ACVIM Brain Camp Online

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 pace. Each course will conclude with a 1-hour live Q&A with the presenters. The Q&A session will also be recorded to watch later for attendees who are unable to join the live portion. Attendees will continue to have access to the modules through June 30, 2021.

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. Electrodiagnostics – September 1 

This 6.5 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. 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.


Registration Fee
Register for an individual course or for all three!  Registration fees are established per course as follows:

ACVIM / ECVIM / ECVN  candidates: $180.00
ACVIM / ECVIM / ECVN  Diplomates, ESVN members: $180.00
Non-members:  $300.00

Registration fee includes 6 hours of pre-recorded content and 1 hour of live Q&A with the presenters.

RACE application status
This program is being submitted for continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE approval. Please see course tabs below for RACE approval status for each individual course.

For additional questions, please contact us at Learning@ACVIM.org.


Thank you to our Premier Sponsor

VetCT

ACVIM Brain Camp Online

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Audience Audience: ACVIM, ECVIM, ECVN Diplomates and candidates CE Hours CE Hours:

up to 18

Category Category: Neurology Location
Location:
Virtual
Type: On demand lecture and live Q&A Date
Date: August - October




Course Leader

Sheila Carrera-Justiz, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)
Clinical Associate Professor & Service Chief, Neurology
University of Florida


Dr. Sheila Carrera-Justiz received her DVM from the University of Florida in 2005. She completed a rotating small animal internship at the University of Missouri and a neurology specialty internship at the Veterinary Specialty Hospital of San Diego. She completed a residency in Neurology and Neurosurgery at Tufts University in 2010 and became a board-certified specialist of the ACVIM that same year. Dr. Carrera-Justiz spent four years in private practice at the VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital before moving back to Gainesville, Florida to be a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Florida, where she has been since 2014.


Advanced Diagnostic Imaging Speakers


Jay Griffin, DVM, DACVR
Associate Professor, Radiology
Texas A&M University


Dr. Jay Griffin graduated from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. Following graduation, he completed a rotating small animal internship at the University of Tennessee before working for two years as an emergency veterinarian. He completed his radiology residency at Texas A&M in 2010 and attained ACVR board certification shortly thereafter. He is currently an Associate Professor in Radiology at Texas A&M, where he also serves as the Radiology Service Group Leader. Dr. Griffin’s major clinical and research interest is MRI of the brain and spinal cord.  He is passionate about teaching practical things and serving veterinarians.  


Silke Hecht, Dr. med. vet., DACVR, DECVDI
Professor, Radiology
University of Tennessee, Knoxville


Dr. Silke Hecht received her veterinary degree in 1998 and her Doctorate (Dr. med. vet.) in 2001 both from Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich, Germany. She completed her residency in Diagnostic Imaging at Tufts University in 2005. She is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Radiology (ACVR) and the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging (ECVDI).  Dr. Hecht has been with the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine since 2005 and is currently a professor of Radiology. Her areas of interest include MRI, neuroimaging, oncologic imaging.  She has over 80 peer reviewed publications, has written 25 book chapters, and is the Editor of a Textbook on Veterinary Radiology.


Matthew D. Winter, DVM, DACVR
Vice President, VetCT North America; Clinical Associate Professor, Diagnostic Imaging
University of Florida


Dr. Matt Winter graduated from the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1998. After three years of dairy, equine and small animal practice, he completed a residency in Diagnostic Imaging at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University.  He was part of the faculty at the Iowa State University (2004-2007).  In 2016-17, he served as the Executive Vice President of Veterinary Education at the North American Veterinary Community. Dr. Winter is currently Vice President of North America and Director of Education for Veterinary Consultants in Telemedicine, a global teleradiology and telemedicine company, and continues to serve as Clinical Associate Professor of Diagnostic Imaging at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine where he has been since 2007.


