ExpiredCurrent Thoughts on Managing Common Medical Problems in Practice

Vancouver, BC

  |   June 23rd - 24th, 2017

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Deborah Greco D.V.M., Ph.D.

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Senior Medical Consultant
Nestle Purina Petcare

Gary Oswald D.V.M.

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Chief of Staff
Tampa Bay Veterinary Specialists

Practical management of common medical problems

This course will present the recent diagnostic and therapeutic breakthroughs for some of the most common internal medicine problems using a combination of didactic and case-based teaching. The majority of the problems will be presented in 30 minutes or less to maximize the material you take with you to your practice.

Dr. Deb Greco is an internationally recognized expert in Small Animal Internal Medicine. Dr. Greco’s PhD is in pharmacology and her subspecialty is endocrinology. Dr. Greco is the past president of the Comparative Endocrinology Society in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. Prior to joining Nestle Purina as a consultant, Deb was on faculty at Colorado State University and then more recently, Deb moved to New York City where she was an Associate Veterinarian in the Internal Medicine section at the busiest Veterinary Hospital in the world. Dr. Gary Oswald leads a very busy private referral practice in Clearwater, Florida.  Gary is known for hiw practical presentations based on his years in clinical experience in private practice. Both Gary and Deb are very practical speakers and easy to talk to!

This combination of two internationally recognized Internists will provide you with a practical approach to the management of many common medical problems that you encounter in your daily practice. You are sure to come away with some very helpful tips!

Seminar Schedule:

Registration: Friday June 23, 2017 7:30 am – 8:00 am
Includes breakfast
Lectures: Friday June 23, 2017
Saturday June 24, 2017
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Lunch: Daily
(included in registration)
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Seminar Topics:

The topics:

  • The latest thoughts on management of the diabetic cat- this is all new information that will change the way you manage these patients!
  • Also how to manage those difficult canine patients
  • Oral hypoglycemics-Fact or fiction?
  • Management of the brittle diabetic.
  • Advances in insulin therapy: Getting the glucose curve you want.
  • Treatment of the recalcitrant hyperthyroid cat-I131? Tapazole? Surgery? Ipodate?
  • How should I diagnose hyperadrenocorticism in dogs?
  • How should I manage dogs with hyperadrenocorticism?
  • Do cats develop hyperadrenocorticism?
  • How should I diagnose hypoadrenocorticism in dogs and cats?
  • How should I manage hypoadrenocorticism in dogs and cats?
  • Cardiac disease
    • Is a heart murmur always indicative of underlying heart disease?
    • Are cardiac arrhythmias common in cats?
    • Is atenolol or diltiazem a better treatment option for feline cardiomyopathy?
    • What is the best treatment strategy for congestive heart failure in cats?
    • How do I prevent thromboembolism in feline cardiomyopathy patients?
    • This asymptomatic dog has a murmur. What diagnostics are indicated?
    • How can I safely optimize diuretic therapy?
    • Which drug is better – enalapril or benazepril?
    • When should I initiate vasodilator therapy?
    • Should I be using carvedilol in my cardiac patients?
    • Should I be using pimobendan in my cardiac patients 
    • What are the important consideration when rechecking my cardiac patients?
  • Respiratory disease
    • How do I determine if a coughing dog has bronchitis or dynamic airway collapse?
    • Which cough suppressant works best in dogs?
    • When should I be using bronchodilators in coughing dogs? Which one?
    • When would I use Viagra in a coughing dog?
    • How do I tell if it is feline asthma or some other respiratory disease?
    • Is corticosteroid treatment always indicated for feline asthma?
    • What are my steroids options for asthmatic cats?
    • Can I use human asthma drugs to treat cats?
    • Does cyproheptadine improve asthmatic symptoms?
    • When should I be using bronchodilator treatment in asthmatic cats?
  • Urinary disease
    • What’s with all the new urinary diets ?
    • Will they really prevent urinary stones
    • What’s the secret to managing feline cystitis/LUTD?
    • What’s the secret to managing urinary incontinence?
    • Does this patient have acute or chronic renal disease?
    • How important is a kidney biopsy? Is it safe? 
    • Should all renal failure patients be receiving fluid therapy?
    • Is blood pressure determination really that important in renal patients?
    • Which antihypertensive treatment is better – amlodipine or benazepril?
    • What is the best way to improve urine output in oliguric patients?
    • What are the realistic goals in treating chronic renal failure?
    • What diet and drugs really work in chronic renal failure patients? 
    • I found a stone – should it be removed? 
    • Is lithotripsy an effective treatment for stones in dogs and cats?
    • Can I perform voiding urohydropropulsion in my practice?
    • Why does dissolution diet therapy not always work for me?
    •   What is the best way to prevent recurrent calculi?
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Seminar Speakers

