2021 Annual Meeting Schedule


Schedule for the VIRTUAL 2021 Annual Scientific Meeting

Each day will start at 8:00 am Pacific / 11:00 am Eastern. End time is approximate. Sessions will be run in order presented below.

Posted: 10/6/2021

Wednesday, October 20th

Start time: 8:00 AM Pacific / 11:00 AM Eastern

Welcome; Nate Nelson, DVM, DACVR – President

Getting Past The Shame Of Our Mistakes; Michelle Gaspar, DVM, MA, LCPC

Wellbeing: Identifying and Responding to Individual and Workplace Needs; Stephanie Johnson, MSW

CANCELLED: Stick A Fork In Me, I’m Done: Preventing and Dealing With Burnout; Michelle Gaspar, DVM, MA, LCPC

Clinician Wellbeing Initiative: Intern & Resident Wellbeing; Makenzie Peterson, MSc

The Art of Saying ‘No’; Makenzie Peterson, MSc

Mental Health Awareness, Suicide Risk and Prevention: How Can We Help?; Stephanie Johnson, MSW

End: 1:00 pm Pacific / 4:00 pm Eastern


Ultrasound and the Amazing Technician!; Heidi Mast, CVT

Emergency Computed Tomography of Veterinary Patients with Acute Trauma; Elodie Huguet, B.S., DVM, Radiology Resident UF

Equine MRI: Through the Eyes of Technician; Dana Duncan, RVT, VTS(DI)

Nuclear Medicine Applications in Veterinary Medicine; Dorothy Sharp, B.S., LVMT, VTS(DI)

Basic Emergency Abdominal Ultrasonography with an emphasis on AFAST; Elizabeth Huyhn, DVM, MS, DACVR

Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Emergency Patients; Scarlette Donovan, MFA, RVT, VTS(Anesthesia, ECC, DI)

Thursday, October 21st

Start: 8:00 am Pacific/ 11:00 am Eastern

Conference Keynote: The Use of Imaging in Forensic Medicine; Ernest Rogers, DVM, PhD

Diversity Keynote: Positioning for Advocacy; Latonia Craig, EdD

ZEWDIS Keynote: New Frontiers in Veterinary Imaging; M. Scott Echols, DVM, Dipl ABVP

LADIS Keynote: Animal Farm….in Grayscale: Clinical Perspectives on Imaging Farm Animal; Samantha Morello, DVM

Equine Diagnostic Imaging – Business Meeting

End: 1:00 pm Pacific / 4:00 pm Eastern

Radiation Oncology

8:00 am Pacific / 11:00 am Eastern
VRTOG Meeting  Moderator: Nick Rancilio, DVM, DACVR- RO

RO Welcome  Michelle Turek, DVM, DACVR-RO

RO Keynote: Abdominopelvic Radiation: Current challenges and Future Opportunities; Ted Hong, MD

RO SOTA: External Beam Radiation in Horses: Not an Unbeatable Challenge; Alena Soukup, MVD, DACVR-RO

Magnetic resonance imaging in the oncology patient; Philippa Johnson, BVSc, CertVDI, DipECVDI, MSc, MRCVS

12:00 pm Pacific / 3:00 pm Eastern
RO Business Meeting   Michelle Keyerleber, President

End: 1:00 pm Pacific / 4:00 pm Eastern

Friday, October 22nd

Start: 8:00 am Pacific/ 11:00 am Eastern

Artificial Intelligence Panel:

  • Introduction of ACVR AI committee to members; moderator, Kate Alexander, DVM, DACVR
  • AI 101: Methods and application in medical imaging; panelist, Adrien-Maxence Hespel, DVM, DACVR
  • Radiation Oncology and AI: State of the Art and Implications for Veterinary Medicine; panelist, Parminder Basran, PhD
  • Evaluating AI products and upcoming VRU Supplemental on AI; panelist, Ryan Appleby, DVM, DACVR
  • Financial implications of AI in veterinary radiology; panelist, Seth Wallack, DVM, DACVR
  • Ethical implications of AI in veterinary radiology; panelist, Eli Cohen, DVM, DACVR

CT MRI Keynote: CT MRI Keynote: Combating Metal artifact and Fat Suppression Techniques, Ulrich Rassner, MD

Ultrasound Keynote: Hey Doc, Can You Scan this Snake While You’re Here? A Zoo Radiologist Helps You Conquer Your Fears of Exotic Small Animal Ultrasound; Marina Ivančić, DVM, DACVR

Collagen Imaging Ultra Class; Sarah Pownder, DVM, DACVR

ACVR History; William Blevins, DVM, DACVR

Introduction to New Diplomates

ACVR Business Meeting

End: 1:30 pm Pacific / 4:30 pm Eastern

Saturday, October 23rd

Start: 8:00 am Pacific/ 11:00 am Eastern

Music of the Universe: Gravitational Waves; Gabriela Gonzalez, M.Sc, PhD

NOMV: Anxious in America: Anxiety management from a neurobiological perspective; Taylor Miller, DVM, MS

Image Interpretation Session; Host, Alex Le Roux, DVM, MS, DECVDI, DACVR

Nuclear Medicine Keynote: Theranostics in Nuclear Medicine:  New Therapies for the 21st and 22nd Centuries; Philip F Cohen, MD, FRCP(C), ABN

End: 1:00 pm Pacific / 4:00 pm Eastern