ExpiredManaging common ocular problems in practice today

Amelia Island, FL

  |   July 12th - 14th, 2019

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Alison Clode D.V.M.

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists
Staff Ophthalmologist
Port City Veterinary Referral Hospital
Portsmouth, NH

David Maggs B.V.Sc.

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists
Professor of Ophthalmology
U.C. Davis

Ophthalmology in general practice

Both Dr. David Maggs and Dr. Alison Clode work in very busy clinical practices. This means that there is a very good chance that they have seen it and attempted to treat it!

Both speakers are well published and have presented at many of the national meetings and David is also an accomplished international speaker.  Both David and Alison have promised me that the seminars have been structured to maximize the clinically relevant material that you will take with you to your practice.

Seminar Schedule:

Registration: Friday, July 12, 2019 7:15 am – 8:00 am
Continental Breakfast: Daily 7:15 am – 8:00 am

Friday, July 12, 2019

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

Seminar Topics:

  • Examination Techniques and Ophthalmic Diagnostics 
    • How can I do a better eye exam?

    • What are the secrets for detecting ophthalmic lesions?

    • The Tonopen – at last measuring IOP is easy

    • What’s the best test for feline herpes virus?

    • When should I culture the conjunctiva or cornea?

    • Can I do my own ophthalmic cytology?

  • Ophthalmic Surgery
    • What instruments do I need for ophthalmic surgeries?

    • Are there special techniques that will make me a better ophthalmic surgeon?

    • Eyelid tumors – to cut or to freeze, that is the question.

    • Entropion surgery – from Shar Peis to Labradors

    • Which surgical technique is best for “cherry eye”?

    • Conjunctival grafts: Why, when and how?

  • Surface ocular disease
    • Itchy skin, swollen eyelids, what next?

    • Why is this cornea opaque

    • What does it mean when the cornea turns blue?

    • KCS – not just cyclosporine

    • How deep is that ulcer?

    • Three reasons a corneal ulcer won’t heal

    • Can I do a grid keratotomy in my practice?

    • Feline herpesvirus: new treatments for a frustrating disease

    • Why are there blood vessels on this cornea?

  • Intraocular disease
    • Is this glaucoma primary or secondary?

    • Drugs for glaucoma – not just Timolol any more.

    • Should I do an intravitreal injection of gentamicin?

    • Is this nuclear sclerosis or cataracts?

    • When should I refer this dog for cataract surgery?

    • What diagnostic testing should I do for this cat with uveitis?

    • Which steroids should I use for uveitis?

    • Should I get an aqueous sample and how do I do it?

  • Retinal disease
    • I wish I was better at the fundic exam – here’s how.

    • There’s so much variation in fundic appearance – what’s normal?

    • How do I detect retinal detachments?

    • I know this dog is blind. I want to know if there is anything that can be done for him.

    • Anisocoria – pupils that teach

    • Feline hypertension – at last there’s a detached retina we can treat!

    • Is this eye trying to tell me that the whole patient is sick?

  • Ophthalmic Emergencies
    • When is it a real emergency?

    • How do I suture eyelid lacerations so that they heal well?

    • Acute congestive glaucoma – which drugs, which routes, how often?

    • This eye is perforated – is there anything I can do?

    • Why did this patient suddenly go blind


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Seminar Speakers

  • Alison Clode D.V.M. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists Staff Ophthalmologist Port City Veterinary Referral Hospital Portsmouth, NH
  • David Maggs B.V.Sc. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists Professor of Ophthalmology U.C. Davis

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 is also an approved provider in NY.


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


Omni Amelia Island Plantation

Omni Amelia Island Plantation

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Omni, Amelia Island Plantation Resort is Florida’s premier AAA-Four Diamond destination island resort in perfect harmony with nature. Located on Amelia Island, Florida, just 29 miles north of Jacksonville International Airport (JAX), the 1350 acre property overlooks the blue water of the Atlantic on the east and the green marshland and Intracoastal Waterway on the west. Enjoy luxurious oceanfront accommodations, world-class resort pools, championship golf, full-service spa, endless dining options, and family-friendly activities. Relax on the largest multi-tiered pool deck in northeast Florida, featuring an adults-only infinity edge pool, a 10,000-square-foot family-friendly pool, Splash Park water playground for the kids, two hot tubs, and oversized fire pits.

Omni Amelia Island Plantation

Stroll 3.5 miles of pristine beach or spend an afternoon kayaking and paddleboarding through Amelia Island’s preserved marshlands. Children will enjoy our award-winning kids’ camp and Nature Center, both of which offer supervised activities.

