AVMLA Releases 2011 Annual Meeting Program

The AVMLA will work in conjunction with the AVMA Convention in order to continue the education program.

The American Veterinary Medical Law Association (AVMLA)’s 2011 continuing education program is set for July 16 and 17 at the Holiday Inn Select in St. Louis, Mo. The event will be held in conjunction with the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Convention.

The 2011 CE program includes presentations from leaders in the field of veterinary medical law covering:

• Mediation
• Canine DNA and breed specific legislation
• Shelter medicine
• AVMA legislative update and outreach
• Veterinarian community outreach
• State veterinary medical associations (VMA) and the animal welfare community

Gregory Dennis an Overland Park, Kansas attorney and AVMLA charter membe, will present the Hank Hannah Memorial Lecture. 

Other speakers include: Jack Avent, executive director of the Ohio VMA and Jana Black of the Oklahoma VMA, who will discuss state VMAs and the animal welfare community; Adrian Hochstadt, JD, CAE, an AVMA executive, who will address legislative outreach; Elise Van Kavage, attorney, will present an overview of breed specific legislation, as will panelists Katie Bray Barnett and Victoria Voith, DVM.

Jennifer Scarlett, DVM will discuss shelter medicine, and Deborah Guiducci, attorney, will review best practices in mediation.

AVMLA leaders say the conference is an opportunity for the veterinary and law communities to better educate themselves on critical issues impacting the profession while gaining five hours of continuing education credit. The AVMLA has applied for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) and Registry of Approved Continuing Education (RACE) accreditation.

AVMLA is accepting registrations on its website through July 10.


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