Enrollment is closed.
Adam Honeckman, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM
SAIM105-1112: All You Need to Know About Fevers of Unknown Origin (FUO)
November 20-December 7, 2012
REAL TIME SESSIONS (RTS):
Tuesday, November 27; 9:30-11:00 pm ET (US)
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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:
course will be open to veterinarians
actively interested in issues related to fevers of unknown origin.
VIN CE Course:
Open to veterinarians.
This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinarians.
Fever is a common finding in small animal general practice and can be
caused by a variety of infectious, immune-mediated, and neoplastic diseases.
Since there are many different causes, a rational diagnostic approach is
needed to get an accurate diagnosis and formulate the optimum treatment plan.
Case examples utilizing radiographs, ultrasound images, and cytology will
be discussed to help the participant learn how to best diagnose and treat
patients with fever of unknown origin.
This course consists of one (1) ninety (90) minute 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.
Upon completion of this course, the participant should
- Understand the difference between true fever and other causes of
- Able to localize the source of a patient's fever, come up with a
differential diagnosis list, and choose the appropriate diagnostic tests.
- Be familiar with some of the procedures that may be necessary to
diagnose a patient with fever of unknown origin - such as bone marrow
aspirates and joint taps.
Course materials will be available
in the course library prior to each Real Time Session.
Required Textbook(s): There is no required textbook for this course.
About the Instructors:
Dr. Adam Honeckman
joined the VIN team of consultants
in 2008. He graduated from Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine
in 1992 and completed an internship at Purdue in 1993. After 4 years of
general practice in Chicago, he began a small animal internal medicine
residency at the prestigious Animal Medical Center in New York City.
He currently owns and operates a mobile internal medicine practice in
the Orlando area.
(Real Time Session November 27, 2012):
All You Need to Know About FUO
This course discusses the pathophysiology of thermoregulation,
explains the difference between true fever and other causes of
hyperthermia, and describes how to find/diagnose the source of
the fever so it can be treated.
CE CREDITS: 1.5
Tuition: Member $30 ($27 early bird special if enrolled by November 6, 2012)
Non-Member $84 ($77 early bird special if enrolled by November 6, 2012)
*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close when
the maximum number of participants is reached or at 5pm ET the day of the first
Real Time Session unless otherwise noted. If the first Real Time Session is on a
weekend, course enrollment will close on the Friday before the first Real Time Session.
*For more information on how online CE works, see the
Participant Resource Center
Enrollment is closed.
- 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.
- 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.
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Please include the course title, your full name, and contact information in your correspondence.
*Note: "This course is submitted for approval for (( CREDITS )) 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 VSPN/VIN CE at 1-800-700-4636 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/VSPN office 1-800-700-INFO (4636)
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/VSPN office at 1-800-700-INFO (4636).
*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
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