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Conference Introduction


 

 

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Conference Introduction


 

 

This will be the 48th annual conference of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists.

We cordially invite you to join 1,000+ veterinary ophthalmology industry experts at the 48th annual conference of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists, in Baltimore, Maryland. This cutting edge, scientific conference brings together approximately 800-900 veterinarians and technicians who represent the best in veterinary ophthalmology around the world, providing them with 17-22 hours of CE. The ACVO conference draws attendees and vendors from over 30 countries, and is held in the United States.

The conference has recently hosted approximately 650-750 veterinarians, 150 technicians, 100 vendors (65 booths) and 50 registered guests. The schedule in Baltimore will be determined over the winter, but will minimally include general abstract presentations, daily poster sessions, species-specific sessions, sub-specialty interests, an advanced course/lab and general practitioners' course. Several social events are usually available including a Welcome Reception with our vendors, photography completion, ‘Fun Run’, a networking dinner and the Vision for Animals Foundation’s "Cocktail Party & Auction". (Families are welcome to attend with the appropriate registration.)

The call for papers for the general and poster sessions will again open March 1st and close end of day, April 30th. The advanced timeline will better allow clinics to schedule doctors and secure travel reservations.

Attendee registration will open May 1st, discounted fees are available for verifiable residents, interns and students. All conference attendees will receive access to online presentation recordings for the year they attend.

Registration for previous vendors will open April 3rd, registration for new vendors begins April 17th.

Additional years (2011-current) are available for purchase for anyone interested. This system allows the user to search topics or speakers across all years’ presentations. All ACVO attendees will gain immediate free access included in their registration. Access can also be purchased by non-attendees for these and the General Practitioner courses for a fee. ACVO Members will receive access as a member benefit at 3 months plus one day.

(View a sample on-line presentation. Order session access.)

Baltimore has a lot to offer historically and is located centrally to allow easy access to Washington DC and many other historic districts. We will publish location recommendations this spring for your convenience.

We hope you will be able to join us this year or can consider attending at a future date. See future locations below.

Stacee Daniel
ACVO Executive Director

 

Key Dates

March 1st
Call for papers open (March 1st - April 30th)

April 3rd
Exhibitor registration open to 2016 vendors
(tiered system)

April 17th
Exhibitor registration open to new vendors

April 30th
Close call for papers (end of day)

May 1st
Conference registration opens
Hotel registration opens

May 15th
Manuscript submissions open

June 1st-15th
Notify abstract submissions of acceptance/denial

July
Abstract schedules and topics available

August 1st
Manuscript submissions close

Hotel block (if rooms available still) closes mid-August

September 1st
All pre-registration closes

Membership agenda materials due

October
Exhibitor materials made available for on-site pre-registration for sponsors

 
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Future Conference


Future Conferences

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Future Conference


Future Conferences

Future Conferences

Annual conferences offer on average 15-20 continuing education credit hours. A small exhibit show of approximately 65 vendors takes place each year. Average attendance is 750-850, technicians an additional 120, with total registered attendees being 850-900. Sponsorship opportunities are available.

Are you or your company interested in hosting a meeting in conjunction to the ACVO conference? If so, please request the "Satellite Meeting Policy" before submitting your request to the ACVO Board of Regents.

 

 

Hyatt Regency • Minneapolis, MN
September 26-29, 2018

Marriott Waterfront • Baltimore, MD
October 11-14, 2017

 

The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua • Maui, Hawaii
November 6 – 8, 2019

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Past Conference


Past Conferences

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Past Conference


Past Conferences

2016 - Portola Hotel & Spa, Monterey, CA

Click Here to Download 2016 ACVO Proceedings Book
Review meeting statistics
Photo Competition winners
Continuing Education (CEU) Information: (this does not include ancillary courses)
General Conference CEUs earned: 19.75-22.25
General Practitioners Course CEUs earned: 8.5
Contact ACVO for additional CEU information for ancillary courses.


