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SAIM602-0105: Ready Or Not, Here They Come: Borreliosis, Bartonellosis, Babesiosis, And Cytauxzoonosis

Barrak Pressler, DVM, ACVIM (Internal Medicine)
Adam Birkenheuer DVM, PhD, DACVIM (Internal Medicine)

Jan 26th - Feb 16th, 2005
Interactive Sessions: Wednesdays, January 26, Feb 2, Feb 9; 9:30 - 11:30 PM ET (US)

Course Description
Bartonellosis, borreliosis (Lyme�s disease), babesiosis, and cytauxzoonosis will be the focus of this course. The clinical approach, available diagnostic tests, treatment options, and prevention of these emerging and clinically challenging infectious diseases will be reviewed. Specific topics to be highlighted include the use of antibody titers versus more advanced tests for diagnosis of infection, pros and cons of vaccination, and specific drug regimens for treatment of disease.

Weekly Topics
Week 1 (Jan 26): Bartonella
Week 2 (Feb 2): Babesia
Week 3: (Feb 9): Borellia and Cytaux

Attendees will learn: The approach to diagnosis and management of four emerging infectious diseases. Attendees will become familiar with the limitations of available diagnostic tests, and how to interpret results in the context of the patient and its clinical signs. Participants should be able at the conclusion of this course to discuss with pet owners how and when these infectious diseases should be considered and how to prevent disease.

Discussions will begin on the start date of the course and will continue for 7 days following the last real time session.

CE HOURS: 6 CE Credits

Member/$92, Non-Member/$146 before January 12,2005;
Member/$102, Non-Member/$162 after January 12,2005.

VSPN Members OK (By special arrangement for Clinical Pathology technicians by approval of the instructor)

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Note: "This course has been submitted (but not yet approved) for 6 hours of continuing education credits in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB's 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 for further information."

(Attendees are encouraged to check with their licensing jurisdiction(s) for information regarding recognition by the 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. (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 office at 1-800-700-INFO.

Debbie Friedler
Continual Education Division
Veterinary Information Network


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