Kentucky Derby Museum
Sunday, August 12, 6:15-10:00 p.m.
(buses stage outside hotel at 6:00 p.m.)
$60 per person; children under 3 at no charge
Join us for the very popular Kick-off Event on Sunday night at the Kentucky Derby Museum and enjoy a night of networking, great food, and fun. Be sure to bring your Derby Hat and join the contest! The “Derby Hat” refers to hats worn by attendants at the Kentucky Derby, the annual first leg of American horse racing’s Triple Crown. It has become a major fashion event, and we invite you to design your own hat, purchase one, or bring your favorite from home! For fun facts about Derby Hats, read more at www.ehow.com/about_5085222_history-derby-hat.html
Your Kick-off Event ticket includes museum admission to all exhibits, round trip transportation between the museum and hotel, parking, bugler call, private dining/ exhibit area, tour of Churchill Downs Racetrack, viewing of the The Greatest Race, buffet dinner, drinks (non-alcoholic), cash bar, and dessert. For museum information, please visit: www.derbymuseum.org
Dinner food includes: garden salad, hot brown casserole (a Louisville favorite!), vegetarian lasagna, herb/garlic potatoes, sautéed vegetables, cookies/brownies, and iced tea. The Kick-off is always a very popular activity. Sign up on your conference registration form and prepare for a fun-filled evening.
Guest Program Itinerary at a Glance
Guests receive entry to the Exhibit Hall for the duration of the conference, Monday-Wednesday
Monday, August 13
9:00-10:00 a.m. Guest Welcome—Coffee and Bagels
10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Louisville Zoo and Lunch
6:30-9:30 p.m. Ice Cream Social & Expo
Tuesday, August 14
Free to explore city: Louisville Slugger Museum,
Mohammad Ali Center, and other great attractions.
Wednesday, August 15
12:00-2:00 p.m. Lunch in the Exhibit Hall, Auction
5:30-7:00 p.m. President’s Reception
$125 per adult; $120 per child (age 3-12); children under 3 are no charge
ATTENTION SPOUSES AND GUESTS—Join other guests and enjoy the Louisville Zoo!
Louisville is an entertaining city with many attractions, and with the conference hotel
located downtown, you are sure to enjoy the area while others are in sessions. Your fee includes many activities during the conference week: Guest Tour, entry into the Exhibit Hall, the Ice Cream Social, President’s Reception, Monday coffee/bagels, and Wednesday lunch. Andrew Barron, spouse of Immediate Past-President and 2012 Conference Chair Dr. Heather Barron, will be the Guest Program Host this year and is excited to share with you a fun-filled week of activities.
The Guest Tour will be at the Louisville Zoo, home to world-class exhibits featuring over 1,400 exotic animals, a Carousel, and 4-D Theater. To see all the zoo has to offer, check out their website: www.louisvillezoo.org
Zoo Tour includes: Zoo admission, unlimited use of the Conservation Carousel, a ticket to the new 4-D Theatre and Dinosaurs, round-trip transportation from hotel, air-conditioned picnic area, lunch, and gratuities. Lunch includes hot dogs, veggie burgers, grilled chicken, mac & cheese, green beans, cookies, and all-you can-drink soda/ water.
Wednesday, August 15, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
As the last event of the AAV Main Conference, this reception will be a celebratory gala designed to provide time for visiting with friends—old and new! The reception will be held at the hotel and will include a brief program that features the installation of new AAV officers as well as a few important awards. The President’s Reception will serve light hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar and then end early so that you may have time to dine at one of the many great Louisville restaurants within walking distance of the hotel.
AAV Annual Auction
Proceeds to Benefit AAV Avian Research Fund
Join us this year to participate in the fundraiser for the AAV Avian Research Fund. The auction will be held in the Exhibit Hall and consists of both a silent and live auction. Several of our exhibitors and members have already contributed items. Suppliers, along with individual members, are invited to contribute as well. Help us raise more funds than ever before. Check out your clinic or home for any new and/or unusual items to donate. To contribute, contact Dr. Lauren Powers: email@example.com or 704-488-4934.
Focused Course Program
The purposes/benefits of this program are to:
• Provide AAV members that attend the annual conference with an AAV-recognized certificate focused on courses in selected topics applicable to avian practice.
• Provide public recognition/ acknowledgement to veterinarians completing the course.
• Provide a benefit unique to AAV members attending the annual conference.
• Allow the AAV member attending the annual conference to be able to complete one or more courses in 1-3 years.
You will find a focused course program form in your conference packet. Simply complete the form after the conference and receive credit toward your certificates. Log onto the conference website to see your total credits to date. www.ConferenceOffice.com/aav
ABVP (Avian Practice) and ABVP (Exotic Companion Mammal) Diplomate Certification Preparation Workshop
Saturday, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
The American Board of Veterinary Practitioners would like to invite all conference attendees to a certification workshop. Topics include application, case report presentation, and examination structure. Certification handbooks are available online at www.abvp.com.
Research and Pathology Forum
Monday, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Student Committee Reception
Monday, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
ABVP-Avian Diplomate Breakfast
Wednesday, 7:00-8:00 a.m.
Annual breakfast for all Avian, Reptile/ Amphibian, and Exotic Diplomates.
The Veterinary Information Network (VIN) will provide a free cyber café to all conference attendees. VIN is the largest online community of veterinary professionals. In addition to providing a forum for case and other collegial discussion, VIN members enjoy unlimited access to the world’s largest database of veterinary medical and practice management information and a large selection of high-quality online resources and continual education.