Charles Louis Davis and Samuel Wesley Thompson DVM Foundation

For the Advancement of Veterinary and Comparative Pathology | Phone: 847-367-4359 | Fax: 847-247-1869
Upcoming Meetings
2016 European Division Pathology Symposium

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Date: Tuesday, September 06, 2016
Duration: 2 day(s)
Location: FlyOn Airport Hotel, Bologna, Italy
Program Director: Dr Simon Priestnall, BSc, BVSc, PhD, PGCert, FHEA, DipACVP, FRCPath, MRCVS
Dept Pathology & Pathogen Biology
The Royal Veterinary College
Hawkshead Lane
United Kingdom
T: +44 (0)1707 666351
The symposium will be held at the FlyOn Hotel at Bologna Airport, Italy. The symposium will take place immediately before the ESVP meeting. Details about accommodation can be found on the hotel's website at

Tuesday, September 06, 2016
8:45 AM - 9:00 AMIntroduction and Welcome
9:00 AM - 9:50 AMIntroduction to the urinary systemDr Rachel Cianciolo
10:00 AM - 10:50 AMGross & histologic patterns of renal diseaseDr Rachel Cianciolo
11:00 AM - 11:30 AMRefreshment break
11:30 AM - 12:30 PMBest practices for evaluation of renal tissueDr Rachel Cianciolo and Dr Jaco van der Lugt (IDEXX Laboratories, The Netherlands)
12:30 PM - 1:30 PMLunch
1:30 PM - 2:20 PMRenal diseases of small animalsDr Rachel Cianciolo
2:30 PM - 3:20 PMLower urinary tract diseases of small animalsDr Rachel Cianciolo
3:30 PM - 4:00 PMRefreshment break
4:00 PM - 4:50 PMInteractive slide sessionDr Jaco van der Lugt & Dr Rachel Cianciolo
5:00 PM - 5:00 PMClose
6:30 PM - 8:00 PMWelcome Reception at FlyOn Hotel

Wednesday, September 07, 2016
9:00 AM - 9:50 AMRenal & lower UT diseases of large animals IDr Jaco van der Lugt
10:00 AM - 10:50 AMRenal & lower UT diseases of large animals IIDr Jaco van der Lugt
11:00 AM - 11:30 AMRefreshment break
11:30 AM - 12:20 PMNeoplasia of the kidneys and urinary tractDr Jaco van der Lugt
12:30 PM - 1:30 PMLunch
1:30 PM - 2:20 PMSystemic effects of renal diseaseDr Jaco van der Logt
2:30 PM - 3:20 PMOverview of biomarkers of urinary system injuryDr Rachel Cianciolo
3:30 PM - 3:30 PMClose

Registration and online payment can be made via
Early registration 380 euro (until 30th June, 2016)
430 euro (after 1st July, 2016)

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NE Division Day-Seminar - Immuno-Oncology

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Date: Friday, September 09, 2016
Duration: 1 day(s)
Location: The Janssen Campus is located in 1400 Welsh and McKean Rd, Spring House, PA 19477, approximately 20 miles north of Philadelphia. Note: - If you are using an older device that does not recognize 1400, use: 1399 McKean Road, Ambler, PA 19002.

Parking: park in Lot B and proceed to Entrance B for security check in and directions to Brenner Auditorium. Parking: Park in Lot B and proceed to Entrance B for security check in and directions to Brenner Auditorium

Program Director: Chidozie Amuzie, DVM, PhD, DACVP, DABT
Scientific Director, Preclinical Development and Safety, Janssen R&D

Zadok Ruben, DVM, PHD
Patoximed Consultants
412 Sandford Avenue
Westfield, NJ 07090
Tel. (908) 233-9740; Fax (908) 233-5451;

The Foundation is planning a day-long seminar on immuno-oncology for September 9, 2016, covering the following topics: 1) overview of Tumor Immunobiology and IO Therapies; 2) general safety assessment paradigm within immune-oncology; and 3) safety issues that are seen with chimeric antigen receptor T-cells, checkpoint inhibitors, Bi-specific T-cell engagers and other IO therapies; 4) Predictive biomarkers and companion diagnostics; and 5) current challenges with developing immunooncology therapies.

