Sold OutAnesthesia and pain management in practice today

Bar Harbor, ME

  |   September 27th - 29th, 2019

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Tamara Grubb D.V.M., Ph.D.

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Anesthesia & Analgesia
Assistant Professor of Anesthesia & Pain Management
Washington State University

Sheilah Robertson BVMS, (Hons), Ph.D.

Senior Medical Director, Lap of Love
Gainseville, FL

This all new seminar has been designed to provide you with practical information on the current thoughts on anesthesia along with acute and chronic pain management in your practice. The combination of two Anesthesiologist/pain management specialists will provide a unique approach to the patient management. Dr’s Grubb and Robertson will discuss their approach to management of patients requiring anesthesia along with their assessment and management of pain in practice today.


Seminar Schedule:

Registration: Friday Sept. 27, 2019 7:15 am – 8:00 am
Continental breakfast: Daily 7:15 am – 8:00 am
Lectures: Friday Sept. 27
Saturday Sept. 28
Sunday Sept. 29
8:00 am – 1:30 pm
8:00 am – 1:30 pm
8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Seminar Topics:

  • Sedation, anesthesia and analgesia for fractious/aggressive patients

  • What goes up might come down: Treating anesthesia-related hypotension

  • Constant rate infusions: CRI, don’t CRY

  • Beyond NSAIDs: Treating chronic pain in dogs UPDATES!

  • Local anesthesia: Get the Nerve! Which blocks aren’t you using?

  • Pain scoring in your practice: acute pain dogs and cats

  • The central role of ketamine in pain management

  • Assessing and managing chronic pain in cats

  • Anesthesia for the geriatric patient

  • The impact of obesity on anesthesia

  • Anesthesia for C-sections

  • Anesthesia and analgesia myths and misconceptions

  • Case discussions– cats and dogs, acute and chronic pain management

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Seminar Speakers

  • Tamara Grubb D.V.M., Ph.D. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Anesthesia & Analgesia Associate Professor of Anesthesia & Pain Management Washington State University
  • Sheilah Robertson B.V.M.S, Ph.D. DACVAA, DECVAA, DACAW, DECAWBM (WSEL), MRCVS. Senior Medical Director, Lap of Love Gainseville, FL

CE Hours

This seminar is 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
  • Certificate of attendance
  • Complete seminar notes
  • Approved for 16 CE hrs by the AAVSB Race program


The Harborside Hotel Spa & Marina

The Harborside Hotel Spa & Marina

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The Harborside Hotel, Spa & Marina is the premier resort facility in Bar Harbor, Maine. Nestled in downtown Bar Harbor, and just moments away from Acadia National Park. The Harborside Hotel & Marina offer breathtaking views of Frenchman’s Bay and ocean beyond.

The Harborside Hotel, Spa & Marina


The Harborside Hotel, Spa & Marina

Luxurious guest rooms at this coastal Maine hotel

All of our guest hotel rooms are lavishly decorated with the finest furniture and amenities. Choose from King and double bedrooms, each with a semi-firm mattress, plush feather pillows and comforter.

The Harborside Hotel, Spa & Marina

Each beautifully decorated room includes a full marble bathroom with beautifully accented tile floors and an adjustable high pressure massaging shower head for your comfort. Furnished with a wall mounted hairdryer and second telephone for your convenience. Premium guest rooms also feature a comfortable pullout sleeper sofa. The large color televisions are stylishly set within a beautifully crafted and naturally wood stained entertainment center/dresser. Extensive selections of cable channels are included for your pleasure.

If your stay is business related, you’ll appreciate each room’s work area that includes a desk, chair, telephone and wireless Internet. Other convenient amenities include a coffee maker, iron and ironing board.

The Harborside Hotel, Spa & Marina

Most Deluxe guest rooms feature semi-private balconies that offer spectacular Harbor, Island or Sunset views. Optional upgrades include our beautiful gas-burning fireplace and luxurious Jacuzzi rooms.


