For ACVIM and ECVIM Diplomates and Candidates
The ACVIM offers advanced continuing education courses (also known as ACE) focusing on hands-on laboratories, lectures, case presentations and discussions. Check back often for new courses and details.
The ACE Committee is currently seeking proposals from ACVIM Diplomates to speak on various high-level topics of interest to ACVIM members. If you have a proposal to submit, please complete the Call for Proposals form and follow the instructions on the form to submit your proposal.
Advances and Controversies in Equine Neonatology
January 17 – 19, 2014
Registration is Now Open!
This 18-hour, 2 ½ day course is designed for American and European Diplomates in Large Animal and Equine Internal Medicine who want to keep pace with cutting-edge research developments in equine and human neonatology. Click here for registration information. Click here for course schedule and speaker information.
Attention: LAIM Candidates - If you are sitting for the Large Animal Internal Medicine Specialty Exam, the registration fee is only $50 for the entire 2.5 day course! If you can only stay through Friday, January 17, you can attend the Friday afternoon sessions at no cost. Please contact Kathy@ACVIM.org if you are interested in this option.
Interventional Radiology Workshop with Infiniti Medical
March 22, 2014
Registration is now open!
The ACVIM has partnered with Infiniti Medical, LLC to provide the Veterinary Interventional Radiology Summit, an 8-hour intensive seminar featuring lectures and wet lab training. Courses are taught by ACVIM Diplomates who are experts on the topics. The course is limited to 16 attendees, and includes comprehensive one on one interaction with the presenters and equipment used in the procedures to deliver optimum learning. Courses are offered twice annually. The next course is March 22, 2014. Registration is now open - contact Infiniti Medical, LLC directly at 650.327.5000. Click here for registration information.
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September 18, 2014 - Registration Now Open!
Hypophysectomy: A Surgical Solution to Pituitary Masses
This will be a hands-on neurosurgical course offering 3.5 CE hours at the Oquendo Center in Las Vegas. Participants will learn the indications for surgical treatment of pituitary masses, learn and practice the surgical approach to the pituitary fossa, and receive a detailed review of the medical complications of this surgical technique, including appropriate post-operative management of these cases. When registering, please indicate whether you are attending the morning session (8:00 am - 12:00 pm) or the afternoon session (1:00 - 5:00 pm). This wet lab is open only to ACVIM Neurology Diplomates and Candidates at this time for a fee of $650. Each session is limited to 24 participants - first come, first served!
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September 19-21, 2014
Advanced Techniques in Neurosurgery
This is the seventh offering of this course at the Oquendo Center in Las Vegas. The course combines a short descriptive lecture format with cadaver laboratories in which a wide variety of different neurosurgical techniques and approaches will be covered. Approaches to the brain, dorsal approaches to the spine, lateral approaches to the cervical spine, spinal distraction and fusion techniques, and placement of ventriculoperitoneal shunts will be reviewed. All special procedures listed in the Neurosurgery Certificate will be covered. This wet lab is open to ACVIM Neurology Diplomates and Candidates, and ECVN Diplomates and Candidates for a fee of $1,450. Registration will open soon. The course is limited to 24 participants.
September 19-21, 2014
SAIM Infectious Disease
Learn from and network with the experts in the field of infectious disease. This course offered at the Oquendo Center in Las Vegas is being designed by Michael R. Lappin, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM), the Kenneth W. Smith Professor in Small Animal Clinical Veterinary Medicine, Colorado State University. Updates on the diagnosis, management, and prevention of infectious disease most important in Small Animal Internal Medicine will be provided using a case-based and interactive approach. Registration will open soon.
Learn more about the ACE course logistics - what to wear, what to bring, and what to expect by clicking on the FAQ link.
Previous testimonials for ACE courses
"I really think this is a great conference. The time of year is appropriate for large animal practitioners. The more in-depth, personal approach to the topics was also very well received. Thanks to everyone who put this on. It was very beneficial."
– Jaime Hustace, DVM, DACVIM (Large Animal Internal Medicine)
"The best CE I have attended in the last ten years! This was an outstanding CE course – easily the most informative, with valuable information to take away. Discussions at the level appropriate for Diplomates. The speakers stimulated me to critically analyze some of the methods I use, and there is so much I want to try when I get back. Thank you for putting together such a great CE course!"
– Suzanne Fincham-Gray, DVM, DACVIM (Small Animal Internal Medicine)
"The content and instructors for the Advanced Respiratory Diagnostics and Urethral Stenting courses were excellent. I had a great overall experience and I think this will add tremendously to my practice. ... Thanks to all involved for putting on a great CE!"
– Samantha Murray, VMD, DACVIM (Small Animal Internal Medicine)