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CNYACE CE Event: Topics in Infectious Disease

CNYACE CE Event: Topics in Infectious Disease

Tuesday, September 19, 2023
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM (EDT)

Event Details

Topics in Infectious Disease

Interpretation of Diagnostic Tests for Infectious Disease
When You Hear Hooves, Think Zebras: The Unsuspected Zoonosis
Logistics of Lyme: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention

Presented by: Jane Sykes BVSc, PhD, MBA, DACVIM

Learning Objectives:

  1. Be able to better interpret diagnostic tests for infectious disease
  2. Understand Lyme disease diagnosis, treatment, and prevention
  3. Consider zoonotic diseases in differential diagnoses

Interpretation of Diagnostic Tests for Infectious Disease
With increased availability of point-of-care diagnostic tests, it is more important than ever that practitioners understand how to properly interpret diagnostic test results. This lecture describes diagnostic test types for infectious diseases and provides case examples that illustrate how interpretation is not straightforward and requires critical consideration of reasons for positive and negative results.

When You Hear Hooves, Think Zebras:  The Unsuspected Zoonosis
Veterinarians are generally trained to ‘hear horses’ when they are developing a list of differential diagnoses for illness in companion animals. However, veterinarians should always consider the ‘zebras’ for zoonoses that have the potential to cause significant morbidity and mortality. These zoonoses include bacterial diseases such as brucellosis, bordetellosis, leptospirosis, coxiellosis, tularemia, plague, and tuberculosis; and the fungal disease sporotrichosis. Brucellosis, coxiellosis, tularemia, plague, tuberculosis and sporotrichosis are covered in this talk using a case-based format.

Logistics of Lyme:  Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention
This presentation will review current understanding of the epidemiology of Lyme disease in dogs and humans, with a focus on North America. The approach to diagnosis of the disease, including what to do about unexpected positive test results, will be explored. Treatment options, Lyme vaccines and how they work, and the value of tick prevention will also be covered. Case descriptions will be included to illustrate the concepts presented.

For More Information:

New York State Veterinary Medical Society (518)869-8766

Jane Sykes is a Professor of Small Animal Medicine at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine with interest in small animal infectious diseases. She obtained her veterinary degree and PhD in veterinary microbiology at the University of Melbourne, Australia; residency in small animal internal medicine, University of Minnesota; MBA, University of Georgia. She is Board-Certified in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, and joined faculty at UC Davis in 2002. She has coauthored > 100 scientific publications, is the editor of the textbooks “Canine and Feline Infectious Diseases”, “Greene’s Infectious Diseases of the Dog and Cat” and was was Associate Editor (Infectious Diseases) for the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine. Her leadership roles include first President of, and now Secretary-Treasurer for the International Society of Companion Animal Infectious Diseases (ISCAID); President, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) Small Animal Internal Medicine specialty; President Elect, ACVIM (2020-); Chief Veterinary Medical Officer for the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (2015-2020); and currently Executive Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at UC Davis. Her research interests currently include antimicrobial drug resistant bacterial infections, blood-borne infectious diseases and deep mycoses.