11/16/14 Angell Sunday CE: Recognizing and Treating Cardiac Disease Today

Angell is pleased to present a continuing education seminar on
Recognizing and Treating Cardiac Disease Today


Lectures 1-2:  Twenty-First Century Cardiology, Dr. Rebecca Malakoff

Lecture 3:  Cardiology Condundrums, Dr. Adam Kane

Lecture 4:  Arrhythmias in Modern Dogs & Cats, Dr. Rebecca Quinn

Lecture 5:  The Approach to the Collapsing Dog, Dr. Nancy Laste


Sunday, November 16, 2014

Hilton-Dedham, 25 Allied Drive, Dedham MA 02026
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

5 CE Credits (pending R.A.C.E. approval)


Registration: Click to register

 

Speakers: Nancy Laste, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology); Rebecca Malakoff, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology); Rebecca Quinn, DVM, DACVIM, (Cardiology and IM); Adam Kane, DVM, DACVIM

 
Pricing:
Veterinarian (DVM, VMD or equivalent): $200
Veterinary Resident, Intern, or Technician: $100

Agenda:  Check www.angell.org/ce closer to the date for updates in the agenda
Please register by November 6, 2014.  Limited capacity. 

8:00 –
8:50 a.m.

Check-in and breakfast

 

8:50 –
9:00 a.m.

Welcome and introduction

 

9:00 –
11:00 a.m.

Twenty-First Century Cardiology

·        Pimobendan- completed and ongoing research regarding its clinical use

·        Sildenafil- how it has changed the treatment of pulmonary hypertension

·        Clopidogrel- the results of the FATCAT trial examining its use to prevent aortic thromboembolism recurrence in cats

·        The Amplatz Canine Ductal Occluder- how its use is different from coil embolization or surgical ligation of patent ductus arteriosus

·        The ACVIM Consensus Statement Classification system for Canine mitral valve disease

·        NT proBNP and the recently available feline snap test- what it tells us and when its use may be appropriate

Rebecca Malakoff, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)

11:00 – 11:15 a.m.

Break

 

11:15 – 12:15 p.m.

Cardiology Conundrums

Adam Kane, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)

12:15 –
1:00 p.m.

Lunch

 

1:00 –
2:00 p.m.

Arrhythmias in Modern Dogs & Cats

·        Arrhythmogenic Cardiac Conditions (ARVC, inherited arrhythmias)

·        Recognizing common arrhythmias in acquired canine cardiovascular disease

·        Recognizing common arrhythmias in acquired feline cardiovascular diseases

·        Treatment of ventricular versus supraventricular arrhythmias

Rebecca Quinn, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology and Internal Medicine)

2:00 –
3:00 p.m.

The Approach to the Collapsing Dog

·        Features (historical and physical exam findings that may help differentiate syncope from seizures

·        Common causes of syncope and which diagnostic tests are in useful in determining the underlying cause

·        The difference between different forms of ambulatory ECG monitors (holter, event, implantable)

·        Prognosis and treatment approach for common causes of syncope

Nancy Laste, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)

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Speaker Biographies:

Nancy J. Laste DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology), Director of Medical Services
[Practicing at Angell-Boston and MSPCA-Angell West in Waltham]
Dr. Laste is a board-certified cardiologist who has been with Angell since 1992. Although her primary practice is focused on medical treatment of cardiac diseases in domestic animals (primarily dogs and cats), she is active in interventional cardiology — cardiac catheterization, pacemaker implantation and cardiac surgery. In 1998, Dr. Laste started the thorascopic surgery program, which has successfully treated more than 100 patients with minimally invasive techniques, avoiding the need for open-chest surgery.
EDUCATION
New York State College of Veterinary Medicine (Cornell University), DVM, 1989
SPECIALTY TRAINING
Angell Animal Medical Center-Boston, Residency in Cardiology, 1992-1994
University of Georgia, Small Animal Internship, 1990-1991
CERTIFICATION
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons, 2009


Rebecca L. Malakoff DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)
[Practicing at Angell-Boston and MSPCA-Angell West in Waltham]
Dr. Malakoff is a board-certified cardiologist who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease in pets. Her work includes testing such as echocardiograms, electrocardiograms and blood pressure measurement, the stabilization of critical cardiac patients, and the long-term medical management of congenital and acquired forms of heart disease. Dr. Malakoff performs cardiac catheterization procedures to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of specific cardiac disorders including procedures such as pacemaker implantation, Amplatzer ductal occlusion and coil embolization of PDA, and balloon valvuloplasty. Dr. Malakoff is the director of the cardiology residency program, which trains aspiring cardiologists in the art and science of cardiology
EDUCATION
North Carolina State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2000
SPECIALTY TRAINING
Angell Animal Medical Center-Boston, Residency in Cardiology, 2001-2003
Angell Animal Medical Center-Boston, Internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, 2000-2001
CERTIFICATION
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Cardiology), 2004

Rebecca L. Quinn, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology and IM)
Dr. Quinn is board certified in small animal internal medicine and cardiology.  Given her dual training, Dr. Quinn is particularly interested in managing patients who not only have heart disease, but who may also have other conditions such as renal, gastrointestinal, liver, or endocrine disease. Dr. Quinn is trained in cardiovascular diagnostic tests such as echocardiogram and electrocardiogram. She has a special interest in interventional radiology, and performs procedures such as PDA repair, balloon valvuloplasty, pacemaker placement, and tracheal stenting. She is also trained in gastrointestinal and respiratory endoscopy.
EDUCATION
Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2005
SPECIALTY TRAINING
Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center, Internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, 2005-2006
Texas A&M University, Residency in Small Animal Internal Medicine, 2006-2009
Angell Animal Medical Center, Residency Cardiology, 2009-2012

CERTIFICATION
Diplomate, American College of Internal Medicine (Small Animal Internal Medicine), 2009
Diplomate, American College of Internal Medicine (Cardiology), 2013


Adam Kane, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)
Dr. Kane, hailing from Syracuse, NY, completed his Angell residency in 2014 and now practices at Ocean State Veterinary Specialists in Rhode Island. He came to the Angell Cardiology Service with significant small animal private practice emergency and critical care experience. In addition, Dr. Kane has actively participated in cardiovascular research. Specifically, he has been involved with investigating the canine model for Duchene muscular dystrophy in golden retrievers. Dr. Kane’s special interests include interventional cardiology and approach to the critically ill cardiac patient.  He is currently working on research projects related to thoracoscopic surgery and echocardiographic changes in myocardial disease in cats.
EDUCATION
New York State College of Veterinary Medicine (Cornell University), DVM, 2008
SPECIALTY TRAINING
Ocean State Veterinary Specialists, Rotating Internship, 2008-2009
Angell Animal Medical Center, Residency in Cardiology, 2011-2014

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