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St. Thomas USVI

  |   January 25th - 28th, 2018

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David Bruyette D.V.M.

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Chief Medical Officer
Anivive Lifesciences

Gary Oswald D.V.M.

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Chief of Staff
Tampa Bay Veterinary Specialists

Practical management of common medical problems

This combination of two internationally recognized Internists will provide you with a practical approach to the management of many common medical problems that you encounter in your daily practice. You are sure to come away with some very helpful tips!

Seminar Schedule:

Travel day Wednesday Jan. 24, 2018  
Registration
Seminars
Welcome reception
Thursday Jan. 25 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
2:00 pm – 6:30 pm
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Breakfast
Seminars
Friday Jan. 26 7:30 am – 8:00 am
8:00 am – 12:30 pm
Seminars Saturday Jan. 27 2:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Breakfast
Seminars
Sunday Jan. 28 7:30 am – 8:00 am
8:00 am – 12:30 pm

Seminar Topics:

Can we diagnose thyroid disease in the dog?

Treating hypothyroidism: Yes, it is confusing…

Latest thoughts on management of diabetes: Changing paradigms in the management of canine and feline diabetes.

Oral hypoglycemics-Fact or fiction? 

Is it Cushing’s??

How should I diagnose hyperadrenocorticism in dogs? 

I diagnosed Cushing’s disease so what do I do now??

Do cats develop hyperadrenocorticism? 

Hyperthyroidism in the cat: So much easier than hypothyroidism in the dog!

How should I diagnose hypoadrenocorticism in dogs and cats? 

How should I manage hypoadrenocorticism in dogs and cats? 

Cardiac disease 

 

  • Is a heart murmur always indicative of underlying heart disease?
  • Are cardiac arrhythmias common in cats?
  • Is atenolol or diltiazem a better treatment option for feline cardiomyopathy?
  • What is the best treatment strategy for congestive heart failure in cats?
  • How do I prevent thromboembolism in feline cardiomyopathy patients?
  • This asymptomatic dog has a murmur. What diagnostics are indicated?
  • How can I safely optimize diuretic therapy?
  • Which drug is better – enalapril or benazepril?
  • When should I initiate vasodilator therapy?
  • Should I be using carvedilol in my cardiac patients?
  • Should I be using pimobendan in my cardiac patients (and how do I get it)?
  • What are the important consideration when rechecking my cardiac patients?

 

Respiratory disease 

 

  • How do I determine if a coughing dog has bronchitis or dynamic airway collapse?
  • Which cough suppressant works best in dogs?
  • When should I be using bronchodilators in coughing dogs? Which one?
  • When do I consider surgical intervention or tracheal stents in airway collapse? 
  • When would I use Viagra in a coughing dog?
  • How do I tell if it is feline asthma or some other respiratory disease?
  • Is corticosteroid treatment always indicated for feline asthma?
  • What are my steroids options for asthmatic cats?
  • Can I use human asthma drugs to treat cats?
  • Does cyproheptadine improve asthmatic symptoms?
  • When should I be using bronchodilator treatment in asthmatic cats?

 

Renal failure 

 

  • Does this patient have acute or chronic renal disease?
  • How important is a kidney biopsy? Is it safe? 
  • Should all renal failure patients be receiving fluid therapy?
  • Is blood pressure determination really that important in renal patients?
  • Which antihypertensive treatment is better – amlodipine or benazepril?
  • What is the best way to improve urine output in oliguric patients?
  • What are the realistic goals in treating chronic renal failure?
  • What diet and drugs really work in chronic renal failure patients?

 

Bladder/kidney stones 

 

  • What are the most likely urinary stones seen in dogs and cats?
  • I found a stone – should it be removed? 
  • Is lithotripsy an effective treatment for stones in dogs and cats?
  • Can I perform voiding urohydropropulsion in my practice?
  • Why does dissolution diet therapy not always work for me?
  • What is the best way to prevent recurrent struvite stones?
  • What are the best ways to prevent recurrent calcium oxalate stones?

