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NAVC Announces Relationship with Vetstream

December 4, 2012TheNorthAmericanVeterinaryConference(NAVC),theworld’slargestveterinaryconference,hasformedanagreementwithUK-­‐basedonlinecontentsupplierVetstreamtobringitsvaluablecontentfromtheNAVCConferenceandtheNAVCInstitutetoveterinariansaroundtheworldaftertheeventsforthefirsttime.Lecturesandlearningtracksrecordedatthe2012and2013NAVCeventswillbemadeavailableviatheVetacademyweb-­‐basedvideoplayerinthefirstquarterof2013.Inadditiontoitswell-­‐knownfunandface-­‐to-­‐facelearningenvironmentsattheNAVCConference,NAVCInstituteandtheNAVCExpeditions,NAVCwillbemakingavailableVetacademy’sextensiverangeofelearningmodulesonclinicalandpracticemanagementtopics,inanefforttoofferadditionalcontentforCEonline.HeldeachJanuaryinOrlando,Florida,theNAVCConferencereceivesalmost16,000delegatesfromover70countries.Morethan350lecturers,manyofthemgloballyrenowned,speakattheevent,whichfeatures12differentdailylecturetracksandalsohoststhelargestmeetingofexoticspractitionersintheworld.SpeakersattheNAVCConference2012includedDrHowieSeim‘theVideoVet’;exoticsspecialistProfessorSteveDivers;neurologistDrRickLeCouteur;internalmedicinespecialistDrMichaelSchaerandsofttissuesurgeonDrBonnieCampbell.AccordingtotheNAVC,expectationsforthelecturesatthe2013arehighanditislookingforwardtoaddingasignificantnumberofadditional,high-­‐quality,learningopportunitiessoonafter.Vetstream’sclinicalreferenceservices,Canis,Felis,LapisandEquis,providetheworld’slargestonlinesourceofpeerreviewedpoint-­‐of-­‐careveterinarycontent.IthasrecentlymovedintoonlinecontinuingeducationwiththelaunchofVetacademy,whichprovidese-­‐learningmodulesandonlinevideosinpartnershipwithsomeoftheworld’sleadingveterinaryCEproviders.CommentingonitsrelationshipwithVetstream,NAVCPresidentDrGatzRiddellsaid,“It’sourmissiontoprovidetop-­‐shelf,world-­‐classcontinuingeducationforallmembersoftheveterinaryhealthcareteam.WhiletheNAVCConferenceisalandmarkeventintheveterinarycalendarandmanythousandsofcliniciansfromaroundtheworldmakethejourneytoattend,realistically,agreatmanystillcan’tjoinus.OurrelationshipwithVetstreamwillensurethatveterinarians,veterinarytechniciansandpracticemanagerswhocan’tattendcanstillbenefitfromtheworld-­‐classCEforwhichNAVCissowellknown.”DrGMarkJohnston,ManagingDirectorofVetstream,adds:“WithmoreandmoreveterinariansgoingonlinetoobtainatleastsomeoftheirCErequirements,we’redelightedtobebringingsomanypresentationsfromthetopqualityNAVCspeakersdirecttothemintheUK"whetherintheirpracticeorathome.WearealsoverypleasedtobeworkingwiththeNAVCtomakeallofthemodulesandvideosthatwehavesofarcollatedonVetacademyavailabletotheUSmarketviatheNAVC.”ForfurtherinformationontheNAVCandVetacademy,visitwww.navc.comandwww.vetacademy.co.uk.

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