AAEP: Convention wrap-up

By: Vet-Advantage
March, 2017

Close to 5,500 veterinary professionals, students, guests and exhibitors from across the United States, Canada and 46 other countries attended the American Association of Equine Practitioners’ 62nd Annual Convention in December in Orlando, Fla. 

The meeting offered more than 130 hours of continuing education in core areas of equine medicine, including imaging, infectious disease management, internal medicine, lameness and reproduction. In addition, airway surgeon Norm Ducharme, DVM, MSc, DACVS, presented the Frank J. Milne State-of-the-Art Lecture, while ethics speaker Chuck Gallagher delivered the keynote presentation.

“Our tried and true topics, such as colic and lameness, remain popular topics,” says Executive Director David Foley. “However, it isn’t so much the topic as it is the delivery method and attendee experience that is changing. New interactive technology within selected sessions brought additional value and a fresh dimension to the program by enabling audience-speaker engagement through their smartphone, tablet or laptop.

“Attendees are showing strong preference for those topics delivered with a more practical, ‘take it home and put it to work’ type of format, as well as opportunities to interact more with the presenter,” he continues. “We’ve also increased the number of non-scientific topics, such as wellness and ethics, to offer a more well-rounded program.”

In addition to the educational program, the convention offered a variety of social and networking opportunities at which practitioners and students could expand their professional footprint; and a trade show featuring 347 exhibiting companies showcasing products and services for equine practice.


Categories: AAEP

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