Equine Online Diagnostic Symposium – CT, PET Imaging & Objective Gait Analysis

Thu, 19 September, 2024 - Thu, 17 October, 2024 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm (Your Local Time Zone)



Contact Hours

10 Hours (RACE Accredited)

Early Booking Deadline

Thu, 01 January, 1970

Registration Deadline

Thu, 01 January, 1970




Diagnostic Imaging


Sports Medicine


Industry Partners


Veterinary Partners


The Equine Diagnostic Symposium brings together leading experts in equine surgery, diagnostic imaging, and research for a comprehensive exploration of cutting-edge diagnostic techniques. This symposium, focusing on CT, Positron Emission Tomography (PET) imaging, and Objective Gait Analysis technologies, and offers a unique opportunity for equine practitioners and professionals to enhance their understanding of equine lameness diagnostics and improve their clinical practices.

Speakers at the symposium include renowned radiologists and imaging specialists Mathieu Spriet and Kate Wulster, distinguished equine surgeon Kevin Keegan, and thoroughbred racehorse expert and researcher Chris Whitton. With their diverse and combined expertise, attendees will gain extensive insights into the latest advancements in equine imaging techniques and lameness diagnostics.

The symposium spans five live-streamed interactive modules, featuring keynote addresses, diagnostic sessions tailored to racehorses and sport horses, panel discussions, and case-discussions.


Thursday, 19th September (6PM-8PM BST / 7PM-9PM CET / 1PM-3PM EST)

MODULE 1: Advances in Equine Diagnostic Imaging – Foundations, General Applications & Indications
  • 60 min Advances in Equine Diagnostic Imaging – Standing CT  Dr. Kate Bills
  • 60 min Advances in Equine Diagnostic Imaging – PET  Dr. Mathieu Spriet

Thursday, 26th September  (6PM-8PM BST / 7PM-9PM CET / 1PM-3PM EST)

MODULE 2: Diagnostics Session – Indications, Decision-Making & Interpretation

Racehorses Diagnostics Session 

  • 30 min Standing CT in Racing: A Game-Changer in Bone Injury Assessment   Dr. Chris Whitton 
  • 30 min PET Imaging and CT for Precision Diagnosis in Racehorse Injuries  Dr. Mathieu Spriet

Sport Horses Diagnostics Session

  • 30 min Applying Standing CT in Sport Horse Diagnostics      Dr. Kevin Keegan
  • 30 min PET Imaging for Sport Horse Injuries: Clinical Insights      Dr. Kate Bills  

Thursday, 3rd October  (6PM-8PM BST / 7PM-9PM CET / 1PM-3PM EST)

MODULE 3: Panel Discussion – Challenges & Opportunities in Equine Imaging 

120 min Panelists: Drs. Kevin Keegan, Chris Whitton, Mathieu Spriet & Kate Bills  

Thursday, 10th October  (6PM-8PM BST / 7PM-9PM CET / 1PM-3PM EST)

Module 4: Objective Gait Lameness Analysis in the Sports & Race Horse 
  • 60 min Advances in Objective Gait Analysis for Sport Horse Diagnosis Dr. Keevin Keegan
  • 60 min Objective Gait Analysis in TB Racehorse      Mikael Holmstroem
  • 30 min Integrating Standing CT and Scintigraphy Findings with Gait Analysis  for Comprehensive Diagnosis   Dr. Chris Whitton

Thursday, 17th October  (6PM-8PM BST / 7PM-9PM CET / 1PM-3PM EST)

Module 5: Case-Based Panel Discussion (CT, PET & Objective Gait Analysis) 

120 min Panelists: Drs. Kevin Keegan, Chris Whitton, Mathieu Spriet & Kate Bills 

Chris is a leading researcher in equine orthopedics at the University of Melbourne, where he employs a multidisciplinary approach involving biomechanics, microstructural analysis, and epidemiology. His work integrates clinical focus, drawing on his expertise as a specialist equine surgeon at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, where he has been since November 2004, investigating and treating lameness in horses.

Chris's journey includes specialist training at the University of Sydney, where he earned a PhD, followed by work as a specialist surgeon and scientist at the Animal Health Trust in Newmarket, England. He later ran his own referral practice and scintigraphy unit at the Newcastle Equine Centre from 1999 to 2004.

Chris has a strong track record of lecturing and publishing extensively on lameness and musculoskeletal injury prevention. His current research interests focus on equine limb function, subchondral bone, and mathematical modeling of equine limb injuries

Kate earned her VMD from the University of Pennsylvania in 2012, after obtaining a degree in biochemistry from Tufts University. She then completed a rotating internship in equine medicine, surgery, and critical care at the New Bolton Center in Pennsylvania. Following her internship, Kate pursued a diagnostic imaging residency at Tufts University's Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine.

