10/9/13 CE: Upper Airway Stenting; Indications, Complications, and Case Reports

Do you have a patient with a chronic “honking” cough unresponsive to medical management?  Learn more about interventional stenting.

Tracheal collapse is a progressive, degenerative disease of the cartilage rings in which hypocellularity and decreased glycosaminoglycan content leads to dynamic tracheal collapse during respiration. This is a condition of predominantly middle-age, small and toy-breed dogs which can present with signs ranging from a mild, intermittent “honking” cough to severe respiratory distress from dynamic upper-airway obstruction. Many of these animals are palliated with medications including anti-inflammatories, cough suppressants, and bronchodilators. Candidates for surgical therapy are those that have failed initial conservative medical management.


Wednesday, October 9, 2013

6:15 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

2 CE Credits (R.A.C.E. approved)


Registration: Registration has closed for this event.

 

CE Location: Hilton, Dedham, 25 Allied Drive, Dedham, MA (at the intersection of Route 128 and Route 1)

 

Speakers: Maureen Carroll, DVM, DACVIM; Kirstin Johnson, DVM, DACVIM; Shawn Kearns, DVM, DACVIM; and Erika de Papp, DVM, DACVIM, Angell Animal Medical Center

 

Pricing: Complimentary dinner and lecture for veterinarians and technicians.

 

Agenda: 


 

6:15pm-6:45pm

 

Registration, drinks, and conversation

 

 

6:45pm-7:10pm

Dinner & Lecture

  • Overview of tracheal collapse and indications for upper airway stenting
  • Case review

 

Shawn Kearns, DVM, DACVIM

 

7:10pm-8:05pm

 

  • Tracheal stenting: complications and case review

 



Erika de Papp, DVM, DACVIM and Maureen Carroll, DVM, DACVIM

 

 

8:05pm-8:30pm

 

  • Indications and complications of nasopharyngeal stenosis

 

Kirstin Johnson, DVM, DACVIM

8:30pm-8:45pm

  • Q & A

 



Speaker Biographies:


Maureen Carroll, DVM, DACVIM

Dr. Carroll is particularly interested in diseases of the liver, as well as gastrointestinal, renal and endocrine diseases. Procedures she routinely performs include gastroduodenoscopy, colonoscopy, rhinoscopy, cystoscopy and laparoscopy. Laparoscopy is a procedure that allows veterinarians to examine abdominal organs with the use of small telescopic equipment and address areas of concern both diagnostically and therapeutically.
Education: Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 1996
Specialty Training:

Angell Animal Medical Center-Boston, Internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery 1996-1997 and Residency in Internal Medicine 1998-2000; Board-Certified in Small Animal Internal Medicine 2001
Certification: Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 2001


Erika de Papp, DVM, DACVIM

Dr. de Papp also performs laparoscopy, including laparoscopic liver biopsies, and is interested in canine and feline hepatic diseases. She has been working at Angell since 2000 and her special interests include gastrointestinal endoscopy, cystoscopy, endocrinology and hematologic disorders.
Education: Cornell University, DVM, 1995
Specialty Training:
University of Pennsylvania, Residency in Small Animal Internal Medicine, 1996-1998
University of Pennsylvania, Internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, 1995-1996
Certification: Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Small Animal Internal Medicine), 1999

Kirstin Johnson, DVM, DACVIM
Dr. Johnson joined Angell in 2011 after working at a specialty hospital in Westbury, NY. Her areas of clinical interest include laparoscopic and endoscopic procedures as well as immune-mediated, respiratory and renal disease. Dr. Johnson shares her home with two cats, Farmer and Neffie, who she adopted from a shelter in Mississippi, and a dog named Poohberry who she adopted from a shelter in Los Angeles.

Education: Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2005
Specialty Training:
Mississippi State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Small Animal Internal Medicine Residency, 2006-2009
Veterinary Specialty Hospital of San Diego, Rotating Small Animal Medicine and Surgery Internship, 2005-2006
Certification: Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Small Animal Internal Medicine), 2011


Shawn Kearns, DVM, DACVIM
Dr. Kearns is a small animal internist at Angell with a particular interest in hematologic, immune mediated and infectious diseases. She also performs laparoscopy for liver biopsies and endoscopy for gastrointestinal disease. In addition, she has a special interest in interventional radiology procedures such as tracheal and urethral stenting, both of which are currently available at Angell. Dr. Kearns is the Director of the Internal Medicine Residency program.
Education: Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2003
Specialty Training:Angell Animal Medical Center, Small Animal Internal Medicine Residency, 2004-2006
Angell Animal Medical Center, Rotating Small Animal Medicine and Surgery Internship, 2003-2004
Certification: Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 2007

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