Look What’s New for VMX 2020
It’s no secret VMX is one of our favorite veterinary conferences. That’s not only because it starts off the year in sunny Orlando (January 18-20, 2020), it’s also because it’s the first time we get to mingle with veterinary experts and friends of the profession.
It’s also the very first conference where our publisher launched “Pets Need Dental Care, Too” on behalf of Hill’s Pet Nutrition, the American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary Dental Society which also launched the oral care category for pets.
VMX has always been the place to launch new ideas and 2020 is no exception for the conference itself. Here’s a look at what’s in store for attendees:
More Flexible Dining Experiences
Instead of organized dining service, a wide variety of food vendors will be open in the Expo Hall and around the Convention Center throughout VMX so attendees can buy what they want to eat, when they want it. On Saturday, due to the busy learning schedule, boxed lunch will still be provided and is included in the registration cost.
Lower Registration Fees
Although the cost of putting on a conference of this scale rises year after year, by reducing organized lunch service, the conference has been able to lower most of the registration fees for the first time ever.
There will be free registration for all active veterinary students and veterinary nurse/technician students.
Even More Learning Opportunities
The Saturday’s CE schedule is extended, offering more ways to earn CE credit than in the past and making Day 1 at VMX fully-packed with learning opportunities.
More Support For Working Parents
VMX will be the ultimate place for working parents and busy families with the new offerings launching in 2020 for nursing mother accommodations and childcare.
Thanks to the very generous support from Merck Animal Health, VMX will be able to provide more private, well-stocked areas for nursing mothers, a milk storage and shipping service and enhanced activities for children who are enrolled in the VMX child care service to enjoy.
A Greater Focus on Attendees
The focus will be on attendee happiness, health and wellbeing which has always been important to the conference. (It’s why we go!) VMX is bringing more experts, more information and more tools to support the veterinarian and veterinary healthcare team personal wellbeing.
Veterinarians and veterinary healthcare teams and affiliates of the veterinary profession interested in attending can: