Atlantic Coast Veterinary Conference
Offering the Best Value in Veterinary Continuing Education

Attendee FAQ's

If you have questions about attending/registering, questions about the program or general questions, you may find the answers in the Attendee’s FAQs below.  If you do not find your answer or need further assistance please send an email to info@acvc.org.

ACVC will be held October 9-12, 2017.

Atlantic City Convention Center
One Convention Boulevard
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
(609) 449-2000

 



REGISTRATION

HOW DO I REGISTER?

Please visit our Registration page for detailed instructions and important information. 

WHAT IS THE ACVC REFUND POLICY?

Full refund of registration fees if written request is received by September 16, 2016.  A $75 fee will apply for all refund requests received after September 16, 2016.  No refund will be provided if request to cancel is received after October 7, 2016.

DO YOU GIVE A CONVENTION DISCOUNT TO RETIRED VETERINARIANS?

Due to food and venue costs, we must charge regular price for all attendees.

WHAT ARE THE TOTAL CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS AVAILABLE?

One (1) Continuing Education (CE) Credit is awarded for 50 minutes of actual instruction time for in person presentations.

RACE CREDITS

The American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB) RACE committee has not yet approved this program as meeting the Standards adopted by the AAVSB. This program will be included on the AAVSB’s Website once it is approved.

The program will be reviewed and approved by the AAVSB RACE committee for up to 25 CE credits. 

Please contact the AAVSB RACE program at race@aavsb.org should you have any comments/concerns regarding this program's validity or relevancy to the veterinary profession OR contact the ACVC offices for further information at info@acvc.org.

*Note: Participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of ontinuing education.

NY State CE

The New York State Board of Veterinary Medicine has approved the ACVC as a sponsor of continuing education for veterinarians and veterinary technicians.

2016 CE Credits Per Day

Tuesday, October 18 - Up to 8 CE Hours
Wednesday, October 19 - Up to 9 CE Hours
Thursday, October 20 - Up to 8 CE Hours


WHAT MEALS ARE INCLUDED IN REGISTRATION?

There is a welcome reception on Monday evening that includes drinks and light hors d'oeuvres.  Hot buffet breakfast is provided each morning during the General Session.  Boxed lunches are provided, in the exhibit hall, each afternoon. Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, there are receptions in the exhibit hall that provide light hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar.

WILL REGISTRATION MATERIALS BE SENT TO ME PRIOR TO THE CONFERENCE?

Yes, once you register for the conference, a QR code will be included in your confirmation email. Please bring that QR code (in the form of a print out or on your mobile device) to conference check-in and receive your name badge and conference bag. 

LUNCH WITH THE PROFESSOR:

“Lunch with the Professor” lunch seminars are discussion based, informal sessions with one of our selected speakers. “Lunch with the Professor” seminars are offered on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Tickets to attend these seminars are $35.00 and must be purchased in advanced. A separate lunch will be served in the meeting room to the attendees who register for this seminar.

CAN I BRING A GUEST WITH ME?

Yes. Guest registration fees and inclusions are listed on the Registration page. Guests are only allowed to attend if they are affiliated with a veterinary professional registered for the conference.


EXHIBIT HALL

IS THIS CONFERENCE/EXHIBIT HALL OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?

No.  You must be a veterinary professional to attend.

I WOULD LIKE ACCESS TO THE EXHIBIT HALL ONLY.  HOW DO I ATTAIN ACCESS?

ACVC does not offer Exhibit Hall Only passes. Please register for a Full Conference or One Day Pass for access to the exhibit hall.

DOES ACVC OFFER EXHIBIT HALL ONLY PASSES?

No. Please purchase a regular conference pass or an exhibit hall booth.

MISCELLANEOUS

ARE CHILDCARE SERVICES AVAILABLE AT THE CONFERENCE?

No. Childcare services are not currently available at ACVC.

WILL THERE BE AN AREA FOR BREASTFEEDING?

The conference does not supply a room for breastfeeding, however there is an EMT room outside the General Session room that may be used for this purpose. Please ask for the key and location to this room at the conference Registration desk.

IS THERE PARKING AT THE CONVENTION CENTER?

Yes, covered parking is available at the Atlantic City Convention Center. Parking is $12 per day. Drivers will receive a parking ticket upon entrance into the garage. Please place ticket in pay stations located throughout the garage before exiting the garage. Pay stations take both cash and credit cards.

IS THERE FREE PARKING AT THE SHERATON HOTEL?

No

ARE PETS ALLOWED INSIDE THE CONVENTION CENTER?

Animals and pets are NOT permitted inside the Convention Center, with the exception of service animals that have proper identification. Demonstrations and workshops using live animals will need to sign an animal waiver from the ACVC and the Atlantic City Convention Center.  

IS THERE A COAT OR BAG CHECK?

Yes, a coat/bag check will be located next to Registration on the 2nd Floor. The cost is $3.00 per item in cash only.

Coat/Bag Check Hours:
Monday 10/9         4:30pm - 8:30pm
Tuesday 10/10      7:00am - 6:30pm
Wednesday 10/11 7:00am - 7:30pm
Thursday 10/12     7:00am - 2:30pm


                                                           PROCEEDINGS

WHEN WILL CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS BECOME AVAILABLE?

Pre-Conference online proceedings access will be available in mid-September. Registered attendees who provide us with a valid email address will receive an email from VIN (proceedings host) with a password and access instructions.

WHEN ARE PRINTED PROCEEDINGS BOOK ORDERS DUE? IF PAST THE DEADLINE, CAN I STILL ORDER A COPY?

All orders for printed proceedings must be received no later than September 8, 2017.  If you have missed the deadline and would still like to purchase a copy, please visit the registration desk onsite at the conference to see if extra copies are available.