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2020 52nd AAZV Annual Conference


 
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Annual Conference 2020: A Little Bit Different

We are all inconvenienced by SARS-CoV-2, but not enough to stop us zoo veterinarians from having our Annual Conference! We know that, in addition to the didactic lectures during Conference, we spend considerable time visiting with colleagues to discuss cases, research projects, and just catching up with each other. So we have designed this virtual Conference to allow for the social interactions that are so important to us.

We’ll start off with workshops on Sunday, 20 September, and unfortunately there won’t be any “hands on” workshops offered this year. Sunday evening we’ll hold our Icebreaker, and it can be anywhere you want… living room, office, dining room, kitchen, doghouse. The venue will allow participants to reach out and have chats with colleagues. There will be a list of all those registered, and you can text chat to coordinate your own live video chats via a Zoom account or other engagement platform.

Monday we’ll kick off at 10:00 EDT (GMT-4) with the didactic sessions. You will be able to type in questions and the speakers will answer as many of them as time allows. During the breaks and lunches you can reach out to other attendees to video chat as often as you wish. Monday afternoon we will hold the Student Reception, and here again you can have one-on-one chats with representatives of the various institutions offering internships and residencies. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday will be basically the same as Monday.

The Exhibit Hall will be open Tuesday-Thursday, and you may visit it any time during the day. We have extended breaks so that you can go to the exhibit hall and not miss any of the papers in the general sessions, and you’ll be able to visit before sessions start in the morning and for about an hour after the sessions end.

On Thursday we’ll finish up in the afternoon with a closing ceremony announcing the new officers and swearing them in.

Committee Meetings were held the week of 24 August.  The Executive Board Meeting will be held Monday and Tuesday, 14 and 15 September.  We plan to hold the General Membership Meeting a few weeks after Conference so that we can get the Committee reports in.

Due to the sensitive nature of some of the information being presented during Conference, we will not be recording any of the sessions for later viewing.  We apologize for those wishing to attend who are outside of the US time zones.

We look forward to welcoming everyone to our virtual Conference and hope that in 2021 we’ll see you in Toronto in person!

 
If you are not currently a member of AAZV or EAZWV, you can save money on your registration by joining either group. To join AAZV, click here. To join EAZWV, click here. You will also get all of the member benefits for the rest of the year. We look forward to welcoming you to our community.
 
  For Sponsors and Exhibitors: Looking for an opportunity to showcase your work in the field of zoo and wildlife medicine and want to demonstrate your commitment to the field. Please go to this LINK to find the best fit for your organization.
 
 
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  AAZV Member Full Conference   $355
  Non-Member Full Conference   $430
  AAZV Student Member Full Conference   $215
  Student Non-Member Full Conference   $255
  AAZV Member One Day of Conference   $145
  Non-Member One Day of Conference   $185
  AAZV Student Member One Day of Conference   $90 
  Non-Member Student One Day of Conference   $110
  AAZV Member Two Day of Conference   $295
  Non-Member Two Day of Conference   $365
  AAZV Student Member Two Day of Conference   $175
  Non-Member Student Two Day of Conference   $220
  DNLM Member Full Conference   $60

 

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