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). ūüôā

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

Welcome Reception

The Welcome Reception 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.

All registered attendees are welcome!

  • 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.

Council of Elders Forum

The Council of Elders¬†exists to hold the wisdom of experience and the love essence of healing.¬† The topic of the forum changes each year, but the goal is the same–it brings hope and love together so people can find and walk their healing path.

Jam Session

Got a talent for music or no rhythm at all?¬† Bring your instrument, voice, or your toe-tapping, dancin’ self and enjoy the very fun jam session.

Memorial Celebration

Each year at our Memorial Celebration, we honor both human and animal friends who have passed on.  This touching ceremony of lives and loves lost reminds of our our greater purpose in medicine.

VBMA Herbwalk

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 charge for VBMA Members to attend the Herbwalk, but donations are welcome. Non-Members must pay a nominal fee.