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SAIM201-1011: Coughing Dogs - Cardiac or Respiratory?
INSTRUCTOR(S): Adam Honeckman, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM
COURSE OPEN: October 26 - November 12, 2011
REAL TIME SESSIONS: Wednesday November 2, 2011; 9:00 - 10:30pm ET (USA)
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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 RTS. Times and dates will be listed in your course confirmation email. Expect to spend up to 1 hour at one of the 2-4 practice sessions held prior to the first RTS.
Level and Prerequisites: Participants in this course should be well versed in basic canine anatomy and physiology; this course is geared toward a veterinarian interested in cardiac/respiratory issues. The course level has something to offer for most practitioners.
VIN CE course: open to veterinarians. This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinarians.
Coughing is a common presenting complaint in small animal practice. It can be caused by cardiac or respiratory disease. Since these diseases are treated differently, successful treatment requires determining the cause of the cough. This course discusses the diagnostic approach to a coughing patient so that the general practitioner can come up with an optimal treatment plan.
This course consists of one (1) 1.5 hour Real Time Sessions; library materials supplementing recommend reading; interactive message board discussions; and a mandatory end of course quiz (80% score needed) designed to enhance course effectiveness and material retention.
Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to
Week 1: (Real Time Session November 2): Coughing Dogs
Content: This course discusses the diagnostic workup to help differentiate between cardiac and respiratory causes of coughing. Interactive case discussions - including history, physical examination findings, and diagnostic imaging - will be utilized in this course.
CE CREDITS: 1.5
Tuition: Member $30 ($27 early bird special if enrolled by October 9, 2011).
Non-Member $85 ($77 early bird special if enrolled by October 9, 2011).
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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).
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Katherine James, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM)
VIN Education Coordinator
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