A Preview of New NAVC Conference 2015


Programs and Entertainment for Veterinary Professionals

Highlights include a panel presentation with Bentley the Ebola dog-quarantine case, a We LEAD women’s initiative, General Session with Laila Ali and more.

GAINESVILLE, FL — The North American Veterinary Community (NAVC) Conference 2015 will kick off on January 17, 2015 in Orlando, Florida. It’s the country’s largest venue for veterinary Continuing Education (CE) sessions (more than 1,200 CE hours of clinical and practice-management topics), as well as the largest Exhibit Halls with more than 650 industry companies on hand.

In addition, the NAVC Conference 2015 is offering a roster of exclusive events and entertainment for the more than 16,000 veterinary professionals and others planning to attend. Highlights include:

  • General Session featuring Laila Ali, professional athlete, champion of health and fitness, wife, mom and daughter of Muhammad and a role model for today’s healthy, on-the-go woman
  • Opening Ceremony featuring Comedian Jim Gaffigan, one of today’s top television, theatrical and stand-up comedians known for his one-of-a-kind sense of humor
  • “Bentley’s Story: What the Veterinary Community Should Know About the Ebola Case in Dallas” — featuring Bentley the dog and nurse Nina Pham as part of a panel presentation
  • We LEAD (Women Empowered to Lead), a focused curriculum of lectures, Masterclasses, IGNITE! talks, receptions and more, presenting tools and inspiration for personal growth
  • IGNITE!, a new roster of TED-like talks* designed to spark conversations, fresh ideas and perspectives about the future of our profession
  • Hospital Design for the 21st Century: Enhanced for 2015 with a keynote by Dr. Marty Becker on designing the Fear-Free™ Practice, and many other timely topics

The NAVC will also make major announcements at the Conference. Thomas M. Bohn, MBA, CAE, NAVC Chief Executive Officer, said, “We’ve worked hard to make this a spectacular event for attendees — but more than that, during the Conference our audience will hear how the NAVC is growing to offer the veterinary community fresh, innovative professional learning opportunities in all mediums: live, electronic and print.”


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