- Keynote Speaker
- Speakers and Topics
- CE Credit
- Things To Do
- Veterinary Rehabilitation
- Feline Medicine
- Introductory Chinese Herbs for Acupuncturists
- Tongue and Pulse Lab
Keynote Speaker for 2013 is Dr. Bonnie Wright
Keynote Topics Include:
- Acupuncture for gastro-intestinal and renal disease
- Acupuncture and immune modulation
- Controversies in medicine: surgical versus non-surgical approaches
- Current status of research and evidence as applied to acupuncture
Location: Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans, Louisiana – in the French Quarter!
It’s been said that the French Quarter begins in the lobby of the Hotel Monteleone. In fact, this venerable establishment sits majestically at the foot of Royal Street giving guests the best point of departure for all things New Orleans. Visitors need only step outside this French Quarter hotel to discover shop after shop of fabulous European antiques, estate jewelry, Oriental rugs, and art and antiquities from around the world. Quaint restaurants and specialty shops line the cobblestone French Quarter streets that lead to Jackson Square, the Old French Market and the River Walk where tourists and native New Orleanians stroll the levee and watch the steamboats and barges along the Mississippi River. At this New Orleans hotel you’ll find history around every corner.
This historic landmark is a member of Historic Hotels of America and Preferred Hotel Group. The Monteleone boasts 600 luxurious guest rooms, including 55 suites, the new Criollo Restaurant & Lounge, the famous Carousel Bar & Lounge, Logo Shop, heated rooftop pool and 24/7 exercise facility, Spa Aria, business center, 25,000 square feet of newly renovated state-of-the-art meeting space and valet parking. The Hotel also offers 24/7 In-Room Dining and a Grab-n-Go Breakfast in the Lobby Lounge
AAVA/IVAS have negotiated special lodging rates for attendees of this conference:
We have sold out the original room block. A limited number of rooms has been added; however, the room rate is now $199 per night. This is still lower than the normal rack rate. Once these rooms are booked we are unable to add any more.
Make your reservations now by calling +(504) 523-3341 or +1-800-217-2033. You may also reserve by fax at +(504) 528-1019. Reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card. You may cancel the reservation 72 hours prior to date of arrival.
Airport: Louis Armstrong International Airport (MSY) – Airlines served: Air Canada Airlines, AirTran Airways Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Airlines, Frontier Airlines, JetBlue Airways Airlines, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, US Airways Airlines
- Beebe, Signe DVM – Chinese herbs for acupuncturists/Food Therapy
- Bessent, Chris DVM – Herbal product testing/forms
- Fougere, Barbara DVM – Xiao Chai Hu Tang
- Gaspar, Michele DVM – Feline TCM Therapy
- Glinski, Maria DVM – Canine rehab/PT
- Goesmeier, Ina DVM – Equine Interstitial Lung Disease
- Huntingford, Janice DVM – Rehab Techniques Wet Lab
- Iff, Isabelle Dr.med.vet. DipECVAA CertVetAc(IVAS) LicAc(BAWMA) MRCVS – Chronic Pain
- Lankenau, Cynthia DVM – Chinese herbal med for equine sports injuries
- Luna, Stelio DVM – A critical approach on acupuncture for treating chronic pain
- Marsden, Steve DVM – Tongue and Pulse Wet Lab
- McConnico, Rebecca DVM, PhD, DACVIM – Designing AP Trials
- Petermann, Uwe DVM – Canine/Equine ear and laser AP
- Ridgway, Kerry DVM – Equine rehab/PT
- Schraeder, Michelle DVM – Proof of Acupuncture Effectiveness: Are Double-Blind Studies the Only Choice for Validity?
