Glenn Polyn//April 5, 2021//
Glenn Polyn //April 5, 2021//
Press release: NAVC
Veterinary professionals from around the world will convene at VMX 2021, June 5-9 live at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) in Orlando and everywhere virtually, to learn the latest in diagnosis, treatment and specialized procedures in animal medicine. The North American Veterinary Community (NAVC) today announced more than 650 sessions will be taught and presented including: separation anxiety in a post-COVID world; feline and canine obesity challenges; and new options in cancer treatment for dogs.
VMX, the world’s largest and most comprehensive global veterinary education conference, is hosted by NAVC, the global leader in continuing education (CE) for veterinary professionals.
“VMX provides the forum for veterinary professionals to learn and stay abreast of the many advances in animal medicine that are helping animals live longer, better quality lives,” said NAVC CEO Gene O’Neill. “With the NAVC’s first virtual extension of VMX, veterinary professionals everywhere will now have the opportunity to learn from and engage with the world’s most renowned experts in veterinary medicine. They can also explore our award-winning VMX Expo Hall, network with colleagues and enjoy great entertainment wherever they choose — in person in Orlando or anywhere online.”
CONFERENCE SESSION HIGHLIGHTS
From companion pets to farm animals and exotics, VMX 2021 will offer more than 600 hours of continuing education sessions and hands-on workshops at the live event in Orlando and more than 250 virtual and OnDemand sessions which will be available through September 3.
VMX EXPO HALL, NEW PRODUCT GALLERY
Veterinary professionals around the world can learn about and engage with the industry’s latest products and innovation at the NAVC’s award-winning Expo Hall, and explore the New Product Gallery, live inside the Orange County Convention Center and virtually in the VMX Virtual Expo Hall. Using advanced simulation technology, the interactive and engaging experience of the live Expo Hall is brought to life virtually for visitors to enjoy an immersive, “just like being there” 3D experienced.
ENTERTAINMENT AND KEYNOTE
Veterinary professionals attending the live and virtual events will hear from some of the industry’s most influential and compelling speakers including Temple Grandin. Grandin, one of Time Magazine’s “most influential people in the world” and subject of an Emmy and Golden Globe-winning film, will deliver the keynote for the Farm Animal program on “Ethical Perspectives on Euthanasia.” Entertainment is headlined by award-winning performer James Corden who is the virtual host of the VMX Opening Ceremony Saturday evening, June 5.
The NAVC has added many new health and safety guidelines for VMX 2021 that adhere to strict health protocols. This includes mask requirements at all times while inside the OCCC; pre-mailed registration materials; onsite Emergency Medical Technicians; temperature screening; social distancing; cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting; and onsite health reminders. The NAVC will also utilize larger conference rooms for education sessions. The Expo Hall aisles have been widened and specific one-way traffic flow and various social distancing measures will be in place. Carpets will be removed from the Expo Hall.
(Photo courtesy NAVC)