2020 Annual Conference & J.T. Vaughan Equine Conference are going virtual!
2020 Annual Conference marks a tradition of 113 consecutive years of continuing education at Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Our Annual Conference provides opportunities for Auburn alumni, faculty, students, veterinary technicians, and other veterinary professionals to gather for cutting edge continuing education sessions and professional networking opportunities as well as social events.
With the uncertainties we continue to face this year, due to the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, the Annual Conference Committee has made the difficult decision to forego the in-person conference scheduled for October 22-24, 2020. This decision includes postponing class reunions.
While we look forward to hosting this meeting each year and having the opportunity to reconnect with our alumni and other veterinary professionals, the conference committee and AU Vetmed administration agree that this is the most appropriate decision for 2020. Travel restrictions for speakers and exhibitors, physical distancing requirements, group gathering capacity limitations, and the overall health and safety of our attendees, faculty, students, and exhibitors all contributed to this much deliberated decision.
Although the in-person event will not take place this year, the Annual Conference Committee is actively working to develop an engaging virtual experience to meet your continuing education needs. We are currently charting a plan to offer the 2020 Annual Conference content via interactive live webinars. Recognizing that the day-to-day routine and workload has been altered for many veterinary professionals under the current “new norm”, we are also exploring options for playback sessions which may be viewed at your convenience. Our objective is to allow you to earn continuing education credits wherever you may be, and most importantly, remain safe. We will continue to update this page as details of our virtual event are ironed out.
If you have already registered and paid for the 2020 Annual Conference and J.T. Vaughan Equine Conference, you will receive a full refund in the next 30 days.
Continuing education credits: We recognize that a majority of our attendees rely on Annual Conference as their primary source for earning continuing education credits. Our virtual program will provide the opportunity for veterinarians and licensed veterinary technicians to earn up to 20 hours of RACE approved CE credits. We will continue to update this Annual Conference webpage with additional details as they are confirmed.
*Please note, the ASBVME has approved a “motion to allow veterinarians to obtain their 20 Continuing Education Hours for the Calendar Year 2020 either in person or online. This motion is only for 2020 CE reporting, and will remain in effect until December 31, 2020, even if the emergency restrictions are lifted in regards to COVID-19 before the end of the 2020 Calendar Year.” Many other state boards have modified their requirements for approval of online CE for this year as well. Please confirm requirements with the state board(s) where you maintain a license(s) to ensure that online hours will be accepted.
Sponsors & Exhibitors: AU Vetmed recognizes and greatly appreciates the support we receive from our valued exhibitor and sponsor partners. We are in communication with our established sponsors and exhibitors, and we’re working to develop an interactive virtual exhibit hall for you to explore products and services and connect with them during the online conference event. If you are a corporate representative looking for details about participating in our virtual exhibit hall, please scroll down to the Sponsors & Exhibitors dropdown bar for more information.
We will miss welcoming you back to Auburn this fall, however we are excited to continue AU Vetmed’s tradition of providing you with high quality opportunities to develop your knowledge and professional skills. We have a full presentation schedule of top notch professionals in the veterinary field, and we look forward hosting you virtually this year.