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Call for Neuropath Mystery Slide Case Submissions
2019 ACVP Annual Meeting: November 10, 2019

It is that time again for the annual mystery slide case submissions!  This year the theme is going to be focused on neuropathology of zoo, wild, and exotic species.  Have a cool neuro lesion in a weedy sea dragon?  How about a mako shark?  This is a fun and interactive session, so search your files for the truly bizarre, challenging, and truly unknown cases!  Send your submissions to session chair, Dr. Andrew D. Miller at, with the subject line“(Your name) NPMS Case Submission” and attach the following:

• A single PDF document consisting of a brief summary of the case including your name, institution, and contact information, plus a short history, signalment, summary of representative gross and microscopic findings, any additional supporting data, and no more than five good quality images (histo +/- gross) that are representative of the lesion. As always, true “unsolved mysteries” are highly encouraged!

Please remember that if your case is chosen, the submitter must be able to present at the ACVP Annual Meeting in San Antonio, TX.  Only ten HE recuts will be required if your case is chosen for inclusion as all cases will be scanned and made available for folks to review online (glass slides will be sent to panelists, used for scanning, and archived).  As noted, priority will be given to zoo, wild, and exotic case submissions; however, if case number is low for those species, other, more traditional species, will be considered.  The target number of case presentations for 2019 is seven. 

Deadline for submissions is August 16, 2019! Decisions on cases chosen for the session will be made no later than September 20.  Please don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Miller with any questions. 

The Neuropath Mystery Slide Session is scheduled for Sunday, November 10, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.


2019 Primate Pathology Pre-Meeting Workshop: November 9
Back to Basics: A Primer on Non-Human Primate Pathology
& Call for Short Case Submissions

The Primate Pathology Workshop Committee is pleased to announce the 2019 Primate Pathology Pre-Meeting Workshop associated with the concurrent Annual Meetings of the ACVP & ASVCP.

The theme of this year’s Primate Pathology Workshop is Back to Basics: A Primer on NHP Pathology. Each lecture will review classic pathologic conditions in different classes of NHPs, including baboons, marmosets, macaques, and apes. A separate lecture will present an overview of clinical pathology in NHPs, with a focus on differences between species (especially macaques). The workshop will be valuable to students and young pathologists but also appeal to all who don't get to work regularly with these species and would like to learn more.

In addition to presentations by invited speakers, there will be “mystery” NHP case presentations from workshop attendees in the afternoon. Case material with a focus on classic cases in different primate models is encouraged, but material can be from any interesting or unique primate case. Oral case presentations will be 10-12 minutes with 3-5 minutes for questions/discussion. Any interested parties, including clinicians, pathologists, and research scientists, are encouraged to submit cases.

For each case, please submit:

·  A single H&E-stained, coverslipped slide, which will be scanned OR a CD/USB stick with an Aperio scan of the glass slide.

·  A Microsoft Word document with signalment page, containing a brief pertinent history, laboratory diagnostics, gross description and possibly gross photos.

· On a separate page, the microscopic description, diagnosis, discussion, and brief reference list (if applicable).

Please send slides and case information to and/or:

Dr. Theresa Boulineau
65 Mounthaven Drive
Livingston, NJ, 07039 USA

Any questions? Contact Theresa at or (973) 396-7843. The case submission deadline is August 20, 2019.

All submitters must be available to present on the afternoon of November 9, 2019.  We are looking forward to another exciting workshop and hope to see you in San Antonio!


Call for Infectious Disease Cases
Concurrent Symposium V: A Timely Update on Transboundary and Re-emerging Animal Diseases

We want your exciting infectious disease cases! A concurrent symposium focused on Transboundary and Reemerging Animal Diseases will be presented at the 2019 Annual Meetings. If you have really cool, classic or out of your mind cases, we want to hear about it!. Examples of such diseases include (but not limited to) African swine fever, classical swine fever, foot and mouth disease, influenza, virulent Newcastle disease, heartwater, New World screwworm, Rift Valley Fever, Venezuelan equine encephalitis, African horse sickness, contagious bovine pleuropneumonia, glanders, melioidiosis, henipaviruses (Hendra and Nipah), peste des petits ruminants, tropical bont tick.

If infectious diseases is your passion, please consider sharing them at the meeting in a 10-12 minute oral presentation followed by a 3-5 minute slot for questions. This is open to anyone interested, students, postdocs, researchers, pathologists, field veterinarians… you name it!

Please submit an abstract (max 500 words) with the title, case description and discussion to The submission deadline is August 16, 2019. It is anticipated that 4-6 cases will be selected for presentation. Please don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Sally Davis or Dr. Angela Arenas with any questions.

The concurrent symposium scheduled is for Wednesday, November 13, 2019 from 8:00 a.m.-12:00 noon, if selected you will need to be available to present during this time.


Call for Parasitology Mystery Slide Case Submissions

November 11, 2019


The Parasitology session chairs are pleased to entertain submissions for the Parasitology Mystery Slide Session, an evening of case presentations focused on parasites in animal tissues. Cases considered may highlight unique disease presentations, classic entities, or even true mysteries. Oral case presentations will be approximately 10 minutes, with five minutes for questions/discussion. Any interested parties, including clinicians, pathologists, residents, and research scientists are encouraged to submit cases. 


For each case, please submit: 


1. Three H&E-stained, coverslipped slides of photographic quality.

2. A Microsoft Word or pdf document with signalment page, containing a brief pertinent history, laboratory diagnostics, gross description, and any gross photos.

3. A brief summary of the diagnosis and case relevance for the session chairs.

4. If accepted for presentation, a separate page with an enhanced microscopic description, diagnosis, discussion, and brief reference list (if applicable) will be required.


Please send slides and case information to: 


Dr. Tanya LeRoith

Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology

Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine

295 Duckpond Dr.

Blacksburg, VA 24061


Any questions? Contact Tanya at 


The case submission deadline is Thursday, August 1, 2019. If a submission is accepted the individual must be available to present on the evening of Monday, November 11, 2019, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


We are looking forward to an exciting workshop and hope to see you in San Antonio, TX!

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