2017 Science + Innovation

 
2017 Science + Innovation
EVENT PROGRAM

Innovation,
Science +
B E YO N D

                           JUNE 8–10
                          2017
                        Specialty Symposium | June 7
                          ACVIM Forum | June 8-10
                           Exhibit Hall | June 8-9
                          Gaylord National Resort
                          and Convention Center
                            National Harbor, MD
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                                                                                                                                                           Specialty Symposium | June 7
                                                                                                                                                               ACVIM Forum | June 8-10
                                                                                                                                                                   Exhibit Hall | June 8-9

                                                                                                                                                        TABLE OF CONTENTS
WELCOME FROM PROGRAM CHAIR..................................6                                                           EXHIBIT HALL........................................................................................... 12-13
2017 ACVIM FORUM SPONSORS.............................................. 8                                                  Knowledge Corner........................................................................... 12
GENERAL INFORMATION..........................................................10-11                                         Exhibit Hall Floor Plan................................................................ 13
  Registration Hours........................................................................... 10                      ACVIM BOARD OF REGENTS...................................................... 14
  Locations....................................................................................................... 10   SCHEDULE-AT-A-GLANCE. .................................................... 16-19
  Wi-Fi Access............................................................................................. 10          MAPS.................................................................................................................. 20-23
  Audio and Video Recording............................................... 10                                           SESSION DESCRIPTIONS................................................................. 25
  Photo Disclosure................................................................................ 10                   SCHEDULE................................................................................................... 26-61
  Beacon Technology........................................................................ 10                             Tuesday.......................................................................................................... 26
  Mobile App................................................................................................. 10           Wednesday...................................................................................... 27-32
  Proceedings................................................................................................ 11           Thursday............................................................................................ 33-44
  Product Showcase. ............................................................................ 11                        Friday..................................................................................................... 45-53
  Cyber Cafés................................................................................................. 11          Saturday............................................................................................... 55-61
  Continuing Education Credit.............................................. 11                                          POSTER PRESENTATIONS................................................... 62-69
  Additional Information................................................................ 11                             EXHIBITORS........................................................................................................70
Note: The speaker list is available on the mobile app                                                                   PRODUCT LISTINGS........................................................................71-73

ADVERTISING INDEX
Aratana Therapeutics, Inc............................................. 15                                               Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc..............................................4, 24
Bayer Healthcare Animal Division......................74-75                                                             Metropolitan Veterinary Associates.........................54
BlackwellKing.................................................Back Cover                                                Purina......................................................................................7
ELIAS Animal Health........................................................ 9                                           Sound................................................................................. 2-3

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                                    W E LCO ME

Dear Colleagues,
On behalf of the ACVIM Board of Regents, the members of the ACVIM Forum Program
Committee and the ACVIM staff, welcome to the 2017 ACVIM Forum!
The ACVIM Forum is the world’s largest conference focusing on veterinary internal
medicine. This year more than 3,000 attendees from all over the world are expected:
Board-certified veterinary specialists in small and large animal internal medicine,
cardiology, neurology and oncology, veterinarians with a strong interest in these
areas, residents, interns, graduate and professional students and veterinary
technicians. The Forum is the premier event for professional growth, exploration
of the latest developments for those interested in veterinary internal medicine, and
networking with colleagues.
Be sure to take advantage of this year’s comprehensive program including:
    •T
      he Specialty Symposium and Reception on Wednesday, June 7 (access limited to ACVIM Diplomates,
     ACVIM candidates, and invited guests).
    •A
      full selection of scientific and interactive sessions for veterinarians, veterinary researchers and
     veterinary technicians. Please attend as much as you like in the learning format that benefits you most.
     More than 460 hours of CE are available!
    •T
      he keynote presentation ‘From Disney to Dean. Insights and Observations’ on Friday, June 9 by
     Dr. Mark Stetter, Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Colorado
     State University.
    •R
      esearch abstract oral and poster presentations which include a Wine and Cheese Opening Reception
     and Poster Viewing on Thursday night.
    • Opportunities to network with your colleagues during the Big Bash on Friday, luncheons and educational
       sessions.
    •A
      bustling exhibit hall where you can meet our partners from the industry, learn about new or familiar
     products, and get hands-on experience with the latest medical devices.
Whether it’s your first time at the ACVIM Forum or you have been a regular attendee, you can look forward
to wonderful educational opportunities over the next few days. Please enjoy time well spent with new and
old friends. Thank you for being part of the 2017 ACVIM Forum!

Harold C. McKenzie, III, DVM, MS, PG Diploma (VetEd), FHEA, Diplomate ACVIM (LAIM)
2017 ACVIM Forum Program Chair

THANK YOU TO THE MEMBERS OF THE 2017 ACVIM FORUM PROGRAM COMMITTEE
Dr. Harold McKenzie                   Cardiology Subcommittee                 Neurology Subcommittee
Large Animal Internal Medicine        Chair: Dr. Augusta Pelosi               Chair: Dr. Helena Rylander
Chair                                 Assistant Chair: Dr. Andrea Eriksson   Assistant Chair: Dr. Jessica Barker
Dr. Jana Gordon                                         De Rezende            Oncology Subcommittee
Small Animal Internal Medicine        Large Animal Internal Medicine –        Chair: Dr. Wendi Rankin
Assistant Chair                       Equine Subcommittee                     Assistant Chair: Dr. Kerry Rissetto
                                      Chair: Dr. Veronique Lacombe            Small Animal Internal Medicine
                                      Assistant Chair: Dr. Maureen Long       Subcommittee
                                      Large Animal Internal Medicine –        Chair: Dr. Jana Gordon
                                      Food Animal Subcommittee                Assistant Chair: Dr. Micah Bishop
                                      Chair: Dr. Brenton Credille
                                      Assistant Chair: Dr. Elisabeth Patton

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The ACVIM Forum is possible because of the generous support of these industry partners.

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Hope. Elevated.                  Changing the way cancer is fundamentally treated.

ELIAS Animal Health is a medical                                                    ELIAS Cancer Immunotherapy (ECI™)
biotechnology company advancing the                                                 is a personalized T cell-based treatment
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therapeutic approach that offers the promise                                        the patient’s own immune system to eliminate
of improved clinical outcomes and quality of                                        the individual cancer. We are changing the
life. Our approach is profoundly simple: Every                                      way cancer is fundamentally treated by
patient is unique. Therefore, cancer therapy                                        developing novel immunotherapies as
itself must be unique.                                                              unique as the patient.

