ExpiredManaging common cardio-respiratory problems in practice

Maui in the spring

  |   March 28th - 31st, 2022

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Lynelle Johnson D.V.M, Ph.D.

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Professor of Medicine
U.C. Davis

Joshua Stern B.S., D.V.M., Ph.D.

Diplomate, ACVIM
Associate Professor of Cardiology
School of Veterinary Medicine
U.C. Davis

This seminar has been designed to present the most current information on the diagnosis and treatment of many cardiovascular and respiratory diseases that you are commonly asked to manage in your patients. The main emphasis of the seminars will be to give you practical information that you can readily utilize in your practice- along with providing information on the current treatments being offered at the referral centers. Drs. Johnson & Stern are internationally recognized experts in their fields and lecture extensively throughout the world. Both speakers work at very busy clinical practices. Because of their involvement with busy veterinary centers, these personable speakers approach clinical problems very practically. Physical examination and efficient diagnostic testing in animals with respiratory signs: Have you ever wondered where those abnormal sounds are coming from?  Dr. Johnson will focus on localizing and identifying abnormalities in the respiratory exam to allow rational diagnostic testing. Updates on brachycephalic syndrome and laryngeal disorders will also be discussed.


Seminar Schedule:

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Welcome reception

Monday, March 28, 2022

1:30pm – 2:00pm
2:00pm – 6:30pm
6:30pm – 7.30pm

Continental breakfast

Tuesday, March 29

7:30am – 8:00am
8:00am – 12:30pm


Wednesday, March 30 2:00pm – 6:30pm

Continental breakfast

Thursday, March 31

7:30am – 8:00am
8:00am – 12:30pm

Seminar Topics:


  • Getting the most out of your physical exam 

  • Coughing cats 

  • How to manage chronic cough in the dog 

  •  Recognition and Therapeutic approach to common arrhythmias

  • The cardiologist’s approach to thoracic radiography – is the VHS worthwhile?  What is the VLAS?? 

  • Approach to the asymptomatic heart murmur

  • Diet and Dilated Cardiomyopathy: update on diagnosis and management

  • Management Strategies for Congestive Heart Failure

  • Feline Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy – In The Thick of It 

  • Pneumonia in dogs and cats 

  • How does laryngeal dysfunction contribute to cough? 

  • Treating Mitral Valve Degeneration in the Post-EPIC World 

  • Pulmonary hypertension

  • Managing cardiopulmonary cases

  • Cardiopulmonary case challenge:  Abnormal breathing patterns and adventitious lung sounds can be found in animals with cardiac or pulmonary disease, and cough, tachypnea, and respiratory distress are common signs of disease associated with either condition.  Even the presence of a murmur does not always signify a cardiac etiology of disease, and radiographic changes of cardiomegaly or pulmonary infiltrates can obscure the underlying cause of the clinical presentation. Determining the primary disease process relies on a good history and physical examination and will be supported by radiographic findings and additional tests. The speakers have been asked  to present some of their most challenging cases to demonstrate how the experts work through these confusing cases. 



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Seminar Speakers

  • Lynelle Johnson, D.V.M, Ph.D. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Professor of Medicine U.C. Davis
  • Joshua Stern Diplomate, ACVIM Professor of Cardiology School of Veterinary Medicine N.C. State

CE Hours

This seminar is 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:

  • Mandatory recorded attendance

  • Submission of attendance to AAVSB RACEtrack program

  • Complete seminar notes

  • Approved for 18 CE hrs by the AAVSB Race program


Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa

Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa

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Warm, friendly faces and cool ocean breezes greet you at Sheraton Maui Resort, the first resort in Hawaii to grace the shores of Ka`anapali. Miles away from the mainland, you’ll never feel more at home on our 23 oceanfront acres.

Named as one of Travel and Leisure Magazine’s top 25 Hotels, the beautiful Sheraton Maui Resort offers contemporary Hawaiian furnished rooms, lanais with breathtaking Pacific views, meandering lagoon-style pool, outstanding snorkeling, excellent dining options and terrific golf just steps away.

Here time is as relaxed as the island locals. Spend your days in the 142-yard freshwater swimming lagoon and whirlpool, on the three night-lit tennis courts, or at the salon and day spa. Find hours of enjoyment on the beachfront Teralani Catamaran or on a snorkeling adventure at Black Rock, Maui’s premier snorkeling destination.

As evening falls, share island-inspired menus with friends or family at our open-air restaurants. Live entertainment fills the night air at the poolside bars, including a cliff diving ceremony at sundown. Or gather with beachgoers as everyone stands still beneath the wide open sky to witness the majestic sunset on Ka`anapali Beach.

Distinct Hawaiian furnishings and little extras give our guest rooms and suites an intimate, comfortable air. This feeling flows onto your private lanai, where you can take in the view. If business brings you to paradise, we’ll help you connect with colleagues and plan a memorable event in a great space, from our elegant meeting rooms to spectacular oceanfront lawns.

Enjoy a truly Hawaiian ambience at Sheraton Maui Resort.


At the foot of legendary Black Rock, this sprawling Ka`anapali Beach resort welcomes travelers to a world of relaxation and discovery. Every guest room is newly renovated and comfortably appointed with breathtaking views of lush gardens, lava rock waterways, or swimming lagoons. 83% of the resort’s 508 rooms and suites have ocean views and all come equipped with furnished balconies and Sheraton Sweet Sleeper® Beds.


