UpcomingThe role of nutrition in practice today

Seattle

  |   August 6th - 7th, 2021

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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

Michael Lappin D.V.M., Ph.D.

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Professor of Medicine
Colorado State University

Dr. Stan Marks is also board certified in nutrition and oncology and so is exceptionally qualified for this course. Dr. Deb Greco is an endocrinologist that has spent years studying diabetes mellitus in dogs and cats and pioneered many studies on managing Type II diabetic cats.. Deb currently works for Nestle Purina and has a great perspective on nutritional management of many other medical conditions. Dr. Mike Lappin has been working with infectious causes of gastrointestinal disease and urinary tract diseases in cats his whole career. He has completed many studies associated with diarrhea, in particular, those where probiotics were used. Deb, Stan, and Mike have collaborated on many research projects together and have lectured together all over the world and IVS believes you will love their interactive skills while providing you valuable information to use in your practices.

Seminar Schedule:

Registration: Friday August 6, 2021 7:30 am – 8:00 am
Continental Breakfast: Friday & Saturday 7:30 am – 8:00 am
Lunch (included): Daily 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Lectures: Friday August 6
Saturday August 7
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Seminar Topics:

  • Dietary management of lower urinary tract disease in dogs and cats.

  • Dietary management of CKD in dogs and cats.

  • Evidence for immune modulation by probiotics.

  • Dietary considerations in the management of giardiasis and parvoviral infections.

  • Dietary management of hepatic disease

  • Dietary management of gastrointestinal disorders

  • What’s the latest on the dietary management of canine and feline pancreatitis?

  • Fecal Microbiota Transplantation – the ideal probiotic for the management of GI disease?

  • ABCs of selecting, placing, and maintaining enteral feeding devices

  • The good, the bad, and the ugly on feeding raw food diets to dogs and cats

  • Dietary management of endocrine disorders: Diabetes and hyperthyroidism

  • Down on the “fat”farm: Management of obesity in dogs and cats

  • Taking the itch out of food allergy: Choosing a hypoallergenic diet

  • Grain free/ancestral diets…Not as bland as you thought

  • Food for thought:Dietary management of neurologic disorders

  • Beyond ingredients: How to read a pet food label

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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
  • Michael Lappin D.V.M., Ph.D. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Professor of Medicine Colorado State University

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:

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

Accommodations

Mayflower Park Hotel

Mayflower Park Hotel

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The Mayflower Park Hotel was constructed in 1927, opening under the name of the Bergonian, and is the oldest continuously operating hotel in downtown Seattle. The building’s facade is renowned for its unique terra cotta detailing, recognized as some of the finest in Seattle.

Walk inside and the high ceilings, stained-glass windows and a magnificent five-tier crystal chandelier reinforce the atmosphere of Old World charm. Smaller details like the 1770 Grandfather Clock and the 1810 English Mohagany Breakfront add hints of a classical European-style hotel, while each of the 160 guest rooms and suites offer all the modern amenities a savvy traveler has come to expect, from complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access to Aveda toiletries.

The Mayflower Park Hotel is centrally located within Seattle, opening directly into Westlake Center and the Monorail Station located on the top floor, which puts the Seattle Center, Space Needle and Experience Music Project within reach. Also located next door Seattle’s Light Rail, which offers our hotel guests transportation within the Seattle area and to and from SeaTac Airport. The Pike Place Market, Waterfront and Seattle Art Museum are just a short walk away.

Rooms

All guestrooms are beautifully appointed in classic color schemes with custom comforters, drapes and artwork designed and tailored for each hotel room. Many rooms offer poster headboards and armoires in traditional Queen Anne styling. Complimentary high speed internet access and premium digital TV channel selection will help you feel right at home.

Mayflower Park Hotel

The Mayflower Park Hotel provides many personal amenities for your comfort and convenience; standard in our spacious Seattle hotel accommodations:

Mayflower Park Hotel

  • Professional Concierge Staff with Les Clefs d’Or Membership
  • Complimentary wireless high speed internet access throughout the hotel
  • Complimentary wine reception each Wednesday 4:30pm – 5:30pm
  • Luxury robes available in all guest rooms
  • Air conditioning with individual climate controls in bedrooms and living room areas
  • Digital cable flat screen televisions
  • State of the art electronically coded key security system
  • Electronic safes in all guestrooms
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Coffee makers in all guestrooms
  • Telephones with data port and voice messaging service
  • Hair dryer, iron and ironing board
  • Handicap accommodations
  • Room service available 24 hours
  • Valet parking
  • Same-day laundry service
  • Fitness studio with state of the art equipment
  • Signature Bath Products
  • Executive business services
  • Foreign currency exchange
  • The hotel, as well as Andaluca Restaurant and Oliver’s Lounge, is entirely non-smoking

