AABP Offers New Conference for Recent Veterinary Graduates

The new AABP conference will help recent graduates identify and capitalize on opportunities in bovine medicine. 


As the leading organization representing and supporting cattle veterinarians, the American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) recognizes that more recent graduates are often unable to attend the AABP Annual Conference in the fall and take advantage of AABP’s bovine-oriented continuing education and networking opportunities. Recent graduates have indicated the desire for more CE on both clinical skills and in practice/employee management, whether they are associates, partners or practice owners.

In response to this need, AABP is offering recent graduates (those who have graduated veterinary school between 2010 and 2017) the opportunity to attend a veterinary conference that will offer cutting-edge clinical skills and practice management information. The 2018 AABP Recent Graduate Conference, “Kick It Up A Notch, Take Your Career to the Next Level” will be held Feb. 9-10 at the Hyatt Regency at the Arch in St. Louis, Mo., and is limited to 300 attendees. 

"The AABP wants to continue to explore ways to offer new member services,” explains AABP Executive Vice President Dr. K. Fred Gingrich, II, “and a major focus is to offer services of interest to our recent graduate members. Offering a conference targeted to recent graduates who may not have the opportunity to attend our annual conference helps us to achieve our continuing education mission and outreach to AABP members."

This two-day session will be packed with 14.5 hours of continuing education. The general, dairy, cow-calf and feedlot chairs of the program committee are also recent graduates and are drawing from the needs of their veterinary peers and colleagues. “The AABP Recent Graduate Conference program committee was assembled from your peers,” says Program Chairman Dr. Blake Nguyen. “Each member represents a unique career path and practice mix, but common to the committee members is the desire to deliver a program that will prove value to participants. With sessions covering practical skills, career development, and innovative science, the Recent Graduate Conference aims to create continuing education and networking opportunities specifically for recent graduates."

In addition to providing quality bovine medicine CE, the goal of the conference is to also encourage recent grads to become and stay active in organized veterinary medicine and take advantage of the resources offered by AABP.

View the 2018 Recent Graduate Conference program schedule online at http://aabp.org/Recent_Grad/schedule.asp. The printed program will be available online soon.

Online registration for the conference is now open and will close Jan. 15, or when 300 attendees have registered, whichever comes first. You must be an AABP member graduating between 2010-2017 to register and attend this conference. Log onto the AABP website (www.aabp.org) to register (under the Conference tab), or go directly to http://aabp.org/Recent_Grad/register.asp. Not an AABP member yet? Join today at http://aabp.org/store/paydues.asp, then register. Hotel reservations can be made at https://aws.passkey.com/event/49141749/owner/988/home.