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Focus on the equine spine – vets and physiotherapists

1. Course data :

FES Base Course 2019 – 2020:

· Part I: September 18 – 20th 2019

· Part II : December 11 – 13th 2020

· Part III : April 15 – 17th 2020

· Exams: July 6 & 7th 2020

o With re-exams August 20th 2020

FES Advanced Course 2020 – 2021:

· Part I: September 16 – 18th 2020

· Part II: December 16 – 16th 2020

· Part III: April 21 – 23rd 2021

· Exams: July 15 & 16th 2021

o re-exams August 19th 2021 and

o July 2022 .

N.B. Based on students’, instructors’and lecturers’ evaluations , the respective programs will be divided in three modules instead of the two modules per course year as scheduled in the past.

2. Contents

The FES Base Course will be focussing on functional anatomy, pathology and chiropractic diagnostics of the axial neuromusculoskeleton of the horse, as well as on current veterinary diagnostic / imaging techniques applied to the horse’s neck, back and pelvis.

Spinal-pelvic dysfunction will be approached from biomechanical/ kinematic and neuro(physio)logical perspectives, based on recent research and modern concepts in human sports medicine, chiropractic and other forms of manual therapies.

The practical parts focus on the development of a thorough full-body clinical examination of the horse, including

· topographic anatomy,

· structured static and dynamic observation, including observation under saddle ,

· a general palpation procedure of the equine patient / individual, and specific palpation techniques,

· and a meticulous spinal-pelvic assessment of segmental ranges and quality of motion, sensitivity and endfeel ;

The modular and intermodular practical trainings on poor performance patients will offer a well-organized opportunity to directly apply the trained structure, techniques and skills, and implement the presented material into daily live ( para) veterinary settings.

Video assignments related to the different stages in the clinical examination of a selected patient carried out by the students offer optimal opportunity for individual coaching .

· During the third module of the Base Course the basics for the chiropractic treatment techniques will be introduced.

DVD’s covering the full clinical examination procedure and techniques will be provided.

The FES Advanced Course will translate the biomechanical and neurophysiologic insights in spinal-pelvic disorders and dysfunction offered during the Base Course to current therapeutic and rehabilitation possibilities.

This transfer from diagnostic insights into therapy and rehabilitation will be trained both in practise and theory, with presentations on veterinary medical therapeutic possibilities and trainings in different forms of manual therapies, with a focus on chiropractic .

All lecturers are invited to relate their presented material to published research providing students with accurate knowledge on the levels of evidence based medicine .

To optimize efficacy and durability of therapeutic intervention in the equine patient with neck, back and pelvic disorders, the Advanced Course involves several presentations and exchanging experiences in informal settings on rehabilitation and management of the axial skeleton patient, applied both to orthopaedic and neurologic cases .

Lameness, shoeing, awareness of the relationship in spinal and internal disorders, saddles, saddle repair and live-saddlefitting are all relevant items in this respect and well-represented in the Advanced Course, next to video-analyses of the strains and requirements in different equitation disciplines, at all levels, from leisure to elite.

The practical parts will have a clear chiropractic approach, and are case- and sports related.

Main goals are on building well-worked up casuistry of the poor performance horse, with students able to perform:

– a structured and well-carried-out chiropractic assessment and treatment, related to the patient’s complaints and questions of the owner ;

– effective and safe manipulative techniques, spinal-pelvic and peripheral,

– followed by insightful management advises and rehabilitation guidelines .

The Base Course structure with modular practical sessions, intermodular trainings and student video assignments is continued throughout the Advanced Course to achieve the required practical levels at the end of the FES program.

To provide interested candidates with optimal insight in both the theoretical contents of the course, as well as insight into the practical training and practice requirements at the end of the Base and Advanced Course the following documents are included in this email :

· the program outline of the Base Course 2019 – 2020

· the Base Course Part I time schedule

· & the Advanced Course I 2015 – 2016 and Advanced Course II 2015-2016 offering insight in presented and trained contents ; the general outline of the Advanced Course 2020 -2021 will be published within the next weeks ;

· and the “Guidelines for the Practical Exams” of the Base and Advanced Course to provide you with insights into the trained and required competences at the end of respectively the Base and the Advanced Course.

