6-7 December 2002, Burleigh Court Conference Centre, Loughborough

Friday 6th December
09:00-09:30    Registration
09:30-10:15   How I diagnose and manage dilated cardiomyopathy
Mike Martin
10:15-11:00   The epidemiology of Doberman dilated cardiomyopathy
Mike O'Grady
11:00-11:30   Coffee
11:30-12:15   Cat heart disease, the influence of diagnosis on therapy
Anne French
12:15-12:45   The assessment of Troponin I in the feline hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
David Connolly
12:45-14:00   Lunch
14:00-14:45   Pimobendan in mitral valve disease: results of a UK multicentre trial
Paul Smith
14:45-15:45   Is surgery the way forward for mitral valve disease
Rob White & Paul Wotton
15:45-16:15   Tea break
16:15-16:30   Introduction to the Veterinary Blood Pressure Society
Beate Egner
16:30-17:10   The many faces of angiostrongylus
Jon Wray
17:15-18:00   AGM of the Veterinary Cardiovascular Society


Saturday 7th December
09:00-09:45    Telemetry and normal variants on the canine ECG
Freda Scott-Park
09:45-10:00   Case Report: management of ventricular tachycardia following splenectomy
Jorg Niehoegen
10:00-10:20   Case Report: pulmonary alveolar proteinosis in an Irish Water Spaniel
Craig Devine
10:20-10:40   Case Report: restrictive cardiomyopathy in a cat
Tom Schulz
10:40-11:00   Coffee
11:00-11:45   Doppler echocardiography: when is a difference in measurements significant?
Jo Dukes McEwan
11:45-12:00   Assessment of the influence of breed, heart disease and heart failure on VVTI
12:00-12:15   Assessment of VVTI in patients in a veterinary intensive care unit
Richard Woolley
12:15-12:25   Confidential enquiry into perioperative small animal fatalities: a request for participation
Dave Brodbelt
12:25-13:00   An update on the boxer aortic stenosis scheme
Bruce Cattenach
13:00-14:15   Lunch
14:15-15:00   Exercise physiology of the horse and the assessment of athletic potential
Lesley Young
15:00-15:30   Atrial fibrillation-induced electrical, contractile and structural remodeling in healthy ponies
Gunther Van Loon
15:30-16:00   Studies on the function of the equine aortic valve
Mark Bowen
16:00-16:30   Tea break
16:30-17:15   The use of Pimobendan in dilated cardiomyopathy and mitral valve disease
Mike O'Grady