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Conference Highlights

03-02
Thursday

Exhibitor Beer Garden Event

Sponsored by Midwest Veterinary Supply
Liberty Hall

The Exhibit Hall will be open on Thursday evening, March 2, 2017, from 5:30 – 7:00 pm.  Come join our ‘beer garden’ event in the Hall sponsored by Midwest Veterinary Supply!  The Exhibit Hall will also be open on Friday, March 3, 2017, from 8:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Hours on Saturday, March 4, 2017, will be from 8:00 a.m. until the end of the last break.  The Exhibit Hall will NOT be open on Sunday.

03-02-03/05
Thursday-Sunday

 

IVMA Health & Wellness Room

Salon B

The IVMA Wellness Room has been created to allow attendees to stop by for a rest, learn something new, or interact with others about the importance of wellness care within veterinary medicine.  The schedule includes the following:

  • Thursday, March 2, 2017:

3 sessions delivered by Angela Elliott in the Wellness Room at 12:30, 2:30, and 4:30 pm.  In between these sessions, the room will be open for anyone to stop by.

  • Friday, March 3, 2017

3 sessions delivered by Angela Elliott in the Wellness Room at 12:30, 2:30, and 4:30 pm. (same sessions as Thursday.)

  • Saturday, March 4, 2017

Visit the lectures provided by Julie Squire from Rekindle Solutions.

Need a 10 minute massage relief?  Stop by the room for a quick fix!

  • Sunday, March 5, 2017

Julie Squire, from Rekindle Solutions, will be available in the room from 8 am – Noon.  Want to chat in person?  Stop by before Sunday morning and schedule 20 minutes with Julie in what we are calling the IVMA “Super Sunday Soul Session”. 

03-03
Friday

IVMA Sunrise CE

Veterans 2 – Congenital Liver Disease in Toy Breed Dogs

Veterans 3 – Challenging Cases from the Internist’s Cupboard

New this year!  All attendees will have the option to attend “Sunrise CE” on Friday and Saturday morning of the Annual Meeting.  Two CE sessions will be offered on both Friday and Saturday morning beginning at 7 am.  If you are an early riser, these sessions are for you!

03-03
Friday

 

IVMA Membership Reception

Freedom Hall, Sponsored by Merial

New this year!  Instead of the IVMA Membership Luncheon, the IVMA Membership Reception will now replace this event.  Come and mingle with IVMA members, enjoy snacks and drinks, and hear brief updates of IVMA business and the transfer of IVMA offices. Following this, stick around for the great sounds from Ashley & The Cosmos who will take the stage for your dancing and music entertainment.  This is generously sponsored by Merial.

Learn more about this new and exciting evening!

03-04
Saturday

IVMA Sunrise CE

Veterans 2 – Phenobarb, Keppra, Zonisamede, Oh My!  What Anti-Convulssant Do I Use When?

Veterans 3 – Surgery and Medicine Team  Up to Tackle The Tough Equine Cases

New this year!  All attendees will have the option to attend “Sunrise CE” on Friday and Saturday morning of the Annual Meeting.  Two CE sessions will be offered on both Friday and Saturday morning beginning at 7 am.  If you are an early riser, these sessions are for you!

03/04
Saturday

Christian Veterinary Mission Breakfast

Veterans Hall 5

The CVM continental breakfast will be held from 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. in Veterans Hall 5 of the hotel.

03/04
Saturday

Indiana Animal Health Silent Auction

Liberty Hall

For the 17th year, the Indiana Animal Health Foundation will hold a Silent Auction in the Exhibit Hall at the meeting. The proceeds will benefit the Indiana Animal Health Foundation.  Please stop by and bid on some fun gifts that will benefit a very worthwhile cause right here in Indiana.  The Silent Auction opens at 9 am and the bidding closes at 4:00 pm.  You can pay for and pick up your items from 4:00 – 4:30 pm.

03/04
Saturday

Behavior Forum for the Public

Salon 1-3, Sponsored by Elanco

The 19th Annual Behavior Forum, organized by the Indiana Animal Health Foundation, is set for all day on Saturday from 9:00am-5:20pm. This session is generously sponsored by Elanco Animal Health. A registration fee of $40 will be charged to members of the public.  Paid registrants to the IVMA Annual Meeting may attend this session at no additional charge.  The featured speaker is Dr. Fiia Jokela.

03/04
Saturday

Family Game and Casino Evening

Veterans 2-5, Sponsored by Elanco

This fun and exciting evening will feature family games, buffet dinner, cash bar, and gambling events with “IVMA money”.  Spend the evening socializing, playing cards, and enjoying the fun activities of the evening. This event is generously sponsored by Elanco.  Bring the family!  Children’s activities include games and the balloon ladies will be back!  One ticket is included with a veterinarian registration. Additional tickets can be purchased for this event on the registration form.  All children are welcome. There is no charge for children under the age 12.  There will be no formal program for this evening.