ISFM Feline Congress in Kuala Lumpur: Feline liver and kidney disease

By popular demand the International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM) is holding its 3rd Asia Pacific Congress, this time in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on 26-27 February, 2014, with Congress partner Royal Canin and supported by Boehringer Ingelheim.

With stunning views of the Petronas Twin Towers, the Congress venue is the state-of-the-art convention centre at the Kuala Lumpur Renaissance Hotel.

The two-day Congress is aimed at the practitioner and will focus on feline kidney and feline liver disease.

The fantastic line up of speakers includes two RCVS Specialists in feline medicine, Martha Cannon and Andy Sparkes. Martha, a partner at a cat-only practice in Oxford, UK, will cover the clinical and laboratory evaluation of feline liver, kidney and pancreatic disease. She will also discuss the causes and practical management of feline liver disease and the importance of proteinuria in chronic kidney disease (CKD). Andy, Veterinary Director for International Cat Care, will look at the long-term management of CKD and how the Cat Friendly Clinic is an asset in managing chronic conditions.

Fabienne Dethioux who heads-up the Royal Canin scientific communications for the Asia Pacific zone will look at the health implications of obesity.

Rachel Korman, a former International Cat Care resident at the University of Bristol who now works with Veterinary Specialist Services, Brisbane, Australia, will take a close look at acute kidney injury in cats covering aetiology, diagnosis and assessment, practical management and prognosis. She will also discuss the aetiology, diagnosis and staging of CKD, together with non-dietary therapies and the management of hypertension and other co-morbidities.

Cost: Whole congress for ISFM member £180 (€250/980MYR); non-member £200 (€260/1100MYR). Single day ISFM member £105 (€145/620MYR); non-member £115 (€160/690MYR)

Register before 31 December for a £15 (€20/70 MYR) discount.

For the full scientific programme and to register, go to www.icatcare.org/asia-pacific-congress

Ends        13 November 2013

For further details contact Karen Bessant, press officer at ISFM/International Cat Care HQ, on 01747 871 872, or via karen@icatcare.org