Charles Louis Davis and Samuel Wesley Thompson DVM Foundation

For the Advancement of Veterinary and Comparative Pathology

info@cldavis.org | Phone: 847-367-4359 | Fax: 847-247-1869
Upcoming Meetings
2019 CLASS/POLA Course
University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
Date: Saturday, August 03, 2019
Duration: 7 day(s)
Location: Hill Pavilion
University of Pennsylvania
School of Veterinary Medicine
Philadelphia, PA
Program Director:
Course Director CLASS: LTC Sarah Bro sarah.l.bro.mil@mail.mil
Course Director POLA: LTC Paul Facemire facemirep@hotmail.com
Local Host: Dr. Angela Brice - abrice@upenn.edu
Description:
This course is designed primarily for veterinarians and other allied scientists who are responsible for the recognition and interpretation of lesions in laboratory animals. It is intended to help attendees interpret spontaneous diseases which might affect experimental result, or alter the health of laboratory animals. Pathology will receive major emphasis in the course, but other features of diseases such as etiology, diagnosis, and control will also be given attention. The course will encompass a wide range of diseases including infectious, neoplastic, iatrogenic, nutritional, and metabolic conditions in a variety of laboratory animals species. The major objective of this course is to review the pathology and, where appropriate, the etiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis and control of infectious, neoplastic, iatrogenic, nutritional, and metabolic diseases of laboratory animals. At the completion of this course, attendees will be able to better recognize and interpret conditions which may affect experimental results or alter the health of laboratory animals.


SCHEDULE FOR:
Saturday, August 03, 2019
7:15 AM - 8:00 AMCLASS Registration
8:00 AM - 8:10 AMWelcome, introductions, and announcementsBro
8:10 AM - 9:00 AMPreparing for the ACLAM BoardsBro
9:10 AM - 10:00 AMAVMA's Euthanasia GuidelinesFitzhugh
10:00 AM - 10:30 AMBREAK
10:30 AM - 11:20 AMAVMA's Euthanasia GuidelinesFitzhugh
11:20 AM - 12:30 PMLUNCH BREAK
12:30 PM - 1:20 PMThe Animal Welfare Act...and Its ConsequencesBro
1:20 PM - 1:30 PMBREAK
1:30 PM - 2:20 PMThe Animal Welfare Act...and Its ConsequencesBro
2:20 PM - 2:30 PMBREAK
2:30 PM - 3:20 PMPHS Policy and FAQsFitzhugh
3:20 PM - 3:30 PMBREAK
3:30 PM - 5:30 PMPHS Policy and FAQsFitzhugh


SCHEDULE FOR:
Sunday, August 04, 2019
8:00 AM - 8:50 AMNHP TaxonomyBro
8:50 AM - 9:00 AMBREAK
9:00 AM - 9:50 AMNHP TaxonomyBro
9:50 AM - 10:00 AMBREAK
10:00 AM - 10:50 AMThe 8th Edition of the NRC Guide, Chapter 1Davis
10:50 AM - 11:00 AMBREAK
11:00 AM - 11:50 AMThe 8th Edition of the NRC Guide, Chapter 2Davis
12:00 PM - 1:00 PMLUNCH
1:00 PM - 1:50 PMThe 8th Edition of the NRC Guide, Chapter 3Davis
1:50 PM - 2:00 PMBREAK
2:00 PM - 2:50 PMThe 8th Edition of the NRC Guide, Chapter 3Davis
3:00 PM - 3:30 PMBREAK
3:30 PM - 4:20 PMThe 8th Edition of the NRC Guide, Chapters 4,5Davis
4:20 PM - 4:30 PMBREAK
4:30 PM - 5:30 PMThe 8th Edition of the NRC Guide, Chapters 4,5Davis


SCHEDULE FOR:
Monday, August 05, 2019
7:00 AM - 7:45 AMPOLA Registration
7:45 AM - 8:00 AMWelcome and Announcements Facemire
8:00 AM - 8:50 AMPathology of the Mouse La Perle
9:00 AM - 9:50 AMPathology of the Mouse La Perle
10:00 AM - 10:50 AMPathology of the Mouse La Perle
11:00 AM - 11:50 AMPathology of the Mouse La Perle
12:00 PM - 1:30 PMLUNCH BREAK
1:30 PM - 2:20 PMPathology of the MouseLa Perle
2:30 PM - 3:20 PMPathology of the MouseLa Perle
3:30 PM - 4:20 PMPathology of the MouseLa Perle
4:30 PM - 5:20 PMPathology of the MouseLa Perle
5:30 PM - 6:30 PMTour of University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine


