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GI Endoscopy 2016

Fri, July 15, 2016 - Sat, July 16, 2016

This flexible endoscopy course is introductory and will focus on equipment selection, diagnosis, surgical techniques and how to integrate endoscopy into your practice. The following areas will be discussed during this two day event: endoscopic gastric foreign body retrieval, techniques for a colon prep and colonoscopy, esophagoscopy, gastroscopy, and duodenoscopy with biopsy. There is a hands-on laboratory on both days which will include both upper and lower gastrointestinal endoscopy procedures such as esophagoscopy, gastroscopy, duodenoscopy and colonoscopy. A technician may attend with the veterinarian but will only be able to observe in the lab. **PLEASE BRING SCRUBS FOR THE WET LAB.

Maximum Capacity: 18

Event Agenda

Friday, July 15, 2016

8:00-8:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30-8:40 Welcome & Course Overview: Clarence Rawlings
8:40-10:30 GI endoscopy: indications, case examples, equipment selection, how to become proficient: Todd Tams
10:30-11:00 Refreshment Break & Practice with endoscopy training models
11:00-12:30 Techniques for esophagoscopy, gastroscopy, and duodenoscopy with biopsy techniques: Todd Tams
12:30-1:15 Lunch  with Instructors 
1:15-4:30 Hands-on Laboratory with esophagoscopy, gastroscopy, and duodenoscopy 
4:30-5:00 Participant Roundtable Session: What Did I Learn?  

Saturday, July 16, 2016

8:00-8:30 Continental Breakfast
8:30-10:00 Integration of endoscopy into your practice: Todd Tams
10:00-10:15 Refreshment Break 
10:15-11:15 Colonoscopy: indications, cases, colon prep, colonoscopy techniques: Todd Tams
11:15-11:30 Break
11:30-12:15 Endoscopic gastric foreign body retrieval: Todd Tams
12:15-1:00 Lunch with Instructors
1:00-4:30 Hands-on laparoscopy laboratory: Todd Tams, Cindy Ward
4:30-5:00 Participant Roundtable Session: What Did I Learn? 

Event Fees

Veterinarian (textbook included) $2,000
 Technician accompanied by a Vet $175
Veterinarian (no textbook) $1,835
Resident  $1,600
This course provides 15 CE Hours  

Event Sponsors

Event Speakers

Todd Tams, DVM, DACVIM

Amie Koenig, DVM, DACVIM (Small Animal Internal Medicine), DACVECC

Contact Information

Contact: Melissa Kilpatrick

Event Location

Map to event

Driving Directions

On Friday, please use the Carlton St. Parking Deck.
On Saturday,  the reserved faculty/staff parking lots are available to guest and lots S16, 17, and 10 are the most convenient to the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Click here for driving directions

Click here for the site map of the Vet School

Travel Information

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

Event Hotels

Holiday Inn 197 East Broad Street, Athens, GA 706-549-4433  
Block Code: VET
Holiday Inn Express  513 West Broad Street, Athens, GA  * 706-546-8122
Georgia Center Hotel 1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA  * 800.884.1381 
Hilton Garden Inn 390 Washington Street, Athens, GA  * 706.363.9948 
The Hotel Indigo 500 College Avenue, Athens, GA * 706.546.0430 
Courtyard by Marriott  166 North Finley Street, Athens, GA  * 706.369.7000 
Springill Suites 3500 Daniells Bridge Road, Athens, GA 30606
Block Code:vmevmea(two queen beds) or vmevmeb(one kind bed)

*Registration fee includes: continental breakfast, refreshment breaks, lunch, and instructional materials.

Refund/Cancellation Policy:

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.

Privacy Notice: Each conference participant may receive mail from companies or individuals who have obtained names and addresses from this program’s registration as permitted by the Georgia Open Records Act.

Registration is Closed.

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