Emergency medicine & surgery in practice today

Barbados

  |   March 25th - 28th, 2019

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Justine Lee D.V.M.

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary
Emergency & Critical Care
Diplomate, American Board of Toxicology
CEO- Vetgirl

Catriona MacPhail D.V.M., Ph.D.

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

Dr. Catriona MacPhail works in a very busy surgical referral hospital at the Colorado State University. With this tremendous case load- Catriona has seen it all and operated on it all. She is also known for her practical apporach to lecturing.  Dr. Justine Lee is a board-certified emergency critical care veterinary specialist, and is currently the CEO of Vetgirl. Previously, she was on faculty as an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. Justine continues to work in the emergency services at local veterinary emergency hospitals.

Seminar Schedule:

Travel day Sunday March 24, 2019  

Registration

Seminars

Welcome reception

Monday March 25, 2019

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

2:00 pm – 6:30 pm

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Breakfast
Seminars
Tuesday March 26 7:30 am – 8:00 am
8:00 am – 1:00pm
Seminars Wednesday March 27 2:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Breakfast
Seminars
Thursday March 28 7:30 am – 8:00 am
8:00 am – 12:00pm

Seminar Topics:

  • Common mistakes in the ER… and how to avoid them!

  • Should you give steroids with trauma?

  • Know what the real shock dose of fluid therapy is

  • Why it’s wrong to get steroids with head trauma

  • Top 20 toxic titans… and how to treat them

  • Top 5 human medications affecting dogs and cats

  • Rodenticide toxicosis in dogs and cats

  • Common mistakes to avoid in the poisoned patient

  • How to induce emesis in cats

  • How to gastric lavage

  • Knowing the indications and contraindications for activated charcoal

  • Common emergency room procedures you must know!

Managing common surgical emergencies:

  • GDV

  • Intestinal foreign bodies

  • Intussusception

  • Hemoabdomen

  • Acute Abdomen / Peritonitis

  • Diaphragmatic hernias

  • Urethral obstruction / Uroabdomen

  • Upper airway emergencies

  • Dystocia and C-sections

  • Traumatic wound care

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Seminar Speakers

  • Justine Lee D.V.M. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Diplomate, American Board of Toxicology CEO- Vetgirl
  • Catriona MacPhail D.V.M., Ph.D. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons Professor of Surgery Colorado State University

CE Hours

This seminar is approved for 18 CE hrs.  

IVS is also an approved provider in NY.

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:

  • Speakers are recognized specialists
  • Mandatory recorded attendance
  • Certificate of attendance
  • Complete seminar notes
  • Approved for 18 CE hrs by the AAVSB RACE program

Accommodations

Hilton Barbados Resort

Hilton Barbados Resort

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A luxury hotel in beautiful Barbados

Stay at the five-star Hilton Barbados Resort, which enjoys a stunning location on the lush tropical peninsula of Needham’s Point. This 100% non-smoking Caribbean resort is a true tropical paradise, with exquisite ocean-facing accommodation and four fabulous Barbados dining outlets.

Just five minutes from the island’s capital, Bridgetown, and 20 minutes from Grantley Adams International Airport, this luxurious ocean-front hotel features a sprawling pool complex with whirlpool, as well as three premium tennis courts and a Fitness & Health Centre with spa treatment rooms overlooking Carlisle Bay.

Children will get star treatment at the fun-filled Kidz Paradise Club, while the surrounding area offers a multitude of cultural and recreational activities for all the family, including water sports, world-class golf, horseback riding, fishing, sailing, scuba diving, and sightseeing at the historic Charles Fort, a fascinating 17th century colonial fortification.

IVS group room rate for a standard room: $329.00 dbl/night plus taxes (currently VAT 17.5% and hotel occupancy tax rate of 7.5%)

There is also a $1 plus tax per night per room for the Barbados Hotel & Tourism Association tourist fund. Also there is a mandatory one time Porterage charge of $10 per bag (plus 17.5% VAT) which includes arrival and departure

 

Please note that while rates are quoted in United States Dollars (USD), all payment transactions must be processed in local Barbados currency as mandated by local law. Hilton Barbados Resort uses an exchange rate of USD$1:BDS$2 for all transactions. Due to minor currency fluctuations in the actual daily exchange rate with your financial institution, as well as any foreign currency transaction fees incurred through your credit card provider, there will be a variation in the final USD amount shown on your credit card statement.

 

Terms

Cancellations: The Hotel will charge your credit card for 2 nights plus taxes- prior to your arrival.  You must cancel at least 30 days prior to your scheduled arrival- for the 2 night refund. There is no refund if you cancel within 30 days of scheduled arrival.

You will also be charged for your complete stay if you are a no-show or depart early.

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Area Attractions

Barbados has some spectacular beaches

Caribbean cuisine

Getting There

Airport

Most major airlines fly into Grantley Adams International Airport, Barbados.  After clearing immigration and customs, grab a cab for the short ride to the Hilton. Rental cars are also available for the adventurous ones.

Location Transportation Information

Barbados drivers stay to the left, just as they do in England, which may take some getting used to for North American drivers.      Good luck!

Registration Fees:

Early Bird:  $985.00

Register by:  January 30, 2019 

Advanced:  $1005.00

Register by:  Feb. 27, 2019

Regular:  $1025.00

Register after: Feb. 27, 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:

  • 18 CE hours

  • Breakfast on Tuesday & Thursday

  • All breaks

  • Certificate of completion

  • Welcome reception for all on Monday night

Seminar Registration:

Price Qty
Early Bird $985.00 (USD)  
Advanced $1,005.00 (USD)   Goes On Sale
January 30, 2019
Regular $1,025.00 (USD)   Goes On Sale
February 27, 2019

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  • Barbados
    March 25, 2019 - March 28, 2019
    7:30 am - 6:00 am

Register by Phone

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.

Hotel Request Form:* Required Fields

Non-Smoking
Smoking

Hotel Refund and Cancellation Policy *:

The Hotel will charge your credit card for 2 nights plus taxes- prior to your arrival.  You must cancel at least 30 days prior to your scheduled arrival- for the 2 night refund. There is no refund if you cancel within 30 days of scheduled arrival.

You will also be charged for your complete stay if you are a no-show or depart early.

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.