NNEVMA Skiing
37th Northern New England Veterinary
Alpine Symposium

Sunday, Feb. 22 - Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015
The Omni Mount Washington Resort

Skiing Fun with NNVASNNEVAS is designed with several premises in mind. First, is quality CE learning. Second, "The Mount Washington Resort experience" uniquely fosters a relaxing, trouble free, calming, happy, warm and safe environment, which seems to be in another world called "Mount Washington Valley". All this nurtures learning within the lecture hall and outside too. The daily 2 hour lectures are taken seriously. By design, there is ample free time to unwind and detach from the grind of the workday life. The Mt. Washington is one of the few remaining Grand Old Hotels that offers skiing, cross country, fine dining, indoor and outdoor heated pools, winter zip line, apres ski, spa and spectacular views right from your cozy room. The Bretton Woods ski area offers terrain for all levels and tastes.  And much more! Veterinarians and their friends and families can mingle, or not, if they so choose. The chair lift, X-country trail or dining table have been know to spark interesting conversations, practice ideas, and many long term associations and friendships. You don't want to ever leave, but as you do there is a feeling of calmness and knowing that you will someday likely return. When you do return, it's like you never left and you smile all over again !

THE BASICS
 
WHEN:

 
Sunday, Feb. 22 - Thursday, Feb. 27, 2015
WHAT:
37th Northern New England Veterinary Alpine Symposium. (NNEVAS LLC)

Continuing Education Credits = 8 hrs.
CE Registration fee $150 by MAIL-IN Registration Form  
To REGISTER: print the following form, fill out, and MAIL it to the address on the bottom of the form.
   Mail-in CE Registration Form (PDF 24k) requires Adobe Reader

Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015 is the cut off date for Registration and Reservations at the special discounted "NNEVAS" package rate.  After then, rooms and rates will be based on availability, so reserve early !!!
 
WHERE:

The Omni Mount Washington Resort
Bretton Woods, NH 03575
Tel: 1-603-278-1000.  Room Reservations: 1-800-258-0330

To make ROOM Reservations: print the following form, fill out, and fax to the number on the bottom of the form. Or book online.
** 2014 Hotel Reservation Form(PDFPDF 99k) requires Adobe Reader   See Below for Group Codes needed to book package deals

WHO:
 
Speaker: Andrea Looney DVM, DACVAA, CCRP.  Anesthesia and Pain Management Services.  IVG Hospitals.
 
SUBJECT:
Practical Topics in Veterinary Anesthesia, Pain & Rehabilitation;
Anes.- Common anesthesia issues, troubleshooting, solutions (how to avoid anesthesia emergency).
Pain Management - Perioperative pain treatment and prevention in your anesthesia protocol. Pain management in chronic disease.
Locoregional Blocks - useful in practice to help your cases.
Rehabilitation - Introduction to rehabilitation therapy modalities and evidence for common case presentations.

Proposed agenda:

Omni MW Resort lobbyFriday, Saturday or Sunday check in: get settled in, Downhill or Cross Country Ski or just relax.  Sunday at 5:30 PM, NNEVAS Welcome Party with complimentary beverages and hors d'oeuvre and then enjoy dinner in the Main Dining Room. 
NNEVAS Xcountry Skiing
Monday - Thursday 7:00-10 AM breakfast. LECTURES 8:30-10:30AM. 2 CE credits each day. Rest of day open for enjoyments of your choice: relaxing, ski groomers, woods or glades, X-country, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, ice skating, Spa, Zip line, or many other daily hotel activities. Evening Dinner in the Main Dining Room, except Teusday's buffet.

Highlights

Sunday 5:30 PM: NNEVAS Welcome Party. Complementary hors d'oeuvres and beverages followed by dinner in the Main Dining Room.
Tuesday: Early afternoon -an easy, Fun Downhill Race for all. At 6 pm, Apres Ski Awards Ceremony with complementary hors d'oeuvres and Giveaway Drawing !!! for $200 and $100 gift cards and other prize goodies to registered Veterinarians (must be present to win). Followed by     a Buffet Dinner.
Wed, Thurs, Fri: Great snow and great company. Ski, Snowshoe, Skate, Snowmobile, Spa, Zip Line, and much more!



IMPORTANT Info & Tips for Meeting Attendees!

The Omni Mount Washington Resort was a new venue in 2011 for our meeting!  We are excited to be able to maintain and create all of the wonderful, essential criteria and experiences that our unique meeting has enjoyed for the prior 33 years while at The Balsams, the other Grand Old Hotel in NH.  The Balsams is temporarily closed.  See "The Basics" section above for Room Reservation Form and to print out a Mail-In Registration Form.  Please read on for more info and tips!


January 14, 2015 is the Cut Off date!!  (Reserve as early as possible ! Read Carefully ! )
  After that, the hotel cannot guarantee the discounted meeting package rates or room availability. We strongly suggest you make reservations as soon as possible. Once our "room block" fills up, room prices go up to the regular hotel rates. That is, if any rooms are available !

