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MULT202-0606: Organ System and ABVP Core Examination Review Module B

DATES:
June 15 - August 10, 2006
Interactive sessions: Thursdays during this period, 9:30 - 11:30 PM ET

COURSE DESCRIPTION
Overview:
Planning to take the ABVP General Examination?

Looking for a comprehensive review of what's new in the pathophysiology & treatment of disease in dogs and cats? The Organ System and Core Review is the course for you!

Once again, we've assembled a great group of instructors who - together with a motivated group of learners - make this the most comprehensive organ system review course available.

Course Description & Objectives:
The Organ System Pathophysiology and Core Review course has this year been divided into 3 modules. Each module provides a systematic review of the physiology & pathophysiology of the organ systems included in that section. You will be able to use the 3 modules of this course as a focused and comprehensive preparation tool for the ABVP Core Examination. Even if you aren't going to take the exam, the depth and breadth of this material will provide you with an up-to-date review of organ system pathophysiology.

Module B includes the following topics: Reproduction, Pharmacology, Infectious Disease, Dermatology, Fluids/Acid Base, Nephrology/Urology and Ophthalmology.**

Within these topics, you will learn the important pathophysiologic mechanisms that underlie the diagnosis and treatment of disease in dogs and cats.

TOPICS AND INSTRUCTORS:
Course Coordinator: Katherine M. James, DVM, PhD

Module B (Thursday; 6/15, 6/22, 6/29, 7/6, 7/13, 7/20, 7/27, 8/3)

Pharmacology -- Lauren Trepanier, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, DACVCP and Katrina Mealey,DVM, PhD, DACVCP, DACVIM

Dermatology - Keith A. Hnilica, DVM,MS,Dip.ACVD; The University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine

Respiratory - Brendan McKiernan, DVM, DACVIM (Internal Medicine)

Infectious Disease (cats) -- Margie Scherk, DVM, DABVP

Infectious Disease (dogs)-- TBA

Nephrology/Urology -- Katherine M. James,DVM, PhD and Joe Bartges, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, DACVN

Fluid/Acid Base -- Katherine M. James, DVM, PhD

Ophthalmology -- Michael Zigler, DVM, CertVOphthal and Bob Munger, DVM, DACVO

Module A (March 30 - May 25, 2006) includes the following topics: Neurology, Chemistry, Coagulation, Oncology, Immunology, Anesthesia, Surgery, Dentistry.**

Module C (Aug 24 - Oct 19, 2006) includes the following topics: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Respiratory and Hematology/Chemistry. **

** Topics subject to change between modules.

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: 16

TUITION:
Member/$252,Non-Member/$358 by June 1,2006;
Member/$280, Non-Member/$398 after June 1, 2006.

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

Note:"Course meets the requirements for 16 hours of continuing education credit 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."

(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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