AVMA Convention - CE Program

JULY 13-17, 2018

Denver, Colorado

Colorado Convention Center

Registration opens February 2018. Sign up for Convention News!


CE Program

Guide to continuing education (CE)

Choose from a large selection of CE sessions

All your CE needs in one location! Earn more than 40 hours of CE from over 700 education sessions offered over the course of five days, in tracks like Companion Animal Medicine and Food Animal Equine. CE sessions are organized into nine content tracks and further divided into sub-topics. All your CE sessions will take place at the Indiana Convention Center.

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2017 CE highlights

Practice Profitability

AVMA's Practice Profitability Program is a series of interactive, experiential learning sessions especially geared toward veterinary practice owners and practice managers. The practice profitability curriculum includes a variety of Practice Profitability Core sessions in two designated levels: Level 1 and Level 2. Level 1 sessions are a great opportunity to learn about basic financial and economic principles, strategies for building client relationships and improving staff functions, and workplace operations that support successful practice management. Level 2 sessions provide an advanced learning experience that builds on the Level 1 program. It is recommended that attendees have previously completed the Level 1 curriculum and/or are comfortable with Level 1 subject matter. This curriculum is heavily based on strategies and implementation, including hands-on exercises and specific methods to achieve your goals for your practice.

Honeybee Health and Husbandry

Under the new FDA regulations related to medically-important antibiotics, honeybees are considered food animals. That means honeybee producers will need to establish a valid veterinary-client-patient relationship in order to obtain antibiotics for use in feed or by soluble administration, just like other food animal producers. In turn, that requires veterinarians to be knowledgeable about honeybees before giving prescribing them antibiotics or writing Veterinary Feed Directives (VFDs). At AVMA Convention 2017, you have the opportunity to attend a series will provide you with the essentials for basic beekeeping, inspection and proper care.

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 AVMA's Urban Farming track. At the 2017 AVMA Convention, 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 how to address economic and logistical viability of adding livestock veterinary services to an urban veterinary practice.

Hands-on Education

The AVMA offers a variety of hands-on education opportunities to help you gain skills in performing procedures, determining 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—learn veterinary techniques from end to end!

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Convention CE certificates

AVMA offers two types of CE certificates

  • General Certificate of Attendance – Shows the maximum hours of AVMA approved CE credit.
  • Detailed CE Certificate – Lists each attended session title and the total earned CE hours.

If you have questions about which type best meets your needs, check the state veterinary licensing board website for CE criteria.

Information about 2017 CE certificates

2017 CE certificates can be accessed through the AVMA Convention App or from your desktop. You can log into the app using your email address and last name. By adding sessions and events to your agenda, you can track how many CE credits hours you attended and email or download your certificate directly from the app or from your desktop.

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How to get your 2017 CE certificates

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VetAdventure: Mobile PassportDownload the AVMA Convention app and visit each stop in VetAdventure and complete the questions to earn points. Reach 1,000 points by Monday, July 24 at 1 p.m. and you will be automatically entered into the grand prize drawing!*

*Drawing will take place on Monday, July 24 at 3:30 p.m. at the AVMA Pavilion (Booth #701).

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