Conference DetailsFebruary 28-March 2, 2013
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Licensed Veterinary Technicians CE sessions and online registration may be found at: http://www.valvt.org/Conferences.html
The 2013 Virginia Veterinary Conference offers 75 hours of continuing education. If you attend the conference Friday and Saturday, you can earn the necessary 15 hours to renew your Virginia license.
Visiting the exhibit hall is an educational experience too
Visiting the companies that are exhibiting at the conference will provide you relevant information on their product or service for you to take home to your practice. PLAY THE EXHIBIT HALL GAME! Win big!
Registrations postmarked or received online after January 31 will be charged the late fee.
• Completing the registration form and
mailing or faxing it into the VVMA office
• Online registration at: www.vvma.org
• Attendance to conference lectures
• Free speaker notes are available to the attendee by downloading from the VVMA website
• Thursday’s Welcome Reception
• Thursday’s Board of Veterinary Medicine Session
• Friday’s Reception
• Continental Breakfasts, Breaks and Lunches
Spouses & Guests:
Spouse and guest registration includes continental breakfasts, breaks, lunches, Thursday’s Welcome reception and Friday’s Exhibitor Appreciation Reception. Spouse and guest registration does not include admittance to the lectures. Please include spouses and guests on the registrant’s form.
Attendees may opt to download and print speaker notes from our website as part of the registration fee. Or, you may select to have speaker notes mailed to you in an electronic format prior to the conference for a fee of $15. If you prefer to have a hard copy of the notes, they must be purchased in advance and will be with your registration materials when you check in at the VVMA conference desk. Please select your preferred method when completing your registration form.
Our host hotel, The Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center, is offering a conference rate of $128.00 single /double per night plus applicable taxes. You will need to make your reservation prior to January 24, 2013. Hotel reservations are to be made directly with the Hotel Roanoke at 540-985-5900 or online at www.vvma.org (click on information/conference). Parking rates will apply to overnight and day guests.
Board of Veterinary Medicine Update – Another Benefit for the Conference Attendee
Following the welcome reception Thursday evening, representatives from the Virginia Board of Veterinary Medicine (Board) will present an informational session on recent changes made to the veterinary establishment inspection process. The Board is conducting a pilot program from January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013, relating to the disposition of violation(s) found during a routine inspection. The purpose of the pilot program is to provide a year-long time period for the licensees of the Board to become familiar with the changes to the routine inspection process and to collect data to evaluate the point ranges and the corresponding possible action. The informational session will provide details about the pilot program and an opportunity to ask questions about the inspection process.
Exhibitor Appreciation Reception - VMRCVM Alumni Society Silent Auction
Join us in the exhibit hall for refreshments and an educational experience. Enjoy mingling with colleagues, exhibitors and students. You will not want to miss out on the silent auction! This is a fundraiser for VMRCVM Alumni Society and fabulous items will be up for bid.
Evaluation Form & Continuing Education Record of Participation
Please complete the evaluation form and return it to the VVMA Registration Desk with your badge before you leave the conference. (Badge holders are recycled.) At that time, pick-up your CE Record of Participation form. A minimum of 15 hours is being offered at this conference, if you attend both days. You are responsible for completing the CE form for your records.
Participants with Disabilities
If you need reasonable accommodation to attend this conference, please contact the VVMA office at 800-937-8862
Thursday, February 28, 2013
– Welcome Reception
- Board of Veterinary Medicine, Inspection Report Update
Friday, March 1, 2013
– Keynote Presentation, "An Astronaut and Veterinarian’s Perspective from Space”, Dr. Richard Linnehan.
– VVMA Annual Meeting/2012 in Review
• Award Presentations
• Mentor of the Year
• LVT of the Year
• VVMA Commercial Representative
10:00 am – 5:45 pm
– Educational Sessions
5:45 – 6:45 pm
– Friday Night Exhibitor Appreciation Reception and VMRCVM Alumni Society Auction
Saturday, March 2, 2013
– Devotional – "What’s Wrong with Being Naked?” Lead by Dr. Steve Karras
– 5:00 pm - Educational Sessions
– Awards Banquet/Installation of Officers
Sunday, March 3, 2013
NEW THIS YEAR!
Equine Wet Lab Program – Podiatry and Upper Airway Endoscopy
WHEN: 7:45am – 5pm
WHERE: Harry T. Peters Large Animal Hospital of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Duckpond Dr., Blacksburg, VA 24061
WHAT: Following the VVMA meeting, the Virginia Association of Equine Practitioners will be holding a wetlab featuring podiatry and upper airway endoscopy topics. Podiatry topics will include venograms, hoof crack repair, hoof casts, navicular bursa injections and the application of clog shoes.
WHO: Dr. Scott Morrison of Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital and Dr. Scott Pleasant, along with farrier Travis Burns from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, will serve as instructors for the podiatry sessions. Upper airway topics are endoscopy of the upper airway and guttural pouches, dynamic endoscopy, endoscopic injection of ethmoid hematomas and sinucentesis. Dr. Brett Woodie of Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital and Drs. Bill Gilsenan, Julie Settlage and Katherine Wilson of Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine will provide instruction for these sessions. This is an excellent opportunity for veterinarians to gain hands on experience on these subjects under the guidance of nationally and internationally recognized experts.
This wetlab program provides 8 hours of CE credits with half of the program dedicated to podiatry and half dedicated to the upper airway.
Cost is $250 and includes lunch
The cost of the wetlab is NOT included in the registration for the Virginia Veterinary Conference.