Public Policy Symposium 2014

Sept. 5-6, 2014
Hyatt Regency O'Hare

 The AVMA's Public Policy Symposium helps state and allied VMAs tackle today’s most pressing policy issues. It is attended by veterinary associations’ executives, staff, officers, directors, lobbyists, and other veterinarians involved in advocacy.

Proceedings from Past Symposiums

2013 Can You Hear Me Now? The Conversation

The AVMA hosted this intraprofessional conversation about animal welfare in Rosemont, Illinois on November 14-15, 2013. Approximately 175 veterinarians representing the diversity of the profession attended, seeking to have “better informed and more broadly shared conversations about animals’ use and care that will encourage and better equip us to fully embrace our role not only as experts in animal health, but as primary protectors of animals’ welfare and advocates for sound public policy at all levels.” In keeping with the concept of an intra-professional conversation, access to proceedings from this meeting is limited to AVMA and SAVMA members.

2009 Animal Welfare in Veterinary Medical Education and Research

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) co-hosted this symposium at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan on November 8-11, 2009. An international line-up of expert speakers presented information on the role of the veterinary profession in animal welfare education, research and advocacy.