Free Webinar: WebCEPD B-1016 – Marine Ornamental Invertebrate Medicine with Dr Greg Lewbart

Please register for WebCEPD B-1016 – Marine Ornamental Invertebrate Medicine with Dr Greg Lewbart on Oct 6, 2015 7:00 AM WST at:

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Invertebrate animals comprise >95% of the animal kingdom’s species, yet non-parasitic invertebrates are vastly underrepresented in the typical veterinary school curriculum. This lecture provides an introduction to some of the more prominent marine invertebrate groups (coelenterates, mollusks, crustaceans, echinoderms, and the horseshoe crab) and reviews the state of the science with regards to clinical techniques. Areas of emphasis include taxonomy, anatomy, physiology, anesthesia, diagnostic techniques, and clinical management.

Learning Objectives – participants will:
1. Describe the differences between the major marine invertebrate taxonomic groups;
2. Describe how to work up a marine invertebrate case; and,
3. Discuss the treatment and management options for the most common and important dieases and syndromes of captive marine invertebrates.

About the speaker:
Dr Lewbart received a B.A. in biology from Gettysburg College in 1981, an M.S. in biology with a concentration in marine biology from Northeastern University in 1985, and a V.M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 1988. He worked for a large wholesaler of ornamental fishes before joining the faculty at the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1993, where he is Professor of Aquatic Animal Medicine. He is a diplomate of the American College of Zoological Medicine and was named 2007 Exotic DVM of the Year by ExoticDVM Magazine. In 2012 he received the William Medway Award for Excellence in Teaching from the International Association for Aquatic Animal Medicine.

This webinar is suitable for veterinarians and research scientists. Feel free to forward this announcement to colleagues.

Interested but can join the live webinar? If you register for the live webinar and are unable to attend, you will be e-mailed a link to view the webinar at a later time.

Want CEPD credit? (Registration is required)
Information on how to access the recorded webinar (at no cost), and a short knowledge & skills assessment (KSA or quiz) covering the webinar’s principle learning objectives, in order to earn veterinary Continuing Educational & Professional Development (CEPD) credit will be e-mailed to all registrants in 1-2 weeks after the webinar.

As CEPD credit can be used towards re-licensing or registration requirements to practice veterinary medicine, and requirements for becoming a WAVMA Certified Aquatic Veterinarian. We provide WAVMA Members a discount off the US$25 00 fee for earning CEPD credit ($5 for student members, $15 for all others).

Register now for this free live WAVMA WebCEPD webinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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