UpcomingInfectious, immune or inflammatory?

Grand Cayman

  |   December 9th - 12th, 2019

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Michael Lappin D.V.M., Ph.D.

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Professor of Medicine
Colorado State University

Andrew Mackin B.Sc., B.V.M.S.

Diplomate, ACVIM
Professor, Dept. of Clinical Sciences
Service Chief, Small Animal Medicine
Hugh G. Ward Endowed Chair of Small Animal Veterinary Medicine
Mississippi State University

There are many inflammatory disease syndromes in dogs and cats resulting in clinical signs of disease.  Important examples include uveitis, stomatitis, inflammatory bowel disease, bronchitis, hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia, and polyarthritis.  Each of these syndromes have primary infectious disease causes or primary immune mediated disease causes which can be very hard to differentiate!  For each of these syndromes the immune system is ultimately the cause of the inflammation and an infectious disease cause is not always identified.

In this course, Drs. Lappin and Mackin will provide an update on the diagnosis and management of inflammatory diseases of the dog and cat.  The emphasis will be on how to logically differentiate idiopathic inflammatory diseases and those with inflammation related to infectious agents.   We will also update the attendees on the optimal treatments for the classic infectious disease differentials and primary immune-mediated diseases.

Seminar Schedule:

Travel day Sunday  December 8, 2019  

Registration

Seminars

Welcome reception

Monday December 9

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

2:00 pm – 6:30 pm

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Breakfast

Seminars

Tuesday Dec. 10

7:30 am – 8:00 am

8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Seminars

 

Wednesday Dec. 11

 

2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

 

Breakfast

Seminars

Thursday Dec. 12

7:30 am – 8:00 am

8:00 am – 11:30 am

Seminar Topics:

 

Dr. Lappin and Dr. Mackin have been colleagues in Internal Medicine for over 20 years and both have strong interests in both infectious and immune mediated diseases.  They have just presented a similar lecture series together at the Colorado State University Annual Conference which received rave reviews.  Both speakers are very experienced and both have won the Norden (Zoetis) Distinguished Teaching Award.  Neither speaker has ever been called boring and have interesting, dynamic styles!  For some of the lectures, audience response devices will be used to highlight important questions and the opinions of the group.  In this course, Drs. Lappin and Mackin plan to use a “Frequently Asked Questions” style and will provide answers to around 50 of the most common questions they receive about dog or cat inflammatory diseases.   The following are some of the questions you can plan to be updated on during the course.

  • Flea or Tick Borne Agents

  • Anaplasma platys
  • Anaplasma phagocytophilum
  • Bartonella henselae
  • Bartonella vinsonii
  • Borrelia burgdorferi
  • Ehrlichia canis
  • Ehrlichia ewingii
  • Neorickettsia risticii
  • Rickettsia rickettsii
  • Rickettsia felis

 

  • Respiratory Agents

 

  • Feline herpesvirus 1
  • Feline caliciviruses
  • Virulent systemic caliciviruses
  • Chlamydophila felis
  • Mycoplasma spp.
  • Bordetella bronchiseptica
  • Gastrointestinal Agents

  • Giardia spp.
  • Tritrichomonas foetus
  • Cryptosporidium spp.
  • Immune mediated Hemolytic anemia

  • Immune mediated Polyarthritis

  • Immune mediated Thrombocytopenia

  • Immune versus infectious GI diseases

  • Emergency management of immune mediated blood disorders

  • Management of infectious agents confused with immune diseases

  • Chronic management of immune-mediated blood disorders

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Seminar Speakers

CE Hours

This seminar is approved for 18 CE hrs.  

IVS is also an approved provider in 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

Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort

Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort

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Experience the spectacular Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort, our very own Beach House nestled on the Caribbean’s beloved Seven Mile Beach. Having recently completed our extensive transformation, enhancing our public spaces, guests can now enjoy modern décor and furnishings that capture the relaxing and casual seaside ambience of island living. Our innovative Anchor & Den gives visitors a new experience from the moment they step foot into our Cayman resort. Guests can gather, connect, relax, dine and enjoy quality time with family and friends.

Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort

Memorable experiences are made through fun food, handcrafted cocktails and chic music. In-style alfresco dining can be enjoyed at the revamped oceanfront bohemian chic Veranda restaurant and Vista Bar, while admiring breathtaking views of the turquoise Caribbean Sea. Our aim is to invoke the happy nostalgia of summertime, when life is brighter and more carefree – a time when families and loved ones reunite and reconnect at the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort.