SCHEDULE FOR:
Tuesday, August 06, 2019
8:00 AM - 8:50 AMPathology of the RatLa Perle
9:00 AM - 9:50 AMPathology of the RatLa Perle
10:00 AM - 10:50 AMPathology of the RatLa Perle
11:00 AM - 11:50 AMPathology of Aging RodentsLa Perle
12:00 PM - 1:30 PMLUNCH BREAK
1:30 PM - 2:20 PMPathology of Non-Human Primates Beck
2:30 PM - 3:20 PMPathology of Non-Human Primates Beck
3:30 PM - 4:20 PMPathology of Non-Human Primates Beck
4:30 PM - 5:20 PMPathology of Non-Human Primates Beck


SCHEDULE FOR:
Wednesday, August 07, 2019
8:00 AM - 8:50 AMPathology of Mini-pigsWilliams
9:00 AM - 9:50 AMPathology of Mini-pigsWilliams
11:00 AM - 11:50 AMPathology of the FerretWilliams
10:00 AM - 10:50 AMPathology of the FerretWilliams
12:00 PM - 1:30 PMLUNCH BREAK
1:30 PM - 2:20 PMPathology of the RabbitCooper
2:30 PM - 3:20 PMPathology of the RabbitCooper
3:30 PM - 5:30 PMGross Mock exam and Gross review processCooper


SCHEDULE FOR:
Thursday, August 08, 2019
8:00 AM - 8:50 AMThe Normal Fish Anatomy You Don't Know Doesn't Make it PathologyWolf
9:00 AM - 9:50 AMThe Normal Fish Anatomy You Don't Know Doesn't Make it PathologyWolf
10:00 AM - 10:50 AMDiseases of Laboratory Fish Wolf
11:00 AM - 11:50 AMDiseases of Laboratory Fish Wolf
12:00 PM - 1:30 PMLUNCH BREAK
1:30 PM - 2:20 PMDiseases of Amphibians and Reptiles Wolf
2:30 PM - 3:20 PMPathology of the Guinea Pig, Hamster, and GerbilFacemire
3:30 PM - 4:20 PMPathology of the Guinea Pig, Hamster, and GerbilFacemire
4:30 PM - 6:30 PMGross Mock exam and Gross review processFacemire


SCHEDULE FOR:
Friday, August 09, 2019
8:00 AM - 8:50 AMClinical Pathology of Lab Animals Barnhart
9:00 AM - 9:50 AMClinical Pathology of Lab Animals Barnhart
10:00 AM - 10:50 AMClinical Pathology of Lab Animals Barnhart
11:00 AM - 12:00 PMClinical Pathology of Lab Animals Barnhart
12:00 PM - 12:00 PMEND OF CONFERENCE

Notes:
HELPFUL LINKS:
Veterinary School: http://www.vet.upenn.edu/about/campuses/philadelphia-campus
Campus maps: https://www.facilities.upenn.edu/maps ( may have to cut and paste link-browser dependent)
Philadelphia Airport: http://www.phl.org/
Visiting campus: http://www.admissions.upenn.edu/visit
Visiting Philadelphia: https://www.visitphilly.com
Food and entertainment: http://www.admissions.upenn.edu/life-at-penn/philadelphia/food-and-entertainment
Hotel Accommodations:
Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel
3549 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
215-387-8000
https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/phlus-sheraton-philadelphia-university-city-hotel/

Homewood Suites by Hilton University City
4109 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
215-382-1111
https://homewoodsuites3.hilton.com/en/hotels/pennsylvania/homewood-suites-by-hilton-university-city-philadelphia-pa-PHLUPHW/index.html

The Inn at Penn, a Hilton Hotel
3600 Sansom St. Philadelphia, PA 19104
215-222-0200
https://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/pennsylvania/the-inn-at-penn-a-hilton-hotel-PHLIDHH/index.html

