VTCS Schedule

Thursday, October 26th

TIMESESSION/PRESENTER
8:00 am - 12:00 pmResident Review Workshop
(optional/separate fee required)
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
SOLD OUT!
Session One
Diagnostic and hematology lab for technicians
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)
1:00 - 5:00 pmSOLD OUT!
Session Two
Diagnostic and hematology lab for technicians
5:30 - 7:30 pmWelcome Reception


Friday, October 27th

TIMESESSION/PRESENTERTOPIC
7:00 - 7:45 amBreakfast sponsored by PractivetGalleria (Lower Ballroom Level)
8:00 - 9:00 amDr. Kelly Hughes
Molecular diagnostics for canine and feline lymphoproliferative disease
9:00 - 10:00 amDr. Lynelle GrahamChronic pain management in cancer patients
10:00 - 10:30 amAM BREAK
10:30 - 11:15 amMegan BrashearOncology emergencies: Before the specialist
11:15 - 12:00 pmDr. Katie CurranClinical trials in nutritional therapy for dogs with cancer
12:00 - 1:30 pmVTCS Business LunchSponsored by Amatheon Pharmaceuticals
1:30 - 2:30 pmKeynote Presentation:
Susan Hedlund, LCSW
When the well runs dry: Compassion fatigue, burnout and resilience in practice
2:30 - 2:45 pmMs. Niquita ParkerCASE REPORT:
More than tumors: Paraneoplastic dermatitis
2:45 - 3:00 pmMs. Sandra FarfanCASE REPORT:
Clinical progress of lingual hemangiosarcoma in a cat
3:00 - 3:15 pmMs. Kara HallCASE REPORT:
Treating multiple myeloma on a clinical trial
3:15 - 3:45 pmPM BREAK
3:45 - 5:00 pmPanel Discussion:
Dr. David Ruslander
Deborah Tate
Heather Romano
Kathi Smith
Career longevity. A discussion about how technicians can find job
satisfaction and stay sane!


Saturday, October 28th

TIMESESSION/PRESENTERTOPIC
7:00 - 7:45 amClinical impact and management of inappetence in oncology patients
Breakfast presentation sponsored by Aratana Therapeutics
Grand Ballroom (Lower Ballroom Level)
8:00 - 9:00 amKeynote Presentation:
Dr. Daniel Promislow
The Dog Aging Project: An open science resource for cancer research
9:00 - 10:00 amDr. John WooldridgeSurgical oncology: basic principles and common cases
10:00 - 10:30 amAM BREAK
10:30 - 11:15 amDr. Janean FidelWhen the end is just the beginning:
A technicians role in radiation follow-up care
11:15 am - 12:00 pmJenn Boyer, PharmD, BCPS, BCPPSChemotherapy handling and safety
12:00 - 1:30 pmLunch on your Own
1:30 - 2:15 pmDr. Shannon Williams & Rubi Sullivan
Integrative cancer care
2:15 - 3:00 pmDr. Chelsea TrippClinical applications of electrochemotherapy and beyond
3:00 - 3:30 pmPM BREAK
3:30 - 5:30 pmResident and Technician Awards Ceremony