Bringing together leaders in endoscopy to exchange ideas and share knowledge.
Veterinary Endoscopy Society Annual Conference
Conference Date: June 1 – 3, 2022
Hotel room block availability dates: Sunday, May 29th, 2020 – Monday, June 6th, 2022
dr. jp mccrue
“Endoscopic use cranial neurosurgery”
Dr. Fred Wininger
“Neuronavigation and its utility in spinal surgery”
Dr. Fred Wininger, an ACVIM (Neuro) Diplomate, began his post-residency career as a faculty member at the University of Missouri as an assistant professor of neurology/neurosurgery. There he joined the Comparative Neurology Program, where he was integral in the development of a novel neuronavigation device. That technology was used to administer therapies for neurodegenerative disorders that are now used to treat children with analogous diseases. He developed one of the first hybrid private practice/academic residency training programs which has graduated 14 boarded practitioners and continues at his current practice Charlotte Animal Referral and Emergency in Charlotte, NC. He is the sole proprietor and operator of 3D Veterinary Printing, a company providing surgeons with anatomic models and customized surgical instruments.
clayton watkins, dvm
“Endoscopic nasal tumor surgery”
“State of the art update on endoscopic ENT surgery”
Jason Berg DVM DACVIM (Internal Medicine & Neurology)
“Neurosurgery – From Cushing to MIS!”
Graduated Texas A&M 1996. Internship and dual residency at The AMC 1996-2000. Lectured local, nationally and internationally on medical and surgical aspects of neurosurgery. Cofounded or founded Animal Specialty Center (first veterinary Cyberknife center in USA), Animal MR (first MRI services in New York, NJ), Bloodhound Laboratories and finally Guardian Veterinary Specialists. Champion of pets, people and our profession.
Dr. Heidi Phillips
“Brachycephalic airway surgery in cats”
Helmuth Billy, MD
“Laparoscopy and Abdominal Operations”
Helmuth Billy,MD specializes in minimally invasive and bariatric surgery and is director of bariatric surgery at St. John’s Regional Medical Center and Community Memorial Hospital in Ventura California He has been an innovator in the field of utilizing fluorescent imaging in laparoscopic surgery and has published researched articles and authored textbook chapters on various topics in minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery. He is a well known speaker and has lectured nationally and internationally on the topic of technology and minimally invasive surgery. He has been the president of the California Chapter of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) for the past 5 years and was recently nominated to the Executive Council for the ASMBS. Dr. Billy performs over 400 minimally invasive operations a year and is a member of the core teaching faculty for graduate surgical education at Community Memorial Hospital in Ventura California. He has been in private practice in Ventura for the past 20 years and he enjoys downhill skiing, restoring vintage Volkswagens and travelling with his family.
Dr. Michael Gallizzi
“Endoscopic Spinal Surgery”
Dr. Michael Gallizzi, a Michigan native who specializes in minimally invasive, robotic and endoscopic adult spinal surgery, will join The Steadman Clinic team of surgeons on March 14, 2022. Dr. Gallizzi’s appointment was announced by Dr. Marc J. Philippon, managing partner of The Steadman Clinic and chair of Steadman Philippon Research Institute (SPRI) and Dan Drawbaugh, CEO of The Steadman Clinic and SPRI.
Dr. Gallizzi comes to Vail after spending the past three years in practice at Skyridge Medical Center in Lone Tree, Colorado, and nearly the past six years in medical practice in Colorado. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan and the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science/Chicago Medical School. Dr. Gallizzi completed his residency training in orthopaedics at the University of Missouri and also served as a clinical instructor in orthopaedic adult spinal surgery as a fellow at Duke University.
Robert F Ward MD
“A novel approach to the treatment of laryngeal paralysis”
Robert Ward, MD, earned his medical degree from Cornell University and went on to serve
his residency in otolaryngology at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center. He then received his fellowship in pediatric otolaryngology from the Children’s Hospital of Boston.
Dr. Ward is well known and extremely highly regarded for his treatment of a wide variety of
ear, nose and throat conditions including Congenital Airway Abnormalities, Chronic
Sinusitis, Tonsillitis & Adenoiditis in Children, Hoarseness in Children, Sleep Disorders in Children, Benign Vocal Cord Lesions, Respiratory Problems in Neurologically Impaired Children, Sleep Apnea in Children, Head & Neck Cancer, Neck Masses in Children.
Dr. Ward is co-inventor on the Y-Lock Tracheal Stent System (DexStent LN). He hasauthored numerous articles in the varied areas of his expertise, and has been recognized
and honored frequently for his clinical skills and accomplishments.
Dr Sean Murphy
“Needlescopic Surgery: Bridging MIS, soft tissue, and orthopedic surgery together- a taste for everyone”
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MIS SOft Tissue
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MIS SOft Tissue + Orthopaedic
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