The Animal Health Distributor


DECEMBER 2014     

AVDA 2015 Annual Conference - Experience the Past, Prepare for the Future

Charleston, South Carolina, the city where history lives, will be host to the AVDA 2015 Annual Conference. This unique meeting and travel destination will provide attendees with a great opportunity to experience the nation’s past while preparing for the future through lessons learned from thought provoking speakers and business sessions that have become the hallmark of AVDA’s annual conference. Join us this spring at the beautiful Belmond Charleston Place Hotel, April 26-28, as we experience the past and prepare for the future.

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Annual Conference Sponsorship Update

Thanks to our sponsors! Click here for a current list of sponsors.

It's not too late to sponsor.Click here to view the sponsorship opportunities.

University of Innovative Distribution Registration Now Open

AVDA is once again co-sponsoring the University of Innovative Distribution (UID) March 8-11, 2015.

The newly named University of Innovative Distribution is a concentrated educational program focused on the unique needs of the wholesale distribution industry. 2015 marks the 22nd year that UID has been serving the supply chain. Known worldwide for excellence in education, UID is sponsored by the leading distribution professional associations, in cooperation with the Department of Technology Leadership and Innovation of Purdue University. The deadline for early bird registration is January 14, 2015.

Click here for the promotional brochure 

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Drug Quality and Security Act Resources

The FDA recently released a Guidance Document on how to exchange product tracing information (Transaction History, Transaction Information and Transaction Statement) under the Federal Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA).

A link to the document that was issued on December 7, 2014 can be found HERE.

Additional Resources on the DSCSA below:

Healthcare Distribution Management Association (HDMA) Resources Related to DQSA

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Resources and Website links

FDA Webinars

AVDA ITR Advisor Newsletter

AVDA has partnered with ITR Economics to provide the monthly ITR Advisor, a 4-page snapshot of the current economy, using leading indicators to tell subscribers where the economy is headed and what actions to take now. Written in a conversational tone, not heavy economic-speak, the ITR Advisor is a simple, quick, timely, and affordable way to stay informed about the state of the economy, with useful guidance and clear action points. This is another member benefit that we have been providing to our members since April 2014. The newsletter is distributed on or about the 21st of each month.

Click here to view November’s ITR Newsletter 

If you are not yet receiving the newsletter, please let Casey Joseph know if you want to be added to the newsletter distribution list. You can reach her at

AVDA Co-Sponsors 3rd Annual “The Gathering” Reception at NAVC

Join AVDA for the 3rd Annual “The Gathering” reception at NAVC. Special thanks to our co-sponsors Animalytix and KC Corridor!

Sunday January 18, 2015 from 5:00-6:30pm at Gaylord Palms

Keep an eye on your mailbox for your invitation this month!

Click here to view the invitation.

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Happy Holidays from AVDA

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Upcoming Events

January 18, 2015
The Gathering Networking Reception at NAVC
Gaylord Palms Hotel
Kissimmee, FL

March 8-11, 2015
University of Innovative Distribution (UID) 2015
JW Marriott
Indianapolis, Indiana


April 26 - 28, 2015

AVDA 2015 Annual Conference

Charleston Place 
Charleston, SC

May 1-3, 2016

AVDA 2016 Annual Conference

The Meritage Resort & Spa 
Napa, CA

April 30 - May 2, 2017

AVDA 2017 Annual Conference

Ponte Vedra Inn & Club
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

AVDA Staff

Executive Director
Jackie King
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Director of Meetings & Member Services
Heather Lester
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Association Coordinator
Casey Joseph
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