Group room rates (sold out) Please call 800-487-5650 for availability: 

  • Standard View (2 double beds): $sold out per night plus taxes & resort fee
  • Island View (deluxe king): $sold out per night plus taxes & resort fee
  • Harbor View (deluxe king): $sold out- per night plus taxes & resort fee

All bedding requests based on availability

Additional Fees (subject to change without notice):

  • State and local taxes on the room are currently 9%
  • Resort fee of $25.00 per room, per day, plus tax. The resort fee entitles you to complimentary parking, wireless internet, newspaper in the lobby each morning, access to three tennis courts, the fitness center and pool at the Harborside Hotel, lap pool and hot tub at the Pool house, hot tub at the Bar Harbor Club, use of deck chairs, umbrellas and towels.


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

Cancellations: A credit card is required to reserve your reservations. There is a two nights penalty if you cancel within 21-7 days of your scheduled arrival. You will be charged for your complete scheduled stay if you cancel within 7 days of your scheduled arrival or depart early or are a no-show.

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Area Attractions

Area Attractions

Bar Harbor is adjacent to Acadia National Park, home to 1,532-foot Mount Cadillac. Its summit is the first spot in the United States where the sunrise can be seen. Acadia’s stunning mountains, lakes, and sea cliffs can be viewed from a number of vantage points-an auto loop, carriage roads closed to car traffic, and 125 miles of trails exclusively for hiking. The Bar Harbor area possesses a great selection of family activities, including a family nature camp, an oceanarium, a zoo, and a lumberjack show. The recently expanded Abbe Museum showcases the Wabenaki Indians, some of Maine’s earliest residents. Visitors can also indulge in rock climbing, sailing, paddling, brewery tours, boat excursions, and golf. For shoppers, Bar Harbor features a number of top-notch boutiques, many of which showcase the works of Maine artists and sculptors.

Located on Mount Desert Island, home of the spectacular Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor is a historic tourist town, offering salty sea air, soft sandy beaches, granite cliffs and a slew of activities for the outdoor enthusiast. A 19th century resort for the wealthy, the town has several mansions, old majestic hotels and other vestiges of its heyday. Stop by the Hulls Cove Visitor Center to stock up on information about Acadia National Park. Then pick from myriad activities: swimming, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, climbing mountains, bird or whale watching, biking and horseback riding. If kayaking is your sport, or you’re itching to learn, Coastal Kayaking Tours offers trips for beginner to expert paddlers. Golfers can tee off at the scenic Kebo Golf Club, one of the oldest courses in the U.S. For a unique adventure, take a boat excursion with Diver Ed, where you can watch Ed diving 50 feet below on the deck monitor and then learn about the starfish, sea urchins and other sea creatures he retrieves and then returns to their home.

The First National Park East of the Mississippi River

People have been drawn to the rugged coast of Maine throughout history. Awed by its beauty and diversity, early 20th-century visionaries donated the land that became Acadia National Park. The park is home to many plants and animals, and the tallest mountain on the U.S. Atlantic coast. Today visitors come to Acadia to hike granite peaks, bike historic carriage roads, or relax and enjoy the scenery.

Dining around Bar Harbor

There are some wonderful restaurants within easy walking distance of the Resort. Click here.

Getting There


Traveling to the Harborside Hotel and Marina is convenient as well with several airlines Boston’s Logan Airport providing service to the Hancock County Bar Harbor Airport in Trenton, ME (11 miles from the Hotel).  Several commercial airlines also fly into Bangor airport, a scenic 50 miles from the Harborside Hotel.

IVS Travel Group Info

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

Registration Fees:

Early Bird: $885.00

Register by:  August 08, 2019

Advanced: $905.00

Register by:  September 10, 2019

Regular: $925.00

Register after:  September 10, 2019

Special Pricing:

Veterinary Technicians receive an $80 discount using promo code “techsaver”. Enter the code during checkout in the  submit promotion code box.

Registration Includes:

  • 16 CE hours
  • complete seminar notes
  • certificate of attendance
  • breakfast and breaks daily

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  • Bar Harbor
    September 27, 2019 - September 29, 2019
    1:00 am - 6:00 am

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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.

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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.


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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.