Dr. Ishtiaq Ahmed, Professor of Pathology at the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) in Pakistan, and member of the Global Health Pathology Network, organized the fourth international workshop on pathology of animal diseases, which was held in early March, in Lahore, Pakistan. UVAS Lahore is the oldest veterinary school in Asia, established by the British in 1882, and running continuously since then. The topics for this workshop, which were previously selected by the participants, included ruminant neurologic diseases, ruminant reproductive diseases, and calf diarrhea.
Dr. Corrie Brown facilitated the workshop, with online (Zoom) help from Dr. Donal O’Toole, University of Wyoming, who was unfortunately unable to attend due to unforeseen visa delays. Case scenarios were prepared prior to the workshop, courtesy of Dr. Brown, Dr. O’Toole, and Dr. Raquel Rech (Texas A&M University). All activities were interactive and participatory. Necropsy practice was included and various communication exercises incorporated.
At the end of the workshop, the Department of Pathology at UVAS Lahore, planted a tree in honor of Dr. Brown, who has attended and helped to facilitate all four of the workshops held to date. She hopes to return often to see her tree grow, and enjoy all that Lahore and UVAS have to offer!