VIN SAIM604-0719: Bartonellosis in the Canine and Feline Patient

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

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Presenter: Pedro Diniz, DVM, PhD
Course Open: July 7-31, 2019
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Sundays, July 14 and 21, 2019; 8:00-10:00 pm ET (USA)
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Level and Prerequisites: This intermediate course will be open to veterinarians actively interested in Bartonellosis.
VIN CE Course: Open to veterinarians. This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinarians.

Course Information:
This course will focus on the clinical approach to Bartonella in our canine and feline patients. We will discuss available diagnostic tests, treatment options, and the prevention of this emerging and clinically challenging infectious disease.

Week 1 (Real Time Session July 14, 2019): Bartonella in the Feline Patient
Presenter: Pedro Diniz, DVM, PhD
Format: Audio
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to
  • discuss the diagnosis and management of Bartonella in the Feline patient.
  • discuss the limitations of available diagnostic tests, and how to interpret results in the context of the patient and its clinical signs.
  • discuss with pet owners how and when this disease should be considered and how to take steps to prevent it.
Week 2 (Real Time Session July 21, 2019): Bartonella in the Canine Patient
Presenter: Pedro Diniz, DVM, PhD
Format: Audio
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to
  • discuss the diagnosis and management of Bartonella in the Canine patient.
  • discuss the limitations of available diagnostic tests, and how to interpret results in the context of the patient and its clinical signs.
  • discuss with pet owners how and when this disease should be considered and how to take steps to prevent it.
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:
Dr. Pedro Diniz is a small animal internist who fell in love with vector-borne diseases and spent the last 14 years expanding our understanding about these intriguing pathogens. My training in internal medicine, with extensive experience in diagnosing and treating client-owned dogs with vector-borne diseases in South America, combined with my advanced training in molecular diagnostics at one of the leading research labs in the USA has afforded me the expertise to serve as the principal investigator of a multidisciplinary team.
My career goal is to improve animal and human health by translating basic science into applied science.
My current objective has been on understanding the role of domestic animals in the ecology of zoonotic vector-borne diseases. The main focus of my research has been on improving diagnostic methods for vector-borne diseases such as Anaplasma spp., Bartonella spp., Ehrlichia spp., and Rickettsia spp., among others and determine their epidemiology.
As a veterinarian and scientist, I have collaborated with medical doctors, public health officials, microbiologists, virologists, epidemiologists, biologists and ecologists, from the USA and abroad, in elucidating the complex and intricate role of these pathogenic organisms in human and animal populations.

Total CE Credit: 4

Tuition: Member $92 ($83 early bird special if enrolled by June 21, 2019)
Non-Member $169 ($152 early bird special if enrolled by June 21, 2019)
Prices are listed in US dollars.

*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close on July 12, 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 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.

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

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