Opening Plenary Session: 50 & Forward

Friday, March 4, 2016

1:30–1:50 p.m.
AAVMC Excellence in Research Award
Eleanor Green, AAVMC President

1:50–2:10 p.m.
AAVMC Senator John Melcher, DVM Leadership in Public Policy Award
Eleanor Green

2:10–2:30 p.m.
50th Anniversary Commemorative Publications
Eleanor Green

2:30-2:45 p.m.
Reflecting on 50 Years of the AAVMC
Trevor Ames, AAVMC Past President

2:45–3:05 p.m.
Milestone Initiatives in Veterinary Medical Education (PNVEP, Foresight, NAVMEC):   Progress & Pitfalls!
Elizabeth Stone, University of Guelph

3:05–3:25 p.m.
Instruction and Curriculum in Veterinary Medical Education: A 50 Year Perspective
Oscar Fletcher

3:25–3:45 p.m.

3:45–4:15 p.m.
A 40-year Retrospective Content Analysis of JVME Articles
Regina Schoenfeld-Tacher, North Carolina State University
Kristine Alpi, North Carolina State University

This presentation will discuss a retrospective content analysis of manuscripts published in the Journal of Veterinary Medical Education, with special emphasis on 2005–2014. It will highlight trends in veterinary education research as well as changes in timely topics of interest to veterinary faculty and administrators.

4:15–4:45 p.m.
2015 AAVMC Public Policy Faculty Fellows
Sarah Allison, University of Illinois
Suzie Kovacs, Western University of Health Sciences

Global Veterinary and Medical Professional Organizations Implement One Health
René Carlson, World Veterinary Association

This presentation will focus on conclusions and recommendations from the conference, “Drivers towards One Health - Strengthening collaboration between Physicians and Veterinarians” jointly organized by the World Veterinary Association representing the global veterinary profession and the World Medical Association representing the global medical profession.

5:05–5:30 p.m.
The Next 50 Years: Academic Veterinary Medicine and the Future of the Profession
Eleanor Green