The 2020 APV Ultrasound Workshop will focus on abdominal imaging in primates. Didactic lectures and labs will be provided by multiple veterinary specialists in the field. The workshop will also provide unique opportunities for hands on experience with abdominal ultrasound examination in small group sessions involving live animal wet labs and dry labs. Registration will be capped at 32 participants in order to provide as much individual learning opportunity as possible. Additional details on the program and registration will be available this fall. Mark your calendars and join us as we explore the field of abdominal ultrasonography!

Nonmembers are eligible to register, but will need the endorsements of two current APV members.

General Information

Location: University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Michale E. Keeling Center for Comparative Medicine and Research, Bastrop, TX
Date: March 25-27, 2020
Program Details: available Fall of 2019
Registration: opens November 2019

For questions, please contact Anna Goodroe.

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Featured Speakers

Dr. Gregory R. Lisciandro, DVM, Dipl. ABVP, Dipl. ACVECC attended the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University, completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at The Animal Medical Center, New York City, and his residency in Emergency and Critical Care at the Emergency Pet Center in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Lisciandro has spent approximately half of his 28-year career in general practice and half in emergency and critical care, most recently as Chief of Emergency Medicine and Critical Care at the Emergency Pet Center in San Antonio. He has published on the clinical utility of the Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma (FAST) scan in veterinary patients, developed a fluid scoring system that predicts the need for blood transfusion, a thoracic FAST scan to rapidly survey for life-threatening intrathoracic conditions, and a novel abbreviated lung ultrasound exam, Vet BLUE (veterinary bedside lung ultrasound exam), for rapid characterization of canine and feline respiratory distress. He has been an annual guest lecturer at the TRISAT Critical Care Webcast Series to medical doctors; and done collaborative research with veterinary schools and medical doctors. He is editor and chapter author of the textbook Focused Ultrasound Techniques for the Small Animal Practitioner, Wiley 2014, translated in 6 languages, and trained veterinarians in the USA, Canada, Mexico, Europe, South America and the Middle East. He is currently the President of the International Veterinary Point-of-Care Ultrasound Society (IVPOCUS), leading veterinary medicine in this exciting new frontier.

Dr. Andra Voges, DVM, Dipl. ACVR attended Texas A&M University for both her undergraduate and veterinary degrees. She worked in mixed animal practice in central Texas for two years before beginning a residency in radiology at the University Of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Voges became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Radiology in 1996. She has more than 25 years of experience in ultrasound. Dr. Voges has worked as a radiologist in small animal private practice referral hospitals in Florida and Texas. She has also consulted on nonhuman primate cases at the Southwest National Primate Research Center. Dr. Voges owns and operates Veterinary Imaging Center of South Texas, a referral imaging center which transitioned into a teleradiology company. Dr. Voges joined Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 2015 where she is currently a Clinical Associate Professor in Radiology.

Jennifer Drabo, RDMS graduated from Towson University with a degree in Health Science. She then attended the University of Maryland where she obtained her ultrasound certification and became a registered sonographer with the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography. Jennifer has been working in veterinary ultrasound since 2004. She is a Clinical Education Specialist with Sound Technologies and is also an instructor at the Academy of Veterinary Imaging. Jennifer has experience in human ultrasound specializing in Abdominal and OB/GYN imaging. In addition, she has previously worked at the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine as a Clinical Accreditation Coordinator focusing on practice accreditation.