ExpiredSurgery in General Practice

Bar Harbor, ME

  |   September 29th - October 1st, 2017

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Ross Palmer D.V.M., MS.

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

Howard Seim III D.V.M.

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

Keeping it real….let’s be honest….you’re not a surgeon, but you occasionally find yourself in situations where you HAVE to be one. Dr. Seim can share with you his years of experience in the trenches – learn from one who’s been there. There’s also those ‘tempting elective surgical cases’ ….should I or shouldn’t I?….it all comes down to knowing which cases are bound for success and which ones aren’t. Dr. Palmer will offer you practical orthopedic tips ranging from accurate diagnosis to “cherry-picking the winners” to surgical tips (and mistakes to avoid).

Dr. Seim has been educating veterinary students and veterinarians from around the world for over 30 years – come learn the tips that have made him the ‘global educator’. Dr. Palmer spent 14 years in private practice (including 7 years as a mobile surgeon in practices like yours) before returning to academia. These 2 surgeons are easy going and enjoy life in adjacent offices, round rooms and operating rooms. Dr. Palmer will be on hand to keep these surgeons honest and to tell you how to effectively manage perioperative discomfort and to provide a practical perspective on rehabilitation

Seminar Schedule:

Registration: Friday Sept. 29, 2017 7:15 am – 8:00 am
Continental breakfast: Daily 7:15 am – 8:00 am
Lectures: Friday Sept. 29
Saturday Sept. 30
Sunday Oct 1
8:00 am – 1:30 pm
8:00 am – 1:30 pm
8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Seminar Topics:

Practical Orthopedic Surgery

1. Cranial Cruciate Ligament Disease
• Tips for making an early diagnosis (without ‘over-diagnosing’).
• Case selection for Extracapsular Stabilization success
• Tips (and mistakes to avoid) for the Extracapsular Suture technique
• Suture anchors & braided suture – State of the Art or gimmick?
• Meniscus – why is it important, visualization & surgical tips
• Remove the CrCL…or not?
• Remove the osteophytes…or not?

2. Patellar Luxation
• Cherry picking the ‘winners’
• Common errors that lead to re-luxation
• Practical trochleoplasty tips
• Tibial crest transposition made easy (& effective)
• Patellar luxation + CrCL rupture (it’s not as hard as you think).
• Practical perioperative Analgesia for stifle procedures

3. Hip Dysplasia
• Diagnostic work-up of the ‘suspect’ puppy
• Are there any surgical treatments that I can offer?
• Meds aren’t working and Total Hip isn’t an option….help!
• I LOVE FHO’s, but my patients HATE them….have any Sx and rehab tips?

4. Practical Management of Osteoarthritis
• What’s ‘the skinny’ on weight loss
• Does rehabilitation and therapeutic exercise have a role here?
• Chondroprotectants …. Worth the $?
• ASU…I thought avocados were for guacamole!
• Intra-articular steroids…quackery or evidence-based therapy?
• Stem Cells – Heroic or Hoax?

5. Early Spay/Neuter – what does that have to do with Orthopedics?

Soft tissue surgery in general practice:

  • Abdominal closure; can you make it faster, cheaper, easier and safer?
  • Abdominal exploratory; how can I avoid the peak and shreak
  • Can you make urinary bladder surgery fun?
  • GI surgery; no more leaky mess!
  • Can I equip my OR with great instruments…cheap?
  • Is there an easier way to remove anal sacs?
  • How can I dislodge the ‘toughest’ urethral calculi in a male dog?
  • What can I do to limit postoperative bleeding in urethrotomy/urethrosotomy?
  • Cystotomies on females–how to get all the stones out of the urethra

 

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Seminar Speakers

  • Howard Seim III D.V.M. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons Professor of Surgery Colorado State University
  • Ross Palmer, D.V.M., MS. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons Professor of Orthopedics Colorado State University

CE Hours

This seminar is approved for 16 CE hrs.  

IVS is also an approved provider in NY & NC.

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:

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

Accommodations

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

Rooms

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.

Price

Group room rates: 

  • Standard View (2 double beds only): $258.00 per night plus taxes & resort fee
  • Island View (deluxe king): $287.00 per night plus taxes & resort fee
  • Harbor View (deluxe king): $316.00 per night plus taxes & resort fee

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.

Terms

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

Airport

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:  $835.00

Register by:  August 10 2017

Advanced:  $855.00

Register by:  September 14 2017

Regular:  $875.00

Mailed after:  September 14 2017

Special Pricing:

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

Registration Includes:

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

Seminar Registration:

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  • September 29, 2017 - October 1, 2017
    1:15 am - 7:00 am

Register online

Online registrations is easy and fast.  After completing your registration, if you need to book a hotel room please complete the online hotel request form.  If you have any difficulties please call our office at  1 (800) 487-5650 .

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.

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.