Advanced Fish Medicine


March 23-29, 2003


Orlando & Gainesville
Florida USA


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llIntroduction & Information llCourse Faculty llArea Information
llRegistration llAgenda llRelated Links of Interest
llContinuing Education Units llHotel Accommodations llQuestions?
llField Trips llMeeting Site


Introduction & Information


Advanced Fish Medicine is an intensive six-day course that will provide instruction in the most recent and advanced procedures associated with clinical fish health management. The course will emphasize a “hands-on” approach to many of the latest techniques including anesthesia, hematology, nutritional therapy, imaging, histopathology and surgery. The primary goal is to encourage practitioners to increase their expertise in clinical fish medicine. The course is intended for the advanced student who has prior education in fish diagnostics and health management. Acceptance into this course is by permission of the faculty.

The course will start and end in Orlando, Florida with behind-the-scenes workshops at Walt Disney World® and Sea World® Orlando, respectively. Lectures and laboratory exercises will be conducted at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in Gainesville, Florida on March 25-28, 2003. (Round-trip transportation between Orlando and Gainesville will be provided).

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Registration

Registration for this course has closed.

The $900.00 registration fee must be received by January 17, 2003 to retain a seat in the course. After January 17, any available seats will be given to prospective students who have been placed on the waiting list. 

Registration includes the Welcome Social, admittance to all field trips, educational program, transportation to field trips and to/from Gainesville, lunches and refreshment breaks in Gainesville, lab supplies and a course manual.

Registration for this course has closed.

Refund Policy: Requests for registration refunds will be honored if the Office of Conferences and Institutes (OCI) receives written notification of cancellation on or before February 21, 2003. A $50 processing fee will be deducted from all conference refunds. A $200 processing fee will be deducted from all student refunds. No refunds will be honored for cancellations after February 21, 2003. 

Special Needs: Participants with special needs can be reasonably accommodated by contacting the Office of Conferences & Institutes at least 10 working days prior to the conference. We can be reached by phone at 1-352-392-5930, by fax at 1-392-9734, or by calling 1-800-955-8771 (TDD). The TDD number can only be accessed from within the State of Florida. 

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Continuing Education Units

A request for 20 continuing education units is pending approval by the Board of Veterinary Medicine, Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation. 

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Field Trips

On Monday, March 24, there will be a behind-the-scenes tour of Veterinary Hospitals and Aquaria at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® and the Living Seas in Epcot® in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Animal Kingdom® is 500 acres of exotic landscapes containing over 4 million plants, trees, grasses and shrub. In the lush landscape of the Oasis is a 3500-gallon aquarium displaying tropical fish species. The Living Seas is the largest inland ocean facility in the world. It holds six million gallons of ocean water and contains more than 3,500 fish representing 85 species.

After the lecture at Sea World® Orlando on Saturday, March 29, 2003 please join the behind-the-scenes tour of fish facilities and aquarium systems. Sea World®  Orlando is the world’s premiere marine adventure park with 200 acres of world-class shows, thrilling rides and unforgettable animal encounters. 

All tours are provided at no additional charge to participants (lunch on your own).

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Course Faculty


Dr. Ilze Berzins - The Florida Aquarium 
Dr. Elizabeth Chittick - Sea World of Florida
Mr. Ray Davis - Georgia Aquarium, Inc.
Dr. Genny Dumonceaux- Busch Gardens Tampa
Dr. Ruth Francis-Floyd - University of Florida, IFAS & College of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Thomas Goebel - University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Darryl Heard - University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Denise Petty - Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Dr. Allen Riggs - University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Andrew Stamper - Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Dr. Mark Stetter - Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Dr. Scott Terrell - Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Dr. Michael Walsh - Sea World of Florida
Dr. Roy Yanong - University of Florida, IFAS

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Agenda

Day 1: Sunday, March 23, 2003

6:00pm-8:00pm

Welcome reception at the Radisson Barceló Hotel-Orlando

Day 2: Monday, March 24, 2003

8:00am Regulatory Issues with Aquaculture Drugs (Radisson - Lake Crescent):
Rosalie Schnick, Michigan State University

9:30am

 

Vans depart Radisson Barceló for Walt Disney World® Epcot Center.

