Enrollment is closed.
Mitchell D. Song, DVM, DACVD
Mark Rishniw, BVSc, DACVIM (Internal Medicine & Cardiology)
Anne Katherman, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Neurology)
William Thomas, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Neurology)
MULT209-0214: Systems A: Organ System Pathophysiology and ABVP Core Examination Review
Module 3 of 6 in the Organ System Pathophysiology and ABVP Core Examination Review Series
February 6-April 13, 2014
REAL TIME SESSIONS (RTS):
Thursdays, February 13, 20, 27, March 13, 20, 27 and April 3 ; 9:30-11:30 pm ET (USA)
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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. Please arrive promptly at the start time; each Practice Session
is up to 1 hour in length.
For more information, please visit the
CE Practice Area
*The instructors for this course will be using audio which will require you to have a headset or 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:
course will be open to veterinarians
actively interested in an overview of dermatology, cardiology
and neurology information. This course is the third of six modules
in the Organ System Pathophysiology and ABVP Core Examination review series.
The MULT207-1013: Pathologic Basis of Disease and the MULT208-0114:
Principles of Medicine courses are recommended prerequisites.
VIN CE Course:
Open to veterinarians.
This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinarians.
The Veterinary Information Network (VIN) is RACE Provider #22.
This course provides an overview of the dermatology, cardiology, and
neurology systems. It builds upon the foundations of pathophysiology
and medicine provided in the MULT207-1013: Pathologic Basis of Disease and
the MULT208-0114: Principles of Medicine courses, using concepts and disease
examples specific to the various body systems.
The course can be used as a portion of the preparation for the ABVP Core
examination for small animals, but it is not designed as a test-preparation course.
This series of courses repeats annually. The instructors do not have access to
the examination questions. 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
- keep progressing through the topics so all topics will have been
studied prior to the exam and
- to provide participants with feedback on their strongest and
weakest topics to guide their individual exam specific preparations.
This course consists of seven (7) 2-hour Real Time Session, 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
- better understand the pathophysiological basis of diseases of the neurologic,
cardiac and dermatologic body systems.
- apply the pathophysiological basis of disease to generate better
and complete differentials for problems.
- apply the pathophysiological basis of disease to improve case management.
Course materials will be available
in the course library prior to each Real Time Session.
Required Textbook(s): There is no required textbook for this course.
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.
(Real Time Sessions February 13, 20, and 27, 2014):
Instructor(s): Mark Rishniw, BVSc, DACVIM (Internal Medicine & Cardiology)
***** BREAK March 6, 2014 *****
- Physiology of heart disease - the basics
- Dealing with cardiac patients - selected cases demonstrating
how to evaluate and treat them
(Real Time Sessions March 13 and 20, 2014):
Instructor(s): Mitchell D. Song, DVM, DACVD
(Real Time Session March 27 and April 3, 2014):
Instructor(s): William Thomas, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Neurology)
Anne Katherman, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Neurology)
CE CREDITS: 14
- Brain Lesions
- Disease of the Spinal Cord
Member $280 ($252 early bird special if enrolled by January 30, 2014)
Non-Member $408 ($367 early bird special if enrolled by January 30, 2014)
*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes,
enrollment will close at 5 pm ET February 13, 2014
or when the maximum number of participants is reached.
*For more information on how online CE works, see the
Participant Resource Center
Enrollment is closed.
- 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.
- Each enrollee must be able to receive emails from @vspn.org
and @vin.com addresses. Email is our major form of communication with participants;
personal emails are highly recommended rather than clinic/hospital email addresses.
- 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.
- For further assistance call 1-800-700-INFO (4636) or email (VIN CE)
CEonVIN@vin.com or (VSPN CE)
Please include the course title, your full name, and contact information in your correspondence.
*Note: "This course is submitted for approval for 14 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
VIN Course Catalog
Katherine James, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM)
VIN Education Coordinator
VIN CE Services: CEonVIN@vin.com
1-800-846-0028 or 1-530-756-4881 or direct line to VIN/VSPN from the United Kingdom: 01452226154
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