2017 ACVIM Forum Signature Events

2017 ACVIM Forum Signature Events

Candidate Appreciation Reception (ACVIM Members Only) 
Tuesday, June 6  •  5:30-7:00 pm  •  OFFSITE – Sunset Room by Wolfgang Puck

Join other Candidates, mentors and other ACVIM  and their mentors to celebrate the end of exams and make new connections!  After a stressful few days of testing, it is the perfect place to meet up, enjoy food and beverage, and make plans for the rest of the evening. Take in the beautiful view at this convenient location that takes you into the heart of National Harbor. Pre-registration required. Additional fees may apply. Complementary for ACVIM candidates.
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Specialty Symposium Reception (ACVIM Members and Affiliates Only) 
Wednesday, June 7  •  5:00-7:00 pm  •  Potomac Ballroom 1 Foyer

Following your members only specialty day, filled with premium education and connections within your specialty, join us to continue the conversations started earlier in the day or connect across specialties. Enjoy food and beverage in this event dedicated only to ACVIM members. 
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Membership Luncheon and Awards Ceremony (ACVIM Members Only)
Thursday, June 8  •  12:30-2:00 pm  •  Potomac Ballroom A

Join us at the annual membership luncheon and business meeting. You’ll have a chance to catch up with your colleagues while hearing about the latest happenings at your college. And, you won’t want to miss the presentation of the prestigious Robert W. Kirk Award for Professional Excellence and the ACVIM Distinguished Service Award. These awards are the “Oscars” of the ACVIM and the touching videos are always the highlight of the event. Pre-registration required. 

Wine and Cheese Opening Reception & Poster Viewing 
Thursday, June 8  •  6:00-7:30 pm  •  Exhibit Hall C

Join us in the exhibit hall for this signature event. With a full schedule throughout the day, make sure to take advantage of this occasion to meet research abstract poster authors and dedicate some extra time to visit with conference exhibitors and attendees. All this is available while enjoying some wine and cheese. 

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Keynote Presentation: From Disney to Dean. Insights and Observations. Mark Stetter, DVM, Dipl. ACZM
Friday, June 9  •  10:30–11:20 am  •  Potomac Ballroom A

Don’t miss keynote speaker, Dr. Mark Stetter, Dean of the College of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University and former Director of Animal Operations for the Walt Disney Company, as he shares his unique experiences in veterinary medicine and his desire to “help solve major world problems.”  As the world’s population explodes, there is both a need to feed the planet as well as consider sustainable agriculture and welfare concerns.  The veterinary role in biomedical research and a greater understanding of One Health and natural animal models will help bring new medical discoveries.  

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The Big Bash
Friday, June 9  •  6:00-7:30 pm  •  Potomac Ballroom A

It’s the last big evening of the conference, and another great opportunity to connect with your colleagues in a social setting. Mark your calendar to join us for this fun night and enjoy tasty food and beverages. Stop in or stay for the entire event.

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