GI Short Course and Endoscopy Training Lab

Marks Scoping

GI Short Course and Endoscopy Training Lab

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

Date: Friday, November 18, 2022 & Saturday, November 19, 2022
Time: November 18th | 4:30pm-8:30pm (PST) & November 19th | 8am-5:50pm (PST)
CE Credit: Up to 12 hours (pending approval)
Location: On-Site In-Person Only at Gladys Valley Hall & Gourley Clinical Teaching Center

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Program

Come join us for this very special onsite event at UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. During these 12 hours of CE, specifically designed for those who are new to endoscopy, we will host both interactive gastroenterology lectures, case-based discussions and 5 hours of hands on GI endoscopy laboratory training.

Day 1: Stanley Marks, BVSc, PhD, DACVIM (Internal Medicine, Oncology, Nutrition) will present an overview of the scope anatomy as well as introductory lecture on the Rational Diagnostics and Therapeutic Approaches to Dogs and Cats with Chronic Enteropathies. A wet lab will follow to provide the basic “anatomy” of the scope to ensure proper scope handling by the veterinarian and veterinary technician. A welcome reception consisting of dinner and drinks will be provided in the Gladys Valley Hall.

Day 2: Case based discussions as well as 5 hours of hands on GI endoscopy training utilizing pig intestine models will occur.  You will practice basic upper and lower GI endoscopy skills such as proper scope handling, entering the pylorus and obtaining biopsies.  Ample time will also be provided in small group training sessions for you to practice foreign body retrieval and our expert instructors will be by your side to assist and address any questions that arise.

Marks with Scope

No live animals will be used during this introductory course.

In addition to the complementary opening reception on November 18, your registration also includes a warm breakfast, lunch and break refreshments. 

The attendee can take their time with the procedures to ensure proper technique is learned. We will ensure small groups and ample instructors to optimize your learning experience. 

The following will be addressed during this CE course.

  • Recommended techniques to perform the Esophagoscopy, Gastroscopy, Enteroscopy and Colonoscopy Procedures
  • How to procure successful gastrointestinal biopsies
  • Success techniques gastric foreign bodies with use of endoscopic imaging
  • Overview of scope handling, cleaning, maintenance of endoscopic instrumentation

RVTs and Veterinary Assistants can register and attend independently. The labs will be instructed in a group setting. Veterinarians can also register their RVT or Veterinary Assistant to come with them for a discounted price during checkout. They can attend lectures and individual “technicians-only” breakout training sessions where they'll learn from some of the best endoscopy technicians when it comes to endoscopic cleaning and handling, instrumentation, and biopsy management. They will be able to assist during selected laboratory exercises.  Technicians will learn the team approach to performing Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and their role in endoscopy.

Register early as space is limited. 

 Speakers

  • Stanley L. Marks, BVSc, PhD, DACVIM (Internal Medicine, Oncology, Nutrition)
  • Marks and Tambo

    Dr. Stanley Marks graduated from the University of Pretoria, South Africa, and completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Missouri, Columbia. He completed a small animal internal medicine residency at the University of Florida and an oncology residency at the University of California, Davis. Thereafter, Dr. Marks received his PhD degree in Nutrition from the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine, where he is currently a Professor in the Department of Medicine and Epidemiology. Dr. Marks is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) in the subspecialties of internal medicine, oncology, and nutrition. He is the immediate past President of the Comparative Gastroenterology Society and the Director of the Companion Animal Gastrointestinal Laboratory at UC Davis that focuses on furthering our understanding and knowledge of canine and feline infectious enteropathies. In addition, Dr. Marks has clinical and research interests in deglutology, with an emphasis on canine esophageal motility disorders and gastroesophageal reflux.  Dr. Marks has received 10 faculty teaching awards at UC Davis during his career, and was honored to be selected for the Speaker of the Year at the NAVC Conference and the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association Convention. In addition, he is the recipient of the 2022 AVMA Career Achievement in Canine Research Award. He has authored and co-authored over 140 manuscripts in the areas of canine and feline gastroenterology, has contributed over 60 textbook chapters, and has lectured extensively worldwide.

