VECCS successfully hosted first in-person event of the year


Spring Symposium 2021, a 4-day event, offered a wide variety of engaging sessions including talks about fluid therapy, ultrasound, communication, and well-being in the ER.

After rescheduling twice amid coronavirus diseases 2019 (COVID-19)-related restrictions and concerns, the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society (VECCS) held its first in-person conference earlier this month, the Spring Symposium 2021. CDC guidelines and additional safety protocols were strictly enforced at this 4-day event, thus ensuring the safety of speakers and attendees.

According to an organizational release, the event came to fruition after VECCS's board of directors approved it. The symposium, which offered attendees a robust mix of informative emergency veterinary sessions, was held April 15-18, 2021 at the Ft. Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa. Nearly 100 VECCS members were in attendance.

VECCS CEO Chris Gray, VetMB, MA, MBA, MRCVS, says it was refreshing to meet in person, noting that all attendees strictly observed social distancing and mask-wearing protocols.

“We are looking forward to working with the evolving guidelines in Nashville to hold our next in-person event at IVECCS (International Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Symposium) in September,” he says in the release.

VECCS says it's optimistic about its next in-person event— IVECCS 2021— which will be held September 11-15, 2021 at the Gaylord Opryland, in Nashville, Tennessee. According to the release, curators of this event will continue to prioritize safety by adhering to all CDC guidelines and other recommended protocols.

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