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OPEN FOR REGISTRATION

OPTH101-1104: Managing Tear Film Disorders in Small Animal Practice

INSTRUCTOR:
Michael Zigler, DVM, CertVOphthal

DATES:
November 23 - December 7th, 2004
Interactive Sessions: Tuesdays; 9:30- 11 PM ET (US)

Course Description

Objective: Tear Film Disorders may be "Quantitative" or "Qualitative". Quantitative disorders are commonly referred to as "Dry Eye" cases, while Qualitative disorders are more insidious and very frequently misdiagnosed. This course will cover the anatomy and physiology of tear function, help you understand and differentiate between Quantitative and Qualitative disorders and effectively manage these conditions.

Weekly Topics:

Week 1: Anatomy & Physiology of tear function, Qualitative Tear Film Disorders

Week 2: Qualitative Disorders continued, Quantitative Tear Film Disorders.

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: 3 CE Credits

TUITION:
Member/$43, Non-Member/$86 by November 9, 2004;
Member/$48, Non-Member/$95 after November 9, 2004;

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Note: "This course meets the requirements for 3 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions that recognize American Association of Veterinary State Boards' (AAVSB) Registry of Approved Continuing Education (RACE) approval; however participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories. Attendees are encouraged to check with their licensing jurisdiction(s) for information regarding recognition by their state board."

(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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