Upcoming Anesthesia and pain management update

Palm Springs

  |   March 7th - 9th, 2025

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

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

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

DACVAA, DECVAA, DACAW, DECAWBM (WSEL), MRCVS.
Senior Medical Director, Lap of Love
Gainesville, 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 March 7, 2025 7:15 am – 8:00 am
Continental Breakfast: Daily 7:15 am – 8:00 am
Lectures: Friday March 7, 2025
Saturday March 8
Sunday March 9
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 aging patient

  • Managing the brachycephalic breeds

  • Anesthesia and analgesia myths and misconceptions

  • Take home medications
  • 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:

  • Speakers are recognized specialists
  • Mandatory recorded attendance
  • Submission of attendance to AAVSB RACEtrack program
  • Complete seminar notes

Accommodations

Westin Rancho Mirage Golf Resort & Spa

Westin Rancho Mirage Golf Resort & Spa

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The Westin Rancho Mirage Golf Resort & Spa is a Palm Springs resort and hotel where the picturesque mountain views and secluded location create the perfect escape. Our Palm Springs hotel is the perfect place to unwind.  Enjoy the best Palm Springs Golf on one of our championship courses, lounge at any of our three pools, splash down our 60-foot waterslide or enjoy a delectable meal at one of our Palm Springs restaurant options, including the signature Pinzimini restaurant. A soothing sanctuary awaits those looking for a rejuvenating desert retreat with our expansive Palm Springs resort spa featuring treatments for everyone. Discover the ultimate oasis at The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa. Escape with us.

Room Description

The Westin Rancho Mirage Golf Resort & Spa, a Palm Springs hotel provide guests with an array of accommodations. All of our oversized guestrooms & suites showcase soothing taupe tones with textured accents. You’ll enjoy an amazing night’s sleep in our Westin Heavenly Bed®, with crisp, white 250–thread count sheets and custom mattresses.  We also feature the Heavenly Bath for a spa-like shower experience. 

Our Palm Springs hotel rooms feature nine different guestroom experiences. Our traditional guestrooms are 525 square feet with a private balcony. Upgrade your traditional room and enjoy a resort, pool or golf view from the privacy of your balcony.  Indulge in the unsurpassed luxury of a suite.  Our Palm Springs hotel suites range from 600 square feet to over 2,000 square feet. Enjoy oversized private balconies, living areas, breathtaking views and more.

Standard amenities in all our Palm Springs hotel rooms and suites include a working desk equipped with outlets, the Westin Heavenly Bed with a oversized down comforter and hypo-allergenic pillows, cable television with in-room movies and a private balcony or patio with patio furniture. Guest bathrooms include double sinks, deluxe bath amenities, make-up/shaving mirror and a hair dryer.

Price

Group Run of House room rate: $292.00 dbl per night plus taxes & fees

*Run of House means the best available room at the time of check-in.

 

Additional Fees (subject to change without notice):

  • State and local taxes are currently 13.25%

  • Business Improvement Development Assessment fee is currently 2%

  • The hotel rates above are based on single or double occupancy.  For additional adults (anyone over the age of 18yrs) staying in the room, with a max of 4 people per room, there is an additional fee of $35 per night, per additional person. 

    • Reduced Resort fee:$20.00 per room, per night, plus tax.The Westin has discounted the resort fee for our group.  Normally the resort Charge is $38.00 per day plus tax. Please note that when booking your room – it will have the resort fee listed  at $38 but will be reduced to $20 at time of check in.

    • Resort Charge includes:

      Premium Wi-Fi access in Guestrooms and Meeting Room Wi-Fi access (for general browsing)
      In Room Bottled Water

      Access to Little Links Miniature Golf Course
      Access to Westin Workout Fitness Studio
      Two-hour bike rental per stay for up to 2 guests

      Self Parking
      Daily Social Hour from 4:30pm – 5:30pm featuring house wine, domestic beer and batch craft cocktails

 

 

 

 

 

Terms

Check-In: 3:00pm; Check-Out: 12:00pm (noon)

Cancellations: Because it is high season in Palm Springs, you will be charged for 2 nights room and tax if you cancel within 14 days of your scheduled arrival.  No-shows will be charged for their complete scheduled stay.  

An early departure fee of one night’s room rate will apply if a guest checks out prior to the confirmed check-out date. 

Late check-outs are solely at the discretion of the hotel and are based on availability on the day of check-out.  Guests staying in their rooms beyond the check-out time without the Resort’s authorization will be charged a one night’s penalty.

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Area Attractions

 

Golfing:

Listed as one of Golf Digest’s® Top 75 Golf Resorts in North America, The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa is truly a golfers dream. Our Palm Springs golf resort features two championship Troon golf courses that are available to guests, the Pete Dye course adjacent to the resort and the Gary Player Signature Course. Pete Dye is one of the game’s top designers, and his designs often host major championships. Gary Player offers a wide array of expertise from winning 165 tournaments 

Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism 

City of Palm Springs

Palm Springs Attractions 

Westin’s local area guide

Tennis

Set amongst lush landscaping and calming desert scenery, The Spa at Westin Mission Hills offers guests a chance to get back to their best self. Soothing scents of green tea fill the air with dim lighting and earthy tones creating a tranquil Palm Springs spa environment.

Resort Activities and Features

Family Fun

Getting There

Palm Springs International Airport

Registration Fees:

Early Bird:  $1135.00

Register by: January 10, 2025

Advanced:  $1155.00

Register by:  Feb. 7, 2025

Regular:  $1175.00

Register after:  Feb. 7, 2025

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

  • Submission of attendance to AAVSB RACEtrack

  • Complete seminar notes

  • Breakfast and all breaks

Seminar Registration:

Details Price Qty
Early Bird $1,135.00 USD  
Advanced $1,155.00 USD   Goes On Sale
January 10, 2025
Regular $1,175.00 USD   Goes On Sale
February 7, 2025

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  • Palm Springs
     March 7, 2025 - March 9, 2025
     12:05 am - 5:00 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

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

We are using the hotel online registration site for Palm Springs.

Please note that when booking your room – it will have the resort fee listed  at $38 but will be reduced to $20 at time of check in.

 
You may also call the group reservation department at 1-877-253-0041 and request the IVS CE Seminar  special group rate
 
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 (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.

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.