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Why join our Workshops?

Here are some important benefits:

You get to meet our experts who are among the best in their field

Extensive theoretical and hands-on training on basic and advanced orthopedic surgical techniques, drawn from years of experience of our experts

Our courses are ATF / RACE certified

WORKSHOPS

NORTH AMERICA

WORKSHOP

TTA RAPID®

& Patella Luxation

  • 14. May 2022
  • Chicago, IL - USA
See details

Hotel Julian: 168 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60601, (312) 346-1200

650 USD

English

1 Day, about 8 Hours

RACE Credit Approval Pending

Dry & Wet Lab

Dr. Jeff Mayo 

DVM, DABVP, MANZVCS

Beginners, basic experience recommended

With more than 100,000 implantations worldwide, TTA RAPID® is one of the most attractive TTA techniques on the market. TTA RAPID® can not only fix a cranial cruciate ligament rupture, but also a simultaneous patella luxation.

TTA RAPID® implants offer high stability with a less invasive approach. The TTA RAPID® technique and instrumentation allow shorter surgery times, which provides less of a risk of infection, less anesthesia and lower costs.

The open sponge Titanium construct allows for rapid bone growth throughout the cage.

Due to the simplicity of the technique and instruments, there is a minimal learning curve.

With 54 different cage sizes, TTA RAPID® is the most flexible surgical technique designed to repair a cruciate ligament injury.

The new “Tiny” TTA RAPID® set now makes it possible to treat small dogs and cats with custom 1.5/2.0mm cages and screws. The instrumentation set features a new “tiny” sawguide.

Europe

WORKSHOP

TTA RAPID® &

Rapid Luxation

  • 10. June 2022
  • Cologne, Germany
See details

Seminar room at the "Deutsche Vet" KOELNMESSE, 50679 Cologne, Germany

from 495 EUR (excl. VAT) + 2 Tickets for "Deutsche Vet" 99 EUR (excl. VAT) 

German

1 Day, about 8 hours

7 ATF Points

Dry Lab

Jörg Wackes 

Dr. med. vet.

Beginners

Workshop will be held at the KOELNMESSE „Deutsche Vet“

With more than 100,000 implantations worldwide TTA RAPID® is one of the most attractive TTA techniques on the market. TTA RAPID® can not only fix a cranial cruciate ligament rupture but also a simultaneous patella luxation.

With 54 different cage sizes, TTA RAPID® is the most flexible surgical technique designed to repair a cruciate ligament injury.

The new “Tiny” TTA RAPID® set now makes it possible to treat small dogs and cats with custom 1.5/2.0mm cages and screws. The instrumentation set features a new “tiny” sawguide.

TTA RAPID® implants offer high stability with a less invasive approach. The TTA RAPID® surgery allows for shorter surgery times which provides less of a risk of infection, less anesthesia and less costs.

The open sponge Titanium construct allows for rapid bone growth throughout the cage.

Due to the simplicity of the technique and instruments, a level of comfort can be achieved quickly.

Europe

WORKSHOP

TTA RAPID®

  • 25. June 2022
  • Frankfurt a. Main, Germany
See details

from 799 EUR (excl. VAT) early bird price

German

1 Day, about 8 hours

Hugo Schmökel

Prof. Dr. med. vet., PhD, Dipl ECVS, MRCVS

The TTA technique for the treatment of canine cranial cruciate ligament tears, shall explained using the basics of the biomechanics of the knee joint. Surgical planning, the surgical procedure, the implants used, as well as possible complications, shall be discussed.

The practical part of the course includes exploration of the knee joint through a minimal medial arthrotomy, treatment of meniscal injuries and TTA surgery.

Europe

WORKSHOP

CBLO

  • 26. June 2022
  • Frankfurt a. Main, Germany
See details

from 799 EUR (excl. VAT) early bird price

German

1 Day, about 8 hours

Hugo Schmökel

Prof. Dr. med. vet., PhD, Dipl ECVS, MRCVS

CORA Based Leveling Osteotomy (CBLO) is a unique technique that combines the advantages of TPLO (Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy) and TTA (Tibial Tuberosity Advancement).

CBLO can be used under certain conditions to improve the chances of recovery for selected patients.

Benefits of the CBLO method include:

  • Facilitate surgical planning and technique
  • Excellent long-term results in terms of functionality
  • Normal long-term preservation of articular cartilage
  • rapid healing of the osteotomy
  • Possibility of an osteotomy in juvenile patients
  • Use in patients with an enlarged angle of the tibia

A maximum of 12 participants per instructor is allowed in the practical exercise.

