Program Committee

The ACVIM Forum Program Committee oversees the yearly ACVIM Forum program. Each specialty has its own subcommittee to develop specific programming.

There are many important deadlines that the committee must meet for the program and these links provide key details for committee members.

ACVIM Forum Program Philosophy

The development of a successful 2023 ACVIM Forum is achieved through the contributions of the ACVIM subcommittees and Affiliated Specialty Veterinary Groups (ASVGs). Subcommittees are in place to assist ACVIM specialties and larger groups that participate in the scientific sessions of the Forum. ASVGs are groups that are either recognized by the AVMA ABVS or groups with a relationship with ACVIM that have an organized membership and, at minimum, annual meetings. All subcommittees, ASVGs and any other participants in the ACVIM Forum should be guided by the program philosophy:

Continuing education and clinical research programs should be thematic, State-of-the-Art and relevant to the practices of the specialties of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) and the Academy of Internal Medicine for Veterinary Technicians (AIMVT) for the technician program.

Thank You to the Members of the 2023 ACVIM Planning Groups: 

Forum Program Committee

Chair: Dr. Tracy Hill, Small Animal Internal Medicine
Assistant Chair: Dr. Heidi Banse, Large Animal Internal Medicine
Past Assistant Chair: Dr. Ashley Boyle

Business, Leadership & Communications + Wellbeing Subcommittee
Chair: Dr. Michael Murray
Assistant Chair: Dr. Elizabeth Parsley
Past Chair: Dr. Sarah Gillings

Cardiology Subcommittee
Chair: Dr. Sarah Cavanaugh
Assistant Chair: Dr. Sarah Bell
Past Chair: Dr. Darcy Adin

Equine Subcommittee
Chair: Dr. Elaine Norton
Assistant Chair: Dr. Tania Kozikowski-Nicholas
Past Chair: Dr. Kara Lascola

Food Animal Internal Medicine Subcommittee
Chair: Dr. Jerry Roberson
Assistant Chair: Dr. Fabienne Uehlinger
Past Chair: Dr. Heidi Barned Heller

Neurology Subcommittee
Chair: Dr. Kari Foss
Assistant Chair: Dr. Neil Mittelman
Past Chair: Dr. Heidi Barnes Heller

Nutrition Subcommittee
Chair: Dr. Renee Streeter
Assistant Chair: Dr. Allison Wara
Past Chair: Dr. Tom Herdt

Oncology Subcommittee
Chair: Dr. Carrie Wood
Assistant Chair: Dr. Laura Barrett
Past Chair: Dr. Bonnie Boudreaux

Small Animal Internal Medicine Subcommittee
Chair: Dr. Arnon Gal
Assistant Chair: Dr. Tara Ghormley
Past Chair: Dr. Jenessa Winston

Technician Subcommittee
Chair: Danielle Decormier
Assistant Chair: Sarah Blasczynski
Past Chair: Julie Nettifee


ACVIM Affiliated Specialty Veterinary Groups (ASVGs):
  • American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP)
  • American College of Vet Clinical Pharmacology (ACVCP/AAVPT)
  • American Academy of Veterinary Nutrition (AAVN)
  • American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology (ASVCP)
  • American Society of Veterinary Nephrology/Urology (ASVNU)
  • Association of Vet Hematology & Transfusion Medicine (AVHTM)
  • Companion Animal Parasitology Council (CAPC)
  • Comparative Gastroenterology Society (CGS & Liver)
  • Education & Research Committee (ERC)
  • Evidence Based Veterinary Medicine Association (EBVMA)
  • International Society of Companion Animal Infectious Diseases (ISCAID)
  • Society for Comparative Endocrinology (SCE)
  • Veterinary and Comparative Clinical Immunology Society (VCCIS)
  • Veterinary Comparative Respiratory Society (VCRS)
  • Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society (VECCS)
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