ExpiredManaging common cardio-respiratory problems in practice – online course

Key West Fall online course

  |   November 9th - 11th, 2020

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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.


Seminar Schedule:

Single day registration available: Limited to 60 registrants each day to enhance the webinar question and answer experience

All times are Eastern time. 

Seminars start each day at 8.00am Pacific, 9.00am Mtn, 10.00am Central & 11.00am Eastern

Monday November 9th (5.5 CE hrs)

8:00am – 1:30pm Pacific

11:00am – 4:30pm  Eastern

Dr. Johnson

11:00am-11:50am: Getting the most out of your physical exam 

noon-12:50pm: Coughing cats 

1:00pm-1:45pm: How to manage chronic cough in the dog 

Dr. Stern: 

2:00pm-2:50pm: Recognition and Therapeutic approach to common arrhythmias

3:00pm-3:50pm: The cardiologist’s approach to thoracic radiography – is the VHS worthwhile?  What is the VLAS?? 

4:00pm-4:30pm:  Approach to the asymptomatic heart murmur


 Tuesday November 10th (5.5 CE hrs) 

8:00am – 1:30pm Pacific

11:00am – 4:30pm  Eastern


Dr. Stern 

11:00am-11:50am: Diet and Dilated Cardiomyopathy: update on diagnosis and management

Noon-12:50pm:  Management Strategies for Congestive Heart Failure

1:00pm-1:45pm: Feline Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy – In The Thick of It 

Dr. Johnson: 

2:00pm-2:50pm: Pneumonia in dogs and cats 

3:00pm-3:50pm: Pneumonia in dogs and cats (cont) 

4:00pm-4:30pm: How does laryngeal dysfunction contribute to cough? 


Wednesday November 11th (5.0CE hrs)

8:00am – 1:00pm Pacific

11:00am – 4:00pm  Eastern

Drs. Johnson/Stern: 

11:00am-12:20pm: Treating Mitral Valve Degeneration in the Post-EPIC World 

12:30pm-1:50pm: Pulmonary hypertension

2:00pm-3:20pm: Managing cardiopulmonary cases (both) 

3:30pm-4:00pm: Managing cardiopulmonary cases (both) 


Seminar Topics:

  • Managing mitral valve in the post-EPIC world

  • ECG case discussions

  • Airway diseases in dogs and cats. Dr. Johnson will provide and update on management strategies for tracheal collapse, bronchomalacia, asthma and bronchitis that you can put to immediate use in your practice. Whether or not you have access to advanced diagnostic testing, this session will provide you with tips to improve client expectations when the animal suffers from chronic cough.

  • Feline HCM – in the thick of it

  • Advanced imaging in dyspneic patients: how, when and why

  • Diet & Dilated Cardiomyopathy (an update on diagnosis and management of DCM)

  • CHF management strategies

  • Pneumonias in dogs and cats. Dr. Johnson is going to provide insight into the various clinical manifestations of parenchymal diseases of dogs and cats. Identification of underlying diseases will be a critical part of the discussion. Investigations of emerging pathogens in infectious lower respiratory disease will be presented and new antimicrobial guidelines related to treatment of pneumonia will be reviewed.

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Seminar Speakers

CE Hours

This seminar is approved for up to 16 CE hrs. 

This program has been approved for a maximum of 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.

Registration Fees:

Pick your days and topics. Limited to 60 registrants each day to enhance the webinar question and answer experience.

After registering: your SEMINAR REGISTRATION CONFIRMATION E-MAIL will contain a Zoom ink for you to pre-register for each webinar.  You need to do this prior to each webinar, so that you get a personalized link to the actual webinar.

Veterinarians: IVS attendees who currently have an FTC (Future transfer Credit) from a previously cancelled seminar:  

  • Please do not use the online registration as you will be charged again. You cannot use the credit thru this online registration. 
  • Please e-mail with your request (include name of registrant and which seminar you were originally scheduled to attend) for registration –  We will register you and deduct this amount from your credit.


E-mail your request to:     ivsceonline@gmail.com

Technician discount:  use code techonline  for a 10% discount as you register.

Registration Includes:

  • up to 16 CE hours.  Monday and Tuesday are 5.5 CE hours each day and Wednesday is 5.0 CE hours
  • access to online course notes
  • certificate of attendance available online


After registering: your SEMINAR REGISTRATION CONFIRMATION E-MAIL will contain a Zoom link for you to pre-register for each webinar.  You need to do this prior to each webinar, so that you get a personalized link to the actual webinar.

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  • Key West Fall online
    November 9, 2020 - November 11, 2020
    1:30 pm

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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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