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Moderator & Judge Information

Thank you for volunteering to moderate an oral session or judge a research abstract at the 2023 ACVIM Forum. Resources for moderating and judging are provided below and include detailed instructions, schedules, evaluation information and much more. Make sure to bookmark this page for easy access. 


Scientific Session and Research Abstract Moderator

Moderating is an important role for a session’s success. Not only do you help the speakers but you help the attendees by keeping the sessions organized and on time. 

Research Abstract Judge

Your careful consideration helps identify the best research in the field of veterinary medicine.


Speaker Headquarters (speaker ready room)

When you are on site at the ACVIM Forum in Philadelphia, the Speaker Headquarters (speaker ready room) is your home base. There are dedicated computer terminals for you to print documents and complete your session evaluations if you’re unable to do so in the session room. 

If you need to decompress you are welcome to stop by the Speaker Headquarters any time during the conference. In addition to dedicated computers, there are refreshments available.  

Pennsylvania Convention Center, Speaker Headquarters  

  • Tuesday, June 13: 2:00-7:00 pm 
  • Wednesday, June 14 to Friday, June 16: 7:00 am-7:00 pm
  • Saturday, June 17: 7:00-11:30 am


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