Friday, September 09, 2016
8:50 AM - 9:00 AMIntroductory RemarksZadok Ruben, CL Davis ; Norman Barlow, DVM, PhD, DACVP, DABT, MBA, MLD, Vice Pres. Tox and Lab Animal Medicine, Janssen R&D
9:00 AM - 9:45 AMOverview of Tumor Immunobiology and Immune-Oncology (IO) TherapiesLaura Johnson PhD, Univ. of Pennsylvania
10:30 AM - 10:45 AMBreak
10:45 AM - 11:30 AMFrom Bench to Bedside and Back Again: A Tale of T-cell ImmunotherapyLaura Johnson PhD, Univ of Pennsylvania
11:30 AM - 12:10 PMToxicological Approaches to T-cell Immunotherapies (Webinar)
1:10 PM - 1:50 PMSafety Assessment of Checkpoint Inhibitors and Costimulatory Agonists:  What Have We Learned? Helen Taggerty, Bristol-Myers Squibb
1:50 PM - 2:30 PMPredictive Biomarkers and Companion Diagnostics in IOMarlon Rebelatto, MedImmune
2:30 PM - 2:50 PMMicroburst and Break
2:50 PM - 3:30 PMChallenges of current IO Approaches with Case ExamplesIgbal Grewal, Janssen R&D
3:20 PM - 4:00 PMPanel DiscussionModerator: Calvert Louden, DVM, PhD, DACVP, FIATP Global Head, Pathology, Janssen R&D
8:00 AM - 8:50 AMBreakfast
9:45 AM - 10:30 AMConsiderations for the Safety Assessment of CD3 Bispecifics: From Species Selection to First-in-HumanConsiderations for the Safety Assessment of CD3 Bispecifics: From Species Selection to First-in-HumanJacintha Shenton PhD, Janssen R&D
12:10 PM - 1:10 PMLunch

Hotel Accommodations:
1. Residence Inn by Marriott- 1110 Bethlehem Pike, North Wales, PA 19454
2. Candlewood Suites- 250 Business Center Dr, Horsham, PA 19044
3. TownePlace Suites by Marriott- 198 Precision Dr, Horsham, PA 19044
4. Hampton Inn & Suites, Philadelphia- 121 Garden Golf Boulevard, North Wales, PA 19454
5. Staybridge Suites Montgomeryville- 19 Garden Golf Blvd, North Wales, PA 19454
6. Courtyard by Marriott- 544 DeKalb Pike, North Wales, PA 19454
7. Normandy Farm Hotel & Conf Ctr- 1401 Morris Rd, Blue Bell, PA 19422
Local Travel Directions:
After paying toll, proceed straight-ahead 1/10 mile to exit marked 309 North. Follow 309 North approximately three miles to Norristown Road/Spring House exit. Go left onto Norristown Road for 7/10 mile to McKean Road. Turn right on McKean Road and drive approximately 6/10 mile and facility will be on your right. Turn right and follow signs to Parking Lot B.

New Jersey Turnpike South to Exit #6 Pennsylvania Turnpike connector. Follow Pennsylvania Turnpike West to Exit #339 Fort Washington.

East on Pennsylvania Turnpike to Exit #339 Fort Washington (from Philly-Center City) Schuylkill Expressway (Route 76) West to Route 476 to Plymouth Meeting and connect to Pennsylvania Turnpike heading East to Exit #339 Fort Washington.

South on Northeast Extension of Pennsylvania Turnpike to intersection with Pennsylvania Turnpike. Follow Pennsylvania Turnpike East to Exit #339 Fort Washington.

North on 1-95 to Wilmington, Delaware. From Washington take Route 202 North to intersection with Exit #326 Valley Forge of Pennsylvania Turnpike. Take the Pennsylvania Turnpike East to Exit #339 Fort Washington.

Continuing Education Credits: 7
This program was reviewed and approved by the AAVSB RACE program for continuing education. Please contact the AAVSB RACE program at should you have any comments / concerns regarding this program's validity or relevancy to the veterinary profession.
Individual or Corporate Members of the Foundation: FREE (Corporate members are listed on the course registration form.)

Non-members of the Foundation: $100 (receives a 1-year Foundation membership).

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25th Annual South Central Division Meeting

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Date: Friday, October 07, 2016
Duration: 2 day(s)
Location: Texas A&M University Galveston Campus
Program Director: Dr. Barbara Lewis
The Davis-Thompson Foundation will present the 26th Annual Program of the Southcentral Division for members and guests, Friday and Saturday, October 7-8, 2016 at Texas A&M University Galveston Campus ( The registration fee will include morning and afternoon refreshments, group Friday lunch and dinner, and the 2017 membership for current non-members. Guests are welcome to join us for the dinner.

Dr. Wes Baumgartner from Mississippi State University will present a guest lecture: Aquatic Animal Pathology; Fish, Invertebrates, and Aquaculture Perspectives In addition, Dr. Fabio del Piero, from LSU will administer a mock gross exam on liver pathology.

