Enrollment is closed.
INSTRUCTOR(S): Mitchell Song, DVM, DACVD
DERM106-0713: Dermatology Hot Topics 2013
July 14-August 7, 2013
REAL TIME SESSIONS (RTS):
Sundays, July 21 and 28; 9:30-11:30 pm ET (USA)
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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. Please arrive promptly at the start time; each Practice Session
is up to 1 hour in length.
For more information, please visit the
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*The instructors for this course will be using audio which will require you to have a headset or speakers to listen.
If you have any concerns regarding your computer's audio capabilities, please be sure to attend
one of the Practice Sessions.
Level and Prerequisites:
course will be open to veterinarians
actively interested in dermatology topics.
The participants in this course should have general knowledge of canine/feline medicine
and be familiar with the basics of canine/feline anatomy and physiology.
VIN CE Course:
Open to veterinarians.
This course has been RACE approved for veterinarians.
This course is an overview of the new "hot topics" in dermatology therapy.
We will cover
- Some of the current thoughts on the treatment of bacterial,
fungal and parasitic skin diseases.
- What some of the world's leading experts are using for treatment.
- What's new in Dermatology Medicine.
- What some of the prevailing thoughts are about pathogenesis
- What to do with some of your difficult and hard to treat cases
- A quick look at disease comparisons between hair and fur
To wrap up the course we will discuss a few dermatology cases taken
from the VIN dermatology boards.
This course consists of two (2) 2-hour Real Time Session, supplemental library materials,
interactive message board discussions, and a mandatory end-of-course test.
Successful completion (scoring 80% or better) on the end-of-course test is required
to earn a certificate of completion for the course.
*The lecture portion of this course will be an audio presentation, please be prepared to listen.
Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to
- Be familiar with bacterial, fungal and parasitic skin diseases.
- Be able to choose effective systemic and topical antibacterial
medications to treat skin diseases.
- Be familiar with current flea treatment protocols and control measures.
- Be familiar with auto immune and immune mediated skin disease.
- Be able to discuss systemic and topical treatments for lupus erythematosus
and pemphigus foliaceous.
Course materials will be available
in the course library prior to each Real Time Session.
Required Textbook(s): There is no required textbook 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.
(Real Time Session July 21):
Dermatology Hot Topics
- Overview of changes in dermatology
- Bacterial skin diseases; the latest on MRSP, MRSA
- Fungal skin diseases and Malassezia sp.
- What's new in pathogenesis and treatment
- Parasitic skin disease
- What's new in flea control
- Demodex, demodex, demodex
- Other parasites potpourri
- What's new in allergy and atopy
- New info on pathogenesis
- New drugs and treatments
- Auto immune and immune mediated skin disease
- What's happening in pemphigus
- What's new in lupus/lupoid
- Misc. new and exciting info
(Real Time Session July 28):
Hair and Fur and VIN Skin
CE CREDITS: 4
- Hair and Fur
- How we are the same but different
- Disease comparison
- VIN SKIN
- Select cases taken from VIN dermatology boards
Tuition: Member $80 ($72 early bird special if enrolled by June 30, 2013)
Non-Member $150 ($135 early bird special if enrolled by June 30, 2013)
*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 is closed.
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*Note: "This course is approved for 4 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."
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information regarding recognition by their board).
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A complete refund of the paid course price will be
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If you wish to withdraw after the start date please contact the VIN/VSPN office 1-800-700-INFO (4636)
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call the VIN/VSPN office at 1-800-700-INFO (4636).
*For more information on VIN's upcoming CE courses, check the
VIN Course Catalog
Katherine James, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM)
VIN Education Coordinator
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