2020 Western Regional Iverson Bell Summit

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2020 Iverson Bell Summit Hosted by WSU CVM

The Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine is pleased to be hosting the 2020 Western Regional Iverson Bell Summit, April 17-19, 2020 in Pullman, WA. The Iverson Bell Summit is named for the first African-American veterinarian to hold the position of Vice President in the American Veterinary Medical Association. The primary goal of the summit is to promote diversity and inclusion in veterinary medicine, with special attention to academia.

The theme of the 2020 Summit is “Triple A (Access, Ability and Allyship): Your Map to Wellness, Diversity, and Inclusion”. Over the course of three days, attendees will discover and explore intersectionality in veterinary academia and practice. Keynote and morning sessions will focus on each of the Triple As, with afternoon breakouts offering a chance for roundtable discussions, activities, and presentations that allow professionals to put theory into action. 

Summit objectives include:
  • Seek to recognize implicit biases in the classroom and curriculum, and understand how diversity and inclusion relate to COE requirements
  • Explore and understand differing abilities, both seen and unseen, and how veterinary institutions and organizations adapt to meet differing needs
  • Identify initiatives and gain ideas for new programs, including their implementation, that promote a diverse culture and healthy relationships amongst students, faculty, staff, and professionals
Check back for updates on our speakers and sessions. Early bird registration will open Early November 2019.

To view the Agenda visit:  2020 Iverson Bell Agenda


1) Registration Faculty/Staff - $120.00
2) Registration Student - $25.00     

**Late Registration begins March 17-30, 2020 - Faculty/Staff $220.00 and Students $50.00.  

Registration Cut off is Monday, March 30, 2020! 

Thank you to our sponsor for supporting the 2020 Western Regional Iverson Bell Summit:


If you have any questions about the Iverson Bell Summit, please contact Bethany Colaprete at 509-335-4709 or bethany.colaprete@wsu.edu, or the conference coordinator, Katy Heaton at 509-335-8221 or cowgirlup4ever@wsu.edu .