Course Open: April 25-May 26, 2022
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Mondays, May 2, 9, and 16, 2022; 8:00-10:00 pm ET (USA) World Clock Converter
Total CE Credit: 6
RACE Category: 6 hours Medical Skip to Enrollment Course Information:
This course will provide an overview of chemotherapy in veterinary medicine. Specific topics covered will include the origin of chemotherapy use in both human and veterinary medicine, chemotherapy safety, chemotherapy side effects, and cancer patient management. Specific chemotherapy classes and representative chemotherapy agents will be reviewed individually. Cancer-specific chemotherapy protocols will be summarized along with the associated outcome data from our veterinary literature. Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, the participant should be able to
- Summarize the history of chemotherapy in human medicine.
- Summarize the history of chemotherapy in veterinary medicine.
- State the basics of chemotherapy safety, including:
- Veterinary staff safety/precautions when handling chemotherapy agents and equipment
- Veterinary staff safety/precautions when handling patients receiving chemotherapy
- Pet owner safety/precautions when caring for patients on chemotherapy
- Give examples of the most common chemotherapy side effects and why they occur
- Recognize chemotherapy-related emergencies and know how to manage them
- Explain the mechanism of action, routes of administration, side effects,
and applications of individual agents within the following chemotherapy classes:
- Alkylating agents
- Platinum agents
- Antitubulin agents
- Miscellaneous agents
- Metronomic (low dose) chemotherapy
- Molecularly targeted agents
- List specific chemotherapy protocols and the corresponding efficacy/outcome
data from the veterinary literature for the following cancers:
- Canine lymphoma
- Feline lymphoma
- Canine hemangiosarcoma
- Canine osteosarcoma
Accreditation: This course has been submitted (but not yet approved) for 6 hours of continuing education credit for veterinarians in jurisdictions which recognize RACE approval. Course Agenda: Week 1 (Real Time Session May 4, 2020): Chemotherapy Basics
Week 2 (Real Time Session May 11, 2020): Review of Specific Chemotherapy Agents
Week 3 (Real Time Session May 18, 2020): Tumor Specific Chemotherapy
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.
Tuition: Member $138 ($124 early bird special if enrolled by April 11, 2022)
Non-Member $231 ($208 early bird special if enrolled by April 11, 2022)
Prices are listed in US dollars. *To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close on May 2, 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- For further assistance call 800-846-0028 ext. 797 or email CEonVIN. Please include the course title, your full name, and contact information in your correspondence.
VIN Education Director VIN CE Services: CEonVIN
800-846-0028 or 530-756-4881; ext. 797
or direct line to VIN/VSPN from the United Kingdom: 01 45 222 6154
or direct line to VIN/VSPN from Australia: 02 6145 2357