frequently asked questions

GENERAL

What is the cost?


We are proud to provide this conference free-of-charge to veterinarians with the help of sponsor support.




Is the event for veterinarians only?


Yes. This year's event content is intended for veterinarians. We look forward to bringing back our technical staff lecture tracks in 2021!




How do I access the lectures?


Upon registering, veterinarians will be asked to supply an email address. This is where we will send out important login information as we get closer to the event. Be sure to provide an email address that you readily check as we will be communicating updates via email.




How long are the lectures?


Lectures range in length from 30 minutes to two hours.




Can I choose which lectures to attend?


Yes! Your continuing education experience is completely customizable. You may view lectures in any order you choose, and you do not have to watch all lectures.




What will the virtual presentation look like?


Each presentation will be formatted with a split screen. Attendees will be able to see both the presenter and the lecture slides at one time.




Will event proceedings or lecture notes be available?


Yes! Each lecture will have proceedings (lecture notes or slides) provided by the speaker. Materials can be accessed by clicking the information tab within each presentation. They can also be located under the Continuing Education tab.




Can I ask the presenter a question?


Absolutely. Questions may be submitted to speakers via the "Ask a Question" option within each lecture. Please allow 7 business days for a response.




How can I engage with sponsors?


On October 3, sponsors will be available during designated “virtual exhibit hall hours” for live chatting. You can message sponsors directly on this day and access information about their products and services. For the duration of the conference (until December 31, 2020), you will be able to contact sponsors using the provided contact information.




What if I am unable to join on Saturday, October 3rd?


No problem! Lectures and the virtual exhibit hall will be available on-demand through December 31. Please note that sponsor “live chat” will only take place on October 3rd, however questions will be able to be submitted to sponsors through the end of the year.




Will there still be raffle prize drawings?


Yes! We will be hosting a virtual scavenger hunt among other opportunities to enter to win great prizes! Maximize your chances by joining on October 3rd!




Do I need to download or install any software to attend this event?


No software or downloads are required to attend the symposium. You only need to have internet access.




Where will the event be held?


This is an online conference and no travel is required! You can participate from anywhere with internet access. The event is accessible from all desktop, mobile, and tablet devices.




Are the lectures captioned?


Yes! We are pleased to provide captioned lectures. To access the caption options on each lecture, simply click on the CC icon next to the volume.





CONTINUING EDUCATION

What if I do not pass a quiz?


If you do not earn at least a 70%, you can retake the quiz.




How long are the lectures available?


All lectures are online and available for viewing October 3 – December 31.




I can’t attend October 3; can I still receive CE credit?


Absolutely! All lectures are online and available for viewing October 3 – December 31. We encourage you to view at your convenience within that time. Regardless of when you choose to view the lectures, the process of obtaining CE credit remains the same: you must view the lecture in its entirety and take and pass the quiz associated with each lecture you attend. Each quiz must be taken the same day that you view the lecture. All quizzes will be in the Continuing Education tab and will be monitored for audit purposes. A passing quiz score is 70% and quizzes may be retaken if not passed.




I can’t attend October 3; when can I begin viewing the lectures?


All lectures are online and available for viewing October 3 – December 31. Once the lecture has aired in its entirety on October 3, it will be available for viewing at your convenience.




Will CE certificates be available for download online (“digital”) or physically mailed to my address?


The Event CE certificate will be available as a downloadable PDF. You will be required to download your certificate and may print it once downloaded. You will find the Event CE Certificate in the Continuing Education tab. Certificates will not be physically mailed.

REMINDER: The Event CE Certificate must be downloaded each day that you attend the lecture(s). A new date will appear on each certificate.




Will I receive one certificate for each lecture?


No; all lectures will be listed on one certificate.

The Event CE Certificate:

  • This certificate is located in the Continuing Education tab and must be downloaded each day that you attend. A new date will appear on each certificate. Lectures must be marked for the same day you viewed the lecture and took the associated quiz. Each quiz must be taken the same day that you view the corresponding lecture.

Texas Residents Only: An additional Opioid & Substance Abuse CE certificate will be emailed within 14 days of attendee’s completion of the above requirements. This is a state of Texas requirement, and this CE certificate will NOT be sent to attendees who do not view the lecture in its entirety. The certificate will be emailed to the email address utilized at registration.


Non-Texas Residents: If your state board requires a separate Opioid CE certificate, please submit the request to info@txveterinariansymposium.com.




How do I receive my CE certificate?


To receive CE credit, you must view the lecture in its entirety and take and pass the quiz associated with each lecture you attend. Each quiz must be taken the same day that you view the lecture. All quizzes will be located in the Continuing Education tab and will be monitored for audit purposes. A passing quiz score is 70%.

The Event CE Certificate is also located in the Continuing Education tab and must be downloaded each day that you view a lecture(s).

**Note: A separate certificate for the Opioid Abuse and Controlled Substance Diversion: Veterinary Implications lecture will be emailed within 14 days of completion of this lecture quiz. All quizzes must be taken the same day that the lecture is viewed. A passing quiz is required. Please allow approximately 14 days to receive this certificate.




Can an LVT get CE credit?


All lectures are approved for veterinarians only. Unfortunately, LVTs may not receive CE credit. We look forward to bringing our technical staff tracks back in 2021!




How many hours of continuing education is offered through the conference?


18 hours of CE lectures are available. All lectures are both RACE approved and approved by the TBVME.




For Texas license renewals, is there still a limit of 10 hours of virtual learning out of the total 17 hours required?


According to the Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners (TBVME), during the Governor’s Emergency Declaration, any of the acceptable CE options (online, webinar, teleconference) will be accepted totally towards the 17 hours required for Texas veterinarian license renewals.

*For other states, please check with your local board of veterinary medical examiners.





OPIOID & SUBSTANCE ABUSE

I watched the Opioid lecture and passed the quiz, where do I get my CE certificate?


Texas Veterinarians: An additional Opioid & Substance Abuse CE certificate will be emailed within 14 days of attendee’s completion of viewing the lecture in its entirety and completing and passing the associated quiz. This is a state of Texas requirement, and this CE certificate will NOT be sent to attendees who do not view the lecture in its entirety. The certificate will be emailed to the email address utilized at registration.


Non-Texas Veterinarians: The Opioid CE can be found on the Event CE certificate and marked there once attended (and appropriate quiz has been passed). If your state board requires a separate Opioid CE certificate, please submit the request to info@txveterinariansymposium.com.




Do I have to watch the entire lecture?


Yes; the Opioid & Substance Abuse CE certificate will not be sent to those who do not watch the entire lecture. This lecture’s watch time is trackable for audit purposes.




Does the opioid lecture meet the new state of Texas 2-hour CE requirement?


Yes! The lecture, Opioid Abuse and Controlled Substance Diversion: Veterinary Implications, does satisfy the new state of Texas 2-hour CE requirement related to opioid abuse and controlled substance diversion, inventory, and security now required every two years to renew a license to practice veterinary medicine. It is both RACE approved and approved by the TBVME.





This year’s symposium will take place virtually, in an exciting new format. Below you will find answers to frequently asked questions about the event.

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2020 Texas Veterinarian Virtual Symposium

18 hours of free online CE 

available October 3 - December 31.

Have questions about the event? Contact us at info@TXVeterinarianSymposium.com

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