Continuing Education Credits: 36
This program was reviewed and approved by the AAVSB RACE program for continuing education. Please contact the AAVSB RACE program at race@aavsb.org should you have any comments / concerns regarding this program's validity or relevancy to the veterinary profession.
Tuition:
CLASS only: $350
POLA only: $600
Combined CLASS/POLA: $750
Member of UPenn Comparative Path Core, Diagnostic Laboratories, and PADLS: $0

Registration URL: https://davisthompsonfoundation.regfox.com/2019-classpola

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2019 European Division Annual Meeting

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Date: Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Duration: 2 day(s)
Location: Van der Valk Hotel
Arnhem, the Netherlands
Program Director: Dr Liz McInnes
Syngenta Ltd
Jealotts Hill International Research Centre
Berks
RG426EY
United Kingdom
Tel: 07484 904 318
Email: lizmcinnes50@gmail.com
Description:
Come and join the editors of Pathology of Zoo and Wildlife Animals Drs Karen Terio, Judy St. Leger and Denise McAloose at in Arnhem, The Netherlands for the Annual Symposium of the European Division of the Davis-Thompson DVM Foundation. The symposium is run in conjunction with the ESVP/ECVP Annual Meeting.

This two-day course is aimed at pathologists and trainees and especially those studying for ACVP or ECVP board exams.

Topics include:
Diseases of wildlife and zoo animals
Marine Mammals
Reptiles
Amphibians
Wild felids
Gross and histology quizzes
Audience participation



SCHEDULE FOR:
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
8:45 AM - 9:00 AMIntroduction and welcome
9:00 AM - 9:30 AMLecture: Introduction to wildlife and zoo animal pathologyTerio
9:30 AM - 10:50 AMLecture and case discussion: Wildlife necropsies including outbreaks and mass mortalitiesMcAloose
11:00 AM - 11:30 AMRefreshment break
11:30 AM - 12:20 PMLecture: Cytology and histology in wildlife casesSt. Leger
12:30 PM - 1:30 PMLunch
1:30 PM - 2:20 PMLecture: Pathology of pinniped diseasesSt. Leger
2:30 PM - 3:20 PMLecture: Pathology of whale and dolphin diseasesSt. Leger
3:30 PM - 4:00 PMRefreshment break
4:00 PM - 4:50 PMCase discussion: Interesting cases of marine mammal diseases
5:00 PM - 5:00 PMClose
6:30 PM - 8:00 PMWelcome reception


SCHEDULE FOR:
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
9:00 AM - 9:50 AMLecture: Pathology of reptiles and amphibiansMcAloose
10:00 AM - 10:50 AMCase discussion: Reptile and amphibian diseasesMcAloose
11:00 AM - 11:30 AMRefreshment break
11:30 AM - 12:20 PMLecture: Pathology of terrestrial mammalsTerio
12:30 PM - 1:30 PMLunch
1:30 PM - 2:20 PMLecture: Pathology of wild carnivoresTerio
2:30 PM - 3:20 PMCase discussion: Terrestrial mammal diseases
3:30 PM - 3:30 PMClose

Hotel Accommodations:
The Van de Valk Hotel, Arnhem has offered room at a 10% discount for course participants which can be booked at the following link: https://www.hotelarnhem.nl/acties. Please use the code "ARN-CLDavis".
Tuition:
The course fee is 395.00 euros until 31st July 2019 and 445 euros from 1st August 2019. Registration closes 7 days before the event.
The fees includes registration, electronic notes, lunch and refreshment breaks both days and an evening reception on the first day.

Please register and pay by credit card on https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/davis-thompson-dvm-foundation-european-symposium-zoo-pathology-tickets-50901990223?utm_term=eventname_text

If you wish to register and pay via bank transfer, please contact Course Organiser, Dr Simon Priestnall (spriestnall@rvc.ac.uk) for details.

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2019 AAZV 26th Annual Zoo & Wildlife Pathology Workshop
AAZV
Date: Sunday, September 29, 2019
Duration: 1 day(s)
Location: 51st AAZV Annual Conference concurrent with ExoticsCon, ZWNF/NAG and AAFV, St. Louis, Missouri.
Program Director: Dalen W. Agnew, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVP
Description:
This all day workshop will be held on Sunday, 29 September 2019 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM in St. Louis MO, in conjunction with the annual meeting of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians.