In 2016, Kate became board certified in diagnostic imaging by the American College of Veterinary Radiology (ACVR). That same year, she joined the faculty at the New Bolton Center, University of Pennsylvania, as an Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Imaging. Kate's clinical work focuses on the use of advanced imaging technologies such as CT, MRI, and a robotics-controlled cone-beam CT system designed for use with standing horses.

Kate is also involved in clinical research on the veterinary applications of rapid prototyping, including 3D printing. In her free time, she enjoys riding her Warmblood jumper, Catapult, and spending time with her husband, Zach, and their Labradors.

Kevin, a Missouri native, graduated from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in 1983. He began his career in private equine practice, working in Maryland and Delaware for three years. In 1989, Kevin completed a three-year equine surgery residency and earned a Master of Science degree at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. During this time, he gained expertise in statics and dynamics, experimental stress analysis, biomedical instrumentation, and signal processing.

After finishing his surgery residency, Kevin returned to private practice near Detroit, Michigan, focusing on equine surgery and lameness. In 1990, he joined the University of Missouri as a clinical instructor and was promoted to Assistant Professor in 1991, and to Associate Professor in 1998. He is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgery.

Kevin's primary research interest lies in using computer-assisted gait analysis to diagnose lameness in horses. He is an active member of several professional organizations, including the Missouri Veterinary Medical Association, the American Association of Equine Practitioners, and the American Veterinary Medical Association.

Mathieu is an Associate Professor of Diagnostic Imaging at the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California, Davis, where he has been a faculty member since 2007. He earned his DVM degree from the National Veterinary School of Lyon in France in 2002 and a Master's degree from the University of Montreal in Canada in 2004.

After completing his radiology residency at the University of Pennsylvania, Mathieu became a diplomate of both the American College of Veterinary Radiology and the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging in 2007.

Mathieu's research focuses on musculoskeletal imaging in horses, with over 50 publications in peer-reviewed journals. He has been a pioneer in the use of positron emission tomography (PET) in horses, contributing to the development of both research and clinical applications.

Mikael is a Swedish veterinarian and a long-time partner at Equine Analysis with a Ph.D. in equine biomechanics from the University of Uppsala. Since 1996, Dr. Holmstroem has been a prominent speaker at international conferences on horse physiology and locomotion. He has authored numerous papers on these topics and was recently featured in the publication Equine Locomotion.

Mikael is the chief developer of Fotoselect®, and his current research focuses on phenotypic heritability. He holds both a Doctorate and a Ph.D. in Veterinary Medicine from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. In addition to his veterinary expertise, Mikael is a skilled mathematician and programmer.

He compiles and analyzes data from StrideSAFE sensors to detect movement abnormalities and stride changes. Mikael leads the research effort in identifying early signs of pathology in the stride of racing thoroughbreds.


Hensol Park, Hensol, Vale of Glamorgan, CF72 8JY

Near by



Vale Resort****
Hensol Park
Vale of Glamorgan
CF72 8JY


Cotts Equine
Pantwilkin Stables
CF71 7GX


Cardiff Inernational Airport (10 miles from the Vale resort)

Bristol International Airport (55 miles from the Vale resort)



  • 43 en-suite bedrooms 
  • In-room voice messaging, fax and broadband points 
  • Satellite channels 
  • In-room safe 
  • Same day laundry 
  • Iron & ironing board 
  • Tea & coffee facilities 
  • 24 hour room service 


  • Two 18-hole championship standard courses 
  • 16 bay floodlit driving range 
  • Coaching academy 
  • Chipping & bunker practice areas 
  • Putting green 


  • Vale Grill - “Best of Welsh” dining experience 
  • Golf Club Bar - good wholesome food 
  • Vale Bar - salads, snacks and healthy eating 
  • Salamanza Champagne Bar 


  • 20 metre swimming pool 
  • Sauna, steam & whirlpool bath 
  • State of the art gymnasium with cardio-theatre 
  • Three squash courts 
  • Three floodlit tennis courts 
  • Fitness studios with over 80+ classes a week 
  • Crèche & day nursery 


  • 19 treatment rooms 
  • Holistic & therapeutic treatments 
  • 5 Relaxation zones 
  • Double therapy suites  
  • Chai café 
  • Boutique shopping 
Qualified Vet

Online Lecture Series

USD 510.00

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USD 380.00

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USD 380.00

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USD 100.00

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