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2017 Primary Care Veterinary Educators World Symposium

10/27/2017 - 10/29/2017





The annual Primary Care Veterinary Educators World Symposium offers presentations and networking opportunities designed to help primary care educators generate new ideas and develop more effective educational strategies. Topics will include presentations on what is happening at a number of colleges in the area of primary care veterinary education, poster presentations highlighting pedagogical innovation and research in the area of primary care veterinary education, a Swap Shop designed for sharing best teaching practices, innovations and overcoming challenges, feedback training for the clinical environment and much, much more.


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Thursday October 26th  
8:30 am – 6:00 pm Preconference Excursion: Warm Springs Ranch and Katy Trail
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Reception (Benton Bingham Ballroom, Memorial Union)
Friday October 27th  
7:00 am – 8:00 am Breakfast
8:00 am – 8:30 am Shuttle
8:30 am – 8:45 am Welcome
8:45 am – 10:15 am Diversity, Inclusion, and Wellness: It Takes a Village
  Dr. Kenita Rogers
  Leaders have complete responsibility for setting the tone and insisting on an
inclusive and welcoming environment in their organization. Recognizing the
intersection of conflict management, the broad definition of diversity, social justice,
what individuals need to succeed, and how to build a healthy organization should
be at the forefront of the mission and vision of every team. Being self-­aware of
individual privilege, implicit bias, equity, equality, organizational climate, and the
power of silence will be discussed related to inclusive leadership and the
principles of cultural competency in veterinary medicine.
10:15 am – 10:45 am Coffee Break
10:45 am – 11:45 pm Poster Presentations on Pedagogical Innovation and Research
  During this session Primary Care Veterinary Educators will briefly introduce their
prepared posters highlighting innovative approaches to teaching or pedagogical
research in the area of primary care veterinary education.
11:45 pm – 12:45 pm Lunch (Poster viewing with authors)
  Wellness Walk and Activities
12:45 pm – 2:00 pm Primary Care Program Presentations
  University of Prince Edward Island
University of Melbourne
Cornell University
2:00 pm – 2:15 pm Coffee Break
2:15 pm – 5:00 pm Swap Shop
  This session provides participants with an informal environment to share ideas
and discuss best practices on a variety of prepared and spontaneous topics in
relation to primary care veterinary education. You will be asked for suggested
topics during registration.
5:00 pm – 5:30 pm Shuttle
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm Dinner and Tour (Winston Churchill Museum)
Saturday October 28th  
8:00 am – 8:30 am Breakfast
8:30 am – 9:00 am Shuttle
9:00 am – 10:30 am Panel: Advancing and Inspiring Veterinary Primary Care Educators
from Theory to Practice and Back Again
  University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine Faculty
  Educators, administrators, and educationalists at the University of Missouri
present a panel incorporating practice learning theory, the promises and
challenges of client simulations, clinical teaching tools for a busy service, and the
reciprocal relationship between competency tracking and remediation.
10:30 am – 10:45 am Coffee Break
10:45 am – 12:00 pm Panel Continued
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch
  Wellness Walk and Activities
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Clinical Teaching Tools Carousel
  Industry Partners: Boehringer Ingelheim, Hill’s, IDEXX
3:00 pm – 3:15 pm Coffee Break
3:15 pm – 4:30 pm Developing Competency-­Based Veterinary Education
  Dr. Susan Matthew
  This interactive session will present a framework for Competency-­Based
Veterinary Education and invite participants to share their thoughts and feedback.
The framework is being developed by the AAVMC Working Group on
Competency-­Based Veterinary Education and is complemented by a set of
Entrustable Professional Activities which can be used to evaluate student
progress. Participants will be invited to give feedback on the framework and the
applicability of the Entrustable Professional Activities in the primary care veterinary
education context.
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine Tour
5:30 pm – 6:00 pm Shuttle
7:00 pm – 9:30 pm Dinner (Les Bourgeois Vineyards)
Sunday October 23rd  
7:00 am – 8:00 am Breakfast
8:00 am – 8:30 am Shuttle
8:30 am – 10:00 am Enhancing Resilience in Clinical Education
  Drs. Susan Matthew and Michelle McArthur
  This interactive workshop offers a two-­layered approach to enhancing resilience in
clinical education through resources and strategies for both students and
educators. Resources and strategies for students include building confidence,
mentoring and reflective practice. Resources and strategies for educators include
reflective practice, professional development and mindful self-­compassion.
Together these enhance the clinical learning experience and enable educators to
be the best version of themselves in support of student learning.
10:00 am – 10:15 am Coffee Break
10:15 am – 11:00 am Enhancing Resilience Continued
11:00 am – 11:30 am Symposium Wrap-­Up and Departures



