Event: Annual ACVIM Forum, May 31-June 3, Louisville, Ky.
Program: There were 2,965 registered participants, including 2,543 veterinarians, 293 technicians, and 129 veterinary students. Of the attendees, 447 came from countries other than the United States.
Awards: Robert W. Kirk Award for Professional Excellence: Dr. Alfred Legendre, Knoxville, Tenn., for meritorious contributions to the veterinary profession. A board-certified specialist in oncology, Dr. Legendre is a professor in the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences at the University of Tennessee. He founded and served as the first editor of the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine. Distinguished Service Award: Dr. R. Lee Pyle, Blacksburg, Va., for outstanding and dedicated service to the college, in a volunteer capacity. A charter diplomate in cardiology, Dr. Pyle is a professor at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. He and his wife, Inge, are known to many as "Mr. and Mrs. ACVIM," as they ran the college from a spare bedroom in their home until the central office was moved to Colorado in 1994. Resident Research Award: Cardiology—Drs. Steven Cole, University of Pennsylvania, for "Use of real-time three-dimensional echocardiography in the characterization of congenital and acquired cardiac disease"; and R.A. Sanders, Purdue University, for "Efficacy of transesophageal and transgastric cardiac pacing in the dog"; Endocrinology—Drs. Catharina Broemel, University of California-Davis, for "Serum inhibin immunoreactivity in neutered dogs with adrenal dysfunction"; and Jenifer Gold, Cornell University, for "ACTH, cortisol and vasopressin levels of septic (survivors and nonsurvivors) in comparison to normal foals"; Hematology—Dr. Dawn Martin, Ontario Veterinary College, for "The effect of acepromazine and propofol on hemostasis in healthy dogs"; Immunology—Dr. Jennifer Johnson, University of Minnesota, for "The effect of feeding heat-treated colostrum on serum immunoglobulin concentrations in dairy calves"; Infectious disease—Drs. Beth Hanselman, Ontario Veterinary College, for "Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization in veterinary professionals"; Marion Haber, North Carolina State University, for "Prevalence of Cytauxzoon felis DNA in blood of cats with suspected hemoplasmosis"; Stephanie Bell, University of California-Davis, for "Temporal detection of equine herpesvirus infections of a cohort of mares and their foals"; and Maureen Anderson, Ontario Veterinary College, for "Validation of a real-time polymerase chain reaction assay for rapid identification of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus directly from nasal swabs in horses"; Neurology—Drs. Diccon Westworth, University of California-Davis, for "Clinicopathological features of choroid plexus tumors in dogs: 44 cases"; and Edwin Darrin, University of Pennsylvania, for "Retrospective study of 22 cases of cerebellar infarction in dogs: Neurologic and clinicopathologic findings"; Pharmacology—Dr. Derek Foster, North Carolina State University, for "Evaluation of two colostrum replacer products in dairy calves."
New diplomates: One hundred sixteen veterinarians completed the requirements for board certification in the ACVIM in 2006. The new diplomates are: Cardiology—Drs. Dewey H. Carpenter, Coral Springs, Fla.; Nathaniel K. Fenollosa, Longmeadow, Mass.; Shianne L. Koplitz, Waukesha, Wis.; John M. MacGregor, Durham, N.H.; Sarah J. Miller, Manhattan Beach, Calif.; Romain Pariaut, Huilly Sur Seille, France; Ashley B. Saunders, College Station, Texas; Merrilee T. Small, Norfolk, Va.; Gerhard Wess, Germering, Germany; and Regan M. Williams, Toronto; Neurology—Drs. Heidi L. B. Heller, Aurora, Ill.; Peter J. Brofman, Charlotte, N.C.; Jason M. Evans, Phoenix; Andrew M. Isaacs, Highland, Mich.; Stephanie A. Kube, Buzzards Bay, Mass.; Jonathan M. Levine, Bryan, Texas; Tracy N. Prouty, Clackamas, Ore.; Scott J. Schatzberg, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Jessica M. Snyder, Lynnwood, Wash.; Tammy L. Stevenson, San Diego; and Chadwick L. West, New York; Oncology—Drs. Jeffrey N. Bryan, Columbia, Mo.; Louis-Philippe de