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MULT203-0808: Organ System and ABVP Core Examination Review Module C

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

September 4 - October 30, 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 C includes the following topics: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Infectious Disease, Reproduction and Hematology/Chemistry.*

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 (September 4) - Hematology/Chemistry- Michelle L. Plier, DVM, Dipl. ACVP

Week 2 (September 11)- Endocrinology 1 - Ellen Behrend , VMD, MS, DACVIM and Jill C. Lurye, DVM, MS, DACVIM

Week 3 (September 18)- Endocrinology 2 - Ellen Behrend , VMD, MS, DACVIM and Jill C. Lurye, DVM, MS, DACVIM

Week 4 (September 25)- Infectious Disease (dogs)-- Stacey Hoffman, DVM, MA, DACVIM (Internal Medicine)

Week 5 (October 2) - Reproduction -- Joni Freshman, DVM, MS, DACVIM

Week 6 (October 9)- Infectious Disease (cats) -- Margie Scherk , DVM, DABVP; Cats Only Veterinary Clinic, Vancouver, BC

Week 7 (October 16)- Cardiology 1 - Mark Rishniw , BVSc, DACVIM (Internal Medicine & Cardiology); );

Week 8 (October 23)- Cardiology 2 - Mark Rishniw , BVSc, DACVIM (Internal Medicine & Cardiology); );

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

Module B (June12 - August 14, 2008) includes the following topics: Respiratory, Pharmacology, Gastroenterology, Dermatology, Fluids/Acid Base, Nephrology/Urology and Ophthalmology.*

* 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 August 21, 2008;
Member/$312, Non-Member/$444 after August 21, 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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Note: "This course has been 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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