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MULT207-1011: Pathologic Basis of Disease
Module 1 of Organ System Pathophysiology and ABVP Core Examination Review

Robert M. Gogal Jr., DVM
Tony Johnson, DVM, DACVECC
Julie A. Coffield, DVM, PhD
Sharon Gwaltney-Brant, DVM, PhD
Lauren Trepanier, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, DACVCP
Katrina Mealey, DVM, PhD, DACVCP, DACVIM
Margret L. Casal, DVM, MS, PhD
Sarah Abood, DVM, PhD
Julie A. Churchill, DVM, PhD, DACVN
Eric Snook, DVM, DACVP
Scott S. Reed, BS, DVM, DAVP

COURSE OPEN: October 20, 2011 - January 1, 2012
REAL TIME SESSIONS: Thursdays, October 27, November 3, 10, 17, December 1, 8, 15, and 22, 2011; 9:30pm-11:30pm ET (USA)
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Practice Sessions: 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. Times and dates will be listed in your course confirmation email. Expect to spend up to 1 hour at one of the 2-4 practice sessions held prior to the first Real Time Session.

*The instructor(s) for this course will be using audio which will require you to have a headset of speakers to listen. If you have any concerns regarding your computer's audio capabilities, please be sure to attend one of the Practice Sessions.

Level and Prerequisites:
VIN CE Course: This course is open to veterinarians. This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinarians.

Course Description:
This course is the first of six modules of the Organ System Pathophysiology and ABVP Core Examination review course. It is designed to cover the pathophysiological basis of disease in small animals based on pathophysiological and discipline-specific concepts. Clinical examples will be used to illustrate these concepts. This module together with the next module on the principles of medicine are designed to prepare the participant for the organ system-based final 4 modules.
The course may be used as a comprehensive review for the ABVP examination for small animals. However it should be noted that it is not designed specifically for preparation for test taking. The instructors do not have access to information on the question types. Furthermore the questions used on the examination may be a few years behind the current knowledge and practice, whereas the course will strive to be more current.
We recommend using the course to
  1. keep progressing through the topics so all topics will have been studied prior to the exam and
  2. to provide participants with feedback on their strongest and weakest topics to guide their individual exam specific preparations.
This course consists of eight (8) 2 hour Real Time Sessions, 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.

Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to

Course Materials: Course materials will be available in the course library prior to each Real Time Session.
Required textbook: There is no required textbook for this course.

Recommended textbook:

About the Instructors:
The instructors for this course reflect a topic-specific expertise and were assembled for their ability to teach discipline-specific content in relationship to clinical cases.

Course Outline:
Week 1 (Real Time Session October 27): Cell injury and repair / death & inflammation & modulators
Instructor(s): Eric Snook, DVM, DACVP and Scott D. Reed, BS, DVM, DABVP

Week 2 (Real Time Session November 3): Shock
Instructor(s): Tony Johnson, DVM, DACVECC

Week 3 (Real Time Session November 10): Cell growth and differentiation - normal and neoplastic transformation
Instructor(s): Karri Meleo, DVM, DACVIM, DACVR

Week 4 (Real Time Session November 17): Principles of Toxicology
Instructor(s): Julie A. Coffield, DVM, PhD and Sharon Gwaltney-Brant, DVM, PhD
Content: Week 5 (Real Time Session December 1): Principles of Pharmacology
Instructor(s): Lauren Trepanier, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, DACVCP, and Katrina Mealey, DVM, PhD, DACVCP, DACVIM
Content: Week 6 (Real Time Session December 8):
Instructor(s): Sarah Abood, DVM, PhD and Julie Churchill, DVM, PhD, DACVN

Week 7 (Real Time Session December 15): Genetic Diseases
Instructor(s): Margret L. Casal, DVM, MS, PhD
Content: Week 8 (Real Time Session December 22): Immunology
Instructor(s): Robert M. Gogal Jr., DVM


Tuition: Member $320 ($288 early bird special if enrolled by October 20, 2011).
Non-Member $459 ($413 early bird special if enrolled by October 20, 2011).

Special Discount:
Register for all 6 courses in the Organ System series by the start date of Pathologic Basis of Disease on October 27, 2011 and you will receive a discounted tuition rate of Member/$1312, Non-Member/$1916.

*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close when the maximum number of participants is reached or at 5pm ET the day of the first Real Time Session unless otherwise noted. If the first Real Time Session is on a weekend, course enrollment will close on the Friday before the first Real Time Session.

*For more information on how online CE works, see the Participant Resource Center.


  1. Enrollment qualifications: VIN CE courses are open to VIN member and non-member veterinarians. Veterinarians enrolling in a VSPN CE course must be a VIN member. Veterinary support staff must be a VSPN member to enroll in a VSPN CE or a VIN CE course open to VSPN member enrollment.
  2. Each enrollee must be able to receive emails from and addresses. Email is our major form of communication with participants; personal emails are highly recommended rather than clinic/hospital email addresses.
  3. Each person is individually responsible for his/her own registration. To ensure that all information received is secure and correct, please do not enroll for a course on behalf of another individual.
  4. For further assistance call 1-800-700-INFO (4636) or email (VIN CE) or (VSPN CE) Please include the course title, your full name, and contact information in your correspondence.
*Note: "This course is approved for 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 VSPN/VIN CE at 1-800-700-4636 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/VSPN office 1-800-700-INFO (4636) 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/VSPN office at 1-800-700-INFO (4636).

* For more information on VIN's Upcoming CE Courses check the Course Catalog at

Katherine James, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM)
VIN Education Coordinator

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