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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 2017 schedule is in the final stages of ‘fine tuning.’ This year’s Planning Committee is excited to offer you 78 scientific abstract presentations + 50 scientific poster sessions, keynote speaker, Dr. Carol Shields, sub-specialty interests including Exotics and Vitreous Society talks, Specialty Day for General Practitioners', and Ocular Oncology course. Several social events will be available including a Welcome Reception with our vendors, photography competition, ‘Fun Run’ along the waterfront, Friday Reception & Service Animal celebration and the Vision for Animals Foundation's 4th Annual Auction & Dinner.

The call for papers for the general and poster sessions is closed for 2017. If you are interested in submitting an abstract in 2018, please check back next April.

Attendee registration is open through September 15th, and offers discounted fees for verifiable residents, interns and students. All conference attendees will receive access to online presentation recordings for the year they attend.

This year’s exhibition and trade show sold out in record time! We look forward to hosting 65 booths of the top leading industry professionals. If you’re a vendor interested in exhibiting, please contact us to be added to our wait list.

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. All active ACVO Members receive access after three months.

(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. Check out a few things to do in Baltimore, as well as view travel accommodations on the ‘Events’ tab.

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

Stacee Daniel
ACVO Executive Director

 

Key Dates

March 1st
Call for papers open (March 1st - May 15th)

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

April 17th
Exhibitor registration open to new vendors

May 1st-15th
Conference registration opens
Hotel registration opens

Manuscript submissions open

Close call for papers (end of day)

June 20th
Notify abstract submissions of acceptance/denial

Abstract schedules and topics available

July 31st
Resident Manuscript submissions close

August 1st
Hotel block (if rooms available still) closes mid-August

September 1st

Membership agenda materials due

September 15th
All pre-registration closes

October 10th-15th
Conference Dates

 
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Future Conference


Future Conferences

Future Conference


Future Conferences

Future ACVO 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

The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua • Maui, Hawaii . November 6 – 9, 2019

Boston Park Plaza • Boston, MA
September 23-26, 2020

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Past Conference


Past Conferences

Past Conference


Past Conferences

2016 - Portola Hotel & Spa, Monterey, CA

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

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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
Review meeting statistics

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