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  |   November 12th - 19th, 2022

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Tim Hackett D.V.M.

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary
Emergency & Critical Care
Professor of Emergency & Critical Care
Cornell University

 

Amy Butler D.V.M.,MS.

Diplomate American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
President, Critical Consults

 

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Seminar Schedule:

Please note that this schedule is subject to change: pending any change in the cruise schedule.

Day Port Arrive Depart
Saturday Nov. 12 Ft. Lauderdale    3:30pm
Sunday Nov. 13

At Sea

Seminars

 

8:00am

 

 

1:00pm

 

Monday Nov. 14

Costa Maya

 

8:00am

4:00pm

Tuesday Nov. 15

Belize City

7:00am

4:00pm

Wednesday Nov. 16

Cozumel

Seminars

7:00am

4:00pm

4:00pm

6:00pm

Thursday Nov. 17

Grand Cayman

Seminars

10:00am

7:30am

6:00pm

9:30am

Friday Nov. 18

Cruising

Seminars

 

 8:00am

 

1:00pm

Saturday Nov. 19 Ft. Lauderdale 7:00am  

Seminar Topics:

This seminar will focus on techniques in emergency medicine:  how i actually manage the patient!

Fluid Therapy

  • Shock: What’s causing it? How do I treat it? Hypovolemic, hemorrhagic, cardiogenic, and distributive.
  • IV fluids choices: Does the type of fluid really matter?
  • Transfusion basics: What to do if you don’t have a blood bank. Including blood collection, components, typing, crossmatching, and administration.

Emergencies

  • Approach to the dyspneic cat
  • Dyspneic dogs, learning to distinguish the common problems with video cases
  • The Acute abdomen, Cases of common abdominal emergencies
  • Sedation and anesthesia for the critical emergency patient

Monitoring

  • Realistic monitoring of the emergency patient
  • Post-operative monitoring of the Critically Ill Patient
  • Common Arrhythmias in the ER

Critical Care

  • Pain Management in the Critically Ill
  • Recognizing sepsis while there’s still time to treat it.
  • Coagulopathies- How to Recognize and Treat them in your hospital

Diseases to be included in the discussions:

  • GDV, mesenteric torsion, intestinal obstructions, and peritonitis
  • Disseminated intravascular coagulopathy (DIC)
  • Diaphragmatic hernia
  • Ruptured bladder
  • Laryngeal paralysis
  • Pneumonia, pulmonary edema, asthma, bronchitis, and pulmonary thromboembolism
  • Hemothorax, pneumothorax, and pyothorax

Plus many more case examples…

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Seminar Speakers

  • Tim Hackett D.V.M. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Professor of Emergency & Critical Care Medicine Chair, Dept. of Clinical Sciences Cornell University
  • Amy Butler D.V.M., MS. Diplomate American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care President, Critical Consults

CE Hours

This seminar is approved for 14 CE hrs.  

This program has been submitted for 14 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 14 CE hrs by the AAVSB Race program

Accommodations

Caribbean Cruise aboard Celebrity Cruises

Caribbean Cruise aboard Celebrity Cruises "Apex"

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Introducing our next ship to push modern travel to bold new heights.

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Celebrity Apex℠ is the second ship in our highly anticipated Edge® series. With an innovative outward-facing design and visionary spaces that stand apart from anything else at sea (with the exception of her equally stunning sister, Celebrity Edge®, of course), Celebrity Apex will revolutionize the way you experience the world. Discover the unparalleled luxury of The Retreat®, exclusively for guests of The Retreat. Unwind in transformational accommodations that blur the boundaries between indoor and outdoor living. Soar above the sea on the Magic Carpet®. Surrender to the carefree pleasures of the Rooftop Garden. And embark on a culinary journey through an unrivaled collection of restaurants, bars, and lounges.

If only life on land was as good as life on Celebrity Apex.

 

Rooms

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Price:  please note that there are ongoing fare offers- call our office for the current offer details.

Please note that to register for this seminar you must reserve your cabin thru our travel company.  We request this as it allows us to provide you with quality, practical CE while you cruise the Caribbean.

Please call IVS for pricing & booking.  (800) 487-5650

 

Here are examples of our group rates for different classes:

Here are examples of our group rates per person/double occupancy –for different classes (pricing includes all taxes & Govt. fees):

Sky Suite S2- $3294.21

Aqua class A2-$2192.21

Concierge rates: C2 and C3 – $1922.21

Infinity Balcony Rates: E2 – $1862.21

Inside Cabin Rates: $1632.21 

$250 DEPOSIT PER PERSON AT TIME OF BOOKING. FINAL PAYMENT IS ON 

Terms

  • What is not included:

Air transportation; transfers to and from the ship in Ft. Lauderdale; items of a personal nature, such as shore excursions, specialty restaurant fees, some beverages, photographs, alcohol, medical services, seminar registration.

Bus transfers to and from the ship (connecting to and from FLL International Airport) can also be purchased from Celebrity- just ask the IVS office.

Payment Schedule:$250 DEPOSIT PER PERSON AT TIME OF BOOKING. FINAL PAYMENT IS ON 

CANCELLATION POLICY:

74-57 days prior to sailing- you will lose your deposit of $250.00 per person
56-29 days prior to sailing – you will lose 50% of cruise fare
28-15 days prior to sailing – you will lose 75% of cruise fare
14- 0 days prior to sailing- there is no refund.

We recommend Travel insurance which can be purchase through our office.

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Area Attractions

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Registration Fees:

Early Bird:  $925.00

Register  by:  July 12, 2022

Advanced: $945.00

Register by:  August 12, 2022

Regular: $965.00

Register after:  August 12, 2022

We have closed the online method of seminar registration.

Please note that registration is open and there is room on the ship but to register you must reserve your cabin thru our travel company- please call 800-487-5650. We ask that you do this as it allows us to provide quality, practical CE on the cruise.

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

Registration Includes:

We have closed the online method of seminar registration- please note that there is room on the ship but to register you must reserve your cabin thru our travel company- please call 800-487-5650. We ask that you do this as it allows us to provide quality, practical CE on the cruise.

  • 14 CE hours
  • Complete seminar notes
  • Certificate of completion
  • Welcome reception for all

Seminar Registration:

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  • Caribbean Cruise
    November 12, 2022 - November 19, 2022
    12:05 am - 8:05 pm

Register online

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.

IVS is now required by AAVSB RACE to upload your completed attendance into their “RACEtrack” system. Your state of license and your license number are required for all seminars starting in January 2022. More information is available at https://www.aavsb.org/ce-services/racetrack

Questions?  

For regular seminars: ivseminars@yahoo.com

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.