The AVMA is reintroducing its online continuing education site this November with the goal of enhancing the CE experience for AVMA Ed users.
The revamped AVMA Ed features 25 hours of CE from the 2009 AVMA Annual Convention in Seattle presented in crisp videos with full-screen viewing and faster loading times.
Also new this year, convention courses were recorded in a studio set up at the convention center. Previous AVMA convention content had been recorded as speakers delivered their programs to convention audiences. The new studio recordings are expected to eliminate distractions and improve viewer enjoyment.
"This new version will provide a format that makes viewing Web-based courses truly a pleasure," said Dr. Althea A. Jones, AVMA online professional services editor. The updates were instituted on the basis of user feedback and as part of planned upgrades, Dr. Jones explained.
Course material from the AVMA convention ranges from anesthesiology and dentistry to equine obstetrics and practice management.
"AVMA Ed is back for a second year, and it's new and improved," said Kelly Fox, AVMA Convention and Meeting Planning Division director.
"If you haven't taken advantage of this cutting-edge CE opportunity, now is the time. With new presentation techniques and 25 exciting sessions to choose from, we think you'll be impressed," Fox said.
AVMA Ed will also continue to offer two to three articles from each issue of JAVMA. Veterinarians can earn an hour of CE credit for each article, as well as for each recorded convention session, by completing a test and afterward printing a certificate that can be presented to their state licensing boards.
Since its debut in December 2008, more than 2,370 people have registered to use AVMA Ed, and a total of 1,346 courses have been sold, according to Dr. Jones.
Course fees are $20 per CE hour for AVMA members and $30 for nonmembers; AVMA Ed is free to student members of the AVMA.
For more information about AVMA Ed, visit www.avmaed.org.