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.

This year’s program will begin with not one, but two Thursday workshops. We will again offer the exciting and informative cytology lab presented by Drs. Davis Seelig and Daniel Heinrich. Whether you need to brush up on your cytologic evaluation skills or are completely new to the task, this workshop provides a great hands on review and descriptions to assist you in reading slides on the job.  This workshop will take place in the morning this year.  The second workshop is still being built but we are striving to provide additional hands on opportunities for all interested technicians. You won’t want to miss these pre-conference workshops!

We received great feedback and will continue to provide the beginner/advanced tracks for the conference on Saturday.  Your evaluation comments from 2018 will be used to design our technician program for 2019. We are working to provide CE opportunities for topics including radiation, electrochemotherapy, nutrition, communication, compassion and cannabis use for our cancer patients.

Our keynote speakers committed to this year’s conference both come from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.  Dr. Amy Heimberger is a Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery and has an extensive research program focused on immune therapeutic strategies for glioma patients and studies tumor-mediated mechanisms of immune suppression.  Dr. Priyadharsini Nagarajan is a Professor in the Department of Pathology with expertise in diagnostic and clinical dermatopathology, keratinocyte homeostasis, cutaneous squamous cell carcinomas and mucosal melanomas.

Our closing event will be a blast with a trip to the Houston Space Center.  We will spend time in the Starship Gallery, Astronaut Gallery and enter the shuttle replica Independence, mounted on top of the historic and original NASA 905 shuttle carrier aircraft.  The evening will include plenty of opportunity for socializing while enjoying drinks and food. Be sure to attend for an out of this world experience!

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