85+ live sessions delivered by expert speakers
230+ on demand sessions available to access anytime, anywhere
210+ ePosters displaying the latest research in the virtual gallery
Over 300 RACE-approved CE credits available to earn
Congratulations to the 2021 ACVIM Research Award Winners
2021 ACVIM Research Awards
ACVIM Resident Research Award Winners
Cardiology Research Abstract Award Winners
ACVIM Early Career Clinical Oncology Research Award Winner
Keynote Address by Jamie Metzl, PhD, JD
The live event kicked off on the morning of Wednesday, June 9 with a fascinating keynote address, “Hacking Darwin: Genetic Engineering and the Future of Life,” delivered by renowned public speaker Dr. Jamie Metzl.
Sponsored by Hill’s Pet Nutrition
Wednesday Networking Breaks
Attendees were able to choose from one of the five available
activities during the networking break on June 9. Some traveled virtually to
Lima, Paris or Rome, others unleashed their psychic potential with master
mentalist and magician Michael Gutenplan or tuned in as The Second City brought
the laughs with a personalized improv show.
Improv Comedy Show with The Second City
Master Mentalist and Magician Michael Gutenplan
Guided Virtual Tours of Lima, Paris or Rome
After Hours Events
After learning concluded on Wednesday and Thursday evenings,
attendees were invited to join us for two live, interactive events. Competition
was steep and prizes were awarded to first, second and third places during
Trivia Night, and the Flying Ivories kept us entertained with a Dueling Pianos
Show customized by audience requests!
Dueling Pianos Show by the Flying Ivories
Connection with Fellow Attendees
There were plenty of ways for attendees to network and connect during the conference, whether on the Attendee Chat discussion board or in the dedicated Specialists Lounge, sponsored by VCA Animal Hospitals. We also invited attendees to get social with us by commenting on our daily social media posts during the live event. Each comment earned an attendee one entry into a $100 gift card drawing, which was
awarded at the end of the event!
Connection with Exhibitors and Sponsors
Throughout the conference, attendees were encouraged to take advantage of dedicated visiting hours for the virtual Solutions Center and the Career Fair, a new area designed to facilitate connections between attendees
and hiring companies. Some of the latest products and services were on display in the Product Showcase and sponsor giveaways, promotions and freebies were up for grabs on the Prizes and Giveaways page. The interactive
Scavenger Hunt game gave attendees the opportunity to earn points by interacting with sponsor and exhibitor booths and completing specific actions on the virtual platform. Prizes for top competitors were awarded at the end of the
Attendees were welcome to take a break from learning and networking in the Wellbeing Center, sponsored by Merck Animal Health. Here, attendees could access six self-guided
sessions designed to help pause and re-center.
Celebrating the 2021 ACVIM Award Winners
In lieu of the traditional Awards Ceremony and Luncheon, the ACVIM celebrated the winners of the Robert W. Kirk Award for Professional Excellence, the ACVIM Lee and Inge Pyle Distinguished Service Award and the NEW Specialty Lifetime Achievement Award virtually.
2021 ACVIM Lee & Inge Pyle Service Award
Michelle Barton, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (LAIM)
2021 ACVIM Robert W. Kirk Award for Professional Excellence
Joe Mayhew, BVSc, DiplOVC, PhD, DSc, FRCVS, DACVIM (LAIM & Neurology), DECVN, MANZCVS
2021 ACVIM Specialty Lifetime Achievement Award: Neurology
Alexander de Lahunta, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (Neurology)
2021 ACVIM Specialty Lifetime Achievement Award: Cardiology
Stephen Ettinger, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM & Cardiology)
Welcome New Diplomates
In addition to celebrating the 2021 ACVIM Award Winners, we extended a warm virtual welcome to our new ACVIM Diplomates in the class of 2021. View the announcement here >>
The 2021 ACVIM Forum live event would not have been possible without the support of our Industry Partners.