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  • Date: June 30, 2016
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The AAVSB® Expands Delegate Funding Program for Annual Meeting & Conference

Kansas City, MO (June 30, 2016) - The American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB)'s Board of Directors recently approved an expansion to its Delegate Funding Program for the Annual Meeting & Conference. The new policy allows for the AAVSB to waive registration costs and to cover reasonable travel expenses for two participants from each of the AAVSB's Member Boards to attend the AAVSB Annual Meeting & Conference. Participants must meet the qualifications of Delegate or Alternate Delegate and must attend the Delegate Assembly.

AAVSB Executive Director Jim Penrod noted, "The previous policy only allowed the AAVSB to fund one Delegate from each jurisdiction. Expanding the Delegate Funding Program to two participants encourages each Member Board to send their Executive Director and a Board Member or multiple board members to the Annual Meeting at virtually no cost."

The AAVSB Annual Meeting & Conference brings together Member Boards to collaborate, educate, network, and conduct business, providing direction for the Association. The conference attracts attendees that include Member Board Members and Executive Directors, AAVSB Board of Directors, AAVSB Committee Members, and AAVSB Staff. It is the primary forum for the members' collective voice to be heard and to stay abreast of the latest information in veterinary medicine regulation.

AAVSB President Dr. John Lawrence added, "To make sure the Association is effectively serving the needs of our Member Boards, we need 100% participation at the Annual Meeting & Conference. I’m pleased that the Board of Directors voted to expand the Delegate Funding Program. This makes it even easier for our members to attend and for all jurisdictions to be represented at the Delegate Assembly."

For more information about the AAVSB Annual Meeting & Conference and the expanded Delegate Funding Program (including eligibility requirements), please visit:

About the AAVSB: The AAVSB is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to support and advance the regulatory process for veterinary medicine. The membership of the AAVSB consists of 60 jurisdictions representing all of the United States and the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and seven Canadian provinces: Alberta, British Columbia, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, and Saskatchewan.

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