Welcome to the December issue of the Davis-Thompson Foundation newsletter, put together by our great managing editors Stephanie Shrader and Javier Asin. Thank you!
This issue includes an emotional farewell to Dr Vladislava Rac, who recently stepped down from her post as Treasurer of the Davis-Thompson Foundation after many years of dedicated hard work for the Foundation.
You will also see that the Foundation’s calendar for the first semester of 2021 is already full with an an amazing variety of educational activities for a most diverse audience, in several different languages (English, Portuguese and Spanish). We are also trying to make at least some of our seminars time-zone friendly for many countries around the world.
All our educational offerings come at no cost or low cost and with great CE credits, and are also announced in social media (Facebook, Instagram and YouTube) where you can find details about our seminars and also watch most of our past-seminars.
Last but not least, our heartfelt THANK YOU to our speakers and so many people working behind the scenes for the Foundation. The success of the Foundation would not be possible without you!!!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 December 2020 newsletter - CLD_Newsletter_-_December_2020.pdf (1.9 MiB, 5 hits)
CLD_Newsletter_-_December_2020.pdf (1.9 MiB, 5 hits)
For archive copies of newsletters, visit: http://www.cldavis.org/newsletter_archive.html
For prompt information and networking, join our social media:
Please join me in welcoming Dr Jey Koehler, as the new President of the Davis Thompson Foundation.
Jey is currently on sabbatical leave and she has agreed to take over as President starting on 1st March 2021. Until then, Dr. Francisco Uzal will continue to carry on the activities of CEO and President.
We are thrilled with Jey’s new appointment. She is a world-renowned pathologist, who has been a member of the faculty of discussants of the Foundation for many years and, most importantly, Jey is and has been for several years, the director of one of the Foundation’s most prestigious courses: the Descriptive Veterinary Pathology course. Under Jey’s leadership, the DVP course reached the outstanding standard it enjoys today. This year, because of COVID, Jey and her team transformed, in record time, the whole DVP course into a fully digital version, which was offered to trainees all over the world. Jey has the knowledge, enthusiasm and commitment, to take the Foundation to the next level.
Thanks to Bruce and Paco for the kind words and to the Board for your confidence in me. I am honored to do this work and will give it my mind, heart, and spirit! In the almost mind-bogglingly complicated modern world in which we find ourselves, it can be a struggle to know what the right thing is to do and how to do it when it comes to helping others. Bureaucracy and internecine politics of various kinds can conspire to thwart our simple desire to give of ourselves to our fellow humans. For me, and I strongly suspect for all of you, the Foundation stands out in stark relief to this by being an organization with a refreshingly clear, straightforward, pure, and noble goal. It is incredible to see the many hours of dedication put in by brilliant, talented, and generous people toward this singular enterprise, with both the “rockstar” lecturing and the abundant behind-the-scenes work being equally critical to our mission. To be able to work with not just a handful but dozens of these extraordinary people is a joy and a humbling privilege. Together, we can and will continue to do the work of disseminating high-quality veterinary pathology teaching to every corner of the globe, expanding our reach every year. Three cheers for the Foundation!
Jey W. Koehler, DVM, PhD, DACVP
Associate Professor, Department of Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine
Coordinator, Anatomic Pathology Residency Program
Clinical Liason, Surgical Biopsy Service
Naughty or nice, we have prepared a little treat for you!
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
These will look great under the tree!
To order, please complete the attached order form.
Christmas_Present_Special_1.docx (234.5 KiB, 9 hits)
Christmas_Present_Special_1.docx (234.5 KiB, 9 hits)
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).
- The office will be closed Nov 26 and 27 in observation of the Thanksgiving Holiday.
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.
Happy Grosslidays, Histo Greetings!
To help everyone get into the Holiday spirit during necropsies and microscope seshes, we are having a gross/histo contest over the Foundation’s Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/davisthompsonfdn/).
Share a gross or histo picture that resembles a Holiday theme and tag us (@davisthompsonfdn).
Vote for your favorite image on Dec 23.
Winner will be announced on Dec 24 and the winning image shared across our social media.
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/
November Webinar Agenda
We are ready for November! Below you’ll find our complete agenda for the month. Sign up early and guarantee your spot!
