The Association of Veterinary Microbiologists Forty Second Annual Symposium

June 8 - 10, 2017

The Great Wolf Lodge | 10401 Cabela Drive, Kansas City | KS 66111 | Phone: 913-334-3070

Schedule of Events

  • Thursday, June 8, 2017
    • 12:30-1:00 Early Registration in Hotel Lobby
    • 1:00 Meet in Hotel Lobby for a tour Remel
    • 1:30-3:30 Tour of Remel
    • 4:00 Return to Great Wolf Lodge
    • 5:30-6:30 Kansas City BBQ Dinner at Great Wolf Lodge
    • 7:00 Executive Board Meeting & Heartland Board Meeting
  • Friday, June 9, 2017
    • 8:00-8:30 Registration
    • 8:30-9:30 Business Session
    • 9:30-10:30 Guest speaker- Chandra Gordon, Quality Control: What the AAVLD Requirements actually say
    • 10:30-10:45 Coffee Break/Vendor Exhibits
    • 10:45 – Noon AAVLD Requirements/Quality Management Question & Answer Session with Chandra Gordon
    • Noon-1:30 Lunch (on your own)
    • 1:30-3:00 Bacteriology Session
    • Virology Session
    • 3:00-3:30 Break/Exhibits
    • 3:30-5:00 Bacteriology Session, continued
    • Virology Session, continued
    • 7:00-9:00 Social time at the hotel or Legends shopping
  • Saturday, June 10, 2017
    • 8:00-10:00 Bacteriology Session
    • Virology Session
    • 10:00-10:30 Coffee Break/Exhibits
    • 10:30-11:00 Bacteriology Session, continued
    • Virology Session, continued
    • 11:00-Noon Vendor Exhibits
    • Noon Meeting Adjourns

Room reservation information:

The meeting will be at The Great Wolf Lodge in Kansas City, KS (10401 Cabela Drive, Kansas City, KS 66111; Phone: 913-299-7001)

We have rooms reserved at Great Wolf Lodge for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights (6/8 to 6/10)

Rooms are $96 + tax per night. The cutoff date for room reservation is 5/7/2017. If you go online to make reservations, be certain to enter the Reservation Code (1706ASSO).


To make your reservations, each individual can call the toll-free Central Reservations Department at 1-866-944-9653 and identify yourself as members of the group with the reservation #1706ASSO. A first night’s deposit will be required. These reservations must be made by 05-07-2017! You have up to 72 hours prior to the arrival date to cancel the individual room with a $40 cancellation fee per room. If the reservation is cancelled within 72 hours of the arrival date, 100% of the first night’s room rate plus tax will be charged to the credit card.

All room and tax shall be paid by the individual, but guaranteed by Group. If (1) an individual fails to pay or contests payment to Hotel, or (2) if any rooms are cancelled or not checked in, as specified above, Group shall pay by Master Account or as specified below in Section Four.

Shuttle Service

If you need a shuttle to and from the airport on Thursday or Saturday (shuttles will only run these days), please contact Kendra Schultz at Great Wolf Lodge using her e-mail: This is not a service usually provided by Great Wolf Lodge and we are extremely grateful for their assistance in providing this service to our members during this meeting.

Tour of Remel: (Thursday June 8th, 2017)

Remel is located about 20-25 minutes from the Great Wolf Lodge. There will be no registration fees for this event. Those interested in this event need to fill out the Site tour Form (e-mailed with the registration form and online) and e-mail it to by May 1. Those who miss the registration deadline or are not interested can enjoy time exploring the Legends shopping area. There is a Harley Davidson plant in Kansas City that you could tour on your own. Details found online.

Kansas City BBQ Dinner at Great Wolf Lodge: (Thursday June 8th, 2017)

For $35.00 / person: Pre-registration is required for the meal and must be paid for by May 27, 2017.

Buffet includes:

  • Corn Bread Salad
  • Brisket (12 Hour Dry Rub Smoke)
  • Turkey (Brined, Basted & Smoked, Sour Cranberry Relish)
  • Lodge Mac n’ Cheese
  • Chopped Cole Slaw
  • Cookie and Brownie Bar
  • Tea/Coffee

  • Image
  • Image
  • Image
  • Image

Latest Events

2017 Annual Meeting

We are so pleased to announce our annual AVM meeting, June 8-10, 2017 in Kansas City, Kansas. Please make plans now to attend!

Have a Question?

Contact Us

Just fill out our contact us form or email us directly!

AVM Goal

Our Goal

"To promote scientific investigations and their application to the advancement of knowledge in this field and to provide mutual assistance to participating laboratories in solving problems."

Keep Updated

Stay Informed

Subscribe to our mailing list!