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Key West in the Spring

  |   April 24th - 26th, 2023

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Stanley Marks B.V.Sc., Ph.D.

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (internal medicine and oncology)
Diplomate American College of Veterinary Nutrition
Professor of Medicine
U.C. Davis 

Gary Oswald D.V.M.

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

Seminar Schedule:

Registration:

Monday April 24, 2023 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Welcome reception: Monday April 24, 2023 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Lectures:

 

Monday April 24

Tuesday April 25

Wednesday April 26

1:30 pm – 6:30 pm

8:00 am – 1:30 pm

8:00 am – 1:30 pm

Breakfast

Tuesday April 25

Wednesday April 26

7.15 am – 8.00 am

7.15 am – 8.00 am

Seminar Topics:

 

  • Rational approach to chronic diarrhea in dogs

  • Differentiation of feline IBD from intestinal lymphoma – does it really matter?

  • My top 10 pearls in managing esophageal disorders in dogs

  • How I manage hemorrhagic gastroenteritis in dogs

  • What’s the latest in the management of hepatic disorders in cats?

  • Lessons learned in feline pancreatitis

  • How I manage the chronically vomiting dog and cat

  • When should renal biopsy be considered? 

  • Has SDMA become the preferred means of diagnosing CKD? 

  • Should quantitative urine protein values be determined in geriatric patients? 

  • Is blood pressure determination really that important in renal patients? 

  • Which antihypertensive treatment is preferred in CKD – amlodipine, ACE-Is or ARBs? 

  • What are the realistic goals in treating chronic kidney disease? 

  • When should a therapeutic renal diet be started in CKD patients? 

  • This dog/cat doesn’t like oral phosphorus binders. How important is this drug? 

  • Is it just an “Ohio State thing” or are vitamin D, calcium and PTH important in CKD? 

  • Appropriate use of erythropoeitin analogs in anemic CKD patients. 

  • Appropriate use of fluid therapy and appetite stimulants in hyporexic CKD patients. 

  • What are the preferred antibiotics in uncomplicated UTI patients? 

  • How long should antibiotic therapy be administered in uncomplicated UTI? 

  • What predisposing disorders should I look for in patients with recurrent UTI? 

  • How do I select an appropriate antibiotic in recurrent UTI patients? 

  • What follow-up testing is recommended in monitoring UTI treatment? 

  • What do I do when asymptomatic bacteruria is present? 

  • What can be done to prevent recurrent UTI development? 

  • Is oral cranberry effective? What about other drugs or supplements? 

  • Does improving vulvar and vaginal health help reduce UTIs? 

  • When to consider Phenylpropanolamine treatment in UTI patients. 

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Seminar Speakers

  • Stan Marks B.V.Sc., Ph.D. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (internal medicine and oncology) Diplomate American College of Veterinary Nutrition Professor of Medicine U.C. Davis
  • Gary Oswald D.V.M. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Tampa Bay Veterinary Consultants Oldsmar, FL

CE Hours

This seminar is 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:

  • Speakers are recognized specialists
  • Mandatory recorded attendance
  • Submission of attendance to AAVSB RACEtrack.
  • Complete seminar notes
  • Approved for 16 CE hrs by the AAVSB RACE program

Accommodations

Casa Marina Key West

Casa Marina Key West

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Please note that our 17th spring seminar in Key West will be at the Casa Marina Resort in 2023.

Opened on New Year’s Eve of 1920, Casa Marina, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, is a flawless merging of old Key West ambiance and contemporary luxury. Immerse yourself in a restful haven where emerald lawns meet a blue Atlantic – welcoming stunning sunrises each day. Come to the “house by the sea” enveloped in breezy elegance and shaded by graceful palms.

