January 15, 2013


 Veterinary Comparative Respiratory Society

​Posted Dec. 31, 2012
 ​Dr. Henna P. Heikkila Dr. Renaud Leguillette
Event: 30th annual symposium, Oct. 22-25, 2012, Columbia, Mo.
Program: The symposium drew more than 50 attendees representing nine countries.  The theme was “Mucosal immunity, inflammation, and the lung.”  A presymposium workshop was held on “Flow cytometry in respiratory research applications: immunophenotyping and beyond.”
Awards: Joan A. O’Brien Research Award: Drs. Annette Prohl, Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut, Germany, for “Introduction of in vivo techniques to evaluate the effects of antimicrobial treatment of Chlamydia psittaci infections in calves”; and Henna P. Heikkila, University of Helsinki, Finland, for “The histopathology of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis in West Highland White Terriers–A comparison to usual interstitial pneumonia and nonspecific interstitial pneumonia in man”
Officials: Drs. Renaud Leguillette, Calgary, Alberta, president; Rose Nolen-Walston, Kennett Square, Pa., president-elect; Daniela Bedenice, Grafton, Mass., executive secretary; Elizabeth Rozanski, Grafton, Mass., treasurer; and Carol Reinero, Columbia, Mo., immediate past president