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St. John USVI

  |   November 2nd - 5th, 2017

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Michael Lappin D.V.M., Ph.D.

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

Audra Fenimore D.V.M., M.S.

Diplomate American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Section
Veterinary Speciality & Emergency Hospital
Englewood, CO 

Dr. Audra Fenimore and Dr. Michael R. Lappin are small animal internal medicine specialists that worked together at Colorado State University. Dr. Fenimore went into specialty internal medicine practice in the Northeastern USA after finishing her residency and MS degree program and now practices in Denver Colorado. In her specialty practices, Dr. Fenimore has commonly worked with the primary immune-mediated diseases. Dr. Lappin has remained in academic practice and specializes in small animal infectious diseases. Working together, Drs. Fenimore and Lappin can give practical insights from both types of specialty practice and in this series of lectures, will focus on the diagnosis, management, and prevention of common internal medicine problems. Emphasis on will be placed on the most frequent immune mediated and infectious causes of clinical disease. Case examples will be used for all topics and audience participation will be encouraged with anonymous polling devices.

Seminar Schedule:

Registration: Thursday November 2, 2017 1:30 pm – 2.00 pm
Welcome Reception: Thursday November 2, 2017 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Lectures: Thursday November 2
Friday November 3
Saturday November 4
Sunday November 5
2.00 pm – 6:30 pm
8:00 am – 1:30 pm
2.00 pm – 7.00 pm
8:00 am – 11:00am

Seminar Topics:

Lecture topics will include:

  • Primary immune mediated hemolytic anemia

Diagnosis and logical treatment

  • Infectious causes of hemolytic anemia

Babesia, Bartonella, Cytauxzoon

  • Primary immune mediated thrombocytopenia

Diagnosis and logical treatment

  • Infectious causes of thrombocytopenia

Ehrlichia canis, Rickettsia rickettsii

  • Primary immune mediated polyarthritis

Diagnosis and logical treatment

  • Infectious causes of polyarthritis

Anaplasma phagocytophilum, Borrelia burgdorferi, Ehrichia ewingii

  • Diagnosis, treatment and prevention of leptospirosis
  • Hot topics in canine & feline infectious disease prevention
  • The truth about injection site sarcomas in cats
  • Treatment of feline upper respiratory tract infections
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Seminar Speakers

CE Hours

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 is also approved in NY and NC.

IVS complies with the following guidelines:

  • Speakers are recognized specialists
  • Mandatory recorded attendance
  • Certificate of attendance
  • Complete seminar notes
  • Approved for 18 CE hrs by the AAVSB Race program

Accommodations

Westin St. John

Westin St. John

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Pure relaxation awaits you at The Westin St. John Resort & Villas, a refreshing 47-acre tropical hideaway on the palm-lined shores of Great Cruz Bay.  Leave the outside world behind as you embrace the smallest of the developed US Virgin Islands and a year-round temperature of 85 degrees. Distinguished not only for its vibrant culture and history, St. John hosts the pristine Virgin Islands National Park and a wealth of recreational activities.

 

Why stay at this resort?

  • Just underwent a complete remodel of sleeping rooms & pool
  • Located on a spectacular beach
  • Outdoor pool
  • Tennis on site – Golf available on St. Thomas
  • Easy access to everything on the Island
  • Children’s programs
  • Great fall rate
  • Dive boat is at the resort
  • Easy access to St Thomas on the Westin Ferry

Room Description

This resort has just undergone a complete remodel of the sleeping rooms and pool!

Studio Villa:

(Est. 481 Square foot villa offers an open floorplan and gives you everything you need to entertain, from a LCD TV to a Bose® entertainment system with a DVD player in the living room (including sleeper sofa), kitchenette includes microwave/ convection oven and cooktop, refrigerator and coffee maker and dining area seats two. Each studio features the enveloping comfort of a king-size Heavenly® Bed. Step into the inviting bathroom featuring a combination bathtub and shower, WestinTM bath amenities and fluffy bathrobes put the finishing touches on your routine.)

One-Bedroom Villa:
(Est. 850 Square foot villa features a furnished, private balcony-the perfect spot for enjoying morning coffee and tropical resort views. Step through glass doors back into a spacious and bright living room which includes a sleeper sofa, chaise lounge and ottoman. LCD TV and Bose® entertainment system provide easy entertainment. Kitchen is equipped with a cooktop, oven, microwave, refrigerator with icemaker, and coffee maker. Dining table seats four. Having a washer and dryer means laundry needs are effortlessly met. The private bedroom features the enveloping comfort of a king-size Heavenly® Bed and a LCD TV. Step into the inviting bathroom featuring a combination bathtub and shower, WestinTM bath amenities and fluffy bathrobes put the finishing touches on your routine. The second full/ guest bathroom is convenient for entertaining.)

