This virtual CE conference will feature more than 60 Black, Indigenous, and People of Color presenters.
Taking place from November 13 to 14, 2021, the Multicultural Veterinary Medical Association (MVMA) is launching RISE—an online conference putting diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) front and center. According to the release, RISE speakers will include more than 60 Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), in furthering MCVMA’s mission “to lead veterinary medicine towards the racial and ethnic diversity, equity, and inclusivity that our profession needs to serve a multicultural society.”
“MCVMA is excited to have the opportunity to host so many talented BIPOC speakers on these much-needed topics in veterinary medicine,” said Marie Sato-Quicksall, DVM, CVA, president of the MCVMA, in the release. “As our organization continues to grow, we feel it is our responsibility to provide BIPOC veterinary professionals with opportunities to speak and for our profession to hear from these often-unheard voices.”
RISE will offer 50 hours of RACE-approved continuing education credit (CE), in a range of topics including wildlife medicine, surgery, community practice, animal welfare, access to veterinary care, and DEI. In addition to CE, the conference will host events and interactive workshops. RISE gets its name from the 4 pillars of the conference, which are as follows:
This conference is open to all in the veterinary profession and beyond, both in the US and internationally. Visit here to register and for complete conference information.