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4 CONVENTION PREVIEW I www.avmaconvention.orgN???????? in 2012Here's what's new in 2012:New CE events to keep you engaged and current. The AVMA Show-Opening SessionJump-start your Convention experience at the Friday evening AVMA Show, featuring animal and environmental advocate Joan Embery and emcee and sitcom star Jay Thomas. Page 8. Partnership for Preventive Pet Healthcare The Partnership for Preventive Pet Healthcare o ers tools to help the healthcare team strengthen their clients' commitment to providing pets with the preventive healthcare they deserve. Page 16 . USDA NVAP accreditation (veterinary accreditation program)Private practice veterinarians can attend supplemental training sessions to earn accreditation. Page 16 New Opportunities for Technicians. Our Technician Boot Camp is a one day workshop for technicians who plan to become certifi ed through the VTNE program and includes clinical and soft skill instruction. A networking reception rounds out this action-packed day. Page 22 . Technician Town Hall Meeting NAVTA and Hill's invite technicians to a to speak up about how the veterinary community can better serve your needs. Page 22 . Technician-only prizes are available through the Exhibit Hall Expedition Passport Program. . Tech-Bring-a-Tech promotion. Save big when one full-priced technician registrant brings another at 50% o . Page 22From big events to little details, we're always looking at ways to make our CE more

Join the conversation! #AVMAmeets I CONVENTION PREVIEW 5more relevant and effective, the convention easier to navigate, and your experience more fun!Networking-in and out of the Convention Center. First-Time Attendee ReceptionNetwork with other fi rst-time attendees, get tips on maximizing your time at the convention and enjoy light snacks. Page 8. An Evening aboard the USS MidwayTours, simulators, food and fi reworks on the iconic air craft carrier the USS Midway. Page 9Activities in the Exhibit Hall. Exhibit Hall ReceptionEntertainment and networking await you Saturday night beginning at 5:00 pm! Page 7. The Exhibit Hall Expedition Program connects you with exhibitors and provides daily chances to win!Easier planning with AVMA MapIt! Create your personal agenda and track your CE with your smart phone, notebook or PC and never miss an event or go to the wrong room again! Get started at to begin planning!The Details that Bring it All Together. Get the information you want with QR CodesScan codes with your smart phone to immediately access information about convention events and exhibitors. Look for them throughout your convention communications and in the convention center.Email a Friend!Choose this option on your registration dashboard to let your colleagues know you will be at the #1 veterinary meeting in the country.AVMAMapIt!QR CODE