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SASX001-0203 Understanding Lasers and Other Bright Ideas

INSTRUCTOR:
George M. Peavy, DVM, DABVP, Assistant Director, Beckman Laser Institute, College of Medicine, University of California, Irvine
Barbara R. Gores, DVM, DACVS, Southwest Veterinary Specialty Center, Tuscon, AZ.

DATES:
Feb. 16th - March 1st, 2003
Interactive sessions: Sunday Feb 23rd,2003 9:30 - 11:30pm ET (USA)

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.

At the end of this course, each participant should have acquired:
1. An understanding of the principles of surgical lasers and their effects on tissue.
2. A knowledge of how to apply a laser in surgery to achieve the desired tissue affect.
3. A background in new clinical applications for lasers in veterinary practice.
4. An understanding of basic laser safety techniques and guidelines.
5. The ability to valuate whether a laser would be a reasonable investment for his/her practice.

COURSE OUTLINE

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

CE HOURS: 3

TUITION:
Member $43, Non-Member $83 by 2/2/2003;
Member $48, Non-Member $92 after 2/2/2003

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 3 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 (4636).


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

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