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American College of Zoological Medicine Exam Preparation and Study Course

Saturday, May 20, 2017, 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM
Marriott, Casa Magna Resort
Marriott, Casa Magna Resort
Boulevard Kukulcan, Retorno Chac L-41, Zona Hotele
Cancun, Quintana Roo,   77500

Additional Info:
Christopher S Hanley
ACZM Ultra-Short Course
Registration is required
Payment In Advance Or At Event
International Association for Aquatic Animal Medicine Conference
May 20, 2017
Marriott, Casa Magna Resort
Cancun, Mexico

Detailed Schedule and Registration

Detailed Schedule and Registration:

As in previous years, the American College of Zoological Medicine’s Education Committee will sponsor an exam preparation and study course in conjunction with the International Association for Aquatic Animal Medicine Conference. As there will beno traditional short course in 2017, these courses offered in association with a conference will be the only training courses offered by the ACZM in 2017. The course has been modified to facilitate networking opportunities and additional mock examinations. The annual conference will take place in Cancun, Mexico andthe ACZM Course will be held on Saturday May, 20th2017.

Who Should Take this Course?

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.The course is divided into two main sections:

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. These lectures are meant to be a thorough review of the literature and help the attendee prepare his/her 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 multiple choice and essay exam and a discussion of the results.

This year's schedule is at the end of this announcement.


The cost of this course is $120/person for registration.Register Here
or go to the IAAAM website:www.iaaam.organd click on conference registration.Please note that registration for the IAAAM conference, although welcome, is not required for course attendance.


The cost includes an electronic version of ACZM information handouts, in-depth lecture materials, lunch and refreshments during break.


For more information on registration, please contact Dr Chris Hanley at (314) 646-4522 (USA)/



May 20th, 2017


Marriott, Casa Magna Resort, Room will be announced closer to the event


8:00 – 8:30:  Welcome, introduction to the history of the American College of Zoological Medicine; why become board-certified; The credentialing and application process; General Study Strategies (Group)


8:30 – 9:15: Exam structure, taking the exam. Job Task Analysis (D’Agostino)


9:15-10:30: Infectious Diseases of North American Artiodactyla (Delk)


10:30-10:45: Break


10:45-12:00: Sea Turtle Medicine (Harms)


12:00-1:30: Lunch – will be provided and attendees are encouraged to use this time to network with each other


1:30-2:45: Iron Storage Disease Across Taxa (Fredholm)


2:45-4:00: Chemotherapeutics in Fish and Invertebrates (Lewbart)


4:00-4:15: Break


4:15-5:00 Multiple Choice and Mock Essay Exam
4-6 MC and one essay questions: candidates have 20 min and then will discuss together


For further information, contact:

ACZM Education Committee

C/o Chris Hanley

Phone: 314-646-4522

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