October 19 - October 23, 2020

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Hello Friends and Colleagues:

I hope everyone is getting to enjoy some cooler weather and some autumn color.  We are a week out from our annual scientific meeting and I wanted to bring everyone up to speed on two very important differences with going virtual this year.

  1. Continuing Education

There will be two categories of continuing education credit this year.  We are RACE approved for over 30 hours of interactive continuing education credits and the requirements for interactive versus non interactive credits varies from state to state.  The interactive credits this year will only be available the week of the meeting.  You must be logged into the meeting the week of Oct. 19-23 during the sessions to receive interactive CE credit.  Everything is being recorded and will be available for viewing later but please check to be sure you are logged in everyday to receive interactive continuing education credit.

The abstracts will be available on demand and can be completed for non interactive continuing education credit at any time and will be available for 60 days after the meeting.  We are also recording the interactive sessions and will be submitting for additional non interactive continuing education credits for viewing these sessions after the meeting.  There will likely be a lag in RACE approval but the recorded sessions will be viewable for 60 days after the meeting before being archived.

  1. Scheduling

The other major change to be aware of is the scheduling of lectures and meetings.  It is much easier to make up time in a live meeting.  With most of the lectures being prerecorded it is very difficult to land exactly at the 50 minute mark.  The overall content and daily schedule is set, but there will be some small changes this week with regard to exact start times.  The most up to date schedule will be posted on the ACVR website so please check back regularly if there is something you really want to see on the first pass.  As mentioned, everything is being recorded and will be available for viewing after it is presented so we can always catch up.

If you haven’t registered yet now is the time to take advantage!


Warmest Regards,

Jason Arble, Program Chair


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Virtual Meeting Schedule

Over 50 Abstracts will be available on demand within the conference center’s library.

ACVR 2020 Proceedings

Monday, October 19thGeneral Session
8:00 am PDT/ 11:00 am EDTPresident’s Address with Dr. Kate Alexander
8:15 am PDT/ 11:15 am EDTConference Keynote: The Role of Radiation Protection in Veterinary Medicine: The Story of the Image Gently Campaign For Children; Kimberly E. Applegate, MD, MS, FACR
9:30 am PDT/12:30 pm EDTMarinading in Modern Technology — Exploring the Evidence; Alexia McKnight, DVM, DACVR
10:40 am PDT/ 1:40 EDTMusculoskeletal MRI: The Human Approach (Part One and Part Two); Hollis Potter, MD
12:55 pm PDT/ 3:55 EDTMusculoskeletal MRI Protocol Basics Lite: Now with 80% Less Physics; Sarah Pownder, DVM, DACVR
1:45 pm PDT/ 4:45 EDTNuclear Medicine Society Meeting


Tuesday, October 20thGeneral SessionTechnicians
8:00 am PDT/11:00 am EDTIns and Outs of Equine Musculoskeletal MRI; Kurt Selberg, MS, DVM, MS, DACVR
8:00 am PDT/11:00 am EDTYou’re Getting Sleepy – Anesthesia for Cross-Sectional Imaging; Scarlette Donovan, RVT, VTS
(Anesthesia and Analgesia, ECC)
9:05 am PDT/ 12:05 pm EDTSurgeon’s Perspective on Equine Musculoskeletal MRI; Matthew Brokken, DVM, DACVS
10:00 am PDT/ 1:00 pm EDTTips, Tricks and Imaging Strategies – A How to  Guide for Small Animal Musculoskeletal MRI; Shannon Holmes, DVM, MSc, DACVR
10:00 am PDT/ 1:00 pm EDTUpdates in Veterinary Publishing and Peer review; Jeryl Jones, DVM, PhD, DACVR
11:00 am PDT/ 2:00 pm EDTMRI Applications in Canine Orthopedics; Samuel P. Franklin, MS, DVM, PhD, DACVS-SA, DACVS-MR
10:55 am PDT / 1:55 pm EDTRadiographic Quality Control – What Should I Looking For in the Images; Danielle Mauragis,
12:00 pm PDT / 3:00 pm EDTPanel Discussion with Drs. Sarah Pownder, Shannon Holmes, Samuel Franklin and Kurt Selberg12:30 pm Ultrasound What Information Does It Provide or A Quick Tour of the Abdomen; Danielle
Mauragis, CVT
1:05 pm PDT / 4:05 pm EDTLADIS Society Meeting


