Welcome to the April issue of the Davis-Thompson Foundation Newsletter, with the compliments, as usual, of our outstanding managing editors: Stephanie Shrader and Javier Asin.
In view of the shocking violent incidents that we have witnessed in America and elsewhere in the world over the past few months, the newsletter opens with a message from the CEO, President and Treasurer of the Foundation strongly rejecting all manifestations of violence.
As usual, this newsletter brings a huge variety of training opportunities at no cost or low cost and with great CE and MOC credits. We also continue our collaboration with ACVP; check out the Digital Pathology 2 seminar co-sponsored by the College. Looking forward to seeing you at one or more of our upcoming seminars.
Paco Uzal, Davis/Thompson Foundation CEO
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Invitation to become a Foundation member!
Are you enjoying Foundation activities this year? Have you attended one or more of our free seminars (in three languages) from around the globe? Perhaps you participated in one of our review courses or its rebroadcast? Or maybe you watched some of the literally hundreds of hours of video on our YouTube channel? Or maybe you just used one of the Foundation's Tumor Fascicles which you got for the crazy low price of $40 (or even less during one of our many book specials)?
It’s no secret that the Foundation volunteers are working extra hard to make all of this available to you, especially during these difficult times. Our model is unique in our field – we make all of this great stuff available to you first, whether you are a member or not. We could just hide it behind a paywall like everyone else so you have to become a member to get it, but that’s not how the Foundation operates. We give you everything upfront, and hope you will support us with your membership.
If you want to support our continuing efforts, or just want to say "thank you" – consider becoming an individual, university, or corporate member. (Did you know that universities and corporations can pay centrally, allowing all of their pathologists to become members without dipping into their own wallets?) But individual members are very important to us, too!
Please take just a moment to read the letter below from Paco Uzal, Chief Executive Officer of the Foundation, which will not only give you the latest on what the Foundation is up to in its global mission, but also what the benefits of Foundation membership will mean for you.
2021_Individual_Membership_Appeal.pdf (738.6 KiB, 1 hits)
2021_Individual_Membership_Appeal.pdf (738.6 KiB, 1 hits)
And once again, thank you for supporting the Davis-Thompson Foundation.
Exciting news from the Davis-Thompson Foundation
Mind if a take a moment to share some exciting news that we are all very proud of here in the Foundation?
A decade ago, the Latin Comparative Pathology Group, in partnership with the Foundation, began publishing its Diagnostic Exercises. First monthly, now twice monthly, young pathologists around the globe have published their cases online (http://www.cldavis.org/diag_exercise.html ).
Over the years, our DE committee and its senior editors, Vini Carreira and Claudio Barros have put in hours and hours of effort to maximize the educational potential of these outstanding case reports.
This month, we begin a partnership with the Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Pathology, and I will let them explain (by way of an editorial in this month's issue - https://bjvp.org.br/bjvp-archive/2021/03/vol-14-n-1-march-2021/.
"Diagnostic exercises of the Latin Comparative Pathology Group (Latin American Division of the Davis-Thompson Foundation) being published in the Brazilian Journal of Comparative Pathology
It is a great honor for the Latin Comparative Pathology Group (LCPG; the Latin American subdivision of the Davis-Thompson Foundation), to begin publishing our already famous diagnostic exercises in the Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Pathology (BJVP).
The diagnostic exercises of the LCPG were created more than 10 years ago, with the objective of sharing interesting pathology cases with the scientific community and to provide educational material for trainees. These cases generated great enthusiasm amongst students and veterinarians around the world, and over the years, more than 160 exercises have been distributed regularly by e-mail and published on line in the Davis Thompson Foundation and the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians web pages.
Now, in a joint effort between the LCPG and the BJVP, three selected diagnostic exercises submitted to the LCPG will be published in each issue of the journal. We hope that this way, our diagnostic exercises will reach a broader readership throughout the globe.
We hope that you enjoy our diagnostic exercises whether you read them on the web or in the BJVP.
These exercises may be contributed by members and non-members of the LCPG from any country of residence. Please consider putting your interesting case in the form of a diagnostic exercise and submit it to the LCPG. It does not have to be something unusual and all sub-specialties of pathology are welcome! Contact the Editor in Chief, Dr Claudio Barros (e-mail…..), for instructions on how to prepare and share your diagnostic exercise.
Paola A. Barato, President Latin Comparative Pathology Group.
Francisco R. Carvallo, President-elect Latin Comparative Pathology Group.
Claudio S. Barros, Editor-in-chief, Latin Comparative Pathology Group diagnostic exercises.
Francisco A Uzal, Chief Executive Officer, Davis-Thompson Foundation"
So look for the Diagnostic Exercises in every edition of the Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Pathology - and please consider submitting your own case reports as Diagnostic Exercises!
On the BSTP's non-BSTP and webinar pages you will find details of April's webinars and upcoming courses. Click on the webinar title to be directed to the registration page and find additional details on flyers.
