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Endocrine diseases of the adrenal glands: medical, surgical and intensive care approach

XVII National Convention - Masterclass in Endocrinology

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36 students
Last updated February 1, 2023
From 01/02/2023

To 01/02/2023
Subscription within 31/01/2023
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A high-level Masterclass dealing with diseases of the adrenal glands from different perspectives.
To tackle endocrine diseases, which are increasingly common in dogs and cats, teamwork is essential.
This is why Internist, Surgeon and Interventionalist, internationally known experts, will explore the topic from their own point of view, to provide you with a comprehensive approach to patient management.


Lectures will be streamed at Italian local time (CET)

08:40 – 08:45 Introduction
08:45 – 09:30 Hyperadrenocorticism (clinical presentation and diagnosis) Sara Galac
09:30 – 09:45 Break
09:45 – 10:30 Hyperadrenocorticism (medical treatment and monitoring) Sara Galac
10:30 – 10:45 Break
10:45 – 11:30 Pheochromocytoma Sara Galac
11:30 – 11:45 Q&A session
11:45 – 12:00 Break
12:00 – 12:45 Feline hyperaldosteronism Nadja Sieber-Ruckstuhl
14:55 – 15:00 Introduction
15:00 – 15:45 Hypoadrenocorticism Nadja Sieber-Ruckstuhl
15:45 – 16:00 Q&A session
16:00 – 16:15 Break
16:15 – 17:00 Adrenal gland from the surgeon point of view Nicholas J. Bacon
17:00 – 17:15 Q&A session
17:15 – 17:30 Break
17:30 – 18:15 Adrenal gland in intensive care unit Stefano Cortellini
18:15 – 18:30 Q&A session

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Nicholas J. Bacon
MA, VetMB, CertVR, CertSAS, Dipl. ECVS, Dipl. ACVS, FRCVS Instructor
Nick qualified from Cambridge Vet School and after two years in general practice returned to Cambridge as the PetSaver’s resident in Soft Tissue Surgery and Oncology. He spent two years in soft tissue referral practice in the UK before completing a Fellowship in Surgical Oncology at the Animal Cancer Center at Colorado State University. He then spent 9 years as Surgical Oncology Faculty at the University of Florida in the Oncology department, becoming Head of Oncology in 2011. Nick moved back to the UK in 2014 and was appointed Professor of Surgical Oncology at the University of Surrey School of Veterinary Medicine and co-founded what is now AURA Veterinary, also in Guildford, Surrey. He is a Diplomate of the European and American Colleges of Veterinary Surgeons, a Past-President of the Veterinary Society of Surgical Oncology, an ACVS Founding Fellow of Surgical Oncology, and is the only surgeon working in the UK to have completed a Fellowship in Surgical Oncology. Nick is Clinical Director of AURA Veterinary, a world-renowned centre for excellence in oncology, soft tissue surgery, internal medicine and interventional radiology, treating patients from across the UK and Europe.
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Stefano Cortellini
DVM, Dipl. ACVECC, Dipl. ECVECC, FHEA, MRCVS Instructor
Stefano Cortellini si è laureato presso l’Università di Perugia nel 2006. Dopo aver lavorato per due anni in due centri specialistici a Roma, Stefano si trasferisce nel Regno Unito, dove completa il tirocinio presso la Animal Health Trust (Newmarket). Dopo un anno di servizi di pronto soccorso a Brighton, completa un programma di residency in Emergency and Critical Care presso il Royal Veterinary College e ottiene l’American Diploma in Emergency and Critical Care (DACVECC) nel 2014. Attualmente lavora presso l’RVC come lecturer in Emergenza e Terapia Intensiva.
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Sara Galac
DVM, PhD, Dipl. ECVIM-CA (Internal Medicine) Instructor
Sara Galac graduated from the Veterinary Faculty in Ljubljana, Slovenia. She defended her first PhD thesis called “Progesterone receptor antagonist during pregnancy and luteal phase” at the University in Ljubljana in 2001 and her second PhD entitled “Recent developments of Cushing`s syndrome in dogs” at Utrecht University in 2010. Nowadays, she is a staff member at the Department of Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University, and holds a position of assistant professor in Internal medicine. Her main interest is Endocrinology. She is involved in clinical work, teaching, and research. She leads the Oncology research group OnGo at the dept. of Clinical Sciences. Her research is greatly supported by national and international grants.
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Nadja Sieber-Ruckstuhl
DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, Dipl. ECVIM-CA Instructor
1998 Graduation in Veterinary Medicine, Vetsuisse Faculty University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland. 2000 Doctoral thesis in Veterinary Medicine. Title: DNA-Vaccination against FeLV with IL-12 as adjuvant. Mentor: Prof. Dr. H. Lutz, Clinical Laboratory, Vetsuisse Faculty University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland. 2004 Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine). 2006 Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Companion Animal). 2011 Habilitation in Small Animal Internal Medicine, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland Title: Canine hyperadrenocorticism: hormonal alterations before and during trilostane therapy and their associations with adrenal necrosis. 2012 Privatdozentin of the University of Zurich. 2014 Assistant Professor for Veterinary Endocrinology.

Online Masterclass in Endocrinology

EARLY BIRD By 31 December 2022 150€ + VAT
LATE REGISTRATION From 1 January to 30 January 2023 175€ + VAT
ON-SITE REGISTRATION 31 January and 1 February 2023 200€ + VAT

Subscription includes:

  • Accesso alla piattaforma del XVII Congresso Nazionale per TUTTI i giorni di evento online (31 gennaio e 1 febbraio 2023)
  • Access to the purchased Masterclass
  • Access to free webinars in the program, without the need of a pre-registration phase
  • Access to recordings for 60 days after the streaming date
  • Possibility to visit the Exhibition Area, the virtual stands, see the material related to them
  • Possibility to make a virtual appointment (via chat or video call) with the business representatives
  • SPC credits (only for Italian participants)
  • Certificate of attendance


*In accordance with the FNOVI Regulation on SPC, Unisvet, being ECM provider and included by the Ministry of Public Health in the List of Scientific Societies and technical-scientific associations of health professions, will value the course with 1 SPC credit for every 60 minutes of class (only for Italian participants).