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AAZV 24th Zoo & Wildlife Pathology Workshop 2017`

DEAR COLLEAGUES: PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT

 AND RESPOND TO THIS CALL FOR CASES

 

AAZV 24th Annual

 Zoo &Wildlife Pathology Workshop 2017

Sponsored by the Davis-Thompson Foundation

This all day workshop will be held on Sunday, 24 September 2017 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM in Dallas, Texas, in conjunction with the annual meeting of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians.

The theme of this year's AAZV/Davis-Thompson Foundation pathology workshop will focus on fungal diseases. Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Shawn Lockhart Ph.D., D(ABMM), Director, Fungal Reference Laboratory and Team Lead, Antifungal Laboratory, Mycotic Diseases Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. Lockhart’s keynote presentation will be "Emerging Fungal Diseases in Animals and Humans". Cases from pathologists from around the world will be enlisted to illustrate the topic of mycotic diseases throughout an interactive morning session. The afternoon session will include examples of the most interesting cases pathologists and clinicians have seen in recent years.

If you wish to present a case, please email Bruce Rideout (brideout@sandiegozoo.org) with a brief description of the case by 30 June 2017. Those applicants with chosen cases will be notified by email by the following week. Preference will be given to cases involving fungal diseases in zoo animals or free-ranging wildlife.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR CASES SELECTED

1.  5 replicate H&E slides plus 2 unstained are required.   PLEASE limit slides to one piece of tissue with the lesion to facilitate Aperio® scanning for digital production. If diagnostic images (radiographs, sonograms, MRI images, etc) are also included, please submit those as high-resolution jpg.  Send by 4 August 2017 to:

Shipping Address:

Bruce Rideout, DVM, PhD

Disease Investigations
San Diego Zoo
1354 Old Globe Way
San Diego, CA, 92101

(619) 231-1515, ext. 4484

 

US Mail Address:

Bruce Rideout, DVM, PhD

Disease Investigations
San Diego Zoo
PO Box 120551
San Diego, CA, 92112-0551

(619) 231-1515, ext. 4484

2. Please prepare your 2 to 3 page write up in Microsoft Word (NOT pdf files) using the following headings on institutional letter head and send via email to Bruce Rideout (brideout@sandiegozoo.org) by 4 August 2017:

Page 1  CONTRIBUTOR(S)/ INSTITUTION: SIGNALMENT: HISTORY: GROSS FINDINGS:

Page 2 and 3.  HISTOPATHOLOGIC AND CLINICAL PATHOLOGY FINDINGS: MORPHOLOGIC/ETIOLOGIC DIAGNOSIS: DISCUSSION: REFERENCES: ACKNOWLEDGMENTS:

The syllabus from the case write-ups should be available at least one week prior to the workshop and can be downloaded from the Davis-Thompson Foundation website at: http://www.cldavis.org/syllabi.html

A thumb drive with the histologic case findings and syllabus will be distributed to all presenters and registered attendees (Note: The software used to create the images of the scanned slides and associated documents is only compatible with PCs, but Mac users will be provided instructions on how to access case descriptions and virtual slides online).

Tentative cost for this full day workshop will be: $175 ($100 for veterinary students), which includes thumb drive, handouts, and refreshments.  All participants must register for this course.

Remember that you are welcome to attend the Workshop even if you have not submitted a case.  

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581705 White Oak Road
Yulee, FL 32097 USA

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