•• Date and Time
Saturday, February 19, 2000
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
College of Veterinary Medicine, 1800 Denison Avenue,
Frick Auditorium is located on the second floor of the Veterinary Clinical Science Building. Enter at the Small Animal Entrance. Signs will be posted to direct you to registration.
Education Contact Hours for Veterinarians
6 Clock Hours
The emergency clinician is often confronted with patients displaying neurologic dysfunction. This conference will cover both emergency treatment and intensive care guidelines for a variety of neurologic disorders affecting the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nervous system.
7:30 am Registration
8:00 am Welcome
Ralph C. Richardson, Dean, College of Veterinary Medicine
Rose McMurphy, SCVECCS Advisor
Denny Koontz, SCVECCS President
8:15 am Brain Teasers: Encephalopathies and the Emergency Clinician
A discussion of typical clinical signs of brain disease followed by a review of common encephalopathies (other than head trauma).
9:15 am Refreshment Break
9:30 am Using Your Head When Dealing With Brain Injury
An overview of the emergency management of the head trauma patient.
10:30 am Refreshment Break
10:45 am Dos and Don'ts of Disk Disease
Guidelines for dealing with disk disease patients.
11:45 am Lunch (on your own)
1:00 pm Its Not a Disk! Other Spinal Cord Disorders
A discussion of spinal trauma, neoplasia, infections, etc
2:00 pm Refreshment Break
2:15 pm Taking the Gravis out of Myasthenia Gravis
An overview of canine MG with emphasis on treatment options and prognosis
3:15 pm Refreshment Break
3:30 pm Cats in Crisis: Feline Neurologic Emergencies
Neurologic diseases relatively unique to cats, ie idiosyncratic reactions to oral valium, ischemic neuromyopathy and cardiac disease, etc.
4:15 pm Update on Emergency Medicine at KSU -- Dr. Rose McMurphy
4:30 pm Evaluation and Adjourn
Curtis Dewey, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM, Diplomate ACVS
Dr. Dewey received his DVM from New York State College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University in 1989. Curtis completed his internship and residency in surgery at the University of Georgia. He completed another residency in Neurology/Neurosurgery at the University of California, Davis. He became board certified in both the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (neurology) and the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1996. Currently he is an assistant professor of neurology/neurosurgery in the Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at the College of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University.
Rose McMurphy, DVM, Diplomate ACVA
Dr. McMurphy received her DVM from Washington State University in 1982. She completed an internship at Cornell followed by a residency at the University of Florida. In 1990, she became a diplomate in the American College of Veterinary Anesthesiology. In 1989, Rose joined the faculty at Kansas State University. Currently she is an associate professor in anesthesiology and coordinates a class in emergency medicine.
••Student Chapter of
the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society
SCVECCS purpose is the advancement of knowledge and the promotion of the specialties of emergency medicine and critical care with the veterinary school and outreach community.
President Denny Koontz
Vice President Jill OCallaghan
Treasurer Karen Vallee
Secretary Amy Nelson
Wet Lab Coordinator Marty Gilmore
Advisor Rose McMurphy