Behind the scenes tours of The Living Seas and The Land hosted by Dr. Andy Stamper, Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

Noon-1:00pm

Lunch “on your own”

1:30pm

Meet at Disney’s Animal Kingdom®, Animal Programs Administration Offices. Behind the scenes tour of veterinary and laboratory facilities at Animal Kingdom hosted by Dr. Mark Stetter, Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

6:00pm

Dinner “on your own”

Day 3: Tuesday, March 25, 2003

8:00am

Vans depart Radisson Barceló for Gainesville

11:00am

Arrive at the University of Florida (UF), Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS), Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences (FAS) classroom

11:00am-11:15am

Welcome by Dr. Bill Lindberg, Interim Chair, UF/IFAS, FAS

11:15am-12:30pm

Handling and Transport: Mr. Ray Davis

12:30pm-1:15pm

Lunch provided

1:30pm-6:00pm

Field techniques Laboratory: Dr. Mike Allen and Dr. Deb Murie, UF/IFAS, FAS

Group A: Electrofishing and Venipuncture, Lake Alice (Dr. Mike Allen)

Group B: Tagging and Marking (Dr. Deb Murie)

5:00pm-6:00pm

Vans depart for Cabot Lodge

6:30pm-7:30pm

Check-in at hotel

Complimentary Cocktail Reception for all guests of the Cabot Lodge

Dinner “on your own”

Day 4: Wednesday March 26, 2003

8:00am

Vans depart from Cabot Lodge for the UF, College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) Lecture Hall B

8:30am

Welcome by Dr. Joseph DiPietro, Dean, College of Veterinary Medicine; Dr. Charles Courtney, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies; Dr. James Thompson, Associate Dean for Students and Instruction; Dr. Eleanor Green, Chair of Large Animal Clinical Sciences; Dr. Diedrich Beusse, Small Animal Clinical Sciences and Director of Marine Mammal Programs

8:45am-9:45am

Clinical Techniques: Dr. Ilze Berzins, The Florida Aquarium

9:45am-10:00am

Break

10:00am-10:45am

Hematology: TBA

10:45am-11:45am

Anesthesia I: Dr. Mark Stetter, Disney’s Animal Kingdom

11:45am-12:45pm

Lunch provided in the CVM Courtyard

12:45pm-1:45pm

Anesthesia II : Dr. Darryl Heard, UF/CVM and Dr. Greg Flemming, UF/CVM, White Oak Plantation

1:45pm-2:00pm

Break

2:00pm-5:00pm

Clinical techniques and Anesthesia Lab: Dr. Ilze Berzins, The Florida Aquarium Dr. Mark. Stetter, Disney’s Animal Kingdom; Dr. Darryl Heard, UF/CVM; Dr. Greg Flemming, UF/CVM, White Oak Plantation; Dr. Allen Riggs, UF/CVM; Dr. Ruth Francis-Floyd, UF/IFAS and CVM

5:00pm-6:00pm

Vans depart the CVM for Cabot Lodge

5:30 pm-7:30pm

Complimentary Cocktail Reception for all guests of the Cabot Lodge Dinner “on your own”

7:00pm-9:00pm

Case studies (Cabot Lodge Meeting Room II)

Day 5: Thursday March 27, 2003

8:00am

Vans depart Cabot Lodge for the CVM Lecture Hall B

8:30am-9:30am

Regulatory Issues: Dr. Denise Petty, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

9:30am-10:15am

FDA Drug Issues: TBA

10:15am-10:30am

Break

10:30am-11:30am

EPA Issues, Pesticide Use: Dr. Roy Yanong, UF/IFAS

11:30am-Noon

Introduction to Surgical Techniques I: Dr. Allen Riggs, UF/CVM

Noon-12:45pm

Lunch provided in the CVM Courtyard

12:45pm-1:30pm

Introduction to Surgical Techniques II: Dr. Andy Stamper, Disney’s Animal Kingdom

1:30pm-2:15pm

Introduction to Surgical Techniques III: Dr. Beth Chittick, Sea World of Florida

2:15pm-2:30pm

Break

2:30pm-5:30pm

Surgical Techniques Lab: Dr. Allen Riggs, UF/CVM; Dr. Ilze Berzins, The Florida Aquarium; Dr. Andy Stamper, Disney’s Animal Kingdom; Dr. Beth Chittick, Sea World of Florida; Dr. Genevieve Dumonceaux, Busch Gardens Tampa and Dr. Ruth Francis-Floyd, UF/IFAS and CVM

