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Charleston, SC

  |   September 13th - 15th, 2019

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Sept. 9:  Fortunately Charleston received only minor damage from the hurricane –IVS Charleston is on schedule..

Kathryn Good D.V.M.

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists
Clinical Ophthalmologist
U.C. Davis

Joshua Seth Eaton, VMD

Diplomate,  American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologist
Assistant Clinical Professor, Comparative Ophthalmology
School of Veterinary Medicine
University of Wisconsin—Madison

This seminar series is designed to provide you with updates on how the speakers actually do things in practice- how they actually manage a patient with a particular ocular disease or disorder, how they do certain techniques, how they combine certain drugs for treatment etc. Actual cases will be presented to emphasize the clinical indications for the techniques.

Seminar Schedule:

Registration: Friday September 13, 2019 7:15 am – 8:00 am
Continental Breakfast: Daily 7:15 am – 8:00 pm
Lectures: Friday September 13, 2019
Saturday September 14
Sunday September 15
8:00 am – 1:30 pm
8:00 am – 1:30 pm
8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Seminar Topics:

  • The approach to ocular trauma – where do I even start?

  • What in the world should I do with a corneal laceration?

  • Why are there different types of ophthalmoscopes and which one should I buy?

  • Feline conjunctivitis – is it really always herpes?

  • Canine conjunctivitis – is it always allergies? 

  • Antiviral medications for felines – which one is best?

  • Are there really eyedrops that can cure cataracts?

  • Is there an easier way to approach to the neuro-ophthalmic examination?

  • Proptosed globes – remove or replace?

  • The pupillary light reflex – what does it really tell me?

  • Enucleation – When? And How?

  • When enucleation isn’t an option, what other options are there?

  • Ocular ultrasound – When should I do this, and how?

  • Which anti-inflammatory should I keep on my shelf for treating for ocular cases?

  • Glaucoma – What are the Top 10 things I should know?

  • Retinal Detachments – What causes them, and how should I treat them?

  • Is that nuclear sclerosis or cataract?

  • Local anesthesia for eye surgery – Which drug should I use? And when?

  • Horner’s syndrome – is it always idiopathic?

  • Ocular oncology – what do I need to know?

  • SARDS – What do we know now, and what should I tell my clients?

  • Topical serum – wisdom or witchcraft?

  • Pigmentary keratitis – are all Pugs doomed?

  • How do I do an examination in a puppy or kitten? What about tiny exotic species?

  • Uveitis – How do I know when I can stop treatment?

  • Artificial tear supplements – Are they all the same? Can we use all of them in pets?

  • When do I refer a patient for cataract surgery, and what do I do in the meantime?

  • Can cats have cataract surgery?

  • What is the best way to treat an infected corneal ulcer?

  • What is the one diagnostic test I should do after diagnosing a ruptured eye?

  • Pannus – what is it and what is the best treatment?

  • KCS – What do I do when cyclosporine doesn’t work? Can I use steroids?

  • Superficial ulcers that won’t heal – what do I do next?

  • Entropion surgery – Is the Hotz-Celsus a cure-all? Or should I try something different?

  • Cherry eye surgery – Is it necessary? And which technique is best?

  • Tear staining – Do owners of little dogs just have to learn to deal with it?

  • Triple antibiotic in cats – Life-threatening? Or low risk?

  • Lens luxations – What is the referring veterinarian’s role before sending to the ophthalmologist? 

  • Corneal sequestra in cats – Medical treatment or surgery?

  • Eyelid tumors in old dogs – Is there a non-invasive approach to removal?

  • Ok, I did the fundus examination – What was normal and what should I be concerned about?

  • Do dogs get ocular herpes?

  • Feline hypertensive retinopathy – Will this cat ever see again?

  • Lysine and herpes – Magical amino acid or not so much?

  • Eosinophilic keratitis in cats – How do I recognize and treat this disease

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Seminar Speakers

  • Kathryn Good Koehler D.V.M. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists Clinical Professor of Veterinary Ophthalmology U.C. Davis
  • Seth Eaton V.M.D., Diplomate ACVO Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists Assistant Clinical Professor, Comparative Ophthalmology School of Veterinary Medicine University of Wisconsin—Madison

CE Hours

This seminar is approved for 16 CE hrs.  

IVS is also an approved provider in NY.

