Event: 26th annual ACVIM Forum, June 4-7, San Antonio
Program: There were 3,033 registered participants, including 2,566 veterinarians, 375 veterinary technicians, and 92 veterinary students.
Awards: Robert W. Kirk Award for Professional Excellence: Dr. Joe N. Kornegay, Chapel Hill, N.C., for meritorious contributions to the veterinary profession. An ACVIM-certified specialist in neurology, Dr. Kornegay is a professor of pathology and laboratory animal medicine at the University of North Carolina. Dr. Kornegay has served on the board of regents of the ACVIM. He has also served on the board of directors of the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges, chairing its international affairs committee and a task force on rebuilding veterinary medicine in Iraq and Afghanistan. Distinguished Service Award: Dr. Arthur L. Lage, Pembroke, Mass., for outstanding and dedicated service to the college, in a volunteer capacity. An ACVIM-certified specialist in small animal internal medicine, Dr. Lage is the director of both the Center for Animal Resources and Comparative Medicine at Harvard Medical School and the Office of Animal Resources at Harvard University/Faculty of Arts and Sciences. He has served on the ACVIM Board of Regents and chaired the general ACVIM forum for 10 years. Resident Research Award: Cardiology—Drs. Sophy Jesty, Cornell University, for "Cardiomyocyte calcium transients in German Shepherd Dogs with inherited ventricular arrhythmias," and Anita Varga, The Ohio State University, for "Validation of the ADIVA centaur immunoassay for the measurement of bovine cardiac troponin I"; Endocrinology—Dr. Kelsey Hart, University of Georgia, for "Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis dysfunction in critically ill neonatal foals"; Gastroenterology—Dr. Kelly Gingerich, Purdue University, for "Serum zinc and magnesium concentrations in dogs with inflammatory bowel disease"; Infectious disease—Drs. Danielle Bayliss, Colorado State University, for "Association between feline pancreatic lipase immunoreactivity concentration and the presence of serum antibodies against Toxoplasma gondii and Bartonella spp.," Kelly Cairns, The Ohio State University, for "Effects of alloantigen exposure and cell-associated mucosal FIV challenge on feline toll-like receptor gene expression," and Stephanie Kottler, University of Missouri-Columbia, for "Prevalence of Staphylococcus aureus and MRSA carriage in three populations"; Nephrology/Urology—Dr. Elizabeth Doré, University of California-Davis, for "Tube cystostomy for treatment of obstructive urolithiasis in goats"; Neurology—Drs. Michelle Carnes, Auburn University, for "Disposition of levetiracetam in cats," and Sarah Moore, North Carolina State University, for "The pharmacokinetics of oral levetiracetam in healthy dogs following single and multiple oral doses"; Oncology—Dr. Wendi Velando Rankin, University of Missouri-Columbia, for "Correlation of survivin and Ki-67 immunoreactivity in canine urinary bladder tissues"; Pharmacology—Dr. Dana LeVine, North Carolina State University, for "Ronidazole pharmacokinetics in cats after IV administration and oral administration of an immediate release capsule and a colon-targeted delayed release tablet;" and Food Animal—Other—Dr. Alexandra Burton, Cornell University, for "Prognostic indicators for survival of downer cows managed with a floatation tank system in a referral hospital"
New Diplomates: One hundred fourteen veterinarians completed the requirements for board certification by the ACVIM in 2008. The new diplomates are as follows: Cardiology—Drs. Ryan D. Baumwart, Boise, Idaho; Timothy J. Becker, Knoxville, Tenn.; Margaret B. Sayer, Charlotte, N.C.; Dennis E. Burkett, Newtown, Pa.; Kevin J. Christiansen, Overland Park, Kan.; Steven G. Cole, Bala Cynwyd, Pa.; Yoko Fujii, Sagaminhara-shi Kana, Japan; Leigh G. Griffiths, Davis, Calif.; Sunshine M. Lahmers, Pullman, Wash.; Herbert W. Maisenbacher III, Gainesville, Fla.; Marco L. Margiocco, Manhattan, Kan.; Helen C. Marshall, Chesterfield, Mo.; Christina K. Meier, Austin, Texas; Thaibinh Nguyenba, Westerville, Ohio; Joao S. Orvalho, Dana Point, Calif.; Christopher Paige, Mesa, Ariz.; Risa M. Roland, College Station, Texas; and Eva K. Sikorska, Northbrook, Ill.
Neurology—Drs. Melanie Campbell, Davis, Calif.; Sofia Cerda-Gonzalez, Ithaca, N.Y.; Annie V. Chen, Pullman, Wash.; Samantha J. Kegge, New York; Patrick J. Kenny, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom; Greg A. Kilburn, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Kara C. Knight, Winter Park, Fla.; and Rebecca A. Packer, West Lafayette, Ind.
