MCVMA Annual Conference
We had a phenomenal inaugural conference last year and we are so grateful for all who made our dream of an all-BIPOC Veterinary Conference a reality! MCVMA was absolutely blown away by the number of attendees, the incredible one-of-a-kind talks provided, and all of the exceptional people we met. We are aiming to make this year better than last and we cannot wait to show you all what we have in store this year! Stay tuned for updates on registration, speakers, keynote, and much more!
The purpose of MCVMA’s annual RISE conference is to:
- Resource the veterinary profession with the information and tools necessary to take meaningful action on issues of racial diversity, equity, and inclusion
- Include the perspectives of people and communities who have historically been underrepresented in veterinary medicine
- Support current and emerging veterinary professionals in our collective goal to ensure that all communities receive the benefits of veterinary medicine
- Elevate the voices of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) in veterinary medicine
Interested in getting involved with the conference planning or just want to stay up to date on all the conference updates? Fill out our interest survey here.
Resource: DEI in Action
Include: Cultural Awareness and Global Connections
Support: Veterinary Medicine in the Community
Elevate: BIPOC Specialists in Veterinary Medicine
Check back to the conference website this fall for the information related to RISE 2022. You can also find conference updates on the MCVMA Instagram page and the MCVMA Facebook page. If you would like to be a part of the conference email list for newest updates, or are interested in getting more involved with the conference, please fill out our interest survey here.
What should I expect?
Due to the uncertainties around the pandemic and the desire to be inclusive for international speakers and attendees, we have elected to host RISE 2022 virtually. A virtual conference is essentially a conference that you can attend from the comfort and convenience of your home, office, or wherever else you can think of, through your personal computer or mobile device. Think of it as attending a standard MCVMA webinar but with the ability to engage with speakers, exhibitors, and your fellow attendees. We are bringing two worlds together for a shared unique experience!
Early bird registration is now live! MCVMA is hosting its second annual conference on November 12-13, 2022! This one-of-a-kind conference will feature all BIPOC presenters and include a range of topics from wildlife medicine, surgery and community practice to animal welfare, access to veterinary care and DEI. RACE Approval for CE sessions is pending. The conference is open to everyone in the veterinary space.
Early bird registration will save you 20% and if you are an MCVMA Member you will receive an extra 20% off your registration!
Don’t wait, register now!
The call for abstracts for RISE 2022 has officially closed. Thank you to all who submitted their work!