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VIN CE Course MULT210-0717: Systems B: Organ System Pathophysiology and ABVP Core Examination Review
The lectures for this course will be presented as a combination of text and audio.

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Presenters: Margie Scherk, DVM, DABVP
Adam Honeckman, DVM, ACVIM
Debbie Calnon, BSc BVMS MANZCVSc(Animal Behaviour) CMAVA DipVET-P CertIVTC
Kersti Seksel, BVSc (Hons), MRCVS, MA (Hons), FACVSc (Animal Behavior), Dipl. ACVB, DECVBM-CA CMAVA
Felix M. Duerr, DVM, MS, DACVS, DECVS, DACVSMR
Rosie Henik, DVM, MS, ACVIM
Steve Holmstrom, DVM, DAVDC

Course Open: July 27-October 8, 2017
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Thursdays, August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, September 14, 21, and 28, 2017; 9:30-11:30 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.

*Some of the presenters for this course will be using audio which will require you to have a headset or speakers to listen. If you have any concerns regarding your computer's audio capabilities, please be sure to attend one of the Practice Sessions.

Level and Prerequisites: This intermediate course will be open to veterinarians actively interested in an overview of respiratory, musculoskeletal disease and orthopedics, gastroenterology, dentistry and behavior information. This course is the fourth of six modules in the Organ System Pathophysiology and ABVP Core Examination review series. The MULT207-1016: Pathologic Basis of Disease and the MULT208-0217: Principles of Medicine courses are recommended prerequisites.
VIN CE Course: Open to veterinarians. This course is approved by RACE for veterinarians. (RACE 22-29845)

Course Information:
The fourth of six modules in the Organ System Pathophysiology and ABVP Core Examination review series, this course is designed to cover the pathophysiological basis of disease in small animals based on pathophysiological and discipline-specific concepts. Clinical examples will be used to illustrate these concepts.

The Organ System Pathophysiology and ABVP Core Examination Review series of courses may be used as a comprehensive review for the ABVP examination for small animals. This series of courses repeats every other year. Individual instructors may change some of their material year-to-year, but much of the core content is repeated. It should be noted that these courses are not designed specifically as a preparation for test taking. The instructors do not have access to information on the question types. Furthermore the questions used on the examination may be a few years behind the current knowledge and practice, whereas the course will strive to be more current. We recommend using the course to Week 1 (Real Time Session August 3, 2017): Feline Gastroenterology
Presenters: Margie Scherk, DVM, DABVP
Format: Audio
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 2-3 (Real Time Session August 10 and 17, 2017): Canine Gastroenterology
Presenter: Adam Honeckman, DVM, ACVIM
Format: Audio
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 4 (Real Time Session August 24, 2017): Behavior
Presenters: Debbie Calnon, BSc BVMS MANZCVSc(Animal Behaviour) CMAVA DipVET-P CertIVTC
Kersti Seksel, BVSc (Hons), MRCVS, MA (Hons), FACVSc (Animal Behavior), Dipl. ACVB, DECVBM-CA CMAVA
Format: Text/Audio
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 5 (Real Time Session August 31, 2017): Osteoarthritis & Musculoskeletal Injuries
Presenters: Felix M. Duerr, DVM, MS, DACVS, DECVS, DACVSMR
Format: Audio
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to

**** BREAK - September 7, 2017 ****

Week 6-7 (Real Time Session September 14 and 21, 2017): Respiratory
Presenters: Rosie Henik, DVM, MS, ACVIM
Format: Audio
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 8 (Real Time Session September 28, 2017): Dentistry
Presenters: Steve Holmstrom, DVM, DAVDC
Format: Text/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 Presenters:
Margie Scherk graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1982. In 1986, she opened Cats Only Veterinary Clinic in Vancouver, Canada practicing there until 2008. She achieved ABVP Board certification in feline practice in 1995 and published several clinical trials whilst in practice. She has written numerous book chapters and is an active international speaker as well as enjoying teaching on-line. She is co-editor of the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery. Margie has served extensively in the American Association of Feline Practitioners as well other veterinary organizations. Her interests include all things feline, but in particular, analgesia, the peculiarities of the feline digestive system and enabling more positive interactions with cats.

Adam Honeckman is a board-certified internist with a special interest in immune-mediated hematologic diseases and cytology. He has published a review article on immune-mediated hematologic disease and has previously lectured on immune-mediated hemolytic anemia as well as cytology.

Debbie Calnon has joined Dr Kersti Seksel to teach a number of VIN behavior courses. She also collaborates with Kersti teaching the Distance Education course in Behavioral Medicine for the Centre of Veterinary Education at the University of Sydney and in writing chapters for behavior texts. Debbie enjoys teaching behavior topics to veterinarians, veterinary nurses, trainers and other groups interested in small animal behavior. She is passionate about promoting the importance of behavioral medicine to the veterinary profession. Debbie values the opportunity to share ideas and experiences on VIN and appreciates the benefits of being part of the supportive VIN community.

Kersti Seksel is a registered veterinary specialist in behavioral medicine in Australia, New Zealand, USA and Europe. She works sees behaviour cases in Sydney, her main base as well the rest of Australia. She teaches the Distance Education course in Behavioral Medicine for the Centre of Veterinary Education at the University of Sydney, is an adjunct senior lecturer at Charles Sturt University in Australia, presents education courses all over the world in behavioral medicine, and writes for scientific journals, textbooks, as well as popular magazines. She is a regular presenter in the media and currently chairs the Animal Welfare Advisory Council for NSW Government and loves being part of the wider VIN community.

Felix Duerr is originally from Germany and earned his veterinary degree at the School of Veterinary Medicine in Hanover, Germany. After finishing his veterinary degree, he completed a thesis at the same university followed by an internship at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Canada. After completion of a surgical residency/master's program at Colorado State University he became a Diplomate of the American and European College of Veterinary Surgeons. Dr. Duerr worked in private practice for four years prior to joining Colorado State University in 2011. Dr. Duerr became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation in 2012. Dr. Duerr's research focus is clinical studies aimed at improving animal health and quality of life related to orthopedic problems. His clinical interests include sports medicine and rehabilitation, cranial cruciate ligament injury, hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, minimally invasive surgery (arthroscopy) and arthritis. Current research projects include the development of novel gait analysis techniques, evaluation of new treatment options for arthritis (surgical and non-surgical), and the investigation of techniques to enhance bone healing.

Dr. Rosie Henik received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Ohio State University in 1984. She completed a residency in internal Medicine at Colorado State University in 1988. She received her MS from Colorado State University in 1988. She is currently the owner of Cardiac Consultation for Companion Animals, a specialist at Veterinary Emergency Service & Veterinary Specialty Center and a Consultant on the Cardiopulmonary Board for VIN.

Dr. Steve Holmstrom was one of the two original VIN Dental Consultants. He has co-authored the textbook which the course is based on, Veterinary Dental Techniques, which is in its 3rd edition and in 4 languages. He has also authored Veterinary Dentistry for the Technician and Office Staff and edited two editions of Veterinary Clinics of North America.

Total CE Credit: 16

Tuition: Member $368 ($331 early bird special if enrolled by July 6, 2017)
Non-Member $512 ($461 early bird special if enrolled by July 6, 2017)
Prices are listed in US dollars.

*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close on August 3, 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 (22-29845) is approved by the AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 16 CE Credits, with a maximum of 16 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.
* Note: To ensure rapid handling of your request for withdrawal, we recommend that you call the VIN office at 800-846-0028 ext. 797.

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

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

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