UpcomingManaging common abdominal problems in practice

Big Sky Resort, MT

  |   August 8th - 10th, 2022

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Gary Oswald D.V.M.

Diplomate, ACVIM 
Tampa Bay Medical Consultants
Oldsmare, FL

Howard Seim III D.V.M.

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

 

Gary & Howard are going to discuss management of the most common abdominal 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 a Surgeon and an Internist is sure to provide you with some very practical tips on a broad range of topics.

Seminar Schedule:

Registration: Monday August 8, 2022 7:15 am – 8:00 am
Continental Breakfast: Daily 7:15 am – 8:00 am
Lectures:

Monday August 8, 2022
Tuesday August 9, 2022
Wednesday August 10, 2022

8:00 am – 1:30 pm
8:00 am – 1:30 pm
8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Seminar Topics:

  • What’s in my pharmacy ?

    Antacids. Promotility. Mucosal Protection. Appetite Stimulant. Emetics.

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  • What’s in my kitchen ? 

    Highly digestible GI diets. Limited ingredient diets. Hydrolyzed diets.

 

  • Acute Gastroenteritis- simplifying diagnostics & treatments.

 

  • Chronic Enteropathies – new classifications and treatment approach.

    Food-responsive CE. Dysbiosis-responsive CE. Antibiotic-responsive CE. Steroid-responsive CE.

 

  • Probiotics & Fecal Microbial Restoration Therapy.

 

  • Feline Gastrointestinal Lymphoma – what’s different about this ?

 

  • Acute Pancreatitis – the good, bad & ugly

  • What’s in my OR?

    During the course of our lectures I will suggest a number of affordable surgical instruments you should consider adding to your practice and how to acquire them!

  • Performing GI surgery in your OR ‘by yourself’…….what can I do to help make that experience better?

    We will discuss a variety of GI surgery cases such as GI foreign bodies, GI neoplasia, feline megacolon, recurrent rectal prolapse. We will focus on techniques and tips to allow a predictably successful outcome.

  • Nothing like operating a metabolically deranged, GDV at 3am by yourself!! I think I can help develop a game plan that will take away ‘some’ of the stress!

    During this lecture we will operate 4 clinical GDV’s together, develop a fool proof technique of derotating the stomach of each case, evaluate the patients stomach viability, evaluate splenic health, and perform a 15minute gastropexy! All by yourself!

  • You just diagnosed a case of gall bladder mucocele. What can you expect if you decide to take the patient to surgery?

    During this lecture I will discuss typical surgical findings when GB mucocele patients are operated early, late and after GB rupture. In addition we will look at appropriate techniques for handling the gall bladder and liver during GB resection.

  • I’m a little bit of a ‘gear head’ when it comes to new and improved instruments that can make my life easier.

    We will look at a new instrument for placement of an esophagostomy feeding tube.

  • Got a bleeding hemangiosarcoma that cannot be adequately ‘stabilized’ prior to surgery due to continued hemorrhage? Need to get that spleen out fast? I may have the answer for you!

    During this lecture we will take a closer look at the splenic anatomy and discuss why this knowledge will allow us to do a ‘rapid splenectomy’ with only 4 to 5 ligations needed.

  • Nervous about performing an anal sacculectomy? I think I can cure this common anxiety with a quick review of the perianal/perineal anatomy and showing you a novel technique for anal sac removal.

    During this lecture we will discuss the perianal/perineal regional anatomy and its influence on anal sac removal technique. We will then perform an anal sacculectomy on a clinical case using a novel technique that will enhance your ability to protect the regional anatomy and remove the entire anal sac.

 

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Seminar Speakers

  • Gary Oswald D.V.M. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Tampa Bay Veterinary Consultants Oldsmar, FL
  • Howard Seim III D.V.M. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons Professor of Surgery Colorado State University

CE Hours

This seminar is AAVSB RACE 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:

  • Mandatory recorded attendance
  • Submission of attendance to AAVSB RACEtrack program
  • Complete seminar notes
  • Approved for 16 CE hrs by the AAVSB Race program

Accommodations

The Summit Hotel

The Summit Hotel

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Big Sky is a home base for mountain travelers in search of adventure and exhilaration, scenic views, wellness and relaxation, guided hikes and more. Take advantage of the many activities and experiences that make Big Sky an ideal summer destination.

