Welcome to the May issue of the Davis/Thompson Foundation Newsletter, prepared by our fantastic Managing Editors Jeann Leal and Javier Asin. Stephanie Shrader, who was a Managing Editor until last month, had to step down (we hope only temporarily!) from her role of editor, for personal reasons. For many issues, Stephanie has done an outstanding job and we thank her from the bottom of our hearts.
Of prime importance in this month’s issue, is the announcement by our President, Jey Koehler, about the Big 4 courses of the Foundation: General Pathology, Descriptive Veterinary Pathology, Current Literature and Image Interpretation (CLIIC; formerly the “Gross Course”) and POLA. This year, they will be exclusively virtual. Please keep in mind that will be the last year using this modality, as we hope to go back to fully (and only) in person in 2023 and moving forward for the Big 4. We will continue, however, offering several other virtual training opportunities in the future.
A last minute announcement is the Latin-American Road Show, an initiative recently created by the Foundation, which will include two full days of lectures in four countries. This year, we were fortunate to engage Dr Alfonso Lopez Mayagoitia (UPEI, Canada), who will travelling in October to Uruguay, Argentina, Paraguay and Colombia to present in person his lectures on Respiratory Pathology of Domestic Animals. This is an enormous effort by the Foundation and our outstanding speaker, and will bring much needed training opportunities to the continent. The Road Show will be repeated annually in different countries. More information and registration instructions will be available very soon.
Last but not least, this issue comes, as always, loaded with an enormous amount of information on training opportunities all over the world and in a number of different languages.
Francisco Uzal, Davis/Thompson Foundation CEO
Enjoy the full-resolution version of the May 2022 newsletter - DTF_Newsletter_-_May_2022.pdf (8.6 MiB, 8 hits)
DTF_Newsletter_-_May_2022.pdf (8.6 MiB, 8 hits)
Keeping track of webinars and for prompt information and networking, join our social media:
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!
You can also visit the Non-BSTP Events and Webinar Page - http://www.bstp.org.uk/non-bstp-events/
Nobody needs to be reminded that this has been a weird couple of years. When we decided to offer a hybrid version of the Descriptive course at Auburn University, we knew it was experimental. Unfortunately, 5 weeks out we have zero registrations for in-person, likely for a lot of reasons including that airfares have gone sky high (groan) and availability is more limited. Many folks are still a little hesitant to travel, and we get that. So, we have some good news and some bad news.
I’m a “worst first”, rip-the-bandaid-off kind of person, so the BAD news is that we’ve decided to pull the plug on hybrid and go back to virtual only. Whomp-whomp. We say “bad” because the in-person experience is far superior in that it offers trainees a chance to get away from all of their work and home responsibilities and immerse themselves fully in their education, as well as meet instructors and fellow trainees face-to-face and form lifelong connections. Humans are social creatures, and virtual meetings are not great for helping us form real bonds with each other. People tend to delude themselves that they can multi-task as well as they can single-task, but science says this is a lie (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32206165/) and for that reason the educational experience suffers when people try to wedge courses in amongst other things (so tempting with virtual).
OK, the GOOD news is that because we won’t have the overhead of speaker travel/housing/meals/catering/room rental, we are rolling prices back to last year’s! You know we love you, this is YOUR Foundation, and if we don’t have those expenses, we certainly aren’t going to pass that added cost on to you. If you have already registered, you will be receiving a refund of the difference between what you paid and the reduced rate, and you should already have gotten an email from Bruce. For those who have yet to register, you can use the same link listed on the website but you will see only four options: member “live”, non-member “live”, member “rebroadcast”, and non-member “rebroadcast”. Pro tip: ask your residency coordinator if your institution is a member! (most US vet schools are) Remember that rebroadcast is only the lectures, not any of the mock tests or breakout sessions.
Next year, provided things don’t get weirder and airfares come back to reality, we will be going back to IN-PERSON ONLY for the Descriptive, CLIIC, and POLA courses because we strongly believe in the power and value of that experience. But never fear, we will be putting on in-person Descriptive courses in Europe and multiple places in Latin America (stay tuned for information!). So soak up the pyjama-wearing virtual experience while you can, and we look forward to “seeing” you virtually for one more year.
Jey Koehler, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVP
Auburn University Department of Pathobiology
President, Davis-Thompson Foundation www.davisthompsonfoundation.org
Davis-Thompson Foundation Photo Contest
The Davis-Thomson Foundation invites you to submit digital gross, microscopic, or ultrastructural images depicting a lesion, to be featured on the front page of the monthly newsletter. Each month a new image will take pride of place in the issue. Winning images will be added to Noah’s Arkive to be preserved forever!
Worried about image copyrights? Have no fear, the foundation does not claim copyright for any material published by us.
