Monday, July 9, 2012

American Veterinary Medical Law Association Annual Conference to discuss Compound Issues

The 19th Annual Conference of the American Veterinary Medical and Legal Association will be presenting a session on Compounding Issues on August 5th at the 2012 conference in San Diego, which is the same location as the AVMA yearly conference. 


Conference Schedule
Saturday, August 4, 2012
4:30 pm Annual Members Meeting
7:00 pm Reception

Sunday, August 5, 2012
8:00 am Welcome and Introductions
8:10 to 9:00 am State Legislative and Regulatory Update presented by Adrian Hochstadt, Esq.
The latest hot issues and trends in state legislation affecting veterinary medicine. Other topics to be addressed include: AVMA’s legal outreach program, an update on the revisions to the AVMA Model Veterinary Practice Act, and resources available from AVMA.
9:10 to 10:00 am Compounding Issues presented by Brett Cordes, DVM
Learn more about liabilities surrounding veterinarians as it relates to compounding, as well as handling, hazardous wastes.
10:10 to 11:00 am Fairness to Pet Owners Act: The Future of Veterinary Prescription Laws presented by Ashley Shelton Morgan, DVM
The Fairness to Pet Owners Act of 2011 would federally mandate prescription writing every time you prescribe a drug for a small animal. Learn more about what AVMA is doing and learn what steps you must take to stop this bill from passing.
11:10 am to 12:00 pm Overview Victim to Verdict Animal Cruelty Investigations presented by Kris Otteman, DVM
Essentials in animal law, cruelty investigation and the road thru conviction.
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm Luncheon
1:00 to 2:30 pm So You Think You Are Covered by Insurance presented by John F. Scott, DVM, JD and Gregory M. Dennis, JD
Like others, veterinarians believe their insurance policies, malpractice, licensure defense, general liability, automobile, fire & wind, cover everything. This talk will address various and common situations of non-coverage, and what remedies might be available to veterinarians and veterinary practices that find themselves without coverage.
2:40 to 3:30 pm Veterinary State Board Trends and Issues from a Legal Perspective presented by Dale Atkinson, Esq.
3:30 to 4:00 pm Conclusion and Networking

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