Enrollment is closed.
Instructor(s): Mitchell D. Song, DVM, DACVD
DERM108-0814: Itch - Pruritus, Atopic Dermatitis, and Food Allergies
The lectures for this course will be presented in a predominantly audio format.
Please come prepared to listen.
August 10-September 3, 2014
Real Time Sessions (RTS):
Sundays, August 17 and 24, 2014; 9:30-11:30 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:
course will be open to veterinarians
actively interested in pruritus, atopic dermatitis, and food allergies.
Participants should have a basic understanding of cutaneous anatomy, physiology and immunology.
They should have an interest in allergy and how it relates to dermatology.
VIN CE Course:
Open to veterinarians.
This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinarians.
The Veterinary Information Network (VIN) is RACE Provider #22.
Pathophysiology of disease, immunology, and pharmacology will be discussed,
however the sessions will be primarily directed to practicing veterinarians.
The course will familiarize participants with the current state of allergic and
pruritic skin diseases including diagnosis and therapeutic interventions.
The first real time session will provide an overview of principles and advances
in immunology of pruritus and an introduction to canine and feline atopic dermatitis.
Information will be presented about allergy testing and allergen selection for immunotherapy.
Finally, all aspects of treatment for atopic dermatitis will be covered,
including but not limited to,
oclacitinib, cyclosporine, subcutaneous and sublingual immunotherapy.
The first session will conclude with information about cutaneous parasites as they relate
to pruritic skin disease.
The second session will directed at the pathophysiology, diagnosis and management of
food allergy and cutaneous adverse food reactions. Information about inflammatory bowel
disease will not be included. The end of the second session will be a compilation of
miscellaneous skin diseases that can lead to pruritus in the dog and cat. These will include,
but not be limited to, contact dermatitis, pemphigus complex, erythema multiforme
and many other diseases.
From the clinical perspective, this course will familiarize the participants with many
aspects of veterinary dermatology as related to the pruritic patient. Both sessions
will contain informative and practical information for veterinarians.
This course consists of two (2) 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.
To learn more about the requirements for earning a CE certificate, please refer to
Receiving Your CE Credit and Course Completion Certificate
*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
- discuss the current practices for diagnosing and treating allergic and pruritic skin disease.
- discuss the diagnosis and management of food allergies and cutaneous adverse food reactions.
- recognize miscellaneous skin diseases that can lead to pruritus.
- recognize and discuss the various treatments available for atopic dermatitis.
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.
Any basic dermatology textbook.
About the Instructors:
VIN Consultant and ACVD boarded dermatologist
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.
(Real Time Session August 17, 2014):
Immunology of Pruritus and Atopic Dermatitis
An overview of principles and advances in immunology of pruritus
and an introduction to canine and feline atopic dermatitis.
Information will be presented about allergy testing and allergen
selection for immunotherapy. All aspects of treatment for atopic
dermatitis will be covered, including but not limited to oclacitnib,
cyclosporine, subcutaneous and sublingual immunotherapy. This session
will conclude with information about cutaneous parasites as they relate
to pruritic skin disease.
(Real Time Session August 24, 2014):
Food Allergy and Cutaneous Adverse Food Reactions
This session will be directed at the pathophysiology, diagnosis and
management of food allergy and cutaneous adverse food reactions.
Information about inflammatory bowel disease will not be included.
The session will end with a compilation of miscellaneous skin diseases that
can lead to pruritus in the dog and cat. These will include but not be
limited to contact dermatitis, pemphigus complex, erythema multiforme
and many other diseases.
CE Credits: 4
Member $84 ($76 early bird special if enrolled by July 27, 2014)
Non-Member $157 ($141 early bird special if enrolled by July 27, 2014)
*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes,
enrollment will close at 5 pm ET on August 15, 2014
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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*Note: "This course is submitted for approval for 4 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.
* Note: To ensure rapid handling of your request for withdrawal, we recommend that you
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
The CE team:
Katherine James, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM)
VIN Education Coordinator
VIN CE Services: CEonVIN@vin.com
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