Endoscopy Resident Boot Camp

Endoscopy Resident Boot Camp

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Audience Audience: ACVIM candidates Date Date: October 14-17, 2019
Category Category: Small Animal Internal Medicine  Start Time Start Time: Monday, 8:00 am
Type: Lecture and Wet Lab End Time End Time: Thursday, 5:30 pm
CE Hours CE Hours: 33 Venue Venue: Colorado State University
Capacity Capacity 18 Location Location: Fort Collins, CO

Join us for a 4-day intensive hands-on resident endoscopy course taught by experts in veterinary endoscopy. This course combines didactic instruction with plenty of hands-on laboratories utilizing live animals, cadavers and endoscopic models to help residents hone their endoscopic skills. 

Day 1 and 2 will focus on GI endoscopy performing upper and lower GI endoscopy, foreign body removal, PEG tube placements, treatment of esophageal strictures and more. Day 3 focuses on endourology using both rigid and flexible techniques. Cystoscopic examination, biopsy, bulking procedures and more will be covered.  Day 4 will focus on respiratory endoscopy including rhinoscopy, sinus trephination, laryngeal evaluation and bronchoscopy.  

This course will also provide ample opportunity for residents to interact with fellow residents and instructors through social events, including a welcome reception and group dinners.  

By the end of the course, you will be able to:
Perform upper and lower GI endoscopy 
Perform rhinoscopy and bronchoscopy 
Perform cystoscopy in both males and females 

Why should an ACVIM resident attend this course?
Resident will gain proficiency in GI, urinary and respiratory endoscopy.
Resident will understand when specific endoscopic procedures are best incorporated in clinical case management.
The resident will bring back new concepts or “tricks of the trade” that can be employed in their clinical program

Agenda – please click here.

Your registration fee includes: 
• Lecture Proceedings 
• Breakfast, refreshment breaks and lunch and a reception/dinner on Monday-Thursday 
• Transportation between host hotel and the Hilton Fort Collins (host hotel) and Colorado State University. 

RACE Application Status: 
This program has been approved for 33 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize RACE approval.


David Twedt, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM) – Course Leader
Professor, Department of Clinical Sciences
Associate Director of Continuing Education in the Translational Medicine Institute
Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

Dr. Twedt is past President of the ACVIM and Comparative Gastroenterology Society. Publication and research interests include liver disease, gastrointestinal disease and endoscopy. He has also been the recipient of a number of teaching and research awards including the Veterinary Endoscopy Society Pioneer in Endoscopy Award. He is also the editor of several textbooks including Current Veterinary Therapy.


Dr. Dennis Chew, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)
Professor Emeritus, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences
The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Dr. Dennis J. Chew is a graduate of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University. He finished his residency in internal medicine and nephrology at the Animal Medical Center in New York City. Dr. Chew taught at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine for 36 years and is now a professor emeritus. 

Most of Dr. Chew’s work has been in urology/nephrology in small animals. He has a special interest in calcium metabolism disorders, treatment of renal secondary hyperparathyroidism and idiopathic/interstitial cystitis in cats. He pioneered many of the diagnostic procedures used today for urinary endoscopy in dogs and cats.


Dr. Lynelle Johnson, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM)
Professor, Department of Medicine & Epidemiology
University of California, Davis, CA

Dr. Lynelle Johnson received her veterinary degree from The Ohio State University, was in private practice in New York, and completed a Master’s Degree and residency program at the University of Illinois. She received her Ph.D. in Physiology from the University of Missouri.  

Dr. Johnson’s research is focused on validation of diagnostic tests for respiratory diseases as well as identifying novel respiratory conditions.  She runs a busy respiratory service and routinely performs endoscopic and interventional procedures.  Dr. Johnson has published multiple articles and book chapters on respiratory topics and just completed the second edition of her textbook, Canine and Feline Respiratory Medicine. She has lectured Nationally and Internationally on respiratory medicine and respiratory endoscopy.

Michael S. Leib, DVM, MS, DACVIM (SAIM)
Emeritus Professor of Internal Medicine 
Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

Dr. Michael Leib received his DVM from the University of Georgia in 1979 and in 1984, became a diplomate in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.  Since 1983, he has been a faculty member of the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine.  

Dr. Leib’s clinical and research interests are in gastroenterology and endoscopy.  He has published extensively and has lectured nationally and internationally.   

Dr. Craig Webb, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM)
Professor, Small Animal Medicine
Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

After completing his PhD in Neuroscience, Dr. Craig Webb earned his DVM from the University of Wisconsin. He did his internship at Alameda East in Denver where he experienced his 15 minutes of fame on Animal Planets “Emergency Vets” TV show.  

Dr. Webb was a resident at CSU, with Dr. David Twedt as his mentor, and has remained on faculty at the VTH ever since.  In addition to his clinic weeks and GI research, he is currently serving as Interim Hospital Director at CSU.

Colorado State University 
C. Wayne McIlwraith Translational Medicine Institute
2350 Gillette Drive
Fort Collins, Colorado 80523
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Colorado State University's new Translational Medicine Institute (TMI) is a high-tech innovation hub, bringing together smart people to work in creative spaces where innovation will thrive. The TMI’s goal is to discover and deliver solutions that utilize the body’s healing capacity and improves the lives of animals and the humans that care for them.


For more information on the Translational Medicine Institute, please click here

Hilton Fort Collins

425 West Prospect Road
Fort Collins, CO 80526
+1 (970) 482-2626
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ACVIM group rate: $144.00 + tax per night for single or double occupancy.  

How to Make Your Reservation:
Phone: +1(970) 482-2626 and request the ACVIM Endoscopy Resident Boot Camp block. Our group code is MER.
Online: Click here. Our group code is MER.

ACVIM group rate will be available until September 20, 2019 or until sold out, whichever comes first. Please check your hotel reservation confirmation for reservation change and cancellation policy.

Complimentary transportation will be provided between the Hilton Fort Collins and Colorado State University. Schedule will be announced one week prior to the course start date. 

**Please note – if you are not staying at the Hilton Fort Collins, then transportation to Colorado State University will be on your own**


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