Date

26-27th March 2021

Location

Online

Speakers

7 international speakers

CONGRESS

Just Breathe is the name of the 7th edition of the RoVECCS congress, where the brachycephalic patient will be dealt with from various perspectives.

Nowadays, the "flat nose dogs" are becoming more and more popular amongst the owners, which naturally leads to an increased rate of the health complications, so we've decided to gather them all and explain them to you in this edition.

The congress will take place as the previous one, in the virtual space. For the second time we are extremely happy and honoured to be hosted on VIN, the biggest veterinary platform to offer valuable resources to all its members.
It is not necessary to be a member of VIN in order to participate at the congress, you just have to follow the instructions you will receive by e-mail after sign-up.

The congress will be structured in 2 days of conference, with presentations held by 7 diplomats, a resident and a head nurse. The places are limited, in order to allow for a flawless live event. The presentations will be only in English, because they will be hosted on the VIN platform.

Main partner

ABOUT US

Our mission:
  • Gather all those who are passionate about or working in veterinary emergency and critical care: practitioners, students, nurses and practice managers.
  • Promote the study, development and practice of veterinary emergency and critical patient care in Romania and Eastern Europe.
Organizational structure:
  • Laura Ilie - President
  • Cosmin Mureșan – Vicepresident
  • Mira Anastasia Popa - Secretary
  • Adrian Iurcenco - Past president
  • Cristian Cristea si Andrei Tutuneanu - treasurers
  • Sinziana Radulescu si Ioana Cafrita - members at large
  • Daniela Taranu - consultant member
RoVECCS, at a short glance:
  • 2015 – 1st congress at the National Contemporary Art Museum(House of Parliament),Bucharest.
        200 attendees & 4 international speakers, workshop, social events and party. Our top speakers were Dan Chan, DACVECC, Aidan McAlinden, DECVS, Louise Clark, DECVAA, and Sérgio Guilherme, Diagnostic Imaging.
  • 2016 & 2017 – 2nd & 3rd editions at Hotel Caro, Bucharest – about 250 attendees
        6 international speakers,4 workshops, great parties and wonderful social events.
         Among our speakers: Howard B. Seim III ,DACVS, Dominic Barfield, DACVECC, Ambra Panti, DECVAA,Tobias Grave, DECVECC, Kris Gommeren, DECVIM-CA, Ceriel Maas, DECVS.
  • 2018 - 4th edition at Regina Elisabeta’s Theatre, Bucharest – about 200 attendees
        9 speakers, 3 days of talk, 5 workshops, social events as well as parties
        Speakers: Francesco Staffieri DVM, PhD (anesthesia), Aaron Jackson, DACVS, Jocelyn Patterson, DACVECC, Jaqueline Nobles,
        DACVECC Laura Ilie, DACVECC, Adrian Iurcenco,DVM Cosmin Muresan,DVM, PhD, Cristian Cristea,DVM, Sinziana Radulescu DVM, MRCVS.
  • 2019 - The fifth edition in Cluj-Napoca, Cluj Arena - 200 participants, 4 international and 9 national speakers, 4 workshops and 3 days of conferences, party, social events and hiking trip in the Carpathian mountains.
    Speakers: Howard B. Seim III - DACVS, Timothy Hackett - DACVECC, Laura Ilie - DACVECC, Celine Pouzot-Nevoret - DVM, PhD, Adrian Iurcenco, Cosmin Muresan, Cristian Cristea, Sînziana Rădulescu, Ioana Cristina Cafriță, Andrei Tutuneanu, Victor Chitic, Constantin Bodolea, Dan Sebastian Dîrzu.

Scientific programme

All presentations will be in English

To access the presentations, click here:

- Opening speech - Introduction

- Dan O'Neill - Should We Now Consider Brachycephaly in Dogs as a Hereditary Disorder?

- Elizabeth Thomovsky - Management of Acute Respiratory Distress in BOAS Patients

- Coffee break

- Attillio Rocchi - Anaesthesia of the brachycephalic patient

- Lynda Rutherford - BOAS Surgery

- Lunch break

- Jennifer Herring - Complications & Management After BOAS Surgery

- Platinum - Sponsor Talk (50 Min)

- Snack break

- Emily Gorman - Nursing Care for Brachycephalic Patients

- END OF DAY

*** Note: Daylight Saving Time changes overnight for many European locations. ***

- Opening speech - Introduction

- Elizabeth Thomovsky - Management of Reproduction Emergencies in BOAS Patients

- Andra Enache - Ophthalmological Emergencies in Brachycephalic Patients

- Coffee break

- Attillio Rocchi - Anaesthetic management of caesarean section

- Gold - Sponsor talk(25 min)

