63rd AAVLD Annual Meeting- Diagnostic Pathology Slide Seminar

Saturday, October 17, 2020, Nashville, TN

Anatomic and clinical pathologists are invited to submit cases for the Diagnostic Pathology Slide Seminar at the 2020 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

Pathology residents and graduate students will be eligible to compete for the 2020 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 April 16 and will close July 31. All abstracts should be received by July 31, 2020. When submitting an abstract, please choose “Diagnostic Pathology Slide Seminar Abstract Submission,” which will be an option after beginning the “Create New Submission” process.

When submitting your abstract, please indicate if you are a resident or graduate student; all residents and graduate student abstracts that are selected for presentation will automatically be considered for the Diagnostic Pathology Slide Seminar Award.


Graduate students and residents will be given priority for selection. Experienced pathologists may also submit abstracts, but will be considered only after graduate students and residents. 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 August 14, 2020. Presentations:

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. Aslı Mete by September 4, 2019 at the below address to allow for distribution and review by attendees prior to the seminar.


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. Aslı Mete if interested in purchasing such sets.


Conference coordinators:

Chair: Dr. Grant N. Burcham, Heeke Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory, Southern Indiana Purdue Agricultural Center, Purdue University, Dubois, IN; email: [email protected]; phone: 812.678.3401


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


For USPS shipments: PO Box 1770, Davis, CA 95617-1770

For FedEx/UPS shipments: 620 W. Health Sciences Dr., Davis, CA 95616


Thank you to our 2020 supporters!