New this month: We started implementing throughout October and we are now publishing the “Learning Objectives” for each webinar. These should give you a clearer benefit of what you are signing up for! You will find the learning objectives on the registration page and on our social media ads.
Free Friday webinars: 9am-10:30am (PST)
- November 27
"Breaking the “Glass” Ceiling: Digital Pathology in an Academic Core Laboratory and Experimental Pathology” with Dr. Yava Johnes-Hall from Texas A&M University.
Full day webinar:
- Nov 24, 7am-5pm (PST)
In-laws coming over for Thanksgiving week? We've got you covered - at least for Tuesday. Get some much needed "me" time with an all-day seminar on Diseases on Non-human Primates...
"Come on over here Lillian and have a seat. They are just about to cover chronic colitis in tamarins - you don't want to miss this!"
Really, what's better - a parade with marching bands playing polka tunes, lip-synching celebrities, and half-inflated balloons, or a parade of fantastic lesions?!!! You betcha!
“Diseases of Non-Human Primates” with Drs. Amanda Johnson, Anne Lewis, Olga Gonzalez, Heather Simmons.
This full day webinar provides 4 credits for the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Committee and 8h of RACE CE credits.
Cost: 50 USD
Brazilian Webinar Series
- Nov 27- These webinars are presented in Portuguese!
6pm-7:30pm: "Architectural Patterns and Cytology" with Dr. Breno Salgado from Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo.
7:30-10pm: "Cytohistological Correlation: Selected Cases in Dogs and Cats with Dr. Fabrizio Grandi from VetSchool São Paulo
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, 63 hits)
DE_Submission_form.doc (277.0 KiB, 63 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.
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, and here are this results from the last 3 conferences.
WSC #19 - 19-20_Conference_19_illustrated_final.pdf (3.6 MiB, 252 hits)
19-20_Conference_19_illustrated_final.pdf (3.6 MiB, 252 hits)
WSC #18 - WSC_1920_Conf_18_illustrated_final_reduced.pdf (2.8 MiB, 238 hits)
WSC_1920_Conf_18_illustrated_final_reduced.pdf (2.8 MiB, 238 hits)
WSC #17 - WSC_1920_Conf_17_illustrated_final.pdf (3.3 MiB, 177 hits)
WSC_1920_Conf_17_illustrated_final.pdf (3.3 MiB, 177 hits)
Order your copy of the new 305-page Volume 3 of Tumors of Domestic Animals: Tumors of Soft Tissue!
There are many ways to do this - attached are JPG and .PDF order forms (print, fill, scan, and email), and links to our online bookstore.
Order 1 copy for $40 or 2 for $60 (shipping not included).
Order your book for only $40 - [https://0343a1c.netsolstores.com/surgicalpathologyoftumorsofdomesticanimalsvol2tumorsofsofttissue.aspx]
Order 2 books for only $60: [https://0343a1c.netsolstores.com/vol3tumorofsofttissuesbuyonegetone50off.aspx]
Vol 2 of the Surgical Pathology of Tumors of Domestic Species: Mammary Tumors is now on sale.
Mammary tumors, the second volume of the of the Surgical Pathology of Tumors of Domestic Species, has an international slate of co-authors (Drs. Valentina Zappulli, Laura Pena, Roberta Rasotto, Michael Goldschmidt, Adelina Gama, Jennifer Scruggs, and Matti Kiupel) and contains the latest classification schema and criteria for mammary tumors of the domestic species. This book is a vast improvement over its second edition counterpart with 150 additional pages, all color images incorporated directly into the text (no more flipping to the back of the book and hunting for the right images), and includes not only histology, but cytology, immunohistochemistry, and far more explanatory material on normal anatomy, embryology of common tumors and much more.
A 60-page, reduced resolution sample of the 1st edition is available at http://www.cldavis.org/PDFs/Surg_Path_Vol_2_sample.pdf to give you an idea of the sweeping improvements in the new series.
This second volume will be priced at $40 (plus shipping and handling.) Two books ship for the same price as one!
Fax or email orders - download your form here!: http://www.cldavis.org/PDFs/Surg_Path_Vol_2_order_form.pdf - email to email@example.com
If you have any problems with ordering online (sometimes it says we don't ship to a particular location BUT WE DO!!!) - please use the order form and send by email.