This eight-hour workshop brings together zoo veterinarians and pathologists for a full day of discussion of interesting cases and a didactic lecture on a hot topic in zoo and wildlife pathology. This year's keynote lecture will be "A Primer of Invertebrate Histology and Pathology", by Dr. Elise LaDouceur, Chief, Extramural Projects and Research, Joint Pathology Center, Silver Spring, MD. Following the keynote lecture, pathologists from around the world will present their most interesting recent cases throughout an interactive all-day session.

Special Instructions:
If you wish to present a case, please email Dalen Agnew (agnewd@msu.edu) with a brief description of the case by 15 July 2019. Those applicants with chosen cases will be notified by email by the following week. Preference will be given to cases involving fungal diseases in zoo animals or free-ranging wildlife.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR CASES SELECTED

1. 5 replicate H&E slides plus 2 unstained are required. PLEASE limit slides to one piece of tissue with the lesion to facilitate Aperio scanning for digital production. If diagnostic images (radiographs, sonograms, MRI images, etc) are also included, please submit those as high-resolution jpg. Send by 23 August 2019 to:

Shipping Address:

Dalen W. Agnew
Michigan State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
Department of Pathobiology and Diagnostic Investigation
College of Veterinary Medicine
4125 Beaumont Road, Lansing, MI 48910
P: 517.432-5806
agnewd@dcpah.msu.edu

2. Please prepare your 2 to 3 page write up in Microsoft Word (NOT pdf files) using the following headings on institutional letter head and send via email to Dalen Agnew (agnewd@msu.edu) by 23 August 2019:

Page 1 CONTRIBUTOR(S)/ INSTITUTION: SIGNALMENT: HISTORY: GROSS FINDINGS:
Page 2 and 3. HISTOPATHOLOGIC AND CLINICAL PATHOLOGY FINDINGS: MORPHOLOGIC/ETIOLOGIC DIAGNOSIS: DISCUSSION: REFERENCES: ACKNOWLEDGMENTS:

The syllabus and scanned slides from the case write-ups should be available at least one week prior to the workshop and can be downloaded from the Davis-Thompson Foundation website at: http://www.cldavis.org/syllabi.html

Cost for this full day workshop is yet to be determined, but includes access to images and case information and refreshments. All participants must register for this course.

Remember that you are welcome to attend the Workshop even if you have not submitted a case.

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29th Annual SouthCentral Division Meeting

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Date: Friday, October 04, 2019
Duration: 2 day(s)
Location: Texas A&M University Galveston Campus (www.tamug.edu)
Program Director: Dr. James Britt
501-912-1449
jobritt@sbcglobal.net

Dr. Edward Dick, Texas Biomedical Research Institute 8715 NW Military Dr. San Antonio, TX 78227-5302 (210)258-9894 edick@txbiomed.org

Description:
The Davis-Thompson Foundation will present the 29th Annual Program of the Southcentral Division for members and guests, Friday and Saturday, October 4-5, 2019 at Texas A&M University Galveston Campus (www.tamug.edu). The registration fee will include morning and afternoon refreshments, group Friday lunch and dinner, and a one year membership for current non-members. Guests are welcome to join us for the dinner. Dr. Raquel Rech, TAMU is our invited speaker on the Pathology of Swine Diseases

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 MS Word formatted files (no PDFs) of Signalment, history, and gross findings (microscopic findings, comments, acknowledgements, applicable references on a separate page) for digitiziation and redistribution by August 25, 2019.



SCHEDULE FOR:
Friday, October 04, 2019
9:00 AM - 12:00 PMCase Reports
8:30 AM - 9:00 AMRegistration
12:00 PM - 1:00 PMGroup lunch
1:00 PM - 4:50 PMCase reports
5:00 PM - 6:00 PMFree time
6:00 PM - 9:00 PMDinner at Landry's


SCHEDULE FOR:
Saturday, October 05, 2019
8:50 AM - 9:00 AMAnnouncements
10:00 AM - 12:00 PMSwine pathology
12:00 PM - 1:00 PMLunch
1:00 PM - 2:50 PMSwine pathology
2:50 PM - 3:00 PMAdjourn

Special Instructions:
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 MS -Word formatted files (no PDFs) of Signalment, history, and gross findings (microscopic findings, comments, acknowledgements, applicable references on a separate page) for digitiziation and redistribution by August 25, 2019.

