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St. Kitts

  |   January 25th - 28th, 2018

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Gary Oswald D.V.M.

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Chief of Staff
Tampa Bay Veterinary Specialists

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

Diplomate, Americna College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Joezy Griffin Professor
Department of Clinical Sciences
Auburn University

Practical management of common medical problems

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:

Travel day Wednesday Jan. 24, 2018  
Registration
Seminars
Welcome reception
Thursday Jan. 25 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
2:00 pm – 6:30 pm
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Breakfast
Seminars
Friday Jan. 26 7:30 am – 8:00 am
8:00 am – 12:30 pm
Seminars Saturday Jan. 27 2:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Breakfast
Seminars
Sunday Jan. 28 7:30 am – 8:00 am
8:00 am – 12:30 pm

Seminar Topics:

Endocrine

  • Diagnosing hypothyroidism in dogs
  • Diagnosing hyperadrenocorticism in dogs
  • I diagnosed Cushing’s in a dog, now what do I do?
  • Treatment of canine hypoadrenocorticism
  • Hyperthyroidism in cats – diagnosis and new thoughts
  • What insulin is available and what do I use?
  • Diabetic conundrums: difficult to manage cases
  • A case-based approach to hypercalcemia
  • A case-based approach to pu/pd

Cardiac disease 

  • Is a heart murmur a consistent indicator of underlying heart disease? 
  • Murmurs, Gallops and Arrhythmias in cats. 
  • When should Atenolol or Diltiazem be considered for feline cardiomyopathy? 
  • What are the best treatment strategies for treating congestive heart failure in cats? 
  • Considerations in thromboprophylaxis treatment in feline cardiomyopathy patients? 
  • This asymptomatic dog has a murmur. What diagnostics should I consider? 
  • Treatment considerations in mitral valve disease vs dilated cardiomyopathy. 
  • Loop diuretic therapy in CHF – furosemide of torsemide? 
  • What role does spironolactone play in CHF patients? 
  • Reducing angiotensin and aldosterone – ACE-inhibitors or ARBs? 
  • When to initiate and how to dose pimobendan in cardiac 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

  • When should renal biopsy be considered? 
  • Has SDMA become the preferred means of diagnosing CKD? 
  • Should quantitative urine protein values be determined 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? 
  • What are the realistic goals in treating chronic kidney disease? 
  • When should a therapeutic renal diet be started in CKD patients? 
  • This dog/cat doesn’t like oral phosphorus binders. How important is this drug? 
  • Is it just an “Ohio State thing” or are vitamin D, calcium and PTH important in CKD? 
  • 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 uncomplicated UTI patients? 
  • How long should antibiotic therapy be administered in uncomplicated UTI? 
  • What predisposing disorders should I look for in patients with recurrent UTI? 
  • How do I select an appropriate antibiotic in recurrent UTI patients? 
  • What follow-up testing is recommended in monitoring UTI treatment? 
  • What do I do when asymptomatic bacteruria is present? 
  • What can be done to prevent recurrent UTI development? 
  • 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. 

Abdominal Cavity & Hepatic 

  • When should I be concerned about elevated liver enzymes in dogs & cats? 
  • Indications for Bile acid and Protein C testing in dogs. 
  • Liver needle aspirate or biopsy; no more ‘non-diagnostic’ samples! 
  • What are the preferred medical treatments for chronic-active hepatitis? 
  • What can I do to save the “fatty liver” cat? Just feed ‘em, I’ll show you how. 
  • Gall bladder mucoceles – identification and medical vs surgical treatment? 

Gastrointestinal 

  • Antiemetics, Antacids & gastric protectants – “the good, the bad & the ugly”. 
  • Options for appetite stimulation in dogs & cats. 
  • Why the GI panel is so important in patients with chronic GI signs. 
  • What will serum cobalamin & folate really tell me? 
  • The importance of considering different diets and dysbiosis prior to biopsy. 
  • When to consider antibiotic & probiotic therapy in chronic GI patients. 
  • Endoscopic GI biopsies – should I buy an endoscope for my practice? 
  • What are the preferred treatments for IBDs & PLEs in dogs and cats?  

