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ONCO103-0907: Radiation and Surgical Oncology

Instructors:
Betsy Hershey, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology), CVA
Elaine R. Caplan, DVM, DACVS, DABVP
Pamela D. Jones, DVM, DACVIM (Medical Oncology), DACVR (Radiation Oncology)

DATES:
September 10 - October 1, 2007
Interactive sessions: Mondays, September 10, 17 and 24; 9:30 - 11:30 pm ET (USA)

COURSE DESCRIPTION
This course will be an introduction to the basic principles of oncology and standard treatments. It is important to clinically evaluate a patient to determine not only the extent of the primary tumor but the presence of regional and distant, or systemic, metastases. Staging is important for many reasons: surgical planning of the primary tumor, radiation therapy planning of the primary tumor and/or metastases, the need for adjuvant chemotherapy, prognosis, and decisions regarding palliative care and quality of life. The first week of the course covers biopsy and clinical staging of the tumor, which leads into Week 2 and 3 of treatment topics.

Course Outline:

Week 1 (9/10):
Basic principles of biopsy and clinical staging of cancer (Hershey)

Week 2 (9/17):
Basic principles of surgical oncology (Caplan)

Week 3 (9/24):
Basic principles of radiation oncology (Jones)

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 August 27, 2007;
Member/$111, Non-Member/$188 after August 27, 2007

Required Textbook: None

Recommended Textbooks:

Small Animal Clinical Oncology, 4th edition - Withrow, Vail - 2007
Available in the VIN bookstore: https://store.vin.com/custom/edit.asp?p=82424
Be sure to login to receive your member discount.

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.

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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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