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Professional continuing education meetings emphasizing anesthesia or analgesia may be eligible to be listed here. Please contact the Executive Secretary for more information on submission requirements.



Certificate Course in Principles Techniques of Small Animal Anesthesia

Certificate Course in Principles Techniques of Small Animal Anesthesia, Preoperative Analgesia and Critical Patient Care– ACVAA & AVTAA Endorsed & RACE -Approved Program for Veterinary Technicians

For information and registration please visit:

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Certificate course: Equine Anesthesia, Analgesia & Perioperative Care (Anästhesie, Analgesie & Perioperative, Versorgung beim Pferd)

A Continued Education Program for Veterinarians and Veterinary Nurses in 3 modules. This course will be offered in Europe and North America in 2019.

Please check out these websites for more information:

For Veterinarians:
For Veterinary nurses or technicians:

Certificate Course in Equine Anesthesia, Analgesia & Perioperative Care

Registration for the 2020/21 ACVAA- & AVTAA-Endorsed & RACE-Approved Certificate Course in Equine Anesthesia, Analgesia & Perioperative Care at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, KY is now open and more information can be found by visiting:


Registration is open for the 2020 Virtual Meeting to be held on September 12-14th at  Please note ACVAA Diplomates and residents qualify for a significantly discounted registration fee from what is posted on the website. If you did not receive a email with the discount code please contact the ACVAA Executive Secretary before registering. IMPORTANT: the ACVAA Annual Business Meeting will not be held at the same time as the IVECCS conference this year. It will be held September 26, 2020 in conjunction with the NAVAS and AVTAA business meetings. The ACVAA Scientific Abstracts will be presented on September 12, 2020 and will be pre-recorded. Live Q&A sessions will follow the abstracts to allow the audience to query the presenters. The full program schedule can be found at

2020 ACVAA Annual Business Meeting

The 2020 ACVAA Annual Business Meeting will be held on September 26th. This is NOT in conjunction with IVECCS due to the virtual format. The day will begin with the NAVAS business meeting which ACVAA Diplomates and residents are encouraged to attend. That will be followed by award presentations. The ACVAA Diplomates will be able to remain for the closed business meeting. In order to reduce the length of the Zoom meeting, portions of the meeting will be pre-recorded and available ahead of time. Live discussions with the Executive Officers will conclude the day where members can ask questions and provide input into the governance of the College. Specific details on the schedule, agenda, and teleconference arrangements will be made available as they are finalized.

Inaugural NAVAS Symposium- 2021 International Meeting

NAVAS (North American Veterinary Anesthesia Society, will host its first annual symposium on Friday March 5 – Sunday March 7, 2021.  On Friday, March 5th, NAVAS and the Association of Veterinary Anaesthetists (AVA, will co-host scientific abstract presentations.  On Saturday March 6th and Sunday March 7th, NAVAS will provide CE at the advanced and practitioner/technician level in partnership with the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia (ACVAA) and the Academy of Veterinary Technicians in Anesthesia and Analgesia (AVTAA). This will be a virtual conference with topics that should be of interest to all levels of anesthesia skill. In addition to the scientific abstracts, main subject areas  include reviews of cardiovascular physiology and monoclonal antibodies and their role in anesthesia, lectures on monitoring anesthetized patients, and local anesthetic and analgesic techniques for all levels. Details on the daily schedule, registration process, and cost will be made available soon.

NC Veterinary Pain Short Course hosted by CPREC (NC State Comparative Pain Research and Education Center)

NC State College of Veterinary Medicine is proud to host the sixth international Veterinary Pain Short Course on pain, pain mechanisms and novel therapies in veterinary medicine, April 22 – 24, 2021 in Raleigh, NC. This meeting is unique in veterinary medicine for its emphasis upon fundamental (basic) principles and mechanisms of pain as they pertain to the veterinary patient. This is a continuation of the Veterinary Pain Course organized by Bill Muir and held at UCSD in the past.

For details on the schedule, registration, and accommodations please visit their website at