Since the inception of AZVT, member have come together each year to share ideas, present solutions to problems, highlight interesting cases and novel research, and communicate and network with one another to further their knowledge about veterinary medicine.
The annual conference proceedings have become a source of information and ideas for technicians in their day-to-day practice. It is, essentially, the journal publication of the Association.
In 2011, AZVT became an approved American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB) provider of Registry of Approved Continuing Education (RACE) credits. Since then, the Program Chairs have sought RACE approval for the continuing education credits provided at the annual conference, benefiting those technicians that must have RACE-approved CE for their annual licensing requirements.
2019 Conference Presentation Deadlines
Are You Ready To Present?
If you are not sure of what to present, here are some questions to ask yourself:
If you answered "yes" to any of the above questions, you may be ready to present at this year's AZVT conference. Keep reading for more information and Forms Guide.
Conflict of Interest
An area of growing concern in publications is conflict of interest. From the RACE standards (2018):
However, there must be a clear separation between the educational component and any promotional/marketing aspects of the presentation. From the RACE standards (2018):
If a presenter is employed by a commercial organization and is presenting on behalf of that organization, this conflict of interest disclosure form must be presented to the attendees at the beginning of the presentation.
Please indicate any conflict of interest you might have.
Presentation Time Requirements
As a RACE-approved provider, AZVT must follow the presentation time requirements. The minimum time permitted for a presentation is 30 minutes. Please keep this in mind as you are preparing your talk. The 30 minutes does not include time for questions. There will be time built into the schedule for questions and the switching of presenters.