Experience unique CE opportunities at AVMA Convention 2017

Published on April 20, 2017
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Unique CE at AVMA Convention 2017 Backyard Poultry, Honey Bees, and MoreAVMA Convention attendees know that our annual veterinary conference is a great place to earn Continuing Education (CE) credits, and this year is no different! AVMA Convention 2017 has top-notch CE offerings for every background and interest, with interactive CE options, hands-on labs, panels and lectures taught by the best and brightest in veterinary medicine. Stay on the cutting edge of your field with unique sessions highlighting hot topics in veterinary medicine including honey bees, urban farming, telemedicine and more.

Honey Bee Health and Husbandry

Under the new FDA regulations related to medically-important antibiotics, honey bees are considered food animals. That means beekeepers and honey bee producers will need a veterinarian’s involvement in order to obtain medically-important antibiotics for use in feed or by soluble administration, just like other food animal producers. In turn, that requires veterinarians to be knowledgeable about honey bees and establish a valid veterinarian-client-patient relationship before prescribing antibiotics or writing Veterinary Feed Directives (VFDs) for bee colonies.

At AVMA Convention 2017, you’ll have the opportunity to attend a series of CE sessions that will provide you with essential knowledge about basic beekeeping, inspection and proper care. Use the searchable CE schedule to view honeybee sessions.

Urban Farming

Need to learn or refresh your knowledge on topics associated with livestock that produce meat, milk, fiber, eggs or honey for human use? If so, then attend one of the sessions offered in urban farming topics at AVMA Convention 2017.

You’ll have the opportunity to attend sessions specifically designed to address environmental and governmental regulatory requirements for livestock raised in urban and suburban areas; identify resources available for follow-up associated with livestock in urban environments; and learn how to address economic and logistical viability of adding livestock services to an urban veterinary practice.


The use of telemedicine or telehealth and digital consulting apps in veterina
ry medicine has been the subject of considerable focus and discussion recently. These tools potentially offer benefits to animals, owners and the veterinary profession, and the veterinary community has been engaged in passionate dialogue about the proper use of telehealth tools.

Join the AVMA’s telehealth session at AVMA Convention to explore practical, regulatory and legal topics such as patient safety, the proper role of the veterinary team, application of the veterinarian-client-patient relationship (VCPR), licensure and liability, and more!

Hands-on Education

AVMA Convention offers a variety of hands-on education opportunities to help you gain skills in performing procedures and diagnostic examinations, or learning new behavioral or rehabilitation techniques using models, live animals or cadavers. These interactive labs and workshops cover a variety of topics, from dental demonstrations to fecal labs—allowing you to learn veterinary techniques from end to end!

View hands-on education sessions on the new and improved CE search site.

AVMA Convention 2017 takes place July 21-25 in Indianapolis, and there’s still time to take advantage of the advance registration discount to save money. Indy is an exciting city with a lot of cultural and natural attractions, and we expect hotels to fill up quickly with the Brickyard 400 race also in town, so we encourage you to register and book your lodging soon. Visit avmaconvention.org to register, view the full CE schedule and reserve your hotel room!


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