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Aspen/Snowmass

  |   February 22nd - 24th, 2021

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Ashley Bourgeois D.V.M.

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Dermatology
Animal Dermatology Clinic
Portland, OR

Alison Clode D.V.M.

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists
Staff Ophthalmologist
Port City Veterinary Referral Hospital
Portsmouth, NH

Alison & Ashley are going to discuss management of the most common problems that they encounter in their clinical practices. This course will present a practical approach to the diagnosis and management of these common problems using a combination of didactic and case-based teaching. This combination of an Ophthalmologist and Dermatologist is sure to provide you with some very practical tips on a broad range of topics.

Seminar Schedule:

Registration: Monday Feb 22, 2021 7:00 am – 7.30 am
Breakfast: Daily 7:00am – 7.30 am
Lectures:

Monday Feb. 22

 

Tuesday Feb. 23

 

Wednesday Feb. 24

7.30 am – 10:00 am
4.30pm – 7.00pm

7.30 am – 10:00 am
4.30pm – 7.00pm

 

7.30 am – 1.30 pm

Seminar Topics:

Dr. Bourgeois:

What am I missing in the itchy dog?
Several studies show that pruritus is the number one reason a client brings their dog to the veterinarian. Allergic skin diseases are common problems in canine patients, and many of the clinical presentations are similar which can make these cases frustrating. This lecture will focus on the allergic workup, acute treatment of pruritus, and client communication. 
 

How to conquer the itchy cat

Different categories of feline allergies can be difficult to differentiate from one another.  Understanding the different patterns of cutaneous lesions, response to treatment, and management of secondary issues is important for control.This lecture will present how to differentiate and perform a diagnostic workup for flea, food, and environmental allergies in cats.  

Diagnosing otitis the right way

Managing difficult otitis externa cases in cats and dogs can be challenging, chronic, and frustrating. This lecture will discuss a complete approach to the diagnostic workup of otitis externa including cytology, culture and sensitivity, handheld otoscopy, and video otoscopy.

From ear drops to pills: how to effectively treat otitis externa and media

Choosing appropriate ear cleansers and initial therapeutics can be imperative in defeating micro-organisms. However, systemic therapy can also be used to help alleviate discomfort and treat infection in complicated cases. This is especially true when disease extends deeper than the external ear canal. This lecture will address how to assess the best treatment plan for every type of otitis case from a simple yeast otitis to a resistant otitis media.

Don’t fear the smear (basics of cytology)

Cytology is one of the most important diagnostic tools in dermatology.  A quick, inexpensive test that can be essential in diagnosing and managing various skin diseases.  This lecture will discuss what different findings of cells, organisms and structures may indicate.  Also, techniques for collecting and interpreting cytologies from different anatomical sites will be discussed.

Dr. Clode:

TBA

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Seminar Speakers

  • Ashley Bourgeois D.V.M. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Dermatology Animal Dermatology Clinic Portland Portland, OR 97086
  • Alison Clode D.V.M. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists Staff Ophthalmologist Port City Veterinary Referral Hospital Portsmouth, NH

CE Hours

This seminar is AAVSB RACE 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 Westin Snowmass Resort

The Westin Snowmass Resort

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Our Snowmass Village resort offers signature Snowmass lodging amenities, excellent facilities and a variety of shopping, dining and nightlife options just steps away in the Snowmass Mall. Surround yourself in a haven of wellness and rejuvenation through innovative programs and amenities such as the Heavenly® Bed and Bath and the WestinWORKOUT® Fitness Studio. Pamper yourself in our onsite Westin Snowmass Spa and maintain a healthy lifestyle with our SuperFoodsRxTM menu. A perfect complement to the year-round mountain recreation and the cultural amenities available in the world-class destination of Aspen Snowmass.

Snowmass Village is in the center of it all! Surrounded by majestic peaks in a natural playground second to none, you’ll revel in the beauty and active lifestyle of this world-class mountain destination. As one of the finest ski resort areas in the United States, Snowmass Mountain activities range from cross country skiing to snowmobiling, and more. Be sure to take advantage of award-winning ski and snowboard schools – or soak in the slope-side hot tubs and take in the vista views. You are sure to find something the whole family can enjoy during your stay in Snowmass.