Price

Classic Room Rate: 

  • $229.00 single or dbl/night plus taxes
  • One Queen Bed
  • Max occupancy is 2 adults

 Deluxe Room Rate: 

  • $244.00 single or dbl/night plus taxes
  • One or Two Queen Beds 

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

  • The above rate is subject to applicable state & local taxes, currently 15.6%.
  • For additional adults over two staying the Deluxe room, there will be an additional fee of $25 per night, per adults (max. 4 per room).
  • Valet parking available at the prevailing rate, currently $35 per day.

Terms

Check-In: 4:00 pm | Check-Out: 11:00 am

There is no penalty if you cancel at least 7 days prior to scheduled arrival.  You will be charged for your complete stay if you cancel within 7 days of your scheduled arrival.  There are also penalties for no-shows and early departures.

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Area Attractions

Visit the Seattle Aquarium, the Center for Wooden Boats, or Waterfront Park which includes the waterfall fountains of Harbor Steps. With spectacular views of Elliott Bay, Seattle Waterfront is one of Seattle’s most unforgettable neighborhoods.  Visitors can enjoy fresh Pacific Northwest seafood, eclectic souvenir and curio shops, scenic ferry rides.  EMP Museum is all about ideas and risk taking and features mesmerizing exhibits, interactive installations, and oral histories about contemporary popular culture. Have dinner 605 feet above the Emerald City in Seattle’s Space Needle or take a ride on The Seattle Great Wheel. Or, simply, take a walk along the piers and simply enjoy the view.   Learn more

Pike Place Market

The nation’s oldest continually working farmer’s market (since 1907), Pike Place Market is a jubilant, open-air celebration of fresh regional fruits and vegetables, seasonal flowers, herbs, seafood, spices, cheeses, hand-crafted work by artisans, eclectic shops, and fine restaurants and eateries–many with views of ferry and freighter traffic on Elliott Bay. Here in this revered nine-acre community with its cracked walkways and uneven cobblestone streets, the scent of sweet peas mingles with Dungeness crabs and spicy teas, street musicians compete with “free sample!” vendors, and weird things make their appearance: bottom-dwelling monkfish and rubber-necked geoducks. A piscatorial highlight: Pike Place Fish, where world-famous fishmongers have elevated salmon-slinging to new heights.

Dining

Onsite, you’ll find Oliver’s Lounge and Bar. Oliver’s is the perfect place to unwind and soak up the stunning cityscape. An elegant downtown bar, Oliver’s provides a casual setting for lunch, snacks or your favorite cocktail.  

Next door is Andaluca Restaurant and Bar. With the romance of the Mediterranean, Andaluca’s menu offers a selection of sharable plates and pintxos as well as selection of seasonal salads and Northwest entrees. Whether it be Andaluca’s signature Cabrales crusted beef tenderloin or Spanish paella, the menu is sure to please.

Getting There

Sea-TacAirport

Location Transportation Information

The Mayflower Park Hotel is right next door to the Sound Transit Light Rail system at Westlake Center. The Seattle Light Rail connection to SeaTac airport is approximately 40 minutes long with 11 Seattle area stops. The cost is currently, $2.75 per person one way.

For the most current schedule please visit Sound Transit’s website with a full list of times.

You may also contact their concierge department directly at concierge@mayflowerpark.com or 206.382.6995.

IVS Travel Group Info

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

Registration Fees:

Early Bird:  $915.00

Register by:  June 25, 2021

Advanced:  $935.00

Register by:  July 23, 2021

Regular:  $955.00

Register after:  July 23, 2021

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
  • certificate of attendance
  • breakfast and lunch daily

Seminar Registration:

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  • Seattle
    August 6, 2021 - August 7, 2021
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Online registrations is easy and fast.

For our online courses: After registering: your SEMINAR REGISTRATION or PAYMENT NOTIFICATION E-MAIL will contain a link for you to pre-register for the webinar.  You need to do this prior to the webinar, so that you get a personalized link to the actual webinar.  

For our regular seminars, after completing your registration, 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.

Questions?  For online courses:  ivsceonline@gmail.com

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

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,  St. George (Zion), Grand Cayman, Curacao and New Orleans: 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.