Attendees are also invited to present a 10 to 15-minute report to the group on an interesting case. Please send two (2) stained microslides with Microsoft Word formatted files (no PDFs) of History and Synopsis (diagnosis, comments, applicable references on a separate page) for digitizing and redistribution by August 26, 2016. See registration form for details.

Hotel Accommodations:
Reserve your room at the Holiday Inn Resort on the Beach under Davis-Thompson Foundation.
(800) 315-2621

Continuing Education Credits: 10
This program has been submitted (but not yet approved) for 10 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE approval; however participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours acceptable in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education. Call Dr. James Britt (501-912-1449, further information.
Members: $175
Non-members: $275 (to include 2017 dues)
Extra Dinner Guests/Spouses: $40

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Diagnostic Pathology Symposium: Dermatopathology

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Date: Friday, October 14, 2016
Duration: 1 day(s)
Location: Sheraton Hotel
3121 W. Gate City Blvd (formerly High Point Road)
Greensboro, NC
in conjunction with the 59th Annual AAVLD annual meeting
Program Director: Dr. Matti Kiupel (Michigan State University)
In conjunction with the 59th Annual AAVLD annual meeting, the Davis-Thompson Foundation will be conducting an eight-hour continuing education symposium entitled "Diagnostic Dermatopathology" on October 14, 2016, with Course Director Matti Kiupel (Michigan State University) and invited guest lecturers Elizabeth Mauldin and Charles Bradley (both University of Pennsylvania).
The following topics will be covered: basics of dermatopathology, epidermal biology and disorders of cornification, the canine cutaneous micobiome and atopic dermatitis, lupus and related interface disorders, inflammatory and non-inflammatory alopecia, clinical case correlates with discussion. Didactic lectures will be combined with audience participation to result in an engrossing day-long seminar. Davis-Thompson Foundation is an approved CE provider. Don't miss out on what promises to be another exciting Davis-Thompson Foundation/AAVLD co-sponsored symposium.

Friday, October 14, 2016
8:00 AM - 8:10 AMIntroduction, announcementsKiupel
8:10 AM - 9:00 AMGetting started - Basics of dermatopathologyMauldin
9:00 AM - 10:00 AMEpidermal biology and disorders of cornificationMauldin
10:00 AM - 10:30 AMBreak
10:30 AM - 11:30 AMThe canine cutaneous micobiome and atopic dermatitisBradley
11:30 AM - 12:30 PMLupus and related interface disorders Mauldin
12:30 PM - 1:30 PMLunch
1:30 PM - 2:15 PMInflammatory alopecia Bradley
2:15 PM - 3:00 PMNon-inflammatory alopeciaBradley
3:00 PM - 3:30 PMBreak
3:30 PM - 5:30 PMClinical case correlates with discussionMauldin and Bradley
5:30 PM - 5:50 PMDiscussion and closing commentsAll

Continuing Education Credits: 8
Tuition of $150 includes refreshments, CD of presentations and continuing education credits. The tuition fee will be waived for the winners of the travel award.
Please Pre-register to guarantee receipt of materials.
Registration is through Davis-Thompson Foundation and is separate from meeting registration fees.

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2017 General Pathology Review
Date: Thursday, January 19, 2017
Duration: 4 day(s)
Location: Lecture hall TBD
College of Veterinary Medicine, University of California at Davis
Program Director: Dr. Patricia A. Pesavento, DVM, PhD
School of Veterinary Medicine, UC Davis
Vet Med:PMI, 4206 VM3A
1 Shields Ave
School of Veterinary Medicine, UC Davis
Davis, CA 95616
United States
Join us for an intensive course covering topics in general pathology! The course will cover information included in the Phase I portion of the certifying examination. Your instructors are all experienced trainers who will focus on material derived from the texts, and they will also include relevant and recent advances in general pathology. The material will be integrated with cases and mechanisms of disease in breakout sessions that are designed to reinforce information through practical and diagnostic applications of general pathology knowledge. Those enrolled will receive a study guide and study questions by November 2016, as well as a reference list of key important and/or recent articles (chosen by each of the faculty). All enrolled will have the opportunity to take a practice exam that will be graded and returned to each candidate.

Coverage of major topics are:
Cellular responses to injury
Inflammation and Repair
Immunity and Hypersensitivity
Toxicologic Pathology
Microbial mechanisms of disease

Special Instructions:
A printable registration form is available below. The Foundation will be offering online registration shortly, details to follow.
Hotel Accommodations:
Hyatt Place
Group rate under: CL Davis General Pathology Course
Continuing Education Credits: 28
Tuition is $500 for individual/affilliate (university)/corporate members; $600 for non-members.
Members of the host facility do not pay tuition.

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