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Continuing Education Courses

Continue your professional development and gain CPD points through the SASH CE program

Our digital Continuing Education program, enables you to participate in engaging presentations from the comfort of your home or clinic. Each course will be full of practical insights that you can use immediately to benefit your patients in your practice.

We are interested in hearing what topics you would like covered, so please email events@sashvets.com with feedback and suggestions.

If you would like to receive course updates please register your details below

Upcoming Webinars

Urinary incontinence is common in general practice, presenting its own unique challenges. In this webinar, Dr Lucy Kopecny will discuss:

  • Understanding different types of urinary incontinence and how to differentiate between these in general practice
  • Management options for dogs with urinary incontinence
  • Case examples

Wed 10th August 2022, 7:30 PM AEST / 7 PM ACST

Join Dr Stephen Yeomans, Pathology Specialist and Dr Linda Vogelnest, Dermatology Specialist as they team up to cover cytology. Follow along as the SASH team use live microscopy to demonstrate and discuss samples.

Dr Yeomans will cover Cytology Dilemmas:
• Anatomic sites and disease conditions where cytology is more challenging to interpret.

Dr Vogelnest will discuss Skin Cytology:
• Vital tests for guiding optimal first steps in most dermatology treatment plans
• Tape Impressions: tips on collecting and reading tape impressions
• FNA of skin lumps and irregular nodular regions: maximising value of samples

Demystifying ECGs is an introduction to ECGs for veterinary nurses. This interactive session will cover:
1. The cardiac cycles
2. Conduction system
3. ECG formation (3 lead)
4. Common arrhythmias

At the end of the session, participants will learn how to interpret ECGs and test their knowledge through real life ECG examples.

SASH Academy

SASH is proud to announce the launch of the SASH Academy for Continuing Education (SASH ACE), an on-demand digital platform to provide our referring veterinarian partners with a unique library of educational content from SASH specialists.

Features include:

  • Access free content any time anywhere, on your computer or mobile device
  • Learn at your own pace and resume where you left off
  • Instantly receive CPD certificates on course completion
  • A library of courses including past SASH webinars
  • Regularly updated content, with new courses due in the new year
  • Join a community of like-minded veterinarians

Previous Webinars

Antimicrobial Stewardship

Antimicrobial resistance is a massive global health issue. As a busy practitioner, what do you need to know and what can you do to reduce antimicrobial resistance? This is an entertaining chat with very practical applications to applying antimicrobial stewardship to your every day activities.

This talk was recorded and will be available for viewing shortly. 

Mast Cell Tumours

Mast cell tumours are one of the most common malignant skin tumours in dogs, yet provide unique challenges in diagnosis and case management”. Join the SASH Cancer Centre’s specialist panel of Dr Veronika Langova (Medical Oncologist), Dr Elias Gumpel (Radiation Oncologist), and Dr Martin Havlicek (Surgical Specialist), as they cover best practice case management for MCTs. The webinar will separate myths from fact and provide practical tips for referring veterinarians.

Nurse Education

Join Dr Ryan Taggart, Specialist in Small Animal Surgery as he covers nursing care for common ortho and neuro procedures.

In this webinar, he will discuss

  • What is done in these procedures and why
  • Examples of typical post op nursing care plans
  • Procedure specific nursing care considerations and risks
  • What is the rationale and physiologic basis for treatments ordered in the post op period

Neuro 101 - 1 June

Neurology 101

Join Dr Stacey Brady as she goes back to basics with a refresher on the neurological exam and how to neurolocalise. Whether you’re a new grad wanting to cement your uni theory into practice, or a more experienced vet, her aim is to increase your confidence in examining the neuro patient and reduce the stress that assessing these cases commonly induces.

CRI? No Need to Cry!

CRI? No need to cry

Are you a vet nurse who struggles with calculating constant rate infusions? Join Nikki Pelz, SASH Surgery Lead Nurse and Felicia Lowe, SASH Nurse Education Leader for the first in our series of CE webinars designed specifically for nurses. Be sure to sit down with some paper, a pen, and a calculator as we take you through the theory behind CRI calculations and apply it to some case scenarios. After this session, you’ll understand why the event is titled CRI? No need to cry!

