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
2nd Spanish Davis-Thompson DVM Foundation Meeting - Diseases and Pathology of Ruminants and Pigs - CANCELLED!!!
University of Lleida
Date: Thursday, April 02, 2020
Duration: 2 day(s)
Location: Dept of Animal Science
University of Lerida
Av. de l'Alcalde Rovira Roure,191
E-25198 Lerida

Program Director: Prof Simon Priestnall,
Dr Alejandro Suarez-Bonnet,
Come and join us at the University of Lleida, Spain for this two-day workshop run by world-class speakers Prof Paco Uzal (University of California, Davis) and Dr Joaquin Seagles (Autonomous University of Barcelona, UAB). The course is aimed at clinical veterinarians, pathologists, trainees and students or anyone with an interest in ruminant and porcine diseases and pathology. There will also be a practical session on the second day where participants will be able to put the theory into practice under the guidance of our experts. Numbers for the practical necropsy session are limited to 30 and will be on a first-come first-served basis. To register for the necropsy please email Dr Gustavo Ramirez ( NB the workshop will be in English.

*Submission of cases of ruminant or porcine disease for discussion is encouraged and this can be done by submitting a short (no more than one page) history to before the 23rd March 2020. The best cases will be selected by the organisers for presentation and discussion (max 15mins per case) during the workshop. There will be prize for the best presentation!

Thursday, April 02, 2020
8:15 AM - 8:45 AMRegistration
8:45 AM - 9:00 AMWelcome and Introductions
9:00 AM - 9:50 AMIntroduction to alimentary system pathology (multiple species)Uzal
10:00 AM - 10:50 AMAlimentary diseases of cattleUzal
10:50 AM - 11:30 AMCoffee
11:30 AM - 12:20 PMNeonatal diarrhoeas of cattleUzal
12:30 PM - 1:15 PMAlimentary diseases of small ruminantsUzal
1:15 PM - 2:15 PMLunch
2:30 PM - 3:15 PMEnteric clostridial diseases of ruminantsUzal
4:00 PM - 5:00 PMParticipant Case Presentations (see above)

Friday, April 03, 2020
9:00 AM - 9:50 AMIntroduction to Swine Production/Pig necropsy concepts for the pathologistSegales
10:00 AM - 10:50 AMPig pathology – clinical casesSegales
10:50 AM - 11:30 AMCoffee
11:30 AM - 12:20 PMPig pathology – clinical casesSegales
12:30 PM - 1:15 PMPig pathology – clinical casesSegales
1:15 PM - 2:15 PMLunch
2:30 PM - 5:00 PMNecropsy practicalUzal, Segales, Ramirez

Hotel Accommodations:
According to the distance from course venue some suggestions are given as follows:

Nastasi Hotel & Spa - 2-3 min walking
Avenida Rovira Roure, 214, 25198, Lleida (Espana)
Phone: 973 24 92 22, Fax: 973 24 76 92

La Vila de Lleida – 14 min walking
Single and double small apartments for students and visitors

City center

Hotel NH Lleida Pirineos - 25 min walking
Gran Passeig de Ronda, 63, 25006 Lleida
Phone: 973 27 31 99

Hotel Ciudad de Lleida – 30 min walking
Carrer de la Unio, 8, 25002 Lleida
Phone: 973 28 39 10

Parador de Lleida – 35 min walking
Carrer Cavallers, 15, 25002 Lleida
Phone: 973 00 48 66

Hotel Ramon Berenguer IV – 35 min walking
Placa Ramon Berenguer IV, 2, 25007 Lleida
Phone: 973 23 73 45

Acta Rambla Lleida – 35 min walking
Placa Ramon Berenguer IV, 1, 25007 Lerida
Phone: 973 94 09 40

Hotel Real de Lleida - 40 min walking
Avinguda de Blondel, 22, 25002 Lleida
Phone: 973 23 94 05

For enquiries regarding local accommodation or travel please contact Dr Gustavo Ramirez (

Local Travel Directions:
How to get to Lleida
By plane to Barcelona international airport
- From Barcelona to Lleida by train (45-50 min)
Train stations: Barcelona SANTS – LLEIDA
From BCN airport to BCN- SANTS station: bus, taxi, train, metro (transfer)
- From BCN airport to Lleida by roadway (1:30- 1:45 hours)
AP-2 (toll road)

By plane to Zaragoza airport - From Zaragoza to Lleida by train (45-50 min)
Train stations: Zaragoza DELICIAS – LLEIDA
From Zaragoza airport to Zaragoza DELICIAS station: bus, taxi, train
- From Zaragoza airport to Lleida by roadway (1:40- 1:50 hours)
AP-2 (toll road)

Course will be held in the Agro-food, Forestry and Veterinary Campus of the University of Lleida, also called ETSEA, which is placed around 30 minutes' walk from city center.

