VBMA 2020 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

October 26th, 2020 – Graduate Hotel in Eugene, Oregon

The 2020 VBMA Annual Conference will be held in Eugene, Oregon at the Hotel Eugene on October 26th 2020 in conjunction with the ACVBM Annual Conference, followed by the VBMA Ecotour at Belknap Hot Springs.

Tentative schedule is as follows:

Sunday, October 25th:  Mount Pisagah Arboretum Mushroom Festival

Monday, October 26th:  VBMA Conference Day, featuring lectures by our speakers Kevin Spelman RH (AHG) and Subhuti Dharmananda, Ph.D.

Tuesday, October 27th: ACVBM Conference Day, featuring Medical Herbalist Chanchal Cabrera.

Thursday, October 28th – Friday October 30th: VBMA Ecotour at Belknap Hot Springs in McKenzie Bridge, Oregon, located approximately an hour away from Eugene. You can bring a dog, camp in a tent or RV, rent a lodge room, a cabin or a house!

PRICING:

VBMA Conference Day only: VBMA Member – $180.00, Non-Member –  $220.00.

ACVBM Conference Day only: VBMA Member – $180.00, Non-Member – $220.00.

ACVBM and VBMA Conference Days: VBMA Member – $350.00, Non-Member – $440.00.

EcoTour Only: VBMA Member – $110.00, Non-Member – $150.00.

ACVBM Conference Day and EcoTour: VBMA Member – $290.00, Non-Member – $370.00.

VBMA Conference Day and EcoTour:  VBMA – $290.00, Non-Member –  $370.00.

ACVBM and VBMA Conference Days and EcoTour: VBMA Member – $460.00, Non-Member – $590.00.

You choose which events you wish to attend!

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To join the VBMA so you can received discounted pricing on 2020 Conference events, please CLICK HERE.

Veterinary Students – please CLICK HERE for information on special discounted conference pricing and to register.

LODGING:

Lodging for all events is on-your-own…you may choose to book a room at the Hotel Eugene for conferences (rate is $139/night) or stay elsewhere nearby, and for the EcoTour you have the option of camping in a tent, staying in your RV, or renting a lodge room, cabin or house at Belknap Hot Springs.

MEALS/SNACKS:

Conference costs will include break-time coffee Monday and Tuesday, as well as dinner on Monday night only. Lunch will be on-your-own for both days. Breakfast and lunch will be included for the EcoTour, dinner will be on-your-own.

TRANSPORTATION:

Transportation for all events is on-your-own…you are responsible for all travel costs to Eugene, from Eugene to Belknap, and your trip back home. Feel free to connect with other attendees to save costs, however.

ECOTOUR NOTE:

Priority will be given to VBMA/ACVBM members for the EcoTour due to space limitations. VBMA/ACVBM family members may attend the EcoTour, but must pay for the full program at member rates whether or not they will be attending all events. There are no age restrictions for the herbwalk(s) during the EcoTour, but all attendees are expected to behave respectfully toward each other and their surroundings.

REFUNDS:

Full refund less $20 for administrative fees through 8/15/20.

75% refund from 8/16/20 through 9/30/20.

NO refunds will be issued after 9/30/20.

VBMA WEBINAR – Heartworm, Fleas, and Ticks, OH MY!! Alternative Strategies!?!

For our twelfth webinar, we’re thrilled to welcome Cynthia Lankenau, DVM, CVA, CVCHM, RH (AHG) of Colden, NY as our speaker. Only $70 for VBMA Members!

WEBINAR TOPIC:

Heartworm, Fleas, and Ticks, OH MY!!  Alternative Strategies!?!

Our parasitic organisms appear to be stronger, spreading in their range and more resistant to conventional chemical strategies. The conventional treatments have harmful effects for the animals and for the environment.  Many of our clients are too ill to safety tolerate chemical approaches to parasitic issues, and need to eliminate chemical exposure or minimally to have a decreased exposure to chemical toxins. Ivermectin class of drugs have known ill effects on soil health. This webinar will explore alternative herbal approaches to Heartworm treatment and prevention, and flea and tick prevention. It will include case studies of cured Heartworm dogs and an area with historically excellent Heartworm prevention using herbal strategies.

ABOUT CYNTHIA LANKENAU:

Dr. Cynthia Lankenau received her DVM from Cornell University in 1981, and started studying alternative modalities in 1992. She is certified with the IVAS, AVCA and AHV, and in Chinese Herbal Medicine through the Chi Institute and CIVT. She is Past President of the Veterinary Botanical Medicine Association, and has remained very active within the group after her term. She’s also a founding member of the New York Complementary and Alternative Veterinary Association, and the Secretary/Treasurer of the American College of Veterinary Botanical Medicine. Her private integrative mixed practice is located in Colden, NY.

 

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Webinar Recording: USE OF HERBAL MEDICINE ALONGSIDE CONVENTIONAL CANCER TREATMENT

USE OF HERBAL MEDICINE ALONGSIDE CONVENTIONAL CANCER TREATMENT webinar from December 12th 2019. You'll be emailed a link to view a recording of this webinar within three business days of placing your order.
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VBMA WEBINAR 12/12/19, 8 PM ET

Integrative Veterinary Oncology: The Use of Herbal Medicine Alongside Conventional Cancer Treatment with Dr. Kendra Pope. Registration is open!

 

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A Day In The Life – Featuring Jamie Moran, VBMA Member and Board Liaison.

Dr. Moran kindly agreed to write our latest ‘A Day In The Life’ feature for our Journal of Veterinary Botanical Medicine, and the images she supplied of her gardens were so incredible that we couldn’t resist sharing them. Want to read her article? The JVBM is free for members, and non- members can purchase a copy at https://www.vbma.org/jvbma-purchase-page.html. Thanks again to Jamie for providing us with a window into the life of a veterinarian that overlooks such an amazing landscape!

Congratulations to the VBMA 2019 Educational Scholarship Winners!

First Prize, $3000.00:

Cheyenne Bone – Oklahoma State University. Read her essay HERE.

Runners-Up, $1000.00 each:

Lillian McKinley – Washington State University. Read her essay HERE.

Alisha Mason – Washington State University. Read her essay HERE.

Jannatul Nyema Nikita – Sylhet Agricultural University, Bangladesh. Read her essay HERE.

VISIT THE VBMA EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP PAGE

VBMA 2020 CONFERENCE

Coming October 2020, in conjunction with the ACVBM Annual Conference at the Graduate Hotel in beautiful downtown Eugene, Oregon. Join us on October 25th for the Mushroom Festival, followed by two days of lectures, and finally our 2020 EcoTour at Belknap Hot Springs 10/28 – 10/30.

You choose which events you wish to attend! More info available soon.

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VBMA ANNUAL MEETING WEBINAR

Wednesday July 24th 2019 8:00 PM Eastern US Time

For the very first time, we’ll be holding our annual meeting online.

Why online instead of at AHVMA? Lots of great reasons!

• No need to travel, which means no travel expenses.

• Attend from anywhere – home, office, or on your mobile using the app.

• Provides an opportunity for ALL of our members to participate easily.*

• Q&A feature allows your questions & concerns to be addressed.

• Get ‘personal’ with our presenters via a live feed on your screen.

• Connect with other members using the group chat feature.

• Too busy or can’t make the live session? A recording will be available!

WE HOPE YOU’LL JOIN US – EMAIL INVITATIONS WILL BE SENT TO ALL CURRENT VBMA MEMBERS IN EARLY JULY.