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Inpatient Medicine 2019

Inpatient Medicine 2019

Sat, October 26, 2019 - Sun, October 27, 2019

The 2019 UGA Inpatient Medicine CE conference will cover topics pertinent to caring for small animal patients, from an outpatient setting to emergency stabilization and management of complex hospitalized patients in a general practice setting.  UGA clinicians will be discussing topics related to emergency and critical care, dermatology, ophthalmology, neurology, and endocrinology. 

 

This course will provide a total of 15 CE hours, which includes 1 hour of LEAP.  

Event Agenda

Saturday, October 26

8:00-8:30   Registration Check-in and Continental Breakfast  
8:30-9:20 Nutrition in Chronic Enteropathies: Tales from the Crypts  Joe Bartges
9:20-10:10 The Microbiome and the Immune System Joe Bartges
10:10-10:30 Refreshment Break  
10:30-11:20 See It to Believe It: Diagnosis of Chronic Enteropathies Tracy Hill/Karine Gendron
11:20-12:10 See It to Believe It: Diagnosis of Chronic Hepatitis and Pancreatitis  Tracy Hill/Karine Gendron
12:10-1:10 Lunch  
1:10-2:00 P is for Proteinuria Bianca Lourenco
2:00-2:50 Adjunctive Therapies for IMHA     Jo Smith
2:50-3:00 Break  
3:00-3:50 How and Why to Disclose Medical Errors  (LEAP approval  GBVM-2195)  Jo Smith
3:50-4:40 The Many Faces of Myasthenia Gravis Renee Barber

 

 

Sunday, October 27

8:00-  8:30 Registration and Breakfast  
8:30-9:20 Smorgasbord of Ophthalmic Immune Mediated Diseases I  Katie Diehl
9:20-10:10 Smorgasbord of Ophthalmic Immune Mediated Diseases II Katie Diehl
10:10-10:30 Refreshment Break  
10:30-11:20 Corneas on Strike: Autoimmune Keratitis in Dogs and Cats  Kate Myrna
11:20-12:10 Immune-mediated, Sterile Pyogranulomatous Dermatitis Michaela Austel
12:10-1:10 Lunch  
1:10-2:00 Inflammatory Diseases of the CNS: Case-based Discussion Simon Platt
2:00-2:50 Indications for Platelet Products        Amie Koenig
2:50-3:00 Refreshment Break  
3:00-3:50 Steroids in the ER: Friend or Foe Jenny Good

 

*Program schedule is subject to change*

Event Fees

TWO DAY-Registration
(15 CE hours includes 1 hour LEAP)
 $300.00
Saturday Only-Registration
(8 CE hours includes 1 hour of LEAP)
 $160.00
Sunday Only-Registration
(7 CE hours)
 $150.00

*Registration covers, continental breakfast, lunch, breaks, and conference proceedings*

Event Speakers

Renee Barber, DVM, PhD, DACVIM

speaker

Dr. Renee Barber is an Assistant Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery at the University of Georgia, College of Veterinary Medicine. She graduated from Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine with her DVM. Dr. Barber did her residency and got her PhD from University of Georgia.




Joe Bartges, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, DACVN

speaker

Dr. Joe Bartges received his BS in zoology in 1983 from Marshall University in Huntington, WV, and his DVM from The University of Georgia in 1987. He completed an internship and residencies in small animal internal medicine and nutrition in addition to a PhD at the University of Minnesota in 1993. After a post-doctoral position at the University of Minnesota, he joined the faculty at The University of Georgia in 1994 where he remained until 1997. In 1997, he joined the faculty at The University of Tennessee where he remained until 2015. During this time he achieved Professor of Medicine and Nutrition, held the Acree Endowed Chair of Small Animal Research, and served as interim department head for approximately 2 years. He then joined the staff at Cornell University Veterinary Specialists in Stamford, CT, as an internist and nutritionist and was Adjunct Clinical Professor of Medicine and Nutrition at Cornell University. Currently, Dr. Bartges is Professor of Medicine and Nutrition in the Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery. He is board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (small animal internal medicine) and the American College of Veterinary Nutrition.




Katie Diehl, DVM, MS, DACVO

speaker

Dr. Diehl is currently an assistant professor of ophthalmology at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. She graduated with her BA in biology from Cornell University, then MS and DVM from the Ohio State University. She then did a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at UGA, then a combined residency in comparative ophthalmology and fellowship in cellular biology at the University of Wisconsin. Since then she practiced as faculty at the University of Minnesota, Auburn University and the University of Wisconsin, as well as in private specialty practice, before returning to Georgia in 2014. Dr. Diehl also serves on the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists genetics and exam committees and tries to stay active and fit with just about any outdoor pursuit.




Jennifer Good,DVM, DACVECC

speaker

Dr. Good graduated from Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2003. She completed her rotating internship at Oradell Animal Hospital in NJ and her Emergency and Critical Care residency at the University of Pennsylvania in 2008. She has been an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Emergency and Critical Care department of UGA’s Veterinary Teaching hospital since 2017.




Amie Koenig, DVM, DACVIM (SAMS), DACVECC

speaker

Dr. Koenig is an Associate Professor of Emergency and Critical Care in the Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at the University of Georgia, College of Veterinary Medicine. She received her DVM from North Carolina State University. She then did and internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at Angell Memorial Animal Hospital. Dr. Koenig also did a residency in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at Texas A&M University. Before, her current position, she was an Assistant Professor of Small Animal Internal Medicine.




