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LAMS204-0106: Equine Neurology Module B

Course coordinator: Steve Reed, DVM, DACVIM

INSTRUCTORS:
Frank Andrews, DVM, MS, DACVIM
Martin Furr, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
Veronique Lacombe, DVM, DACVIM
Jamie Murphy, VMD, MS, DACVIM
Yvette Nout, DVM, MS, DACVIM
Bonnie Rush, DVM, MS, DACVIM
Francesca Sampieri, VMD, MRCVS
Bill Saville, DVM, PhD, DACVIM

DATES:
January 8 - February 19, 2006
Interactive sessions: Sundays; January 8, 15, 22, 29, break, February 12; 9:30 - 11:30 PM ET (US)

To find out what time the interactive sessions are for you, use the time zone converter.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

For those participants not taking module one, self-study materials related the general central nervous system exam and diagnostic processes applicable to equine neurologic disease will be provided. This second module of the two module course will cover advanced neurologic diseases including: head and spinal cord trauma, botulism, hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, cerebellar and vestibular disease, seizures, several bacterial and viral diseases, and grass sickness.

At the conclusion of the course, participants will be expected:

Course Outline:

Week 1:
Head and spinal cord trauma (Reed/Nout)
Background, etiology, localization, diagnosis, treatment and outcome will be discussed

Week 2
Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (Reed/Nout)
Background, etiology, localization, diagnosis, treatment and outcome will be discussed
Seizures (Lacombe, Reed)
Background, etiology, localization, diagnosis, treatment and outcome will be discussed

Week 3
Botulism (Reed/Murphy)
Background, etiology, localization, diagnosis, treatment and outcome will be discussed
Grass sickness (Nout/Reed)
Background, etiology, localization, diagnosis, treatment and outcome will be discussed

Week 4
Cerebellar Disease (Rush/Reed)
Background, etiology, localization, diagnosis, treatment and outcome will be discussed
Vestibular Disease (Rush/Reed)
Background, etiology, localization, diagnosis, treatment and outcome will be discussed

Week 5
Bacterial and Other Viral Diseases (Furr/Sampieri/Reed/Andrews/Saville)
Meningitis, Rabies, Alphavirus Encephalitides, Borna Disease will be discussed

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: 10 CE Credits

TUITION:
Member/$158, Non-Member/$237 by December 25, 2005;
Member/ $175 Non-Member/$263 after December 25, 2005;
Registration also open to VSPN members.

AAEP members eligible for VIN member pricing. Please type in the comment field of your course registration that you are a member of the AAEP and your member number.

Equine Neurology Module A is NOT required as a prerequisite to take Module B.
We have designed the two modules to be taken independently.

For More Information on VIN's Upcoming CE Courses, check out http://www.VIN.com/CE/Catalog.htm

Note: "This course has been submitted (but not yet approved) for 10 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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