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Meetings » 2012 Annual Meeting

The 116th USAHA Annual Meeting has come to a close.  Thanks to all that attended, and helped to make this year's meeting a success. 
Resolutions, Committee Reports and other related information will be posted to the website in the coming weeks.
Mark your calendar for the 117th Annual Meeting for October 17-23, 2013 at the Town and Country Hotel in San Diego, California.
116th USAHA / 55th AAVLD Annual Meeting
October 18 - 24, 2012
Greensboro, North Carolina

About the 2012 Annual Meeting
USAHA and AAVLD  return to North Carolina for some southern hospitality at the 116th USAHA/55th AAVLD Annual Meeting.  A great program is in the works for this year's meeting.  Don't miss a great opportunity to take part in the latest science, issues and networking this fall.

About USAHA:  is a forum for communication and coordination among State and Federal governments, universities, industry, and other concerned groups for consideration of issues of animal health and disease control, animal welfare, food safety and public health. It is a clearinghouse for new information and methods, which may be incorporated into laws, regulations, policy, and programs. It develops solutions of animal health-related issues based on science, new information and methods, public policy, risk/benefit analysis and the ability to develop a consensus for changing laws, regulations, policies, and programs.

About AAVLD: The AAVLD promotes continuous improvement and public awareness of veterinary diagnostic laboratories by advancing the discipline of veterinary diagnostic laboratory science.  The AAVLD provides avenues for education, communication, peer-reviewed publication, collaboration, outreach, and laboratory accreditation.

Downloadable Program Book  (PDF)

Spouse's Tour Available

Monday, October 22 - 9:00 am - 3:45 pm -  If you relish fine china, you will not want to miss Replacements, Ltd., which is the world's largest selection of old & new china, crystal, flatware and collectibles with more than 13 million pieces of inventory in 360,000 patterns.  After this shopping spree, you’ll enjoy lunch at Print Works Bistro (Included and All Inclusive) with a traditional and modern versions of classic dishes popular in European Bistros all made from fresh local foods. Next, sit back and relax as you travel to Childress Vineyard, where you will tour the winery and taste world-class wines crafted by one of America’s most award-winning winemakers, Mark Friszolowski.
COST: $86.00 - Complete Tour Registration form here -  note payment to be made to Southern States Tours

Pre-Registration is Closed.  Registrations will be accepted On-Site, see rates below for details.

Registration Refunds

Registrants of the USAHA/AAVLD Annual Meetings may cancel their registration by notifying the USAHA Office. Cancellations prior to the start of the meeting will receive a refund of their fees less $25. Cancellations may be made for up to one full week (7 days) following the close of the meeting, with a refund of fees less $75. No cancellations are accepted after 7 days of the close of the meeting. USAHA nor AAVLD hold no responsibility for cancellation fees associated with lodging, travel or other expenses to the individual registrant.

Hotel Cancellations
USAHA and AAVLD contract a block of rooms in the host hotel where the meeting takes place in an effort to minimize costs to both the groups and attendees.  If we do not fill this block of rooms, the group is financially responsible to the hotel for the number of room nights we are short.  With this in mind, we ask that you remain mindful of your hotel reservations. If you have a reservation and need to cancel, we ask that you do so as soon as you know. 


Hotel Information
Sheraton Greensboro Hotel
3121 High Point Road at I-40
Greensboro, NC 27407

Phone: (336) 292-9161
Reservations: (800) 242-6556

Rate: $142.00 + tax
Reservation deadline has passed - Rooms are still available on a limited basis.
You must call the  Reservation  line directly to make a reservation.  Be sure to reference USAHA/AAVLD.
Meeting Registration
REGISTRATIONS will be accepted on-site only.  Rates are as follows:

 USAHA and/or AAVLD Member Registration


 Non-Member Registration


 Life Member Registration


 One Day Registration


 Two Day Registration


 Resident or Graduate Student Registration    


 Veterinary Student Registration


 Spouse Registration


You must have a badge and register for meetings.

On-Site Registration Form - You may complete and bring with you to the Meeting.
Do not send to the USAHA office

CE Credit Information

Information on Veterinary Continuing Education Credits at the USAHA/AAVLD Annual Meeting 

The USAHA/AAVLD meeting is commonly accepted by most State Veterinary Licensing Board for continuing education credits.  Specific presentations and sessions do not have direct pre-approval.  An individual could attain more than 30 hours of CE credits, depending on sessions attended.  Please check with your State Licensing authority to determine their specific requirements and acceptance of USAHA presentations.  USAHA will provide a form for your records at the Annual Meeting.  No certificates are provided.


Download the  2012 Tentative Program
updated 9/202012

Committee Agendas

2012 USAHA/AAVLD Joint Plenary Session:
Science, Economics and Politics - Oh My!

Monday, October 22, 2012 ~8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Tentative Agenda
  • 8:00 am Moderator Welcome and Introduction: Dr. Richard Breitmeyer, Director California Animal Health and Food Safety Laboratory System
  • 8:15 am    Economic Overview of Animal Agriculture – Dr. John Lawrence, Iowa State University
  • 9:00 am    Economic Impacts of FMD in the U.S. – Dr. Patrick Webb, National Pork Board
  • 9:45 am    Break
  • 10:00 am  Antibiotic Use in Food Animals – Dr. Leonard Bull, NIAA Symposium Chairman
  • 10:45 am  Detail on the Facts Behind the Headlines of the UEP/HSUS Agreement – Mr. Gene Gregory, CEO, United Egg Producers
  • 11:30 am  Questions and Answers

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