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SAIM712-0811: Diagnosis and Treatment of Canine Hypoadrenocorticism (Addison's disease)

INSTRUCTOR(S): Patty Lathan, VMD, MS, Diplomate ACVIM and Christine Bryan, DVM
COURSE OPEN: August 5 - August 31, 2011
REAL TIME SESSIONS: Sundays, August 14 and 21, 2011; 9:30pm-11:00pm 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: This course is open to participants with any level of experience with diagnosis and treatment of hypoadrenocorticism.
VIN CE course: open to veterinarians. This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinarians.

Course Description:
Addison's disease is uncommon, but usually fatal if undiagnosed. However, if you catch it, patients usually do great, and you look like a hero! This course will detail how to recognize, diagnose, and treat hypoadrenocorticism. We will discuss less expensive ways to diagnose it (and rule it out), along with chronic and acute management. Diagnosis and treatment of atypical hypoadrenocorticism will also be covered.

This course consists of two (2) 90 minute Real Time Sessions; library materials; interactive message board discussions; and an end of course test (80% minimum score required) designed to enhance course effectiveness and material retention.

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: Recommended textbook: About the Instructors: Patty Lathan received her veterinary degree from the University of Pennsylvania and completed a small animal internal medicine residency at Purdue University. Following board certification by the ACVIM, she returned to Mississippi State University, where she had previously completed her internship.

Christine Bryan received her veterinary degree from Mississippi State University. She was in private practice prior to returning to MSU, where she is currently completing the last year of her internal medicine residency.

Course Outline:
Week 1: (Real Time Session August 14): Diagnosis and treatment of chronic hypoadrenocorticism
Instructor(s): Patty Lathan, VMD, MS, Diplomate ACVIM and Christine Bryan, DVM
Content: Diagnosis and treatment of patients with chronic signs of hypoadrenocorticism

Week 2: (Real Time Session August 21): Treatment of acute and atypical hypoadrenocorticism
Instructor(s): Patty Lathan, VMD, MS, Diplomate ACVIM and Christine Bryan, DVM
Content: Treatment of acute hypoadrenocorticism ("Addisonian crisis"), diagnosis and treatment of atypical hypoadrenocorticism

CE CREDITS: 3

Tuition: Member $60 ($54 early bird special if enrolled by July 24, 2011).
Non-Member $124 ($112 early bird special if enrolled by July 24, 2011).

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Note: "This course has been submitted, but not yet approved, for 3 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).

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

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