On the 5th (Saturday), the medical endoscope company Karl Storz Endoscopic Korea (CEO Kim Tae-hyun, Carlstoltz Korea) held an arthroscopic workshop for veterinarians at VGTC in Songdo, Incheon.
The Small Animal Artistic Masterclass Workshop was the first workshop (hands-on course) organized by Karl Storz Korea for domestic veterinarians.
The event was held with lectures and hands-on guidance by Professor Mark Glyde of Murdoch University in Korea. Professor Mark Glide, an AOVET instructor and European veterinary surgeon (DECVS), is a world-renowned authority in veterinary orthopedic neurosurgery. He has also visited Korea several times and is well-known among domestic veterinarians.
The workshop consisted of theoretical lectures, hands-on practice, and Wrap-Up, which lasted from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Theoretical lectures and hands-on practices were alternately conducted, starting with a subjective joint (front leg bend joint), which is good for applying arthroscopy for the first time.
Professor Mark Glide explained with an easy example and helped the participants understand. Veterinarian Kim Ah-young, who majored in veterinary neurosurgery at Seoul National University's veterinary school and completed the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation (ACVSMR), also had a smooth translation.
Participants in the workshop said, "I wanted this type of lecture," adding, "I thank Carlstoltz for providing me with a good opportunity to learn, and I've solved a lot of questions."
In particular, veterinarians who directly participated in the hands-on course said, "I found out that I didn't need much equipment to start arthroscopy."
Veterinarians who could not participate in the hands-on course stayed in the lecture hall and watched the course in real time through VGTC's system. Practice videos, arthroscopic images, as well as voice were shared in real time. Veterinarians expressed satisfaction with the latest real-time relay system.
VGTC (Veterflix Global Training Center), established by 3D Medivision Veterflix in Songdo for veterinary clinical practice training, has a Wet-lab facility including real-time 3D relay equipment so that you can perform surgery or perform ultrasound tests while watching 3D images.
Karl Storz Korea explained, "Karl Storz is the only company that provides the largest range of animal-only endoscopy products, from micro to super-large animals," adding, "We communicate with veterinarians at a global level and provide various educational opportunities."
"This workshop was Karl Storz Korea's first step for domestic veterinarians who wanted to acquire the latest knowledge and skills in the developing veterinary field," he added. "We will continue to actively carry out domestic workshops."
Meanwhile, Karl Storz runs the Center for Advanced Veterinary Education (CAVE) with Murdoch University. Two workshops are scheduled for November, and can be reached at CAVE@murdoch.edu.au or +61 (08)93606342 (Principles of Arthroscopic for Small Animal Practice from November 16 to 17, Small Animal Advanced Arthroscopic – Stile Joint).