2015 - Coeur d'Alene Resort, Coeur d'Alene, ID

Review meeting statistics
Continuing Education (CEU) Information: (this does not include ancillary courses)
General Conference CEUs earned:19.5-22.5
General Practitioners Course CEUs earned: 9
Contact ACVO for additional CEU information for ancillary courses.


2014 - Omni Fort Worth, Ft. Worth, TX

Review meeting statistics
Continuing Education (CEU) Information: (this does not include ancillary courses)
General Conference CEUs earned:18-20
General Practitioners Course CEUs earned: 8.5
Contact ACVO for additional CEU information for ancillary courses.


2013 - Rio Mar Beach, Wyndham Grand Resort, Puerto Rico

Review meeting statistics
Continuing Education (CEU) Information: (this does not include ancillary courses)
General Conference CEUs earned:18-20
General Practitioners Course CEUs earned: 8
Contact ACVO for additional CEU information for ancillary courses.


2012 - Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront Hotel, Portland, OR

Review meeting statistics
Photo Competition winners
Continuing Education (CEU) Information: (this does not include ancillary courses)
General Conference CEUs earned:20
General Practitioners Course CEUs earned: 9
Contact ACVO for additional CEU information for ancillary courses.


2011 - Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa, Hilton Head Island, SC

Review meeting statistics
Photo Competition Winners
Continuing Education (CEU) Information: (this does not include ancillary courses)
General Conference CEUs earned:20
General Practitioners Course CEUs earned: 9
Contact ACVO for additional CEU information for ancillary courses.


2010 - Paradise Point Resort & Spa, San Diego, CA

Review meeting statistics
Continuing Education (CEU) Information: (this does not include ancillary courses)
General Conference CEUs earned: 22
General Practitioners Course CEUs earned: 8
Contact ACVO for additional CEU information for ancillary courses.



2009 - Chicago Hyatt Regency, Chicago, IL

Review meeting statistics
Continuing Education (CEU) Information: (this does not include ancillary courses)
General Conference CEUs earned: 20.25
General Practitioners Course CEUs earned: 8.75
Contact ACVO for additional CEU information for ancillary courses.


2008 - Westin Copley Place, Boston, MA

Review meeting statistics
Continuing Education (CEU) Information: (this does not include ancillary courses)
General Conference CEUs earned: 18
General Practitioners Course CEUs earned: 7.75
Contact ACVO for additional CEU information for ancillary courses.


2007 - Hilton Waikoloa Village, Kona, HI

Review meeting statistics
Continuing Education (CEU) Information: (this does not include ancillary courses)
General Conference CEUs earned: 17
General Practitioners Course CEUs earned: 8.75
Contact ACVO for additional CEU information for ancillary courses.

2006 - Hyatt Riverwalk,
San Antonio, TX
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2005 - Gaylord Opryland Hotel, Nashville, TN
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2004 - Grand Hyatt Washington, Washington, DC
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2003 - Coeur d'Alene, ID
2002 - Denver, CO
2001 - Sarasota, FL
2000 - Montreal, CANADA
1999 - Chicago, IL
1998 - Seattle, WA
1997 - Santa Fe, NM
1996 - Maui, HI
1995 - New Port, RI
1994 - San Francisco, CA
1993 - Phoenix, AZ
1992 - San Diego, CA
1991 - Boston, MA
1990 - Scottsdale, AZ
1989 - New Orleans, LA
1988 - Las Vegas, NV
1987 - Ft. Worth, TX
1986 - New Orleans, LA
1985 - San Francisco, CA
1984 - Atlanta, GA
1983 - Chicago, IL
1982 - Lake Tahoe, NV
1981 - Atlanta, GA
1980 - Chicago, IL
1979 - San Francisco, CA
1978 - Kansas City, MO
1977 - Dallas, TX
1976 - Las Vegas, NV
1975 - Dallas, TX
1974 - Dallas, TX
1973 - Dallas, TX
1972 - Dallas, TX
1971 - Las Vegas, NV
1970 - Chicago, IL