ExpiredManaging Common Abdominal Problems in Practice

New Orleans, LA

  |   May 4th - 7th, 2017

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David Twedt D.V.M.

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

Howard Seim III D.V.M.

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons
Professor of Surgery
Colorado State University

Kenneth Simpson B.V.M&S.

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Professor of Medicine
Cornell University

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. Simpson’s expertise includes pancreatitis and intestinal disease and disorders. Dr. Seim will provide a balance with his surgical videos. 

Dave, Kenny & Howie 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: Thursday May 4, 2017 7:15 am – 8:00 am
Breakfast: Daily 7:15 am – 8:00 am
Lectures:

Thursday May 4, 2017
Friday, May 5
Saturday May 6
Sunday May 7

8:00 am – 1:00 pm
8:00 am – 1:00 pm
8:00 am – 1:00 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?
  • GDV:techniques for derotation & the 10 minute gastropexy
  • Intestinal surgery; masses and foreign bodies- make it leak proof every time.
  • Are there any tricks to the trade on linear foreign bodies?
  • Surgically managing canine cystic & urethral calculi
  • Splenic hemangiosarcoma – A 4 ligature splenectomy?
  • Surgical management of rectal prolapse
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Seminar Speakers

  • Kenneth Simpson, B.V.M&S. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Professor of Medicine Cornell University
  • David Twedt D.V.M. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Professor of Medicine Colorado State University
  • Howard Seim III D.V.M. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons Professor of Surgery Colorado State University

CE Hours

This seminar is approved for 20 CE hrs.  

IVS is also approved in NY & NC.

This program has been submitted for 20 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 20 CE hrs by the AAVSB RACE program

Accommodations

Renaissance Arts Hotel- New Orleans

Renaissance Arts Hotel- New Orleans

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From the flowing, asymmetrical Dale Chihuly chandeliers that greet you in the lobby to the visually stunning John Scott paintings and sculptures placed throughout the hotel, you will find your senses are both satisfied and stimulated.  The Renaissance New Orleans Arts Hotel is an exceptional New Orleans boutique hotel with artistic flair and is located in a historic warehouse, circa 1910.

New Orleans, LA

Situated in the heart of the Arts District near the French Quarter, this New Orleans arts hotel is conveniently located near attractions such as Harrah’s Casino, Audubon Aquarium and numerous museums. Guests looking for a unique dining experience have an array of options nearby, including our on-site Rene Bistrot. This boutique NOLA hotel restaurant serves quality French bistro-style cuisine prepared by celebrated Master Chef Rene Bajeux. For entertainment enthusiasts, it is within close proximity to well-known music and sporting venues, including the Louisiana Superdome. Or enjoy a refreshing swim in their rooftop pool.

New Orleans, LA

Price

Group room rate: 

Our group rate: $272.00 per night plus tax & fees

This rate is based on single or double occupancy.  

**There is a 3 night minimum stay as this is over Jazz Fest**

Taxes & Fees:

  • The above rate is subject to state and local taxes, currently 13%,  a New Orleans Convention & Visitors’ Bureau assessment of 1.75%, and a City Occupancy fee $1.00 per night.  All taxes and fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Parking is Valet only and is discounted for our group at a daily rate of $34.00 plus tax.(Subject to change)
  • As a special concession for our group, wireless internet will be complimentary (usually a $12.95 daily fee).

Terms

Cancellations:

A valid credit is required to guarantee your room. You have up to 21 days prior to cancel without penalty.  You will be charged for your complete scheduled stay if you cancel within 21 days of your scheduled arrival, or are a no-show, or depart early.

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Area Attractions

Area Attractions

Visit the nearby National WWII Museum or dive into New Orleans’ famous Audubon Aquarium of the Americas and explore the exhibits. Discover the New Orleans Museum of Art, the city’s oldest fine arts institution. 
Other attractions include:
 
And much more! Learn more here and here.

New Orleans Jazz Fest

We will be visiting New Orelans during the second weekend of the Jazz Fest- always a fun time at the fairgrounds!

Visit the official website for updates on the festival.

Swamp and plantation tours

Cajun Encounters uses smaller boats that accommodate up to 24 passengers to allow for a more quiet and up-close experience. With vast knowledge of the swamp and the wildlife, we can weave you through the back bayous for a real Cajun experience. Cajun encounters

Dining

Onsite, you’ll find Legacy Kitchen.

Or, if you’re looking for something offsite, click here.

Seminar Registration:

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  • May 4, 2017 - May 7, 2017
    1:15 am - 7:00 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 and Zion: 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.