Conference Circuit: Animals’ Best Friends

The American Veterinary Medical Association's 2017 Convention begins in the upcoming days in Indianapolis. Around 4,000 are expected to attend.

Thousands of veterinary professionals are headed to Indianapolis to learn from industry leaders, network with their peers, and discover products and services that will enhance their practices and careers.

Organization: American Veterinary Medical Association

Conference: AVMA Convention 2017

Venue: Indiana Convention Center

City: Indianapolis

After some sessions on Friday, AVMA 2017 attendees will gather for a keynote brunch on Saturday morning. Paul Sereno, a National Geographic Explorer and professor at the University of Chicago, will share his findings about the animal and plant world and discuss how the history of the animal world is relevant today. Also on the agenda:

Go live. AVMA’s Vet Clinic Live! is an interactive educational space in the exhibit hall that gives attendees the opportunity to evaluate the newest products in the marketplace, as well as those still in development, in live-action scenarios presented by veterinary professionals. Areas that will be covered this year include X-ray, grooming, and hydrotherapy.

Game time. Attendees can download the AVMA convention app and play VetAdventure to win great prizes. They’ll earn points when they explore the exhibit hall and answer fun trivia questions. Those who reach 1,000 points by Monday afternoon will be automatically entered to win one of three $1,000 gift cards.

Experts galore. The Meet-the-Experts Roundtable event is back by popular demand. Attendees can meet and network with the best and brightest minds in veterinary medicine, including featured speakers and AVMA leaders. The event will feature more than 40 roundtable discussions of current topics in veterinary medicine, presented in three different rounds.

Looking for more meeting details? Head to Facebook and Twitter (#avmaconv).

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Samantha Whitehorne

By Samantha Whitehorne

Samantha Whitehorne is editor-in-chief of Associations Now. MORE

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