AFSCAN: 1st African Small Animal Veterinary Congress

All sessions are available to watch on demand until 8th October 2021

AFSCAN are inviting you to watch their 1st African Small Animal Veterinary Congress, an event which took place live on Tuesday 29th June, Thursday 1st July and Saturday 3rd July 2021.

The event was delivered by expert speakers covering a variety of veterinary topics. All sessions are available to watch on demand until 8th October 2021.

TICKET PRICES

AFSCAN Member Ticket

$ 15 +VAT
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Non-member Ticket

$ 25 +VAT
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EVENT PROGRAMME

All sessions are available to watch on demand until 8th October 2021

Tuesday 29th June 2021

Gabriel Varga (WSAVA Foundation President, AFSCAN Chair & Founder)
Karim Tounkara (OIE Regional Representative for Africa)

Vanessa Schmidt (University of Liverpool, UK)

Vanessa Schmidt (University of Liverpool, UK)

Alexandra Trbolová (University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy, Kosice, Slovakia)

Alexandra Trbolová (University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy, Kosice, Slovakia)

Patrick Bastiaensen (OIE Representation for Eastern Africa, AFSCAN Board)
Gabriel Varga (WSAVA Foundation President, AFSCAN Chair & Founder)
(moderators)

1. Parvoviral infection in Nigerian dogs – Dr. Omobowale Temidayo Olutayo
2. Surveillance of canine leptospirosis and associated carrier animals in urban and rural dogs in Morogoro, Tanzania – Dr. Abdul Katakweba
3. Safeguarding public health through control of zoonotic parasites of dogs: assessment of knowledge, attitudes and practices of dog owners on the risks associated with dogs and survey of dog parasites in Mvomero District and Morogoro Municipality, Tanzania- Dr. Hezron Emmanuel Nonga

Thursday 1st July 2021

Nadja Sigrist (Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Consulting & Education, Zurich)

Nadja Sigrist (Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Consulting & Education, Zurich)

Andrew Mackin (Mississippi State University, US

Andrew Mackin (Mississippi State University, US

Gareth Arthurs (AOVET European board and R&D commission member, UK)

Gareth Arthurs (AOVET European board and R&D commission member, UK)

Derick Chibeu (Sercombe Veterinary Surgeons, AFSCAN Ambassador, WSAVA/PWG co-chair, Kenya)
Mark Johnston (WSAVA Foundation Vice-President, Vetstream Managing Director)
(moderators)

1. Spatial and molecular epidemiology of Giardia duodenalis in shelter and client-owned dogs in Nairobi County, Kenya– Dr. Willy Mwangi Edwin
2. Prevalence and Genetic Characteristics of Cryptosporidium and Giardia duodenalis in Clinical Samples from Cats and Dogs in Southwest, Nigeria – Dr Adekunle Bamidele Ayinmode
3. Extending routine Leptospira diagnostics to dogs in urban and peri-urban Uganda – Prof. Bernard Agwai

Saturday 3rd July 2021

Theo Kanellos (Director Business Development and Alliances at Zoetis, visiting Professor at University of Surrey and AFSCAN Board)

Remo Lobetti (Bryanston Veterinary Hospital, AFSCAN Board)

Michael Lappin (Colorado State University, US)

Remo Lobetti (Bryanston Veterinary Hospital, AFSCAN Board)

Remo Lobetti (Bryanston Veterinary Hospital, AFSCAN Board)
Michael Lappin (Colorado State University, US)

Mary Marcondes (WSAVA SC & VGG, AFSCAN Board)
Natalia Mankova (AFSCAN coordinator)
(moderators)

Gabriel Varga (Foundation President, AFSCAN Chair & Founder)

