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VIN CE Course MULT211-0614: Systems C: Organ System Pathophysiology and ABVP Core Examination Review
Module 5 of 6 in the Organ System Pathophysiology and ABVP Core Examination Review Series

Enrollment is now closed.

INSTRUCTOR(S): Katherine M. James, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
Ellen Behrend, VMD, PhD, DACVIM
Jill C. Lurye, DVM, MS, DACVIM
Joe Bartges, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, DACVN
Julie R. Fischer, DVM, DACVIM (Internal Medicine)
Milan Hess, DVM, MS, DAC

COURSE OPEN: June 19-August 24, 2014
REAL TIME SESSIONS (RTS): Thursdays, June 26, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, August 7, and 14; 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.

*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: This intermediate course will be open to veterinarians actively interested in an overview of small animal reproduction, fluids/electrolytes/acid-base, urology, nephrology and endocrine information. This course is the fifth 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.

Course Description:
This course provides an overview of small animal small animal reproduction, fluids/electrolytes/acid-base, urology, nephrology and endocrine body 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
  1. keep progressing through the topics so all topics will have been studied prior to the exam and
  2. provide participants with feedback on their strongest and weakest topics to guide their individual exam specific preparations.

This course consists of eight (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 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 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.

Course Outline:
Week 1 (Real Time Session June 26): Fluids/Electrolytes/Acid Base
Instructor(s): Katherine M. James, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
Content: Week 2 (Real Time Session July 3): Reproduction
Instructor(s): Milan Hess, DVM, MS, DAC

**** BREAK July 10, 2014 ****

Week 3 (Real Time Session July 17): Nephrology
Instructor(s): Julie R. Fischer, DVM, DACVIM (Internal Medicine)
Content: Week 4 & 5 (Real Time Session July 24 & 31): Urology
Instructor(s): Joe Bartges, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, DACVN
Content: Week 6 & 7 (Real Time Session August 7 & 14): Endocrinology
Instructor(s): Ellen Behrend VMD, PhD, DACVIM and Jill C. Lurye, DVM, MS, DACVIM
Content: CE CREDITS: 14

Tuition: Member $280 ($252 early bird special if enrolled by June 12, 2014)
Non-Member $408 ($367 early bird special if enrolled by June 12, 2014)

*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close at 5 pm ET June 26, 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 now 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 1-800-700-INFO (4636) or email (VIN CE) 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

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