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INSTRUCTOR(S): Jesse Hostetter, DVM, Ph.D, DACVP; Iowa State University
COURSE OPEN: September 26-November 24, 2012
REAL TIME SESSIONS (RTS): Wednesdays, October 3, 10, 17, 24, November 7, 14; 10:00-11:00 pm 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. Please arrive promptly at the start time; each Practice Session
is up to 1 hour in length.
For more information, please visit the
CE Practice Area.
*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:
This basic course will be open to veterinarians with an interest in major exotic and emerging
VIN CE Course:
Veterinarians and veterinary students only.
This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinarians.
Increased international movement of people and animals, and the current
geopolitical climate, make incursions of exotic diseases more likely than ever before.
The national response to an exotic disease incursion begins with the local practicing
veterinarian, who must be able to rapidly recognize the clinical signs and scenarios
that are suggestive of various exotic diseases.
This course will review the major exotic and emerging animal diseases,
emphasizing the clinical signs and gross lesions of these diseases in various species
and the role of the practitioner and other professionals.
Major emphasis will be placed on including exotic diseases in the differential diagnosis
of various clinical presentations and the importance of laboratory support
for the diagnosis of both "horses and zebras."
This course consists of six (6) 1-hour Real Time Sessions which will use text,
video and audio (used for portions of Q&A); message boards and a database of
information about exotic diseases.
There will be a set of Overview tests, Scenario tests and Infectious Inquiries
designed to help you learn.
Participants are required to complete a minimum of one test per week as part of the
requirement for CE credit, in addition to participation during the Real Time Sessions
and on the course message boards.
Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to
- Recognize key clinical and pathologic features of important
foreign animal diseases that are a threat to the United States.
- Understand the importance of the role of the veterinary profession in
preventing the incursion of exotic animal diseases and in detecting
and responding to incursions of exotic animal diseases.
- Understand the potential devastating impact of exotic animal diseases on
animal welfare, the national economy, food production and human health.
- Know the immediate measures to be taken to prevent the spread of a suspected
exotic animal disease until the State and/or Federal authorities can fully respond
to the situation.
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.
A list of Recommended Resources
will be supplied in the course library.
About the Instructors:
Dr. Hostetter completed his D.V.M, PhD, and residency training in anatomic pathology
at Iowa State University.
He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Veterinary Pathology
in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University; and an Adjunct
Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology in the College of Public
Health at the University of Iowa.
His research interests include mechanisms of intestinal mucosal inflammation
with a focus on innate immune responses to intracellular pathogens.
Dr. Hostetter is the instructor for veterinary and graduate courses including
Emerging and Exotic Diseases of Animals, Research Ethics, and
Systemic Veterinary Pathology.
Week 1 (Real Time Session October 3):
Overview of exotic animal diseases: global perspectives,
potential modes of entry, diagnosis, response and control,
role of the practitioner.
Week 2 (Real Time Session October 10):
Exotic diseases of the alimentary tract and endemic
differential diagnoses, with special emphasis on vesicular diseases.
Week 3 (Real Time Session October 17):
Exotic systemic diseases and endemic differential diagnoses.
Week 4 (Real Time Session October 24):
Exotic respiratory diseases and endemic differential diagnoses.
Break October 31
Week 5 (Real Time Session November 7):
Exotic neurological diseases and endemic differential diagnoses.
Week 6 (Real Time Session November 14):
Exotic reproductive diseases and endemic differential diagnoses,
exotic cutaneous diseases.
CE CREDITS: 12
Tuition: Member $240 ($216 early bird special if enrolled by September 12, 2012).
Non-Member $356 ($320 early bird special if enrolled by September 12, 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.
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Please include the course title, your full name, and contact information in your correspondence.
*Note: "This course is submitted for approval for 12 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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