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MULT201-0308: Organ System and ABVP Core Examination Review Module A

Course Coordinator:
Dr. Katherine M. James, DVM, PhD

March 27 - May 29, 2008
Interactive sessions: Thursdays: March 27, April 3, 10, Break Week, April 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22; 9:30 - 11:30 pm ET (US)

The Organ System and ABVP Core Examination Review course is divided into 3 modules. Each module provides a systematic review of the physiology & pathophysiology of the organ systems included in that section. You will be able to use the 3 modules of this course as a focused and comprehensive preparation tool for the ABVP Core Examination. Even if you aren't going to take the exam, the depth and breadth of this material will provide you with an up-to-date review of organ system pathophysiology.

Module A includes the following topics: Neurology, Immunology, Dentistry, Coagulation and Oncology, Surgery, Anesthesia*

Within these topics, you will learn the important pathophysiologic mechanisms that underlie the diagnosis and treatment of disease in dogs and cats.

Course Outline and Instructors:

Week 1 (March 27): Neurology-- Anne Katherman , DVM, DACVIM and William Thomas , DVM, MS, DACVIM (Neurology)

Week 2 (April 3): Neurology -- Anne Katherman , DVM, DACVIM and William Thomas , DVM, MS, DACVIM (Neurology)

Week 3 (April 10): Immunology -- Robert M. Gogal Jr, DVM

Break Week

Week 4 (April 24): Surgery -- Bob Richardson, DVM and Stephen Mehler, DVM, DACVS

Week 5 (May 1): Coagulation and Oncology -- Karri Meleo , DVM, DACVIM, DACVR and Neal Mauldin, DVM, DACVIM

Week 6 (May 8): Oncology (conclusion) -- Karri Meleo , DVM, DACVIM, DACVR and Neal Mauldin, DVM, DACVIM

Week 7 (May 15): Anesthesia - Meghan Richey, DVM, MS, DACVA and Chuck McGrath, DVM, DACVA

Week 8 (May 22):Dentistry -- Steve Holmstrom , DVM, DAVDC

Module B (June 12 - Aug 14, 2008) includes the following topics: Respiratory, Pharmacology, Infectious Disease, Dermatology, Fluids/Acid Base, Nephrology/Urology and Ophthalmology.*

Module C (Aug 21 - Oct 23, 2008) includes the following topics: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Reproduction and Hematology/Chemistry. *

* Topics subject to change between modules.

Discussions will begin on the start date of the course and will continue for 7 days following the last real time session.


Member/$281, Non-Member/$400 by March 13, 2008;
Member/$312, Non-Member/$444 after March 13, 2008

Register for all 3 ABVP Modules by the start date of Module A on March 27, 2008 and you will receive a discounted tuition rate of Member/$795, Non-Member/$1132.

Required Textbook: None

Recommended Textbooks: To be listed when the course opens

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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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