Expired Abdominal problems: medical or surgical management?

Destin, FL

  |   October 14th - 16th, 2022

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Michael Lappin D.V.M., Ph.D.

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Professor of Medicine
Colorado State University

Catriona MacPhail D.V.M., Ph.D.

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons
Professor of Surgery
Colorado State University

Gary Oswald D.V.M.
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Tampa Bay Veterinary Consultants
Oldsmar, FL


Seminar Schedule:

Registration: Friday Oct. 14, 2022 7:15 am – 8:00 am
Continental Breakfast: Daily 7:15 am – 8:00 am
Lectures: Friday Oct. 14, 2022
Saturday Oct. 15
Sunday Oct. 16
8:00 am – 1:30 pm
8:00 am – 1:30 pm
8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Seminar Topics:

  • “When to test & When to treat” – diagnostic and symptomatic treatment considerations in non-infectious acute & chronic GI disorders.

  • “When transplant is not an option” – 6 essential medical treatments for Chronic Kidney Disease patients.

  • “Putting a squeeze on urinary stones” – when to consider medical stone dissolution or urohydropropulsion.

  • “Easy as peeing in bed” – diagnostic considerations and medical management of urinary incontinence.

  • Update on infectious GI diagnostics with emphasis on PCR.

  • Update on the treatment of infectious causes of diarrhea.

  • How to manage feline interstitial cystitis.

  • Vaccine associated renal failure.

  • Management of urinary tract infections.

  • Recognition and diagnosis of GI obstruction

  • Surgical treatment of GI obstruction

  • Cystic calculi – options for resolution

  • Surgical options for urinary  incontinence

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CE Hours

This seminar is AAVSB RACE approved for 16 CE hrs.  

This program has been submitted for 16 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:

  • Mandatory recorded attendance
  • Submission of attendance to AAVSB RACEtrack program
  • Complete seminar notes
  • Approved for 16 CE hrs by the AAVSB Race program


Hilton Sandestin Beach

Hilton Sandestin Beach

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Stay in paradise at Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa. Discover the emerald green waters and sugar-white sand of the gulf as you enjoy the amenities of this award-winning Destin hotel. Located in the center of the Florida Panhandle, our hotel in Destin, FL features a wealth of resort activities such as golf, tennis, sailing, and watersports. Guests at this Destin resort hotel can stay active or choose a relaxing vacation on the beach.

Unwind in one of the most pristine beach resort hotel destinations in Florida. Stroll along miles of white sand beaches or bathe in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Experience the world-class spa facilities of Serenity by the Sea, or enjoy a swim in one of three hotel swimming pools. Bring your golf clubs; our beach resort also features four championship golf courses.


Group room rates: Group rooms are sold out. Please contact our office for current room availability.  800-487-5650.  Seminar registration is still open.

Spa/Beachview: $.00 dbl/night plus taxes & resort fee

Spa/Emerald Lanai-poolside: $.00 dbl/night plus taxes & resort fee

  • Rates are based on single/double occupancy. There will be a $20.00 charge for each additional adult-subject to change
  • Taxes:FL State sales tax: 7%. Walton County occ. tax: 4%- subject to change.
  • Resort fee discounted to $15.00 per room per night (from $30.00)- Includes self-parking, upgraded wifi in each room, access to the fitness center & local & 800 calls.
  • Valet parking per night- extra charge



In order to confirm individual reservations, a first night’s room deposit will be taken at least 30 days prior to your arrival. Full refund of an individual room deposit will be forfeited unless cancellation is received 14 days prior to arrival. You will be charged for your entire stay if you cancel within 14 days of your scheduled arrival or are a no-show or depart early.

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Area Attractions

Area golf

Serenity Spa

Getting There


The resort is located close to the Northwest Florida Regional Airport serving Fort Walton & Destin.  Then rent a car for the 30 minute drive to the resort.

Resort directions

Registration Fees:

Early Bird: $955.00

Register by:  August 26, 2022

Advanced: $975.00

Register by:  September 23, 2022

Regular: $995.00

Register after:  September 23, 2022

Special Pricing:

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

Registration Includes:

  • 16 CE hours

  • complete seminar notes

  • submission of attendance to AAVSB RACEtrack program

  • breakfast and breaks daily

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  • Destin
     October 14, 2022 - October 16, 2022
     12:05 am - 2:05 pm

Register online

Online registration is easy and fast.  

But please confirm your hotel reservations prior to completing your registration or booking flights. Many Hotels are selling out many months ahead of our seminars. 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


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Accommodation Registration

Please note:

  • For Destin, the easiest way to reserve your hotel room is to book online thru this link:

  • Booking Link: click here

  • Please DO NOT use the form below.  If you are having trouble booking your room thru the above link, please call our IVS Office at (800) IVS-5650

Please only use the hotel request form below, if you are having problems with reserving your room thru the online hotel registration link and are not able to contact our office at 800-487-5650. This form is sent to our office and it will take up to 1 week for our office to receive confirmation from the hotel and then send out a confirmation to you.

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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.


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