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AWN Webinar: Caring for Self (and Others) In Times of Crisis

AWN Webinar: Caring for Self (and Others) In Times of Crisis

 

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Mindfulness Webinar 3/23/2022 Recording

Hello AAAP Members,

Thank you to everyone who attended the Mindfulness webinar on March 23rd! A few resources as well as a recording of the lecture from the speaker, Renee Machel are below. 

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2022 AAAP Student Election

2022 AAAP Student Elections 

Deadline: April 25 

Elections are now open for the AAAP Board of Directors. The following positions are on the ballot: Student Director. Per the AAAP Bylaws, only student members vote for the Student Director. You will be required to login to the website to cast your vote. Voting closes on April 25, 2022. 

VOTE 

AAAP Student Director: 

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2022 AAAP Elections

2022 AAAP Elections 

Deadline: April 25 

Elections are now open for the AAAP Board of Directors. The following positions are on the ballot: President Elect, Director, and Executive Vice President. Per the AAAP Bylaws, Members, Life Members and Retired Members vote for the President Elect and Directors. You will be required to login to the website to cast your vote. Voting closes on April 25, 2022. 

VOTE 

President-Elect:

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Updated Preceptorship (Externship) Opportunities

Updated Preceptorship (Externship) Opportunities

Dear AAAP Members,

The AAAP Preceptorship and Membership Committees are happy to let you know that the AAAP website has been updated to provide a current listing of companies offering preceptorship (externship) opportunities for students, as well as summer internship information!  The list can be found at https://aaap.memberclicks.net/externships.  

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Food Safety Regulatory Update Webinar

Food Safety Regulatory Update Webinar

Ashley Peterson PhD
Senior Vice President Scientific & Regulatory Affairs
National Chicken Council
Date: March 30, 2022
Time: 3 - 4 PM EDT (2 - 3 PM CDT)

Zoom Link





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Practical Use of Mindfulness for Veterinary Professionals: How to Improve Performance, Enjoy More, and Stress Less

Practical Use of Mindfulness for Veterinary Professionals: How to Improve Performance, Enjoy More, and Stress Less

Day: March 23rd
Time: 6pm CST

Zoom Link

The Membership Committee is excited to announce our upcoming wellness webinar. Dr. Rene Machel, the co-founder of Get MotiVETed, will be giving a lecture on mindfulness on March 23rd at 6pm CST. The lecture can be accessed via the Zoom link above. We look forward to seeing all of you there!

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2022 AAAP Registration Now Open!

2022 AAAP Registration Now Open!

The AAAP Headquarters Hotel is the Sheraton Philadelphia. Please book your hotel no later than May 20, 2022
 

VIP CODE: 2022AAAP 

Click button above.
Enter your VIP Code, then click Login 
Click on Register Now, then follow the prompts using your VIP Code and Member ID to register 
Click on Hotel Reservations, then follow the prompts to book your hotel 
 
If you would prefer to register and/or book your hotel over the phone, please call the AVMA Convention registration and housing provider (MCI USA) at 888-295-4523. Be sure to provide your VIP Code when calling. 
 
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AAAP Business Office Announcement

AAAP Business Office Announcement

After 14 years Bob & Janece Bevans-Kerr will be stepping into advisory roles for AAAP, AAAP Foundation, and ACPV.  Bob Bevans-Kerr will continue to work and support AAAP, AAAP Foundation, and ACPV, as a consultant and offering office support. Janece Bevans-Kerr will be working through April 30, 2022, as a consultant supporting the office. After that date she will continue to be available for office support as needed.   It is time for new leadership that can develop each organization to meet the needs of its members and continue to find new and innovative ways to achieve their missions.

Nathan Bevans-Kerr will be promoted to Executive Director serving AAAP and AAAP Foundation effective March 1, 2022

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AVMA Council on Education Volunteer Positions

AVMA Council on Education Volunteer Positions

Volunteers are now invited to serve on AVMA’s Council on Education (COE)!

The deadline for receipt of applications for the COE is March 15, 2022. More information on the COE, as well as the COE Member Application is available here on the AVMA website. 

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We remember Dr. Peter M. Biggs and Dr. Egon Vielitz

We remember Dr. Peter M. Biggs and Dr. Egon Vielitz

The American Association of Avian Pathologists regrets to inform members of the passing of Dr. Peter M. Biggs and Dr. Egon Vielitz. We send our condolences to their families and colleagues.

Sadly, Dr. Egon Vielitz died on December 29, 2021 at the age of 89.  He was the principal veterinarian for the Lohmann Company, a major poultry breeder and vaccine manufacturer located in Cuxhaven, Germany, from 1959 to 1999.  He was involved in nearly every important poultry disease problem in Europe (and the world) at various stages of his illustrious career but was especially proud of his work on chicken anemia virus leading to the first vaccine.  Dr. Vielitz collaborated widely, conducted and published groundbreaking research, and was a prominent contributor to international poultry medicine for many decades.  Fortunately, his amazing story of survival during the Hitler years and strong professional career is preserved for the ages in the AAAP biographical archives.  Funeral details are not yet available. View Autobiography

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National Poultry Improvement Plan Seeks Nominations for the General Conference Committee

National Poultry Improvement Plan Seeks Nominations for the General Conference Committee

The National Poultry Improvement Plan is a cooperative industry-state-federal program that supports new diagnostic technology for poultry and poultry products throughout the country. Participants can earn certification seals upon testing their poultry according to the NPIP provisions, which allows these producers to better facilitate trade. The General Conference Committee is a federal advisory committee that seeks to collect input from the poultry industry and deliver issues of concern directly to the Secretary of Agriculture for the promotion of poultry improvement. To learn more about the NPIP, please visit this website: http://www.poultryimprovement.org.

