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VIN SAIM514-0522: Go with Your Gut – The Hidden World of the Microbiome

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

Presenter: Andrew Kent, BVSc, DipECVIM-CA
Course Open: May 27-June 15, 2022
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Sunday, June 5, 2022; 2:30-4:00 pm ET (USA) World Clock Converter
Total CE Credit: 1.5
RACE Category: 1.5 hours Medical

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Course Information:
The microbiome is now implicated in a variety of gastrointestinal and extra-gastrointestinal diseases. Understanding this area, appreciating how to evaluate it and knowing when/how to manipulate it is therefore becoming a crucial tool. This course will outline our current understanding of the role of the microbiome in human and animal disease and outline the various routes of manipulation.

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, the participant should be able to
  • understand what the microbiome is and how it can be evaluated.
  • understand current evidence on the role of the microbiome in disease.
  • know when we might need to consider the microbiome and how to practically evaluate it.
  • understand the various methods of manipulation including the use of diet, probiotics, antibiotics and fecal transplantation.

Level and Prerequisites: This intermediate VIN CE course is open for enrollment to veterinarians actively interested in the microbiome.
Accreditation: This course is approved for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians. (RACE 20-896591)

Course Agenda:

Week 1 (Real Time Session June 5, 2022): The Microbiome
Presenter: Andrew Kent, BVSc, DipECVIM-CA

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.


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Tuition: Member $35 ($32 early bird special if enrolled by May 13, 2022)
Non-Member $95 ($89 early bird special if enrolled by May 13, 2022)
Prices are listed in US dollars.

*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close on May 27, 2022 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.

  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. 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.

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
or direct line to VIN/VSPN from the United Kingdom: 01 45 222 6154
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