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  • <p style="color:rgba(0,0,0,1); font-family:open sans; font-size:16px; font-style:normal; font-weight:600; line-height:27px">And the Oscar for Best Scenery goes to... New Zealand. <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiBOi_8yVlQ&amp;feature=youtu.be" target="_blank">Watch the video</a> and you’ll understand why Rudyard Kipling described the <a href="http://www.newzealand.com/au/milford-sound/" target="_blank">Milford Sound</a> in Fiordland (pictured) as the ‘eighth wonder of the world’</p>
     
    <h2>Are you challenged by immune-mediated diseases…?&nbsp;</h2>
     
    <p style="color:rgba(0,0,0,1); font-family:open sans; font-size:16px; font-style:normal; font-weight:600; line-height:27px">Are there are a few frustrating cases you treated that baffled you and/or your colleagues and still niggle today?&nbsp;</p>
     
    <p style="color:rgba(0,0,0,1); font-family:open sans; font-size:16px; font-style:normal; font-weight:600; line-height:27px">If so, you’re not alone.&nbsp;</p>
     
    <p>In September, there’ll be an assembly in NZ of fellow veterinarians who have encountered the same frustrations and who have decided to take action. They are committed to taking leave from their practice to hear from three foremost authorities about how they can improve their diagnosis, management and treatment of immune-mediated diseases in dogs and cats. Read the <a href="http://cve.edu.au/sites/default/files/programs/immunology-program_V2.pdf" target="_blank">program</a>.</p>
     
    <p style="color:rgba(0,0,0,1); font-family:open sans; font-size:16px; font-style:normal; font-weight:600; line-height:27px">Need help deciding if you will commit to this Immunology Conference?</p>
     
    <p>You’re busy, there are not enough hours in the day as it is, and you have to weigh up where you will invest both your limited time and your continuing professional development budget. <em>The bottom line is: how will attending this conference benefit me?</em></p>
     
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    <h3>Hear that question answered straight from the horses’ mouths</h3>
     
    <p style="color:rgba(0,0,0,1); font-family:open sans; font-size:16px; font-style:normal; font-weight:600; line-height:27px">Conference convenor&nbsp;<a href="/node/319" target="_blank">Steve Holloway</a>&nbsp;and co-presenters&nbsp;<a href="/node/1442" target="_blank">Andrew Mackin</a>&nbsp;&amp;&nbsp;<a href="/node/1441" target="_blank">Michael Shipstone</a>&nbsp;outline the 3 major benefits you can expect to gain from attending their presentations:-</p>
     
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    <p>BVSc MVS PhD MACVSc Dipl. ACVIM (Convener)</p>
     
    <p style="color:rgba(0,0,0,1); font-family:open sans; font-size:16px; font-style:normal; font-weight:600; line-height:27px">3 major benefits</p>
     
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    <p>Immune mediated diseases are very common in canine internal medicine. Recognition of clinical signs in common immune mediated diseases is so important to making a correct diagnosis. &nbsp;A variety of common and uncommon immune mediated diseases will be presented. This course will allow you to recognise, diagnose and treat multiple different immune diseases in dogs and cats.&nbsp;</p>
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    <p>Neoplasia of the immune system is also very common in general practice. Treating dogs with cancer can be very rewarding for pet, owner and veterinarian. At the end of this course the attendee will have the knowledge to create and administer cutting edge treatments for common cancers.&nbsp;</p>
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    <p>Are you using immune suppressive drugs correctly? This course will enable you to go beyond prednisolone and get good results. At the end of this course you will feel comfortable prescribing these drugs and handling immune-mediated disease.</p>
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    <p>BSc BVMS MVS DVSc DACVIM FANZCVS</p>
     
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    <p>Develop the level of understanding needed to effectively recognize and definitively diagnose common immune-mediated blood disorders in dogs and cats.</p>
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    <p>Learn a logical approach to patients with one of the most frustrating conditions that they will deal with in practice – fever of unknown origin.</p>
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    <p>Add a more comprehensive understanding of immunosuppressive therapy and transfusion medicine to your therapeutic armamentarium.</p>
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    <p>BVSc (Hons) MACVSc FACVSc Dipl. ACVD</p>
     
