Veterinary Economics Hospital Design Conference facts and questions
The Veterinary Economics Hospital Design Conference will be held August 23-25, 2017, at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown, 200 West 12th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64105.
Continuing Education Credits
The 2017 Veterinary Economics Hospital Design program has been submitted, but not yet approved for a maximum of 21 hours of credit. 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, a certificate of attendance will be included in your registration packet. CVC is an approved sponsor to provide continuing education to New York State licensees.
Texas Veterinarians: Track Your CE!
Veterinarians licensed in Texas 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 San Diego, 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.
Don’t leave without your certificate — we can’t mail it to you! For more information, call us at (800) 255-6864, ext. 6
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.
The colors on your badge tell fellow attendees how far along in the process is:
Blue: Less than 1 year from breaking ground
Orange: 1-2 years from breaking ground
Green: 3-5 years from breaking ground
A Veterinary Economics Hospital Design proceedings book is included with your paid registration. These books are not available until you check in but you may read about the conference sessions here and get to know the faculty here.
Registration Packets/Registration Desk Hours
Registration packets will be distributed onsite. Please pick yours up at the Registration Desk during these hours:
Wednesday : 7:30 AM – 7:30 PM
Thursday: 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Friday: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
The Veterinary Economics Hospital Design Conference faculty will help you make smart decisions for your unique project. Discuss your project with an architect or architectural engineer who specializes in hospital design. Each attending practice will receive a 1:1, 30-minute consultation with one of our award-winning architects or architectural engineers – a $250 value*, included with your three-day registration.
Gather financial advice from a CPA whose business is dedicated to the veterinary profession – a bargain at $50 when you register by May 10**, and available only to our conference registrants.
The consultation schedule fills quickly, so register early! Want to get to know the faculty before making your choice? Click here to read their biographies.
Click here for a list of items the Veterinary Economics Hospital Design Conference faculty recommends bringing to your consultation.
First time builder breakfast
Is it your first time building a veterinary hospital? You’re not alone! Come eat and socialize with other first-timers on Wednesday morning and join a select educator who will get you ready for the conference.
Ask your burning questions
Do you have questions you’d like answered by faculty or your peers post them on the brand new Burning Questions board, located in the exhibit hall. Post your question, or jot your advice on someone else’s question while in the exhibit hall. Veterinary Economics Hospital Design Conference staff will collect these questions to be answered during the Friday morning panel breakfast with conference faculty.
Attend the welcome reception
The Welcome Reception will be held Wednesday from 6:00 – 7:30 pm in the exhibit hall
Enjoy drinks and hearty hors d’oeuvres while you mingle with exhibiting sponsors, faculty, and fellow conference attendees. This is a perfect time to visit each of the exhibiting companies and schedule follow-up discussions during Thursday and Friday breaks.
Changes, Cancellations, and Refunds
To receive a full refund, minus a $50 processing fee, your registration cancellation must be made in writing, by fax or mail, postmarked by July 15, 2017. No refunds will be issued for convention or special program registration, tours, childcare, or Clinical Techniques Courses after July 15, 2017.
You will not receive a refund if you do not cancel your attendance by July 15, 2017 or do not attend the convention after registering (a no-show). A $50 processing fee will be charged for registration changes that impact name badges and CE forms.
Please indicate any special needs on your registration form. CVC management will contact you for additional information and make every effort to meet your needs.
What to Wear
When you visit Kansas City, expect mostly sunny skies, up to 86% relative humidity, and warm temperatures. Room temperatures inside the Convention Center may be cool, so consider dressing in layers.