Welcome to the March issue of the Davis-Thompson Foundation Newsletter, with the compliments, as usual, of our outstanding managing editors: Stephanie Shrader and Javier Asin.
In this issue of the newsletter, you will find a message from the CEO, President and Treasurer of the Foundation strongly supporting diversity and rejecting all manifestations of discrimination, as stated in the tenets of our organization.
The Newsletter is also packed with a huge variety of training opportunities for veterinarians all over the world, in a number of languages. As always, our courses and seminars come at no cost or low cost and with great CE and MOC credits.
Looking forward to seeing you at one or more of our upcoming seminars.
Paco Uzal, Davis/Thompson Foundation CEO
Enjoy the full-resolution version of the March 2021 newsletter - CLD_Newsletter_-_March_2021.pdf (7.5 MiB, 3 hits)
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For archive copies of newsletters, visit: http://www.cldavis.org/newsletter_archive.html
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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
The March webinar schedule will look a little different! From now on we will hold 2 free Friday webinars per month. We will continue to hold 2 full day webinars per month (on Tuesdays) per usual.
Our Spanish, Australian and Brazilian monthly series continues with one webinar per month and in March we are also holding our first Guatemalan webinar (in spanish, 2 days).
- Video editing, uploading, certificate delivery, etc; all depend on generous volunteer work of full time pathologists. If you don't see it in 24h, do not worry or message us yet! Our volunteers are likely juggling caseload, research, teaching, meetings and personal life. Please feel free to contact us if you don't see what you need within a week and we will try our best to assist you.
- The survey we present to you at the end of every webinar provides us with important feedback data that we use to improve our webinar program. Please take a moment to respond to it. It will benefit you and our professional community.
For more information visit - http://www.bstp.org.uk/non-bstp-events-and-webinars/
To keep track of all webinars, connect via:
Rebroadcasts, when available, can be found within a week on Facebook and YouTube.
Keep sending us your suggestions:
You can also see all suggestions in real time here: Suggestions repository.
If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us. We are looking forward to chatting with you again soon.
The Davis-Thompson Foundation Virtual Seminar Committee
If you were thinking of viewing the rebroadcast version of this year's Gen Path Review Course, we will be closing this course to new registrations on 7 Mar. The final day that materials are available for viewing is March 21 (also the last day of the ACVP Phase 1 exam), and then the material from this course is no longer available.
Due to the sheer volume of material, we believe that a minimum of two weeks is required to view it (and review the associated handouts), and we don't want anyone to be rushed or feel cheated - so if you haven't signed up to view the course online but 7 March, don't worry - we are already planning for the (continually updated) 2022 Gen Path Review Course.
If you would like to sign up, simply visit: https://davisthompsonfoundation.regfox.com/genpath2021 and sign up!
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
We are ready to start 2021 fresh with many improvements to our webinars! Below is a list of new news from the Davis-Thompson Foundation Virtual Seminar Committee.
· Beginning January 2021, 1.5 RACE CE credits and 1 ACVP MOC credit will be provided with all our free Friday webinars.
· CLOSE CAPTION is now available on all webinars. We hope this new feature will aid the deaf, hard of hearing and non-native English speakers to better understand what’s going on. This feature will be provided via Rev’s closed captioning service, a speech-to-text AI system that should improve the more we use and teach it our pathology terms. Close caption is optional and can be turned on or off via the CC icon in the bottom of the Zoom window.
· NEW CERTIFICATE designs. In the new certificate a space is provided for you to fill out your state and license number. You should also note that our certificates are generated via an automated system that uses the name and email that you register to the webinar. Please be sure to register with your name exactly how you want it to appear on the certificate. Also, avoid using .gov emails as they usually block the certificates.
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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Below are all the options for purchasing:
- EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
- MAIL: send check/money order and form to: The Davis Thompson Foundation, 6241 Formoor Lane, Gurnee, IL, 60031-4757, USA
- PHONE: (1) 847-367-4359
*8AM-12PM M-F except holidays
- FAX: 847-247-1869 (24/7)
- All postages under $100 will be automatically deducted and shipped. Shipping charges exceeding $100 will only be processed after your approval (via email).
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/
The 2020 Davis - Thompson Foundation Awards Ceremony
Please follow the link below to access the PDF file of the 2020 Davis-Thompson Foundation Awards Ceremony Program.
You can register to watch it over Zoom via the link below or catch the livestream on our Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/CLDavisFoundation/) - there is no need to register for the Facebook livestream.
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:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/davisthompsonfdn/?hl=en (or @davisthompsonfdn)
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.
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DE_Submission_form.doc (277.0 KiB, 78 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.