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Key West spring

  |   April 19th - 21st, 2021

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March 5, 2021 update: only a few group rooms still available- book now as the group block closes on March 15.

Feb. 25, 2021:  I just wanted to update you on our Key West  seminar.  Many locations are starting to reopen and we have been closely working with the Reach Resort in the recent days to ensure that they will have all the necessary safety protocols in place prior to our arrival.

I would recommend that you click thru to see what to expect while on the Island.

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It has been a very intense and stressful last year, so we are very excited to finally start to return to our passion: providing practical CE in great locations. 

Regarding the seminars: we will be following strict social distancing and mask requirements. 

Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

Sincerely

Dougald

 

Ross Palmer D.V.M., MS.

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons
Professor of Orthopedics
Colorado State University

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

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

 

 

Seminar Schedule:

Registration:

Monday April 19, 2021 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
     

Lectures:

 

Monday April 19

Tuesday April 20

Wednesday April 21

1:30 pm – 6:30 pm

8:00 am – 1:30 pm

8:00 am – 1:30 pm

Breakfast

Tuesday April 20

Wednesday April 21

7.15 am – 8.00 am

7.15 am – 8.00 am

Seminar Topics:

The surgeons perspective:

  • How to improve your gait evaluation skills

  • Art of the Orthopedic Exam

  • Science of the Orthopedic Exam

  • Working up the hip dysplastic puppy

  • How to make quality orthopedic radiographs & interpret them

  • Clinical Case Discussion – The dreaded duo of OA & Obesity

  • Is it shoulder or is it elbow

The Internists perspective:

Polymyosititis

  • What are the most common infectious causes?

  • How do I differentiate infectious and immune mediated causes

  • Can I diagnose Toxoplasma and Neospora with antibody titers?

  • How common in Hepatozoon canis

  • What are the optimal treatments for protozoal muscle diseases?

  • What does of anti-inflammatory drugs should I use for immune mediated disease?

Polyarthritis

  • How do I collect joint fluid?

  • What tests should be performed on joint fluid?

  • Which animals should be evaluated by arthrocentesis

  • Are PCR panels for infectious agents worth the money?

  • Does Bartonella really cause polyarthritis

  • How can I prove ehrlichiosis, mycoplasmosis, anaplasmosis, borreliosis, and bartonellosis?

  • Do cats get immune mediated polyarthritis?

  • What are optimal primary therapies for infectious agents?

  • What is the best dose of prednisone?

  • In what order should I try “rescue” drugs for refractory immune mediated cases?

  • Should I use the Borrelia vaccines?

  • Which Borrelia vaccine is best?

ACVIM consensus statement on lyme disease in dogs

Clinical Case Discussions – Surgeon vs. Internist

 

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Seminar Speakers

  • Ross Palmer, D.V.M., MS. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons Professor of Orthopedics Colorado State University
  • Michael Lappin D.V.M., Ph.D. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Professor of Medicine Colorado State University

CE Hours

This seminar is approved for 16 CE hrs. 

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
  • Certificate of attendance
  • Complete seminar notes
  • Approved for 16 CE hrs by the AAVSB RACE program

Accommodations

The Reach Resort

The Reach Resort

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Savor a taste of tropical living at the most beloved choice of Key West hotels and resorts – The Reach Resort. Nestled on the island’s southern edge – spanning more than 400 feet of private beach – our newly remodeled rooms and suites provide a luxurious hideaway for travelers. Bask among soaring palms trees, blooming native flowers, and sweeping ocean views. Sample the renowned nightlife of nearby Duval Street , or the charming attractions of historic Old Town. Enjoy famed Key West water sports – from windsurfing to diving in America’s only living barrier reef. Catch some warm sunshine on the island’s largest secluded beach. Stay at our sophisticated Key West Florida hotel for true Caribbean flavor, in a vibrant location:

  • Located on a private beach in Key West, Florida
  • A short walk from Southernmost Point U.S.A and Key West Aquarium
  • Minutes from the vibrant attractions and nightlife of Duval Street and historic Old Town
  • Easy access to world-class water sports, including deep-sea fishing, wind surfing, and diving in America’s only living barrier reef
  • Only three miles from Key West International Airport (EYW)

