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FIDEX User Conference in Turku, Finland July 4 – 7, 2019

FIDEX User Conference in Turku, Finland - July 4 – 7, 2019

Provisional Program

Thursday, JULY 4
14:00Open Registration, Check-in
Koira-Kissaklinikka
Conference Location: Raviraitti 45, Metsämäki, Turku, Finland
Turku accommodation: Hotel Seaport, Toinen poikkikatu 2, 20100 Turku, Finland
16:00Horst Bruning Welcome
16:15Horst BruningFIDEX Technology – A Primer for New Users
17:00Irene BruningAnatomy of the canine nose and ear as shown with Fidex
17:15Roland RigoriIodine Contrast examinations
17:45Kaatje KromhoutCT of lymph nodes and glands of head and neck
18:30Jan HnizdoCondylar fractures in French bulldogs - is it IOHC?
Beer, Wine and Snacks at Eva's clinic
Friday, JULY 5
09:00Einola-KoponenWorkshop 1 Fidex-Classic (CT) at Hund-Kattklinik
09:00PetVetWorkshop 2 Fidex-FS (CT, DR, FL) at Elina's PetVet — parallel session
11:00all Coffee
11:30Kaatje KromhoutCT of the temporomandibular joint
12:00Chee Kin LimInteractive Image Interpretation Session 1
12:30all Lunch TBD
13:30Frederic SanspouxLarryngal Rhabdomysarcoma in a dog
14:00Frederic Sanspoux 3D Printing — toy or useful tool?
15:00Cyril ChovetFidex and Exotics
15:30Frederic VlaemynckRabbit Dentistry
16:00Roland RigoriFluoroscopy with Fidex
16:45Frederic VlaemynckFLuoroscopy of renal function in rabbits
18:00all Leave Klinik for Turku Ferryboat Terminal
20:55 all Boat leaves for Stockholm
Saturday, JULY 6
Morningall Breakfast on the boat 7:45 to 10:00
10:30 - 12:00allRound Table discussion
12:00allBuffet Lunch on the boat
14:10allBoat arrives in Åland, check-in Hotel Mariehamn Park Alandia
15:00Chee Kin LimImage Interpretation Session 2: where CT can do it and others cannot
16:00Roman NejezCase presentation: portosystemic shunt in a Bernese Mountain Dog
16:30Jan HnizdoBOAS
17:00Grzegorz WasiatyczCase Presentation 2: Surgical correction of temporomandibular joint in cat
19:00 - 22:30allBrewery Stallhagen
Sunday, JULY 7
12:00allCheckout Hotel
13:30allBuffet Aurora on the boat
14:45allBoat leaves for Turku
15:15Malcolm Ware Case Presentation 2
15:30Eva Koponen Case Presentation 3
16:00Seng Fong Lau Case Presentation 4
16:30Stephen Della RattaProgress Report since the last Fidex Meeting 2018
17:00Horst BruningPanel discussion User Wishlist, priorities
19:50allETA Turku Ferry Terminal

The Organizing Committee:
Dr. Eva Einola-Koponen and friends



Horst Bruning, PhD

Education: PhD in High Energy Particle Physics at CERN, Switzerland 1977
Professional: Head of Engineering at Siemens Healthcare, Germany (1980 – 1997)
VP Engineering at Invision Technologies and TeraRecon (1997- 2002)
Founder of Exxim Computing Corporation in Livermore, CA (2002)
Founder and CEO of Animage, LLC in Pleasanton, CA (2008)
Member of AAPM and ACVR




Irene Bruning, MS Biology

Education: Irene obtained an MS in Molecular Biology from Erlangen University in 1991
for DNA finger-printing. She worked for the institute of medical forensic sciences in Erlangen.

After 1999 she worked at TeraRecon as application specialist for medical workstations.
Irene is a cofounder of Exxim in 2002 and Animage in 2008.


Kaatje Kromhout

Kaatje Kromhout graduated in 2008 as a veterinarian from the University of Ghent.
Subsequently, she started her internship in Medical Imaging at the Medical Imaging
department of Pets and Orthopedics of Small Pets at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine.
Since 2009 she has been there as a member of the CT-MRI unit for the daily examinations and
protocols. In January 2012 she also started working as a teleradiologist at the Veterinary Practice
Orion. At the beginning of 2016, she obtained a doctorate in veterinary sciences with her doctoral
research entitled "Comparison of magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography for the
detection of specific brain and cervical spine abnormalities in small animals".
She is also responsible for protocols for MRIs and CTs at the Orion Veterinary Clinic