BUS: Line 6 (stop name: Agronoms)

All bus lines in Lleida:

165.00 euro

The registration covers the workshop (incl course notes), lunch and coffee breaks on both days. Places are limited so please register early at

To pay by bank transfer, please contact the course organisers (Prof Simon Priestnall, or Dr Alejandro Suarez-Bonnet,


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2020 Northeast Veterinary Pathology Conference - CANCELLED!!!
Date: Saturday, April 04, 2020
Duration: 2 day(s)
Location: National Museum of Health and Medicine
Silver Spring, MD
Number of Seats: 75
Program Director: MAJ Sarah Cudd
The 2020 Northeastern Veterinary Pathology Conference will feature case presentations by anatomic and clinical pathology trainees and pathologists with emphasis this year on oral and maxillofacial/musculoskeletal cases.
Our guest lecturer this year will be Dr. Brian Murphy, DVM, PhD, DACVP.
16 RACE CE credits will be available. Veterinary students and residents are particularly encouraged to attend!
Special Instructions:

But seats for the meeting are still available!

Continuing Education Credits: 16
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.

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VI WNPRC Lab Animal Medicine and Pathology Seminar with International Mock-ACLAM Exam
Date: Saturday, May 02, 2020
Duration: 2 day(s)
Location: School of Veterinary Medicine Lecture Hall 2350
University of Wisconsin
2015 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706
Program Director: Andres Mejia DVM, MS, DACLAM, DACVP
Rebekah Franklin, DVM, DACLAM
Keynote Speakers: Drs. Bettina Gentry and Craig Franklin

Lecture topics include:
- Mice, zebrafish, rabbits, non-human primates, other primary and secondary species
- Veterinary Pathology
- Anesthesia and AVMA Panel on Euthanasia
- Regulations and welfare
- Exam preparatory discussion by new ACLAM and ACVP Diplomates
- International Mock Exam Coalition Examination (for ACLAM and ECLAM exam preparation )

Special Instructions:
**Registration: May 2nd (on-site, first day of the seminar) at UW Vet School 8:00-8:30am, Lecture Hall 2350.
To enroll in our seminar mailing list, email Dr. Mejia

**Times to access the building will be limited from 7:50-8:00am and 12:45-1:00pm with a valid Seminar ID.
- Program TBA.

Tuition to the program is free* to attendees, thanks to our sponsors: Wisconsin National Primate Research Center, School of Veterinary Medicine UW Madison, CL Davis DVM Foundation, Latin Comparative Pathology Group, and UW RARC.

*Continuing Education hours provided by the UW School of Veterinary Medicine (UW-SVM). A fee of $22.50 will be assessed to individuals that request CE certification. The UW-SVM is an accredited continuing veterinary medical education provider; however, participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery. It is recommended that you check with your state veterinary licensing organization to find out what the requirements are to maintain your license.

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2020 Gross Pathology Review Course - CANCELLED!!!
The Ohio State University
Date: Tuesday, May 05, 2020
Duration: 5 day(s)
Location: The Ohio State University Wexner Auditorium
1871 N High St, Columbus

Program Director: Krista La Perle, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVP
614-292-5480 (office)
Lectures on macroscopic pathology of swine, birds including poultry, reptiles and amphibians, zoo and exotic animals, dogs and cats, fish, non-human primates, laboratory animals, ruminants, wildlife, and horses; cognitive errors in pattern recognition; mock exam.

Speakers - no schedule yet
Topic | Time Allocated | Pathologist(s)
Cats | 4 hours | Cianciolo
Dogs | 4 hours | Cianciolo
Ruminants/Camelids | 4 hours | Premanandan
Horses | 4 hours | Stromberg
Pigs | 3 hours | Jennings
Rodents/Rabbits/Ferrets | 4 hours | La Perle / Knoblaugh
Nonhuman Primates | 3 hours | Corps
Fish | 1 hour | Shive
Poultry | 2 hours | Hayes (ODA-ADDL)
Amphibians/Reptiles | 1 hour | Ma. Martinez / Terio
Zoo, Exotic, Wildlife, Birds | 5 hours | Ma. Martinez / Terio
Cognitive Errors in Pattern Recognition | 2 hours | Stromberg
Mock Exam | 2 hours | La Perle / Stromberg

