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  |   April 15th - 17th, 2024

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Tamara Grubb D.V.M., Ph.D.

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Anesthesia & Analgesia
Associate Professor of Anesthesia & Pain Management
Washington State University

Tony Johnson D.V.M.

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
VIN

This seminar has been designed to present the most current information on the diagnosis and treatment of many emergencies that you are commonly asked to manage in your patients. The main emphasis of the seminars will be to give you practical information that you can readily utilize in your practice. Dr. Grubb will provide an update on anesthesia and pain management of the emergency patient and Dr. Johnson will present a practical discussion on how he manages his patients presented with an urgent or emergency problem.

Seminar Schedule:

Registration:

Monday April 15, 2024 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Welcome reception: Monday April 15, 2024 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Lectures:

 

Monday April 15

Tuesday April 16

Wednesday April 17

1:30 pm – 6:30 pm

8:00 am – 1:30 pm

1:30pm –  7:00 pm

Breakfast

Tuesday April 16

7.15 am – 8.00 am

Seminar Topics:

Dr. Grubb:

  • Anesthesia/Analgesia for Emergency/Critical Care Patients 

  • Blood pressure support in anesthetized patients

  • The Power of Local Anesthetics 

  • An Overview of New Stuff in Anesthesia and Analgesia

  • The Role of Anxiolytics in Anesthesia/Analgesia

  • Surgical Pain can Lead to Chronic Pain? YES! Don’t Let it Happen!

Dr. Johnson:

  • Transfusion medicine

  • Lipid therapy for selected toxins

  • ER and ICU nutrition

  • Fast Ultrasound

  • Rule of 20: antidote to stupidity, the silent killer

  • Congestive heart failure – initial management

  • Acute kidney injury/ Acute renal failure

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Seminar Speakers

  • Tamara Grubb D.V.M., Ph.D. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Anesthesia & Analgesia Associate Professor of Anesthesia & Pain Management Washington State University
  • Tony Johnson, DVM, DACVECC Diplomate, ACVECC Medical Director Veterinary Information Network Davis, CA

CE Hours

This seminar is approved for 16 CE hrs.  

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:

  • Mandatory recorded attendance
  • Submission of attendance to AAVSSB RACEtrack program
  • Complete seminar notes
  • Approved for 16 CE hrs by the AAVSB Race program

Accommodations

Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort

Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort

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There is a Costa Rica of dreams amid the rainforest canopies of Costa Rica´s Green Coast.Natural beauty, endless comfort and adventurous opportunities combine to create a paradise at Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort. Our hotel grants easy access to local experiences including fishing and hiking through Carara National Park.Our resort offers La Iguana Experience tour to commune with nature. Find time to retreat to our Spa or challenge yourself at our award-winning golf course.Our accommodations feature breathtaking views and hammocks for island-style comfort.When it’s time to refuel, satisfy your cravings at one of our restaurants.Looking to stay active? Attend our workout classes and take a dip in our outdoor pools.A welcoming retreat, rich with a peace-loving culture, where people exude the enduring warmth of Pura Vida.Experience exhilaration and relaxation at Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort.

 

Rooms

 
 

Price:

Group rooms are sold out. Please call our office at 800-487-5650 or ivseminars@yahoo.com for current availability.

Group Room Rate:

  • Standard – run of house:  two double beds: $279.00 dbl/night plus taxes

  • Ocean view:  $359.00 dbl/night plus taxes.

  • Ocean view with balcony: $389.00  dbl/night plus taxes

 

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

  • Rate above is subject to applicable state & local taxes, currently 13%
  • Bellman: $5.00 per person round trip
  • Housekeeping: $2.00 per room per day
  • Wireless internet is available in all rooms
  • Charge per 3rd and 4th person in the room is USD $20.00 + tax each. There is no fee for children under 12 years of age when sharing with parents.
  • Maximum number per room is a total of four guests.

Resort fee:

  • Resort fee: $30.00 plus tax per room per night

    High speed internet upgrade.
    15 minutes of free long distance calls to USA or international calls. Use of tennis courts (2 hours)*
    2 tennis rackets and 1 bucket of practice balls (2 hours)*
    Driving range with clubs and 2 buckets of practice balls*
    Valet Parking – 1 vehicle per room.
    Pool floats.
    Daily bonfire with marshmallows.
    1 La Iguana Eco Tour*
    30 min of kayak use**
    30 min of stand-up paddle board use**
    30 min of bicycles use**
    1 professional digital photo per stay***

    IMPORTANT: *Activities subject to availability and require reservations. For reservations visit our front desk team at the lobby or dial “0” on your phone. Some activities may not be available due to weather conditions. La Iguana Eco Tour is available every day at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm, meet at the Golf Pro Shop 10 minutes before the tour departure time. Bonfire from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm, subject to availability. Pool floats are subject to availability. *Practice ball buckets are per room per night. **More information at the Experience Center, requires previous reservation, available from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. All the activities are subject to availability.

 

 

 

 

 

Cancellations:  All reservation requests will require a two (2) night advance payment that will be refundable only if the reservation is cancelled at least 45 days prior to arrival date.  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

Resort dining

A truly unique dining experience awaits in Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort. Enjoy breathtaking ocean views and delicious Mediterranean cuisine in ZOE or discover the delicious local gastronomy at Hacienda Kitchen. Our menus are designed to accommodate special dietary restrictions or allergies.

 

There are also other fine restaurants within walking distance and many more in Jaco Beach (car or taxi)

Experiences

Enjoy every palm-tree lined mile of Jacó Beach from our oceanfront resort in Playa Herradura. Our resort’s premium location is perfect to shop and dine the bustling Los Sueños Marina. For thrill seekers, go ziplining or hiking at Vista Los Sueños Adventure Park, within 4.9 kilometers of our hotel. 

 

Getting There

Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort

800 meters west of Herradura entrance, Herradura, Costa Rica, 028-4023

Tel: +506 -2630-9000

Distance From Property: 60 Miles
Phone Number: +506 -2437-2400

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Shared shuttle service:  Interbus

Private shuttle service: 

Registration Fees:

Early Bird: $1115.00

Register by: Feb. 15, 2024

Advanced: $1135.00

Register by:  March 15, 2024

Regular: $1155.00

Register after:  March 15, 2024

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

  • submission of attendance to AAVSSB RACEtrack program

  • Breakfast on tuesday and breaks daily

  • Afternoon snacks on monday and wednesday

  • Welcome reception for friends & family on monday

Seminar Registration:

Details Price Qty
Advanced $1,135.00 (USD)  
Regular $1,155.00 (USD)   Goes On Sale
March 15, 2024

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  • Costa Rica
    April 15, 2024 - April 17, 2024
    12:05 am - 7:00 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.

Accommodation Registration

Please note:  

  • For the Marriott Resort, the easiest way to reserve your hotel room is to book online thru this link:  

  • If you need extra days beyond april 14 – 17, 2024— please email the hotel
  • Booking Link: click here

Or call the hotel   +(506) 2298-0844 -international calling rates might apply.

Or recommended by the hotel—-Email:  MHRSCostaRicaReservations@marriott.com

  • Please DO NOT use the form below.  If you are having trouble booking your room thru the above link, please call our IVS Office at (800) IVS-5650

 

Please only use the hotel request form below, if you are having problems with reserving your room thru the online hotel registration link and are not able to contact our office at 800-487-5650. This form is sent to our office and it will take up to 1 week for our office to receive confirmation from the hotel and then send out a confirmation to you.

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.