Large animal internal medicine—Drs. Maureen E.C. Anderson, Guelph, Ontario, Canada; Marta G. Arguedas, Madrid, Spain; Rachel Atherton, Sutton Green, Surrey, United Kingdom; Angela Borchers, Kennett Square, Pa.; Babetta A. Breuhaus, Raleigh, N.C.; Munashe Chigerwe, Columbia, Mo.; Jennifer M. Cornish, Davis, Calif.; Derek M. Foster, Raleigh, N.C.; Amy L. Johnson, Rose Valley, Pa.; Jennifer L. Johnson, Minneapolis; Kara M. Lascola, Worcester, Mass.; Jacqueline B. Lawler, Mead, Colo.; Alexandra C. McSloy, London, England, United Kingdom; Marybeth S. Miskovic, West Lafayette, Ind.; Christina S. Robinson, Presque Isle, Maine; Isabel Rodriguez-Hurtado, Notasulga, Ala.; Alexander Rodriguez-Palacios, Wooster, Ohio; Julie Ross, Kentford, Newmarket, United Kingdom; Gabriela Suarez-Mier, Washington, D.C.; Jared D. Taylor, Stillwater, Okla.; and Katherine E. Wilson, Lexington, Va.
Oncology— Drs. Francisco J. Alvarez, Parkland, Fla.; Stephen H. Brenn, Paramus, N.J.; Marjorie R. Brown, Weir, Texas; Casey Cadile, Los Altos, Calif.; Maria Camps-Palau, New York; Nikolaos G. Dervisis, East Lansing, Mich.; Kevin Finora, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Andrea B. Flory, New York; Amanda K. Fulmer, Annandale, Va.; Iain Grant, Neston, South Wirral, United Kingdom; Chelsea Greenberg, Parker, Colo.; Pascale C. Griessmayr, Philadelphia; Paul R. Hess, Raleigh, N.C.; Martin J. Jakubiak, Oakland, Calif.; Kim D. Johnson, Mississippi State, Miss.; Kelvin Y. Kow, Loveland, Colo.; Erica L. Krick, Maple Shade, N.J.; Ana Lara-Garcia, Columbus, Ohio; Fabienne C. Mueller, Zurich, Switzerland; Rachel A. Reiman, Glendale, La.; Rebecca E. Risbon, Tinton Falls, N.J.; Erin M. Romansik, Waltham, Mass.; Katja J. Ruess-Melzer, Bachenbulach, Switzerland; Michelle Sauerbrey, Brighton, Mich.; Kathryn H. Taylor, Charleston, S.C.; Heather M. Wilson, College Station, Texas; and J. Paul Woods, Guelph, Ontario, Canada.
Small animal internal medicine— Drs. Jennifer A. Adler, Philadelphia; Suliman Al-Ghazlat, Irbid, Jordan; Janet K. Bailey, Gilbert, Ariz.; Tara Chapman, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; Johanna C. Cooper, Westborough, Mass.; Kate E. Creevy, Athens, Ga.; Diane M. Dereszynski, Los Angeles; Jeremy S. Diroff, Philadelphia; Lawren L. Durocher, Clemmons, N.C.; Randi A. Fishkin, New York; Anthony T. Gary, North Little Rock, Ark.; Teresa L. Goodson, Maitland, Fla.; Marion D. Haber, Lexington, Mass.; Elizabeth Hanselman, Oakville, Ontario, Canada; Steven C. Hodges, Jenks, Okla.; Amy Holford, Knoxville, Tenn.; Tabitha A. Hutton, Philadelphia; Katherine M. James, Dixon, Calif.; Shawn A. Kearns, Boston; Aimee C. Kidder, Columbus, Ohio; Dianne E. Kittrell, Norwalk, Conn.; Peter H. Kook, Zurich, Switzerland; Patty A. Lathan, Mississippi State, Miss.; Beth L. McElravy, Cincinnati; Susan A. Meeking, New York; Macon S. Miles, Redondo Beach, Calif.; Adam Mordecai, Buffalo Grove, Ill.; Ariel S. Mosenco, Wynnewood, Pa.; Petter H. Nurre, Oakland, Calif.; Melanie A. Otte, Tampa, Fla.; Brandy Porterpan, Rockwell, Texas; Keri Ramstedt, Seattle; Elizabeth K. Schooley, Manakin Sabot, Va.; Richard D. Scroggin, Dallas; Nicole C. Sereda, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; Joanne R. Smith, Knoxville, Tenn.; Skye W. Stanley, New York; Stefanie Worwag, Tinton Falls, N.J.; Brian C. Young, Burbank, Calif.; and Dara Z. Franks, Briarcliff Manor, N.Y.
Officials: Drs. Phil Bergman, Armonk, N.Y., chair, Board of Regents; Richard LeCouteur, Davis, Calif., president; Eleanor Hawkins, Raleigh, N.C., president-elect; Jean Hall, Corvallis, Ore., vice president; Mark Oyama, Philadelphia, Specialty of Cardiology president; Natasha Olby, Raleigh, N.C., Specialty of Neurology president; Carolyn J. Henry, Columbia, Mo., Specialty of Oncology president; P. Jane Armstrong, St. Paul, Minn., Specialty of Small Animal Internal Medicine president; and Michelle H. Barton, Athens, Ga., Specialty of Large Animal Internal Medicine president