3. General structure :

Both the Base and Advance Course will be existing of :

– THREE 3-day modules ,

– + 5 practical trainings during the Base Course in between Part I , II and III, respectively Part III and the exams ;

– + 5 practical trainings during the Advanced Course ” ” ” ;

– + TWO examination days completing both the Base and the Advanced Course ;

N.B. passing the Base Course exams is conditional to entrance into the Advanced Course,

passing the Advanced Course exams with sufficient results is conditional to become “Equine Chiropractor, FES-certified” .

4. International students :

For the international students, and in confer with them, we have created adaptations in the intermodular practical training schedules, adding part of these trainings to the modules . This way we support the limitation of travel expenses and time while creating an equal amount of training hours for both the national and international students .

5. Language :

will be English .

6. Course fees :

Base Course fees 2019 – 2020 : € 4350,00

Advanced Course fees 2020 – 2021 : € 4350,00

Total course fees 2019 – 2021 : € 8700,00 ;

N.B. The FES course is excluded from VAT .

These fees include :

– all provided course material ,

– meals & drinks provided during the course,

– ONE practical and ONE theory examination at the end of both the Base and the Advanced Course ;

– plus all practical trainings provided in between the modules, as mentioned above ,

N.B.

– excluded from these fees are the re-examination fees for

* either a theory re-examination,

* a practical re-examination

* or a combination of both,

The re-examination fees 2019 – 2020 are set on : € 330,00 .

7. Educational requirements :

1. veterinary medicine , or

2. human physiotherapy followed by certified education on animal / equine physiotherapy, if postgraduate education on Animal / Equine Physiotherapy is available in the concerned country ;

8. Acknowledgement / Continuing education credits :

– animal physiotherapy :

The DUTCH association of Animal Physiotherapists ( NVFD ) assigns an average of 30 points / CECs per 3-days module . The assigned CECs for the Base and Advanced programs will on a yearly basis be published on the FES website www.focusontheequinespine.com ;

The CECs for the Annual Meeting or FES Continuing Education during the regular programs will yearly be appointed by the NVFD committee and accordingly published on this site ;

At this stage all international FES students with a ( human +/- animal ) physiotherapy background are asked to approach the ( animal / equine ) physiotherapy associations in their respective countries for CEC / acknowledgement requirements, after which the FES organization will provide all required information to facilitate the concerned procedures ;

– veterinary medicine :

Since 2010 the Dutch Veterinary Association has officially acknowledged the FES Course , assigning since then generally 15-20 CEC’s ( continuing education credit points ) per module .

This acknowledgement has in the past years fully covered the continuing education requirements of 20 points for a two-year period for the Dutch veterinarians to preserve their title of “Acknowledged equine veterinarian”.

The programs of future Base and Advanced Courses will be offered for acknowledgement as soon as they will be completed; the results will be published on the website .

International veterinarians :

The FES organization will supply all required information and certificates to the concerned International Veterinary Associations to support the international students in their requests for acknowledgement / the assignment of Continuing Education Credits for the FES course in their respective home countries.

9. Contact/ Internships / Visiting FES-certified chiropractors :

Over time several candidates have asked for permission to approach FES graduates to see them working and discuss issues , that may be relevant to the candidate before enrolment ; please feel welcome to contact these people via our website page “CHIROPRACTORS”, on which you can find FES-certified chiropractors with their contact addresses and telephone numbers .

10. Registration procedure:

Pre-registration is possible by filling out the attached registration form, and send it :

– by e-mail to : info@focusontheequinespine.com ;

After receipt of the Registration Form candidates will receive a confirmation of receipt by e-mail , followed by an invoice à 10% of the Base Course fees .

In the period July – September 2019 invoices will be sent to the pre-registered candidates to complete their registration by payment of the remaining Base Course fee .

