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MULT202-0608: Organ System and ABVP Core Examination Review Module B

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

June 12 - August 14, 2008
Interactive sessions: Thursdays; 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 B includes the following topics: Respiratory, Pharmacology, Infectious Disease, Dermatology, Fluids/Acid Base, Nephrology/Urology and Ophthalmology.*

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:

Wk 1 (June 12): Dermatology - Keith A. Hnilica , DVM, MS,Dip.ACVD; The University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine

Wk 2 (June 19): Pharmacology -- Lauren Trepanier, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, DACVCP and Katrina Mealey, DVM, PhD, DACVCP, DACVIM

Wk 3 (June 26): Gastroenterology 1 - Chris Ludlow, DVM, MS, DACVIM and Margie Scherk , DVM, DABVP; Cats Only Veterinary Clinic, Vancouver, BC

Wk 4 (July 10): Gastroenterology 2 - Chris Ludlow, DVM, MS, DACVIM and Margie Scherk , DVM, DABVP; Cats Only Veterinary Clinic, Vancouver, BC

Wk 5 (July 17): Nephrology/Urology -- Katherine M. James , DVM, PhD and Joe Bartges , DVM, PhD, DACVIM, DACVN

Wk 6 (July 24): Fluid/Acid Base -- Katherine M. James , DVM, PhD

Wk 7 (July 31): Respiratory - Brendan McKiernan, DVM, DACVIM (Internal Medicine)

Wk 8 (August 7): Ophthalmology -- Michael Zigler, DVM, CertVOphthal and Bob Munger, DVM, DACVO

Module A (March 27 - May 29, 2008) includes the following topics: Neurology, Coagulation, Oncology, Immunology, Surgery, Anesthesia and Dentistry*

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 May 29, 2008;
Member/$312, Non-Member/$444 after May 29, 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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"This course has been submitted (but not yet approved) for 16 hours of continuing education credit 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 at 1-800-700-4636 for further information."

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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