As we all move into 2021 and navigate the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and the Florida Veterinary Medical Association have been challenged to ensure the Dr. Harvey Rubin Memorial Food Animal Veterinary Medical Conference is held this year. It was a difficult decision to cancel the 2020 meeting and we had great hopes that we would all be together for 2021. As the year has unfolded and restrictions remain for many, we have made the decision that the 2021 Dr. Harvey Rubin Memorial Food Animal Veterinary Medical Conference must happen and will be held virtually.
The format of the meeting will allow those who register for the conference to view each session at their leisure or “on-demand.” We plan to have an initial launch party, which will be a live Zoom meeting to provide a welcome and an overview of the processes involved in obtaining CE through a series of on-demand presentations. This launch party will be recorded so that it can be viewed later as well. Most of the CE sessions will be recorded and include some questions to verify attendance and ensure CE credit. Some sessions will be presented once as a live session with question and answer opportunities and recorded for those unable to attend the live sessions. We will include the three-hour “Florida Laws and Rules Governing the Practice of Veterinary Medicine” and “Dispensing Legend Drugs” as part of the 15 hours of CE available in the package. As during our regular conference, two accreditation modules will also be part of the 15-hour package. Details will soon be available on this website.
We sincerely hope and plan to have an in person 2022 Dr. Harvey Rubin Memorial Food Animal Veterinary Medical Conference, where we can once again enjoy steak dinner and swamp cabbage with you all.