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Course Description: 
This 3-day virtual course will focus on advances in companion animal nephrology and urology. Topics covered will include an introduction to diagnostic and therapeutic interventional endourology; management of upper urinary tract infections including patients with complications; evidence-based approach to bacteriuria; and medical and dietary therapy for chronic kidney disease and other urinary disorders.

This virtual program will consist of traditional lectures, short presentations of cases to highlight urology and nephrology in practice, and panel discussions.   Diplomates and candidates will be provided with a unique opportunity to focus on specialist-level conditions and learn from colleagues in both academia and private practice. New ideas and approaches can be immediately incorporated into daily activities, with enhanced patient care and improved outcomes.

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

  1. Understand the available interventional endourologic approaches to urinary tract disorders.
  2. Understand and apply current best practices in the management of feline upper urinary tract obstructions.
  3. Effectively evaluate patients with bacteriuria.
  4. Understand the pathophysiology of chronic kidney disease and differentiate between types of glomerulonephritis.
  5. Add nutrition as a tool to help manage upper and lower urinary tract disorders.


This in-depth course will be offered as a live virtual event on April 19-21, 2021 and available on demand by the end of May. 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 the end of May.


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 18 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 18 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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