Advanced Minimally Invasive Surgical Laparoscopy - April 30-May 1, 2015

In this course we will explore the world of minimally invasive surgery.


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Registration is closed. Please contact Cathy Mojahed at (970) 297-1273 to receive information on future course dates.


April 30-May 1, 2015


Advanced Minimally Invasive Surgical Laparoscopy

This course is designed for the clinicians with experience in basic diagnostic laparoscopy or those that have taken the introductory course on laparoscopy. In this course, we will explore the world of minimally invasive surgery. During the lecture session, we will review the specialized surgical instrumentation for advanced minimally invasive surgery, and the different surgical techniques performed under minimally invasive surgery. A strong emphasis will be placed on laparoscopic and laparoscopic assisted procedures.  Most of the surgical techniques will be illustrated with video.

In the laboratory, participants will perform a preventive gastropexy, an enterotomy, place a jejunal feeding tube, and perform cystoscopy with a laparoscopic assisted approach. An ovariectomy or an ovaiohysterectomy, a complete left adrenalectomy and a cholecystectomy will be performed with a laparoscopic approach. Participants will also perform a thoracoscopy with exploration of the thoracic cavity. The laboratory is limited in size to three people per animal.

Laparoscopic staplers and coagulation equipment supplied by Covidien Healthcare.

CE Credits:


This program was reviewed and approved by the AAVSB RACE program for 11 hours of continuing education. Participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education. Please contact the AAVSB RACE program if you have any comments/concerns regarding this program’s validity or relevancy to the veterinary profession.


Dr. Eric Monnet, Diplomate ACVS

Associate Professor, Colorado State University

Dr. David Twedt, Diplomate ACVIM

Professor, Colorado State University

Dr. Dan Smeak, Diplomate ACVS

Professor, Colorado State University

Dr. Kursheed Mama, Diplomate ACVA

Associate Professor, Colorado State University

Course Reqirements:

Must have laparoscopic experience to attend this course

Course Limited to 12 Participants

Registration Fees:

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: Course Limited to 12 Participants. Register Early! If you are attempting to register 1 month or less prior to this course please call (970) 297-1273 to confirm availability.

Alternate Registration Process: If you prefer to purchase this course by mail or fax, click here to use the downloadable purchase form.

Course Schedule:

Day 1:

12:15-1 p.m.: Lunch and check-in

1-6 p.m.: Lecture

Day 2:

8:30-9 a.m.: Breakfast

9-1:30 p.m.: Lab

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.

Other courses offered the same week:

Multipurpose Rigid Endoscopy: April 27, 2015

Introduction to Small Animal Laparoscopy: April 28-29, 2015

Laparoscopic Ovariectomy: April 30, 2015 (morning)


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