Charles Louis Davis and Samuel Wesley Thompson DVM Foundation

For the Advancement of Veterinary and Comparative Pathology | Phone: 847-367-4359 | Fax: 847-247-1869
Upcoming Meetings
2018 European Division Symposium: Pathology of the Skin

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Date: Tuesday, September 04, 2018
Duration: 2 day(s)
Location: The symposium will be held at held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Cluj at City Plaza, 9-13 Sindicatelor Street, Cluj-Napoca, 400029. The symposium will take place immediately before the ECVP/ESVP meeting.
Program Director: Dr Liz McInnes
Syngenta Ltd
Jealotts Hill International Research Centre
United Kingdom
Tel: 01344 41 6479
The 2018 edition of the Davis-Thompson Foundation European Division, held in concert with the annual meeting of the focuses on dermatopathology, with two outstanding dermatopathologists, Dr. Verena Affolter of the University of California at Davis, and Dr. Charles Bradley of the University of Pennsylvania giving a 2-day seminar on inflammatory diseases of the skin, as well as covering many non-inflammatory diseases, and finishing with common round cell tumors. The two days will be liberally populated with case discussions and integration of additional topics fo great import in this specialty, including pattern recognition in inflammatory disease, as well as ancillary testing for many common diseases.

Tuesday, September 04, 2018
9:00 AM - 9:50 AMLecture: Structure, function and patterns of inflammatory diseases IVerena Affolter, Univ of CA at Davis
10:00 AM - 10:50 AMLecture: Structure, function and patterns of inflammatory diseases IICharles Bradley, Univ. of Pennsylvania
8:45 AM - 9:00 AMIntoductions and Welcome
11:00 AM - 11:30 AMRefreshment break
11:30 AM - 12:20 PMCase discussion: What differentiates this from the typical dermatitis reaction?
12:30 PM - 1:30 PMLunch
1:30 PM - 2:20 PMLecture: Integrating ancillary testing into dermatopathology
2:30 PM - 3:20 PMCase discussion: Pustular/vesicular diseases
3:30 PM - 4:00 PMRefreshment break
4:00 PM - 4:50 PMCase discussion: Is this interface dermatitis or not?
5:00 PM - 5:00 PMClose
6:30 PM - 8:00 PMWelcome Reception

Wednesday, September 05, 2018
9:00 AM - 9:50 AMLecture: Non-inflammatory skin lesions
10:00 AM - 10:50 AMCase discussion: Alopecia
11:00 AM - 11:30 AMRefreshment break
11:30 AM - 12:20 PMCase discussion: Potpourri of cases!
12:30 PM - 1:30 PMLunch
1:30 PM - 2:20 PMLecture: Round cell tumors
3:20 PM - 3:30 PMClose

Special Instructions:
The CL Davis European Division has funds to sponsor five awardees to attend the European Division Pathology Symposium. The award will comprise a grant of €400 towards the cost of travel and accommodation. There will be no registration fee. These scholarship awards are open to veterinary pathologists in training in European veterinary schools or research institutes. Preference will be given to applicants who are studying for higher degrees or who wish to gain further qualifications in pathology. Applicants should send a Curriculum vitae giving full details of their pathology experience and career plans together with a nomination by their Head of Department to the conference co-organiser Dr Simon Priestnall at

Closing date: 30th June, 2018

Registration includes lunch and refreshments each day.

Early registration 390 Euros (until 30/06/18). 440 Euros (after 01/07/18)

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Budapest 2018 Rodent Pathology Day Seminar

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Date: Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Duration: 1 day(s)
Location: University of Veterinary Medicine Budapest, Hungary ( Istvan utca 2., 1078 Budapest, Hungary
Program Director: Mira Mandoki DVM, PhD, Head of Pathology (
Ildiko Erdelyi DVM, PhD, Research Fellow (
Dr. Krista La Perle from Ohio State University will present topics on:
Anatomic and Clinical Pathology of Mice & Rats
Neoplastic and Non-Neoplastic Diseases of Mice & Rats
Approaches to Phenotypic Characterization of Genetically Engineered Mice
Hotel Accommodations:
Recommended local hotels:
- Hotel Hungaria City Center (
- Bristol Hotel (
- Star City Hotel (

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1st Annual Davis-Thompson Foundation Paraguayan Seminar

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Date: Thursday, September 20, 2018
Duration: 2 day(s)
Location: Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias - Universidad Nacional de Asuncion
San Lorenzo - Paraguay
Program Director: Alvaro Wehrle
Department of Pathology, FCV, UNA
Speakers: Dr. Francisco A. Uzal, DVM, PhD, DACVP; Dr. Francisco R. Carvallo Chaigneau, DVM, DCs, DACVP
Topics: Gross Description and Morphological Diagnosis, Pathology of the Alimentary System, Pathology of the Respiratory System, and case presentation by third year vet students.

