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St. Kitts

  |   November 16th - 19th, 2020

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Unfortunately because of COVID- 19 and the associated event and travel restrictions, we have made the difficult decision to cancel this seminar.

Please contact our office if you have already registered for this seminar.  800-487-5650  or ivseminars@yahoo.com



Elsa Beltran Ldo Vet


European and RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Neurology
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Neurology & Neurosurgery
The Royal Veterinary College, University of London

David Maggs B.V.Sc.

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists
Professor of Ophthalmology
U.C. Davis



Seminar Schedule:

Travel day Sunday Nov. 15, 2020  


Welcome reception
Monday Nov. 16

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

2:00 pm – 6:30 pm

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm


Tuesday Nov. 17

7:30 am – 8:00 am

8:00 am – 12:30 pm

Wednesday Nov. 18 2:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Thursday Nov. 19

7:30 am – 8:00 am

8:00 am – 12:30 pm

Seminar Topics:

For this series of seminars the speakers (ophthalmology & neurology) will be focusing on how they actually manage common clinical problems that they see in their daily practice. This will be a fantastic seminar in a great location!

  • Top ten tips for the ophthalmic exam (which light source when? And from what angle?)

  • Anisocoria – When the problem is in the eye itself

  • Straightforward and complex dry eye cases

  • The golden rules of ulcer management

  • Feline conjunctivitis- Herpes or Chlamydia?

  • Lens disease: Nuclear sclerosis or cataract and when to refer

  • Ophthalmic emergencies – There’s a lot that can be done medically

  • Glaucoma or uveitis or both? (Prednisolone or Dorzolamide or both?)

  • What’s new in the ophtho pharmacy (one drop or two?)

  • A logical approach to sudden blindness in dogs and cats

  • The practical point of doing the neurological exam – We can learn more than we think

  • Anisocoria – When the problem is in the neurology system

  • The vestibular patient, When should I be worried?

  • Seizures versus movement disorders – How Can I recognise them?

  • The easy and difficulty of managing epileptic patients

  • Acute spinal cord lesions – From clinical signs to treatment

  • The light into the neuromuscular cases

  • Neurological cases – When referral is not an option, What can I do?

  • Clinical cases – What have I learned?

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Seminar Speakers

  • Elsa Beltran Ldo Vet European and RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Neurology Fellow of the Higher Education Academy Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Neurology & Neurosurgery Chairperson of the Education Committee of the ECVN Department of Clinical Science & Services The Royal Veterinary College, University of London
  • David Maggs B.V.Sc. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists Professor of Ophthalmology U.C. Davis

CE Hours

This seminar is AAVSB RACE approved for 18 CE hrs.  

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


Park Hyatt St. Kitts

Park Hyatt St. Kitts

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Park Hyatt St. Kitts is a brand new hotel that opened on November 1, 2017. The Resort spans the entire width of Banana Bay while surrounded by majestic rolling hills. The property is situated at the tip of the South East Peninsula adjacent to the popular tourist attraction of Cockleshell Beach with its local vendors and restaurants. Ten minutes away by boat transfer is the neighboring sister island of Nevis and we are a short bicycle ride from the ultra-luxury development of Christophe Harbor Marina.

The intimate resort comprises of 78 rooms and 48 suites, some of which feature private roof top swimming pools. All of our accommodation is chic in design and faces towards the straits of Nevis are housed in a series of small dwellings creating a community feel surrounding the Resort.

The Resort is inspired by the former sugar plantations which are reflective of times past. At the center of the Resort is ‘The Great House’, offering all day dining; indoor and outdoor seating areas; a Rum Bar; the main hotel bar; a library housing the Resorts concierge and a conservatory which serves a Plantation Afternoon Tea. Other drinking and dining is available at The Fisherman’s Village set on the edge of the Caribbean Sea emulating an ocean to table dining experience and the Stone Barn offering food from the hearth with an international flare.

Group room rates:

  • Run of Resort Accommodations: $299.00 dbl per night
  • Beachside suite – $399.00 dbl per night
    • plus taxes are currently 10% Value Added Tax, 2% Island Enhancement Tax, and 10% Service Charge (22% total).

    • Porterage charge is $6.00 round trip per room

    • Service charge: A ten percent (10%) service charge is applicable to all guest room nights. Exclusive Amenities include:

    • Complimentary guest room internet

    • Complimentary state of the art fitness center (open 24 hours)

    • Complimentary newspaper of choice

    • Complimentary coffee maker and bottled water in all guest rooms

    • Complimentary twice daily housekeeping services (includes evening service)





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?

Getting around St. Kitts

Heading out from the Resort?

Getting There


St. Kitts International airport

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).




Registration Fees:

Early Bird:  $995.00

Register by:  Sept. 15, 2020

Advanced:  $1015.00

Register by:  Oct. 15, 2020

Regular:  $1035.00

Register after: Oct. 15, 2020

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:

  • 18 CE hours

  • Breakfast on Tuesday & Thursday

  • All breaks

  • Certificate of completion

  • Welcome reception for all on Monday nite

Seminar Registration:

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  • St. Kitts
    November 16, 2020 - November 19, 2020
    2:00 pm - 12:30 pm

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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.