January 01, 2008


 Research institute concept moves forward

Posted Dec. 15, 2007

Advancing the concept of the Institute for Companion Animal and Equine Research will be the focus of a one-day meeting at AVMA headquarters in Schaumburg, Ill., March 26.

The Executive Board approved the meeting, which will comprise the AVMA Council on Research, one board member, and two representatives each from the American Veterinary Medical Foundation, Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges, American Animal Hospital Association or its foundation, and American Association of Equine Practitioners or its foundation.

The event will be held in conjunction with the spring meeting of the COR, which submitted the recommendation. The cost to the AVMA will total $3,300.

At its April 2007 meeting, the board approved support of the concept of a national institute promoting companion animal and equine research. The concept is for an institute that would, among other things, recommend and coordinate veterinary medical research; identify and recommend strategic alliances among groups within and outside of veterinary medicine to support and encourage research that advances animal and human health; and provide recommendations on research policies and priorities.