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VIN SAIM710-1122: Diagnosis and Treatment of Canine Hyperadrenocorticism

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

Presenters: Patty Lathan, VMD, MS, Diplomate ACVIM
Todd Archer, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVIM
Course Open: November 22-December 16, 2022
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Tuesdays, November 29 and December 6, 2022; 8:00-10:00 pm ET (USA) World Clock Converter
Total CE Credit: 4
RACE Category: 4 hours Medical

Enrollment is closed.  

Tuition: Member $92 ($83 early bird special if enrolled by November 8, 2022)
Non-Member $169 ($152 early bird special if enrolled by November 8, 2022)
Prices are listed in US dollars.

Course Information:
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.

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, the participant should be able to
  • describe normal adrenal physiology and regulation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis.
  • diagnose hyperadrenocorticism.
  • discuss the pros and cons for each endocrine test in various clinical scenarios.
  • identify the goals of medical management of canine Cushing's disease.
  • understand the basics of mitotane therapy.
  • comfortably use trilostane to treat hyperadrenocorticism in clinical practice, including appropriate monitoring.
  • describe possible treatment complications.

Level and Prerequisites: This basic VIN CE course is open for enrollment to veterinarians actively interested in a refresher on the diagnosis of hyperadrenocorticism and to practitioners seeking guidance on the use of trilostane.
Accreditation: This course is approved for 4 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians. (RACE 20-924728)

Course Agenda:

Week 1 (Real Time Session November 29, 2022): Diagnosis of Hyperadrenocorticism

Week 2 (Real Time Session December 6, 2022): Treatment of Hyperadrenocorticism

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 $92 ($83 early bird special if enrolled by November 8, 2022)
Non-Member $169 ($152 early bird special if enrolled by November 8, 2022)
Prices are listed in US dollars.

*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close on November 29, 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.

Enrollment qualifications:
  1. VIN CE Courses:
    1. VIN CE courses are open to VIN member, VIN student member, and non-member veterinarians.
    2. Veterinary support staff must be VSPN members in order to enroll in a VIN CE course open to VSPN member enrollment.
  2. VSPN CE Courses:
    1. VSPN CE courses are open to veterinary support staff and veterinarians.
    2. Only VIN and VSPN members can enroll in a VSPN CE course.
    3. Veterinarians will only receive credit for those VSPN CE courses that specify in the Accreditation statement that the course is accredited for veterinarians.
  3. Please check the course Level and Prerequisites, Accreditation, and Tuition before enrolling.
  4. Each enrollee must be able to receive emails from and addresses.
    1. Email is our major form of communication with participants; personal emails are highly recommended rather than clinic/hospital email addresses.
  5. 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:
800-846-0028 or 530-756-4881; ext. 797
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