Thursday, September 20, 2018
Morning: Case presentation by third year vet students
Afternoon: Gross description and morphological diagnosisUzal

Friday, September 21, 2018
Morning: Pathology of the alimentary systemUzal
Afternoon: Pathology of the respiratory systemCarvallo

International students: 50 $
International professionals: 100 $
Local students: 200.000 guaranies
Local professionals: 350.000 guaranies Payment can be done at the venue.

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4th Uruguayan CL Davis/SW Thompson Foundation Seminar
Date: Monday, October 01, 2018
Duration: 2 day(s)
Location: Hotel Escuela Kolping. Bvar. Artigas 2714, CP 11600, Montevideo, Uruguay (
Number of Seats: 80
Program Director: Dr. Jose Manuel Verdes ( Continued Education Program (PEC), Veterinary School, UdelaR (
Dermatopathology - Oncopathology
Keynote speaker: Joaquin Ortega Porcel, DMV, PhD, DACVP, Universidad CEU Cardenal Herrera, Valencia (Spain)
Local speakers: Fernando Dutra (DILAVE), Cecilia Amaral, Cecilia Menendez, Paula Pessina, Kanji Yamasaki, Claudio Borteiro, Alejandro Crampet, Jose Manuel Verdes (FVET-UdelaR)

Monday, October 01, 2018
8:30 AM - 9:00 AMRegistration and welcomeJose Manuel Verdes
9:00 AM - 10:30 AMIntroduction to dermatopathologyJoaquin Ortega Porcel
11:00 AM - 12:30 PMPatterns of dermatological lesionsJoaquin Ortega Porcel
12:30 PM - 2:00 PMLunch time (on your own)
2:00 PM - 3:00 PMDermatopathology diagnoses at East Regional Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, DILAVEFernando Dutra
3:00 PM - 3:30 PMDiagnosis of cutaneous diseases in wild amphibiansClaudio Borteiro
3:30 PM - 4:00 PMCoffee break
4:00 PM - 4:30 PMDermatopathological cases received at the UdelaRKanji Yamasaki & others
4:30 PM - 6:30 PMCases Seminar (gross and micro). Part 1Joaquin Ortega & others
10:30 AM - 11:00 AMCoffee break

Tuesday, October 02, 2018
9:00 AM - 10:30 AMMammary gland neoplasiaJoaquin Ortega Porcel
10:30 AM - 11:00 AMCoffee break
11:00 AM - 11:30 AMMast cell tumors: clinical diagnosis and treatmentCecilia Amaral y Cecilia Menendez
11:30 AM - 1:00 PMMast cell tumors and soft tissues sarcomasJoaquin Ortega Porcel
1:00 PM - 2:00 PMLunch time (on your own)
2:00 PM - 2:30 PMCanine thyroid carcinomas: molecular mechanisms and treatment Paula Pessina
2:30 PM - 3:00 PMSoft tissue tumors in venomous snakesAlejandro Crampet
3:30 PM - 4:00 PMCoffee break
4:00 PM - 6:00 PMCases Seminar (gross and micro). Part 2Joaquin Ortega Porcel & others
6:00 PM - 6:30 PMClosing ceremonyOrganizing committee

U$S 60. Veterinary School Registration Office, UdelaR (

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28th Annual South Central Division Meeting

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Date: Friday, October 05, 2018
Duration: 2 day(s)
Location: Texas A&M University Galveston Campus
Program Director: ​DR. ​JIM ​BRITT
​(501) ​912-1449
The ​28th ​annual ​program ​of ​the ​Southcentral ​Division ​for ​members ​and ​guests, ​Friday ​and ​Saturday, ​October ​5-6 ​2018 ​at ​Texas ​A&M ​University ​Galveston ​Campus ​( ​

This ​year ​our ​guest ​speaker ​will ​be ​Dr. ​Fabio ​del ​Piero ​DVM, ​PhD, ​DACVP, ​Louisiana ​State ​University, ​who ​will ​be ​lecturing ​on ​Gastrointestinal ​Pathology. ​ ​

Friday, October 05, 2018
8:30 AM - 9:00 AMRegistration/sign-in
9:00 AM - 12:00 PMCase Reports
12:00 PM - 1:00 PMGroup Lunch
1:00 PM - 4:00 PMGastrointestinal PathologyDel Piero
4:00 PM - 6:00 PMFree time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PMDinner at Landry's

