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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.

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8:00AM-8:30AMLaparoscopy: Review of Instrumentation & Approaches
8:30AM-8:45AM Complex Sterilization
8:45AM-9:15AMLaparoscopic Gastropexy
9:15AM-9:45AMLymphadenectomy & Cisterna Chyli Ablation
12:00PM-12:15PMAbdominal Q&A
1:00PM-5:00PMAbdominal Lab (Cholecystectomy, Nephrectomy, Adrenalectomy, Herniorrhaphy, Intracorporeal Pexy)
8:00AM-8:30AMBreakfast and Introductions
8:30AM-8:45AM Thoracoscopy: Review of Approaches
8:45AM-9:15AMOne-Lung Ventilation
9:15AM-9:45AMLung Lobectomy
9:45AM-10:15AMVascular Ring Anomaly Correction
10:30AM-11:00AMThoracic Duct Ligation
11:00AM-11:30AMSubtotal Pericardiectomy
11:30AM-12:00PMThymectomy & Lymphadenectomy
12:00PM-12:15PMThoracic Q&A
1:00PM-5:00PMThoracic Lab (Thoracic Duct Ligation, Lung Lobectomy, Subtotal Pericardiectomy, Sternal Lymph Node Extirpation)
Valery Scharf
Valery Scharf, DVM, MS, DACVS
Associate Professor, Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery
NC State College of Veterinary Medicine
Nicole Buote, DVM, DACVS
Associate Professor, Section of Small Animal Surgery
Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine

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.