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Event: American College of Veterinary Pathologists, American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology, joint annual meetings, Dec. 3-7, 2011, Nashville, Tenn.
Program: The ACVP program included pre-meeting symposia, a joint plenary session, specialty group sessions, and an emerging disease focus seminar. The ASVCP held a pre-meeting workshop, an educational symposium, a teaching forum, slide and chemistry case reviews, and clinical pathology scientific sessions.

American College of Veterinary Pathologists

Dr. Andreasen
Dr. Claire Andreasen
Dr. Valli
Dr. V.E. "Ted" Valli

Awards: Young Investigator Award, category of diagnostic pathology, First place: Laura Lane, Oklahoma State University, for "Initial diagnosis of protothecosis in a dog via cerebrospinal fluid cytology"; Second place: Joy Gary, Michigan State University, for "An outbreak of a low-virulence calicivirus in a rabbit colony"; Third place: Julia Lankton, University of Tennessee, for "Preputial Demodex sp. in four big brown bats (Eptesicus fuscus)." Category of natural disease, First place: Melissa Meachem, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, for "Putative biomarkers of feline pancreatic neoplasia"; Second place: Kelly Santangello, The Ohio State University, for "In vivo reduction or blockade of interleukin-1beta in primary osteoarthritis influences expression of mediators implicated in pathogenesis"; Third place: Nicole Jackson, Texas A&M University, for "Tubuloreticular inclusions in human, canine, and feline renal diseases." Category of experimental disease, First place: Arnaud Van Wettere, North Carolina State University, for "Activation of the TGF-beta pathway in a DMN-induced fish model of hepatic fibrosis"; Second place: K. Yasuna, Azuba University, Japan, for "Effects of rennin-angiotensin system on podocyte injury in Osborne-Mendel rats"; Third place: Victoria Castillo, University of California-Davis, for "Investigative studies on the effects of an antisense oligonucleotide on kidney glomeruli in mice." Student Poster Award, experimental disease: A.J. Otamendi, Louisiana State University, for "Moderate intensity exercise training attenuates angiotesin II induced hypertension by modulating MAPK-IkB-NFkB pathway"; Natural disease: J.M. Jankovsky, University of Tennessee, for "Cox-2 and C-kit expression in canine gliomas." Society of Toxicologic Pathology Student Speaker Award: Bonnie Brenseke, Virginia Tech, for "Long-term effects of intravascular exposure to gold nanoparticles in mice." Charles Capen Student Travel Award in Experimental Pathology: Famke Aeffner, The Ohio State University, for "Aerosolized nucleotide synthesis inhibitor therapy for influenza A (H1N1) infection in mice." ACVP/American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians Diagnostic Travel Award: Amanda J. Crews, University of Tennessee, for "Naked mole-rat skin and soft tissue metastatic mineralization." Intersociety Council for Pathology Information Trainee Travel Award: Sarah Beck, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and Famke Aeffner, The Ohio State University. Harold W. Casey Memorial Scholarship: Dr. Kelly Santangelo, The Ohio State University. The William Inskeep II Memorial Scholarship: Angela Gwynn, Colorado State University. Distinguished members: The ACVP elected Drs. Carl Alden, Lawrenceburg, Ind., M. Donald McGavin, Knoxville, Tenn., and Linda Munson (posthumously), as distinguished members. Honorary members: The ACVP elected Drs. Wolfgang Baumgartner, Hannover, Germany, and Gary Williams, Valhalla, N.Y., as honorary members.
New diplomates: The ACVP recognized 104 new diplomates on successful completion of the certifying examination in Ames, Iowa, Sept. 20-22, 2011. They are as follows:

