VIN DIAG215-0121: Correlating Gross Morphology to Cytopathology: What more can we learn?

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

Enrollment is closed.
Presenters: Britton Grasperge, DVM
Eric Snook, DVM, PhD, DACVP (Anatomic Pathology)

Course Open: January 6-30, 2021
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Wednesdays, January 13 and 20 2021; 7:30-9:30 pm ET (USA)
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Level and Prerequisites: This basic course will be open to veterinarians actively interested in the correlation between gross lesions and cytopathology. It is recommended that veterinary students have previous course experience with cytology or gross pathology.
VIN CE Course: Open to veterinarians. This course is approved by RACE for veterinarians. (RACE 22-37443)

Course Information:
Identifying a logical list of differential diagnoses for a gross lesion, based on general shape, color, texture and location is a key skill for the practicing clinician. Additionally, clinicians serve their clients well by efficiently evaluating cytologic preparations to develop a list of likely differentials prior to submission to a clinical pathologist to develop an effective treatment plan.

Week 1 (Real Time Session January 13, 2021): Neoplastic Lesions
Presenters: Britton Grasperge, DVM
Eric Snook, DVM, PhD, DACVP (Anatomic Pathology)
Format: Audio
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to
  • identify common neoplastic lesions and provide an appropriate differential list.
  • identify basic cytologic characteristics of cells/structures aspirated from lesions.
  • improve accuracy and skills in both gross and cytologic pathology.

Week 2 (Real Time Session January 20, 2021): Other Lesions
Presenters: Britton Grasperge, DVM
Eric Snook, DVM, PhD, DACVP (Anatomic Pathology)
Format: Audio
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to
  • describe common predilection sites for various infectious/inflammatory conditions.
  • understand the value of identifying a pustule, collarette, hyperkeratosis, et cetera on gross examination.
  • describe key cytologic features from different infectious/inflammatory conditions and their correlates from the gross examination.
  • identify specific non-infectious/non-inflammatory conditions that commonly arise.
  • describe specific cytologic criteria for these miscellaneous lesions.

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(s):
Eric Snook graduated from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002 and practiced in small animal general practice and emergency in California prior to completing a residency in pathology at LSU in 2009, and his PhD in biomedical science from Tulane University in 2013. Currently he is a staff pathologist at Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (TVMDL) in College Station, Texas and receives specimens ranging from food animals to small animals and reptiles and amphibians as part of his daily caseload.

Britt Grasperge is a 2006 graduate of the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine. He completed a residency in veterinary clinical pathology at the same institution in 2009, while working towards his PhD on spotted fever group rickettsioses, which he completed in 2012. Dr. Grasperge then spent a year doing post-doctoral research on Lyme disease and relapsing fever at the Tulane National Primate Research Center. He is currently an assistant professor of clinical pathology at the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine.

Total CE Credit: 4

Tuition: Member $92 ($83 early bird special if enrolled by December 23, 2020)
Non-Member $169 ($152 early bird special if enrolled by December 23, 2020)
Prices are listed in US dollars.

*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close on January 13, 2021 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:
  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.
Enrollment is closed.

"This program (22-37443) 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: Medical, 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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