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SAIM709-1209: Guidelines for the Identification, Evaluation, and Management of Systemic Hypertension in Dogs and Cats: A look at the ACVIM Consensus Statement

INSTRUCTORS:
Larry Cowgill, DVM, Ph.D
Beate Egner, DVM
David Polzin, DVM, Ph.D, Dipl. ACVIM (Internal Medicine, small animal)

DATES:
December 10 - December 17, 2009
Real-time session: Thursday, December 10; 3:00 - 5:00 pm ET (USA)

COURSE DESCRIPTION

In 2007, ACVIM created a Consensus Statement entitled: Guidelines for the Identification, Evaluation, and Management of Systemic Hypertension in Dogs and Cats. In this two hour session, three of the panelists will engage you in discussion of its salient points, in addition to any new findings since creation of the Consensus Statement.

Objectives:
How and why were these Guidelines generated?
What do we know about measuring BP?
What are normal values for feline and canine BP?
What types of hypertension are recognized?
What is Target Organ Damage?
How prevalent is hypertension?
Who should we screen for hypertension?
How do we diagnose hypertension?
How do we manage hypertension?

Course Outline:

Week 1 (December 10):
Guidelines for the Identification, Evaluation, and Management of Systemic Hypertension in Dogs and Cats (Cowgill, Egnor, Polzin)

MESSAGE BOARD DISCUSSIONS:
Discussions will begin on the start date of the course and continue for 7 days following the last real-time session.

CE HOURS: 2

TUITION:
$40 (36.00 early bird special if registered by November 26, 2009).
Course open to veterinarians and VSPN members.

Required Textbook: None

Recommended Textbook: None

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Coordinator
Continual Education Division
Veterinary Information Network
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