Expired What’s new in dermatology for the general practitioner

Palm Springs

  |   March 8th - 10th, 2019

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Karin Beale D.V.M.

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Dermatology
Gulf Coast Veterinary Dermatology and Allergy
Houston, TX

Catherine Outerbridge D.V.M.

Diplomate American College of Veterinary Dermatology
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
U.C. Davis


Terri Bonenberger D.V.M.

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Dermatology
Southeast Veterinary Dermatology & Ear Clinic
Charleston, SC

There are constant advancements in veterinary dermatology, resulting in the need for the speakers to present clinical updates. For this new seminar, I have asked the dermatologists to discuss the topics that are of clinical importance to the general practitioner today. This combination of practicing dermatologists is sure to present you with valuable information that you can utilize on a daily basis.

Seminar Schedule:

Registration: Friday March 8, 2019 7:15 am – 8:00 am
Continental Breakfast: Daily 7:15 am – 8:00 am
Lectures: Friday March 8
Saturday March 9
Sunday March 10
8:00 am – 1:30 pm
8:00 am – 1:30 pm
8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Seminar Topics:


  • “Perhaps I wasn’t clear” A discussion of the importance of client communication in Dermatology 

  • “I Won’t do that again: When to rethink management of your dermatology cases” A discussion with case examples of when to recognize it is time to stop the current treatment plan and change management

  • “Differentiating canine allergic skin disease” A discussion of canine allergic dermatoses and some facts and tidbits that may help differentiate one type of allergy from another.

  • “Treating pyoderma: it’s just not what it used to be” A discussion of how treating pyoderma has changed in the last decade, and the new challenges we face with resistant infections

  • ” One of these things is not like the other” A case based discussion of patients with similar clinical presentations, but different diseases.

  • “the itchy/overgrooming cat” my own nightmare on elm street! How to evaluate and formulate a differential diagnosis and diagnostic plan for the itchy/overgrooming cat.

  • “Why is my dog going bald” A discussion of alopecia in the dog, how to evaluate the patient and work it up for a definitive diagnosis

  • “The persistent ear infection: a recurring nightmare” We all deal with the ear infection that seems to go away, only to come right back. What does this mean? And how do we deal with the patient and the owner?

Dermatology on the spot…..or “stump” the dermatologist. The dermatologists will present unknown cases to each other, and they will “work them up” live with audience participation.

Our favorite things. The panel of dermatologists will discuss some of their favorite topical products and favorite systemic medications and how they use them.

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Seminar Speakers

  • Karin Beale D.V.M. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Dermatology Gulf Coast Veterinary Dermatology and Allergy Houston, TX
  • Catherine Outerbridge D.V.M. Diplomate American College of Veterinary Dermatology Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Professor of Clinical Dermatology U.C. Davis
  • Terri Bonenberger D.V.M. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Dermatology Animal Dermatology Clinic Mt. Pleasant, SC

CE Hours

This seminar is approved for 16 CE hrs. IVS is also approve in NY & NC.

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


Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa

Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & 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.


Group Run of House room rate: $269.00 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%
  • $18.00 per room, per night, plus tax resort fee.  The Westin has discounted the resort fee for our group.  Normally the resort Charge is $35 per day plus tax.  The Resort Charge includes: in room high speed internet access (wired or wireless), complimentary self parking, fitness center and tennis court access, day use of Spa facilities; steam room, whirlpool, relaxation room, renewal refresh & shower, 15% Off merchandise from the Pete Dye Pro Shop, 15% Off Tennis Court Fees and merchandise from the Pro Shop.
  • 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. 


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

Area Attractions


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


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

Location Transportation Information

General Directions to the Hotel:

From Palm Springs Airport
  • Exit airport entrance and turn left onto El Cielo Road.
  • Continue south to Ramon Road and turn left. Travel east to Bob Hope Drive and turn right.
  • Continue south to Dinah Shore Drive and turn right.
  • The resort entrance will be on left side at the first light.


Registration Fees:

Early Bird:  $855.00

Register by: January 23, 2019

Advanced:  $875.00

Register by:  Feb. 20, 2019

Regular:  $895.00

Register after:  Feb. 20, 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
  • Certificate of completion
  • Complete seminar notes
  • Breakfast and all breaks

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  • Palm Springs
     March 8, 2019 - March 10, 2019
     1:00 am - 6:00 am

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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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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.


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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.


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