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DermClub 2020

The strength of DermClub is in our presenters reading and summarizing current research and clinical findings on the evening’s topic and combining these with case study discussion from their own dermatology clinic. This means you get the most up-to-date, cutting edge information on current issues in veterinary dermatology distilled into one hour of world class CPD right here in Perth. Information and knowledge immediately applicable in your own clinic and with your own patients. Dr Burrows has been known to provide valuable insights into puzzling cases right during question time at the end of a Dermclub seminar. You cannot get more immediately applicable veterinary CPD than that!

This free CPD offering with world class experts in veterinary dermatology is not to be missed.

Make sure to save the dates in your calendar and join us for six great nights of riveting veterinary dermatology in 2020, made possible through the generous support of our DermClub sponsors.

To register your attendance at one of the DermClub events below, please click on the relevant RSVP button and follow the prompts. 

Numbers are capped due to venue capacity.  Please ensure that you come along if you register or inform the CAVE Office no later than the Monday prior to the scheduled DermClub on Wednesday evening if you are unable to attend so that your place can be given to someone else.

DermClub recordings will be available in 2020 for those who register to support the Veterinary Profession during Covid-19 restrictions.

CAVE Members can access available 2017, 2018 and 2019 DermClub notes and lecture recordings via the CAVE Unit using your access password.

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DermClub Presentations 2020


DermClub 6 for Vets

Update on allergy therapeutics: where do the new treatments fit in; what’s working?

Date: Wednesday, 2nd December 2020
Location: Murdoch University Campus and Live Streaming
Time: 7:00pm registration
Presenter: A/Prof Mandy Burrows

  

Recording Link

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Previous 2020 DermClub Events

DermClub 1 for Vets

Diagnostic approach to the itchy dog without over-servicing

Date: Wednesday, 5th February 2020
Location: Murdoch University
Time: 7:00pm registration

Presenter: A/Prof Mandy Burrows

Recording Link

   

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DermClub 2 for Vets

Refractory chronic otitis: why that case needs more than one expert

Date: Wednesday, 15th April 2020
Location: Online
Time: 7:30pm Perth, Western Australian
Presenter: A/Prof Mandy Burrows and Dr Zoe Lenard

Recording Link Presentation

Recording Link Q&A


   

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DermClub 3 for Vets

Staphylococcal pyoderma: an update on diagnosis and management

Date: Wednesday, 3rd June 2020
Location: Online
Time: 7:30pm Perth, Western Australian
Presenter: Dr Nellie Choi

Recording Link

As veterinarians, we have a responsibility to improve antimicrobial stewardship to reduce antimicrobial resistance. Superficial bacterial folliculitis is the most common form of canine pyoderma, and the principal reason for antimicrobial use in small animal practice. In this Dermclub, we will cover how pyoderma should be diagnosed, interpreting skin culture results, and different management options. Including some "trade secrets".

 

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DermClub 4 for Vets

Food and the skin - choosing the right diet

Date: Wednesday, 5th August 2020
Location: Online
Time:
7:30pm Perth, Western Australian
Presenter:
A/Prof Mandy Burrows

Recording Link

The skin acts as a mirror of general health. Dull hair coats, hair loss and dry, scaly skin can arise from a poor diet. Food allergy, a hypersensitivity to ingredients in the diet, is a common diagnosis for pruritic skin disease in dogs and cats. Owners frequently consult us and ask for advice about the best diet for their pet’s skin disease as the choices can be bewildering and contradictory information is frequent. There are many commercial dry, canned/tinned, hydrolysed or selected protein diets, as well as commercial frozen diets based on raw materials for an owner to choose from and many breeders have special recommendations of home-cooked diets. This lecture will update you with the current published evidence for food allergy in dogs and cats and discuss the most updated dietary information available. Don’t get left behind.

   

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DermClub 1 for Nurses

Otitis Externa

1.5 CPD Points

Date: Wednesday, 9th September 2020
Location: Online
Time: 7:30pm Perth, Western Australian
Presenter: Dr Alex Moore

Recording Link

Otitis externa is commonly encountered in small animal general practice. Performing a thorough otoscopic examination and obtaining diagnostic samples for cytology are essential in guiding clinical decision making for treatment success. In this DermClub, we will discuss the rationale for selecting the appropriate ear cleaner and topical antimicrobial agent for different presentations of otitis. We’ll also cover some tips and tricks for how to medicate ears effectively, whilst maintaining a fear free environment.

  

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DermClub 5 for Vets

Allergy testing dogs and cats: is it still worth it?

Date: Wednesday, 30th September 2020
Location: Online
Time: 7:00pm registration
Presenter: Dr Nellie Choi

Recording Link

You might ask yourself whether Allergy Testing in Dogs and Cats - Is it still worth it? Allergic skin disease is a chronic condition requiring livelong management. If you want to provide best care for your patients, are long-term pharmaceuticals, which only suppress the symptoms, the best option? Immunotherapy is the only disease modifying treatment we have for atopic dermatitis.

In this online lecture, Nellie will look at the best treatment option and will answer all your questions around allergy testing and immunotherapy.

 

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DermClub 2 for Nurses

The Itchy Dog

1.5 CPD Points

Date: Wednesday, 28th October 2020
Location: Online
Time: 7:30pm Perth, Western Australian
Presenter: Dr Hilary Chan

Recording Link

Itchy dogs and sleepless nights can be extremely frustrating for clients. This DermClub will provide vet nurses and technicians with a comprehensive guide to understanding common causes of itch, how to manage client expectations and different types of treatments available.