Continuing Education and Events

Continuing Education Opportunities

American Association of Veterinary Anatomists - 2011 Meeting
August 6-8, 2011



Cornell is hosting the 2011 Meeting of the AAVA in beautiful Ithaca, NY. Please join us to learn about exciting research in the field of veterinary anatomy and for riveting discussions about teaching the anatomical sciences in the veterinary curriculum.



Organizing Committee

Marnie FitzMaurice
John Hermanson
Paul Maza
Linda Mizer
Drew Noden

Schedule (subject to change depending on presentation submissions)

Abstract Submission
The deadline for abstracts is July 15th. Please email abstracts to the Office of Continuing Education ( in the following format:

Title (not to exceed 60 characters, no unusual characters):
Address of presenting Author:
Body of Abstract (not to exceed 600 words):

For the Abstract, please use Microsoft Word or create a rich text file (.rtf) in other word processors. If you include graphs or images, make these TIF or JPG files formatted at 300 dpi, in addition to embedding the image/graph into your report. We ask for images and graphs to be sent as separate files in case the embedded images don't arrive in good condition. We'll work on having one abstract per page, so you are welcome to design a one page document that fits on an 8.5 X 11" page with one inch margins all around. The top line in bold will be the title. The second line identifies the authors with the presenting author's name appearing in bold. Third, and if necessary, fourth lines are for authors' addresses. Please include an e-mail address for at least one contact person within the address lines. The body of the text should begin as a separate paragraph after leaving a blank line. Use 12 point Times Roman throughout. 

Travel and Housing Accommodations

Local Airports include the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport (approximately 3 miles from the College) or the Syracuse Hancock International Airport (approximately 60 miles from the College).

Hotels - Participants are responsible for making hotel reservations. Room blocks have been reserved at the Best Western University Inn, 1020 Ellis Hollow Road, Ithaca, NY, 14850, 607-272-6100. Mention the anatomy course to receive the $139/night rate. We also have a block rooms reserved at the Ithaca Ramada Inn, 2310 N. Triphammer Road, Ithaca, NY, 14850, 607-257-3100. Their rate for the anatomy course is $110/night. Room blocks are being held until July 15, 2011.

Transportation - We encourage you to use your hotel shuttle when commuting to the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Parking - Permits are needed for Monday only and can be purchased when registering.


The early registration fee of $195 will cover the Welcome Reception on August 6th, continental breakfasts, lunches and breaks on August 7th and 8th, and the banquet dinner on August 7th. Register now!

Fun Things to do in Ithaca

Ithaca is beautiful in August! Stay an extra day and take advantage of all that Ithaca has to offer. Hike the gorges, visit the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, or tour the Cayuga Wine Trail while you are here. If you will be traveling with family members/partner/spouse, the registration form provides an opportunity to indicate your interest in an organized activity on Sunday, August 7th for those not attending the meeting. or

Museum of the Earth
Cayuga Nature Center
Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Cornell Plantations
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art
Cayuga Wine Trail
Cayuga Lake Cruise
Taughannock State Park
Walking tours in Ithaca
Treman State Park
Downtown and the Commons


For more information about registration, travel and accommodations, please contact the Office of Continuing Education at For other questions regarding the meeting, please contact Marnie FitzMaurice at