Small Animal programme

Please note that this is a draft programme and minor changes may be made due to unforeseen circumstances.

Wednesday 19th August

07.30 – 08.20Parallel breakfast sessions
1) Dr Kathleen Wittek – If nerves don’t want to go on – how do we get them back on their feet? (ECVSMR)
2) Dr Megan Kelly – Marketing your VETREHAB practice. Where to start?

08.45 – 09.00Welcome

09.00 – 10.00Keynote Plenary
Prof Renate Weller
Expensive gadget or a diagnostic must: what is new in diagnostic imaging?

10.00 – 10.30Break

10.30 – 11.10Dr Anna Bergh and Dr Constanza Gomez Alvarez
Current advances on objective gait analysis for lameness evaluation in dogs

11.20 – 12.00Professors David Levine, Darryl Millis and Byron Russell
Prehab – It’s presurgical rehab

12.00 – 13.15 Lunch – Poster session

13.15 – 14.00Prof J. Skinner and Mrs Holly Soper
The role of surgery and rehabilitation in conditions that affect humans and animals and what we can learn from the human rehabilitation?

14.00 – 14.45Prof Matthew Allen and Dr Kirsten Haeusler
Multimodal approach after joint replacement: Elbow, Hip and Stifle

14.45 – 15.15Break

15.15 – 15.55Dr Heli Hyytiäinen
Outcome measures for orthopaedic and neurological small animal patients

16.05 – 17.30Submitted papers x 6

Thursday 20th August

07.30 – 08.20Parallel breakfast sessions
1) Dr Helen Cohen – Hypermobility Syndrome in the Canine Species
2) Ms Angela Griffiths – Hydrotherapy – Water Testing and Balance

08.45 – 09.45Keynote Plenary
Prof Martin Fischer
New Insights into dog’s functional morphology and horse’s kinematics and their importance for physical therapy

09.45 – 10.15Break

10.15 – 11.00Prof Tim Watson
Tissue Repair
Can Therapy Make an Evidenced Difference?

11.00 – 11.30Keynote Plenary
Dr Fiona Sandford
Shared Decision Making: Patient/Client power bridging the gap

11.30- 12.15Keynote Plenary
Mr Nick Grantham and Dr Lesley Goff
Exercise Prescription and how this can be applied to the quadraped

12.15 – 13.45 Lunch – IAVRPT meeting

13.45 – 14.30Dr Amie Lamoureux Hesbach
Biomechanics in the Rehabilitation of Tendinopathies

14.30 – 15.15Dr Amie Lamoureux Hesbach
Rehabilitation of the Small Animal Patient following Multi-tissue Trauma

15.15 – 15.45Break

15.45 – 17.15Home management/exercise recommendation panel
Panel Members TBC

EveningGala Dinner

Friday 21st August

07.30 – 08.20Parallel breakfast session
1) Dr Barbara Esteve Ratsch – New diagnostic approach and its consequent treatment influence with Bodymapping according to Esteve (BnE®) (CCRP)
2) Speaker TBC – Regional Pain Syndrome in Small Animals

08.45 – 10.00Keynote Plenary
Prof Noel Fitzpatrick
Integration or disintegration of surgery and rehab in 2020: Is it more ethical to give or deny choice?

10.00 – 10.30Break

10.30 – 11.30Mr Robert Porter
Concepts and goals for training exercises through positive reinforcement

11.40 – 12.15Mr Robert Porter
Injury Prevention in the Canine Athlete

12.15 – 13.15 Lunch

13.15 – 13.45Dr Sarah Heath
Behavioural disorders and how they can affect rehabilitation

13.55 – 14.35Submitted papers x 3

14.35 – 15.05Break

15.05 – 15.45Prof Clare Rusbridge
Neuropathic Pain – the science and management

15.45 – 16.15Dr Anna Boström
Evaluation of epaxial muscle structure in dogs with spinal disease

16.30 – 17.15The Oxford Debate

17.15 – 17.30Awards and Closure


Equine programme