5:30 pm-6:30pm

Vans depart the CVM for the Cabot Lodge

5:30 pm-7:30pm

Complimentary Cocktail Reception for all guests of the Cabot Lodge

Dinner “on your own”

8:00pm-8:45pm

Multi-species Exhibits  (Cabot Lodge Meeting Room II):

Dr. Genevieve Dumonceaux, Busch Gardens Tampa

8:45pm-9:30pm

Update on Fibropapillomatosis in Sea Turtles:

Dr. Elliott Jacobson, UF/ CVM

Day 6: Friday March 28, 2003

8:30am

Van depart the Cabot Lodge for the CVM Lecture Hall B

Note: Students should check out before boarding van. If necessary, store luggage at hotel.

9:00am-9:30am

Role of Histology and Pathology in Disease Diagnosis: Dr. Roy Yanong, UF/IFAS

9:30am- 10:30am

Necropsy Techniques and Sample Collection: Dr. Ilze Berzins, The Florida Aquarium

10:00am-10:30am

Break

10:45am-12:30pm

Introduction to Pathology: Dr. Scott Terrell, Disney’s Animal Kingdom

12:30pm-1:00pm

Lunch provided in the CVM Courtyard

1:00pm-3:00pm

Necropsy Lab (includes gross and microscopic pathology): Dr. Scott Terrell, Disney’s Animal Kingdom; Dr. Ilze Berzins, The Florida Aquarium; Dr. Roy Yanong, UF/IFAS; Dr. Allen Riggs, UF/CVM; Dr. Ruth Francis-Floyd, UF/IFAS and CVM

3:00pm

 

Vans depart for Orlando (Pick up luggage at Cabot Lodge if necessary)

Dinner is “on your own”: We may stop for dinner en route or wait until we arrive at the Radisson Barceló Hotel-Orlando

Day 7: Saturday March 29, 2003

8:30am

Vans depart Barceló Hotel-Orlando for Sea World® Orlando

9:00am

TBA

Noon-1pm

Lunch “on your own”

1:00pm

Behind-the-Scenes Tour of Advanced Life Support Systems

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Hotel Information

In Orlando (click here for Share-a-room information)  

Radisson Barceló Hotel Orlando

8444 International Drive

Orlando, FL 32819

Tel: 407-345-0505

Fax: 407-352-5894

WWW: www.radisson-orlando.com/home.htm

The Radisson Barceló Hotel Orlando is located just minutes from downtown, 4.5 miles from Sea World® Orlando, 11 miles from Disney’s Animal Kingdom® and 13 miles from Orlando International Airport. There are a variety of recreation facilities including: heated outdoor swimming pool and Jacuzzi, lighted tennis courts, Bocce Ball, horseshoes, sand volleyball court, and guest privileges at the adjacent YMCA Aquatic and Fitness Center with an Olympic-sized pool, 23 Nautilus machines, racquetball courts and aerobic classes.  Complimentary transportation to Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure, Sea World and Wet 'n Wild is provided.  Also, you will find over 100 restaurants and shops within walking distance.

The Radisson Barceló is offering participants of Advanced Fish Medicine (AFM) a special guest room rate of $69.00 per night for the standard resort room night plus tax (currently 11%) with one or two people in a room and $89.00 per night for the deluxe tower room with one or two people in a room plus tax (currently 11%). For those who wish to extend their stay, this very special group rate will be honored three days prior to and after AFM.  Check-in is available after 4:00pm and checkout time is noon.

Standard Resort Rooms (room door opens directly to outside breezeway)

  • Either two Queen size beds or one king bed. 
  • Refrigerator, in-room safe, coffeemaker, iron, and ironing board, hairdryer, remote-control color television with on-demand movie and Nintendo system. 
  • Two telephones with voice messaging system, computer data port capabilities and  individual climate control. 

Deluxe Tower Rooms (room door opens to inside hallway)

  • All the features above with the addition of a microwave and two telephone lines.


