Expired How I manage common clinical problems

Key West spring

  |   April 8th - 10th, 2019

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Kathryn Good D.V.M.

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists
Clinical Ophthalmologist
U.C. Davis

Andrea Eriksson De Rezende D.V.M.

Diplomate, ACVIM (Cardiology)
Staff Cardiologist
Blue Pearl Specialty & Emergency Pet Hospital
Paramus, NJ

Andrea & Kathy 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 a Cardiologist and an Ophthalmologist is sure to provide you with some very pratical tips on a broad range of topics.

Seminar Schedule:


Monday April 8, 2019 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Welcome Reception:

Monday April 8, 2019 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm



Monday April 8
Tuesday April 9
Wednesday April 10
1:30 pm – 6:30 pm
8:00 am – 1:30 pm
8:00 am – 1:30 pm


Tuesday April 9
Wednesday April 10
7.15 am – 8.00 am
7.15 am – 8.00 am

Seminar Topics:

Practical cardiology topics

How should I manage:

  • Asymptomatic mitral valve regurgitation?
  • Atrial fibrillation in dogs?
  • Ventricular tachycardias?
  • Asymptomatic dilated cardiomyopathy?
  • Congestive heart failure in cats?
  • Congestive heart failure in dogs?
  • Coughing dog with cardiomegaly and no pulmonary edema?
  • Arrhythmias in cats?
  • Heartworm disease in dogs?
  • Heartworm disease in cats?
  • When should I use pimobendan?
  • How and when should I evaluate BNP?
  • When do I recommend a radiograph and/or an echocardiogram?
  • This dog has a murmur- can i still do anesthesia?
  • This cat has a murmur- can i still do anesthesia?
  • Any hope for cats with thromboembolism?  

Practical ophthalmology topics:

  • Corneal lacerations- what 2 questions must I ask and why?
  • Which ophthalmoscope should I use and how do I use it?
  • Feline conjunctivitis: can I treat it like canine conjunctivitis?
  • Feline herpesvirus: What anti-viral do I use?
  • When do I refer a patient for cataract surgery and what do I do in the meantime?
  • How do I treat an infected ulcer?
  • What one prognostic test must I do with a ruptured eye?
  • Pannus: How do I manage this chronic condition?
  • KCS: What do I do when cyclosporine doesn’t work?
  • Can I use steroids to treat KCS?
  • This superficial ulcer won’t heal! What do I do next?
  • Entropion: any options other than the Hotz-Celsus?
  • Cherry eye surgery: Why won’t this gland stay in place?
  • What should I know about using triple antibiotic in cats?
  • Lens luxations: what do I do before I send it to you?
  • What are my options for eyelid tumors in old dogs?
  • How do I make any sense of my fundus examination findings?
  • FHV-1: does lysine really help?
  • Why is this dog’s cornea blue?
  • Golden retriever uveitis: What is it and why do I need to know about it?
  • Ocular hypertension: What is it and why is it important to understand?
  • Topical serum: helpful or a hoax?
  • Proptosed globes: remove or replace?
  • How do I differentiate cataracts from nuclear sclerosis?
  • Glaucoma: What do I really need to know?
  • Corneal melanosis: why does it happen and what can I do about it?
  • Which anti-glaucoma medication is best for my patient?
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Seminar Speakers

CE Hours

This seminar is approved for 16 CE hrs. 

We are also an approved provider in NY.

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


The Reach Resort

The Reach Resort

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Savor a taste of tropical living at the most beloved choice of Key West hotels and resorts – The Reach Resort. Nestled on the island’s southern edge – spanning more than 400 feet of private beach – our newly remodeled rooms and suites provide a luxurious hideaway for travelers. Bask among soaring palms trees, blooming native flowers, and sweeping ocean views. Sample the renowned nightlife of nearby Duval Street , or the charming attractions of historic Old Town. Enjoy famed Key West water sports – from windsurfing to diving in America’s only living barrier reef. Catch some warm sunshine on the island’s largest secluded beach. Stay at our sophisticated Key West Florida hotel for true Caribbean flavor, in a vibrant location:

  • Located on a private beach in Key West, Florida
  • A short walk from Southernmost Point U.S.A and Key West Aquarium
  • Minutes from the vibrant attractions and nightlife of Duval Street and historic Old Town
  • Easy access to world-class water sports, including deep-sea fishing, wind surfing, and diving in America’s only living barrier reef
  • Only three miles from Key West International Airport (EYW)



Key West, FL

Retreat to one of the beautifully transformed guest rooms or suites at The Reach Resort, The Waldorf Astoria Collection – providing the most intimate Key West lodging experience. Our warm accommodations perfectly reflect the stunning revitalization of the resort. Cool colors blended with a modern sophistication are represented in chic furnishings and tranquil bedding. Indulge in the stunning views from your private balcony.Retreat to one of the beautifully transformed guest rooms or suites at The Reach Resort, The Waldorf Astoria Collection – providing the most intimate Key West lodging experience. Our warm accommodations perfectly reflect the stunning revitalization of the resort. Cool colors blended with a modern sophistication are represented in chic furnishings and tranquil bedding. Indulge in the stunning views from your private balcony.


