Last update: Thursday, 29th November, 2007
Dr. Elena Mora and Dr. José Sampayo, from VIVE (Fundación de la Comunidad Valenciana de Investigacion Veterinaria) will review the basic principles of rigid and flexible endoscopy, lead the practical training courses and update us on the new techniques available in humans and other animal species.
Dr. Bill Van Bonn (formerly at the Navy Marine Mammal Program in San Diego, now Senior Director of Animal Health at the John G. Shedd Aquarium in Chicago), Dr. Jim McBain (Vice President of Corporate Veterinary Services at Sea World and Busch Gardens Parks) and Dr. Sam Dover (formerly staff veterinarian at Sea World, presently Storz consultant in the United States, Staff Veterinarian and Director of Conservation and Research at the Santa Barbara zoo and a private consultant specialized in marine mammals) will be our invited speakers to review endoscopies in marine mammals.
We would like participants to present some of their cases during the case reports sessions to open discussion on difficult cases, problems, solutions, therapeutics etc.
This workshop is reserved for veterinarians working in the marine mammal field (aquariums, zoos, rehabilitation) and with a limited number of attendances (a maximum of 50 to keep it practical). The workshops have always been very informal, the purpose of them being exchange of information, so, though we will have a program, we might deviate from its schedule depending on how discussions and talks evolve over time. The lectures will be given at the museum of the City of Science, right next to the Oceanografic.
The workshop will again be an all-included one, breakfast, lunches and dinners - apart from one free evening with optional dinner - to promote exchanges between participants in those four days.
We do hope seeing many of you in Valencia this coming winter.
Dr. Géraldine Lacave
Dr. Daniel García Párraga
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