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VIN CE Course MULT209-0417: Systems A: Organ System Pathophysiology and ABVP Core Examination Review
The lectures for this course will be presented as a combination of text and audio.

Enrollment is closed.

Presenters: 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)

Course Open: April 27-July 2, 2017
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Thursdays, May 11, 18, 25, June 1, 8, 15 and 22, 2017; 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 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.

*Some of the presenters 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: This intermediate 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 MULT207-1016: Pathologic Basis of Disease and the MULT208-0217: Principles of Medicine courses are recommended prerequisites.
VIN CE Course: Open to veterinarians. This course is approved by RACE for veterinarians. (RACE 22-29182)

Course Information:
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 these concepts.

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 *** May 4th - Break - No Real Time Session ***

Week 1-3 (Real Time Session May 11, 18, and 25, 2017): Cardiology
Presenter: Mark Rishniw, BVSc, DACVIM (Internal Medicine and Cardiology)
Format: Text/Audio
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 4-5 (Real Time Session June 1 and 8, 2017): Dermatology
Presenter: Mitchell D. Song, DVM, DACVD
Format: Audio
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 6-7 (Real Time Session June 15 and 22, 2017): Neurology
Presenters: Anne Katherman, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Neurology)
William Thomas, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Neurology)
Format: Text/Audio
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to 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.

Course Materials: 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 Presenters:
Mark Rishniw graduated from the School of Veterinary Science, University of Melbourne in 1987. He completed his MS in veterinary science in 1994 at Washington State University. He also completed a residency in cardiology at the University of California at Davis in 1996.

Mitchell Song is a VIN Consultant and ACVD boarded dermatologist. He received his veterinary degree from Mississippi State University and completed a residency in dermatology at the University of California, Davis. He is currently the owner of Animal Dermatology, PC in Scottsdale and Phoenix, Arizona USA.

Anne Elizabeth Katherman serves as a Veterinary Information Network neurology consultant. In addition she develops continuing education courses on neurology topics for VIN, does research for the VIN Drug Formulary and is the associate editor for the neurology chapters in the VIN online textbook Associate. Dr. Katherman did her residency training at Purdue and Auburn Universities. Dr. Katherman lives in Hampton, Virginia. Dr. Katherman previously owned a Neurology and Neurosurgery specialty practice in Yorktown and Virginia Beach, Virginia, worked in both specialty and general practices in Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia and was an assistant professor at the Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. She has served on various ACVIM committees and has been a reviewer for the JACVIM.

William Thomas graduated from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1985. He completed a residency in neurology/neurosurgery at Auburn University in 1991. He received his MS from Auburn University in 1992. He is currently an associate professor in neurology at the University of Tennessee.

Total CE Credit: 14

Tuition: Member $322 ($290 early bird special if enrolled by April 6, 2017)
Non-Member $462 ($416 early bird special if enrolled by April 6, 2017)
Prices are listed in US dollars.

*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close on May 4, 2017 at 5 pm ET (USA) or when the maximum number of participants is reached.

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

To Enroll:
Enrollment is closed.
  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 800-846-0028 ext. 797 or email Please include the course title, your full name, and contact information in your correspondence.
"This program (22-29182) is approved by the AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 14 CE Credits, with a maximum of 14 CE Credits being available to any individual veterinarian. This RACE approval is for the subject matter categories of: Scientific, using the delivery method of Interactive-Distance: (Web-based, Teleconference or Audio-Conference). This approval is valid in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE; however, participants are responsible for ascertaining each board's CE requirements."

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.

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

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