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. Michael Lairmore
University of California, Davis
Past President
Dr. Calvin Johnson
Auburn University
Dr. Mark Markel
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Representing International Colleges
Dr. Ewan Cameron
University of Glasgow
Representing Academic Affairs
Dr. Melinda Frye
Colorado State University 
Representing Research
Dr. Kathryn Meurs
North Carolina State University
Representing Admissions and Recruitment
Dr. Jacque Pelzer
Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
Representing Diversity
Dr. Michael Bowie
University of Florida
Staff Liaison
Leslie Wilson
Program Manager