THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF FELINE PRACTITIONERS PIVOTS
ANNUAL CONFERENCE TO VIRTUAL FOR 2020
Bridgewater, New Jersey – The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) will present its 2020 Annual Conference in a completely virtual format in order to prioritize the health and safety of members, attendees, staff, exhibitors, and sponsors. The Annual Conference, which was scheduled to take place in Minneapolis, MN this October, moved to a virtual conference platform due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The 2020 AAFP Virtual Conference aims to reinvent the design of past conferences but still provide a unique feline-specific educational experience. Veterinary professionals from all over the world are to be expected and the conference will continue to focus on Feline Head & Neck: Diseases, Disorders, & More.
“The AAFP Conference has grown significantly over the years because we have the unique ability to have a sole focus on feline-specific content, a welcoming and collaborative approach, and can dive deeper into the education. The goal of this online offering is to create an engaging online educational experience,” explains Heather O’Steen, CAE, and Chief Executive Officer. “We wanted to provide a platform where attendees could not only watch CE, but participate in many different formats that encourage an interactive learning environment and networking opportunities in order to set this meeting apart.”
The 2020 Virtual Conference will now be held over two weekends, October 3 and 4, and then again on October 24 and 25, to provide a robust learning experience for all. The conference will explore a myriad of feline health conditions affecting systems of the head and neck, including neurology, dermatology, ophthalmology, dentistry, respiratory, oncology, imaging, emergency and critical care, pain management, feedings tubes, and more. Extending the conference over two weekends is designed to provide for shorter days and gives attendees the opportunity to space out screen time, adequate time to process information, and more time to access on-demand content. By engaging in the virtual conference, attendees can expect many of the same benefits as the in-person conference from the comfort of their own home or office.
Virtual Conference Features Include:
- Over 70 hours of feline-specific CE
- Live and on-demand RACE-approved Veterinary and Technician/Nurse CE sessions
- Partner Symposia
- Oral abstract presentations
- ePosters session and presentations
- Educational discussion forums and video chat rooms with speakers, exhibitors, and attendees
- Ask the Expert Sessions
- Interactive exhibit hall with time to chat and ask questions, as well as giveaways and show specials
- Scavenger hunt game with prizes
- Networking and virtual social activities with colleagues
- Product Showcase
- Other fun and special offerings are being developed
All content will be available on demand through December 31, 2020, so that attendees are able to access the educational content and other offerings even if they cannot attend each day.
Registration for the 2020 AAFP Virtual Conference is now open. A discount is provided by registering two or more individuals from one practice. Additional information about the virtual conference including registration, agenda, and updates on speakers and sessions, can be found here. We encourage all those who have not been able to make it to an AAFP Conference in the past to use this opportunity to join us.