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VIN CE Course SAIM401-1117: Treating Diabetes Mellitus
The lectures for this course will be presented in an audio format using a webinar.

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Presenter: Stijn Niessen, DVM, PhD, ECVIM-CA Internal Medicine
Course Open: November 3-December 27, 2017
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Sundays, November 12, 19, December 3, 10, and 17, 2017; 3:00-5:00 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.

Level and Prerequisites: This intermediate course will be open to veterinarians actively interested in the etiology, pathophysiology and treatment of diabetes mellitus. Participants are expected to have a basic knowledge of the disease.
VIN CE Course: Open to veterinarians. This course is approved by RACE for veterinarians. (RACE 22-30993)

Course Information:
The fields of canine and feline diabetes mellitus have seen many changes over the last decade in terms of what we think are causative factors and what we think constitutes gold standard treatment. However, many factors remain unknown and with the advent of new insulin types, incretin-based therapies, internet fora, increasing numbers of pet owners being diabetic themselves and a financial crisis to battle with, dealing with this disease has perhaps never been as complicated.

This course aims to provide a balanced view on all recent developments, always trying to stay close to actual evidence. As such, it should provide participants with the most up-to-date knowledge when it comes to understanding and treating diabetes mellitus, ready to face even the most critical client.

Issues discussed will include the genetic background to companion animal diabetes mellitus, how to achieve diabetic remission, the use of novel insulin analogues and GLP-1 based therapy, different types of diabetes such as acromegaly-induced, protocols for dealing with diabetic keto-acidosis and structural approaches to the most challenging diabetic cases.

Week 1 (Real Time Session November 12, 2017): Pathophysiology of Feline and Canine Diabetes Mellitus Update
Presenter: Stijn Niessen, DVM, PhD, ECVIM-CA Internal Medicine
Format: Audio
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 2 (Real Time Session November 19, 2017): Treatment of Feline Diabetes and Diabetic Remission: An Evidence-Based Approach
Presenter: Stijn Niessen, DVM, PhD, ECVIM-CA Internal Medicine
Format: Audio
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to

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Week 3 (Real Time Session December 3, 2017): Treatment of Canine Diabetes and Approach to the Difficult Diabetic
Presenter: Stijn Niessen, DVM, PhD, ECVIM-CA Internal Medicine
Format: Audio
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 4 (Real Time Session December 10, 2017): Improving Your Success Rate with Diabetic Keto-Acidosis and Assessing Quality of Life in Companion Animal Diabetes Mellitus
Presenter: Stijn Niessen, DVM, PhD, ECVIM-CA Internal Medicine
Format: Audio
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 5 (Real Time Session December 17, 2017): Feline Acromegaly and Diabetes Mellitus Management on a Budget
Presenter: Stijn Niessen, DVM, PhD, ECVIM-CA Internal Medicine
Format: Audio
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Successful completion (scoring 80% or better) on the end-of-course test is required to earn a certificate of completion for the course. To learn more about the requirements for earning a CE certificate, please refer to Receiving Your CE Credit and Course Completion Certificate.

Course Materials: 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 Presenter:
Stijn Niessen is a Senior Lecturer and Co-Head of Internal Medicine at the Royal Veterinary College in London, UK. He is a board-certified internist with a PhD in diabetes mellitus. As part of his clinical activities Dr Niessen runs a dedicated Diabetic Remission Clinic, a Hypophysectomy Clinic and an Acromegalic Cat Clinic. Dr Niessen has also developed a free Pet Diabetes App for use by pet owners to record and communicate important aspects of their diabetic pet's health status with the veterinary care team (available for free download onto smartphones and tablets, from Android [http://bit.ly/1q3jCV5] and iPhone App stores [http://apple.co/203OoK2]). Stijn is also a VIN Endocrinology consultant and currently President of The European Society of Veterinary Endocrinology.

Total CE Credit: 10

Tuition: Member $230 ($207 early bird special if enrolled by October 20, 2017)
Non-Member $355 ($319 early bird special if enrolled by October 20, 2017)
Prices are listed in US dollars.

*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close on November 10, 2017 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.

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  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.
"This program (22-30993) is approved by the AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 10 CE Credits, with a maximum of 10 CE Credits being available to any individual veterinarian. This RACE approval is for the subject matter categories of: Scientific, using the delivery method of Interactive-Distance: (Web-based, Teleconference or Audio-Conference). This approval is valid in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE; however, participants are responsible for ascertaining each board's CE requirements."

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.

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

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

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