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Conferences & Meetings

The AAVMC has been bringing thought leaders together to network and inspire each other since its inception.

That vital work continues.

For a summary of our 2020 Annual Conference, click here.

AAVMC Annual Conference & Iverson Bell Symposium

The AAVMC’s annual conference is considered one of the leading professional development events in international academic veterinary medicine. Hundreds of educators and other leaders from the veterinary medical profession gather every year for a three day-symposium that features respected thought-leaders from around the world, explores issues and opportunities, shares best practices, and focuses on diversity, equity and inclusion. The conference also features the AAVMC’s annual Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill.

The 2022 conference will take place March 3-5, 2022 at the Watergate Hotel in Washington, DC. Registration is now open! Click below for more details.

Dean’s Leadership Conference

With origins in the 1980’s, the Dean’s Leadership Conference provides an opportunity for deans to consider and address the issues, opportunities and challenges shaping the future of academic veterinary medicine in a focused, executive environment. In recent years, the meeting has included an Industry Leadership Panel, which provides an opportunity for corporate executives and academic leaders to exchange perspectives and ideas.

The 2022 Deans Leadership Conference will be held January 13-15, 2022. Registration will be available on November 1, 2021.

AAVMC Summer Meeting

The AAVMC’s annual Summer Meeting is scheduled in conjunction with the annual meeting of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). The meeting is open to all AAVMC members and features a series of speakers sharing information on current issues and important topics in academic veterinary medicine.

The Summer Meeting is scheduled for 2022. More details regarding hotel reservations and registration will be available March 2022.

Annual Primary Care Veterinary Educators (PCVE) Meeting

The Primary Care Veterinary Educators (PCVE) is focused on helping improve instructional practices in veterinary medical clinical education. Every year, the group convenes an annual meeting which explores and shares best practices in an area of academic veterinary medicine that helps faculty members best prepare students for clinical veterinary practice.

Scheduled for Spring 2022 at Oklahoma State University.

National Veterinary Scholars Symposium

Every year, with substantial support from Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health, the AAVMC presents the National Veterinary Scholars Program. This meeting annually highlights the essential role of scientific research in veterinary medicine and provides veterinary medical students who have conducted original research through the Boehringer Ingelheim Veterinary Scholars Program with an opportunity to formally present their research in a professional environment.

The 2021 meeting will be held virtually August 4-6, 2021. For more information please click here.

Veterinary Educator Collaborative

The Veterinary Educator Collaborative (VEC) is component of the AAVMC that fosters faculty development and promotes best practices among veterinary educators. The group presents a bi-annual conference and is open to all veterinary educators and the educationalists who support them.

Scheduled for June 2022.

Regional Iverson Bell Symposia

Once presented biennially, the Iverson Bell Symposium is now a fixture of every AAVMC Annual Conference. Designed to promote diversity, equity and inclusion throughout academic veterinary medicine, the meeting honors the late Iverson Bell, a towering figure in the history of veterinary medicine who served as the first Vice President of the American Veterinary Medical Association. Regional Iverson Bell symposiums are periodically presented periodically around the country.

Association of Veterinary Advancement Professionals (AVAP) Annual Meeting

AVAP, a component of the AAVMC, is a several hundred member association of communications, fund-raising, and alumni relations officers working at AAVMC member institutions. These institutional advancement officers convene a meeting in conjunction with the annual meeting of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) which is focused on professional development and best practices.