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*Pre-Conference events are by invitation. For more information, please email info@aavmc.org*


Monday, March 6th
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Leadership Academy Meeting
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm Leadership Academy Reception

Tuesday, March 7th
7:30 am – 9:00 am Breakfast
9:00 am – 4:30 pm Council on Outcomes-based Veterinary Education
Board of Directors Meeting
Leadership Academy
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch

Wednesday, March 8th
8:00 am – 9:00 am Breakfast
8:00 am – 9:30 am Advocacy Day Breakfast and training
9:00 am – 12:00 pm Admissions and Recruitment Committee Meeting
Pathways to Change Launch Meeting
9:00 am – 4:00 pm Council on International Veterinary Medical Education

Small Animal Specialist Workshop

Academic Affairs Committee Meeting

Spectrum of Care Initiative Task Force Meeting

10:00am – 5:00pm Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Admissions Outreach Group
Admissions Operations Group
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Wellbeing Committee Meeting
Diversity Committee Meeting
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm Admissions and Recruitment Committee Meeting
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Journal on Veterinary Medical Education Editorial Board
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Advocacy Reception on Capitol Hill


Thursday, March 9th

7:30 am – 9:00 am

9:00 am – 9:50 am

Wellbeing Track A: The Science of Wellness: Designing Human-Centric Veterinary Buildings

Wellbeing Track B: Veterinary Student Wellbeing Study

Workforce Track: Sustaining veterinary teams: understanding roles, motivations, and challenges of the academic veterinary technician workforce

10:00 am – 10:30 am

Wellbeing Track A: Resilience training improves the emotional and cognitive states of veterinary students in simulated high-stakes clinical situations

Wellbeing Track B: International Wellbeing Plan for the Veterinary Profession

Workforce Track: Planning for the future: evaluating veterinary workforce demand

10:30 am – 10:45 am
Wellbeing Break

10:45am – 12:15pm
Awards & Wellbeing Keynote Session with Dr. Johnathan Ripp

“Healthcare Worker Burnout: How Did We Get Here and How Do We Create a Path Towards Professional Well-Being”

12:15 pm – 1:30 pm

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Wellbeing Track A: Theory, Practice, and Opportunities for Supervisor and Supervisee Wellbeing

Wellbeing Track B: The Use of Random Forest Machine Learning Models for Student Recruitment and Retention: Predicting Academic Success and Identification of At Risk-Students for Targeted Interventions. – (30 mins)

Workforce Track: Supporting the development of current and aspiring curriculum leaders: possible approaches

Workforce Track: The Future of Veterinary Education Accreditation

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Wellbeing Track B: Veterinary student deliberations around professional roles and identity in interprofessional learning – (30 mins)

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Wellbeing Break

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Wellbeing Track A: Social Work Support in Veterinary School Settings: Meeting Mental Health Needs

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Admissions Track: AAVMC Admissions Update

Workforce Track: Faculty Recruitment & Retention Town Hall

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Welcome reception

Friday, March 10th

The AAVMC will be hosting the Spectrum of Care Symposium, sponsored by the Stanton Foundation, on Friday, March 10th. Participation is included as part of the general registration and all attendees are welcome to attend.

7:30 am – 9:00 am

9:00 am – 9:50 am

Admissions: Current Admissions Landscape (Part 1)

One Health Track: Assessing veterinary student confidence working with a diverse client population after working in an interprofessional setting in a One Health, Access to Care veterinary clinic, WisCARES.

Topics in Education Track: Foundations for building a competency-based curriculum and the elements for successful implementation of CBVE

SOC Symposium: Practitioner perspectives: The need for graduates who are prepared to practice across the spectrum

10:00 am – 10:30 am

One Health Track: Interprofessional Education: Mapping opportunities for One Health collaboration across medical curricula

Topics in Education Track: Learners’ reflections on contrasting approaches to Case-Based Learning

SOC Symposium: Practitioner perspectives continued: The need for graduates who are prepared to practice across the spectrum

10:30 am – 10:45 am
Wellbeing Break

10:45 am – 12:15 pm
Awards & Climate Change Keynote Session with Dr. Claire Simeone

“Saving a World on Fire: The Role of One Health in Combatting Climate Change”

12:15 pm – 1:30 pm

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

One Health Track: One Health and Veterinary Technology Educationx

Topics in Education Track: Creation of a dashboard to support assessment of EPAs in veterinary student clinical training

SOC Symposium: Update on the AAVMC’s Spectrum of Care Initiative: Developing strategies for veterinary education programs to prepare graduates to practice across the spectrum

Iverson Bell Symposium: League of VetaHumanz SuperPower Packs: Leveraging the “Batman Effect”

2:10 pm – 3:00 pm

Admissions A: Preparing for Admission Landscape Changes (Part 2)

One Health Track: An Online Platform for Day 1 Competencies

Iverson Bell Symposium: Exploring Diversity within Simulated Client (SC) Pools at Colleges of Veterinary Medicine as an Opportunity Area for Growth

Topics in Education Track: Revisiting the AAVMC Competency-Based Veterinary Education model: CBVE 2.0

SOC Symposium: Pick a Panel Part 1: A) How can we shift student mentalities around SOC pedagogy and practice? and B) How can we utilize interprofessional and community partnerships to prepare students for SOC practice?

3:00 pm – 3:30 am
Wellbeing Break

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Admissions A: Fairness in Admissions Process: Evaluation of Interviewers’ Judgement

One Health Track: A Global Perspective of organizational practices that increase female representation in leadership positions across Veterinary Medical Institutions: A Qualitative Analysis Using Virtual Focus Groups Across 6 Geographical Regions

Iverson Bell Symposium: Preventative Medicine: Disrupting Microaggressions in Veterinary Medicine

Topics in Education Track: Grades and Ranks: Performance Feedback in a Positive Learning Environment

SOC Symposium: Pick a Panel Part 2 and SOC Happy Hour: A) How can we work as a cohesive faculty to develop an effective SOC curriculum? and B) How can we embed spectrum of care training into clinical experiences?

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Spectrum of Care Symposium Mixer

Saturday, March 11th

7:30 am – 9:00 am


9:00 am – 9:50 am

Admissions A: SCOTUS and Admissions

Iverson Bell Symposium: Strategies and approaches to integrating diversity, equity and inclusion within Veterinary Medicine Undergraduate degree programme at University of Glasgow, UK

Topics in Education Track: The Psychology of Learning and Success: An Innovative Team-Based Course to Promote Professional Development of Incoming Veterinary Students


10:00 am – 10:30 am

Iverson Bell Symposium: A Student-Led Approach to Creating a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Elective Course in the Veterinary Curriculum

Topics in Education Track: National Implementation of a WOAH-Harmonized Veterinary Curriculum in Ethiopia: Assessing Needs and Prioritizing Solutions

Topics in Education Track: AAVMC Guidelines for the Use of Animals in Veterinary Education

10:30 am – 10:45 am
Wellbeing Break

10:45 am – 12:15 pm
Awards & Iverson Bell Symposium Keynote Session with Dr. Anthony Jack

“The Privileged Poor: Access Ain’t Inclusion”