The Royal Canin Gastrointestinal Virtual Congress

ROYAL CANIN GASTROINTESTINAL VIRTUAL CONGRESS: MAKE EVERY MOUTHFUL COUNT

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Royal Canin would like to invite you to watch the Gastrointestinal Virtual Congress: Make every mouthful count.

During this one day event, we welcomed a number of highly recognised speakers to discuss topics from working up the gastrointestinal patient to the importance of nutrition for the critical care patient. Scientific speakers from Royal Canin will also provided informative updates on our range of Gastrointestinal Tract diets.

The event is equivalent to 1 full day of CPD and can be watch as recordings immediately!

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The Webinar Schedule - 20th May 2020

You will be able to watch all of these webinars as recordings.

09:00 - 09:15 BST

Welcome from Royal Canin

09:15 - 10:00 BST

An update on the ROYAL CANIN® GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT products – Part 1

Clare Hemmings Cert CFVHNut, Royal Canin Scientific Communications Manager

Florence Vessieres, DMV, DACVIM, DipECVIM, MRCVS. Royal Canin Veterinary Scientific Communications Manager

Synopsis: During this session, we will discuss the prevalence of gastrointestinal diseases in first opinion practices, as well as nutritional solutions for cats and dogs suffering with acute vomiting and diarrhoea, pancreatitis, fibre-responsive diarrhoea and constipation.

10:00 - 11:00 BST

Working up the gastrointestinal patient and clinical cases from practice

Florence Vessieres, DMV, DACVIM, DipECVIM, MRCVS. Royal Canin Veterinary Scientific Communications Manager

Break 11:00 - 11:30 BST

11:30 - 11:45 BST

An update on the ROYAL CANIN® GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT products – Part 2

Clare Hemmings Cert CFVHNut, Royal Canin Scientific Communications Manager

Synopsis: In this session, we will take a brief look at the ROYAL CANIN® products for the nutritional support of hospitalised patients for both short and long-term care.

11:45 - 12:45 BST

Nutritional support in hospitalised patients: Preventing malnutrition

Cecilia Villaverde BVSc, PhD, DACVN, DECVCN

Synopsis: Hospitalised dogs and cats, especially those with critical illness, are prone to malnutrition due to a combination of decreased food intake and increased energy and nutrient needs, the latter especially concerning in patients with intestinal disease. Providing nutrition as soon as possible will help prevent this problem and result in a better outcome for our patients. In this webinar we will discuss how to develop a feeding plan, including: when to start, how to choose the best route of feeding, navigating diets, feeding schedule and monitoring.

Lunch 12:45 - 13:30 BST

13:30 - 13:45 BST

An update on the ROYAL CANIN® GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT products – Part 3

Florence Vessieres, DMV, DACVIM, DipECVIM, MRCVS. Royal Canin Veterinary Scientific Communications Manager

Synopsis: During this session, we will discuss nutritional solutions for cats and dogs suffering with chronic liver dysfunction and copper hepatopathy.

13:45 - 14:45 BST

The diagnosis and treatment of congenital portosystemic shunts in dogs

 Katie McCallum BVM&S PGCertSAM DipECVIM-CA AFHEA MRCVS

Synopsis: This webinar takes you through the common clinical presentations for dogs with both extrahepatic portosystemic shunts (EHPSS) and intrahepatic portosystemic shunts (IHPSS). To diagnose a shunt, most dogs undergo haematological, biochemical and urinalysis testing followed by directed tests to assess for the presence of a shunt and/or the presence of hepatic encephalopathy (HE):- a bile acid stimulation test and/or ammonia measurement. Imaging modalities to assess for the presence of a shunt include abdominal ultrasound and CT angiography.

