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MULT110-0710: IVAPM Pain Management Core Review

Mark Epstein, DVM, DABVP (Canine/Feline), CVA, CVPP, DAAPM (course coordinator)
Robin Downing, DVM, DAAPM, CCRP, CVA
Juhana Honkavaara, DVM
Sheilah Robertson, DVM, DACVA (Anesthesiology)
Bonnie Wright, DVM, DACVA
Tammy Grubb, DVM, MS, DACVA
Christine Slowiak, CVT, VTS (Anesthesia) (ECC)
Richard T. Wall, DVM, CCRP
Mary Ellen Goldberg, BS, LVT, CVT, SRA
Janet Van Dyke, DVM, CCRT
Laurie McCauley, DVM, CCRT, CVA, CVC

July 6 - August 29, 2010
Interactive sessions: Tuesday, July 6, Sundays, July 11, 18, 25, August 1, 8, 15 and 22; 9:00 - 11:00pm ET (USA)


This course is a comprehensive review of the most contemporary concepts of pain management in dogs and cats, from neurobiology to neuropharmacology to physical modalities, and "pulling it all together" in applications across a broad spectrum of clinical presentations.

The material will allow the practitioner to develop a deep understanding of pain management principles, broaden their clinical perspectives, and lead to practical enhancements of patient care in their practices. The course may also be used as a review and study tool for IVAPM's Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioner (CVPP) examination.

Course Outline:

Week 1 (Tuesday, July 6): Neurophysiology of Pain (Downing)

Week 2 (Sunday, July 11): Neuropharmacology I (Honkavaara, Robertson) Week 3 (Sunday, July 18): Neuropharmacology II (Wright, Epstein) Week 4 (Sunday, July 25): Neuropharmacology III (Epstein, Wright) Week 5 (Sunday, August 1): Clinical Applications I - Acute Pain (Grubb, Slowiak) Week 6 (Sunday, August 8): Clinical Applications II - Non-pharmacologic Pain Management (Van Dyke, McCauley) Week 7 (Sunday, August 15): Clinical Applications III - Chronic Pain Management (Wall, Slowiak, Goldberg) Week 8 (Sunday, August 22): Clinical Applications IV - Emerging Modalities (Petty) MESSAGE BOARD DISCUSSIONS:
Discussions will begin on the start date of the course and will continue for 7 days following the last real time session.

CE HOURS: 16 CE Credits

Member/$288, Non-Member/$413 by June 22, 2010;
Member/$320, Non-Member/$459 after June 22, 2010.
Course open to veterinarians and VSPN members.

Required Textbook: None

Recommended Textbooks:
Handbook of Veterinary Pain Management, 2nd edition, by James S. Gaynor, DVM, MS, DACVA DAAPM and William W. Muir III, DVM, MSc, Ph.D, DACVA, DACVECC, 2008.
Available in the VIN bookstore (login for VIN/VSPN member discount):

Pain Management For the Small Animal Practitioner, 2nd edition (Made Easy Series (Jackson, WY) by William J. Tranquilli, 2004.
Available in the VIN bookstore (login for VIN/VSPN member discount):

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COURSE WITHDRAWAL AND REFUND POLICY: Withdrawal prior to the listed start date of a course entitles the registrant to a complete refund or a credit toward a future VIN CE course, whichever is preferred. Withdrawal within 1 week after the listed start date (i.e. including no more than one real-time session) entitles the registrant to a credit toward any future VIN CE course. (Does not apply to courses with only one real-time session.) After the first real-time session, a registrant may withdraw due to special circumstances and receive prorated credit towards a future VIN course. These requests will be handled on an individual basis. The amount of the prorated credit will be determined based on 65% of the time remaining in the course at the time of withdrawal. It is not possible to withdraw retroactively.

Note: To ensure rapid handling of your request for withdrawal, we recommend that you call the VIN office at 1-800-700-INFO.

Debbie Friedler
Continual Education Division
Veterinary Information Network


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