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                                          G E N ER AL I NF O R MAT I O N

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Level of the Gaylord National Resort in the                                                                                                        photograph, voice, or likeness without limitation,
Convention Center Pre-function area.                                                                                                               in its promotional materials and publicity efforts
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Wednesday, June 7:                     7:00 am–7:00 pm                                                                                             distributed or used by ACVIM for any purpose.
Thursday, June 8:                      7:00 am–7:00 pm
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Saturday, June 10:                     7:00 am–5:00 pm
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Provided by                                                                                                                                        room capacities and determine traffic patterns to
                                                                                                                                                   enhance the attendee experience. We are excited
Stay connected with Wi-Fi access in all of the                                                                                                     to see in real time what holds the most value for
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RECORDING                                                                                                                                          and up-to-date on all conference activities. To
Added value for attendees! Many sessions will                                                                                                      access all the information you need with your
be video or audio recorded for on-demand access                                                                                                    smartphone or tablet, search for: 2017 ACVIM Forum
following the ACVIM Forum. As an ACVIM Forum                                                                                                       in the store list. Through the app, you have access to
attendee, you will receive access to the recordings                                                                                                the following features:
available based on your registered days of attendance.                                                                                                 › Create a custom agenda
Plan your time by making note of icons identifying                                                                                                     › Meeting and event schedules
recorded sessions throughout the program. Instructions                                                                                                 › Latest program and room updates
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                                                                                                                                                   Throughout the ACVIM Forum, there are events or
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PROCEEDINGS                                             CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT
As a conference participant, you have access to         Veterinarians
the proceedings. Proceedings are available in the       Earn up to 42.5 Continuing Education (CE) hours in
following locations:                                    just four days.
    › VIN website                                       Technicians
    › Cyber Cafés                                       Earn up to 37 hours of high caliber Continuing
    › Mobile app                                        Education (CE) with tracks designed just for you.
VIN will be at the Cyber Cafés, located near
                                                        ATTENTION Texas-Licensed Veterinarians
registration and in the Exhibit Hall at booth 137, to
                                                        The 2017 ACVIM Forum meets the requirements of
provide assistance as needed. All on-site registrants
                                                        the Texas Veterinary Licensing Act mandated by the
should stop by one of these locations to confirm
                                                        79th Legislature and adopted by the Texas Board of
access to the proceedings.
                                                        Veterinary Medical Examiners relating to verifying
                                                        continuing education credit for Texas-licensed
CYBER CAFÉS Powered by
                                                        veterinarians.
Stay connected while away from the office by
visiting one of the Cyber Café locations at the         ATTENTION New York-based
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center.            Veterinarians and Technicians
Check email, print your boarding pass or access the     The 2017 ACVIM Forum meets
proceedings. Located near registration and in the       the requirements for continuing education from the
Exhibit Hall at booth 137.                              New York State Board of Veterinary Medicine.
                                                        RACE Approved
PRODUCT SHOWCASE
                                                        This program 572-29543 is approved by the AAVSB
Check out the 2017 ACVIM Forum Product Showcase
                                                        RACE to offer a total of 481.00 CE Credits (42.5 max)
located near registration and see some of the latest
                                                        being available to any one veterinarian and/or
and most innovative products in the veterinary
                                                        504.00 Veterinary Technician CE Credits (37 max).
industry. Industry partners showcase their best and
                                                        This RACE approval is for the subject matter
newest product ideas in one place for optimal
                                                        categories of:
viewing. Stop by and learn more and follow up with
them in person at their booth in the exhibit hall.       Category One: Scientific
Featured partners include:                               Category Two: Non-Scientific-Clinical
  Antech Diagnostics                     Booth   401     Category Three: Non-Scientific-Practice
  Dechra Veterinary Products             Booth   501                      Management/Professional
  Elanco Companion Animal Health         Booth   323                      Development using the delivery
  ELIAS Animal Health                    Booth   334                      method of Seminar/Lecture
  Karl Storz Veterinary Endoscopy        Booth   723    This approval is valid in jurisdictions which recognize
  Purina                                 Booth   317    AAVSB RACE; however, participants are responsible
                                                        for ascertaining each board’s CE requirements.
PROVIDE FEEDBACK, ENTER TO WIN AN
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Forum experience by completing session surveys
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(make sure to include your contact information) the
better your chances of winning!

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EXHIBIT HALL HAPPENINGS                                   KNOWLEDGE CORNER
The exhibit hall will be a hub of activity with more      Learn without leaving the exhibit hall in booth 801!
than 140 companies showcasing the latest in               Visit the Knowledge Corner in the exhibit hall to
veterinary products and services, as well as many         hear exciting bursts of educational information.
conveniences to experience. Make sure to plan your        Mid-morning sessions include a complimentary
time accordingly.                                         beverage and lunch sessions include a beverage
See detailed schedule or the Forum mobile app for         and a food voucher.
more information.                                         Thursday, June 8
                                                          10:00–10:25 am
EXHIBIT HALL HOURS                                        Tanovea-CA1: A Novel Advancement for the
Thursday, June 8                                          Treatment of Canine Lymphoma
9:30 am–4:30 pm, 6:00-7:30 pm                             Dr. Douglas Thamm
Friday, June 9                                            Sponsored by
9:30 am–4:30 pm
Refreshment breaks daily in the exhibit hall at           12:30–1:10 pm
9:50–10:30 am and 4:00–4:30 pm.                           Canine and Feline Cystoscopy: How to Advance
                                                          Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endeavors
JOB BOARDS
                                                          Dr. Allyson Berent
Looking for a new career opportunity or need to
                                                          Sponsored by
hire? This is the place to look. Be sure to stop by the
Job Boards located in the exhibit hall in booth 729.
Sponsored by                                              1:20–2:00 pm
                                                          Stuck in the Stone Age–Understanding Bladder Stones
                                                          Dr. Jody Lulich
RECHARGE YOUR PHONE AND YOURSELF                          Sponsored by
We know attending an event can drain your battery.
For your ease, charging bars will be located in the
exhibit hall, booth 413. Bring your cords and plug in     Friday, June 9
your phone, tablet or laptop to recharge.                 10:00–10:25 am
Sponsored by                                              Electrochemotherapy: A Valuable Addition to the
                                                          Amamentarium of the Cancer Treatment Options
ACVIM APPAREL                                             Dr. Joseph Impellizeri
Make sure to stop by the ACVIM apparel store              Sponsored by
located in booth 136. Show your support for your
college with a variety of shirts, fleece jackets and      12:30–1:10 pm
vests, tote bags and water bottles.                       Flat Faced n’ Brachycephalic – What’s New?
POSTERS AND MORE!                                         Dr. Brendan McKiernan
View the results of the latest scientific research        Sponsored by
while more than 200 posters are on display
Thursday and Friday in the exhibit hall. During the       1:20–2:00 pm
Wine and Cheese Opening Reception on Thursday             ELIAS Cancer Immunotherapy: Autologous
from 6:00-7:30 pm you’ll have the opportunity to          Activated T cell Therapy for Canine Osteosarcoma
meet the authors, enjoy wine and light snacks and         Dr. Jeffrey Bryan
network with your friends and colleagues.                 Sponsored by
Sponsored by                       ®

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                See page 35                                                                                                                    Exhibit Hall Café hours
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           for a list of exhibitors                                                                                                              11:30 am-2:00 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          offering prize drawings.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Be sure to visit their                                                                                                           See page 70 for a list of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         booths to register to win!                                                                                                               all exhibitors.