- Schultz, Rikke DVM – Recent AP studies
- Wallace, Wendy DVM – Acupuncture to resolve peripheral edema in ICU patients
- Wright, Bonnie DVM – Internal Medicine
Schedule: Grid View
- Register Online by Clicking HERE
- Download the PDF Brochure and Registration Form by Clicking HERE
- Download the PDF Registration Form by Clicking HERE
Information updates will be posted in this location and on the IVAS website at:
- Sites to check -
- YLC Wednesday at the Square is is a free, 12-week concert series with food and drink for sale to benefit the Young Leadership Council. Held between mid-March and the end of May at Lafayette Square, located just one block off of Poydras Street, between St. Charles Avenue and Camp Street, opposite the Federal Court buildings. Local artisans also sell their work in the Artist Village near the Camp Street entrance.
- New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, a/k/a Jazz Fest, is a 10-day cultural feast in which thousands of musicians, cooks and craftspeople welcome 400,000 visitors each year. The Louisiana Heritage Fair showcases unforgettable music on multiple stages, delicious Louisiana cuisine in two large food areas, and crafts artisans from the region and around the world demonstrating and selling their work. The Louisiana Heritage Fair is held at the Fair Grounds Race Course over the course of 2 weekends. They are April 26 to May 6, 2013.
These Great Bands Performed in 2012! -
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Eagles Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Jimmy Buffett, Acoustic – with Mac McAnally Foo Fighters, The Beach Boys 50th Anniversary Reunion, Zac Brown Band The Neville Brothers, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Al Green Herbie Hancock and his Band, Ne-Yo, My Morning Jacket, Bon Iver Paulina Rubio, Cee Lo Green, Florence + the Machine, Allen Toussaint, Feist Bonnie Raitt, Irma Thomas, Maze feat. Frankie Beverly, Dr. John & the Lower 911 Janelle Monae, Yolanda Adams, Iron & Wine, Pete Fountain Rodrigo y Gabriela and C.U.B.A., Steel Pulse, Rebirth Brass Band Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, Esperanza Spalding: Radio Music Society funky Meters, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Aaron Neville’s Gospel Experience Steve Earle and the Dukes with Special Guest The Mastersons, Galactic Preservation Hall and Friends, Little Anthony & The Imperials, Ani DiFranco GIVERS, Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers Irvin Mayfield & the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, Better Than Ezra Carolina Chocolate Drops, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers, Dave Koz, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band Gomez, The Pedrito Martinez Group The Bounce Shake Down feat. Big Freedia, Katey Red, Keedy Black, and DJ Poppa, Israel Houghton and New Breed, Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, Zebra Amanda Shaw & the Cute Guys, James Cotton “Superharp” Band Cowboy Mouth, Asleep at the Wheel, Papa Grows Funk David Sanborn and Joey DeFrancesco, Bobby Rush Chuck Leavell & Friends with special guest Bonnie Bramlett, Ellis Marsalis Marcia Ball, Voice of the Wetlands Allstars, John Boutte, Gary Clark Jr. The Texas Tornados feat. Flaco Jimenez, Augie Myers, and Shawn Sahm Cubano Be, Cubano Bop: Poncho Sanchez & His Latin Band feat. Terence Blanchard, Cheikh Lo of Senegal, Tab Benoit, Regina Carter’s “Reverse Thread” Bombino of Niger, Glen Hansard, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Jeremy Davenport Sarah Jarosz, Bonerama, Evelyn Turrentine-Agee Terri Lyne Carrington’s Mosaic Ruby Wilson’s Tribute to Bessie Smith & Ma Rainey Wycliffe Gordon Quintet: Hello Pops Tribute to Louis Armstrong, Donald Harrison Lindigo of Reunion Island feat. Fixi of France, Sonny Landreth Buckwheat Zydeco, Soul Rebels, The Stars of Heaven Jewel Brown and the Heritage Hall Jazz Band Rockin’ Dopsie, Jr. & the Zydeco Twisters, Anders Osborne Honey Island Swamp Band, Theresa Andersson, John Mooney & Bluesiana Eric Lindell, Walter “Wolfman” Washington & the Roadmasters BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet, Pine Leaf Boys James Andrews & the Crescent City Allstars, Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys Bo Dollis & the Wild Magnolias Big Chief Monk Boudreaux & the Golden Eagles Mardi Gras Indians Shamarr Allen & the Underdawgs, Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience Dr. Michael White & the Original Liberty Jazz Band feat. Thais Clark, Banu Gibson Hot 8 Brass Band, George French & the New Orleans Storyville Jazz Band, Ziggy Marley
- Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo: May 17-19, 2013
From jazz and blues to Cajun and country, three days of free live music bring more than 20,000 people to the banks of the Bayou Saint John each year. Catch performances from local Louisiana artists like Anders Osbourne, Soul Rebels Brass Band and SwampGrease. Other festival events include the Rubber Duck Derby, dance lessons and the Bicycle Pub Crawl. http://thebayouboogaloo.com
501 N Jefferson Davis Pkwy
- New Orleans Wine & Food Experience: May 21-25, 2013
The New Orleans Wine & Food Experience is a five day event, nationally recognized as one of the most prestigious festivals of its kind and features over 175 wineries, 1000 wines, dozens of international wine and food experts, and now continually raises over $100,000 annually for local charities. The event is packed with extraordinary wine and food seminars, wine dinners at some of the city’s most celebrated restaurants, one-of-a-kind wine tasting events, and two Grand Tastings!
- Riverwalk Marketplace
1 Poydras Street, New Orleans, LA 70130 (Riverwalk Marketplace)
- Steamboat Natchez
New Orleans’ only steamboat
One of only two true steam powered sternwheelers plying the Mississippi today.
The NATCHEZ resembles the old sternwheelers VIRGINIA and HUDSON in her profile and layout. Her powerful steam engines were built for U.S. Steel Corporation’s sternwheeler CLAIRTON in 1925. Her genuine copper and steel steam whistle is a treasured antique. Her copper bell, smelted from 250 silver dollars to produce a purer tone, once graced the S.S. J.D. AYRES. Her 32 note steam calliope was custom crafted and modeled after the music makers of the Gilded Age.
True to tradition in every detail, boarding the NATCHEZ makes you feel as if you have entered another era. The captain barks his orders through an old-time hand-held megaphone. The calliope trills a melody into the air while the great wheel, 25 tons of white oak, churns the heavy waters of the Mississippi. You soon find yourself slipping into a sense of the old, vast and timeless river.
Her daily two-hour jazz cruises depart from the Toulouse St. Wharf (behind JAX Brewery in the French Quarter) at 11:30 A.M.; 2:30 P.M.; and 7:00 P.M.
- The Preservation Hall
Preservation Hall is located in the French Quarter, just three blocks from the Mississippi River was originally built as a private residence in 1750.
Preservation Hall opened its doors in 1961. The hall was created as a place, where New Orleans musicians could play traditional style, New Orleans Jazz.
Preservation Hall opens at 8:00pm every day. Music begins at 8:15pm. Admissionis $15 per person and all ages are welcome.
- The Palm Court Jazz Cafe
Traditional New Orleans jazz performed in a restaurant housed in a fully restored early 19th century historic building on Decatur Street in the French Quarter. Creole menu with fair to good reviews. Music more like The Preservation Hall but with food service.
- Man vs Food spotlighted the Acme Oyster House which is just around the corner on Canal Street
Also seen on Man vs Food is Mother’s Restaurant a 9 minute walk from the hotel.
- Vegan New Orleans
- Sports Fan
- Marlins AAA minor league team -
New Orleans Zephyrs
5/7 vs Salt Lake Bees – Angels
5/8 vs Salt Lake Bees – Angels
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5/10 vs Salt Lake Bees – Angels
5/11 vs Tacoma Rainiers – Mariners
5/12 vs Tacoma Rainiers – Mariners
5/13 vs Tacoma Rainiers – Mariners
5/14 vs Tacoma Rainiers – Mariners
- Marlins AAA minor league team -