  • Sean Hulsebosch, DVM, DACVIM
  • Sean Hulsebosch
    Dr. Sean Hulsebosch received his DVM from Michigan State University. Following graduation, he completed a rotating internship at the Animal Medical Center in New York City and then worked in private general and emergency practice for 10 years in New Jersey. Dr. Hulsebosch then completed a residency in small animal internal medicine at the University of California, Davis. He is currently an assistant clinical professor of small animal internal medicine at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine.  Dr. Hulsebosch’s interests include endocrinology, immune-mediated disease, and endoscopy of the urinary, respiratory, and gastrointestinal tracts.

     
  • Dennis Woerde, DVM, DACVIM
  • Dennis Woerde
    Dennis Woerde is the current Urology/Nephrology and Extracorporeal Therapy fellow at UC Davis. He obtained his veterinary degree from the University of Sydney, Australia. After several years in general practice he undertook a residency in small animal internal medicine at UC Davis. Dennis is board certified in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.
    His clinical and research interests include all aspects of renal and urinary medicine.


     
  • Emmelyn Hsieh, DVM, DACVIM
  • Emmelyn Hsieh
    Emmelyn Hsieh is the current Small Animal Clinical Infectious Diseases fellow at UC Davis. She obtained her veterinary degree at UC Davis, after which she completed a one-year small animal rotating internship at the University of Minnesota. She then returned to UC Davis for her residency in small animal internal medicine and is now board certified in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. Her clinical and research interests include infectious diseases of dogs and cats, antibiotic stewardship, as well as lower urinary tract disease.


     
  • Melissa Bartholomew, MS, RVT
  • Melissa Bartholomew
    Melissa Bartholomew is the Program Manager for the Center for Continuing Professional Education at UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. Her primary role is to develop, manage and oversee educational programs. Melissa is also the central point of contact and can guide programmatic, research, and philanthropic collaborations. Prior to this role, she has been in the Veterinary Medical profession for over 20 years and most recently was the Manager of Small Animal Internal Medicine and Community Practice Services at the UC Davis William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. Melissa is a Registered Veterinary Technician and holds a MS in Education Technology from DeVry University, as well as a BS in Animal Science from UC Davis.



     
  • Sue Cox, RVT, VTS (SAIM)
  • Sue Cox
    Susan graduated from Cosumnes River Community College in 1982 and passed the RVT exam that same year. She worked as the only Technician for a board-certified Surgeon for 15 years in the Bay Area before joining the staff at the UC Davis VMTH in the Small Animal Medicine Service. Sue recently retired after 25 years of assisting residents, students and faculty with clinical appointments and procedures. She has lectured at VMX (formerly NAVC), ACVIM forum, and the AVMA Convention on endoscopy-related topics. She is a Charter Member of the Academy of Internal Medicine Veterinary Technicians. She is also the author of Endoscopy for the Veterinary Technician.
     

Registration

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Registration Deadline: November 16, 2022 at 5:00 pm (PST)
Registration before November 4, 2022
Registration November 4, 2022 and after

Veterinarian [SOLD OUT]

$599 $649
Registered Veterinary Technician/Veterinary Assistant $499 $549

Hotel Reservation

If you need a hotel reservation during your stay, you will be able to select the hotel lodging with Hyatt Place UC Davis when you register. You will be provided with the hotel information needed to make your reservation when you complete your registration. The cut-off date to make your hotel reservation is October 25, 2022. Please reserve before October 25, 2022 to ensure you receive the special discounted group rate.

Discounted room rates are quoted at $164.00 (USD) plus applicable tax fees per night.
Parking and breakfast is included in the rate.

