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VIN CE Course PHAR204-0315: Common Toxicants by Body System 2015
The lectures for this course will be presented in a predominantly audio format.
Please come prepared to listen.

Enrollment is closed.

Instructor(s): Camille DeClementi. VMD, ABVT, ABT
Sharon Gwaltney-Brant, DVM, ABVT, ABT, PhD
Tina Wismer, DVM, ABVT, ABT
Charlotte Means, DVM, MLIS, ABVT, ABT

Course Open: March 16-April 23, 2015
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Mondays, March 23, 30, April 6 and 13; 9:30-11:30 pm ET (USA)
Course RTS Times in Your Area: World Clock Converter

Practice Sessions: In order to prepare you for a successful experience in your CE course, we request you attend a Practice Session prior to the first Real Time Session. Please arrive promptly at the start time; each Practice Session is up to 1 hour in length. For more information, please visit the CE Practice Area.

*The instructors for this course will be using audio which will require you to have a headset or speakers to listen. If you have any concerns regarding your computer's audio capabilities, please be sure to attend one of the Practice Sessions.

Level and Prerequisites: This basic course is geared toward veterinarians and higher level credentialed veterinary technicians. Participants in this course should have an interest in learning about how different toxicologic hazards affect different body systems in pets.
VIN CE Course: Open to veterinarians and veterinary technicians. This course is approved by RACE for veterinarians and veterinary technicians. The Veterinary Information Network (VIN) is RACE Provider #22.

Course Description:
Participants will learn about a variety of common toxicologic hazards that are frequently encountered by pets. Each presentation will focus on a certain body system. The initial session will cover toxicants that affect the kidney, the second session will cover toxicants that affect the cardiovascular system, the third session will cover toxicants that affect the Central Nervous System (CNS), and the final session will cover the toxicology of toxicants that affect the liver. All sessions will include toxicologic risk, diagnosis and management of exposures/toxicoses.

This course consists of four (4) 2-hour Real Time Session, supplemental library materials, interactive message board discussions, and a mandatory end-of-course test. Successful completion (scoring 80% or better) on the end-of-course test is required to earn a certificate of completion for the course.

*The lecture portion of this course will be an audio presentation, please be prepared to listen.

To learn more about the requirements for earning a CE certificate, please refer to Receiving Your CE Credit and Course Completion Certificate.

*The lecture portion of this course will be an audio presentation, please be prepared to listen.

Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to Course Materials: Course materials will be available in the course library prior to each Real Time Session.

Required Textbook: There is no required textbook for this course.
Recommended Reading: A list of recommended articles with links to the full text will be provided in the course library.

About the Instructors:
Dr. Camille DeClementi is responsible for the management of medical records in the ASPCA Animal Health Services Department which includes the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center, ASPCA Animal Hospital and the ASPCA Mobile Clinics. Dr. DeClementi received her BS in Biology from Lebanon Valley College of Pennsylvania in 1990, and her VMD from the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Veterinary Medicine in 1994. She practiced emergency and general medicine in Pittsburgh and Tennessee before joining the animal poison control center in 1999. DeClementi became a Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology in 2006 and a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Toxicology in 2007.

Dr. Sharon Gwaltney-Brant received her DVM from the College of Veterinary Medicine at North Carolina State University and her PhD in veterinary pathology at Kansas State University. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Toxicology and the American Board of Toxicology. Formerly Vice President/Medical Director of the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center, Dr. Gwaltney-Brant is consultant in veterinary toxicology and veterinary forensic toxicology and pathology. She has been a toxicology consultant on VIN since 2000, and she also holds adjunct faculty status at the University of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Tina Wismer is Medical Director of the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center. She became a Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology and the American Board of Veterinary Toxicology in 2003. Dr. Wismer is an adjunct instructor at the University of Illinois, a Master Gardener and a consultant for VIN (Veterinary Information Network) .

Dr. Charlotte Means is Director of Toxicology for the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology and the American Board of Veterinary Toxicology. She is a toxicology consultant on VIN and is an adjunct faculty at the University of Illinois. She consults on toxicology cases as well as serves as the Center's Librarian ensuring maintenance of the Center's library resources and performs literature searches to support ongoing cases and research. She also leads weekly toxicology rounds for the ASPCA animal poison control center.

