2018 - Advances in Small Animal Respiratory Imaging

Advances in Small Animal Respiratory Imaging

Register Course Pricing Agenda

Early Bird Pricing Deadline: 
Friday, June 15, 2018      Registration Closes: Thursday, July 26, 2018

Audience Audience: ACVIM & ECVIM Diplomates and Candidates Date Date: August 2-4, 2018
Category Category: Small Animal Internal Medicine Start Time Start Time: Thursday 8:30 AM
Type: Lecture/Hands-on Lab End Time End Time: Saturday 1:00 PM
CE Hours CE Hours: 18 Venue Venue: Oquendo Center
Capacity Capacity 24 Location Location: Las Vegas, NV

This two and a half day course will explore important advances in respiratory imaging, which have led to the discovery of new small animal respiratory diseases in recent years. Internists will be equipped to interpret multiple imaging modalities of the respiratory tract (fluoroscopy, thoracic CT, endoscopy and US), enabling them to determine whether imaging results meet the context of clinicopathologic findings. During the course, the differential list of canine and feline respiratory disorders will be expanded to include aspiration-related respiratory syndromes, interstitial lung diseases, bronchiolar disorders and primary pulmonary vascular diseases. Lectures and small group discussions will utilize case-based examples to provide a foundation for interpretation of advanced imaging modalities relevant to respiratory disorders. A wet lab will also provide internists with hands-on practice using Vet BLUE (bedside lung ultrasound and TFAST).

By the end of this course you will:

  • Acquire knowledge of normal and abnormal image findings that will guide subsequent diagnostics and therapeutics.
  • Competently interpret an expanded differential list of canine and feline respiratory disorders.
  • Gain experience using Vet BLUE and TFAST

Your registration fee includes:
  • RACE-approved CE credit hours (pending approval)
  • Lecture Proceedings
  • Daily refreshment breaks and snacks
  • Lunch on Thursday, Friday and Saturday
  • Transportation between the Hampton Inn and Oquendo Center

Megan Grobman, DVM, MS, DACVIM (SAIM)
Clinical Instructor, University of Missouri
Dr. Grobman received her DVM at Washington State University in 2012. She did her residency at the University of Missouri (MU). Dr. Grobman is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine with special interests in respiratory medicine, dysphagia, and respiratory biometrics. She completed specialty training and a master’s degree before joining the MU faculty in 2016. She enjoys reading and practicing as much Brazilian jiu-jitsu as possible.


Greg Lisciandro, DVM, Dipl. DACVECC, Dipl. ABVP
Hills Veterinary Specialists and CEO, FASTVet.com

Dr. Gregory R. Lisciandro, DVM, received his degree from Cornell University, completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at The Animal Medical Center, New York City, and a residency in Emergency and Critical Care at the Emergency Pet Center, San Antonio, Texas. He has spent approximately half of his 27-year career in general practice and half in emergency and critical care. His interests include point-of-care ultrasound that rapidly answer important clinical questions optimizing small animal patient care; and developed the abdominal FAST (AFAST)-applied fluid scoring system, thoracic FAST (TFAST) and most recently the Vet BLUE (lung ultrasound). He has extensively published veterinary clinical studies on AFAST® and its fluid scoring system, TFAST® and Vet BLUE®; has been an annual guest lecturer at the TRISAT Critical Care Webcast Series to medical doctors; and done collaborative research with veterinary schools and medical doctors. He is editor and chapter author of the textbook Focused Ultrasound Techniques for the Small Animal Practitioner, Wiley © 2014, translated in 5 languages, English, Spanish, Greek, Japanese and Chinese; and lectured and trained veterinarians including the USA, Canada, Mexico, Europe and South America, leading veterinary medicine in this exciting new frontier. Currently, he is co-owner of Hill Country Veterinary Specialists and CEO of FASTVet.com, an education-based veterinary ultrasound company, President of the International Veterinary Point-of-Care Ultrasound Society, www.IVPOCUS.org, and serves as an At-large Regent on the ACVECC Board of Directors, the ACVECC Scientific Committee, and a member of ACVECC Education Guidelines Committee developing a Veterinary Advanced Trauma Life Support curriculum.

Isabelle Masseau, DVM, PhD, DACVR
Assistant Professor, Universite de Montreal

Dr. Masseau received her DVM in 2002 from the Université de Montréal, Canada. Following graduation, she then completed a Food Animal Medicine and Surgery Rotating Internship at the same institution. During the following sixteen months, she developed a free access web-based Atlas of Bovine Anatomy and Medical Imaging as a consultant for the Université de Montréal. She then enrolled into a combined program of radiology residency and PhD in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Missouri. She obtained certification in veterinary radiology from the American College of Veterinary Radiology in 2009 and completed her PhD in Biomedical Sciences in 2011. After 4 years as an Assistant Teaching Professor at the University of Missouri-Columbia, she moved back to the Université de Montréal where she currently works as an assistant professor. In the recent years, Dr. Masseau has been involved in basic science research projects focused on the computed tomographic diagnosis of respiratory diseases in dogs and cats. She also developed collaborative projects using diagnostic imaging for the evaluation of tracheal caliber in dogs and calves using various imaging modalities (CT, fluoroscopy, radiography).

Carol Reinero, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM)
Professor and Director of Comparative Internal Medicine Laboratory, University of Missouri-Columbia

Dr. Reinero received her DVM from the University of California-Davis. She completed a Small Animal Medicine and Surgery Rotating Internship at Texas A&M University and returned to UC Davis to complete a Small Animal Internal Medicine Residency. She received her PhD in Immunology from UC Davis. She is currently a Professor and the Director of the Comparative Internal Medicine Laboratory at the University of Missouri-Columbia. She is a past President of the Veterinary Comparative Respiratory Society. Dr. Reinero has spoken nationally and internationally on respiratory diseases in small animals and has published close to 100 peer reviewed scientific manuscripts.


Hampton Inn & Suites Las Vegas Airport
6575 South Eastern Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89119

Request a room within the "ACVIM" room block by calling (702) 647-8000 or email Marty.Baier@Hilton.com.

roup Rate of $89.00 / night (plus tax) for standard room rate. Cut-off for Group Rate: July 1, 2018.

***Transportation to the Oquendo Center will be provided from the Hampton Inn***

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