Annual Conference Schedule

Wednesday, October 25th

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

Thursday, October 26th

7:00 am - 6:00 pmRegistration Open
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Diagnostic hematology and cytology lab
Technician Pre-Conference Workshop
(optional/separate fee)
8:00 am - 12:00 pmResident Review Workshop
(optional/separate fee)
8:30 am - 12:00 pmPre-Conference Workshop
Nutrition, herbs (including marijuana) and supplements: their impact on patient quality of life and outcome
(optional/separate fee)
10:00 am - 10:30 amMorning Break
12:00 pm - 1:30 pmLunch on your own
1:00 pm - 5:00 pmDiagnostic hematology and cytology lab
Technician Pre-Conference Workshop
(optional/separate fee)
Afternoon Topic:
Surgery/Pathology
1:30 pm - 3:30 pmGeneral Session/Abstract Presentations (see oral abstract schedule for details)
3:30 pm - 5:00 pmAfternoon Break & Poster Presentations
6:00 pm - 8:00 pmWelcome Reception

Friday, October 27th

7:00 am - 5:00 pmRegistration Open
7:00 am - 7:45 amOPTIONAL breakfast presentation
PetCure Oncology: Clinical update and year in review
Sponsored by PetCure Oncology
8:00 am - 5:00 pmVTCS Workshop
Morning Topic: Chemotherapy
8:00 am - 9:00 amKeynote Presentation: Dr. Christopher Corless
New approaches to the molecular classification of cancers
9:10 am - 12:00 pmSOTA and Abstract Presentations followed by Q&A
10:00 am - 10:30 amMorning Break
12:15 pm - 1:15 pmOPWG Business Meeting
Sponsored by Best Pet Rx
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmKeynote Presentation: Ms. Susan Hedlund
When the well runs dry: Compassion fatigue, burnout and resilience in practice
Afternoon Topic: Radiation Therapy
2:30 pm - 5:00 pmSOTA and Abstract Presentations followed by Q&A
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmAfternoon Break
5:30pm - 7:00 pmResident/Mentor Meetings

Saturday, October 28th

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: Immunotherapy & Targeted Therapies
8:00 am - 9:00 amKeynote Presentation: Dr. Daniel Promislow
The dog aging project: An open science resource for cancer research
9:05 am - 12:00 pmSOTA and Abstract Presentations followed by Q&A
10:00 am - 10:30 amMorning Break
12:00 pm - 1:15 pmResident Lunch & Learn
12:15 pm - 1:15 pmInvitation-only sponsored lunch by VetDC
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
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 Portland Art Museum with the LaRhonda Steele Band