Demystifying oncology

Event date

07 March 2017

Venue location

British Veterinary Association
7 Mansfield Street


Helen Dingle, 0207 908 6336

Event type

Small animal clinical CPD


Tim Scase BSc BVM&S PhD MRCVS Dip.ACVP, Director, Bridge Pathology Ltd and Gerry Polton MA VetMB MSc (Clin Onc) DipECVIM-CA (Onc) MRCVS, Director of Oncology, North Downs Specialist Referrals



 Early birdStandard
BVA member£195 (including VAT)£235 (including VAT)
Non-memberN/A£395 (including VAT)

Early bird rate applies to bookings made more than eight weeks in advance of the course date.

Event Description

Course programme (679KB PDF)

Registration will open at 09.30, with the course starting at 10.00. The course will finish at 16.00.

There are numerous cancer presentations that will challenge the general practitioner. Some are regular attendees in the veterinary consulting room, some are infrequent visitors.

In this series of presentations you will learn tips for the approach to cancer in general, tips that can be applied across the board for the most part. In addition, the most prevalent tumours will be considered in more detail. The twin focus will be on an understanding of underlying principles and on practical tips to enable more confident (and competent) cancer management.

Specific consideration will be given to canine cutaneous mast cell tumours, lymphoma in dogs and cats, and to soft tissue sarcomas in both species.

This course is ideal for first opinion practitioners with an interest in oncology.

The five key things delegates will learn from this course are: 

  • How to judge degree of malignancy from clinical and pathological cues
  • How to take practical decisions in canine cutaneous mast cell tumour management
  • When to perform immunohistochemistry (and when it’s a waste of time and money)
  • When a soft tissue sarcoma should be managed conservatively, when a more radical treatment is appropriate, and when the practitioner would be well advised to leave it alone
  • Recognition of key differences in different lymphoma types and their clinical relevance

Please note - if you want to book three courses for the price of two please call Helen Dingle on 020 7908 6336.

Terms & Conditions

Payment conditions Payment for BVA courses must be received in advance to guarantee your place. On acceptance of your booking a confirmation letter will be sent to you. Prices are subject to 20% VAT and bookings will be confirmed with a VAT notice. Member discount Please note that in order to qualify for the member discount it must be the member that attends the course. A member cannot book on behalf of a non-member to benefit from the discount. If a non-member attends in place of a member, they will be liable to pay the additional non-member fee. Book 3 courses for the price of 2 This offer is only valid for BVA members. All 3 courses must be booked at the same time. The cheapest course will be free. A practice may book using the offer and send a different member of their team to each course. This offer is only valid for BVA 2017 CPD courses and excludes media training courses and any webinars. The offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer relating to BVA CPD. Cancellation policy In event of cancellations received in writing no later than one calendar month in advance of the course, the fee will be returned less 25% to cover administration expenses. After that date no refunds will be possible. Substitutions may be made at any time, however, please see the condition about the member discount. Programme information The programme is correct at the time of going to press. However, due to unforeseen circumstances, the programme may change and BVA reserves the right to cancel the event or alter the venue and/or speakers. Where circumstances force BVA to cancel a course, the liability of BVA shall be limited to a refund of any fees paid for the courses. BVA is not liable for any consequential loss.

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