AVMA Convention Concert Featuring the Gin Blossoms
Sunday, July 23
Doors open 6:30 PM
Concert 7:00 PM
Indiana Convention Center, Halls JK
It's time to bust out your Walkman, throw your hair into a scrunchie and step into the '90s with the Gin Blossoms at AVMA's Sunday night concert! Proclaimed the "Most '90s Band of All Time," the Gin Blossoms are best known for hits "Hey Jealousy," "Found Out About You," "Until I Fall Away," "Allison Road," "Til I Hear It From You" and "Follow You Down."
Children under 18: Free
Vet Clinic Live!®
It's an education experience unlike any other!
AVMA’s Vet Clinic Live!® is a veterinary facility built right on the exhibit floor of the AVMA Convention. Hand-selected vendors demonstrate the newest and most innovative products and services for improving veterinary patient care and treatment while live-action scenarios revolutionize the way you learn about new products. Attendees see products and services demonstrated in a veterinary clinic setting and learn how the latest innovations can enhance their practices. Live demonstrations by veterinary professionals present true-to-life case scenarios that you’ll see only at Vet Clinic Live!®.
Meet-the-Experts Round Table
Friday, July 21
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Earn 1.5 CE credit hours!
Back by popular demand!
Meet, discuss, and network with the best and brightest minds in veterinary medicine at the 2017 AVMA Meet-the-Experts Round Table. Take this opportunity to interact with and learn from featured speakers and AVMA leaders in a lively, interactive setting. The event will feature 40+ round table discussions of current topics in veterinary medicine, presented in three different rounds. Take away a functional understanding of a model, approach, concept or tool that you can bring back to your practice.
- 20-minute rounds
- 10-minute breaks between each round
- Light snacks available
- Casual and informal event
Saturday, July 22
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Insights for One Health from Centuries and Millennia Past
Join us for brunch, learn what is new at the AVMA and hear from keynote speaker Paul Sereno. New developments in genetics, ancient DNA and paleoanthropology are giving us a whole new perspective on what actually happened in past animal-human health crises like the Plague.
Likewise, new fossils and human development have yielded major insights into the timing
Likewise, new fossils and human development have yielded major insights into the timing of evolutionary changes to the human body, such as upright posture, and why some of those recent changes are often points of failure.
Paul Sereno's background is in paleontology, and his findings about the animal and plant world will engage and intrigue you as you see how the history of the animal world relates to today. He is a National Geographic Explorer and a professor at the University of Chicago, where he works in the Fossil Lab. His work is an exciting blend of art, history and science wrapped in adventure. He has explored the Sahara and Gobi Deserts, India's Thar Desert and remote valleys in Tibet. Featured in National Geographic magazine stories and NOVA documentaries, Sereno was named Teacher of the Year by the Chicago Tribune.
The Keynote Brunch is open to full convention registrants, including veterinarians, technicians, practice staff, and students. Guests and exhibitors are invited to attend a Viewing Party in an alternate location.
AVMF Food Truck Fest
Saturday, July 22
6:00 – 9:00 PM
6:00 – 7:00 PM, VIP tickets only
On Georgia St. just outside the Convention Center
Support the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) while sampling the best of Indianapolis's thriving food truck scene and enjoying the music of one of Indy's best DJs. VIP tickets include early admission and access to VIP tents. Admission cost does not include food and drink purchases. Tickets are nonrefundable. Admission proceeds go to AVMF.
VIP Tickets: $50
General Admission Tickets: $15
Veterinary Student Tickets: $5
Children 10 and under: Free
*Admission cost is a donation to the AVMF and does not include food and drink purchases.
Young Professionals Event
Saturday, July 22
6:30 – 8:00 PM
NCAA Hall of Champions
Students, recent graduates and other young professionals are invited to this NEW event! Explore the interactive exhibits at the NCAA Hall of Champions while meeting and networking with your peers. See how fast you can pitch a baseball, or challenge your friends to a game of pick-up basketball! Enjoy appetizers and a cash bar while learning fun facts about every college sport. Space is limited, and the event is first come, first served.
Veterinary Technician Appreciation Event
Saturday, July 22
7:00 – 9:00 PM
Indianapolis Zoo, Oceans Building
A new date to better accommodate your Convention schedule! In appreciation for your dedication to the profession, AVMA invites veterinary technicians and technician students to an evening at the Indianapolis Zoo. The Oceans Building houses penguins, seals, sea lions and a dog shark tank where you can actually pet the sharks! Snack on appetizers and enjoy a cash bar while you check out the tanks of exotic fish.
Network with the best & brightest
Veterinary professionals from all disciplines and practice sectors gather at AVMA Convention. There’s no better place to meet the people who can help you practice better medicine and advance your career. Looking to host a meeting in conjunction with the Convention? Meeting space is available at the headquarters hotel and some surrounding hotels for business meetings, luncheons, receptions and dinners. Plus, there will be events to enjoy with your peers, such as the Veterinary Technician Appreciation Reception, Young Professionals Event and more!
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