VIN SAIM712-0520: Diagnosis and Treatment of Canine Hypoadrenocorticism (Addison's Disease)

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

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Presenter: Patty Lathan, VMD, MS, Diplomate ACVIM
Course Open: May 12-June 5, 2020
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Tuesdays, May 19 & 26, 2020; 8:00-9:30 pm ET (USA)
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Level and Prerequisites: This basic course will be open to veterinarians interested in the diagnosis and treatment of canine hypoadrenocorticism. There is no specific prerequisite experience or knowledge required for this course.
VIN CE Course: Open to veterinarians. This course is approved by RACE for veterinarians. (RACE 22-41459)

Course Information:
Addison's disease is uncommon, but usually fatal if undiagnosed. However, if you catch it, patients usually do great, and you look like a hero! This course will detail how to recognize, diagnose, and treat hypoadrenocorticism. We will discuss less expensive ways to diagnose it (and rule it out), along with chronic and acute management. Diagnosis and treatment of atypical hypoadrenocorticism will also be covered.

Week 1 (Real Time Session May 19, 2020): Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Hypoadrenocorticism
Presenter: Patty Lathan, VMD, MS, Diplomate ACVIM
Format: Audio
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to
  • Recognize the clinical signs of hypoadrenocorticism.
  • Diagnose Addison's disease using the most cost-effective protocol.
  • Understand medical therapy of chronic hypoadrenocorticism.

Week 2 (Real Time Session May 26, 2020): Treatment of Acute and Atypical Hypoadrenocorticism
Presenter: Patty Lathan, VMD, MS, Diplomate ACVIM
Format: Audio
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to
  • Treat a patient in Addisonian crisis.
  • Diagnose and treat atypical hypoadrenocorticism.

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:
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: 3

Tuition: Member $69 ($62 early bird special if enrolled by April 28, 2020)
Non-Member $137 ($123 early bird special if enrolled by April 28, 2020)
Prices are listed in US dollars.

*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close on May 19, 2020 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 (22-41459) is approved by the AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 3 CE Credits, with a maximum of 3 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.

*For more information on VIN's upcoming CE courses, check the VIN Course Catalog.

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

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