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2020 ACVP, ASVCP, ISACP Virtual Annual Meeting
October 30-November 1

Looking for more information on the virtual Annual Meeting? View this snapshot of content. A schedule of events by day is located hereOnline registration is now available! Pre-meeting workshops will be presented prior to the Annual Meeting dates above and without competition so you have the opportunity to attend all! More information about the pre-meeting workshops is available here. And don't forget to review the special events

Mark your calendars and we look forward to seeing you at the virtual meeting!

 

August 2, 2020

We are pleased to announce the dates of the virtual Concurrent Annual Meeting for ACVP, ASVCP, and ISACP with the core meeting scheduled for October 30-November 1, 2020 and pre-meeting workshops beginning October 12, 2020.

Please see the snapshot of the programming available virtually in 2020. Pre-meeting workshops are scheduled so that none are competing allowing you to attend more than one workshop this year. The ACVP Plenary Session addresses Artificial Intelligence and the ASVCP/ISACP Current Topics session focuses on Gastrointestinal Diagnostics. Two concurrent sessions will be offered: one on fiber-producing species and one on future practice implications for pathologist training. RACE credits will be offered.

Networking events for students and residents, as well as a diversity event are planned. A more detailed schedule will be forthcoming. Reduced registration fees will be offered.

The Lifelong Learning Committee, in conjunction with the Annual Meeting Committee, is offering a free webinar on COVID-19 sponsored by StageBio. This webinar will be presented on Thursday, September 17 from 11:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. CDT. Speakers include Dr. Linda Saif, Dr. Jana RitterDr. Olga Gonzalez, and Dr. Timothy Sheahan, and it will be moderated by Dr. Jerry Ward and Dr. Sanjeev Gumber. Mark your calendars!

We would like to thank the Contingency Meeting Planning Task Force, chaired by Heather Tillman and Alicia Olivier, Christiane Löhr, 2020 Program Chair; Tina Meichner, ASVCP Program Chair; and Mary Christopher, ISACP Program Chair, who have been working with session chairs and invited speakers to determine which content will be presented in 2020 and what will be transferred to 2021. Ingeborg Langohr and David Rotstein have been working on virtual abstract presentations and awards for this year. It takes a village.

We are looking forward to seeing you there — virtually. In the meantime, please stay safe and we wish good health to you and your families.

 

 

2020 ACVP, ASVCP, and ISACP Concurrent Annual Meeting Update

 

June 12, 2020

Dear Colleagues,

The ACVP Board of Directors met recently to continue discussing the 2020 combined ACVP, ASVCP, and  ISACP Annual Meetings in the context of the State of Illinois reopening guidelines and restrictions on  gathering sizes. Based on those guidelines, we will not be able to hold a large meeting such as ours in Chicago in October. As such, we must cancel the in-person meeting as permitted in our hotel contract in the  case of a force majeure event such as the pandemic.

This has been a tough decision and has been communicated to the ASVCP Executive Board and the ISACP  Executive Board. We will especially miss this year’s opportunity to partner with ISACP for an in-person  concurrent meeting.

Although an in-person Annual Meeting will not take place in 2020, we are currently planning to proceed with  a virtual meeting. Our Contingency Planning Task Force and the Annual Meeting Committee have  proactively explored options and weighed possibilities for a virtual format. This might include a virtual poster session and pre-recorded oral presentations, as well as live events to facilitate interaction and networking in  a virtual format.

This communication comes with our thanks for your interest in ACVP, ASVCP, and ISACP and your support as we grapple with transforming important continuing education content to a virtual format. We greatly regret  the loss of an exciting opportunity to exchange ideas in-person but look forward to a virtual meeting in 2020  and additional opportunities for interactions among our members throughout the year and during next year's ACVP / ASVCP Concurrent Annual Meeting in Seattle on October 30-November 2, 2021.

In the meantime, we wish you good health,

ACVP Board of Directors
ASVCP Executive Board
ISACP Executive Board

 

Future Annual Meeting Program Changes


ACVP appointed a Task Force on the Annual Meeting back in 2017 to explore options of changing the program schedule based on attendee feedback from the evaluation surveys. 

 

•The meeting will end on Tuesday evening with the ACVP Presidential Reception.  Attendees can enjoy the best networking event of the meeting and then fly home on Wednesday morning.


•The Plenary Session will take place on Sunday morning


•Programming has been added to Monday afternoon.


•There will be no post-meeting workshops.

 

•ASVCP sessions may change time periods but the sessions will remain the same.


•Posters will involve shorter presentation times that do not have any competition with the program. The Education Committee is considering poster tours, electronic posters, focused posters and other additions to make these sessions attractive and exciting.

 

There will be multiple, shorter career, leadership, and education sessions.

 

Here are the key program pieces that will remain the same:


The meeting will begin with multiple pre-meeting workshops starting on Saturday morning (at an extra fee).  Some workshops may be half-day, during the same time period.


•The focused groups and veterinary students will be represented with abstract submissions.  ACVP will also continue to accept late-breaking abstracts. 


•The Plenary session and Concurrent sessions will offer cutting-edge topics.

 

We look forward to receiving your feedback on this new format.

  

 

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