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Evolutions in Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation: From diagnosis to Top-level sports
What a year it has been…
Ever since 2009, VEPRA has joined all people throughout Europe interested in animal rehabilitation and physical therapy and offered the opportunity to improve their skills. With every following year, more and more people followed. Earlier this year, all of these efforts and enthusiasm resulted in the ultimate reward one can achieve: the start of a very own EBVS® recognized European college of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation!
So let me start by saying “Thank you”, especially to the VEPRA Board for their efforts, but also to all VEPRA members who kept supporting this idea.
In 2019, September 19th – 21st, the VEPRA conference will take place in Ghent and we’ll make it a special edition… To celebrate the creation of the ECVSMR College, this year’s VEPRA conference will join hands with the college and will be the very first VEPRA/ECVSMR conference, offering lectures and workshops given by renowned international speakers on Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation in both Small Animal AND Equine medicine.
I therefor gladly invite you to come over and celebrate this special event together with us in Ghent and enjoy the practical hands-on part during the pre-congress, the scientific novelties during our 2-day meeting and of course taste some of that good Belgian way of life…
Both speakers and sponsors are ready to make this the best Veterinary Sport Medicine, Rehab and Physiotherapeutic meeting of the year.
If you are only half as excited as I am, we’re going to have a fantastic meeting!
Warm regards and see you all in Ghent!
Dr. Yves Samoy, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ECVSMR
President of the Organizing Committee
SAVE THE DATE
VEPRA / ECVSMR conference
Where: GHENT, Belgium
When: 19 – 21 September 2019
What: 1 day pre-congress with several workshops covering Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation.
2 days conference on rehabilitation and sports medicine in Small and Large Animals with international guest speakers
Keep an eye on this webpage for any updates in the coming weeks!
Registration: coming soon
Price: coming soon
Preliminary program (Titles and scheme mighth still change):
STATE OF THE ART LECTURE
Prof Dr. Adelheid Steyaert (Head of clinics Sportsmedicine, University Hospital, Ghent University)
- Use of the pressure plate in Small Animals (Barbara Bockstahler, AUS) (Small Animals)
- Diagnostic ultrasound for Achilles tendon and meniscal lesions (Elke Van der Vekens (BE); Guiseppe Spinella (IT)) (Small Animals)
- Hands on Physiotherapy for technicians (Tine Desmet (BE); Yves Samoy (BE)) (Small Animals)
- LASER or shockwave therapy... An in-depth discussion (David Bradley (USA); Stefaan De Rycke (BE); Jeroen Declercq (BE)) (Equine and Small Animals)
- Kinesio-Taping in horses (Cajsa Ericson (SE)) (Equine)
- Lameness Locator in horses (Maarten Oosterlinck (BE)) (Equine)
GENERAL PROGRAM (20-21/09/2019)
SMALL ANIMALS (confirmed lectures)
Sports Medicine Diagnostics:
- Guiseppe Spinella (IT): US investigation of shoulder (or meniscal or both) pathologies in dogs
- Pia Gustas (SE): evolutions in kinematics and kinetics
- Noel Fitzpatrick (UK): The Diagnosis of Lumbosacral disease
- Marion Much (AUS): Treatment of the clinical symptoms caused by osteoarthritis using nuclear magnetic
- Jose Vilar (ES): Effect of leukocyte-reduced platelet-rich plasma on osteoarthritis caused by cranial cruciate ligament rupture: A canine gait analysis model
- Dominique Grandjean (F): nutrition in working Dogs
- Ellen Martens (BE): The agility athlete : from surgery to super dog
Physiotherapy: My approach in...
- Oliver Harms (D): Home excersises: a new approach.
- Ellen Martens (BE): Physiotherapy: my approach in …
- Ludovica Dragone (IT): Conservative treatment of shoulder lesions
Balance and Fitness:
- Ilke Alaerts (BE): The use of prehabilitation
- Marion Mucha (AUS): Physiotherapy as a possibility to increase quality of life in old dogs
- Susanne Lauer (D): Balance and fitness
Large Animals (confirmed lectures)
- Sue Dyson (UK): The horse ethogram as a pain scoring system in ridden horses
- Mark Bowen (UK): Diagnosing cardiorespiratory dysfunction in sport horses
- Jean-Marie Denoix (F): Diagnosing cervical pathology in sport horses
- Renate Weller (UK): Common imaging artefacts and how to avoid them
- Annamaria Nagy (UK): Facts and fiction about diffusion after diagnostic analgesia
- Mark Bowen (UK): Feeding equine athletes
- Willem Back (NL): Breed differences affecting function and performance
- Collin Adrian Roberts (UK): How to approach muscle soreness and performance
- Carolien Munsters (NL): Exercise testing in Warmblood sport horses
- Collin Adrian Roberts (UK):The dilemma of medicating the equine athlete
- Sue Dyson (UK): The horse-saddle-rider interaction
- Anna Bergh : Neuromuscular stimulation in the horse
- Aziz Tnibar (MAR): Shockwave treatment of sacroiliac problems
- Barbara Riccio (IT): Back pain - an international perspective
- Theresia Licka (AUS): Spinal biomechanics and muscle activity during equine locomotion
Injuries and rehabilitation:
- Andrea Bertuglia (IT): Injuries and rehabilitation of Standardbred trotters
- Annamaria Nagy (UK): Injuries and rehabilitation of endurance horses
- Sue Dyson (UK): Injuries and rehabilitation of Warmblood sport horses
- M. Weishaupt: Biomechanical effects of treadmill training
- Carolien Munsters (NL): Effects of swimming exercise in horses