UpcomingManaging common medical problems

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

  |   December 5th - 7th, 2019

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Philip Bergman D.V.M., Ph.D

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine-Oncology
Director of Clinical Studies,  VCA-Antech
Oncologist, Katonah Bedford Veterinary Center
Bedford Hills, NY 

 

Gary Oswald D.V.M.

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Tampa Bay Veterinary Specialists
Largo, FL

 

Seminar Schedule:

Travel day Wednesday:  December 4, 2019  

Registration
Seminars
Welcome reception

Thursday: December 5, 2019

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
1:30 pm – 6:30 pm
6:30 pm

Breakfast

Seminars

Friday: December 6

7:30 am – 8:00 am

8:00 am – 1:30 pm

Breakfast

Seminars

Saturday: December 7

7:30 am – 8:00 am

8:00 am – 1:30 pm

Seminar Topics:

Dr’s Bergman & Oswald are going to discuss management of the most common problems that they encounter in their clinical practices. This course will present a practical approach to the diagnosis and management of these common problems using a combination of didactic and case-based teaching. This combination of an Oncologist and an Internist is sure to provide you with some very practical tips on a broad range of topics.

“Blood cells gone wild”

  • How can I diagnose immune-mediated hemolytic anemia with confidence?
  • My patient has severe non-regenerative anemia of undetermined cause. Could it be immune-mediated? How would I establish a diagnosis?
  • How can I diagnose immune-mediated thrombocytopenia with confidence?
  • How can I diagnose immune-mediated neutropenia with confidence?
  • Which immunosuppressant drugs are preferred in acute management of immune-mediated hematologic disorders?
  • How should I manage immunosuppressant drug therapy over time?
  • Should blood transfusions be avoided in immune-mediated hematologic disorders to avoid “adding fuel to the fire”?
  • Does vincristine injection rapidly improve platelet count?
  • Why I should consider stocking my pharmacy with a vial of intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG).
  • Should prophylactic antibiotic therapy be utilized in IM-neutropenic patients?
  • I have strong suspicions my canine patient has multicentric lymphoma. My head is spinning from all the acronyms like PARR & FC !!
  • When do I do aspirate vs biopsy vs PARR vs FC? 
  • Do I do FC on whole blood, lymph node or both?
  • Is the same true in cats?
  • Should I use the new blood test for lymphoma (VBTA) ??
  • When is prednisone too early to use in the potential diagnosis of lymphoma? Can I use it as a diagnostic test for lymphoma?
  • What are the differences in outcomes with all the treatment options for lymphoma?
  • I heard about a new FDA approved drug for the treatment of dogs with lymphoma called Tanovea-CA. When should it be used? What the heck is the “CA” in the name?
  • I’ve been seeing an increase in dogs with mast cell tumors of late. After I remove the tumor and send it in for histopath, they no throw all these new terms out and I find it hard to make sense of all them.
  • Is the old Patnaik grade I/II/III system better or worse than the new low/high system?
  • What is the MI? When should I worry about MI?
  • I’ve heard about using MCT “panels” and my histopathologist recommends using them all the time. When should I really use them?
  • How hard should I push my client to do pre-operative staging?
  • What about cats with MCT’s? Does it make a difference when in skin vs spleen vs GI tract? What are danger words on kitty MCT histopath?

 

“It’s all in your head”.  Non-neoplastic & neoplastic disorders of the mouth, nasal cavity, sinus and nasopharynx.

  • Feline stomatitis. What is the cause? What is the treatment?
  • What should I suspect based on the nasal discharge character?
  • Should I submit a bacterial culture on nasal discharges?
  • Nasal radiographs vs. CT – which imaging modality is likely to tell me more?
  • I don’t have an endoscope – how can I perform a nasal cavity tissue biopsy?
  • I’ve never diagnosed nasal mites – do they really exist?
  • “Snufflers” – how to treat chronic Feline Herpes viral infection.
  • Fungal rhinosinusitis – what are the treatment options and expected outcome?
  • What are the most common tumors of the mouth of dogs and cats? What’s the best way to treat them?
  • What are the most common tumors of the nasal cavity of dogs and cats? What’s the best way to treat them?
  • What are the most common tumors of the ear and ear canal in dogs and cats? What the best way to treat them?

 

“Does Neutering REALLY promote or cause cancer?”

  • My local breeders say neutering causes cancer – what do the studies really say?
  • Does neutering prolong or reduce average lifetimes in dogs and cats?
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Seminar Speakers

  • Philip Bergman D.V.M., Ph.D. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine-Oncology Director of Clinical Studies VCA-Antech
  • Gary Oswald D.V.M. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Chief of Staff Tampa Bay Veterinary Specialists

CE Hours

This seminar is approved for 16 CE hrs. 

