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The AVAP Executive Committee and Colorado State University Conference Planning Team have been working hard to put together a great agenda for the 2018 AVAP Conference. Check out the 2018 Conference Page for more information! Registration is now open.
Working Together for a Home Run
July 11-13, 2018
Thank you to those who took the time to submit your thoughts and suggestions from the 2017 AVAP Conference. Planning has already started for 2018. These comments and suggestions will lead the team as we work to finalize plans, speakers, and the future of AVAP.
Click Here to view the results!
The communications program at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, led by Public Relations Director Sarah Carey, APR, has been recognized with the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges’ (AAVMC) 2017 Communications Excellence Award.
Florida’s communication program was reviewed and enhanced as part of a major institutional strategic planning program completed in 2014. The revamped program was tethered to the college’s 40th anniversary celebration and configured to support a major new college branding campaign themed “Challenge Accepted.”
“Communications excellence and institutional advancement go hand in hand,” said AAVMC Chief Executive Officer Dr. Andrew T. Maccabe. “We congratulate our colleagues at the University of Florida for earning this honor, and appreciate the role their work is playing in advancing the interests of all of us in academic veterinary medicine.”
The award includes a $1,000 honorarium, a commemorative and public recognition. It will be formally presented during the annual meeting of the Association of Veterinary Advancement Professionals (AVAP) on Thursday, July 20 at the Sheraton Indianapolis City Center Hotel in Indianapolis.
See rest of announcement.
Dear AVAP Colleagues,
“Only by binding together as a single force will we remain strong and unconquerable.” – Chris Bradford
The executive committee met last month and formulated its goals for the coming year.
Our goals include:
- Strengthening communications with AVAP members
- Developing “best practices” resources on various topics such as grateful clients
- Expanding the website to become a regularly utilized resource for its members
- Continued collaboration with AAVMC and explore new collaborations with other veterinary organizations to raise AVAP visibility and leverage member expertise
- Organizing a vibrant conference that incorporates 2016 survey feedback
- Finalize the 501(c)(3) process and consolidate finances
During a recent conversation with Jeff Douglas (AAVMC) we discussed an article in the “Vet Med Educator,” a monthly electronic publication produced by AAVMC. The publication offers a succinct summary of the issues that impact veterinary medicine and can help you get onto the same page as the deans. If you are not already receiving the publication, I encourage you to subscribe at http://www.aavmc.org/Electronic-Communications/The-VetMed-Educator.aspx so you are in the know.
IMPORTANT DATE CHANGE!
AVMA has moved the 2017 Alumni Receptions from Monday night to Friday night, July 21. Reason. As a result, the AVAP conference will be held BEFORE the start of AVMA. The conference planning committee are looking at dates and locations at this time. Further details will be available on the AVAP website in December.
Speaking of the conference, one final shout out to the Texas A&M team for planning this year’s conference! We also want to thank everyone who completed the 2016 San Antonio conference survey. We gleaned valuable suggestions and feedback for next year’s conference. If you have suggestions for the 2017 conference please send them to Chad Rohlfs at [email protected].
Have an idea for AVAP?
I invite you to contact any of the executive committee members to share your idea — our phone numbers and emails can be found at http://www.avaponline.org/contact/.
As Henry David Thoreau said, “I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.”
Best to you in this season of thanksgiving,
Cheryl Cobbs, MA, CFRE
Click here for the 2016 Conference page including the post-conference survey and meeting materials, presentations and samples.
With thanks again to the nearly 100 AVAP members who joined to make the July 14-15 2015 Boston-Cambridge conference so memorable, we hope you’ll continue to build on the connections made this past summer as your academic year continues.
For handy reference, all of the resources and presentation materials are now archived on the 2015 Conference Information Page.