Conference Events

Each year at the Annual Conference, there are several special events, hosted by us or by related groups.

Annual Meeting

Our Annual Meeting is our opportunity to gather and discuss issues pertinent to the future of the organization.

Please take the opportunity to attend and have a voice in our Association.

Banquet & Silent Auction

eventsGet your fancy on and enjoy an evening of dinner, drinks, and dancing at our Annual Banquet!

Each year, the Silent Auction takes place alongside the banquet, and benefits our student scholarship fund. Socialize with longtime friends, get your Christmas shopping done, and engage in frenzied bidding wars!

Each year we try to preview special items before the auction (so that you can plan your strategy for trouncing competing bidders). šŸ™‚

Use this form to make your tax deductible auction item donation.

Newcomers Social

The Newcomers Social is a place for anyone who is new to any aspect of Integrative Medicine to come talk with those who have experience in the field.

A “newcomer” includes:

  • All students
  • First year graduates
  • People attending the conference for the first time
  • People who are new to any aspect of Integrative, Complementary, Alternative or Holistic medicine
  • Anyone who feels like a newbie and wants to find out more information by speaking to a practitioner, one on one

The mentors for our newcomers consist of members of the Council of Elders and others who have years of experience in one or more modalities. They will be available for anyone to ask general questions about these modalities.

VBMA Herbwalk


The Annual Herbwalk is sponsored by the Veterinary Botanical Medicine Association (VBMA).

The 1-2 hour Herbwalk usually takes place on the day of the VBMA Annual Conference, just before the AHVMA conference begins.

There is no chargeĀ for VBMA Members to attend the Herbwalk, but donations are welcome. Non-MembersĀ must pay a nominal fee.