ExpiredBhutan: of mountains, rivers & dzongs


  |   November 5th - 17th, 2018

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IVS has teamed up with Bio Bio Expeditions to offer you a trip of a lifetime. Since 1993, Bio Bio has been a leader in delivering top quality travel experiences to guests from age 8 to 80 who share their love of the outdoors. Because of their extensive experience Bio Bio is responsible for the planning and implementation of the complete trip. To register for the seminar and for all questions relating to the trip, please call Bio Bio Expeditions at 1-800-246-7238 or visit www.bbxrafting.com.

Bhutan: Of Mountains, Rivers and Dzongs IVS

Explore the ‘Land of the Thunder Dragon’

Our newest itinerary for International Veterinary Seminars brings you to the enchanting Kingdom of Bhutan! Our “Mountains, Rivers and Dzongs” Bhutan IVS adventure travel trip offers an in-depth journey into different aspects of Bhutanese culture, history, and scenery. This itinerary is unique among Bhutan trips and has been designed with our local Bhutanese partners to combine classic Himalayan trekking, visits to ancient monasteries and fortresses (Dzongs), the opportunity to observe and participate in traditional Bhutan festivals and ceremonies, and whitewater rafting on two different rivers in this Himalayan mountain kingdom.

Each aspect of this adventurous Bhutan trip itinerary puts you closer to the soul of the Kingdom of Bhutan which famously measures in addition to Gross National Product…its’ citizen’s “Gross National Happiness”. The 4 day Bhutan trek explores the snow-capped Eastern Himalayan Mountains with visits to a high-altitude Bhutan monastery and alpine lakes. The two exciting rivers offer Class II to IV whitewater rafting with a float past the spectacular Punakha Dechenphodrang Dzong. Our “Moutains, Rivers and Dzongs” adventure is rounded out with mountain biking, sightseeing, and participating in colorful Buddhist festivals and ceremonies.  Dr.Michael Lappin & Dr. Catriona MacPhail will be providing the CE for this adventure- “Hot topics in medicine and surgery”.

Seminar Topics:

In this seminar series, Dr. Catriona MacPhail (soft tissue surgery) and Dr. Michael Lappin (internal medicine and infectious diseases) will use the CE time to present the most current hot topics in their 2 specialties. The speakers plan to focus on new information or opinions generated over the previous 2 years. Multiple topics will be covered, including hot topics in the management of diseases of the gastrointestinal, respiratory, and urinary systems. We also will discuss hot topics in fever as well as prevention of infectious diseases.

 Seminar registration fee: $795.00

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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.


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