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Upcoming European Meetings

European Day-Seminar on Zoo and Exotic Animal Pathology - Thessaloniki
Date: Sunday, May 20, 2018
Duration: 1 day(s)
Location: Laboratory of Pathology, Veterinary Faculty
University Campus, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Speaker: Michael M. Garner, DVM, Dipl. ACVP

Sunday, May 20, 2018
8:30 AM - 9:00 AMRegistration
9:00 AM - 11:00 AMSelect diseases of small zoo and pet mammals
11:00 AM - 11:15 AMCoffee break
11:15 AM - 1:15 PMTrends in neoplasia for zoo felids
1:15 PM - 2:00 PMLunch
2:00 PM - 4:00 PMSelect diseases of zoo and pet birds
4:00 PM - 4:15 PMCoffee break
4:15 PM - 6:15 PMSelect diseases of zoo and pet reptiles

Tuition is 20 Euros and is payable at the door.

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2018 Davis-Thompson Foundation Eastern European Meeting
Date: Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Duration: 3 day(s)
Location: Lecture hall of the Department of Pathology, , Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Belgrade Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Bulevar oslobodjenja 18, Belgrade, Serbia +381-11-2685-710
Number of Seats: 100
Program Director: Prof. Sanja Aleksic-Kovacevic, DVM, PhD
Head of Pathology Department
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine,
University of Belgrade
This meeting brings fourof the Foundation's most well-known and experienced lecturers to the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Belgrade, Serbia, where they will conduct a three day course along with select local speakers. Major topics of this three-day course include pathology of poultry, pathology of zoo and exotic animals, ocular pathology, and equine pathology, with other topics thrown in for good measure. It promises to be outstanding and entertaining seminar for all involved. This meeting will be held simultaneously on the campus of the University of Belgrade as well as the satellite poultry symposium ongoing in the facility in Jagodina, approximately 2 hours away. A bus will be available to take participants for a day of didactic lecture on poultry by the world-renowned Dr. Corrie Brown, or opt to learn zoo and exotic animal pathology with Dr. Mike Garner. Didactic lectures continue on Thursday and Friday in Belgrade with diseases of horses, ophthalmic pathology and swine disease, while the program in Jagodina focuses on interactive poultry pathology with interactive instruction on autopsy techniques, sample collection, outbreak scenarios and other group exercises.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Neoplasia of zoo felidsMike Garner, Northwest ZooPath
Select diseases of zoo primatesDr. Garner
Non-infectious diseases of reptilesDr. Garner
Selected infectious diseases of reptilesDr. Garner

Thursday, May 24, 2018
Equine neuropathologyProf Fabio Del Piero, Louisiana State University
Viral diseases of horsesDr. Del Piero
Respiratory system pathology in ruminantsDr. Del Piero
Metabolic and locomotion disorders in cattleDr. Del Piero
Recurrent airway obstruction (RAO) in a working horsesProf Darko Marinkovic, FVM, Belgrade University

Friday, May 25, 2018
Pathological and morphological features of ocular tissuesDr. Ingeborg Langohr, Louisiana State University
Ocular histopathology and handling tips for ophthalmic submissionsDr. Langohr
Viral diseases of pigsDr. Langohr
Tumors of the eye and ocular adnexa in dogs and catsDr. Langohr
Belgrade University: Morphological characteristics of cerebral amyloid angiopathy in old dogsDr. Sladjan Nesic,FVM, Belgrade University

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Registration for this course is available at The registration fee is 150 and includes meeting material, lunch and refreshments all three days, welcome reception on wednesday, Belgrade sightseeing tour on wednesday and social (gala) dinner on thursday.

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2018 European Division Symposium: Pathology of the Skin

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Date: Tuesday, September 04, 2018
Duration: 2 day(s)
Location: The symposium will be held at held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Cluj at City Plaza, 9-13 Sindicatelor Street, Cluj-Napoca, 400029. The symposium will take place immediately before the ECVP/ESVP meeting.
Program Director: Dr Liz McInnes
Syngenta Ltd
Jealotts Hill International Research Centre
United Kingdom
Tel: 01344 41 6479
The 2018 edition of the Davis-Thompson Foundation European Division, held in concert with the annual meeting of the focuses on dermatopathology, with two outstanding dermatopathologists, Dr. Verena Affolter of the University of California at Davis, and Dr. Charles Bradley of the University of Pennsylvania giving a 2-day seminar on inflammatory diseases of the skin, as well as covering many non-inflammatory diseases, and finishing with common round cell tumors. The two days will be liberally populated with case discussions and integration of additional topics fo great import in this specialty, including pattern recognition in inflammatory disease, as well as ancillary testing for many common diseases.

Tuesday, September 04, 2018
9:00 AM - 9:50 AMLecture: Structure, function and patterns of inflammatory diseases IVerena Affolter, Univ of CA at Davis
10:00 AM - 10:50 AMLecture: Structure, function and patterns of inflammatory diseases IICharles Bradley, Univ. of Pennsylvania
8:45 AM - 9:00 AMIntoductions and Welcome
11:00 AM - 11:30 AMRefreshment break
11:30 AM - 12:20 PMCase discussion: What differentiates this from the typical dermatitis reaction?
12:30 PM - 1:30 PMLunch
1:30 PM - 2:20 PMLecture: Integrating ancillary testing into dermatopathology
2:30 PM - 3:20 PMCase discussion: Pustular/vesicular diseases
3:30 PM - 4:00 PMRefreshment break
4:00 PM - 4:50 PMCase discussion: Is this interface dermatitis or not?
5:00 PM - 5:00 PMClose
6:30 PM - 8:00 PMWelcome Reception

Wednesday, September 05, 2018
9:00 AM - 9:50 AMLecture: Non-inflammatory skin lesions
10:00 AM - 10:50 AMCase discussion: Alopecia
11:00 AM - 11:30 AMRefreshment break
11:30 AM - 12:20 PMCase discussion: Potpourri of cases!
12:30 PM - 1:30 PMLunch
1:30 PM - 2:20 PMLecture: Round cell tumors
3:20 PM - 3:30 PMClose

Special Instructions:
The CL Davis European Division has funds to sponsor five awardees to attend the European Division Pathology Symposium. The award will comprise a grant of 400 towards the cost of travel and accommodation. There will be no registration fee. These scholarship awards are open to veterinary pathologists in training in European veterinary schools or research institutes. Preference will be given to applicants who are studying for higher degrees or who wish to gain further qualifications in pathology. Applicants should send a Curriculum vitae giving full details of their pathology experience and career plans together with a nomination by their Head of Department to the conference co-organiser Dr Simon Priestnall at

Closing date: 30th June, 2018

Registration includes lunch and refreshments each day.

Early registration 390 Euros (until 30/06/18). 440 Euros (after 01/07/18)

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