The VTCS Workshop

NEW in 2019!

The Technician workshop will begin on Thursday, October 18th at 8:00 am with a Cytology & Hematology workshop for all registered technicians.  This workshop is included in the full conference registration fee this year.  When registering, you will be asked if you plan to attend.


Come and Get Your CE on in Houston!

I am proud to welcome you all to the 2019 Technician Workshop of the Veterinary Cancer Society.

We start this year’s workshop on Thursday morning with the Diagnostic Cytology for Technicians session presented by Drs. Davis Seelig and Daniel Heinrich of the University of Minnesota. Whether you need to brush up on your cytologic evaluation skills, or are completely new to the task, this workshop will provide you with a great hands-on education that will help you with your slide-reading-skills while on the job. The afternoon workshop, Integration of Cannabis into Cancer Therapy, will be presented by Dr. Trinah Hazzah and Mr. Stephen Cital. You won’t want to miss either of these sessions.

Technicians will attend both keynote presentations this year. Both keynote speakers hale from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.  Dr. Amy Heimberger is a Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery and Dr. Kiela Torres is an Associate Professor in the Department of Surgical Oncology.  We look forward to both presentations.

Because of the great feedback we received last year, this year’s workshop includes a full day of beginner and advanced tracks on Saturday.  You will find sessions on everything from introduction to medical oncology and chemotherapy basics to advanced radiation concepts and cancer immunology and immunotherapy.

Our closing event will be a blast with a trip to Space Center Houston.  Along with our dinner, attendees will have time to explore the entire museum with all of the wonders of space that it holds.  The evening will include plenty of opportunity for socializing and includes the announcement of our Case Report Competition winner. Be sure to attend for an out of this world experience!

We thank all of our sponsors who helped make this workshop possible: Stokes Pharmacy, Amatheon Animal Health, Aratana Therapeutics, Best Pet Rx, Rx Vitamins, Equashield and Puppy Up.  We couldn’t do this without their support.

Brooke Quesnell CVT, B.S, VTS (Oncology)
2019 VTCS Workshop Program Chair