NC State Advanced Minimally Invasive Surgery Course
March 11-12, 2023 • 15.5 hours of AAVSB RACE Approved CE
The NC State College of Veterinary Medicine is excited to offer a two-day advanced training course in small animal laparoscopy and thoracoscopy on March 11-12, 2023. This course is designed for surgeons and residents with experience in basic laparoscopy who would like to expand their practice to include advanced minimally invasive procedures.
Day one will provide didactic training and discussion on advanced laparoscopic procedures including cholecystectomy, adrenalectomy, nephrectomy, herniorrhaphy, lymphadenectomy, and intracorporeal gastropexy followed by a hands-on lab in canine cadavers to practice these procedures. Day two will follow a similar combination of didactic training and laboratory practice and will cover advanced thoracoscopy topics including lung lobectomy, thoracic duct ligation, subtotal pericardiectomy, mediastinal mass resection, and vascular ring anomaly correction.
Course Agenda – Day One (Laparoscopy)
|8:00AM-8:30AM||Laparoscopy: Review of Instrumentation & Approaches|
|9:15AM-9:45AM||Lymphadenectomy & Cisterna Chyli Ablation|
|1:00PM-5:00PM||Abdominal Lab (Cholecystectomy, Nephrectomy, Adrenalectomy, Herniorrhaphy, Intracorporeal Pexy)|
Course Agenda – Day Two (Thoracoscopy)
|8:00AM-8:30AM||Breakfast and Introductions|
|8:30AM-8:45AM||Thoracoscopy: Review of Approaches|
|9:45AM-10:15AM||Vascular Ring Anomaly Correction|
|10:30AM-11:00AM||Thoracic Duct Ligation|
|11:30AM-12:00PM||Thymectomy & Lymphadenectomy|
|1:00PM-5:00PM||Thoracic Lab (Thoracic Duct Ligation, Lung Lobectomy, Subtotal Pericardiectomy, Sternal Lymph Node Extirpation)|
Location & Lodging
The course will take place at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine, located at 1060 William Moore Drive in Raleigh, North Carolina. The NCSU CVM is located approximately 10 miles from Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU).
Lodging is available at the Ramada by Wyndham Raleigh located at 1520 Blue Ridge Road (directly next door to the CVM). The room rate is $89 + tax per night. Please call (919) 832-4100 and reference the group code 0323VETSCHOOL to reserve your room.
The registration fee for this course is $3,000.
The fee includes a PDF of the course presentations, breakfast and lunch each day, and 15.5 hours of AAVSB RACE approved continuing education credits.