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Hospital managers conference goes online

The VHMA, like other groups, has called off a big meeting due to the pandemic.

Hospital managers conference goes online

On-site veterinary conferences have fallen like dominoes in 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic, the latest being the annual meeting of the Veterinary Hospital Managers Association.

The VHMA’s three-day event scheduled to take place in Orlando, Florida, this fall instead will occur online over nine days: Sept. 1, 3, 10, 11, 15, 17, 18, 22 and 25.

“Although the global pandemic has made it impossible to host large gatherings at this time, the VHMA board and staff have assembled a robust learning and networking event that will be delivered virtually,” a website announcement stated. “The program contains the same high quality and forward-thinking content, as well as numerous opportunities to connect and unite participants.”

More than 28 hours of continuing education credits will be available to online attendees. The program includes speakers, roundtable discussions and meetings of software user groups.

More information and registration is available at

Among other events that moved from in-person to online are the:

  • American Veterinary Medical Association’s annual convention.
  • Fetch conferences in Kansas City, Indianapolis and San Diego.
  • KC Animal Health Corridor’s Animal Health Summit.
  • American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine’s annual Forum.

The World Small Animal Veterinary Association’s 2020 World Congress in Warsaw, Poland, was rescheduled for March 2021.

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