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SEPTEMBER 16 - 21, 2018
CE Hours: 12
Instructors: Drs. Michael Lappin & Catriona MacPhail
Registration is closed. You might like Destination CE - Alaska though.

Course Agenda

Stay at Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort, which is only minutes away from picturesque nature preserves and the world-famous Jaco Beach. Earn CE as renowned instructors Drs. Michael Lappin and Catriona MacPhail lead sessions on feline infectious diseases and soft tissue surgery. During downtime, enjoy fun outdoor activities including horseback riding, zip-lining, and hiking.

Details

  • Date(s): September 16 - 21, 2018
  • Venue: Herradura, Costa Rica
  • Category: Surgery - General & Feline Medicine
  • Enrollment Capacity: 100 Max
  • CE Hours: 12

Learning Objectives

  1. Diagnose and treat infectious disease
  2. Manage flea-associated and tick-borne illnesses
  3. Discover hot topics in feline disease
  4. Explore trends in feline surgical techniques 

Course Cost

$895

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Instructor ...

Michael Lappin, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)
Colorado State University

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Instructor ...

Catriona MacPhail, DVM, PhD, DACVS
Colorado State University

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Learn and lounge in Costa Rica

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Optional Activities ...

Choose from a variety of excursions, including:

Monday, September 17, 2018

ATV Tour –  9:00a &  1:00p
Zip Line Canopy Tour –  9:00a &  1:00p

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Costa Rica Horseback Riding and Waterfalls –  10:00a &  1:00p
Mangrove Tour – 7:30a & 2:00p

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Aerial Tram – 9:30a & 2:00p
Caraca National Park – 12:30p
Manuel Antonio National Park – 7:00a

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Excursions

Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort ...

WVC suggests arriving Sunday, September 16, 2018, and depart Friday, September 21, 2018. Participants should plan to fly into Juan Santamaria Airport (SJO) in Alajuela, Costa Rica.

HOTEL IS SOLD OUT: Reservations are no longer available.

Rooms canceled after July 20, 2018 will be charged in full. The Hotel will charge no show or canceled rooms for the entire length of stay at 100%.

Hotel Website
Hotel

Transportation ...

Arrival Shuttle 
Includes:

  • Shuttle service from Juan Santamaria Airport in San Jose to Los Sueños Marriott Hotel
  • Bilingual assistance inside of the Airport by Canatur
  • Bilingual assistance outside of the Aiport by a Swiss Travel representative
  • Bottle of water

Rate per person: $60 USD (minimum of 2 people)

Departure Shuttle 
Includes:

  • Shuttle service from Los Sueños Marriott Hotel to Juan Santamaria Airport in San Jose
  • Bottle of water

Rate per person: $58 USD (minimum of 2 people)

Swiss Travel Service will provide transportation according to the particular group needs. To ensure a high standard of services, Swiss Travel Service owns and operates a modern air- conditioned fleet of buses. Large buses are equipped with reclining seats, radio system and some of them offer restroom facilities.

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Transportation
2018

Sunday, September 16

6:00p Registration Opens – located in the Porte Cochere

6:00p Welcome Reception - All Registered DVM’s are Invited. – located in the Porte Cochere

If you booked within the WVC Room block you will receive a wrist band for you and your guest to grant access to the food and beverage options. This wrist band needs to be worn the duration of your stay

2018

Monday, September 17

6:00-10:00a Breakfast Buffet: Included in WVC Room Block; wrist band is required. - located in Hacienda Kitchen

11:00a-1:00p Lunch Buffet: Included in WVC Room Block; wrist band is required. -located in Porte De Couchere

12:00p Registration Open - You will receive course material, name badge and wrist band (if applicable).

– located in Herradura Foyer

1:30p The Diagnostic Approach to Feline URI
Dr. Lappin

2:30p Novel Strategies for Management of Cats with Acute or Chronic URI
Dr. Lappin

3:30-3:45p Break

3:45p Management of Infectious Cough in Cats
Dr. Lappin

4:45-5:00p Break

5:00p Infectious GI Disease Diagnostics; Should I do PCR assays?Dr. Lappin

6:00-10:00p Make reservations at Hacienda Kitchen, Bar Ocho or Zoe. A pre-fixed meal will included for you plus one guest if you booked within the WVC room block; wrist band is required.

2018

Tuesday, September 18

6:00-10:00a Breakfast Buffet: Included in WVC Room Block; wrist band is required. - located in Hacienda Kitchen

11:00a-1:00p Lunch Buffet: Included in WVC Room Block; wrist band is required. - located in Porte De Couchere

1:30p Nasopharyngeal Polyps Cats
Dr. MacPhail

2:30p Management of Infectious Diarrhea in Cats. Part I
Dr. Lappin

3:30-3:45p Break

3:45p Management of Infectious Diarrhea in Cats. Part II
Dr. Lappin

4:45-5:00p Break

5:00p Management of Feline Flea Associated Diseases
Dr. Lappin

6:00-10:00p Dinner: Make reservations at Hacienda Kitchen, Bar Ocho or Zoe. A pre-fixed meal will included for you plus one guest if you booked within the WVC room block; wrist band is required.

2018

Wednesday, September 19 (NO CE)

NO CE Excursions & Free Time Only

6:00-10:00a Breakfast Buffet: Included in WVC Room Block; wrist band is required. - located in Hacienda Kitchen

11:00a-1:00p Lunch Buffet: Included in WVC Room Block; wrist band is required. - located in Porte De Couchere

6:00-10:00p Dinner: Make reservations at Hacienda Kitchen, Bar Ocho or Zoe. A pre-fixed meal will included for you plus one guest if you booked within the WVC room block; wrist band is required.

 

2018

Thursday, September 20

6:00-10:00a Breakfast Buffet : Included in WVC Room Block; wrist band is required. - located in Hacienda Kitchen

8:00a Hot Topics in Feline Lower Urinary Tract Diseases
Dr. Lappin

9:00a Hot topics in Feline Urinary Tract Surgery
Dr. MacPhail

10:00-10:15 Break

10:15a Hot Topics in Feline Gastrointestinal Surgical Techniques Part I
Dr. Lappin

11:15-11:30a Break

11:30a Hot Topics in Feline Gastrointestinal Surgical Techniques Part II 
Dr. MacPhail

12:00p Education Session Ends

12:30-2:30p Lunch Buffet: Included in WVC Room Block; wrist band is required. - located in Porte De Couchere

12:30p-4:30p ARTESIAN MARKET OPEN: Artesian market with variety of Costa Rican souvenirs available for sale (Jewelry, Snacks, Coffee, Wooden items, Potteries, Fabrics and others) - located in Porte De Couchere

6:00-9:00p Farewell Dinner : Included in WVC Room Block; wrist band is required. - located in Porte De Couchere

 

2018

Friday, September 21

6:00-10:00a Breakfast Buffet: Included in WVC Room Block; wrist band is required. - located in Hacienda Kitchen

11:00a-1:00p Lunch Buffet: Included in WVC Room Block; wrist band is required. - located in Porte De Couchere

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