Event: American College of Veterinary Pathologists, American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology, 56th and 40th joint annual meetings, respectively, Dec. 3-7, 2005, Boston
Program: The ACVP program included premeeting symposia, an emerging disease focus seminar, and a joint plenary session and specialty group sessions. The ASVCP, which was celebrating its 40th anniversary, held a premeeting workshop, an education symposium, and clinical pathology scientific sessions.
American College of Veterinary Pathologists
Awards: Young Investigator Award, category of diagnostic pathology, First place: S.M. Birch, Oklahoma State University, for "Correlations between computer-assisted image analysis and histopathology in detecting equine testicular lesions;" Second place: C. Sangster, Western University of Health Sciences, for "Kernicterus in an adult dog;" Third place: G. Gopalakrishnan, Purdue University, for "Esophagitis in camelids: Report of three cases." Category of toxicologic pathology, First place: H. Yamauchi, University of Tokyo, for "Pathway of P53-dependent trophoblast cell apoptosis in cytosine arabinoside-treated placenta." Category of natural disease, First place: R. Luong, The Animal Medical Center, for "Prognostic significance of intratumoral microvessel density in canine soft-tissue sarcomas;" Second place: M.M. Sebastian, University of Georgia, for "Mare reproductive loss syndrome: Irradiated eastern tent caterpillars induce abortion in mares;" Third place: A.L. Warren, Cornell University, for "Epithelioid variant of hemangioma and hemangiosarcoma in the dog, horse and cow." Category of experimental disease, First place: V. K. Newkirk, The Ohio State University, for "Slug-mediated effects of cutaneous UVR exposure;" Second place: K.L. Helke, Johns Hopkins University, for "4-3-3 protein regulates viral-induced neurodegeneration;" Third place: K.A.B. Knostman, The Ohio State University, for "Sodium/iodide symporter regulation by tRA, forskolin, RAS and PI3K in MCF-7 human breast cancer cells." Christopher T. Starost Memorial Oncology Scholarship, First Place: K.A.B. Knostman, The Ohio State University, for "Sodium/iodide symporter regulation by tRA forskolin, RAS and P13K in MCF-7 human breast cancer cells;" Second Place: D. L. Perry, Wake Forest University, for "The effect of polyunsaturated fatty acids on prostatic adenocarcinoma development in the prostate-specific pten knockout murine model." Student Poster Awards: Lisa Gooding, The Ohio State University, for "Methylation of the e-cadherin tumor supressor gene in canine mammary cancer;" and Marcia Chien, Cornell University, for "The role of tissue transglutaminase in epidermal growth factor (EGF)-mediated cell motility and invasion." Harold W. Casey Memorial Scholarship: Dr. Branka Grubor, Iowa State University. Distinguished and honorary members: The ACVP elected Dr. Walter Loeb, Paw Paw, W.Va., as a distinguished member, and Dr. Gordon Hard, Tairua, New Zealand, as an honorary member.
New diplomates: The ACVP recognized 39 new diplomates upon successful completion of the certifying examination in Ames, Iowa, Sept. 14-15, 2005. Certified as veterinary anatomic pathologists were Drs. Jonathan Arzt, Bellvue, Colo.; Melanie A. Breshears, Stillwater, Okla.; Patrick A. Caplazi, Pullman, Wash.; Jennifer L. Chapman, Monrovia, Md.; Kathleen M. Colegrove, Timonium, Md.; Michelle M. Dennis, Laporte, Colo.; Oded Foreman, Davis, Calif.; Kyleigh A. Geissler, Tobaccoville, N.C.; Lucy M. Genovese, Southport, Merseyside, United Kingdom; Justin J. Greenlee, Ames, Iowa; Holly M. Kolenda-Roberts, Gainesville, Fla.; Sabu Kuruvilla, Lake Bluff, Ill.; Philippe Labelle, Westbury, N.Y.; Andre-Jean Lambert, Chazy, N.Y.; Malcolm J. Lancaster, Craigieburn, Victoria, Australia; Bridget S. Lewis, Columbia, Md.; Patricia Lin, Everett, Wash.; David K. Meyerholz, Ames, Iowa; James P. Morrison, Durham, N.C.; Robert W. Read, Starkville, Miss.; John F. Roberts, Gainesville, Fla.; Alice D. Roudabush, Dover, N.H.; Ahmed M. Shoieb, Amarillo, Texas; Amy B. Shokek, Elkton, Md.; Taylor Spangler, Davis, Calif.; Thomas J. Steinbach, Sterling, Va.; and Kathleen A. Szabo, Silver Spring, Md.
Certified as veterinary clinical pathologists were Drs. Susan P. Boyd, Hatfield, Herts, United Kingdom; Jennifer L. Brazzell, Stillwater, Minn.; Stephanie C. Corn, Columbus, Ohio; Sonya L. Keller, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada; Kelley A. Penraat, Lafayette, N.J.; Theresa E. Rizzi, Stillwater, Okla.; Elizabeth Spangler, Auburn, Ala.; Jennifer D. Steinberg, Worcester, Mass.; Heather L. Tarpley, Athens, Ga.; Craig A. Thompson, West Lafayette, Ind.; Leanne Twomey, Gainesville, Fla.; and Tamara B. Wills, Vancouver, Wash. Dr. Adrienne F. French, Philadelphia, already a diplomate of veterinary anatomic pathology, received certification in veterinary clinical pathology.
Officials: Drs. Paul Stromberg, Columbus, Ohio, president; Mary Anna Thrall, Fort Collins, Colo., vice president/president-elect; Derek Mosier, Manhattan, Kan., secretary-treasurer; and R. Keith Harris, Chazy, N.Y., immediate past president
American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology
Awards: Young Investigator Award: Roberta Di Terlizzi, Kansas State University, for "Comparison of protein concentrations in precolostral and postcolostral bovine sera using spectrophotometric, refractometric, electrophoretic, and radioimmunodiffusion methods."
Officials: Drs. M. Judith Radin, Columbus, Ohio, president; Christine S. Olver, Fort Collins, Colo., president-elect; Marlyn S. Whitney, Columbia, Mo., secretary; Sonjia M. Shelly, West Sacramento, Calif., treasurer; and Susan J. Tornquist, Corvallis, Ore., immediate past president