UpcomingUnwrapping common medical problems- live online interactive course

Unwrapping medical problems online

  |   December 17th - 19th, 2021

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Gary Oswald D.V.M.

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Tampa Bay Veterinary Consultants
Oldsmar, FL

Ellen Behrend V.M.D., Ph.D.

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Professor emerita
Department of Clinical Sciences
Auburn University

 

This combination of two internationally recognized Internists will provide you with a practical approach to the management of many common medical problems that you encounter in your daily practice. You are sure to come away with some very helpful tips!

Seminar Schedule:

Friday Dec. 17 (5.5 CE hrs)

All times are Eastern time.  Each day starts at 9:00am Eastern, 8:00am Central, 7:00am Mtn & 6:00am Pacific

Dr. Oswald:

9:05-9:50  Testing for Chronic Kidney Disease

10:00-10:50 Treatment of Chronic Kidney Disease

11:00-11:45 Treatment of CKD (continued)

Dr. Behrend:

noon-1:50  A case based-approach to diagnosis of pu/pd

1:00-1:50 Cushing’s: diagnosis and treatment Part 1

2:00-2:30  Cushing’s: diagnosis and treatment Part 2

 

 

Saturday  Dec. 18 (5.5 CE hrs)

Dr. Oswald:

9:00-9:50  Urinary Tract Infection – testing and treating uncomplicated cases.

10:00-10:50 Urinary Tract Infection – treating complicated cases and preventing recurrence.

11:00-11:45 Feline Pyelonephritis & Canine Prostatitis – diagnosis and treatment.

 

Dr. Behrend:

Noon-12:50. Feline hyperthyroidism: finding it and helping your patients live longer

1:00-1:50.  Diagnosing canine hypothyroidism: a case-based approach

2:00-2:30  Diabetics: anything new that can help?

 

Sunday Dec. 19 (5CE hrs)

Dr. Behrend:

9:00-10:00  Diabetic conundrums: management dilemmas Part 1

10:10-11:15  Diabetic conundrums: management dilemmas Part 2

Dr. Oswald:

11:30-12:35.  Update on canine & feline congestive heart failure treatment.

12:45-2:00. Updates on treatment of coughing dogs (chronic bronchitis, airway collapse) & wheezing cats (asthma, feline heartworm).

Seminar Topics:

Endocrine

  • Diabetics: anything new that can help?

  • Diabetic conundrums: management dilemmas

  • Trilostane: the latest on how to use it

  • A case-based approach to diagnosis of pu/pd

  • Diagnosing canine hypothyroidism: a case-based approach

  • Feline hyperthyroidism: finding it and helping your patients live longer

Cardiac 

  • When should Atenolol or Diltiazem be considered for feline cardiomyopathy? 

  • Are ACE-inhibitors and Spironolactone necessary in feline CHF ?

  • Is pimobendan indicated or contraindicated for feline CHF related to HCM ?

  • What are the two best treatments for feline CHF?
  • What are the preferred thromboprophylaxis treatments in feline cardiomyopathy patients? 

  • When to initiate and how to dose pimobendan in canine cardiac patients.

  • Loop diuretic therapy in canine and feline CHF – furosemide of torsemide? 

  • Reducing angiotensin and aldosterone – what role do ACE-inhibitors play in canine CHF?

  • When did spironolactone become useful in canine CHF patients? 

  • Use of Viagra in canine heart disease. 

Respiratory disease  

  • How to determine whether a coughing dog has chronic bronchitis vs airway collapse. 

  • Which drugs are considered preferred cough suppressants in dogs? 

  • Are bronchodilators helpful in coughing dogs? Which one? 

  • When to consider surgical intervention or tracheal stenting in airway collapse. 

  • Coughing cats – How do I tell if it is feline asthma or some other respiratory disease? 

  • Do I have to give corticosteroids to feline asthma patients? 

  • What are the preferred corticosteroids options for asthmatic cats? 

  • When would bronchodilator treatment be useful in asthmatic cats? 

  • Are human asthma drugs helpful in feline asthma patients? 

  • Should cyproheptadine or Cerenia be considered in feline asthma patients? 

  • Is immunotherapy helpful in treating asthmatic cats?  

Chronic Kidney Disease 

  • Serum creatinine, SDMA, AI – which is the preferred means of diagnosing CKD? 

  • Should quantitative urine protein values be determined routinely in geriatric patients? 

  • Is blood pressure determination really that important in renal patients? 

  • Which antihypertensive treatment is preferred in CKD – amlodipine, ACE-Is or ARBs? 

    • When should renal biopsy be considered? 

  • What are the realistic goals in treating chronic kidney disease? 

  • When should a therapeutic renal diet be started in CKD patients? 

    • Are vitamin D, calcium and PTH important in CKD? 

  • This dog/cat doesn’t like oral phosphorus binders. How important is this drug? 

  • Appropriate use of erythropoeitin analogs in anemic CKD patients. 

  • Appropriate use of fluid therapy and appetite stimulants in hyporexic CKD patients. 

Urinary Tract Infection 

  • What are the preferred antibiotics in sporadic (uncomplicated) UTI patients? 

  • How long should antibiotic therapy be administered in sporadic (uncomplicated) UTI? 

  • What predisposing disorders should I look for in patients with recurrent (complicated) UTI? 

  • How do I select an appropriate antibiotic in recurrent UTI patients?

  • What do I do when asymptomatic bacteruria is present? 

  • Is oral cranberry effective? What about other drugs or supplements? 

  • Does improving vulvar and vaginal health help reduce UTIs? 

  • When to consider Phenylpropanolamine treatment in UTI patients. 

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Seminar Speakers

  • Gary Oswald D.V.M. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Tampa Bay Veterinary Consultants Oldsmar, FL
  • Ellen Behrend V.M.D. Ph.D. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Professor emerita Department of Clinical Sciences Auburn University

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.

 

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

Registration Fees:

Pick your days and topics.

After registering: your PAYMENT NOTIFICATION 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

 

Registration Includes:

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

 

After registering: your PAYMENT NOTIFICATION 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
Friday only: 5.5 CE hours $315.00 (USD)  
Saturday only: 5.5 CE hours $315.00 (USD)  
Sunday only: 5.0 CE hours $305.00 (USD)  

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  • Managing medical problems
    December 17, 2021 - December 19, 2021
    6:00 am - 2:00 pm

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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

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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.

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Questions?

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