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FAQs

I’m having a difficult time affording the registration fee, what can I do?
KVC offers a monetary incentive to everyone who moderates sessions during the conference. Moderators are paid $50 if they moderate a 3-4 hour block of time or $100 if they moderate a 6-8 hour block of time. Moderators are responsible for the following:

  • Address any problems with audio-visual (by contacting an onsite A/V technician)
  • Keep the speaker on time
  • Make announcements at the beginning of the session block
  • Track attendance during each 55-minute session
  • Introduce the speaker (a written bio will be provided)
  • Monitor the room temperature (and contact maintenance using a house phone if adjustment is needed)
Therefore, if you moderate a full day each day during the conference, you will be paid $400!



What forms of payment are accepted?
Check (made payable to PVMA) or Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or American Express.



If I have to cancel my registration, what are the penalties?
All cancellations must be received in writing to receive a refund. A $25 processing fee will be deducted from all refunds. No refunds will be granted for cancellations received after July 31, 2017.



Who can attend the 11th Keystone Veterinary Conference?
  • Veterinarians
  • Certified Veterinary Technicians
  • Veterinary Assistants
  • Practice managers
  • Administrative staff
  • Receptionists
  • Veterinary students
  • Veterinary technology students
  • Humane society police officers and shelter staff


How many people usually attend KVC?
737 people attended KVC in 2016:
  • Veterinarians: 460
  • Veterinary technicians: 250
  • Practice managers/office personnel: 24

How do I sign up for the sessions I want to attend?
You simply need to register for KVC. If you plan to attend more than one day, please register for the FULL CONFERENCE. If you plan to attend ONE DAY ONLY, please register for that individual day. You do not need to register for individual sessions – you are free to attend any lectures you wish while at KVC.


What is the last day to register?
Pre-registration will be open until July 31, 2017. Following July 31, all registrations will be received onsite at the Hershey Lodge during registration hours.


Parking
The Hershey Lodge offers free parking to all conference attendees.


Are the conference proceedings included with the registration fee?
Conference proceedings will be contained on the KVC website and may be downloaded by registrants prior to the conference AT NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE. A password will be emailed to registrants with registration confirmation. Attendees are encouraged to print or download the handouts for the sessions they plan to attend and bring them along to the conference.

Printed copies of the conference proceedings are available for purchase at $50 per copy. Attendees wishing to receive a printed copy must order it when registering for the conference as extra copies may not be available at the conference. Printed copies may be picked up at the registration desk upon arrival at the conference.


Will attendee badges be mailed prior to the start of KVC?
No, attendee badges, tickets, proceedings (if pre-purchased) and other registration materials may be picked up at the KVC registration desk upon arrival at the conference.


Can I purchase badges for my family and friends?
Yes, guest badges may be purchased any time prior to or during the conference. Guest badges allow entrance into the Marketplace and include continental breakfast and lunch (Thursday guest badges also provide entrance and food/beverage at the Marketplace Happy Hour). Guest badges are available on a daily basis and must be purchased for each day a guest plans to attend and be included in breakfast and lunch.


Is my guest allowed into the sessions?
No, guests are NOT permitted to attend scientific sessions. If they wish to attend sessions, they must register for the conference.


Are continuing eduation credits at KVC RACE-approved? No, the 11th Keystone Veterinary Conference has not been submitted for RACE approval. Continuing education credit is being provided by the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association, an approved provider of continuing education by the Pennsylvania State Board of Veterinary Medicine. Please click here for additional information about continuing education.


How do I obtain my CE certificate?
Your CE certificate will be provided to you when you register at the conference in your registration packet. Please track all sessions attended on the back of the certificate, add the hours, and insert the total number of hours attended on the front of the certificate and sign it. Retain the certificate with your personal records. Additionally, please sign the daily attendance sheet located at the KVC registration desk EACH DAY THAT YOU ATTEND.


Americans With Disabillites Act
Attendees with disabilities who plan to attend KVC and may need auxillary aids or services are asked to contact the PVMA office at 888.550.7862 no later than July 15, 2015, to make arrangements.