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 complies with the following guidelines:

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


Charleston Renaissance Hotel

Charleston Renaissance Hotel

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Discover the perfect setting at this Downtown Charleston, SC hotel. Situated in the city’s oldest quarter, Renaissance Charleston Historic District Hotel boasts boutique accommodations and modern day amenities. Whether shopping on King Street, enjoying Spoleto Festival, visiting the College of Charleston or strolling the City Market, be captivated by the local knowledge shared by the hotel Navigators. Our hotel navigators have the inside scoop because our hotel is a proud community supporter. Take in the hotel décor; regionally inspired, with a modern twist at this Charleston, SC, hotel.

Charleston Renaissance


Charleston Renaissance

Our Charleston historic district luxury hotel’s rooms offer classic furnishings and deluxe bedding.  Discover Southern ambiance and contemporary flair while you unwind and relax in the only guest rooms in the area featuring modern 32-inch flat-screen HD TVs which also feature an Innovative connectivity panel allows guests to plug-in and integrate their electronic devices. Explore the historic downtown area, steps away from our luxury hotel’s location in Charleston, SC. Delectable dining options to please any palate and room service for your convenience.  *This hotel has a smoke-free policy 



  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Bottled water, for a fee
  • Coffee maker/tea service
  • Crib
  • Individual climate control
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Luxurious bedding – down comforters, custom duvets, cotton-rich linens
  • Pillows: down/feather
  • Pillows: foam
  • Pull-out sofa bed
  • Rollaway bed


  • Bathrobe
  • Hair dryer


  • Cable channel: CNN
  • Cable channel: ESPN
  • Cable channel: HBO
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Color TV
  • Movies/videos, pay-per-view
  • Plug In Panel


  • Microwave oven


  • Electrical outlet: desk level
  • Phone feature: speakerphone
  • Phone feature: voice mail
  • Two-line phone


Group Room Rate:  Standard room $283.00 dbl/night plus taxes.

Additional Taxes & Fees (subject to change without notice):

  • Rate above is subject to applicable state & local taxes, currently 13.5%
  • A $1.00 taxable “Destination Fee” will be added per room, per night
  • On-site parking is Valet only, currently $24 daily.  
  • Off-site self parking is available at the prevailing rate, currently $5 hourly, $16 daily.
  • High Speed: Check email + browse the Web for $12.95 per day.
  • Enhanced High Speed: Video chat, download large files + stream video for $15.95 per day.


Check-In: 4:00pm | Check-Out: 11:00am
A valid credit card is required to reserve your reservations.

Cancellations:  No charge if you cancel at least 14 days prior to your scheduled arrival.  There is a 2 night charge if you cancel within 14 days of your scheduled arrival.  You will be charged for your complete stay if you cancel within 7 days of your scheduled arrival, depart early or are a no-show.

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Area Attractions

Area Attractions

Charleston has been voted America’s best city 3 times over and is also known for being one of the friendliest, so there’s no wonder it’s a must-see destination. Famous golf courses, top-rated tennis courts, pristine beaches, monumental battleships and beautifully preserved architecture barely scratches the surface of attractions in Charleston. It’s also a known for excellent food, from good ‘ol country cooking to upscale neo-Southern cuisine. Best of all, the mild climate means you can enjoy most of our sights year-round.



On site, you’ll find the Wentworth Grill open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Fusing the freshest ingredients with creativity and Southern flair is the order of the day at Wentworth Grill. Our handcrafted menu features stocks, sauces and desserts prepared from scratch, while our charming décor and impeccable service make this an all-encompassing dining experience.

Looking for something off site? More options nearby

Getting There


Charleston International Airport – CHS

Airport Phone: 843-767-1100
Hotel direction: 12.3 miles SE.  
**This hotel does not provide shuttle service.**

Alternate transportation options

Estimated taxi fare: $40 (one way)

Car Rental Info

Registration Fees:

Early Bird: $885.00

Register by:  August 06, 2019

Advanced: $905.00

Register by:  August 29, 2019

Regular: $925.00

Register after:  August 29, 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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  • Charleston
    September 13, 2019 - September 15, 2019
    7:00 am - 12:00 pm

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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.

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Accommodation Registration

New for 2019:

For Charleston: the easiest way to reserve your room is to go online to the hotel site: 


All information listed below is only if you submit a hotel request to IVS rather than directly with the hotel.

Please only submit the hotel form  to IVS if you are not able to book your room directly with the hotel thru the link.

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.


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