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VIN CE Course DERM112-0318: Apoquel® Failed, Now What?
The lectures for this course will be presented in an audio format using a webinar platform.

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Presenter: Mitchell D. Song, DVM, DACVD (Dermatology)
Course Open: March 28-April 21, 2018
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Wednesdays, April 4 and 11, 2018; 9:30-11:30 pm ET (USA)
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Level and Prerequisites: This basic course is open to veterinarians actively interested in veterinary dermatology. There is no specific prerequisite experience or knowledge required for this course.
VIN CE Course: Open to veterinarians. This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinarians.

Course Information:
This course will provide an overview and update of dermatology in 2018. Specific topics covered will include a review of atopic dermatitis (food and environment) with case examples and practical discussions on timely information in treatment.
There will be an overview of hot topics in feline dermatology including recent clinical guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of dermatophytosis.
A review will be presented of diseases of hair loss, why they occur and how to approach a case of non-pruritic alopecia. Case examples will be included.
Finally, bacterial skin disease will be discussed to include how to identify and diagnose superficial bacterial skin disease versus deep bacterial skin disease. How and when to use antibiotics and what to do about the problem of methicillin resistant staph infections.

Week 1 (Real Time Session April 4, 2018): Allergies 2018 (What to do when Apoquel®/CytopointTM don't work) & Update on feline skin disease
Presenter: Mitchell D. Song, DVM, DACVD (Dermatology)
Format: Audio
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 2 (Real Time Session April 11, 2018): Fuzzy Wuzzy, Approaches to non-pruritic alopecia, & Update on bacterial pyoderma
Presenter: Mitchell D. Song, DVM, DACVD (Dermatology)
Format: Audio
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to 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.

About the Presenter(s):
VIN Consultant and ACVD boarded dermatologist Mitchell D. Song received his veterinary degree from Mississippi State University and completed a residency in dermatology at the University of California, Davis. He is currently the owner of Animal Dermatology, PC in Scottsdale and Phoenix, Arizona USA.

Total CE Credit: 4

Tuition: Member $92 ($83 early bird special if enrolled by March 14, 2018)
Non-Member $169 ($152 early bird special if enrolled by March 14, 2018)
Prices are listed in US dollars.

*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close on April 4, 2018 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.

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  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. 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.
  4. 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.
"This program (RACE program number to be determined) has been submitted for approval by AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 4 CE Credits, with a maximum of 4 CE Credits being available to any individual veterinarian. This RACE approval is for the subject matter categories of: Scientific, using the delivery method of Interactive-Distance: (Web-based, Teleconference or Audio-Conference). This approval is valid in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE; however, participants are responsible for ascertaining each board's CE requirements."

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

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