ACVO Conference Schedule

CE hours and the exact start and end time for any event may vary until the final schedule is published. Members' CEUs account for a loss when attending due to attendance at the ACVO Business meeting rather than the Residents’ Workshop.

CE credits for 2018 will be updated in early 2018

This schedule is a general outline of the meetings/course commonly hosted and the days they typically fall on. Subject to change until finalized in late Summer.


ABVO Exam Committee Meeting

ABVO Board Meeting


ACVO Board of Regents Meeting

ABVO/ACVO Committee Meetings

Exhibit Hall Setup

Exhibitor Registration

Conference Registration

Exhibit Hall Setup

Welcome Reception with vendors


Exhibit Hall opens

Poster Session

Teaching/Learning Meeting (time/date tentative)

General Session with Expert Session Leader

Career Fair (replaces Prospective Residents/Mentors Meeting)




Exhibit Hall Open

Poster Session

General Session

ACVO Business meeting

Residents' Workshop

ABVO Diplomates Meeting

ACVO Social/Reception

ACVO Vision for Animals Foundation (party and auction offsite)


Fun Run

Exhibit Hall open

General Session

Vitreous Society Course

Keynote Speaker, Dr. Douglas Rhee

General Practitioners' Course (8 additional CE hours)


Optional Sunday Course - Avian Ophthalmology at the Raptor Center at University of Minnesota (4-5 additional CE hours, limited to 50; approx 8:00am - 2:00pm)