Today’s Veterinary Business Staff
The North American Veterinary Community announced that the annual Veterinary Meeting & Expo (VMX) 2021, the veterinary industry’s largest global conference, will take place Jan. 16 to 20 in person in Orlando at the Orange County Convention Center and, for the first time, virtually anywhere through its new VMX Virtual platform, which features interactive educational programs, networking and a unique 3D Expo Hall experience.
“We are excited to open registration for VMX 2021 and to expand the reach of the world’s premier veterinary event by making it digitally accessible for the first time to more people around the globe including those who, in the past, might not have been able to attend VMX.,” said NAVC CEO Gene O’Neill.
“Through our new digital platform, veterinary professionals anywhere can learn from and engage with the world’s most renowned veterinary professionals, explore our industry-leading Expo Hall and network with colleagues wherever they are most comfortable — at home or live from Orlando, Florida at the convention center. The health and safety of VMX participants is paramount, and the NAVC is introducing new safety measures and working closely with the Orange County Convention Center, our host hotels and Visit Orlando to make sure we provide a safe and healthy experience for everyone who comes to VMX.”
Registration is available at navc.com/vmx.
The NAVC, publisher of Today’s Veterinary Business, will debut a wide selection of RACE-approved continuing education credit hours as live sessions at the in-person Orlando event and virtually through interactive online and on-demand sessions. On-demand sessions will be available for 90 days after the live event concludes.
Participants can network and explore new products, services and equipment featured in the VMX Expo Hall onsite at the convention center and online all year long through VMX Virtual Expo. The NAVC broke new ground in January 2020 when it launched VMX Virtual Expo, the veterinary industry’s first virtual expo hall to use advanced simulation technology to provide a “just like being there” 3D experience.
The NAVC has added many new health and safety guidelines for VMX 2021 that adhere to strict safety protocols and guidelines from the CDC, federal agencies and local partners — including social distancing, cleaning, sanitizing, disinfecting, temperature checks at entrances, and various onsite health reminders. The NAVC will also utilize larger conference rooms for learning sessions to safely accommodate attendees.
The Expo Hall aisles have been widened, and specific one-way traffic flow and various social distancing measures will be in place.
Masks will be required at all times while inside the Expo Hall, meeting rooms and the Orange County Convention Center.
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