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  |   April 3rd - 4th, 2020

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Justine Lee D.V.M.

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary
Emergency & Critical Care
Diplomate, American Board of Toxicology
CEO- Vetgirl

Garret Pachinger V.M.D.

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary
Emergency & Critical Care 
Co-founder – Vetgirl
Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center
Levittown, PA

 

Seminar Schedule:

Registration:

Breakfast

Lunch

Friday April 3, 2020

7:30 am – 8:00 am

7.30am – 8.00am daily

12.30pm-1.30pm daily

Lectures:

Friday April 3
Saturday April 4

8:00 am – 5:00 pm
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

Seminar Topics:

  • Common mistakes in the ER… and how to avoid them!

  • Should you give steroids with trauma?

  • Know what the real shock dose of fluid therapy is

  • Why it’s wrong to get steroids with head trauma

  • Top 20 poisons affecting dogs and cats

  • Top 5 human medications affecting dogs and cats

  • Common mistakes to avoid in the poisoned patient

  • How to effectively induce emesis in cats

  • How to gastric lavage

  • How much activated charcoal you should administer

  • Outpatient parvovirus: Does it work?

  • Trauma without the drama – what’s new in veterinary trauma?

  • How to approach the respiratory trauma patient

  • How to approach the abdominal trauma patient

  • Head trauma – what’s new and how do we treat it?

  • Cardiac emergencies in the ER

  • Treatment of the congestive heart failure patient

  • Pediatrics are not small adults

  • Emergency management and treatment of the feline urethral obstruction patient

  • Emergency room approach to anemia

  • Common emergency room procedures you must know!

    How to perform a thoracocentesis/abdominocentesis

    How to perform a pericardiocentesis

    Clinical updates you MUST know to practice good medicine

    When you shouldn’t believe your hand-held glucometer

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Seminar Speakers

  • Justine Lee D.V.M. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Diplomate, American Board of Toxicology CEO- Vetgirl
  • Garret Pachtinger V.M.D. Diplomate ACVECC Associate, Critical Care and Emergency Services Veterinary Trauma Medical Director Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center, Levittown, Pa

CE Hours

This seminar is AAVSB RACE 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:

  • Speakers are recognized specialists
  • Mandatory recorded attendance
  • Certificate of attendance
  • Complete seminar notes
  • Approved for 16 CE hrs by the AAVSB RACE program

Accommodations

Hilton Boston Back Bay

Hilton Boston Back Bay

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Relax in the well-located Hilton Boston Back Bay hotel. Set in the heart of the scenic neighborhood of Back Bay, our hotel near Hynes Convention Center offers easy access to all the excitement and culture the city has to offer. Boston Logan International Airport is situated only four miles away. The impressive glass-front hotel has 26 floors of contemporary guest rooms. Scan the skylines of Boston and Cambridge from the upper floors.

Work out at this downtown Boston hotel’s complimentary fitness center using first-class cardiovascular and strength training equipment and free weights. Enjoy a relaxing swim in the heated indoor pool and whirlpool. In warmer seasons, unwind with a refreshing cocktail on the sundeck. Savor New England classics with an innovative twist at Forty Dalton restaurant. Recline and recuperate watching the game with a drink and a snack in the Forty Dalton Lounge.

Catch up with work at the business center in the Starbucks® Internet Café with complimentary internet access. Host meetings and social events for 550 Guests, taking advantage of the choice of ballrooms and meeting rooms. Enjoy the undivided attention of the Event Team, who will help tailor the event ensuring it is a success.

Rooms

The Guest Rooms at Hilton Boston Back Bay are beautifully decorated in shades of brown and soft teal with dark wood accents and furnished with the Hilton Serenity Bed. Upper floors feature spectacular panoramic views of the downtown Boston and Cambridge skylines.  These well-decorated guest rooms feature one king or two double beds and range in size from 300 sq. ft. to 375 sq. ft.

Indulge in the tranquility of the Hilton Serenity Bed featuring the exclusive Suite Dreams mattress, Super Topper mattress pad, down-filled comforter, Touch of Down pillows and triple sheeting.

Price

Group Room rate: $279.00 dbl/night plus taxes.

Additional Fees (subject to change without notice):

  • Taxes are currently a total of 14.45%
  • There are extra charges for 3rd and 4th adults in a room.  
  • Parking is currently available for a daily fee of $48 (subject to change without notice).
  • Check-In is at 3pm, check-out is at 12pm (noon).  If arriving before 3pm, baggage storage will be available for a small handling fee.