- Silver - Sponsor talk(25 min)

- Lunch break

- Andrea Holmes - Aspiration Pneumonia in Brachycephalics

- Jonathan Powers - Diagnostic Imaging Findings in Brachycephalics

- Snack break

- Dan O' Neill - Brachycephaly in Dogs: Human Solution for a Human Problem

- END OF CONFERENCE


All hours are Eastern European Time Zone (EET) = GMT +2

Speakers


Dan O'Neill
Associate Professor in Companion Animal Epidemiology, RVC MVB BSc(hons) GPCert(SAP) GPCert(FelP) GPCert(Derm) GPCert(B&PS) PGCertVetEd FHEA MSc(VetEpi) PhD FRCVS

After 22 years in general practice, Dan was awarded a PhD in 2014 at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) for developing the VetCompass™ Programme. Dan is Associate Professor in Companion Animal Epidemiology at the RVC where he co-leads the VetCompass™ Programme. He has authored over 100 papers from 2012 to 2021 covering various aspects of breed health and therapeutics in companion animals. He co-authored the books ‘Breed Predispositions to Disease in Dogs and Cats’ and ‘Health and Welfare of Brachycephalic (Flat-faced) Companion Animals’. He chairs the UK Brachycephalic Working Group and is a founding member of the International Collaborative on Extreme Conformation in Dogs. Dan was awarded a Fellowship of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2018, the BSAVA Blaine Award for Advancement of Small Animal Science in 2019 and the International Canine Health Award from the Kennel Club Charitable Trust in 2021. His ethos is that without good data. we are just guessing.

Dan O'Neill

Associate Professor in Companion Animal Epidemiology, RVC MVB BSc(hons) GPCert(SAP) GPCert(FelP) GPCert(Derm) GPCert(B&PS) PGCertVetEd FHEA MSc(VetEpi) PhD FRCVS


Elizabeth Thomovsky
DVM, MS, DACVECC-SA
Clinical Associate Professor, Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care

Dr. Thomovsky graduated from the University of Missouri in 2001 and pursued an internship at University of Illinois.  She was a general practitioner for three years prior to pursuing her residency in 2008.  She became a faculty member first at University of Wisconsin and now at Purdue University where she is currently a Clinical Associate Professor in the Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care section.

Elizabeth J. Thomovsky

DVM, MS, DACVECC-SA


Attillio Rocchi
DipEVAA

Dr. Attilio Rocchi studied Veterinary Medicine at Pisa University in Italy, where he achieved the title of Dr. med.vet in 1999. He first moved to Kenya where he worked as Assistant Manager at Marula dairy farm. Back to Europe at the end of 2000, he worked in different small animal clinics and hospital in Italy, where he discovered and cultivated his passion for veterinary anaesthesia and emergency medicine. In 2006, he moved to Austria to become a Resident of the European Colllege of Veterinray Anaesthesia and Analgesia (ECVAA) at the University of Veterinary Medicine of Vienna, Austria (Vetmeduni). After completing the program in 2010, he worked as Lecturer and Senior Anaesthetist for 2 years at the Universidad Alfonso X el Sabio in Madrid. After covering a Locum for 6 months at the Vetsuisse-Fakultät in Zürick, Dr. Rocchi moved back to the Vetmeduni in April 2013. Since 2014 he is an ECVAA Diplomate. To the present days, he works as Senior Lecturer and Clinician at the Clinical Department fort Anaesthesia and perioperative Intensive Medicine at the Vetmeduni. Dr. Rocchi dedicates his free time to his family and his 3 kids, and to his interest for graphic arts, including computer graphic and tattooing.

Attillio Rocchi

DipEVAA


Lynda Rutherford
BVM&S MVetMed DiplECVS FHEA MRCVS
Lecturer in Small Animal Surgery

Lynda Rutherford graduated from the Royal (Dick) Veterinary School, University of Edinburgh in 2005. She worked in mixed practice in Cheshire for 10 months before working in a busy first opinion Small Animal hospital for 3 years. She completed a Small Animal rotating internship at the Royal Veterinary Collage (RVC) in 2010 and a Small Animal Surgical Residency also at the RVC in 2014 being coming an ECVS and RCVS recognised specialist in small animal surgery. She is currently a Senior Lecturer in small animal surgery at the Royal Veterinary Collage (RVC), London. Lynda enjoys working in RVC’s busy referral hospital and enjoys the challenge of complex surgical patients. Lynda is passionate about trying to improve the welfare for brachycephalic patients and is always investigating new ways to improve the airways of these breeds.  

