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Exciting! Inspiring! Motivating! 2020 CVMA Convention — July 9 to 12

January 7, 2020

With registration opening January 15, if you haven’t already familiarized yourself with the CVMA Dr. Enid StilesConvention’s promotional brochure, now is the time to do so as some events are limited in seating and require pre-registration.

The CVMA Summit entitled “Climate Change, One Health and Veterinary Medicine” will take place Thursday morning, July 9, and will be chaired by Dr. Enid Stiles, CVMA presidentelect. The National Issues Forum will be held in the afternoon for the 5th consecutive year and will focus on “Veterinary Medicine in Natural Disasters.”

Join your colleagues at the CVMA Annual General Meeting and Awards Ceremony on Thursday, July 9, where your peers will be recognized and be presented with awards for their achievements in the veterinary profession. Your complimentary lunch ticket must be selected at the time of your registration.

This year, hands-on labs and specialty workshops will be available throughout the week starting with 4 being offered on Thursday, July 9. “Basic and Advanced Dental Extractions and Nerve Blocks in Dogs” will once again be offered by Dr. Alexander Reiter and Dr. Sue McTaggart, the orthopedic surgery lab will be facilitated by Dr. Brian Beale, and dermatology workshops both in the morning and afternoon, will be offered by Dr. Vincent Defalque and Dr. Sophie Gilbert.

The CVMA Convention will offer two masterclasses (in-depth lectures) on Friday, July 10, presented by Dr. Eric Norman Carmel, and Dr. Mylene Auger. The morning session will review “Ultrasound Cases,” and the afternoon class will be focusing on “Abdominal Radiography.” Finally, on Sunday, July 12, veterinarians and technicians can learn the important concepts of basic and advanced life support in a workshop presented by Dr. Erin Spencer.

Since these hands-on labs, workshops and masterclasses require pre-registration and have limited seating, we encourage you to peruse the convention website to review the available continuing education (CE) sessions and register early to ensure that you don’t miss out! CE sessions are offered from Friday, July 10 through to Sunday, July 12 and include the following tracks: companion animal, ruminant, equine, animal welfare, public health/one health, and new for 2020, professional wellness.

And lastly, the CVMA Convention team is excited to launch the new convention website and app called EventBuddy this month. Stay up-to-date with the latest event details by visiting the convention website, or by downloading the Convention app at

See you in Quebec City!