ACVIM to Host First Annual Specialty Symposium
ACVIM Diplomates to gather for day of content focused on scientific and administrative issues relevant to each Specialty
MONTREAL - The American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) will host the first annual ACVIM Specialty
Symposium (Pre-Forum) on Wednesday, June 3, 2009 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
The ACVIM Specialty Symposium will be held prior to the beginning of the 2009 ACVIM Forum & Canadian Veterinary
Medical Association Convention held June 4 - 6, 2009, at the Palais des congres de Montreal.
"The goal of the ACVIM Specialty Symposium (Pre-Forum) is to encourage each ACVIM Specialty discipline to meet and
rekindle the sense of camaraderie and commitment that established the ACVIM as the strong, member-driven organization it is today
while introducing ACVIM Candidates to the unique advantages of Board-certification in the Specialty they aspire to join," said
Virginia Buechner-Maxwell, DVM, DACVIM (Large Animal Internal Medicine), and Program Chair of the ACVIM Specialty
ACVIM Specialty Symposium content has been determined by Diplomate feedback and the President of each ACVIM
Specialty. Each program will specifically focus on scientific and administrative issues relevant to each of the ACVIM's five specialties
- Cardiology, Large Animal Internal Medicine, Neurology, Oncology, and Small Animal Internal Medicine.
Highlights of the program include:
- "Boarded…now what? Where Will It Get You, Where
will your Career go Next?"
- Comparative Oncology Trials Consortium Updates
- Mitral Valve Anatomy in Normal Dogs: An
Anatomical & Echocardiographic Study
- Combined Equine & Food Animal Discussion:
- Neuroimmunology: The Principles of CNS Immune
- Principles of Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy
The ACVIM is the national certifying organization for veterinary specialists in Cardiology, Large Animal Internal Medicine,
Neurology, Oncology, and Small Animal Internal Medicine. The ACVIM hosts an annual continuing education meeting (ACVIM
Forum) each year where cutting-edge information, technology, and research abstracts are showcased for the veterinary community.
For the first time, the 2009 ACVIM Forum has joined forces with the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association for a unique
educational event. For more information, including an online program, please visit www.ACVIMForum.org.
The Mission of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM)
is to enhance animal and human health by advancing veterinary internal medicine
through training, education, and discovery.