VIN SAIM710-0719: Diagnosis and Treatment of Canine Hyperadrenocorticism

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

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Presenters: Patty Lathan, VMD, MS, Diplomate ACVIM and Todd Archer, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVIM
Course Open: July 9-August 2, 2019
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Tuesdays, July 16 and 23, 2019; 8:00-10:00 pm ET (USA)
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Level and Prerequisites: This basic course will be open to veterinarians actively interested in a refresher on the diagnosis of hyperadrenocorticism and to practitioners seeking guidance on the use of trilostane.
VIN CE Course: Open to veterinarians. This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinarians.

Course Information:
This course will detail the diagnosis and medical management of canine hyperadrenocorticism. The instructors will have an overview of available options for medical management of hyperadrenocorticism, with a more detailed discussion on the use of trilostane.

Week 1 (Real Time Session July 16, 2019): Diagnosis of Hyperadrenocorticism
Presenter: Patty Lathan, VMD, MS, Diplomate ACVIM
Format: Audio
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to
  • describe normal adrenal physiology and regulation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis.
  • diagnose hyperadrenocorticism.
  • discuss the pros and cons for each endocrine test in various clinical scenarios.
Week 2 (Real Time Session July 23, 2019): Treatment of Hyperadrenocorticism
Presenter: Todd Archer, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVIM
Format: Audio
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to
  • identify the goals of medical management of canine Cushing's disease.
  • understand the basics of mitotane therapy.
  • comfortably use trilostane to treat hyperadrenocorticism in clinical practice, including appropriate monitoring.
  • describe possible treatment complications.
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 Presenters:
Todd Archer completed veterinary school at Mississippi State University. He then went on to complete an internship followed by a small animal internal medicine residency at Mississippi State University. He is currently a faculty member in the internal medicine service at Mississippi State University and has board certification by the ACVIM.

Patty Lathan received her veterinary degree from the University of Pennsylvania and completed a small animal internal medicine residency at Purdue University. Following board certification by the ACVIM, she returned to Mississippi State University, where she had previously completed her internship.

Total CE Credit: 4

Tuition: Member $92 ($83 early bird special if enrolled by June 25, 2019)
Non-Member $169 ($152 early bird special if enrolled by June 25, 2019)
Prices are listed in US dollars.

*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close on July 16, 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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