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JULY 31 – AUG 4, 2020
San Diego, California

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Choose from a large selection of CE sessions

All your CE needs at one convention! Earn more than 40 hours of CE from over 900 education sessions offered over the course of five days, in tracks like Companion Animal Medicine and Food Animal/Equine. CE sessions are organized into various content tracks and further divided into sub-topics.

If you have questions regarding your CE certificate, please contact AVMA_CEatavma [dot] org.

Learn from subject matter experts and your peers

AVMA Convention features expert speakers with valuable experience and knowledge to share. They're bringing you the most up-to-date information that will make a real difference in your practice and career. At AVMA Convention, you can count on a varied audience in every CE session. You might be with attendees who have been in veterinary practice for more than 20 years or young professionals who have been practicing for less than five years. You may find yourself sitting next to large animal practitioners, scientific researchers, or veterinary educators. Your fellow attendees may be close to home, have traveled across the country, or be representing a global perspective. What's certain is they are your colleagues who share your interest and passion for veterinary medicine. And you don't want to miss this opportunity to learn from such a diverse group of professionals!

Have an idea for a hot topic session or AVMA poster?

Does your topic fit into one of these criteria?

  • Emerging issue
  • Significant impact on profession
  • Trending
  • Broad interest across all stakeholders
  • Relevance to profession
  • Cross disciplinary
  • Significant economic impact

If so, AVMA invites you to submit proposals for inclusion at the AVMA Convention 2020 on July 31 - August 4 in San Diego! Abstracts submitted will be reviewed by AVMA's Convention Education Program Committee.


Call for hot topics and AVMA posters is open!

Presenters will be notified in April 2020

Submit your idea

Submission site closes: March 1, 2020 11:59 p.m. CT


Questions? Contact the AVMA Convention CE staff at avma_ceatavma [dot] org.

Different formats accommodate assorted learning styles

CE sessions are offered in a variety of formats, including:

  • Interactive labs and workshops – Immerse yourself in one of our interactive labs or workshops, providing small group interaction with top-tier instructors.
    • Labs include lecture and hands-on training in procedures, determining diagnostic examinations, and learning new behavioral or rehabilitation techniques using models, live animals, or cadavers.
    • Workshops include classroom-based learning with small group discussions, exercises, and opportunities to practice applying concepts.
  • Posters – Join researchers and practitioners presenting their academic and professional findings.
  • Panels – Listen and ask questions to a group of panelists discussing and presenting differing perspectives.
  • Education sessions developed by our industry partners and association affiliates include:
    • Sunrise CE starts at 7:00 a.m. and may include a light breakfast.
    • Lunchtime Connections are held over the lunchtime hour in the Exhibit Hall.
    • Refresher Sessions are on Sunday and Monday at 3:00 p.m. in the Exhibit Hall and may include light snacks.
    • Symposiums are multi-hour programs focused on veterinary issues and services.

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