The NPIP is seeking nominations for three regions: South Central, South Atlantic and West North Central. These nominations will be accepted through March 1, 2022. Send your nomination (or self-nomination) to Penny Kesler ([email protected]). Inquiries may contact NPIP Senior Coordinator, Dr. Elena Behnke ([email protected]).

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2022 Western Poultry Disease Conference Call For Titles

2022 Western Poultry Disease Conference
Call For Titles

Extended Deadline: November 5th, 2021

The title of the 71st Western Poultry Disease Conference is “Poultry Diseases of Concern in Modern Production Systems”.  we invite you to submit a title and 150-word summaryOral and poster presentations will be selected from the submission pool and all chosen presentations will be included in the 71st annual WPDC Proceedings.

We are also proud to announce and invite undergraduate, graduate, and veterinary students as well veterinarians on a poultry residency program to join our Student Competition at the 71st Western Poultry Disease Conference (WPDC). Two prizes of US$500 will be awarded to the best presentations on basic research and field research/case reports. Student abstracts selected for oral presentations are eligible for the awards. Upon registration, please indicate your interest in participating in the Student Competition.

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AAAP Foundation Giving Eggstravaganza Day 5

Today we are celebrating our “flock”!  The AAAP Development Committee is thankful to all of our “flock” who have donated during the Giving Eggstravaganza this week.  We invite you to post a picture of your “flock” (whoever your flock may be) on the AAAP Members Facebook page, or, on the AAAP Blog if you are not on social media.

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AAAP Foundation Giving Eggstravaganza Day 4

Thank you to all who have made a donation during the AAAP Foundation Giving Extravaganza!  We are happy to announce that our current total is $7,205, with 1.5 days left!  If you have not donated yet, don’t delay!  Head over to the donation page at and make your donation now!  Donations over $100 will qualify the donor to be entered into the drawing for a FREE AAAP membership in 2022. 

We are happy to announce that the state of Arkansas is leading the pack, as the state with the most donations so far.  Also, the AAAP members from Allied Industry have made the most donations, with Consultants close behind.  Meanwhile, the University of Georgia is in the lead with the most alumni donations.  The winners in these categories won’t be final until noon tomorrow, so donate now to help your state, area of the poultry industry, or university gain the most donors! 

DONATE: https://aaap.memberclicks.net/aaap-foundation-giving-eggstravaganza#/

Winner Announced: AAAP Foundation Giving Eggstravaganza

The AAAP Development Committee would like to thank ALL of the AAAP members who generously donated this week during the AAAP Foundation Giving Eggstravaganza.  The winner of the 2022 AAAP Membership is Dr. Megan Lighty.  Congratulations, Dr. Megan Lighty!

AAAP Foundation Giving Eggstravaganza Day 3

We are halfway through the AAAP Foundation’s Giving Eggstravaganza! Today we are highlighting the AAAP Excellence in Mentorship Award.  This award was initiated in 2019 and is given to a member of the AAAP who has demonstrated a passion for mentoring students and/or fellow colleagues.  Since this is a new award, the AAAP Foundation is actively soliciting donations to fully fund this award.  Once this award has reached $40,000, it will be funded in perpetuity.  Find out more about mentorship and the Excellence in Mentorship Award by reading this interview with AAAP Excellence in Mentorship Award recipients, Dr. Mark Bland and Dr. Patricia Wakenell.  

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AAAP Foundation Giving Eggstravaganza Day 2

Did you know that the AAAP Foundation Preceptorship Poultry Medicine Training Program was the brainchild of Dr. Kenneth Eskelund, who started the program in 1988?

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AAAP Foundation Giving Eggstravaganza Day 1

The AAAP Foundation’s Giving Eggstravaganza is here!  We invite all AAAP members to make a donation, in any amount, to the Foundation by going online to https://aaap.memberclicks.net/aaap-foundation-giving-eggstravaganza.

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New AAAP Job Seeking Form

New AAAP Job Seeking Form

Are you a AAAP member who is looking for a job?  Do you wish there was a way to let employers know you are out there?  Now there is!  The AAAP Membership Committee has developed a form where job seekers can fill out their contact information and upload their CV to let employers know they are available.  

Job Seeking Form

If you are an employer seeking qualified candidates to fill open positions, use the link below to view the AAAP members pursing employment opportunities.  Both of these web pages are behind the AAAP firewall, so they are only able to be accessed and viewed by AAAP members. Happy job hunting!

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