ExpiredManaging Common Medical Problems in Practice

St. Maarten

  |   April 20th - 23rd, 2017

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Stan Marks B.V.Sc., Ph.D.

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (internal medicine and oncology)
Diplomate American College of Veterinary Nutrition
Professor of Medicine
U.C. Davis 

Deborah Greco D.V.M., Ph.D.

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Senior Medical Consultant
Nestle Purina Petcare

Practical management of common medical problems

This course will present the recent diagnostic and therapeutic breakthroughs for some of the most common internal medicine problems using a combination of didactic and case-based teaching. The majority of the problems will be presented in 30 minutes or less to maximize the material you take with you to your practice.

Dr. Deb Greco is an internationally recognized expert in Small Animal Internal Medicine. Dr. Greco’s PhD is in pharmacology and her subspecialty is endocrinology. Dr. Greco is the past president of the Comparative Endocrinology Society in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. Prior to joining Nestle Purina as a consultant, Deb was on faculty at Colorado State University and then more recently, Deb moved to New York City where she was an Associate Veterinarian in the Internal Medicine section at the busiest Veterinary Hospital in the world.

Dr. Marks expertise involves esophageal disorders, small intestinal diseases, endoscopic diagnostic techniques and nutritional therapy for the GI patient. He is currently a Professor of Medicine at U.C.Davis and lectures around the world. Both STan and Deb are very practical speakers and easy to talk to!

This combination of two internationally recognized Internists will provide you with a practical approach to the management of many common medical problems that you encounter in your daily practice. You are sure to come away with some very helpful tips!

Seminar Schedule:

Registration: Thursday April 20, 2017 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Welcome Reception: Thursday April 20, 2017 6.30 pm
Lectures:

Thursday April 20, 2017
Friday April 21, 2017
Saturday April 22, 2017
Sunday April 23, 2017

2:00 pm – 6.30 pm
8.00 am – 12.30 pm
2:00 pm – 6.30 pm
8.00 am – 12.30 pm

Seminar Topics:

  • The latest thoughts on management of the diabetic cat- this is all new information that will change the way you manage these patients!
  • Also how to manage those difficult canine patients
  • Oral hypoglycemics-Fact or fiction?
  • Management of the brittle diabetic.
  • Advances in insulin therapy: Getting the glucose curve you want.
  • Treatment of the recalcitrant hyperthyroid cat-I131? Tapazole? Surgery? Ipodate?
  • How should I diagnose hyperadrenocorticism in dogs?
  • How should I manage dogs with hyperadrenocorticism?
  • Do cats develop hyperadrenocorticism?
  • How should I diagnose hypoadrenocorticism in dogs and cats?
  • How should I manage hypoadrenocorticism in dogs and cats?
  • Rational approach to chronic diarrhea in dogs
  • Differentiation of feline IBD from intestinal lymphoma – does it really matter?
  • My top 10 pearls in managing esophageal disorders in dogs
  • How I manage hemorrhagic gastroenteritis in dogs
  • What’s the latest in the management of hepatic disorders in cats?
  • Lessons learned in feline pancreatitis
  • How I manage the chronically vomiting dog and cat
  • Demystifying infectious enteropathies in dogs
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Seminar Speakers

  • Stan Marks B.V.Sc., Ph.D. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (internal medicine and oncology) Diplomate American College of Veterinary Nutrition Professor of Medicine U.C. Davis
  • Deborah Greco D.V.M. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Senior Medical Consultant Nestle Purina Petcare

CE Hours

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 is also approved in NY & NC.

IVS complies with the following guidelines:

  • Speakers are recognized specialists
  • Mandatory recorded attendance
  • Certificate of attendance
  • Complete seminar notes

Accommodations

The Westin Dawn Beach Resort & Spa- St. Maarten

The Westin Dawn Beach Resort & Spa- St. Maarten

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Located approximately 20 minutes from the Princess Julianna Airport, The Westin Dawn Beach Resort & Spa, St. Maarten is nestled into the lush hillside and embraced by miles of blue hues, acres of tropical colors, and sandy white beach.

St. Maarten

St. Maarten

St. Maarten

308 luxuriously appointed guest rooms and six suites feature Westin’s Heavenly Bed® and Heavenly Bath®. Our three Presidential oceanfront suites and three Parlor suites are perfect for entertaining. Guest room amenities include an in-room safe, hair dryer, iron/ironing board, refreshment center, ceiling fan, AC, coffee maker, Internet access, oversized bathroom, TV, and a balcony with an island view, ocean view, or oceanfront view.

Our resort boasts the largest freshwater infinity edge pool on the island, including a swim-up bar and hot tub. A fitness room and full-service spa will provide the pampering you deserve. 10,000 square feet of banquet and meeting space can welcome 10 to 1,000 people.

There’s no need to leave the resort for a wonderful meal. Onsite dining venues include two oceanfront restaurants which offer European fine dining, a poolside cafe, lobby, pool bar, as well as room service.

As a full-service resort, we also have a concierge service, gift shops, car rental, Westin Kid’s Club®, and a fully equipped dive shop. Water activities will be offered through our dive operator as well as tours, shopping, nearby golf in Anguilla at the newly designed 18-hole Greg Norman course, area restaurants, and much more.

Our Vegas-style casino offers a variety of games to satisfy anyone and everyone. Roll the dice and try your luck, challenge the black-jack dealer, or hit the slots. It’s all you wished Las Vegas could be, just steps away.

The Westin Dawn Beach Resort & Spa, St. Maarten is a paradise like no other. Come and see what we are all about and let us be your perfect getaway!

Price

Resort view room: $184.00/night double

Ocean view room: $239.00/night double

plus taxes-10% gov. tax and 10% hotel service charge. The hotel service charge includes porterage and housekeeping charges.

Also there is a $20 per night charge for guest room internet, in-room coffee, in-room safe, unlimited local calls, use of the beach chairs and beach towels, unlimited use of the health club, sauna, Jacuzzi and steam facilities in the Hibiscus Spa.

Terms

Your credit card will be charged for 2 nights stay as a non-refundable deposit.

You will be charged for your complete stay if you cancel within 30 days of your arrival, are a no-show or departure early.

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Area Attractions

Why visit St. Maarten

  • Friendly and Safe. No reason to be trapped in the resort – this island is to be enjoyed and explored. Rental car is a must to experience St. Maarten/St. Martin and its friendly people.
  • European/Caribbean Culture with American Comforts – Foreign enough to be exotic, but English is the most common language and the US-Dollar the usual currency.
  • Most Cosmopolitan Island on Earth – Only 37 square miles, but 2 nations and over 80 nationalities. Showing the world that we all can get along…
  • Instant Island Addiction – Most visitors come back every year, many own a piece of paradise in one of St. Maarten’s world class vacation ownership resorts.

  • Best Caribbean Shopping – Duty free bargains everywhere; look for jewelry, perfumes, liquors, tobacco products and much more.
  • Best Nightlife – Clubs for every taste, 12 casinos. Nonstop action for the party crowd. Drinking age 18.
  • Best Dining – Known as the Caribbean gourmet island, St. Maarten/St. Martin might be a culinary world leader with its restaurant selection.
  • Great Beaches – From an active beach scene to remote stretches of sand, the island has it all; year around sunshine.

Getting There

Airport

Travel to the St. Maarten airport and then grab a commercial taxi to drive you to the Westin resort.

Location Transportation Information

Local commercial taxis are available at the airport.

Seminar Registration:

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  • April 20, 2017 - April 23, 2017
    7:30 am - 6:30 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.