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2018 Convention Information

March 9 and 10, 2018 - Grand Sierra Resort – Reno, Nevada

We're counting down the days!

Grand Sierra Resort

We're looking forward to heading back to Reno for the 2018 AERC convention. AERC's convention is the most fun you can have without your horse! Two days of informative and thought-provoking seminars on Friday and Saturday, shopping galore, seeing old friends and meeting new ones, awards presentations, Hot Topics seminars, plus fun Friday night entertainment and the awards banquet on Saturday night.

Convention registration is now OPEN! Sign up with our simple, secure Online 2018 AERC Convention Registration, or by phone: 866-271-2372, or fax/mail this to the AERC office 2018 AERC convention form (PDF). Seminar prices go up on February 24, so get signed up soon!

Seminar schedule (subject to change):


When Good Drugs Do Bad Things with Trisha Dowling, DVM, MSc, DACVIM (LAIM), DACVCP, of Canada's Western College of Veterinary Medicine, 9:15-10:30am

G.I. Ultrasound Study Report with Melissa Esser, DVM, MS, DACVIM, of Michigan State University's College of Veterinary Medicine, 10:45am-12noon

Trail Marking: Learning to Speak Trail with Chelle Grald of Green Mountain Horse Association, 1:00-2:00pm

Tying Up: Causes and Treatments with Stephanie Valberg, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVIM, ACVSMR, a world-leading expert in neuromuscular diseases, 2:30-3:45pm

Current Topics in Equine Nutrition with Joe Pagan, PhD, of Kentucky Equine Research, 4:00-5:30pm


The Origin of It All: the 100 Mile Ride with Jeanette (Jay) Mero, DVM, AERC's Veterinary Committee Chair, 9:15-10:45am

Discovering the Dehydration Tipping Point with Jerry Gillespie, DVM, AERC's Research Committee Chair, 1:00-2:30pm

Radiant Longevity with Lori McIntosh, Health and Wellness Coach, 3:00-4:00pm

HOTEL: A favorite of AERC members, the Grand Sierra Resort has everything all in one spot, so it's a great place to stay, and eat, and shop -- all under one roof.

Last chance to book with the AERC discount (through Feb. 23 or until all rooms are filled) Grand Sierra Resort Online AERC Reservations. If you call, be sure to note the code "AENDR" -- 775-789-2129 or 800-648-5080. Reservations are limited; book soon. (Luckily, Reno has a plethora of hotel options.)

VETERINARIANS: The Veterinary Committee will be hosting a two-day Veterinary Continuing Education course in conjunction with the convention March 8 and 9, 2018. This two-day program is very popular with AERC veterinarians and we hope you will join in.

TRADE SHOW EXHIBITORS: Welcome to this fabulous array of vendors at the 2018 AERC Trade Show.

There may be a few vendor booths left -- click to see the 2018 Trade Show information/registration. (Ignore the map--we've reconfigured the booths; call for details.) Contact the AERC Office if you have any questions or to reserve a booth by phone.