Since last year we have been testing a close caption system on our webinars. Due to the positive feedback we have received, I am happy to inform you that it will be a permanent feature. You always have the option to turn it on or off as you please. To do this look for the "cc" box on the bottom of your zoom webinar window (see attached image).
Davis-Thompson Foundation News and housekeeping:
- On our registration webpage, you will note that we are now asking for your license state/providence and license number if applicable. This information will be submitted to RACE as requested after the meeting, in order to validate our programs and your continuing education. RACE also recommends that you register for a free account at https://cebroker.com/ so your state board can track your attendance.
- This month we will start our membership drive. Stay tuned for an upcoming email with additional information. Meanwhile, if you agree that we bring you valuable information, please consider renewing or starting a membership. Members receive many benefits, some of which you can find listed via link: https://davisthompsonfoundation.regfox.com/individual-membership
- There is always the option to make a donation to the foundation here: https://davisthompsonfoundation.regfox.com/donation
- Joining a webinar. Please remember that you need to register for a webinar with the same email that you are registered on Zoom. You will not need a passcode to get in a webinar. For a step by step instructions please see the info chart in the attachments. If you don't know how to log into your zoom account, follow this video tutorial: https://youtu.be/N54rrH4HU5o
As this unusual and difficult year draws to a close, I take this opportunity on behalf of the Davis-Thompson Foundation to thank you one and all for your outstanding efforts. What would normally have been a busy year of travel and face-to-face courses all over the world became a challenging but yet exciting time of interesting and plentiful virtual seminars. The upside of this is that we have been able to offer a wide and diverse range of instructional topics with great CE credits to many, many more people in more places around the world, than at any other time.
The striking success of our online seminars is a direct result of the consistent hard work and generous donations of time and resources from all of our speakers, moderators, and our awesome webinar committee, along with all of our members who attended our seminars over countless hours. We couldn’t have done it without your commitment and dedication.
The seminars, however, are only part of the many great educational activities that the Foundation offers, including our great series of texbooks on “Soft tissue tumors”, the slide rotations and study centers in many countries, and much more.
Please have a look at the wonderful video that Rachel Autran and her team put together, as a token of our appreciation, to sum up some of the activities of the Foundation in 2020 and thank everyone who made it possible.
A huge thank you to you all, from all of us at the Davis/Thomson Foundation.
With best wishes for a brand new year.
CEO Davis Thompson Foundation
For a limited time, for the promotional price of $175 USD (plus shipping), you could get:
- Surgical Pathology of Tumors Vol 1, 2 and 3
- The Necropsy Book, John King
- Metazoans and Protozoans in Tissue Section, Chris Gardiner
To order, please complete the attached order form.
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With the Davis-Thompson Foundation webinars we strive to bring you relevant and timely topics every week.
We want your experience to be as personal as possible. Therefore, we’ve created a place where you can communicate your suggestions for future topics directly to our team. Suggestions will be periodically analyzed by our expert (Dr. Laura Bassel) and top requests will be pursued for future webinars.
Make as many suggestions as you want, please keep it as succinct and possible (e.g. reproductive, congenital, etc) via this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DTFFuturetopics
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Keeping track of webinars
If you use Google calendar, please feel free to sync your calendar with the Davis-Thompson Webinar Calendar linked below. Make sure to save in your timezone, to set reminders to ON and never miss a webinar again!
For prompt information on upcoming webinars and for networking, join our social media:
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You can also visit the Non-BSTP Events and Webinar Page - http://www.bstp.org.uk/non-bstp-events/
Diagnostic Exercises (DEs) Guidelines for citing and referencing the literature
To make our DEs more uniform, I’m proposing some gradual changes in format. Let us start with some guidelines that will standardize the methods of citing and referencing the literature.
Citations of the literature in the text should be given with“author and year” always within parenthesis (e.g., Hadlow 1959). Papers w ith two authors should be cited with the name of both authors (e.g.. Mabbott and MacPherson 2006); citations with more than two authors must include the name of the first author followed by “et al.” and the year (e.g., Gajdusek et al. 1966). If two articles cited in the text cannot be distinguished from each other, please identify them by placing small letters alongside the year (e.g., Farquhar 1989a, 1989b). Cite the articles in the text by chronological order (e.g., Hadlow 1959, Gajdusek et al. 1966, Prusiner et al. 2004).
When listing the article in the reference list, please include all authors (see the example below). Include here only references cited in the body of the manuscript.
Farquar J., Sommerville R.A., Ritchie L.A. 1989a. Postmortem immunodiagnosis of scrapie and bovine spongiform encephalopathy. J. Virol Methods 24:215-222.
Farquhar J. & Gajdusek D.C., Ritchie L.A. 1989b. Kuru. Early Letters and Field notes from the Collection of D. Carleton Gajdusek. Raven Press, New York. p. 77-103.
Gajdusek D.C., Gibbs Jr, C.J., Alpers M.P. 1966. Experimental transmission of a kuru-like syndrome to chimpanzees. Nature 209:794-796.
Hadlow W.J. 1959. Scrapie and Kuru. Lancet 274:289-290.