Terms

Cancellations: You can cancel up to 7 days prior to your scheduled arrival without penalty.  If you cancel within 7 days of your scheduled arrival, or are a no-show or depart early,  you will be charged for you complete scheduled stay.  For cancellations, please call IVS 800-487-5650.

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Area Attractions

The Hilton Boston Back Bay hotel near Fenway Park is located in one of most charming and desirable neighborhoods in the city. There are a number of things to do in Boston MA just steps away from the hotel. Looking to catch a Red Sox game? The Hilton Boston Back Bay is walking distance to the park. Our downtown proximity keeps you close to all the excitement Boston has to offer. Guests can walk to some of Boston’s revered educational institutions including Boston University, Tufts University and Boston College as well as popular attractions like fashionable Newbury Street, offering stylish boutiques and restaurants, and the elegant Copley Place Mall. Immerse yourself in culture at the Museum of Fine Arts, a short walk away, or take the family for a day out to New England Aquarium during your stay at our Copley Square Boston hotel.

For information on things to do in Boston, you can visit the following websites:

Dining

At Hilton Boston Back Bay, dining options are designed with you in mind. Start the day with a hearty breakfast or nutritious light bite at the 40 Dalton breakfast buffet; savor innovative dishes prepared with only the freshest ingredients by our Back Bay restaurant’s Executive chef. Sip specialty cocktails in the 40 Dalton lounge. For more information on our offers and menus please visit the 40 Dalton website. Relax with a coffee and fresh sandwich or pastry at the Starbucks Coffee Shop. Learn more

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Getting There

Local Transportation Information

DRIVING DIRECTIONS:

From Massachusetts Turnpike (Route 90 East)

  • Take Exit 22: “Prudential Center/Copley Square.”
  • Bear left on the exit following signs for “Prudential Center.”
  • As you exit the tunnel, keep in the right lane onto Huntington Ave. 
  • First right onto Belvidere Street.
  • The motor court entrance is one block, just after Dalton Street.

From Route 93 North (Coming from the South)

  • Take Exit 18: “Mass Ave/Roxbury”.
  • Left at the second light following the signs to Mass Ave.
  • Bear right at the light onto Mass Ave.
  • Follow Mass Ave for exactly ONE mile.
  • Right onto Huntington Ave.
  • Left at the second light onto Belvidere Street. 
  • The motor court entrance is one block, just after Dalton Street.

Travel Tips

Parking

Self-parking is available in our secure attached garage by entering the motor court entrance on the Belvidere Street side of the building. Parking fees are currently $48 per night (subject to change) with unlimited in/out privileges up to 5pm on the day of departure.

Taxis

Boston taxis are available outside Baggage Claim at all terminals 24 hours a day and provide your easiest and quickest option. The total fare to the hotel will be about $40 due to tolls/fees. Total travel time will be approximately 15 minutes and most likely will weave through Boston neighborhoods, which is actually the shortest route, so not to be alarmed. It is recommended that you ask the taxi driver for a receipt showing the driver’s name, taxi company, amount paid, and medallion number.

Public Transportation

Get off at the second to last stop “Back Bay Station” as opposed to the final stop “South Station.” The hotel is an easy walk unless you have a lot of luggage. Exit the train station taking a right onto Dartmouth Street. Take your first left onto Stuart Street (cross over Stuart and follow the street on the far side adjacent the Westin.) Stuart will turn into Huntington Ave. at the next block. Again, cross over Huntington and continue to follow Huntington on the far side adjacent to Shaw’s Supermarket. Follow one block and take a right onto Belvidere just after the entrance to the Prudential Shopping Center. You will see the hotel one block up Belvidere at the corner of Dalton Street.

Registration Fees:

Early Bird:  $895.00

Register by:  Feb. 28, 2020

Advanced:  $915.00

Register by:  March 25, 2020

Regular:  $935.00

Register after:  March 25, 2020

Special Pricing for Technicians:

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
  • Breakfast and lunch on friday and saturday
  • Certificate of attendance

Seminar Registration:

Price Qty
Early Bird $895.00 (USD)  
Advanced $915.00 (USD)   Goes On Sale
February 28, 2020
Regular $935.00 (USD)   Goes On Sale
March 25, 2020

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  • Boston
    April 3, 2020 - April 4, 2020
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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.