Two-Bedroom Villa:
(Est. 963 Square feet, these villas are available in single story or bi-level lofts. Accented by tile floors and Caribbean-inspired décor, a private furnished balcony offers lush tropical resort views and fresh island breezes. Single-story villas feature two private furnished balconies or patios, one off the living room and a second off of the master bedroom. Meanwhile, each bi-level villa features a balcony and guest bathroom on the ground level, with two private bedrooms and bathrooms located at the top of a curving staircase.
Both floor plans offer a spacious living room with a plush sleeper sofa, LCD TV and Bose® entertainment system. Entertaining is easy thanks to a fully equipped kitchen with microwave/ convection oven or cooktop oven, plus refrigerator with icemaker, and coffee maker. Prepare something tasty then enjoy the convenience of in-room dining at the breakfast bar or dining table for six to eight guests. A washer and dryer means laundry needs are effortlessly met. Each bedroom features the enveloping comfort of our signature Heavenly® Bed and an LCD TV. The master bedroom offers a king-size bed while the second bedroom includes two double beds. Each of the two, full bathrooms features a combination bathtub and shower, WestinTM bath amenities and fluffy bathrobes put the finishing touches on your routine.)

Price

Group Room rates **Very Limited Availability**:

Studio Villa: $329.00/night

One-Bedroom Villa: $379.00/night

Two-Bedroom Villa: $489.00/night

Taxes & fees

State and local- 12.5% plus resort fee $30.00 per room per night

$3.00 housekeeping gratuity (per room, daily)

Extra adult (over 2 per room) $50.00 per day.

$40.00 Resort fee (per room, daily) includes the following-    Now discounted to $30.00 for IVS:

  • High speed internet access

  • Unlimited use of floats and water trampoline

  • Unlimited use of the Fitness Center

  • Unlimited use of beach chairs & umbrellas

  • Unlimited use of non-motorized water sports (snorkel gear excluded)

  • On Property Transportation

  • Complimentary tennis

Terms

Cancellations:  The hotel will take a 3 night deposit at 30 days prior to your scheduled arrival

There is a three night penalty if you cancel within 30 days prior to your scheduled arrival. You will be charged for the complete stay if you cancel within 14 days of scheduled arrival, are a no-show or depart early. Please advise us or the resort prior to check in if you need to change your reservation.

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Area Attractions

Area Attractions

Sandy beaches. Gentle breezes. Inviting pools. And plenty of soothing sunshine. Best of all, you’ll find it all just a short flight away. The only thing you might lose track of is the hectic pace back home. You’re invited to take a trip to paradise.

Two-thirds national park, the tiny island of St. John is home to virgin forests, hiking trails, an underwater snorkeling trail and the magnificent Westin St. John Resort and Villas.

Overlooking Great Cruz Bay, the resort features 96 vacation villas, 13 townhouses and 7 suites. Turquoise bays and white sand beaches are a delightful backdrop for snorkeling, kayaking, tennis and swimming in a freshwater pool with its own waterfall. Enjoy aqua aerobics or rent a jeep at the resort to explore the island. Don’t forget to take along a picnic from the Mango Deli – the perfect complement to any adventure. As the sun sets, enjoy Caribbean specialties in open-air splendor, or relax with reggae and calypso music in the lounges.

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Things To Do

Oceans of Fun

The crystalline waters of St. John are ideal for sport fishing, diving, parasailing, boating and snorkeling. On shore, play tennis, take aerobics, try out the fitness center, and hike the famed plantation ruins, shop, or golf at nearby Mahogany Run.

 

Dive in

For oceans of fun scuba, snorkel, or take a guided sport fishing trip. You can even rent a powerboat and explore the many coastlines and islands of the beautiful Virgin Islands on your own.

Westin water sports

Life’s beach

On St. John, you’ll find over 31 of the World’s most pristine beaches with plenty of room for you to mix with friends or find a quite hide-away. From Trunk Bay to Cinnamon Bay you’ll find plenty of seclusion and beach combing to keep you occupied all day long. Our Vacation Services desk can help you with directions and recommendations.

 

Let’s get physical

Work out in paradise. Our state-of-the-art spa & fitness center, complete with sauna, massage therapy and full spa services, means you don’t have to miss a workout while you’re on vacation.

 

A taste of local flavor

Our experienced culinary staff brings the color and robust flavors of Caribbean cuisine alive. Combine that with opulent settings and the quality service synonymous with the Westin name, it becomes clear that The Westin Resort, St. John is the natural choice in the Caribbean for all of your dining options from a quick sandwich and espresso at the Marketplace to the Islands finest cuisine at Knox & Ollie’s.

Westin dining options

Registration Fees:

Early Bird:  $925.00

Register by:  September 20 2017

Advanced:  $945.00

Register by:  October 18 2017

Regular:  $965.00

Register after:  October 18 2017

Special Pricing:

Veterinary technicians are welcome- there is an $80 seminar registration discount

Registration Includes:

  • 18 CE hours
  • Complete seminar notes
  • Includes breakfast on friday & sunday
  • Certificate of completion 
  • Welcome reception for all including family members

 

Seminar Registration:

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  • St. John
    November 2, 2017 - November 5, 2017
    7:00 am - 4:00 am

Register online

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.