To make reservations, contact the Radisson Barceló Hotel Orlando at 1-407-345-0505 before Saturday, March 1, 2003. Be sure to identify yourself as a participant of Advanced Fish Medicine. All reservation requests require a guarantee of first night’s deposit by credit card or prepayment (will not be charged until you check-in). Any reservations not guaranteed within 7 days will automatically be canceled. The advance payment is non-refundable if you do not arrive as scheduled, or if you change or cancel the reservation less than 3 days prior to arrival. For those eligible for the state tax exemption, you must present a copy of your Florida state tax exemption certificate when you check-in. 

After the reservation deadline of March 1, guest rooms for AFM participants will no longer be on hold and the discounted group rate may be no longer available. Please Note: As this is a discounted group rate, it is not commissionable to travel agents. 

Map & Directions: www.radisson-orlando.com/map.htm



In Gainesville (click here for Share-a-room information)

Cabot Lodge Hotel Gainesville
3726 SW 40th Boulevard
Gainesville, FL 32608
Tel: 352-375-2400
FAX: 352-335-2321
WWW: www.cabotlodgegainesville.com

Cabot Lodge Hotel Gainesville is located just 4.3 miles from the UF College of Veterinary Medicine (www.vetmed.ufl.edu) and 5 miles from downtown Gainesville. The Cabot Lodge provides extensive amenities to make you feel at home. They include complimentary deluxe breakfast buffet and nightly cocktails, both served in the relaxing atrium. Additionally, there is an outdoor swimming pool, on-site fitness center and business center, which features complimentary computer usage, Internet access, color printer, copies and faxes. You will find several restaurants and shops within walking distance (www.cabotlodgegainesville.com/dining.html).

The Cabot Lodge is offering participants of Advanced Fish Medicine (AFM) a special guest room rate of $61.00 per night for the standard resort room night plus tax (currently 10%) with one or two people in a room. Check-in is available at 10:00am and checkout time is 11:00am. 

To make reservations, contact the Cabot Lodge Hotel Gainesville at 1-352-375-2400 before Tuesday, March 4, 2003. Be sure to identify yourself as a participant of Advanced Fish Medicine. All reservation requests require a guarantee of first night’s deposit by credit card. If you change or cancel a reservation, you must do so before 6:00pm on your scheduled check-in date. For those eligible for the state tax exemption, you must present a copy of your Florida state tax exemption certificate when you check-in. 

After the reservation deadline of March 4, guest rooms for AFM participants will no longer be on hold and the discounted group rate may be no longer available. Please Note: As this is a discounted group rate, it is not commissionable to travel agents. 

Map & Directions:  www.cabotlodgegainesville.com/locations.html


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  • After locating a roommate, be sure to reserve your hotel rooms specifying two double beds as soon as possible. Double rooms tend to fill first and may not be available if you wait.

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Meeting Site

Orlando, Florida
An excellent location for families, Radisson Barceló Hotel Orlando is located just off International Drive in Orlando, FL. The Welcome Reception on Sunday night will be held inside the hotel. Should you decide to incorporate a family vacation, there is a multitude of nearby attractions including Universal Studios®, Islands of Adventure®, Sea World Orlando® and the four Disney World® theme parks: Epcot, Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom and MGM Studios are just an 11-mile drive.

Gainesville, Florida
The College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Florida (UF) is part of both the UF Health Science Center, which encompasses six colleges, and the University’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS). It is Florida’s only veterinary college, offering comprehensive service to the public through a four-fold mission – teaching, research, extension and patient care. Areas of strength at the college include: comparative medicine, food animal medicine, laboratory animal medicine, aquatic medicine, environmental medicine, large animal medicine and surgery and small animal medicine and surgery.

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Area Information


Orlando, Florida
 


Gainesville, Florida
 

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Questions?


Course Information

Dr. Ruth Francis-Floyd 
Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
University of Florida/IFAS
PO Box 110600 
7922 NW 71st St. 
Gainesville, FL 32653 -3071
Telephone:  352-392-9617 ext. 229 
FAX:  352-392-3672 
Email: rff@mail.ifas.ufl.edu

Application Information

Shelby Tatlock, Conference Coordinator
University of Florida/IFAS
Office of Conferences & Institutes (OCI)
PO Box 110750
Building 639, Mowry Road
Gainesville, FL 32611-0750
Telephone:  352-392-5930 
FAX: 352-392-4044
EMAIL: mktatlock@mail.ifas.ufl.edu

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