Posted by Kyle Escamilla on Fri, Feb 01, 2019 @ 10:45 AM
Veterinarians no longer spend time only fixing booboos and ailments afflicting our furry, feathered, and scaly friends. They are now innovating technologies, developing new treatments for cancer, combating the spread of disease, developing animal assistance programs for the disabled, and more! This is just a sampling of what veterinarians will learn at the Veterinary Innovation Summit scheduled for April 5 – 7 at the College of Veterinary Medicine in College Station, Tx.
What is the Veterinary Innovation Summit?
The Veterinary Innovation Summit is a convergence of different organizations and people who are working to evolve the veterinary profession forward. The North American Veterinary Community, the Veterinary Innovation Council, and Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine have collaborated to bring together this extensive program that will develop the minds and skills of attendees from the veterinary industry.
This educational event features a wide array of educational opportunities as well as a place to network with fellow veterinarians.
The program typically consists of four themes. Each theme features 3 – 4 keynote speakers who will be giving TED-style talks or panel discussions that will provide different perspectives and expand the minds of participants.
This year’s program has yet to be released, but to get a picture of what to expect, here are the themes from last year’s event:
- Theme 1: Patients Like Us
- Theme 2: The Human-Animal Bond
- Theme 3: The Future of Practice Models and Ownership (Discussion Panel)
- Theme 4: Veterinarians Serving Society (Discussion Panel)
In addition to these key theme topics, the program will also feature multiple networking sessions where participants will be able to split off into different discussions of their choice, some of which will be crowd sourced topics. After some foundational knowledge has been established, attendees will split off into 6 – 7 types of breakout sessions designed to provide participants with the knowledge to turn ideas into action.
The breakout sessions for last year’s event were:
- AI & Big Data
- Alexa, Google Home and On-Demand Veterinary Services
- Experiences from Not One More Vet
- Working Dogs
- Technology’s Impact on Individual Business Models
When announced, it will be interesting to discover the featured topics and breakout sessions at this year’s summit.
Why Veterinarians Should Attend?
This event gives veterinarians the opportunity to take advantage of the current state of accelerated technological advancement in order to deliver the best possible care to all species.
Attendees will learn how to make veterinary care more personalized and accessible to everyone. This new model of learning will develop knowledge and skills that have potential to impact current practitioners and veterinary students.
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