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ACVIM BOARD OF REGENTS
Chair of the Board                                    Dr.   Barbara Kitchell
President 		                                          Dr.   Ellen Behrend
President-Elect                                       Dr.   Susan White
Cardiology Specialty President                        Dr.   John Rush
Large Animal Internal Medicine Specialty President    Dr.   Laurent Couetil
Neurology Specialty President                         Dr.   Charles Vite
Oncology Specialty President                          Dr.   Antony Moore
Small Animal Internal Medicine Specialty President    Dr.   Wallace Morrison
Small Animal Internal Medicine At-Large Member        Dr.   Mary Anna Labato
Large Animal Internal Medicine At-Large Member        Dr.   Dusty Nagy

NON-VOTING BOARD OF REGENTS MEMBERS
Immediate Past Chair                                  Dr. Joseph Kornegay
Treasurer 		                                          Dr. Guy Pidgeon
Professional Liaison                                  Dr. William Fenner
CEO 			                                               Ms. Roberta Herman
Foundation President                                  Dr. Linda Fineman
Advanced Continuing Education Chair                   Dr. Audrey Cook
Education & Research Committee Chair                  Dr. Molly McCue
ACVIM Forum Program Chair                             Dr. Harold McKenzie
ACVIM Forum Program Assistant Chair                   Dr. Jana Gordon
General Exam Committee Chair                          Dr. Keith Poulsen
International Relations Committee Chair               Dr. Joerg Steiner
JVIM Co-Editor-in-Chief                               Dr. Stephen DiBartola
JVIM Co-Editor-in-Chief                               Dr. Kenneth Hinchcliff
Maintenance of Credentials Committee Chair            Dr. John MacGregor
Marketing & Communications Committee Chair            Dr. William Tyrrell

A special thank you to all of our ACVIM volunteers!

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                                                                               Turn on appetite
                                                                         Finally, appetite stimulation is in your control
                                                                         Until now, there have been limited therapeutic options to restore appetite.
                                                                         That’s why we created ENTYCE® (capromorelin oral solution), the only
                                                                         FDA-approved therapeutic designed to safely and effectively stimulate
                                                                         appetite in dogs.
                                                                         ENTYCE works by mimicking the hunger hormone ghrelin. Administered
                                                                         orally once a day, ENTYCE is appropriate to treat inappetence caused by
                                                                         chronic and acute conditions.
                                                                         Visit Aratana booth #509.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION: ENTYCE® (capromorelin oral solution) is for use in dogs only. Do not use in breeding,
pregnant or lactating dogs. Use with caution in dogs with hepatic dysfunction or renal insufficiency. Adverse reactions in dogs
may include diarrhea, vomiting, polydipsia, and hypersalivation. Should not be used in dogs that have a hypersensitivity to
capromorelin. Please see the full Prescribing Information for more detail. A copy of the full Prescribing Information is available
at the Aratana booth (#509).
      11400 Tomahawk Creek Parkway, Suite 340, Leawood, KS 66211 1-844-ARATANA ©2017 Aratana Therapeutics, Inc. ENTYCE is a registered trademark of Aratana Therapeutics, Inc.

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TUESDAY, JUNE 6
 Time                  Event                                                                               Room
 8:30 am–5:15 pm       General Exam                                                                        Riverview Ballroom
 8:00 am–12:30 pm      AIMVT & AVNT Examinations                                                           Chesapeake HI
 8:00 am–12:00 pm ACVIM Board of Regents Meeting                                                           Chesapeake 5/6
 8:00 am–12:00 pm ACVN Certification Exam                                                                  Chesapeake 2
 8:00 am–12:00 pm ACVN Certification Exam #2                                                               Chesapeake 3
 1:00–5:00 pm          JVIM Editorial Board Meeting                                                        National Harbor 15
 1:30–8:00 pm          ACVN Annual Meeting                                                                 Chesapeake DE

 1:30–6:00 pm          AIMVT Executive Board Meeting                                                       Chesapeake G
 2:00–7:00 pm          Registration                                                                        Convention Center
                                                                                                           Pre-function
 2:00–7:00 pm          Speaker Ready Room                                                                  Chesapeake JKL
 2:00–7:00 pm          Cyber Café                                                       Powered by VIN Convention Center
                       (Available other times throughout the conference unmanned)                          Pre-function
 2:00–3:00 pm          Cardiology Forum Subcommittee Meeting                                               Chesapeake 5/6
 3:00–5:00 pm          Forum Program Committee Meeting (Specialty Subcommittees)                           Chesapeake 5/6
 4:00–5:30 pm          Marketing and Communications Committee (MCC) Meeting                                National Harbor 9
 5:30–7:30 pm          $            Candidate Appreciation Reception         Sponsored by BlackwellKing    OFFSITE -
                                                                                                           Sunset Room by
                                                                                                           Wolfgang Puck
 7:00–10:00 pm         ACVN Annual Meeting Dinner                                                          Chesapeake F
 7:30–9:30 pm          LAIM Residency Training & Credentials Committee (RTCC)
                                                                                                           National Harbor 9
                       Business Meeting
 7:30–9:30 pm          SAIM Residency Training Committee (RTC) Business Meeting                            Chesapeake 12

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7
 Time                   Event                                                                             Room
 6:30–8:00 am           Advanced Continuing Education (ACE) Committee Meeting                             Chesapeake F
 6:30–8:00 am           International Relations Committee (IRC) Meeting                                   National Harbor 1
 7:00 am–7:00 pm        Registration                                                                      Convention Center
                                                                                                          Pre-function
 7:00 am–7:00 pm        Speaker Ready Room                                                                Chesapeake JKL
 7:00 am–7:00 pm        Candidate Lounge                                    Sponsored by BlackwellKing Chesapeake 2/3
 7:00 am–7:00 pm        Diplomate Lounge                                             Sponsored by VCA     Chesapeake AB

