ExpiredManaging common abdominal problems

Steamboat Springs

  |   February 26th - 28th, 2018

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

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

John Berg D.V.M.

Diplomate, ACVS
Professor of  Small animal soft tissue surgery
Department of Clinical Sciences
Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
North Grafton, MA 

Gary Oswald D.V.M.

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

One of the more common clinical presentations is a pet that is anorexic, is vomiting, has diarrhea or is constipated. 

For this seminar I have brought together two Internists and a surgeon who will provide a clinical discussion of how they handle these patients.

The three specialists will present an interactive discussion on how they make decisions on what tests to perform, how to interpret the tests, how to manage the case(initially and long term), when to operate(or not)and what not to do!

Seminar Schedule:

Registration: Monday Feb. 26, 2018 6.30 am – 7.00 am
Breakfast: Daily 6.30am – 7.00 am
Lectures:

Monday Feb. 26

 

Tuesday Feb. 27

 

Wednesday Feb. 28

7.00 am – 9.30 am
4.30pm – 7.00pm

7.00 am – 9.30 am
4.30pm – 7.00pm

 

7.00 am – 1.00 pm

Seminar Topics:

The presentation will include a discussion of the following;

Gastric disease

  • Gastric motility disorders – why do they occur and how to treat effectively.
  • When to suspect “GERD” in dogs.
  • Gastric mucosal erosions and ulcers – why do they develop and how to prevent and treat effectively.
  • Selecting the most appropriate antiemetics, prokinetics, antacids, gastroprotectants and appetite stimulants.

 

Intestinal disease

  • Medical and dietary treatments for idiopathic IBD & PLE/Lymphangectasia.

 

Pancreatic disease

  • How often do cats get exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI)?
  • 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?
  • Considerations in treatment of acute pancreatitis.

 

Hepatic problems

  • What to do about elevated liver enzymes in dogs & cats?
  • What do Bile acid and Protein C values tell me in dogs?
  • Liver needle aspirate or biopsy; no more ‘non-diagnostic’ samples!
  • What are the preferred medical treatments for chronic hepatitis?
  • What can I do to save the “fatty liver” cat? Just feed ‘em?
  • Gall bladder mucoceles – identification and determining medical vs surgical treatment?  

 

The truth about giardiasis

Management of canine and feline parvoviruses

Infectious GI disease diagnostics; the good and the bad.

What to treat before starting the prednisolone trial for IBD.

GDV/GDV surgery

Gastric foreign bodies/gastrotomy

Intestinal foreign bodies/enterotomy

Linear foreign bodies/red rubber catheter technique

Intestinal tumors/Resection & anastomosis

Septic abdomen management 

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Seminar Speakers

  • Michael Lappin D.V.M., Ph.D. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Professor of Medicine Colorado State University
  • John Berg D.V.M. Diplomate, ACVS Professor of Small animal soft tissue surgery Department of Clinical Sciences Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine North Grafton, MA
  • Gary Oswald D.V.M. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Chief of Staff Tampa Bay Veterinary Specialists

CE Hours

  • 16 CE hours
  • Certificate of completion
  • Complete seminar notes
  • Breakfast and all breaks

Accommodations

Steamboat Grand

Steamboat Grand

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The Steamboat Grand brings a new level of service to one of America’s favorite year-round ski resorts. Surround yourself in casual elegance and enjoy all of the amenities that the Grand has to offer! Located at the base of the Steamboat Ski area, The Steamboat Grand features 328 beautifully appointed guestroom accommodations, offering hotel rooms, condominiums and luxurious penthouses all in one location.

The Steamboat Grand offers hotel rooms with one king or two queen sized beds and studio suites with a queen platform bed. All rooms feature Sealy Posturepedic pillow-top mattresses, hardwood custom cabinetry, polished granite counter tops, 32″ flat screenTV’s, in-room safes, hair dryers and robes.Choose our Deluxe King with balcony, fireplace and whirlpool tub, our standard Hotel Double Queen with standard bathroom, or our Studio suite with double bed, kitchenette, sitting area with full-sized sofa pullout.

 

Price:

We have been able to secure a block of spectacular one bedroom condo’s at a great rate.  Book early!

One bedroom condo: $279.00 dbl/night plus taxes & resort fee

16.97% taxes and resort fee- subject to change

 

Two, three & four bedroom condos- our travel group will be happy to check pricing & availability for you. Please call 800-487-5650

 

Overnight Parking Fees: Winter: $15.00 Ski Time Square Parking, $20.00 Self-Parking in Hotel underground garage, $25.00 Valet.

 

Terms:

Cancellations: If the reservation is canceled within 30 days or you are a no-show or depart early, you will be charged for your complete stay.

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Area Attractions

Steamboat Springs 

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Steamboat Ski Resort, located just outside of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, is a premier ski destination famous for its Champagne Powder®. The resort is situated across seven mountain peaks within the Park Range and overlooks the Yampa Valley.

The area has a rich western heritage and is one of the largest ski resorts in Colorado. Steamboat Springs has been dubbed Ski Town, U.S.A. due to the fact that more Olympians call Steamboat home than any other ski resort.

 

Getting There

You can either fly to Denver and drive up to Steamboat or fly directly into Hayden Airport at Steamboat Springs.

 

There is commercial shuttle service from Hayden Airport to Steamboat Springs

 

As for transportation around town, The Steamboat Grand offers a complimentary shuttle downtown from 1:15 pm to 10:15 pm, leaving the front door of the hotel fifteen and forty-five after the hour. The city of Steamboat also has a free transit system.

Registration Fees:

Early Bird:  $845.00

Register by:  January 10, 2018

Advanced:  $865.00

Register by: Feb. 7, 2018

Regular:  $885.00

Register after:Feb. 7, 2018

Special Pricing:

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

Registration Includes:

  • 16 CE hours
  • Complete notes
  • Breakfast and breaks daily

Seminar Registration:

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  • Steamboat
    February 26, 2018 - February 28, 2018
    12:00 am - 6:00 am

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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.

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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.

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.