The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP), holds its annual conference (which doubles as the 7th World Feline Veterinary Conference) October 12-15, 2023 in Memphis, TN. The event features both in-person and virtual sessions focussed on The Ins and Outs of Feline Nutrition and Gastroenterology.
In the past, our Cat Writers’ Association conference events have included speakers from AAFP, and will again in October with Dr. Vicki Thayer a featured speaker. I love that the AAFP educates not only veterinarians but pet lovers as well. Last year, I attended the *virtual* AAFP sessions and came away with new, great insight helpful to me as a cat lover and behavior consultant (although I’m NOT a veterinarian). Veterinary professionals and others can learn and earn continuing education hours. I particularly liked having access to the digital proceedings, because often you can’t attend everything because of conflicts. I’m pleased to see AAFP again offers this opportunity.
“This highly anticipated event promises to be a transformative gathering of veterinary professionals, delving into the intricate world of feline nutrition and gastroenterology,” stated Heather O’Steen, CAE, AAFP CEO. “With a focus on practical applications, cutting-edge research, innovative approaches, and best practices, we aim to equip attendees with the knowledge and tools to elevate feline health and wellbeing to new heights.”
The press release I received listed many opportunities. Here are some that pet parents especially may value—share this information with your veterinarian!
- Attend In-person or Virtually
- A Host of Feline Experts with cutting-edge insights and expertise
- Latest in Feline Products/Services from 80+ exhibitors
- Hands-on Orthopedic Evaluation and Cat Friendly Interactions and Handling Workshops (In-person only)
- Access to live-streamed and on-demand content through May 2024;
- Digital Conference Proceedings
- Downloadable Conference App
- Access to the recorded sessions through May 31, 2024.
Early bird rates run now through September 25, 2023, with AAFP members eligible for a discount. Refer to this link for details about registration, the conference agenda, travel arrangements, and continuing education opportunities at AAFP website.
The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) supports its members in improving the health and wellbeing of cats through high standards of practice, continuing education, and evidence-based medicine. As a trusted leader in the veterinary community, the AAFP has a long-standing reputation and track record for increasing the standard of care for cats through the development of practice guidelines, feline-specific education and resources, and feline caregiver resources. Home to the Cat Friendly Practice® and Cat Friendly Certificate Programs, the AAFP encourages veterinary professionals of all levels to re-evaluate preconceived notions of practice strategies and advance the quality of feline medicine.
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Amy Shojai, CABC is a certified cat & dog behavior consultant, a consultant to the pet industry, and the award-winning author of 35+ pet-centric books and Thrillers with Bite! Oh, and she loves bling!