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  • 26 Apr 2022 9:00 AM | Jennifer Gazdacko (Administrator)

    The AAVN's 22nd Annual Clinical Nutrition and Research Symposium will take place on Tuesday, June 21st and Wednesday, June 22nd in Austin, TX.  A virtual (live streaming option) is also available.  To register click here

    Join us for 1.5 days of programming, including lectures, oral and poster abstract presentations, student meetings and networking opportunities.

    This program has been submitted to RACE for approval of 4 CE credits.

    2022 Speakers

    Caree Jackson Cotwright, PhD, RDN, LD
    Obesity Communication

    Claudia Kirk, DVM , PhD, DACVIM (Internal Medicine, Nutrition)
    American Veterinary Nutrition Education: Where We've Been, Where Are We, and Where We are Going

    Susanne Talcott, PhD
    Anti-Inflammatory Interactions of Tannins with the Intestinal Microbiome

    William J. Burkholder, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (Nutrition)
    AAFCO Update

    A complete schedule is available here.  All listed times are CST.

    Attendees who register for the virtual option will receive Zoom links for each day of the Symposium in advance of June 21st.

    Thank you to Royal Canin, educational programs sponsor.

  • 13 Dec 2021 3:21 PM | Jennifer Gazdacko (Administrator)

    The American Academy of Veterinary Nutrition (AAVN) will accept abstract proposals for the 22nd Annual Clinical Nutrition and Research Symposium between January 3rd and February 14th, 11:59 pm (EST), 2022.

    The Symposium will take place in conjunction with the ACVIM Forum in Austin in June. It is anticipated that AAVN's programs will be scheduled on Tuesday, June 21st and/or Wednesday, June 22nd.

    For additional details, including the full Call for Abstracts click here

    At this time, the AAVN is also pleased to announce the following award:

    Richard R. Weiss Memorial Student Research Award Amount: $500 (student), $2000 (mentor)

    Criteria: All oral and poster abstracts submitted to the AAVN Clinical Nutrition & Research Symposium by primary authors in training programs will be considered for this award. Research projects with a focus on companion animal product testing are preferred. Priority will be given to 1st- 4th year veterinary student submissions, although graduate student and resident submissions are also eligible. A professor affiliated with an academic institution must be identified as mentor to the project and agree to all terms and conditions for use of the mentor portion of the award, which should be used to promote future student research projects.

    The abstract review committee will decide the recipient for the Richard R. Weiss Memorial Award. The award will be announced in advance of the Symposium so that the recipient may opt to use the student portion of the funding to cover the cost of travel and/or accommodations to the Symposium.

    The Richard R Weiss Memorial Student Research Award was established by Laurie Martin, DVM in honor of her brother who pursued truth and honesty in all things. Their last conversation together was about inaccurate pet food product labeling claims.

  • 9 Jun 2021 12:11 PM | Jennifer Gazdacko (Administrator)

    Welcome New Executive Board Members

    Secretary, Ashley Self, BS, LVMT, VTS (Nutrition)

    Treasurer,  Lisa Weeth, DVM, MRCVS, DACVN

    Member-At-Large, Michelle Evason, DVM, BSc, DACVIM

    Thank You Outgoing Board Members

    Amanda Ardente, DVM, PhD

    Rebecca Mullis, DVM, DACVN

    Korinn Saker, DVM, PhD, DACVN

    for your service on the Executive Board. We are so grateful for your contributions of time and energy to the AAVN.

    And thank you to Dr. Martha Cline for the time, energy and enthusiasm you dedicated to the AAVN during your term as President (2017-2021).
  • 4 Jun 2021 12:07 PM | Jennifer Gazdacko (Administrator)

    Congratulations Student Blog Contest Winners!

    First Place, Stepfanie George,  Plant-Based Diets   

    Second Place, Caitlin M. Holly, Pondering Prescription Diets

    Third Place, Vivian Pedrinelli, From Wolf to Toto

    The first place winner receives a $500 award for use to travel to a future AAVN Symposium. Each of these blogs will be published in a future issue of the AAVN E-Newsletter.

    and Congratulations 2021 Waltham Award Winner!

    Larissa W. Risolia, Parameters of carbohydrate and lipid metabolism in obese cats fed a diet containing 0.06% beta-glucans



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