Oncology 2: Hematopoietic Tumours, Tumours of the Digestive Tract & Bone Tumours

17 - 21 July 2023 | TBA, China


Cancer is a common disease in pets and one of the main causes of death. Over the past decade, our knowledge of cancer in animals has increased rapidly, and today several treatment options exist to treat canine and feline cancer patients. 

In 2020 “Oncology 2” (Xiamen) will build up on Oncology I and address some of the most common canine and feline tumours including haematopoietic neoplasms and oral, gastrointestinal, pancreatic & hepatosplenic tumours.

There will be a wet-lab microscopy session practicing blood smear and lymph node cytology. A major emphasis of the course will be again on understanding how to approach a patient with cancer. There will be lots of interactive and case oriented work using a systematic approach to the cancer patient including recognizing symptoms, interpreting radiographic findings, choosing correct staging procedures and formulating a therapeutic plan. 


  • Handling chemotherapy adverse effects and complications
  • Canine and feline lymphoma
  • Leukaemias & plasma cell tumours
  • Chemotherapy of lymphoma & other haematopoeitic tumours
  • Cytology of lymph nodes and blood smears 
  • Feline mast cell tumors 
  • Principles of surgical oncology of oral, gastrointestinal, pancreatic & hepatosplenic tumours
  • Oral, gastrointestinal, pancreatic & hepatosplenic tumours
  • Interactive case management sessions (miscellaneous tumors)
  • Feline bone tumours


All modules will be held in China, in English language with consecutive translation in Chinese.

Preliminary Program (click to open)
Monday, 17 July 2023

120 (240) min    Chemotherapeutic drugs (overview)
How do you administer chemotherapy safely?
Management of chemotherapy adverse effects & complications
    Lunch Break
90 (180) min    Canine Lymphoma 

Tuesday, 18 July 2023

120 (240) min    Guide to Lymph node & blood smear cytology
Leukaemias & Myeloma
    Lunch Break
90 (180) min    Feline Lymphoma      

Wednesday, 19 July 2023

Groups rotating in the morning on days 3 and 4
120 (240) min    Case management (Group 2): Oral & salivary gland tumours
    Practical microscopy (Group 1): cytology cases 
    Lunch Break
90 (180) min    Case management: Gastrointestinal neoplasia

Thursday, 20 July 2023

Groups rotating in the morning on days 3 and 4
120 (240) min    Case management (Group 1): Oral & salivary gland tumours
    Practical microscopy (Group 2): cytology cases 
    Lunch Break
Groups rotating in the afternoon on days 3 and 4
30 (60) min    Canine splenic tumours
60 (120) min    Hepatic tumours & hepatosplenic surgery

Friday, 21 July 2023

30 (60) min    Exocrine pancreatic tumours
45 (90) min    Feline mast cell tumours
45 (90) min    Canine histiocytic tumours
    Lunch Break
60 (120) min
30 (60) min    Feline bone tumours
Closing & Certificates

This course is recognized for the ESAVS Certificate of Small Animal Veterinary Practice (CSAVP) in cooperation with the University of Luxembourg with 4 ECTS Points. An additional 1 ECTS Point can be required by completing the two Distance Learning events.

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