2020 Biennial Southeast Regional Diversity Matters Symposium
Building Comprehensive Wellness Through a Climate of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
August 28-30, 2020
The Southeast Regional Diversity Matters Symposium is a biennial conference created to present topics related to diversity and inclusion in veterinary medicine specifically addressed toward the veterinary student. The conference is hosted by a different regional veterinary college on a rotational basis.
As host institution, the conference planning committee is composed of faculty, staff and students from the Auburn College of Veterinary Medicine, along with representatives from the other southeastern colleges of veterinary medicine. The conference is open to all veterinary faculty, staff and students, but the focus is on promoting regular dialogue among regional peers. The Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine was selected to host the 2020 Southeastern Regional Diversity Matters Symposium and has chosen the theme to be Building Comprehensive Wellness Programs through a Climate of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Wellness and life balance are crucial topics in veterinary medicine. Therefore, the theme for this conference will assist attendees in designing and maintaining wellness programs that incorporate key concepts of diversity, inclusion and equity.