Managing common medical problems

Maui in the spring

  |   March 18th - 21st, 2019

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David Twedt D.V.M.

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Professor of Medicine
Colorado State University

Deborah Greco D.V.M., Ph.D.

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Senior Medical Consultant
Nestle Purina Petcare

Gary Oswald D.V.M.

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Chief of Staff
Tampa Bay Veterinary Specialists

Seminar Schedule:

Seminar registration
Seminars
Welcome reception

Monday, March 18, 2019

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

Continental breakfast
Seminars

Tuesday, March 19

7:30am – 8:00am
8:00am – 12:30pm

Seminars

Wednesday, March 20 2:00pm – 6:30pm

Continental breakfast
Seminars

Thursday, March 21

7:30am – 8:00am
8:00am – 12:30pm

Seminar Topics:

Dr Greco:

 

  • Sugar, sugar: Simple ways to sweet success with diabetics
  • When sweet success turns bitter: Managing the difficult diabetic
  • The “skinny” on feline hyperthyroidism
  • Hypothyroid heartbreak: Is it hypothyroid or not?
  • Adrenal Squeeze: Managing the difficult Cushing’s and Addisonian cases
  • Dry as a Bone: Consequences of dehydration in cats and dogs

 

Dr. Oswald:  

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)

  • Has SDMA become the preferred means of diagnosing CKD? 
  • When and how should urine protein screening be used in geriatric patients? 
  • How to obtain and monitor blood pressure in renal patients? 
  • Antihypertensive and antiproteinuric therapy preference – amlodipine, ACE-Is or ARBs? 
  • When should a therapeutic renal diet be started in CKD patients? 
  • This dog/cat doesn’t like it’s oral phosphorus binder. How important is this drug and what are my choices? 
  • Is it just an “Ohio State thing” or are vitamin D, calcium and PTH really that important in CKD? 
  • Appropriate use of erythropoeitin analogs in anemic CKD patients. 
  • Appropriate use of fluid therapy, antiemetics, antacids and appetite stimulants in hyporexic CKD patients. 

 

Urinary Tract Infection (Treatment & Prevention)

  • 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 success? 
  • What is “asymptomatic” bacteruria and why is it important? 
  • What care the common causes and how can I prevent recurrent UTI development? 
  • Is oral cranberry effective? What about other drugs or supplements? 
  • Does improving vulvar and vaginal health help reduce female UTIs? 
  • When to consider phenylpropanolamine treatment in UTI patients.
  • Feline bacterial UTIs – is the approach different compared to dogs?

 

Lower Urinary Tract Disorders

  • Feline Interstitial Cystitis – is it a struvite-related or stress-related disease?
  • Is prescription diet therapy necessary in FIC patients?
  • Is stress reduction therapy beneficial in FIC patients?
  • To avoid PU surgery, which treatments work best in obstructed FIC patients?
  • Should a local nerve block be considered in obstructed FIC males?
  • Is there a role for glycosaminoglycans installation in FIC patients?
  • Which drug(s) is best at reducing urinary bladder spasms?
  • Which drug(s) is best at increasing urinary bladder contraction?
  • Which drug(s) provides the optimal urethral relaxation?
  • How to use phenylpropanolamine in urinary incontinence management.
  • How to use estrogen compounds in urinary incontinence management.
  • When to consider collagen bulking agent therapy in urinary incontinence.
  • When to consider surgical treatment in urinary incontinence management.
  • What do I really need to know about medical management of uroliths.
 Location, location, location.
  • Struvite stones can be dissolved but how do I get rid of those pesky Calcium
 Oxalate stones ?

 

Dr Twedt:

  • The patient has abnormal liver enzymes- Now what?
  • How to treat chronic hepatitis.
  • Four new liver conditions you did not learn about in vet school
  • What is feline triaditis and how should I treat it?
  • Those frustrating chronic diarrhea cases – What do I do now?
  • A fecal transplant? you’ve got to be kidding.
  • Update on pancreatitis – the tests, best treatments, and nutrition.
  • The best ways to control vomiting.
  • The most common esophageal disease you probably don’t diagnose.
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Seminar Speakers

  • David Twedt D.V.M. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Professor of Medicine Colorado State University
  • Deborah Greco D.V.M. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Senior Medical Consultant Nestle Purina Petcare
  • 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 18 CE hrs.  

We are also approved in NY and NC.

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
  • Certificate of attendance
  • Complete seminar notes
  • Approved for 18 CE hrs by the AAVSB Race program

Accommodations

Sheraton Maui

Sheraton Maui

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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.

Rooms

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.

Configurations

For your comfort, our rooms feature the following:

  • High Speed Wireless Internet Access
  • Private Lanai
  • Dataports
  • Daily room attendant service
  • Remote controlled flat screen TV with cable, LodgeNet movies, express check-out
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker, coffee and tea
  • Bathroom essentials
  • 100% cotton bath towels
  • Height adjustable shower head
  • In-room safe
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Make-up mirror
  • Hair dryer
  • Air conditioning
  • Voice mail

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

Run of House: $309.00 dbl/night plus tax

Run of Ocean View: $344.00 dbl/night plus tax- our group OV rooms are sold out. Availability is on request only now.

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 $80.00 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 $30 plus tax.

Resort Charge is $25.00 (normally $45) per room, per night plus tax and includes:

  • Unlimited wireless high-speed internet access in guest rooms
  • Unlimited wireless high-speed internet access in lobby, pool bars, and Hoku Rotunda
  • Valet parking on the day of arrival (first night only)
  • Local telephone calls (on Maui)
  • Credit card & 800 access telephone calls up to 60 minutes
  • Starwood Maui scheduled shuttle service to Starwood properties and historic Lahaina town
  • Adult pool floats
  • Hawaiian cultural resort activities
  • One Complimentary Portrait Session & 4×8 Keepsake By A Professional Photographer
  • Yoga and Pilates classes at a minimal fee
  • Signature Hawaiian Tote Bag (available for pick up at Starwood Vacations Desk)

Terms

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

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.”

Activities

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

Airport

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:  $975.00

Register by:  January 22, 2019

Advanced:  $995.00

Register by:  Feb. 20, 2019

Regular:  $1015.00

Register after:  Feb. 20, 2019

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
  • Certificate of attendance
  • Breakfast on tuesday & thursday 
  • Welcome reception on monday

Seminar Registration:

Price Qty
Earlybird $975.00 (USD)  
Advanced $995.00 (USD)   Goes On Sale
January 23, 2019
Regular $1,015.00 (USD)   Goes On Sale
February 21, 2019

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  • Maui spring registration
    March 18, 2019 - March 21, 2019
    7:30 am - 8:00 am

Register by Phone

With one call to 1 (800) 487-5650 you can register for the seminar, book your room and organize your travel arrangements!

Passport Information

For International Travel

New 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. Please call 1 (800) 487-5650 if you are requesting a room outside these dates.

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.

If you do not receive the confirmation from our office
within 1-2 weeks, please call 1 (800) 487-5650.

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Hotel Refund and Cancellation Policy *:

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.

If you do not receive the confirmation from our office within 2 weeks,
please call 1 (800) 487-5650.

Questions?

Please call the IVS travel group at 1 (800) 487-5650 for assistance.

Passport Information

For International Travel

New 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.