N.B. the group size will be limited to 30 students maximally; students will be registered in the order in which they have completed all registration stages as described.

In the meantime we will keep you informed on all relevant course information, by e-mail and website .

We hope we have informed you sufficiently for this moment. Do not hesitate however to contact us with individual, additional questions at: info@focusontheequinespine.com !

With kindest regards,

Solange Schrijer

Equine Physiotherapist and Chiropractor ( FES-certified )

Course Director Stichting FES

+ 31 ( 0 ) 6 53 76 59 34

info@focusontheequinespine.com

  • Start Date: 16/09/2019
  • End Date: 01/08/2022
  • Time: 9:00 am
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BCVSp Workshop: Training and mentoring veterinary specialists

Training and mentoring of interns and resident is a critical role ensuring the future development of the veterinary specialist community. The objective of this workshop will be to review current policies, identify areas of strength and weakness in delivery of current internship and residency programmes, and discuss selection, pastoral support and how to develop and ensure desirable outcomes from training programmes, both from the perspective of the trainee and the mentor. The day will also include a brain storming session with the aim of developing a strategy, objective and roadmap for BCVSp to support best practice in Training and mentoring veterinary specialists. Individuals who are not BCVSp members are very welcome to attend.

 

BCVSp members and associate members are entitled to the sale price of £150. Please make sure you are logged in when you register in order to claim this discounted price.

 

If you are eligible to join  BCVSp, you should consider joining before registering to benefit from the reduced price.  Membership is open to vets eligible to work in UK. For full membership, you must be included in the RCVS Veterinary Specialist list and/or hold FRCPathRCVSEBVS or AVMA-ABVS Diplomas. For associate membership, you must be enrolled in a residency registered with a European or American Speciality College.  To join BCVSp, go to join

 

Speakers and Facilitators

Clive Elwood

James Swann

Sophie Adamantos

Gayle Hallowell

  • Start Date: 23/10/2019
  • End Date: 23/10/2019
  • Time: 9:00 am
  • Location: Woburn House, 20 - 24 Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9HQ
  • Event Price: £202
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BSAVA Summit Confronting major issues facing the veterinary profession

Confronting major issues facing the veterinary profession
BSAVA Summit is a new 2-day event that will tackle some of the contentious clinical and non-clinical issues facing the veterinary profession today.

Delegates will lead and shape discussions through a series of interactive workshops facilitated by experts, paired with a series of insightful keynote seminars delivered by key opinion leaders.

Shaping the future of veterinary practice
Day one focuses on ‘The Profession Today’ and topics will include workforce issues, telemedicine, specialism, the future of advanced practitioners and regulation of the profession.

Day two explores the future of ‘The Profession Tomorrow’ with topics including communication, over-diagnosis, over-treatment and innovation.

Confirmed facilitators include RCVS CEO Lizzie Lockett, BEVA President Renate Weller, Director of Clinical Research and Excellence in Practice at VetPartners Rachel Dean and Small Animal Medicine Specialist and Advanced Practitioner in Veterinary Cardiology Dr Kit Sturgess.

BSAVA Summit will address the rising demand for a space to debate important topics, challenge mindsets and question accepted benchmarks. Following feedback from our members and the profession, Summit will revolutionise veterinary conference norms with a free-flow approach to champion active debate, discussion and reflection.

Sue Paterson BSAVA President
Summit programme and booking your place

Who is Summit designed for?
BSAVA Summit is primarily targeted at experienced small animal and equine practitioners, however all vets, including other large animal practitioners are welcome to attend.

When can I book?
Advance tickets for BSAVA Summit will be available for BSAVA Members to purchase online on 17th June – general sale will open from 1st July.

Sign up below to be notified when tickets and the full programme is available – plus be the first to hear the latest Summit news and announcements.

The delegates are the key to the event, and Summit should attract people who want to be involved, want to input, want to make a difference and want to help drive the profession forward.

Sue Paterson BSAVA President

Keynote Speaker, Day one
Dr Graham Easton
Dr Easton will deliver the Profession Today keynote – drawing comparisons and insights between the veterinary and human medical professions.

