Conference Events

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

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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.


Get your fancy on and enjoy an evening of dinner and drinks at our Annual Banquet!

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.  The Reception was designed for:

  • 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.

All registered attendees are welcome!

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.

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 us of our our greater purpose in medicine.

Annual Retreat

Typically held in conjunction with the Annual Conference, our Connections Retreat is an opportunity for you to decompress and enjoy some self-care.  Learn more about the annual retreat.

AVH Annual Conference 2023

October 6-7, 2023

Join us for the Annual Conference, Oct 6-7, 2023 in San Diego California. The conference will be held in conjunction with the AHVMA 2023 conference. Register here.