Coeur D'Alene Idaho

July 15 - 17, 2020

Christopher Byers DVM, ACVECC

Dr. Cgris ByersChristopher G. Byers, DVM, DACVECC, DACVIM (SAIM), CVJ is a practicing dual board-certified veterinary specialist, recognized international speaker, and respected author. Dr. Byers enjoys teaching, and is passionate about helping pet parents understand their fur baby’s health problems. He launched to provide dog and cat owners with high quality, accurate, and comprehensive information they need to understand their pet’s health problems. Since 2014 the information available at has been used by both pet parents and veterinarians, alike, helping Dr. Byers realize his primary goal: promoting the “triad of care” - a collaborative partnership between pet owners, primary care veterinarians, and board-certified veterinary specialists.  


  1. Pattern Recognition in Respiratory Distress 1 hour
    Description: Clinical examples will be used to reinforce the concept of anatomical localization for dyspnea Objective: To encourage the use of respiratory pattern recognition in patient’s with dyspnea.
  2. A Practical Approach to Immune-Mediated Hemolytic Anemia - 1 - hour
    Description: The pathogenesis, diagnosis, and management of IMHA will be discussed using a case example Objective: To provide a high-level, clinically applicable review of the diagnosis & management of the life-threatening condition.
  3. Hypoadrenocorticism - 1 hour
    Description: Practical case example will be used to emphasize timely diagnosis and management of Addison’s disease Objective: To improve clinician recognition of this potentially life-threatening and mysterious endocrinopathy.
  4. The Problem of Persistent Puking - 1 hour
    Description: A real-life case will be used to highlight a logical and cost-effective approach to chronic vomiting Objective: To provide a practical approach to accurately diagnosing this common clinical problem.
  5. Remembering the Basics - 1 hour
    Description: A real-life case example will be used to emphasize an appropriate approach to shock treatment Objective: To review the currently accepted best practices for the initial management of shock.
  6. Delving into Diabetic Ketoacidosis - 1 hour
    Description: The diagnosis and management of the complicated endocrinopathy will be emphasized Objective: To provide practical guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of DKA.
  7. Thyrotoxicosis - 1 hour
    Description: Diagnosis and management of hyperthyroidism and thyroid storm will be discussed Objective: To provide clinically applicable information to help clinicians effectively diagnose and manage this common feline endocrinopathy.
  8. Fluid Therapy Update - 30 minutes
    Description: We will review the development of appropriate fluid therapy plans with particular attention paid to a discussion of the endothelial glycocalyx Objective: To provide an update regarding important concepts in fluid therapy in dogs and cats

Adam Lancaster DVM, ACVECC

Adam Lancaster graduated veterinary school from Iowa State University in 2008. He then went on to complete a rotating internship at Florida Veterinary Specialists (now BluePearl) in Tampa). During his internship, he discovered his passion for Critical Care and went on to a 3 year residency in Critical Care at Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston, MA. He went on to serve as head of the Critical Care department at multi-specialty hospital in southwest Florida before joining BluePearl in southeast MI where he has been since 2013. On the job, he especially enjoys providing quality, compassionate care to critically ill animals and has a special interest in transfusion medicine and traumatic brain injury. He takes great satisfaction in helping pets’ families understand complex medical decisions so they can make good decisions. He is also a member of the Clinician Talent Acquisition team for BluePearl and enjoys meeting veterinarians and veterinary students from all over the country.



  1. Cardiopulmonary ResuscitationThis talk reveals the latest veterinary guidelines on cardiopulmonary resuscitation including recognition of cardiopulmonary arrest, basic and advanced life support techniques, and post-arrest care. 
  2. Fluid therapy and endpoints of resuscitation This talk covers the physiology of tissue perfusion as well as derangements of perfusion (shock) followed by fluid resuscitation strategies and identification of endpoints of resuscitation.
  3. Triage and Stabilization This talk defines triage and provides information on how to set up a triage protocol in your hospital, as well as how to conduct a triage examination, basic fluid resuscitation and additional resuscitation techniques. 
  4. Traumatic Brain InjuryThis talk discusses the unique physiology of the brain and skull and how that relates to the pathophysiology and treatment of traumatic brain injury, including intra-cranial and extra-cranial therapies.
  5. Clinical approach to the acute abdomen A case based discussion centered on how to diagnosis and treat patients who present with signs of an “acute abdomen”.
  6. Respiratory Emergenciesa systems based approach to animals in respiratory distress including upper and lower airway disease that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of common respiratory emergencies.
  7. Endocrine emergencies The diagnosis and treatment of common endocrine emergencies is discussed including hypoglycemia, diabetic emergencies (DKA and HHS) and hypoadrenocorticism.
  8. Disorders of hemostasisThis talk focuses on how to assess the patient in the ER who is bleeding, identify primary and secondary bleeding disorders, diagnose the underlying cause and effective therapy include blood product administration.

The Couer D'Alene resort

Couer D'Alene

Call in: 888-965-6542
Referring Code/Group Name: Vet Vacation CE
Room Rate: North Wing $229, Park Tower $279, Lake Tower $349

Accommodations are limited at this special rate. Please book and register early!

Le Westin Resort & Spa. Meetings are in the Equinoxe 2-3 location. Breakfast and cocktail reception are in the Gypsy location. August 7-9, 2019.

Arrangements have been made so you can extend your vacation 3 days before and/or after your destination seminar at the same rate if rooms are available at the property. Call early to secure your choice of rooms.

The Couer d’Alene resort is the “Playground of the Pacific Northwest.” The resort is located on the north shore of Lake d’Alene. The resort features world-class accommodations, conference and business facilities, golf, spa, recreational activities, shopping, dining, nightlife, and much more.

Couer d’ Alene has the longest floating boardwalk in the world. Amenities include golf course, infinity pool, wi-fi, wine cellar and tour, fitness center, multiple pools, Cedars floating restaurant, and many lakefront activities.


Getting There

The Coeur d’Alene Resort is 40 minutes from the Spokane International Airport (GEG). The airport has non-stop and one-stop access from most major US and Canadian cities. Airport limousine service is available from the airport to the resort.


Lecture Schedule

15 Hours of RACE approved CE for Veterinarians and Technicians.

July 15
Registration 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Conference 1:00pm - 6pm
Cocktail Reception 6:15pm - 7:15pm

July 16
Breakfast 7am - 8am
Conference 8am - 1pm ​​

July 17
Breakfast 7am-8am
Conference 8am - 1pm


Super Saver Rate $795 with 90 days advanced registration
VetVacationCE Rate $865 with 30 days advanced registration
JetSetter Rate $925 less than 30 days advanced registration

If you are a technician, call or E-mail us to get the special rate of $75 off the regular registration rate.
15 Hours of RACE approved for CE for Veterinarians and Technicians. 


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