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VIN CE Course NEUR100-1215: Seizure Management: Depolarization, repolarization, and what we can do about it
The lectures for this course will be presented as a combination of text and audio.

Enrollment is closed.

Presenter: Anne Elizabeth Katherman, DVM, MS, DACVIM/Neurology
Course Open: December 28, 2015-February 4, 2016
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Mondays, January 4, 11, 18, and 25, 2016; 9:00-11:00 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 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 seizure management.
VIN CE Course: Open to veterinarians. This course is approved by RACE for veterinarians.

Course Information:
The primary purpose of this course is to provide an in depth understanding of how various anticonvulsants work and how to use this information to make decisions regarding which anticonvulsant to use for a given patient and when to alter the dose or change the drug. The course will include a discussion of seizure pathophysiology, general principles of seizure management, drug monitoring and a discussion of the most commonly used anticonvulsants in the canine and feline species. Case examples will be provided to illustrate the principles of seizure management. Management of patients with cluster seizures and status epilepticus will be included and alternatives for anticonvulsants which are currently difficult to obtain will be discussed. The course will also include an overview of the diagnostic workup for patients with secondary seizures.

Week 1 (Real Time Session January 4, 2016): Seizure Pathophysiology and Principles
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 2 (Real Time Session January 11, 2016): Introduction to Anticonvulsants and How They Work
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 3 (Real Time Session January 18, 2016): Case-Based Seizure Management
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 4 (Real Time Session January 25, 2016): Status Epilepticus and Secondary Seizures
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: There is no required textbook for this course.

About the Presenter:
Dr. Anne Elizabeth Katherman received her DVM from Ohio State University in 1976 and her MS from the University of Minnesota in 1981. She completed a veterinary neurology residency at Purdue and Auburn Universities in 1981. Dr. Katherman is an ACVIM Neurology Diplomate. Dr. Katherman was in academic, private specialty practice and general practice for 32 years. Currently she works full time for VIN as a researcher and educator.

Total CE Credit: 8

Tuition: Member $168 ($151 early bird special if enrolled by December 14, 2015)
Non-Member $266 ($239 early bird special if enrolled by December 14, 2015)

*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close on January 4, 2016 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 (22-15413) is approved by the AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 8 CE Credits, with a maximum of 8 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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