ExpiredHow I integrate nutrition into the medical management of clinical problems.

New Orleans

  |   May 4th - 7th, 2023

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Stan Marks B.V.Sc., Ph.D.

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (internal medicine and oncology)
Diplomate American College of Veterinary Nutrition
Professor of Medicine
U.C. Davis 

Deborah Greco D.V.M., Ph.D.

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Senior Medical Consultant
Nestle Purina Petcare

Michael Lappin D.V.M., Ph.D.

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Professor of Medicine
Colorado State University

Dr. Stan Marks is also board certified in nutrition and oncology and so is exceptionally qualified for this course. Dr. Deb Greco is an endocrinologist that has spent years studying diabetes mellitus in dogs and cats and pioneered many studies on managing Type II diabetic cats.. Deb currently works for Nestle Purina and has a great perspective on nutritional management of many other medical conditions. Dr. Mike Lappin has been working with infectious causes of gastrointestinal disease and urinary tract diseases in cats his whole career. He has completed many studies associated with diarrhea, in particular, those where probiotics were used. Deb, Stan, and Mike have collaborated on many research projects together and have lectured together all over the world and IVS believes you will love their interactive skills while providing you valuable information to use in your practices.

Seminar Schedule:

Registration: Thursday, May 4 2023 7:15 am – 8:00 am
Breakfast: Daily 7:15 am – 8:00 am

Thursday May 4
Friday May 5
Saturday May 6
Sunday May 7

8:00 am – 1:00 pm
8:00 am – 1:00 pm
8:00 am – 1:00 pm
8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Seminar Topics:

The speakers will present their thoughts on dietary management along with a discussion on the medical management of these common diseases:

  • Dietary management of lower urinary tract disease in dogs and cats.

  • Dietary management of CKD in dogs and cats.

  • Evidence for immune modulation by probiotics.

  • Dietary considerations in the management of giardiasis and parvoviral infections.

  • Dietary management of hepatic disease

  • Dietary management of gastrointestinal disorders

  • What’s the latest on the dietary management of canine and feline pancreatitis?

  • Fecal Microbiota Transplantation – the ideal probiotic for the management of GI disease?

  • ABCs of selecting, placing, and maintaining enteral feeding devices

  • The good, the bad, and the ugly on feeding raw food diets to dogs and cats

  • Dietary management of endocrine disorders: Diabetes and hyperthyroidism

  • Taking the itch out of food allergy: Choosing a hypoallergenic diet

  • Grain free/ancestral diets…Not as bland as you thought

  • Food for thought:Dietary management of neurologic disorders

  • Beyond ingredients: How to read a pet food label

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Seminar Speakers

  • Stan Marks B.V.Sc., Ph.D. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (internal medicine and oncology) Diplomate American College of Veterinary Nutrition Professor of Medicine U.C. Davis
  • Deborah Greco D.V.M., Ph.D. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Desert Veterinary Specialists Palm Desert, CA
  • Michael Lappin Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Professor of Medicine Colorado State University

CE Hours

This seminar is approved for 20 CE hrs.  

This program has been submitted for 20 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

  • Submission of attendance to AAVSB RACE track

  • Complete seminar notes

  • Approved for 20 CE hrs by the AAVSB RACE program



Renaissance Arts Hotel- New Orleans

Renaissance Arts Hotel- New Orleans

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From the flowing, asymmetrical Dale Chihuly chandeliers that greet you in the lobby to the visually stunning John Scott paintings and sculptures placed throughout the hotel, you will find your senses are both satisfied and stimulated.  The Renaissance New Orleans Arts Hotel is an exceptional New Orleans boutique hotel with artistic flair and is located in a historic warehouse, circa 1910.

New Orleans, LA

Situated in the heart of the Arts District near the French Quarter, this New Orleans arts hotel is conveniently located near attractions such as Harrah’s Casino, Audubon Aquarium and numerous museums. Guests looking for a unique dining experience have an array of options nearby, including our on-site Rene Bistrot. This boutique NOLA hotel restaurant serves quality French bistro-style cuisine prepared by celebrated Master Chef Rene Bajeux. For entertainment enthusiasts, it is within close proximity to well-known music and sporting venues, including the Louisiana Superdome. Or enjoy a refreshing swim in their rooftop pool.

New Orleans, LA


Group room rate:   Group rooms are sold out. Please contact our office at 800-487-5650 or ivseminars@yahoo.com for current availability

Our group rate: $279.00 per night plus tax & fees

This rate is based on single or double occupancy.  

**There is a 3 night minimum stay as this is over Jazz Fest**

Taxes & Fees:

  • The above rate is subject to state and local taxes, currently 13.45%,  a New Orleans Convention & Visitors’ Bureau assessment of 1.75%, and a City Occupancy fee $1.00 per night.  All taxes and fees are subject to change without notice.

  • Parking is Valet only:  Short-Term 0-8 hours: $18.00 USD (plus tax) Long-Term/Overnight: $38.00 USD (plus tax) (Subject to change)

  • As a special concession for our group, wireless internet in sleeping rooms will be complimentary (usually a $12.95 daily fee).



A valid credit is required to guarantee your room. You have up to 21 days prior to cancel without penalty.  You will be charged for your complete scheduled stay if you cancel within 21 days of your scheduled arrival, or are a no-show, or depart early.

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Area Attractions

Area Attractions

Visit the nearby National WWII Museum or dive into New Orleans’ famous Audubon Aquarium of the Americas and explore the exhibits. Discover the New Orleans Museum of Art, the city’s oldest fine arts institution. 
Other attractions include:
And much more! Learn more here and here.

New Orleans Jazz Fest

We will be visiting New Orleans during the second weekend of the Jazz Fest- always a fun time at the fairgrounds!

Visit the official website for updates on the festival.

Swamp and plantation tours

This is the picture of sunrise at Caddo Lake Texas, Louisiana, USA

Cajun Encounters uses smaller boats that accommodate up to 24 passengers to allow for a more quiet and up-close experience. With vast knowledge of the swamp and the wildlife, we can weave you through the back bayous for a real Cajun experience. Cajun encounters


Onsite, you’ll find Legacy Kitchen.

Or, if you’re looking for something offsite, click here.

Getting There

Renaissance New Orleans Arts Warehouse District Hotel

700 Tchoupitoulas Street

New Orleans, Louisiana



Registration Fees:

Early Bird:  $1035.00

Register by:  March 15, 2023

Advanced:  $1055.00

Register by:  April 7, 2023

Regular:  $1075.00

Register after:  April 7, 2023

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:

  • 20 CE hours

  • complete seminar notes

  • breakfast and breaks daily

  • Submission of attendance to AAVSB RACE track

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  • New Orleans
    May 4, 2023 - May 7, 2023
    12:05 am - 3:05 pm

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Online registration is easy and fast.  

But please confirm your hotel reservations prior to completing your registration or booking flights. 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


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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.