Annual Conference Schedule

Wednesday, October 17th

5:00 pm - 10:00 pmVCS Executive Committee Meeting
5:00 pm - 8:00 pmRegistration desk open for early check in

Thursday, October 18th

7:00 am - 6:00 pmRegistration Open
8:00 am - 12:00 pmResident Review Workshop
(optional/separate fee)
9:00 am - 12:00 pmPre-Conference Workshop
(optional/separate fee)
10:00 am - 10:30 amMorning Break
12:00 pm - 1:30 pmLunch on your own
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
VTCS Workshop (Cytology Lab)
Afternoon Topic:
TBD
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmState of the Art Presentation
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmAbstract Presentations
3:00 pm - 5:00 pmPoster introductions followed by afternoon break & poster presentations
5:30 pm - 7:30 pmWelcome Reception

Friday, October 19th

7:00 am - 5:00 pmRegistration Open
7:00 am - 7:45 amOPTIONAL breakfast presentation
8:00 am - 5:00 pmVTCS Workshop
Morning Topic: TBD
8:00 am - 9:00 amKeynote Presentation: Dr. JP Shen
Combinatorial CRISPR-Cas9 screens for de novo mapping
of genetic interactions

9:00 am - 10:00 amAbstract Presentations
10:00 am - 10:30 amMorning Break
10:30 am - 11:00 amState of the Art Presentation
11:00 am - 12:00 pmAbstract Presentations
12:00 pm - 1:30 pmLunch on your own
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmKeynote Presentation: Dr. Andrew Godwin
Emerging concepts in liquid biopsies
Afternoon Topic: TBD
2:30 pm - 3:15 pmAbstract Presentations
3:15 pm - 3:45 pmAfternoon Break
3:45 pm - 4:15 pmState of the Art Presentation
4:15 pm - 5:00 pmAbstract Presentations
5:30pm - 7:00 pmResident/Mentor Meetings

Saturday, October 20th

7:00 am - 5:00 pmRegistration Open
7:00 am - 7:45 amRTOG Business Meeting
7:00 am - 7:45 amOPTIONAL Breakfast Presentation
Clinical impact and management of inappetence in oncology patients
Presenter: Dr. Chad Johannes
Sponsored by Aratana Therapeutics
8:00 am - 12:00 pmVTCS Workshop
Morning Topic: ITBD
8:00 am - 9:00 amKeynote Presentation: Dr. Katherine Goldberg
Palliative care in veterinary medicine
9:00 am - 10:00 amAbstract Presentations
10:00 am - 10:30 amMorning Break
10:30 am - 11:00 amState of the Art Presentation
11:00 am - 12:00 pmAbstract Presentations
12:00 pm - 1:15 pmResident Lunch & Learn
12:00 pm - 1:30 pmAll others lunch on your own
1:30 pm - 3:00 pmVTCS Workshop
General Abstracts
1:30 pm - 3:00 pmAbstract Presentations
1:30 pm - 3:00 pmConcurrent Abstract Presentation session for basic science abstracts
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmAfternoon Break
3:30 pm - 5:30 pmResident & Technician Awards & Membership Meeting
7:00 pm - 10:00 pmClosing Event at the Kentucky Derby Museum at Churchill Downs