VIN DERM114-1020: VIN Skin 2020 – Curbside Edition

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: October 28-November 21, 2020
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Wednesdays, November 4 and 11, 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 22-44420)

Course Information:
The first real time session will provide an overview of common skin tumors and new therapies. The skin is the number one organ for neoplasia, 33 percent of all tumors in dogs involve the skin. We will discuss some of the most common skin tumors seen in small animal practice. Note - this session will not discuss mast cell tumors.

New and exciting therapies are constantly updating how we practice dermatology. Learn about new medications and treatments for the skin.

The second session will focus on pediatric patients the first hour and the microbiome of the skin the second hour. Puppies and kittens are so cute, except when they develop skin problems. Learn how to help these vulnerable patients. As veterinarians we are learning more and more about the importance of the microbiome. The skin microbiome is unique and has its own influence in health and disease. Learn what it is and how changes can cause problems in the skin and ears.

Week 1 (Real Time Session November 4, 2020): Common Skin Tumors & Dermatology Therapeutic Hotline 2020
Presenter: Mitchell Song
Format: Audio
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to
  • Diagnose common skin tumors
  • Know when a biopsy is appropriate
  • Discuss skin biopsy techniques
  • Discuss treatment for common skin tumors
  • Discuss recent advances in therapy for select skin diseases
  • Apply new therapeutic advances to current small animal practice

Week 2 (Real Time Session November 11, 2020): Pediatric Dermatology & Microbiome and the Skin in Health and Disease
Presenter: Mitchell Song
Format: Audio
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to
  • Correctly identify and diagnose skin diseases in pediatric patients
  • Effectively treat skin diseases of pediatric patients
  • Discuss the normal microbiome of the skin and ears
  • Discuss changes in the microbiome and how it relates to disease such as chronic bacterial pyoderma and chronic otitis externa

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 October 14, 2020)
Non-Member $169 ($152 early bird special if enrolled by October 14, 2020)
Prices are listed in US dollars.

*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close on November 4, 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 (22-44420) 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

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