Pancreatic 

  • How can I quickly and accurately assess pancreas in an acute GI disturbance? 
  • What do pancreatic-specific lipase tests really tell me? Which PL test is reliable? 
  • How often do cats get exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI)? 
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Seminar Speakers

  • Gary Oswald D.V.M. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Chief of Staff Tampa Bay Veterinary Specialists
  • Ellen Behrend V.M.D. Ph.D. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Joezy Griffin Professor Department of Clinical Sciences Auburn University

CE Hours

This seminar is approved for 18 CE hrs.  

IVS is also approved in NC & NY.

This program has been submitted for 18 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 18 CE hrs by the AAVSB RACE program

Accommodations

St. Kitts Marriott Resort

St. Kitts Marriott Resort

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St. Kitts Marriott

St. Kitts Marriott Resort & Royal Beach Casino captures the many moods of one of the most relaxing and romantic Caribbean Islands. This incredible resort offers an unparalleled island vacation experience. The luxury guest rooms, trimmed with West Indian accents and cutting-edge comforts, are spacious and welcoming. That same Caribbean flavor sets the tone in our 8 restaurants and 3 lounges. For entertainment and relaxation, the resort also offers the 35,000 sq ft Royal Beach Casino, the 15,000 ft Emerald Mist Spa and boasts a championship golf course at the Royal St Kitts Golf Club. Whether you are hitting the links or splitting aces, easing your mind or pleasing your palate, you’ll get just what you need for an inspiring St Kitts vacation.

Room Description

•Luxury guest rooms and one-bedroom suites in the Frigate Bay House (main resort building)
•One and two-bedroom hotel suites available in the Garden Houses
•Luxurious baths appointed with relaxing massage showerheads
•Most resort guest rooms have private balconies
•All accommodations are equipped with coffee makers, CD/alarm clocks, hair dryers and refrigerators

Price

Group room rates:

Run of Resort Accommodations include Resort and Garden View Rooms with and without balcony- $178.00 dbl per night

Pool view rooms – $208.00 dbl per night

Ocean view rooms – $223.00 dbl per night

  • plus taxes-24.5% (12% government taxes and 12.5% Service Charges)
  • Bellmen US $4.00 per person round trip
    Room Attendant Included US $1.00 per room per day
  • Please note that there are no beachfront rooms.

Terms

Cancellations: As this is the busy season- you will be charged for your complete stay if you cancel with 30 days of your scheduled arrival or are a no-show.  You will also be charged for your complete stay if you depart early.

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Area Attractions

An African Vervet Tree Monkey peers out from its perch on a rock while searching for sugar cane

Where is St. Kitts?

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Getting There

Airport

St. Kitts International ariport

Location Transportation Information

Taxis meet every flight at the Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport on St. Kitts and Newcastle Airport on Nevis. The taxis are not metered, but fixed rates, in EC dollars, are posted at the airport and at the jetty.

Before setting off in a cab, be sure to clarify whether the rate quoted is in EC or U.S. dollars.

There’s a 50% surcharge for trips made between 10 PM and 6 AM. You can call the St. Kitts Taxi Association (PHONE: 869/465-8487; 869/465-4253; 869/465-7818 after hrs).

 

Travel Tips

Parking
•Complimentary on-site parking
Area Airports
Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport – SKB
Phone: 1 869 465 8013
Hotel direction: 4 miles S
Driving Directions: SKB – St Kitts (Robert L Bradshaw Arpt): Exit Airport, at roundabout, take 2nd exit. Go straight to end of road. Turn Left onto Frigate Bay Road. At 1st roundabout keep right, continuing on Frigate Bay Road. At next roundabout, take 2nd exit at next roundabout, take 1st exit. Continue to hotel on right.
This hotel does not provide shuttle service.

Registration Fees:

Early Bird:  $935.00

Register by:  December 1 2017

Advanced:  $955.00

Register by:  Jan. 9, 2018

Regular:  $975.00

Register after: Jan. 9, 2018

Special Pricing:

Veterinary technicians are welcome- there is an $80 seminar registration discount

Registration Includes:

  • 18 CE hours

  • Breakfast on Friday & Sunday

  • All breaks

  • Certificate of completion

  • Welcome reception for all on Thursday nite

Seminar Registration:

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  • St. Kitts
    January 25, 2018 - January 28, 2018
    7:00 am - 4:30 am

Register online

Online registrations is easy and fast.  After completing your registration, if you need to book a hotel room please complete the online hotel request form.  If you have any difficulties please call our office at  1 (800) 487-5650 .

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

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 and Zion: 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.

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.