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VIN CE Course DERM104-0916: Dermatology 2016 - Practical Solutions for Common Problems
The lectures for this course will be presented in an audio format.

Enrollment is closed.

Presenter: Mitchell Song, DVM, DACVD
Course Open: September 9-October 5, 2016
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Sundays, September 18 and 25, 2016; 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.

*The presenter 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 basic course will be open to veterinarians with an interest in dermatology topics. This course has something to offer for most practitioners. There is a basic review information, practical information for mid-level veterinarians and a minor amount of advanced material to keep it interesting. Participants in this course should be well versed in basic feline and canine anatomy and physiology.
VIN CE Course: Open to veterinarians. This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinarians.

Course Information:
In many veterinary clinics dermatology can make up to 50% of the case load seen on a daily basis. This course will be a presentation of practical solutions to common problems and information for the practicing veterinarian. Information will be presented on how to deal with recurrent bacterial skin infections, why they occur and what can be done to prevent them from happening again and again.

External parasites can be frustrating and irritating to deal with. An update will be presented of ways to deal with them as well as new and exciting treatments which are available.

Atopic dermatitis is a very common skin disease in small animals. Comorbidities can and do occur, making the disease more difficult to treat. We will help you identify them and treat them effectively.

Skin biopsies can be a helpful tool to diagnose many problems in dermatology. We will present tips and technical information to show you how to get the most information and the best possible results.

Finally, dermatology grand rounds will showcase interesting and informative cases. From the bizarre to the humorous, we will present a wide array of cases from VIN and referral dermatology practice. All of the seminars are designed to present the latest scientific information for the practicing veterinarian. The topics will be timely and practical. They will be presented in lecture format (audio) with notes and references.

Week 1 (Real Time Session September 18, 2016): Recurrent Bacterial Pyoderma: A Practical Approach; Infestation Situations: Updates on Bothersome Bugs
Presenter: Mitchell Song, DVM, DACVD
Format: Audio
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 2 (Real Time Session September 25, 2016): Canine Atopic Disease and Case Examples
Presenter: Mitchell Song, DVM, DACVD
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): About the Presenter:
VIN Consultant and ACVD boarded dermatologist Mitchell Song received his veterinary degree from Mississippi State University and completed a residency in dermatology at the University of California, Davis. He is currently the owner of Animal Dermatology, PC in Scottsdale and Phoenix, Arizona USA.

Total CE Credit: 4

Tuition: Member $84 ($76 early bird special if enrolled by August 28, 2016)
Non-Member $157 ($141 early bird special if enrolled by August 28, 2016)
Prices are listed in US dollars.

*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close on September 18, 2016 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.

To Enroll:
Enrollment is closed.
  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 and 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 Please include the course title, your full name, and contact information in your correspondence.
"This program (RACE program number to be determined) has been submitted for approval by AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 4 CE Credits, with a maximum of 4 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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