AAVMC Annual Meeting | Catalyze 2022
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Catalyze 2022 - AAVMC Annual Conference & Iverson Bell Symposium

March 3-5, 2022 at the Watergate Hotel in Washington, DC

The AAVMC’s annual conference is considered one of the leading professional development events in international academic veterinary medicine. Hundreds of educators and other leaders from the veterinary medical profession gather every year for a three day-symposium that features respected thought-leaders from around the world, explores issues and opportunities, shares best practices, and focuses on diversity, equity and inclusion. The conference also features the AAVMC’s annual Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill.

Registration deadline is February 18, 2022, at 11:59 PM EST

Keynote Speakers

Nikole Hannah-Jones

Nikole Hannah-Jones is a MacArthur Genius for “reshaping national conversations around education reform.” This is but one honor in a growing list: She is the creator of the New York Times Magazine’s “The 1619 Project,” about the history and lasting legacy of American slavery, for which her powerful introductory essay was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for commentary. She’s also won a Peabody, two George Polk awards, and the National Magazine Award three times.

Anthony P. Carnevale

Dr. Carnevale currently serves as research Professor and Director of the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, a position he has held since CEW was created in 2008. Between 1996 and 2006, Dr. Carnevale served as Vice President for Public Leadership at the Educational Testing Service (ETS). While at ETS, Dr. Carnevale was appointed by President George Bush to serve on the White House Commission on Technology and Adult Education.

Randall Bass

Randy Bass is Vice President for Strategic Education Initiatives and Professor of English at Georgetown University, where he leads the Designing the Future(s) initiative and the Red House incubator for curricular transformation. For 13 years he was the Founding Executive Director of Georgetown’s Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship (CNDLS), and for seven years, Vice Provost for Education.

Daily Sessions

Thursday, March 3, 2022

  • DEI & Wellbeing Application Essay Prompts
  • Results of the SOFTVETS Project – a pan European professional skills competency framework
  • Academics’ experience in veterinary educational research: results of a broad international survey and interviews of early leaders
  • Transitions to Practice: Supporting the wellbeing of early-career veterinarians
  • Awards & Keynote: Anthony Carnevale
  • Academic Affairs Committee: evolution versus revolution of programs
  • Integrating Wellbeing into the Curriculum: Learning objectives and assessment toolkit
  • Development of Pre-Clinical Milestones to Support Competency-Based Curricular Redesign
  • Use of a Hack-a-Thon to engage students and faculty in designing a longitudinal Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging thread in a veterinary residency program
  • Wellbeing Among Postgraduate Trainees
  • Assessment/Review of Admissions Process (Case studies)
  • Rethinking Intern and Resident Selection Processes: Perspectives of the Academic Affairs Committee
  • Health and Wellbeing Among LGBTQ+ Veterinary Professionals and Students: The Impact of Institutional Climate
  • One Small Step toward Increasing Diversity in Veterinary Medicine – Diversity and Inclusion Pledges
  • Gender in veterinary education leadership: a snapshot of global trends
  • The impact of academic dishonesty in veterinary education

Friday, March 4, 2022

  • Competency-Based Veterinary Medical Education
  • A Critical Assessment of the New Veterinarian: Debt, Compensation and Wellness
  • Admissions Update
  • AAVMC Faculty & Clinician Wellbeing Study: Findings and Next Steps
  • Awards & Keynote: Randall Bass
  • Competency-based education in Veterinary Specialty Programs: a cross-European evaluation
  • Spectrum of Care Symposium Sponsored by The Stanton Foundation
  • Professional Hazing, Gaslighting, & Discrimination – What’s the Difference?
  • Implementing virtual recruitment and admissions strategies during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • CVM experience with using the CBVE framework to change our final year student assessment
  • VMEI Transitions to Early Career Success
  • Development of a Competency-Based Education DEIJ Domain
  • Strategies for Integrating Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Skills into Pre-Clinical Professional Skills Coursework
  • Our College Community’s Response to Challenges Following the Death of George Floyd

Saturday, March 5, 2022

  • Pathways, Programs, Development
  • Current teaching of professional skills in US colleges and schools of veterinary medicine
  • Media and College Culture: Friend and Foe
  • Undergraduate Pipeline Opportunity: Why You Should Teach A Veterinary Professions Course
  • Understanding Cultural Competency, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Across Veterinary Institutions; A Global Perspective through Survey and Focus Group Discussions
  • Awards & Keynote: Nikole Hannah Jones  
  • Book signing

Conference Pricing

Attendee Early Advance Regular
Member Full Conference $595 $645 $695
Student $150 $150 $150
Non Member Full Conference $1,095 $1,145 $1,195
One Day $245 $295 $345
Virtual Attendee $275   $350

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