Members of the Foundation before March 1st: $625
Non-Members of the Foundation before March 1st (includes 1-year Foundation membership) - $725
Members of the Foundation after March 1st: $675
Non-Members of the Foundation before March 1st (includes 1-year Foundation membership) - $775
Members of the Auburn University CVM Anatomic Residency: $0
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2020 Day Seminar on Diseases of Aquatic Animals - CANCELLED!!!
CEU Cardenal Herrera UniversityLatin Comparative Pathology Group
Date: Saturday, May 16, 2020
Duration: 1 day(s)
Location: School of Veterinary Medicine
University CEU Cardenal Herrera
46115 Alfara del Patriarca, Valencia (Spain)
After much consideration of the expanding coronavirus outbreak in Europe and around the globe, and in careful consideration of the safety and welfare of our course participants, the Foundation has decided to postpone our upcoming course in Valencia.

This is not a decision that we have come to lightly, as we consider the impact of the virus on regional and international travel as well as the potential restrictions that may be placed on exposed individuals upon entry or exit to areas in which the coronavirus has been identified. We believe that none of our registrants are in a position to be quarantined or delayed either abroad or at home, not to mention the possibility of exposure during travel, or in congregation at a Foundation course. The uncertainly surrounding this entire global event is unfortunate, but we are confident that in retrospect, this will prove to be a prudent decision.

Please be advised that this is not an isolated incident - we are also at this time canceling events in a number of other countries in Europe and Asia, and currently evaluating our entire slate of international courses as this event unfolds. It is our promise, having already discussed this matter with Dr. Mike Garner, our speaker, and Dr. Joaquin Ortega Porcel, our local host, that we will reschedule the meeting at the earliest time when it is appropriate to do so.

Finally, with regard to our course in early April in Lleida, that course is still open at this time. We will be evaluating the situation closely and inform participants of any changes.


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13th CL Davis & SW Thompson DVM Foundation Marine Species Histopathology Workshop - CANCELLEDII
Date: Saturday, May 16, 2020
Duration: 1 day(s)
Location: Hilton Tampa Downtown, Tampa, Florida
Number of Seats: 50
Program Director: Judy St. Leger, DVM, DACVP
The 13th CL Davis & SW Thompson DVM Foundation Marine Species Histopathology Workshop will be held in conjunction with the 51st annual IAAAM conference.

This workshop will include a keynote lecture - Salvatore Frasca Jr., VMD, PhD, Diplomate ACVP.

PLEASE CHECK IAAAM.ORG REGULARLY FOR RESCHEDULE DATES FOR THEIR MEETING! Workshop registration includes materials, continental breakfast and snacks. Cases will be available 2 weeks in advance of the conference on the Foundation’s virtual slide server. All IAAAM members are invited to attend. Registration is limited to 50 participants and cost per person is only $100.

Special Instructions:
Call for case submissions:
We are soliciting case submissions for this workshop. We are looking for 15 great cases for discussion and some show-and-tell. Species can be mammals, birds, reptiles, fish, and invertebrates. (Heck, we'd even like to see aquatic freshwater animals!). These can be classic, topical, conundrum or just plain cool cases. Presentations include history, gross, histo and a discussion of the topic presented. Case submissions include 1 or 2 high quality glass slides and the case write up (case history and case summary - the case histories need to be SEPARATE from the case summaries) NO LATER THAN March 1, 2020 to:

Lexi Mena
SeaWorld San Diego
500 SeaWorld Dr.
San Diego, CA 92109

Electronic copies of histories and summaries can be e-mailed to and

Please send us note if you need further information or assistance. We can easily provide submission templates and presentation templates.


Registration: TBD

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2020 Descriptive Veterinary Pathology Telecourse
Auburn UniversityIDEXX Laboratories
Date: Monday, June 01, 2020
Duration: 5 day(s)
Location: Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama
Number of Seats: 50
Program Director: Jey Koehler
Brush up your descriptive veterinary pathology skills in a supportive and collegial virtual environment. This course is designed to help attendees develop and refine their process for describing gross and microscopic lesions in a variety of major organs in numerous animal species, as well as describe and interpret cytology specimens, electron micrographs, and immunohistochemical stains. Lectures, active learning exercises, mock examinations, and plenty of instructor feedback will all be part of this week-long course. This course will have 20 hours of continuing education credits.

Due to the current outbreak of COVID-19, this course will be presented via Zoom, and virtual slides will be substituted for glass slides. *Note that the schedule is subject to minor changes at the discretion of the instructors. Most instructors provide for stretch/bathroom breaks every 50 minutes during longer lecture periods.

Members of the Foundation after March 1st: $350
Non-Members of the Foundation before March 1st (includes 1-year Foundation membership) - $450
Members of the Auburn University CVM Anatomic Residency: $0


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