Within the past two weeks (in September), I've attended meetings in Idaho, North Dakota, Florida, New England, Washington, D.C., Alaska, and Texas. Each association asks me to speak on different topics, so I've found it helpful to develop presentations in modular form. Usually, I'm asked to talk about the AVMA's long-range plans for the profession. They also want updates on what's happening with the AVMA and the veterinary profession in general.
I give overviews and then I talk about matters that I think might be of most interest to specific associations. In Florida, I talked about the Task Force of State Legislative and Regulatory Initiatives because the Florida VMA was one of the primary drivers behind its creation. I also talked about the public policy symposium in August and what it accomplished.