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IVUSS 2016 Annual Meeting in Anchorage Alaska


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The IVUSS 2018 Annual Conference is set for Providenciales, Turks and Caicos from October 6-9. Network with top peers from around the globe--whether beginner, intermediate or advanced clinical sonographer. Join our think tank of clinical sonography in an amazing setting with lecturers that drive our field of clinical sonography and interventional procedures.



Conference Speakers and Instructors:

Sonya G Gordon DVM, DVSc, DACVIM Cardiology
Cardiology Lectures and Lab Instructor

Dr. Sonya Gordon received her DVM from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1994. She then completed a small animal internship at the Atlantic Veterinary College and returned to the Ontario Veterinary College where she completed an advanced degree in cardiology (DVSc) and her cardiology residency training. Dr.Gordon is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in Cardiology and has been on faculty at Texas A&M Unversity since 1998. She is currently an Associate Professor and the cardiology residency program director. She was a lead investigator in the EPIC Clinical Trial, for which she received a 2017 CVM Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award. She has published original manuscripts, book chapters and a textbook. Dr. Gordon considers her home College Station, Texas where she shares her life with her husband, 4 dogs and 2 cats.


Tony Pease, DVM, MS, DACVR
Diagnostic Ultrasound Lectures and Lab Instructor

Dr. Pease graduated from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine.  He then interned in Large Animal Medicine and Surgery at the Marion DuPont Equine Medical Center in Virginia followed by a Small Animal Internship at Affiliated Veterinary Specialists in Maitland Florida.  After completing his residency in Diagnostic Imaging at Cornell University, Dr. Pease became an Assistant Professor at North Carolina for four years, then a tenured Associate Professor at Michigan State University for 9 years.  Currently, he is the Chief Veterinary Medical Officer for WVC (Western Veterinary Conference).  Tony has been the President of the American College of Veterinary Radiology and is also the North American Editor for the Equine Veterinary Journal. When not involved with veterinary medicine or teaching, Dr. Pease enjoys playing ice hockey as a goalie and training for triathlons.


Eric Lindquist, DMV (Italy), ABVP, Cert. IVUSS
New Shunt Hunt Protocol Lecture, and Lab Instructor


Dr. Eric Lindquist, DMV, DABVP, Cert. IVUSS has provided high-volume mobile veterinary clinical sonography as a specialist in New Jersey since 2001, and is a three-time president of IVUSS. Founding SonoPath.com in 2007, Dr. Lindquist leads a team of boarded specialists who provide Educational Teleconsultation™ Services. He owns and manages two mobile ultrasound companies in New Jersey and Oregon. He has also developed the SonoPath Diagnostic Efficiency Protocol™ (SDEP™), an innovative instructional ultrasound technique used for full and efficient diagnostic scanning.


Nele Ondreka, DMV, Dipl. ECVDI
Lab Instructor

A long-time member and supporter of IVUSS, Dr. Ondreka is a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging and the Department Head of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging at the University of Gießen Veterinary School in Germany.  She is Founder & partner in DZG - a Consulting company in Hereditary Skeletal Diseases in Small Animals, a partner in Sonopath Teleradiology, founder and partner in VetRad - a Telemedicine, Education and Consulting company, and a Board Member of the German Hip & Elbow Dysplasia Council (GRSK). 




Cardiology--Dr. Gordon

  • Stage B Chronic Valvular Disease: Life after the EPIC study - Focus will be review of both the initial and current longitudinal manuscript with emphasis on the role of echo moving forward (the new consensus statement and CEG recommendations).
  • Updates on Stage C Chronic Valvular Disease:  The Valve study and the new consensus statement.
  • Asymptomatic HCM - screening (with emphasis on biomarkers), diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring.
  • Updates on:  ARVC in Boxers, 3-D echo, Gene transfer in treatment of cardiovascular disease

Abdominal--Dr. Pease

  • Tips and tricks to get to the difficult abdominal organs--focusing on the intercostal approach to evaluate the portal vein and multiple ways to find and image the pancreas and adrenal glands.
  • Going beyond Gain and Focal Spot--the use of cross-beam, harmonics, extended view, contrast medium, elastography and 3D imaging. Contrast Medium Ultrasound and Elastography. 
  • Contrast Medium Ultrasound and Elastography - Do I need it?--where the research is on these two new procedures and if they are worth the upgrade in your practice. 
  • Advanced Imaging, Including Doppler--the use of Doppler ultrasound in the abdomen for portosystemic shunts as well as ocular ultrasound, neck ultrasound and non-cardiac thoracic ultrasound to make sure you are getting the most out of your machine
  • Abdominal Ultrasound Cases--common and uncommon pathology that is seen, taking you through the thought process of how to try to develop differential diagnoses and also where to look when you see the initial abnormality.

Abdominal--Dr. Lindquist

  • Rapid approach to sonographic detection of portosystemic shunts--a one hour tour to the most frequent vascular anomalies


RACE approval pending



  • Saturday Evening--Welcome Reception

  • Sunday Morning--Lectures

  • Sunday Afternoon--Lab

  • Monday Morning and Afternoon--Lectures

  • Tuesday Morning and Afternoon--Lectures

  • Tuesday Evening--Gala Dinner


Meeting Registration

  • limited to 75 participants

  • registration deadline September 23, 2018


Registration Includes:

  • Welcome Reception for IVUSS Member Registrants (guests will cost $30 per person)

  • Up to 19 hours of highly specialized CE over 3 days (including 3 hours of lab on Sunday)

  • Lunch on Monday and Tuesday for registrants and sponsors

  • Breakfast on Tuesday

  • Coffee breaks




   May 31, 2018   

June 1 through

   September 26, 2018   

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  • Gala Dinner – Tuesday, October 9th - $120 per person - Limited to 70 people - Registration Deadline is September 10th.  Our yearly dinner and awards party.  Kind of like the Oscars, but more fun (Justin Timberlake might come to this one)!  Location: An extremely nice beach.
  • Wet-lab – Sunday, October 7rth- SORRY, FILLED--PLEASE EMAIL TREASURER@IVUSS.ORG TO BE PUT ON THE WAITING LIST.  Participants must be registered for the conference to be put on the waiting list.  Practical wet lab to instruct on anything with a probe. These one-on-one 20-minute focus sessions, exclusive to IVUSS conference attendess, are an add-on to the conference as a benefit to those that attend.  This year the instructors are:  Drs. Gordon, Pease, Ondreka, and Lindquist.  These sessions are on the organ of your choice:  Orthopedic, Cardiac with Doppler, Adrenals, Shunt hunt, Portal hilus, and essentially anything else you wish to work on to refine your ultrasound views and imaging technique. Sign up for up to two sessions.  The wet lab fee is $125 for members and $135 for non members for each session, and will include sandwiches and transportation. Registration deadline is September 15, 2018.  We are limited to 36 total sessions in the lab, so sign up early!


CANCELLATION POLICY: All cancellations must be submitted by email to IVUSS at Treasurer@IVUSS.org. Cancellation within 5 days of registration will receive 100% refund.  Cancellations received on or before July 15, 2018 are entitled to an 80% refund, on or before September 15, 2018 will receive a 50% refund, and after September 15, 2015 will receive a 20% refund.

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Headquarters Hotel:  The Sands at Grace Bay

The Sands At Grace Bay




The meeting room is at The Palms Hotel, an 8 minute walk from the Sands







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