Ocular emergencies

Does seeing the word “ulcer” in the appointment schedule ever fill you with dread? Does your heart rate creep up with the idea of managing a globe proptosis or glaucoma? If you answered yes to any of these questions, or you just feel your ocular emergency skill set could do with a little revamp, then this webinar is for you!

Dr Kate Robertson will first guide you through how to perform a complete ophthalmic exam, before delving into the common ocular emergencies. She will show you how to recognise an emergency, how to manage these cases effectively and when the best time is to refer.

Post-Op Physio

Dr Naomi Boyd Post op Physiotherapy

In this webinar, Dr Naomi Boyd will cover how to assess and create a rehabilitation plan following common orthopaedic surgeries such as cruciate surgeries, femoral head ostectomy and fracture repairs. She will discuss modalities to manage pain, when and how to introduce rehabilitative exercise and how to optimise surgical outcomes in a GP setting, and reduce the risk of complications.  

The Feline Stifle

Dr Andrew Dunn

The feline stifle joint hosts a number of familiar conditions as well as some peculiar, and at times, frustrating ones.

Join SASH Adelaide co-founder and surgeon Dr Andrew Dunn  while we review feline;

  • Cruciate disease
  • Stifle trauma
  • Patella luxation
  • Meniscal disease
  • Patella fractures and more.

There will be time for a Q&A at the end.

Oncology Emergencies

SpeakerDr Spela Bavcar
DVM MANZCVS DipECVIM-CA (Oncology) FHEA MRCVS
Oncologist, SASH Sydney

Oncology emergencies can be common in general and specialist practice, yet management and treatment are specific to different diseases. Oncologist Dr Spela Bavcar will cover practical tips and tricks for the management and treatment of oncology emergencies.

This is a must see for referring vets, including new grads and those wanting to upskill in oncology. There will be time for a Q&A at the end.

Tricky anaphylaxis cases

Tricky Anaphylaxis Cases

Tricky anaphylaxis cases

 

Speaker: Dr Lisa Smart BVSc (Hons), DipACVECC, PhD

Criticalist, SASH Central Coast

This webinar will review the latest research on diagnosing anaphylaxis in dogs, its treatment options for severely affected patients, and what to look for on routine blood tests and POCUS. Dr Lisa will present tricky case studies and end with a Q&A.

Blood Transfusions

Blood and blood product transfusions are required in all aspects of veterinary medicine from acute trauma through to chronic disease. All veterinarians no matter their field, general practice, emergency or specialist, will administer life-saving transfusions countless times during their careers. In this session we will overview this complex topic from the pathophysiology and indications through to administration and adverse reactions.

Abdominal surgery

Abdominal Surgery

Abdominal surgery is commonly indicated and can be tricky to navigate, especially when the field is forever changing. Join SASH Senior Surgical Resident, Dr Vaughan Moore for a CE webinar, where he will cover:

• Equipment and instrumentation
• How to perform a proper exploration without fuss
• Specific surgical techniques
• Tips and tricks

This is a must see for referring vets, including new grads and those wanting a refresher on surgical techniques. There will be engaging video case studies and time for a Q&

Presented by: Dr Vaughan Moore

Date: 24 November 2021

Length: 1hr 26min

Neurologic Movement Disorders

Movement disorders can be challenging to recognise and differentiate from other neurological disorders. Join SASH Neurology and Neurosurgery Registrar Dr Lydia Poad for a CE webinar, which will highlight how referring veterinarians can help recognise these conditions. Dr Lydia will use videos to demonstrate examples of various conditions, as well as cover diagnosis, treatment options, outcomes associated with movement disorders, and the critical role referring vets have in patient management.

Presented by: Dr Lydia Poad

Date: 3 November 2021

Length: 1hr

Electrochemotherapy (ECT) in veterinary patients

Durable, effective local tumour control in veterinary patients with solid neoplasms represents one of the major challenges for veterinary oncologists. Surgery and radiation is the cornerstone of combined therapy approach to solid tumours. ECT has been extensively investigated over the last 15 years as an additional treatment modality for local control of solid cancers.

