Special Meetings & Events

*Program subject to change

Important Dates

July 15, 2017              Early-bird rate ends

August 1, 2017           Online registrations only accepted

August 15, 2017         All pre-registration closes.
Walk-up registration will be available on-site. Walk-up registration rates will increase by 20%

August 15, 2017         Deadline for cancellation refunds
(see cancellation policy)

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

*The following schedule is subject to change.

8:00am - 6:00pm         Exam Committee Meeting

2:00pm - 6:00pm        Credentials Committee Meeting

6:00pm - 10:00pm      Review & Assessment

Thursday, September 14, 2017

8:00am - 10:00am     AVD Board Meeting

10:00am - 11:00am   FVD Board Meeting

11:00am - 12:00pm   FVD General Meeting

1:00pm - 1:30pm      AVDC Annual Business Mtg-presentation of Certificates

1:30pm - 3:30pm      Joint AVDC Annual Meeting

2:00pm - 4:30pm      AVDT Member Only Meeting

3:30pm - 5:00pm      Diplomate only College Annual Meeting

4:30pm - 6:00pm        Fun Run/Walk
The final course is being determined, but is typically 2-3 miles. The Fun Run/Walk is not a race. Pre-registrants will receive a Fun Run/Walk T-Shirt! The fee to participate is $30 ($35 after Aug. 1st).
Sponsored by:




5:00pm - 6:00pm      AVDT Pinning Ceremony

5:00pm - 7:00pm      Equine Diplomate Meeting

6:00pm - 8:00pm      Welcome Reception and Exhibit Hall
Grand Opening

Friday, September 15, 2017

6:30am - 8:00am      Merial Breakfast with Lecture
'The Conundrum and Science Behind Home Care Recommendations',
by Dr. Jan Bellows
Sponsored by:




8:00am - 5:30pm     Laboratories

 8:00am - 12:00pm   Anesthesia and Analgesia for the ASA 2 and ASA 3 Dentistry and Oral Surgery Patient (Qualifies for SIT hours)
Dr. Luisito S. Pablo, DVM, DACVAA
University of Florida Veterinary Hospital

8:00 am - 5:40pm     Breakout Session

9:00am - 4:30pm      Exhibit Hall open

12:10pm - 1:30pm    Box lunches provided in the exhibit hall

12:10pm - 1:30pm    WVDC Annual Meeting

12:10pm - 1:30pm    EC Info Meeting for Registered Trainees

3:20pm - 3:50pm      Poster presenters Q&A Session

5:40pm - 6:40pm      AVDT Mentee Presentations

6:30pm - 10:00pm    Country Music Hall of Fame Social, Dinner, Museum Tour, Live Entertainment, Awards Ceremony




Saturday, September 16, 2017

7:00am - 8:00am     Equine Informational Meeting (open to any attendee interested in the equine tract or board certification)

8:00am - 12:00pm    Small Animal Keynote Lecture, Dr. Gordon Christensen, DDS, MSD, PhD will be presenting, 'Interactions of Humans and Animal Dentistry'
8:00am - 5:30pm      Laboratories

8:00am - 5:40pm      Breakout Sessions

7:00am - 4:30pm      Exhibit Hall open

9:50am - 10:20am    Poster presenters Q&A Sessions

12:10pm - 1:30pm    Box lunches provided in exhibit hall

12:10pm - 1:30pm    Training Support Committee (TSC) Informational Meeting for Residents (non-equine)

12:10pm - 1:30pm    Fundraising Committee Meeting

12:10pm - 1:30pm    Restructure of the Original Research working lunch
5:40pm - 6:40pm      AVDT General Interest Meeting

6:00pm - 8:00pm      PEIVDF Annual Fundraising Auction

Sunday, September 17, 2017

6:30pm - 7:30am      AVDT Mentees Breakfast

8:00am - 5:30pm      Laboratories

8:00am - 5:40pm      Breakout Sessions

7:00am - 11:00am    Exhibit Hall open

12:10pm - 1:30pm    Lunch on your own

5:40pm                      Adjourn