ExpiredOphthalmology in General Practice

Chicago, IL

  |   May 12th - 13th, 2017

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David Maggs B.V.Sc.

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists
Professor of Ophthalmology
U.C. Davis

Mary B Glaze D.V.M.

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists
Gulf Coast Animal Eye Clinic
Houston, Texas

This seminar series is designed to provide you with updates on how the speakers actually do things in practice – how they actually manage a patient with a particular ocular disease or disorder, how they do certain techniques, how they combine certain drugs for treatment etc. Actual cases will be presented to emphasize the clinical indications for the techniques.

Seminar Schedule:

Registration:

Friday May 12, 2017
Includes breakfast

7:30 am – 8:00 am

Lectures:

Friday May 12
Saturday May 13

8:00 am – 5:00 pm
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Lunch:

Daily-included in registration

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Seminar Topics:

Topics available for discussion include:

  • My Tonopen drives me crazy.  Can you help?
  • Which ophthalmoscope should I use?
  • How do I manage FHV-1 in multi-cat situations?
  • What antiviral drug should I use for FHV-1?
  • Does lysine help in cats with FHV-1?
  • What’s the best lab test for cats with conjunctivitis?
  • Doxycycline or Terramycin for Chlamydia?
  • Do cats with corneal sequestra need surgery?           
  • Are steroids OK for feline eosinophilic keratitis?
  • Pannus – Should I use cyclosporine or steroids?       
  • How do I treat KCS?                  
  • What do I do when cyclosporine doesn’t stimulate tear production?
  • Artificial tears – are they all the same?
  • How deep is that corneal ulcer?                       
  • What do I do when an ulcer doesn’t heal in 7 days?
  • Can I do a grid keratotomy or a burr debridement? 
  • Walk me through the Hotz-Celsus surgery for entropion      
  • Should I know another entropion surgery?  
  • Which cherry-eye surgery is best?      
  • What are my options for eyelid tumors in old dogs?
  • Do animals get allergic conjunctivitis?
  • How do I differentiate cataracts from nuclear sclerosis?      
  • What is the best way to detect uveitis?
  • How do I treat uveitis?                           
  • Could this patient have both glaucoma & uveitis?   
  • How should I treat a patient with both glaucoma & uveitis?             
  • How do I diagnose Sudden Acquired Retinal Degeneration (SARD)
  • What are the best ocular analgesics?
  • Does enrofloxacin blind cats?             
  • Triple antibiotic causes fatal anaphylaxis in cats; right?      
  • Proptosed globes: replace or remove?
  • Uveal cyst or melanoma? How do I tell the difference?
  • Corneal lacerations: what 2 questions must I ask and why?
  • Which anti-glaucoma medication is best for my patient?
  • Feline glaucoma — do I treat it differently than canine glaucoma?
  • When do I refer a patient for cataract surgery and what do I do in the meantime?
  • How do I treat an infected ulcer?
  • How do I make sense of my fundus exam findings?
  • How and why should I test tear film break up time?
  • Do small animals get fungal ulcers?
  • What could this scleral nodule be?
  • What’s wrong with a third eyelid flap?
  • What is ocular brachycephalic syndrome?
  • Can you diagnose hypertensive retinopathy before a cat goes blind?
  • Is there a way to prevent diabetic cataracts?
  • When is topical serum indicated? Can I use plasma instead?
  • Is pannus the only immune mediated corneal disease in dogs?
  • What are common signs of ocular lymphosarcoma?
  • Is blepharitis an ocular or dermatologic disease?
  • How do I manage a lens luxation prior to referral?
  • Why does my patient look like Bart Simpson?
  • What are common causes of hyphema?
  • Is intravitreal injection a reasonable option in end-stage glaucoma?
  • How do I differentiate lipid from calcium in the canine cornea?
  • How do I manage a corneal foreign body?
  • What are common eye problems in the top 3 canine breeds?
  • Why is this old dog’s cornea blue?
  • How can I help my blind patient – and its family – cope with its disability?
  • Can an eye with a perforated ulcer be saved?
  • Should I worry about that black spot in a cat’s iris?
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Seminar Speakers

  • David Maggs B.V.Sc. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists Professor of Ophthalmology U.C. Davis
  • Mary B Glaze D.V.M. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists Gulf Coast Animal Eye Clinic Houston, Texas

CE Hours

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.

This seminar is also approved in NY & NC.

IVS complies with the following guidelines:

  • Speakers are recognized specialists
  • Mandatory recorded attendance
  • Certificate of attendance
  • Complete seminar notes

Accommodations

The Blackstone- A Renaissance Hotel

The Blackstone- A Renaissance Hotel

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Discover The Blackstone Renaissance, a downtown Chicago luxury hotel near Grant Park. This downtown Chicago hotel has been a favorite of movie stars, sports legends, royalty and presidents since 1910. Thoughtfully restored to its original grandeur, this Michigan Avenue hotel features French Beaux-Arts architecture and over 1,400 contemporary works by local artists.

