ExpiredManaging Common Abdominal Problems

Myrtle Beach, SC

  |   July 14th - 16th, 2017

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David Twedt D.V.M.

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

Gary Oswald D.V.M.

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

This course will present a practical approach to the diagnosis and management of the most common abdominal problems using a combination of didactic and case-based teaching. Dr. Twedt is one of the worlds leading authorities on gastrointestinal diseases. Dr. Twedt expertise also involves both endoscopic and laproscopic diagnostic techniques. Dr. Oswald expertise includes pancreatitis, diabetes and urinary disorders. Dr SImpson is internationally recognized for his work on many GI problems including Boxer colitis.

Dave, Kenny & Gary have lectured at the regional and national meetings and have promised me that the seminars have been structured to maximize the material that you will take with you to your practice.

Seminar Schedule:

Registration: Friday July 14, 2017 7:15 am – 8:00 am
Continental Breakfast: Daily 7:15 am – 8:00 am
Lectures:

Friday July 14, 2017
Saturday
Sunday

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

Seminar Topics:

  • When should I be concerned about elevated liver enzymes?
  • What are the new medical treatments for chronic-active hepatitis?
  • Are all yellow (icteric) cats dead cats?
  • What can I do to save the “fatty liver” cat?
  • Hepatic lipidosis? Just feed ‘em, I’ll show you how.
  • What the heck is feline triaditis and is there any therapy?
  • Must I always do surgery on biliary mucoceles?
  • Why run more GI panels ? What does serum cobalamin & folate really tell me?
  • Endoscopic GI biopsies – should I buy an endoscope for my practice?
  • What are the best treatments for IBD in dogs?
  • What are the best treatments for PLE/lymphangectasia?
  • Feline IBD or could it be lymphoma; how do you tell the difference?
  • Is probiotic therapy really useful in managing GI patients?
  • How do I quickly and accurately diagnose pancreatitis?
  • How important is the PLI test?
  • What are the 4 most important therapies for acute pancreatitis?
  • The chronic vomiting patient; what should I do now?
  • When should I use Cerenia?  
  • Does Helicobacter cause disease?
  • How best do I treat megaesophagus in the dog?
  • What’s with all the new urinary diets ? Will they really prevent urinary stones?
  • What’s the secret to managing feline cystitis/LUTD?
  • What’s the secret to managing urinary incontinence?
  • Does this patient have acute or chronic renal disease?
  • How important is a kidney biopsy? Is it safe? 
  • Should all renal failure patients be receiving fluid therapy?
  • Is blood pressure determination really that important in renal patients?
  • Which antihypertensive treatment is better – amlodipine or benazepril?
  • What is the best way to improve urine output in oliguric patients?
  • What are the realistic goals in treating chronic renal failure?
  • What diet and drugs really work in chronic renal failure patients? 
  • I found a stone – should it be removed? 
  • Is lithotripsy an effective treatment for stones in dogs and cats?
  • Can I perform voiding urohydropropulsion in my practice?
  • Why does dissolution diet therapy not always work for me?
  • What is the best way to prevent recurrent struvite or oxalate stones?

Case reports and videos will be included throughout the seminars to emphasize each topic

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Seminar Speakers

  • David Twedt D.V.M. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Professor of Medicine Colorado State University
  • Gary Oswald D.V.M. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Chief of Staff Tampa Bay Veterinary Specialists

CE Hours

This seminar is AAVSB RACE approved for 16 CE hrs.  

IVS is also approved in NC & NY.

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

Accommodations

Myrtle Beach Marriott

Myrtle Beach Marriott

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Discover the lovely Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes hotel. It’s a stunning getaway in Myrtle Beach with the perfect balance of resort comfort and business-friendly amenities. Our Myrtle Beach, SC hotel offers 405 luxurious guest suites with ocean views, two telephones with separate lines, data ports and high-speed Internet.

Myrtle Beach Marriott

As part of the Grande Dunes, an upscale 2,200-acre plantation-style residential community, we provide more amenities than most other resorts in Myrtle Beach and the Carolinas. Popular activities include championship golf, tennis, a fitness center, a large, beachfront pool with a waterslide, a European spa with an indoor pool or the simple pleasure of relaxing on our pristine beach. Experience the finest of resorts in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina at the Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes hotel.

Rooms

Myrtle Beach Marriott

Escape to one of the most unforgettable, idyllic beachfront hotels in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

  • Experience a restful night’s sleep in our oceanfront hotel’s cotton-rich linens and custom duvets.
  • Outstanding among beachfront resorts in Myrtle Beach, relax at our pool with deluxe waterslide.
  • Stay connected at our hotel with high-speed Internet access, spacious desks and ample lighting.
  • Our marble bathrooms feature Bath & Body Works bath products, a hair dryer & two plush bathrobes.
  • Drink in the breathtaking scenery and use the convenient amenities in your Myrtle Beach hotel suite.
  • This hotel has a smoke-free policy

Price

Group room rates:

Resort view: $269.00 dbl/night plus tax & resort fee

Partial Ocean view: $359.50 dbl/night plus tax & resort fee

Ocean front: $439.00 dbl/night plus tax & resort fee

Additional Fees & Taxes:

  • Hotel room rates are subject to state and local taxes, currently 15.5% and are subject to change without notice.

RESORT FEE

The Resort Fee is discounted to $10 + 8% tax for our group! Included in the daily resort fee:

  • Complimentary self-parking in our parking facility
  • Unlimited in-room access to high-speed wired or WIFI Internet service
  • Newspapers available at the front desk
  • Full use of our Fitness Center
  • Coffee in your guest room
  • Turndown service upon request
  • Complimentary local calls from your guest room
  • Complimentary fax service available at the front desk
  • Board games located at the front desk
  • Use of our Recreation Room including foosball and video games
  • Use of our outdoor recreation area including Ping-Pong, and basketball

 

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Area Attractions

Area Attractions

Family Kingdom Amusement Park

Seaside amusement for the whole family!
Ocean Blvd & 3rd Avenue
843-916-0400 or visit www.family-kingdom.com

Ripley’s Aquarium

Travel under the recreated Reef Tunnel at S.C’s MOST visited attraction!
Located at Broadway at the Beach
843-916-0888 or visit www.ripleysaquarium.com

Broadway at the Beach

Features 20 restaurants, 10 nightclubs, over 100 shops and 15 attractions!
Broadway Cinema – Pavilion Nostalgia Park – Carousel Park/Kiddie Rides – NASCAR Speedpark- Miss Broadway Water Taxi – Dragon’s Lair Fantasy Mini Golf and MUCH MORE!

Located off Hwy 17 between 21st & 29th avenues North
843-444-3200 or visit www.broadwayatthebeach.com
for Click and Print COUPONS!

Brookgreen Gardens

300 acres of beautiful gardens on a former rice plantation!
843-235-6000 or visit www.brookgreen.org

Alligator Adventure

Over 800 gators, lizards, vipers and pythons!
843-361-0789 or visit www.alligatoradventure.com

Great American Riverboat

Cruise along the Intracoastal Waterway!

Boats depart from Barefoot Landing &Waccatee Zoo. Dinner Cruises available.
843-650-6600 or visit www.mbriverboat.com

Where to eat

Myrtle Beach offers many different places to dine–visit the restaurants

Getting There

Airport

Myrtle Beach International Airport – MYR

The Myrtle Beach airport is approximately 10 miles from the hotel. Rental cars and taxis are available.

Location Transportation Information

The Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes
8400 Costa Verde Drive
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29572 USA 

Where is the Marriott?

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  • July 14, 2017 - July 16, 2017
    12:15 am - 6:00 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.