Convention Management and Program Committee


The Convention Management and Program Committee is responsible for fulfilling the mission of the AVMA Annual Convention.

The CMPC will develop and implement the educational program of the annual convention. This includes an ongoing effort to provide top-tier continuing education through presentation, interactive labs, and a vital exhibit hall experience. The CMPC will collaborate with associated groups to enhance educational diversity and support mutual objectives of the AVMA and those groups. The CMPC will provide guidance to convention division staff as they execute necessary logistics to ensure a successful convention. 


Summer - at end of the Annual Convention; fall and spring - at AVMA Headquarters.  

Membership, Method of Appointment, and Representation:

The Committee is comprised of a Chair; eight Section Managers representing Companion Animal, Food Animal/Equine, Poultry Medicine, Practice Management and Professional Development, Public and Corporate Practice, Interactive Labs, Veterinary Technician Programming, and Other Convention Activities sections; one non-voting Liaison; and Industry Advisor. The Industry Advisory provides communication between the Committee, the American Veterinary Exhibitors Association (AVEA) and other exhibitors. Committee members can serve two 3-year terms. With the exception of the Veterinary Technician Section Manager, each Section Manager is appointed by the Board of Directors. The Veterinary Technician Section Manager is nominated by the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA). The Board of Directors may appoint or reject the NAVTA appointee for cause, and request that NAVTA nominate another individual.

Nominations for incoming Section Managers are approved by the AVMA Board of Directors at their November meeting prior to the start of the Section Manager's term. Incoming Section Managers will begin their term at the July CMPC meeting immediately following their appointment.

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