  • Deborah Greco D.V.M. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Senior Medical Consultant Nestle Purina Petcare
  • Gary Oswald D.V.M. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Chief of Staff Tampa Bay Veterinary Specialists

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

Vancouver Hyatt

Vancouver Hyatt

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Cosmopolitan. Urbane. Stylish. From the moment you arrive at the Four Diamond Hyatt Regency Vancouver, you will see there’s more here than meets the eye. Be treated to plush amenities and uncompromising service along with some of the largest guestrooms of any hotel in Vancouver, BC. Get inspired or celebrate in our impressive meeting and event spaces and romantic wedding venues with professional catering.

When you stay at our vibrant hotel in Vancouver, BC, you can easily explore everything this dynamic city offers. Freshly updated to reflect the excitement and vibrancy of Vancouver, our hotel is surrounded by the bustling business centre and close to the unique shops of Robson Street, the greenery of Stanley Park, Vancouver Convention Centre, and Rogers Arena, home of the NHL’s Vancouver Canucks.

Price

Group room rate: CAN $285.00 dbl/night plus taxes

Extra person in room: CAN $35.00 per person/night plus taxes

View Room Additional CAN $30.00 per room per night plus taxes
Balcony Room Additional CAN $30.00 per room per night plus taxes
Balcony View Room Additional CAN $50.00 per room per night plus taxes

Taxes are currently ten percent (10%) Provincial Rooms Tax, five percent
(5%) Goods and Services Tax and one and a half percent (1.5%) Destination Marketing Fee.

Terms

Check-In: 4:00pm | Check-Out: 12:00pm (noon)

Deposit: There will be a one night room and tax charge made on your credit card prior to your arrival.

Cancellations: Your deposit is refundable as long as you cancel at least 7 days prior to your scheduled arrival. You will be charged for your complete stay if you cancel within 7 days of your scheduled arrival, are a no-show, or depart early. 

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Area Attractions

When you’re a guest at our downtown hotel, you’ll enjoy an abundance of things to do in Vancouver, Canada. Stroll through Stanley Park, explore the colorful streets of Chinatown or shop on fashionable Robson Street. Catch a game at Rogers Arena or BC Place, explore museums, take a ferry boat to Granville Island or attend one of the many theater arts performances all over the city.

After a day of meetings or sightseeing, get refreshed and energized in our heated outdoor pool, oversized hot tub, 24-hour StayFitTM Gym and the Life Luxe Spa. Be sure to stop by Mosaic Grille to recharge with delicious regional cuisine and refreshing cocktails. No matter what captures your imagination, you will discover the most exciting Vancouver, BC attractions just outside our door.

Stanley Park is 1,000 acres of lush greenery, crystal lakes, majestic woods and beautiful seawall gently transport you into a fairytale setting within the city. Located in the West End of downtown Vancouver, whether you are walking, biking, or taking a horse drawn carriage through the park, it has definitely gained its title of “The Jewel of Vancouver”. It is a place of spiritual regeneration, restoration and renewal: a place to take exercise before a stressful day, or to unwind at its end.

The Vancouver Aquarium boasts of over 60,000 animals including beluga whales, sea lions, dolphins, seals and more. Located in picturesque Stanley Park this venue is sure to please adults and children alike. Learn more

A short and scenic ride on the Aqua Bus will take you directly to one of the most colorful places in Vancouver. Granville Island is known for its dedication to local art, diverse street performers, and amazing public market. Open seven days a week the public market boasts fresh produce, delicious baked goods, local and foreign art, and an amazing international food court. There is also a lovely outdoor seating area to enjoy your purchases, if you don’t mind sharing space with a few Seagulls.

Getting There

Airport

Vancouver International Airport (YVR) 

Local Transportation Information

Getting to the Hyatt Regency Hotel

Travel Tips

Parking is available at the Hyatt Regency or in nearby commercial parking sites.

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  • June 23, 2017 - June 24, 2017
    1:30 am - 11:00 am

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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.

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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.