Spring 2018 Continuing Education Seminar: Updates in Oncology

Sunday, April 15, 2018

As part of FETCH a Cure’s mission, this continuing education seminar is FREE* to attend for all veterinarians and up to two technicians from each practice.  The focus will be on relevant updates in canine and feline oncology treatments, with presentations from: Casey LeBlanc, DVM, PHD, DIPLOMATE, ACVP (Clinical Pathology), Angharad Waite, VMD, DACVIM (Medical Oncology) and Ira Gordon, DVM, DACVR (Radiation Oncology).

The course will be held at The Science Museum of Virginia at 2500 W. Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23220, on Sunday, April 15th, 2018.

RSVP by April 9th: rebecca@fetchacure.com or 804-525-2193. Full schedule will be posted shortly.

This program is pending approval by the AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 3.00 CE Credits being available to any one veterinarian and/or Veterinary Technician.

*Please consider making a generous, tax deductible donation to offset costs to FETCH.

Topic Details:

Dr. Casey LeBlanc: “Getting the Most Out of Your Pathology Samples”

The lecture will focus on filling out a pathology request, aspiration techniques for cytology, cytology versus biopsy with advantages and limitations of each, what to do with unexpected pathology results, and molecular testing beyond routine pathology.

Dr. Angharad Waite: “Top Five Cancers in Cats: Lymphoma, Lymphoma, Lymphoma…”

This presentation will go through the five most commonly seen feline cancers in my practice: Lymphoma, mast cell disease, mammary cancer, nasal tumors, and intestinal adenocarcinoma. While lymphoma is typically the initial rule out for any unwell feline presenting to The Oncology Service, the typical presenting complaints and then the diagnostic work up employed to achieve a diagnosis will be discussed.  The specific treatments and prognoses will be addressed for these common cancers. The unique forms of lymphoma we see in cats, such as tarsal lymphoma and small cell gastrointestinal lymphoma will also be reviewed.  Finally, case reports will be presented.

Dr. Ira Gordon: “What’s New in Veterinary Radiation and Why You Should Care”

Attendees can expect to learn about how advances in radiation therapy technology and knowledge allow for treatment of a wider spectrum of cancer, often with reduced side effects, increased effectiveness, and/or fewer total treatments.