Slides and Files to:

By US Mail:
Dr. Edward Dick, Texas Biomedical Research Institute
P.O. Box 760549,
San Antonio, TX 78245-0549

By FedEx or UPS:
Dr. Edward Dick, Texas Biomedical Research Institute
8715 NW Military Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78227-5302
(210)258-9894
edick@txbiomed.org

Notes:
Histories and slides will be available on the Foundation's virtual slide server in advance of the course.
Hotel Accommodations:
Suggested Lodging (no block):
Holiday Inn Resort on the Beach
5002 Seawall Boulevard
Galveston, TX 77551,
409-740-5300 or 800-315-2621

OR

Hilton Galveston Resort and San Luis Resort, both (844) 203-5351

Continuing Education Credits: 12
This program has been submitted (but not yet approved) for 12 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, jobritt@sbcglobal.net) further information.
Tuition:
University of individual Members: $200.00
Non-members: $350.00 (includes a one year individual membership) Extra Dinner Guests/Spouses: $ 45.00
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19th Annual Davis-Thompson Foundation/AAVLD Diagnostic Pathology Symposium - Diagnostic Pathology of Lymphoid Organs

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Date: Friday, October 25, 2019
Duration: 1 day(s)
Location: Rhode Island Convention Center
One Sabin Street
Providence, Rhode Island 02903
Program Director: Matti Kiupel
Michigan State University
Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
4125 Beaumont RD BLDG 0215, Room 152A
Lansing, MI 48910
Email: kiupel@dcpah.msu.edu
Phone: 517-432-2670
Description:
The CL Davis/SW Thompson Foundation will be conducting an eight-hour continuing education symposium entitled Diagnostic Pathology of Lymphoid Organs on October 25, 2019. Course Director Matti Kiupel (Michigan State University) will cover the following topics: An introduction to pathology of the spleen, lymph nodes and thymus, followed by degenerative, inflammatory and hyperplastic lesions of these 3 organs and finally neoplastic diseases of lymphoid and histiocytic cells.

Didactic lectures will be combined with audience participation to result in an engrossing day-long seminar. Donít miss out on what promises to be another exciting CL Davis/SW Thompson/AAVLD co-sponsored symposium.

Special Instructions:
Registration is through CL Davis/SW Thompson and is separate from meeting registration fees.
Hotel Accommodations:
Rhode Island Convention Center One Sabin Street Providence, Rhode Island 02903
Continuing Education Credits: 8
This program has been submitted (but not yet approved) for 8 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, jobritt@sbcglobal.net) further information.
Tuition:
Tuition of $150 includes refreshments, pdfs of presentations and continuing education credits. The tuition fee will be waived for the winners of the travel award.
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2019 ACVP Pre-Conference Workshop: Skin and Mammary Tumors: Standardization and Simplification
ACVP
Date: Saturday, November 09, 2019
Duration: 1 day(s)
Location: San Antonio Rivercenter Hotel San Antonio, TX
Description:
The workshop will be divided into two sections: Epithelial Tumors of the Skin and Tumors of the Mammary Gland. The presentations will emphasize material from Volumes 1 and 2 of Surgical Pathology of Tumors of Domestic Animals, published by the Davis-Thompson DVM Foundation. The presentation on Skin Tumors will be focused specifically on more challenging diagnoses, and include distinctive histologic features of neoplastic and non-neoplastic epithelial "tumors" of the skin, differential diagnosis and clinically important information. A majority of the session will be comprised of presentations on Mammary Tumors. This discussion will emphasize those criteria that are important in establishing a definitive diagnosis, including criteria of malignancy and grading of mammary tumors. Diseases of the teat will focus on neoplastic and non-neoplastic diseases that may be encountered in veterinary diagnostic pathology. Finally, difficult cases will be discussed; attendees will have an opportunity to review these cases before the workshop.
Special Instructions:
Registration will be through ACVP: https://www.acvp.org/page/2019_Pre_Meeting_Workshops
Tuition:
Registration fees will be posted in May.
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2020 General Pathology Review Course
Date: Thursday, January 23, 2020
Duration: 4 day(s)
Location: College of Veterinary Medicine, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine Davis, California 95616 United States
Program Director: Patricia Pesavento, DVM, PhD Denise Imai, DVM, PhD
Description:
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 prior to the course, 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
Hemodynamics
Inflammation and Repair
Immunity and Hypersensitivity
Neoplasia
Toxicologic Pathology
Microbial mechanisms of disease

Continuing Education Credits: 32

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