Check-In Date: November 18, 2022
Check-Out Date: November 20, 2022

Schedule (subject to change)

Date: Friday, November 18, 2022
Time: 4:30PM - 8:30PM (PDT)
GI Short Course and Endoscopy Training Lab
4:00PM - 4:30PM REGISTRATION CHECK-IN
4:30PM – 4:40PM

Welcome & Announcements

4:40PM – 6:10PM  

Rational Diagnostic and Therapeutic Approach to Dogs and Cats with Chronic Enteropathies
Stanley L Marks, BVSc, PhD, DACVIM (Internal Medicine, Oncology, Nutrition)

1.5 CEUs

6:10PM - 6:45PM Dinner, Drinks, and Social
6:45PM - 8:00PM

Overview of Scope Cleaning, Anatomy, and Trouble-Shooting
Melissa Bartholomew, MS, RVT and Sue Cox, RVT, VTS (SAIM)

1.5 CEUs

   
Date: Saturday, November 19, 2022
Time: 8:00AM - 5:50PM (PDT) 
GI Short Course and Endoscopy Training Lab
7:30AM - 8:00AM BREAKFAST AND REGISTRATION CHECK-IN
8:00AM – 8:10AM Welcome & Announcements
8:10AM – 9:10AM

Indications and Limitations of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy - A Case-Based Approach
Stanley L Marks, BVSc, PhD, DACVIM (Internal Medicine, Oncology, Nutrition)

Technicians Break Out Session-Scope Setup, Cleaning and Handling Demos
Melissa Bartholomew, MS, RVT and Sue Cox, RVT, VTS (SAIM)

1 CEU

9:20AM – 10:10AM

Tricks of the Trade for Performing a Successful Esophagoscopy and Gastroscopy Procedure
Stanley L Marks, BVSc, PhD, DACVIM (Internal Medicine, Oncology, Nutrition)

Technicians Break Out Session-Scope Troubleshooting Demos
Melissa Bartholomew, RVT and Sue Cox, RVT, VTS (SAIM)

1 CEU

10:10AM – 10:20AM COFFEE BREAK
10:20AM – 12:20PM

Laboratory Part 1:
Scope Handling, Fundamental Procedures, and Techniques

Stanley L Marks, BVSc, PhD, DACVIM (Internal Medicine, Oncology, Nutrition); Sean Hulsebosch, DVM, DACVIM; Emmelyn Hsieh, DVM, DACVIM; Dennis Woerde, DVM, DACVIM; & Melissa Bartholomew, MS, RVT; Sue Cox, RVT, VTS (SAIM)

2 CEUs

12:20PM – 1:00PM LUNCH
1:00PM – 1:50PM

Tricks of the Trade for Performing a Successful Enteroscopy and Colonoscopy Procedure
Stanley L Marks, BVSc, PhD, DACVIM (Internal Medicine, Oncology, Nutrition)

1 CEU

2:00PM – 2:50PM

A Potpourri of GI Foreign Body Retrieval Methods - A Case-Based Approach & Wrap Up
Stanley L Marks, BVSc, PhD, DACVIM (Internal Medicine, Oncology, Nutrition)

1 CEU

2:50PM - 3:00PM COFEE BREAK
3:00PM – 5:50PM

Laboratory Part 2:
FB Retrieval and GI Biopsy Technique

Stanley L Marks, BVSc, PhD, DACVIM (Internal Medicine, Oncology, Nutrition); Sean Hulsebosch, DVM, DACVIM; Emmelyn Hsieh, DVM, DACVIM; Dennis Woerde, DVM, DACVIM; & Melissa Bartholomew, MS, RVT; Sue Cox, RVT, VTS (SAIM)

3 CEUs

Program Information

  • Recordings
  • The live sessions will not be available as a recording after the event. 
  • CE Certificates
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    Attendance is recorded when you arrive at the conference.
    You must check in when you arrive with your first and last name and the email with which you registered for the conference in order for us to verify your attendance.
    Participants are responsible for determining if specific programs are accepted for CE credit by their State Licensing Board. 
    You will receive your CE certificate von-site at the event.
  • Cancellation Policy
  • A refund will be made, less a $100.00 processing fee, if the cancellation request is received two weeks before the program start date, otherwise, a refund will be made, less a $150.00 processing fee.
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