November 4-5, 2014
Laparoscopy is a minimally invasive approach to the abdomen for organ biopsy, diagnostic techniques and surgical procedures. The first day of the course will include lectures on the procedures to be performed in the laboratory, followed by a hands-on session using fresh pig cadavers to practice the basic laparoscopic skills. On the second day the participants will perform laparoscopy on anesthetized dogs. Participants will learn basic approaches and tissue manipulation. Laparoscopic techniques include tissue biopsy (liver, pancreas and kidney) and basic laparoscopic-assisted techniques including, intestinal biopsy, gastropexy, and ovariectomy or ovariohysterectomy. This course is intended for those who have minimal or no experience with laparoscopy. The laboratory is limited in size to three people per animal. Technicians can attend lectures and observe in the laboratory. Following the course participants may elect to register for the laparoscopic ovariectomy course offered the morning of November 7.
To learn more about Small Animal Laparoscopy at the CSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital visit the VTH Laparoscopy Home Page. You may also visit the Veterinary Endoscopy Society.
Dr. David Twedt, Dipl. ACVIM
Professor, Colorado State University
Dr. Eric Monnet, Dipl. ACVS
Associate Professor, Colorado State University
Dr. Craig Webb, Dipl. ACVIM
Assistant Professor, Colorado State University
Standard: $1775.00 if received 1 month prior to course
Late: $1875.00 if received less that 1 month prior to course
Veterinary Technicians: $300; click here for technician registration form.
Note: If you are attempting to register 1 month or less prior to this course please call (970) 297-1273 to confirm availability.
Enrollment is limited. Register Early!
Alternate Registration Process: If you prefer to purchase this course by mail or fax, click here to use the downloadable purchase form.
8 a.m.-12 p.m.: Lecture on instrumentation and techniques
12-1 p.m.: Lunch with professors (provided)
1-2 p.m.: Laparoscopic techniques(cont)
2-5 p.m.: Pig cadaver laboratory
8:45-9 a.m.: Continental breakfast and lab orientation
9 a.m.-1 p.m.: Dog laparoscopic laboratory
Registration and Cancellation Information:
Pre-registration is required for all veterinary continuing education conferences. Courses are subject to cancellation when registration is inadequate to cover costs of the program. Registration at least six weeks before the course will help prevent cancellation. Course fee is payable to Colorado State University. Fee includes proceedings, materials, supplies, refreshments and in some cases, lunch. Please see course schedules for more information.
Cancellations and Refunds:
Registration fees are fully refundable until 60 days prior to the course, 50% refundable between 60 and 30 days prior to the course and non-refundable after 30 days prior to the course. Fees will be refunded 100% at any date if vacated spot can be filled.