Rooms

Alpine rooms:

The Alpine Rooms feature a contemporary design and 340 sq. feet of living space, with armchair and side table, and 42-inch flat screen LCD TV. Enjoy restorative sleep so you wake up at your best with a king sized Westin Heavenly Bed® with signature pillow-top mattress, crisp linens, and a lofty duvet. The bathrooms feature vanity and Heavenly Bath rainforest walk-in shower in each king room or rainforest shower/bathtub combination in the double queen room, which will enhance your morning rituals and offers welcome respite after a long day. White Tea by WestinTM bath amenities add bliss to your bathing routine. A convenient tea and coffee maker and mini refrigerator provide a comfortable environment while you work.

Configurations

The Westin Alpine Wing

 The Alpine wing primarily features guest rooms with one king bed, larger decks on the balcony rooms, and some of our finest ski-in/out accessible suites in the in the hotel. Other amenities located in the Alpine Wing include the Westin Spa and the Westin Kids Club. From the main lobby, the Alpine Wing may require multiple elevators and additional walking time to access your guest room.

Price

Alpine king guestroom: Run of house: $379.00 dbl/night plus taxes
Premium Pinnacle: two queen beds: $399.00 dbl/night plus taxes

The Westin has reduced  the resort charge for IVS to $15 plus tax/night. (Normally $30 per night)

  • RESORT CHARGE
    The Daily Resort Charge includes the following:
  • Transportation to and from the Aspen Airport
  • Wireless Internet in guest room
  • Ski valet
  • Local calls

Terms

Additional persons in the room will be charged an additional $25/person/night.

Your credit card will be charged for the full amount of your stay (including the resort fee) at thirty days prior to your scheduled arrival.

Cancellations: If the reservation is canceled within 30 days or you are a no-show or depart early, you will be charged for your complete stay.

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Area Attractions

Aspen/Snowmass ski areas

Aspen/Snowmass experience

Getting There

Airport

Aspen’s Sardy Field (ASE), located just three miles from Aspen and eight miles from Snowmass Village, is the most conveniently located ski resort airport in the world. Up to 200 flights per week offer reliable, same-day connections from points across the globe.

Denver International Airport (DEN) is a scenic three-and-a-half hour drive from Snowmass Village. Bus service, airport limousine service, and non-stop shuttle service from DIA to Snowmass Village are available from  Colorado Airport Express. Door-to-door shared ride shuttles and private car services from DIA are available from Epic Mountain Express 

Local Transportation Information

The Westin Snowmass Resort is situated in the town of Snowmass Village roughly five miles from Highway 82 and seven miles from Aspen/Pitkin County Airport (ASE). Convenient bus and shuttle services, private car services, and rentals for round trip transportation from the airport are readily available. Reservations are highly encouraged.

Guests traveling to Denver International Airport (DEN), can enjoy a scenic 3.5-hour drive through multiple mountain passes on Highway I-70 in a rental car or via airport shuttle.

From the resort, it’s easy to explore the area. Snowmass Mall offers world-class shopping and dining and is located within walking distance. The resort shuttle also provides transportation into and around the village, and bus, taxi, and private car services connect you to downtown Aspen for cultural activities, nightlife, year-round recreation, and more.

Registration Fees:

Early Bird:  $915.00

Register by:  January 15, 2021

Advanced:  $935.00

Register by: Feb. 12, 2021

Regular:  $955.00

Register after:  Feb. 12, 2021

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 notes
  • Breakfast and breaks daily

Seminar Registration:

Details Price Qty
Early Bird $915.00 (USD)  
Advanced $935.00 (USD)   Goes On Sale
January 15, 2021
Regular $955.00 (USD)   Goes On Sale
February 12, 2021

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  • Snowmass
    February 22, 2021 - February 24, 2021
    7:30 am - 1:00 pm

Register online

Online registrations is easy and fast.

For our online courses: After registering: your SEMINAR REGISTRATION or PAYMENT NOTIFICATION E-MAIL will contain a link for you to pre-register for the webinar.  You need to do this prior to the webinar, so that you get a personalized link to the actual webinar.  

For our regular seminars, after completing your registration, if you need to book a hotel room, click the link to the online hotel registration page.  If none is available for your selected seminar, please fill out our hotel request form.

Questions?  For online courses:  ivsceonline@gmail.com

For regular seminars: ivseminars@yahoo.com

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:

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.