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AAVLD Annual Meeting-- Diagnostic Pathology Slide Seminar Saturday, October 20, 2018, Kansas City, Missouri

AAVLD Histopathology Slide Sets For Sale Purchase Form
2016 and 2017 AAVLD Diagnostic Pathology Slide Seminar slide sets now available:
Slide sets are $50.00 each + $10.00 shipping/handling within US. If international
please supply your FedEx/UPS account#


Anatomic and clinical pathologists are invited to submit cases for the Diagnostic Pathology Slide Seminar at the 2018 AAVLD meeting. Necropsy, surgical pathology, or cytology cases that present a diagnostic challenge, represent an emerging disease, or exemplify a classic condition are solicited.

Diagnostic Pathology Slide Seminar Award
Pathology residents and graduate students will be eligible to compete for the 2018 Diagnostic Pathology Slide Seminar Award. This award will be presented for the best student case presentation. It has a monetary value of $200.00.

All abstracts should be received by July 15, 2018.

Experienced pathologists, graduate students, and residents are encouraged to submit abstracts. Graduate students and residents considered for the Diagnostic Pathology Slide Seminar Award will be given priority for selection. Because of this, no decisions regarding acceptance of abstracts will be made before the submission deadline of July 15, 2018. Please indicate when submitting your abstract if you are eligible for consideration for the Diagnostic Pathology Slide Seminar Award by stating if you are a resident or graduate student.

Style and format: Abstracts are limited to one page. Please use one inch margins and Times New Roman, 11 pt font, center and bold the title; center authors (full first name and last name) and affiliations below the title, and bold the presenter’s name. Previous year’s abstracts are available on the AAVLD annual meeting page for use as an example.

Accepted presentations will be allotted 5 minutes and another 4 minutes for questions. Presenters of necropsy and surgical pathology cases must supply a set of 65 H&E stained glass slides. Cytology cases should consist of as many glass slides as possible; if less than 65 slides are available, then a representative series of high quality digital images should be provided. Case material should be submitted to Dr. Chanran Ganta by September 1st, 2018 to allow for distribution and review by attendees prior to the seminar.

Each presenter and their sponsoring laboratory will receive a set of slides at no charge. Remaining slide sets will be available, on a first come-first serve basis, for a $50 donation to the Pathology travel fund of the AAVLD Foundation. Slide sets from 2016 and 2017 conferences remain available for purchase. Please contact Dr. Dodd Sledge if interested in purchasing such sets.

Conference coordinators:
Send abstracts to: Dr. Dodd Sledge, Michigan State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, 4125 Beaumont Rd, Lansing, MI 48910; email: [email protected]; phone: 517-353-9012

Send slides for accepted abstracts to: Dr. Chanran Ganta, Kansas Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, 1800 Denison Avenue, College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506; email: [email protected]; phone: 785-317-0306.

If interested please contact::

Dodd Sledge, DVM, PhD, DACVP
Academic Specialist, Anatomic Pathology
P: 517.353.9012 | F: 517.353.5096
[email protected]


We look forward to seeing you at the 2018 AAVLD/USAHA Annual Meeting to learn about the latest science, issues surrounding animal health and network with your peers.




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