2012 PVM Fall Conference by the Numbers
The PVM 2012 Fall Conference for Veterinarians and Veterinary Technicians combined 55 speakers and 120 CE sessions to deliver up to 26 CE credits to about 1100 attendees The record attendance coincided with the Conference’s return to Purdue. After being held for several years at the University Plaza Hotel on Northwestern Avenue in West Lafayette, Ind., the Conference this year was held entirely on the Purdue campus, with all of the CE sessions in Stewart Center and Lynn Hall. The Exhibit Hall also was located in Stewart Center and featured displays by 48 exhibitors.
The Conference provided three days of CE programming. With support from a dozen sponsors, the Conference covered topics ranging from shelter medicine to cardiology to branding and marketing for veterinary clinics. The Thursday afternoon (9/20) line-up included the Jack and Naomi Stockton/Class of 1971 Lecture, which featured a special presentation on the Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project by the project’s co-director, Dr. Mike Cranfield. Interspersed with the CE lectures were a number of special events, including dedication ceremonies, the annual Fall Conference Awards Celebration, the Medicine Mixer/ Auction, the Indiana Animal Health Foundation / PVM Golf Outing and the Dr. Skip Jackson Dog Jog.
Special thanks go to the PVM Offices of Lifelong Learning, Advancement, Engagement, the Office of the Dean, the Business Office, Purdue Extended Campus and the members of the Fall Conference Planning Committee: Dr. Larry Adams, Paige Allen, RVT, Dr. Sandy Amass, Dr. Pete Bill, Ms. Marti Burns, Dr. Kauline Davis, Dr. Amanda Farr, Dr. Harm HogenEsch, Dr. Paula Johnson, Dr. Darryl Ragland and Dr. Jennifer Strasser.
To view the conference program, click here.