Denver — The American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) Forum will relocate to Louisville, Ky., after Hurricane Katrina spoiled plans for a New Orleans meeting.
DENVER — The American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) Forum will relocate to Louisville, Ky., after Hurricane Katrina spoiled plans for a New Orleans meeting.
The forum will take place at the Kentucky International Convention Center, while the Marriott Louisville Downtown will serve as the headquarters for the May 31st conference.
"We have moved from Bourbon Street to the Bourbon capital of the world," says Lucy Ackerman, manager of exhibits and sponsorship for ACVIM. "With all seriousness, the conference will have all of the continued education and quality lectures as in the past."
The forum dates will remain May 31 to June 3.
The Louisville complex has added entertainment options, including restaurants, bars, shopping, bowling, billiards and a comedy club, making the city very appealing, Ackerman adds.
The ACVIM annual meeting brings an average of 3,200 attendees and 900 exhibitors, with 4,500 people traveling to the chosen city, Ackerman says.
"We had some critical comments made in regard to us changing cities so soon, but with a conference of this size, chances couldn't be taken," she says.
A future ACVIM conference will be rescheduled to take place in New Orleans as soon as possible, Ackerman adds.
For more information about the conference, visit www.acvim.org.