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NUTR100-1003: Nutritional Tune-Ups: Bring your practice up to speed

INSTRUCTORS:
Julie Churchill, DVM, PhD
Sarah Abood, DVM, PhD
Joe Bartges, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, DACVN

DATES:
October 28 - December 23, 2003
Interactive Sessions: Tuesdays: 9:30 - 11:30 PM ET (USA)

COURSE OUTLINE

Week 1 (Abood/Churchill) Feeding healthy pets. Topics include: Nutritional Assessment
Life Stage Feeding
Transition Feeding
Reading Pet Food labels
Obesity prevention and Body condition scoring
Large Breed Growth Diets
Talking to Clients About Dietary Recommendations.

Week 2 (Churchill/Abood) Nontraditional diets. Topics include:
Nutritional/Dietary Assessment
Homemade Diets
BARF diets
Supplements
Nutraceuticals
Talking to Clients About Dietary Recommendations

Week 3 (Abood/Churchill) Critical care nutrition support including:
Nutritional Assessment
Enteral Tubes and Diets
Parenteral Nutrition
Nutraceuticals
Talking to Clients About Convalescent Dietary Recommendations

Week 4(Churchill/Abood) Techniques for obesity management:
Nutritional Assessment
Taking a Thorough Diet History
The Importance of Body Condition Scoring Weight Management Programs
Therapeutic Diets
Talking to Clients About Weight Loss and Weight Mgmt.
Talking to Clients About Changing Their Behaviors

Week 5 (Churchill/Abood) A discussion of therapeutic diets including:
Gastrointestinal Diets
Dermatologic Diets
Neoplasia Diets

Week 6 (Abood/Churchill) A discussion of therapeutic diets continued
Heart Disease Diets
Liver Disease Diets
Diabetes Diets

Week 7 (Churchill/Abood) Diets for geriatric pets and therapeutic diets for renal disease

Week 8 (Bartges) Therapeutic diets for stone disease management.

At the end of this course, participants will have increased competence and confidence in incorporating nutrition patient management, using therapeutic diets appropriately and utilizing techniques for enteral and parenteral nutrition.

MESSAGE BOARD DISCUSSIONS:
Discussions will begin on the start date of the course and will continue for 7 days following the real time session.

CE HOURS: 16 CE Credits

TUITION:
Member/$163, Non-Member/$249 before Oct. 14, 2003;
Member/$181, Non-Member/$277 after Oct. 14th, 2003.
*�This special reduced tuition price is made possible by an education grant from Purina.�

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

Note: "This course has been submitted (but not yet approved) for 16 hours of continuing education credits 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. Call VIN for further information."

(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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