Charles Louis Davis and Samuel Wesley Thompson DVM Foundation

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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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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
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. ​ ​ ​ ​Thumb ​drives ​containing ​digital ​slides ​and ​case ​information ​will ​be ​available ​at ​the ​meeting.

Slides ​and ​Files ​to:
By ​US ​Mail: ​ ​
Dr. ​Edward ​Dick, ​Texas ​Biomedical ​Research ​Institute
P.O. ​Box ​760549,
San ​Antonio, ​TX ​ ​78245-0549 ​ ​

By ​FedEx ​or ​UPS: ​ ​
Dr. ​Edward ​Dick, ​Texas ​Biomedical ​Research ​Institute
7620 ​NW ​Loop ​410 ​
San ​Antonio, ​TX ​ ​78227-5301 ​ ​

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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