VIN DERM113-0320: VIN Skin – Spring Training

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 4-28, 2020
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Wednesdays, March 11 and 18, 2020; 9:30-11:30 pm ET (USA)
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Level and Prerequisites: This basic course will be 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 is approved by RACE for veterinarians. (RACE 22-39632)

Course Information:
This course will provide an overview of the principles of atopic dermatitis for both canine and feline patients. We will be discussing old problems and new treatments, the pathophysiology, diagnosis and management of food allergy and cutaneous adverse food reactions, aspects of common skin problems and a review of new and interesting cases, including some of the latest information about dermatological therapy.

Week 1 (Real Time Session March 11, 2020): Atopic Dermatitis: 2020 Update & Food Allergies: Current Guidelines and Recommendations
Presenter: Mitchell D. Song, DVM, DACVD (Dermatology)
Format: Audio
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to
  • briefly discuss the pathophysiology of atopic skin disease and how it may relate to treatment.
  • recognize and discuss the various treatments available for atopic dermatitis.
  • discuss the diagnosis and management of food allergies and cutaneous adverse food reactions.

Week 2 (Real Time Session March 18, 2020): VINCE’s 2020 Derm cases & Topical Therapy: What’s Old and What’s New
Presenter: Mitchell D. Song, DVM, DACVD (Dermatology)
Format: Audio
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to
  • discuss new and interesting cases which have been presented on VIN dermatology boards.
  • Summarize the latest information about dermatology therapy.
  • Discuss different modalities and treatment options.

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:
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 February 19, 2020)
Non-Member $169 ($152 early bird special if enrolled by February 19, 2020)
Prices are listed in US dollars.

*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close on March 11, 2020 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.

To Enroll:
  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 @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.
  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.
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"This program (22-39632) is approved by the 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: Medical, 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

VIN CE Services:
800-846-0028 or 530-756-4881; ext. 797
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