Jo Smith, MA, VetMB, PhD, DACVIM

speaker

Dr. Jo Smith received her veterinary degree from the University of Cambridge in 1997. After a year in private practice she returned to Cambridge to complete a PhD in immunology. This was followed by internships at Davies White Veterinary Specialists, UK, and Purdue University, before her residency in small animal internal medicine at the University of Tennessee. She has worked at the University of Tennessee as a Clinical Instructor and lectured in veterinary endocrinology at the University of Nottingham, UK. She became board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Small Animal Internal Medicine) in 2007. In January 2009, she joined the University of Georgia.




Tracy Hill, DVM, DACVIM, PhD, MRCVS, DECVIM-CA

speaker

Tracy attended undergraduate training at the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor’s in Biology. She then obtained a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Minnesota in 2005. After completing an internship and small animal internal medicine residency training at North Carolina State University, she was awarded a Diplomate in Small Animal Internal Medicine from ACVIM. After completing specialty training, Tracy obtained a PhD in gastrointestinal physiology from North Carolina State University. For her research, she developed an ex vivo model of acid injury to canine gastric mucosa using the Ussing chamber system to study gastrointestinal permeability.




Karine Gendron, DVM, DECVDI, DACVR

speaker

Dr. Karine Gendron is Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Imaging at UGA where she has been faculty member since 2017. She completed her radiology specialty training at the University of Berne in Switzerland under the mentorship of MSK enthusiast Pr. Dr. Johann Lang, and her DVM studies at the University of Montreal.
Dr. Gendron is a diplomate of both the European and the American Veterinary Radiology Colleges, and her current research interest is imaging of growth plate disorders, specifically of Incomplete Ossification of the Humeral Condyle (IOHC) in dogs.




Bianca Lourenco, DVM, MSc, DACVIM

speaker

Bianca Lourenço obtained her veterinary degree from the University of Porto in Portugal, in 2010. The year after graduation, she worked as a small animal practitioner in Porto, and in Newmarket, United Kingdom. She completed a rotating internship at the University of Cambridge, which was followed by a second small animal internship at North Carolina State University. She trained as a resident in small animal internal medicine at the University of Georgia (UGA), and obtained her Diploma in 2016. She continued at UGA for her PhD, during which time her research focused on the mechanisms of progression of canine and feline chronic kidney disease. She graduated with her PhD in the Summer of 2019, and joined the Small Animal Internal Medicine faculty at UGA in the Fall.




Simon Platt, BVM&S, Diplomate ACVIM (Neurology), Diplomate ECVN, FRCVS RCVS

speaker

Dr. Simon Platt received his veterinary degree from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1992, following which he undertook an internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph and a 2 year period in private practice in the England. Dr. Platt completed a residency in neurology and neurosurgery in 1998 at the University of Florida and afterward 2 years as an assistant professor of Neurology at the University of Georgia. In 2000, Dr. Platt returned to the UK where he was Head of the Neurology/Neurosurgery service at the Animal Health Trust until 2006, from which time he has been at the Dept. of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at the University of Georgia where is currently a Professor. Dr. Platt received the AAVC National resident of the year award in 1998, the BSAVA Blaine award for outstanding contributions to small animal medicine and surgery in 2005, the UGA Clinical Research Award in 2010 and the David Tyler Award for Innovative Teaching in 2012. Dr. Platt has authored or co-authored over 180 journal articles and 50 book chapters and is the co-editor of the BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Neurology and the Manual of Small Animal Neurological Emergencies. Dr. Platt is Past-President of the ACVIM Neurology Specialty and Founder member of the South Eastern Veterinary Neurology (SEVEN) group in the USA.




Michaela Austel, Dr.med.vet., Diplomate ACVD

speaker

Dr. Austel has been a veterinarian for 27 years, 22 of those were dedicated exclusively to dermatology. She received her veterinary degree from the College of Veterinary Medicine of the Ludwig-Maximilian-University in Munich, Germany in 1992. She received her specialty training in dermatology at the College of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Georgia from 2001 to 2004. Dr. Austel is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology and spent more than two decades in academia and seven years in private practice in the US and in Europe. She is the proud parent of six furry family members. Three of them have severe allergies.




Kate Myrna, DVM, MS, DAVCO

speaker

Dr. Kate Myrna has a BA from Vassar College and received her DVM from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. She completed a 1-year internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at Western College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan, and went on to complete a 1-year specialty internship under the mentorship of Dr. Nancy Cottrill in Small Animal Ophthalmology at Angell Animal Medical Center – Western New England. Dr. Myrna then completed a Residency in Comparative Ophthalmology and obtained a Master of Science in Comparative Biomedical Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Myrna is interested in comparative ophthalmology, corneal wound healing and ocular analgesia




Contact Information

Contact: Cheryl Kennedy
Email: cheryls@uga.edu
Phone: 706.542.1451

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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 http://athens.groometransportation.com/.

Event Hotels

Holiday Inn 197 East Broad Street, Athens, GA 706-549-4433
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Holiday Inn Express 513 West Broad Street, Athens, GA  * 706-546-8122
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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 
Springhill Suites 3500 Daniells Bridge Road, Athens, GA 30606

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.
  • Wet Lab Conference: Refunds are available for cancellations made by 5 p.m., 45 days prior to the beginning of your event.
  • If a course is cancelled for any reason, the CVM will not be responsible for any charges related to travel.
  • For courtesy and liability reasons, we prohibit children and domestic animals (except working animals, e.g., guide dogs) at our CE conferences.
  • Each conference participant may receive mail from companies or individuals who have obtained names and addresses from course registrations as permitted by the Georgia Open Records Act.

The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, founded in 1946, is dedicated to training future veterinarians, to conducting research related to animal diseases, and to providing veterinary services for animals and their owners. Our research efforts are aimed at enhancing the quality of life for animals and people, improving the productivity of poultry and livestock, and preserving a healthy interface between wildlife and people in the environment they share.

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