Presented by: Dr Veronika Langova

Date: 13 October 2021

Length: 1hr

Cytology of Neoplasia

This interactive talk will focus on:

  • The power of in-house cytology for working up cancer patients
  • Using knowledge of cytologic appearance of normal cells to identify characteristics of malignancy in cytology preps in-house, leading to early diagnosis and better outcomes for your patients
  • Increasing your cytology interpretation skills in relation to cancerous lesions and lymph node aspirates

Presented by: Dr Elias Gumpel

Date:  22 September 2021

Length: 1hr 17min

Ibuprofen Toxicity: From consumption to toxin removal

Due to its prevalence, Ibuprofen toxicity is one of the most common forms of drug toxicity in dogs. In this special webinar, our panel of three experts will walk you through a case study, from the point in which the patient ingests a toxic quantity of ibuprofen through to the point in which the toxin can be removed through dialysis. We will cover the role each individual has, including the referring vet, the Australian Animal Poisons Centre, the Emergency and Critical Care departments, and the SASH Dialysis and Extracorporeal Therapies unit.


Presented by : Dr Iain Keir, Dr Lucy Kopecny, Nick Merwood

Date: Wednesday 8 September 2021

Length: 1hr 45min

Don't stress! It's just Addison's

Hypoadrenocorticism also known as Addison’s disease is a well known hormonal condition. However, due to its vague presentation, it can mimic an assortment of other diseases, leading to misdiagnosis. This presentation will cover the varied clinical signs of Addison’s, its diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring – hopefully preventing you from stressing out over Addison’s.

*Please note there are some sound issues with this recording.

Presented by: Dr Tunbi Idowu

DATE: 25 August 2021

LENGTH: 1hr

Cutaneous Food Allergy

Cutaneous Food Allergy: when are elimination diets indicated, and how should we juggle treatments and diet trials to maximise patient outcomes?

Pruritic dermatitis is a very common presentation in both dogs and cats, and although food allergy/adverse reaction is one of the possible causes, dietary trials are difficult for many owners. This talk with Dr Linda Vogelnest will focus on when elimination diets are truly indicated, which diets or combinations of diets are suitable to maximise diagnostic value and compliance, and how to manage symptomatic treatment and interpretation of response during diet trials.

Presented byDr Linda Vogelnest Dermatology Specialist at SASH

DATE: 2 June 2021

LENGTH: 1hr 36mins

The guts of cobalamin

The guts of cobalamin! Its importance, and the new evidence for oral supplementation Cobalamin (Vitamin B12) is essential for healthy bodies. This seminar will go through the ins and outs of B12 metabolism and its role in health and disease and methods for replacement.

Cobalamin is a cofactor for energy metabolism. It becomes deficient in some gastrointestinal disorders and breed related inherited defects in absorption. Testing for hypocobalaminaemia can be performed on serum, or for metabolites in the urine. Treatment can be injectable or oral medications.

Presented byDr Amy Lam

DATE: 28 July 2021

LENGTH: 1hr 15 mins

Surgical Oncology of Oral Tumours

Presented by: Dr Tristram Bennett Specialist in Small Animal Surgery at SASH

DATE: 6 May 2021

LENGTH: 1hr 15mins

Dialysis and Extracorporeal Therapies

Ever had an owner administer a 50kg dose of meloxicam, rather than your prescribed 5kg dose? Or that Labrador who decides antifreeze is delicious sweetness. Or that beautiful Maltese everyone loves, but develops life threatening IMHA and does not respond to medications?
What if we remove the NSAIDS out of the blood stream before they cause problems? What if we remove the antifreeze before it turns the kidneys into stone? What if we can make our pets feel better in the 2-3 months it may take for their acute kidney injuries to heal? What if we remove the antibodies causing the immune mediated diseases?
These are all things that extracorporeal therapies can do. You may have heard of one version of this – “dialysis”. During vet school I thought these treatments were inhumane, invasive or “heroics”. After working with many patients undergoing Dialysis & extracorporeal therapies, I now know I was wrong. It is no longer heroic nor experimental. Many would argue that patients feel better with these treatments, not worse. With more than 35 years of veterinary experience, over 50 institutions around the world are already performing Dialysis & extracorporeal therapies for dogs and cats.
Join me to find out how to start saving more lives and provide more options other than euthanasia.