Lynda Rutherford

BVM&S MVetMed DiplECVS FHEA MRCVS Lecturer in Small Animal Surgery


Jennifer Herring
DVM, MS, DACVECC

DVM
University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine
Internship
Animal Medical Center of New York
Residency
University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine
Certification
Board Certified by the American College of Emergency and Critical Care
Professional Memberships
Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society
American Veterinary Medical Association
Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association
Chicago Veterinary Medical Association

Jennifer Herring

DVM, MS, DACVECC


Emily Gorman
BSc RVN VTS(ECC) CertVNES
CertVNECC AFHEA

Emily Gorman qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2005, before being awarded the inaugural Nursing Scholarship at Glasgow University Vet School where she carried out a year’s nursing internship. She went on to specialise in exotic species, gaining her Certificate in Nursing of Exotic Species in 2007. She pursued her interest working with exotics for several years both in the UK and abroad before developing an interest in Emergency and Critical Care. She attained her Certificate of Veterinary Nursing in Emergency and Critical Care in 2015, and has worked in ECC in both first opinion and referral centres. Since joining the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in 2016 as the Senior ICU nurse, she has helped to develop the ECC service, undertaken externships in the UK and USA, been awarded an Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Authority and has completed her Vet Tech specialism (VTS) in ECC. She has lectured at conferences both nationally and internationally. She is a RECOVER certified BLS Rescuer and also works as a phlebotomist for the Pet Blood Bank. Her main interests include CPR and transfusion medicine.

Emily Gorman

BSc RVN VTS(ECC) CertVNES
CertVNECC AFHEA


Andra Enache
DrMedVet MVetMed PhD PGCertSAOphthal DipECVO MRCVS

Andra graduated from the University of Agronomical Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Bucharest, Romania in 2011. After working in general practice, Andra moved to UK in 2013 to complete a small animal general internship in Manchester, followed by work in general practice for a few years before completing a specialised ophthalmology internship at the Animal Health Trust, in Newmarket in 2017. In the meantime, she also undertook doctoral studies on uveitis in dogs and cats and was awarded the BSAVA PGCert Small Animal Ophthalmology certificate with distinction (in 2019). Andra completed a three-year ophthalmology residency and Master of Veterinary Medicine at the Royal Veterinary College, London in July 2020 and has been a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Ophthalmology since September 2021. She currently works as an ophthalmology specialist at North Downs Specialist Referrals, UK.

Andra Enache

DrMedVet MVetMed PhD PGCertSAOphthal DipECVO MRCVS


Andrea Holmes
DipECVIM

Andrea is a European Specialist in Internal Medicine and has experience of working within clinics both in the UK and Australia. Andrea graduated from the University of Bristol in 2011 and worked in small animal practice prior to completing an internship at Davies Veterinary Specialists in Hertfordshire. She then completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Bristol in 2017 and went on to achieve her diploma in Small Animal Internal Medicine. Since then, Andrea has worked at The Animal Health Trust in Suffolk and also at the internationally renowned SASH (Small Animal Specialist Hospital) in Sydney. Andrea returned to her home county of Yorkshire in 2019 and has been working at Paragon even since. 

Andrea has a keen interest in infectious disease and post graduate teaching for nurses and vets. She has developed an internal medicine residency program at Paragon and is passionate about antimicrobial stewardship. Outside of work Andrea has entered the fascinating world of open water swimming. She is hoping to get some of her colleagues to come along and dip their toes in!

Andrea Holmes

DipECVIM


Jonathan Powers
DVM

Dr. Jon Powers is currently a radiology resident at Veterinary Specialty Center (VSC), a small animal specialty and emergency hospital near Chicago, Illinois. He obtained his veterinary degree from the University of Illinois in 2019. He joined VSC in June, 2019 first as a small animal rotating intern, and stayed on for a radiology residency starting in July, 2020. While he enjoys all aspects of veterinary imaging his special interests include abdominal ultrasound, CT, and interventional procedures.

Jonathan Powers

DVM

Registration fees

participation fee vets

40EUR
2 days

participation fee students

20EUR
2 days

For more info please contact office@roveccs.ro.

Registration is now closed for this congress.
You are welcome to attend our future events, stay tuned!

Sponsors

Location

vin.com

Contact

For more details, please contact us here:
office@roveccs.ro

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Cobadin 4A, București

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