The role of nutrition in practice today

Savannah

  |   April 12th - 14th, 2019

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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:

Seminar registration Friday April 12, 2019 7:15am – 8:00am
Seminar schedule

Friday April 12
Saturday April 13
Sunday April 14

8:00am – 1:30pm
8:00am – 1:30pm
8:00am – 1:00pm

Breakfast Daily 7:15am – 8:00am

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 (from beak to bunghole)

  • 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 RACE approved for 16 CE hrs.  IVS is also an approved provider in NY.

 

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

Desoto Savannah

Desoto Savannah

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Step into the DeSoto Savannah and experience the new definition of Southern style, service and hospitality. Surrounded by beautiful landscaped gardens, magnificent homes, and architectural gems, our contemporary hotel in the Savannah Historic District offers a mix of warm Southern charm and modern style in the heart of Georgia’s First City. Whether you’re traveling for pleasure or business, your rendezvous with history is filled with 21st century comfort and the light of Southern hospitality. Experience an inviting hotel retreat and get into the spirit of this alluring coastal city.  A historic Savannah hotel with a contemporary Southern elegance  

Our Location – Standing 15 stories in Savannah’s Historic District, overlooking Madison Square, historic mansions, and oaks draped in Spanish moss, The Desoto Savannah  is a timeless sparkle on the Savannah skyline. Our downtown hotel is steps from Savannah’s treasured landmarks, museums, theaters, parks, and incredible dining and shopping. Walk to exciting attractions like River Street, City Market, Forsyth Park, Historic Savannah Theater, Savannah Civic Center and Savannah College of Art & Design.

Rooms

Hilton Savannah Desoto

Hilton Savannah Desoto

Enjoy spacious rooms with beautiful views of historic Savannah and modern amenities to ensure a comfortable stay. These stylish rooms feature a chair and ottoman for relaxing, large desk space, high-speed wireless internet, 32-inch flat screen LCD, and Alarm Clock Radio with iPod connection. Get a great rest on either a king or two double sized Serenity Bed collection with a Super Topper mattress pad, down-filled comforters, Touch of Down pillows, and 250 thread-count sheets. Enjoy the Peter Thomas Roth bath amenities and plush towels.

Savannah Lodging Amenities:

  • High Speed Wireless Internet
  • Clock Radio with iPod connectivity
  • Luxurious Peter Thomas Roth skin care products
  • Coffee Maker to brew tea or Lavazza coffee
  • Ample Work Space & Ergonomic Chair
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • In-room safes (Will Hold Laptop)
  • Print To Desk Service From Room
  • Valet Dry Cleaning Service
  • Room Service
  • Complimentary Newspaper Delivery
  • 32-Inch Flat Screen LCD’s
  • Hilton Smart-Choice Breakfast
  • Hairdryers
  • Free Local Calls
  • Rollaway Beds
  • Telephones With Voice Mail

Price:

Please note that the hotel is sold out on April 9 and April 10. Rooms are still available starting April 11, 2019.  Also only two double beds available.

Group Room rate:   – $215.00 dbl/night plus taxes

  • Rate above is subject to applicable state & local taxes, currently 13%
  • City occupancy fee is currently $1 per night
  • transportation refurbishment fee/tax in the amount of $5.00 per night, per room
  • $10 per night for each additional adult over two adults per room
  • Parking: Valet only, $30 per day and is subject to change without notice
  • If you are not staying at the Desoto-valet for the day only, is $15.00 plus tax
  • Free wifi in all rooms.

Terms

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

Cancellations: A two night cancellation charge will be made to your credit card if you cancel within 7 days of your scheduled arrival. You will be charged fo the complete scheduled stay if you cancel within 3 days of your scheduled arrival or are a no-show or depart early. 

 

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Area Attractions

Area Attractions

Welcome to Savannah, the Hostess City of the South. Named by Conde’ Nast Traveler as one of the top 10 U.S. cities to visit, Savannah offers an enchanting stroll back in time and an invitation to uncover its hidden charms. Bits and pieces of Savannah’s rich, colorful history adorn virtually every corner of the downtown area. The stately mansions, moss-draped oaks, and massive churches give the city a unique flavor found nowhere else in the world. Savannah’s Historic District is a 2.5-mile walking district full of bistros, quaint shops, green squares and grand architecture.  Savannah boasts one of the largest National Landmark Historic Districts in the United States, featuring historically significant buildings, including examples of Federal, Italianate and Victorian architecture.Savannah’s 22 squares form the heart and soul of the historic district and are considered to be the city’s precious jewels. General James Oglethorpe, Savannah’s founding father, vision of southern hospitality and a genteel way of life is still alive in the faces of those who call Savannah home.

Visit Savannah

DeSoto’s Recommendations

Museums & Educational Centers

TripAdvisor’s Things to do in Savannah

US Today’s Top 10 Things to do in Savannah

Getting There

Airport

Savannah GA airport  is approx a 20 minute drive from downtown Savannah. 

Location Transportation Information

Driving Directions:
From Interstate I-95 north or south bound: exit at 99A (I-16 east), follow to the end where it feeds into Montgomery Street. At the first stop light turn right onto Liberty Street. Follow for 5 blocks to the Desoto which will be on your right hand side. Ample valet parking is available. Commercial parking is also available around the Desoto.

IVS Travel Group Info

Please contact our office at 800-487-5650 for travel arrangements or questions.

Registration Fees:

Early Bird:  $875.00

Register by:  Feb. 26, 2019

Advanced:  $895.00

Register by:  March 14, 2019

Regular:  $915.00

Register after:  March 14, 2019

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 notes 
  • Certificate of completion
  • Breakfast and breaks daily

Seminar Registration:

Price Qty
Earlybird $875.00 (USD)  
Advanced $895.00 (USD)   Goes On Sale
February 26, 2019
Regular $915.00 (USD)   Goes On Sale
March 14, 2019

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  • Savannah
    April 12, 2019 - April 14, 2019
    2:00 am - 7:00 am

Register by Phone

With one call to 1 (800) 487-5650 you can register for the seminar, book your room and organize your travel arrangements!

Accommodation Registration

Reserving Rooms

We reserve rooms starting the day prior to the seminar and ending on the last seminar day. Please call 1 (800) 487-5650 if you are requesting a room outside these dates.

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.

If you do not receive the confirmation from our office
within 1-2 weeks, please call 1 (800) 487-5650.

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Hotel Refund and Cancellation Policy *:

Cancellations: A two night cancellation charge will be made to your credit card if you cancel within 7 days of your scheduled arrival. You will be charged fo the complete scheduled stay if you cancel within 3 days of your scheduled arrival or are a no-show or depart early. 

If you do not receive the confirmation from our office within 2 weeks,
please call 1 (800) 487-5650.

Questions?

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