DVM Newsmaker Summit makes debut at CVC East

DVM Newsmaker Summit makes debut at CVC East

Panel to take on 'five most pressing issues' for veterinary medicine
Jan 01, 2006
By dvm360.com staff

Veterinary medicine faces a myriad of challenges in 2006. From an increasingly aggressive animal welfare movement to dwindling state funds for veterinary colleges, the issues impact this profession in multi-faceted ways.

On April 3, (7:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. as part of the Central Veterinary Conference — East, Baltimore) a unique panel discussion, sponsored by DVM Newsmagazine, will take on the five most pressing issues facing veterinary medicine. The debut of DVM's Newsmaker Sum-mit will explore solutions with broad representation from thought-leaders in private veterinary practice, specialty practice, associations, academia and government.

Moderated by Washington litigator Kerry M. Richard, JD, of Tobin, O-Connor, Ewing and Richard, the goal is to address these critical professional issues.

The panelists include:
  • Dr. Lonnie King, director of Office of Strategy and Innovation for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; dean Michigan State University:

Dr. Lonnie King

  • Dr. Bonnie Beaver, past-president of the American Veterinary Medical Association;

Dr. Bonnie Beaver

  • Dr. Jack O. Walther, Las Vegas practitioner and former president of AVMA;

Dr. Jack O. Walther

  • Dr. Joan Hendricks, dean of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine;

Dr. Joan Hendricks

  • Dr. Gary I. Block, an internal medicine specialist from Coventry, R.I.;

Dr. Gary I.Block

  • David M. Lane, practitioner/consultant from Carbondale, Ill.

Dr. David M. Lane

Historic Baltimore is the perfect venue for a first panel discussion destined to become part of the historic record.

For more information about CVC-East (March 31-April 3) go to http://www.thecvc.com/ (800) 255-6864, ext. 6; or via e-mail
. Daniel R. Verdon, editor