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Key West spring seminar

  |   April 20th - 22nd, 2020

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Elsa Beltran Ldo Vet

DipECVN, PGCertVetEd FHEA, MRCVS

European and RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Neurology
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Neurology & Neurosurgery
The Royal Veterinary College, University of London

Ross Palmer D.V.M., MS.

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

Your clients are understandably concerned when they see their beloved pet struggling with locomotor disability and/or pain. You are eager to help, but that isn’t always so easy is it? Is the problem neurologic or is it orthopedic….or is it both?   You’ll develop confidence in your neurologic and orthopedic exam skills as you learn the techniques and valuable tips & tricks from our experts in neurology and orthopedics. Don’t worry, these 2 educator / clinicians are focused upon giving you practical information that will help you in the trenches. Drs. Beltran and Palmer are both known for their engaging teaching styles so you are sure to enjoy yourself while Elsa and Ross inspire you with new techniques, knowledge and insights that you can apply to your practice within days of your return.

Seminar Schedule:

Registration:

Monday April 20, 2020 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Welcome Reception:

Monday April 20, 2020 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Lectures:

 

Monday April 20

Tuesday April 21

Wednesday April 22

1:30 pm – 6:30 pm

8:00 am – 1:30 pm

8:00 am – 1:30 pm

Breakfast

Tuesday April 21

Wednesday April 22

7.15 am – 8.00 am

7.15 am – 8.00 am

Seminar Topics:

  • The Art of a Meaningful Ortho/Neuro Exam
  • The practical point of doing the neurological exam
  • Tricks to observing your patient’s gait – new ways to help YOU see subtle, but important findings
  • Video demonstrations of specific orthopedic exam maneuvers (drawer sign – the common mistakes and how to get the most information; the tibial compression test made easy; how to detect a hip luxation and distinguish dorsal from ventral luxation; how to do the Ortolani test and what it means; elbow exam made easy; the shoulder exam; etc)
  • Seizures versus movement disorders – How can I recognize them?
  • Acute spinal cord lesions – From clinical signs to treatment
  • The vestibular patient, When should I be worried?
  • Neurological cases – When referral is not an option, What can I do?
  • Polyarthritis – the great imposter. How to detect the tough ones.
  • The elderly dog with orthopedic AND neurologic limitations
  • How to make quality spinal radiographs & interpret them
  • How to make quality orthopedic radiographs & interpret them
  • Clinical case discussions (lots of them): what have I learned?
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Seminar Speakers

  • Elsa Beltran Ldo Vet European and RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Neurology Fellow of the Higher Education Academy Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Neurology & Neurosurgery Chairperson of the Education Committee of the ECVN Department of Clinical Science & Services The Royal Veterinary College, University of London
  • 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. 

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

Accommodations

The Reach Resort

The Reach Resort

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Savor a taste of tropical living at the most beloved choice of Key West hotels and resorts – The Reach Resort. Nestled on the island’s southern edge – spanning more than 400 feet of private beach – our newly remodeled rooms and suites provide a luxurious hideaway for travelers. Bask among soaring palms trees, blooming native flowers, and sweeping ocean views. Sample the renowned nightlife of nearby Duval Street , or the charming attractions of historic Old Town. Enjoy famed Key West water sports – from windsurfing to diving in America’s only living barrier reef. Catch some warm sunshine on the island’s largest secluded beach. Stay at our sophisticated Key West Florida hotel for true Caribbean flavor, in a vibrant location:

  • Located on a private beach in Key West, Florida
  • A short walk from Southernmost Point U.S.A and Key West Aquarium
  • Minutes from the vibrant attractions and nightlife of Duval Street and historic Old Town
  • Easy access to world-class water sports, including deep-sea fishing, wind surfing, and diving in America’s only living barrier reef
  • Only three miles from Key West International Airport (EYW)

 

Rooms

Key West, FL

Retreat to one of the beautifully transformed guest rooms or suites at The Reach Resort, The Waldorf Astoria Collection – providing the most intimate Key West lodging experience. Our warm accommodations perfectly reflect the stunning revitalization of the resort. Cool colors blended with a modern sophistication are represented in chic furnishings and tranquil bedding. Indulge in the stunning views from your private balcony.Retreat to one of the beautifully transformed guest rooms or suites at The Reach Resort, The Waldorf Astoria Collection – providing the most intimate Key West lodging experience. Our warm accommodations perfectly reflect the stunning revitalization of the resort. Cool colors blended with a modern sophistication are represented in chic furnishings and tranquil bedding. Indulge in the stunning views from your private balcony.

