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MULT202-0603: Organ System and ABVP Core Examination Review Module B

June 19 - Aug 14 ,2003
Interactive sessions: Thursdays, (6/19, 6/26, 7/03, 7/10, 7/17, 7/24, 7/31, 8/07); 9:30 - 11:30 PM ET (US)


Planning to take the ABVP General Examination? Looking for a comprehensive review of what's new in the pathophysiology & treatment of disease in dogs and cats? The Organ System and ABVP Core Examination Review is the course for you! Once again, we've assembled a great group of instructors who - together with a motivated group of learners - make this the most comprehensive organ system review course available.

Course Description & Objectives:
The Organ System Pathophysiology and ABVP Core Review course has this year been 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 B includes the following topics: Fluids/Acid Base, Infectious Disease, Nephrology, Neurology, Pharmacology, Reproduction and Urology. Within these topics, you will learn the important pathophysiologic mechanisms that underlie the diagnosis and treatment of disease in dogs and cats. Intrigued?

Course Coordinator: Katherine M. James, DVM, PhD

Module B (Thursdays 6/19, 6/26, 7/3, 7/10, 7/17, 7/24, 7/31, 8/7)

Weekly Topics:
Week 1 (6/19): Neurology1 -- William Thomas, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Neurology) and Linda Shell, DVM, ACVIM

Week 2 (6/26): Neurology2 -- William Thomas, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Neurology) and Linda Shell, DVM, ACVIM

Week 3 (7/03): Infectious Disease (cats) -- Margie Scherk, DVM, DABVP and Stacey Hoffman, DVM, MA, DACVIM (Internal Medicine)

Week 4 (7/10): Infectious Disease (dogs)-- Stacey Hoffman, DVM, MA, DACVIM (Internal Medicine)

Week 5 (7/17): Pharmacology -- Lauren Trepanier, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, DACVCP and Katrina Mealey,DVM, PhD, DACVCP, DACVIM

Week 6 (7/24): Nephrology/Urology -- Katherine M. James,DVM, PhD and Joe Bartges, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, DACVN

Week 7 (7/31): Fluid/Acid Base -- Katherine M. James, DVM, PhD

Week 8 (8/07): Reproduction -- Kit Kampschmidt, DVM and Joni Freshman, DVM, MS, DACVIM

To supplement the material provided in real-time sessions and the library, study questions will be provided for all the topics by the instructors. You will also have access to the Brooks' Bafflers study and thought questions provided by Dr. Wendy Brooks.

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


Member/$230,Non-Member/$317 before June 5th,2003;
Member/$256, Non-Member/$352 after June 5th, 2003.

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Note: "Course meets the requirements for 16 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB's 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."

(Attendees are encouraged to check with their licensing jurisdiction(s) for information regarding recognition by the board.)

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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