 

Abdominal Cavity & Hepatic 

 

  • When should I be concerned about elevated liver enzymes?
  • What are the new medical treatments for chronic-active hepatitis?
  • Are all yellow (icteric) cats dead cats?
  • What can I do to save the “fatty liver” cat?
  • Hepatic lipidosis? Just feed ‘em, I’ll show you how?
  • Liver biopsy; no more ‘non-diagnostic’ samples!
  • Gall bladder mucoceles; what’s up with these?

 

Gastrointestinal 

 

  • Why run more GI panels ? What does serum cobalamin & folate really tell me?
  • Endoscopic GI biopsies – should I buy an endoscope for my practice?
  • What are the best treatments for IBD in dogs and cats?
  • What are the best treatments for PLE/lymphangectasia?
  • Is probiotic therapy really useful in managing GI patients?

 

Pancreatic 

 

  • How do I quickly and accurately diagnose pancreatitis?
  • How important is the PLI test?
  • Why pancreatic enzyme supplements do not always work in EPI
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Seminar Speakers

  • David Bruyette D.V.M. Diplomate,
    American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
    Chief Medical Officer for Anivive Lifesciences.
  • Gary Oswald D.V.M. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Tampa Bay Veterinary Consultants Oldsmar, FL

CE Hours

This seminar is approved for 18 CE hrs.  

IVS is also approved in NC & NY.

This program has been submitted for 18 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions, which recognize AAVSB’s 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 IVS at 800-487-5650 for further information.

IVS complies with the following guidelines:

  • Speakers are recognized specialists
  • Mandatory recorded attendance
  • Certificate of attendance
  • Complete seminar notes
  • Approved for 18 CE hrs by the AAVSB RACE program

Accommodations

Frenchman's Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort

Frenchman's Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort

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Having recently completed a $48 million dollar renovation and restoration, the Frenchman’s Reef & Morning Star Beach Resort welcomes guests to a brand new US Virgin Island hotel experience. The Reef Tower features new Caribbean décor and state-of-the-art amenities. Newly renovated USVI hotel rooms offer comfort in a lush tropical setting and now include Marriott signature Revive Bedding. Guests can enjoy the pristine and picturesque beachfront at the Morning Star Beach Club and Sea Cliff Tower, or relax at the luxury Lazule Sea Spa & fitness center. Our new infinity pools feature stunning St Thomas views while a dedicated kid’s pool and splash zone gives plenty of space for family time. Discover your own unique Virgin Island resort experience: sample the best dining in St Thomas at our new restaurant, Aqua Terra, explore the island’s white sands or gaze out over the sparkling Charlotte Amalie Harbor.

We are staying at the Frenchman’s Reef Resort which is on the cliffs overlooking the ocean. If you are interested in the Morning Star Beach Resort (which is a short shuttle ride or walk away) please contact our office at 800-487-5650 

Morning Star Resort is beachfront:

Price

Group room rates at the Frenchman’s Reef Marriott Resort 

Island view: $319.00 dbl /night plus taxes & resort fee

Water view: $395.00 dbl/night plus taxes & resort fee

Beachfront:$463.00 dbl/night plus taxes & resort fee– at Morningstar beach resort.

