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VIN CE Course MULT602-0117: Common Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Injuries
The lectures for this course will be presented in an audio format.

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Presenter: Felix M. Duerr, DVM, MS, DACVS-SA, DECVS, DACVSMR
Course Open: January 17-April 28, 2017
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Tuesdays, January 24, 31, February 7, 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21, April 4 and 18, 2017; 9:30-11:00 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.

*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 or wanting to improve their knowledge and diagnostic skills in orthopedic and sports medicine. The focus of the course is diagnosis, non-surgical treatment and knowledge of surgical treatments that can be recommended, however, details of how to perform surgical procedures will not be provided.
VIN CE Course: Open to veterinarians. This course is approved by RACE for veterinarians. (RACE 22-28296)

Course Information:
This course will go through diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of common musculoskeletal injuries seen in our canine (some feline cases will be presented but the focus is on dogs) patients. The focus of this course is practically relevant information that is applicable to everyday practice. A large focus will be case presentations including videos of clinical cases. Diagnostic steps and tricks will be covered in-depth. Treatment options will be covered in variable detail depending on how commonly a procedure is performed in general practice. Advanced surgical treatments will only be covered to the degree that is necessary to discuss these options with your clients. The goal of the course is to give practical tips that help the participant to identify and treat common canine orthopedic problems and to learn more about novel treatment options (including regenerative medicine).

Week 1 (Real Time Session January 24, 2017): Orthopedic Exam and Diagnostic Guidelines
Presenter: Felix M. Duerr, DVM, MS, DACVS-SA, DECVS, DACVSMR
Format: Audio
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 2 (Real Time Session January 31, 2017): Established and Novel treatment options for Osteoarthritis
Presenter: Felix M. Duerr, DVM, MS, DACVS-SA, DECVS, DACVSMR
Format: Audio
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 3 (Real Time Session February 7, 2017): Distal Limb Injuries
Presenter: Felix M. Duerr, DVM, MS, DACVS-SA, DECVS, DACVSMR
Format: Audio
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to *** BREAK - February 14, 2017 ***

Week 4 (Real Time Session February 21, 2017): Elbow Injuries Part 1
Presenter: Felix M. Duerr, DVM, MS, DACVS-SA, DECVS, DACVSMR
Format: Audio
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 5 (Real Time Session February 28, 2017): Elbow Injuries Part 2
Presenter: Felix M. Duerr, DVM, MS, DACVS-SA, DECVS, DACVSMR
Format: Audio
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 6 (Real Time Session March 7, 2017): Shoulder Injuries
Presenter: Felix M. Duerr, DVM, MS, DACVS-SA, DECVS, DACVSMR
Format: Audio
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 7 (Real Time Session March 14, 2017): Stifle Injures Part I
Presenter: Felix M. Duerr, DVM, MS, DACVS-SA, DECVS, DACVSMR
Format: Audio
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 8 (Real Time Session March 21, 2017): Stifle Injuries Part 2
Presenter: Felix M. Duerr, DVM, MS, DACVS-SA, DECVS, DACVSMR
Format: Audio
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to *** BREAK - March 28, 2017 ***

Week 9 (Real Time Session April 4, 2017): Hip Injuries Part 1
Presenter: Felix M. Duerr, DVM, MS, DACVS-SA, DECVS, DACVSMR
Format: Audio
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 10 (Real Time Session April 11, 2017): Hip Injuries Part 2
Presenter: Felix M. Duerr, DVM, MS, DACVS-SA, DECVS, DACVSMR
Format: 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 Presenter:
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/masters 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.

Total CE Credit: 15

Tuition: Member $345 ($310 early bird special if enrolled by January 3, 2017)
Non-Member $502 ($452 early bird special if enrolled by January 3, 2017)
Prices are listed in US dollars.

*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close on January 24, 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 (22-28296) is approved by the AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 15 CE Credits, with a maximum of 15 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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