41st Annual Meeting – Canadian Association of Veterinary Pathologists, Saskatoon, SK

Annual Meeting

Canadian Association of Veterinary Pathologists
Association Canadienne des Pathologistes Vétérinaires
41th Annual Meeting – Theme: Forensic Pathology
Saskatoon, SK
June 15, 2015

Venue – Western College of Veterinary Medicine (Tentative)

8.00-8.30 Registration

8.30: Opening Remarks

8.35-9.30: General goals of a forensic necropsy including chain of custody, photography & reports (Dr. Gerdin).

9.30-10.30: Common case types of neglect, starvation, heat stroke and frostbite (Dr. Gerdin)

10.30-10.45: Coffee Break

10.45-11.30: Presentation of common case types of blunt force & sharp (cutting) force trauma (Dr. Gerdin)

11.30-12.15: Presentation of common case types of projectile (gunshot & arrow) wounds (Dr. Wobeser)

12.15-1.00: Lunch at the meeting venue

1.00-1.45: State of veterinary pathology & Lessons learned from a precedent setting case (Dr. McEwen)

1.45-2.30: Expectations of investigators & what to expect being an expert witness (Dr. McEwen)

2.30-2.45: Coffee break

2.45-3.30: Presentation of common case types of drowning & burns (Dr Gerdin)

3.30-4.30: Asphyxia (non-drowning) & Méli-Mélo (aging of lesions, postmortem interval, Dr McEwen)

4.30-5.30 Provincial Diagnostic Laboratory Reports

5.30-6.00 CAVP-ACPV Annual Business Meeting

Conference registration at http://www.wavld2015.com. Click register now > enter your email, select regular registration > enter required personal information > Scroll down and select CAVP meeting > complete the payment process. Please register early so that we canorder sufficient refreshments and lunch for all participants.

Registration fees:

CAVP member: $50

Non-member: $50

Graduate student: $25

Contact : pritpal.malhi@pds.usask.ca Phone: 306-966-7215

Bruce.wobeser@usask.ca Phone : 306-966-8060

Details regarding local accommodations are available at the WAVLD web-sitehttp://www.wavld2015.com



Dr. Jodie Gerdin (DVM, Diplomate ACVP)

Jodie is a graduate of Cornell Veterinary School. After completing an internship in small animal medicine and surgery, she worked in private practice for 5 years as an emergency veterinarian. She returned to Cornell for her residency in anatomic pathology, where she developed an expertise in forensics through exposure to cases and continuing education conferences. She has been consulted on over 150 cases of abuse and neglect, primarily neglect and abuse of companion animals, and has been involved in the investigation of puppy mills, dog fighting, and rooster fighting.

Dr. Beverly McEwen (DVM, MSc, PhD, Diplomate ACVP)

Following graduation from Ontario Veterinary College in 1980, Beverly completed her MSc (1983) and PhD (1989) in anatomic pathology and became a Diplomate of ACVP in 1986. She has worked in academia, private sector and industry. She has been at the Animal Health Laboratory, University of Guelph for over 20 years where she is a diagnostic anatomic pathologist and is involved in animal health surveillance and epidemiologic analysis to validate diagnostic tests. In the past 10 years, she has developed expertise in forensic veterinary pathology by attending many conferences, workshops, and courses in forensic pathology and forensic sciences. One of her cases established a precedent for sentencing of animal abuse in Canada. She has been a member of the International Veterinary Forensic Sciences since its inception 7 years ago and is serving her second term on the IVFSA board of directors. She has been accepted as a Full Member of the Pathology/Biology section of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences as a result of her contribution to veterinary forensic pathology which includes many presentations and publications, including one in the Journal of Forensic Sciences.

Dr. Gary A. Wobeser (DVM, MSc, PhD)

Gary is a Professor Emeritus at the Department of Veterinary Pathology, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan. He grew up on a mixed farm in southern Saskatchewan. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Fisheries and Wildlife Management from the University of Toronto and a Master’s degree in Zoology from the University of Guelph. He earned his DVM and PhD (Veterinary Pathology) degrees from the Ontario Veterinary College and the University of Saskatchewan, respectively. He joined the Department of Veterinary Pathology, University of Saskatchewan as a faculty in 1974, and remained there until retirement in 2010. He is also founding co-director of the Canadian Cooperative Wildlife Health Centre. His professional interest has centered on disease in free-living animals. His publications include Diseases of Wild Waterfowl (1981, 1997), Investigation and Management of Disease in Wild Animals (1994), Essentials of Disease in Wild Animals (2006), and Disease in Wild Animals: Investigation and Management (2007).

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