Drug therapy in practice today

Turks & Caicos

  |   April 25th - 27th, 2019

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David Maggs B.V.Sc.

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

Lynelle Johnson D.V.M, Ph.D.

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Professor of Medicine
U.C. Davis

For this series of seminars the speakers (ophthalmology & respiratory medicine) will be focusing on the drugs used on a daily basis in your clinic. The discussions will include when and why to use them, what are the side effects and when not to use them- this will be a fantastic seminar in a great location!

Seminar Schedule:

Registration:

Thursday April 25, 2019 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Welcome Reception:

Thursday April 25 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Lectures:

 

Thursday April 25
Friday April 26
Saturday April 27
1.30pm – 6.30pm
1:30pm – 7.00pm
1.30pm – 7.00pm

Travel day

Sunday April 28  

Seminar Topics:

Ophthalmic Drugs

  • One drop or two?       
  • Ointments or drops?   
  • When i give a systemic drug, does that get to the eye?  
  • Which eye drops get inside the eye?     
  • Atropine – which cases? How often? Any contraindications?     
  • My favorite 3 antiviral drugs for cats      
  • Lysine – voodoo or not for cats with fhv-1?    
  • Chlamydia in cats: doxy, terramycin or both? 
  • Topical pred or dex?   
  • Triple antibiotic with hydrocortisone – is there ever a patient who needs it?       
  • Can i use a systemic steroid and a topical nsaid together?       
  • Is cyclosporine or a corticosteroid better for pannus?      
  • What is the best way to treat glaucoma emergencies?    
  • What should i treat with to prevent glaucoma?       
  • This ulcer looks infected – what’s the best antibiotic?      
  • Which ulcers need serum ?  
  • Proparacaine really made him feel better; can i send it home? 
  • What’s a good ocular analgesic?  
  • The owners won’t do cataract surgery; what medical management should i use?        
  • Do those new drops make cataracts disappear?     
  • Cyclosporine – can i prescribe the compounded form?     
  • Is tacrolimus better than cyclosporine? 
  • Artificial tears – are they all the same?  
  • What ocular prep solution can i use before eye surgery? 
  • Triple antibiotic causes fatal anaphylaxis in cats; right?   
  • I use triple antibiotic for all my conjunctivitis cases. Does that make sense?       
  • Does enrofloxacin blind cat
  • What ophtho drugs should i have in my pharmacy?

 

 Respiratory Drugs

  • What antibiotic should I use in this puppy with pneumonia?
  • When should I use theophylline
  • Theophylline – why does it always make dogs sick?
  • What antibiotic is best for Bordetella?
  • What antibiotic should I use for this snotty-nosed cat?
  • My patient got a stricture – I’ll never use doxycycline again
  • Flovent is too expensive – is there anything else?
  • Can I use doxycycline in this puppy or kitten?
  • Should I nebulize antibiotics to treat pneumonia?
  • Why do I need to worry about using trimethoprim-sulfa?
  • Is penicillin the best drug for anaerobic infections?
  • Metronidazole is hard to split – can I just use a higher dose?
  • Does anybody use chloramphenicol anymore?
  • Can I use minocycline instead of doxycycline?
  • Does terbutaline lose its effect over time?
  • Do I really need to use prednisolone in cats? 
  • What anesthetic should I use for this laryngeal exam?
  • Do I really need doxapram in my practice?
  • What bronchodilator should I have on the shelf?
  • Does this animal need Lasix?
  • Should I administer albuterol before Flovent?
  • Does Robitussin control cough in dogs?
  • Will Slentrol help my patients lose weight?
  • What respiratory diseases can I treat with Cerenia?
  • Should I give glyocosaminoglycans to this dog with tracheal collapse?
  • Should I try steroids in this cat with rhinitis??
  • Are inhaled medications better than oral?
  • When should I use a beta agonist?
  • What is the best spacing chamber to buy?
  • Can oxygen be administered at home?
  • How do I get my patient to tolerate the face mask?
  • What kind of nebulizer should I have in my practice?
  • Why isn’t the Flovent working?
  • Can I nebulize dexamethasone to treat asthma?
  • What is N-acetylcysteine?  How is it used?
  • Is it ok to treat asthma with depo-medrol?
  • Do you expect me to fill this prescription for Viagra?
  • Do I need to use misoprostol with piroxicam?
  • What is the best anti-fungal drug for cryptococcosis?
  • Is there an oral drug for nasal aspergillosis?
  • What are the side effects of oral azoles – does it matter which one I try?
  • Can I use steroids in the nose?
  • Why is theophylline a different dose in the cat than the dog?
  • Should I vaccinate for influenza?
  • Should I give this cat with rhinitis an intranasal herpes vaccine?
  • When should I use the Bordetella vaccine? 
  • Can I use enrofloxacin and theophylline together?
  • Can amphotericin B be administered safely?
  • Is there anything to help clear out this mucus?
  • Does Lomotil work in tracheal collapse?
  • Why would I want to use a bronchodilator in a dog with tracheal collapse?
  • Is it ok to use temaril-P for this coughing dog?
  • What medication can I use for laryngeal paralysis?
  • Do nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents work for respiratory patients?
  • Should I give accolate to this asthma cat?
  • Radiographs show pleural effusion – should I try Lasix? 
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Seminar Speakers

