PVM’s Next Giant Leap Takes the College’s Annual Conference Virtual

Friday, May 22, 2020

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At the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, we are persistent in our pursuit of the next giant leap in veterinary medicine. What better opportunity to showcase that than during the 2020 Purdue Veterinary Conference

With the health and well-being of the veterinary community in mind, the college has decided to offer this year’s conference in a virtual format.  General education sessions will be conducted in a live, synchronous format that will be hosted virtually using our conference app.  Attendees will be able to view the sessions, interact with speakers, visit exhibitor booths virtually, and network with other conference participants all from the comfort of their home or office!  The app will be available on mobile devices, and also will have a feature that enables it to be used on desktop computers.

You won’t want to miss our keynote speakers this year! Dr. Andy Roark is a practicing veterinarian, international speaker, author, and media personality. Founder of the popular website DrAndyRoark.com, he is well known for sharing the human side of veterinary medicine and providing a platform for fellow veterinary professionals to share experiences.  Dr. Roark will be presenting this year’s Stockton Lecture entitled, “How to Drive Change in Your Veterinary Practice” on Wednesday, September 23. Now more than ever, we recognize change can be both difficult and necessary. Dr. Roark will outline key steps that anyone can take to help create change in their organization.  He also will lead sessions focused on practice management during the conference.

Other keynotes include the Wellness Keynote on September 23, featuring Dr. Mia Cary, CEO and change agent of Cary Consulting, who will focus on work-life integration.  Dr. Kemba Marshall, director of Veterinary Services with Land O’Lakes, Inc., will present this year’s Diversity Keynote on Thursday, September 24.

The conference will offer three days of high quality tracks on small animal, practice management, equine, exotics, ruminants, swine, emergency preparedness, and topics of interest for veterinary nurses.  This year’s conference would not be possible without the generosity of our sponsors:  IDEXX, Banfield Pet Hospital, the Indiana Board of Animal Health/Indiana State Department of Health, Nutrena, Purina, Zoetis, Elanco, Hill’s Pet Nutrition, and Coyne Veterinary Services. 

The conference schedule, along with speaker and exhibitor information can be found at www.purdue.edu/vet/conference.

Writer(s): Andrea Brown | pvmnews@purdue.edu

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