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Lecturer Bios

Dr Gregory R. Lisciandro


Dr. Gregory R. Lisciandro received his DVM from Cornell, completed an internship at The Animal Medical Center in New York City, a residency in Emergency and Critical Care at the Emergency Pet Center, San Antonio, Texas, and is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary
Emergency and Critical Care, serves on their Scientific Committee, is an At-large Regent on the ACVECC Board of Directors, and serves on the Education Guidelines Committee.

He is a Diplomate of ABVP, President of the International Veterinary Point-of-Care Ultrasound Society, developed and has extensively published studies on point-of-care ultrasound including AFAST and its fluid scoring system, TFAST and Vet BLUE, and is editor of Focused Ultrasound Techniques for the Small Animal Practitioner translated into 6 languages.

He currently is CEO of an online education company providing AFAST, TFAST, Vet BLUE and Global FAST resources.

Dr. Lisciandro has trained and lectured to veterinarians internationally as well as medical doctors regarding the Global FAST techniques.

Maja Drożdżyńska


Maja graduated from the Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences in Poland in 2010. After graduation she worked for two years at the same university in the Surgical Department where her main focus was anaesthesia and emergency critical care. She moved to the UK in 2012 where she undertook an Internship at the University of Liverpool. After its successful completion she has started three years speciality training in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia at the Royal Veterinary College in London. In 2018 as the first polish person, she passed the exam and became the European Specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia. Since then she is working in large private hospital in south of England (Dick White Referrals) where she has pleasure to teach the new generations of anaesthesia specialists. The main subjects of her current research interests are the ultrasound-guided loco-regional techniques. Her continues passion for this subject has led to the first description of some of the new compartmental block techniques as subcostal transversus abdominis plane block or suitable for thoracic wall procedures: serratus plane block.