- Submission deadline: The 15th of each month to be considered for the upcoming issue
- Send your image by e-mail to: Dr. Katherine Watson: email@example.com
Figure Requirements (see examples below):
- Do not exceed maximum file size of 5 MB.
- Width of the image should be 6.8 inches.
- Acceptable formats are TIFF and JPEG.
- Minimum acceptable resolution is 300 pixels/inch (120 pixels/cm) for half-tones (i.e., photographs, histology images).
- We recommend saving your images as TIFF files with LZW compression. LZW compression will reduce file size (sometimes dramatically) without affecting quality.
- When you are saving a file such as a TIFF from any package such as Photoshop, you are given the option of compressing the file. LZW compression will speed up the upload and download times and will not affect your image in a negative way.
Figure Legend (attach as a word document separated from the image file):
- Name/names of contributors and their affiliated institutions.
- Brief (no longer than 2 sentence) description of the lesion including:
- Any other pertinent information you want to share
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20220207_newsletter_cover_image_requirements.pdf (804.1 KiB, 12 hits)
Rebroadcast scholarships for the Descriptive Veterinary Pathology course
Please read this entire email thoroughly before making any inquiries! (Or enquiries if you are British and ever so polite).
This year in support of our mission to provide free or low-cost veterinary and comparative pathology training around the world we are once again offering a limited number of scholarships to the rebroadcast version of the Descriptive Veterinary Pathology course.
Preference will be given to people who are 1) post-veterinary degree pathology trainees, 2) currently enrolled in a training program, 3) from a country listed as a developing region by the United Nations (list here: http://hdr.undp.org/en/content/developing-regions ).
Scholarship recipients will have access to recorded lectures for approximately four weeks starting at or around June 11.
PLEASE NOTE: At the time you fill out the scholarship application you must be ready to submit a signed letter of support on official letterhead (in PDF format) from your training supervisor explaining the value that the institution would receive from your attendance at the rebroadcast.
To apply, please go here: https://forms.gle/dhZu59ouvMKPoPAB8
Pathconnexx - IDEXX Fall Internship program
Join IDEXX for #PathConnexx 2022, our fall externship program, where you’ll gain real-world experience working virtually alongside our veterinary pathologists, learning about careers with us and helping make the world a better place for people and pets. https://bit.ly/3HIGCk7 If you’re a Veterinary Pathology resident going into your 3rd year, we hope you’ll apply. Externships are available in Clinical, Anatomic, and Lab/ToxPath.
Applications are open from now until April 8th - check it out!
PathConnexx_applications_are_open.pdf (264.7 KiB, 29 hits)
PathConnexx_applications_are_open.pdf (264.7 KiB, 29 hits)
This document with a summary (and great photos!!!!) of diseases that occurred in the Eastern part of Uruguay, put together annually by Dr Fernando Dutra Quintela. Dr Quintela is an incredibly experienced and detailed-oriented pathologist, and a Latin American pathology legend!. He is currently the Head of the Laboratorio Regional Este de DILAVE “Miguel C Rubino”, Uruguay.
Dr Quintela has been putting together this summary uninterruptedly for 12 years and although over the past few years we shared it with the Spanish speaking colleagues through the Latin Comparative Pathology Group, we decided that this jewel is simply “too good” not to share it with the rest of the world, so here you are.
The document is in Spanish, but as Dr Bruce Williams well put it: “it is fantastic how pathology transcends any language barrier”.
Archivo_Veterinario_del_Este_-_2021.pdf (2.2 MiB, 23 hits)
Archivo_Veterinario_del_Este_-_2021.pdf (2.2 MiB, 23 hits)
Preorder now for Haschek and Rousseaux's Principles and Practice of Toxicologic Pathology
It's not a Foundation publication, but the authors have all been great supporters, and some officers of the Foundation, so we are happy to give this one a boost! (Just don't expect Foundation pricing from Elsevier!)
Haschek and Rousseaux's Handbook of Toxicologic Pathology, Volume 1: Principles and Practice of Toxicologic Pathology - 4th Edition (elsevier.com) https://www.elsevier.com/.../haschek/978-0-12-821047-5
Haschek and Rousseaux's Handbook of Toxicologic Pathology,
Volume 1: Principles and Practice of Toxicologic Pathology
4th Edition - October 20, 2021
Editors: Wanda Haschek, Colin Rousseaux, Matthew Wallig, Brad Bolon
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128210444
eBook ISBN: 9780128218297
Haschek and Rousseaux's Handbook of Toxicologic Pathology, Volume 1: Principles and Practice of Toxicologic Pathology
The Handbook of Toxicologic Patholog has been extensively updated to continue its comprehensive and timely coverage. The 4th edition of Haschek and Rousseaux’s Handbook of Toxicologic Pathology has been expanded to 4 separate volumes due to unrelenting explosion of information in this field requiring new and updated chapters These volumes are being published separately.
