Pre-Meeting Workshops

We are continuing to develop the pre-meeting workshop program for the 2020 Annual Meeting.  More information will be available as the program continues to evolve. All workshops will be held on Saturday, October 31, 2020.


Saturday, October 31, 2020
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
ISACP - ASVCP Pre-Meeting Workshop
Understanding the Crucial Role of Acute Phase Proteins in Veterinary Clinical Pathology
Prof. David Eckersall, University of Glasgow
Prof. Carolyn Cray, University of Miami

The goal of this workshop is to bring together the expertise of researchers, diagnosticians and clinicians to share foundational knowledge, clinical applications, and innovations that define and advance the critical role of acute phase proteins (APPs) in assessing health and disease in a wide range of animal species. Building on the tremendous amount of basic and clinical research on APPs in animals, this workshop will provide attendees with the information and tools needed to understand, strategize, and implement APP testing in veterinary clinical pathology laboratories for health assessment, diagnosis and monitoring, and prognostic evaluation.


Saturday, October 31, 2020
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
C.L. Davis/S.W. Thompson Foundation Pre-Meeting Workshop
Oral Pathology of Companion Animals –The Common, the Classic, and the Confusing
Drs. Cindy Bell and Brian Murphy

Drs. Bell and Murphy will present an engaging, day-long workshop in dental, oral and maxillofacial pathology while emphasizing tumors and diseases of cats, dogs and horses. The subject matter will target veterinary anatomic pathologists in diagnostic practice yet is certain to offer insights to participants of all experience levels, ranging from keen veterinary students to seasoned diagnosticians. The format will be interactive and constructed around case-based discussions with digital microscopy files available to registrants prior to the workshop.  Images will play a central role in the course, and gross and microscopic interpretation will be integrated with clinical and radiological findings.  The participants will navigate the familiar waters of common oral surgical biopsy specimens as well as those that might be only rarely submitted for diagnostic histopathology. The presenters will also endeavor to illuminate dark and stormy topics such as odontogenic tumors and tumor like lesions. 

Emphasis will be placed on how to create and work through a rationally organized list of differential diagnoses based on key diagnostic features, which may be histological, clinical or radiographic. 

The presenters will share their perspectives on the limitations of histopathology and how to help the clinical team move forward when faced with ambiguity.  Multiple opportunities will be available for participants to discuss issues of diagnostic concern with the presenters and the group as a whole. Veterinary dentistry and oral surgery is one of the most rapidly growing specialties, consequently, there have been significant recent advancements in dental care and the therapy of oral diseases.  This workshop is an opportunity for you to get current on the nomenclature, diagnosis and pathogenesis of oral diseases. 

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