Enrollment is closed.
Mitchell D. Song, DVM, DACVD
Mark Rishniw, BVSc, DACVIM (Internal Medicine and Cardiology)
Anne Katherman, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Neurology)
William Thomas, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Neurology)
MULT209-0415: Systems A: Organ System Pathophysiology and ABVP Core Examination Review
Module 3 of the Organ System Pathophysiology and ABVP Core Examination Review Series
In some of the course Real Time Sessions the lecture will be predominantly audio
while in others the lecture will be predominantly text.
April 30-July 12, 2015
Real Time Sessions (RTS):
Thursdays, May 7, 14, 28, June 4, 18, 25, and July 2, 2015; 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 MULT207-1014: Pathologic Basis of Disease
and the MULT208-0215: 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.
The third of six modules in the Organ System Pathophysiology and ABVP
Core Examination review series, this course 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
The Organ System Pathophysiology and ABVP Core Examination Review series of
courses may be used as a comprehensive review for the ABVP examination for small
animals. This series of courses repeats every other year. Individual instructors
may change some of their material year-to-year, but much of the core content is repeated.
It should be noted that these courses are not designed specifically as a 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
- keep progressing through the topics so all topics will have been
studied prior to the exam and
- 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.
To learn more about the requirements for earning a CE certificate, please refer to
Receiving Your CE Credit and Course Completion Certificate
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.
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 Session May 7 and 14):
Instructor(s): William Thomas, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Neurology)
Anne Katherman, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Neurology)
*** BREAK May 21, 2015 ***
- Brain Lesions
- Disease of the Spinal Cord
(Real Time Session May 28 and June 4):
Instructor(s): Mitchell D. Song, DVM, DACVD
*** BREAK June 11, 2015 ***
(Real Time Session June 18, 25, and July 2):
Instructor(s): Mark Rishniw, BVSc, DACVIM (Internal Medicine and Cardiology)
CE Credits: 14
- Physiology of heart disease - the basics
- Dealing with cardiac patients - selected cases demonstrating how to evaluate and treat them
Member $294 ($265 early bird special if enrolled by April 23, 2015)
Non-Member $428 ($385 early bird special if enrolled by April 23, 2015)
*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes,
enrollment will close at 5 pm ET on May 7, 2015
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 800-846-0028 ext. 797 or email
Please include the course title, your full name, and contact information in your correspondence.
*Note: "This course is submitted for approval for ##CREDITS## 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 VIN CE at 800-846-0028 ext. 797 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 office 800-846-0028 ext. 797
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 office at 800-846-0028 ext. 797.
*For more information on VIN's upcoming CE courses, check the
VIN Course Catalog
The CE team:
Katherine James, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM)
VIN Education Coordinator
VIN CE Services: CEonVIN@vin.com
800-846-0028 or 530-756-4881; ext. 797
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or direct line to VIN/VSPN from Australia: 02 6145 2357
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