||About the 2013 Annual Meeting
Make plans to attend the 117th USAHA / 56th AAVLD Annual Meeting in San Diego, California at the friendly Town and Country Hotel. Join 1200 colleages in addressing the latest issues in animal health, learn about the latest research and information in disease eradication and control, and network with federal and state animal health officials, industry representatives, diagnosticians and other leaders in animal agriculture.
USAHA is a forum for communication and coordination among State and Federal governments, universities, industry, and other concerned groups for consideration of issues of animal health and disease control, animal welfare, food safety and public health. It is a clearinghouse for new information and methods, which may be incorporated into laws, regulations, policy, and programs. It develops solutions of animal health-related issues based on science, new information and methods, public policy, risk/benefit analysis and the ability to develop a consensus for changing laws, regulations, policies, and programs.
The AAVLD promotes continuous improvement and public awareness of veterinary diagnostic laboratories by advancing the discipline of veterinary diagnostic laboratory science. The AAVLD provides avenues for education, communication, peer-reviewed publication, collaboration, outreach, and laboratory accreditation.