Volume 1, “Principles and the Practice of Toxicologic Pathology,” is now available and discussed in detail below. Volume 2, currently in press, encompasses “Toxicologic Pathology in Safety Assessment” and “Environmental Toxicologic Pathology”. These two sections cover the application of toxicologic pathology in developing specific product classes, principles of data interpretation for safety assessment, and toxicologic pathology of major classes of environmental toxicants. Volumes 3 and 4, currently in preparation, provide deep and broad treatment of “Target Organ Toxicity”, emphasizing the comparative and correlative aspects of normal biology and toxicant-induced dysfunction, principal methods for toxicologic pathology evaluation, and major mechanisms of toxicity.
Haschek and Rousseaux's Handbook of Toxicologic Pathology: Volume 1: Principles and Practice of Toxicologic Pathology is a key reference on the integration of structure and functional changes in tissues associated with the response to pharmaceuticals, chemicals and biologics. Volume 1 of the Fourth Edition covers the practice of toxicologic pathology in three parts: Principles of Toxicologic Pathology, Methods in Toxicologic Pathology, and the Practice of Toxicologic Pathology. Completely revised with a number of new chapters, Volume 1 of the Handbook of Toxicologic Pathology is an essential part of the authoritative reference on toxicologic pathology for pathologists, toxicologists, research scientists, and regulators studying and making decisions on drugs, biologics, medical devices, and other chemicals, including agrochemicals and environmental contaminants.
- Provides new chapters on digital pathology, juvenile pathology, animal models, in vitro/in vivo correlation, big data technologies and in-depth discussion of timely topics in the area of toxicologic pathology
- Offers high-quality and trusted content in a multi-contributed work written by leading international authorities in all areas of toxicologic pathology
- Features full-color images in both the print and electronic versions of the book to highlight difficult concepts with clear illustrations
Scientists, including pathologists, toxicologists and graduate students, in academia, industry and government. Potential settings include biopharmaceutical, medical device, and chemical companies; contract and basic research organizations; veterinary diagnostic laboratories and medical forensic laboratories; regulatory agencies and universities
Table of Contents
- Chapter 1. Toxicologic Pathology: An Introduction
- Part 1. Principles of Toxicologic Pathology
- Chapter 2. Biochemical and Molecular Basis of Toxicity
- Chapter 3. ADME Principles in Small Molecule Drug Discovery and Development: An Industrial Perspective
- Chapter 4. Biotherapeutics ADME and PK/PD Principles
- Chapter 5. Principles of Pharmacodynamics and Toxicodynamics
- Chapter 6. Morphologic Manifestations of Toxic Cell Injury
- Chapter 7. The Role of Pathology in Evaluation of Reproductive, Developmental, and Juvenile Toxicity
- Chapter 8. Carcinogenesis: Mechanisms and Evaluation
- Part 2. Methods in Toxicologic Pathology
- Chapter 9. Basic Approaches in Anatomic Toxicologic Pathology
- Chapter 10. Clinical Pathology in Nonclinical Toxicity Testing
- Chapter 11. Special Techniques in Toxicologic Pathology
- Chapter 12. Digital Pathology and Tissue Image Analysis
- Chapter 13. In Vivo Small Animal Imaging: A Comparison to Gross and Histopathologic Observations in Animal Models
- Chapter 14. Biomarkers: Discovery, Qualification, and Application
- Chapter 15. Toxicogenomics: A Primer for Toxicologic Pathologists
- Chapter 16. Experimental Design and Statistical Analysis for Toxicologic Pathologists
- Part 3. Animal and Alternative Models in Toxicologic Research
- Chapter 17. Animal Models in Toxicologic Research: Rodents
- Chapter 18. Animal Models in Toxicologic Research: Rabbit
- Chapter 19. Animal Models in Toxicologic Research: Dog
- Chapter 20. Animal Models in Toxicologic Research: Pig
- Chapter 21. Animal Models in Toxicologic Research: Nonhuman Primate
- Chapter 22. Animal Models in Toxicologic Research: Nonmammalian
- Chapter 23. Genetically Engineered Animal Models in Toxicologic Research
- Chapter 24. Alternative Models in Biomedical Research: In Silico, In Vitro, Ex Vivo, and Nontraditional In Vivo Approaches
- Part 4. Practice of Toxicologic Pathology
- Chapter 25. Nomenclature and Diagnostic Resources in Anatomic Toxicologic Pathology
- Chapter 26. Pathology Peer Review
- Chapter 27. Pathology and GLPs, Quality Control, and Quality Assurance
- Chapter 28. Practices to Optimize Generation, Interpretation, and Reporting of Pathology Data from Toxicity Studies
- Chapter 29. Issues in Laboratory Animal Science That Impact Toxicologic Pathology
Tumors of Bone, Cartilage, and Hard Tissues now available in Foundation Bookstore!
