ACZM Introductory Workshop at Upcoming WDA Conference…

The American College of Zoological Medicine’s Education Committee and Ad Hoc Wildlife Committee will sponsor an introductory workshop at the 70th International Wildlife Disease Association Conference in Madison, WI. This workshop is for veterinarians who may be interested in pursuing board certification in zoological medicine. Free-living wildlife population health is one of the areas of emphasis within ACZM and the workshop will focus on, and feature speakers from, this area. Information on ACZM, the training required to qualify for the examination, examination preparation and format, how to study and how to analyze articles for potential examination questions content will be included. Recognizing that there may be a number of misconceptions and/or some apprehension, there will be plenty of time for questions and discussion. This is a full day workshop with refreshment breaks and lunch included, and is approved for 6 CE credits.

More information can be found in the announcement.

Free RACE-Approved CE Opportunity…

The Center for Food Security & Public Health at Iowa State University is offering a free web-based self-study CE course titled Zoonoses: Protecting People and Animals in Rural Communities. The course addresses zoonotic diseases of agricultural animals – cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, equids, and poultry – with a focus on prevention measures to protect human and animal health. Course access opened up yesterday and is available until June 22 with completion of the course earning you 5 hours of RACE®-approved CE credits. Click here for more information and to register.

 

Online Course: Foundations of Wildlife Chemical Capture

Mark Johnson, DVM of Global Wildlife Resources is offering an online chemical capture training course for wildlife professionals that includes the following:

  • 12 chapters (Click here to see a detailed course outline)
  • 150 page downloadable course notebook
  • 44 Additional Learning Activities
  • Hours of demonstration videos
  • New Drug Exposure Agency Protocols
  • Wildlife Work in COVID Times Agency Protocols
  • Certificate of Training
  • ACCESS TO THE COURSE FOR A FULL YEAR
  • Over 60 wildlife professionals, including 14 other wildlife veterinarians have contributed content for this course
  • Zoom sessions with Dr. Mark for groups 10+
  • The Wildlife Society has approved 16 CE hours for the TWS Professional Development Program

This is an independent online course that you take on your own time.  Purchase grants one year of access to the course with support provided throughout. For detailed information visit the Foundations Course Information Page.

Coming this October: the ACZM Exam Prep Course!

The ACZM Exam Prep Course is typically held in conjunction with a conference each year, providing 1.5 days of learning and networking opportunities. This year the course has the same great opportunities but with a new and exciting virtual format over Zoom from October 3-4. The ACZM Education Committee has partnered with the North Carolina State University Office of Continuing Education to provide 1.5 days of content including introduction to the ACZM Exam format and structure, in depth literature reviews on a variety of topics, Q&A sessions with members of the Exam and Credentialing Committees and Mock Examination. Most exciting is that this year the course will provide 9 RACE CE credit hours. The course is open to all veterinarians whether interested in taking the ACZM Exam in the near (or far!) future or any veterinarian who would benefit from a detailed review of topics in Zoological Medicine. For more information, including a complete schedule and details on registration, please visit the ACZM website.

CDC Zoonoses & One Health Updates Calls… CE Available!

From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): 

Zoonoses & One Health Updates (ZOHU) Calls are one-hour monthly webinars that provide timely education on zoonotic and infectious diseases, One Health, antimicrobial resistance, food safety, vector-borne diseases, recent outbreaks, and related health threats at the animal-human-environment interface. Free Continuing Education (CE) credit is available for live calls and recordings.

The next call is scheduled for Wednesday, May 6, 2020 from 2-3pm (EDT). Click here for details on how to join the call.

 

 

Online Course in Emerging and Exotic Diseases of Animals…

The Center for Food Security and Public Health is offering an Emerging and Exotic Diseases of Animals (EEDA) online course for continuing education (CE) credit beginning July 31, 2019. The course covers the causes and consequences of foreign animal diseases (FAD), how FADs are transmitted and introduced, the entities involved in a response to an FAD outbreak, what to do if an FAD is suspected, how veterinarians can be involved in an FAD response, and effective communication strategies. In addition to veterinarians, the course is suitable for veterinary technicians or other individuals interested in high consequence animal diseases and the response to those diseases. Click here for more details.