About ACE

Courses are designed specifically and offered exclusively for 1) ACVIM, ECVIM, ECVN, and ECEIM Diplomates and ACVIM Associates in good standing, and 2) ACVIM, ECVIM, ECVN, and ECEIM Candidates actively pursuing Board certification (active pursuit is defined as progress towards certification such as participation in a residency program, preparing case reports, writing Board examinations, etc.)

Advanced Continuing Education (ACE) Courses

The ACVIM is committed to bringing you high quality continuing education even in uncertain times. As we continually work to meet the needs of many constituents, we realize the importance keeping all parties safe. We have decided to move all 2020 fall ACE course offerings to either an online platform or postpone until 2021. Below is the updated list of course availability and future plans for each offering.

2020 ONLINE AND VIRTUAL COURSES
     
ACVIM Brain Camp Online
August - October 2020
Formerly offered as part of the North American Neuroscience Course (Brain Camp). Consisting of 18 hours of pre-recorded content, divided into 3 courses – Diagnostic Imaging, Electrodiagnostics and Neuropathology. Each course will include 6 hours of recorded content plus 1 hour Live Q&A with the presenters.

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  Bridging the Divide: Enhancing Communication for Specialists 
The ability to manage an animal’s healthcare effectively and efficiently depends upon communicating with and understanding the perspective of the people connected to that animal. Courses are designed to meet and address the unique challenges faced with providing specialty care. 
More information coming soon!
     

Advanced Endocrinology
November 2-4, 2020
This 2.5-day virtual course will focus on advances in companion animal endocrinology. Topics covered will include the management of dogs and cats with diabetes mellitus, including patients with ketoacidosis; monitoring methods for dogs with hyperadrenocorticism; and medical and dietary therapy for hyperlipidemia.
More information coming soon!

 

   
     
2020 COURSES - POSTPONED TO 2021
     

ACVIM North American Neuroscience Course (Brain Camp)*

  Advanced Techniques in Neurosurgery
     
LAIM Candidate Boot Camp   Bridging the Divide: Enhancing Communication for Specialists*
     
Endoscopy Resident Boot Camp   Advanced Equine Cardiology: Delving into the Heart of the Matter
 *Courses will have an online component developed in 2020 
     
     

2020

Advances in Small Animal Respiratory Imaging
February 7–9, 2020
Oquendo Center
Las Vegas, NV

2019

GI Mircrobiome for Specialists: Cutting Edge Theory and Application
Novemeber 4-5, 2019
Oquendo Center
Las Vegas, NV

Advanced Arrhythmia Diagnosis and Treatment
October 25-26, 2019
Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center
Atlanta, GA


Endoscopy Resident Boot Camp

October 14–17, 2019
Colorado State University
Ft. Collins, CO

Large Animal Candidate Boot Camp
October 17-20, 2019
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI

Advanced Techniques in Neurosurgery
August 23-24, 2019
Oquendo Center
Las Vegas, NV

Science of Veterinary Oncology 
April 29-30, 2019
Oquendo Center
Las Vegas, NV

Ultrasound for Specialists: Maximizing Ultrasound in Practice 
April 5-7, 2019
Oquendo Center
Las Vegas, NV

Equine Neonatology: Advanced Approaches for the Critically Ill Foal 
February 1-3, 2019
Dallas Marriott Suites Medical/Market Center
Dallas, TX


2018 

Current Concepts in Pancreatic and Hepatobiliary Disorders of the Dog and Cat
October 26-27, 2018
Business Tech Center

Greenwood Village, CO

2nd Annual Large Animal Candidate Boot Camp
October 11-14, 2018
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX

Neurology: Advanced Techniques in Intracranial Surgery
August 24-25, 2018
Oquendo Center
Las Vegas, NV

Advances in Small Animal Respiratory Imaging
August 2-4, 2018
Oquendo Center
Las Vegas, NV


Equine Cardiology 
January 18-20, 2018
Oquendo Center
Las Vegas, NV


2017

Key Topics in Interventional Cardiology
December 8, 2017
Oquendo Center
Las Vegas, NV

Large Animal Candidate Boot Camp
October 12-15, 2017
Michigan State University (MSU) Veterinary Medical Center
East Lansing, MI

SAIM: Immunology/Hematology
October 6-7, 2017
Oquendo Center
Las Vegas, NV

Key Topics in Interventional Cardiology
September 9, 2017
University of Pennsylvania 
University City
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Advanced Techniques in Neurosurgery
August 25-26, 2017
Oquendo Center
Las Vegas, NV

Additional recordings will be listed below as they become available.

2018 ACVIM Forum Recordings

Chemotherapy Safety: How the New Regulations Affect Veterinarians

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Submit A Course Topic

Interested in Submitting a Topic?

ACVIM Diplomates are welcomed to submit topics of interest to the ACE Committee to review.  Please contact ACE@ACVIM.org with questions.

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Sponsoring an ACE course is a great opportunity to engage with a very targeted audience of ACVIM Diplomates in a small setting where one-on-one relationships can be established. Learn More.