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AVMA Humane Endings Symposium

January 27-29, 2023 | Chicago

End-of-life decisions are the hardest decisions of all. AVMA’s Humane Endings Symposium gathers the top experts on euthanasia, humane slaughter, depopulation, and psychological impacts of humane endings, to share the latest research and practical experiences related to these issues.

Being held January 27-29, 2023, the symposium will explore topics related to end-of-life procedures, harmonization of voluntary guidance and regulations for these activities, and how involvement in end-of-life activities affects people psychologically. Attendees earn veterinary continuing education (CE) credit.

Presentations will include direct personal experience in performing end-of-life procedures; lessons learned; research reviews; discussions of voluntary and regulatory oversight; and efforts or methods for making recommendations consistent nationally and internationally.

Registration for this meeting has closed.

Who attends the symposium?

The Humane Endings Symposium presents information that is crucial to those actively engaged in studying or carrying out end-of-life measures:

  • Veterinarians involved in end-of-life decisions and procedures
  • Government officials and others who regulate end-of-life activities
  • Educators and those involved in creating standards or protocols related to humane endings
  • Researchers engaged in investigating end-of-life techniques and technology