Histopathology Conference

Call for Abstracts!

66th AAVLD Annual Meeting 2023

Opens: June 1, 2023

Extended submission deadline to: August 4, 2023


 Call for Abstract Announcement 


Anatomic and clinical pathologists are invited to submit cases for the Diagnostic Pathology Slide Seminar at the 2023 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, and others) will be eligible to compete for the 2023 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 on June 1st and the abstract submission deadline has been extended to August 4, 2023, and can be accessed at: https://aavld2023.abstractcentral.com . All abstracts should be received by August 4, 2023. 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 1 will be given consideration for inclusion in the seminar. Authors will be notified of the status of their abstracts by no later than August 8, 2023.


Accepted abstracts will be allotted 6 minutes for presentation and another 3 minutes for questions. Presenters with accepted abstracts will be notified by the organizers about further steps regarding the submission of a slide for scanning.

No glass slide sets will be available this year. Slide sets representing all cases from the seminar will be available digitally prior to and after the meeting. Please contact Dr. Melissa Swan if interested in purchasing glass slide sets from previous seminars.

Conference Coordinators:

Chair: Dr. Rachel Derscheid, Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, College of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, Ames, IA. Email: [email protected]; phone: 515.294.1173

Co-chair: Dr. Melissa Swan, Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences,

College of Agriculture, Food & Environment, University of Kentucky, Lexington. Email: [email protected]; phone: 859-257-6917

Shipping address: 1490 Bull Lead Road, Lexington, KY 40511


2023 AAVLD Partners


2023 Plenary Speakers