Medical management aims to reduce clinical signs of HE and can be used for long-term treatment or to stabilise a dog prior to surgery (which is associated with longer survival rates). Medical management consists of dietary manipulation, antibiotics and lactulose treatment. Surgical management of EHPSS tends to utilise gradual ligation devices (ameroid constrictors and cellophane banding techniques). Due to the high complication rate associated with these devices in dogs with IHPSS, recent techniques have involved hydraulic occluders and endovascular treatment with stent placement and thrombogenic coils.

Break 14:45 - 15:00 BST

15:00 - 15:15 BST

An update on the ROYAL CANIN® GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT products – Part 4

Clare Hemmings Cert CFVHNut, Royal Canin Scientific Communications Manager

Synopsis: In this session, we will focus on the ROYAL CANIN® GASTROINTESTINAL diets designed specifically to support growing pets, including an introduction to the new GASTROINTESTINAL KITTEN diet.

15:15 - 16:15 BST

Nutritional Management of Paediatric Patients

 Cecilia Villaverde BVSc, PhD, DACVN, DECVCN

16:15 - 16:30 BST

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Launching April 2020, the ROYAL CANIN® GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT range offers tailored nutritional solutions to support cats and dogs with digestive disorders and during critical care. If you would like to find out more information about this brand new product range, click below.

About the speakers

Cecilia Villaverde BVSc, PhD, DACVN, DECVCN

Cecilia obtained her veterinary degree in 2000 and her PhD in animal nutrition in 2005 by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). She worked as a post-doctoral researcher in feline nutrition at the University of California Davis (UCD), where she also completed a residency in small animal clinical nutrition at the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. She is board certified in veterinary nutrition by the American College of Veterinary Nutrition (ACVN®) and by the European College of Veterinary and Comparative Nutrition (ECVCN) since 2010, and is president of ECVCN since 2016. She was an adjunct professor at the Departament de Ciència Animal i dels Aliments (UAB) and the chief of service of the teaching hospital nutrition service (UAB) form 2010 to 2016. After working as faculty at the Nutrition Support Service at UCD for one year she is now a consultant in clinical nutrition for Expert Pet Nutrition (www.expertpetnutrition.com) and Veterinary Information Network (VIN). She is a member of the WSAVA Global Nutrition Committee and has written several articles and book chapters on the topic of companion animal nutrition

Katie McCallum BVM&S PGCertSAM DipECVIM-CA AFHEA MRCVS

Katie graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2009 and spent 5 years in small animal general practice. She was awarded the British Small Animal Veterinary Association Certificate in Small Animal Medicine in 2014. Katie completed a rotating internship at Northwest Veterinary Specialists in 2015 and an ECVIM Small Animal Medicine Senior Clinical Training Scholarship in June 2018 at the University of Cambridge. Katie became a European Specialist in Veterinary Internal Medicine in March 2019 and currently works as a Clinician and Affiliated Lecturer in internal medicine at the University of Cambridge.

Florence Vessieres, DMV, DACVIM, DipECVIM, MRCVS. Royal Canin Veterinary Scientific Communications Manager

Florence graduated from the Veterinary School of Toulouse, France, in 2013. After two small animal internships in large referral hospitals in France and the UK, she undertook a Small Animal Internal Medicine residency at Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists, Winchester, UK. Florence was awarded the American and European diplomas of Small Animal Internal Medicine in 2018. Following completion of her residency she worked as an internal medicine specialist in a private referral clinic, before joining Royal Canin in 2018. Since January 2020 Florence has joined the scientific communication team at Royal Canin.

Clare Hemmings Cert CFVHNut, Royal Canin Scientific Communications Manager

Clare Hemmings qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 1995 and although she is no longer on the register, she likes to keep up to date. She won Pet Health Counsellor of the Year for her work with arthritic patients in 2001 and joined Royal Canin in 2004. She passed her Certificate in Canine and Feline Veterinary Nutrition in 2014 with distinction and has worked as Scientific Communications Manager since 2015. She’s had many articles published in the veterinary and consumer press and is on the ‘Ask the Expert’ panel of Your Cat magazine.