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2022 Annual Conference and the J.T. Vaughn Equine Conference

2022 Annual Conference &
J.T. Vaughan Equine Conference

OCTOBER 20 – 23

The 2022 Annual Conference marks a tradition of 115 years of continuing education at Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Our Annual Conference provides opportunities for Auburn alumni, faculty, students, veterinary technicians and other veterinary professionals to participate in cutting-edge continuing education sessions and professional networking opportunities.

This year’s conference is scheduled to be held October 20-23, at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center, in the heart of the Auburn University campus. We will continue to monitor and follow state and university guidelines as they pertain to COVID-19, and we will make adjustments to the conference format as necessary.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

2022 Annual Conference & J.T. Vaughan Equine Conference registration will open in April.

Know Before You Go

Conference Venue
The Hotel at Auburn University and
Dixon Conference Center
241 S. College Street
Auburn, AL 36830
800-228-2876

 

Check-in/Registration Desk Hours
Attendees may pick up their registration packets at the conference venue during the following hours:

Wednesday, Oct. 19: 4 p.m.-7 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 20: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 21: 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

Parking
Conference Center: Parking will be available in the parking deck, adjacent to the hotel. Attendees driving in to the conference each day may drive straight to the parking deck rather than pulling in to the loop in front of the hotel. Valet staff will be stationed at the entrance to the deck. Attendees will have the option to valet ($10/day) or self-park ($5/day). The valet staff will direct attendees to the self-park levels of the deck.  

College of Veterinary Medicine: For any events hosted at the CVM, including the Back-to-College event, scheduled for Saturday, attendees should park in the large parking lot adjacent to Greene Hall. Equine conference lab attendees may park in the large animal hospital parking lot. To ensure that our clients are able to find parking at all times, please avoid parking in the small animal teaching hospital lot.

Conference Name Badges
All registered attendees and paying guests will receive a name badge. Name badges are required for admission to the lectures, exhibit hall, and meals. Please wear your name badge throughout the conference.

COVID-19 Healthy and Safety Policies
Auburn University has implemented an indoor mask mandate, requiring all students, faculty, staff, visitors and event participants (including speakers and vendors), regardless of vaccination status, to wear face coverings when inside university buildings and while attending indoor events, except while dining or in private offices. In addition to the mask requirement, hand sanitizer stations will be widely available throughout conference spaces, and we will make every effort to distance event participants during sessions. Participants are also expected to self-evaluate, stay home and contact your healthcare provider if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms (e.g., fever, cough, runny nose, new loss of taste or smell, shortness of breath, etc.). We are closely following state, local and university COVID-19 protocols and will alert all conference registrants if changes occur prior to conference.

Proceedings
Proceedings, when provided, will be available online beginning Monday, October 17 for all registered attendees wishing to print in advance. Once available, a separate email will be sent to all registrants with the link and password needed to access them. Multi-part lectures, extending more than one hour, may have combined proceedings. Electronic access will remain available until the end of the year.

What to Pack
Pack your mask or face covering! Business casual is appropriate for all sessions and events at Annual Conference. The Back-to-College event on Saturday is casual. Wear your favorite Auburn gear. Cocktail attire is appropriate for those attending reunions. We do recommend that you dress in layers for the education sessions as temperatures in meeting rooms can vary. 

Wi-Fi at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center
Wi-Fi will be provided for our conference at no charge; use AU_Guest. No password is needed.

Education
This year’s conference will offer attendees up to 20 hours of CE with options in multiple areas of interest. When available, view the full schedule and list of speakers on our conference website. With the exception of the FL pharmacy course and wet labs, there is no advance registration required to attend any specific education lecture. However, space may be limited in individual lecture rooms.

Labs
Attendees who pre-registered for a wet lab will receive a separate email with logistics. Labs will be held at the College of Veterinary Medicine. The equine labs do not require pre-registration. They will be held at the J.T. Vaughan Large Animal Hospital.

Class Reunions
Reunion registrants will receive communication from Jo Beth Williford (jobeth@auburn.edu) with details specific to your class event two weeks prior to reunions.

Labs

DETAILS COMING SOON

Featured Speakers

DETAILS COMING SOON

2021 sponsors

Schedule at a glance

COMING SOON

Hotel Accommodations

For the convenience of our conference attendees, we have secured a group rate for guest rooms at the conference venue. This discounted rate will be available once conference registration opens. Conference and/or Class Reunion registration will be required prior to reserving a room within the group block. A group rate code will be provided to registrants with their conference and/or class reunion confirmation email.

The Hotel at Auburn University and
Dixon Conference Center

241 S. College Street
Auburn, AL 36830
Reservations: 334-821-8200

TownePlace Suites Auburn
1117 South College Street
Auburn, AL 36832
Reservations: 334-466-8390

Class reunions

We are currently making preparations for in-person class reunions. All class reunions are going to be held in conjunction with the 2022 Annual Conference and J.T. Vaughan Equine Conference, October 20-23, 2022. The reunion dinner, along with the class picture, will be Saturday, October 23. This year’s event will include this year’s classes: 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007, 2012, and 2017. Members of each of these classes will be contacted by your class coordinator who will share more details.

* Class reunions are approved by Auburn University for adults age 18 and over. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Learn More About Reunions