Meetings and Events

AHVMA Events

2019 Annual Conference and Meeting
September 7 – 10, 2019
Nashville, TN

2019 Healer, Heal Thyself Retreat
September 2019, after the conference

2020 Annual Conference and Meeting
September 24 – 27, 2020
Grapevine, TX

Other Organizations

45th Annual IVAS Congress
Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Poland
September 12-15, 2019

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AAVA/IVAS Equine Regional Meeting
Caballos del Mar, Encinitas, CA
October 6,2019

The American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture (AAVA) and the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS) are having a joint meeting October 6, 2019.  Presenter is Dr. Kevin May.  The topic of the regional meeting is Tune Up Your Sport Horse Patients for Their Year End Finals. This is approved for 8 hours of IVAS CE. Registration is open now on the AAVA website. Download the meeting flyer here.

Presented by Kevin May, DVM, CVA, the day will consist of evaluating and treating horses that are currently competing in dressage, hunters and jumpers, some on the FEI level.

Attendees will be asked to assist in performing some of the examinations and treatments, guided by Dr. May.
Attendees will learn acupuncture techniques geared towards these high level competition horses.
Dr. May will also cover points not taught in your certification courses!
Lunch will be approximately Noon – 1pm with snacks and water available throughout the day.

After the 8 hours of approved CE, there will be one hour of unapproved CE discussion lead by Dr. May in what he calls his “Wine Down” session. “It will be a fun time of learning and sharing what our equine patients have taught us that day.” There will be assorted wines, crackers and cheeses as well as water and snacks available.

AVH Annual Meeting
Lombard, IL
October 25-27,2019

The AVH will be holding its annual conference this year in conjunction with the National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, IL.  Andre Saine will be speaking, as well as several other speakers providing case reports.  Full information to follow.

NYCAVMA Annual Spring Conference – Advanced Acupuncture with Linda Boggie, DVM
Catskill Mountains, NY
March 26-29, 2020

The New York Complementary and Alternative Medical Association proudly is sponsoring an Advanced Acupuncture seminar with Linda Boggie, DVM.

Registration information at

Early bird pricing available now until Dec. 31! NY CAVMA Members $560  Non-members: $600

NYCAVMA Advanced Acupuncture with Are Thoresen, DVM
Hudson Valley, NY
November 13-15, 2020

The New York Complementary and Alternative Medical Association proudly is sponsoring an Advanced Acupuncture/12 stage cycle/anthroposophic seminar with Are Thoresen, DVM.

Registration and details will be available soon at

A Course on Quantum Healing

Science has evolved beyond the limited perspective of materialism, making it now possible to condense and integrate many of the different empirical healing rituals of history into one comprehensive, logically congruent, and simple technology of healing. The scientific approach makes the practice of holistic medicine far simpler and easier than you ever imagined.

This is an intensive four day course in a rural Idaho setting for individuals and/or very small groups.

Contact Dr. Ronald Hamm for details and to schedule a class.
Author of Analog Medicine and The Philosophic Foundation of Holistic Medicine

(208) 252-1366,

Pranic Healing Intensive Level I

Offered on an ongoing basis throughout Oregon, this workshop introduces the practitioner to the basics of energy anatomy, how to identify energetic blockages and/or imbalances, and then to cleanse, energize, and revitalize the area to accelerate self-healing. This course covers techniques and comprehensive protocols for working on the physical level for chronic/acute conditions, as well as the mental/emotional level for stress and anxiety. Includes a module on distance healing, preventative healing, and professional self-care for burnout prevention.

Contact Liza Burney for more information or to schedule a 2-hour introductory class.
(503) 502-5186,,


Courses presented by other organizations are listed as a courtesy for those members who may be interested.  Inclusion of a course is not and does not imply AHVMA referral, endorsement, or recommendation.