IVS is also an approved provider in NY.

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

Sheraton Hacienda del Mar Resort & Spa

Sheraton Hacienda del Mar Resort & Spa

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The Sheraton Hacienda del Mar Resort & Spa of Los Cabos captures the atmosphere of Old Mexico. You can stroll along its cobblestone lanes and winding paths, stopping to enjoy fountains, restaurants and quaint shops. The resort sits on a private beach amid 28 acres of quiet, lush gardens. Surrounding the resort is the famous Cabo del Sol Ocean Golf Course, by Jack Nicklaus. Relax as you lounge by any of four swimming pools or sit on the beach. Enjoy first-class services and amenities, and a state-of-the-art fitness center with spa.

Sheraton Hacienda del Mar Resort & Spa

Rooms

Sheraton Hacienda del Mar Resort & Spa

Sheraton Hacienda del Mar Resort & Spa

Our Deluxe Rooms welcome you with ultra-comfortable amenities and Old Mexico style. Enjoy garden, ocean, or oceanfront views from a private furnished terrace. Your guest room has everything you need, from a 32-inch LCD TV to High Speed Internet Access (for a fee). The irresistible Sheraton Sweet SleeperTM Bed promises a great night’s sleep, while the spa-like marble bathroom with a Jacuzzi tub and separate walk-in shower will encourage you to rise and shine. (470 Square Feet / 44 Square Meters)

Price

Group room rates:

Deluxe Garden view: US$210.00 dbl/night plus taxes

Deluxe Ocean View: US$220.00 dbl/night plus taxes

Deluxe Ocean Front: US$240.00 dbl/night plus taxes

The rates above are based on single or double occupancy.  An additional 3rd person in the room will be an addition $40 per night.  Max occupancy is 3 persons per room.

Currently taxes are 16% VAT, 3% Hotel tax & also there is a mandatory daily service charge of 6% per room per night. (subject to change)

The service charge includes maid service, 2 bottles of water daily in room, daily in room package coffee, workout room access, 30 minutes complimentary internet access at our exclusive Link@Sheraton area located at Lobby lounge.

There is a porterage charge of $6.50 per person, round trip.

Wireless Internet was $19 per day for up to 3 devices- but is now complimentary for IVS attendees

Rates will be available 3 days prior and 3 days after the meeting dates but will be based on availability only.

Terms

Deposits: One night room rental plus taxes will be charged to each individual guest (non- refundable) 60 days prior to individual reservation arrival date, with the remaining balance due 30 days prior to individual reservation arrival date.

Cancellations: If you cancel between 60-30 days prior to your scheduled arrival, your deposit is forfeited.  If you cancel within 30 days of your scheduled arrival, there will be no refunds and you will be charged for your entire scheduled stay. If you are a no-show or depart early, you will be charged for your entire stay.  Check-in is at 3:00pm; Check-out is at 12:00pm (noon); guests who stay in their rooms beyond the check-out time without Hotel authorization will be charged for an additional room at the prevailing room rate.

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Area Attractions

Area Attractions

Spa services

Getting There

Airport:

Please note that US$ are accepted everywhere in Cabo.

Fly to Los Cabos International Airport 

Beware of the timeshare operators offering free rides to the hotel.  Use the official shuttle companies- unless you want a time share…

We have used this company- they have a ticket booth after you clear customs in the arrivals area- or you can reserve online.  Please note that if you take a shared shuttle, it can take an hour to reach the Sheraton because they drop off at multiple hotels.  Transporte terrestre

There are also other shuttle companies available online.

Local Transportation Information

  • Beware of the timeshare operators offering free rides to the hotel.  Use the official shuttle companies- unless you want a time share…
  • We recommend flying into San Jose Del Cabo International Airport (SJD), just 20 miles from the resort. Ground transportation-taxi, shuttle service, or car rental-is the recommended mode of travel to and from the airport and around the area.
  • The shuttle service is located as you exit the baggage claim area. US dollars are accepted for your ride to the Resort.
  • Taxi’s are always available when you want to visit downtown and accept US dollars.

Registration Fees:

Early Bird:  $975.00

Register by:  September 27, 2019

Advanced:  $995.00

Register by:  October 30, 2019

Regular:  $1015.00

Register after:  October 30, 2019

Special Pricing:

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

Registration Includes:

  • 16 CE hours

  • Breakfast on Friday & Saturday

  • All breaks

  • Certificate of completion

  • Welcome reception for all on Thursday nite

Seminar Registration:

Details Price Qty
Advanced $995.00 (USD)  
Regular $1,015.00 (USD)   Goes On Sale
October 30, 2019

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  • Cabo San Lucas
    December 5, 2019 - December 7, 2019
    1:30 pm

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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.

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.