Run of house refers to any non-ocean view room types available
Run of ocean view refers to any of the types of partial and ocean view rooms available in the resort. There is no guarantee which room types will be available.
Note: The above inclusions are subject to change without notice.

Price: Group rooms are sold out. Please call our office at 800-487-5650 for availability.

Run of House: $359.00 dbl/night plus tax. 

Run of Ocean View: $399.00 dbl/night plus tax. 

    • Taxes are currently 14.4166% and subject to change without notice.


Additional Charges:

All rates above are based on single or double occupancy.  Currently, for a third or forth person in the room is an additional $89.00 plus tax, per person, per night.  Children 17 years of age and younger are free of charge when sharing the same room as parent(s), maximum of four persons to a room.  Third & Forth person charge is subject to change without notice.

Self-Parking:   Daily self-parking charge, starting on the 2nd night, of $15.00 (normally $22.00) plus tax with arrival night complimentary valet parking. After first night Valet parking is $33 plus tax.

Resort Charge  is $25.00  per room, per night plus tax (reduced rate for IVS) and includes:

  • Unlimited wireless high-speed internet access in guestroom, lobby, pool area and Hoku Rotunda

  • Valet parking on day of arrival (first night only)

  • Resort water service: two eco-friendly refillable water pouches with water fill stations throughout property

  • Scheduled shuttle service to historic Lahaina town

  • Scheduled Ka?anapali Resort shuttle service

  • Pool floats

  • Poolside charging station

  • Raw Elements reef-safe sunscreen dispensers throughout property

  • Sheraton Maui tote bag

  • Daily Hawaiian cultural activities (please see activity schedule)

  • Daily marine educational talks and activities with marine naturalist from Maui Ocean Center

Reservations: Please utilize the online booking link to the hotel site where you can book your room within our group.


Deposit: A deposit equal to two (2) night’s stay is required to hold your reservation.  Such deposit shall serve to confirm the reservation for the dates indicated, and, upon check-in, shall be applied to your reserved stay. 

Cancellations: There is a 2 night charge if you cancel within 30 days of your scheduled arrival. If you cancel within 15 days of your scheduled arrival or are a no-show or late arrivals or early departures will be charged for the full stay.

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Area Attractions

Maui is picture postcard perfect. A fertile valley links the two dormant volcano peaks that comprise Maui with its miles of sparkling beaches, thick tropical forests and picturesque ports. Experience the magic that prompted the readers of Conde Nast Traveler magazine to vote Maui the world’s Best Island for the last 8 years. Journey back in time with Maui’s traditional “kahiko” hula dancers. From the bustling whaling town of Lahaina to 42 miles of pristine beaches, from the 10,000 ft. summit of Haleakala to soaring rain forest waterfalls, Maui will surprise you and touch you with it’s heart of “Aloha.”


E Komo Mai! (Welcome!)

Black Rock, or Pu`u Keka`a in Hawaiian, is known as an Ancient Hawaiian holiday retreat for royalty (Ali`i). As in olden days, there are endless ocean activities such as clear-water snorkeling with turtles, sailing on the Teralani, kayaking with dolphins, scuba diving and deep sea fishing, all nearby our spectacular 23-acre ocean-front resort.

In addition to Ka`anapali Beach, the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa offers a plethora of Hawaiian cultural activities to help you experience the Spirit of Aloha. Spend your days learning the ancient art of Hula, adorning yourself with fresh flower leis created by you or learning the legend of King Kahekili in fireside storytelling with our island ambassadors.

As the sun sets over Black Rock, experience the magic of these islands with our one of a kind Torch Lighting and Cliff Dive Ceremony, found only at the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa.

Nearby, the charming town of Lahaina promises even more fun and exciting experiences including entertainment, cultural events and world-class shopping and dining.

To learn more or book your reservations today, call our Activity Concierge staff directly at: (808) 662-8135 

The Spa at Black Rock

Island tours

  • Explore the island by bike, horse, helicopter, kayak, raft, car or hiking.
  • Enjoy a sunrise tour to the top of Mt. Haleakala and then ride a mountain bike back down from the summit. (You can elect to take the bus back to the hotel)
  • The infamous road to Hana is a must and don’t forget to stop and enjoy the scenery and waterfalls as you wind your way around the Island. The valley of the seven sacred pools await your arrival. This is a wonderful all-day adventure.
  • Helicopter tours are a great way to see the Island from above.
  • Hikes- down into Mt. Haleakala crater
  • Horse ride
  • Snorkel at Molokini
  • All tours can be arranged at the resort- or prior to arrival-Please call the Concierge desk at (808) 662-8135 for information and reservations.   Or visit maui

Getting There


Most major carriers fly to the Maui international airport at Kahului. You then grab your rental car and head off towards the Sheraton which is located on the north west side of the Island , just above Lahaina- at the Ka’anapali resort.

Local Transportation Information

We recommend that you rent a car for the entire stay as this allows you the freedom to get out and explore the Island. Most airlines offer a fly/drive package for Maui – please call our travel office at 800-487-5650 for assistance.

Registration Fees:

Early Bird:  $1015.00

Register by:  January 21, 2022

Advanced:  $1035.00

Register by:  Feb. 18, 2022

Regular:  $1055.00

Register after:  Feb. 18, 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:

  • 18 CE hours

  • Complete seminar notes

  • Submission of attendance to AAVSB RACEtrack program

  • Breakfast on tuesday & thursday 

  • Welcome reception on monday

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  • Maui spring
    March 28, 2022 - March 31, 2022
    2:30 am - 12:30 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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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.