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VIN SAIM513-0522: Hepatobiliary Disease – How Liver Disease Galls Us

The lectures for this course will be presented in an audio format using a webinar platform.

Presenter: Andrew Kent, BVSc, DipECVIM-CA
Course Open: May 13-June 1, 2022
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Sunday, May 22, 2022; 2:30-4:00 pm ET (USA) World Clock Converter
Total CE Credit: 1.5
RACE Category: 1.5 hours Medical

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Course Information:
Hepatobiliary disease is a big topic but typically divided into hepatic and post-hepatic disease. This course will aim to give confidence performing and interpreting diagnostic tests including biochemical markers, diagnostic imaging and the role of cytology/histopathology. We will also discuss the various therapeutic groups including the role of nutrition, the use of immunosuppressants and the use of liver supplements.

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, the participant should be able to
  • understand and be able to interpret common (and less common) biochemical markers of liver disease.
  • decide on appropriate use of diagnostic imaging and interpretation of findings.
  • appreciate when liver sampling might be needed, the various methods available and interpretation of the results.
  • combine the above tests to achieve a confident diagnosis of hepatobiliary disease.
  • understand the available treatment options for liver disease.

Level and Prerequisites: This intermediate VIN CE course is open for enrollment to veterinarians actively interested in hepatobiliary disease.
Accreditation: This course is approved for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians. (RACE 20-896589)

Course Agenda:

Week 1 (Real Time Session May 22, 2022): Hepatobiliary Disease
Presenter: Andrew Kent, BVSc, DipECVIM-CA

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(s): There is no required textbook for this course.

Enrollment is closed.

Tuition: Member $35 ($32 early bird special if enrolled by April 29, 2022)
Non-Member $95 ($89 early bird special if enrolled by April 29, 2022)
Prices are listed in US dollars.

*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close on May 13, 2022 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.

  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. 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.

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.

*For more information on VIN's upcoming CE courses, check the VIN Course Catalog.

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

VIN CE Services:
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