American College of Zoological Medicine Exam Preparation and Study Course in Conjunction with the 2018 ExoticsCon Conference in Atlanta, GA, USA
September 22nd, 2018
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
11:45 a.m. – 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 and small mammals
4:15 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.
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:
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
Dr. Lisa Harrenstien
(971) 361-2209 DrLisa@avianexoticvetcare.co