VTCS Schedule

Thursday, October 18th

TIMESESSION/PRESENTERTOPIC
8:00 am - 12:00 pmOPTIONAL Resident Review Workshop ($50)
8:30 am - 12:00 pmOPTIONAL Pre-Conference Workshop ($50)How will our patients survive the next drug shortage?
1:00 pm - 5:00 pmDiagnositic Hematology & Cytology for TechniciansNOTE: This workshop is included for all technicians as part of the full registration fee.
5:30 pm - 7:30 pmWelcome Reception


Friday, October 19th

TIMESESSION/PRESENTERTOPIC
7:00 - 7:45 amBreakfast sponsored by Aratana Therapeutics
8:00 - 9:00 amDr. John Shen
Keynote Presentation:
Will CRISPR/Cas9 ttransform the future of cancer treatment?
Beginner Track
9:00 - 10:00 amDr. Barb KitchellOverview of cancer biology
Advanced Track
9:00 - 10:00 amDr. Angharad WaiteTopic: Oncology Emergencies
10:00 - 10:30 am Morning Break
Beginner Track
10:30 - 11:15 amDr. Christine MullinMast cell tumors in dogs: Basics of diagnosis and treatment
11:15 - 12:00 pmDr. Christine MullinCanine lymphoma: Diagnostics, management and prognosis
Advanced Track
10:30 - 11:15 amDr. Kim SeltingFrom zero to hero: Matching your patients with
the best clinical trials
11:15 - 12:00 pmDr. Jeff BryanTumor microenvironment: A traveler's guide to cancer topography
12:00 - 1:30 pmVTCS Meet & Greet and Business LunchSponsored by Amatheon Animal Health
1:30 - 2:30 pmDr. Andrew GoddwinKeynote Presentation:
Emerging Concepts in Liquid Biopsies
2:30 - 2:45 pmTBDCASE REPORT:
2:45 - 3:00 pmTBDCASE REPORT:
3:00 - 3:15 pmTBDCASE REPORT:
3:15 - 3:45 pmPM BREAK
3:45 - 5:00 pmJenny CassibryKeeping you safe: Chemotherapy safety and administration
5:00 pm - 6:30 pmTechnician ReceptionSponsored by VetDC


Saturday, October 20th

TIMESESSION/PRESENTERTOPIC
7:00 - 7:45 amBreakfast presentation sponsored by Aratana Therapeutics Grand Ballroom
8:00 - 9:00 amKeynote Presentation:
Dr. Katherine Goldberg
How a palliative care lens is essential for
transformative oncology practice
9:00 - 10:00 amDr. Laura GarrettHelp! Clients are driving me crazy!
Tools for working with clients in difficult situations
10:00 - 10:30 amAM BREAK
10:30 - 11:30amDr. Gary StuerThe integrative medicine toolbox and cancer
11:30 am - 12:15pmKylee Poulsen, CVTMonitoring and treatment of in-hospital patients
12:15 - 1:30 pmLunch presentation Sponsored and presented by Best Pet Rx Compounding Pearls
1:30 - 2:30 pmDr. Ira Gordon
Clinical radiation oncology: The latest buzz
2:30 - 3:30 pmEmily Fullerton, RVT, VTS (Onc)Thoracic cavity in dogs and cats
3:30 - 5:30 pmResident and Technician Awards Ceremony