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    <p>Diagnose and develop treatment strategies for the most common dermatological immune mediated diseases.</p>
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    <p>Develop a much deeper understanding of the complex pathogenesis of atopic dermatitis and how to tailor treatments to the individual and avoid the ‘one-size-fits-all’ failures.</p>
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    <p>Learn a practical approach to hair loss that can immediately be applied to your next consult.</p>
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    Together Steve, Andrew and Michael will deliver a stimulating program that promises to be exciting, topical and practical. With complementary interests, experiences and unique delivery styles, it will never be boring!</p>
     
    <p style="color:rgba(0,0,0,1); font-family:open sans; font-size:16px; font-style:normal; font-weight:600; line-height:27px">Join In</p>
     
    <p>Our presenters want this conference to be fun and interactive but,<em> most of all, as practical as possible</em>. That’s why 3 out of the 4 days conclude with a panel discussion. <em>This is your chance to put that frustrating case before the experts… and hear about other interesting cases from your colleagues.</em></p>
     
    <h3>And the icing on the cake...?</h3>
     
    <p style="color:rgba(0,0,0,1); font-family:open sans; font-size:16px; font-style:normal; font-weight:600; line-height:27px">This conference is being held in one of the planet’s most breathtaking destinations – Queenstown, NZ – which is also the ‘gateway’ to the Milford Sound, Fiordland. Spoil yourself with a few days’ holiday either side. Queenstown is a mere 2 hours’ drive from <a href="http://www.newzealand.com/int/feature/lake-te-anau/" target="_blank">Lake Te Anau</a>, and 4 hours’ drive from <a href="http://www.newzealand.com/au/milford-sound/" target="_blank">Milford Sound</a>.</p>
     
    <h3><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/map-south-island.png" style="float:right; height:334px; width:400px" />What to do on the Wednesday off?</h3>
     
    <p>As well as being an adrenaline-lover’s paradise, Queenstown offers superb food and wine and the opportunity to just relax and experience pristine beauty.&nbsp;</p>
     
    <p>View the majestic Milford Sound from the best vantage point – a boat. <a href="http://www.kiwiexperience.com/book-your-nz-trip/nz-bus-pass/milford-explorer" target="_blank">The Milford Explorer</a> Bus Trip will take you there and back on the same day via Te Anau for AUS$118.</p>
     
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    <p><a href="http://www.cve.edu.au/node/1316/register" target="_blank">Book today</a> – both your attitude to your profession and your physical self will feel rejuvenated and you’ll return home to your practice relaxed and ready to refocus.</p>
     
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  • Was your initial reaction to this statement ‘you’ve gotta be joking’? (Or something more colourful… which involved a few beeps?). You’re probably aware that mental illness is being increasingly recognised in humans. The causes of illnesses such as depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder or aggression may have some environmental component but often they have a genetic basis as well. You may know someone, a close friend or family member, taking medication such as Prozac to deal with anxiety or depression issues which are having a debilitating effect on their daily lives. Why should pets be any different? In fact, the medications humans are taking to deal with their mental health issues have been tested on lab animals first to see if their moods were altered by them. So, if society is willing to take medications tested for their efficacy in animals, why are some people sceptical about using those same animal-tested drugs on their veterinary patients? Especially if training has not helped and behaviour modification and change of environment are not successful in helping their pet. Owners, like parents, understand that loneliness and separation anxiety are powerful emotions which, for pets left alone 5/7, can have disastrous consequences. Pets in 2-pet households can also embroil themselves in physically abusive relationships. Non-pet owners may find this concept laughable, but owners experiencing this frustrating and injurious problem certainly do not.

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    If you work in large animal or mixed practice, we have a range of CPD coming up over the next 6 months that caters for vets with differing needs in terms of level of commitment and time. There’s literally something for everyone. Struggling to manage work and life balance, but still keen for a mental refresher if you can fit it in around all your other commitments? Then our PodcastPLUS is ideal for you. Free to CVE Members (but very reasonably priced for non-Members at $60) this is short, sharp but highly informative CPD led by one of Australia’s foremost authorities.