UpcomingEyes, ears & beyond: live online

Aspen/Snowmass live online course

  |   February 11th - 13th, 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:

Single day registration available: Limited to 80 registrants each day to enhance the webinar question and answer experience

All times are Eastern time. 

Seminars start each day at 8.00am Pacific, 9.00am Mtn, 10.00am Central & 11.00am Eastern

Thursday February 11 (5.5 CE hrs)

8:00am – 1:30pm Pacific

11:00am – 4:30pm  Eastern

11:00am – 1:45pm ET 

Dr. Bourgeois

  • What am I missing in the itchy dog?
  • How to conquer the itchy cat
  • Topical therapies

 2:00pm – 4:30pm  ET 

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?

     

Friday February 12 (5.5 CE hrs) 

8:00am – 1:30pm Pacific

11:00am – 4:30pm Eastern

11:00am – 1:45pm ET 

Dr. Clode

  • 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?

 

2:00pm – 4:30pm ET

Dr. Bourgeois

  • Diagnosing otitis the right way
  • From ear drops to pills: how to effectively treat otitis externa and media

 

Saturday February 13 (5.0CE hrs)

8:00am – 1:00pm Pacific

11:00am – 4:00pm  Eastern

11:00am – 1:30pm ET 

Dr. Bourgeois

  • Effective client communications
  • Don’t fear the smear (basics of cytology)
  • My thoughts on pyoderma management 

 

1:40pm – 4:00pm ET 

Dr. Clode

  • 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?

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?

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? 2020

What about corneal ulcers in cats?

How should I diagnose and manage eosinophilic keratitis in cats?

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?

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 approved for up to 16 CE hrs. 

This program has been approved for a maximum of 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.

Registration Fees:

Pick your days and topics. Limited to 80 registrants each day to enhance the webinar question and answer experience.

After registering: your SEMINAR REGISTRATION CONFIRMATION E-MAIL will contain a Zoom ink for you to pre-register for each webinar.  You need to do this prior to each webinar, so that you get a personalized link to the actual webinar.

Veterinarians: IVS attendees who currently have an FTC (Future transfer Credit) from a previously cancelled seminar:  

  • Please do not use the online registration as you will be charged again. You cannot use the credit thru this online registration. 
  • Please e-mail with your request (include name of registrant and which seminar you were originally scheduled to attend) for registration –  We will register you and deduct this amount from your credit.

 

E-mail your request to:     ivsceonline@gmail.com

Technician discount:  use code techonline  for a 10% discount as you register.

Registration Includes:

  • up to 16 RACE approved CE hours.  Thursday & Friday are 5.5 CE hours each day and Saturday is 5.0 CE hours
  • access to online course notes
  • certificate of attendance available online

 

After registering: your SEMINAR REGISTRATION CONFIRMATION E-MAIL will contain a Zoom link for you to pre-register for each webinar.  You need to do this prior to each webinar, so that you get a personalized link to the actual webinar.

Seminar Registration:

Details Price Qty
Thursday only: 5.5 CE Hours $295.00 (USD)  
Friday only: 5.5 CE hours $295.00 (USD)  
Saturday only: 5.0 CE hours $265.00 (USD)  

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  • Snowmass online course
    February 11, 2021 - February 13, 2021
    8:00 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

Accommodation Registration

Reserving Rooms

We reserve rooms starting the day prior to the seminar and ending on the last seminar day.  However, if you need additional days, we will work with the hotel to accommodate your request based on availability.

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.

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 Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm (pacific) to provide the card number.  Your Hotel Confirmation will be emailed to you after your room is guaranteed.

For Amelia Island, Duck on the outer banks,  St. George (Zion), Grand Cayman, Curacao and New Orleans: after submitting the hotel request form, you do not need to contact us with the credit card information. We will be sending you an individual hotel credit card authorization form.

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.