Saturday, October 06, 2018
8:50 AM - 9:00 AMAnnouncements
9:00 AM - 12:00 PMCase Reports
12:00 PM - 1:00 PMBox Lunches
1:00 PM - 4:00 PMCase Reports

Special Instructions:
Attendees ​are ​also ​invited ​to ​present ​a ​10 ​to ​15-minute ​report ​to ​the ​group ​on ​an ​interesting ​case. ​ ​Please ​send ​two ​(2) ​stained ​microslides ​with ​Word ​formatted ​files ​(no ​PDFs) ​of ​History ​and ​Synopsis ​(diagnosis, ​comments, ​applicable ​references ​on ​a ​separate ​page) ​for ​digitizing ​and ​redistribution by August 26, 2018. ​ ​LATE SUBMISSIONS MAY BE PRESENTED BUT WILL NOT BE DISTRIBUTED. ​ ​Thumb ​drives ​containing ​digital ​slides ​and ​case ​information ​will ​be ​available ​at ​the ​meeting.

This year, for the first time, registered users will also be sent a link in advance whihc will allow them to preview the digital slides in advance on the Fouundations new digital slide server.

Slides ​and ​Files ​to: **NOTE NEW ADDRESS**
By ​US ​Mail: ​ ​
Dr. ​Edward ​Dick Texas ​Biomedical ​Research ​Institute
8715 West Military Drive
San ​Antonio, ​TX ​ ​78227-5302 ​ ​

By ​FedEx ​or ​UPS: ​ ​
Dr. ​Edward ​Dick, ​ Texas ​Biomedical ​Research ​Institute
78715 Military Drive ​
San ​Antonio, ​TX ​ ​78227-5302 ​ ​

Hotel Accommodations:
Suggested Lodging (no block):
Holiday Inn Resort on the Beach
5002 Seawall Boulevard, Galveston, TX 77551
409-740-5300 or 800-315-2621

Hilton Galveston Resort and San Luis Resort, both (844) 203-5351

​The ​registration ​fee ​will ​include ​morning ​and ​afternoon ​refreshments, ​group ​lunch ​and ​dinner ​(at ​our ​traditional ​restaurant ​- ​Landry's ​on ​Friday, ​as ​well ​as ​a ​group ​lunch ​on ​Saturday, ​and ​a ​one ​year ​membership ​for ​current ​non-members. ​ ​Guests ​are ​welcome ​to ​join ​us ​for ​the ​dinner ​for ​an ​additional ​fee ​($45).

Members: $200.00
Non-members: $350.00 (includes a one year membership)
Extra Dinner Guests/Spouses: $45.00

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18th CL Davis/SW Thompson Diagnostic Pathology Symposium: Diagnostic Gastrointestinal Pathology
Date: Friday, October 19, 2018
Duration: 1 day(s)
Location: Sheraton Kansas City Hotel & Crown Center
2345 McGee St. Kansas City, MO 64108
In conjunction with the 61st Annual AAVLD annual meeting
Program Director: Dr. Paco Uzal, DVM, PhD, DACVP
Course Director Paco Uzal (University of California Davis) and invited guest lecturers Jesse Hostetter (Iowa State University) and Brandon Plattner (University of Guelph) will cover the following topics: An introduction to gastrointestinal pathology and mechanisms of diarrhea, microbiome, neonatal diarrheas in cattle and horses, small intestinal biopsies, clostridial enteric diseases, equine enterocolitis and discussion of cases.
Didactic lectures will be combined with audience participation to result in an engrossing day-long seminar. CL Davis/SW Thompson is an approved CE provider. Don't miss out on what promises to be another exciting CL Davis/SW Thompson/AAVLD co-sponsored symposium.

Friday, October 19, 2018
8:00 AM - 8:10 AMIntroduction, announcementsUzal
8:10 AM - 9:00 AMIntroduction to GI pathology and mechanisms of diarrheaUzal
9:05 AM - 10:00 AMMicrobiomePlattner
10:00 AM - 10:30 AMBreak
10:30 AM - 11:30 AMNeonatal diarrheas in cattle and horses Plattner
11:30 AM - 12:00 PMDiagnostic casesPlattner
12:00 PM - 1:00 PMLunch
1:00 PM - 2:30 PMSmall intestinal biopsiesHostetter
2:30 PM - 3:00 PMDiagnostic casesHostetter
3:00 PM - 3:30 PMBreak
3:30 PM - 4:30 PMClostridial enteric diseasesUzal
4:30 PM - 5:15 PMEquine enterocolitisUzal
5:15 PM - 5:45 PMDiagnostic casesUzal

Continuing Education Credits: 8
This program has been submitted (but not yet approved) for 8 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE approval; however participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours acceptable in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education. Call Dr. James Britt (501-912-1449, further information.
Tuition of $150 includes refreshments, pdfs of presentations and continuing education credits. The tuition fee will be waived for the winners of the travel award.
Please Pre-register to guarantee receipt of materials. Registration is through CL Davis/SW Thompson and is separate from meeting registration fees.

