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ACVS Announcement Regarding 2020 Surgery Summit

May 28, 2020

Dear Diplomates and Residents,

The ACVS Surgery Summit has long been the preferred venue for ACVS Diplomates and surgery residents to gather for the best continuing education, sharing, and networking opportunities in veterinary surgery.

In 2020, however, we are experiencing high unpredictability due to the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic. Following much deliberation, the ACVS Board of Regents has decided to forego the in-person Summit scheduled for October 21-24, 2020, in Washington, D.C. To everyone who dedicated their time to planning the 2020 Summit, we extend our deepest gratitude.

While we will not gather in person this year, the Continuing Education Committee is actively and nimbly pursuing alternative approaches to meet your continuing education needs. We are excited to announce the committee is mapping a plan to offer selected Summit content, delivered by the top-notch presenters slated to speak at the Summit, via interactive webinars. The goal is to allow you to earn continuing education credits wherever you may be, hone your surgical expertise, and most importantly, remain safe.

As a resource, the Surgery Summit website will maintain helpful information on the topics below. We will update the site frequently as we finalize alternative plans. Additionally, ACVS remains committed to staying connected to you via email and Cut to the Point.

Registration fee refunds
Continuing education credits
Speaker information
ACVS Diplomates’ Business Meeting
Committee members
Maintenance of Certification
Exhibitors and sponsors

Looking forward

ACVS’s unwavering commitment to excellence in learning continues. The Board of Regents and the Continuing Education Committee are committed to offering a robust slate of continuing education opportunities to meet your needs. In the coming months, you will see ACVS deliver high-impact, convenient, and thought-provoking continuing education via webinars. In addition, the committee will begin planning a three-day, high-energy, supportive, and hands-on experience for the 2021 Surgery Summit, October 7-9, 2021, in Chicago.

Although we will miss seeing you in Washington, D.C., we are excited to expand rewarding opportunities for you to develop your knowledge and skills.

The Board of Regents and ACVS staff wish you safety and good health.

Spencer A. Johnston, VMD
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons
Chair, ACVS Board of Regents