Pre- and Post-Meeting Workshops
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Pre-Meeting Workshops 

Saturday, November 3, 2018


8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (workshop registration fees)

ACVP Pre-Meeting Workshop

Primate Pathology: Important Non-Human Primate Viral Pathogens

Session Chairs:

Theresa Boulineau, DVM, MS, DACVP, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Ridgefield, CT

Karyn Colman, BVetMed, DACVP, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, East Hanover, NJ


The theme of this year’s workshop is "Important Non-Human Primate Viral Pathogens". The first focus will be on addressing established viral pathogens in primate colonies. Invited speakers will address simian herpesviruses as well as an array of other endemic viruses that are often ignored but that can affect research/study outcomes by immunomodulatory or other means. The second focus of the workshop will be on Emerging Viral Pathogens in primates. Invited speakers will address Ebolavirus among others.


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 viral disease is encouraged, but material can be from any interesting, unique, or classic primate disease. 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.  More information about case submission is available here.


8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (workshop registration fees)

ACVP Pre-Meeting Workshop

Digital Pathology: Future Practice Pixels and Bytes

Session Chair: R. Mark Simpson, DVM, PhD, DACVP, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD


Whole-slide image (WSI) based digital pathology systems (DPS) permit much more than just an alternative way to view a histopathology slide.  Some of the greatest impacts are anticipated to be due to computational image analysis and pathology informatics, now merging into pharmaceutical research, computer-assisted clinical diagnostics, and education.  Workshop participation will afford greater understanding of how application of DPS is evolving in clinical diagnosis and research.  Participants will obtain greater comprehension of how this high velocity field is poised for major disruption due to the impact of artificial intelligence, and how veterinary pathologists must position themselves to remain adopters and peer leaders of this transformational change.  DPS vendor scientists and technical representatives will also participate for real use scenarios of state of the art technology by workshop participants.


8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (workshop registration fees)

ASVCP Pre-Meeting Workshop

Clinical Pathology of Exotics

Session Chair:  Nicole Rosen, MT (ASCP), Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN


8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (workshop registration fees)

C.L. Davis-Thompson Foundation Pre-Meeting Workshop

Endocrine Pathology

Session Chairs: Bruce H. Williams, DVM, DACVP, Joint Pathology Center, Silver Spring, MD

Jennifer L. Chapman, DVM, DACVP, Defense Health Agency, Falls Church, VA


In this workshop, Dr. Don Meuten will provide a review of lesions, pathogenesis and clinical pathology associated with diseases of the endocrine system.  Emphasis will be on common endocrinopathies, primarily in dogs and cats, but with a comparison to similarities and differences in other species.  Gross, microscopic, cytology and lab data will be presented.  Topics will include parathyroid and calcium disorders, disorders of the thyroid gland, adrenal gland, pituitary gland, and endocrine pancreas.  This exciting course should be of interest to veterinary pathologists, pathology residents, and diagnosticians.



Post-Meeting Workshop

Wednesday, November 7, 2018


1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. (workshop registration fees)

Post-Meeting Workshop: Veterinary Forensic Osteology

Session Chairs:  Sean P. McDonough, DVM, PhD, DACVP, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Beverly J. McEwen, DVM, MSc, PhD, DACVP, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario


Skeletal injuries and skeletonized bodies present unique challenges to veterinary pathologists. Following lectures on comparative osteology, veterinary forensic taphonomy and diagnostic imaging of blunt force, sharp force and projectile induced trauma, Drs. Maranda Kles, Lerah Sutton and Elizabeth Watson will lead interactive, hands-on sessions with participants.  Dr. Watson will provide veterinary pathologists with the information needed to advise diagnostic imaging staff on a protocol for postmortem imaging of forensic cases and illustrate the use of postmortem imaging to recognize and evaluate traumatic skeletal injuries.  A fundamental issue with skeletal remains is to determine the species of origin.  Dr. Kles will describe thedifferences between the broad groups of mammals, reptiles, fish, and birds and identify some of the general differences between commonly seen species such as dogs, cats, horses, deer, and pigs. Dr. Sutton will discuss how to distinguish antemortem bone pathology from post mortem changes such as weathering and scavenging. 



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