Annual Conference Planning Committee Charge


The Annual Conference Planning Committee (ACPC) is an ad hoc committee constituted each year in April and discharged at the conclusion of the following Annual Conference. The ACPC is responsible for selecting the Annual Conference theme, developing the call for proposals, reviewing proposals, and selecting session and poster presentations.

The chair of the ACPC is the AAVMC president. The AAVMC past president also holds an ex-officio seat. Five other representatives from AAVMC committees will be designated by the committee chairs. It is recommended that the chair or a past chair from each respective committee serve on the ACPC. The represented committees are: Academic Affairs, Research, Admissions and Recruitment, and Diversity. There will also be one representative for international colleges, who will be the Board of Directors’ at-large director representing international colleges, or that person’s designee.

2019 Annual Conference Planning Committee Roster

President (Chair)
Dr. Calvin Johnson
Auburn University
Past President
Dr. Phillip Nelson
Western University of Health Sciences
Dr. Michael Lairmore
University of California, Davis
Representing International Colleges
Dr. Ewan Cameron
University of Glasgow
Representing Academic Affairs
Dr. Lynn Maki
University of Wisconsin
Representing Research
Dr. Harm HogenEsch
Purdue University
Representing Admissions and Recruitment
Dr. Jacque Pelzer
Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
Representing Diversity
Dr. Kenita Rogers
Texas A&M University
Staff Liaison
Leslie Wilson
Program Manager