ACVR Annual Scientific Meeting – 2022- Reno, NV

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After two years of a virtual annual meeting, ACVR is looking forward to an IN-PERSON conference in Reno, Nevada at the Silver Legacy Hotel, October 19 – 22, 2022. The program committee, led by Dr. Jessica Vallone, is working diligently to create a full 4 days of CE including the in-person opportunities that attendees missed in 2020 and 2021. ACVR also knows that some members appreciated the virtual CE opportunities. To accommodate those individuals, ACVR will have enduring materials with ANYTIME RACE CE made available after the conference. All scientific abstracts and keynote sessions will be available as on-demand content for members who register for enduring material without physically attending. Those who register for Conference will automatically receive access to the enduring materials in addition to the in-person experience.

The ACVR meeting attendance requirement can be fulfilled with either type of registration (enduring or in-person). Each member must determine if they are able to use ANYTIME RACE credit for their veterinary license requirement.

COVID-19 Protocols for 2022 Annual Scientific Meeting – Updated 09/02/2022

ACVR encourages people to be vaccinated against COVID-19, but ACVR staff will not be checking the vaccination status of our attendees. Click here to learn more.


Download the 2022 Annual Scientific Meeting Proceedings


Registration is open!

ACVR is pleased to bring you In-Person* or Enduring Materials as an option for its attendees!  We hope to see you all face to face! If in-person isn’t for you, there will be an enduring content option. This will allow you to watch content at your leisure.

We will open the 4 day Annual Scientific Conference on Tuesday, October 18th with our 7pm Welcome Reception in the Exhibit Hall. Come and stay all week! You won’t be disappointed. Check out the tentative schedule so far below.

Registration Open!

(You must be logged into your ACVR user account to purchase.)

* In Person Registration also receives access to Enduring Materials with their registration fee.

I am a Non-ACVR Resident, Vet Student or Technician and want to learn more about reduced registration! – This option is closed.



Exhibitor and Sponsor

ACVR’s Annual Scientific meeting is the only conference designed by and for veterinarian radiologists. Put yourself face-to-face with decision makers.

ACVR offers many opportunities for companies to participate in the annual scientific meeting:

  • Sponsorship – 4 Levels (Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze)
  • Exhibiting Only – increase visibility and meet face-to-face
  • Additional Sponsorships – a la carte options to meet all objectives and budgets

Registration now open! Click here to begin your registration.


Abstract, Posters and Educational Exhibits

Abstract Submission is now closed! Email ACVR Administrative Staff at with questions.


Hotel Information

Click here to reserve your room!

Silver Legacy Hotel

407 N Virginia Street

Reno, NV 89501


Date  Rate 
Saturday, October 15  $119 
Sunday, October 16 – Thursday, October 20  $69 
Friday, October 21 – Saturday, October 22  $119 
Sunday, October 23  $69 


A daily resort fee of $20 per room, per room, per night, plus the current occupancy room tax will be charged in addition to the fees above. 

October 1st is the last day to reserve a hotel room at the special meeting rate! After this date, room prices may increase and/or rooms may not be available.  

Click here to reserve your room!

Please note: ACVR does not use a third party for hotel reservations, all bookings should be made directly with the hotel using the web link listed above. If you are contacted by a group or individual regarding your hotel reservations for attending the meeting, please forward that email to immediately. It is best not to respond to the email and delete after forwarding. We will use the information to provide awareness to other sponsors, exhibitors, and attendees. 


Transportation Notes: Silver Legacy- Reno, NV

Shuttle Service: Caesar’s offers a complimentary shuttle service that runs a loop between the (3) properties (El Dorado, Circus Circus, and Silver Legacy)

Shuttle Hours: 4:00 am-Midnight each day

Track Shuttle:


Uber: Readily available

Rental Cars: Option on site. Availability is currently low; Reserve in advance


Program at a Glance – updated 10/5/2022

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Times: PDT

6:00 pm-8:00 pm           Conference Registration

7:00 pm-9:00 pm           Welcome Reception in Exhibit Hall


Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Times: PDT

6:00 am-5:00 pm           Conference Registration

7:00 am-7:50 am           CT MRI Society Meeting

8:00 am-9:00 am          Beyond the Biopsy: Therapeutic and Interventional Ultrasound – Ryan King, DVM, DACVR

9:00 am-10:00 am        Paradigm for Orthopedic CT Interpretation – Manuel Pinilla, Dr.Med.Vet., CertVDI, DipECVDI, MRCVS, RCVS

10:00 am-10:30 am       Break & Visit with Sponsors

10:30 am-11:30 am        Brain MRI Paradigm – Chiara Briola, DVM, MRCVS, DipECVDI

11:30 am- 12:30 pm       Paradigm to SC MR – Seamus Hoey, MVB, DACVR, DipECVDI, MRCVS

12:30 pm-2:00 pm         LUNCH

12:30 pm-1:30 pm        ACVR Career Panel Lunch Event Sponsored by MedVet and VetRad   RSVP For the event here.