Configurations:

Key West room

Key West, FL

These guest rooms feature the perfect blend of Caribbean style and comfort with private balcony, tile floors, wet bar, and ceiling fans. These rooms are convenient to the only natural beach on the island, as well as a tropical swimming pool.

Ocean view room

Key West, FL

For luxurious comfort and incredible ocean views, choose one of the Ocean-View Rooms. Lounge with a tropical cocktail on your own private balcony, which overlooks the Atlantic or our tropical pool. Offering special touches such as tile floors and ceiling fans, these majestic rooms are true paradise.

Price

  • Key West view room rate: $309.00 single or dbl/night plus taxes
  • Ocean view rate: $409.00 single or dbl/night plus taxes
  • Plus Taxes
  • Resort fee: $40.00 per room per night (reduced from $45.00 per room per day)
  • Valet parking fee: $35.00/day subject to change

 

The Resort Fee is paid to the Hotel for the following amenities or services

  • Resort access & transportation between The Reach and Casa Marina, Waldorf Astoria resorts (based upon availability)

  • Casa Marina recreation activities: Volleyball, Table tennis, corn hole, hammocks and featuring the largest beach resort in

    Key West

  • The Reach Recreation Activities: Life size chess, bocce ball, hammocks and featuring the largest natural sand beach with

    direct ocean entry in Key West

  • Beach and pool lounge chairs with umbrellas

  • Poolside delighters including cold eucalyptus towel and popsicles

  • Hydration stations

  • Wireless internet access included in the guest rooms

  • Business center access

  • Fitness center access

  • Local & domestic long distance phone calls

  • (2) In room bottles of water daily

  • In-room espresso

Terms

Cancellations: You will be charged a deposit of one nights room and tax. You must cancel your reservation at least 21 days prior to your scheduled arrival to receive a refund. If you cancel with 21 days of your scheduled arrival or are a no-show or depart early, you will be charged for the complete scheduled stay.

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Area Attractions

It’s the perfect time to visit everyone’s favorite tropical Island in Florida. The weather is wonderful (in the low 80’s )and the rates are down!

The colorful heritage of this laid back Island city has inspired writers and artists over the last century. Stroll along brick walkways, adjacent to the Custom House Historical Museum or enjoy a walk to the Truman Whitehouse, Mel Fisher’s Museum of sunken treasures and the infamous Hemingway House. Just one block from the resort is Duval Street offering art galleries, boutiques, cafes and legendary historic watering holes.

Tour the city on the conch-train, enjoy the conch and Caribbean food, biking, snorkeling, diving, relaxing on the beach, stroll along Dual Street, catch a sunset in Mallory Square, fishing, a sunset sail, shopping and slowing down for a few days.

Key West attractions and activities, learn more

Restaurants

Old Town has many cafes and restaurants offering food for all tastes. And the nightlife is legendary in Key West.

Don’t forget to catch sunset at Mallory Square- it’s a tradition and an experience!

Outdoor activities

Beach

Relax on the Resorts private beach.

Water Sports

Sailing, jet skiing, windsurfing, canoeing, snorkeling and diving.

Golf

Golf in the tropics at Key West Golf Club.

Two-wheelin’

Explore the island on bicycles or mopeds.

Snorkeling

Take a fast boat to the reefs and snorkel for several hours. The boats leave from the Casa Marina (only a 1 minute walk).

Getting There

Key West can be accessed by air with frequent flights into Key West Airport. In the terminal grab a cab or uber/lyft to the Reach Resort. Or you can rent a car from Miami and travel Hwy. 1 over the Keys to Key West. (About a 3 to 4 hour spectacular drive.)

Key West Airport
Miami Airport

Registration Fees:

Early Bird:  $945.00

Register by:  February 20, 2020

Advanced:  $965.00

Register by:  March 20, 2020

Regular:  $985.00

Register after:  March 20, 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:

  • 16 CE hours
  • complete seminar notes
  • certificate of attendance
  • welcome reception
  • two breakfasts and all breaks

Seminar Registration:

Price Qty
Early Bird $945.00 (USD)  
Advanced $965.00 (USD)   Goes On Sale
February 20, 2020
Regular $985.00 (USD)   Goes On Sale
March 20, 2020

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  • Key West spring
    April 20, 2020 - April 22, 2020
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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

Please note:

  • For Key West, the easiest way to reserve your hotel room is to go online 

  • Booking Link:   coming soon……

  • or by calling the resort directly at 1-888-318-4316 and asking for a special group rate– coming soon…

  • 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.

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.