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Colic Surgery for the Colic Surgeon

12 Jul 2021 08:30 - 13 Jul 2021 18:00

Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies,
EH25 9RG

Coronavirus Update

This course was originally to be held in July 2020 but has been moved to July 2021 due to the Coronavirus.

people iconWho is the course for?

This is an advanced course, suitable for surgeons who perform colic surgery and surgical residents.

book iconAbout the Course

Our two day practical course takes place just before the 2021 Colic Symposium and will give you the opportunity to continue to develop your understanding of surgical techniques in colic surgery. The emphasis of the two days is on small intestinal resection and anastomsis. Topics will include:

  • jejunocolostomy
  • typhlotomy
  • revision of jejunocaecostomy
  • deep ileal resection or inversion
  • large colon resection and anastomosis
  • small colon resection and anastomosis
  • correction of caecocolic intussusception
  • gastrotomy
  • small intestinal enterotomy
  • epiploic foramen enlargement
  • epiploic foramen closure with mesh
  • repeat celiotomy complications
  • complicated abdominal access, aftercare, and ultrasonographic examination

Following this course, also in Edinburgh, is the 13th International Equine Colic Research Symposium. This three day conference provides a unique opportunity for international equine clinicians and gastroenterology experts to share the latest research and scientific advances on the treatment and prevention of colic related diseases. Find out more.

thinking iconKey Learning Objectives

  • Improve your understanding of surgical techniques in colic surgery, including small intestinal anastomosis, and how to avoid complications.
  • Refresh your knowledge on jejunocaecostomy and revision of jejunocaecostomies.
  • Gain confidence in performing surgical procedures including large colon resection and anastomosis, small colon resection, epiploic foramen closure with mesh, repeat celiotomy, etc.
  • Learn practical tips and tricks relating to colic surgery in order to minimise complications.
  • Refresh your knowledge of abdominal ultrasonography and FLASH scanning in the colic patient.

organiser iconCourse Organisers

  • Padraig Kelly MVB DipECVS MRCVS, University of Edinburgh

speaker iconCourse Speakers

  • Professor David Freeman MVB PhD Dipl. ACVS, University of Florida
  • Padraig Kelly MVB MVM DipECVS MRCVS, Edinburgh
  • April Lawson BSc BVSc MRCVS, Liverpool

price iconCourse Fees

  • BEVA members £575
  • Non members £1150

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Terms & Conditions
  • Cancellation more than 6 weeks prior to the start of the course: A refund will be made less a 10% administrative charge.
  • Cancellation less than 6 weeks prior to the start of the course: No refunds can be guaranteed, but if BEVA can resell the place a refund will be made less a 20% administrative charge.
  • Transfer of Delegate: Booked places can be transferred to another person. If the transferee is not a BEVA Member he/she will be liable for the difference between the Member and Non-Member delegate rates.
  • Insurance: All delegates must have appropriate liability and professional indemnity insurance.
  • Safety: Delegates must bring appropriate safety wear (coveralls, hard hats, boots etc) to courses involving practical sessions.
  • Data Protection: I understand that BEVA may pass my details to the organisers or sponsors of the courses unless I have specified otherwise.
  • Compliance: I am a qualified to undertake the procedures being taught, or I am in training for such a qualification, in which case I will make the organisers aware of my status.

By registering for this event, I confirm that I accept the above terms and conditions.