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Destin, FL

  |   October 16th - 18th, 2020

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David Maggs B.V.Sc.

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

Seth Eaton, VMD

Diplomate,  American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists
Assistant Clinical Professor, Comparative Ophthalmology

School of Veterinary Medicine
University of Wisconsin—Madison

Seminar Schedule:

Registration: Friday Oct. 16, 2020 7:15 am – 8:00 am
Continental Breakfast: Daily 7:15 am – 8:00 am
Lectures: Friday Oct. 16, 2020
Saturday Oct. 17
Sunday Oct. 18
8:00 am – 1:30 pm
8:00 am – 1:30 pm
8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Seminar Topics:

  • How do I get that Tonopen to pay for itself?

  • Which ophthalmoscope should I use?

  • How do I interpret fundic exam findings?

  • How do I manage FHV-1 in multi-cat situations?

  • What antiviral drug should I use for FHV-1?

  • Does lysine help in cats with FHV-1?

  • What’s the best lab test for cats with conjunctivitis?

  • How do I treat Chlamydia?

  • Do cats with corneal sequestra need surgery?

  • Are steroids OK for feline eosinophilic keratitis?

  • Pannus – Should I use cyclosporine or steroids?

  • How do I treat KCS?

  • What do I do when cyclosporine doesn’t stimulate tear production?

  • How deep is that corneal ulcer?

  • Which topical antibiotic when?

  • What do I do when an ulcer doesn’t heal in 7 days?

  • Can I do a grid keratotomy?

  • How do I treat deep stromal ulcers and descemetoceles

  • Walk me through the Hotz-Celsus surgery for entropion

  • Should I know another entropion surgery?

  • Which cherry-eye surgery is best?

  • How do I treat old dogs with eyelid tumors?

  • How do I differentiate cataracts from nuclear sclerosis?

  • How do I treat uveitis?

  • So many glaucoma drugs – Which should I use?

  • How do I diagnose Sudden Acquired Retinal Degeneration (SARD)

  • Does enrofloxacin blind cats?

  • Triple antibiotic causes fatal anaphylaxis in cats; right?

  • Medical Treatment for Cataracts – Should I Believe The Hype?

  • What Do Dogs And Cats See?

  • The Neuro-Ophthalmic Examination in 5 Minutes – Is It Possible?

  • What Is The Best Treatment For Canine Conjunctivitis?

  • Proptosed Globes – Replace or Remove?

  • Puzzling Pupils – How Much Can The PLR Really Tell Me?

  • Fundus Imaging – How Do I Take A Picture Worth A Thousand Words?

  • Enucleation – When and How?

  • Ocular Ultrasound – When Should I Do This, And How?

  • The Approach To Ocular Trauma – Where Do I Even Start?

  • Anti-Inflammatories For Eyeballs – Which Is Best And Why?

  • Glaucoma – What Are the TOP 10 Things I Should Remember?

  • Helping Blind Dogs and Cats (And Their Owners) – What Can I Do?

  • Retinal Detachments – Are They All The Same, And How Should I Approach Them?

  • Nuclear Sclerosis or Cataract – How Can I Differentiate Them?

  • Local Anesthesia For Eye Surgery – Which ‘Caine Is Best And Where?

  • Horner’s Syndrome – Is It Always Idiopathic?

  • Ocular Oncology – What Do I Need To Know?

  • What’s The Latest On SARDS, And What Should I Tell My Clients?

  • Topical Serum – Wisdom or Witchcraft?

  • Pigmentary Keratopathy – Are All Pugs Doomed?

  • Ophthalmic Examination In Kittens, Puppies, and Exotic Pets – What Tiny Tools and Techniques Should I Try?

  • Uveitis – Navigating A Nebulous Disease



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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
  • Certificate of attendance
  • Complete seminar notes
  • Approved for 16 CE hrs by the AAVSB Race program


Hilton Sandestin Beach

Hilton Sandestin Beach

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Stay in paradise at Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa. Discover the emerald green waters and sugar-white sand of the gulf as you enjoy the amenities of this award-winning Destin hotel. Located in the center of the Florida Panhandle, our hotel in Destin, FL features a wealth of resort activities such as golf, tennis, sailing, and watersports. Guests at this Destin resort hotel can stay active or choose a relaxing vacation on the beach.

Unwind in one of the most pristine beach resort hotel destinations in Florida. Stroll along miles of white sand beaches or bathe in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Experience the world-class spa facilities of Serenity by the Sea, or enjoy a swim in one of three hotel swimming pools. Bring your golf clubs; our beach resort also features four championship golf courses.


Group room rates in the Spa Tower:

Beachview: $209.00 dbl/night plus taxes & resort fee

Lanai-poolside: $259.00 dbl/night plus taxes & resort fee

  • Rates are based on single/double occupancy. There will be a $20.00 charge for each additional adult-subject to change
  • Taxes:FL State sales tax: 7%. Walton County occ. tax: 4%- subject to change.
  • Resort fee discounted to $10.00 per room per night (from $25.00)- Includes self-parking, upgraded wifi in each room, access to the fitness center & local & 800 calls.
  • Valet parking per night- extra charge



In order to confirm individual reservations, a first night’s room deposit will be taken at least 30 days prior to your arrival. Full refund of an individual room deposit will be forfeited unless cancellation is received 14 days prior to arrival. You will be charged for your entire stay if you cancel within 14 days of your scheduled arrival or are a no-show or depart early.

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Area Attractions

Area golf

Serenity Spa

Getting There


The resort is located close to the Northwest Florida Regional Aiport serving Fort Walton & Destin.  Then rent a car for the 30 minute drive to the resort.

Resort directions

Registration Fees:

Early Bird: $905.00

Register by:  August 27, 2020

Advanced: $925.00

Register by:  September 24, 2020

Regular: $945.00

Register after:  September 24, 2020

Special Pricing:

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

Registration Includes:

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

Seminar Registration:

Details Price Qty
Early Bird $905.00 (USD)  
Advanced $925.00 (USD)   Goes On Sale
August 27, 2020
Regular $945.00 (USD)   Goes On Sale
September 24, 2020

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  • Destin
    October 16, 2020 - October 18, 2020
    8:00 am - 1:00 pm

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 .

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.

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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.