Electrodiagnostics Speakers

George M. Strain, PhD
Professor of Neuroscience
Louisiana State University


Dr. George M. Strain is Professor of Neuroscience at Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine. He received his Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering (Illinois), his MS in biomedical engineering and PhD in physiology and biomedical engineering (Iowa State), followed by postdoctoral training in neurophysiology and neurology at the UCLA School of Medicine. He has provided electrodiagnostic services in the teaching hospital for 42 years, has published extensively on electrodiagnostic testing, deafness, epilepsy, and other areas of veterinary neurology, and is the author of Deafness in Dogs and Cats. His current research emphasis is on the molecular genetics of pigment-associated deafness in dogs.



Colette Williams, PhD
EDX Consultant
University of California, Davis


Colette Williams has spent nearly four decades performing and teaching electrodiagnostics (EDX), including: EMG, MNCV/SNCV, REP STIM, late waves, BAER, EEG, and SEP.  She has contributed an EEG chapter to Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult and co-authored EDX chapters in Tobias’s Veterinary Surgery: Small Animal and Ettinger’s Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine.  She also has over 40 publications and is a reviewer for several journals. Colette consults for numerous universities and specialty practices.  Her mission is to encourage the use of these techniques in veterinary medicine and to raise the standards to the level of those in human medicine.


Neuropathology Speakers

Serena LM Craft, DVM, DACVP (Anatomic Path)
Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Florida


Dr. Serena Craft is a clinical assistant professor at the University of Florida. Originally from Washington state, both she and her husband accepted residencies in anatomic pathology in 2010 and have been here at Florida ever since. Dr. Craft has a wide range of interests from neuropathology to ocular pathology. Her current neuropathology interests are in lysosomal storage diseases, degenerative CNS diseases, and CNS neoplasia. She enjoys collaborating on research, clinical cases, and teaching neuropathology to the neurology residents. 


Jey Koehler, DVM, PhD, DACVP (Anatomic Path)
Residency Coordinator, Anatomic Pathology; Section H, Surgical Biopsy Service
Auburn University


Dr. Jey Koehler did her undergraduate work at Auburn University and received her DVM from Louisiana State University in 1996. She was engaged in private practice in small animal medicine and surgery for 11 years before returning to Auburn University for combined residency in anatomic pathology and PhD in Biomedical Science.  Dr. Koehler currently serves as the residency coordinator for anatomic pathology and section head for the surgical biopsy service.  She teaches pathology of the endocrine and nervous system in the veterinary curriculum, as well as graduate courses in neuropathology, oncologic histopathology, and surgical pathology.  She is a member of the C.L. Davis-S.W. Thompson, DVM Foundation’s Board of Directors, and is the course director as well as a lecturer in the organization’s internationally-renowned Descriptive Veterinary Pathology course.  


G. Diane Shelton, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM)
Professor, Department of Pathology
University of California, San Diego


Dr. Diane Shelton graduated from University of California Davis School of Veterinary Medicine followed by an internship at Michigan State University and a residency at the University of Pennsylvania. She completed a PhD in Comparative Pathology and board certification in internal medicine. Dr. Shelton completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies with an emphasis on experimental and naturally occurring myasthenia gravis. In 1990, she established the Comparative Neuromuscular Laboratory in the School of Medicine, University of California, San Diego, an international reference center for spontaneously occurring neuromuscular diseases. Currently she is Director of the CNL and Professor, Department of Pathology at UCSD. 

Content Launch Date: Monday, August 3, 2020
Live Q&A with the Presenters: Monday, August 24, 2020, 8:00 am PDT / 10:00 am CDT / 11:00 am EDT.


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

Agenda: click here

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 6.0 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE approval.

Content Launch Date: Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Live Q&A with the Presenters: Tuesday, September 22, 2020, 8:00 am PDT / 10:00 am CDT / 11:00 am EDT.

This 6.5 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 disorders

 

Agenda: click here

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 6.5 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE approval.


Content Launch Date: Thursday, October 1, 2020
Live Q&A with the Presenters: Tuesday, October 22, 2020, 8:00 am PDT / 10:00 am CDT / 11:00 am EDT. 

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


Agenda:
click here

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 will be submitted for 6.0 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE approval.