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The 41st Annual West Coast Veterinary Pathology Conference: Jaws – Terrifying Oral Pathology

May 3 @ 1:00 pm May 4 @ 3:30 pm +07

Join this amazing team of pathologists and presenters for the 41st Annual West Coast Veterinary Pathology Conference at UC Davis (in-person only), where prestigious keynote speakers will share their expertise on Oral Pathology, covering from the elementary to complex, well-known to conundra, supplemented by a series of presentations of exciting cases. The event will have a rich schedule and attendees will be engaged the entire time. You cannot miss this opportunity to sharpen and polish your knowledge on this hard topic!

Keynote speakers:

  • Dr. Brian Murphy, UC Davis
  • Dr. Melissa Schutten, Pfizer

Location: UC Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine, Gourley Hall

Faculty organizers:

  • Kevin keel (; 706-206-1315)
  • Paco Uzal

Schedule (Pacific Time):

Friday, May 3
1:00 PM – 1:10 PM – Welcome comments
1:10 PM – 2:10 PM – Keynote Lecture
2:25 PM – 3:25 PM – Case Presentations
3:25 PM – 3:40 PM – Break
3:40 PM – 4:40 PM – Case Presentations
4:40 PM – 4:55 PM – Break
4:55 PM – 5:55 PM – Case Presentation
5:55 PM – 6:15 PM – Summation
6:15 PM – Reception at Valley Hall

Saturday, May 4
7:30 AM – 8:00 AM – Continental Breakfast
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM – Case Presentations
9:00 AM – 9:20 AM – Break
9:20 AM – 10:20 AM – Keynote Lecture
10:20 AM – 10:40 AM – Break
11:40 AM – 1:00 PM – Lunch
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM – Case Presentation
2:00 PM – 2:20 PM – Break
2:20 PM – 3:35 PM – Case Presentations
3:35 PM – 3:45 PM – Summation and Adjournment

Interested in submitting a case?
We encourage case submissions that follow the oral pathology theme, but that is not a strict requirement. Please follow the submission guidelines. Submissions which do not follow the guidelines will be returned.
Whole-slide images of the cases will be sent to all participants for review in advance of the meeting.

Presenters: Slide submission and a 1 to 2 page case summary are due: March 27, 2024.

Your slide submission will preferably include just the tissue of interest. A single H&E recut (and any special stains you want scanned) should be submitted to Dr. Kevin Keel with the following information. Please do not submit slides from multiple blocks or slides from multiple cases. A single slide from a single case is required, but we can scan special stains of that slide. For your convenience, a submission form is included in an attachment.

  1. Name, status, email of presenter
  2. Slide Number/Slide Name (Typically the label on the slide)
  3. Diagnosis (morphologic or etiologic)
  4. Specimen (Necropsy or Biopsy)
  5. Species (Dog, Cat, Horse, Mouse, Etc)
  6. Tissue (or organ)
  7. Preparation (Frozen Section, Cytology, or Paraffin embedded)
  8. Staining (e.g. HE, Trichome, CD3 IHC)

Send To:
ATTN: Dr. Kevin Keel
University of California, Davis
VMTH Anatomic Pathology
VM3A Room 1346
1 Garrod Drive
Davis, CA 95616

~Case Summary~

Complete, but concise summaries are essential. An example of a case summary is available here. Case summaries must be no more than two pages, including references!

Include the following information in your case summary:

  1. Identification
  2. Contributors/Institution (please include your mentors or contributors and either
    highlight or list the presenter first)
  3. Signalment
  4. History
  5. A description of gross lesions
  6. A description of microscopic lesions
  7. Morphologic diagnoses
  8. Ancillary diagnostics (if pertinent)
  9. Discussion
  10. References

Presentations will be given 10 to 12 minutes each, depending on the final number of speakers.

$20.00 – $150.00


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