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OPEN FOR REGISTRATION

MULT302-0103: What's New Pussycat? Feline Medicine Update Module 2
(Accepted by the Academy of Feline Medicine).

TOPICS AND INSTRUCTORS:
Course Coordinator: Margie Scherk, DVM, DABVP

Week 1 (1/06): Oncology -- Betsy Hershey, DVM, DACVIM
Week 2 (1/13): Infectious diseases including an update on FIP -- Stacey Hoffman, DVM, MA, DACVIM
Week 3 (1/27): Dermatology -- Carol Foil DVM, MS, DACVD
Week 4 (2/03): Behavior -- Petra Mertens, Dr. med. vet., FTAV, Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist
Week 5 (2/10): Neurology -- Linda Shell, DVM, DACVIM

DATES:
January 6 - February 17, 2003
Interactive sessions: Mondays 1/6, 1/13, 1/27, 2/03, 2/10;
9:30 - 11:30 PM ET (US)
(There will be no Interactive Session on Monday Jan 20th due to NAVC).

PSST! Sign up before December 23rd to get the "early bird" rate.

COURSE DESCRIPTION & OBJECTIVES:
This second of the three Feline Medicine Update modules includes a variety of five subjects important in feline medicine.

Week 1 (1/06): Oncology, including the more common feline neoplastic conditions as well as addressing vaccine site associated sarcomas and paraneoplastic syndromes. The importance of supportive care for the patient and family will be discussed. -- Betsy Hershey, DVM, DACVIM

Week 2 (1/13): Infectious diseases including an update on FIP, newly recognized diseases and a discussion of newer therapies for common diseases -- Stacey Hoffman, DVM, MA, DACVIM

Week 3 (1/27): Dermatology, an emphasis will be placed on the cutaneous reaction patterns, allergy and the differential diagnosis and management of pruritus and ringworm will be covered fully. -- Carol Foil DVM, MS, DACVD

Week 4 (2/03): Behavior, including inappropriate elimination and aggression -- Petra Mertens, Dr. med. vet., FTAV, Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist

Week 5 (2/10): Neurology -- Diseases and treatment of the cat's brain will be discussed:
ischemic encephalopathy, vestibular diseases, encephalilitis/encephalopathies, brain masses, causes of seizures, and anticonvulsants. -- Linda Shell, DVM, DACVIM

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

TUITION:
Member/$144, Non-Member/$209 before Dec 23rd,2002;
Member/$160, Non-Member/$232 after Dec 23rd, 2002.

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

Note: ""Course meets the requirements for 10 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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