Who is the course aimed at?
This training is developed for veterinarians who already have experience performing orthopedic surgeries and are now looking to either start using the CBLO technique or to improve thier existing knowledge and confidence in its use.

Europe

WORKSHOP

Fracture Treatment

with LeiLOX 1.5 / 2.0 Micro

  • 7. July 2022
  • Leipzig, Germany
See details

Congress Center Leipzig, Level 2, Seminar Room 13, Seehausener Allee 1, 04356 Leipzig, Deutschland

495 EUR (excl. VAT)  

German

1 Day, about 8 hours

6 ATF Points

Wet Lab

Dr. Andreas Pfeil, 

Dr. med. vet.

Beginner

Workshop will be held at the 11th Leipzig Veterinary Congress (Leipziger Tierärztekongress)

Fracture Treatment in Dogs and Cats with LeiLOX 1.5/2.0 Micro Locking Plate System

The new LeiLOX Locking Systems are manufactured at our location in Mühlheim - Germany, and are specially developed for small animals. They are suitable for a wide range of applications: fractures of long tubular bones, pelvic fractures, fractures close to joints, rod-plate constructs, MiPo, Oral Maxillofacial, corrective Osteotomies and others.  Within these systems, a wide variety of locking plates and screws which allow secure fixation are available.

The LeiLOX 1.5/2.0 Micro Locking System was specially developed for very small dogs and cats. The implants are made of the highest quality titanium, the only one of its kind on the market, which offer several advantages. Titanium offers the best biocompatibility, lowest temperature sensitivity, low weight in combination with high strength and rigidity.

Europe

WORKSHOP

TPLO

  • 16. July 2022
  • Frankfurt a. Main, Germany
See details

from 799 EUR (excl. VAT) early bird price

German

1 Day, about 8 hours

Hugo Schmökel

Prof. Dr. med. vet., PhD, Dipl ECVS, MRCVS

The TPLO technique changes the mechanics of the knee joint by limiting the movement of the joint and thus leads to stabilization. The technique involves an osteotomy of the tibia to change the angle of the tibial plateau and to ensure that the tibial thrust is controlled by the caudal cruciate ligament and the various caudal muscle groups.

The operation requires special equipment and is particularly suitable for larger and active dogs. However, this technique can also be used for cranial cruciate ligament tears in small dogs and cats.

In dogs that also suffer from a luxated patella, the TPLO technique can also be used to align the hind leg to correct tension in the quadriceps muscles.

Europe

WORKSHOP

Fracture Treatment

with LeiLOX 1.5 / 2.0 Micro

  • 22. July 2022
  • Perchtoldsdorf, Austria
See details

Tierklinik Quehenberger
Wiener Gasse 122
2380 Perchtoldsdorf, Österreich

495 EUR (excl. VAT)  

German

1 Day, about 8 hours

ATF Points: to be announced

Wet Lab

Mag. Markus Preßl

Beginner

Fracture Treatment in Dogs and Cats with LeiLOX 1.5/2.0 Micro Locking Plate System

The new LeiLOX Locking Systems are manufactured at our location in Mühlheim - Germany, and are specially developed for small animals. They are suitable for a wide range of applications: fractures of long tubular bones, pelvic fractures, fractures close to joints, rod-plate constructs, MiPo, Oral Maxillofacial, corrective Osteotomies and others. Within these systems, a wide variety of locking plates and screws which allow secure fixation are available.

The LeiLOX 1.5/2.0 Micro Locking System was specially developed for very small dogs and cats. The implants are made of the highest quality titanium, the only one of its kind on the market, which offer several advantages. Titanium offers the best biocompatibility, lowest temperature sensitivity, low weight in combination with high strength and rigidity.

Europe

WORKSHOP

TTA RAPID® &

Rapid Luxation

  • 23. July 2022
  • Perchtoldsdorf, Austria
See details

Tierklinik Quehenberger
Wiener Gasse 122

2380 Perchtoldsdorf, Österreich

495 EUR (excl. VAT) 

German

1 Day, about 8 hours

ATF Points: to be announced

Dry Lab

Mag. Markus Preßl

Beginner

With more than 100,000 implantations worldwide TTA RAPID® is one of the most attractive TTA techniques on the market. TTA RAPID® can not only fix a cranial cruciate ligament rupture but also a simultaneous patella luxation.