Chicago Blackstone

The Blackstone boasts stunning guest rooms and suites, while Mercat a la Planxa serves modern Catalan cuisine in a unique Mediterranean setting. Host unforgettable affairs inside the magnificent Crystal Ballroom and marvel at 11,396 square feet of lavish meeting space. Located just steps from Chicago’s major attractions including McCormick Place, Grant Park, Soldier Field, Art Institute of Chicago, Field Museum, Millennium Park, Navy Pier and Shedd Aquarium. Welcome to The Legendary Blackstone Renaissance.

Rooms

Chicago Blackstone

Chicago Blackstone

Beds and Bedding:

  • 1 King – Maximum Occupancy: 3
  • 2 Queen – Maximum Occupancey: 4
  • Pillowtop mattress, and Duvet
  • Rollaway beds permitted in King rooms only.
  • Cribs permitted: 1
  • Maximum cribs/rollaway beds permitted: 1

Bath and Bathroom Features

  • Marble bathroom
  • Shower/Tub combination
  • Shower

Bathroom amenities (Aveda)

  • Hair dryer
  • Robe

Furniture and Furnishings

  • Chair with ottoman
  • Alarm Clock
  • Safe, in room
  • Desk, writing / work, with ergonomic chair, and electrical outlet
  • Iron and ironing board

Food & Beverages

  • Room service
  • Coffee maker / tea service
  • Instant hot water

Kitchen features

  • Mini-refrigerator

Price

Group Standard Rates: 

King Room: $229.00/nt + taxes & fees

Additional Fees (all fees & taxes are subject to change without notice):

  • State and local taxes are currently 16.4%
  • Parking (valet only) is currently $62.00 daily. Self Parking nearby in public lots begins at $25.00 per night
  • Pets allowed, non-refundable sanitation fee: $50 USD *contact IVS for availability

Connectivity:

  • High Speed: Check email + browse the Web for 12.95USD/day
  • Enhanced High Speed: Video chat, download large files + stream video for 16.95USD/day
  • Lobby and public areas: Complimentary Wireless
  • All extra charges are subject to change

Terms

Check-in: 4:00 PM; Check-out: 12:00 PM
This hotel is 100% smoke-free.
Cancellations: No penalty if you cancel at least 7 days prior to your scheduled arrival. You will be charged for your complete stay if you cancel within 7 days of your scheduled arrival, or are a no-show, or depart early.

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Area Attractions

Local Tour Services

Chicago At Sunset Cruise  1-312-337-1446

Hop On Hop Off Tour  1-773-648-5000

Mystic Blue Cruises   1-877-299-7783

River Cruise   1-312-902-1500

Segway on the Lakefront   1-312-663-0600

Getting There

Chicago O’Hare International Airport – ORD  

Airport Phone: 1 773-686-2200
Hotel direction: 19 miles SE

Driving directions

Take I-190 East to I-90 East. I-90 will merge with I-94. Take I-90/94 approximately 18 miles to Congress Parkway. Exit Congress Parkway East. Drive 1/4 mile on Congress then turn right on Michigan Avenue. The hotel is 4 blocks down on Balbo and Michigan Avenue.

This hotel does not provide shuttle service.

Alternate transportation (all fees subject to change without notice):

Airport Express; fee: $27 USD (one way); reservation required
Bus service, fee: $25 USD  (one way)
Subway service, fee:  $2.25 USD  (one way)
Estimated taxi fare: $40 USD  (one way)

Chicago Midway International Airport – MDW

Airport Phone: 1 773 838 0600
Hotel direction: 11.1 miles NE

Driving directions

Depart on road (east) Turn right (north) onto SR-50 North/S Cicero Ave. Turn right onto ramp toward I-55 North. Merge onto I-55/Stevenson Expy N North. Take Exit 292A right toward Ryan Expy/I-90 West/Wisconsin/I-94 West. Merge onto I-90 West/I-94/Dan Ryan Expy W. Take exit 51 H right toward Eisenhower Expy/I-290 West/West Suburbs/Congress Pkwy/Chicago Loop. Merge onto I-290 East/Eisenhower Expy E. Continue east on W. Congress Pkwy. Turn right onto S. Michigan Avenue, arrive at 636 South Michigan Avenue.

This hotel does not provide shuttle service.

Alternate transportation (all fees subject to change without notice):

Airport Express; fee: $22 USD (one way) ;reservation required
Bus service, fee: $20 USD  (one way)
Subway service, fee:  $2.25 USD  (one way)
Estimated taxi fare: $35 USD  (one way)

Local Transportation Information

636 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60605 USA
Phone: 1-312-447-0955

Public Transportation:

Bus Station
Chicago Greyhound Station     1 miles W

Subway Station
Harrison Red Line Stop     0.2 miles N

Train Station
Union Station      1.5 miles W

Car Rentals Nearby:

Hertz   
720 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60605
Phone: 1-312-588-0903
425 S Wells St
Chicago, Illinois 60607
Phone: 1-312-939-6001
 
Budget   
714 S Wabash
Chicago, Illinois 60606
Phone: 1-312-960-3100

Seminar Registration:

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  • May 12, 2017 - May 13, 2017
    1:30 am - 11:00 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.