Veterinary anatomic pathology
Hibret A. Adissu, Guelph, Ontario
Theresa Alenghat, Philadelphia
Brittany S. Baughman, Brandon, Miss.
Jeremy J. Bearss, Silver Spring, Md.
Amanda P. Beck, Manhattan, Kan.
Cynthia M. Bell, Madison, Wis.
Monali M. Bera, Boston
Pamela E. Blackshear, Durham, N.C.
Chantelle C. Bozynski, Columbia, Mo.
Jason W. Brooks, Rebersburg, Pa.
Vinicius S. Carreira, Lawton, Mich.
Vincent W. Carroll, Orefield, Pa.
Francisco R. Carvallo, Willimantic, Conn.
Kimberly Cavender, Nibley, Utah
Kenneth J. Conley, New York
Francois Courtin, Mansfield, Conn.
Sarah D. Cramer, Jefferson, Md.
Genevieve H. D'Amours, Hamilton, New Zealand
Michael J. Dark, Gainesville, Fla.
Elaine Debien, Sherbrooke, Quebec
Danielle R. Desjardins, Lansing, Mich.
Anh N. Diep, Palo Alto, Calif.
Keren Dittmer, Palmerston North, New Zealand
Shannon L. Donahoe, Bainbridge Island, Wash.
Rebecca M. Ducore, Silver Spring, Md.
Abigail C. Durkes, West Lafayette, Ind.
Jaclyn A. Dykstra, Roseville, Minn.
Chad B. Frank, Lafayette, Ind.
Karelma Frontera-Acevedo, Athens, Ga.
Katherine L. Gailbreath, Boise, Idaho
Chanran K. Ganta, Manhattan, Kan.
David J. Gasper, Madison, Wis.
Barbara Gericota, Davis, Calif.
Sanjeev Gumber, Baton Rouge, La.
Charles H.C. Halsey, Fort Collins, Colo.
Wael M. Hananeh, Irbid, Jordan
Jennifer H. Hanks, Fulton, Mo.
Seth P. Harris, Lincoln, Neb.
Ian K. Hawkins, Kirksville, Mo.
Kristi Helke, Charleston, S.C.
Samuel H. Jennings, Raleigh, N.C.
Ryan N. Jennings, West Lafayette, Ind.
Yoko Kashida, Worthington, Ohio
Rie Kikkawa, Everett, Wash.
Susan Knowles, Athens, Ga.
Shannon H. Lacy, Silver Spring, Md.
Carolyn H. Legge, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Aaron D. Lehmkuhl, Ames, Iowa
Michelle L. Lepherd, Ithaca, N.Y.
Debabrata Mahapatra, Orlando, Fla.
Raffaele Melidone, Millbury, Mass.
Linda F. Meola, Little Rock, Ark.
Kristy A. Mietelka, Canton, Mich.
Sasmita Mishra, Athens, Ga.
Tamas Nagy, Athens, Ga.
Danielle D. Nelson, Albion, Wash.
Janelle M. Novak, Knoxville, Tenn.
Gopinath Palanisamy, New York
Susan A. Piripi, Corvallis, Ore.
Brendan K. Podell, Fort Collins, Colo.
Deepa B. Rao, Morrisville, N.C.
Janildo L. Reis, Asa Norte, Brazil
Genevieve Remmers, St. Paul, Minn.
Daniel R. Rissi, Athens, Ga.
Nicholas A. Robinson, Roseville, Minn.
Ahmad A. Saied, Baton Rouge, La.
Soraya T. Sayi, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Leah K. Schutt, South San Francisco
Fabienne H. Serra, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Farshid Shahriar, Irvine, Calif.
Alba M. Shank, Oregon, Wis.
Artem Shkumatov, Champaign, Ill.
Adam W. Stern, Mahomet, Ill.
Leonardo Susta, Athens, Ga.
Rommel M.T. Tan, Urbana, Ill.
Debra Tokarz, Raleigh, N.C.
Jose G. Vilches-Moure, Sacramento, Calif.
Andrew R. Vince, Guelph, Ontario
Srikanth Yellayi, Harrisburg, Pa.

Veterinary clinical pathology
Erica L. Behling-Kelly, Madison, Wis.
Elizabeth G. Besteman, Groton, Conn.
Katie Boes, West Lafayette, Ind.
Liesl C. Breickner, Knoxville, Tenn.
Jennifer S. Brown, Cordova, Tenn.
Michelle C. Cora, Raleigh, N.C.
Laura C. Cregar, Columbia, Mo.
Kathi A. Ellis, White Rock, British Columbia
Emily C. Graff, Auburn, Ala.
Aradhana Gupta, Baton Rouge, La.
Amir Kol, Davis, Calif.
Laura V. Lane, Stillwater, Okla.
Cinzia Mastrorilli, Auburn, Ala.
Jennifer K. McCleese, Columbus, Ohio
Don J. Petersen, Manhattan, Kan.
Nicolas Pouletty, Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec
Johanna D. Rigas, Corvallis, Ore.
Davis M. Seelig, Fort Collins, Colo.
Cleverson Souza, Meireles, Brazil
Dilini Thilakaratne, Torquay, United Kingdom
Elaine J. Tobias, Santa Barbara, Calif.
Michael Wiseman, Huntington Beach, Calif.
Valerie M. Wong, Guelph, Ontario

Audrey Baldessari, Redmond, Wash., and Mika Tanabe, Irvine, Calif., received dual certification in veterinary anatomic and clinical pathology.

Officials: Drs. Claire Andreasen, Ames, Iowa, president; Maxey Wellman, Columbus, Ohio, president-elect; Michael Topper, West Point, Pa., secretary-treasurer; and Derek Mosier, Manhattan, Kan., immediate past president

American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology

Awards: Lifetime Achievement Award: Dr. V.E. "Ted" Valli, Davis, Calif. A 1962 graduate of the University of Guelph Ontario Veterinary College and a dual-certified diplomate of the ACVP, Dr. Valli has worked for Veterinary Pathology Services since 2008. Prior to that, he served as dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Early in his career, Dr. Valli owned Bow Valley Veterinary Clinic in Brooks, Alberta, and served as a professor of pathology, head of the pathology department, and associate dean of research at Ontario Veterinary College. ASVCP Education Award: Dr. Jennifer Thomas, East Lansing, Mich., was the third recipient of this award, in recognition of her dedication to the education of veterinary students and residents in clinical pathology. A 1981 graduate of Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine and a diplomate of the ACVP, Dr. Thomas is an associate professor at Michigan State. Research Grant Award ($2,500): Dr. Kelly Santangelo, The Ohio State University for "Validation of formulae to correct for serum sodium values measured by indirect potentiometry." Travel grants in the amount of $500 were presented to the following trainees: Drs. Paola Cazzini, University of Georgia; Jamie Haddad, North Carolina State University; Jelena Palic, Iowa State University; Taryn Sibley, North Carolina State University; and Valerie M. Wong, University of Guelph.
Officials: Drs. Leslie Sharkey, Minneapolis, president; Marlyn Whitney, Columbia, Mo., president-elect; Robin Allison, Stillwater, Okla., secretary; Dori Borjesson, Davis, Calif., treasurer; and Kirstin Barnhart, Bastrop, Texas, immediate past president.