The 2021 AVMA Convention goes virtual for second year in a row

April 16, 2021
dvm360 Staff

AVMA board executives decide to make this convention an online-only event due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns and restrictions.

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) announced earlier this week that the 2021 AVMA Convention will go virtual for the second year in a row amid ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) restrictions and concerns.

“After thoughtful deliberation regarding the current status of the COVID-19 pandemic and careful consideration of all factors involved, the AVMA has decided to transition the 2021 AVMA Annual Convention originally scheduled to take place in Minneapolis to a completely virtual event,” said Lori Teller, DVM, DABVP, AVMA board chair, and Jon Pennell, MS, DVM, AVMA house advisory committee chair, in an email to the AVMA House of Delegates.

According to an organizational release, the board of directors said their decision to go virtual was based on prioritizing the safety and well-being of attendees, speakers, and partners.

“We are a science-based, one-health organization, and the science continues to tell us that COVID-19 remains a serious public health concern,” the Board wrote in an email to the AVMA House of Delegates. “We care deeply about everyone that joins us for Convention each year, and our decision is based on serving the best interests of all attendees.”

Registration for the convention, which will be held online-only from July 29 to August 1, 2021, opens up on April 19, 2021. For more information about this annual event, go here.