Presented by: Dr Bing Zhu, Registered Specialist in Small Animal Internal Medicine at SASH

DATE: 29 April 2021

LENGTH: 1hr 15mins

Pituitary Diseases

Dr Amy Lam , Dr Patrick Kenny and Dr Neil Christensen discuss Pituitary Diseases including Cushing’s, Diabetes and other tumours, and the new treatment options for common problems

Presented by: Dr Amy Lam , Dr Patrick Kenny and Dr Neil Christensen

DATE: 17 March 2021

LENGTH: 1hr 48min

Osteoarthritis: An Update

A whirlwind ride through the evidence for osteoarthritis treatments. Dr Naomi Boyd from SASH will cover what works, what doesn’t and how to know that you’re making a genuine difference.

Presented by: Dr Naomi Boyd, Sports Medicine Veterinarian & Physiotherapist at  SASH.

DATE: 11 March 2021

LENGTH: 1hr

Immune Mediated Polyarthritis

Osteoarthritis is not the only type of arthritis that can affect dogs but also immune-mediated polyarthritis. This is an immune-mediated joint condition which can be primary or secondary and camouflage into several clinical presentations; thereby obscuring the diagnosis. This presentation will discuss the pathophysiology, clinical signs, diagnosis and treatment of this disease.  

Presented by: Dr Tunbi Idowu, Internal Medicine Fellow at SASH.

DATE: 10 February 2021

LENGTH: 1hr

Immune-Mediated Thrombocytopenia

This talk will cover the importance of risk assessment and why it is integral to the management of the poisoned patient, including general guidelines for initial management stabilisation.

Presented by: Dr Stephanie Leeder, Internal Medicine Specialist at SASH.

DATE: 12 February 2021

LENGTH: 1hr

Risk Assessment of the Poisoned Animal

This talk will cover the importance of risk assessment and why it is integral to the management of the poisoned patient, including general guidelines for initial management stabilisation.

Presented by: Nick Merwood from the Australian Animal Poisons Centre and  Dr Morgan Woodforde, ECC Veterinarian at SASH.

DATE: 2 December 2020

LENGTH: 1hour 3mins

Canine Urolithiasis

Dr Sonia McGill from our Internal Medicine Team at SASH Tuggerah will host our next Continued Education webinar, discussing Canine Urolithiasis. Dr Sonia will cover the diagnosis of uroliths in our canine patients, including ways in which we can attempt to identify the stone type prior to retrieval. This talk will also delve into minimally invasive treatment options and ways in which we can prevent recurrence.

Presented by: Dr Sonia McGill

DATE: 19 November  2020

LENGTH: 1hour 8mins

Surgical Oncology

In this webinar Dr Amanda Miller will focus on how to customise your approach for skin tumours to the individual patient after consideration of multiple factors (tumour type and location, patient and owner factors, incisional versus excisional biopsy, marginal versus wide resection, drains and skin flaps, lymph node biopsy and oncologic staging, adjunctive treatment with chemotherapy and radiation).

Amanda will also discuss new updates on other surgically managed cancers, including osteosarcoma, anal sac adenocarcinoma and liver tumours

Dr Neil Christensen will introduce this talk with a short Radiation Oncology case study.

Presented by: Dr Amanda Miller 

DATE: 4 November  2020

LENGTH: 1hour 12mins

Nurse Led Clinics

At SASH we know and value the importance of nurses in our team and the integral part they play in the clinic. This talk is aimed at the nursing community and Jenni will discuss the importance of “Nurse led clinics” including the benefits of nursing consultations in a practice. Jenni will also cover weight clinics, senior clinics, body scoring and urinalysis
 

Presented by: Jenni Cowan

DATE: 14 October  2020

LENGTH: 51mins

Diabetes

In this talk Dr Hannah Darcy delivers an introduction to diabetes mellitus in dogs and cats. Dr Darcy will give a brief overview of the pathophysiology and risk factors for diabetes in the two species before focusing on a clinical approach to a diabetic patient, alongside some quick forays into some of the more unusual elements and exciting developments in diabetes mellitus.
 

