Seminars, Rounds and WCVDP
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Visit the Veterinary Pathology seminar page to view the list of upcoming seminars in the Department of Veterinary Pathology and at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine.
Department Seminar Series
The Department organizes a series of seminars to which all graduate students and senior residents are expected to attend. These seminars are held regularly throughout the academic year.
VT PA 991 Mystery Slide Seminars (8:30 - 9:20 a.m., Wednesdays)
- To gain experience in recognition and description of lesions, to become effective in the proper use of precise language in description and diagnosis as required for the ACVP board examination;
- To develop confidence in one's diagnostic skills and to learn to handle criticism and discussion in a seminar setting.
- All students in MVetSc programs and others taking diagnostic pathology course work are expected to be prepared to present and discuss the cases chosen for these seminars.
- Faculty and professional associates participate in discussions and bring their experience and points of view to the seminars.
- Subject areas include histopathology, gross pathology and clinical pathology of various domestic, wildlife and laboratory animals.
These research seminars are incorporated into the Thursday noon hour seminar schedule. Please see below.
- To provide a forum for discussion of research conducted within the Department of Veterinary Pathology and new developments in biomedical science.
- Graduate students, faculty, professional associates and guests.
- Graduate students are expected to present seminars on their own research: the first presentation is to explain the proposed research plan and experimental design so that these can be fully discussed and critiqued at an early stage; later seminars will report results as the research progresses.
- Faculty and others may make presentations about various forms of research or on recent advances in a specific area of interest.
VT PA 990 Noon Seminars (12:30-1:20 p.m. Thursdays)
- To present to the department and other interested parties examples of case material being submitted for necropsy, surgical and clinical pathology;
- To provide practice in giving a public presentation within a defined time-frame, as well as in handling questions and criticism.
- Graduate students, senior residents, faculty, professional associates and guests.
- The choice of subject is open, but most emphasis should be placed on current diagnostic material. For example, presentations will consist of diagnostic cases that have been brought to a conclusion and are of interest for some reason.
Necropsy Seminars (4:30-5:00 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays)
- To present necropsy cases and specimens of interest from the day's service work to a College audience of undergraduate and graduate students, residents and clinicians;
- To gain experience in presenting preliminary case findings, tentative diagnoses and planned ancillary tests, and in discussion of these.
- Presentations are made by undergraduate students, graduate students, senior residents, faculty and PDS pathologists on necropsy duty. Seminars are organized and conducted by a faculty member.
- Gross pathological specimens obtained from necropsy cases are presented with emphasis on diagnostic lesions, differential diagnoses, etiologies and ancillary tests requested.
Veterinary Pathology Rounds
The Department of Veterinary Pathology organizes a series of rounds in support of teaching and diagnostic service. Rounds typically involve discussions based on the microscopic review of recent submissions to Prairie Diagnostic Services. The following rounds are held on a regular basis:
- Clinical pathology
- Mammalian pathology
- Ophthalmic pathology
- Oral pathology
- Surgical pathology
- Wildlife pathology
Material Available in the Department for Continuing Education and Professional Development
- Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP) Slide Sets, 1981 to 2006.
- Western Conference of Veterinary Diagnostic Pathologists (WCVDP) Slide Sets, 1972 to 2006.
- Department Library containing various reference texts, videos, and teaching material in CD ROM format.
- American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology slide sets.
- Charles Louis Davis DVM Foundation, International Independent Study Centre slide sets.
Western Conference of Veterinary Diagnostic Pathologists (WCVDP)
The Western Conference of Veterinary Diagnostic Pathologists is an annual two-day continuing education meeting that attracts veterinary diagnostic pathologists from across Western Canada.