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VIN CE Course MULT310-2017: Cats and Calcium: A Review of Feline Hypercalcemia
This course is a self-paced, non-interactive course.

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Presenter: Audrey K Cook, BVM&S, MRCVS, Dip ACVIM, ECVIM, ABVP (Feline)
Course Open: May 18-December 31, 2017

Level and Prerequisites: This basic course is geared towards small animal practitioners and assumes some basic understanding of calcium homeostasis and the consequences of hypercalcemia in feline patients. This non-interactive course is open to VIN members only.

VIN CE Course: This program (22-30043) is approved by the AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 2 CE Credits, with a maximum of 2 CE Credits being available to any individual veterinarian. This RACE approval is for the subject matter categories of: Scientific, using the delivery method of Non-Interactive-Distance: (Online, Correspondence, Journal, or Other Self-Study). This approval is valid in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE; however, participants are responsible for ascertaining each board's CE requirements.

Course Description:
Calcium homeostasis is a complex process involving several hormones and organ systems. Hypercalcemia is increasing recognized in feline practice, and is a significant cause of patient morbidity. This course will start with a review the essentials of calcium regulation, with an emphasis on the interactions between the various players. The clinical impact of hypercalcemia will be discussed, with a focus on common clinical signs and those associated with significant morbidity. A logical diagnostic approach based on the most common causes of hypercalcemia will then be outlined. And finally, management options for cats with hypercalcemia will be outlined, with an emphasis on the current evidence to support each approach.

This course will consist of four non-interactive modules that are in the form of videos to be watched. Modules will include handouts to be read and an end-of-module quiz. The final module will include an end-of-course test.

To earn a certificate of participation, you must attain a minimum score of 80% for each module quiz and for the end-of-course test. Completion of all four modules (videos, reading library handouts, quizzes and end-of-course test) will take a minimum of 136 minutes to complete. Participants must complete participation requirements by December 31, 2017 to be eligible for a certificate of completion.

Course Outline:

Module 1: Calcium Homeostasis
Total Time: 31 minutes
Video: 28 minutes
Quiz: 3 minutes
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Module 2: Consequences of Hypercalcemia
Total Time: 37
Video: 24 minutes
Handouts: 10 minutes
Quiz: 3 minutes
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Module 3: Common Causes of Hypercalcemia
Total Time: 28
Video: 25 minutes
Quiz: 3 minutes
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Module 4: Consequences of Hypercalcemia
Total Time: 37
Video: 26 minutes
End of Course Test: 14 minutes
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Successful completion (scoring 80% or better) on the end-of-course test is required to earn a certificate of completion for the course.

Course Materials: Course materials in the form of handouts and additional educational online activities will be available in the course library.

Required Textbook(s): There is no required textbook for this course.

About the Presenter:
Dr. Audrey Cook is an ACVIM Board Certified Internist and ABVP Specialist in Feline Practice. She is currently Associate Professor at Texas A&M University, with particular interests in gastroenterology and endocrinology.

Total CE Credit: 2

Tuition: VIN Member $46
Prices are listed in US dollars.

*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close on December 1, 2017 at 5 pm ET (USA) or when the maximum number of participants is reached.

*For more information on how online CE works, see the Participant Resource Center.

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  1. Enrollment qualifications: Veterinarians enrolling in a VIN CE or VSPN CE non-interactive course must be a VIN member. Veterinary support staff must be a member of VSPN to enroll in a VIN CE or VSPN CE non-interactive course open to VSPN member enrollment.
  2. 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.
  3. Each person is individually responsible for his/her own registration. To ensure that all information received is secure and correct, please do not enroll for a course on behalf of another individual.
  4. For further assistance call 800-846-0028 ext. 797 or email CEonVIN@vin.com. Please include the course title, your full name, and contact information in your correspondence.
"This program (22-30043) is approved by the AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 2 CE Credits, with a maximum of 2 CE Credits being available to any individual veterinarian. This RACE approval is for the subject matter categories of: Scientific, using the delivery method of Non-Interactive-Distance: (Online, Correspondence, Journal, or Other Self-Study). This approval is valid in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE; however, participants are responsible for ascertaining each board's CE requirements."

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 office 800-846-0028 ext. 797 to discuss eligibility for a pro-rated refund.

*For more information on VIN's upcoming CE courses, check the VIN Course Catalog.

Katherine James, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM)
VIN Education Director

VIN CE Services: CEonVIN@vin.com
800-846-0028 or 530-756-4881; ext. 797
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