Chronic kidney disease: the  new paradigm of early diagnosis and treatment

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) affects over 30% of cats aged 9 years and older, making it one of the most important conditions in felines. Traditional biomarkers and other diagnostic modalities are poorly sensitive for the early diagnosis of CKD, making early intervention and treatment difficult. In this interactive case-based lecture, Drs. Chalhoub and Boysen will discuss how new biomarkers and understanding of CKD pathophysiology are changing the paradigm of late CKD diagnosis and treatment to earlier staging and intervention.

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Søren Boysen

Dr. Søren Boysen obtained his veterinary degree in 1996 (WCVM), completed a small animal internship in 1998 (UPEI), and a residency in 2003 (Tufts University, Massachusetts) becoming a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (ACVECC) that same year. He is the former Chief of Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care at the University of Montreal, where he designed the ER and ICU services, created a residency training program, established veterinary ECC as a recognized specialty, and developed the ECC curriculum.  He is currently a Full Professor at the University of Calgary, Canada’s newest veterinary college, where he helped design and implement all 4 years of the veterinary teaching program.  An active member on several ECVECC, ACVECC and VetCOT committees he continues to play a leadership role in the global promotion and education of veterinary ECC. Extensively published (more than 50 research papers and 30 book chapters), and a recipient of numerous teaching and research excellence awards, he has become an internationally recognized speaker. His research interests include hemorrhage, coagulation, perfusion and point of care ultrasound. He has a particular passion for emergency and critical care ultrasound; he published the first translational study on Focused Assessment of Sonography for Trauma (FAST) in small animals, adapted point of care ultrasound protocols for use in non-trauma patients, and is actively involved in clinical point of care ultrasound research (with Dr. Kris Gommeren).  He continues to work on improving hands on training workshops targeted at improving emergency ultrasound training for non-specialist practitioners and making veterinary education free open access around the world.

Serge Chalhoub

Serge Chalhoub BSc., DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)


Born and raised in Montreal, Dr. Chalhoub graduated from the DVM program at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (FMV) of the University of Montreal in 2004. He then completed a one-year rotating small animal internship at the same institution. After working for two years as a general practitioner and emergency veterinarian at the DMV Centre in Montreal, Dr. Chalhoub pursued a residency in small animal internal medicine at the Animal Medical Center (AMC) in New York City. Once completed in 2009 he stayed on at the AMC as their first renal/hemodialysis fellow. During this time, he was also trained in interventional radiology/endoscopy. Dr. Chalhoub is currently a senior instructor at the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (UCVM). He was the recipient of the 2013 Canadian Veterinary Medical Association’s Teacher of the Year Award, the 2015 University of Calgary Team Teacher of the Year Award, and the 2017 Carl J. Norden Distinguished Teacher Award. He is the coordinator of the UCVM-CUPS Pet Health Clinic for disadvantaged Calgarians. He has authored and co-authored numerous scientific articles and book chapters on veterinary point of care ultrasound, renal and urinary medicine. 

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