Bone is a highly dynamic tissue, and any type of mass effect will result in alteration of the normal architecture. Correctly interpreting such reparative processes and to differentiate them from the primary disease can be challenging. The ability to interpret microscopic findings in conjunction with the various types of diagnostic imaging is often essential to reach an accurate diagnosis. This volume, therefore, integrates characteristic radiographic findings into surgical pathology of tumors of bone, cartilage and other hard tissues. As in previous volumes, dedicated chapters will review the structure and development of the tissues covered in this volume, immunohistochemistry and grading and reporting of specific tumor entities. Special chapters have been committed to the trimming and decalcification of bone and teeth as both steps are essential in providing high quality sections for microscopic interpretation.
The Foundation has a new "home"!
As most or all of you know, the Foundation realizes its mission with a team of dedicated and talented volunteers who help us do what we do while also balancing an already-busy life filled with demanding career, family, and outside interests. Volunteers are the lifeblood of the organization, but every once in a while a job comes along that is so big, complex, time-consuming, and outside our skill set that we need to bring in professionals. Today we are announcing the launch of our completely redesigned website, which was brought to life by the talented dream team of punk rock marketers at Malcontent Marketing (www.malcontent.agency) along with significant efforts from our executive board, our marketing and webinar committee chairs, and our IT director.
The new website will serve as our central organizing point for upcoming events and registration, news and information, image banks, diagnostic exercises, membership, and more. Love your social media? Don’t worry, we will still have a presence there! Love the pdf newsletter? Don’t worry, we’ll still be making one! So go to www.davisthompsonfoundation.org and give it a test drive! Check out the events calendar, read about our leadership, and see what’s happening. Be patient in these first few weeks as we work out any bugs in functionality and get more and more content added.
Want some help with navigating the new site? Here it is! Goofy and unscripted, per usual. https://youtu.be/QB5JfPsKav8
This website has been a personal dream of mine for a decade now, and I’m so happy to have been a part of making it happen thanks to the strong support of Bruce and Paco, and the talents of the designers. Let us know what you think! Don’t forget to check out our bookstore, where in addition to books you can get newly designed t-shirts and mugs https://davisthompsonfoundation.org/product-category/foundation-promotional-merchandise/ Welcome to our new “home”!
Jey Koehler, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVP
President, Davis-Thompson Foundation
It gives me enormous pleasure to announce that Dr Bruce Williams, Treasurer of the Davis Thompson Foundation, has been named a Distinguished Member of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists.
Bruce works tirelessly and with great pasion for Veterinary Pathology education and it is great to see these efforts acknowledged. We are all extremely proud of his achievements.
Read the full story in the June issue of the Foundation’s Newsletter.
Paco Uzal - Davis Thompson Foundation CEO
As the Foundation has entered the digital age, we have entered with the bold new logo as well!
The Foundation’s symbol was created by Samuel Wesley Thompson (in the mid 1970s). The original design was actually a cloth patch - maroon in colour, this embroidered patch came with the V device, the snake, the shield, and the bay leaves. The maroon colour, the snake and the V were inspired by the emblem of the U.S. Army Veterinary Corps, where Dr. Charlie Louis Davis and Dr. Samuel Wesley Thompson met and spent their careers at. The bay leaves are traditional emblems of healing and the shield represents protection of animal and human health.
In the 1990s, a heraldic artist was commissioned to adapt the path to make a crest for the Foundation. The crest went through a few stages of evolution, over the years. First, it received a ribbon on top with the name of the Foundation at that time, the “C.L. Davis DVM Foundation” and a ribbon at the bottom with the Foundation's mission “Advancement of Veterinary Pathology”. In 2015 after the passing of Dr. Thompson and the subsequent change to the Foundation’s name, the top ribbon was changed to “Davis-Thompson DVM Foundation”.
But as we advance into the digital age, it is about time for a revamping of our beloved emblem. We hope you like it, and recognize it to be the symbol of excellence wherever you find it.
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, 60 hits)
2021_Individual_Membership_Appeal.pdf (738.6 KiB, 60 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!
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
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
You will be able to visualize all suggestions in real time through the link below https://www.surveymonkey.com/stories/SM-B7D6V93Y/
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, 187 hits)
DE_Submission_form.doc (277.0 KiB, 187 hits)
Please do not hesitate to contact me (email@example.com) 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: firstname.lastname@example.org (I’m working at home right now( and email@example.com (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.