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Grand Cayman

  |   December 5th - 8th, 2022

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Justine Lee D.V.M.

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

Armelle De Laforcade D.V.M.

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary
Emergency & Critical Care 
Associate Professor
Emergency & Critical Care Dept.
Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine

Seminar Schedule:

Travel day Sunday  December 4, 2022  



Welcome reception

Monday December 5

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

2:00 pm – 6:30 pm

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm



Tuesday Dec. 6

7:30 am – 8:00 am

8:00 am – 1:00 pm



Wednesday Dec. 7 


2:00 pm – 7:00 pm




Thursday Dec. 8

7:30 am – 8:00 am

8:00 am – 11:30 am

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

  • Poisonous plants you must know

  • 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

  • Emergency management & treatment of GDV

  • 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?

  • Treatment of the congestive heart failure patient

  • Emergency management and treatment of the feline urethral obstruction patient

  • 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 Medical Director- Vetgirl
  • Armelle De Laforcade D.V.M. Diplomate ACVECC Associate Professor Emergency & Critical Care Dept. Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine

CE Hours

This seminar is approved for 18 CE hrs.  

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:

  • Speakers are recognized specialists
  • Mandatory recorded attendance
  • Submission of attendance to AAVSB RACEtrack program
  • Complete seminar notes
  • Approved for 18 CE hrs by the AAVSB RACE program


Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort

Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort

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Experience the spectacular Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort, our very own Beach House nestled on the Caribbean’s beloved Seven Mile Beach. Having recently completed our extensive transformation, enhancing our public spaces, guests can now enjoy modern décor and furnishings that capture the relaxing and casual seaside ambience of island living. Our innovative Anchor & Den gives visitors a new experience from the moment they step foot into our Cayman resort. Guests can gather, connect, relax, dine and enjoy quality time with family and friends.

Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort

Memorable experiences are made through fun food, handcrafted cocktails and chic music. In-style alfresco dining can be enjoyed at the revamped oceanfront bohemian chic Veranda restaurant and Vista Bar, while admiring breathtaking views of the turquoise Caribbean Sea. Our aim is to invoke the happy nostalgia of summertime, when life is brighter and more carefree – a time when families and loved ones reunite and reconnect at the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort.


Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort

Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort

Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort

The Marriott Grand Cayman Resort offers brand new spacious guest accommodations.  Our all new guest rooms feature private balconies, some with views of Seven Mile Beach.  Luxurious classic Grand Cayman lodgings with warm tropical hues & rich dark wood furnishings.  The Grand Cayman resort offers 273 luxury guest rooms and 22 suites.  All guest rooms feature 40″ LED TV and turndown service is offered upon request.  High-speed wireless Internet available throughout resort.

This hotel has a smoke-free policy.


Beds and Bedding

  • Maximum Occupancy: 4
  • 1 King or 2 Double
  • Rollaway beds not permitted
  • Cribs permitted: 1
  • Pillowtop mattress, Featherbed, and Duvet

Food & Beverages

  • Room service
  • Coffee maker / tea service
  • Kitchen features
  • Mini-refrigerator

Price:  Group rooms are sold out. Please contact our office at 800-487-5650 for current hotel and seminar registration availability.

Group Rates:

Run of House (Mix of Deluxe & Courtyard rooms) -King Bed: $.00 single or dbl/night

Partial Ocean View – King bed: $.00 single or dbl/night- please note these are NOT Oceanfront.

Additional Fees (Subject to change without notice):

  • Rates are European Plan (no meals).
  • Rates above are based on single or double occupancy.  3rd person staying in the room, are an additional $25.00 per person per night, plus taxes.  Max. of 3 people in King bed room
  • There is a surcharge of $50 USD per room per night for Double-Double rooms. Maximum occupancy per double-double room is four (4) guests.
  • Room rates are subject to applicable government taxes, currently 13%.
  • Room rates are also subject to a 12% hotel service charge, which includes bellman and maid gratuities.

Special Concessions:

Waived Resort fee (currently $60/nt).

  • Kayaks
  • Yoga Classes
  • Jogging Station Refreshments
  • Bicycle Rental (first come first serve)
  • Cayman  Underwater Life snorkeling guide
  • Paddle Board Rental (first come first serve)
  • Use of flotation trampoline & Relaxation platform
  • Snorkeling mask and fin rental (first come first serve)
  • GoPro Action Cameras (first come first serve)
  • Access to game zone
  • Unlimited local calls
  • Kids club activities
  • Complimentary daily snack/treat at the pool or beach
  • ChildrenBeach & Pool toys
  • Wireless high-speed internet throughout the resort
  • Welcome drink upon arrival(nonalcoholic)
  • Complimentary access to weekly beach bonfire, hair bradding & movie night
  • Unlimited digital library for newspapers and magazines Press Reader 


Check-In: 4:00pm | Check-Out: 11:00am
A credit card is required to confirm your reservation.


You have up to 30 days prior to your scheduled arrival to cancel without penalty.  You will be charged for the complete scheduled stay if you cancel within 30 days of your scheduled arrival, are a no-show or depart early.

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Area Attractions

Area Attractions


One of the many attractions Grand Cayman has to offer is Seven Mile Beach, a long stretch of white sand rated one of the most beautiful beaches in the entire Caribbean.