Casa Marina Key West

Enjoy a taste of tropical living at the legendary Casa Marina, A Curio Collection Resort. Nestled along the southern edge of the island – spanning more than 1,100 feet of private beach, Casa Marina’s modern accommodations provide a luxurious hideaway for travelers. Listed in the National Register for Historic Places, this landmark resort has attracted business tycoons, artists, and dignitaries since the 1920’s because:

  • It’s located on the largest private beach in Key West, Florida
  • It’s a short walk from Southernmost Point U.S.A, the Key West Aquarium, Ernest Hemingway’s House and President Truman’s House
  • Only minutes from the vibrant attractions and nightlife of Duval Street and historic Old Town
  • With easy access to world-class water sports, including deep-sea fishing, wind surfing, and diving in America’s only living barrier reef
  • And, it’s only three miles from Key West International Airport (EYW)

Casa Marina Key West

Rooms

Casa Marina Key West

Casa Marina Key West

Revel in the island charm of Key West that has inspired artists and writers since the 1920s. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places , Casa Marina combines timeless service with modern comfort and style. Lose yourself in our Mediterranean-style accommodations. Delight in the 311 non-smoking guest rooms and suites at our beachfront hotel  – where a historical sense of time is artfully combined with an intimate sense of place. Indulge in an exquisite selection of beachfront accommodations.

Price

Group room rates:

  • Standard room:$459.00 dbl/night plus taxes

  • Ocean view with balcony:  $579.00 dbl/night plus taxes  

Additional Charges (subject to change without notice):

  • State and Local taxes, fees and assessments are currently 12.5%. Subject to change.
  • Resort fee: $45.00 per room per night which includes: wireless high speed internet service; local phone calls: pool and beach services including chairs, towels, umbrellas, beach hammocks, frozen eucalyptus towels, drink samples, frozen popsicles, and personalized beach attendant service.  Access to both Casa Marina and the Reach Resort amenities including fitness centers, beach volleyball, giant chess board, bocce court, out door pool table, pool toys, and fishing pier access and reciprocal resort charging privileges.  Please note, amenities and services included in the Resort fee are subject to change.
  • Self parking— $29.00 per day. Subject to change

Terms

You will be charged a deposit of one nights room and tax. 

Cancellations: You must cancel your reservation at least 21 days prior to your scheduled arrival to receive a refund. If you cancel with 21 days of your scheduled arrival or are a no-show or depart early, you will be charged for the complete scheduled stay.

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Area Attractions

It’s the perfect time to visit everyone’s favorite tropical Island in Florida. The weather is wonderful (in the low 80’s )and the rates are down!

The colorful heritage of this laid back Island city has inspired writers and artists over the last century. Stroll along brick walkways, adjacent to the Custom House Historical Museum or enjoy a walk to the Truman Whitehouse, Mel Fisher’s Museum of sunken treasures and the infamous Hemingway House. Just one block from the resort is Duval Street offering art galleries, boutiques, cafes and legendary historic watering holes.

 

Tour the city on the conch-train, enjoy the conch and Caribbean food, biking, snorkeling, diving, relaxing on the beach, stroll along Dual Street, catch a sunset in Mallory Square, fishing, a sunset sail, shopping and slowing down for a few days.

Key West attractions and activities, learn more

Restaurants

Old Town has many cafes and restaurants offering food for all tastes. And the nightlife is legendary in Key West.

Don’t forget to catch sunset at Mallory Square- it’s a tradition and an experience!

Outdoor activities

Beach

Relax on the Resorts private beach.

Water Sports

Sailing, jet skiing, windsurfing, canoeing, snorkeling and diving.

Golf

Golf in the tropics at Key West Golf Club.

Two-wheelin’

Explore the island on bicycles or mopeds.

Snorkeling

Take a fast boat to the reefs and snorkel for several hours. 

Getting There

Key West can be accessed by air with frequent flights into Key West Airport. In the terminal grab a cab or uber/lyft to the Reach Resort. Or you can rent a car from Miami and travel Hwy. 1 over the Keys to Key West. (About a 3 to 4 hour spectacular drive.)

Key West Airport
Miami Airport

Registration Fees:

Early Bird:  $1025.00

Register by:  March 8, 2023

Advanced:  $1045.00

Register by:  April 4, 2023

Regular:  $1065.00

Register after:  April 4, 2023

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.
  • welcome reception
  • two breakfasts and all breaks

Seminar Registration:

Details Price Qty
Early Bird $1,025.00 (USD)  
Advanced $1,045.00 (USD)   Goes On Sale
March 8, 2023
Regular $1,065.00 (USD)   Goes On Sale
April 4, 2023

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  • Key West in the Spring
    April 24, 2023 - April 26, 2023
    12:05 am - 4:05 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

  • For Key West, the easiest way to reserve your hotel room is to go online 

  • Booking Link:   click here  

  • or by calling  1-888-303-5717 and ask for Group Code: ZZIVS

  • 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) 487-5650

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.