 

Rooms

Key West, FL

Retreat to one of the beautifully transformed guest rooms or suites at The Reach Resort, The Waldorf Astoria Collection – providing the most intimate Key West lodging experience. Our warm accommodations perfectly reflect the stunning revitalization of the resort. Cool colors blended with a modern sophistication are represented in chic furnishings and tranquil bedding. Indulge in the stunning views from your private balcony.Retreat to one of the beautifully transformed guest rooms or suites at The Reach Resort, The Waldorf Astoria Collection – providing the most intimate Key West lodging experience. Our warm accommodations perfectly reflect the stunning revitalization of the resort. Cool colors blended with a modern sophistication are represented in chic furnishings and tranquil bedding. Indulge in the stunning views from your private balcony.

Configurations:

Key West room

Key West, FL

These guest rooms feature the perfect blend of Caribbean style and comfort with private balcony, tile floors, wet bar, and ceiling fans. These rooms are convenient to the only natural beach on the island, as well as a tropical swimming pool.

Ocean view room

Key West, FL

For luxurious comfort and incredible ocean views, choose one of the Ocean-View Rooms. Lounge with a tropical cocktail on your own private balcony, which overlooks the Atlantic or our tropical pool. Offering special touches such as tile floors and ceiling fans, these majestic rooms are true paradise.

Price

  • Key West view and Courtyard view room rate: $299.00 single or dbl/night plus taxes
  • Ocean view rate: $399.00 single or dbl/night plus taxes
  • Plus Taxes
  • Resort fee: $45.00 per room per night 
  • Valet parking fee: $35.00/day subject to change

 

The Resort Fee is paid to the Hotel for the following amenities or services

  •  Beach and Pool lounge chairs with umbrellas

  • Poolside delighters including cold eucalyptus towels and popsicles

  • Hydration Stations

  • Wireless Internet access

  • Fitness Center access

  • Local & Domestic long distance phone calls

  • In-room Coffee

  • Resort Access & Transportation between The Reach and Casa Marina (based upon availability)

  • Casa Marina Recreation Activities -Volleyball, Table Tennis, Corn Hole, Hammocks, and featuring the largest beach resort in Key West

  • The Reach Recreation Activities -Life Size Chess, Bocce Ball, Hammocks, and featuring the largest natural sand beach with direct ocean entry in Key West

Terms

Cancellations: You will be charged a deposit of one nights room and tax. 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 )and the rates are down!

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

Restaurants

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

Beach

Relax on the Resorts private beach.

Water Sports

Sailing, jet skiing, windsurfing, canoeing, snorkeling and diving.

Golf

Golf in the tropics at Key West Golf Club.

Two-wheelin’

Explore the island on bicycles or mopeds.

Snorkeling

Take a fast boat to the reefs and snorkel for several hours. The boats leave from the Casa Marina (only a 1 minute walk).

Getting There

Key West can be accessed by air with frequent flights into Key West Airport. In the terminal grab a cab or uber/lyft to the Reach Resort. 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

Registration Fees:

Early Bird:  $945.00

Register by:  February 23, 2021

Advanced:  $965.00

Register by:  March 19, 2021

Regular:  $985.00

Register after:  March 19, 2021

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
  • certificate of attendance
  • welcome reception
  • two breakfasts and all breaks

Seminar Registration:

Details Price Qty
Regular $985.00 (USD)  

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  • Key West spring
    April 19, 2021 - April 21, 2021
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Register online

Online registrations is easy and fast.

For our online courses: After registering: your SEMINAR REGISTRATION or PAYMENT NOTIFICATION E-MAIL will contain a link for you to pre-register for the webinar.  You need to do this prior to the webinar, so that you get a personalized link to the actual webinar.  

For our regular seminars, after completing your registration, 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.

Questions?  For online courses:  ivsceonline@gmail.com

For regular seminars: ivseminars@yahoo.com

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

Please note- only a few group rooms still available:

  • For Key West, the easiest way to reserve your hotel room is to go online 

  • Booking Link:   click here

  • or by calling the resort directly at 1-833-788-0840 and asking for the special group rate for zzivs3

  • 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) 487-5650

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.

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.