2015 Annual Meeting

American College of Veterinary Pathologists

2015 Annual Meeting

Room CC 309, March 21 2015, 7:00pm to 10:00pm

David E. Malarkey, Anne F. Buckley, Andrew Miller, Kevin Woolard, James Morrison

Brain cancer is a relatively infrequent, yet devastating, occurrence in man and animals and there are very few animal models.

Educational Objective

Brain tumors often carry a grave prognosis, so understanding the epidemiological, morphological, behavioral, and molecular biological aspects of brain neoplasia in various mammalian species can improve the successful treatments and/or its prevention.This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of medical and veterinary pathologists, trainees, researchers and other professionals with an interest in comparative pathology and medicine in man and animals. Fundamentally, the process of carcinogenesis is similar between man and animals, however distinct differences exist. Comparing species similarities and differences lead to a better understanding of the disease in both man and animals.Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Understand the incidence and subtypes of brain cancer in man and animals.
  2. Understand the comparative behaviors of meningiomas in man, dog, mouse, and rat.
  3. Understand the shared molecular pathways of brain tumors in a variety of mammalian species.
  4. Understand the diagnostic criteria and prognosis of glial and meningeal tumors.
  5. Understand the pediatric and neonatal brain tumors.

Session Credits: CME = 3 / SAMs = N/A


Companion Meeting Moderator
Speaker: David E. Malarkey, DVM, PhD, DACVP, FIATP, NTP Pathology Group and National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Research Triangle Park, NC
The 3 Ms of Human Brain Cancer: Morphology, Models and Molecular Biology
Speaker: Anne F. Buckley, MD, PhD, Duke University, Durham, NC
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The Dog as a Large Animal Model of Intracranial Neoplasia
Speaker: Andrew Miller, DVM, Dipl. ACVP, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, Ithaca, NY
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Comparative Genomics of Pediatric Brain Tumors in Man and The Dog
Speaker: Kevin D. Woolard, DVM, PhD, University of California Davis, Davis, CA
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Spontaneous Intracranial Neoplasia in Rodents
Speaker: James P. Morrison DVM, PAI-CRL, Durham, NC
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