Join the Brains Trust - become a Neurovet!
Join the CVE in Cairns as we bring together three well respected specialists to talk all things Neurology!
General practitioners can feel uncomfortable and even overwhelmed by the idea of having to assess patients with suspected neurological disease.
It is often wrongly assumed that these patients can only be evaluated by neurology specialists who have access to advanced diagnostic imaging techniques such as magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography.
During this course you will however learn that many neurology patients can perfectly be managed in first opinion practice without the need for advanced and expensive diagnostics.
Clinically relevant topics will be discussed, including tips and tricks on how to get more from your neuro-exam, how to obtain a reliable list of differential diagnoses, the role of further diagnostics, seizures, other brain disorders, neurological emergencies and spinal disorders.
Each day will bring with it a new focus-
- Monday- Neurological examination and neurodiagnostics
- Tuesday- The brain – twitches, seizures, head tilt and a droopy face
- Wednesday- Leisure day
- Thursday- To walk or not-to-walk – Focus on spinal disease
- Friday- When it all comes together
Many case examples and videos will be used to illustrate the most important neurological presentations. Clinical discussions will follow the principles of clinical reasoning, which consists of a step-by-step problem-solving approach.
The overall aims of this course are to make you more comfortable and increase your joy when evaluating neurology patients in a first opinion setting!
From your peers
“I’m definitely a neurophobe! Thank you for a great informative lecture and for improving my confidence. My take home message is now to keep it simple! Rather than panicking and trying to over complicate things as I have with neuro cases in the past”. Kim Brooks, participant in Steven De Decker's recent Clinical Reasoning in Veterinary Neurology PodcastPlus
NEW CVE Practice Member Benefit! Practice registration is available for those Practice Member clinics keen to share this educational experience amongst the team by sending different vets on different days. Contact our friendly customer service officers at firstname.lastname@example.org or call +61 2 9351 7979 to find out more and register.