February 15, 2002


 AVMA applies to host 2005 world congress

Posted Jan. 15, 2002 

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In September, the World Veterinary Association will decide whether the World Veterinary Congress will be held in the United States for the second time since the congress was established in 1863.

During a special session Jan. 6, 2002 during the AVMA Veterinary Leadership Conference, the Executive Board decided to submit an application to the WVA to sponsor the 28th World Veterinary Congress in 2005. It would be a concurrent meeting with the AVMA Annual Convention in Minneapolis in mid-July.

The WVA President's Assembly will consider the application during the 27th triennial congress this September in Tunisia. The World Veterinary Congress was held in the United States only once before, in New York City in 1934. WVA North American councilor, Dr. Leon H. Russell, was pleased that AVMA leaders approved his request to apply to host the congress, saying, "This shows that the AVMA is involved in global veterinary medicine."

Israel was the previously established site for 2005, but the Israeli veterinary association withdrew because of the current political situation.

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