Room rates: Our meeting packages are a great value! Almost all of your needs and wants are packed into the room rate. So once you are checked in, you can relax and enjoy. Keep in mind that we have negotiated a sweet deal compared to industry standards. If you are online or speaking to the Hotel directly, keep in mind the quotes given do not always reflect the taxes and fees.  The rates are per/person, per/night.      

Room Rates include:

  • Breakfast and Dinner (includes Tuesday Eve Buffet) are only included with SKI & STAY WITH MEALS package)  Note :  If you are staying on the SKI & STAY WITHOUT MEALS package you can purchase Tuesday Eve buffet tickets along with your Mail-In Registration for the CE part of the Meeting.   I hope you will dine with us that evening, we have a blast !
  • Ski Lift or Cross Country tickets for each night's stay.  Tickets can
    be used on day of check in or check out, but not both.
  • The listed rates include NH State room tax (9%) fees,
    assessments, and service charge (22%).  Gratuity not included.
  • We also got waiver of the $25 per night "resort fee"!
  • The actual CE meeting dates are from 2/22 - 2/26, but Omni has
    extended the meeting package rates to include 2/20 - 26, 2015.
    (therefore 2 nights before and 1 night after)
  • A Welcome Party, Sunday Evening (2/22) with complementary hors
    d'oeuvres, alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks. Don't miss it !
  • Spa, Zip Line, CE Registration fees, Alcoholic Beverages, and Gratuities are not included.
  • Grand Old Hotel style amenities. Flat Screen TV & free WiFi. 

(*) The Lodge is a motel and is directly across the street from the entrance to the Omni Mount Washington Resort.   The guest rooms and public areas have been recently refreshed and revitalized. and an enhanced continental breakfast with select hot items is now included with all stays!  Each room at this conveniently-located motor lodge has a private balcony or patio overlooking the Presidential Mountain Range and the Omni Mount Washington Hotel.   The Lodge offers economy and is served by the convenient resort shuttle for getting to the Mt Washington Hotel, Ski Area or local restaurants.  While it doesn't compare to the Mt Washington Hotel is does offer free WiFi, free parking, and an enhanced continental breakfast with select hot items is now included with all stays.

Note: Site is currently under construction and may not reflect accurate info. For any questions email Bonairesun@aol.com

Event Dates: February 22 - 26, 2015 (packages dates available from Feb 20-26, 2015)

**Package Room Rates: (Adults) (pp/pn = per person, per night)                        SKI & STAY WITH MEALS  (Group Code = 021815NNEVASMEE )

 
                                   Single Occ. Rate                    Double Occ. Rate                                                                                                                                      Standard Room -            $371.74                                $252.39 pp/pn            Premier Room   -            $513.44                                $323.24 pp/pn          The Lodge (*)   -             $262.71                                $197.89 pp/pn

SKI AND STAY WITHOUT MEALS  (Group Code = 0218152NNEVASME )

                                   Single Occ. Rate                   Double Occ. Rate       Standard Room -             $258.71                                $139.36 pp/pn              The Lodge (*)    -             $149.71                                $  84.86 pp/pn

 See (*) in column to left about The Lodge                                                   Note !  Above prices include Tax, Service Charge and Resort Fee and reflect the final daily tally at your check out.

  Book By: January 14, 2015 = deadline. Don't wait, rooms are limited.

Children: ages 16 and under may share the same room with parents at no additional charge in existing bedding. Cot or rollaway per request if available is offered at $15.00 each per night. 

   Children ages 13-16 will be accommodated at $90.00 per child per night (meals + ski lift ticket).
   Children ages 5-12 will be accommodated at $50.00 per child per night (meals + ski lift ticket).                                                                                        Please note: Children rates do not include the 22% service Charge and 9% NH Room and Meal Tax.  Children need to be staying in the same room as an adult to get the above rates.

This information also on the 2014 Hotel Reservation Form (pdfPDF 24k) requires Adobe Reader

Omni Mount Washington Resort HotelTIPS

  • For those staying thru Tuesday eve (2/24) there will be a (easy) "Fun Ski Race" during the day. You get 2 runs. Go at your own pace for fun or try for a medal !  Kids and first timers welcome !  An apres-ski Awards Ceremony with free hors d'oeuvres.  Find out your times.  Be present for the Giveaway Drawing
  • For evening dining it is required that men wear a Sport Coat, a tie is optional. For women, Casual Evening Attire is appropriate. (you got it, no blue jeans at dinner)   Rest of the day: casual or ski clothes.
  • Definitely sign up for the Free "Select Guest" membership on the Omni Hotels website, Look under Loyalty Program for all the cool freebies and amenities, including earning free nights!  There are no obligations!
  • Bring your swimsuit for the indoor and outdoor heated pools!
  • Our "with meals" package includes breakfast and dinner in the Main Dining Room. Although no reservations are needed for breakfast, evening seating reservations are needed in the dining room. (Tuesday eve, we have our dinner buffet, so no seating reservations are needed.)  Do not forget to mention you are with the Veterinary Group !

We are looking forward to Quality CE & having fun with you!!! ........ Paul.

  ! (i.e. CE and Skiing)


 

For additional meeting information, contact Dr. Paul Coviello at bonairesun@aol.com.