INSTRUCTOR(S): Mitchell D. Song, DVM, DACVD
COURSE OPEN: February 15-March 3, 2012
REAL TIME SESSIONS (RTS): Wednesday, February 22, 2012; 9:30pm-11:30pm ET (USA)
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Practice Sessions: In order to prepare you for a successful experience in your CE course,
we request you attend a practice session prior to the first Real Time Session. Times and dates will be listed
in your course confirmation email. Expect to spend up to 1 hour at one of the 2-4 practice sessions held
prior to the first Real Time Session.
Level and Prerequisites:
Participants in this course should be well versed in basic feline anatomy and physiology;
this course is geared toward a veterinarian interested in dermatology topics.
The course level has something to offer for most practitioners.
There is basic review information, practical information for mid-level veterinarians
and a minor amount of advanced material to keep it interesting.
VIN CE course: Open to veterinarians.
This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinarians only.
Dermatology Therapeutics is a review of the new "hot topics" in dermatological therapy.
Included in this lecture will be some of the current thoughts on the treatment of skin disease.
See what some of the world's leading experts are using.
What's new, what some of the prevailing thoughts are about pathogenesis and what to do with some of your
difficult and hard to treat cases.
This is not an in-depth seminar, rather a quick overview to see what's happening in the treatment of skin disease.
This course consists of one (1) 2 hour Real Time Session with
supplemental library materials, interactive message board discussions, and a mandatory
Successful completion (scoring 80% or better) on the end-of-course test is required
to earn a certificate of completion for the course.
Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to
- Learn and become familiar with current concepts regarding Staph. pseudintermedius , MSRA and MSRP
- Be able to choose effective systemic and topical antibacterial medications to treat bacterial skin disease
- Know current concepts in the diagnosis and treatment of dermatophytosis
- Know which topical medications to use in cornification defects and how to use them
- Be able to discuss a brief pathogenesis of atopic skin disease and which medications are effective
- Be familiar with current flea treatment protocols and control measures
- Discuss different treatments for demodicosis in the dog and cat
- Be able to discuss systemic and topical treatments for lupus erythematosus and pemphigus foliaceous
- Briefly discuss current concepts in the use of systemic and topical treatments for allergic otitis externa and Pseudomonas sp. ear infections
Course materials will be available
in the course library prior to each Real Time Session.
Required textbooks: There are no required textbooks for this course.
About the Instructors:
VIN Consultant and ACVD boarded dermatologist Mitchell Song received his veterinary degree from
Mississippi State University and completed a residency in dermatology at the
University of California, Davis.
He is currently the owner of Animal Dermatology, PC in Scottsdale and Phoenix, Arizona USA.
Week 1 (Real Time Session February 22): Dermatology Therapeutics
CE CREDITS: 2
- Bacterial - Review of Staph pseudintermedius, MRSA, MRSP (current thought and therapy),
Commonly used systemic antibiotics, & Topical antibacterial agents
- Fungal/Yeast - Dermatophytosis, Malassezia sp., Systemic antifungal medication, & Topical antifungal medication
- Cornification defects (seborrhea) - Topical medications
- Allergic skin disease - Review (brief) of atopic dermatitis, Systemic medications & Topical medications
- Parasitic skin disease - Fleas please!, Flea control measures (an end to the confusion), Flea control for cats & Demodex and the others
- Autoimmune skin disease - Pemphigus, Lupus, Systemic treatments (what works and what doesn't) & Topical treatments
- Otitis - Review and current thoughts on otitis externa, Pseudomonas sp. Otitis, Systemic therapy (indications and controversy) & Topical therapy
Tuition: Member $40 ($36 early bird special if enrolled by February 1, 2012).
Non-Member $98 ($88 early bird special if enrolled by February 1, 2012).
*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close when
the maximum number of participants is reached or at 5pm ET the day of the first
Real Time Session unless otherwise noted. If the first Real Time Session is on a
weekend, course enrollment will close on the Friday before the first Real Time Session.
*For more information on how online CE works, see the
Participant Resource Center.
- Enrollment qualifications: VIN CE courses are open to
VIN member and non-member veterinarians. Veterinarians enrolling in a VSPN CE course
must be a VIN member. Veterinary support staff must be a VSPN member to enroll in a
VSPN CE or a VIN CE course open to VSPN member enrollment.
- Each enrollee must be able to receive emails from @vspn.org
and @vin.com addresses. Email is our major form of communication with participants;
personal emails are highly recommended rather than clinic/hospital email addresses.
- Each person is individually responsible for his/her own registration.
To ensure that all information received is secure and correct, please do not enroll
for a course on behalf of another individual.
- For further assistance call 1-800-700-INFO (4636) or email (VIN CE)
CEonVIN@vin.com or (VSPN CE)
Please include the course title, your full name, and contact information in your correspondence.
*Note: "This course is submitted for approval for (( CREDITS )) continuing education credits in jurisdictions
which recognize AAVSB 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 VSPN/VIN CE at 1-800-700-4636 for further information.
(Attendees are encouraged to check with their licensing jurisdiction(s) for
information regarding recognition by their board).
Course withdrawal and refund policy:
A complete refund of the paid course price will be
issued when your withdrawal request is received prior to the listed start date of the course.
If you wish to withdraw after the start date please contact the VIN/VSPN office 1-800-700-INFO (4636)
to discuss eligibility for a pro-rated refund.
* Note: To ensure rapid handling of your request for withdrawal, we recommend that you
call the VIN/VSPN office at 1-800-700-INFO (4636).
* For more information on VIN's Upcoming CE Courses check the Course Catalog at
Katherine James, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM)
VIN Education Coordinator
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