Continuing Education Credits
The 2013 CVC Kansas City program was reviewed and approved by the AAVSB’s RACE program for continuing education. The program is approved for a maximum of 52.5 hours of credit for veterinarians in full attendance, and 30 hours of credit for technicians over four days in jurisdictions that recognize AAVSB’s RACE approval. General four-day attendance earns veterinarians 32 hours of CE and technicians 27 hours of CE without purchase of Clinical Techniques Course or Ask the Expert Luncheons. Each state’s licensing board will consider the program; check with your state’s board for the number of hours it approves. Some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education. To record your CE hours, Certificates of Attendance are included in your registration packet. Please contact the AAVSB RACE program at email@example.com if you have comments or concerns regarding this program’s validity or relevancy to the veterinary profession.
CVC is an approved sponsor to provide continuing education to New York State licensees.
Texas and North Carolina Veterinarians: Track your CE! Veterinarians licensed in Texas or North Carolina must track each seminar hour attended with a CE checklist. When you arrive, pick up the checklist at the Tour/Information desk and sign in on the sheet provided. Before you leave CVC Kansas City, return your completed checklist to the Registration Desk and sign out on the sheet provided. A CVC staff member will verify your hours and give you a signed CE Certificate of Attendance. Be sure to take your certificate with you — we regret that certificates cannot be mailed.
All registered attendees and guests must wear a badge at all times. Attendees will not be admitted to lectures or the Exhibit Hall without a badge. If requested and applicable, an Exhibit Hall-only badge will be issued to a registered attendee’s guest. However, seminar attendance is for paid registrants only. For a $45 fee, Exhibit Hall-only badges are available onsite for veterinarians, technicians, practice managers, and team members who are affiliated with a practice and/or not orking for an industry company. Exhibit Hall-only badges do not receive access to seminar rooms.
Guests (e.g. spouses, significant others, children) are defined as people not working in the veterinary industry. All veterinarians, technicians, practice managers, and team members must register and pay registration fees. Guests receive complimentary Exhibit Hall-only badges if registered in advance. Onsite guest badges are $5. Children ages 10 to 18 receive free badges; those under 10 do not require badges.
The CVC Registration Desk at the Convention Center is open during the following hours:
Friday, August 23: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Saturday, August 24: 6:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Sunday, August 25: 6:15 AM – 6:15 PM
Monday, August 26: 6:15 AM – 6:00 PM
Proceedings Book, CD-ROM, or NEW! Downloadable
Paid veterinarians, technicians, practice managers, students, and spouses attending seminars had the option of selecting the 2013 CVC Kansas City proceedings book, CD-ROM, or Downloadable. A limited number of additional books and CD-ROMs will be sold for $75 at the Onsite Registration Desk.
Exhibit Hall Hours
Saturday, August 24: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Sunday, August 25: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Monday, August 26: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Attendee Contact Card
You received a white attendee card with a barcode in your badge packet. This barcode contains your name, address, phone number, and e-mail address (if provided). You can use this card to request information from exhibitors in the Exhibit Hall.
Lunch and Refreshments
Complimentary refreshments are available in the Exhibit Hall during open hours. See the final program (onsite) for lunch information and menus. Technicians are invited to a sponsored lunch each day and will not receive Lunch Bucks. Those registered as guests do not receive Lunch Bucks.
Message boards are located in the KCCEC lobby 2300 of the Convention Center. Please check the message boards daily as individuals cannot be paged. The phone number to leave with your family or clinic for the boards is (816) 513-5501.
Directions and Parking
There are several parking lots in the convention center area. Prices range from $5 to $15 per day per vehicle. For more information see page 13 of the final program or visit www.dvm360.com/cvc.
Special one-day CVC discount for attendees of the 2013 AHVMA Annual Conference
The 2013 American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association (AHVMA) Annual Conference will be held at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown from August 24 to 27, overlapping CVC Kansas City.
AHVMA conference attendees can also register for one day of CVC Kansas City at a discounted rate of $100 (normally $349). This special AHVMA attendee registration includes a copy of the CVC proceedings (on CD-ROM) but does not include lunch. Registration can be for any day Friday through Monday. Registration for additional days will be at the regular CVC registration fees. CVC will verify that you have registered for the 2013 AHVMA Annual Conference by July 10. Any attendees selecting this option who are not yet registered for AHVMA by July 10 will be charged the balance of a one-day registration (an additional $249).
Fill out the appropriate information on the registration form to receive this special CVC registration rate. For questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-255-6864, ext. 6. AHVMA attendees will have access to the CVC Exhibit Hall during its open hours. Your 2013 AHVMA Annual Conference attendee badge is required for access.
Ground Transportation Info
To make your reservation for roundtrip transportation from Kansas City International Airport to the convention hotels and receive a CVC attendee discounted rate, visit www.dvm360.com/cvc and select the Ground Transportation link from the Travel and Hotels pull-down menu. Taxis are also available; the average fare from the downtown hotels to KCI Airport is $40 plus tip.
The city’s MAX (Metro Area Express) rapid transit service is another ground-transportation option. MAX provides faster, more convenient commutes than traditional bus service for all points between the River Market area (north of downtown) and the Country Club Plaza shopping center in the south.
Each ride is $3. To purchase a $10 three-day pass that gives you unlimited rides for three consecutive days, visit www.dvm360.com/cvc and select the Ground Transportation link from the Travel and Hotels pull-down menu.
Convention Shuttle Schedule
The convention shuttle runs between Crown Center hotels and the convention center Friday through Monday.
Friday, August 23: 6:30 AM – 10:00 PM
Saturday, August 24: 6:30 AM – 9:30 PM
Sunday, August 25: 6:45 AM – 9:30 PM
Monday, August 26: 6:45 AM – 6:00 PM
See pages 14-17 of the final program for detailed shuttle stops and evening event schedules. Check your hotel lobby for updates.
If you pre-registered for a tour, stop by the Tour/Information Desk in Lobby 2300 of the KCCEC to pick up your tickets. A limited number of extra tickets are available for select tours at the tour desk and will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. All tours depart across the street from the Kansas City Marriott Downtown at their scheduled times.
Recordings and Photography
From time to time, photographs, motion pictures, and/or video recordings may be made in the show facility, which may include images of attendees of the show. Attendees cannot hinder, obstruct, or interfere in any way with such photography or recordings whether by show management, its agents, attendees, or other exhibitors, and hereby consent to the show management’s use of such recordings for commercial purposes.
Cell Phones and Pagers
Please turn off or mute cellular phones and pagers during lectures as a courtesy to other attendees.
Smoking is not permitted inside any city facility or hotel.
Future CVC Dates
CVC San Diego • October 31-November 3, 2013
CVC Washington, D.C. • May 8-12, 2014
CVC Kansas City • August 22-25, 2014
Reconnect at Alumni receptions
Saturday, August 24, 7:00-10:00 PM
(after the Welcome to Kansas City Reception)
Location: Kansas City Marriott Downtown, 2nd Floor
Cost: Free to all CVC attendee alumni of:
Kansas State University
University of Missouri
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