Rooms

Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort

Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort

Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort

The Marriott Grand Cayman Resort offers brand new spacious guest accommodations.  Our all new guest rooms feature private balconies, some with views of Seven Mile Beach.  Luxurious classic Grand Cayman lodgings with warm tropical hues & rich dark wood furnishings.  The Grand Cayman resort offers 273 luxury guest rooms and 22 suites.  All guest rooms feature 40″ LED TV and turndown service is offered upon request.  High-speed wireless Internet available throughout resort.

This hotel has a smoke-free policy.

Configurations

Beds and Bedding

  • Maximum Occupancy: 4
  • 1 King or 2 Double
  • Rollaway beds not permitted
  • Cribs permitted: 1
  • Pillowtop mattress, Featherbed, and Duvet

Food & Beverages

  • Room service
  • Coffee maker / tea service
  • Kitchen features
  • Mini-refrigerator

Price

Group Rates:

Run of House (Mix of Deluxe & Courtyard rooms): $289.00 single or dbl/night

Partial Ocean View: $359.00 single or dbl/night- please note these are NOT Oceanfront.

Oceanfront: $414.00 single or dbl/night – *Very limited*

Additional Fees (Subject to change without notice):

  • Rates are European Plan (no meals).
  • Rates above are based on single or double occupancy.  3rd and 4th person(s) staying in the room, are an additional $25.00 per person per night, plus taxes.
  • Room rates are subject to applicable government taxes, currently 13%.
  • Room rates are also subject to a 12% hotel service charge, which includes bellman and maid gratuities.

Special Concessions:

  • Waived Resort fee (currently $50/nt).

    Use of floating trampoline & relaxation platforms 


    Paddle boards rental (first come first serve) 


    Snorkel masks and fins rental 


    Bicycle rental (first come first serve) 


    Cayman 3Underwater Life2 snorkeling guide 


    Children Beach Toys 


    Complimentary daily snack/treat at the pool or beach 


    Unlimited local calls 


    Wireless high speed internet access throughout the resort 


    Welcome drink upon arrival (nonalcoholic) 


    Complimentary access to beach night bonfire and s’mores (two nights a week) 


    Unlimited digital library for newspapers and magazines – Press Reader 


Terms

Check-In: 4:00pm | Check-Out: 11:00am
A credit card is required to confirm your reservation.

Cancellations:  

You have up to 30 days prior to your scheduled arrival to cancel without penalty.  You will be charged for the complete scheduled stay if you cancel within 30 days of your scheduled arrival, are a no-show or depart early.

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Area Attractions

Area Attractions

One of the many attractions Grand Cayman has to offer is Seven Mile Beach, a long stretch of white sand rated one of the most beautiful beaches in the entire Caribbean.

Other attractions on Grand Cayman include the 65-acre Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park and National Trust’s Mastic Trail (2 mile traditional footpath through unspoiled woodlands in North Side); Cayman Islands National Museum in George Town; Pedro St. James Historic Site in Savannah; and Cardinal D’s Park, a private collection of animals in a natural tropical park setting on Courts Rd; Cayman Turtle Farm; Hell;

National Trust historic walking tours of central George Town and West Bay, blowholes in East End district and historic buildings now being restored under the direction of the National Trust and National Historic Sites Committee, including the Old Savannah Schoolhouse. Rum Point is not to be missed, imagine sipping a cocktail in a hammock on a beach, shaded by majestic Casuarina trees. Enjoy a beach snack or indulge in an a la carte meal or simply take a dip in the crystal clear sea.

Restaurants

More than 100 restaurants, fast-food outlets and small snack bars offer visitors a selection ranging from elegant fine dining to budget fast food and take out. Traditional Caymanian cuisine has been enlivened by a strong Jamaican influence of jerk, curry and other vibrant seasonings, and features conch, lobster and local seafood in a variety of dishes, complimented by coconut, plantain, breadfruit, yams, cassava, rice and peas and other West Indian side dishes.

At this Hotel:

Breakfast: Full American breakfast.

Veranda on Seven Mile Beach  – International Cuisine
Veranda is a beach fish grill with a vintage-inspired ambience and an air of boho chic; offering in-style alfresco dining.
Open for lunch and dinner.  Dress code: Shirt/Slacks Req.

