General Information

2017 ACVIM Forum

Whether you’re looking to inject a big dose of the latest scientific research into your practice, or just want to seek out the trends that will keep you a cut above the rest, the ACVIM Forum’s invigorating blend of leading-edge scientific research, state-of-the-art lectures and exclusive networking connects you with the best and brightest in the veterinary industry. With more than 600 sessions and up to 38 hours of CE credit hours available, the 2017 ACVIM Forum is a must attend event for veterinary professionals. 

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Registration Information

Full conference registrations include the Keynote Session, Scientific Sessions, Technician Program, Research Abstracts, access to the conference proceedings and admission to the exhibit hall, plus multiple networking events! 

Member rates are a benefit of ACVIM membership. To qualify, you must be a member at the time of registration. Registration fees do not include any travel or hotel/housing costs. One and two day registrations are only eligible to attend education sessions as well as social events and the exhibit hall on the day(s) purchased. 

To qualify for the student registration category, you must be a full-time student.

To qualify for the resident, intern or 1st year graduate category, you must be a full time resident or intern or just have graduated within the past 12 months.

Any retired veterinarian, at least 65 years old, qualifies for this registration category. 

You do not have to be an ACVIM member for these categories. 

Guest registrations are valid for individuals accompanying 2017 ACVIM Forum attendees with full registration. This registration fee category does not include attendance at the educational session offerings. Continuing education credit is not available for this registration fee category.

Guest registration includes admission to the exhibit hall, Keynote Session and receptions on Thursday and Friday. Guest registrations are not intended to be used for attendance by multiple people from the same practice.

Only interested in making connections inside the exhibit hall? ACVIM offers a one-day exhibit hall pass to access the hall. All exhibit hall passes can only be purchased on site at the registration desk at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center only. Exhibit hall passes are not intended to be used for suitcasing our exhibit hall. Non-exhibiting companies are not allowed to distribute materials or samples or promote their company in any way to attendees or exhibitors throughout the entire conference area. Exhibiting companies may only distribute any type of marketing material from their designated booth space.

All cancellations must be submitted in writing to the ACVIM at Cancellations postmarked by May 17, 2017 are entitled to a full refund, less a $100 cancellation fee. NO REFUNDS OR CREDITS will be issued after May 17, 2017.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the ACVIM will make every effort to provide reasonable accommodations requested for individuals with disabilities. Requests for accommodations can be responded to more effectively if received at least two weeks in advance of the event. Direct accommodation requests to the ACVIM at (800) 245-9081, (303) 231-9933 or email

Child care services will be provided at the Headquarters Hotel from Wednesday, June 7–Saturday, June 10, 2017. Reservations MUST be made in advance. More information available in early 2017.

ACVIM intends to take photographs and video of this event for use in ACVIM news and promotional material, in print, electronic and other media, including the website. By participating in this event, you grant ACVIM the right to use any image, photograph, voice or likeness, without limitation, in its promotional materials and publicity efforts without compensation. All media become the property of ACVIM. Media may be displayed, distributed or used by ACVIM for any purpose.

If you have any questions throughout the registration process, please contact (800) 245-9081 (toll-free), (303) 231-9933 (international residents) or email

CE Credits

Veterinarians are eligible to earn up to 30 CE hours over the course of the conference.

The Veterinary Technician program allows Techs to earn up to 25 hours of continuing education over the course of the conference.

The 2017 ACVIM Forum content has been created to meet the requirements of the Texas Veterinary Licensing Act mandated by the 79th Legislature and adopted by the Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners relating to verifying continuing education credit for Texas-licensed veterinarians. Approval is pending.

The 2017 ACVIM Forum content has been created to meet the requirements for continuing education from the New York State Board of Veterinary Medicine. Approval is pending.

Attend the Exhibit Hall

The exhibit hall is the place to learn, explore, network and take a break during the 2017 ACVIM Forum. More than 120 booths will fill the exhibit hall with products and information from a broad range of companies in the veterinary industry.


You don't have to wait until you get to National Harbor to start exploring the exhibit hall. Use the online floorplan to review booth information and product categories, then put together your own schedule and connect with ACVIM industry partners. 

