VMAE | Summer Conference Program Set for Denver

The complete brochure will reach your email in box very soon … but this preview will help you plan your itinerary while in Denver for AVMA Convention 2018 and the VMAE | Summer Conference!  The Professional Development Committee has shaped a stimulating program based on input from members, and learning sessions are coupled with networking and social activities to deliver what promises to be another memorable gathering of VMAE members.  Here’s the schedule of events:

Friday, July 13, 2018

Noon-1:30 PM

VMAE Awards Luncheon

1:45-5:00 PM

The Evolving Ecosystem of Animal Care

  • Roger Haston, PhD – Trends in Outcomes and Tactics at Animal Welfare Organizations
  • David Haworth, DVM – Marginalized Communities: Building Veterinary Capacity and Adoption Attitudes
  • Michael Blackwell, DVM – Research Outcomes from the Access to Veterinary Care Coalition, The Case for OneHealth Veterinary Care, and A Preview of AlignCare
  • Gary Weitzman, DVM, MPH, CAWA, and Ralph Johnson – Shaping Collaboration between AWOs and VMAs

5:00-6:00 PM

R3: Retirement Recognition Reception

6:30 PM

Optional dinner groups

Saturday, July 14, 2018

8:30-9:00 AM


9:00-10:00 AM

Veterinary Mental Health: Research Outcomes from the Merck Study

  • Linda Lord, DVM

10:15 AM-1:00 PM

The Veterinary Executive Toolbox: Conflict Transformation, Boundary Setting and Wellbeing

  • Jennifer Brandt, PhD
  • Elizabeth Strand, PhD, LCSW

1:00-2:30 PM

VMAE Membership Luncheon and Annual Meeting

3:00-6:00 PM

Escapology. Think steampunk-inspired décor, amazing cuisine, one-hour experiences and Team VMAE at Denver’s premier escape room venue!

7:00 PM

Live Life, Love All. VMAE members will join with others in the veterinary profession at AVMA’s new inclusion event – a live music celebration of diversity. Complimentary; optional.