With 54 different cage sizes, TTA RAPID® is the most flexible surgical technique designed to repair a cruciate ligament injury.

The new “Tiny” TTA RAPID® set now makes it possible to treat small dogs and cats with custom 1.5/2.0mm cages and screws. The instrumentation set features a new “tiny” sawguide.

TTA RAPID® implants offer high stability with a less invasive approach. The TTA RAPID® surgery allows for shorter surgery times which provides less of a risk of infection, less anesthesia and less costs.

The open sponge Titanium construct allows for rapid bone growth throughout the cage.

Due to the simplicity of the technique and instruments, a level of comfort can be achieved quickly.

Europe

WORKSHOP

Fracture Treatment

with LeiLOX 1.5 / 2.0 Micro

  • 9. September 2022
  • Erfurt, Germany
See details

Dorint Hotel am Dom Erfurt,

Theaterplatz 2, 99084 Erfurt, Deutschland

495 EUR (excl. VAT)  

German

1 Day, about 8 hours

4 ATF Points

Dry Lab

Dr. Andreas Pfeil und Dr. Michael Stief

Beginner

Fracture Treatment in Dogs and Cats with LeiLOX 1.5/2.0 Micro Locking Plate System

The new LeiLOX Locking Systems are manufactured at our location in Mühlheim - Germany, and are specially developed for small animals. They are suitable for a wide range of applications: fractures of long tubular bones, pelvic fractures, fractures close to joints, rod-plate constructs, MiPo, Oral Maxillofacial, corrective Osteotomies and others. Within these systems, a wide variety of locking plates and screws which allow secure fixation are available.

The LeiLOX 1.5/2.0 Micro Locking System was specially developed for very small dogs and cats. The implants are made of the highest quality titanium, the only one of its kind on the market, which offer several advantages. Titanium offers the best biocompatibility, lowest temperature sensitivity, low weight in combination with high strength and rigidity.

This course is supported by Rita Leibinger GmbH & Co. KG, Dr. Andreas Pfeil and Dr. Michael Stief.

Europe

WORKSHOP

TTA RAPID® &

Rapid Luxation

  • 21. September 2022
  • Nice, France
See details

Nice, France

English

1 Day, about 8 Hours

7 ATF Points

Dry Lab

Yves Samoy

Dr. med. vet., PhD, Dipl. ECVSMR

Beginners

Offered as PRE CONGRESS LAB at the 21st ESVOT Congress. Registration only until 15th of July!

With more than 100,000 implantations worldwide TTA RAPID® is one of the most attractive TTA techniques on the market. TTA RAPID® can not only fix a cranial cruciate ligament rupture but also a simultaneous patella luxation.

RAPID LUXATION is relative to TTA RAPID®. It is the elegant solution to fix a patella luxation when there is no simultaneous cruciate ligament rupture. Compared to traditional methods, it brings a lot of advantages simplifications and stability

NORTH AMERICA

WORKSHOP

TTA RAPID®

& Patella Luxation

  • 12. October 2022
  • Portland, OR - USA
See details

Crowne Plaza Portland-Downtown Conv Ctr: 1441 Ne 2nd Avenue , Portland, OR 97232, T: +1-503-2332401

850 USD

English

1 Day, about 8 Hours

RACE Credit Approval Pending

Wet Lab

Hugo Schmökel 

Prof. Dr. med. vet., PhD, Dipl ECVS, MRCVS

Beginners, basic experience recommended

Seminar will be held the day before ACVS

With more than 100,000 implantations worldwide, TTA RAPID® is one of the most attractive TTA techniques on the market. TTA RAPID® can not only fix a cranial cruciate ligament rupture, but also a simultaneous patella luxation.

TTA RAPID® implants offer high stability with a less invasive approach. The TTA RAPID® technique and instrumentation allow shorter surgery times, which provides less of a risk of infection, less anesthesia and lower costs.

The open sponge Titanium construct allows for rapid bone growth throughout the cage.

Due to the simplicity of the technique and instruments, there is a minimal learning curve.

With 54 different cage sizes, TTA RAPID® is the most flexible surgical technique designed to repair a cruciate ligament injury.

The new “Tiny” TTA RAPID® set now makes it possible to treat small dogs and cats with custom 1.5/2.0mm cages and screws. The instrumentation set features a new “tiny” sawguide.

