AVMA 2021 annual meeting now to be fully virtual

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(SCHAUMBURG, Illinois) April 13, 2021—The American Veterinary Medical Association has decided that AVMA Convention 2021, scheduled for July 29-August 1, will be hosted as a virtual, online-only event for a second year.

While the organization had hoped for an in-person gathering this summer, attendee safety and wellbeing is the AVMA’s top priority, and the AVMA decided upon a virtual convention for a second year in a row due to lingering COVID-19 concerns and restrictions.

“AVMA Convention 2021 promises to be engaging, inspiring, and educational – the high-level experience attendees expect from our convention, delivered in a safe and convenient format,” said Dr. Douglas Kratt, AVMA President.  “We look forward to returning to an in-person convention as scheduled in 2022 in Philadelphia.”

This year’s speakers include keynoter Atul Gawande, MD, surgeon, professor, best-selling author and public health leader, and Sarah Culberson, Sierra Leone princess, humanitarian, educator, and author of “A Princess Found.”

Registration for Convention 2021 will open April 19. For more updates on Convention 2021, including Continuing Education sessions, speakers, virtual events and more, please visit AVMA.org/Convention.

For more information, contact Michael San Filippo, AVMA media relations manager, at 847-732-6194 (cell/text) or msanfilippoatavma [dot] org (msanfilippo[at]avma[dot]org).

About the AVMA

Serving more than 100,000 member veterinarians, the AVMA is the nation's leading representative of the veterinary profession, dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of animals, humans and the environment. Founded in 1863 and with members in every U.S. state and territory and more than 60 countries, the AVMA is one of the largest veterinary medical organizations in the world. Informed by our members' unique scientific training and clinical knowledge, the AVMA supports the crucial work of veterinarians and advocates for policies that advance the practice of veterinary medicine and improve animal and human health.