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VIN DERM120-1122: Atopic Dermatitis – The New Paradigm and How It Changes The Way We Treat It

The lectures for this course will be presented in an audio format using a webinar platform.

Presenter: Paul Bloom, DVM, Dipl. ACVD (Canine and Feline Specialty)
Course Open: November 2-19, 2022
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Wednesday, November 9, 2022; 9:00-11:00 pm ET (USA) World Clock Converter
Total CE Credit: 2
RACE Category: 2 hours Medical


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Tuition: Member $46 ($41 early bird special if enrolled by October 19, 2022)
Non-Member $110 ($99 early bird special if enrolled by October 19, 2022)
Prices are listed in US dollars.


Course Information:
Atopic dermatitis is a chronic frustrating disease for both veterinarians and pet owners. Over the last few years, we have come to understand that the disease is not just an aberrant immune response but also a dysfunction of the skin barrier function. By applying this new concept changed our approach to the management of atopic dermatitis. This presentation will give you a step-by-step approach to diagnosing and managing that pruritic dog. In the past steroids or allergen immunotherapy were our go to treatments but now we have many new options that will be discussed in detail including cyclosporine, oclacitinib, caninized monoclonal antibody (mAb) that targets canine interleukin (IL)-31, a key cytokine responsible for pruritus in canine atopic dermatitis), skin directed therapies such as topical lipid replacement therapy and sublingual immunotherapy.


Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, the participant should be able to
  • learn how to obtain a proper dermatology history.
  • understand the paradigm shift in the pathogenesis of atopic dermatitis and how it impacts the management of this disease.
  • learn the role that Malassezia and staphylococcus have in atopic dermatitis.
  • appreciate the need for a multimodal approach when treating atopic dermatitis.
  • learn new treatment options for the atopic dog - advantages, disadvantages, indications, and contraindications.


Level and Prerequisites: This intermediate VIN CE course is open for enrollment to veterinarians interested in treatment and management of atopic dermatitis.
Accreditation: This course is approved for 2 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians. (RACE 20-924375)


Course Agenda:

Week 1 (Real Time Session November 9, 2022): Atopic Dermatitis – The New Paradigm and How It Changes The Way We Treat It
Presenter: Paul Bloom, DVM, Dipl. ACVD (Canine and Feline Specialty)


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.


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Tuition: Member $46 ($41 early bird special if enrolled by October 19, 2022)
Non-Member $110 ($99 early bird special if enrolled by October 19, 2022)
Prices are listed in US dollars.


*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close on November 2, 2022 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.


Enrollment qualifications:
  1. VIN CE Courses:
    1. VIN CE courses are open to VIN member, VIN student member, and non-member veterinarians.
    2. Veterinary support staff must be VSPN members in order to enroll in a VIN CE course open to VSPN member enrollment.
  2. VSPN CE Courses:
    1. VSPN CE courses are open to veterinary support staff and veterinarians.
    2. Only VIN and VSPN members can enroll in a VSPN CE course.
    3. Veterinarians will only receive credit for those VSPN CE courses that specify in the Accreditation statement that the course is accredited for veterinarians.
  3. Please check the course Level and Prerequisites, Accreditation, and Tuition before enrolling.
  4. Each enrollee must be able to receive emails from @vspn.org and @vin.com addresses.
    1. Email is our major form of communication with participants; personal emails are highly recommended rather than clinic/hospital email addresses.
  5. 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.


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

VIN CE Services: CEonVIN@vin.com
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