2020 Talbot Speaker Application Form
25th Annual Talbot Veterinary Informatics Symposium
Hosted at Fetch, a DVM360 conference (formerly CVC), in Kansas City, Missouri. August 28th to 31st, 2020.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: (Sunday) 12/15/2019
The Talbot Symposium takes place annually at Fetch (formerly CVC) in Kansas City, Missouri. The conference runs Friday through Monday, August 28-31, 2020 and the Talbot Symposium days are to be determined. The past few years have been on Saturday and Sunday. Fetch will arrange for RACE approval for all material. AVI will provide an honorarium along with travel reimbursement in acknowledgment of your support to the organization; subject to sponsorship and budgetary constraints.
We invite speakers with expertise in data management, veterinary healthcare information technology, and practical informatics to join us. Especially those able to speak around major themes:
Informatics in Practice
* Evidence-based veterinary medicine
* One Health
* Practical workflow
* Electronic health records
* Data transmission
* Effective data mining
The Backbone of Informatics
Veterinary Educational Technology
* Client education
* Client engagement
* Professional veterinary education
The Executive Board and Education Committee of the Association of Veterinary Informatics (AVI) requests submissions of presentation proposals that fit into our stated description for the 2020 Talbot Informatics Symposium as above. Typically, lectures are 50 minutes long; three in the morning and three in the afternoon. Any Veterinary Information Technology or Informatics related topic will be considered; however, preference will be given to topics relevant to the target topics.
Submissions are invited from both inside and outside the veterinary profession; wherever information technologies have been shown effective in solving real problems for veterinarians. Abstracts will be chosen competitively with preferences to those aligned with the symposium's theme and/or with information a practitioner might take back to practice. Multiple presentations by the same author are strongly encouraged.
The Talbot Education Committee of AVI will review all proposals.
Please note that these lectures will be RACE Certified Continuing Medical Education. Successfully accepted speakers will need to disclose conflicts of interest. All potential speakers are reminded that this forum is for professional education, not for sales or descriptions of specific commercial products the speaker may be associated with.
Travel expenses and honoraria were available for the 2019 Talbot Symposium, thanks to several generous sponsors. We hope to offer similar reimbursements with our continued sponsor relationships with the reimbursement and honoraria being announced as we get closer to the conference date.
All speakers must be physically present for lectures during the symposium. All foreign applicants must be able to travel to the United States.
Members may access previous Talbot Symposium talk titles and/or abstracts at
The deadline for abstract submissions is Sunday, December 15th, 2019. Speakers will be notified by the second week in January if they have been successful. Proposals, consisting of title, abstract, keywords, author(s), degrees, affiliation, role or job position and contact information (email, address, phone) must be submitted via our online submission form.
After officially accepting the invitation to speak and re-committing to physically being present at the conference, accepted speakers must then prepare a biography, full proceedings paper, and a slide deck in accordance with Fetch Kansas City policy.
Please note that the AVI will supply a PowerPoint template including AVI logos, Fetch Logos, and a sponsorship page that we appreciate speakers inserting into their presentations.
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