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One Day Equine CPD
3rd October 2019

A day of lectures, case study
discussion & wet lab sessions

Venue: Yorkshire Wildlife Park,
Branton,
Doncaster,
DN4 6TB

Osteoarthritis
in Practice

New research, treatment

strategies & innovations

What is really going on in the joint?
Treat the disease, not the symptom

Practical sessions

Hands-on practical sessions using cadavers with the chance to interact with speakers, discuss treatment strategies, have a go yourself and practice various techniques for:

• Navicular bursa injection technique
• Ultrasound guided tendon and ligament injections
• Use of the Insight System needlescope for examination and treatment (alternative to MRI)

Interactive group case study

In small groups you will be given a case to work up from notes and imaging provided. Groups will have time to formulate a treatment strategy, present to all and discuss.

Lecture - Inflammation and resolution in soft
tissue joint disease

Professor Stephanie Dakin

Associate Professor Stephanie Dakin PhD BVetMed MRCVS

Stephanie graduated as a veterinary surgeon in 2003 from the Royal Veterinary College. After undertaking an internship specialising in equine orthopaedics at the Animal Health Trust (Newmarket), she then spent 5 years in practice as an equine veterinary clinician. In 2008, Stephanie commenced a PhD at the RVC researching the role of inflammation in equine tendinopathy, which was successfully completed in 2012.

To translate her research from horse to human, Stephanie moved to NDORMS, University of Oxford in 2013 and was awarded consecutive Fellowships from Arthritis Research UK and Oxford-UCB. In 2017 she was appointed Associate Professor and is the current Director of the Taught MSc in Musculoskeletal Sciences at the University of Oxford. Stephanie’s research focuses on identifying the mechanisms underpinning the development of chronic inflammation and fibrosis in soft tissue disease of the joint. The over-arching goal of her research is to discover novel therapeutic strategies to promote resolution of inflammation in chronically inflamed soft tissues, with a particular focus on tendinopathy and frozen shoulder.

Lecture - Imaging in the early disease, before
it’s all too late

Ben Anghileri BVetMed MRCVS

After four years in mixed practice and a year in Australia, Ben started at Oakham Veterinary Hospital in 2008. Initially starting as an ambulatory vet, he has experience in all aspects of equine practice. He has been able to develop his skills in diagnostic imaging and now runs the advanced imaging at Oakham. As one of the earliest users of the Hallmarq MRI system he has a large amount of experience with this modality as well as radiography, ultrasound and nuclear scintigraphy and now CT.

Lecture - “It’s not lame enough to block”.
Sound evidence-based approach, or missing the point?

Phillip Jones BVetMed CertEP MRCVS

Phillip qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 1997 and has subsequently spent his entire career working in first opinion equine practice. After a short spell in Worcestershire, Phillip moved to Yorkshire to a predominantly performance horse practice which included flat and national hunt race yards (mainly in and around Middleham), event yards, dressage horses and hunters among its clients. He attained the RCVS Certificate in Equine Practice in 2004, before establishing The Equine Sports Medicine Clinic in 2010.

Phillip has developed expertise in the areas of lameness investigation, diagnostic imaging and investigation and management of poor performance. He performs about 200 pre-purchase examinations each year. His current main clinical interest is the management of the thoroughbred racehorse in training and, in particular, the primary role of the veterinary surgeon within the team as an advocate for the welfare of the equine athlete. A comprehensive strategy of gait optimisation and treatment of pre-lameness syndromes to prevent future overt lameness, innovative regenerative and disease modifying therapies, and detailed husbandry improvements create marginal gains appreciable by the trainer to improve performance and reduce the need for more extensive clinical intervention.

Lecture - A modern approach to equine
osteoarthritis: from the car boot

Tim Froydenlund

Tim Froydenlund MA VetMB CertAVP(ESO) MScR DipECVS MRCVS RCVS and EBVS® European Specialist in Equine Surgery

Tim qualified from the University of Cambridge in 2007, after which he spent three years in mixed practice in Herefordshire and Worcestershire. He subsequently completed an internship at the Liphook Equine Hospital in Hampshire, before joining their ambulatory team. During his time in Liphook, he developed a keen interest in equine surgery and subsequently undertook a Residency in Equine Surgery at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, Edinburgh. Here, he undertook specialist training in all aspects of soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery, with extensive experience of advanced dental procedures, and lameness/poor performance investigation.

