VIN EMRG209-0920: Seizures: Current Concepts

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

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Presenter: Guillaume Hoareau, DVM, PhD
Course Open: September 10-27, 2020
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Thursday, September 17, 2020; 9:00-11:00 pm ET (USA)
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Level and Prerequisites: This intermediate course will be open to veterinarians actively interested in seizures.
VIN CE Course: Open to veterinarians. This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinarians.

Course Information:
Emergency and intensive care clinicians are often exposed to patients with seizures. Seizure severity varies greatly, and patient care can be further complicated by systemic illness. There are numerous causes for seizures and management of complex cases is challenging. Prompt recognition and treatment is crucial for successful outcomes. With a good understanding of the etiologies of seizures, clinicians will be able to better care for their patients. This course will review the pathophysiology of seizures, common etiologies, and present patient management for common acute care scenarios.

Week 1 (Real Time Session September 17, 2020): Seizures
Presenter: Guillaume Hoareau
Format: Audio
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to
  • Review the pathophysiology of seizures
  • Illustrate common scenarios with case presentations
  • Discuss diagnostic approach
  • Describe emergency management for seizures
  • Provide an overview of current anti-seizure medications
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):
Guillaume Hoareau is a diplomate of both the American and European Colleges of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. He graduated from the Toulouse National School of Veterinary Medicine (France). He completed a residency in emergency and critical care at the University of California- Davis and obtained a PhD in Translational Trauma and Critical Illness Research from the same institution. He was an Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education Post-Doctoral Fellow in trauma and critical care research with the US Air Force. Dr Hoareau is now an Assistant Professor in Emergency Medicine at the University of Utah and balances his time between research and clinical work.

Total CE Credit: 2

Tuition: Member $46 ($41 early bird special if enrolled by August 27, 2020)
Non-Member $110 ($99 early bird special if enrolled by August 27, 2020)
Prices are listed in US dollars.

*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close on September 10, 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 (RACE program number to be determined) has been submitted for approval by AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 2 CE Credits, with a maximum of 2 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.

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Katherine James, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM)
VIN Education Director

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