I hope that you are well! Thank you very much for bearing with us!

We think that we have figured out now how to do it, the course! The measures to restrict infection with SARS-COV-2 forces us to run a digital meeting only!

The CT part will be May 7-9. The program will be as indicated below for CT days 1, 2 and 3.

The MR part will be split into two half-days of Foundation Training and three half-days of  Image reading and interpretation of findings. Because Natasha and Sarah are located at the east and west coast of North America, the sessions will start at 17:00 hours Central Europe Time (CET; Foundation Training) and 16:00 hours CET (Image reading and interpreting) and last always till 21:00 hours CET.

The course will allow you to advance your MR and CT image reading and finding interpretation skills.

The German Academy for Continuous Veterinary Education (ATF) credits the Rounds on May 7, 8 and 9 with 4, 7 and 7 hours respectively, the Rounds on May 12, 13, 18, 20 and 25 with 4, 4, 5, 5 and 5 hours respectively.

This holds for the participants that will view the livestream only. After a webinar, the participants shall send an email to contact@agpferd.com stating that she / he did view the webinar. Then I can add to the certificate of attendance the credited hours of ATF only.

ATF does not credit the hours of CPE to those of you registered for the webinar but viewing the records after the webinar only. The records will be available at request one time for viewing following a livestream.

MR BLOCK

Day 1 MR: MAY 12
MR image reading foundation training with Natasha Werpy

  • 17:00 – Welcome
  • 17:10 – Basic MRI physics and different MRI systems
  • 18:10 – Discussion
  • 18:15 – MRI sequences and artifacts – Understanding how these impact the appearance of MR images
  • 19:25 – Discussion
  • 19:40 – Basic interpretation of MR foot studies
  • 20:40 – Discussion
  • 21:00 – End

Day 2 MR: MAY 13
MR image reading foundation training with Natasha Werpy

  • 17:00 – Welcome
  • 17:10 – Reading images lab
  • 18:10 – Basic interpretation principles and signal patterns of injury on MR images
  • 19:10 – Discussion
  • 19:40 – Reading images lab
  • 21:00 – End

Day 3 MR: MAY 18
MR imaging with Sarah Puchalski and Natasha Werpy

  • 16:00 – Welcome
  • 16:10 – Interpretation of MR images of the foot
  • 16:55 – Advanced interpretation of MR images of the collateral ligaments of the DIPJ and small ligaments of the foot
  • 18:00 – Break
  • 18:10 – Reading MR images of the foot. History, findings and interpretation 
  • 19:50 – Break
  • 20:00 – Review of the pertinent MRI literature
  • 21:00 – End

Day 4 MR: MAY 20
MR imaging with Sarah Puchalski and Natasha Werpy

  • 16:00 – Welcome
  • 16:10 – Interpretation of MR images of the palmar pastern soft tissues
  • 17:10 – Break
  • 17:20 – Interpretation of MR images of the fetlock
  • 18:20 – Break
  • 18:30 – Reading MR images of pastern and fetlock. History, findings and interpretation 
  • 20:00 – Break
  • 20:10 – Interpretation of MR images of the proximal front and hind suspensory ligaments
  • 21:00 – End 

Day 5 MR: MAY 25
MR imaging with Sarah Puchalski and Natasha Werpy

  • 16:00 – Welcome
  • 16:10 – Reading MR images of the proximal front and hind suspensory ligaments. History, findings and interpretation 
  • 17:55 – Break
  • 18:05 – Interpretation of MR images of the carpus and tarsus
  • 19:05 – Break
  • 19:15 – Reading MR images of carpus and tarsus. History, findings and interpretation 
  • 21:00 – End

CT BLOCK

Day 1 CT: MAY 7
CT images with Maren Hellige and Gabriel Manso Diaz

  • 13:30 – Different CT systems (GA vs Standing)
  • 14:30 – Systematic approach to reading CT images 
  • 15:30 – Coffee Break
  • 16:00 – CT artefacts and quiz
  • 17:00 – Use of contrast medium in equine CT
  • 18:00 – End  

