AVSTS Autumn Meeting - Bath

11 - 12th October 2019
Apex City of Bath Hotel
James Street West
Bath BA1 2DA

About the event

We are delighted to welcome two highly experienced soft tissue surgeons to share their thoughts and experiences with us at this year's autumn meeting.

Professor Lillian Aronson (University of Pennsylvania) will lecture on her wealth of experience in the field of urinary tract surgery, including use of the operating microscope.

Professor Rob White (University of Nottingham) will deliver lectures on the surgical management of challenging abdominal disorders including those involving the biliary tract, pancreas and liver.

In addition, a series of lectures targeting ancillary topics to optimize patient outcome will be delivered including the role of nutrition and antimicrobial use in surgical patients.

The meeting venue is the Apex City Hotel in historic Bath. This luxury hotel located in the heart of the city centre offers exceptional conference facilities as well as a spa for relaxation after the work has been done! Alongside a fantastic CPD programme, social activities will include a visit to the Roman baths and dinner with live jazz.

A registration form (link above) and preliminary programme are attached. Please complete the form and return to Alison either by post or email, or log on to your AVSTS account and pay via PayPal.

We look forward to seeing you in Bath!


DAY 1 Ancillary topics to optimise soft tissue patient outcome - thinking outside the box

Friday 11th October

09:00-09:30    Registration

09:30-10:15    Nutrition 1: general considerations for the surgical patient (Isuru Gajanayake)

10:15-11:00    Rational antibiotic use in the surgical patient (Fergus Allerton)

11:00-11:30    Tea/coffee

11:30-12:15    Nutrition 2: support of specific disorders - considerations for the intestine, liver and pancreas (Isuru Gajanayake)

12:15-13:00    Interventional options of the liver and biliary system - when surgery may not be the best option

13:00-14:00    Lunch

14:00-15:00    Mindset in clinical practice: the power of mental preparation (Dr Nick Murch, The Royal Free Hospital)

15:00-15:30    Tea/coffee

15:30-16:15    Gall bladder mucocoele - what do we know and how can we reduce risk? (Fergus Allerton)

16:30               Meet at the fron of the Apex hotel for walk to the Roman baths


DAY 2 Abdominal surgery: advances and updates

Saturday 12th October

09:00-09:45    Surgical options for extra-hepatic biliary obstruction (Prof. R White)

09:45-10:45    Vascular surgery and use of the operating microscope

10:45-11:15    Tea/coffee

11:15-12:15    Ureteral surgery in dogs and cats: part 1 (Prof. L Aronson)

12:15-13:15    Ureteral surgery in dogs and cats: part 2 (Prof. L Aronson)

13:15-14:15    Lunch

14:15-15:00    Surgical options of operating on the liver - the old and the new (Prof. R White)

15:00-15:45    Sutures vs stables in the gastrointestinal tract (Prof. R White)

15:45-16:15    Tea/coffee

15:15-17:15    Renal transplantation in companion animals - what have we learnt? (Prof L Aronson)