VIN SAIM106-0819: Assessing and Addressing Abnormal Appetite

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

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Presenter: Jessica Quimby, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
Course Open: August 13-30, 2019
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Tuesday, August 20, 2019; 8:00-10:00 pm ET (USA)
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Level and Prerequisites: This basic course will be open to to veterinarians and veterinary support staff actively assessing and addressing abnormal appetite.
VIN CE Course: Open to veterinarians and veterinary support staff. This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists.

Course Information:
In this course we will discuss the management of abnormal appetite in veterinary patients. Topics include understanding pathophysiology of appetite regulation, the importance of nutritional assessment in the patient and a look at new options for management of appetite in acute and chronic disease.

Week 1 (Real Time Session August 20, 2019): Assessing and Addressing Abnormal Appetite
Presenter: Jessica Quimby, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
Format: Audio
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to
  • understand the current state of knowledge regarding the regulation of appetite and factors that might affect appetite it in veterinary patients.
  • feel comfortable with nutritional assessment of the veterinary patient.
  • discuss new therapies available to treat abnormal appetite in veterinary patients.
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):
Jessica Quimby received her veterinary degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and completed a small animal rotating internship in Sacramento, CA. She subsequently spent two years in feline exclusive private practice in Grand Rapids, Michigan before moving to Colorado State University. Wanting to learn more about medicine and advance the state of medical knowledge for cats, Jessica completed a combined small animal internal medicine residency and PhD program. In 2012 she completed her PhD entitled 'Feline Chronic Kidney Disease: Novel Approaches to Etiology, Specific Therapy and Supportive Care' and was faculty at Colorado State until 2017. Dr Quimby is now a faculty member at the Ohio State University. Her research continues to focus on chronic kidney disease in cats. She has an interest in clinical trials and clinical pharmacology which is aimed at improving supportive care and quality of life in cats with chronic kidney disease.

Total CE Credit: 2

Tuition: Member $46 ($41 early bird special if enrolled by July 30, 2019)
Non-Member $110 ($99 early bird special if enrolled by July 30, 2019)
Prices are listed in US dollars.

*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close on August 20, 2019 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 or veterinary technician/technologist. 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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