This course is supported by Rita Leibinger Medical and Dr. Hugo Schmökel.

Europe

WORKSHOP

TTA RAPID® &

Rapid Luxation

  • 5.November 2022
  • Hannover, Germany
See details

Hannover, Germany

495 EUR (excl. VAT) 

German

1 Day, about 8 hours

ATF Points: to be announced

Dry Lab

Hugo Schmökel 

Prof. Dr. med. vet., PhD, Dipl ECVS, MRCVS

Beginner

With more than 100,000 implantations worldwide TTA RAPID® is one of the most attractive TTA techniques on the market. TTA RAPID® can not only fix a cranial cruciate ligament rupture but also a simultaneous patella luxation.

With 54 different cage sizes, TTA RAPID® is the most flexible surgical technique designed to repair a cruciate ligament injury.

The new “Tiny” TTA RAPID® set now makes it possible to treat small dogs and cats with custom 1.5/2.0mm cages and screws. The instrumentation set features a new “tiny” sawguide.

TTA RAPID® implants offer high stability with a less invasive approach. The TTA RAPID® surgery allows for shorter surgery times which provides less of a risk of infection, less anesthesia and less costs.

The open sponge Titanium construct allows for rapid bone growth throughout the cage.

Due to the simplicity of the technique and instruments, a level of comfort can be achieved quickly.

Europe

WORKSHOP

Spinal Surgery
with C-LOX®

  • 19. November 2022
  • Stuttgart, Germany
See details

Tierklinik Stuttgart-Plieningen GbR, Hermann-Fein-Strasse 15,

70599 Stuttgart, Deutschland

495 EUR (excl. VAT)  

English

1 Day, about 8 Hours

5 ATF Points

Wet Lab

Prof. Björn Meij

DVM, PhD, ECVS

Beginners

C-LOX is a spinal disk replacement implant for the cervical spine in dogs. It was developed by RITA LEIBINGER in cooperation with Prof. Dr. Franck Forterre, Bern University (Switzerland).

Workshop Program:
-Surgical conditions of the cervical spine
-Caudal Cervical Spondylomyelopathy
-Diagnostic imaging of the cervical spine
-C-LOX: implants, instruments, surgical planning and application technique
-Wet lab
-Final discussion

This course is supported by RITA LEIBINGER GmbH & Co. KG and Professor Björn Meij (DVM, PhD, ECVS).

WEBINARS

ONLINE

WEBINAR

Fracture Treatment in Small Breeds: 

Experience of 100 Cases

  • Online
  • Watch the webinar replay for free!
See details

For free (Registration required)

English

45 minutes

Hugo Schmökel

Prof. Dr. med. vet., PhD, Dipl ECVS, MRCVS

Beginners

Please register to watch the Webinar for free.

ONLINE CE COURSES

ONLINE

ONLINE CE COURSE

TTA RAPID®

Learn how to perform CCL Repair with TTA RAPID®

Dr. Yves Samoy shares with you his knowledge that he has gained since the beginning of TTA RAPID®. This online course is recorded with the same presentation materials used in the "live" wet-labs all around the globe. You may ask questions in the comments section of each chapter. Dr. Samoy will then receive an email with your question and follow-up with you that way.

This virtual course offers a long and detailed "real" surgery with live comments from Dr. Yves Samoy. 

ONLINE

ONLINE CE COURSE

Tiny TTA RAPID®

Learn how to fix CCL Ruptures in Tiny Animals with the Tiny  TTA RAPID® System

Dr. Hugo Schmökel shares with you all his knowledge about CCL Ruptures in Tiny Animals. It will be divided into a theoretical and a practical part. You may ask questions in the comments section of each chapter. Dr. Schmökel will then receive an email with your question.

The only difference between this online course and a wet-lab is the practical part. This course offers a long and detailed "real" surgery with the live comments from Dr. Hugo Schmökel. But you are required to practice on your own with cadavers. 

ONLINE

ONLINE CE COURSE

Rapid Luxation

Learn how to fix Patella Luxation  with the RAPID LUXATION System

Patella  Luxations can be challenging, especially using previous techniques. Luckily, we have developed a seamless, simple technique for addressing both patella luxations and cruciate ligament ruptures.

Dr. Hugo Schmökel shares with you all his knowledge about Patellar Luxations. The course is divided into a theoretical and a practical part. Any questions may be asked in the comments section of each chapter, which will then be received and responded to by Dr. Schmökel.

