Mississippi Valley Vet Assoc. to Hold Convention
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Michael Thomas March 2, 2012
Executive Secretary/ Treasurer
Mississippi Valley Veterinary Association
Mississippi Valley Veterinary Association to hold its 108th annual Convention
EAST PEORIA, IL -The Mississippi Valley Veterinary Medical Association (MVVMA) will hold its 108th annual Convention on Wednesday, Mar. 7 and Thursday, Mar. 8 at the Par-A-Dice Hotel and Casino in East Peoria.
The convention will kick off at 8 a.m. on Wednesday with a welcome ceremony from Dr. Buzz Iliff, President of the Mississippi Valley Veterinary Medical Association's Board of Directors. Educational sessions on client relationships and principles of success will continue throughout the day until 5 p.m.
Guest speakers Brendan McKieman, instructor at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital Program at the University of Illinois and Stephen Dullard, President of Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association (ISVMA), will present to attendees at 11:30 a.m. on current events taking place within ISVMA.
Wednesday will conclude with a dinner meeting from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The convention will begin at 8 a.m. on Thursday with additional educational seminars on topics ranging from safety issues for the veterinary hospital staff to medical guidance. The day will conclude at 4:30 p.m.
ISVMA's pharmaceutical representatives will be showcasing products and services via 18 vendors that will be accessible throughout both days of the convention.
The Mississippi Valley Veterinary Medical Association is a region inside the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association (ISVMA). ISVMA predicts monitors and confronts issues that affect the professional practice and licenses of Illinois veterinarians. Approximately 2,750 ISVMA member veterinarians, veterinary students and Certified Veterinary Technicians depend upon the representation and services provided by the ISVMA.
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The Mississippi Valley Veterinary Medical Association's 108th annual Convention will create an economic impact of about $22,500 and fill 100 hotel rooms in the Peoria Area. There will be about 150 individuals in attendance.The PACVB represents an eight county region including Bureau, Fulton, Marshall, Mason, Peoria, Stark, Tazewell and Woodford. The organization's mission is to promote the Peoria Area as a destination for visitors and contribute to the economic growth of the communities they represent.