Omni Amelia Island Plantation

Tee off from one of three Audubon International Certified Sanctuary golf courses. Designed by Pete Dye, Bobby Weed and Tom Fazio, our pristine courses have earned Omni Amelia Island Plantation a “Top 121 Golf Resorts in the World” ranking by Condé Nast Traveler. Follow up your tee time with a relaxing afternoon at The Spa or dining at any one of our nine superb restaurants.


Omni Amelia Island Plantation

Omni Amelia Island Plantation

Omni Amelia Island Plantation

The ocean view Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, offering 404 oceanview hotel rooms and suites. All private balconies face the ocean and are a delightful place for an early morning breakfast while enjoying the sunrise.  


Group room rate: Ocean Front $259.00  double occ. per night plus applicable state & local taxes, currently 11%.

In addition to the rate set forth above, a Resort service fee is charged in the amount of $10 (reduced from $25 for IVS) per day plus taxes, and includes the following amenities:

  • Complimentary Self Parking ($12.00 daily value)
  • internet access in all accommodations ($9.95 daily value)
  • On-property Resort transportation service ($10.00 daily value)
  • Unlimited use of Health & Fitness Center ($20.00 daily value)
  • In room coffee service ($5.00 daily value)
  • Local & Toll free phone access
  • Preferred Racquet Club and Golf Course reservation access 

Valet parking is not included.  The current overnight valet rate is $15.00 plus tax, and is subject to change without notice. 


Check-In: 3:00pm; Check-Out: 11:00am

Cancellations:  All reservations must be guaranteed by a valid major credit card. You can cancel your reservations up to 7 days prior to your scheduled arrival without penalty. Cancellations made within 7 days of your scheduled arrival, or no-shows, or early departures, will be charged for the complete scheduled stay.  

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Area Attractions

Area Attractions

Amelia Island has plenty to offer the adventurous traveler. Whether you seek shopping and dining or festivals and culture, we can point you toward memorable days and nights out on the island. Learn More

Golf at the Plantation

Omni Amelia Island Plantation is committed to providing our guests and members with a first-class golf experience. Named a “Top 121 Golf Resort in the World” by Conde Nast Traveler, our resort is home to three incredible championship courses. And it was recently selected as the home of Golf Channel’s “Big Break: Florida.” We offer a golf pro shop, private instruction, equipment rentals, customized gifts and an extensive collection of golf accessories and sportswear.  Amelia Island golf

For tee times, call (904) 277-5907 or visit their website.

Amelia Island State Parks

From the tree-canopied roads of Fort Clinch to the remote driftwood beaches of Big Talbot, Amelia Island’s State Parks are among the most varied and beautiful in Florida. Perfect for campers, anglers, beachcombers and explorers alike, the Florida State Parks at Amelia Island offer an assortment of activities for every outdoor enthusiast. Enjoy daily tours at Fort Clinch State Park. Experience horseback riding, kayak tours and more at Amelia Island State Park. Explore the diverse variety of Amelia Island’s flora, fauna and fowl on Egans Creek Greenway.


Omni Amelia Island’s spa is pleased to offer a relaxation area and garden, perfect for before and after your treatments. Enjoy our vast array of herbal teas and organic citrus water, then relax and revive with our men’s and women’s spa treatments, including couple massages, facials, steam showers, signature Seaside Sensory Journey and Plantation Blossom Rituals. Our full-service salon offers haircuts, hairstyling, makeup application, bridal party appointments, manicures, pedicures, and child and teen services. Yoga classes are available through our spa, hosted in the “spa tree house.” Learn more


A skilled culinary team of chefs and hospitality professionals, along with inventive southern-style cuisine and a variety of dining venues, have earned Amelia Island Plantation a reputation for excellence in Florida resort dining. Our dining restaurants at Omni Amelia Island Plantation are family-friendly, offering many choices for children. Learn more

Getting There


Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort is only 29 miles from Jacksonville International Airport – JAX. Private and corporate aircraft charters can also fly directly to Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport, four miles north of the Resort.

Registration Fees:

Early Bird:  $885.00

Register by:  May 22, 2019

Advanced:  $905.00

Register by:  June 20, 2019

Regular:  $925.00

Register after:  June 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:

  • 16 CE hours
  • complete seminar notes
  • certificate of attendance
  • breakfast and breaks daily

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  • Amelia Island
    July 12, 2019 - July 14, 2019
    1:00 am - 6:00 am

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


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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.


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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.


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