ACVR Diplomates are required to register and attend at least one annual meeting every three years. Please check your account on the website for past meeting attendance. This is a joint conference with the Veterinary Cancer Society. It is true that you can attend any ACVR or VCS lecture no matter whether you register with ACVR or VCS. HOWEVER, ACVR DIPLOMATES MUST REGISTER WITH THE ACVR IN ORDER TO GET CREDIT FOR MEETING ATTENDANCE.
Participation by an ACVR Diplomate in an ACVR Annual Scientific Meeting as a Sponsor/Exhibitor or Sponsor/Exhibitor Representative does NOT satisfy the ACVR Constitutional requirement (Article V, Section 2b3) of registering for and attending an ACVR Annual Meeting at least once every 3 years. ACVR Diplomates must register for the meeting as a Diplomate to meet this attendance requirement.
Also, any ACVR Diplomate who registers, but does not pick up a badge at the registration desk is considered a no-show.