Location Information


The University of Missouri is located in the heart of Columbia and is half-way between St. Louis and Kansas City along I-70.  Central Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks is an hour and 15 minutes away.  The state capitol, Jefferson City is only 30 minutes south.  Columbia is located in the “Lake of the Ozarks Region” of Missouri; local scenery includes rivers, heavily wooded areas and rolling farm country.  Columbia proudly claims to be one the most “clean and green” cities in Missouri.  Consistently ranked one of the best places to live by Money Magazine and Successful Retirement, Columbia has also been featured as “A Gem of a Town” by Southern Living.  


The University of Missouri - Columbia was founded in 1839 as the first public university west of the Mississippi River and the first state university in the Louisiana Purchase territory.  MU offers 280 degree programs through 18 colleges and schools.  It is one out of six institutions in the country that has Law, Medicine, and Veterinary Medicine on a single campus.  Its 32,000 students represent every county in Missouri, every state in the nation, and over 100 countries.  There are also 372 buildings, 1,250 acres on its main campus and more than 170 years of history.  There is a focus on 4 ideals:  respect, responsibility, discovery, and excellence.  


The University of Missouri – Columbia campus is the state’s flagship university.  By combining the resources of a comprehensive research institution and a state land-grant university coupled with a statewide mission to improve public welfare equals a strong University Extension program.  Every year, more than one million Missourians turn to MU and its extension programs to help them continue their education, solve problems, and make informed decisions.  


For more information about the University of Missouri and the local area, please click here for an info sheet.



Optional Preconference Outing - Thursday, October 26th


Please click here for inforamation about the optional preconference outing. You will have the option to book and pay for this option during registration. Attendance is limited.




The symposium participants will be housed in 2 to 3 local hotels and provided with shuttle transportation to the conference locations and dinners.


Specific hotel information is forthcoming.





Columbia is served by the Columbia Regional Airport with current service by American Airlines through Chicago (ORD) and Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW).   Columbia is also located 120 miles from St. Louis International Airport (Lambert Field) and 140 miles from Kansas City International Airport.  MO-X is a scheduled service providing ground transportation between Columbia and the St Louis and Kansas City Airports. Their schedule includes twelve (12) round trips daily to St Louis and five (5) daily round trips to Kansas City.  EZGO Bus also offers 12 trips a day to and from St. Louis.


Please click here to view the transportation info sheet.



Conference Banquet


The conference banquet for Saturday will be held at Les Bourgeois vinyard just outside of Columbia which offers fine dining with a bluff top view of the Missouri River.   



Conference Facilities 


MU College of Veterinary Medicine
Day 2 & 3 will be held at the College of Veterinary Medicine in their conference center and classrooms.  Tours will be made available. The final two days will be held at the conference facilities and classrooms of the College of Veterinary Medicine. 


Christopher S. Bond Life Sciences Center
The opening reception and Day 1 Sessions and meals will be held at the Christopher S. Bond Life Sciences Center.  The Monsanto Auditorium seats up to 200 guests and the building also holds several other rooms for breakouts, poster sessions and catering.



Symposium Contacts


If you have questions about the Symposium, please contact Dr. Richard Meadows (; 573-823-9377) and Dr. Alisa Hutchison (; 573-823-9859).



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