American College of Veterinary Pathologists
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Madison, WI 53704
The ACVP Mystery Slides for Liver Pathology and Neuropathology are available on the Aperio website at www.scanscope.com. Be sure to check them out in advance of the meeting!
Our thanks to Aperio for continuing to host our mystery slides each year!
The Education Committee would like your ideas and suggestions for topics and speakers for future Annual Meetings. The Education Committee will review programming suggestions for possible inclusion in upcoming meetings. Planning for future meetings is in progress.
Please provide the following information in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org:
Contact phone number
Contact email address
Would you be the contact for this session?
Or is this a suggestion for a topic/speaker that someone else would coordinate?
Length of presentation
Suggested format (see session descriptions below)
Include a brief description outlining the scientific content (150 words) along with potential speakers and topics
There is a single plenary session in the Annual Program. This session is 4-hours in length, is conducted on Monday morning, and is organized topically by the Education Committee (EC).. The session typically includes 4 speakers however this may very depending on the specific topic and speaker recommendations. The plenary topic should be relevant to the continuing education of the entire College membership. While it is expected that speakers will be experts in their fields, speakers should be recruited to educate the attendees using global examples as well as their own work, rather than focus entirely on their own research.
Recently, there have been a total of four concurrent sessions in the Annual Program. These sessions are 4-hours in length, are conducted on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, and are organized topically by the EC. Additional concurrent sessions may be added by the EC as needed to accommodate new or diverse topics designed to appeal to a broader segment of the College or to address a perceived need (e.g. for strategic planning). Concurrent sessions typically include 4 speakers per session however this may very depending on the specific topic and speaker recommendations. Competing sessions should have divergent topics to appeal to a large cross-section of the College membership. As for the plenary session, speakers should provide continuing education for the College membership.
Mini-symposia are 4-hour sessions that may be coordinated into the Program schedule by the EC. There is no specific number of mini-symposia required within the Program, however current attendance can probably accommodate 2-3 each year. As originally designed, mini-symposia topics were to be generated by interested members of the College as a mechanism to increase input from the College membership. As the Program has evolved and attendance has risen, mini-symposia topics have also been generated by the EC. The number of speakers recruited for a mini-symposium varies because sessions may include round-tables, breakout sessions, etc, however 3-5 speakers is typically reasonable.
Post-meeting workshops are 4-hour sessions held on Wednesday afternoon. Attendance at these sessions requires an additional fee by members. Post-meeting workshops topics are generated by the EC and College membership. In general, workshops should be applied rather than didactic. The number of speakers varies depending on the design of the workshop.
Mystery slide sessions
Mystery slide sessions are 2-hour sessions held in the evening. Currently there are two mystery slide sessions: Â neuropathology and the rotating mystery slide session. The topic for the rotating mystery slide session is chosen by the EC and should be thematically tied to the Program. The mystery slide session chair is chosen by the Program Chair for that year and is supported by funds for the social hour as well as to invite one expert speaker in the topic area.
Sessions coordinated by the Specialty Group Committee
The number of invited speakers for each session is coordinated by the Session Chair and the Specialty Group Chair. Other program slots are filled by submitted abstracts (typical submission deadline of June 1). Consideration is given to the number of abstracts submitted but typically involves 1-2 invited speakers per session.
Clinical Pathology Typically two sessions of 4 hours each unless one is a morning session which would be 3.5 hours.
Diagnostic Pathology Typically one afternoon session of 4 hours.
Education Typically one morning (3.5 hours) or afternoon session (4 hours) -- rotates between morning and afternoon every other year.
Experimental Disease Typically two afternoon sessions of 4 hours each.
Natural Disease Typically two afternoon sessions of 4 hours each.
Toxicologic Pathology Typically two afternoon sessions of 4 hours each.