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2019 General Pathology Review Course
Date: Thursday, January 31, 2019
Duration: 4 day(s)
Location: University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine
501 D.W Brooks Drive, Athens, GA 30602
Program Director: Dr. Patricia Pasavento, DVM, PhD
Phone: 530-752-1166 Email:

Dr. Kaori Sakamoto, DVM, PhD (Local Host)
Phone: 706-542-5844 Email:

Join us for an intensive course covering topics in general pathology! The course will cover information included in the Phase I portion of the certifying examination. Your instructors are all experienced trainers who will focus on material derived from the texts, and they will also include relevant and recent advances in general pathology. The material will be integrated with cases and mechanisms of disease in breakout sessions that are designed to reinforce information through practical and diagnostic applications of general pathology knowledge. Those enrolled will receive a study guide and study questions prior to the course, as well as a reference list of key important and/or recent articles (chosen by each of the faculty). All enrolled will have the opportunity to take a practice exam that will be graded and returned to each candidate.

Coverage of major topics are:
Cellular responses to injury
Inflammation and Repair
Immunity and Hypersensitivity
Toxicologic Pathology
Microbial mechanisms of disease


Thursday, January 31, 2019
8:00 AM - 9:00 AMRegistration
9:00 AM - 12:00 PMCellular responses to injuryStanton
12:00 PM - 1:00 PMLunch
1:00 PM - 4:00 PMHemodynamicsCamus
4:00 PM - 5:00 PMBreakout session: Journal Club with ultrastructural correlates

Friday, February 01, 2019
8:00 AM - 11:00 AMInflammation and RepairThornton
11:00 AM - 12:00 PMEarly lunch
1:00 PM - 4:00 PMToxicologic PathologyBolon
4:00 PM - 5:00 PMBreakout session: Journal Club

Saturday, February 02, 2019
8:00 AM - 1:00 PMImmunity and HypersensitivitySakamoto
1:00 PM - 2:00 PMLunch
2:00 PM - 5:00 PMNeoplasiaWoolard

Sunday, February 03, 2019
8:00 AM - 10:00 AMMicrobial mechanisms of diseaseBrown
10:00 AM - 11:00 AMBreakout session: Reinforcing microbes and microbial mechanisms of disease with ultrastructural correlates
11:00 AM - 12:00 PMPractice Exam

Hotel Accommodations:
We have a block of 20 rooms available for the students planning to attend this course at the Holiday Inn.

Holiday Inn
197 East Broad Street
Athens, GA 30601
Phone : 706-549-4433 (local) or (877) 666-3243 (toll free)

**Please make sure to use the group code “UCL / University of Georgia” or tell them they are with the University of Georgia CL Davis group reservation.

Ideally, everyone will book their reservations no later than December 31st. The hotel stated that after January 1st that reservations after this date will be on a space available basis.

Parking is complementary at the hotel.

For Members and Affiliate Members of the Foundation - $550
For Non-Members of the Foundation (comes with 1-year-individual membership) - $650
For members of the Host Facility ONLY - FREE

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2019 EuroPola (European Pathology of Lab Animals Course)

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Date: Monday, March 11, 2019
Duration: 5 day(s)
Location: UniS, 1 Schanzeneckstrasse, Lecture Hall No. A-122, 1st basement floor, Bern, Switzerland 031 631 81 11
Program Director: Dr. Christine Goepfert - (local questions only)
Dr. Bruce Williams - (all other questions)
This course is designed primarily for veterinarians and other allied scientists who are responsible for the recognition and interpretation of lesions in laboratory animals. It is intended to help attendees interpret spontaneous diseases which might affect experimental result, or alter the health of laboratory animals. Pathology will receive major emphasis in the course, but other features of diseases such as etiology, diagnosis, and control will also be given attention. The course will encompass a wide range of diseases including infectious, neoplastic, iatrogenic, nutritional, and metabolic conditions in a variety of laboratory animals species. The major objective of this course is to review the pathology and, where appropriate, the etiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis and control of infectious, neoplastic, iatrogenic, nutritional, and metabolic diseases of laboratory animals. At the completion of this course, attendees will be able to better recognize and interpret conditions which may affect experimental results or alter the health of laboratory animals.
Graduate Student/Resident - 300CHF (must be accompanied by Department Chair/mentor)
Graduate veterinarian before 31 January - 425CHF
Graduate veterinarian after 31 January - 525CHF
Members of the host facility - Free

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