Other attractions on Grand Cayman include the 65-acre Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park and National Trust’s Mastic Trail (2 mile traditional footpath through unspoiled woodlands in North Side); Cayman Islands National Museum in George Town; Pedro St. James Historic Site in Savannah; and Cardinal D’s Park, a private collection of animals in a natural tropical park setting on Courts Rd; Cayman Turtle Farm; Hell;

National Trust historic walking tours of central George Town and West Bay, blowholes in East End district and historic buildings now being restored under the direction of the National Trust and National Historic Sites Committee, including the Old Savannah Schoolhouse. Rum Point is not to be missed, imagine sipping a cocktail in a hammock on a beach, shaded by majestic Casuarina trees. Enjoy a beach snack or indulge in an a la carte meal or simply take a dip in the crystal clear sea.


More than 100 restaurants, fast-food outlets and small snack bars offer visitors a selection ranging from elegant fine dining to budget fast food and take out. Traditional Caymanian cuisine has been enlivened by a strong Jamaican influence of jerk, curry and other vibrant seasonings, and features conch, lobster and local seafood in a variety of dishes, complimented by coconut, plantain, breadfruit, yams, cassava, rice and peas and other West Indian side dishes.

At this Hotel:

Breakfast: Full American breakfast.

Veranda on Seven Mile Beach  – International Cuisine
Veranda is a beach fish grill with a vintage-inspired ambience and an air of boho chic; offering in-style alfresco dining.
Open for lunch and dinner.  Dress code: Shirt/Slacks Req.

Den – International Cuisine
Enjoy fresh, homemade selection of pastries and breads at the Den. Try our full breakfast buffet or a la carte menu for breakfast. For dinner the Den welcomes you to an a la carte menu, inspired globally and sourced locally.
Open for breakfast and dinner. Dress code: Smart Casual

Anchor Bar & Lounge – International Cuisine
Anchor Bar & Lounge offers a “grab & go” selection as well as an a la carte menu. Anchor Bar’s a la carte menu with handcrafted cocktails, local draft beers, crepes madeto- order, a raw bar and sushi.
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Dress code: Casual

Vista Bar  – American Cuisine
Beachside and poolside bar features a refreshing lunch and cocktail menu with a casual alfresco ambiance.
Open for lunch and dinner. Dress code: Casual

Dining Nearby

Dive, Snorkel and Explore

Diving in the Caymans

The Cayman Islands are proudly recognised as the birthplace of recreational diving in the Caribbean with spectacular underwater world views since 1957 when scuba pioneer Bob Soto opened the first Grand Cayman dive shop. Today, Cayman is one of the world’s top dive destinations. With more than 40 dive operations and almost 360 dive sites marked with moorings, adventurers from all over the world choose the Cayman Islands for the best of Caribbean diving. Our warm, calm waters, 100 ft. plus visibility and breath-taking variety of marine life offer a world of exciting logbook entries. Each island offers very different diving adventures for divers of all levels from novice to Nitrox and Tec diving.

Snorkeling in the Caymans

Snorkeling is Cayman’s greatest, easiest underwater adventure and an activity the whole family can enjoy. If you’ve only fantasized about peeking beneath the sea, there is no safer, gentler and more exciting place to learn this sport than in Cayman’s clear, current-free waters. From toddlers to great-grandparents, Cayman snorkeling is ideal for all ages.


In the Cayman Islands there’s a good chance you’re Caribbean Islands vacation will be over before you run out of things to see and do. One of the best ways to experience the true nature of our islands is by taking a tour.  No matter whether your idea of fun is hiking Grand Cayman’s rugged Mastic Trail, the Brac’s Parrot Reserve Nature Trail, taking a walking tour of our historic sites, wall diving, getting up close and personal with sea turtles, galloping across our white sands on horseback, kayaking our mangrove coast, or diving deep beneath the ocean in a submarine – you are certain to leave exhilarated, dreaming of your next return.

Marriott Grand Cayman Resort’s Recommendations


Britannia Golf Course   

  • Phone:  +1 345 745 4653
  • Greens fees apply
  • Rentals and Lessons
  • 9 holes, 3,200 yards.  Par for course: 35
  • Designed by Jack Nicklaus

North Sound Golf Club  

  • Phone:  +1 345 947 4653
  • Greens fees apply
  • Rentals and Lessons
  • Driving range
  • 18 holes, 6,605 yards.  Par for course: 71

Getting There


Owen Roberts International Airport – GCM

The Cayman Islands is a British Overseas Territory located in the Western Caribbean, situated 480 miles south of Miami, Florida, 150 miles south of Cuba and 180 miles northwest of Jamaica. By jet, the Cayman Islands is only a 70-minute direct flight from Miami.

The main passenger airport in the Cayman Islands, ‘Owen Roberts International Airport’, is located on the largest of the Cayman Islands, Grand Cayman. Their sister island of Cayman Brac also has its own airport, ‘Gerrard Smith Airport’. These two airports serve as the Cayman Islands main ports of entry for visitors. Little Cayman is served by daily inter-island flights.

There are more than 55 weekly flights into the Cayman Islands including 28 flights each week between Miami and Grand Cayman with connections to Cayman Brac and Little Cayman. Direct service from Miami is provided by Cayman Airways and American Airlines.

Local Transportation Information

For local transportation information

IVS Travel Group Info

Please call the IVS travel group at 1-800-487-5650 for assistance. 

Registration Fees:

Early Bird:  $1065.00

 Register by:  October 6, 2022

Advanced:  $1085.00

Register by:  November 3, 2022

Regular:  $1105.00

Register after:  November 3, 2022

Special Pricing:

Veterinary Technicians are always welcome- there is an $80 discount for registration

Registration Includes:

  • 18 CE hours

  • Breakfast on Tuesday & Thursday for registrants.

  • All breaks

  • Submission of attendance to AAVSB RACEtrack program

  • Welcome reception for all including family on Monday night.

Seminar Registration:

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  • Grand Cayman
    December 5, 2022 - December 8, 2022
    12:05 am - 6:05 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


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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.