Graham is an academic GP and medical journalist with a particular interest in the links between veterinary and human medicine. He has presented several BBC Radio programmes exploring the One Health concept including The Vet will see you now (2015), and The Evidence: Should Vets and Doctors Work More Closely Together? (2017), as well as presenting Radio 4’s medical programme Case Notes, Pick of the Week, and being a regular guest on the World Service global health programme Health Check. As an editor at the British Medical Journal he also edited a special joint edition of the BMJ and the Veterinary Record on Human and Animal Health in 2005.

Graham is a Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners and Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at Imperial College Medical School where he was a Programme Director for GP Specialty Training. He serves on the editorial board of the British Journal of General Practice, and has recently published a book for a general audience called The Appointment – the story of a morning surgery told from inside the mind of a GP, which was selected for the BBC Radio 2 Book Club.

The Venue
BSAVA Summit is hosted at the Royal College of Physicians – a contemporary, attractive and accessible venue in central London.

  • Start Date: 16/12/2019
  • End Date: 17/12/2019
  • Time: 8:45 am
  • Location: Royal College of Physicians, London
  • Event Price: See website. Tickets on sale from 17th June
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British Society of Veterinary Pathology Spring Meeting: Gastrointestinal neoplasia in companion animals: an interdisciplinary approach

This one day BSVP meeting offers a quality lecture series discussing the challenging diagnosis of gastrointestinal neoplasia in companion animals. This conference will provide the attendant the most up to date information on biopsy assessment and scoring as well as immunohistochemistry panels to enable delegates to diagnose tricky cases in practice. Furthermore, the programme comprises lectures from a clinical pathologist and an internal medicine specialist, with the objective of providing pathologists and clinicians a balanced overview of the topic.

Additionally, an exciting lecture from a specialist human GI pathologist, Prof Mark Arends, will discuss the comparative aspect of pathology with insights into the most recent research on human GI neoplasia.

Please come along and take advantage of this unique group of speakers.

A bursary will be available for residents and trainees are strongly encouraged to present interesting cases during a conference case discussion.

Registration will open in December 2018

  • Start Date: 29/06/2019
  • Time: 9:00 am
  • Location: The Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh
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British Society of Toxicological Pathology – Liver – 9th-11th July, 2019

CES 2: Liver
Tuesday 9th – Thursday 11th July 2019
Department of Pathology, Cambridge, UK

Approximately 17 hours of educational activity will be recorded on the Attendance Certificates
Royal Society of Biology CPD credits will be applied for.

Registration for this symposium will open in spring 2019

The aim of the Continuing Education Symposium is to provide an interactive environment to enhance your knowledge in the field of toxicological, discovery, clinical, experimental or veterinary pathology. The Continuing Education Symposiums are designed to refresh participants’ knowledge and understanding of core principles, as well as discuss any important recent advances.

This Continuing Education Symposium will provide an intermediate level overview on the Liver covering both theory and practical classes including INHAND, rodent and non-rodent liver pathology and risk assessment as well as reviewing challenges with current research models.

The format will include presentations, case histories and active participation of delegates. The Continuing Education Symposium will be of 3 days duration and the programme will be arranged such that each individual day can be attended as stand-alone CPD if desired.

To reserve a place or if you would like further information about this symposium, please contact the BSTP Secretariat – bstpoffice@aol.com

Keep checking the website for more information:

CES 2 – Liver

  • Start Date: 09/07/2019
  • End Date: 11/07/2019
  • Location: Department of Pathology, Cambridge
  • Event Price: See website
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BCVSp workshop: Clinical Audit for Veterinary Specialists

Programme & Travel

The day will be facilitated by members of the Clinical Audit Support Centre who train human medical staff in clinical audit and have also run training days for various veterinary groups. The morning will consist of a review of the principles of clinical audit, lessons learnt in human medicine and a review of the current state of clinical audit in veterinary medicine. The afternoon will be a discussion and brain storming session with the aim of developing a strategy, objectives and roadmap for BCVSp to support and co-ordinate clinical audit in Veterinary Specialist practice. Individuals who are not BCVSp members are very welcome to attend.

