Make Plans for the 2021 VCS Conference!

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

As we begin a new year, it is time to start planning for the Veterinary Cancer Society Annual Conference. I am hopeful that many of you will be able to make the trip to the beautiful city of Boise, Idaho this October. This is the perfect time to visit a state you’ve perhaps never been to before, catch up with your colleagues, and make new friends.  Information about registration rates, abstract collection and accommodations has already been updated on this website.

Boise is one of the fastest growing cities in the US but it still manages to maintain a small-town vibe. The locals are incredibly friendly, and the downtown is chock- full of vibrant, locally owned shops, restaurants, microbreweries, and cider houses. Just minutes away, the Boise Foothills provide the ideal setting for a scenic hike or mountain bike ride. The Boise River flows right through the city and is surrounded by a 25 mile multi-use trail aptly named the Greenbelt. Boise has one of the largest and most concentrated Basque communities in the US and is home to the “Basque Block” which features a Basque museum, cultural center, market, and various restaurants.

As we’ve done in past conferences, we will have concurrent specialty sessions all day on Friday. This year we will focus on radiation oncology, surgical oncology, osteosarcoma, hemangiosarcoma, precision medicine, and urothelial carcinoma.  Thanks to everyone who submitted their ideas as they were all taken into account when making this decision.

Whether we meet virtually or in person, I am excited to be a part of this year’s VCS conference experience. We will be continually updating this conference website but in the meantime, take a look at the information that we have already presented for the Resident Review Workshop, the Pre-Conference Workshop, the keynote speakers and the technician workshop.

Stay safe,

Carrie Hume, VMD, DACVIM







Dr. Carrie Hume
2021 Program Chair