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Mark Epstein, DVM, DABVP (Canine/Feline), CVA, CVPP, DAAPM
MULT110-0715: IVAPM Pain Management Core Review
The lectures for this course will be presented in a predominantly text format.
Sheilah Robertson, DVM, DACVA (Anesthesiology)
Bonnie Wright, DVM, DACVA
Tammy Grubb, DVM, MS, DACVA
Richard T. Wall, DVM, CCRP, DAAPM
Mary Ellen Goldberg, BS, LVT, CVT, SRA
Janet Van Dyke, DVM, DACVSMR, CCRT
Laurie McCauley, DVM, CCRT, CVA, CVC
Douglas Stramel, DVM, CVPP, CVMA
July 3-September 5, 2015
Real Time Sessions (RTS):
Sundays, July 12, 19, 26, August 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30; 8:00-10:00 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
CE Practice Area
Level and Prerequisites:
course will be open to
veterinarians and veterinary technicians actively interested
in pain management for dogs and cats.
VIN CE Course:
Open to veterinarians and veterinary technicians.
This course is approved by RACE for veterinarians and veterinary technicians.
The Veterinary Information Network (VIN) is RACE Provider #22.
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 course may be used as a review and study tool for
IVAPM's Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioner (CVPP) examination.
This course consists of eight (8) 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
Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to
- develop a deep understanding of pain management principles.
- broaden their clinical perspectives.
- enhance patient care in their practices.
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 Instructors:
The International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management is a unique organization
dedicated to promoting, enhancing, and advancing pain management in animals.
The practice of pain medicine demands an interdisciplinary approach, incorporating
multiple modalities to ensure the comprehensive evaluation and treatment of the
painful patient. The IVAPM represents the diverse scope of this field through
membership from a variety of origins, including veterinarians, credentialed
veterinary nurses, veterinary assistants, researchers, veterinary practice
managers, etc. The integration of these perspectives is essential to treating
pain in animals and establishing continuity of care.
Founded in 2003, the IVAPM intends to become the recognized leading forum and
resource in animal pain for the veterinary profession through research,
education, and advocacy.
Check out the IVAPM website for more details on membership and pain management certification:
(Real Time Session July 12, 2015):
Neurophysiology of Pain
Instructor: Mark Epstein, DVM, DABVP (Canine/Feline), CVA, CVPP, DAAPM
- Peripheral Nociception
- Spinal Cord Processing
- Higher Center Processing
- Associated Systems (Immune, HPA, Glia, Myofascial)
(Real Time Session July 19, 2015):
Instructors: Douglas Stramel, DVM, CVPP, CVMA and Sheilah Robertson, DVM, DACVA (Anesthesiology)
- Alpha-2 agonists
- NSAIDs, acetaminophen
(Real Time Session July 26, 2015):
Instructor: Bonnie Wright, DVM, DACVA
- Adjunct medications (tramadol, gabapentin, amantadine, SSRIs, TCAs, etc.)
- Intrinsic/Endogenous (Acupuncture, Massage, etc.)
(Real Time Session August 2, 2015):
Clinical Applications I - Acute Pain
Instructor: Tammy Grubb, DVM, MS, DACVA
- Peri-operative (Integrated approach w/opioids, NSAIDs, alpha-2's, gabapentin, CRIs, loco-regional)
- Visceral medical pain (pancreatitis, gastroenteritis, ocular)
(Real Time Session August 9, 2015):
Clinical Applications II - Non-Pharmacologic Pain Management
Instructors: Janet Van Dyke, DVM, DACVSMR, CCRT and Laurie McCauley, DVM, CCRT, CVA, CVC
- Physical rehabilitation
- Adjunct modalities (therapeutics U/S, LASER, TENS, shock wave, etc.)
- Weight loss
(Real Time Session August 16, 2015):
Instructor(s): Mark Epstein, DVM, DABVP (Canine/Feline), CVA, CVPP, DAAPM
- Locoregional anesthesia
(Real Time Session August 23, 2015):
Clinical Applications III - Chronic Pain Management
Instructors: Richard T. Wall, DVM, CCRP, DAAPM and Mary Ellen Goldberg, BS, LVT, CVT, SRA
(Real Time Session August 30, 2015):
Clinical Applications IV
Instructor: Sheilah Robertson, DVM, DACVA (Anesthesiology) and Douglas Stramel, DVM, CVPP, CVMA
CE Credits: 16
- Stem cell
- Glial inhibitors
- Platelet precipitates
- Gene therapy
Member $336 ($302 early bird special if enrolled by June 19, 2015)
Non-Member $482 ($434 early bird special if enrolled by June 19, 2015)
*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes,
enrollment will close on July 10, 2015 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 is closed.
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personal emails are highly recommended rather than clinic/hospital email addresses.
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*Note: "This course is approved for 16 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 VIN CE at 800-846-0028 ext. 797 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 office 800-846-0028 ext. 797
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 office at 800-846-0028 ext. 797.
*For more information on VIN's upcoming CE courses, check the
VIN Course Catalog
Katherine James, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM)
VIN Education Coordinator
VIN CE Services: CEonVIN@vin.com
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