Summits and symposiums

In this article:
  • Get information about topical summits and symposiums presented by the AVMA.

  • Find opportunities to broaden your knowledge and mastery of important veterinary topics, while connecting with colleagues who share your interests and priorities.


AVMA's conferences and topical symposiums are unrivaled venues for education and networking. They empower attendees to dig deeply into specific subjects in a boutique environment, while taking advantage of the same level of best-in-breed continuing education (CE) that's presented at the annual AVMA Convention and Veterinary Leadership Conference. Join us at these smaller meetings to broaden your knowledge and mastery of important veterinary topics, while connecting with like-minded colleagues from across the veterinary profession.

Veterinary Business and Economic Forum

October 24-25, 2023

The AVMA Veterinary Business and Economic Forum is the veterinary profession's only event focused solely on business and economic trends, challenges, and opportunities. Attendees gain actionable insights into what the future of the veterinary profession might look like and how decisions today can influence business and economic health tomorrow. It's the ideal CE event for those who want to improve practice performance, stay abreast of research, understand emerging trends, and leverage the most current insight and analysis for strategic decision-making. Learn more

Humane Endings Symposium

Connect with experts to discuss cutting-edge research into the application of methods of euthanasia, slaughter and depopulation across many species. Learn how the AVMA formulates its humane endings guidance, and contribute to the knowledge base and conversation that shapes it. Learn more

Public Policy Symposium

The AVMA Public Policy Symposium helps state and allied veterinary medical associations tackle veterinary medicine's most pressing policy issues. Attendees include veterinary associations executives, staff, officers, directors, lobbyists, and others involved in veterinary advocacy work.