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DERM105-0213: Dermatological Potpourri in Small Animals
Patrick Hensel, Dr.med.vet., DACVD
February 3-March 6, 2013
REAL TIME SESSIONS (RTS):
Sundays, February 10, 17 and 24, 2013; 9:00-11:00 pm ET (USA)
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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
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*The instructor 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:
level course is tailored for small animal veterinarians
interested in dermatology topics. The participants in this course should have basic general
medical knowledge and basic canine and feline anatomy and physiology.
VIN CE Course:
Open to veterinarians.
This course has been RACE approved for veterinarians.
The course includes a practical approach to various common skin diseases based on updated
review information, case presentations and practical tips, and so should offer something
for most participating veterinarians. It will cover the most common fungal skin infections
in dogs and cats, anti-fungal therapy, MRS pyoderma; and the different types of allergies
(fleas, food and environmental allergens). Emphasis will be put mainly on case presentations
and updates on the management of the various diseases presented during this course.
This course consists of three (3) 2-hour Real Time Session, supplemental library materials,
interactive message board discussions, and a mandatory end-of-course test.
Successful completion (scoring 80% or better) on the end-of-course test is required
to earn a certificate of completion for the course.
*The lecture portion of this course will be an audio presentation, please be prepared to listen.
Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to
- Recognize skin lesions and relate them, if possible, to specific diseases
- Be familiar with diagnostic tests and know when and how to use them
- Be aware of various treatment options
Course materials will be available
in the course library prior to each Real Time Session.
About the Instructors:
- Hnilica, K. A. (2011).
Small Animal Dermatology: A Color Atlas and Therapeutic Guide. 3rd Edition.
Available in the VIN Bookstore:
Remember to login to receive your VIN member discount.
ACVD boarded dermatologist Patrick Hensel
received his veterinary
degree from University of Bern, Switzerland. He completed a doctorate thesis
and rotating internship at the University of Zurich, Switzerland followed
by a veterinary dermatology residency at the University of Georgia. He is currently
Associate Professor of Veterinary Dermatology at the University of Georgia appointed
for teaching, service and research with a strong interest in allergic
and infectious skin diseases.
(Real Time Session February 10):
Most Common Fungal Skin Infections
In this session we will discuss the most common fungal skin infections
(Malassezia dermatitis and Dermatophytosis) in dogs and cats
and the corresponding antifungal therapy.
(Real Time Session February 17):
Update on MRS Pyoderma
In this session we will review pyoderma in dogs with a main focus on MRSA vs. MRSP
and their importance in regards to possible public health concerns
between pet owners and their pets.
(Real Time Session February 24):
In this session we will concentrate on clinical presentation of various allergic
skin conditions (fleas bite hypersensitivity, Mosquito bite hypersensitivity,
food adverse reaction and atopy) with a focus on thorough diagnostic work-up
and an update on recommended allergy management.
CE CREDITS: 6
Tuition: Member $120 ($108 early bird special if enrolled by January 20, 2013)
Non-Member $201 ($181 early bird special if enrolled by January 20, 2013)
*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close when
the maximum number of participants is reached or at 5pm ET the day of the first
Real Time Session unless otherwise noted. If the first Real Time Session is on a
weekend, course enrollment will close on the Friday before the first Real Time Session.
*For more information on how online CE works, see the
Participant Resource Center
- 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.
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and @vin.com addresses. Email is our major form of communication with participants;
personal emails are highly recommended rather than clinic/hospital email addresses.
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*Note: "This course has been approved for 6 continuing education credits in jurisdictions
which recognize AAVSB 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 VSPN/VIN CE at 1-800-700-4636 for further information.
(Attendees are encouraged to check with their licensing jurisdiction(s) for
information regarding recognition by their board).
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/VSPN office 1-800-700-INFO (4636)
to discuss eligibility for a pro-rated refund.
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call the VIN/VSPN office at 1-800-700-INFO (4636).
*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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