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Karri Meleo, DVM, DACVIM, DACVR
MULT207-1013: Pathologic Basis of Disease
Module 1 of 6 in the Organ System Pathophysiology and ABVP Core Examination Review Series
Robert M. Gogal Jr., DVM
Tony Johnson, DVM, DACVECC
Sharon Gwaltney-Brant, DVM, PhD
Margret L. Casal, DVM, MS, PhD
Sarah Abood, DVM, PhD
Julie A. Churchill, DVM, PhD, DACVN
Eric Snook, DVM, DACVP
Scott D. Reed, DVM, PhD, DAVP
October 17-December 29, 2013
REAL TIME SESSIONS (RTS):
Thursdays, October 24, 31, November 7, 14, 21, December 5, 12 and 19 ; 9:30-11:30 pm ET (USA)
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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
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*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:
course will be open to veterinarians
actively interested in the pathophysiological basis of disease in small animals
based on pathophysiological and discipline-specific concepts.
This course is the first of six modules in the Organ System Pathophysiology
and ABVP Core Examination review series.
VIN CE Course:
Open to veterinarians.
This course has been RACE approved for veterinarians.
This course is designed to cover the pathophysiological basis of disease in small animals
based on pathophysiological and discipline-specific concepts. Clinical examples will be used
to illustrate these concepts.
The Organ System Pathophysiology and ABVP Core Examination Review series of courses
may be used as a comprehensive review for the ABVP examination for small animals.
This series of courses repeats annually. Individual instructors may change
some of their material year-to-year, but much of the core content is repeated.
It should be noted that these courses are not designed specifically as a preparation for test taking.
The instructors do not have access to information on the question types.
Furthermore the questions used on the examination may be a few years behind the
current knowledge and practice, whereas the course will strive to be more current.
We recommend using the course to
- keep progressing through the topics so all topics will have been studied prior to the exam and
- provide participants with feedback on their strongest and weakest topics to guide
their individual exam specific preparations.
This course consists of eight (8) 2-hour Real Time Sessions, supplemental library materials,
interactive message board discussions, and a mandatory end-of-course test.
Successful completion (scoring 80% or better) on the end-of-course test is required
to earn a certificate of completion for the course.
Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to
- better understand and apply therapeutic management strategies based on the pathophysiologic basis of disease.
- develope more complete and disease process-based differential diagnosis rather than disease-specific ones.
Course materials will be available
in the course library prior to each Real Time Session.
There is no required textbook for this course.
About the Instructors:
- McGavin M D, Zachary J F (2012). Pathologic Basis of Veterinary Disease, 5th Ed. Mosby.
In the VIN Store: https://store.vin.com/custom/edit.asp?p=99720
- Kumar V, Abbas A, Fausto N, Aster J (2010). Robbins and Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease,8th Ed. Saunders.
(not a veterinary specific text)
The instructors for this course reflect a topic-specific expertise and were assembled for their ability to teach
discipline-specific content in relationship to clinical cases.
(Real Time Session October 24, 2013):
Cell Growth and Differentiation - Normal and Neoplastic Transformation
Instructor(s): Karri Meleo, DVM, DACVIM, DACVR
- The cell cycle and its relevance to clinical oncology
- Signals for cell growth and differentiation
- Senescence, apoptosis and relevance in cancer biology
- Tumor heterogeneity and resistance to therapy
(Real Time Session October 31, 2013):
Cell Injury and Repair / Death & Inflammation & Modulators
Instructor(s): Eric Snook, DVM, DACVP and Scott D. Reed, DVM, PhD, DABVP
- Acute inflammatory response
- Chronic Inflammation
- Outcome of inflammation
- Pathologic calcification
(Real Time Session November 7, 2013):
Instructor(s): Margret L. Casal, DVM, MS, PhD
- Clinical approach to genetic diseases
- How to interpret genetic tests
- Genetic counseling
- "Mutt" tests and parentage testing
- All topics are introduced using case examples.
(Real Time Session November 14, 2013):
Principles of Toxicology
Instructor(s): Sharon Gwaltney-Brant, DVM, PhD
- Factors Influencing Toxicity
- Dose Response
- Organ System toxicology
(Real Time Session November 21, 2013):
Principles of Pharmacology
Instructor(s): Sharon Gwaltney-Brant, DVM, PhD
**** BREAK - November 28, 2013 for Thanksgiving ****
- Review of pharmacokinetic principles from a
- clinical/case-based perspective
- Discussion of adverse drug reactions and drug-drug interactions
(Real Time Session December 5, 2013):
Instructor(s): Sarah Abood, DVM, PhD and Julie Churchill, DVM, PhD, DACVN
- Critical factors to assess to build appropriate
- dietary recommendations
- Practical approach to using therapeutic diets for clinical cases
- Action/steps to take with suspected pet food recalls
(Real Time Session December 12, 2013):
Instructor(s): Tony "Hell O'Kitty" Johnson, DVM, DACVECC
- Define the clinical syndrome known as "shock" in
small animal veterinary patients
- Be able to recognize clinical signs of shock in dogs and cats
- Differentiate between shock syndromes in dogs vs. cats
- Develop skills to manage shock in both species
(Real Time Session December 19, 2013):
Instructor(s): Robert M. Gogal Jr., DVM
CE CREDITS: 16
- Introduction to the immune system
- Immunodeficiency disorders
Member $320 ($288 early bird special if enrolled by October 3, 2013)
Non-Member $459 ($413 early bird special if enrolled by October 3, 2013)
Register for all 6 courses in the Organ System series by October 3, 2013
and you will receive a discounted tuition rate:
Member $1312, Non-Member $1916.
- MULT207-1013: Pathological Basis of Disease
- MULT208-0114: Principles of Medicine
- MULT209-0214: Systems A: Organ System Pathophysiology and ABVP Core Examination Review
- MULT210-0414: Systems B: Organ System Pathophysiology and ABVP Core Examination Review
- MULT211-0614: Systems C: Organ System Pathophysiology and ABVP Core Examination Review
- MULT212-0814: Systems D: Organ System Pathophysiology and ABVP Core Examination Review
*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes,
enrollment will close at 5 pm ET October 24, 2013
or when the maximum number of participants is reached.
*For more information on how online CE works, see the
Participant Resource Center
Enrollment is closed.
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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.
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*Note: "This course is approved for 16 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.
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A complete refund of the paid course price will be
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Katherine James, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM)
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