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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Fall Conference for Veterinarians

Location
Hilton Garden Inn
1501 S. Neil St.
Champaign, Ill. 61820
217 352 9970

Hands-on opportunities will be offered at either the College of Veterinary Medicine or the Champaign County Humane Society; tours will be offered at the College of Veterinary Medicine. Shuttles will be available to transport conference registrants during these scheduled times. The shuttle to the College will depart from the main conference center entrance.

Registration
The early registration deadline is Monday, August 25, 2014. Registrations faxed or postmarked after August 25, 2014, will be charged the on-site registration fee. Printed copies of the proceedings will be available to those who order them on or before August 25, 2014.

The full conference registration for veterinarians includes the following:

  • Admission to all conference lectures
  • One digital copy of conference proceedings
  • Access to proceedings online for viewing and printing two weeks prior to the conference
  • Refreshment breaks
  • Continental breakfasts
  • Lunches
  • Ticket to class reunion kick-off
  • Ticket to Thursday evening dinner with alumni association awards

Attendance and participation in pre-conference sessions or hands-on opportunities requires an additional registration fee.

Download a PDF of the printed registration form.

One-Day Registration
One-day conference registration for veterinarians is available. Registration includes the following:

  • Admission to all conference lectures
  • One digital copy of conference proceedings
  • Access to proceedings online for viewing and printing two weeks prior to the conference
  • Refreshment break
  • Continental breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Ticket to class reunion kick-off for Friday-only registrants
  • Ticket to Thursday evening dinner with alumni association awards for Thursday-only registrants

Attendance and participation in hands-on opportunities requires an additional fee.

Spouses and Guests
Spouse and guest registration includes continental breakfasts, all refreshment breaks, and lunches (and the Thursday evening dinner for those with Thursday registration). Please include spouses and guests on the registrant's form.

Practice Passes
A practice pass can be purchased for the two-day conference and used by one veterinarian per day. One digital copy of the proceedings will be given to the first person who attends to be shared between the registrants within that practice. Each person attending the conference should be indicated on the registration form.

Conference Fees
Payment must be provided at the time of registration to guarantee enrollment. Conference fees are payable by check or money order to the University of Illinois by Visa, Master Card, Discover, or American Express and are due at the time of registration. Early registration is recommended.

All registrations received by the early registration deadline (Monday, August 25, 2014) will be confirmed with an email. Conference attendees who do not have an email address will receive a postcard confirmation.

    On or Before August 25, 2014 After August 25, 2014
  DVM Registration Full Conference: $335
Thursday-Only: $250
Friday-Only: $205
Full Conference: $385
Thusday-Only: $295
Friday-Only: $250
  Practice Pass Registration Full Conference: $335 Full Conference: $385
  Pre-Conference USDA Accreditation Program Maximum of 50 registrants
$50
 
  Spouse and Guest Registration Full Conference: $110
Thursday-Only: $90
Friday-Only: $75
Full Conference: $130
Thursday-Only: $110
Friday-Only: $95
       
  Hands-On Opportunities Thursday
10:00 a.m. Bone Marrow Biopsy
$75 (max 15)
10:30 a.m. Pediatric Sterilization
$75 (max 8)
Friday
9:30 a.m. Non-Surgical Neutering
$75 (max 6)
  Proceedings Printed Copy: $90 ea. Digital Copy: $25 ea.
  Alumni Awards Dinner Additional tickets: $40 ea.  
  Class Reunion Kick-Off Additional Tickets: $5 ea.  

Refund and Cancellation Policy
Full refunds, less a $50 cancellation fee will be given if written notification is received by Monday, August 25, 2014. Registrations are transferable. After Monday, August 25, 2014, refunds will not be made. Refunds will not be made for hands-on opportunities. We reserve the right to cancel programs and to change speakers if necessary. In the event of a conference cancellation, all registrants will receive a full refund. The University is not responsible for travel expenses in the event of a cancellation or date change.

Proceedings
Conference registrants will have access to proceedings online two weeks prior to Fall Conference. With their registration confirmation, registrants will receive a user name and password for accessing, viewing, and printing notes. Before arriving at the conference, registrants are encouraged to print the proceedings for the lectures they plan on attending.

Every paid conference registrant will receive a digital copy of the proceedings (on CD or otherwise), which is included in the registration fee.

Printed copies of the proceedings are available if pre-ordered on or before August 25, 2014 ($90). This preference should be indicated on the registration form. Recent printed conference proceedings contained approximately 700 pages of notes.

Continuing Education
Continuing education credit is available for veterinarians. Up to 13 hours of CE are available for attendance at the conference. Up to 4 additional hours are available for attendance at the pre-conference sessions. Conference attendees are responsible for completing the Continuing Education Record of Participation form and having it signed by a conference representative prior to leaving the conference. Conference attendees are then responsible for submitting the record to their respective licensing agency and maintaining a record of participation. Continuing Education Record of Participation forms will be included with the materials to be picked up at conference registration. Designated areas for obtaining signatures will be provided at the conference. Continuing education certificates will not be generated as in past years.

Registration and Information Desk
Registration packets, including your name badge, meal tickets, and Continuing Education Record of Participation forms, may be picked up at the registration desk located in the lobby of the conference center. This desk will be staffed during the following times:

Wednesday, September 10 – 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 11 – 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Friday, September 12 – 7:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Transportation
The University of Illinois is located near Interstates 57, 72, and 74. The community is also accessible by train via Amtrak and airplane through Willard Airport (CMI) at Savoy. Maps and directions to the College are available online at vetmed.illinois.edu/ope/.

Parking
Parking is available around the Hilton Garden Inn/Homewood Suites hotel complex. It is recommended that conference attendees with overnight accommodations at Hawthorn Suites help to conserve energy and parking at the conference center by walking the short distance to the conference. Comfort Suites also offers a complimentary shuttle to the Hilton. Street parking is available along State Street and at nearby Hessel Park.

Additional parking is also available in the northwest State Farm Center (Assembly Hall) parking lot. This lot is labeled "NW Orange" and is on the corner of First St. and Kirby Ave. There will not be a shuttle from this lot to the conference this year.

Download a map of available conference parking.

It is important that conference attendees not park in the Walgreens parking lot adjacent to the conference center.

When visiting the College, special conference parking will be available in the grassy area north of the Basic Sciences Building, just south of St. Mary's Rd. Signs will be posted. Please do not park in any of the posted rental parking lots; you will receive a parking ticket and your automobile may be towed. The College of Veterinary Medicine is not responsible for costs incurred as a result of a parking ticket or an automobile tow.

Special Accommodations
If you need an accommodation to attend this conference, please contact the Office of Public Engagement, 217-333-2907 or ope@vetmed.illinois.edu.

Questions?
Please contact the Ofifce of Public Engagement, 217-333-2907 or ope@vetmed.illinois.edu.