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OPEN FOR REGISTRATION

MULT202-0607: Organ System and ABVP Core Examination Review Module B

Course Coordinator:
Dr. Katherine M. James, DVM, PhD

DATES:
June 14 - August 9, 2007
Interactive sessions: Thursdays: June 14, 21, 28, July 5, 12, 19, 26 and August 2; 9:30 - 11:30 pm ET (US)

COURSE DESCRIPTION
The Organ System and ABVP Core Examination Review course is 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: Respiratory, 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.

Course Outline and Instructors:

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)-- Stacey Hoffman, DVM, MA, DACVIM (Internal Medicine)

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 29 - May 24, 2007) includes the following topics: Neurology, Coagulation, Oncology, Immunology, Surgery, Anesthesia and Dentistry*

Module C (Aug 23 - Oct 25, 2007) includes the following topics: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Reproduction 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/$266, Non-Member/$373 by June 1, 2007;
Member/$296, Non-Member/$414 after June 1, 2007

Register for all 3 ABVP Modules by the start date of Module A on March 29, 2007 and you will receive a discounted tuition rate of Member/$758, Non-Member/$1063.

Required Textbook: None

Recommended Textbooks: To be listed when the course opens

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

"This course has been submitted (but not yet approved) for 16 hours of continuing education credit 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 VIN at 1-800-700-4636 for further information."


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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