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AVMA Opts for an Online Convention in 2021

The organization cites COVID and “the popularity of our fully virtual 2020 meeting.”

AVMA Opts for an Online Convention in 2021

The American Veterinary Medical Association’s annual convention will be online only for the second straight year because of the pandemic.

The 2021 event had been scheduled to start July 29 in Minneapolis. But like with San Diego in 2020, conventioneers will participate from afar.

“The decision to host an all-virtual 2021 convention was influenced by the popularity of our fully virtual 2020 meeting, as well as lingering COVID-19 safety concerns and restrictions,” the AVMA reported.

Registration is set to kick off April 19 at avma.org/Convention.

The AVMA expects to try again in 2022 with a convention in Philadelphia.

Two other major veterinary industry conferences will take place in 2021 as hybrid events — in-person and online.

VMX, hosted by the North American Veterinary Community, the publisher of Today’s Veterinary Business, is set for June 5 to 9 in Orlando, Florida. Registration for the onsite conference and the 90-Day VMX Virtual Access Pass is available at navc.com/vmx.

The WVC Annual Conference is planned for Sept. 6 to 9 in Las Vegas. More information is at bit.ly/3gbucal.

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