Day 2 CT: MAY 8

  • CT imaging with Maren Hellige, Gabriel Manso Diaz and SarahPuchalski
  • 09:00 – Orthopedic and cervical CT: Anatomy quiz
  • 09:30 – Orthopedic CT: Soft tissues (tendon, ligaments…)
  • 10:30 – Coffee break
  • 11:00 – Orthopedic CT: Joints and arthrography
  • 12:00 – Cervical CT: Myelograms
  • 13:00 – Lunch
  • 14:00 – Reading orthopedical CT images. History, findings and interpretation 
  • 15:30 – Coffee break
  • 16:00 – Reading cervical CT images. History, findings and interpretation 
  • 18:00 – End 
Day 3 CT: MAY 9

CT imaging with Maren Hellige and Gabriel Manso Diaz
 
  • 09:00 – New CT literature
  • 09:30 – Head CT: Anatomy quiz
  • 10:00 – Head CT: Brain
  • 10:30 – Coffee break
  • 11:00 – Head CT: TMJ and temporohyoid
  • 11:30 – Head CT: Sinus and dental
  • 12:30 – Head CT: Soft tissues
  • 13:00 – Lunch
  • 14:00 – Reading CT images of the head. History, findings and interpretation 
  • 15:45 – Coffee break
  • 16:15 – Reading CT images of the head. History, findings and interpretation 
  • 18:00 – End
What you need to know
The instructors
Registration
What you need to know

Further information

ARBEITSGRUPPE PFERD – TASK FORCE HORSE
· Arno Lindner
· Germany
· Phone: +49 (0)2461 340-430
· Fax: -484 · contact@agpferd.de · wwww.agpferd.com

 

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The instructors

Maren Hellige
studied veterinary medicine at the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover. Subsequently she received her doctoral thesis at the Equine Clinic of the Freie Universität Berlin. From 2002 – 2007 she qualified as a veterinary specialist for horses at a private veterinary clinic in Germany. Since 2008 she works in the department of orthopaedics and diagnostic imaging at the Equine Clinic of the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Foundation, where she deals primarily with orthopaedic cases and all the different imaging modalities (Nuclear Scintigraphy, Thermography, Ultrasound, X – ray, CT and MR). Since five years she has available a Multislice Big Bore CT Scanner with which she performs CT scans on the equine stifle and the cervical spine. She also does the equine MR imaging of the skull and the legs with a 3T high field MR of orthopaedic and neurological cases.

 

Gabriel Manso Diaz
graduated from the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM) in Spain, and then he completed a Master in Research in Veterinary Sciences. After this, he did a PhD on comparison of advanced imaging modalities in the diagnosis of head disorders in the horse. Gabriel splits his time between clinical work in veterinary diagnostic imaging and clinical research, with a particular emphasis on equine head, spinal and abdominal imaging. He currently works at the Diagnostic Imaging Department of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital of the UCM and at the Equine Diagnostic Imaging Department at the Royal Veterinary College in London (UK), where he is performing an alternative residency in Diagnostic Imaging (Large Animal Track). 

 

Sarah Puchalski
graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Canada. Between 1999 and 2001 she completed a 2-years internship/residency in Field Service and Sports Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania’s New Bolton Centre. Then she did a diagnostic imaging residency at the University of California, Davis and obtained board certification in the American College of Veterinary Radiology in 2004. She was an Associate Professor of Diagnostic Imaging in the Department of Radiological and Surgical Sciences of the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California Davis, and left the University for private consulting practice working. Currently she interprets many different imaging modalities for a variety of US and international clinics.

 

Natasha Werpy
graduated from the Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO (CSU). After completing an equine internship in 1999-2000, she completed a year imaging internship with Norm Rantanen. Then she did a diagnostic imaging residency with Norm and at CSU. She is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Radiology. She worked as the Medical Imaging Director at the Gail Holmes Equine Orthopaedic Research Center at CSU under Wayne McIlwraith from 2004–2011. She is currently an Associate Professor of Diagnostic Imaging at the University of Florida in Gainesville with a 1.5 Tesla Toshiba MRI system and a CT system. In addition, she does private practice work, primarily reading MRIs from the Hallmarq system from several sites in the USA.

Registration

Course price is reduced by 5% for FFP members and two or more persons from the same practice / clinic






You will receive a confirmation of your registration within 24 hours, otherwise please send an email to arnolindner(at)t-online.de to be attended properly.