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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Veterinary Technician Conference

April 24-25, 2010

Conference Details

Registration
The early registration deadline is Sunday, April 11, 2010. Registrations faxed or postmarked after April 11, 2010, will be charged the on-site registration fee. Printed copies of the proceedings will be available to those who order them on or before April 11, 2010.

The full conference registration includes the following:

  • Admission to all conference lectures
  • One proceedings on CD
  • Access to proceedings online for viewing and printing two weeks prior to the conference
  • Continental breakfast, lunch, and breaks

Attendance and participation in wet labs requires an additional registration fee.

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

  • Admission to all conference lectures on day registered
  • One proceedings on CD
  • Access to proceedings online for viewing and printing two weeks prior to the conference
  • Continental breakfast, lunch, and breaks

Attendance and participation in wet labs requires an additional registration fee.

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 or by Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express and are due at the time of registration. Early registration is recommended.

All registrations received by the early registration deadline [Sunday, April 11, 2010] will be confirmed with a postcard.

Download a printable copy of the registration form.

Refund & Cancellation Policy
Full refunds, less a $25 cancellation fee, will be given if written notification is received by Sunday, April 11, 2010. Registrations are transferable. After April 11, 2010, refunds will not be made. Refunds will not be made for laboratories. We reserve the right to cancel programs and to change speakers if necessary. In the event of 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
Paid conference registrants will have access to proceedings online two weeks prior to the conference. With their registration confirmation, registrants will receive a user name and password for accessing, viewing, and printing notes. Prior to arriving at the conference, registrants are encouraged to view and print notes for the lectures they plan to attend. Every paid conference registrant will receive proceedings on CD, which is included in the registration fee. Printed copies of the proceedings are available if pre-ordered on or before Sunday, April 11, 2010 ($75). This preference should be indicated when registering.

Continuing Education
Certified veterinary technicians can obtain up to 16 CEUs for attendance at this conference. 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.

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

Emergency Messages
In an emergency, messages can be left for conference participants at 217/333-2907 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. As a courtesy to other conference attendees, we request that all cell phone ringers be muted for the duration of the conference.

Registration Desk
Registration packets, including your name tag, meal tickets, and Continuing Education Record of Participation forms, may be picked up at the registration desk located in the lobby of the Basic Sciences Building during the following hours:

Saturday, April 24 - 7:00-9:00 a.m.
Sunday, April 25 - 7:00-9:00 a.m.

Hotel Information
Conference attendees are responsible for making their own hotel reservations. The hotel block will be held through March 31. Mention “Veterinary Technician Conference” to receive the group rate. All prices listed are not inclusive of taxes.

Comfort Suites
217/328-3500
2001 N. Lincoln Ave., Urbana
$99/standard

Country Inn & Suites
217/355-6666
602 W. Marketview Dr., Champaign
$70/standard; $99.99/suite

Hawthorn Suites
217/398-3400
101 Trade Centre Dr., Champaign
$94.99/standard

Wingate by Wyndham
217/355-5566
516 W. Marketview Dr., Champaign
$70/standard

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
Conference attendees may park in lot F27 with access off of Lincoln Ave. This lot is adjacent to the Basic Sciences Building and the Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

Conference attendees should NOT park in the Small Animal Clinic or Large Animal Clinic parking lots. These lots are reserved for weekend clients and staff. The College of Veterinary Medicine is not responsible for costs incurred as a result of a parking ticket or automobile tow due to parking in an inappropriate location.