An invitation to Veterinary Medical Practitioners, Technicians and Students to attend the . . .
Date and Time
Sunday, April 26, 2009
8:00 am—4:00 pm
Conference Contact Hours
6 clock hours
Frick Auditorium Mosier Hall, College of Veterinary Medicine, 1800 Denison, Manhattan, KS
Frick Auditorium is located on the second floor of Mosier Hall.
Enter at the Emergency Entrance. Signs will be posted to direct you to registration.
In this series of lectures we will cover practical surgical techniques for common disorders, such as organ biopsy techniques, pyloroplasty, gastropexies, and intestinal anastomosis. Many case examples will be used.
|7:30 am||Registration and Coffee|
Ralph Richardson, Dean, K-State CVM
Diane Mason, Associate Professor, K-State CVM
Getting the Most from an Exploratory Laparatomy
This presentation will cover approaches to the abdomen, and techniques for biopsy of the liver, kidney, intestine, and lymph nodes.
|9:30 am||Refreshment Break|
Surgery of the Stomach
Surgical management of gastric foreign bodies, neoplasia, and pyloric obstruction will be covered.
|10:45 am||Refreshment Break|
Current Concepts and Techniques for GDV
We will update current thinking about gastric dilatation volvulus and discuss practical gastropexy techniques
|12:00 n||Optional Catered Luncheon
Must be ordered by April 17
Taking the Fear out of Intestinal Surgery
Enterotomy, resection and anastomosis will be presented.
|2:15 pm||Refreshment Break|
What’s Your Diagnosis?
Case presentations for audience participation.
|3:45 pm||Questions & Answers|
|4:00 pm||Evaluation and Adjourn|
Stephen J. Birchard, DVM, MS, DACVS
Associate Professor, Veterinary Clinical Sciences
The Ohio State University
Dr. Stephen Birchard, Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Birchard received his DVM degree in 1976 from the University of Missouri. He was an associate veterinarian in a small animal practice in New Jersey for 2 years. Dr. Birchard completed a small animal surgical residency program and Masters degree at Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1981. Before joining the faculty at Ohio State in 1983, Dr. Birchard spent 2 years as an Associate Staff Surgeon at the Animal Medical Center in New York City. Dr. Birchard was Head of Small Animal Surgery at Ohio State from 1988 to 1994. While at Ohio State, he has received the Norden Distinguished Teacher Award (1985), the Omega Tau Sigma Fraternity National Gamma Award for distinguished service to the veterinary profession (1994), the John Lyman Jr. Award for Clinical Teaching Excellence (2006), and the Excellence in Teaching Award (2008). Dr. Birchard’s clinical specialty is small animal soft tissue surgery. His research interests are in oncologic surgery, general thoracic surgery, portosystemic shunts, and chylothorax. Dr. Birchard has written numerous articles for refereed journals and book chapters. He is the chief editor of the Saunders Manual of Small Animal Practice, co-edited by Dr. Robert Sherding.
If you have any questions please contact Marci Ritter by phone at
785-532-5696 or e-mail at VMCE@vet.k-state.edu, Veterinary
Medical Continuing Education at the K-State College of Veterinary
If you have questions regarding registration information, call Rebecca at 785-532-5569.
Parking is available on the west side (off Denison Avenue) and on the east side (off Jardine Drive) of the Veterinary Medical Complex. A parking permit is not required for weekend parking. Do not park in the client parking or reserved stalls as you may get ticketed.
We advise you to make your room reservations as soon as possible as
rooms are limited in Manhattan and blocks are reserved on room
availability, first-come first-served basis.
A block of rooms has been reserved at both the Clarion Hotel and the Holiday Inn at the Campus. The block rates and cutoff dates are listed below. Please refer to the “Frank W. Jordan Seminar” when reserving your room.
Clarion, 530 Richards Drive, 785-539-5311
Rooms: $90 + tax • Cutoff date: April 3, 2009
Holiday Inn at the Campus, 1641 Anderson Ave, 785-539-7531
Rooms: $119.95 + tax • Cutoff date: March 26, 2009
Other motels in Manhattan are listed below.
Best Western, 601 E Poyntz Ave., 785-537-8300
Fairfield Inn, 300 Colorado St., 785-539-2400
Hampton Inn, 501 E. Poyntz Ave., 785-539-5000
Motel 6, 510 Tuttle Creek Blvd., 785-537-1022
Quality Inn, 150 E. Poyntz Ave., 785-770-8000
Super 8 Motel, 200 Tuttle Creek Blvd., 785-537-8468
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Dr. Frank W. Jordan from Abilene, Kansas established an endowment in 1983 to enhance continuing education for veterinary medical practitioners, faculty, and students.
Dr. Jordan’s endowment is used to finance the speaker’s expenses for this conference.