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2023 AVAP Conference

Welcome to Denver!

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Conference Hotel Information

The conference will be held at the Embassy Suites Downtown Denver Convention Center.


It is located at 1420 Stout Street, Denver, CO 80202. You can book at the conference rate of $229/night from July 11-15, 2023. Please contact the hotel directly to add additional dates.


BOOK BY JUNE 10 to lock in the discounted rate!



AVAP Social & Optional Activities

Social Reception

Wednesday, July 12
6:00 pm

Kick off your time in Denver with AVAP colleagues at the welcome reception!

Dine Arounds

Thursday, July 13
6:00 pm

Locations TBD

&

Friday, July 14
1:00 pm

Locations TBD

Tour of Dumb Friends League Animal Hospital @ CSU Spur.

Friday, July 14
2:00 pm

Join AVAP colleagues for a tour of CSU’s newest veterinary hospital!


2023 Conference Session Overview

Click here to see a quick overview of the sessions, topics, and speakers.

2023 Conference Schedule

See below for more detail on the schedule for each day.

Wednesday, July 12

8:00 a.m. – Registration/Information Desk Opens

8:30- 9:00 a.m. – AVAP Newcomer Session

9:00 – 10:15 a.m. – Welcome & Keynote- Human Giver Syndrome, Kay Coughlin

10:30 – 11:45 a.m. – Session Block 1

12:00 – 1:15 p.m. – Lunch & Networking (Table Topics Provided)

1:30 – 2:45 p.m. – Session Block 2

3:00 – 4:15 p.m. – Session Block 3

4:15 – 4:30 p.m. – Closing Announcements

6:00p.m. – Welcome Reception/Social @ TBD

Thursday, July 13

8:30 a.m. – Registration/Information Desk Opens

9:00 – 9:45 a.m. – Welcome & Keynote- Gold Standards of Compassionate Communication, Dani McVety, DVM

10:00 – 11:00 a.m. – Alumni Panel

11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Session Block 3

12:30 – 1:15 p.m. – Lunch & Networking & AVAP Business Meeting/Election of Officers

1:30 – 2:45 p.m. – Session Block 4

3:00 – 4:15 p.m. – Session Block 5

4:15 – 4:30 p.m. – Day Two Closing Announcements

6:00 p.m. – Optional Social Activity/ Dine Arounds

Friday, July 14

8:30 a.m. – Registration/Information Desk Opens

9:00 – 9:45 a.m. – Welcome & Sponsor Presentation

9:45 – 11:15 a.m. – AAVMC Lecture & Presentation of Awards

11:30 – 12:30 p.m. – Wellness Panel

12:30- 1:00 p.m. – Closing Remarks (Passing of the Gavel, Announcement of 2024 Conference Info.)

1:00 – 2:30 p.m. – Optional Networking/ Dine Arounds

2:00- 4:00 p.m. – Optional Tour of Dumb League Animal Hospital @ CSU Spur

7:00 – 9:00 p.m. – AVMA Alumni Receptions, Location TBD