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Lymphoid Neoplasia in Dogs & Cats: Advanced Diagnostics and Current Therapeutic Options

Sat, August 19, 2017

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The purpose of this course is to update small animal clinicians on the most current information about canine and feline lymphoid neoplasia including advanced diagnostics, modern therapeutic modalities, and safe handling of hazardous pharmaceuticals. This course will discuss optimizing the physical examination and use of cytology, histology, flow cytometry, and PARR (PCR Antigen Receptor Rearrangement) in making the best diagnosis possible for the most accurate patient prognosis and selection of treatment options.  The program will include 1 hour of LEAP for Georgia veterinarians.

Lectures will be held at the Veterinary Medical Center - Education Center building, 2200 College Station Rd (see direction tab).

                                                                                                                                                       Hosted by: Athens Veterinary Diagnostic Lab                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sponsored by: Boehringer Ingelheim

           

Event Agenda

Time

Presenter

Title of Lecture

Description

8:30-8:40

Paula Krimer

Welcome & Introductions

Room- Alumni Hall

8:40-9:40

Corey Saba

Review of canine lymphoma

Review of canine lymphoma including clinical presentation & physical examination findings, preliminary diagnostic test results, and summary of prognosis with and without treatment.

9:40-9:50

Break

9:50-10:50

Travis Laver

Review of feline lymphoma

Review of feline lymphoma including clinical presentation & physical examination findings, preliminary diagnostic test results, and summary of prognosis with and without treatment.

10:50-11:20

Kristina Meichner & Paula Krimer

Traditional Laboratory Diagnostics

Utility and best practices for optimizing cytology, biopsy, and immunohisto chemistry

11:20-11:45

Jaime Tarigo

PARR (PCR for Antigen Receptor Rearrangement) in Practice

An introduction to the science, advantages, and disadvantages, and clinical applications of molecular diagnostics including PARR (PCR for Antigen Receptor Rearrangement) to diagnose and treat lymphoma

11:45-12:30

Lunch

12:30-1:20

Jaime Tarigo

Flow Cytometry in Practice

An introduction to the science, advantages, and disadvantages, and clinical applications of molecular diagnostics including Flow Cytometry to diagnose and treat lymphoma

1:20-3:30

Corey Saba, Travis Laver, Jaime Tarigo, Kristina Meichner, and Paula Krimer

Integrating concepts through clinical cases

Participants will evaluate and discuss interactive cases with a panel of oncologists and pathologists. Cases will review diagnostic algorithms and interpretation of laboratory results to achieve the best tumor classification for prognosis and treatment.

2:45-2:55

Break (roughly 2:45-3pm, somewhere between cases at a natural pause point)

3:40-4:30

Heather Lindell

Chapter 800: Safe handling of hazardous drugs

(LEAP CE)

A review of standards for handling hazardous drugs (HDs) to promote patient safety, worker safety, and environmental protection including receiving, storing, compounding, dispensing, administering, and disposing of products such as chemotherapy agents.

Event Fees

Veterinary Registration $75.00
Technician Registration $75.00
This course offers 7 CE hours

*Program schedule is subject to change*

Event Sponsors

Event Speakers

Paula Krimer, DVM, DVSc, DACVP (Clinical Pathology)

Paula Krimer, DVM, DVSc, DACVP, is a clinical pathologist and associate professor at the AVDL. She obtained her DVM and DVSc degrees from the University of Guelph in 1996 and 2001, and became board certified in 2002. She is interested in diagnostic testing, hepatic diseases, and body cavity effusions including CSF and synovial fluid. She is also the Outreach Services Chief, addressing the needs of clients, improving communications with veterinarians and other stakeholders, and organizing continuing education events.




Corey Saba, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)

Dr. Saba received her BA from Rhodes College (Memphis, TN) and her DVM from Louisiana State University. After receiving her DVM, she completed a small animal rotating internship at Texas A&M University and then went on to complete an oncology residency at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. In 2006, Dr. Saba joined the faculty at UGA as a small animal oncologist.




Travis Laver, VMD, PhD

Dr. Laver is an Assistant Professor of Oncology at the University of Georgia. He earned his PhD in Molecular Biology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He then went on to earn his VMD from the University of Pennsylvania. Following a rotating small animal medicine and surgery internship at the Veterinary Specialty Hospital of the Carolinas, he recently completed a residency in medical oncology at the Animal Cancer Center at Colorado State University.




Kristina Meichner, DVM, DECVIM-CA (oncology), DACVP (clinical pathology)

Dr. Meichner earned her DVM from the Ludwig-Maximilian University Munich, Germany. Following a rotating small animal medicine and surgery internship, she completed a residency in medical oncology, both at the Clinic of Small Animal Medicine, Ludwig-Maximilian University Munich, Germany. Dr. Meichner went on to complete a residency in veterinary clinical pathology at North Carolina State University. One of her interests is hematopathology, especially the characterization of hematopoietic neoplasms. Since October 2016, Dr. Meichner is Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology at UGA.




Jaime Tarigo, DVM, PhD, DACVP

Jaime Tarigo, DVM, PhD, DACVP completed her DVM degree at UGA, and a residency in clinical pathology and PhD at NCSU. She is currently a faculty member at UGA-CVM serving as a clinical pathologist and has recently developed a veterinary clinical flow cytometry service at the veterinary school to advance diagnosis of neoplasia.




Heather Lindell, PharmD, BSPH, RPh, FSVHP, DICVP

Dr. Heather Lindell is a PharmD at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. She also keeps current on her human medicine by working part-time at Northside Hospital Forsyth. She specializes in Veterinary pharmacy and is a Diplomat of ICVP and Fellow of SVHP. Dr. Lindell teaches classes at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy and Mercer University in Atlanta. She is on the UGA Veterinary College Pharmacy Committee and the Veterinary Medical Learning Center (VMLC) Committee. Dr. Lindell received the Distinguished Alumnus Award presented by the UGA College of Pharmacy in 2016.




Contact Information

Contact: Melissa Kilpatrick
Email: melissak@uga.edu
Phone:

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Event Parking

Event Hotels

Holiday Inn 197 East Broad Street, Athens, GA 706-549-4433
Holiday Inn Express  513 West Broad Street, Athens, GA  * 706-546-8122
Block Code: VET
Georgia Center Hotel 1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA  * 800.884.1381
Hilton Garden Inn 390 Washington Street, Athens, GA  * 706.363.9948 
The Hotel Indigo 500 College Avenue, Athens, GA * 706.546.0430 
Courtyard by Marriott  166 North Finley Street, Athens, GA  * 706.369.7000 
Springhill Suites 3500 Daniells Bridge Road, Athens, GA 30606

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