The 2019 AAVLD/USAHA Annual Meeting will be held from October 23-30, 2019 at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, RI. From symposiums, workshops, seminars, auction, awards, continuing education, and social and business networking, this year’s meeting is sure to offer a rewarding time for every conference attendee.
About the Organizations
The American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (AAVLD) and the United States Animal Health Association (USAHA) are the premier organizations supporting veterinary diagnostic laboratories and animal health science. They also provide consultation and information resources and for policies related to animal health and regulatory disease:
American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians
The AAVLD is dedicated to advancing veterinary diagnostic laboratory science and to promote global animal health. Their commitment includes continuous improvement, engagement of members, effective communication and collaboration, and support of One Health. Their goals are to advocate for vet labs, foster improvement, promote the professional development of its members, serve as an information resource, and provide a formal accreditation process.
The United States Animal Health Association
For well over a century, the USAHA has been a science-based, non-profit, voluntary organization. Its members are state and federal animal health officials, national organizations, regional representatives, and individual members. The USAHA represents all 50 states, 4 foreign countries and 34 allied groups serving health, technical and consumer markets with the goal of controlling livestock diseases in the United States.
Program and Schedule
You can view the plenary sessions, scientific sessions, and other workshops as well as committee meetings through this PDF of the 2019 Meeting Schedule. Programming details and content should be available some time after the Abstracts are chosen and confirmed this summer. While most presentations and sessions won’t have pre-approval for continuing education credits, they typically meet the standards set by most state veterinary licensing boards. By choosing their sessions wisely, an attendee could obtain more than 30 hours of CE credits.
In addition to general information and technologies related to Coggins testing and equine infectious anemia, we’ll be interested to see if there is any discussion about Rhode Island being the only state in New England without an APHIS-approved Coggins laboratory.
Exposure for Veterinary Businesses
Whether it’s veterinary medical supply, agricultural services, research and development, organizational support, or some other commercial enterprise, you can get great exposure for your organization and brand by being an Exhibitor or Sponsor. You can use these links to learn more about these opportunities and to complete and submit an application:
Every year, the meeting attracts professional members who share the latest scientific information through posters, workshops, and forum discussions. Another great way to introduce yourself to the larger veterinary community is to present your own research or resources at the conference meeting. It doesn’t hurt, either, that the AAVLD awards more than $25,000 each year to the best presentations. To be considered for one of these presentations, you must Submit an Abstract by May 24,, 2019.
Finally, qualified members can join of the AAVLD’s working committees. Further the organization’s mission and maybe help plan next year’s AAVLD/USAHA Annual Meeting.
Locations and Dates for Future Meetings
124th Annual Meeting
2020 – Nashville, TN
October 15-21, 2020
Gaylord Opryland Hotel
2021 – Denver, CO
October 19-28, 2021
Gaylord Rockies Hotel