 7:00–7:20 am           Moderator Training (Scientific Sessions)                                          Chesapeake DE
 7:20–7:40 am           Moderator Training (Research Abstracts)                                           Chesapeake DE
 7:30 am–6:00 pm        $           Childcare                                                             Chesapeake 10/11

 7:30 am–6:30 pm        2017 AAVN Clinical Nutrition & Research Abstract Symposium                        Potomac 1-4
 7:30 am–4:30 pm        Cyber Café                                                     Powered by VIN     Convention Center
                        (Available other times throughout the conference unmanned)                        Pre-function
 8:00 am–5:45 pm        Specialty Symposiums (Sessions, Breaks, Lunches, Business                         See pages 28-31
                        Meetings, Candidate Functions, Diplomate Certificate Ceremonies)
 8:00 am–5:00 pm        ACVIM Member Benefit: Texas A&M University Medical Sciences Library               Convention Center
                                                                                                          Pre-function
 12:00–1:30 pm          SAIM Credentials and Residency Training Informational Meeting                     Chesapeake F

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7                            (continued)

Time              Event                                                                               Room
1:00–5:00 pm      Technician Case Reports                   Sponsored by Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc.   See page 32
1:00–2:00 pm      Friends of Dr. Bob and Bill W. Meeting                                              National Harbor 1
5:00–7:00 pm      Specialty Symposium Reception                    Sponsored by VCA and ACVIM         Potomac 1
                                                                                                      Pre-function
5:30–6:30 pm      AIMVT/AVNT Reception & Technician Cases Presentation Awards                         National Harbor 5
                                                     Sponsored by Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc.
6:30–10:00 pm     AIMVT Annual Membership Meeting                                                     National Harbor 4
7:15–10:30 pm         Oncology Specialty Dinner and Diplomate Certificate Ceremony                    OFFSITE –
                                                                    Sponsored by BestPet RX           Sunset Room by
                                                                                                      Wolfgang Puck

7:30–11:00 pm         Large Animal Internal Medicine Specialty Reception                              OFFSITE –
                                             Sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health          By invitation only

THURSDAY, JUNE 8
Time              Event                                                                                Room
6:30 am–9:30 pm   Interactive Sessions                                                                 See page 39
6:30–8:30 am      SAIM Credentials Committee Meeting                                                   National Harbor 1
6:30–8:00 am      ACVIM Education and Research Committee (ERC) Meeting                                 Eastern Shore 3
7:00 am–7:00 pm   Registration                                                                         Convention Center
                                                                                                       Pre-function
7:00 am–7:00 pm   Speaker Ready Room                                                                   Chesapeake JKL
7:00 am–7:00 pm   Candidate Lounge                                     Sponsored by BlackwellKing      Chesapeake 2/3
7:00 am–7:00 pm   Diplomate Lounge                                               Sponsored by VCA      Chesapeake AB
7:30 am–4:30 pm   Cyber Café                                                        Powered by VIN Convention Center
                  (Available other times throughout the conference unmanned)                           Pre-function
7:30–8:45 am      LAIM Resident Chat                                                                   Chesapeake 4
7:40–8:00 am      Moderator Training (Research Abstracts)                                              Chesapeake 5/6
7:45 am–6:30 pm   $    Childcare                                                                       Chesapeake 10/11
8:00 am–9:30 pm   Technician Program                                                                   See page 38
8:00–8:20 am      Moderator Training (Scientific Sessions)                                             Chesapeake 5/6
9:00 am–6:15 pm   Scientific Sessions                                                                  See pages 34-38
9:00 am–6:15 pm   Research Abstracts                                                                   See pages 40-44
9:30 am–4:30 pm   Exhibit Hall & Poster Presentations                                                  Exhibit Hall CDE
                                                                                                       See pages 62-73
9:50–10:30 am     Beverage Break                                                                       Exhibit Hall CDE
12:30–2:00 pm     Membership Luncheon and Awards Ceremony                                              Potomac AB
12:30–2:00 pm     Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine Alumni Luncheon                               Chesapeake 4
1:00–2:00 pm      Friends of Dr. Bob and Bill W. Meeting                                               National Harbor 1
4:00–4:25 pm      Beverage Break                                                                       Exhibit Hall CDE
5:00–6:00 pm      Student Reception                                                                    Lower Atrium
6:00–8:00 pm      University of Minnesota ACVIM Alumni Reception                                       OFFSITE -
                                                                                                       Cadillac Ranch

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THURSDAY, JUNE 8                                     (continued)
 Time                  Event                                                                                   Room
 6:00–7:30 pm          Wine and Cheese Opening Reception & Poster Viewing                     Exhibit Hall CDE
                                                                Sponsored by Purina and ACVIM
 6:00–7:30 pm          Exhibit Hall & Poster Presentations                                                     Exhibit Hall CDE
                                                                                                               See pages 62-73
 6:30–8:00 pm          Compassion-First Pet Hospitals Alumni and Employee Reception                            Potomac 5
 7:30–10:00 pm         $             Cardiology Specialty Dinner                                               OFFSITE –
                                                Sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health and IDEXX      Sunset Room by
                                                                                                               Wolfgang Puck