In 2017, he was awarded the Certificate of Advanced Veterinary Practice (Equine Orthopaedics). In 2018, he became an RCVS and European Specialist in Equine Surgery following completion of the European Diploma in Equine Surgery. He has particular interests in lameness, diagnostic imaging, minimally-invasive surgical techniques and dentistry.

Lecture - Chondrogenic induced MSCs: quick
starting the athletic engine

Jan Spaas

Jan Spaas PhD DVM

Jan Spaas graduated as a veterinarian in 2010 at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Ghent University (Belgium) and his thesis was awarded the prize for young authors of the Flemish Veterinary Journal. Driven by a passion for regenerative medicine, he obtained a PhD scholarship from Flanders Innovation and Entrepreneurship (VLAIO) and completed his PhD research at the Department of Comparative Physiology and Biometrics in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University.

In 2012 he co-founded Global Stem cell Technology (GST) to develop regenerative therapies for the treatment of musculoskeletal diseases in horses and dogs and is still the managing director today. He established an Ethics Committee and large experimental animal unit with federal government recognition and GCP/GLP accreditation. Moreover, he created a stem cell production unit that was granted a manufacturing authorisation and Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) license. He also developed the first veterinary stem cell product that has been recommended for marketing authorisation in Europe.

Jan Spaas is inventor of 8 patents and key author of more than 25 peer-reviewed scientific publications. He is a member of the International Society for Cellular Therapy (ISCT), European Society of Gene and Cell Therapy (ESGCT) and International Veterinary Regenerative Medicine Society (IVRMS). He was appointed Associate Editor of Frontiers in Veterinary Science for the Veterinary Regenerative Medicine specialty and is board member of the scientific society for equine health (WVGP) and VIA NOVA equine hospital. In 2018 he won the prize of entrepreneur of the year from the Union of Self-Employed Entrepreneurs (UNIZO).

Lecture - The use of polyacrylamide hydrogel
for management of joint disease in horses

Fran James

Fran James MA VetMB DipACVS DipECVS DipACVSMR MRCVS

Fran qualified from the University of Cambridge in 2001 and then undertook an internship followed by a surgical residency at the University of Pennsylvania. She was a lecturer in Equine Sports Medicine from 2005-08 and completed the American College of Veterinary Surgeons Diploma in Equine Surgery in 2007. Fran became a RCVS Recognised Specialist in Equine Surgery in 2010 and has been a member of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine since 2016. After completion of her surgical residency and time in America, Fran returned to the UK working in an equine referral hospital in Newbury. Fran joined Newmarket Equine Hospital in February 2016 where she is a Consultant in Equine Surgery and Equine Sports Medicine

Schedule for the Equine OA Day

3rd October 2019

Yorkshire Wildlife Park, Branton, Doncaster, DN4 6TB

08:30 - 09:00

Registration, Coffee & Pastries

09:00 - 09:45

Welcome address

09:15 - 10:00

Inflammation and resolution in soft tissue joint disease

Associate Professor Stephanie Dakin PhD BVetMed MRCVS

10:00 - 10:45

Imaging in the early disease, before it’s all too late

Ben Anghileri BVetMed MRCVS

10:45 - 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 - 11:45

A modern approach to equine osteoarthritis: from the car boot

Tim Froydenlund MA VetMB CertAVP(ESO) DipECVS MRCVS (European Specialist in Equine Surgery)

11:45 - 12:30

It’s not lame enough to block”. Sound evidence-based approach, or missing the point?

Phillip Jones BVetMed CertEP MRCVS

12:30 - 13:15

Chondrogenic induced MSCs: quick starting the athletic engine

Jan Spaas PhD BVetMed MRCVS

13:15 - 14:00

Lunch

14:00 - 14:45

The use of polyacrylamide hydrogel for management of joint disease in horses

Fran James MA VetMB DipACVS DipECVS DipACVSMR MRCVS

14:45 - 15:30

Interactive group case study session: In small groups you will be given a case to work up from notes and imaging provided. Groups will have time to formulate a treatment strategy, present to all and discuss.

15:30 - 15:45

Coffee Break

15:45 - 17:15

Practical rotation:

Hands-on practical sessions using cadavers with the chance to interact with speakers, discuss treatment strategies, have a go yourself and practice various techniques for:

• Navicular bursa injection technique

• Ultrasound guided tendon and ligament injections

• Use of the Insight System needlescope for examination and treatment (alternative to MRI)

17:15 - 17:30

Closing address, certificate handout

CPD: 7 hours

Cost: £349 + VAT

Early bird discount price just £295 + VAT until 31st August 2019

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