Expired Rescheduled to April 29, 2021-Anesthesia & pain management in practice

New Orleans

  |   April 30th - May 3rd, 2020

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

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

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

Senior Medical Director, Lap of Love
Gainseville, FL

Julie Smith D.V.M.

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Anesthesia & Analgesia
Dept. of Anesthesiology
MedVet Mandeville, New Orleans

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, Robertson & Smith will discuss their approach to management of patients requiring anesthesia along with their assessment and management of pain in practice today. 

Seminar Schedule:

Registration: Thursday April 30, 2020 7:15 am – 8:00 am
Breakfast: Daily 7:15 am – 8:00 am

Thursday April 30
Friday, May 1
Saturday May 2
Sunday May 3

8:00 am – 1:00 pm
8:00 am – 1:00 pm
8:00 am – 1:00 pm
8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Seminar Topics:

  • Anesthesia and analgesia for patients with cardiac disease

  • Anesthesia and analgesia for emergency/critical care patients

  • 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?

  • Anesthesia & Analgesia ‘Must Haves’!

  • Pain scoring in your practice: acute pain

  • The central role of ketamine in pain management

  • Case based discussions for acute pain management in dogs and cats

  • Assessing and Managing Chronic Pain in cats

  • Anesthesia for the geriatric patient

  • Perioperative care of diabetic patients

  • Perioperative care of Brachycephalic breeds

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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
  • Julie Smith D.V.M. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Anesthesia & Analgesia Dept. of Anesthesiology MedVet Medical & Cancer Centers for Pets Worthington, OH

CE Hours

This seminar is approved for 20 CE hrs.  

This program has been submitted for 20 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 20 CE hrs by the AAVSB RACE program


Renaissance Arts Hotel - New Orleans

Renaissance Arts Hotel - New Orleans

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From the flowing, asymmetrical Dale Chihuly chandeliers that greet you in the lobby to the visually stunning John Scott paintings and sculptures placed throughout the hotel, you will find your senses are both satisfied and stimulated.  The Renaissance New Orleans Arts Hotel is an exceptional New Orleans boutique hotel with artistic flair and is located in a historic warehouse, circa 1910.

New Orleans, LA

Situated in the heart of the Arts District near the French Quarter, this New Orleans arts hotel is conveniently located near attractions such as Harrah’s Casino, Audubon Aquarium and numerous museums. Guests looking for a unique dining experience have an array of options nearby, including our on-site Rene Bistrot. This boutique NOLA hotel restaurant serves quality French bistro-style cuisine prepared by celebrated Master Chef Rene Bajeux. For entertainment enthusiasts, it is within close proximity to well-known music and sporting venues, including the Louisiana Superdome. Or enjoy a refreshing swim in their rooftop pool.

New Orleans, LA


Group room rate: 

Our group rate: $279.00 per night plus tax & fees

This rate is based on single or double occupancy.  

**There is a 3 night minimum stay as this is over Jazz Fest**

Taxes & Fees:

  • The above rate is subject to state and local taxes, currently 13.45%,  a New Orleans Convention & Visitors’ Bureau assessment of 1.75%, and a City Occupancy fee $1.00 per night.  All taxes and fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Parking is Valet only and is discounted for our group at a daily rate of $15.00 plus tax for up to 8 hours and $39.00 plus tax for overnight.(Subject to change)
  • As a special concession for our group, wireless internet will be complimentary (usually a $12.95 daily fee).



A valid credit card is required to guarantee your room. You have up to 21 days prior to cancel without penalty.  You will be charged for your complete scheduled stay if you cancel within 21 days of your scheduled arrival, or are a no-show, or depart early.

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Area Attractions

Area Attractions

Visit the nearby National WWII Museum or dive into New Orleans’ famous Audubon Aquarium of the Americas and explore the exhibits. Discover the New Orleans Museum of Art, the city’s oldest fine arts institution. 
Other attractions include:
And much more! Learn more here and here.

New Orleans Jazz Fest

We will be visiting New Orelans during the second weekend of the Jazz Fest- always a fun time at the fairgrounds!

Visit the official website for updates on the festival.

Swamp and plantation tours

Cajun Encounters uses smaller boats that accommodate up to 24 passengers to allow for a more quiet and up-close experience. With vast knowledge of the swamp and the wildlife, we can weave you through the back bayous for a real Cajun experience. Cajun encounters


Onsite, you’ll find Legacy Kitchen.

Or, if you’re looking for something offsite, click here.

Getting There


Renaissance New Orleans Arts Warehouse District Hotel

700 Tchoupitoulas Street

New Orleans, Louisiana


Driving directions

Take I-10 East to Poydras Street, exit 234B. Follow Poydras to Tchoupitoulas Street. Turn right on Tchoupitoulas Street and the hotel is 2 blocks down on the left. Valet parking only, is available at the hotel.

Registration Fees:

Early Bird:  $995.00

Register by:  March 5, 2020

Advanced:  $1015.00

Register by:  April 3, 2020

Regular:  $1035.00

Register after:  April 3, 2020

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:

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

Seminar Registration:

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  • New Orleans
     April 30, 2020 - May 3, 2020
     7:00 am - 12:00 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


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Accommodation Registration

Please note:

  • For New Orleans, the easiest way to reserve your hotel room is to go online 

  • Booking Link:   Click here

  • or by calling:   Reservations Toll Free: 1-877-622-3056
    Reservations Local Phone: 1-877-622-3056  and mention our group: IVS CE seminar

  • Please assist us and try this link rather than using the form below as we are hoping to transition to online hotel registration for all locations in the future.

Please only use the hotel request form below, if you are having problems with reserving your room thru the online hotel registration link. 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.