FRIDAY, JUNE 9
 Time                  Event                                                                                   Room
 6:30–7:50 am          Forum Program Committee Meeting (AASIGs)                                                National Harbor 1
 6:30 am–9:30 pm       Interactive Sessions                                                                    See page 51
 7:00 am–7:00 pm       Registration                                                                            Convention Center
                                                                                                               Pre-function
 7:00 am–7:00 pm       Speaker Ready Room                                                                      Chesapeake JKL
 7:00 am–7:00 pm       Candidate Lounge                                         Sponsored by BlackwellKing     Chesapeake 2/3
 7:00 am–7:00 pm       Diplomate Lounge                                                   Sponsored by VCA     Chesapeake AB
 7:00–7:20 am          Moderator Training (Research Abstracts)                                                 Potomac 1-4
 7:20–7:40 am          Moderator Training (Scientific Sessions)                                                Potomac 1-4
 7:30 am–4:30 pm       Cyber Café                                                           Powered by VIN     Convention Center
                       (Available other times throughout the conference unmanned)                              Pre-function
 7:45 am–6:30 pm       $             Childcare                                                                 Chesapeake 10/11
 8:00 am–6:15 pm       Technician Program                                                                      See page 50
 8:00 am–6:15 pm       Scientific Sessions                                                                     See pages 46-49
 8:00 am–6:15 pm       Research Abstracts                                                                      See pages 52-53
 9:30 am–4:30 pm       Exhibit Hall & Poster Presentations                                                     Exhibit Hall CDE
                                                                                                               See pages 62-73
 9:50–10:30 am         Beverage Break                                                                          Exhibit Hall CDE
 10:30–11:20 am        Keynote Address                                  Sponsored by Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. Potomac AB
 11:30 am–1:00 pm      Consensus Statements                                                                    See page 47
 12:20–2:00 pm         ASVNU Business Luncheon                          Sponsored by Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. Potomac 5
 12:30–2:00 pm                      Comparative Gastroenterology Society (CGS) Luncheon                   Eastern Shore 1
                                                                                      Sponsored by Purina
 12:30–2:00 pm         LAIM Executive Committee Meeting                                                        Eastern Shore 3
 1:00–2:00 pm          Friends of Dr. Bob and Bill W. Meeting                                                  National Harbor 1
 4:00–4:25 pm          Beverage Break                                                                          Exhibit Hall CDE
 6:00–10:00 pm         AVHTM Reception, Business Meeting and Presentations                                     Potomac 5
 6:00–7:30 pm          The Big Bash                          Sponsored by Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. and ACVIM Potomac AB
 7:00–11:00 pm                      Neurology Specialty Dinner                     Sponsored by AnimalScan OFFSITE –
                                                                                                               Bond 45

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SATURDAY, JUNE 10
Time              Event                                                                          Room
6:30–7:50 am      VIN Community Breakfast                                                        Potomac 5/6
7:00 am–5:00 pm   Registration                                                                   Convention Center
                                                                                                 Pre-function
7:00 am–5:00 pm   Speaker Ready Room                                                             Chesapeake JKL
7:00 am–5:00 pm   Candidate Lounge                                 Sponsored by BlackwellKing Chesapeake 2/3
7:00 am–5:00 pm   Diplomate Lounge                                          Sponsored by VCA     Chesapeake AB
7:00 am–4:00 pm   Publisher Tables                         Provided by Elsevier and Servet USA   Convention Center
                                                                                                 Pre-function
7:00–7:50 am      Christian Veterinary Mission Fellowship Breakfast                              National Harbor 14
7:30 am–3:00 pm   Cyber Café                                                  Powered by VIN     Convention Center
                                                                                                 Pre-function
7:45 am–5:00 pm   $   Childcare                                                                  Chesapeake 10/11

8:00 am–4:50 pm   Technician Program                                                             See page 60
8:00 am–4:50 pm   Scientific Sessions                                                            See pages 56-59
8:00 am–2:00 pm   Interactive Sessions                                                           See pages 61
1:00–2:00 pm      Friends of Dr. Bob and Bill W. Meeting                                         National Harbor 1
2:00–5:00 pm      ACVIM Board of Regents Meeting                                                 Eastern Shore 2

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                                        businesses to receive special discounts
                                        available to Forum attendees. Pick up a flier at
                                        registration for offer details and restrictions.

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                                        Bobby McKey’s
                                                                            McLoone’s Pier House
                                                                            Old Town Trolley
                                        Build-A-Bear                        Peeps & Company
        to National                     Cariloha Bamboo
                                        Carhartt
                                                                            Redstone Grill
                                                                            Upper Cuts Gentlemen’s
          Harbor!                       Del Sol Color Change
                                        Granite City Food & Brewery
                                                                            Grooming Place
                                                                            Upper Cuts Salon & Spa
                                        Harborside Hotel                    The Westin
                                        McCormick & Schmick

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Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center

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                                                                                                                              Conference Rooms
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        D    Potomac Ballroom                    K   Camellia Rooms

        E    Baltimore Rooms                     L   Azalea Rooms

             Fort Washington                         Presidential
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Ballroom Level – M
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                 Potomac Ballroom

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Ballroom Level – W
                  oodrow Wilson (WW) Ballroom, Baltimore and
                 Magnolia Rooms

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Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center

Ballroom Level – National Harbor Conference Rooms

Lower Atrium – Exhibit Hall

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Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center

Lower Atrium – Eastern Shore Meeting Rooms

        Eastern Shore
        Meeting Rooms
         Lower Atrium

                        Pienza Marketplace
                          (Lower Atrium)

Lower Atrium – Riverview Ballroom

                                                             North Terrace
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                                                               Potomac Ballroom D
                                                               12:30 – 2:00 pm
                                                               SPONSORED BY HILL’S PET NUTRITION

                                                               Managing Chronic
                                                               Kidney Disease
                                                               and Getting Pets
                                                               to Eat
                                                               Vicky Ograin
                                                               MBA, RVT, VTS (Nutrition)

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                              SESSION DESCRIPTIONS

RESEARCH FOCUS LECTURES                                    POST-GRADUATE COURSES
State-of-the-Art (SOTA) presentations are geared           Post-Graduate Courses, offered in a mini–course
for ACVIM Diplomates. The speakers are recognized          format, are a series of advanced level lectures on
as experts in their topic areas. During each lecture,      a topic of clinical interest. Each course includes a
information from the last two years is presented and       critical current overview but may also incorporate
encompasses new material. Background information           clinical case examples and other case material.
is minimal in order to provide sufficient time for new     Courses may include two, three or four 50–minute
material.                                                  consecutive lectures on a thematic topic.
Research Report presentations permit active                INTERACTIVE SESSIONS
researchers in the field the opportunity to present        Interactive Sessions are interactive in nature and
new findings using an extended abstract format.            include Breakfast with the Expert sessions, Special
The findings may be clinical or basic in nature. The       Interest Group (SIG) meetings, Workshops and Case
majority of each presentation is comprised of              Discussions.
cutting–edge research findings.                            Breakfast with the Expert sessions are limited in
Research Abstract presentations permit all                 size to facilitate the interaction and discussion of
researchers in the field the opportunity to present        ideas in a small group setting.
new findings in a 15-minute oral or poster                 Special Interest Groups are meetings of people
presentation. The findings may be clinical or basic        who share a common interest.
in nature. The majority of each presentation is
comprised of cutting–edge research findings.               Workshops are short courses that demonstrate the
                                                           practical application of skills and principles using
COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW LECTURES                              animal models, videotapes, or slides, and/or one
Comprehensive Review lectures cover a review               that encourages free discussion or exchange of ideas.
of fundamental principles of disease or an area of         Case Discussions are interactive short courses that
applied medicine. The 50–minute lectures provide           utilize case materials to illustrate principles of
an extensive, critical, up–to–date overview of a topic     veterinary internal medicine.
that is directly or indirectly applicable to veterinary
internal medicine. Content is derived from evidence-       COMMERCIAL PRESENTATIONS
based reports and similar sources with minimal             Commercial Presentations are educational sessions
inclusion of empirical information. The subject            with information about veterinary products and
matter goes well beyond an advanced graduate or            services that are impacting the veterinary industry.
advanced professional student/ resident lecture in         These educational programs are presented by
complexity and depth.                                      ACVIM Industry Partners who are at the forefront of
                                                           some of the latest developments in products, services
CLINICAL WORKSHOPS                                         and techniques that impact animal health care.
Clinical Workshops are interactive lectures with
advanced medicine cases or pertinent topics
presented and discussed in an informal setting. Clinical
examples illustrate the most current diagnostic and
treatment methods, and demonstrate a problem–
based approach to managing complex disease.

