Event: Annual meeting, Oct. 15-18, Boston
Awards: Resident's Award, sponsored by Merck Research Laboratories: Best basic science paper—Dr. Simon Pot, University of Wisconsin-Madison, for "Selenium functionalized intraocular lenses inhibit posterior capsule opacification (PCO) in an ex vivo canine lens capsular bag assay"; Best clinical science paper—Dr. Seth Eaton, University of California-Davis, for "Effects of topically applied serum on healing rate of spontaneous chronic corneal epithelial defects in dogs"; Best clinical poster—Dr. Sara Thomasy, University of California-Davis, for "Treatment of ocular, nasal, and dermatologic disease attributable to feline herpesvirus 1 with oral famciclovir: 23 cases"; Best research poster—Dr. Tina Fife, Tustin, Calif., for "Transcleral delivery of anti-glaucoma drugs: Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics in normotensive rabbits." Dr. Cynthia Wheeler Memorial Award, sponsored by I-Med Pharma Inc.: Dr. Richard McMullen, North Carolina State University, for "In vitro and in vivo evaluation of an equine intraocular lens."
New Diplomates: Drs. Debra Agapito, Skokie, Ill.; Rachel Allbaugh, Manhattan, Kan.; Marcella Ashton, Vail, Ariz.; Matthew Fife, Las Vegas; Michael Finn, Pittsburgh; Jennifer Fontenelle, Cary, N.C.; Barrett W. Gift, Cary, N.C.; Andrew Greller, Arlington, Va.; Amity M. Huskey, Smyrna, Tenn.; Susan Jacobi, Berlin, Germany; Heather Kaese, Pewaukee, Wis.; Amy M. Knollinger, Salt Lake City; Jana Korsch, Helena, Ala.; Christine Lim, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada; Brendan Mangan, San Marcos, Calif.; Patrick McCallum, San Jose, Calif.; Nancy J. McLean, Indianapolis; Melanie A. Mineo, Middle Grove, N.Y.; Franck Ollivier, Meylan, France; Juri Ota-Kuroki, Columbia, Mo.; and Clara O. Williams, San Francisco.
Officials: Drs. Cynthia Powell, Fort Collins, Colo., president; Cynthia Cook, San Carlos, Calif., president-elect; Carmen Colitz, West Palm Beach, Fla., vice president; Michael Paulsen, Arlington, Texas, secretary-treasurer; and Bob Munger, Dallas, immediate past president
Dr. Marvin L. Olmstead
Dr. Steven C. Budsberg
Dr. William V. Lumb
Dr. Larry R. Bramlage
Dr. Stanley Kim
Dr. Stephen B. Adams
Event: Annual meeting, Oct. 23-25, San Diego
Program: More than 1,700 veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and students were in attendance. The meeting offered the latest clinical and research information in surgery and related medicine, including breakthroughs in molecular medicine.
Awards: ACVS Foundation Legends Award: Dr. Marvin L. Olmstead, Springfield, Ore., won this award, given to an ACVS diplomate who has developed a surgical or diagnostic procedure of value, proven by becoming the treatment or test of choice for a given condition. Dr. Olmstead received his DVM degree from Kansas State University in 1972. Professor emeritus of small animal orthopedic surgery at The Ohio State University, he is known for his expertise in canine total hip replacement surgery. Dr. Olmstead practices at Oregon Veterinary Referral Associates and is a past president and past chair of the ACVS Board of Regents. ACVS Founders' Award for Career Achievement: Dr. William V. Lumb, Fort Collins, Colo. A 1943 graduate of Kansas State University, Dr. Lumb is a charter diplomate and past president of the ACVS and a founding diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Anesthesiologists. Prior to retirement in 1980, he directed the surgical laboratory at Colorado State University. As director, Dr. Lumb instituted programs in surgery and anesthesiology leading to master's and PhD degrees. He taught and instilled cooperative principles that bridged the gap between human and veterinary surgical and anesthesia research. ACVS Resident Awards: Best poster, first place—Dr. Brian Bretz, Tufts University, for "Ischemic postconditioning does not attenuate ischemia-reperfusion injury of the small intestine in rabbits;" second