 

Summit Hotel:

In Big Sky, we don’t escape from the elements when we go indoors, we bring them with us—from views of the surrounding peaks out every window to the art adorning the walls inspired by the same feeling. The pinnacle of Big Sky lodging, the Summit Hotel, channels the grandeur of Lone Peak. From the elevated-by-the-elements polish of its lobby to the alluring details that infuse its on-mountain rooms and inspired dining options, the Summit signs every detail with an alpine air.

 

Price: (Group rooms based on availability) This rate is single occupancy. There  is a $10 per extra person per night.

  • Summit Studio (Murphy/Sleeper): $279.00 per room, per night, plus taxes & fees.
  • Summit Two Queen Hotel:  $349.00 per room, per night, plus taxes & fees.
  • Summit One King Hotel: $369.00 per room, per night, plus taxes & fees.
  • Summit One Bedroom (One Queen/Sleeper): $629.00 per room, per night, plus taxes & fees.
  • Summit Two Bedroom: $719.00 per room, per night, plus taxes & fees.

*The above rate is based on single occupancy.  There is an extra charge of $10 per person per night, staying in the room.

Additional Fees & Taxes:

The above lodging rates do not include tax and service fees. The current total is twenty two percent(22%) tax and service fees on accommodations. This twenty two percent (22%) is made up of eight percent (8%) state bedding/accommodation tax, four percent (4%) local/resort tax, and ten percent (10%) resort service fee. Percentages are subject to change depending on current federal, state, local laws, and resort policy.

Parking: Self-Parking is complimentary at Big Sky Resort. Underground valet parking in the Summit Hotel is available

for $20 per vehicle per night for Summit Hotel Guests and $40 per vehicle per night for all other guests.

Terms

Deposits:

A deposit equal to one (1) night’s stay including tax and service fees is required at the time of booking. 

Cancellations:  

Your deposit is fully refundable up to thirty (30) days prior to arrival.  If your reservation is canceled or modified, including room type change to an accommodation type at a lower rate, within thirty (30) days prior to arrival, a cancellation fee will be assessed equal to the room rate, tax & service fee per night that is canceled.

We strongly suggest purchasing trip insurance.  If you would like us to give you a quote, please give us call.

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Area Attractions

 

Big Sky is basecamp for Yellowstone National Park…click here

 

Activity Finder..click here.

Although known for legendary skiing and easy access to America’s first National Park, today there are more ways than ever to truly enjoy the Big Sky area and immerse yourself into the great outdoors.

Whether it’s escaping into the solitude of the back country wilderness on horseback or by foot, or experiencing adventures in the canyon ravines on idyllic rivers, there are so many ways to spend your day in Big Sky in both summer and winter.

Getting There

 

How to get to Big Sky, MT..click here

With over 40 nonstop flights connecting more than 30 destinations, Big Sky is the most connected mountain resort in the country. Serviced by Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (BZN), travelers are just an hour-long scenic drive up the Gallatin River Canyon from Big Sky. Connectivity from the airport to Big Sky is easy with a vast number of local transportation providers

Registration Fees:

Early Bird: $955.00

Register by:  June 15, 2022

Advanced: $975.00

Register by:  July 14, 2022

Regular: $995.00

Register after:  July 14, 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:

  • 16 CE hours

  • complete seminar notes

  • submission of attendance to AAVSB RACEtrack program

  • breakfast and breaks daily

Seminar Registration:

Details Price Qty
Advanced $975.00 (USD)  
Regular $995.00 (USD)   Goes On Sale
July 14, 2022

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  • Big Sky, MT
    August 8, 2022 - August 10, 2022
    12:05 am - 1:00 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

Questions?  

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:

  • For The Summit Hotel, the easiest way to reserve your hotel room is to book online thru this link:

  • Booking Link: click here.

  • Or by calling Big Sky Central Reservations toll-free at: (800) 548-4486, option 2 and referencing International Veterinary Seminars 2022 to receive the discounted rates above. Please note that a deposit will be required at time of reservation.
  • 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) IVS-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.