GRID KEY                                                          ✹	Indicates State-of-the-Art (SOTA) Presentation
                                                                  ◆	Indicates ERC Approved Lecture for ACVIM
      BUSINESS MANAGEMENT               NEUROLOGY                    Residency
                                                                  ✦	Indicates ACVIM Resident Research Award Eligible
      CARDIOLOGY                        ONCOLOGY
                                                                  ▲    Indicates Early Career Clinical Oncology Research
                                                                       Abstract Award Eligibility
      EQUINE                            ONE MEDICINE
                                                                      Indicates Video Recording

      FOOD ANIMAL                       SMALL ANIMAL                  Indicates Audio Recording
                                        INTERNAL MEDICINE
                                                                  *    esearch Abstracts have unique schedules.
                                                                       R
                                                                       Refer to presentation schedule.
      MULTISPECIALTY
                                                                  $ 	Pre-registration and additional fees required.
                                                                       Pre-registration required.

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ACVIM MEETINGS & EVENTS
 Time                  Event                                                                            Room
 8:30 am–5:15 pm       General Exam                                                                     Riverview Ballroom
 8:00 am–12:00 pm ACVIM Board of Regents Meeting                                                        Chesapeake 5/6
 1:00–5:00 pm          JVIM Editorial Board Meeting                                                     National Harbor 15
 2:00–7:00 pm          Registration                                                                     Convention Center
                                                                                                        Pre-function
 2:00–7:00 pm          Speaker Ready Room                                                               Chesapeake JKL
 2:00–7:00 pm          Cyber Café                                                   Powered by          Convention Center
                       (Available other times throughout the conference unmanned)                       Pre-function
 2:00–3:00 pm          Cardiology Forum Subcommittee Meeting                                            Chesapeake 5/6
 3:00–5:00 pm          Forum Program Committee Meeting (Specialty Subcommittees)                        Chesapeake 5/6
 4:00–5:30 pm          Marketing and Communications Committee (MCC) Meeting                             National Harbor 9
 5:30–7:30 pm          $            Candidate Appreciation Reception   Sponsored by                     OFFSITE -
                                                                                                        Sunset Room by
                                                                                                        Wolfgang Puck
 7:30–9:30 pm          LAIM Residency Training & Credentials Committee (RTCC)
                                                                                                        National Harbor 9
                       Business Meeting
 7:30–9:30 pm          SAIM Residency Training Committee (RTC) Business Meeting                         Chesapeake 12

OTHER ORGANIZATION MEETINGS & EVENTS
 Time                  Event                                                                            Room
 8:00 am–12:30 pm      AIMVT & AVNT Examinations                                                        Chesapeake HI

 1:30–8:00 pm          ACVN Annual Meeting                                                              Chesapeake DE
 1:30–6:00 pm          AIMVT Executive Board Meeting                                                    Chesapeake G
 7:00–10:00 pm         ACVN Annual Meeting Dinner                                                       Chesapeake F

                                           CONGRATULATIONS
                                                            TO THE 2017 CERTIFICATE
                                                            OF CLINICAL EXCELLENCE
                                                            STUDENT RECIPIENTS!
                                                            •A  warded to fourth year veterinary students who demonstrate a
                                                               sincere interest in veterinary internal medicine as well as
                                                               outstanding clinical expertise
                                                            • 29 veterinary institutions participated
                                                            • 88 students in the United States and Canada received the
                                                               awards

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ACVIM MEETINGS & EVENTS
Time              Event                                                                                   Room
6:30–8:00 am      Advanced Continuing Education (ACE) Committee Meeting                                   Chesapeake F
6:30–8:00 am      International Relations Committee (IRC) Meeting                                         National Harbor 1
7:00 am–7:00 pm   Registration                                                                            Convention Center
                                                                                                          Pre-function
7:00 am–7:00 pm   Speaker Ready Room                                                                      Chesapeake JKL
7:00 am–7:00 pm   Candidate Lounge                             Sponsored by                               Chesapeake 2/3

7:00 am–7:00 pm   Diplomate Lounge                                     Sponsored by                       Chesapeake AB

7:00–7:20 am      Moderator Training (Scientific Sessions)                                                Chesapeake DE
7:20 –7:40 am     Moderator Training (Research Abstracts)                                                 Chesapeake DE
7:30 am–6:00 pm   $   Childcare                                                                           Chesapeake 10/11

7:30 am–4:30 pm   Cyber Café                                                    Powered by                Convention Center
                  (Available other times throughout the conference unmanned)                              Pre-function

8:00 am–5:45 pm   Specialty Symposiums (Sessions, Breaks, Lunches, Business                               See pages 28-31
                  Meetings, Candidate Functions, Diplomate Certificate Ceremonies)
                  The ACVIM Specialty Symposium content is exclusively dedicated to ACVIM
                  Diplomates and ACVIM candidates. Each of the five specialties (Cardiology, Large
                  Animal Internal Medicine, Oncology, Neurology and Small Animal Internal Medicine) has
                  dedicated specialty content that focus on in-depth topics that are extremely
                  relevant. Each specialty also hosts a luncheon or dinner and Diplomate certificate
                  ceremony to recognize new Diplomates that have achieved their specialty status.
8:00 am–5:00 pm   ACVIM Member Benefit: Texas A&M University Medical Sciences Library                     Convention Center
                                                                                                          Pre-function
12:00–1:30 pm     SAIM Credentials and Residency Training Informational Meeting                           Chesapeake F
1:00–2:00 pm      Friends of Dr. Bob and Bill W. Meeting                                                  National Harbor 1
1:00–5:00 pm      Technician Case Reports                                      Sponsored by               See page 32

4:15–5:45 pm      Small Animal Internal Medicine New Diplomate                  Sponsored by              Maryland D
                  Certificate Ceremony and Reception

5:00–7:00 pm      Specialty Symposium Reception Sponsored by                                              Potomac 1
                                                                                                          Pre-function

7:15–10:30 pm       Oncology Specialty Dinner and Diplomate                  Sponsored by                 OFFSITE -
                  Certificate Ceremony                                                                    Sunset Room by
                                                                                                          Wolfgang Puck

7:30–11:00 pm       Large Animal Internal Medicine                    Sponsored by                        OFFSITE -
                  Specialty Reception                                                                     By Invitation Only
                  (RSVP and conference badge required for entry.)

