From 26th to 28th October 2017, Veterinary Cancer Society, in Portland (USA).
The Resident Review Workshop begins on Thursday morning and runs from 8 am to 12 pm. Drs. Jayme Looper and Dr. Tony Mutsaers have agreed to serve as presenters for this popular pre-conference workshop open to everyone. In addition, a Thursday morning workshop program is planned for those of you who are not interested in attending the Resident Review Workshop to try and incorporate some additional clinically relevant topics of interest in the meeting. Current topics in the works include nutrition, medical marijuana (it is Oregon), and pharmaceutical regulations in practice.
Following these Thursday morning learning opportunities, the general conference gets underway at 1:30 pm on Thursday and run through Saturday afternoon with presentations ending at 3:30 pm. Similar to 2016, the general membership meeting will be held in combination with awards presentations from 3:30- 5:30 pm. The VTCS (Technician Workshop) sessions will run all day on Friday and Saturday. They, too, are planning for a pre-conference lab for Thursday afternoon. Technicians interested in this opportunity should stay tuned as well.
Through Saturday night a soiree will be host at the Portland Art Museum for everyone to mingle and enjoy the art museum’s great collection, taste some local craft brews and wine and possibly enjoy some great local music as well.
Three great keynote speakers have already confirmed and will be finalizing themes for each half-day session and SOTA speakers in the near future. It includes Chris Corless, MD, PhD from Portland’s Oregon Health & Science University. Dr. Corless is an anatomic pathologist with special interest in personalized medicine, genomics and target therapies. Dan Promislow, PhD is a professor in the Departments of Pathology and Biology at the University of Washington in Seattle. He will speak about the Dog Aging Project, a nationwide longitudinal study of aging in companion dogs. Susan Hedlund, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C is the Family Support Services Manager at the Knight Cancer Institute at Oregon Health & Science University. Ms. Hedlund will be addressing burnout, compassion fatigue and resilience in professional practice.
Come and meet us we will be more than happy to introduce you our machines in live !