Enrollment is closed.
Instructor: Stijn Niessen, DVM, PhD, ECVIM-CA Internal Medicine
SAIM401-0715: Treating Diabetes Mellitus
The lectures for this course will be presented in a predominantly audio format.
Please come prepared to listen.
July 24-September 10, 2015
Real Time Sessions (RTS):
Sundays, August 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, 2015; 2:00-4:00 pm 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
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*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 the etiology, pathophysiology and treatment of diabetes mellitus.
Participants are expected to have a basic knowledge of the disease.
VIN CE Course:
Open to veterinarians.
This course is approved by RACE for veterinarians.
The Veterinary Information Network (VIN) is RACE Provider #22.
The fields of canine and feline diabetes mellitus have seen many changes
over the last decade in terms of what we think are causative factors and
what we think constitutes gold standard treatment. However, many factors
remain unknown and with the advent of new insulin types, incretin-based
therapies, internet fora, increasing numbers of pet owners being diabetic
themselves and a financial crisis to battle with, dealing with this disease
has perhaps never been as complicated.
This course aims to provide a balanced view on all recent developments,
always trying to stay close to actual evidence. As such, it should provide
participants with the most up-to-date knowledge when it comes to understanding
and treating diabetes mellitus, ready to face even the most critical client.
Issues discussed will include the genetic background to companion animal
diabetes mellitus, how to achieve diabetic remission, the use of novel
insulin analogues and GLP-1 based therapy, protocols for dealing with
diabetic keto-acidosis and structural approaches to the most challenging
This course consists of five (5) 2-hour Real Time Sessions, 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.
To learn more about the requirements for earning a CE certificate, please refer to
Receiving Your CE Credit and Course Completion Certificate
*The lecture portion of this course will be an audio presentation, please be prepared to listen.
Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to
- advise clients and colleagues about the current knowledge of the
causes of both feline and canine diabetes mellitus.
- develop up-to-date and individualized treatment plans for cats and dogs
with diabetes mellitus.
- approach difficult diabetic cases in a confident and logical fashion.
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:
is a Senior Lecturer and Co-Head of Internal Medicine
at the Royal Veterinary College in London, UK. He is a board-certified internist
with a PhD in diabetes mellitus. As part of his clinical activities Dr Niessen
runs a dedicated Diabetic Remission Clinic, a Hypophysectomy Clinic and an
Acromegalic Cat Clinic. Dr Niessen is also a VIN Endocrinology consultant and
currently Vice-President of The European Society of Veterinary Endocrinology.
(Real Time Session August 2, 2015)
- An update on the pathophysiology of feline and canine diabetes mellitus
(Real Time Session August 9, 2015)
- Treatment of feline diabetes
- Diabetic remission: an evidence-based approach
(Real Time Session August 16, 2015)
- Treatment of canine diabetes: the basics
- Approaching the difficult diabetic
(Real Time Session August 23, 2015)
- Improving your success rate with diabetic keto-acidosis
- Quality of life and companion animal diabetes mellitus
(Real Time Session August 30, 2015)
CE Credits: 10
- Feline acromegaly: 1 in 4 of the diabetic cats you see
- Diabetes management on a budget
Member $210 ($189 early bird special if enrolled by July 10, 2015)
Non-Member $320 ($288 early bird special if enrolled by July 10, 2015)
*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes,
enrollment will close on July 31, 2015 at 5 pm ET (USA)
or when the maximum number of participants is reached.
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VIN Course Catalog
Katherine James, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM)
VIN Education Coordinator
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