Friday, March 27- Saturday, March 28, 2020
University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, Basic Sciences Building
2001 S. Lincoln Ave.
Urbana, IL 61802
Dr. Will Sander, DVM, MPH, DACVPM
Assistant Professor, Preventive Medicine and Public Health
Director, DVM/MPH Joint Degree Program
University of Illinois
Over the last 20 years, the number of joint or dual degree programs affording veterinary medical students the opportunity to also receive their master’s in public health has grown dramatically. With over 20 veterinary schools now offering this option, the University of Illinois would like to host all the leaders of these programs and related stakeholders from March 27-28, 2020 to move the profession of veterinary public health forward together.
Building on previous efforts, the symposium at University of Illinois aims to look at foundational knowledge and best practices in veterinary public health education; DVM/MPH graduate outcomes and careers; and future directions and current gaps in training. As a working symposium, we expect dialogue, brainstorming, and engagement throughout the two-day meeting. The agenda reflects this expectation with plenty of opportunities for small and large group idea exchange.
- Framework of foundational knowledge and competencies in veterinary public health
- Understanding of graduate outcomes across the United States
- Variety of careers those graduates are employed in
- Ideas for each program director to take back to improve their veterinary public health training
- Guidelines started for improving career success and filling employment gaps for students
- Tangible next steps as a collective to build on this symposium including the next meeting date (to be no less than 2 years from this meeting)
Veterinarians who attend the entire event will be able to earn 12 CE credits for this event. Participants will receive continuing education verification at the end of the event. No partial CE will be awarded.
Friday, March 27, 2020
7:30 am – 8:00 am Registration and Breakfast 8:00 am – 8:15 am Introductions, Table Assignments, and Purpose
Section 1: Foundational Knowledge, Best Practices, and Courses
8:15 am – 8:30 am Foundational Knowledge and Competencies 8:30 am – 9:30 am Small Group: Competencies 9:30 am – 10:00 am Large Group: Competencies 10:00 am – 10:15 am Break 10:15 am – 10:45 am Unique Courses and Distance Learning 10:45 am – 11:30 am Small Group: Course Offerings and Approaches 11:30 am – 12:00 pm Large Group: Course Offerings and Database 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch 1:00 pm – 1:15 pm Extracurricular Experiences
Section 2: Graduate Outcomes and Careers
1:45 pm -2:15 pm Graduate Outcomes and Evolution of MPH Programs 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm Small Group: Graduate Outcomes and Aspects that Improved MPH Programs 3:15 pm – 3:30 pm Break 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm Large Group: How to Improve Graduate Outcomes 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm Panel: Job Placement and Public Practice Sector Gaps 5:15 pm – 7:00 pm Reception (Location to be Announced)
Saturday, March 28, 2020
7:30 am – 8:00 am Breakfast 8:00 am – 8:15 am Synopsis From Day 1 and New Groups 8:15 am – 9:15 am Small Group: Strategies to Improve Job Placement and Fill Gaps 9:15 am – 10:00 am Large Group: Job Placement and Potential Strategies into the Future 10:00 am – 10:15 am Break
Section 3: Future Directions and Current Gaps in Training
10:15 am – 10:30 am Reflection from ACVPM 10:30 am – 11:00 am Environmental Health and Global Health 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Small Group: Future Directions and Possible Areas for Training 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm Lunch 12:45 pm – 1:15 pm Large Group: List of Future Directions and Training 1:15 pm – 2:00 pm Large Group: Outstanding Items
Participants must pre-register for the event by Tuesday, March 24, 2020. No onsite registration will be available. Please note that registrants will need the event password from the invitation in order to register.
Written cancellation should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by the registration deadline. We reserve the right to cancel sessions and to change speakers if necessary. In the event of cancellation, the University is not responsible for travel expenses in the event of a cancellation or date change.
The rates listed below do not include tax. Attendees are responsible for making their own hotel reservations. Mention the group code or university relation to receive the rate. The conference will be held at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine.
It is recommended that you book your reservations early. The deadline to reserve a room within the block is February 25, 2020 or until the blocks are full.
i Hotel and Conference Center
1900 S. 1st Street, Champaign, IL 61820
Group Code: Vet20
2013 S. Neil Street, Champaign, IL 61820
Group Code: VMM
State Rate: $85 – Call to receive rate.
101 Trade Center Dr., Champaign, IL 61820
Group Code: UI College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine
Basic Sciences Building
2001 S. Lincoln Ave.
Urbana, IL 61802
Complimentary self parking is available at the Basic Sciences Building. Details will be distributed to registrants closer to the event date.
Questions, email the Office of Public Engagement at email@example.com or call 217-333-2907.