Course Outline:
Week 1 (Real Time Session March 23, 2015): Kidney - Why no pee?
Instructor(s): Tina Wismer, DVM, ABVT, ABT
Content: We will discuss presentation, clinical signs and treatment for common renal toxins. Cholecalciferol, ethylene glycol, and NSAIDs will be covered along with some other less common toxicants to keep on your differential list.

Week 2 (Real Time Session March 30, 2015): Cardiovascular - Why is my dog blue?
Instructor(s): Camille DeClementi. VMD, ABVT, ABT
Content: We will discuss presentation, clinical signs and treatment for the following toxicants: paraquat, carbon monoxide, smoke, fumigants, TeflonŽ, petroleum distillates, ACE inhibitors, beta blockers, calcium channel blockers, digoxin, albuterol, sympathomimetic agents, cardiac glycoside plants, grayanotoxin plants, yews, avocado, cyanide-containing plants, bufo toads, and fireflies.

Week 3 (Real Time Session April 6, 2015): CNS - Why is my dog shaking (or depressed)?
Instructor(s): Sharon Gwaltney-Brant, DVM, ABVT, ABT, PhD
Content: We will discuss presentation, clinical signs and treatment for the following intoxications: alcohols, antidepressants, amphetamines, baclofen, bromethalin, chocolate, paintballs, marijuana, permethrin, nicotine, tremorgenic mycotoxins, metaldehyde, and strychnine.

Week 4 (Real Time Session April 13, 2015): Liver - Why is my dog so yellow?
Instructor(s): Charlotte Means, DVM, MLIS, DABVT, DABT
Content: We will discuss presentation, clinical signs, and treatment for the following toxicants: xylitol, acetaminophen, aspirin, ketoconazole, NSAID, iron, copper, amatoxins (mushrooms), blue green algae, sago palms, aflatoxins and fumonisin.

CE Credits: 8

Tuition: Member $168 ($151 early bird special if enrolled by March 2, 2015)
Non-Member $266 ($239 early bird special if enrolled by March 2, 2015)

*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close on March 23, 2015 at 5 pm ET (USA) or when the maximum number of participants is reached.

*For more information on how online CE works, see the Participant Resource Center.

To Enroll:
Enrollment is closed.
  1. Enrollment qualifications: VIN CE courses are open to VIN member and non-member veterinarians. Veterinarians enrolling in a VSPN CE course must be a VIN member. Veterinary support staff must be a VSPN member to enroll in a VSPN CE or a VIN CE course open to VSPN member enrollment.
  2. Each enrollee must be able to receive emails from @vspn.org and @vin.com addresses. Email is our major form of communication with participants; personal emails are highly recommended rather than clinic/hospital email addresses.
  3. Each person is individually responsible for his/her own registration. To ensure that all information received is secure and correct, please do not enroll for a course on behalf of another individual.
  4. For further assistance call 800-846-0028 ext. 797 or email CEonVIN@vin.com. Please include the course title, your full name, and contact information in your correspondence.
*Note: "This course is approved for 8 continuing education credits in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB 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 CE at 800-846-0028 ext. 797 for further information. (Attendees are encouraged to check with their licensing jurisdiction(s) for information regarding recognition by their board).

Course withdrawal and refund policy: A complete refund of the paid course price will be issued when your withdrawal request is received prior to the listed start date of the course. If you wish to withdraw after the start date please contact the VIN office 800-846-0028 ext. 797 to discuss eligibility for a pro-rated refund.
* Note: To ensure rapid handling of your request for withdrawal, we recommend that you call the VIN office at 800-846-0028 ext. 797.

*For more information on VIN's upcoming CE courses, check the VIN Course Catalog.

Katherine James, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM)
VIN Education Coordinator

VIN CE Services: CEonVIN@vin.com
800-846-0028 or 530-756-4881; ext. 797
or direct line to VIN/VSPN from the United Kingdom: (014522) 26154
or direct line to VIN/VSPN from Australia: 011 +61 26 145-2357


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