Technician Workshop Schedule

The Technician Workshop is sponsored by


Thursday, October 17, 2024




7:00 am - 7:50 amSponsored Breakfast Presentation
Decoding feline lymphoma: From diagnosis to prognosis
Presented by Dr. Kevin Choy
Sponsored by ImpriMed, Inc.
8:00 am - 11:30 am Pre-Conference Workshop (Option for all attendees)
Cultivating and leading a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture in veterinary medicine
Presented by Niccole Bruno, DVM
Co-sponsored by MedVet and Hill's Pet Nutrition
8:00 am - 9:00 am(Integrative Oncology): Illuminating the uses of photobiomodulation for
the oncology patient
Presented by London Alber
9:05 am - 10:05 am(Surgical Oncology): Principles of Surgical Oncology
Presented by Dr. Megan Mickelson
10:05 am - 10:30 amBREAK
10:30 am - 11:30 am(Medical Oncology): Electrochemotherapy - Updates from the World Congress and selection of electrodes
Presented by Dr. Joseph Impellizeri
12:00 pm - 1:00 pmSponsored Lunch Presentation
Implementing CSTDs in veterinary practice to enhance safety and minimize exposure to hazardous drugs
Presented by Mr. Ricky Thackray
Sponsored by Amatheon Animal Health
1:00 pm - 1:15 pmConference Welcome & Announcements
1:15 pm - 2:15 pmKeynote Presentation
Narrowing focus, expanding impact: How a deep dive into the metastatic niche can improve care for kids and dogs fighting cancer
Presented by Dr. Ryan Roberts, MD, PhD
Sponsored by Volition Veterinary
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm(Integrative Oncology): Enhancing your toolbox: How Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) can help any oncological patient
Presented by Dr. Elizabeth Shaw
3:30 pm - 4:00 pmBREAK
4:00 pm - 5:00 pmPanel Discussion: Building a solid team - training in oncology
Presented by Sandra Farfan, Caitlin Granade, Malissa Hoehn, and Jamie Wesolowski
5:00 pm - 6:30 pmWelcome Reception

Friday, October 18, 2024



7:00 am - 7:50 amSponsored Breakfast Presentation
Oral chemotherapy safety and common uses
Presented by Dr. Lark Walters
Sponsored by Epicur Pharma
8:00 am - 12:00 pmHalf-Day Cytology Workshop: Cytology for veterinary technicians
Presented by Drs. Davis Seelig and Daniel Heinrich
10:15 am - 10:45 amBREAK
12:00 pm - 1:15 pmSponsored Lunch Presentation
I want to speak with your manager! – Preventing/solving difficult customer interactions
Presented by Brian Morgan
Sponsored by Best Pet Rx
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm(Radiation Oncology): Innovations in radiation oncology
Presented by Dr. Kim Selting
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmBREAK
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm(Medical Oncology): Chemotherapy Safety Updates; Where is USP800?
Presented by Jenny Fisher
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm (Integrative Oncology): Veterinary integrative oncology therapeutics
Presented by Dr. Loren Nations

Saturday, October 19, 2024



7:00 am - 7:50 amSponsored Breakfast Presentation
What’s New in Veterinary Oncology-2024
Presented by Dr. Heather Wilson-Robles
Sponsored by Volition Veterinary
8:00 am - 9:00 am(Surgical Oncology): Thyroid & parathyroid tumors
Presented by Dr. Owen Skinner
9:05 am - 10:05 am(Medical Oncology): Repurposing drugs in veterinary oncology
Presented by Dr. Esther Chon
10:05 am - 10:30 amBREAK
10:30 am - 11:30 am(Radiation Oncology): The 4R's of selecting a treatment protocol
Presented by Victoria Barton
12:00 pm - 1:30 pmVCS Membership Lunch
1:45 pm - 2:00 pmCase Report presentation
Non-epitheliotropic T-Cell Lymphoma in a dog
Presented by Tiffany Possberg
2:05 pm - 2:20 pmCase Report presentation
The king and the plasmacytoma
Presented by Forrest Brandenburg
2:25 pm - 2:40 pmCase Report presentation
2:45 pm - 3:00 pmBREAK
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm(Radiation Oncology): Common radiation side effects: Etiology and management
Presented by Dr. Ilektra Athanasiadi
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm (Medical Oncology); News in small molecular inhibitor therapy in veterinary oncology
Presented by Dr. Barbara Kitchell
6:00 pm - 10:00 pmClosing Event