An invitation to
Veterinary Medical Practitioners,
Saturday, February 3, 2007
College of Veterinary Medicine
Kansas State University
KSU-Student Chapter of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Society
Date and Time
Saturday, February 3, 2007
8:00 am – 5:45 pm
8 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
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
Emergency and Critical Care is an exciting and rewarding area of veterinary medicine. Topics that will be discussed include Emergency Approach to Triage and Trauma, Emergency Management of Hypoadrenocorticism, Hyperthermia and Heat-induced illness, Approach to Feline Lower Airway Disease, Management of the Diabetic Ketoacidotic Patient, Management of Gastric Dilatation/Volvulus, and Emergency Approach to Toxicities.
|7:30 am||Registration and Coffee|
Dr. Ralph Richardson, Dean
Dr. Rose McMurphy, Professor, Anesthesiology, Section Head,
Triage Stat! Emergency
Approach to the Traumatized Patient
|9:15 am||Refreshment Break|
Insidious and Deadly
|10:30 am||Refreshment Break|
|10:45 am||Doc, What Did He Get Into? Emergency Approach to Old and Newer Toxins - Unless a specific toxin is known, many substances can cause similar clinical signs. A generalized approach to the intoxicated patient, diagnosis, and management of specific newer and older toxins, including grape and raisins, bromethalin, ethylene glycol, xylitol, and tricyclic antidepressant medications will be discussed.|
|12:00 n||Lunch (included with registration fee)|
|12:45 pm||That Gasping Cat: Diagnosis and Management of Feline Lower Airway Disease - Feline bronchitis (asthma) is often a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge for the general practitioner. Emergency and long-term management is critical for successful alleviation of clinical signs. Owner and patient compliance is often difficult. Newer inhalational therapies will be discussed in addition to standard therapeutic options.|
|2:00 pm||Refreshment Break|
|2:15 pm||Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, and Emergency Management of Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) - The patient with diabetic ketoacidosis is usually a metabolic puzzle. Aggressive and appropriate fluid therapy, in addition to insulin, is necessary to normalize acid-base, electrolyte, and glycemic status. Case management often requires many fluid bags, pumps, mental arithmetic, and multiple IV catheters. The approach to diagnosis, fluid therapy, CRI insulin, monitoring, and nursing will be discussed|
|3:30 pm||Refreshment Break|
|3:45 pm||Emergency Management of Gastric Dilatation Volvulus (GDV)- Rapid assessment and stabilization is essential in the management of the patient with GDV. Diagnosis, monitoring, prognostic indicators, intravenous fluids therapy, anesthesia, treatment of dysrhythmias, and post-operative management will be discussed|
|5:30 pm||Questions and Answers|
|5:45 pm||Evaluation and Adjourn|
Elisa Mazzaferro, DVM, PhD, DACVECC Director of Emergency Services at Wheat Ridge Veterinary Specialists
Dr. Mazzaferro received her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Animal and Veterinary Science from the University of Rhode Island, in 1991 and 1993, respectively. She then received her DVM from Michigan State University in 1997. In Milwaukee, Wisconsin she completed a one year specialty internship in Emergency and Critical Care. From there, she moved to Colorado State University. She received her board certification into the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care in November of 2002. Elisa’s areas of interest include: nutritional support of the critically ill veterinary patient, pain management, and acute care of the metabolically unstable diabetic patient. In addition, she lectures throughout the country at national and international conferences and is on the Proceedings and Scientific Program communities for the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society. Elisa joined Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital in October 2002.
If you have any questions please contact Linda Johnson by phone at 785-532-5696 or e-mail at VMCE@vet.k-state.edu, Veterinary Medical Continuing Education at the College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University.
If you have questions regarding registration information, call Rebecca at 785-532-5569.
KSU Student Chapter of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society
KSU SCVECCS was started in the spring of 1995 by a group of interested students eager to enhance their education in the field of emergency medicine and critical care. The purpose of this organization is the advancement of knowledge and the promotion of the specialties of emergency medicine and critical care with the veterinary school and the community.
2006-2007 KSU-SCVECCS Officers
President • Nora Spinger, Class of 2008
Vice-President • Nicole Poulin, Class of 2008
Secretary/Treasurer • Kellie Triplett, Class of 2008
Wet Lab Coordinator • Brianna Abel, Class of 2008
Faculty Advisor • Dr. Rose McMurphy
Thank you to the following for their contribution to this conference
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 the Clarion and the Holiday Inn at the Campus. The block rates and cutoff dates are listed below. Please refer to the “College of Veterinary Medicine Emergency Medicine Conference” when reserving your room.
Clarion (formerly Holiday Inn)
530 Richards Drive, 785-539-5311
Rooms: $71 + tax • Cutoff date: January 5, 2007
Holiday Inn at the Campus (formerly Ramada Inn)
1641 Anderson Ave, 785-539-7531
Rooms: $79 + tax • Cutoff date: January 3, 2007
Other motels in Manhattan are listed below.
Best Western, 601 E Poyntz Ave., 785-537-8300
Comfort Inn, 150 E. Poyntz Ave., 785-770-8000
Econo Lodge, 1501 Tuttle Creek Blvd., 785-539-5391
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
Regency Inn, 419 Holiday Drive, 785-537-0630
Super 8 Motel, 200 Tuttle Creek Blvd., 785-537-8468
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