Join us in Reno, Nevada in October 2023!

Dear VCS members and the Veterinary Oncology Community,

After hosting our first Annual Conference in person in Norfolk, Virginia after two years of virtual, I am extremely excited about continuing the connections and collaborations at our 2023 Annual Conference in Reno, Nevada from October 12-14, 2023, at the beautiful Peppermill Resort.

Following the traditions of previous in-person meetings, as well as results of the most recent conference evaluation, we will provide you with the opportunity to learn about the latest clinical advances and practical aspects of clinical oncology by bringing back the panel discussions in 2023 that will include discussions on clinical trials and building successful training programs. In addition, there will be four focused specialty sessions including radiation oncology, electrochemotherapy, immunotherapy, and feline oncology. We are listening to your feedback and have recently finalized selection of our keynote speakers, both of which you will be interested in listening to.

The conference program will also offer a variety of lectures, abstracts and poster session. We begin on Thursday morning with the Resident Review Workshop, as well as an intriguing concurrent Workshop that our attendees will certainly be interested in, and will end with another great social event at the National Automobile Museum which is simply amazing, EVEN if you aren’t a “car” person. Please keep checking the website for additional details as they become available.

Val MacDonald-Dickinson
2023 Program Committee Chair

The Veterinary Cancer Society Executive Committee affirms its strong support for the safety, individuality, and intellectual plurality of its membership. As we plan future gatherings of our society, we carefully consider the facilities, access, and the safety of the attendees. When Idaho was forced to restrict emergency room access due to Covid levels, we made the difficult decision to move our conference to a virtual format for the safety of our membership, and we will continue to provide virtual opportunities for those who are more comfortable with this option.

Our exchange of ideas and fellowship benefits from in-person meetings, and the impact of our meetings on the local working community is positive and substantial. We continue to evaluate all aspects of destinations to ensure an environment that positively fosters the connections made at our gatherings. We will continue to listen to our membership’s concerns as we choose these destinations. We thank everyone for their input, passion, and contributions to the beautiful tapestry of our organization.