Announcing The Association of Veterinary Microbiologists

Thirty-fourth Annual Symposium on Techniques in Veterinary Microbiology


The Time - August 4th - 8th, 2010




The Location – Lexington, Kentucky


Best Western Lexington Kentucky Confernece Center Best Western Lexington Conference Center

5532 Athens Boonesboro Road, Lexington, Kentucky 40509

Call (859) 263-5241


The airport code for our local airport is LEX


Scientific and Social Agenda Includes the Following: (More information wil soon follow)


- The 2010 metting will include an Equine Placentitis and Abortion diagnostics Workship to be held Wedensday the 4th at the newly renovated University of Kentucky Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center. Following the workshop attendees and thier families are invited to a loal vineyard called Equus Run for a private tasting with vineyard and winery tour.



Thursday the 4th will begin with a tour of Old Friends Equine, a retirement home for Thoroughbred race horses.  This will be followed by a behind the scenes tour of a famous equine breeding farm and a local equine hospital.  If time permits a visit to the KY Horse park will be included.

The avian and molecular biology sessions on Thursday afternoon will be preceded by a presentation on poultry diagnostic testing by Kim Sprouts of Synbiotics.

An informal social gathering will be held Thursday evening at the hotel.


Friday's agenda will be filled with general and breakout meetings.

- The general meeting will feature presentations by Dr. Peter Timoney and two other equine specialists.

- A special social event featuring dinner and a band will be held Friday evening.


Breakout meetings will conclude Saturday morning and be followed by vendor demonstrations of their evolving veterinary diagnostic technology.

The meeting will conclude Saturday the 8th which should leave enough time for attendees to attend the Jimmy Buffet Concert at the Riverbend Music Center, in Cincinnati (1.5 hours from Lexington by car).


Hotel Information:
Number of Guest Rooms: 151
Number of Floors: 2
Check-In: 4:00 P.M.
Check-Out: 11:00 A.M.
Currency: United States Dollars (USD)
Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time
Hotel Ratings: AAA-3 Diamond
Pet Policy: Pets allowed with Restrictions 25 pounds or under with a nominal pet fee.
Child Policy: Children 17 And Under Are Free In Room With One Paying Adult In Existing Bedding.
Meeting Space: Accommodates up to: 350



$69.99 /night for up to 4 people per room

Complimentary coffe/tea service and hot breakfast bar each morning.



Features & Amenities
High Speed Internet
Complimentary Breakfast
Fitness Center
Pets Allowed
Hot Tub
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Event Rooms:

Make Best Western Lexington Conference Center Hotel your hotel during your visit to Lexington, KY, the heart of the Bluegrass & Horse Capital of the World. Conveniently located at I-75 at Exit 104, just south of the I-64 and I-75 split, Best Western Lexington Conference Center is only eight miles from downtown Lexington and 15 miles from Lexington Bluegrass Airport. We are also only minutes away from Kentucky Horse Park, Keeneland Race Course, Hamburg Pavilion, University of Kentucky, Rupp Arena, KY Basketball Academy (KBA), Memorial Sports Complex, and Ashland Oil. Let us also be your hotel for a visit to the Richmond, home of the Eastern Kentucky University, located only 15 minutes from the hotel.

Offering true Southern Hospitality, Best Western Lexington Conference Center offers an Indoor Recreation Center with heated indoor pool, whirlpool, fitness room, and interactive video games. During summer months you can enjoy our outdoor pool set in a beautiful courtyard.

Our Murphy's Bar & Grill serves mouth watering appetizers and sandwiches along with Kentucky's finest bourbons. Unwind, relax, and watch the latest sports games on one of our two 46" flat screen TVs.

Best Western Lexington Conference Center offers 151 completely renovated guest rooms featuring free high-speed Internet access, free local calls, free HBO, microwave/refrigerator, and the Nintendo Game System.

The Triple Crown Ballroom and two breakout rooms make up over 5,300 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space.



Welcome to Lexington, Kentucky

Lexington will also be hosting the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Seeptember so this will be an excellent opportunity to visit the Kentucky Horse Park. The attendees and their families will be able to join the

Kentucky Equine Education Project ($10 individual and $20 family) and receive free admission to the Horse park (regular admission $15), 15% discounts at the gift shop, and free admission to KY racetracks for the year.