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MEET THE SPEAKERS

Prof. MVDr. Alexandra Trbolová, PhD, graduated from University of Veterinary Medicine in Kosice in 1987. After graduation until now, she has been working at the University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy in Kosice at Small Animal Clinic, since September 2015 she is head of department, and from 1.03.2019 Vice-rector for Clinical activities. Prof. Trbolová specializes in veterinary ophthalmology since 1993. She visited Florida to received education in ophthalmology from Prof. K.N. Gelatt and D. Brooks. She attended the specialized training in Germany in Giessen and Munich (prof. Neumann and prof. Kostlin) and at University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna (prof. Nell). Between 2012 and 2015 Prof. Trbolova actively participated in intensive veterinary ophthalmology specialists training, which took place under the leadership of diplomats of ACVO and ECVO (R. Ofri, T. Zemlic, N. Hakansson, D.J. Maggs). She is visiting lecturer at the University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Science Brno. Professor Trbolová scientific research projects received several grants aimed at modern methods of treatment of chronic eye diseases in dogs, cats and horses, retinal changes in aging dogs. She has introduced the use of dried amniotic membrane in veterinary ophthalmology. Her researches are directed toward hereditary eye diseases and their diagnosis. Prof. Trbolová has more than 350 scientific and professional publication. In 2015 she founded The East European Society of Veterinary Ophthalmology (EESVO) in Slovakia. She is past president of EESVO, and board member of EESVO. The main goals of the association (in cooperation with Dipl. ECVO and ACVO) are to support the education of veterinarians in veterinary ophthalmology specialization. In 2018, as president of EESVO she organized together with ESVO Ophthalmology meeting in Prague. From 2019 she is a board member of ISVO (International Society of veterinary ophthalmology)

Dr. Andrew Mackin is currently Professor and Head of the Department of Clinical Sciences at Mississippi State University. Andrew is a 1983 graduate of Murdoch University in Western Australia, and after graduation completed an internship and residency in small animal medicine at the University of Melbourne, followed by an internal medicine residency at the Ontario Veterinary College. Andrew became a Fellow of the ANZCVSc in 1993, and a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 1994. Andrew has a clinical and research focus on hematology, hemostasis, immunosuppressive therapy, and transfusion medicine. In 2006, he received the Carl Norden-Pfizer Distinguished Teacher Award and, in 2010, the MSU-CVM Dean’s Pegasus Award.

Gareth graduated from Cambridge University in 1996. He has been a UK RCVS Diplomate and recognised specialist in small animal surgery (orthopaedics) since 2007 and has worked in referral orthopaedic practice for nearly 20 years He has worked at a number of large referral practice in the UK including the teaching hospitals where he has been actively involved in training orthopaedic surgeons. Gareth divides his time between his own orthopaedic referral clinical practice, clinical education and some consultancy work. He has served as chairman of the British Veterinary Orthopaedic Association, examiner for the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, and for AOVET where he is currently European board and R&D commission member. He reviews papers for a number of international journals. His surgical interests include cranial cruciate ligament disease, patellar luxation, minimally invasive fracture management and total hip replacement.

Derick qualified as a veterinary surgeon in 1997 from the University of Nairobi’s Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. He immediately went into full time private practice as a veterinary surgeon by joining Sercombe Veterinary Surgeons, a family – owned, mixed equine-companion animal practice in the Karen suburb of Nairobi, where he still works. Derick has been actively involved in veterinary matters. He was pivotal in the development of veterinary continuing education guidelines in Kenya. He has also served as a member of the East African Community panel for negotiating the veterinary profession Mutual Recognition Agreement among veterinarians in partner states. In 2014, Derick teamed up with some 10 other Kenyan colleagues to form the Kenya Small and Companion Animal Veterinary Association (KESCAVA), where he is the Chair since 2019. Derick is the AFSCAN Country Ambassador for Kenya. In 2018, he was appointed as Co-chair of the WSAVA Professional Wellness Group, whose objective is to develop global wellness and wellbeing guidelines for veterinary professionals. He is also a member of the WSAVA Continuing Education committee. His other passion in the course of public service is eradication of Rabies and public education on responsible pet ownership.

Karim Tounkara is the Regional Representative for Africa of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) a position he was appointed to in January 2016. He began his career working at the Central Veterinary Laboratory of Mali (home country) as scientist before joining the Senior Management of the Laboratory as the Head of Diagnosis and Research from 1986 to 2000. He has been, for 5 years (2001-2006), an international consultant and staff member of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) seconded to African Union – Interafrican Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR) as Regional Expert in Animal Disease Control for the Pan African Programme for the Control of Epizootics (PACE) for rinderpest eradication and Quality assurance for SADC countries. He provided technical support to veterinary services of many African Union Member States in the Rinderpest eradication process. From June 2006 to October 2014, he worked for African Union as Director of the Pan African Veterinary Vaccine Centre in Debre Zeit – Ethiopia before joining OIE in February 2015 as Deputy Regional Representative for Africa. Mr Karim Tounkara holds a DVM degree (1978) and Ph.D. in Microbiology (1982) from Moscow Veterinary Academy and certificates in Virology (Washington State University – 1987), Epidemiology, Statistics and Economics (University of Reading -UK – 1991) and ELISA and Molecular Biology Techniques (IAEA – 1995).