MEET OUR LECTURERS

We work with key opinion leaders and well-known names in the industry.  

Grab the chance to meet them in our workshops or online courses.

Sweden

Hugo Schmökel
Dr. med. vet., PhD, Dipl. ECVS, MRCVS

Read his biography

European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery - graduated 1995.

Dr. Schmökel is an experienced and globally recognized expert. Before his current position as Chief Veterinary Officer at Evidensia Strömsholm, Sweden's largest veterinary clinic, he worked at several large clinics and universities.

Dr. Schmökel has written numerous peer-reviewed scientific publications and book chapters and regularly gives lectures and seminars worldwide.

USA

Dr. Jeff Mayo
DVM, DABVP

Read his biography

Dr. Robert “Jeff” Mayo was born in Virginia, and moved to Idaho in 1978.

From to 2008 to now, Dr. Mayo has flown and taught internationally in Japan, Germany, Bulgaria, Italy, Australia and several other countries. Dr. Mayo has trained hundreds if not over a thousand Veterinarians on laser surgery, radiosurgery, orthopedics and soft tissue surgery as well as regenerative medicine and alternative therapies.

Dr. Mayo has lectured at dozens of national and international veterinary conferences further sharing his knowledge to other veterinarians to better serve the patients and communities.

Dr. Mayo’s peak interests includes knee surgeries, fracture repairs, second opinions, radiosurgery, alternative sterilization and regenerative medicine.

Read more...   

Germany

Jörg Wackes
Dr. med. vet.

Read his biography

Specialist veterinarian for small animals and pets.

Dr. Jörg Wackes specializes in surgery, endoscopy and dentistry, and intensively engages in trainings at his home country Germany and abroad.

Memberships:
DVG German Veterinary Medical Society and the DGK-DVG specialist groups for small animal medicine and surgery
DGT-DVG German Society for Veterinary Dentistry
DGK-DVG AG Laser Medicine
DGK-DVG AG Wound Management

UTRECHT UNIVERSITY

Prof. Björn Meij
DVM, PhD, Dipl. ECVS

Read his biography


Björn Meij is a Dutch veterinarian, professor and European specialist (Diplomate ECVS) in small animal surgery since 1993.

Today, he is head of surgery at the Utrecht university where he leads a team of specialist surgeons and is ECVS resident coordinator.

Dr. Meij is well-known for his research within orthopaedics and neurosurgery. 

ghent university

Yves Samoy
Dr. med. vet., PhD, Dipl. ECVSMR

Read his biography

Yves Samoy graduated in 2003 cum laude at Ghent University, Belgium.
After graduation, he continued to work at Ghent University at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Morphology, Medical Imaging, Orthopaedics, Physiotherapy and Nutrition to improve his orthopedic skills.

From 2006 to June 2012 he was a full time assistant in the Orthopedic
department. During this period, he laid the basis of the physiotherapy and
rehabilitation unit at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine.

Under the guidance of Prof. Dr. B. Van Ryssen he finished his PhD on Elbow
incongruity in the dog in 2011. Since July 2012 he is Doctoral Assistant in
the Orthopedic department and is involved in all kinds of orthopedic surgery including arthroscopy. He is also the developing surgeon behind the TTA Rapid technique. Since 2015 he is CCRP certified by Ghent University and in charge of the Rehabilitation & Physiotherapy Unit. 

In 2019 he became a diplomate of the European college of veterinary sports medicine and rehabilitation.

Yves Samoy is author or co-author of several orthopaedic publications in
international journals.
 

SWEDEN

Ditte Skytte
DVM, ECVS

Read her biography


Ditte Skytte finished her veterinarian studies 2004 in Denmark and got the certificate CertSAS in 2011. Since 2019 is Ditte an European specialist (Diplomate ECVS) in small animal surgery.

Dr. Skytte has previously worked in referral practice in Denmark and at the surgical department of Copenhagen University teaching students.  In the past 9 years, she has been working in referral practice at Strömsholm small animal hospital, treating mainly orthopedic cases and being an ECVS resident supervisor.

She has travelled giving lectures at orthopedic courses in Denmark, Hungary, Italy, and Japan.

Dr. Skytte is the author and co-author of several orthopedic, neuro-, and soft tissue surgery publications in
peer reviewed journals.

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