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
(separate fee)
8:30 am - 12:00 pmPre-Conference Workshop
How will our patients survive the next drug shortage?
(separate fee)
10:00 am - 10:30 amMorning Break
12:00 pm - 1:20 pmLunch on your own
1:20 pm - 1:30 pmConference Welcome!!
Afternoon Topic:
Stereotactic Radiosurgery
1:30 pm - 2:00 pmState of the Art presentation
Dr. Neal Mauldin
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 amBreakfast presentation
Stereotactic Radiation Therapy: A Medical Oncologist’s Perspective
Presented by Dr. Glenna Mauldin
Sponsored by PetCure Oncology
8:00 am - 9:00 amKeynote presentation: Dr. John Paul Shen
Combinatorial CRISPR-Cas9 screens for de novo mapping
of genetic interactions

Morning Topic: Chemotherapy - Cytototoxic
9:00 am - 10:00 amAbstract presentations
10:00 am - 10:30 amMorning Break
10:30 am - 11:00 amState of the Art presentation
Dr. Travis Laver
11:00 am - 12:00 pmAbstract presentations
12:00 pm - 12:15 pmPresentation of the Theilen Tribute Award
12:15 pm - 1:15 pmLunch presentation
Developments in the treatment of canine mast cell tumors
Presented by Dr. Victoria Gordon and Dr. Stewart Lowden and moderated by Dr. Chad Johannes
Sponsored and presented 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
Dr. Jeffrey Bryan
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 amBreakfast presentation:
Inappetence and nausea are different. Why treat them the same?
Presented by Dr. Sue Ettinger
Sponsored by Aratana Therapeutics
8:00 am - 9:00 amKeynote presentation: Dr. Katherine Goldberg
How a palliative care lens is essential for transformative oncology practice
Morning Topic: Chemotherapy-Targeted
9:00 am - 10:00 amAbstract presentations
10:00 am - 10:30 amMorning Break
10:30 am - 11:00 amState of the Art presentation
Dr. Erin Bannink
11:00 am - 12:00 pmAbstract presentations
12:00 pm - 1:30 pmResident Lunch & Learn
12:00 pm - 1:30 pmLunch on your own
12:15 pm - 1:15 pmRTOG Meeting
Concurrent Sessions
General abstracts and Pre-Clinical/Molecular Science abstracts
1:30 pm - 3:00 pmAbstract presentations (two different rooms)
3:00 pm - 3:15 pmAfternoon Break
3:15 pm - 4:15 pmUSP 800 presentation & discussion
Dr. Kim Cronin
4:15 pm - 5:30 pmMembership Meeting
7:00 pm - 10:00 pmClosing Event at the Kentucky Derby Museum at Churchill Downs
(Includes Resident Awards)