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ONCO101-0204: Basic Oncology

INSTRUCTORS:
Betsy Hershey, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology);
Pamela D. Jones, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology) Resident Radiation Oncology;
Elaine R. Caplan, DVM, DACVS, DABVP;
Philip J. Bergman, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVIM (Oncology);
Craig A Clifford, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Oncology);
Susan Wynn, DVM;
Greg Ogilvie, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology);

DATES:
2/23 - 4/19/2004
Interactive Sessions: Monday; Feb 23, March 1, March 8, March 15, March 22, March 29, April 12 ; 9:30 - 11:30 PM ET (USA)

COURSE DESCRIPTION
Overview:
This will be an introduction to the basic principles of oncology including: biopsy techniques and clinical staging of cancer patients, basic principles of chemotherapy and radiation therapy including adverse effects, surgical treatment of cancer, the role of biologic and immunotherapy in cancer, palliative therapy, including pain management of the cancer patient, and an introduction to complementary cancer therapies with a focus on nutrition.

COURSE OUTLINE:
Week 1 (2/23): Basic principles of biopsy and clinical staging of cancer
Betsy Hershey, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)

Week 2 (3/01): Basic principles of radiation oncology
Pamela D. Jones, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology) Resident Radiation Oncology

Week 3 (3/08): Basic principles of surgical oncology
Elaine R. Caplan, DVM, DACVS, DABVP

Week 4 (3/15): Basic principles of immunotherapy and biologic therapy of cancer
Philip J. Bergman, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVIM (Oncology)

Week 5 (3/22): Basic principles of chemotherapy
Craig A Clifford, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Oncology)

Week 6 (3/29): Supportive and palliative care of the veterinary cancer patient
Greg Ogilvie, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)

Week 7 (4/12): Complementary cancer therapies
Susan Wynn, DVM
Betsy Hershey, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)

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: 14

TUITION:
Member/ $202, Non-Member/$287 by February 9th;
Member/ $224, Non-Member/$319 after February 9th;
VSPN members may register with permission (i.e., Oncology technicians)

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 14 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.


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CE Coordinator
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