OTHER ORGANIZATION MEETINGS & EVENTS
Time              Event                                                                                    Room
7:30 am–6:30 pm   2017 AAVN Clinical Nutrition & Research Abstract Symposium                               Potomac 1-4
5:30–6:30 pm      AIMVT/AAVNT Reception & Technician Cases                     Sponsored by                National Harbor 5
                  Presentation Awards

6:30–10:00 pm     AIMVT Annual Membership Meeting                                                          National Harbor 4

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SPECIALTY SYMPOSIUM

KEY              Open to ACVIM Diplomates, ACVIM
                 Candidates, & Invited Guests Only
                                                             Open to ACVIM
                                                             Diplomates and Invited Guests Only
                                                                                                  Open to ACVIM
                                                                                                  Candidates Only
                                                                                                                     Breaks / Luncheons /
                                                                                                                     Receptions

             ✹ Indicates State-of-the-Art (SOTA) Presentation                ✦ ERC Approved Lecture for ACVIM Residency Requirements

 Cardiology
 Time                              Event                                                                            Room
 8:00–8:15 am                      Cardiology Specialty President Welcome • J. Rush
 8:15–8:30 am                      SAS Update in Dogs: Who, How and Why • A. Estrada, M. Kleman
 8:30–8:50 am                      SAS Update in Dogs: Practical Updates on Palliative Balloon Valvuloplasty •
                                   S. Gordon, A. Saunders                                                      National Harbor 2/3
 8:50–9:10 am                      Cutting and High Pressure Balloon Valvuloplasty for Dysplastic Pulmonary
                                   Valve Stenosis in Dogs • B. Scansen, L. Markovic
 9:10–9:50 am                      SAS Panel Discussion • S. Gordon, A. Saunders, A. Estrada, M. Kleman
 9:50–10:10 am                     BREAK                        Sponsored by                                        National Harbor 2/3
                                                                                                                    Foyer

 10:10–11:00 am                    Subaortic Stenosis in Children: Diagnosis, Surgical and Interventional
                                   Treatment, and Outcomes • J. Zampi, R. Ohye, A. Mazurek
                                                                                                                    National Harbor 2/3
 11:00–11:50 am                    ✹ Cross-discipline Innovation: Adapting the Interventional Pediatric
                                   Cardiologists' Toolbox to Interventional Veterinary Care • J. Zampi
 12:00–1:20 pm                         Specialty of Cardiology Luncheon & Diplomate Certificate Ceremony            National Harbor 4/5

 12:00–1:20 pm                      ACVIM Cardiology Candidate Function: Hemodynamic Assessment and                 Chesapeake DE
                                   Monitoring in the Cath Lab Lunch • S. Jung
 1:30–3:00 pm                      Specialty of Cardiology Business Meeting                                         National Harbor 2/3

 1:30–3:00 pm                      ACVIM Cardiology Candidate Function: Update on Congenital Heart                  Chesapeake DE
                                   Disease: Nomenclature • B. Scansen
 3:00–3:15 pm                      BREAK                        Sponsored by                                        National Harbor 2/3
                                                                                                                    Foyer

 3:15–4:05 pm                      From Bench to Clinic: The Path to Approve Cardiovascular Devices •
                                   D. Bianco
                                                                                                                    National Harbor 2/3
 4:10–5:00 pm                      Emerging Surgical and Hybrid Intervention for Canine Structural Heath
                                   Disease • C. Orton
 5:00–7:00 pm                      Specialty Symposium Reception       Sponsored by                                 Potomac 1
                                                                                                                    Pre-function

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Neurology
Time               Event                                                                  Room
8:00–8:05 am       Neurology Specialty President Welcome • C. Vite
8:05–9:45 am       ✹ Gene Therapy of CNS Disease •             Sponsored by               National Harbor 12/13
                   J. Wilson

9:45–10:00 am      BREAK                                     Sponsored by                 National Harbor 12/13
                                                                                          Foyer

10:00–11:50 am     Roundtable: Surgical Options for Disc      Sponsored by                National Harbor 12/13
                   Associated Spondylomyelopathy •
                   M. Podell, F. Adamo, R. Bergman, W. Thomas
11:55 am–1:30 pm     Specialty of Neurology Luncheon & Diplomate Certificate Ceremony     Maryland D

1:35–2:25 pm       Autophagy in Neurologic Disease •          Sponsored by
                   D. O’Brien
2:30–3:20 pm       Scientific Program: Autophagy              Sponsored by                National Harbor 12/13
                   and Its Therapy in Lysosomal Storage
                   Diseases • C. Vite
3:20–3:30 pm       BREAK                                     Sponsored by                 National Harbor 12/13
                                                                                          Foyer

3:30–5:00 pm       Specialty of Neurology Business Meeting    Sponsored by                National Harbor 12/13

3:30–5:00 pm       ACVIM Neurology Candidate Function:        Sponsored by                Chesapeake DE
                   Electrodiagnostics: Review of Basic
                   Concepts and Clinical Applications •
                   C. Alcott, M. Aleman
5:00–7:00 pm       Specialty Symposium Reception Sponsored by                             Potomac 1
                                                                                          Pre-function

Oncology
Time               Event                                                                  Room
8:00–8:10 am       Oncology Specialty President Welcome • A. Moore
8:10–9:00 am       The Future of Small Animal Oncology Therapeutics • C. Johannes
                                                                                          National Harbor 6/7
9:05–9:55 am       Advances in Our Understanding of Metastasis Biology and Therapy •
                   C. Khanna
9:55–10:10 am      BREAK                                       Sponsored by               National Harbor 6/7
                                                                                          Foyer

10:10–11:00 am     Novel Osteosarcoma Therapies • D. Thamm
                                                                                          National Harbor 6/7
11:05–11:55 am     Epigenetically-active Therapies for Osteosarcoma • J. Bryan
12:00–1:40 pm        Specialty of Oncology Business Meeting    Sponsored by               Chesapeake 4-6
                   and Candidate/Diplomate Luncheon

