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DermClub - ADC Long Beach

Led by Rusty Muse, DVM, DACVD


Animal Dermatology Clinic Long Beach is launching a new initiative tailored specifically for Long Beach veterinarians. Join the conversation with peers and colleagues about evidence-based, veterinary dermatology medicine, to improve patient outcomes while evaluating the strength of the research and implementing new knowledge to apply into your practice.

March 16, 2017 - Atopic Dermatitis: New thoughts and therapies

Ayres Hotel Seal Beach
12850 Seal Beach Blvd.
Seal Beach, CA 90740

Registration: 6:30pm
Lecture: 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Reservations required. Please email Christy Ortiz at cortiz@adcmg.com or call (949) 390-2990.  

Atopic dermatitis is the most common cause of chronic non-seasonal (not to mention, seasonal!) pruritus in the dog. The majority of dermatologists’ and many veterinarians’ days are occupied with managing atopic dermatitis and the secondary problems that come with it. Terrific new therapies have been launched onto the market for the symptomatic control of allergic skin disease. Come learn about the cause of atopic dermatitis and how these new therapies target the various causes. Get a specialist’s perspective on how to correctly use these and how to integrate these therapies into a complementary long term management plan to bring relief to these uncomfortable patients. Learn about new updates in immunotherapy that can lead to better success in hyposensitization. There is no one way to manage every atopic patient and the practitioner needs to be aware of what the newest science has to offer!

June 2017 - Location TBD - Topical Therapy for Canine Skin Disease

Topical therapy is extremely important in veterinary dermatology for managing allergic and infectious skin disease. Major developments in this area of veterinary medicine have occurred in the last 10 years. There are many more products with better delivery systems and active ingredients at our disposal and many of these products contain active ingredients that work synergistically to target specific aspects of disease. New products that include ceramides and silver micro-molecules have been introduced into the markets. Come learn about what is available and how to use these in your clinical patients for best long term control of chronic skin disease.

September 2017 - Location TBD - Otitis Externa and How to Successfully Manage It

Are you frustrated by refractory otitis cases? Do you want to know the best way to treat every ear every time? We will cover yeast infections that continue to recur and Pseudomonas ear infections that never seem to go away. Come and learn ear cleaning techniques, when to opt for surgery and how to choose the most appropriate medication. Case studies will be used to demonstrate a problem solving approach and treatment goals for otitis.

November 2017 - Location TBD - Dermatology Myth Busters!

How often have you heard: "I want to feed a grain-free/raw diet" or "Corticosteroids will shorten his life!” or “Bathing will strip the natural oil from my dog’s coat.” These are just some of many "myths" that clients (and some veterinarians) believe about managing skin disease. Come and learn the truth and manage these questions with some evidence-based answers. We will dispel these myths and a few more to educate your staff and your clients with the latest information. Bring your own myths that you have heard from clients to share!

In addition to the DermClub lecture at each meeting we will be critiquing a new dermatology related journal article from one of the main veterinary journals that will be provided and sent out to registrants two weeks prior to the lecture. You will learn how to critically assess the article from the abstract, to the materials and methods as well as the results and conclusions. Then take this information and use it in your daily practice!

To RSVP email cortiz@adcmg.com and specify which date and topic you're interested in attending.

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As specialists, we stay current on new research and treatments and are actively involved with the research. Our dermatology practice is not limited to small animals and we often have equine and occasionally exotic patients. Learn More >