Lorimier, Urbana, Ill.; Joseph A. Impellizeri, Hopewell Junction, N.Y.; Dudley L. McCaw, Columbia, Mo.; Claudia U. McFadden, Charlotte, N.C.; Marie N. Mullins, Rochester, Mich.; Charles A. Novosad, Dallas; D. Elizabeth Overley, Philadelphia; Katherine A. Skorupski, Philadelphia; Melinda L. Upton, Tulsa, Okla.; Suzanne S. Waltman, Litchfield Park, Ariz.; and Amy L. Wiedemann, Romeoville, Ill.; Large animal internal medicine—Drs. Sameeh M. Abutarbush, Okotoks, Alberta, Canada; Ashley L. Alward, Phoenix; Keith E. Baptiste, Frederiksberg, Denmark; Amy I. Bentz, Chadds Ford, Pa.; Benjamin R. Buchanan, Navasota, Texas; Natalie A. Carrillo, Gainesville, Fla.; Anna M. Chapman, Baton Rouge, La.; Christopher R. Clark, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada; Stuart C. Clark-Price, Whitesburrough, Texas; Ann H. Davidson, Carencro, La.; Maisie E. Dawes, Columbia, Mo.; Bettina M. Dunkel, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom; Darien J. Feary, Davis, Calif.; Rachel B. Gardner, Flemington, N.J.; Erin S. Groover, Pullman, Wash.; Peter Heidmann, Belgrade, Mont.; Meera C. Heller, Davis, Calif.; Anna M. Johansson, Helsingborg, Sweden; Robin Knight, Meridian, Idaho; Sabine M. Ladd, Herndon, Va.; Mathilde Leclere, Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada; Fernando J. Marques, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada; Amanda M. Martabano, Dacula, Ga.; Siobhan B. McAuliffe, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; Flavia R. G. Monteiro, Blacksburg, Va.; Jamie E. Murphy, Summit, N.J.; Kirsten M. Neil, Congupna, Australia; Gary J. Nie, Springfield, Mo.; Rose D. Nolen-Walston, Grafton, Mass.; Lucas G. Pantaleon, Webster, N.Y.; Alessandra Pellegrini-Masini, Auburn, Ala.; Ase I. Risberg, Oslo, Norway; Jerry R. Roberson, Knoxville, Tenn.; Ron Vin, Millbrook, N.Y.; Philip A. Wentz, APO; Claire E. Whitehead, Columbus, Ohio; and Ellen B. Wiedner, Athens, Ga.; Small animal internal medicine—Drs. Sophia Avgeris, Auburn, Ala.; Jonathan F. Bach, North Grafton, Mass.; Noemi Benitah, Tinton Falls, N.J.; Cory D. Brown, Columbus, Ohio; Jill D. Brunker, Stillwater, Okla.; Lisa M. Cellio, Overland Park, Kan.; Lilian Cornejo, North Grafton, Mass.; John M. Crandell, Stow, Ohio; Michael Estrin, St. Paul, Minn.; Michelle D. Evason, Barrington, N.H.; Jonathan E. Fogle, Raleigh, N.C.; Wendy K. Foster, Unionville, Ontario, Canada; Seth N. Ghantous, Wadsworth, Ill.; Kristi L. Graham, Carmel, Ind.; Elizabeth A. Herman, Seattle; Sean M. Hillock, Sayville, N.Y.; Gaby Hoffmann, Utrecht, The Netherlands; Juliene L. Hsu, Columbia, Mo.; Daniel Z. Hume Philadelphia; Elissa E. Kadar, Lindfield, Australia; Natalie B. Langer, Clayfield, Australia; Nicole B. Luckschander, Bern, Switzerland; Ivan Martinez-Ruzafa, East Lansing, Mich.; Jennifer M. McClellan, Falls Church, Va.; Jeannette S. Messer, Powell, Ohio; Lisa Moses, Hyde Park, Mass.; Derek D. Nestor, West Des Moines, Iowa; Therese E. O'Toole, North Grafton, Mass.; Erika H. Pickens, Dallas; Jason Pintar, Felmington, N.J.; Michelle A. Pressel, Shell Beach, Calif.; Matthew P. Reeves, Everton Park, Australia; Laura G. Ridge, Greenville, S.C.; C. Alan Schreiner, Issaquah, Wash.; Kathleen A. Sennello, Blacksburg, Va.; Shannon T. Stroup, Greensboro, N.C.; Sandra P. Tou, Los Angeles; Tara K. Trotman, Philadelphia; Karin A. Wagner, Madison, Wis.; Kevin P. Wallace, Oswego, N.Y.; Kelli E. Weaver, Redington Shores, Fla.; Jinelle A. Webb, Guelph, Ontario, Canada; Monique Wenger, Basel, Switzerland; Jacqueline C. Whittemore, Fort Collins, Colo.; James E. Woods, Irvine, Calif.; and Sean K. Yoshimoto, Los Angeles
Officials: Drs. Marilyn Stiff, Charlotte, N.C., chair, Board of Regents; Wendy Ware, Ames, Iowa, president; Phil Bergman, New York, president-elect; Richard LeCouteur, Davis, Calif., vice president; Rebecca Stepien, Madison, Wis., Specialty of Cardiology president; William B. Thomas, Knoxville, Tenn., Specialty of Neurology president; Glenna Mauldin, Baton Rouge, La., Specialty of Oncology president; Jane Armstrong, St. Paul, Minn., Specialty of Small Animal Internal Medicine president; and Bradford P. Smith, Davis, Calif., Specialty of Large Animal Internal Medicine president