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American College of Zoological Medicine Exam Preparation and Study Courses
Scheduled for 2018

 

Basic Information

The American College of Zoological Medicine’s Education Committee is proud to sponsor Exam Preparation and Study Courses in conjunction with the various conferences of 2018. As there will be no traditional short course in 2018, these courses offered in association with conferences will be the only training courses offered by the ACZM.

 

Who Should Take these Courses?

Anyone interested in learning more about the American College of Zoological Medicine, those that are interested in seeking Diplomate status, are in the process of preparing for examination, or any individual who is interested in and can benefit from in-depth, up-to-date, literature-based review lectures on zoological medicine.  The exam preparation and study course is administered and instructed by ACZM Diplomates and other specialists.


Overall Course Description (See Detailed Schedules for Each Conference below): 

 

First Section: (Morning) Introduces the attendee to the history and mission of the ACZM, reasons for becoming a Diplomate of the American College of Zoological Medicine, how to become eligible to take the ACZM examination, and provide study and test-taking strategies. A special focus will be given to the Job Task Analysis which represents an important aspect in examination design. Anyone with any interest in becoming board eligible or taking the ACZM examination would be expected to benefit from this section, especially those not familiar with ACZM and the board examination. Furthermore two in depth topics will be taught by experts.

 

Lunch will be provided in addition to coffee breaks, to allow opportunity for networking and sharing experiences/personal study strategies. 

 

Second Section: (Afternoon) Additional lectures intended to cover specific zoological medicine topics in-depth will be provided. These lectures are meant to be a thorough review of the literature and help the attendee prepare their study strategy and organization of the topics. Anyone interested in in-depth reviews of zoological medicine, including most up-to-date published information would be expected to benefit from this section. The teaching will end with a mock essay exam and a discussion of the results. 

 

Detailed schedules of topics and speakers will be available online as soon as they are prepared, as well as registration information. For more information on please contact the Education Committee Chair, Dr Chris Hanley at (314) 646-4522, Hanley@stlzoo.org.

 


American College of Zoological Medicine Exam Preparation and Study Course in Conjunction with the 2018 Wildlife Disease Association and American Association of Wildlife Veterinarians Conference in Saint Augustine, Florida, USA

Saturday August 4th, 2018

 

Basic Information

The American College of Zoological Medicine’s Education Committee is proud to sponsor an exam preparation and study course in conjunction with the Wildlife Disease Association and American Association of Wildlife Veterinarians Conference.

Tentative Schedule

0800 – 0815: Welcome and introductions (D. Fredholm): 

0815 – 0845: Intro to the ACZM, eligibility, and the certification process (D. Fredholm): 

0845 – 0930: The Exam; structure, new information, and preparation (D. Fredholm): 

0930 – 0945: Break 

0945 – 1100: Non-Infectious diseases in free-ranging wildlife (C. Fiorello) 

1100 – 1115: Break 

1115 – 1200: Fungal diseases of free-ranging wildlife, Part 1 (J. Sleeman) 

1200 – 1300: Lunch
1300 – 1345: Fungal diseases of free-ranging wildlife, Part 2 (J. Sleeman) 

1345 – 1400: Break 

1400 – 1530: Sphenisciformes: an ACZM review. (J. Johnson) 

1530 – 1545: Break 

1545 – 1645: Mock Examination (D. Fredholm) 

1645 – 1700: Wrap-up, Q & A, and Evaluations (D. Fredholm)


Registration
The registration fee for this course if $250 per person for early registration (through July 4th) or $300 per person for registration July 5th through August 4th. If there are not enough registrants by July 16th, the course may be cancelled and payments returned. Course registration and payment should be done separately from WDA/AAWV registration. Registration and payment for the ACZM Exam Prep and Study Course can be accomplished online at:  

Register Here

 

For more information on regarding this course, please contact Dr Chris Hanley at Hanley@stlzoo.org or Dr Dan Fredholm at Daniel.fredholm@disney.com. 

