UpcomingThe role of nutrition in practice today

Palm Springs

  |   March 5th - 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 March 5, 2021 7:15 am – 8:00 am
Continental Breakfast: Daily 7:15 am – 8:00 am
Lectures: Friday March 5
Saturday March 6
Sunday March 7
8:00 am – 1:30 pm
8:00 am – 1:30 pm
8:00 am – 1:00 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

Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort and Spa

Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort and Spa

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The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa is a Palm Springs resort and hotel where the picturesque mountain views and secluded location create the perfect escape. Our Palm Springs hotel is the perfect place to unwind.  Enjoy the best Palm Springs Golf on one of our championship courses, lounge at any of our three pools, splash down our 60-foot waterslide or enjoy a delectable meal at one of our Palm Springs restaurant options, including the signature Pinzimini restaurant. A soothing sanctuary awaits those looking for a rejuvenating desert retreat with our expansive Palm Springs resort spa featuring treatments for everyone. Discover the ultimate oasis at The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa. Escape with us.

Room Description

The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa, a Palm Springs hotel provide guests with an array of accommodations. All of our oversized guestrooms & suites showcase soothing taupe tones with textured accents. You’ll enjoy an amazing night’s sleep in our Westin Heavenly Bed®, with crisp, white 250–thread count sheets and custom mattresses.  We also feature the Heavenly Bath for a spa-like shower experience. 

Our Palm Springs hotel rooms feature nine different guestroom experiences. Our traditional guestrooms are 525 square feet with a private balcony. Upgrade your traditional room and enjoy a resort, pool or golf view from the privacy of your balcony.  Indulge in the unsurpassed luxury of a suite.  Our Palm Springs hotel suites range from 600 square feet to over 2,000 square feet. Enjoy oversized private balconies, living areas, breathtaking views and more.

Standard amenities in all our Palm Springs hotel rooms and suites include a working desk equipped with outlets, the Westin Heavenly Bed with a oversized down comforter and hypo-allergenic pillows, cable television with in-room movies and a private balcony or patio with patio furniture. Guest bathrooms include double sinks, deluxe bath amenities, make-up/shaving mirror and a hair dryer.

Price

Group Run of House room rate: $286.00 dbl per night plus taxes & fees

*Run of House means the best available room at the time of check-in.

 

Additional Fees (subject to change without notice):

  • State and local taxes are currently 13.25%
  • Business Improvement Development Assessment fee is currently 2%
  • Reduced Resort fee:$18.00 per room, per night, plus tax.  The Westin has discounted the resort fee for our group.  Normally the resort Charge is $37.00 per day plus tax.  Resort Charge includes:
    High Speed Wi-Fi Access in guest room and public spaces, Two Daily One-Hour Bike rentals, Shuttle to Agua Caliente Casino (2 guests), Access to Little Links miniature golf course (up to 4 guests), Access to Pete Dye golf practice facility, Golf bag storage at Pete Dye Clubhouse (2) bags), Shuttle to Gary Player Golf Course, Access to Villas Paradise Pool, Two welcome margaritas per stay at Las Brisas Pool, Self Parking
     
  • The hotel rates above are based on single or double occupancy.  For additional adults (anyone over the age of 18yrs) staying in the room, with a max of 4 people per room, there is an additional fee of $35 per night, per additional person. 

Terms

Check-In: 3:00pm; Check-Out: 12:00pm (noon)

Cancellations: Because it is high season in Palm Springs, you will be charged for 2 nights room and tax if you cancel within 7 days of your scheduled arrival.  No-shows will be charged for their complete scheduled stay.  

An early departure fee of one night’s room rate will apply if a guest checks out prior to the confirmed check-out date. 

Late check-outs are solely at the discretion of the hotel and are based on availability on the day of check-out.  Guests staying in their rooms beyond the check-out time without the Resort’s authorization will be charged a one night’s penalty.

For cancellations or date changes, please contact IVS: 800-487-5650

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Area Attractions

Golfing:

Listed as one of Golf Digest’s® Top 75 Golf Resorts in North America, The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa is truly a golfers dream. Our Palm Springs golf resort features two championship Troon golf courses that are available to guests, the Pete Dye course adjacent to the resort and the Gary Player Signature Course. Pete Dye is one of the game’s top designers, and his designs often host major championships. Gary Player offers a wide array of expertise from winning 165 tournaments 

Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism 

City of Palm Springs

Palm Springs Attractions 

Westin’s local area guide

Tennis

Set amongst lush landscaping and calming desert scenery, The Spa at Westin Mission Hills offers guests a chance to get back to their best self. Soothing scents of green tea fill the air with dim lighting and earthy tones creating a tranquil Palm Springs spa environment.

Resort Activities and Features

Family Fun

Getting There

Palm Springs International Airport

Registration Fees:

Early Bird:  $895.00

Register by: January 20, 2021

Advanced:  $915.00

Register by:  Feb. 11, 2021

Regular:  $935.00

Register after:  Feb. 11, 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
  • Certificate of completion
  • Complete seminar notes
  • Breakfast and all breaks

Seminar Registration:

Details Price Qty
Early Bird $895.00 (USD)  
Advanced $915.00 (USD)   Goes On Sale
January 20, 2021
Regular $935.00 (USD)   Goes On Sale
February 11, 2021

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  • Palm Springs
    March 5, 2021 - March 7, 2021
    8:00 am - 1:00 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

We are using the hotel online registration site for Palm Springs.

CLICK HERE to book a hotel room at the IVS room rate.
 
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 (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.