All lesions great and small: companion animal diagnostic cytology workshop
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All lesions great and small: companion animal diagnostic cytology workshop

Improve your ability to make a diagnosis from cytological smears during this one day hands-on workshop. There will be a combination of seminar and practical microscopy sessions making this an enjoyable, valuable learning experience.

 Export to Your Calendar 17/04/2018
When: Tuesday 17 April
8:00 a.m.
Where: Waikato University
Hamilton, Waikato 
New Zealand
Contact: Hannah Schrader
04 495 1140


Online registration is available until: 17/04/2018
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About this course  

Cytology is a minimally invasive, rapid, and cost-effective diagnostic method that is widely used in veterinary practice. Veterinarians may elect to aspirate common skin lesions to assess in-house and send other more complicated samples to the commercial laboratory for evaluation by veterinary clinical pathologists.

The interpretation of veterinary cytology samples must be undertaken with good general knowledge of the animal being examined. The biological behaviour of inflammatory, infectious, and neoplastic lesions can be influenced by species, breed, and body condition.

Improve your ability to make a diagnosis from cytological smears during this one day hands-on workshop. There will be a combination of seminar and practical microscopy sessions making this an enjoyable, valuable learning experience. Accurate diagnosis from fluid or fine needle aspirate (FNA) requires good sampling techniques and the ability to correctly interpret cytological smears and culture. Confidence in cell recognition enables the clinician to sort out the dross from the important features on cytology smears. Having the skills to easily differentiate inflammation from neoplasia is critical in reaching a diagnosis. Recognising the different types of inflammation helps narrow down the differentials and being
confident at distinguishing round, epithelial or mesenchymal cells and knowing the features of malignancy will add value to the client, patient and veterinary practice as well as inspiring and engaging the veterinarian.

A wide range of interesting cases will be presented in the seminar and practical sessions from routine to weird and bizarre cases that keep, even the most skilled, pathologists on their toes!


Format

This one-day workshop comprises of seminar and practical sessions.


Suitable for

Companion animal veterinarians.


Learning outcomes

  • Improve your  general skills for sample collection of fluid and FNA veterinary cytology samples.
  • Improve your ability and confidence  to make a diagnosis from cytological smears.
  • Increase your  skills to easily differentiate inflammation from neoplasia.
  • Have greater confidence  recognising the different types of inflammation.
  • Increase your knowledge and  identification skills of the different cell types.
  • Have the ability to recognise artefacts  in cytological preparations.
  • More confidence and satisfaction in clinical cytology for the participant.
  • Improved outcomes for the patient and the client.
  • Enhance the veterinary business.

Tutors

dawn Seddon BVSc, MSc, DipACVP
Jenni Donald BVSc, DipACVP
Sandra Forsyth BVSc, DipACVA


CPD Points

Activities in this workshop can be recorded under either continuing veterinary education or collegial learning activity.


Prices

  NZVA member  Non-member
Earlybird (until 16 March)   $780 $1,170
Regular (from 17 March)  $930 $1,320

 

All prices are in NZD and are GST inclusive 

If you're not a member of the NZVA you may find becoming a member and paying the member workshop fee a much better deal. Contact the membership team at membership@vets.org.nz for current membership rates.


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