ACADEMY of VETERINARY
SURGICAL TECHNICIANS
VETERINARY TECHNICIANS 
DEDICATED TO THE ADVANCEMENT 
OF CUTTING-EDGE VETERINARY SURGERY

AVST Technician Case Report Presentations
ACVS Surgical Summit in Phoenix, AZ October 25-27, 2018

Are you looking for an opportunity to practice speaking at national Continuing Education events? 
Do you have an interesting surgical case you would like to share? 
The Academy of Veterinary Surgical Technicians will be hosting the second annual technician case report presentation session at the next ACVS!

Guidelines:
    •Open to credentialed technicians (with or without a VTS) with limited speaking experience* 
    •Case topics limited to surgical related topics
    •Case submissions should include:
        oThe author’s name, credentials and contact information
        oResume or CV (list any speaking engagements)
        oAuthor must play significant role in case and state the role performed in the case
        oInitial submission to be considered will be a 1-2 page report summarizing the case
    •Submissions will be reviewed by the AVST ACVS Technician CE committee 
    •Submissions due May 31, 2018 by 11:59pm EST submitted as an email attachment to                     AVSTcasereports@gmail.com
    •Questions should be directed to AVSTcasereports@gmail.com
    •4-5 case reports will be chosen to be presented at the 2018 Surgical Summit Indianapolis, IN.
    •Authors must be registered for the 2018 Surgical summit in order to present their case at the summit 
        (registration not provided)
    •Cases will be presented as 15 minute PowerPoint presentation concluding with a brief question and answers         session and critique by judges on the presentation technique with feedback.
    •Judges may consider time, speaking tone, quality of information and pictures, the technician’s role, interest, and         responses to questions when judging the reports.
    • Material should be original and references should be cited.
    •The winner will be awarded the Joel Woolfson Memorial Scholarship (a $300 cash award).

*Entries should be from credentialed technicians who are looking for speaking experience. We will not accept entries from technicians that have spoken at national conferences. Local experience, such as in-house presentations, hospital or technician state association sponsored CE events for a local veterinary community or other smaller events are acceptable experience. Please contact us at the email above if you are unsure if your experience may exclude your participation.