Foreign attendance sags for Minneapolis meeting

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Schaumburg, Ill. — Foreign veterinary numbers are falling short of attendance expectations lated for the jointly held American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and World eterinary ssociation meetings in Minneapolis.

SCHAUMBURG, ILL. Foreign veterinary numbers are falling short of attendance expectations lated for the jointly held American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and World eterinary ssociation meetings in Minneapolis.

One thousand foreign veterinarians were expected to attend he AVMA Annual Convention and World Veterinary Congress, held July 16–20. At presstime, reliminary data totaled less than 300 foreign registrants.

A reported "stumbling block" in foreign urnout has been the U.S. government, as well as international authorities failing to grant ermission or visas for travel. Due to the constraints, AVMA has been forced to cancel three oreign speakers.

"I really feel that the AVMA is doing just about all that it can to promote this eeting and hope that our foreign colleagues avail themselves of our hospitality," outgoing reasurer Dr. James F. Peddie says.

Last year, Peddie reported an additional $1 million would be eeded to support the World Veterinary Congress running in tandem with AVMA's annual show. f attendance continues to be weak, then program adjustments can be made to economize, he ays.

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