2020 Conference Educational Program
The AAFP's 2020 Virtual Conference will focus on diseases and disorders of the feline head and neck. A myriad of feline health conditions affecting systems of the head and neck, including neurology, dermatology, ophthalmology, dentistry, respiratory, oncology, imaging, emergency and critical care, pain management, feeding tubes and more will be explored. This conference will join together veterinary healthcare professionals who are dedicated to increasing their feline knowledge and who are passionate about elevating the standard of care for cats.
Frequently Asked Questions
No, you don’t have the present each day to attend the meeting. The schedule has sessions that are “launched” at a certain time, which are on the agenda. The schedule also contains some live sessions; however, it does take 24 hours to add them for on-demand viewing after the live session takes place. Additionally, there is a list of on-demand sessions that are available for attendees to watch at any time. All content will be available on demand until December 31, 2020, so even if an attendee cannot attend one or more of these days, they will still be able to access the educational content and other offerings. Being present on the dates of the meeting allows you to interact and engage with speakers, exhibitors, attendees, and sponsors in real time.
Closer to the start of the conference, all attendees will receive an email with more details on how to access the virtual conference platform as well as a Roadmap to the Virtual Conference which will explain the platform being used as well as answer all your specific questions such as “How early can I join a meeting?” or “How do I access the slides and meeting notes?” You will also receive an email two weeks prior to the conference with the Proceedings Notes log-in details so you can access them online as well as exhibitor show specials and giveaways.
We suggest treating the virtual conference as you would an in-person conference with respect to your calendar and other obligations. Prioritize your time so that you can truly be present in the experience by focusing your attention on the session in front of you as well as engaging with the exhibitors, attendees, and speakers to make the most of the conference. It’s also a great idea to minimize distractions as it’s easy to ’multi-task’ and get distracted. Instead, try to reduce background noise, create a comfortable set up, and get ready to start learning! Attending this virtual conference has huge benefits if you take advantage of everything it has to offer. So don’t forget to visit the exhibitors, check out the ePosters, start your day with a Yoga class, take part in the Scavenger Hunt, join the Happy Hours, and be a part of a Video Chat Discussion Forum. In addition, you will have on-demand access to all of the sessions until December 31, so you can watch and access as many CE sessions as you would like!
For an optimal experience we recommend participating from a desktop or laptop computer with broadband wired/wireless access. You will be able to connect to audio via your computer. A webcam is suggested for the interactive components of the conference such as Video Chat Discussion Forums, exhibit booth video chats, or the virtual happy hours. Below are additional recommendations.
- Use Chrome (recommended) or Firefox browsers
- Disconnect from a VPN (Virtual Private Network)
- Check firewalls. If you are in the office, try another network (some offices have robust firewalls that will block some virtual features)
- Clear your web browser history and cache
- Check your Internet Connection
- Close any other tabs that may be using a lot of bandwidth.
- If you are at home, make sure you are not also using streaming services like Netflix, etc. that could impact your available bandwidth
- Use a hard-wired internet connection, if possible
- If you have to use WIFI, make sure you are close to the WIFI device
The American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB) RACE committee has not yet approved this program as meeting the Standards adopted by the AAVSB but it is in the process of getting approved and will be approved before October 3, 2020. This program will be included on this website as well as the AAVSB’s Website once it is approved.
Please note that the CE will be valid if you watch the session on the day and time it will be released on the agenda and on-demand any time through December 31, 2020.
NY State CE
The New York State Board of Veterinary Medicine has approved the AAFP as a sponsor of continuing education for veterinarians and veterinary technicians.