Feline dentistry and feline pain management are the two themes of the European Society of Feline Medicine (ESFM) Congress to be held in the Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky, Amsterdam, June 17-10, 2010. The sponsors of ESFM Congress are Hill’s, Boehringer Ingelheim, Bayer, Intervet, Schering-Plough, Novartis, Virbac and Pfizer Animal Health.
Over the three days of scientific sessions, referral dentistry practitioners Drs Philippe Hennet (France) and Margherita Gracis (Italy) will share their expertise on a wide range of dentistry issues including examination techniques and radiography tips, treatment options for traumatised teeth, gingivostomatitis and periodontal disease, as well as provide advice on essential dental equipment. Dental anaesthesia and local oral pain blocks will be discussed by Dr Sheilah Robertson from the University of Florida in the area where the two disciplines overlap. Tackling pain management in general in the cat will be Sheila Robertson, Dr Polly Taylor (UK) and Dr Duncan Lascelles (North Carolina State University, USA) who will provide the latest advice on drugs used for analgesia in cats and the recognition and management of acute and chronic pain in a range of conditions.
As is usual for ESFM Congress, delegates will have a free Saturday afternoon to explore the delights of the local area, Amsterdam – a city as famous for its canals at it is for its tolerance. Sponsored by Novartis, a 15th century chapel provides the venue for the themed Congress ‘Release the beast’ party on Saturday night. Merial will be hosting a free Welcome reception in the Winter Garden at the Krasnapolsky Hotel following on from its pre-congress symposium discussing newly emerging infectious diseases in cats. Boerhinger Ingelheim will also be hosting a free pre-congress CPD session on NSAIDS and pain management.
Cost of registration for main programme: £425.00/ €470.00. ESFM members can use three £20.00 educational vouchers against this course. Book before 31 December 2009 and receive an extra £20.00 discount.
Details of the full programme can be found on www.fabcats.org/conferences. To register for the courses please download the CPD registration form at www.fabcats.org/conferences/congress/2010 and return to the FAB office, Taeselbury, High Street, Tisbury, Wiltshire SP3 6LD or, alternatively, call FAB on 01747 871 872 to make your booking.
Ends November 20, 2009
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