place—Dr. Stephanie Lister, Kansas State University, for "Efficacy of tarsal immobilization to alleviate achilles tendon strain in vivo—direct measurements via a DVRT strain gauge in a canine model." Best large animal forum presentation: research, first place—Dr. Shannon K. Reed, Oregon State University, for "Molecular expression and matrix composition characterization of fetlock hyperextension in llamas;" second place—Dr. Ryan Carpenter, Colorado State University, for "The osteoblastic differentiation of bone marrow derived mesenchymal stem cells with BMP-2 and -7 genetic modification in the presence and absence of dexamethasone." clinical, first place—Dr. David G. Levine, University of Pennsylvania, for "Efficacy of three tourniquets during standing antimicrobial regional limb perfusion in horses;" second place—Dr. Kyla Ortved, Cornell University, for "Persistent dorsal displacement of the soft palate: Laryngo-hyoid conformation, treatment and outcome in 14 racehorses." Best small animal forum presentation: research, first place—Dr. Stanley Kim, University of Florida, for "Effect of tibial plateau leveling osteotomy and tibial tuberosity advancement on three-dimensional stifle kinematics: An ex vivo study;" second place—Dr. Kent Vince, North Carolina State University, for "Evaluation of distal leg wraps for the prevention of bacterial strike-through in an ex vivo canine model." clinical, first place—Dr. Jeffrey J. Runge, University of Pennsylvania, for "Keyhole transvesicular cystourethroscopy for the retrieval of cystic and urethral calculi in dogs and cats;" second place—Dr. William T. Culp, University of Pennsylvania, for "The effect of laparoscopic versus open ovariectomy on post-surgical activity in small dogs." Best publications in the journal Veterinary Surgery: research—Dr. James T. Giles III, Oklahoma State University, for "Biomechanical analysis of suture anchors and suture materials in the canine femur." clinical—Dr. Patricia A. Sura, University of Tennessee, for "Comparison of 99mTcO4− trans-splenic portal scintigraphy with per-rectal portal scintigraphy for diagnosis of portosystemic shunts in dogs."
Officials: Drs. Steven C. Budsberg, Athens, Ga., president; Larry R. Bramlage, Lexington, Ky., chair of the Board of Regents; Stephen B. Adams, West Lafayette, Ind., president-elect; Robert A. Taylor, Denver, treasurer; and Alan J. Lipowitz, Peterson, Minn., executive secretary
Event: Annual meeting, Oct. 21-25, San Antonio
Awards: Resident Author Award: Dr. Christopher Ober, Blacksburg, Va., for "Comparison of ultrasound, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging in detection of acute wooden foreign bodies in the canine manus." Dr. Ober's paper was based on research performed while he was a resident at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
Diplomates: Twenty-three new diplomates were welcomed into the ACVR in 2008. They are as follows: Radiology: Drs. Tasha Axam, Atlanta; Elizabeth Ballegeer, College Station, Texas; Laurent Blond, Montreal; Erin Brinkman-Ferguson, Starkville, Miss.; Graham Burns, Ithaca, N.Y.; Laura Crews, Trenton, Ontario, Canada; Randi Drees, Madison, Wis.; Elizabeth Girard, Buffalo Grove, Ill.; Mason Holland, Portsmouth, N.H.; Shannon H. Pearson, Gainesville, Fla.; Marina Ivancic, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Winnie Lo, Davis, Calif.; Tsuyoshi Murakami, Saint Paul, Minn.; James Naughton, West Lafayette, Ind.; Nathan Nelson, Okemos, Mich.; Richard Page, North Brunswick, N.J.; Yael Porat-Mosenco, Philadelphia; David Reese, Columbus, Ohio; Ryan Schultz, Davis, Calif.; and Alejandro Valdes-Martinez, Fort Collins, Colo. Radiation Oncology: Drs. David Bommarito, Hallsville, Mo.; Siobhan Haney, Tinton Falls, N.J.; and Keijiro Shiomitsu, Baton Rouge, La.
Officials: Drs. Jonathon Shiroma, Worthington, Ohio, president; Martha Moon-Larson, Blacksburg, Va., president-elect; and Tod Drost, Columbus, Ohio, immediate past president