Dr. Michael Lappin earned his DVM degree at Oklahoma State University and his PhD in Parasitology as well as his ACVIM board certification at the University of Georgia. He is currently the Kenneth W. Smith Professor at Colorado State University where he oversees the Center for Companion Animal Studies. Dr. Lappin studies infectious and immune mediated diseases of dogs and cat and has special interest in probiotics. Dr. Lappin has won several awards, including the Beecham Research Award and the Norden Distinguished Teaching Award. He sits on the editorial board for Feline Medicine and Surgery and Compendium for Continuing Education for the Practicing Veterinarian. He is editor of the textbook Feline Internal Medicine Secrets, and the former chairperson of both the AAFP Panel on Feline Zoonoses and the AAFP Bartonella Panel. Dr. Lappin is the Chair of the WSAVA One Health Committee.

Mark qualified as a veterinary surgeon from the University of Cambridge in 1987 and spent 10 months in general equine hospital at the Millbourn Equine Hospital, Ashford and then spent 5 years in referral equine veterinary practice (Rossdale & Partners, Newmarket) carrying out the Confidential Enquiry into Perioperative Equine Fatalities (CEPEF) for his PhD as a Horserace Betting Levy Board Veterinary Research Training Scholar. He then carried out a further phase of CEPEF (a randomized control trial comparing halothane and isoflurane as anesthetic maintenance agents in horses) as a post doc study as a Wellcome Trust Research Training Fellow in Clinical Epidemiology. Mark became Managing Director of Vetstream in 2006. Vetstream’s leading suite of online services provide an essential toolkit, to enable veterinary teams around the world to Treat, Learn and Communicate to the very highest standard. From peer-reviewed online clinical reference and practice management services, to CPD/CE eLearning and purpose-built website services in relation to the veterinary care of dogs, cats, rabbits, horses, ferrets, guinea pigs, reptiles and cattle. Mark is the Vice President of the World Small Animal Veterinary Association Foundation, a committee member of the British Bee Veterinary Association, the chairman and of the trustees of Our Special Friends, director of Video With My Vet, company secretary and founder of Vets in Mind Alliance.

Mary Marcondes obtained her veterinary degree, her residency in surgery and small animal internal medicine and her PhD in clinical veterinary science at the University of São Paulo (USP), School of Veterinary Medicine, and her MSc in clinical veterinary science at São Paulo State University (UNESP), School of Veterinary Medicine and Zootechnics. She held postdoctoral positions at the Pathology Laboratory of Infectious Diseases, São Paulo University, Medical School, and at Dr Janet Foley’s Laboratory in Infectious Disease, University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. Mary worked in the Department of Clinical Medicine, Surgery and Animal Reproduction in the School of Veterinary Medicine at UNESP from 1992 to 2018, when she retired as an Associate Professor. Mary taught Small Animal Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases. Her research interests include vector-borne and emerging infectious diseases. She is the Co-Chair of the World Small Animal Association (WSAVA) Scientific Committee, a Member of the WSAVA Vaccination Guidelines Group (VGG), a member of the AFSCAN Project Board (WSAVA Foundation) and a member of the Companion Vector-Borne Diseases (CVBD) World Forum. In Latin America, she continues an active program of delivering continuing education in vaccinology and management of vector-borne and infectious disease.

After graduating from the veterinary school of the university of Bern in 1996, Nadja completed a doctoral thesis and trained as a specialist for small animals (FVH) before completing a residency in Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. She is an ACVECC Diplomate since 2004 and ECVECC founding Diplomate since 2014. From 2005-2010 she was senior clinician in ECC medicine and helped developed the emergency and ICU service at the Small Animal Hospital of the Vetsuisse Faculty of Bern and from 2013-2020 she was senior clinician and the head of the Small Animal Intensive Care Unit at the Small Animal Hospital of the Vetsuisse Faculty of Zürich. In 2021, Nadja left the university setting to concentrate on her own company VET ECC CE (Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Consulting & Education).

