AASV Annual Meeting proceedings online

With last year’s successful transition to electronic-only proceedings for the AASV Annual Meeting, the AASV is continuing its policy of making the proceedings available to AASV members in advance of the meeting. As of February 15, the proceedings are as close as your fingertips and your computer or mobile device! Finding them is easy: go to www.aasv.org/annmtg/proceedings (or scan the QR code on this page) and follow the directions to download the proceedings in the format most suitable for you. You’ll want to make sure your AASV membership has been renewed for 2016, and you’ll need your AASV member username and password – if they’re not handy, contact the AASV office or use the “Reset Password” link in the upper right of the AASV Web site (www.aasv.org) to have them e-mailed to you.

The proceedings are available for download as a single PDF, just like the familiar “big book,” with the additional benefit that the table of contents is linked to each paper contained in the book. Additionally, each of the pre-conference seminar proceedings is also available for download. The proceedings files will also be added to the AASV proceedings archive available to members at https://www.aasv.org/library/proceedings/ under the “Resources” menu tab on the AASV Web site.

Another option is to use one of our Web apps to download the full set of individual papers to your computer or mobile device. The apps utilize an interactive search feature similar to the one found on previous CD-ROM versions of the proceedings and allow you to access individual papers rather than the full book.

As in the past, all of the proceedings papers are also included in the Swine Information Library on the AASV Web site at https://www.aasv.org/library/swineinfo/. This fully-searchable, online library of more than 12,000 proceedings papers and journal articles is just one of the many benefits enjoyed by AASV members.

AASV members: Want to practice better medicine? We want to help!

The AASV and Texas A&M University Medical Sciences Library are teaming up to provide you with assistance to practice evidence-based veterinary medicine. The best part … there is no cost to you.

Do you have a question? Want to know what has been published about a topic? Need to have a fact verified? Need demographic information? We will help you find the answers. You have access to the searching expertise of the medical science librarians at Texas A&M University. Submit your question or literature search by e-mail (AskMSL@library.tamu.edu) or phone (979-845-7428) and receive the answer via e-mail generally within 2 working days.

Do you know the specific article, chapter, or paper you want to read but don’t have the full text? You may request copies of articles, chapters, and proceeding papers from the library’s extensive collection. Requests are generally filled within 2 working days.

These benefits are available to AASV members in private practice but not to students or those already associated with an institution that provides library benefits. More details and instructions for taking advantage of these member benefits are available at http://guides.library.tamu.edu/aasv.

Attending the annual meeting in New Orleans? A Texas A&M librarian will be available Saturday and Sunday, February 27 and 28, at a table near registration to answer questions and assist with registering for the service. Team up with the Medical Sciences Library to enhance your practice with knowledge and information gained from colleagues. Stand on the shoulders of all those clinicians, researchers, and academics who have gone before you by putting their published knowledge into your practice!