 

BCVSp members and associate members are entitled to the sale price of £100. Please make sure you are logged in when you register in order to claim this discounted price.

 

If you are eligible to join  BCVSp, you should consider joining before registering to benefit from the reduced price.  Membership is open to vets eligible to work in UK. For full membership, you must be included in the RCVS Veterinary Specialist list and/or hold FRCPathRCVSEBVS or AVMA-ABVS Diplomas. For associate membership, you must be enrolled in a residency registered with a European or American Speciality College.  To join BCVSp, go to join

 

Speakers and Facilitators

Terry Emerson, MA VetMB CertSAS DipECVS FRCVS, North Downs Specialist Referrals, Bletchingley

Tracy Ruthven, Clinical Audit Support Centre

Mike Martin, MVB, DVC, MRCVS, Independent Veterinary Cardiology Consultant, Kenilworth

Matthew Cullen BSc(hons) BVSc MRCVS, Institute of Veterinary Science, University of Liverpool

Catherine Oxtoby PhD MRCVS, Veterinary Risk Manager, Veterinary Defence Society

Ashley Doorly, Head of Projects, RCVS Quality Improvement

  • Start Date: 28/03/2019
  • End Date: 28/03/2019
  • Time: 10:00 am
  • Location: Rossdales Equine Hospital, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 7NN
  • Event Price: £152
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British Society of Toxicological Pathology – Toxicology and Pathology – 26th to 28th March, 2019

CES 1: Toxicology and Pathology
Tuesday 26th – Thursday 28th March 2019
Department of Pathology, Cambridge, UK

Approximately 17 hours of educational activity will be recorded on the Attendance Certificates
Royal Society of Biology CPD credits will be applied for.

Registration for this symposium is now open

The aim of the second round of Continuing Education Symposiums is to continue providing an interactive environment to enhance your knowledge in the field of toxicological, discovery, clinical, experimental or veterinary pathology. The Continuing Education Symposiums are designed to refresh participants’ knowledge and understanding of core principles, as well as discuss any important recent advances. The BSTP Continuing Education Symposiums will also focus on specific organ systems.

This Continuing Education Symposium will provide an intermediate level overview of Toxicology and Pathology, how it integrates with other disciplines and with various phases of drug development and how pathology data is interpreted and communicated (for instance with clinicians and regulatory authorities). Topics to be covered include (but are not limited to): advanced pathology techniques, integration of histopathology and clinical pathology data, animal models in drug discovery, case studies of adverse/non-adverse pathology findings, use of pathology data for risk assessment.

The format will include presentations, case histories and active participation of delegates. The Continuing Education Symposium will be of 3 days duration and the programme is arranged such that each individual day can be attended as stand-alone CPD event if desired.

To reserve a place or if you would like further information about this symposium, please contact the BSTP Secretariat – bstpoffice@aol.com

Keep checking the website for more information:

CES 1 – Toxicology and Pathology

  • Start Date: 26/03/2019
  • End Date: 28/03/2019
  • Location: Department of Pathology, Cambridge
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Introduction to the UK veterinary professions

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) is holding a two day ‘Introduction to the UK veterinary professions’ continuing professional development (CPD) event for overseas trained veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses next month.

The event is for all overseas qualified vets and veterinary nurses who are either already on the Register, or who are intending to join the UK Register and would like to learn more about working in the UK and takes place in London on 20 and 21 November.

The first training day will be held on Tuesday 20 November at the RCVS headquarters on Horseferry Road, London. This day, titled ‘Working in UK veterinary practice: key information for vets and vet nurses’ will focus on the logistics of UK working, as well as covering how UK veterinary professions are organised, information regarding jobs, employment rights, and support available for veterinary employees who are in need of assistance. The course also seeks to help attendees understand their legal duties as a veterinary professional in the UK, along with their expected standards of professional conduct.

