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VIN CE Course DERM110-0917: Ringworm Update - It's not a ring, it's not a worm
The lectures for this course will be presented in an audio format.

Enrollment is closed.

Presenter: Mitchell D. Song, DVM, DACVD
Course Open: September 13-October 7, 2017
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Wednesdays, September 20 and 27, 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.

*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 basic course will be open to veterinarians with an interest in allergy and how it relates to dermatology. Participants should have a basic understanding of cutaneous anatomy, physiology and immunology and have access to basic dermatology textbooks.
VIN CE Course: Open to veterinarians. This course is approved by RACE for veterinarians. (RACE 22-30247)

Course Information:
This course provides information for practicing small animal veterinarians about many aspects of infectious cutaneous disease and ectoparasites. Each lecture will present up to date information about pathophysiology of the disease process, diagnostic tests and options as well as treatments. Each hour will be given in a lecture format with participant polling and weekly discussion boards. Friendly group interaction is encouraged.

Week one will focus on one of the most common skin problems in small animal practice, that of bacterial pyoderma. Clinical examples and case studies will be used to illustrate common presentations of the disease and practical methods for diagnosis and treatment. This will include a discussion on the problem of methicillin resistance as well as human health implications. The second hour will focus on an update of the diagnosis and treatment of dermatophytosis (ringworm). Individual diagnosis and treatment will be discussed as well as brief information concerning catteries. Additional information will be given on how to present the information to owners and what they may need to do or not in the home environment.

Week two will begin with a discussion of cutaneous parasitology with an update on new treatments and diagnostic methods currently available. Many case examples will be presented in a discussion format with an emphasis on practical application. A brief discussion will mention parasiticidal resistance. The second hour will focus on zoonotic skin disease. Many examples will be given discussing veterinary skin diseases which may be contagious or infectious to humans. Public health information will be provided in a practical format.

Week 1 (Real Time Session September 20, 2017): The Many Faces of Bacterial Pyoderma with MRSI Update
Presenter: Mitchell D. Song
Format: Audio
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 2 (Real Time Session September 20, 2017): What's bugging you? Cutaneous parasites in the 21st Century. You Complete Me: Zoonotic Skin Disease and One Health
Presenter: Mitchell D. Song
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:
VIN Consultant and ACVD boarded dermatologist Mitchell D. 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 $92 ($83 early bird special if enrolled by August 30, 2017)
Non-Member $169 ($152 early bird special if enrolled by August 30, 2017)
Prices are listed in US dollars.

*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close on September 20, 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.

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 (22-30247) is approved by the 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.

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

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

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