 


American College of Zoological Medicine Exam Preparation and Study Course in Conjunction with the 2018 ExoticsCon Conference in Atlanta, GA, USA

September 22nd, 2018

 

Basic Information

The Education Committee of the American College of Zoological Medicine (ACZM) is offering an Exam Preparation and Study Course in conjunction with the 2018 ExoticsCon, the joint conference of the Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians (ARAV), the Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians (AEMV), and the Association of Avian Veterinarians (AAV).

This exam preparation and study course is administered and instructed by ACZM Diplomates and other specialists, including Drs. Lisa Harrenstien, Stephen Divers, Minh Huynh, Olivia Petritz, Tara Harrison, Julie Swenson, Emi Knafo and Kendal Harr.

 

The tentative schedule for the course includes the following: 

 

8:00 a.m. – Introduction to course and to ACZM 

8:45 a.m. – ACZM board exam structure and study strategies 

9:45 a.m. – Break 

10:00 a.m. – Neoplasia in ZCA species 

11:00 a.m. – Avian cardiology 

Noon – Lunch (included with course registration fee) 

12:30 p.m. – Reptilian blood biochemical analysis 

1:30 p.m. – Endocrinology in ZCA species 

2:30 p.m. – Break 

2:45 p.m. – Mycobacteriosis in animals other than ZCA species 

3:30 p.m. – Musculoskeletal issues in reptiles

4:30 p.m. – Mock exam and discussion 

5:15 p.m. – Course evaluations 

6:30 to 9 p.m. – Reception at a nearby restaurant (included with course registration fee) 

 

Course attendees will receive an electronic version of ACZM information handouts, in-depth lecture materials, lunch, and evening appetizers/drinks. 

 

Registration: 

The registration fee for this course is $300 per person for early registration (through August 22) or $350 per person for registration August 23 through September 21. The on-site registration fee (the same day as the course) is $400. For fee determination purposes, the date of registration for the course is considered to be the date that your payment is received by ACZM (not the date that you initiate the registration process on-line, if the dates are different). If there are not enough registrants by August 22, the course will be cancelled and payments returned. 

 

Course registration and payment must be done separately from ExoticsCon registration. Registration and payment for the ACZM Exam Prep and Study Course can be accomplished on-line at:

Register Here

 

If your plans change and you would like to cancel your registration, the amount that you will be refunded will depend on the date we are notified, and whether course notes have already been distributed. 

 

For more information regarding this course, please contact either: 

Dr. Chris Hanley (314) 646-4522 Hanley@stlzoo.org 

or 

Dr. Lisa Harrenstien 

(971) 361-2209 DrLisa@avianexoticvetcare.com

 

American College of Zoological Medicine Exam Preparation and Study Course in Conjunction with the 2018 Joint European Association of Zoo and Wildlife Veterinarians/ American Association of Zoo and Wildlife Veterinarians/ Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research Conference in Prague, Czech Republic

October 7th, 2018

 

Basic Information 

The American College of Zoological Medicine’s Education Committee is proud to sponsor an exam preparation and study course in conjunction with AAZV/EAZV Conference. 

Detailed Schedule (10/7/2018)
8am:      
Introduction to ACZM and ECZM (Eligibility, Credentialing, etc) (Mades Bertelsen and Kay Backues)
945am:   Avian influenza (Jean-Michel Hatt)
1045am:
Break (15 min)
11am:    
Zoonotic Diseases (Tara Harrison and Olivia Petritz)
12pm:    
Day 1 Mock Exam 
1230pm:
Lunch 
130pm:  
Morbilliviruses (Jean A. Pare)
230pm:  
Carnivore Medicine (Maya Kumrow)
330pm:  
Break (15 min)
345pm:  
Rhinocerotidae Review (Dan Fredholm)
445pm:
   Day 2 Mock Exam
545pm:  
Wrap up and Evaluation 

Registration
Registration is being handled directly through your conference registration as a workshop. Conference registration opens on June 30th, 2018 and can be found at this link

 
 
 


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