Las Vegas-The Dr. James Nave 75th Diamond Jubilee Western Veterinary Conference (WVC), touted as the one of the largest assemblies of veterinarians worldwide, will offer more than 800 sessions here from Feb. 17-20.
The Dr. James Nave 75th Diamond Jubilee Western Veterinary Conference (WVC), touted as the one of the largest assemblies of veterinarians worldwide, will offer more than 800 sessions here from Feb. 17-20.
The anniversary conference, with the theme "Putting Progress intoPractice," is being dedicated to Nave to recognize his years of servicein veterinary medicine, report show organizers.
At the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, WVC will offer 18 symposia and30 hands-on labs for a total of 44 continuing education hours for veterinarians,veterinary technicians and administrative staff.
To spice up the event, WVC and Bayer have invited Huey Lewis and theNews to headline an evening gala.
New to this year's program are Cornerstone Courses, which are designedto apply complex subjects to everyday practice.
Back for its fifth year is Senior Care 2003, an interactive set of presentationson geriatric companion animals, sponsored by The Iams Company and PfizerAnimal Health. Correlating with that series is the Golden Years presentation,sponsored by Hill's Pet Nutrition, which will address various diseases andupdated treatment approaches.
Nestlé Purina is hosting an Expanding Life Symposium dedicatedto helping animal patients live healthier lives. Beyond Pain Control, apresentation series dedicated to recent developments in treatment protocols,is supported by Novartis.
The 2003 scientific program features nationally and internationally renownedspeakers in a wide range of categories, including community animal health,equine, food animal, practice management, professional development, publichealth and small animal.
Secure online registration is available. To register, visit the Web siteat www.wvc.org. Questions? Contact (702) 739-6698 or e-mail email@example.com.A CD-ROM of key session highlights will be available starting Jan. 15. Onlyregistered applicants can purchase the disc for $45, which also includesone year of online access.
The conference is an incorporated, nonprofit association whose membershipconsists of the previous year's attendees.