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MULT207-1110: 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, Ph.D.
Sharon Gwaltney-Brant DVM. Ph.D.
Lauren Trepanier, DVM, Ph.D, DACVIM, DACVCP
Katrina Mealey, DVM, Ph.D, DACVCP, DACVIM
Margret L. Casal, DVM, MS, Ph.D.
Sarah Abood, DVM, Ph.D.
Julie A. Churchill, DVM.,Ph.D., DACVN
Eric Snook, DVM, DACVP
Scott D. Reed, BS, DVM, DABVP

COURSE OPEN: November 11, 2010 - January 23, 2011
REAL TIME SESSIONS: Thursdays, November 18, December 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, January 6, January 13; 9:30 - 11:30 PM 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 RTS. 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 RTS.

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

This course is the 1st 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; library materials; interactive message board discussions; and multiple choice test designed to enhance course effectiveness and material retention.

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

Course Outline:
Week 1: (Real Time Session November 18): Cell growth and differentiation-normal and neoplastic transformation
Instructor(s): Karri Meleo, DVM, DACVIM, DACVR
Required reading: None Content:

Week 2: (Real Time Session December 2): Cell injury and repair / death & inflammation & modulators
Instructor(s): Eric Snook, DVM, DACVP and Scott D. Reed, BS, DVM, DABVP
Required reading: None

Week 3: (Real Time Session December 9): Immunology
Instructor(s): Robert M. Gogal Jr, DVM
Required reading: None

Week 4: (Real Time Session December 16): Shock
Instructor(s): Tony Johnson, DVM, DACVECC
Required reading: None

Week 5: (Real Time Session December 30): Principles of toxicology
Instructor(s): Julie A. Coffield, DVM, Ph.D. and Sharon Gwaltney-Brant DVM. Ph.D.
Required reading: None Content:

Week 6: (Real Time Session January 6): Principles of pharmacology
Instructor(s): Lauren Trepanier, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, DACVCP and Katrina Mealey, DVM, PhD, DACVCP, DACVIM
Required reading: None
Content: Week 7: (Real Time Session January 13): Genetic diseases
Instructor(s): Margret L Casal, DVM, MS, PhD
Required reading: None

Week 8: (Real Time Session January 20): Nutritional disease
Instructor(s): Sarah Abood, DVM, Ph.D and Julie A. Churchill,DVM,PhD,DACVN
Required reading: None


Tuition: Member $320 ($288 early bird special if enrolled by November 4, 2010).
Non-Member $459 ($413 early bird special if enrolled by November 4, 2010).

Register for all 6 courses in the Organ System series by the start date of Pathologic Basis of Disease on November 11, 2010 and you will receive a discounted tuition rate of Member/$1312, Non-Member/$1916.

** NOTE: 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 will close on the Friday before the first Real Time Session.

**For more on how online CE works see the Participant's Resource Center:

Note: "This course has been submitted for approval for 16 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: 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. (This policy 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/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

VIN CE Services:
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