Exhibit Hall Hours
Thursday, June 8
9:30 am–4:30 pm
Hall will reopen for the Wine and Cheese Reception: 6:00–7:30 pm

Friday, June 10
9:30 am–4:30 pm
Refreshments in the exhibit hall 9:50–10:30 am and 4:00–4:30 pm

Knowledge Corner

Back by popular demand! Visit the Knowledge Corner for our popular Lunch and Learn sessions and more. Grab a beverage, lunch voucher and hear some exciting bursts of educational information.

Thursday, June 9
12:00–12:40 pm and 1:00–1:40 pm

Friday, June 10
12:00–12:40 pm and 1:00–1:40 pm

Explore National Harbor, MD

National Harbor is not so much a destination as it is an experience. Immerse yourself in the sights, scents, and sounds of this unique waterfront playground.

• The Capital Wheel—Soar 180 feet above the Potomac River
• Dining—Choose from more than 40 dining options
• Shopping—Shop ’til you drop at more than 180 stores
• Water Taxis—Set sail to Alexandria or the National Mall

Hotel & Travel

Gaylord National Harbor Resort & Convention Center
201 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, MD 20745
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Primary location and Headquarters Hotel

This spectacular waterfront resort, with a stunning 19-story glass atrium and sweeping views of the Potomac River, is steps from National Harbor’s premier entertainment and shopping district and only eight miles south of the nation’s capital. In fact, some of Washington DC's most exciting tours depart from Gaylord National, including trips to Washington's major memorials and monuments. This unique property offers a variety of dining, entertainment and retail options, both within the hotel as well as in the surrounding area.


  • Located at the gateway to the Nation’s Capital region just off I-95 on the Capital Beltway in the exciting, waterfront, entertainment destination of National Harbor.  
  • Convenient shuttle access to downtown Washington, D.C. and all major airports.
  • Water taxi service available to and from Old Town Alexandria, Georgetown, Nationals Stadium and historic Mount Vernon.
  • Connected to the MetroRail system

This year the ACVIM is pleased to provide a majority of the hotel options at the Headquarters Hotel. With the convenience and quality, we are sure you will enjoy your stay. Just steps from the town of National Harbor, we have provided additional hotel availability at a few other properties (with limited availability) within walking distance to the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center. A link to secure your lodging will be provided after you complete your conference registration.

Experient Housing is our Official Housing Provider for the 2017 ACVIM Forum. The American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine has worked diligently with the hotels in National Harbor to establish room blocks for attendees and exhibitors. Improper solicitation of hotel reservations from any company of housing provider other than Experient is not approved by the ACVIM. Reservations made by unaffiliated organizations may appear to be for lower rates; however they may be illegitimate, have unreasonable cancellation or charge penalties, or be completely non-refundable. All rates are based on single/double occupancy and do not include state and local taxes. Please be aware of, and report, any unauthorized solicitation to the ACVIM.

1.  ACVIM has negotiated discounted rates especially for our conference attendees and exhibiting partners.
2.  It’s easy! You don’t need to search for a local hotel, simply select one of the official hotels and make your reservation.
3.  Be a part of the conversation—staying at an official hotel allows you to receive all the communications other conference participants receive. 
4.  Staying within our designated hotel room block allows us to keep your registration costs low and continue to negotiate competitive room rates for all conference participants.

Please be aware: We have received reports of companies posing as official travel vendors offering lodging. They are NOT endorsed or affiliated with the conference. To book your lodging, please book directly through the OFFICIAL housing link provided by Experient, Inc. Please do not become a victim of these companies’ scams as the ACVIM will have no recourse. 

National Harbor, MD is conveniently located just outside of Washington DC with a variety of transportation options. Further detail on travel and transportation to be provided in early 2017. 


Explore the latest research, best practices and strategies in veterinary specialty medicine at the 2017 ACVIM Forum, home of AIMVT’s annual meeting. Especially for technicians, the ACVIM Forum offers three and a half days of education, including 50 sessions dedicated to your specific needs. In addition, dedicated luncheons and workshops will offer opportunities for networking and learning. 

Whether you are highly experienced or a newcomer to veterinary medicine, you'll have opportunities to communicate with internationally-known leaders in the field and learn about the most informative and educational advances in veterinary care through sessions specifically targeting veterinary technicians.


Interested in a career in veterinary internal medicine? The ACVIM Forum is your chance to attend state-of-the-art lectures, access leading edge research and learn about new products. A special event just for students provides additional opportunities to meet internationally known leaders in the field and learn more about veterinary specialty medicine.


Past proceedings are available. For more information, please click here.