  • David Maggs B.V.Sc. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists Professor of Ophthalmology U.C. Davis
  • Lynelle Johnson, D.V.M, Ph.D. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Professor of Medicine U.C. Davis

CE Hours

This seminar is approved for 16 CE hrs. by AAVSB RACE.  IVS is also an approved provider in NY.

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 Sands Resort at Grace Bay

The Sands Resort at Grace Bay

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The Sands at Grace Bay couldn’t be in a better location in the Turks and Caicos Islands. This gracious six-acre four-star resort is situated on famous Grace Bay Beach, a 12-mile expanse of white powder sand considered to be one of the best beaches in all of the Caribbean. The beauty of the beach and its companion turquoise clear water is complimented by the resort’s lush garden courtyard with three free-form swimming pools. The pools are adorned by a cascading waterfall, a relaxing Jacuzzi and small grottoes. An additional circular swimming pool is beachside. Guests take in the sun while relaxing on chaise lounges and stay cool under oversized canvas umbrellas. Fresh terry cloth pool towels are made available for guests’ daily use during their stay.

  • Hemingway’s Restaurant & Bar – oceanfront location serving breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Beach & pool cocktail service
  • Tour & excursion desk
  • Concierge service for car rental, taxi and all other reservations you may require
  • On-site dive shop by “Caico’s Adventures”
  • 18-hole championship golf course – less than five minute drive
  • 3 swimming pools with waterfall connected via canals
  • Outdoor in-ground jacuzzi
  • On site massage therapy and spa treatments by Spa Tropique
  • Fully air-conditioned fitness center
  • Convenience store
  • Hospitality center
  • Jewelry shop
  • Tennis court
  • Coconut grove with hammocks

Studio Courtyard

Maximum Occupancy is two (2).
Master bedroom with Queen sized bed and full bathroom, sitting area, a view from bedroom window into courtyard.

Studio Gardenview

Maximum Occupancy is two (2).
Master bedroom with King sized bed and full bathroom, sitting area, a view of the garden, with private screened balcony.

Studio Oceanview

Maximum Occupancy is two (2).
Master bedroom with King or Queen sized bed, full bathroom, private screened balcony with oceanview.

Studio Oceanfront

Maximum Occupancy is two (2).
Master bedroom with Queen sized bed, full bathroom, and private screened balcony facing the ocean with sitting room.

Price:

Resort Rates: Please note—5th night is free!

  • Studio Gardenview: $248.00 dbl/night
  • Studio Oceanview: $293.00 dbl/night
  • One bedroom oceanview suite: based on availability only. Please call 800-487-5650

There is a 3 night deposit required on all reservations as this is the popular season.

Plus 12% tax and 10% service charge, which includes bellman, maid, parking, internet and access to fitness center.

More than 2 people?  One, two & three bedroom suites with a variety of views also available upon request.

Terms:

Deposits:

A 3 night deposit will be due at the time of booking.

Cancellations:

No penalty for cancellations made prior to 60 to arrival.

Cancellations made 60-30 days prior, deposit is forfeit.

Cancellations made 30-0 days prior will be charged for the complete scheduled stay. No-shows and early departures will also be charged for the complete scheduled stay.

We highly suggest purchasing travel insurance.  Please call IVS for a quote

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Area Attractions

Providenciales, or more commonly known as “Provo”, covers an area of 38 miles and is the most developed island in Turks and Caicos. It is here where most international flights arrive at the Providenciales International Airport (PLS). Surrounded by beautiful white sand beaches, Provo has been ranked “Best Beach” by Conde’ Nast magazine and by the World Travel Awards for several years running. Found on the western end of the island chain, Provo offers all modern conveniences, including luxurious hotels, villas and condos, numerous restaurants, spas and shopping facilities, a championship caliber golf course, and full service grocery store. Although Provo is the most developed of the islands, it is still a destination for those who want to escape their busy schedules and relax.

On the north shore of the island, near Grace Bay, you will find the most beautiful beaches, as well as a long coral reef, which is rich in aquatic life. This main stretch is home to the majority of the island major resorts and tourism services.

