Course Description: 
This 2-day virtual course will focus on updates in pathophysiology, diagnostic and treatment strategies for small animal infectious diseases relevant to the small animal internal medicine specialist. Topics covered will include an update on coronavirus and FIP, feline infectious respiratory diseases, canine and feline bronchopneumonia, vector-borne and other emerging infectious diseases, and invasive fungal diseases.

This virtual program will consist of traditional lectures, short interactive discussions featuring key updates, and panel discussions. Diplomates and candidates will be provided with a unique opportunity to focus on specialist-level conditions, and learn clinically relevant concepts from some of the top infectious disease experts in the world.

By the end of the course, you should be able to:

  1. Understand and implement state of the art diagnostic and treatment options for canine and feline infectious respiratory diseases.
  2. Have a comprehensive understanding of coronavirus in dogs and cats, with a particular focus on the potential implications of advances in human coronavirus prevention and treatment of feline infectious peritonitis.
  3. Understand and apply novel diagnostic testing strategies for infectious diseases that are relevant to your patients.
  4. Identify, diagnose, and optimize your treatment strategy for invasive fungal diseases in your patients.
  5. Identify, diagnose, and treat important vector-borne and other emerging infectious diseases in your patients.


This in-depth course will be offered as a live virtual event on April 26-27, 2021 and available on demand in early June. Material presented will be a combination of pre-recorded lectures along with live presenter Q&As and panel discussions.

Not sure if you can make it to the live event? All registrants will receive access to the on demand course recordings. All sessions, including the live Q&As and panel discussions, will be captured during the live course and will be provided to all registrants for convenient, on demand access by early June.


Attention SAIM Residents:
The ACVIM is excited to announce that Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health is generously covering half of the registration fee for twenty-five (25) SAIM residents who register for the ACVIM Small Animal Infectious Diseases course. To be considered for the registration discount, complete and submit the application by close of business on March 29, 2021. Awarded recipients will be notified by April 9, 2021. To apply, please click here.


RACE Application Status:
With the course being offered as a live virtual event and through on demand recordings from the live event, two types of RACE CE credit will be submitted in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE-approval. 

This course will be submitted for 16 hours of both Live, Interactive and Anytime, Non-Interactive distance medical continuing education credits. Participants of the live course will be eligible for Live, Interactive credits for the sessions they attend during the live course. All other credit will be considered Anytime, Non-Interactive through our on demand access following the live course.  

For any participant, a maximum of 16 hours of credit should be claimed and may be a mix of the live and on demand programs. Individual participants are responsible for ensuring they do not claim dual credit for the same session. 

Participants should be aware that some state boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education. Please contact your state board directly with any questions.


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