Principles of Fracture Repair
When: August 14-15, 2021
Where: Auburn Vet Med Campus
Course fee: $950*
RACE Approved CEU: 17
*Auburn Alumni can receive a 15% discount. Contact Meredith Smildsin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 334-844-2497 for details.
This course is organized and sponsored by Veterinary Orthopedic Implants.
The Principles of Fracture Repair course is designed to provide participants with a basic, fundamental knowledge of bone healing and the favorable impact internal fixation of fractures can have on it.
Lectures and hands-on laboratory sessions (plastic bone and cadaver) will focus on and reinforce:
- surgical approach
- tips on successful fracture reduction
- repair of simple and challenging comminuted fractures
Participants will have the opportunity to repair fractures
using traditional plates, locking plates, pin & tension
band, and lag screws. Locking plates and screws
(also known as internal fixator) simplify treatment
of long bone fractures in small animals. This implant
system is easy to use, great for the general practitioner
and affordable. The internal fixator shares the convenience
of the external fixator without the hassles of postoperative management.
During this course, participants will familiarize themselves with the implant system through lecture and clinical case presentations . Following lecture and case review, participants will repair fractures on cadavers and plastic bone models. Postoperative radiographs (if available) can be taken to assess the participant’s repair technique.
This course is appropriate for specialists, residents, interns and general practitioners with an interest in improving their orthopedic knowledge and skills.
VOI provides all equipment and materials for each fracture course.
Auburn Vet Med continues to follow the university’s modified campus events guidelines, implemented in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, for all in-person continuing education opportunities. Currently, this includes maintaining appropriate physical distancing as well as the use of masks or face coverings while on campus. Event attendees will be required to wear masks or face coverings for the duration of the event. All operational changes are informed by health trends in our community and state and may be adjusted if scenarios change or new information becomes available. Continued cooperation and adherence to important safety protocols remain essential. The most up-to-date guidelines will be provided to registered attendees prior to the event.
Reproductive Science & Health Online Course
Employing research –validated instructional design and based on content presented in Pathways to Pregnancy and Parturition (3rd Edition, by PL Senger), the intent of Reproductive Science & Health (RSH) on-line is to increase educational flexibility and extend the reach of this discipline globally to all with an interest in teaching and learning about the function of the reproductive system in animals and humans.
Due to current COVID-19 guidelines and daily operational modifications within the teaching hospitals, practitioner sabbatical opportunities have been suspended until further notice.
The Practitioner Sabbatical Program at Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine is an individualized program offered to eligible veterinarians who are interested in continuing education in a particular specialty area. This program offers eligible practitioners the opportunity to shadow faculty and staff in specific clinical services to gain improved skills and knowledge in a specialized area of interest.
The experience ranges from one to five days based on the practitioner’s needs and the clinical service’s availability. The base fee for the experience is $150-$200 per day based on the service area, duration, and intensity of study. Additionally, there is a $25 application fee.
Interested applicants should contact Abbi Gardner for additional details and application criteria. An application to the Practitioner Sabbatical Program must be submitted at least 45 days prior to your proposed starting date.