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SAIM710-0211: Diagnosis and Treatment of Canine Hyperadrenocorticism

Patty Lathan, VMD, MS, Diplomate ACVIM and Todd Archer, DVM

COURSE OPEN: February 20 - March 16, 2011

REAL TIME SESSIONS: Sundays, February 27 and March 6; 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 open to participants with any level of experience with diagnosis and treatment of hyperadrenocorticism. It is geared towards veterinarians seeking a refresher on the diagnosis of hyperadrenocorticism, and practitioners that would like more guidance on the use of trilostane. VIN CE course: open to veterinarians. This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinarians.

Course Description:
This course will detail the diagnosis and medical management of canine hyperadrenocorticism. The instructors will have an overview of available options for medical management of hyperadrenocorticism, with a more detailed discussion on the use of trilostane.

This course consists of two (2) 2 hour Real Time Sessions; library materials; interactive message board discussions; and a required end of course quiz designed to enhance course effectiveness and material retention.

Upon completion of this course, the participant should:

Course Materials: Course materials will be available in the course library prior to each Real Time Session.
Required textbook: None
Recommended textbook: About the Instructors: Todd Archer completed veterinary school at Mississippi State University, and loved it so much that he stayed for an internal medicine residency, and is now a member of the faculty.
Patty Lathan received her veterinary degree from the University of Pennsylvania and completed a small animal internal medicine residency at Purdue University. Following board certification by the ACVIM, she returned to Mississippi State University, where she had previously completed her internship.

Course Outline:
Week 1: (Real Time Session February 27): Diagnosis of hyperadrenocorticism
Instructor: Patty Lathan, VMD, MS, Diplomate ACVIM
Required reading: None
Content: Clinical signs, minimum database findings, and definitive diagnosis (including screening and differentiating tests) of canine hyperadrenocorticism.

Week 2: (Real Time Session March 6): Treatment of hyperadrenocorticism
Instructor: Todd Archer, DVM
Required reading: None
Content: Medical treatment and monitoring (including mitotane and trilostane), treatment complications, and other modes of treatment.


Tuition: Member $80 ($72 early bird special if enrolled by February 6, 2011).
Non-Member $150 ($135 early bird special if enrolled by February 6, 2011).

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Note: "This course has been approved for 4 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 VSPN/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).

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

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