The Newcomers Social is a place for anyone who is new to any aspect of Integrative Medicine to come talk with those who have experience in the field. A "newcomer" includes:
First year graduates
People attending the conference for the first time
People who are new to any aspect of Integrative, Complementary, Alternative or Holistic medicine
Anyone who feels like a newbie and wants to find out more information by speaking to a practitioner, one on one
The mentors for those newcomers consist of members of the Council of Elders and others who have years of experience in one or more modalities. They will be available for anyone to ask whatever they want about these modalities, in general.
Because this is a holistic meeting, a high percentage of our attendees will be looking for your products.
We will have our refreshment breaks and luncheons in the exhibit hall, giving your exhibits good eye contact with the meeting delegates.
The American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association (AHVMA) explores and supports alternative and complementary approaches to veterinary health-care, and is dedicated to integrating all aspects of animal wellness in an ethical and environmentally responsible manner.
In addition to sponsoring an annual conference in various locations throughout the United States, the Association co-sponsors retreats, and awards student scholarships to help aspiring holistic veterinary students attend the annual meeting through the Student Chapter of the AHVMA.