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ALTM101-0703: Intermediate Herbal Medicine
*Register Early (Registration limited to 50)

INSTRUCTORS:
Course coordinator: Susan G. Wynn DVM, AHG, Wynn Clinic for Therapeutic Alternatives, Marietta GA.
Professional member, American Herbalist Guild. Founding member and Executive Director, Veterinary Botanical Medicine Association.

Ihor Basko DVM, All Creatures Great and Small, Kapaa, HI.
Founding member and President, Veterinary Botanical Medicine Association.

Barbara Fougere, BVSc, Acupuncture and Natural Therapies, Rozelle, NSW, Australia.
President- Elect, Veterinary Botanical Medicine Association.

Deke Kendall, O.M.D., Ph.D., L.Ac. Author, Dao of Chinese Medicine: Understanding an Ancient Healing Art.

Lisa Ganora, Herbalist [chemistry]

Robert Poppenga, DVM, PhD, DABVT, New Bolton Center, University of Pennsylvania.

DATES:
July 29th - Sept 23rd, 2003
Interactive sessions: Tuesday, 7/29, 8/5, 8/12, 8/19, 8/26, 9/2, 9/9, 9/16;
9:30 � 11:30 PM ET (US)

COURSE DESCRIPTION
This course explores broad areas of herbal medicine to a more advanced degree than the introductory course, including history, zoopharmacognosy, materia medica, toxicology and ethnobotany. It will have information to help candidates prepare for herbal medicine boards (VBMA), or simply serve as an opportunity to interact with teachers and cutting edge thinkers in the field. By the end of this course, participants will have a deeper knowledge of the historical and philosophical underpinnings of modern herbal medicine.

Pre-requisites: VIN Introduction to Veterinary Herbal Medicine or any online Herbal Medicine taught by Dr. Wynn, or approval of the instructor.

COURSE OUTLINE
Week 1: (July 29th) History of herbal medicine; New findings in zoopharmacognosy
(Wynn)

Week 2: (August 5th) Pharmacology of Herbs: Nutritional Elements
(Ganora)

Week 3: (August 12th) Pharmacology of Herbs: Medicinal constituents
(Ganora)

Week 4: (August 19th) Dao of Chinese Pharmacology
(Kendall)

Week 5: (August 26th) Advanced Materia Medica (Energetics and EBM): Immunemodulatory herbs, Cancer strategies
(Fougere assisted by Wynn)

Week 6: (Sept 2nd) Advanced Materia Medica (Energetics and EBM): Skin and GI herbs
(Fougere, assisted by Wynn)

Week 7: (Sept 9th) Toxicology and Interactions: Clear and Present Danger
(Poppenga)

Week 8: (Sept 16th) Ethnomedicine: Exploring Your Local Flora
Historical texts
Experiencing local environments
Enhancing your building and home by growing your own
(Basko, Wynn)

MESSAGE BOARD DISCUSSIONS:
Discussions will begin on the start date of the course and will continue for 7 days following the last real time session.

CE HOURS: 16

TUITION:
Member/$230, Non-Member/$317 before July 15th, 2003;
Member/$256, Non-Member/$352 after July 15th, 2003
*Register Early (Registration limited to 50)

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Note: "This course has been submitted (but not yet approved) for 16 hours of continuing education credits in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB's RACE approval; however participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education. Call VIN for further information."

(Attendees are encouraged to check with their licensing jurisdiction(s) for information regarding recognition by the board.)


COURSE WITHDRAWAL AND REFUND POLICY: Withdrawal prior to the listed start date of a course entitles the registrant to a complete refund or a credit toward a future VIN CE course, whichever is preferred. Withdrawal within 1 week after the listed start date (i.e. including no more than one real-time session) entitles the registrant to a credit toward any future VIN CE course. (Does not apply to courses with only one real-time session.) After the first real-time session, a registrant may withdraw due to special circumstances and receive prorated credit towards a future VIN course. These requests will be handled on an individual basis. The amount of the prorated credit will be determined based on 65% of the time remaining in the course at the time of withdrawal. It is not possible to withdraw retroactively.

Note: To ensure rapid handling of your request for withdrawal, we recommend that you call the VIN office at 1-800-700-INFO.


Debbie Friedler
Coordinator
Continual Education Division
Veterinary Information Network
CEonVIN@vin.com

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