Key West/Courtyard view room

Key West, FL

These guest rooms feature the perfect blend of Caribbean style and comfort with private balcony, tile floors, wet bar, and ceiling fans. These rooms are convenient to the only natural beach on the island, as well as a tropical swimming pool.

Ocean view room

Key West, FL

For luxurious comfort and incredible ocean views, choose one of the Ocean-View Rooms. Lounge with a tropical cocktail on your own private balcony, which overlooks the Atlantic or our tropical pool. Offering special touches such as tile floors and ceiling fans, these majestic rooms are true paradise.


  • Key West/Courtyard view room rate: $289.00 single or dbl/night plus taxes
  • Ocean view rate: $389.00 single or dbl/night plus taxes
  • Plus Taxes
  • Resort fee: $30.00 per room per night (reduced from $40 per room per day)
  • Valet parking fee: $35.00/day subject to change


The Resort Fee is paid to the Hotel for the following amenities or services

  • Wireless high speed internet service
  • Local phone calls
  • Pool and beach services including chairs, towels, umbrellas, beach hammocks, frozen eucalyptus towels, drink samples, frozen popsicles, and personalized beach attendant service
  • Access to both Casa Marina and the Reach Resort amenities including fitness centers, beach volleyball, giant chess board, bocce court, outdoor pool table, pool toys, and fishing pier access
  • Reciprocal resort charging privileges


Cancellations: You will be charged a deposit of one nights room and tax. You must cancel your reservation at least 21 days prior to your scheduled arrival to receive a refund. If you cancel with 21 days of your scheduled arrival or are a no-show or depart early, you will be charged for the complete scheduled stay.

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Area Attractions

It’s the perfect time to visit everyone’s favorite tropical Island in Florida. The weather is wonderful (in the low 80’s )and the rates are down!

The colorful heritage of this laid back Island city has inspired writers and artists over the last century. Stroll along brick walkways, adjacent to the Custom House Historical Museum or enjoy a walk to the Truman Whitehouse, Mel Fisher’s Museum of sunken treasures and the infamous Hemingway House. Just one block from the resort is Duval Street offering art galleries, boutiques, cafes and legendary historic watering holes.

Tour the city on the conch-train, enjoy the conch and Caribbean food, biking, snorkeling, diving, relaxing on the beach, stroll along Dual Street, catch a sunset in Mallory Square, fishing, a sunset sail, shopping and slowing down for a few days.

Key West attractions and activities, learn more


Old Town has many cafes and restaurants offering food for all tastes. And the nightlife is legendary in Key West.

Don’t forget to catch sunset at Mallory Square- it’s a tradition and an experience!

Outdoor activities


Relax on the Resorts private beach.

Water Sports

Sailing, jet skiing, windsurfing, canoeing, snorkeling and diving.


Golf in the tropics at Key West Golf Club.


Explore the island on bicycles or mopeds.


Take a fast boat to the reefs and snorkel for several hours. The boats leave from the Casa Marina (only a 1 minute walk).

Getting There


Key West can be accessed by air with frequent flights into Key West Airport. In the terminal grab a cab to the Reach Resort. Or you can rent a car from Miami and travel Hwy. 1 over the Keys to Key West. (About a 3 to 4 hour spectacular drive.)

Key West Airport
Miami Airport

Registration Fees:

Early Bird:  $925.00

Register by:  February 15, 2019

Advanced:  $945.00

Register by:  March 15, 2019

Regular:  $965.00

Register after:  March 15, 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:

  • 16 CE hours
  • complete seminar notes
  • certificate of attendance
  • welcome reception
  • two breakfasts and all breaks

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  • Key West spring
     April 8, 2019 - April 10, 2019
     6:30 am

Register online

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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Accommodation Registration

Please note:

  • For Key West, the easiest way to reserve your hotel room is to go online 

  • Booking Link: http://group.waldorfastoria.com/IntlVetsSeminar

  • or by calling the resort directly at 1-888-318-4316 and asking for a special group rate using code ZZIVS

  • Please assist us and try this link rather than using the form below as we are hoping to transition to online hotel registration for all locations in the future.

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.

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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.


Please call the IVS travel group at 1 (800) 487-5650 for assistance.