Natália Maňková started to study at the University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy in Košice in 2018, and currently is in her 3rd year. Since 2017 Natália is a member of the assistant team for the Slovak Small Animal Veterinary Association (SAVLMZ). In 2019 participated in an internship in Veterinary Hospital ANUBI (Turin). Since 2017 Natália is working at BBVET veterinary clinic in Banská Bystrica as a veterinary assistant.

Dr Patrick X. Bastiaensen was born in Kinshasa, Congo (1965). A Belgian national, he graduated in 1991 with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree (DVM) from the University of Ghent, in Belgium. After a short stint working as a research assistant in tropical helminthology at the University from which he graduated, he left for the southern hemisphere, working on long term contracts for a variety of national, regional, and international organisations, amongst which the Belgian, French and German Development Cooperation, the African Development Bank, the European Union and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN. He was consecutively based in Suriname, Togo, São Tomé and Principe, Mali, Botswana and now Kenya, and gradually moved away from tropical parasitology to become an all-round animal epidemiologist, confirmed by the corresponding Certificate in animal epidemiology, obtained in 2006 from the Alfort School of Veterinary Medicine in Paris. In 2016, he concluded a Masters of Science degree (M.Sc) in animal / human / ecosystem health at the University of Pretoria, in South Africa. He has worked for the OIE since 2007 when he joined the newly established Gaborone office in Botswana, after a successful assignment working for the final program towards eradication of rinderpest, the PACE program, coordinated by the African Union. Over time he has worked in more than 30 countries on all continents. He is the principal author of 15 peer-reviewed scientific articles and co-authored another 10, as well as co-edited several books, field manuals and conference proceedings. He is a peer-reviewer for several scientific journals, mainly in the field of preventive medicine.

Remo Lobetti graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Science, Onderstepoort, University of Pretoria in 1987. In 1990 completed a BVSc (Hons), 1995 an MMedVet (Med) degree, and a PhD in 2005. In 1997 achieved board certification by the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. Remo worked in general practice before joining the Department of Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria in 1992 initially as senior lecturer, then associate professor and then as Section Head of Small Animal Medicine. Since 2001 has been an internist at Bryanston Veterinary Hospital in Johannesburg. Has presented numerous papers both locally and internationally and has written and co-authored numerous scientific papers, review articles and book chapters in various aspects of small animal medicine

Theo Kanellos qualified as a veterinarian from the Aristotle University of Thessalonica in Greece
and has been awarded an MSc in microbiology and PhD in molecular medicine from the University of London. He also has a business diploma from the Ecole Supérieur de Commerce de Paris (ESCP). During his career he worked as a clinician, an academic, a governmental official and for the last seventeen years as part of the management within the Pharmaceutical Industry where he has held several strategic roles. He has managed research laboratories, business development and M&A transactions, scientific and multi-functional alliances teams and programmes in several organisations that have led to the spinoff of biotechnology companies, the award of significant scientific grants, the founding of major strategic partnerships and the registration and licensing of successful commercial products and services. In his current role in
Zoetis he establishes business transactions and entrepreneurial partnerships with companies, venture capitalist groups, universities, and governmental institutions, internationally and also is leading the Intergovernmental Tender and Grant Business. He holds a visiting professorship at
the School of Health and Medicine at the University of Surrey and he is a board member in several organisations including the Global Alliance for Livestock Veterinary Medicines in Africa,
The Global Antimicrobial Research Innovation Fund, Action Group of the One Health Platform etc. He is ad hoc advisor in several EU and national scientific and veterinary organisations. He is
the author of over 40 peered reviewed papers and his articles, presentations and interviews have also featured in many trade and public media.

Vanessa qualified in 1994 at Queensland University, Brisbane, Australia. After several years in both mixed and small animal practice in Australia and the UK, she gained the European Diploma of Veterinary Dermatology in 2009, and was granted RCVS specialization in 2014. Vanessa completed a four-year PhD at the start of 2014 before taking up her current position of Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Dermatology at the University of Liverpool. Vanessa is currently head of the dermatology service and enjoys her involvement in clinical work, teaching and research. Her research interests include infectious and zoonotic diseases.

WHAT IS AFSCAN?

AFSCAN focuses on enhancing companion animal veterinary care across Africa through the creation of a sustainable veterinary network for Africa.