1:45–2:35 pm       ✹ Osteosarcoma: What We Know, What We Think We Know, and What’s
                   Coming • N. Ehrhart                                                    National Harbor 6/7
2:35–3:25 pm       ✹ Limb Salvage: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly, The Future • N. Ehrhart
3:25–3:35 pm       BREAK                                       Sponsored by               National Harbor 6/7
                                                                                          Foyer

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 Oncology (continued)
 Time                             Event                                                                        Room
 3:35–5:15 pm                     Biology, Molecular Targets, and Clinical Interventions for Canine            National Harbor 6/7
                                  Osteosarcoma: A Review for Candidates and Diplomates • T. Fan
 5:00–7:00 pm                     Specialty Symposium Reception Sponsored by                                   Potomac 1
                                                                                                               Pre-function

 7:15–10:30 pm                      Oncology Specialty Dinner and                    Sponsored by              OFFSITE –
                                  Diplomate Certificate & Ceremony                                             Sunset Room by
                                                                                                               Wolfgang Puck

 Large Animal Internal Medicine - Equine/Food Animal
 Time                        Event                                                                             Room
 8:00–8:15 am                Large Animal Internal Medicine Specialty President Welcome • L. Couetil
 8:15–9:00 am                Current Approaches and Future Directions in Veterinary Education • J. Moore       National Harbor 10/11

 9:00–9:45 am                Simulation in Clinical Teaching Laboratories Applied to Large Animals • M. Long
 9:45–10:00 am               BREAK                                                                             National Harbor 10/11
                                                                                                               Foyer
 10:00–10:50 am              ✦ The Chronic Disease of Needing a Gold Standard for Diagnostic Accuracy:
                             Is There a Simple Cure? • I. Gardner
                                                                                                               National Harbor 10/11
 11:00–11:50 am              Point-Counter Point Discussion: Use of Ultrasound to Assess Pulmonic
                             Lesions in Calves vs. Foals • S. Giguere, S. Buczinski
 12:00–1:20 pm                 Specialty of Large Animal Internal Medicine Luncheon & Diplomate                Riverview Ballroom
                             Certificate Ceremony                                                              B 4/5

 1:30–3:15 pm                Specialty of Large Animal Internal Medicine Business Meeting • L. Couetil         National Harbor 10/11

 1:30–3:15 pm                ✦ ACVIM LAIM Candidate Function: Exploring Options for Post Residency             Chesapeake 12
                             Careers: Opportunities for Residents to Become Scientists in Industry •
                             R. Hamlin, W. Vaala, M. Figueiredo, R. Tessman
 3:15–3:30 pm                BREAK                                                                             National Harbor 10/11
                                                                                                               Foyer
 3:30–4:20 pm                ✹ The Science Behind the Emerging Field of Regenerative Medicine in
                             Large Animals • L. Boone
                                                                                                               National Harbor 10/11
 4:25–5:15 pm                ✹ The Translational Science of the Emerging Field of Regenerative Medicine
                             in Large Animals • J. Peroni
 5:00–7:00 pm                Specialty Symposium Reception          Sponsored by                               Potomac 1
                                                                                                               Pre-function

 7:15–11:00 pm                 Large Animal Internal Medicine                   Sponsored by                   OFFSITE –
                             Specialty Reception                                                               By Invitation Only
                             (RSVP and conference badge required for entry.)

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Small Animal Internal Medicine
Time                    Event
8:00–8:05 am            Small Animal Internal Medicine Specialty President Welcome • W. Morrison
Maryland C
                                   Track 1                         Track 2                             Track 3
                                 Hepatology                 Immunology, Hematology              Education, Research &
                                  Maryland A                        Maryland C                     Communication
                                                                                                        Maryland 1
8:10–9:00 am              Bile Acids & Liver Health:         Diagnostics for IMHA             ✦ ThePlacebo Effect in
                        Physiology, Diagnostic Utility               U. Giger                  Veterinary Medicine:
                         & Therapeutic Application                                          Interpreting Clinical Study
                                  S. Center                                                Results In Placebo Controlled
                                                                                                       Studies
                                                                                                     L. Rhodes
9:05–9:55 am              The Emerging Role of Bile           Individualizing Drug          ✦ Big Data Research:
                        Acids in Chronic Enteropathies       Therapy: Advances in the       What Is It, and What Can It
                                 J. Suchodolski           Pharmacodynamic Monitoring                 Teach Us?
                                                          of Immunosuppressive Agents                K. Creevy
                                                                    A. Mackin
9:55–10:15 am           BREAK                                                      Sponsored by
Maryland Pre-function

10:15–11:05 am            Recent Advances Into the            Immunoglobulin Fc          ✦A   Practitioner’s Approach to
                        (Patho) Physiology of Cortisol     Receptors: Linking Humoral             Critical Reading of
                         and Bile Acid Metabolism in         Immunity With Immune                Scientific Literature
                                Critical Illness                  Cell Function                        K. Creevy
                                 P. Jamieson                        J. Fogle
11:10 am–12:00 pm        Comparative Physiology of       Primary Immunodeficiencies       ✦ Reviewing the Evidence:
                        Bile Acid Synthesis Pathways          and Infections in Small       How to Be a Discriminating
                            in Companion Animals                     Animals                         Reader
                                 P. Jamieson                         U. Giger                       A. Litster
12:00–1:30 pm              Hot Topic Luncheon: Making the Diagnosis:                              Sponsored by
Riverview Ballroom      It Is Not Always As It First Appears • S. Bennett
A 1-3

1:30–2:20 pm                  ✹ The Bile Acid               Canine Splenic Disease:        ✦ Limitations and Dangers
                            Receptor FXR, A New                     An Update               in Analysis of Retrospective
                           Metabolic Regulator and                   A. Lynch                       Study Data
                             Therapeutic Target                                                      N. Jeffery
                                  D. Moore
2:20–2:30 pm            BREAK                                                      Sponsored by
Maryland Pre-function
2:30–4:15 pm            Specialty of Small Animal Internal Medicine Business Meeting • W. Morrison
Maryland A
2:30–4:15 pm             ACVIM SAIM Candidate Function: Indications and Techniques for Upper/Lower GI Endoscopy
Maryland C              in Dogs and Cats • A. Jergens
4:15–5:45 pm            Small Animal Internal Medicine Specialty New Diplomate                       Sponsored by
Maryland D              Certificate Ceremony and Reception

5:00–7:00 pm            Specialty Symposium Reception                            Sponsored by
Potomac 1
Pre-function

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