AVMA Convention 2022 Daily News Friday


Daily Highlights

Published July 29, 2022

All times are in Eastern Daylight Time.


Center for Wellbeing
Daily through Monday, skybridge over Arch Street
Stop in to learn more about the AVMA’s well-being resources, speak with a licensed mental health professional, relax, recharge, get tips on staying healthy, and reconnect with colleagues. The AVMA Trust’s Wellness Booth will offer health screenings from 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.. These include but are not limited to rabies titer, cholesterol, complete blood count, and thyroid. Discounted rates are available for AVMA members. Appointments may be made, but walk-ins are welcome. The center will also have a licensed professional available for coaching from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Saturday through Monday. Sponsored by Merck Animal Health, AVMA Life, and AVMA PLIT.

Animal Welfare Reception
4:50-6 p.m., 12th Street foyer
Three of the most prestigious awards in veterinary medicine, animal welfare, and human-animal interaction will be presented together. Prior to this event, from 4-4:50 p.m. in room 103C, Dr. Patricia V. Turner, winner of the AVMA Animal Welfare Award, will talk about her work on behavioral management of research animals.

Veterinary Career Mix & Mingle
5-6 p.m., Grand Hall
Connect and chat with employers from across all fields of veterinary medicine. This event, sponsored by the AVMA Veterinary Career Center, gives attendees a chance to meet the people who can help them advance their career. Job seekers can make new connections, practice their elevator pitch, polish their conversational skills, and have fun. Bites and beverages are included. Attendees can register at convention registration.

Alumni receptions
7-9 p.m., various locations
Veterinary colleges are hosting events to give attendees a chance to reconnect with classmates and make new friends with other alumni.

Continuing education

“Recent Advancements in Oncology”
9-9:50 a.m., room 115AB
Dr. Craig Andrew Clifford, medical oncologist at BluePearl Pet Hospital in Malvern, Pennsylvania, will discuss genetic cancer screening; highlight treatment options in veterinary oncology, including two new drugs—Laverdia for lymphoma and Stelfonta for mast cell tumors; and briefly discuss cancer vaccines.

“The Effects of Global Climate Change on Animals”
10-11:50 a.m., room 124
In part one, Drs. Sherri L Kasper and Terry Ryan Kane will discuss how changes in weather patterns caused by global climate change affect wildlife and livestock on land, including honeybees. In part two, the presenters will cover the impact of global climate change on aquaculture and wild aquatic animals as well as water sources. Attendees will learn about what veterinarians can do to mitigate global climate change.

“Applying One Health to the COVID-19 Pandemic: State and Federal Updates”
1-4:50 p.m., room 122A
Today’s Dr. James H. Steele One Health track brings together state, federal, and academic partners to provide updates on SARS-CoV-2 susceptibility and transmission in a variety of species, including companion animals, farmed animals, and free-ranging and captive wildlife; mechanisms for coordinating one-health investigations; surveillance models for SARS-CoV-2 and other emerging and endemic zoonoses; and the dangers of using ivermectin to treat or prevent COVID in humans.