Students from Southern University’s College of Agricultural, Family and Consumer Sciences along with students from across the United States are participating in the Inaugural National Association for Black Veterinarians (NABV) Conference.
The inaugural conference is being held June 7-8 at the NOPSI Hotel in New Orleans, LA.
The goal of the conference, which is themed “The State of Blacks In Veterinary Medicine,” is to raise awareness of the disproportionate amount of African-Americans in the field of veterinary medicine, and to develop an action plan to increase diversity in the profession.
The conference will provide sessions to support in-practice veterinarians with clinical businesses.
The event is an initiative of the Institute for Healthcare Education Leadership and Professionals (iHELP). The institute is founded by Annie J. Daniel, Ph.D.
The mission of iHELP is to increase the number of Black people in healthcare education, healthcare leadership and in the different healthcare professions by providing networking opportunities, high-quality professional development, and information about healthcare career choices to K-12 students, pre-health undergraduate students, and student healthcare professional degree programs.