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VIN CE Course NEUR100-0318: Seizure Management: Depolarization, Repolarization, and What we can do about it
The lectures for this course will be presented in an audio format using a webinar platform.

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Presenters: Anne Elizabeth Katherman, DVM, MS, DACVIM/Neurology
Dawn Boothe, Phd, DVM, DACVIM/Internal Medicine, DACVCP (Clinical Pharmacology)

Course Open: March 21-May 12, 2018
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Wednesdays, March 28, April 4, 11, 18, 25, and May 2, 2018; 9:00-11:00 pm ET (USA)
Course RTS Times in Your Area: World Clock Converter

Level and Prerequisites: This intermediate course will be open to veterinarians actively interested in seizure management.
VIN CE Course: Open to veterinarians. This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinarians.

Course Information:
The primary purpose of this course is to provide an in depth understanding of how various anticonvulsants work and how to use this information to make decisions regarding which anticonvulsant to use for a given patient and when to alter the dose or change the drug. The course will include a discussion of seizure pathophysiology, general principles of seizure management, drug monitoring and a discussion of the most commonly used anticonvulsants in the canine and feline species. Case examples will be provided to illustrate the principles of seizure management. Management of patients with cluster seizures and status epilepticus will be included and alternatives for anticonvulsants which are currently difficult to obtain will be discussed. The course will also include an overview of the diagnostic workup for patients with secondary seizures. Phenobarbital, Potassium Bromide, Zonisamide, Keppra, Keppra XR, Gabapentin, Pregabalin, and Imepitoin will be discussed.

Week 1 (Real Time Session March 28, 2018): Seizure Pathophysiology and Principles of Seizure Management
Presenter: Anne Elizabeth Katherman, DVM, MS, DACVIM/Neurology
Format: Audio (webinar)
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 2 (Real Time Session April 4, 2018): Introduction to Anticonvulsants and How They Work
Presenter: Dawn Boothe, PhD, DVM, DACVIM/Internal Medicine, DACVCP
Format: Audio (webinar)
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 3 (Real Time Session April 11, 2018): Introduction to Anticonvulsants and How They Work - continued
Presenter: Dawn Boothe, PhD, DVM, DACVIM/Internal Medicine, DACVCP
Format: Audio (webinar)
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, given a specific anticonvulsant drug, the participant should be able to Week 4 (Real Time Session April 18, 2018): Uncomplicated Case Based Seizure
Presenters: Anne Elizabeth Katherman, DVM, MS, DACVIM/Neurology
Dawn Boothe, Phd, DVM, DACVIM/Internal Medicine, DACVCP
Format: Audio (webinar)
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 5 (Real Time Session April 25, 2018): Complicated Case Based Seizure Management - continued
Presenters: Anne Elizabeth Katherman, DVM, MS, DACVIM/Neurology
Dawn Boothe, Phd, DVM, DACVIM/Internal Medicine, DACVCP
Format: Audio (webinar)
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 6 (Real Time Session May 2, 2018): Seizure Pathophysiology and Principles of Seizure Management
Presenter: Anne Elizabeth Katherman, DVM, MS, DACVIM/Neurology
Format: Audio (webinar)
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to 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:
Anne Elizabeth Katherman serves as a Veterinary Information Network neurology consultant. In addition she develops continuing education courses on neurology topics for VIN, does research for the VIN Drug Formulary and is the associate editor for the neurology chapters in the VIN online textbook Associate. Dr. Katherman did her residency training at Purdue and Auburn Universities. Dr. Katherman lives in Hampton, Virginia. Dr. Katherman previously owned a Neurology and Neurosurgery specialty practice in Yorktown and Virginia Beach, Virginia, worked in both specialty and general practices in Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia and was an assistant professor at the Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. She has served on various ACVIM committees and has been a reviewer for the JACVIM.

Dawn Boothe graduated from Texas A&M University (TAMU) in 1977 and 78 (BS), and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1980. After an internship at Auburn University, she returned to TAMU to complete an MS in Physiology a residency in small animal internal medicine (becoming board certified in 1985), and a PhrMA Fellowship and PhD in Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology (1989). She is among the first class of diplomates in the American College of Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology (1991). In 1990, she joined TAMU in the Department of Veterinary Physiology and Pharmacology, reaching Professor in 2003. She then joined the departments of Anatomy, Physiology and Pharmacology and Clinical Sciences at Auburn University's College of Veterinary Medicine as Professor. She directs the Clinical Pharmacology Laboratory, serving over 4000 national and international veterinary practices. She actively teaches in the 1st through 4th veterinary students, and has mentored over 31 graduate students or Clinical Pharmacology Residents. Dr. Boothe has received over $1.7M research funding as principle investigator, has authored or coauthored over 125 peer-reviewed scientific publications, 2 text books and over 60 book chapters. Major awards include a University Achievement Award in Teaching at Texas A&M University, the Jack Mara Scientific Achievement Award for Scientific Achievement (national), and at AU, graduate student mentor awards (University and College level) and the Zoetis Award for Excellence in Research. She most recently was recognized by Auburn University with an Alumni Professorship.

Total CE Credit: 12

Tuition: Member $276 ($248 early bird special if enrolled by March 7, 2018)
Non-Member $413 ($372 early bird special if enrolled by March 7, 2018)
Prices are listed in US dollars.

*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close on March 28, 2018 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.

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  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 CEonVIN@vin.com. Please include the course title, your full name, and contact information in your correspondence.
"This program (RACE program number to be determined) has been submitted for approval by AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 12 CE Credits, with a maximum of 12 CE Credits being available to any individual veterinarian. This RACE approval is for the subject matter categories of: Scientific, 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

VIN CE Services: CEonVIN@vin.com
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