Center for Food Security and Public Health (CFSPH)
College of Veterinary Medicine
Iowa State University
Register by July 10 for online foreign animal disease course
Ames, IA (June 7, 2014) – The web-based course Emerging and Exotic Diseases of Animals (EEDA) will this year be offered July 13-August 22, 2015. The course has been approved for 18 hours of Continuing Education (CE) through RACE (Registry of Approved Continuing Education of the American Association of Veterinary State Boards).
This online course, currently used at all US veterinary schools, can be taken by anyone interested in high consequence animal diseases and the response to them. The course is an excellent refresher for veterinarians and veterinary technicians, animal health industry employees and government officials.
This course is subsidized with support from the Center of Excellence for Emerging and Zoonotic Animal Diseases (CEEZAD), a Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence, as well as the CFSPH. This $450 course can now be offered at the reduced price of $150 which includes the companion textbook. To find out more and register, visit http://EEDACourse.org.
The course covers the causes and consequences of foreign animal diseases (FAD), how FAD’s are transmitted and introduced, the entities involved in a response to a FAD outbreak, what to do if a FAD is suspected, how veterinarians can be involved in a FAD response, and effective communication strategies. It consistently receives high ratings from users.
The course is moderated by Dr. Jesse Hostetter, DVM, PhD, DACVP, Associate Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University. “Professionals who take this course will gain a better understanding of clinical presentation, diagnosis and response to significant foreign animal diseases, and the role individuals can play in response to them,” said Dr. Hostetter.
In order to receive CE, users must pass online quizzes. Participants can interact with the instructor and other students via a message board. All participants will receive a copy of the companion textbook, Emerging and Exotic Diseases of Animals, 5th edition. An additional fee for to cover postage will be applied for foreign participants.
The Center for Food Security and Public Health is a RACE approved provider. This program has been approved for 18 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE approval; however participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education. Call CFSPH at 515-294-7189 for further information.