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Welcome to CVMA Convention 2018

the LARGEST gathering of the veterinary community in Colorado!

Top 5 Reasons to Attend

1 | Create your own learning experience:  Choose from over 120 hours of world-class education and earn up to 27 hours of CE credit over four days.

2 | Convenient schedule: Come for a day or attend all four days with CVMA’s flexible schedule options, allowing you to customize your schedule and maximize your time.

3 | Relevant information: Inspire yourself and your team with new and relevant information that you can immediately use in your practice.

4 | Stay connected: Keep the conversation going with over 700 veterinary and industry professionals as you continue to expand your networking circle.

5 | Opening General Session with Paul Osincup: CVMA is excited to welcome TEDx Speaker and Positive Workplace Strategist, Paul Osincup who’s rare blend of inspiring content and side-splitting humor will keep you engaged and entertained! Come learn why his TEDx Talk: “Leading with Laughter: The Power of Humor in Leadership” has been viewed over 140,000 times, and why his work has been highlighted in SUCCESS Magazine, Scrubs Magazine, and on his mom’s fridge. Click here for an example of one of Paul’s TEDx Talks and get a sneak peak of what you can expect at convention.

Can't Miss
Opening General Session with Paul Osincup

Thursday, September 20 | 1:00 – 5:00pm
A Colorado native, Paul earned a Master’s Degree in Higher Education Leadership & Administration at the University of Northern Colorado. He served as Associate Director of Conflict Resolution and Student Conduct Services at Colorado State University (CSU) where he was responsible for addressing high-risk student situations such as sexual assault, domestic violence, and severe alcohol & drug abuse. With such a serious day job, it’s no wonder he spent his free time as a stand-up and improv comic. This combination of leadership and levity has fueled Paul’s mission to equip people with strategies for creating work climates that are more positive, productive, and fun. Oh, and did we mention he’s married to a veterinarian? As a DVM husband, he has a unique perspective into the world of veterinary medicine.

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Opening Session

CVMA Opening General Session with Paul Osincup
A Colorado native, Paul earned a Master’s Degree in Higher Education Leadership & Administration at the University of Northern Colorado. He served as Associate Director of Conflict Resolution and Student Conduct Services at Colorado State University (CSU) where he was responsible for addressing high-risk student situations such as sexual assault, domestic violence, and severe alcohol & drug abuse. With such a serious day job, it’s no wonder he spent his free time as a stand-up and improv comic. This combination of leadership and levity has fueled Paul’s mission to equip people with strategies for creating work climates that are more positive, productive, and fun. Oh, and did we mention he’s married to a veterinarian? As a DVM husband, he has a unique perspective into the world of veterinary medicine.

Morning Keynote Sessions

Morning Keynote Sessions with Dr. Peter Weinstein & Dr. Betsy Charles
Designed with all veterinary professionals in mind! Friday morning begins with Dr. Betsy Charles, who will use the work of Shawn Achor, along with other positive psychologists, including the Veterinary Mental Health Practitioners group, to inspire participants in choosing how you see the bright side of the profession. You will gain skills to help you “reset to positive” as you come into contact with your teams and clients. Then, begin day two with nationally recognized speaker Dr. Peter Weinstein who will discuss the issues impacting veterinary medicine that leaves you scratching your head, sleeping restlessly and wondering ‘WHY?’ and finding ways you can control the chaos of a extremely complex industry that has more moving parts than any other healthcare profession.

Casino Night

Family Game & Casino Night
Join us for the annual Casino Night! This fun and exciting evening will feature family games, food, cash bar, and gambling events with “CVMA dollars.” Spend the evening socializing, playing cards, black jack, craps, and more! At the end of the evening you can “cash in” your tokens for the chance to win fun and exciting prizes. It’s a great way to socialize with other families and wind down after a day of learning!

Key Highlights
Learning Labs & Workshops

Thursday, September 20
These hands-on and interactive labs and workshops provide optional offerings to those who want to expand their learning or who can’t attend convention but still want to engage in excellent education opportunities. In an exciting lineup, we’ve dedicated Thursday to in-depth and hands-on sessions to get you the interactive experience you want, from dental radiology and extraction to euthanasia skills to leadership and career development.

Friday, September 21
Fuel up between sessions in the exhibit hall! Grab lunch and walk the hall, chat with colleagues and business partners, learn more about the many products and services available to enhance your practice efficiency, and discover what’s new and exciting in the world of veterinary medicine. Our exhibitors are eager to get to know you and provide solutions to your daily practice challenges.

Networking Lunch
Celebration Luncheon

Saturday, September 22
Bring the team to celebrate with those that keep the profession strong as we recognize contributions and service to the veterinary community in Colorado with CVMA Service Awards. Learn about the past year’s successes, hear updates on your state association, learn what’s ahead, and welcome the new CVMA officers. This joint lunch also celebrates CACVT, which represents the professionals with you to deliver the very best care and skill to patients and clients.

Location

Embassy Suites by Hilton Loveland Hotel Conference Center & Spa
4705  Clydesdale Parkway
Loveland, CO 80538
(970) 593-6200

Conveniently located at the intersection of I-25 and Crossroads Boulevard, The Embassy Suites by Hilton Loveland Hotel Conference Center & Spa offers full-service experience and all-suites accommodations to meet your needs. For more information on Embassy Suites by Hilton Loveland Hotel please visit their website here.

Reserve your room today to ensure availability of CVMA’s discounted group rate!

Discounted CVMA Group Rate
$136 + tax for a two-room suite accommodation, up to double occupancy; includes hot breakfast.
Rate available until August 20, 2018 or until the group block fills up, whichever comes first.

How to Make Your Reservation

  • Phone: 800-362-2779. Ask for CVMA group rate and code CVM.
  • Online: Click here. CVMA rate available until August 20, 2018 or until the group block fills up, whichever comes first.

Registration

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  • Learning Labs / Life Skills Workshops

  • $0/mo
    • Lab/Workshop Topics include:
    • Dental Radiology
      Dental Extraction
      Small Animal Abdominal Ultrasound
      Strategies for Constructive Conflict Resolution
      Retaining and Attracting Quality Veterinary Team Members
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  • Full Package

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    • Full Package includes:
    • Educational Sessions
      Opening Session
      Breakfast with Experts
      Networking Lunch
      CVMA / CSU Reception
      Celebration Luncheon
      Casino Night
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  • Daily Packages

  • $0/mo
    • Thursday Package includes:
      Educational Sessions
      Opening General Session
    • Friday Package includes:
      Educational Sessions
      Breakfast with Experts
      Networking Lunch
      CVMA / CSU Reception
    • Saturday Package includes:
      Educational Sessions
      Celebration Luncheon
      Casino Night
    • Sunday Package includes:
      Educational Sessions
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  • Social Package

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    • Social Package includes:
    • Networking Lunch
      CVMA / CSU Reception
      Celebration Luncheon
      Casino Night 
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Send a Student to Convention!

Support the Next Generation of Veterinarians!
CVMA and contributing sponsors of the Send-a-Student program are committed to being an integral component of the next generation’s personal and professional success. Through your Send-a-Student donation, you provide scholarships for dedicated veterinary students to attend CVMA Convention or BIG Ideas, where they can improve their leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills by attending education sessions, engaging with skilled veterinarians, and observing their role models in action.

Support the profession. Invest in the next generation. Sponsor a student to attend 2018 CVMA Convention today!

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