INSTRUCTOR(S): Patty Lathan, VMD, MS, Diplomate ACVIM and Todd Archer, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM
COURSE OPEN: March 25-April 18, 2012
REAL TIME SESSIONS (RTS): Sundays, April 1 and 8; 9:30-11:30 pm ET (USA)
Course RTS Times in Your Area:
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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. 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 Real Time Session.
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 only.
This course will detail the diagnosis and medical management of
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,
supplemental library materials, interactive message board discussions, and a mandatory
Successful completion (scoring 80% or better) on the end-of-course test is required
to earn a certificate of completion for the course.
Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to
- Know normal adrenal physiology and regulation of the
hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis.
- Know how to diagnose hyperadrenocorticism, including pros and cons
for each endocrine test in various clinical scenarios.
- Understand management of canine Cushing's disease.
- Know what to do when a patient is screaming,
"I have Cushing's," but the usual diagnostics disagree.
Course materials will be available
in the course library prior to each Real Time Session.
- Canine and Feline Endocrinology and Reproduction, 3rd Edition,
by Edward C. Feldman, DVM and Richard W. Nelson, DVM, Dipl ACVIM.
Available in the VIN bookstore (login for VIN discount):
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.
He recently obtained board certification by ACVIM.
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
Week 1 (Real Time Session April 1):
Diagnosis of hyperadrenocorticism
Instructor(s): Patty Lathan, VMD, MS, Diplomate ACVIM
Clinical signs, minimum database findings, and definitive diagnosis
(including screening and differentiating tests) of canine hyperadrenocorticism.
Week 2 (Real Time Session April 8):
Treatment of hyperadrenocorticism
Instructor(s): Todd Archer, DVM
Medical treatment and monitoring (including mitotane and trilostane),
treatment complications, and other modes of treatment.
CE CREDITS: 4
Tuition: Member $80 ($72 early bird special if enrolled by March 11, 2012).
Non-Member $150 ($135 early bird special if enrolled by March 11, 2012).
*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close when
the maximum number of participants is reached or at 5pm ET the day of the first
Real Time Session unless otherwise noted. If the first Real Time Session is on a
weekend, course enrollment will close on the Friday before the first Real Time Session.
*For more information on how online CE works, see the
Participant Resource Center.
- 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.
- Each enrollee must be able to receive emails from @vspn.org
and @vin.com addresses. Email is our major form of communication with participants;
personal emails are highly recommended rather than clinic/hospital email addresses.
- 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.
- For further assistance call 1-800-700-INFO (4636) or email (VIN CE)
CEonVIN@vin.com or (VSPN CE)
Please include the course title, your full name, and contact information in your correspondence.
*Note: "This course is submitted for approval 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:
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/VSPN office 1-800-700-INFO (4636)
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/VSPN office at 1-800-700-INFO (4636).
* For more information on VIN's Upcoming CE Courses check the Course Catalog at
Katherine James, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM)
VIN Education Coordinator
VIN CE Services: CEonVIN@vin.com
1-800-846-0028 or 1-530-756-4881 or direct line to VIN/VSPN from the United Kingdom: 01452226154
Andrea Pomposo (Andrea@vin.com
); ext 126
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); ext 756
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