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Aspen/Snowmass

  |   February 28th - March 2nd, 2022

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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 28, 2022 7:00 am – 7.30 am
Breakfast: Daily 7:00am – 7.30 am
Lectures:

Monday Feb. 28

 

Tuesday March 1

 

Wednesday March 2.

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:

  • How should I perform a complete ophthalmic exam?
  • How should I manage entropion in puppies and kittens?
  • How should I manage entropion in older dogs and cats?
  • What can I do about distichia?
  • How should I manage ectopic cilia?
  • How should I approach eyelid lacerations?
  • Do I realllllyyy have to replace that prolapsed third eyelid gland?
  • What’s going on with blepharitis in dogs?
  • What’s going on with blepharitis in cats?
  • What can I do for KCS, especially when it’s non-responsive?
  • What is a good approach to epiphora?
  • What can be done for tear staining?
  • How should I manage eyelid tumors in dogs?
  • What about eyelid tumors in cats?
  • How should I recognize and manage simple corneal ulcers in dogs?
  • What about nonhealing ulcers in dogs?
  • How should I recognize and manage complicated corneal ulcers in dogs? 
  • What about corneal ulcers in cats?
  • How should I diagnose and manage eosinophilic keratitis in cats?
  • What is Ocu-GLO and what can it be used for?
  • Topical steroids or cyclosporine or NSAIDs….?
  • Why is this cornea blue?
  • How should I handle exophthalmos?

 

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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

Viewline Resort Snowmass. Formerly the Westin Snowmass.

Viewline Resort Snowmass. Formerly the Westin Snowmass.

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Viewline Resort at Snowmass, Autograph Collection is an inclusive, family-oriented multi-season vacation spot. Founded on the ideals of love for our natural surroundings, community and individuality, our up-mountain resort is in the heart of Snowmass Village, is near the mountain town of Aspen and Aspen/Pitkin Airport (ASE), and 4 hours from Denver International Airport. Guests share unforgettable experiences like skiing and snowboarding right here on the mountain, hiking more than 80 miles of trails, and enjoying après ski around a glowing fireplace. Our hotel offers a full array of elevated amenities, including luxurious, nature-inspired guestrooms, pool and pool deck, spa and fitness center, and a variety of food and beverage selections like Stark’s Alpine Grill, a casual sit-down restaurant, and grab and go options like Starbucks and a juice bar.

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.

Group Rooms

 

Traditional one King- limited view room:

 

Price

Traditional one king – limited view guestroom:  $379.00 dbl/night plus taxes
Premium Pinnacle: two queen beds:  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

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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 Viewline 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 12, 2022

Advanced:  $935.00

Register by: Feb. 9, 2022

Regular:  $955.00

Register after:  Feb. 9, 2022

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 12, 2022
Regular $955.00 (USD)   Goes On Sale
February 9, 2022

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  • Snowmass
    February 28, 2022 - March 2, 2022
    1:30 am - 1:00 pm

Register online

Online registration is easy and fast.  

But please confirm your hotel reservations prior to completing your registration. Many Hotels are selling out many months ahead of our seminars. 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 or contact our office at 800-487-5650.  Please note that hotel rooms are not confirmed until you receive confirmation from the hotel (if you booked online thru our group link) or from our office for hotels that do not offer the online link.

IVS is now required by AAVSB RACE to upload your completed attendance into their “RACEtrack” system. Your state of license and your license number are required for all seminars starting in January 2022. More information is available at https://www.aavsb.org/ce-services/racetrack

Questions?  

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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.