2:00 pm-3:00 pm          Portosystemic Shunts for Radiologists: An Interventionalist’s Perspective – Chick Weisse, VMD, DACVS

3:00 pm-3:30 pm           Break & Visit with Sponsors

3:30 pm-4:30 pm          Canine Tracheal Collapse Syndrome of the Radiologist: What We Weren’t Taught in Vet School – Chick Weisse, VMD, DACVS

4:30 pm-6:00 pm           MedVet: All Resident Happy Hour Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse   RSVP For the event here.

6:00 pm-7:30 pm           Introduction of Diplomates Social – Silver Baron A&B

7:30 pm-9:30 pm        VitalRad Happy Hour – Rum Bullions


Thursday, October 20, 2022

Times: PDT

7:00 am-5:00 pm           Conference Registration

7:00 am-7:50 am           Ultrasound Society Meeting

8:00 am-9:00 am           CT MR Keynote: Implementation of Novel Imaging Techniques in Pancreatic Imaging – Abraham (Fourie) Bezuidenhout, MD

9:00 am-10:00 am         Ultrasound Keynote: The Future of Canine Musculoskeletal Diagnostics: One Reflection at a Time – Debra Canapp, DVM, CVA, CCRT, DACVSMR

10:00 am-10:30 am       Break & Visit with Sponsors

10:30 am-12:30 pm       Image Interpretation Panel – Moderator: Robson Giglio, DVM, MS, PhD; Panelists: Audrey Billhymer, DVM, DACVR; Jamie Sage, DVM, DACVR; Matt Winter, DVM, DACVR; Benjamin Young, DVM, MS

12:30 pm-2:00 pm         LUNCH

2:00 pm-3:00 pm           Diversity & Inclusion Keynote: ICE: Intercultural Competency Expanded – Latonia Craig, EdD

3:00 pm-3:30 pm           Break & Visit with Sponsors

3:30 pm-4:30 pm           Abstracts

3:40 pm-3:55 pm: Computed Tomographic Evaluation of Pancreatic Perfusion in Dogs with Acute Pancreatitis – Lauren von Stade
3:55 pm-4:10 pm: CT Features of Rounded Atelectasis in Cats and Dogs – Danielle Tran
4:10 pm-4:25 pm: Ultrasonographic Appearance of Retained Surgical Sponges and Gauzes in the Acute Post-Operative Period: A Cadaveric Study – Emily Brand
4:25 pm-4:40 pm: Veterinary Radiologic Error as Determined by Necropsy – Jonathan Cohen

4:30 pm-5:30 pm           Exhibit Hall POWER HOUR

4:30 pm-5:30 pm           Equine Diagnostic Imaging Society Business Meeting

5:30 pm-7:30 pm           VRU Editorial Board Meeting

6:30 pm-10:00 pm        Off Site Event – Antech Sponsored – Upstairs at Greater Nevada Field


Friday, October 21, 2022

Times: PDT

7:00 am-5:00 pm             Conference Registration

6:00 am-7:30 am             VRU Editorial Board Meeting – Silver Baron Board Room

7:00 am-7:50 am             Nuclear Medicine Society Meeting

8:00 am-10:00 am          Artificial Intelligence Keynote: Principles of Successfully Developing and Deploying AI Based Clinical Tools in Veterinary Radiology – Michael Fitzke, M.Sc.

10:00 am-10:30 am         Break & Visit with Sponsors

10:30 am-12:30 pm          Conference Keynote: Interventional Radiology for the Radiologist: Indications, Devices, Techniques, and Identifying Problems – Chick Weisse, VMD, DACVS

12:30 pm-2:00 pm           LUNCH

2:00 pm-3:30 pm             ZEWDIS Keynote: Diagnostic Imaging of Zoological Species from a Zoo Clinician Perspective Matt Kinney, DVM, DACZM

3:30 pm-3:45 pm             Break

3:45 pm-4:00 pm             IVRA Announcement

4:00 pm-4:15 pm             ACVR History Presentation – Richard Park, DVM, PhD, DACVR

4:15 pm-5:15 pm              ACVR Business Meeting

5:30 pm-7:00 pm            Meet the Residency Director Event


Saturday, October 22, 2022

Times: PDT

7:00 am-5:00 pm            Conference Registration

8:00 am-9:00 am            LADIS Keynote: Radiologic-Pathologic Correlation: The Village Approach to Accurate Diagnostic Interpretations – Julie Engiles, VMD, DACVP