Mabbott N.A. and MacPherson G.G. 2006. Prions and their lethal journey to the brain. Nature Rev Microbiol 4:201-2011.
When referencing books with Editor (Prusiner et al. 2004) or with one author and no Editor (e.g., Cummings 2010), please follow the examples below.
Prusiner S.B., Williams E., Laplanche J.-L., Shinagava M. 2004. Scrapie, chronic wasting disease, and transmissible mink encephalopathy, p. 545-5 94. In: Prusiner S.B. (Ed) Prion. Biology and Disease. 2nd ed. Cold Spring Harbor. New York.
Cummings L. 2010. Rethinking the BSE Crisis: A Study of Scientific Reasoning under Uncertainty. Springer, London. p. 101-193.
Try to use key-references, so the reference list does not end up too long. Please restrict the number of references to a maximum of 10.
Diagnostic Exercises of the Latin Comparative Pathology Group/Davis-Thompson Foundation now accepted by ACVP as credits for Maintenance of Certification
Great news: The Latin Comparative Pathology Group (LCPG)/Davis-Thompson Foundation (DTF)’s Diagnostic Exercises (http://www.cldavis.org/diag_exercise.html) have been added to the list of activities that provide recently board-certified ACVP diplomates credit toward their maintenance of certification.
The Diagnostic exercises will now fall under the 'Published peer-reviewed case report' category and will provide 6 credits for first author and 3 credits for each co-author.
This is a recognition to the great job done by the LCPG and the DTF and all the contributors, who for the past 10+ years have been publishing periodically diagnostic exercises.
Please consider submitting your diagnostic exercise to email@example.com.
The template to prepare DE is attached here. For additional information and to see the past DEs, please, refer to http://www.cldavis.org/diag_exercise.html. The template for submission of cases is also attached here. It is necessary that the answer sheet is sent to us concurrently with the submission form.
DE_Submission_form.doc (277.0 KiB, 80 hits)
DE_Submission_form.doc (277.0 KiB, 80 hits)
Please do not hesitate to contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions.
Scrambling for CE? - our friends at the Joint Pathology Center have provided 12.5 RACE accredited CEUS in association with the 2019-2020 WSC.
Each set of results (25 in all) and accompanying 5 question self-assessment is worth 0.5 CEUS.
There are a couple of ways to get your CEUs - you can download (or view) the full results (it’s 611 pages, so don’t print it!) and the tests are after each set of results here: - http://www.askjpc.org/wsco/wsc/wsc19/WSCProceedings2019-2020.pdf
..Whichever works better for you.
Scan the set when you are done and send them to me at these two emails: email@example.com (I’m working at home right now( and firstname.lastname@example.org (my office email for record keeping) so I can grade and send you your RACE certificate!
Did you know that the Foundation has made a Spanish Translation of Gardiner and Poynton's Metazoan Parasites in Tissue Section available on its website for FREE as a .pdf?
You can find it at: http://cldavis.org/PDFs/atlas_esp.pdf If you are looking for the softbound version of this book in the original English, these are available for only $40 (plus shipping) at the Foundation's online bookstore (https://store.cldavis.org) and you will be supporting the Foundation's many global initiatives!
The Foundation is very proud to announce the publication of a brand-new, absolutely FREE e-book explaining gross (macroscopic) description entitled "Opening Pandora's Box", by Drs. Paul Stromberg, Dr. Dan Rissi, Dr. Claudio Barros, and with minimal contribution (explained in the preface) by Bruce Williams.
This beautifully illustrated e-book is available to view online at http://www.cldavis.org/pandora or available for download in multiple electronic formats including .PDF, .epub, .azw3 (Kindle) and .mobi at: http://cldavis.org/pandora/ebooks.html
Chapters include Gross Description of Tissue Changes, Interpretation of Tissue Changes, Writing a Pathology Report, as well as an informative preface, introduction, and postface. The text is illustrated by over 80 beautiful gross images.
We believe this is going to be a fantastic help for pathology trainees, veterinarians, veterinary students, and anyone wishing to improve their gross descriptive skills.
Information from the Joint Pathology Center:
The JPC IT department is working on replacing the old Flash-containing Aperio Imagescope with an upgraded product which is not based on Flash (Leica's Eslide).
At this juncture, not all slides are back online, and it may be a long slog as each case at this point has to be updated manually in the database. We have identified the urinary system (currently the system being reviewing int he JPC curriculum) and this year's WSC as the priorities, and other systems and years of WSC will follow.
In addition, the current configuration requires a username ("guest") to enter, but leave the password blank.
Our IT staff is currently working in this issue and we will provide periodic updates.
If you are not familiar with the Joint Pathology Center's (JPC's) Wednesday Slide Conference, it is weekly slide conference (well 25 weeks a year) in which over 125 institutions submit two cases and writeups each year. Now in its 65th year, the results are a fantastic trove of information on pathology of all types in all species. They are always available via the JPC at https://www.askjpc.org/wsco/index.php.