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Call for Sessions: Closed


The 2024 ACVIM Forum Call for Sessions is now closed.

If your session submission was selected and you are chosen to speak at the ACVIM Forum 2024, you will be notified in December 2023. Please hold all dates of the conference June 5-8, 2024 until further notice. 

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Hybrid Offerings

The 2024 ACVIM Forum will include a virtual and on-demand component as well as a live virtual day.

In-person and virtual offerings are listed below:

  • In-person: Live program sessions are taking place in Minneapolis, Minnesota. A portion of in-person sessions may be captured during the live event and delivered in the on demand virtual offering. A small number of sessions will be chosen to be live streamed for a virtual audience.
  • On demand: Virtual sessions will complement the in-person, live sessions and be available to both the in-person and virtual audience. On demand sessions will focus on session topics that are successfully delivered in a virtual environment and are primarily lecture-based. All on demand offerings will be available through the end of October 2024.
  • Live Virtual Day: Live virtual sessions will take place during the Live Virtual Day on June 18th, 2024. These sessions will occur online in real time and provide attendees the opportunity to interact with speakers through a live session Q&A. Live Virtual Day will be available to all conference registrants.

What are the different session types?

All program submissions should be targeted toward veterinary specialists and experienced technicians. General practitioners with the desire to participate in advanced programming are encouraged to attend.  Session lengths may vary to reflect the necessary time to deliver the proposed content. When presenting topics that cross over specialty areas, participants are strongly encouraged to work in tandem with a specialist in the corresponding area relevant to the presentation.   

Session Submission Types

What are the different session formats?

The ACVIM Forum offers sessions in a variety of formats and will be delivering sessions both in-person and virtually during this hybrid event. Sessions that are difficult to be presented virtually will be prioritized for in-person delivery, based on sessions reviews and programming decisions. Live sessions that are able to translate to online delivery may be captured and made available to virtual participants. Opportunities are available to engage attendees in smaller discussions or hands-on settings.

Session formats vary and can be typically categorized as follows:


  • Case Discussions – Case-based reviews with audience participation incorporated into session delivery.
  • Expert Round Table Discussions –An organized conversation with one moderator plus one designated expert in the field per table, bringing a variety of perspectives to one subject or a variety of subjects within a theme for table discussions.
  • Panel Discussion – A group of experts discuss a topic from varying perspectives and elicits audience questions.
  • Workshop – Short courses that demonstrates the practical application of skills and principles using animal models, videotapes, or slides and/or one that encourages free discussion or exchange of ideas.
  • Hands-on Lab – Small group dry labs offer limited hands-on, skill-based experiences.
  • Interactive Lecture – Single or multi-presenter lecture-based sessions with audience participation. Interactive components can include: think-pair-share, audience discussion opportunities, posed questions to the audience, audience movement within the room, audience polling, and other interactive techniques.
  • Didactic Lecture Only – Single or multi-presenter sessions with no dedicated opportunities for audience participation aside from Q&A at the end of the session. Material delivery is lecture-based only.  

Additional Session Formats

Additional fees and pre-registration may apply to some sessions and will be determined by the ACVIM office. Maximum attendee levels may pertain to specific sessions to limit attendance size to allow for greater interaction. Please be as specific as possible during the submission process to outline your session needs, including recommended fees, unique technical requirements, session capacities and more.

Session Sponsorships

All sponsorships must be handled through the ACVIM office. No recognition will be provided without the involvement of the ACVIM office. Please indicate recommended sponsorship opportunities and companies within your submission and the ACVIM Associate Director, Strategic Partnerships will follow up pending session acceptance. For any questions, contact Leah Gayheart at

Important Dates


The call for sessions is open July 20- August 20, 2023.

Session Status Notifications:

December 2023.

The call for Research Abstracts opens in January 2024.

Research Abstract Status Notifications: March 2024.


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