64th AAVLD Annual Meeting 2021

Opens: June 1, 2021 



Anatomic and clinical pathologists are invited to submit cases for the Diagnostic Pathology Slide Seminar at the    2021 AAVLD meeting. Necropsy, surgical pathology, or cytology cases that present a diagnostic challenge, represent an emerging disease, or exemplify a classic condition are solicited.


Diagnostic Pathology Slide Seminar Award

All trainees (veterinary undergraduate or graduate students, pathology residents, others) will be eligible to compete for the 2021 Diagnostic Pathology Slide Seminar Award. This award will be given to the top three presentations and comes with a monetary value of $300, $200 and $100 for 1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively.


Abstract submission will take place via the Clarivate Analytics ScholarOne online platform used for abstract submission to the general AAVLD meeting. The platform will open for submissions June 1st and will close July 31st and can be accessed at: All abstracts should be received by July 31, 2021. When submitting an abstract, after beginning the “Create New Submission” process, please choose the “Diagnostic Pathology Slide Seminar Abstract Submission” and please make sure to indicate if you are a trainee (yes/no button). Abstracts from trainees selected for presentation will automatically be considered for the Diagnostic Pathology Slide Seminar Award.

Trainees will be given priority during the selection process. Experienced pathologists may also submit abstracts, but will be considered only after trainees. All abstracts received prior to July 31 will be given consideration for inclusion in the seminar. Authors will be notified of the status of their abstracts by no later than August 15, 2021.

Format guidelines for abstracts: please include information on signalment, clinical history, gross pathology, histopathology, morphologic diagnosis, ancillary tests (if there are any), comments, and references sections. A model example abstract can be viewed by selecting model abstract.


Accepted abstracts will be allotted 6 minutes for presentation and another 3 minutes for questions. Presenters of necropsy and surgical pathology cases must supply a set of 65 H&E stained glass slides. Cytology cases should consist of either 65 glass slides or, if less than 65 slides are available, then a representative series of high quality  digital images or a digital slide should be provided. Case material (slide sets) should be submitted to Dr. Javier Asin by September 1, 2021 at the below address to allow for distribution and review by attendees prior to the conference.

Each presenter and their sponsoring laboratory will receive a set of slides at no charge. Remaining slide sets will be available, on a first come-first serve basis, for a $60 donation to the Pathology travel fund of the AAVLD Foundation. Please contact Dr. Javier Asin if interested in purchasing such sets.

Conference Coordinators:

Chair: Dr. Aslı Mete, California Animal Health and Food Safety Laboratory System (CAHFS), Davis, CA. Email [email protected]; phone: 530.752.8748

Co-chair: Dr. Javier Asin, California Animal Health and Food Safety Laboratory System (CAHFS), San Bernardino, CA. Email [email protected]; phone: 909.751.3314

Shipping address: 105 W Central Ave, San Bernardino, CA 92408