The American Association of Avian Pathologists (AAAP) Annual meeting
will be held on August 2-5, 2019 in Washington D.C. with the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Convention.
The AAAP designated hotel is the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel.
The VIP code for AAAP members is: 2019AAAP

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Annual Meeting Events

2019 AAAP Keynote Address
Friday, August 2, 8:20 AM to 9:00 AM
Room: Renaissance Ballroom West AB

"Cases Selected from a Career in Poultry"

Oscar Fletcher, NC State University


Welcome Reception and Poster Session
Friday, August 2, 5:00 to 6:30 pm
Room: Renaissance Ballroom Foyer

Poster presentations, light hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.


Mentor/Mentee Breakfast
Saturday, August 3, 7:00 to 8:00 am
Room: Penn Quarter

Participants in the AAAP Mentor/Mentee program will meet for breakfast.

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AAAP Committee Roundtables
Saturday August 3, 12:45 to 1:30 pm
Room: Mount Vernon Square B
New members, Student Members, Long-time Members

Discover what AAAP committees have to offer

Tables will be set up for each committee, manned by a committee member.  Stop by and find out about the committee and how to join.


AAAP Poultry Professional Networking Event
Saturday, August 3, 5:30 to 6:30 pm
Room: Penn Quarter

Students and young professionals will have an opportunity to talk with poultry experts from a variety of career paths while enjoying snacks and drinks. All members are encouraged to come greet some of the newer members of AAAP!


AAAP Women’s Network Event
Saturday, August 3, 6:30 to 9:00 pm
Room: Meeting Rooms 12-14

Join AWN for an evening of networking with your colleagues and friends.  We are excited to host Martha Maznevski as our guest speaker and look forward to her talk followed by a panel discussion with some of your AAAP colleagues representing different segments of the industry.

Dr. Martha Maznevski is a Professor of Organizational Behavior and Faculty director for Executive Education at the Ivey Business School, University of Western Ontario. She is an expert in global teams, global leadership, culture and identity and empowering individual differences.  

Heavy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails will be served. Interested participants must register for event in advance; only a limited number of tickets will be available onsite.  All proceeds from registration will be used to establish the AAAP Women’s Network scholarship – a new AAAP Foundation scholarship sponsored by AWN.

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Yoga Session
Sunday, August 4, 6:30 AM to 7:30 AM
Room: Renaissance Ballroom West AB

The AAAP Membership Committee is happy to announce that we will again have a Yoga session at our annual meeting in Washington, DC!  It will be held on Sunday, August 4th from 6:30-7:30 am at the Renaissance hotel.  Please bring a mat or a towel with you.  This event, led by AAAP's own Dr. Christina Leyson, got rave reviews last year, so you will not want to miss it!


AAAP Wellness Talk
Sunday, August 4, 10:15 AM to 10:45 AM
Room: Renaissance Ballroom West AB

The Membership Committee is happy to host the AAAP’s 2nd annual wellness speaker.  This year’s talk will be given by Mike Gergye.  Mike is a 20 year veteran of the telecommunications and consulting industries who has played a pivotal role in the operational evolution of multiple Fortune 500 companies. Holding an MBA in Business Strategy and Management, along with multiple professional certifications, Mike is a not-for-profit advocate who is passionate about the wellbeing of veterinarians.

Mike became involved in assisting students plan for their debt strategy while his wife was attending the University of Georgia for her DVM. Over the last five years, he has spoken with groups across the country about the issues facing students and leaders in the student debt environment.  Join us for Mike’s talk on student debt repayment strategies on Sunday, August 4th from 10:15-10:45am. 


Important Issues to be Discussed at Annual Business Meeting
Sunday, August 4, 2019, 10:45 am to 12:00 pm
Room: Renaissance Ballroom West AB

To be discussed:
Report of the Officers

  • Report of the Executive Vice President 62nd Annual Report
  • Auditing Committee Report
  • Top Performing Committee Recognition
  • Central Region Election Announcement

Election of the Officers
New Business

Complete 2019 Business Meeting Agenda


AAAP  Lasher-Eckroade History Lecture 2019
Monday, August 5, 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Room: Renaissance Ballroom West AB
Dr.K. V. V Nagaraja, University of Minnesota

“Pullorum Disease: Evolution of the Eradication Strategy”


AAAP Awards Dinner and Reception
Monday, August 5
Room: Congressional Ballroom AB
Reception 5:30 to 6:00 pm Cash bar.
Dinner 6:00 to 8:00 pm


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Omaha Steak Gift Card Raffle
Drawing at the AAAP Awards Dinner
Monday, August 5, 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Room: Congressional Ballroom AB
(You do not need to be present to win)

Raffle tickets will also be available for purchase at the AAAP desk during the Annual Meeting.

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