Dr. Jan Hnizdo

2000 DVM from Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany
2001-2003 surgeon at vet. hospital AA-Vet, Prague
2003 founding Animal Clinic Prague, head surgeon specialized in orthopedic and oncologic surgery.
2005-2007 partner at the veterinary clinic Suchdol, Prague
Publications:> 60 veterinary papers in Czech vet journals as well as in international journals as co-author.
About 20 herpetological papers in Czech and international journals
2007 coauthor of the herpetological monograph "Boa constrictor" Hes, Duda et al., Herpetonverlag.
2011 Herpetomedical textbook: "Medical Care of Turtles and Tortoises" Hnízdo, Pantchev (eds), Chimaira Verl. Ffm
Since 2006 frequent speaker on national and international congresses in Czech Republic, Slovakia (KVL, SAVLMZ, ČAVLMZ)
and other European countries (DVG / ARAV congress, WSAVA seminars)


Dr. Roland Rigori DVM

-DVM Veterinary School of the University Lyon, France
-CES  de traumatologie ostéo-articulaire et orthopédie animales
-Expert près la cours d’appel de Grenoble
-FIDEX user since 2012







Dr. Sanspoux Frédéric

A l’aise sur tout type de chirurgie, capacité de formation et d’étude de cas avant intervention.
Contact clientèle rapide et facile, écoute, dialogue. Gestion des conflits et du personnel.
Réalisation d’un planning d’équipe multi site.
Autonomie totale tant dans la pratique rurale que canine.
Sens pointu de l’ordre, la propreté et de l’organisation.
Maître de stage depuis 2003, un à deux stagiaires par an.
Travail rapide, précis et soigné.
Compétences commerciales (négociation de contrats, stratégie de vente).
Maîtrise informatique (Microsoft Office – Véto Win – Gm Vet),
réalisation de sites internet avec éditeurs gratuits.
Maîtrise de la communication sur Facebook (pages, groupes, profil pro).


Chee Kin Lim DVM, BVSc(Hons), MMedVet (Diag Im), FMCVS (Vet Imaging),
Diplomate ECVDI, European Veterinary Specialist in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging


Dr. Lim graduated with a DVM from the Universiti Putra Malaysia and completed his veterinary
diagnostic imaging residency at the University of Pretoria, South Africa.
He passed both the South African and European veterinary diagnostic imaging specialist examinations,
obtaining his MMedVet (Diagnostic Imaging) degree and became a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging. He is also a Fellow of the Malaysian College of Veterinary Specialist.
Dr. Lim has served as a Clinical Assistant Professor at Purdue University, USA since 2013.
He is currently the director of the ECVDI residency program at Purdue University and a member of the ECVDI Credentials Committee.
His clinical and research interests include ultrasonography, echocardiography and
CT imaging of trauma in small animals but never tires of looking at radiographs or MRI studies.
To date he has authored and co-authored over 30 peer-reviewed publications.
He also has a soft spot for delicious food, bubble tea and loves horror movies.


Frédéric Vlaemynck, DVM

Graduated from the National Veterinary School of Nantes, France in 2004.
In 2007, Dr. Vlaemynck co-found the CaduVet group, which now includes 10 veterinarians
dedicated to Exotics, deployed in 7 clinics over the northern France. Within CaduVet
he is the head of the Internal Medicine department. He is the coordinator of all the
medical procedures and the "House M.D." which gathers the teams around the most complex cases.
He is the author of several publications and has participated in reference books on Exotics,
he has also provided many lectures, from veterinary schools to international conferences.
Dr. Vlaemynck is one of the founders of the RevelNAC association, a network of Exotic
veterinarians throughout France promoting the development of the quality of care provided to
Exotics through the exchange of information between its members and communication
with all veterinarians. He is also a member of the ARAV (Association of Reptilian and
Amphibian Veterinarians) and the AAV (Association of Avian Veterinarians).


Cyril Chovet, DVM

Graduated from the National Veterinary School of Nantes, France in 2005.
In 2007, Dr. Chovet co-found the CaduVet group, which now includes
10 veterinarians dedicated to Exotics, deployed in 7 clinics over the northern France.
Within CaduVet he is the Practice Manager : he is in charge of monitoring
the development objectives of the group, and in collaboration with all practitioners
and technicians he ensures the quality of service for owners and customers.
He wrote several papers and provided lectures on the management of veterinary practices
in national journals and conferences. Dr. Chovet is one of the founders of the RevelNAC association,
a network of Exotic veterinarians throughout France promoting the development of
the quality of care provided to Exotics through the exchange of information between
its members and communication with all veterinarians. He is also a board
member of the Ergone association, a French think tank for veterinary entrepreneurship
bringing together veterinarians from all disciplines.