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DIAG202-0606 : Purrfect Tests: Diagnostics for Feline Viral Pathogens

INSTRUCTOR:
Melissa A. Kennedy, DVM, PhD, DACVIM

DATES:
June 21 - July 5, 2006
Real-time sessions: Wednesdays, June 21 and 28; 9:30 - 11:30 pm ET (USA)

Course Description
This 2-week course will describe basic techniques for diagnosis of viral diseases. This will be followed by specific discussion of diagnostics for the major feline viral pathogens - Feline Herpesvirus, Feline Calicivirus, Parvovirus, FIV, FeLV and FIP.

The participants will learn:
Diagnostic techniques and their advantages and disadvantages
The most appropriate assays for diagnosis of feline viral infections

COURSE OUTLINE:

Week 1 (6/21): Diagnostic techniques

Week 2 (6/28): Appropriate assays for diagnosis

MESSAGE BOARD DISCUSSIONS:
Discussions will begin on the

CE HOURS: 4

TUITION:
$70 ($63.00 early bird special if registered by June 7, 2006).
Course open to veterinarians and veterinary staff

Required Textbook:
None

Recommended Textbook:

Infectious Diseases of the Dog and Cat, 3rd edition - Editor Craig Greene, W. B. Saunders Co. publishers - 2005
Listed in the VIN bookstore: http://store.vin.com/custom/edit.asp?p=82266
Please contact the bookstore at store@vin.com for availability of this text.

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"This program was reviewed and approved by AAVSB's RACE program for continuing education. Please contact the AAVSB's RACE program at race@aavsb.org should you have any comments/suggestions regarding this program's validity or relevance to the veterinary profession.


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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