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ONCO102-0807: Nutrition and Adjunctive Therapy in Cancer Patients

Instructors:
Greg Ogilvie, DVM, DACVIM (Specialties of Internal Medicine, Oncology)
Susan Wynn, DVM
Betsy Hershey, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology), CVA

DATES:
August 1 - August 22, 2007
Interactive sessions: Wednesdays, August 1, 8 and 15; 9:00 - 11:00 pm ET (USA)

COURSE DESCRIPTION
This course will address supportive, palliative and integrative therapies and approaches to enhance and improve quality of life in the cancer patient in addition to using standard therapy (chemo, radiation, surgery).

Standard cancer therapies and approaches will NOT be covered in great depth during this course.

Course Outline:

Week 1 (8/1):
Supportive and palliative care of the veterinary cancer patient. (Ogilvie)
Palliative care strategies are indicated to support the patient during or in lieu of definitive cancer therapies.

Week 2 (8/8):
Diet and nutraceuticals for the veterinary cancer patient (Wynn)

Week 3 (8/15):
Integrative therapies for the veterinary cancer patient: acupuncture and herbs (Hershey)

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: 6

TUITION:
Member/$100, Non-Member/$169 by July 18, 2007;
Member/$111, Non-Member/$188 after July 18, 2007

Required Textbook: None

Recommended Textbooks:

Feline Oncology - Ogilvie, Moore - 2001
Available in the VIN bookstore: https://store.vin.com/custom/edit.asp?p=82043
Be sure to login to receive your member discount.

Managing the Canine Cancer Patient - Ogilvie, Moore - 2006
Available in the VIN bookstore: https://store.vin.com/custom/edit.asp?p=99750
Be sure to login to receive your member discount.

Veterinary Herbal Medicine - Wynn, Fougere - 2007
Available in the VIN bookstore: https://store.vin.com/custom/edit.asp?p=99735
Be sure to login to receive your member discount.

Xie's Veterinary Acupuncture - Xie, Preast - 2006
Available in the VIN bookstore: https://store.vin.com/custom/edit.asp?p=99739
Be sure to login to receive your member discount.

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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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