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Call for Cases! AAZV 30th Annual Zoo & Wildlife Pathology Workshop 2023

This all day, in person workshop will be held on Sunday, 17 September, 2023 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Central Time, in association with the annual meeting of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians in Nashville, TN.

This eight-hour workshop brings together zoo veterinarians and pathologists for a full day of discussion of interesting cases in zoo and wildlife pathology. This year’s keynote lectures will be by two of the giants in this field, Drs. Linda Lowenstine and Michael Garner, as we celebrate our workshop’s anniversary with “30 years of Zoo and Wildlife Pathology: How the Past Informs the Future.” Following the keynote lectures, pathologists from around the world will present their most interesting recent cases throughout an interactive all-day session with an emphasis on old diseases with new insights.  

Got a lesion with an interesting history? Calling for cases that shed light on how diseases in zoo and wildlife animals have evolved over time, whether in terms of etiology, diagnosis, or management. As usual we will consider any zoo or wildlife case submissions, even if they do not fit the theme. If you wish to present a case, please email Rachel Burns (REBurns@sdzwa.org) with a brief description (1-2 sentences) of the case by 1 July 2023. Those applicants with chosen cases will be notified by email by the following week.



INSTRUCTIONS FOR CASES SELECTED

1.  5 replicate H&E slides plus 2 unstained are required.   PLEASE limit slides to one piece of tissue with the lesion to facilitate Aperio® scanning for digital production. Send by 1 August 2023 to:

Shipping Address:
Rachel Burns, DVM, Dipl. ACVP
Disease Investigations, San Diego Zoo
1354 Old Globe Way
San Diego, CA, USA 92101

Mailing Address:
Rachel Burns, DVM, Dipl. ACVP
Disease Investigations, San Diego Zoo
PO Box 120551
San Diego, CA, USA 92112

2. Please prepare your 2 to 3 page write up in Microsoft Word (NOT pdf files) using the following headings on institutional letter head and send via email to Rachel Burns (REBurns@sdzwa.org) by 1 August 2023:

Page 1  CONTRIBUTOR(S)/ INSTITUTION: SIGNALMENT: HISTORY: GROSS FINDINGS:
Page 2 and 3.  HISTOPATHOLOGIC AND CLINICAL PATHOLOGY FINDINGS: MORPHOLOGIC/ETIOLOGIC DIAGNOSIS: DISCUSSION: REFERENCES: ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

The syllabus and scanned slides from the case write-ups should be available at least one week prior to the workshop and can be downloaded from the Davis-Thompson Foundation website at: https://davisthompsonfoundation.org/available-slide-conferences/

*If you need inspiration, also note that case material from 14 previous workshops are available for viewing at this site!

Workshop registration includes access to images and case information.  All participants must register for this course. Remember that you are welcome to attend the Workshop even if you have not submitted a case.  

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