ISFM 2019 (Feline Medicine Symposium)


Every year the "International Society of Feline Medicine" gets together with "GEMFE- Grupo de Trabajo de Medicina Felina de AVEPA", t con las o present the "ISFM Symposium" with the latest updates. 
Lectures will be presented in English and Spanish. Simultaneous translation will be provided.

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Thursday 7 November

9:35-9:45 Welcome. Valentina Aybar y Esther Sanchez
9:45-10:30 Feline Hyperthyroidism: complicated cases management. Margie Scherk
10:30-11:00 Feline Diabetes Update: insights on diagnosis and treatment. Margie Scherk
11:00-11:30 Feline Diabetes: how to do and interpret glucose curves. Margie Scherk
11:30-12:00 Coffee break
12:00-13:00 Obesity in cats: more than some extra kilos. Juan José Ramos
13:00-13:20 Obesity in cats: Relationship with the gastrointestinal microbiome. Hein Meyer
13:20-13:40 Endocrinology conditions: The impact of nutrition on the feline genome. Hein Meyer
13.40-15.00 Lunch offered by Hill's





Hein Meyer
After graduating from the Utrecht University Veterinary College in 1983, Dr Meyer spent five years in private small animal practice on the beautiful Caribbean Island of Curaçao. He joined the Utrecht Veterinary College in 1988 where he completed an Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine at the Small Animal Clinical Department. He is a Diplomate with the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Companion Animals). As lecturer at the Small Animal Clinical Department, he was responsible for the areas of hepatology & nephrology.
He conducted extensive research and wrote numerous peer-reviewed papers and book chapters in the field of hepatology and internal medicine and received his PhD in 1998 on hepatic encephalopathy in dogs.
He was presented the prestigious 'Award for Distinction' in 2003 by the Royal Netherlands Veterinary Association for his work in organising national and international CE for many years.
Hein Meyer joined Hill’s Europe as Director of Professional Affairs in 1999, and is currently Director of Professional & Veterinary Affairs in Europe, the Middle East and Russia, overseeing the veterinary business channel for Hill’s in the region.



Juan José Ramos Plá
Juan José Ramos Plá graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Zaragoza in 1994 and obtained his Veterinary Doctor degree from the Cardenal Herrera University CEU San Pablo de Valencia in 2015.
Dedicated exclusively to the medicine of small animals, he is author and co-author of articles in different international journals, as well as posters and oral communications in national and European congresses. He has taught webminars related to obesity, its management and its consequences, as well as conferences abroad on the same subject. He is the author of the chapter "Obesity: Biology and Management" of the VIII Edition of the book "Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine" (Ettinger, Feldman and Coté) and the chapter "Obesity" of the recent book Feline Endocrinology (Feldman, Peterson and Fracassi ).
He currently works as a Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine and Surgery at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the Cardenal Herrera University CEU de Moncada (Valencia).




Margie Scherck
Margie graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1982. In 1986 she opened Cats Only Veterinary Clinic in Vancouver, practicing there until 2008. She published several clinical trials whilst in practice. She has written numerous book chapters and is an active international speaker as well as enjoying teaching on-line. She is Co-editor of the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery. Margie has served extensively in the American Association of Feline Practitioners as well other veterinary organizations. Her interests include all things feline, in particular, analgesia, the feline digestive system, renal disease, nutrition and enabling more positive interactions with cats.





This Symposium is not included in the registration to the "SEVc Scientific Programme"

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Members of ISFM, GEMFE or AVEPA - 85€
Non-members of ISFM, GEMFE or AVEPA - 105€