Presented byDr Hannah Darcy

DATE: 14 October  2020

LENGTH: 1hour 17mins

Monitoring & Troubleshooting Anaesthesia for Nurses

General anaesthesia carries an inherent risk for every patient, as unexpected cardiovascular and respiratory side effects can always occur. Therefore, monitoring anaesthesia is extremely important and should mainly focus on anaesthetic depth, cardiovascular and respiratory function.

This webinar will guide nurses in their interpretation of capnography, electrocardiography, blood pressure monitoring and pulse oximetry, in addition to building an understanding of the most common anaesthetic complications

Presented byDr Clara Rigotti 

DATE: 29 September 2020

LENGTH: 1hour 11mins

Hepatic Encephalopathy and Management

Dr Stephanie Leeder is a member of the Internal Medicine Team at SASH, and manages our Canine and Feline Blood Donor Program.

Stephanie’s talk covers various aspects of liver disease in the dog and cat, with specific focus on hepatic encephalopathy and management including the challenges in its recognition due to its variable clinical presentations.

DATE: 16 September 2020

LENGTH: 1hour 14mins

Pre-Anaesthetic Medication

Dr Clara Rigotti is an Anaesthetist at SASH.

This talk outlines:

  • The importance of pre-anaesthetic medication
  • The drug options available
  • Case examples to help you select the safest and most appropriate protocol for each patient

DATE:  26 August 2020

LENGTH: 43mins

Wound Managment

Listen to Dr Tom Keeshen discuss Wound Management. He will briefly discuss skin anatomy & the healing of skin then talk in depth about the principles of wound management, what should be done on initial presentation, and types of bandage & closure options. Finally he’ll discuss reasons for delayed healing with some case examples.

DATE: 27 May 2020

LENGTH: 47mins

Kidney Disease in the Dog and Cat

Dr Joanna White is a well renowned expert in kidney disease having a PhD in the subject. She delivered practical insights about the most up to date treatments for use in your practice, and covered the latest advancements in treating Kidney disease in dogs and cats.

DATE: 29 April 2020

LENGTH: 1hr 20mins

Canine Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Listen to Dr Jana Leshinsky discuss the approach to diagnosis and treatment of chronic gastrointestinal signs in dogs.

Dr Jana Leshinsky is a Registrar in Small Animal Medicine at SASH and enjoys the challenges of complex medical diagnoses; having a particular interest in interventional radiology/endoscopy and minimally invasive procedures.

DATE: 12 May 2020

LENGTH: 1hr 20mins

Stabilisation of the Emergency Patient

Many vets dread the 5pm collapsed dog or the walk in cat in respiratory distress. Accurate assessment and appropriate initial stabilisation of these patients is a crucial veterinary skill that literally saves lives. Join Dr Cait Hope for a refresher and insights on a topic she is passionate about

DATE: April 2020

LENGTH: 58mins

Discover the Essentials for Navigating Antimicrobial Stewardship

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On the 12th March 2020 in Sydney, SASH and IDEXX hosted a seminar addressing how to practice antimicrobial stewardship within veterinary practices. Keynote speaker, Dr Mark Papich is an expert in the field of pharmacology and therapeutics, he provided information, recommendations and resources to practice responsible antimicrobial stewardship within your practice.

DATE: 12th March 2020

LENGTH: 1hr 40mins

Continue your professional development and gain CPD points through the SASH CE program

Our digital Continuing Education program, enables you to participate in engaging presentations from the comfort of your home or clinic. Each course will be full of practical insights that you can use immediately to benefit your patients in your practice.

Previous Webinars Free access to view our previous webinars

Online Courses – Free online courses allowing you to complete a quiz to gain CPD points.

Training Videos – Watch training sessions presented internally to the SASH teams. These videos were developed for internal training purposes at SASH, but we welcome vets and nurse to view them to gain further education on interesting topics, in an informal presentation style. 

For your Clients – We’ve developed a few videos which may help you with client discussions

We are interested in hearing what topics you would like covered, so please email events@sashvets.com with feedback and suggestions.

If you would like to receive course updates please register your details below

Upcoming Courses

with Surgical specialist Dr Tristram Bennett

with Dermatology specialist with Dr Linda Vogelnest