 

Additional Fees (all fees are subject to change without notice):

Taxes are currently 12.5%

There is a Service Charge: 5% Per Room, Per Day (Includes gratuities to bellman, housekeepers and house attendants)

The Resort Fee (currently $35 per room per day- discounted from $45 for IVS) includes the following amenities:Wireless Internet for all your devices

 

  • Bottled water in the room (2 per room, per day)
  • Free use of beach chairs and umbrellas
  • Use of kayaks and paddle boats on Morning Star Beach
  • Use of snorkels, flippers, masks & floaters
  • Use of tennis court & Reef Fitness Center
  • Free participation in resort fitness classes like yoga and aqua aerobics
  • Invitation to Manger Cocktail Receptions
  • $20 Lazule Spa or Salon Coupon for purchases of $150+ on regularly priced services
  • Two $5 Off Coupons for the Night Kayak Tour with the Adventure Center
  • Two $10 Off Coupons for the Catamaran Half-day Tour with the Adventure Center
  • Shuttle services throughout the resort
  • Unlimited local phone calls & Free 800 calls

Terms:

Check-In: 4:00pm; Check-Out: 11:00am

Deposit:

Your credit card will be charged one nights room/tax to guarantee your reservation.

Cancellations:

Your deposit is refundable up to 45 days prior to your scheduled arrival.  You will be charged for your complete stay if you cancel within 45 days of your scheduled arrival or are a no-show or depart early.

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Area Attractions

Highlights

Magen’s Bay Beach   

Coral World Underwater Observatory   

Paradise Point Skyride   

Bluebeard’s Castle   

Estate St. Peter Great House & Botanical Gardens

St. John National Park

Historic Sites in Charlotte Amalie

Drake’s Seat

Tree Limin Extreme Zipline

Night Kayaking with LEDs

 

Top Picks from St. Thomas Visitor’s Guide

Gallery St. Thomas   

Jonna White Gallery   

St. Thomas Synagogue    

Tillett Gardens

French Heritage Museum 

Adventure Center in St. Thomas   

Located onsite at the Marriott: 1-340-776-8500   

  • Island Tours
  • Half Day Sail & Snorkel Trips
  • Full Day Sailing Trips
  • Sunset/Dinner Sails
  • Luxury Powerboat Excursions
  • Powerboat Rentals
  • BVI Trips
  • Kayak/SUP Trips
  • Fishing
  • Coral World Ocean Park
  • Resort Shopping Ferry

Guests will be tantalized by the use of local flavors while enjoying the ambiance and the oceanviews.  The all new St Thomas restaurant, Aqua Terra Oceanfront Grill offers a centralized lounge and dining experience with breathtaking views of the famous Charlotte Amalie Harbor with excellent cuisines and upscale atmosphere.  The recently renovated Sunset Bar & Grill is an open-air restaurant serves excellent cocktails, Caribbean and American favorites.  Frenchman’s Reef also offers convenience and variety for guests on-the-go. A carry-out deli and coffee bar with gourmet snacks, picnic baskets, beer, wine and spirits are also available. Learn More

Looking for something off-site? Learn more

 

All new ultra luxurious Lazule Sea Spa and Salon at Frenchman’s Reef Resort and Morning Star Beach Resort is the ultimate boutique spa experience in the US Virgin Islands. Lazule features 8 all new treatment rooms including a couples suite and a wet room featuring a Vichy Shower. This beautiful St. Thomas spa also boasts a full service salon featuring hair, makeup, nail services and retail.  Lazule Sea Spa also features a private spa pool, jacuzzi and cold plunge for our guests to relax. The private spa pool, is a welcome oasis with chaise lounge chairs, poolside cabanas and spectacular views of the Charlotte Amalie Harbor.

Getting There

Cyril E. King International Airport – STT

Most major airlines fly directly into St. Thomas.  

Airport Phone: 1-340-774-5100

Hotel direction: 6 miles SE

 

The Hotel does not have a shuttle. When you have your bags, walk outside to the waiting commercial cabs for transportation to the Marriott.  Or if you prefer to rent a car to explore the island.  Hertz is located at Cyril E King Airport.  Phone: 1-340-7741879

Driving Directions:

From Airport Road. Turn right onto Route 30 East. Continue past downtown Charlotte Amalie Area. Leave Route 30 at Route 315 Junction. Take Route 315 directly to the Marriott’s Frenchman’s Reef and the Morning Star Beach Resorts.

