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Key West Fall seminar

  |   November 14th - 16th, 2022

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Nov. 9 weather update.  This seminar is still on schedule to commence on monday.

David Maggs B.V.Sc.

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

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

Seminar Schedule:


Monday, November 14, 2022 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Welcome Reception:

Monday, November 14, 2022 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm


Tuesday, November 15

Wednesday, November 16

7:15 am – 8:00 am

7:15 am – 8:00 am


Monday, November 14
Tuesday, Nov. 15
Wednesday, November 16

1:30 pm – 6:30 pm
8:00 am – 1:30 pm
8:00 am – 1:30 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

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

CE Hours

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

  • Submission of attendance to AAVSB RACEtrack program

  • Complete seminar notes

  • Approved for 16 CE hrs by the AAVSB Race program


Casa Marina Key West

Casa Marina Key West

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This will be our 8th visit Fall visit at the Casa Marina Resort.

Opened on New Year’s Eve of 1920, Casa Marina, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, is a flawless merging of old Key West ambiance and contemporary luxury. Immerse yourself in a restful haven where emerald lawns meet a blue Atlantic – welcoming stunning sunrises each day. Come to the “house by the sea” enveloped in breezy elegance and shaded by graceful palms.

Casa Marina Key West

Enjoy a taste of tropical living at the legendary Casa Marina, A Waldorf Astoria Resort. Nestled along the southern edge of the island – spanning more than 1,100 feet of private beach, Casa Marina’s modern accommodations provide a luxurious hideaway for travelers. Listed in the National Register for Historic Places, this landmark resort has attracted business tycoons, artists, and dignitaries since the 1920’s because:

  • It’s located on the largest private beach in Key West, Florida
  • It’s a short walk from Southernmost Point U.S.A, the Key West Aquarium, Ernest Hemingway’s House and President Truman’s House
  • Only minutes from the vibrant attractions and nightlife of Duval Street and historic Old Town
  • With easy access to world-class water sports, including deep-sea fishing, wind surfing, and diving in America’s only living barrier reef
  • And, it’s only three miles from Key West International Airport (EYW)

Casa Marina Key West


Casa Marina Key West

Casa Marina Key West

Revel in the island charm of Key West that has inspired artists and writers since the 1920s. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places , Casa Marina combines timeless service with modern comfort and style. Lose yourself in our Mediterranean-style accommodations. Delight in the 311 non-smoking guest rooms and suites at our beachfront hotel  – where a historical sense of time is artfully combined with an intimate sense of place. Indulge in an exquisite selection of beachfront accommodations.

Price:  Group rooms are sold out. Please contact our office at 800-487-5650 for availability. Seminar registration is still open.

Group room rates:

  • Standard room:$.00 dbl/night plus taxes

  • Ocean view with balcony:  $.00 dbl/night plus taxes  

Additional Charges (subject to change without notice):

  • State and Local taxes, fees and assessments are currently 12.5%
  • Resort fee: $45.00 per room per night which includes: 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, gaint chess board, bocce court, out door pool table, pool toys, and fishing pier access and reciprocal resort charging privileges.  Please note, amenities and services included in the Resort fee are subject to change.
  • Valet parking only— $35.00 per day- subject to change


You will be charged a deposit of one nights room and tax. 

Cancellations: 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 ).

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.

Spa services

Spa Al Mare awaits your arrival.

Getting There


Key West can be accessed by air with frequent flights into Key West Airport. In the terminal you can then contact the hotel from the phone to arrange for Resort transportation. Or grab a cab- pricing is the same for either transport group. 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

Local Transportation Information

Arriving at the Key West Airport-  set outside and grab a cab to the Casa Marina. There is no hotel shuttle available.

Registration Fees:

Early Bird:  $1035.00

Register by:  September 16, 2022

Advanced:  $1055.00

Register by:  October 19, 2022

Regular:  $1075.00

Register after:  October 19, 2022

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

  • submission of attendance to AAVSB RACEtrack program

  • welcome reception on monday

  • breakfast and breaks tuesday & wednesday

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  • Key West Fall
    November 14, 2022 - November 16, 2022
    12:05 am - 1:05 pm

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:

Group rooms are sold out. Please contact our office at 800-487-5650 for availability. Seminar registration is still open.



  • Please DO NOT use the form below.  If you are having trouble booking your room thru the above link, please call our IVS Office at (800) IVS-5650.

Please only use the hotel request form below, if you are having problems with reserving your room thru the online hotel registration link and are not able to contact our office at 800-487-5650. 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.


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