Towards the south of the island you will find Chalk Sound, a large lake with striking turquoise water and an array of small cays. Islands Magazine described Chalk Sound as “Beneath the radar: Untouched and off the beaten path, the pristine islets in Provo’s Chalk Sound provide an ideal backdrop for expansive thoughts.” Along the south side of the island in areas such as Sapodilla Bay, Copper Jack, Discovery Bay, Turtle Tail and Long Bay you will find many private villas available for rent. The island’s commercial port, South Dock, is found east of Sapodilla Bay and has the capability to deal with containerized goods.

Enjoy open air dining of the daily fresh catch in a casual, relaxing atmosphere at a variety of inviting, restaurants. For restaurant information

Scuba Diving & Snorkeling

The Turks and Caicos Islands are surrounded by one of the most extensive coral reef systems worldwide (65 miles across and 200 miles long). As a result, the islands are consistently ranked as one of the premier diving locations in the world.

Excellent visibility (up to 200 feet), pristine reefs, abundant tropical flora and fauna, fish and other marine life, quality diving services and easy conditions make the Turks and Caicos Islands a world class diving destination. There is exceptional wall diving starting in shallow turquoise water and dropping off into the deep blue giving a real thrill. The reef is relatively close to the beach, which makes for accessible beach dives. Shipwrecks, old and new further increase the multiplicity of the islands as an outstanding diving destination. More diving information

Enjoy a variety of fishing charters offered in the area, including sport fishing, deep sea, reef, bonefish, fly fishing and. More fishing information

A great way to experience The Turks and Caicos Islands is through fun tour adventures, such as fishing, snorkeling, island hopping, boat charters, private excursions, eco-tours, site-seeing, exotic and more. More tours information

For some nightlife fun in the Turks & Caico Islands check out the casinos, gaming lounges, dance bars, and sports bar. More nightlife information

Getting There

Many airlines fly into Provo Airport. For a list of airlines and flight times, go here

Entry Requirements

All US Citizens traveling by air to the Turks & Caicos Islands will be required by the US Government to have a valid US passport.  For more on US requirements click here.

USA & Canadian Passport holders do not need a visa to enter.

All visitors must hold a round trip ticket

Visitors are allowed to stay for 30 days; this is renewable one time only

For luggage restriction, individual airlines should be consulted

 

Climate

Constant easterly breezes keep life comfortable, with the coolest months averaging in the 70s in the winter and the warmest months averaging in the low 90s in late summer. An average annual rainfall of 40 inches or less assures us plenty of sunny days. For additional information please go to our weather page.

Dress

Pack light! Cool, casual, comfortable resort and leisure wear is acceptable everywhere. Overexposure from the sun can happen quickly, sunscreen is strongly recommended. A hat and cover-up for extra protection is advisable. Swim wear worn other than poolside or at the beach is frowned upon. It is a rare occasion to need a light sweater at night. Just a few restaurants require “proper attire”.

 

Tipping

There are no rules about tipping but it is customary to add 15% for good service. Some restaurants will add a 10% service charge to your bill, please check before automatically adding your tip. Your taxi is independently owned and operated by the driver. There is no rule about tipping taxis but it is generally given for personable service. Your driver can direct you to all the places and restaurants you will want to visit and an informative tour around the Islands is often offered.

 

 

Registration Fees:

Early Bird:  $935.00

Register by:  February 21, 2019

Advanced:  $955.00

Register by:  March 19, 2019

Regular:  $975.00

Register after:  March 19, 2019

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
  • Reception on Thursday-family welcome
  • Certificate of completion

Seminar Registration:

Price Qty
Earlybird $935.00 (USD)  
Advanced $955.00 (USD)   Goes On Sale
February 21, 2019
Regular $975.00 (USD)   Goes On Sale
March 19, 2019

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  • Turks & Caicos
    April 25, 2019 - April 27, 2019
    7:30 am - 1:00 pm

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With one call to 1 (800) 487-5650 you can register for the seminar, book your room and organize your travel arrangements!

Passport Information

For International Travel

New 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. Please call 1 (800) 487-5650 if you are requesting a room outside these dates.

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.

If you do not receive the confirmation from our office
within 1-2 weeks, please call 1 (800) 487-5650.

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Hotel Refund and Cancellation Policy *:

Deposits:

A 3 night deposit will be due at the time of booking.

Cancellations:

No penalty for cancellations made prior to 60 to arrival.

Cancellations made 60-30 days prior, deposit is forfeit.

Cancellations made 30-0 days prior will be charged for the complete scheduled stay. No-shows and early departures will also be charged for the complete scheduled stay.

We highly suggest purchasing travel insurance.  Please call IVS for a quote

If you do not receive the confirmation from our office within 2 weeks,
please call 1 (800) 487-5650.

Questions?

Please call the IVS travel group at 1 (800) 487-5650 for assistance.

Passport Information

For International Travel

New 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.