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.

Cannabis Symposium

AVMA's first symposium dedicated to cannabis will provide a 360-degree perspective of cannabis in veterinary medicine. Attendees will explore cannabinoid pharmacology, see where clinical research is heading, and learn about veterinarians' regulatory obligations to ensure optimal patient care and legal protection for ourselves and our practices. The Cannabis Symposium takes place as part of AVMA Virtual Convention, August 20-22, 2020. Learn more

Economic Summit

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

Veterinary Wellbeing Summit

The Veterinary Wellbeing Summit convenes practitioners, team members, students, educators, and mental health experts for practical learning that supports both personal and workplace wellbeing. CE focuses on actionable strategies and tactics that foster inclusive academic and work environments and promote individual, team, practice, and organizational wellbeing. The summit is convened jointly by the AVMA, the American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) and Zoetis.

Humane Endings Symposium

Connect with experts to discuss cutting-edge research in 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.

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.