Taxis:

Taxi service available from airport to hotel. Approx: $10.00 one way per person, party of two or more $8.00 per person. Luggage handling fees will also apply. Specify to Taxi or Shuttle service if your reservation is at Frenchman’s Reef or Morning Star Beach Club, as they have separate resort and check in locations. 

 

Registration Fees:

Early Bird:  $935.00

Register by:  December 1 2017

Advanced:  $955.00

Register by:  Jan. 9, 2018

Regular:  $975.00

Register after: Jan. 9, 2018

Special Pricing:

Veterinary technicians are welcome- there is an $80 seminar registration discount

Registration Includes:

  • 18 CE hours

  • Breakfast on Friday & Sunday

  • All breaks

  • Certificate of completion

  • Welcome reception for all on Thursday nite

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  • St. Thomas
    January 25, 2018 - January 28, 2018
    7:00 am - 4:30 am

Register online

Online registration is easy and fast.  

For our regular seminars, after completing your registration, if you need to book a hotel room, click the link to the online hotel registration page.  If none is available for your selected seminar, please fill out our hotel request form or contact our office at 800-487-5650.  Please note that hotel rooms are not confirmed until you receive confirmation from the hotel (if you booked online thru our group link) or from our office for hotels that do not offer the online link.

IVS is now required by AAVSB RACE to upload your completed attendance into their “RACEtrack” system. Your state of license and your license number are required for all seminars starting in January 2022. More information is available at https://www.aavsb.org/ce-services/racetrack

Questions?  

For regular seminars: ivseminars@yahoo.com

Passport Information

For International Travel

Passport requirements for international travel

Please note that all passengers traveling by air to or from the United States will be required to hold a valid passport. This requirement applies to all passengers, including U.S. citizens, traveling to and from Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, and the Caribbean.

When planning international travel, please be sure that you are in possession of all required documents for both outbound and return flights. Remember to allow ample time for acquiring official travel documents.

For complete information on the U.S. Department of State’s New Travel Initiative Requirements, please visit travel.state.gov.

Accommodation Registration

Reserving Rooms

We reserve rooms starting the day prior to the seminar and ending on the last seminar day.  However, if you need additional days, we will work with the hotel to accommodate your request based on availability.

Getting Confirmation

After you submit this hotel request form, you will receive an e-mail confirmation of your request for the hotel accommodations.  Please note that this does not confirm your hotel accommodations.

After processing the request, our office will e-mail you an actual hotel confirmation letter which will confirm your stay with the hotel.   You are not confirmed until you receive this hotel confirmation. Please check the details when you receive this confirmation.

Please note: At this time, we are not able to accept credit card details online. As all hotels require a valid credit card to guarantee your room, after submitting the hotel request form, please call our office at 1 (800) 487-5650 Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm (pacific) to provide the card number.  Your Hotel Confirmation will be emailed to you after your room is guaranteed.

For Amelia Island, Duck on the outer banks,  St. George (Zion), Grand Cayman, Curacao and New Orleans: after submitting the hotel request form, you do not need to contact us with the credit card information. We will be sending you an individual hotel credit card authorization form.

Hotel Request Form:* Required Fields

Please note: At this time, we are not able to accept credit card details online. As all hotels require a valid credit card to guarantee your room, after submitting the hotel request form, please call our office at 1 (800) 487-5650 to provide the card number.

Questions?

Please call the IVS travel group at 1 (800) 487-5650 for assistance.

Passport Information

For International Travel

Passport requirements for international travel

Please note that all passengers traveling by air to or from the United States will be required to hold a valid passport. This requirement applies to all passengers, including U.S. citizens, traveling to and from Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, and the Caribbean.

When planning international travel, please be sure that you are in possession of all required documents for both outbound and return flights. Remember to allow ample time for acquiring official travel documents.

For complete information on the U.S. Department of State’s New Travel Initiative Requirements, please visit travel.state.gov.