American Association of Equine Practitioners

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Practical content, abundant networking opportunities and a premier entertainment destination proved an engaging combination as 7,394 veterinary professionals, students, exhibitors and guests converged on Las Vegas, Nev., Dec. 5-9, for the American Association of Equine Practitioners’ 61st Annual Convention. Convention attendance ranked behind only the 2009 edition that also was held in Las Vegas.

The meeting offered 135 hours of continuing education in diverse and relevant areas of equine medicine, from podiatry and reproduction to internal medicine and lameness. In addition, acclaimed neuropsychiatrist Daniel J. Siegel, MD served as the keynote speaker while renowned large animal internist Thomas J. Divers, DVM, DACVIM, DACVECC presented the prestigious Frank J. Milne State-of-the-Art Lecture.

The AAEP’s 62nd Annual Convention will be held in Florida at Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center, Dec. 3-7, 2016.

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    Click here to download the CE form for the AAEP 61st Annual Convention.

  • Interested in Submitting a Paper for Orlando?Click to Expand


    Members of the American Association of Equine Practitioners and other individuals are invited to submit papers for consideration for presentation during the 62nd AAEP Annual Convention in Orlando, Florida, December 3-7, 2016. 

    To submit a paper, go to All papers must be submitted online by March 15, 2016, 3:00 p.m. ET and adhere to the Instructions for Authors. 

    Submitting your paper:

    1. All papers must be submitted at the following site by March 15, 2016, 3:00 p.m. ET. The system will shut down after this time.
    2. Be sure to familiarize yourself with the submission process well in advance of the deadline. You can go ahead and set up your profile with paper and author information now and then upload your paper when it is complete.
    3. The review process is blinded so please make sure your paper does not include author names or institutions.


    A few key points:

    1. Products and equipment must be identified by chemical or generic names or descriptions and footnoted. 

    2. Due to the length and complexity of the process, all deadlines are strictly enforced.

    3. Submission of a paper represents a commitment to present this paper at the meeting if it is selected.

    4.  Selected papers will be printed in the 2016 AAEP Proceedings and presented at the 2016 Annual Convention. The presenting author will receive complimentary registration and a travel allowance.


    Ethical Considerations:

    1. Authors are expected to disclose the nature of any financial interests they have with companies that manufacture or sell products that figure prominently in the submitted paper or with companies that manufacture or sell competing products. 

    2. If your presentation references the use of a compounded pharmaceutical, please be certain that you are familiar with the FDA guidelines on the use of compounded pharmaceuticals and that the product you reference is in compliance.

    3. All AAEP abstracts submitted for presentation should cite levels of evidence-based medicine.


    Types of papers accepted:

    Scientific paper presentations are limited to 20 minutes each plus 5 minutes for Q&A during the program and should be a minimum of 600 words.  Special attention will be given by the Educational Programs Committee to material with practical content or new information. 

    “How to” papers are limited to 15 minutes each plus 5 minutes for Q&A and are presented to describe and explain a technique or procedure used in veterinary medicine or the equine industry. The technique should be relatively new or not widely understood or used in practice. There is no word limit for “how to” papers. 

    Review papers are limited to 20 minutes each plus 5 minutes for Q&A and are presented for the purpose of updating the membership on a new subject or for gathering information that may be conflicting. Although a review paper does not necessarily contain original data, it is anticipated that the presenter will be someone with considerable experience in the field. 

    Abstracts < 250 words are limited to 20 minutes plus 5 minutes for Q&A. Authors who intend to publish in a refereed journal may submit an abstract < 250 words. An abstract conforming to the AAEP guidelines to authors must also be submitted (for review purposes only) to allow the reviewers to assess the experimental design, materials and methods, statistical analyses, results (with graphs, tables, charts, etc.) and a discussion of the results as it pertains to interpretation and conclusions. 

    The Practice of Business - AAEP realizes the importance of institutionalizing personal wellness and professional development as part of their continuing education offerings. 

    If you have any questions regarding the AAEP Convention and abstract submission, contact Carey Ross at Click here to view the Instructions for Authors.


  • Future Convention Dates and LocationsClick to Expand

    2016 62nd Annual Convention
    Orlando, Florida
    December 3-7

    2017 63rd Annual Convention
    San Antonio, Texas
    November 17-21

    2018 64th Annual Convention
    San Diego, California
    December 1-5

    2019 65th Annual Convention
    Denver, Colorado
    December 7-11

    2020 66th Annual Convention
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    December 5-9

  • The PurposeClick to Expand

    With over 100 CE credits from which to choose, over 4,000 veterinarians gathered in one city, and a trade show with nearly 400 exhibitors, the Annual Convention provides the AAEP's most comprehensive CE experience.