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OPEN FOR REGISTRATION

SASX001-0106: Understanding Lasers and Other Bright Ideas

INSTRUCTORS:
George M. Peavy, DVM, DABVP
Barbara R. Gores, DVM, DACVS

DATES:
January 29 - February 5, 2006
Interactive sessions: Sunday, January 29; 9:30 - 11:30 pm ET (US)

COURSE DESCRIPTION

A comprehensive discussion of surgical laser systems, laser surgical techniques, and how variations in laser selection and parameters will influence laser tissue interaction and patient outcome. Laser safety issues will also be covered. This presentation will provide the practitioner with the basic information needed to evaluate the suitability of a laser system, and the basic knowledge required of a laser surgeon.

Course Outline:

Week 1 (1/29):
Discussion of laser systems and selection, techniques and safety.

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 CE Credits

TUITION:
Member/$46, Non-Member/$90 by January 15, 2006;
Member/$49 Non-Member/$98 after January 15, 2006;

Veterinary students may enroll at a reduced rate of $14 for this course.

Required Textbook:
None

Recommended Textbook for reference:
The Veterinary Clinics of North America, Small Animal Practice; Lasers in Medicine and Surgery, 32(3), May 2002.

For More Information on VIN's Upcoming CE Courses, check out http://www.VIN.com/CE/Catalog.htm

Note: "This course has been submitted (but not yet approved) for 2 hours of continuing education credits in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB's 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 VIN for further information."

(Attendees are encouraged to check with their licensing jurisdiction(s) for information regarding recognition by the board.)


COURSE WITHDRAWAL AND REFUND POLICY: Withdrawal prior to the listed start date of a course entitles the registrant to a complete refund or a credit toward a future VIN CE course, whichever is preferred. Withdrawal within 1 week after the listed start date (i.e. including no more than one real-time session) entitles the registrant to a credit toward any future VIN CE course. (Does not apply to courses with only one real-time session.) After the first real-time session, a registrant may withdraw due to special circumstances and receive prorated credit towards a future VIN course. These requests will be handled on an individual basis. The amount of the prorated credit will be determined based on 65% of the time remaining in the course at the time of withdrawal. It is not possible to withdraw retroactively.

Note: To ensure rapid handling of your request for withdrawal, we recommend that you call the VIN office at 1-800-700-INFO.


Debbie Friedler
Coordinator
Continual Education Division
Veterinary Information Network
CEonVIN@vin.com

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