The course will be free to attend, with lunch and refreshments provided. The day will also see talks from various key figures in the field, including representatives from the British Veterinary Association (BVA), Veterinary Defence Society (VDS) Training, and the charity Vetlife, which was set up to help veterinary professionals manage their mental health and wellbeing.

The second part of the course will be held the following day on Wednesday 21 November and is a paid-for masterclass in communication offered by the VDS, titled ‘A master class in communication skills’. This course aims to help delegates improve their confidence and communication skills when starting work in the UK. The course presents delegates with scenarios they may face in the consulting room, using professional actors in role-play, and advises on the best ways to handle any potential situations. The day costs £180 per person, and will be held at Mary Sumner House in Westminster, where refreshments and lunch will also be provided.

The overall aim of this training is to improve the experience of overseas vets coming to the UK to work, as well as reducing the risk of complaints being made towards veterinary professionals, which will in turn contribute to the overall wellbeing and productivity of the UK veterinary workforce.

RCVS Director of Communications, Ian Holloway, said:

“We are delighted to be able to offer training courses such as these to support the working lives of veterinary professionals from overseas, who are planning to join our veterinary workforce in the UK. We have had very positive feedback about previous courses and hope that all attendees will enjoy the training offered and find the course beneficial for their professional careers.”

British Society for Veterinary Pathology – Farm Animal Pathology

British Society of Veterinary Pathologists Annual Meeting 2018 Applied ruminant pathology: Disease investigation, diagnosis and surveillance Friday 28th and Saturday 29th September 2018 School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Surrey

This year’s BSVP conference offers a quality lecture series focused on the four most common presentations of farmed ruminants to the post mortem room (pneumonia, sudden death, diarrhoea and abortion/perinatal mortality). This conference incorporates an applied ‘front line’ investigative approach with in-depth reviews on the pathogenesis and diagnosis of selected key diseases.

Designed for all vets and veterinary pathologists engaged in the investigation of farm animal disease, we will address typical clinical history, key gross findings, sampling technique and interpretation to aid in the diagnosis and surveillance of disease. The programme will be delivered by a team of experienced clinicians, veterinary investigation officers and farm animal pathologists, supported by our Keynote speaker, Prof Francisco Uzal (UC Davis), and several leading scientists in the field.

Please come along and help shape the future of UK farm animal pathology and disease surveillance by making your voice heard during an expert panel discussion. Trainees – don’t miss this valuable opportunity to gain key tips and advice on passing the board examinations by attending a training session led by two current members of the ACVP Exam Committee.

  • Start Date: 28/09/2018
  • End Date: 29/09/2018
  • Location: School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Surrey
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WellVet Weekend

This event brings together vets and vet nurses for a weekend of sport, wellbeing, fun, and laughter all with the wider cause of committing to make a positive change. It’s a chance for vets and vet nurses to connect with their peers, to share their experiences, to re-charge and re-energise.

 

  • Start Date: 24/08/2018
  • End Date: 26/08/2018
  • Location: Girton College, Cambridge
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British Society of Veterinary Pathologists Companion Animal Meeting 2018

This year’s BSVP companion animal meeting offers a varied lecture series focused on ocular pathology. Lectures from specialists in veterinary pathology, veterinary ophthalmology and veterinary oncology offer a stimulating platform for discussion and provides quality CPD for both veterinary specialists and first opinion practitioners alike. Speakers include Emma Scurrell (Cytopath), Sue Murphy (University of Edinburgh) and Caroline Thaung (a consultant in Ocular Pathology at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London). Registration for this conference opens at the end of February 2018.

  • Start Date: 16/06/2018
  • Location: Harvest Field Centre, Birmingham
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ECVS Annual Scientific Meeting 2018

The 27th Annual Scientific Meeting of ECVS will be held at the Athenaeum InterContinental in Athens, Greece. The programme includes large and small animal streams.

  • Start Date: 05/07/2018
  • End Date: 07/07/2018
  • Location: Athens, Greece
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