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

6:30 am - 6:00 pmRegistration Open
8:00 am - 12:00 pmResident Review Workshop
(optional/separate fee)
8:30 am - 12:00 pmPre-Conference Workshop
(optional/separate fee)
10:00 am - 10:30 amMorning Break
12:00 pm - 1:20 pmLunch on your own
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
VTCS session begins with Diagnostic Hematology & Cytology Workshop
Afternoon Topic:
Stereotactic Radiosurgery
1:20 pm - 1:30 pmConference Welcome!!
1:30 pm - 2:00 pmState of the Art Presentation
2:00 pm - 3:00 pmAbstract Presentations
3:00 pm - 5:00 pmPoster introductions followed by afternoon break & poster session
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 sponsored by PetCure Oncology
8:00 am - 5:00 pmVTCS Workshop
Morning Topic: Chemotherapy - Cytototoxic
8:00 am - 9:00 amKeynote Presentation: Dr. John Paul 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 - 12:15 pmPresentation of the Thielen Tribute Award
12:15 pm - 1:15 pmOPTIONAL lunch presentation sponsored by QBiotics
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmKeynote Presentation: Dr. Andrew Godwin
Liquid gold in precision medicine: Liquid-based biopsies
for cancer detection and monitoring
Afternoon Topic: Surgery/Pathology
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 amOPTIONAL Breakfast Presentation sponsored by Aratana Therapeutics
8:00 am - 3:30 pmVTCS Workshop
Morning Topic: TBD
8:00 am - 9:00 amKeynote Presentation: Dr. Katherine Goldberg
How a palliative care lens is essential for transformative oncology practice
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 pmLunch on your own
12:15 pm - 1:15 pmRTOG Meeting
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 - 3:15 pmAfternoon Break
3:15 - 4:15 pmUSP 800 Presentation & Discussion
4:15 pm - 5:30 pmAwards & Membership Meeting
7:00 pm - 10:00 pmClosing Event at the Kentucky Derby Museum at Churchill Downs