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MULT210-0413: Systems B: Organ System Pathophysiology and ABVP Core Examination Review
Module 4 of 6 in the Organ System Pathophysiology and ABVP Core Examination Review Series
Brett Wasik, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)
BSc BVMS MANZCVSc(Animal Behaviour) CMAVA DipVET-P CertIVTC
BVMS, MS, MRCVS, DACVIM
BVSc (Hons), MRCVS, MA (Hons), FACVSc (Animal Behavior), Dipl. ACVB, DECVBM-CA CMAVA
April 11-June 23, 2013
REAL TIME SESSIONS (RTS):
Thursdays, April 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and June 6; 9:30pm-11:30 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 respiratory, musculoskeletal disease
and orthopedics, gastroenterology, dentistry and behavior information.
This course is the fourth of six modules in the Organ System Pathophysiology
and ABVP Core Examination review series.
The MULT207-1012: Pathologic Basis of Disease and the
MULT208-0113: Principles of Medicine courses are recommended prerequisites.
VIN CE Course:
Open to veterinarians.
This course has been RACE approved for veterinarians.
This course provides an overview of the respiratory, musculoskeletal disease
and orthopedics, gastroenterology, dentistry and behavior. The course builds
upon the foundations of pathophysiology and medicine provided in the
MULT207-1012: Pathologic Basis of Disease and the
MULT208-0113: Principles of Medicine courses, using concepts and disease
examples specific to the various body systems.
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 annually. 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
- 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 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
respiratory, dentistry, behavior, musculoskeletal, gastroenterology
- 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.
Week 1 & 2
(Real Time Session April 18 and 25):
Instructor(s): Tony Johnson, DVM, DACVECC
Material covered during the real time sessions will be based on emergency
(Real Time Session May 2):
Debbie J. Calnon BSc BVMS MANZCVSc(Animal Behaviour) CMAVA DipVET-P CertIVTC
Kersti Seksel, BVSc (Hons), MRCVS, MA (Hons), FACVSc (Animal Behavior), Dipl. ACVB, DECVBM-CA CMAVA
Week 4 (Real Time Session May 9):
Musculoskeletal Disease and Orthopedics
- Underlying principles of normal dog and cat behaviour
- Intelligence, trainability and learning theory
- Developmental periods of dogs and cats
- Stress and Anxiety Responses
- Behavioural Medication
- Case Studies
Instructor(s): Brett Wasik, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)
Week 5 (Real Time Session May 16):
- Basic muscle physiology
- Inflammatory myopathies
- Exercise induced collapse in Labrador Retrievers
- Steroid myopathy
- Muscular dystrophy
Instructor(s): Steve Holmstrom, DVM, DAVDC
Week 6-8 (Real Time Sessions May 23, 30, and June 6):
- Juvenile dentistry
- Tooth resorption
- Oral cancer
Instructor(s): Adam Honeckman, DVM, ACVIM
Julie Allen, BVMS, MS, MRCVS, DACVIM
Margie Scherk, DVM, DABVP
**** No Real Time Session June 13 ***
CE CREDITS: 16
Tuition: Member $320 ($288 early bird special if enrolled by April 4, 2013)
- Canine GI review.
- Review of canine hepatobiliary and exocrine pancreatic
diseases with case based discussions.
- Function, physiology, and facts about the feline gastrointestinal tract.
Non-Member $459 ($413 early bird special if enrolled by April 4, 2013)
*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.
*Note: "This course is approved 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).
- 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.
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To ensure that all information received is secure and correct, please do not enroll
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Please include the course title, your full name, and contact information in your correspondence.
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
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