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MULT211-0711: Systems C: Organ System Pathophysiology and ABVP Core Examination Review

Jill C. Lurye, DVM, MS, DACVIM
Katherine M. James, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
Joe Bartges, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, DACVN
Julie R. Fischer, DVM, DACVIM (Internal Medicine)
Susan Little, DVM, DABVP (Feline)
Milan Hess DVM, MS, DACT

COURSE OPEN: July 7 - September 4, 2011
REAL TIME SESSIONS: Thursdays, July 14, 21, 28, August 4, 11, 18, 25, 2011; 9:30pm-11:30pm 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 RTS. Times and dates will be listed in your course confirmation email. Expect to spend up to 1 hour at one of the 2-4 practice sessions held prior to the first RTS.

Level and Prerequisites: This course is designed to refresh and build on the participants' understanding of the pathophysiologic basis of disease. Modules 1 and 2 are recommended preparation for the four system-based modules.
VIN CE course: open to veterinarians. This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinarians.

The organ system-based modules build on the on foundations of pathophysiology and medicine in modules 1 and 2, 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, but it is not designed as a test-preparation course. The instructors do not have access to the questions. Also, material in this course may be more current than that examination. However it will allow those preparing for the examination to work systematically through different topics over the course of a year, accomplishing a broad review. The emphasis will be on pathophysiology, serving as a foundation for good case management.

This course consists of seven (7) 2 hour Real Time Sessions; library materials supplementing the chapters in the required text; interactive message board discussions; and multiple choice quizzes (after each Real Time Session) designed to enhance course effectiveness and material retention.

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: Recommended textbook:

About the Instructors: The instructors for this course reflect a topic-specific expertise and where assembled because their ability to teach discipline-specific content in relationship to clinical cases.

Course Outline:
Topic: Endocrine (2 Sessions):
Instructor(s): Ellen Behrend and Jill C. Lurye
Required reading: None

Topic: Fluids/Electrolytes/Acid base
Instructor(s): Katherine M. James
Required reading: None

Topic: Nephrology
Instructor(s): Julie R. Fischer
Required reading: None

Topic: Urology
Instructor(s): Joe Bartges
Required reading: None

Topic: Reproduction
Instructor(s): Susan Little and Milan Hess
Required reading: None


Tuition: Member $280 ($252 early bird special if enrolled by June 23, 2011).
Non-Member $408 ($367 early bird special if enrolled by June 23, 2011).

Register for all 4 System Modules by the first Real Time Session of Module A (March 3, 2011) and you will receive a discounted tuition rate of Member/$986, Non-Member/$1430.

** NOTE: 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 will close on the Friday before the first Real Time Session.

**For more on how online CE works see the Participant's Resource Center:

Note: "This course has been 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 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: Withdrawal prior to the listed start date of a course entitles the registrant to a complete refund or a credit toward a future VIN CE course, whichever is preferred. Withdrawal within 1 week after the listed start date (i.e. including no more than one real-time session) entitles the registrant to a credit toward any future VIN CE course. (This policy does not apply to courses with only one real-time session.) After the first real-time session, a registrant may withdraw due to special circumstances and receive prorated credit towards a future VIN course. These requests will be handled on an individual basis. The amount of the prorated credit will be determined based on 65% of the time remaining in the course at the time of withdrawal. It is not possible to withdraw retroactively.
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 Course Catalog at

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

VIN CE Services:
1-800-846-0028 or 1-530-756-4881 or direct line to VIN/VSPN from the United Kingdom: 01452226154
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