This August industry CEOs and leaders from across the country and around the world will descend on the Kansas City for two days of annual events hosted by the KC Animal Health Corridor. The Homecoming Dinner, a dinner for industry representatives and veterinarians from across the globe takes place on Monday, August 29th from 5 to 9 p.m. at the KC Convention Center’s Grand Ballroom. Tickets for all events are available through August 22nd here, with early bird discount available until July 31st!
Keynote Speaker | Michelle Lem DVM, MSc
Dr. Michelle Lem is a 2001 graduate of the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC), and the founder of Community Veterinary Outreach, a veterinary-based registered charity that has provided pro bono preventive veterinary care for animals of the homeless and marginally housed in Ottawa since 2003. This program has been successfully reproduced in other communities and is demonstrating how veterinary care can be leveraged to engage marginalized pet owners in social services and health care for themselves. Community Veterinary Outreach programs also operate in Hamilton, Toronto and Kitchener-Waterloo, and Guelph, Ontario CANADA.
Iron Paw Award Honoree | Dr. William P. Duncan
Following retirement as President of the Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute (KCALSI), Dr. Duncan now provides independent consulting services to private sector companies, academic institutions, and research organizations in support of specific projects focused on animal health, and life sciences/biotechnology research and development.
Currently Dr. Duncan serves on the Board of Directors of three animal and/or human health companies and on the Advisory Board of KCUMB. Previously, Dr. Duncan has served as a board member of KansasBio, MOBIO and a number of civic leadership organization boards and advisory committees. Member of numerous professional associations and organizations.
Guest Host | Dr. Albrecht Kissel
Dr. Albrecht Kissel is the president and CEO of Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI), the U.S. Animal Health business of the global Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health (BIAH) GmbH. He has been in the Animal Health industry for more than 20 years. Prior to his role as president and CEO of BIVI, Albrecht held various roles abroad in business development and marketing and sales. Albrecht was born in Mosbach, Baden in Germany and received his doctorate degree in Veterinary Medicine. He earned his post graduate business degree from a European business school in Oestrich-Winkel.