Course Overview

With the global impact of COVID-19 and the postponement the 2020 ACVIM North American Neuroscience Course (Brain Camp) until summer 2021, we understand that this is an extremely challenging time for residents and has been very disruptive to resident training. As a result, we will be delivering a portion of the ACVIM North American Neuroscience Course (Brain Camp) as an online program starting in August.

The ACVIM Brain Camp Online program will consist of 18 hours of content, divided into three courses of 6 hours each. The material will be delivered as 1-hour RACE-approved modules containing pre-recorded lectures, proceedings and assessments. Attendees can access modules from any device and at their own page. Each course will conclude with a 1 hour live Q & A with the presenters. Each live Q&A session will be recorded and added to the online content for those who are not able to attend. Attendees will cotinue to have access to the modules until August 2022.

The ACVIM Brain Camp Online courses and launch date are as follows:  

1. Advanced Diagnostic Imaging – NOW AVAILABLE
This 6-hour course is a review of magnetic resonance imaging and other advanced imaging modalities used to evaluate the nervous system in veterinary patients. It is recommended the MR physics be reviewed prior to the course. Live Q&A will be scheduled for August 24, 2020 at 8:00 am PDT / 10:00 am CDT / 11:00 am EDT. 

2. Advanced Veterinary Electrodiagnostics – September 1
This 6-hour course provides an overview of the theory and practice of electrodiagnostic testing to include BAER, EMG, NCV, RNS, and EEG. Live Q&A will be scheduled for September 22, 2020 at 8:00 am PDT / 10:00 am CDT / 11:00 am EDT.

3. Advanced Veterinary Neuropathology – October 1
This 6-hour course provides a foundation in a variety of veterinary neuropathology topics for those interested in both clinical and research areas. Live Q&A will be scheduled for October 22, 2020 at 8:00 am PDT / 10:00 am CDT / 11:00 am EDT.

 

Live Q&A with the Presenters
Access information for this Live Q&A will be sent closer to the live session and will be recorded for those unable to participate in the live session.

RACE Application Status
This program has been approved for 18.00 total hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE approval. Participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education. Please consult with your board should you have additional questions.

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Individual Course Overviews

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Advanced Diagnostic Imaging

 

This 6-hour course is an intense review of advanced neuroimaging, primarily focusing on magnetic resonance imaging.  Computed tomography, spinal radiography, myelography, and clinical cases are incorporated into the course. Important points of physics and disease syndromes will be emphasized.  

 

By the end of this course you will:  

  • Understand basic and advanced MRI sequences, artifacts, and how to correct them
  • Have a basic understanding of MRI of common intracranial pathologies
  • Have a basic understanding of MRI of common spinal pathologies
  • Have a basic understanding of the role of survey radiography, myelography and CT in veterinary neuroimaging

 

Course content - will be available beginning Monday, August 3, 2020. Attendees will continue to have access to the modules until August 2022.

 

Live Q&A with Presenters - Monday, August 24, 2020 at 8:00 am PDT / 10:00 am CDT / 11:00 am EDT

  • Access information for this Live Q&A will be sent closer to the live session and will be recorded for those unable to participate in the live session.

RACE Application Status:  

This program has been approved for 6.00 total hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE approval. Participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education.

 

 

Electrodiagnostics

 

This 6-hour course is designed to offer an intense, high-level review of clinical veterinary electrophysiology and electrodiagnostic testing aimed at the neurology resident.  Topics will include brainstem auditory evoked responses, electromyography, nerve conduction studies, evaluation of the neuromuscular junction, and electroencephalography.   

By the end of this course you will:  

  • Have an understanding of electrophysiologic theory
  • Have a basic overview of electrodiagnostic testing for neurological disorders
  • Have a basic understanding of diagnostic testing for neuromuscular disorder

 

Course content - will be available beginning Tuesday, September 1, 2020. Attendees will continue to have access to the modules until August 2022.

 

Live Q&A with Presenters - Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 8:00 am PDT / 10:00 am CDT / 11:00 am EDT

  • Access information for this Live Q&A will be sent closer to the live session and will be recorded for those unable to participate in the live session.

RACE Application Status:  

This program has been approved for 6.00 total hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE approval. Participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education. 

 

Neuropathology

 

This 6-hour course provides an intense overview of veterinary neuropathology.  There will be a focus on CNS neoplasia, as well as spinal cord pathology.  

By the end of this course you will:  

  • Obtain working knowledge of the patterns of disease of neoplasia, infections, and degenerative diseases affecting the central nervous system of domestic animals.
  • Become familiar with the histopathology of common diseases of the central nervous system of domestic animals.

 

Course content - will be available beginning Thursday, October 1, 2020. Attendees will continue to have access to the modules until August 2022.

 

Live Q&A with Presenters - Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 8:00 am PDT / 10:00 am CDT / 11:00 am EDT

  • Access information for this Live Q&A will be sent closer to the live session and will be recorded for those unable to participate in the live session.

RACE Application Status:  

This program has been approved for 6.00 total hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE approval. Participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education.