Den – International Cuisine
Enjoy fresh, homemade selection of pastries and breads at the Den. Try our full breakfast buffet or a la carte menu for breakfast. For dinner the Den welcomes you to an a la carte menu, inspired globally and sourced locally.
Open for breakfast and dinner. Dress code: Smart Casual

Anchor Bar & Lounge – International Cuisine
Anchor Bar & Lounge offers a “grab & go” selection as well as an a la carte menu. Anchor Bar’s a la carte menu with handcrafted cocktails, local draft beers, crepes madeto- order, a raw bar and sushi.
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Dress code: Casual

Vista Bar  – American Cuisine
Beachside and poolside bar features a refreshing lunch and cocktail menu with a casual alfresco ambiance.
Open for lunch and dinner. Dress code: Casual

Dining Nearby

Dive, Snorkel and Explore

Diving in the Caymans

The Cayman Islands are proudly recognised as the birthplace of recreational diving in the Caribbean with spectacular underwater world views since 1957 when scuba pioneer Bob Soto opened the first Grand Cayman dive shop. Today, Cayman is one of the world’s top dive destinations. With more than 40 dive operations and almost 360 dive sites marked with moorings, adventurers from all over the world choose the Cayman Islands for the best of Caribbean diving. Our warm, calm waters, 100 ft. plus visibility and breath-taking variety of marine life offer a world of exciting logbook entries. Each island offers very different diving adventures for divers of all levels from novice to Nitrox and Tec diving.

Snorkeling in the Caymans

Snorkeling is Cayman’s greatest, easiest underwater adventure and an activity the whole family can enjoy. If you’ve only fantasized about peeking beneath the sea, there is no safer, gentler and more exciting place to learn this sport than in Cayman’s clear, current-free waters. From toddlers to great-grandparents, Cayman snorkeling is ideal for all ages.

Explore

In the Cayman Islands there’s a good chance you’re Caribbean Islands vacation will be over before you run out of things to see and do. One of the best ways to experience the true nature of our islands is by taking a tour.  No matter whether your idea of fun is hiking Grand Cayman’s rugged Mastic Trail, the Brac’s Parrot Reserve Nature Trail, taking a walking tour of our historic sites, wall diving, getting up close and personal with sea turtles, galloping across our white sands on horseback, kayaking our mangrove coast, or diving deep beneath the ocean in a submarine – you are certain to leave exhilarated, dreaming of your next return.

Marriott Grand Cayman Resort’s Reccommendations

Golf

Britannia Golf Course   

  • Phone:  +1 345 745 4653
  • Greens fees apply
  • Rentals and Lessons
  • 9 holes, 3,200 yards.  Par for course: 35
  • Designed by Jack Nicklaus

North Sound Golf Club  

  • Phone:  +1 345 947 4653
  • Greens fees apply
  • Rentals and Lessons
  • Driving range
  • 18 holes, 6,605 yards.  Par for course: 71

Getting There

Airport

Owen Roberts International Airport – GCM

The Cayman Islands is a British Overseas Territory located in the Western Caribbean, situated 480 miles south of Miami, Florida, 150 miles south of Cuba and 180 miles northwest of Jamaica. By jet, the Cayman Islands is only a 70-minute direct flight from Miami.

The main passenger airport in the Cayman Islands, ‘Owen Roberts International Airport’, is located on the largest of the Cayman Islands, Grand Cayman. Their sister island of Cayman Brac also has its own airport, ‘Gerrard Smith Airport’. These two airports serve as the Cayman Islands main ports of entry for visitors. Little Cayman is served by daily inter-island flights.

There are more than 55 weekly flights into the Cayman Islands including 28 flights each week between Miami and Grand Cayman with connections to Cayman Brac and Little Cayman. Direct service from Miami is provided by Cayman Airways and American Airlines.

Local Transportation Information

For local transportation information

IVS Travel Group Info

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

Registration Fees:

Early Bird:  $995.00

 Register by:  October 10, 2019

Advanced:  $1015.00

Register by:  November 8, 2019

Regular:  $1035.00

Register after:  November 8, 2019

Special Pricing:

Veterinary Technicians are always welcome- there is an $80 discount for registration

Registration Includes:

  • 18 CE hours

  • Breakfast on Tuesday & Thursday for registrants.

  • All breaks

  • Certificate of completion

  • Welcome reception for all including family on Monday night.

Seminar Registration:

Details Price Qty
Regular $1,035.00 (USD)  

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  • Grand Cayman
    December 9, 2019 - December 12, 2019
    2:00 pm - 11:30 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,  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.

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.