Wednesday, October 21st General SessionRadiation Oncology
8:00 am PDT/11:00 am EDTLADIS Keynote: Advances in the Clinical Applications of Equine Imaging; Kyla Ortved, DVM,
President Address: Intro to the RO Program; Tracy Gieger, DVM, DACVIM, DACVR
8:30 am PDT/ 11:30 EDTVRTOG; Ira Gordon, DVM, DACVR
10:00 am PDT/ 1:00 pm EDTZEWDIS Keynote: Turtley Awesome Sea-T; Sophie Dennison, BVM&S, MRCVS, DACVR10:30 am PDT / 1:30 pm EDT RO Keynote: “Priming and propagating anti-tumor immunity using radiation therapy”; Zachary S. Morris, MD, PhD
11:45 am PDT/ 2:45 pm EDTThe Avian Respiratory System: Understanding the Anatomy and Physiology in Relation to
Diagnostic Imaging; Katherine Quesenberry, DVM, MPH, DABVP
12:50 pm PDT/ 3:50 pm EDTExotic Patients and CT Exams in Practice: Why and How to Make it Work; Katherine
Quesenberry, DVM, MPH, DABVP
2:00 pm PDT/ 5:00 EDTZEWDIS Society Meeting
3:00 pm PDT/ 6:00 pm EDTExam Panel for Residents; Moderator: Shannon Holmes, DVM, MSc, DACVR


Thursday, October 22nd General SessionRadiation Oncology
8:00 am PDT/11:00 am EDTCT/MRI Keynote: Advanced Imaging Modalities in Daily Practice; Nancy Fischbein, MD
8:50 am PDT/ 11:50 am EDTImaging of Glial Neoplasms; Nancy Fischbein, MD
10:00 am PDT/ 1:00 pm EDTRO/DI: Joint talk about brain tumors in veterinary diagnostic imaging and therapeutic
radiation; Michael Kent, DVM, DACVR, DACVIM and Silke Hecht, Dr. Med. Vet., DACVR, DECVDI
11:45 am PDT/ 2:45 pm EDTUltrasound Keynote: Ergonomics for Veterinary Radiologists – Jeff Hoyle, MS, CPE
12:00 pm PDT/ 3:00 pm EDTRO Business Meeting
1:30 pm PDT/ 4:30 pm EDTUltrasound Society Meeting


Friday, October 23rdGeneral SessionRadiation Oncology
8:00 am PDT/11:00 am EDTACVR History; Charles R. Root, DVM, DACVR
8:30 am PDT/ 11:30 am EDTImage Interpretation Session; Mason Savage, DVM, DACVR
10:15 am PDT/ 1:15 pm EDTACVR Business Meeting
12:30 pm PDT/ 3:30 pm EDTCT/MRI Society Meeting
12:30 pm PDT/ 3:30 pm EDTRO State of the Art Speaker: Ring gantry radiotherapy in veterinary medicine; Michelle


Thank you to our Sponsors for their continued support!

Platinum Sponsor

Antech Imaging Services
17620 Mt. Herrmann Street, Fountain Valley, California 92708 | 919-349-9114
Since 1999 AIS has been offering a wide variety of telemedicine services. With over 102 board certified specialists on staff located throughout the world, AIS provides over 600,000 telemedicine consults each year. AIS stores over 450,000 images every day. AIS is dedicated to providing the best telemedicine services in the veterinary industry.

Gold Sponsor


IDEXX Telemedicine Consultants
9200 SE Sunnybrook Blvd, Suite 460, Clackamas, Oregon 97015 | 503-867-5181
IDEXX Telemedicine Consultants is a proud Gold sponsor of the 2020 ACVR Scientific Meeting. Our dynamic team of specialists is enabled by best in industry technology that evolves daily to support the needs of our staff and clients. Explore what IDEXX Telemedicine’s world class patient care, powered by IDEXX, can do for your career.

Silver Sponsors

Hallmarq Veterinary Imaging
1275 W. Roosevelt Rd., Suite 116, West Chicago, Illinois 60185 | 262-498-9038
Hallmarq Veterinary Imaging is an award-winning global leader in innovative diagnostic imaging solutions. As industry specialists, we focus on providing safe, accurate and affordable advanced imaging for practicing veterinarians worldwide. With a shared passion for improving animal health, we’ve partnered with our customers since 2000 to support imaging of over 100,000 animals in 24 countries. Our exclusive dedication to the industry and exceptional support we provide our customers has resulted in increased access to advanced clinical systems for small animal and equine practices around the globe. Hallmarq has offices in the U.K. and North America. Find out more at and follow us on LinkedIn and Facebook.

VCA Animal Hospitals
12401 W. Olympic Blvd. Los Angeles, California 90064 | 770-314-210
Join VCA
Where the career you’ve worked for becomes the profession you love.
Where the largest animal health network in North America feels just like home.
Where being the best and learning from the best go hand in hand.
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Founded in 2009, VetCT provides specialist telemedicine services for veterinarians all over the world. Expert reports for radiographs (X-rays), MRI and CT scans are delivered with a guaranteed rapid turnaround time. VetCT also provides specialist telemedicine advice and offers 3D printing for veterinary applications. The company operates from three bases: one in the UK, one in the USA, and the other in Australia, to provide 24-hour continuous service to their veterinary clients. The high-quality reporting service coupled with the company’s unique educational approach sets them apart from others in this field.

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