Professor in Zoological Medicine at UGA.
Contact: Melissa Kilpatrick
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The Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) is the most convenient airport to use when attending a conference in Athens. Groome Transportation offers an excellent shuttle service to and from the Atlanta Airport and Athens. For more information and to schedule a reservation, please visit http://athens.groometransportation.com/.
|Georgia Center Hotel||1197 S. Lumpkin St, Athens, GA * 1-800-884-1381*|
|Holiday Inn||197 E Broad St, Athens GA * 706-549-4433 BLOCK CODE: MED|
|Holiday Inn Express||513 West Broad Street * 706-546-8122|
|Springhill Suites||3500 Daniels Bridge Rd. * 706-353-8484|
|Hilton Garden Inn||390 Washington Street * 706-363-9948|
|Courtyard by Marriott||166 North Finley Street * 7063-69-7000|
|Hotel Indigo||500 College Ave., Athens, GA * 866-808-1438|
*Registration fee includes: continental breakfast, refreshment breaks, lunch, and instructional materials.
Non-Lab Conference: Refunds are available for cancellations made by 5 p.m. ET, 10 days prior to the beginning of your event. A $15 cancellation fee will be deducted from your refund. No refunds will be issued thereafter. You may transfer your registration to an upcoming event. No refunds will be issued to a registration that has been transferred from another event.
Wet Lab Conference: Refunds are available for cancellations made by 5 p.m., 45 days prior to the beginning of your event. A $15 cancellation fee will be deducted from your refund. Transfers are not guaranteed with conferences that include a wet lab. No refunds will be issued thereafter. If a course is cancelled for any reason, the CVM will not be responsible for any charges related to travel.
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