9:00 am-10:00 am          Nuc Med Keynote: Musculoskeletal PET in Horses & Dogs – Mathieu Spriet, DVM, MS, DACVR, DECVDI, DACVR-EDI

9:00 am-10:00 am         Tips for Student/Intern/Resident Research Projects   – Jeryl Jones, PhD, DVM, DACVR

10:00 am-10:30 am        Break

10:30 am-12:30 pm        Abstracts

10:40 am-10:55 am: Administration of Furosemide Slightly Increases Accuracy of Ureteral Ectopia Diagnosis and Improves Confidence in Excluding Ureteral Ectopia Using Ultrasonography – Alessandra Hamlin
10:55 am-11:10 am: Radiographic Features of Cardiogenic Pulmonary Edema in Dogs with Dilated Cardiomyopathy – Rachel Lee
11:10 am-11:25 am: Computed Tomographic Anatomy and Topography of the Lower Respiratory System of the Blanding’s Turtle (Emydoidea blandingii) – Jocelyn Wichtel
11:25 am-11:40 am: Contrast-Enhanced Computed Tomography to Validate Ultrasound-Guided Injection Technique of the Cranial Tibial Artery in Horses – Elizabeth Acutt
11:40 am-11:55 am: Comparison of 18F-NaF PET and Staging LowField MRI of the Racehorse Fetlock: Prospective – Matthieu Spriet
11:55 am-12:10 pm: Serial 18F-FDG PET/CT to Assess SBRT Treatment of Appendicular Osteosarcoma – Lynn Griffin
12:10 pm-12:25 pm: Dual Tracer 18F-NaF / 18F-FDG PET Protocol for Musculoskeletal Imaging in Dogs – Nicole Yang

12:30 pm                              Closing Remarks


Program at a Glance – Radiation Oncology


Thursday, October 20, 2022

Times: PDT

8:00 am-9:00 am          Welcome – Planning Competition Award & Plan Discussion

9:00 am-10:00 am        Abstracts

9:10 am-9:25 am           Stereotactic Radiotherapy for Advanced Canine Anal Sac Adenocarcinoma: A Pilot Study – Claire Faletti

9:25 am-9:40 am          Clinical Outcome of Canine Apocrine Gland Anal Sac Adenocarcinoma Patients with Inoperable Metastatic Lymph Nodes Treated with Stereotactic Radiation Therapy – Theodore Chang

9:40 am-9:55 am          Use of a Clinically Validates “Liquid Biopsy” Test for Cancer Evaluation in Cases Referred – Todd Cohen

10:00 am-10:30 am     Break & Visit with Sponsors

10:30 am-11:30 am      Abstracts

10:40am-10:55am      Contouring in the Optic Plane Improves Accuracy of Computed Tomography-Based Segmentation of the Optic Pathway – Eric Walther

10:55am-11:10 am        CT & MRI Imaging in Radiation Therapy Planning of Imaging-Diagnosed Canine Intracranial Meningioma Achieves Better Tumor Coverage Than CT Alone – Eric Walther

11:10 am-11:25 am         Outcomes of Stereotactic Radiation for Canine Intracranial Suspected Choroid Plexus Tumors and Ependymomas  – Katherine Hansen

11:30 am-12:30 pm       VRTOG Meeting

12:30 pm-2:00 pm        LUNCH – Varian Sponsored RO Luncheon – Concurrent Session Room (Reno Ballroom 2)

2:00 pm-3:00 pm          Diversity & Inclusion Keynote: ICE: Intercultural Competency Expanded – Latonia Craig, EdD

3:00 pm-3:30 pm          Break & Visit with Sponsors

3:30 pm-4:30 pm           Abstracts

3:40 pm-3:55 pm            Safety & Efficacy of Low-Dose Radiation Therapy for the Management of Feline Chronic Rhinitis – Leanne Magestro

3:55pm-4:10 pm            Evaluating a Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy Protocol Based on EQD2 Dosimetry to Treat Nonresectable Hepatocellular Carcinomas in Dogs – Melanie Moore

4:10 pm-4:25 pm          Split Protocol of RT and CCNU for Canine Non-Visceral Histiocytic Sarcoma – Valerie Poirier

4:30 pm-5:30 pm           Exhibit Hall POWER HOUR


Friday, October 21, 2022

Times: PDT

9:00 am-10:00 am           RO Annual Business Meeting

10:00 am-10:30 am         Break

10:30 am-12:30 am        Multimodality Treatment of Local, Locally Advanced, and Metastatic Human Sarcomas – Robert J. Canter, MD & Arta Monir Monjazeb, MD, PhD

12:30 pm-2:00 pm           LUNCH

2:00 pm-3:30 pm            Managing Motion in Radiotherapy Lectures – Nathaniel Van Asselt, DVM, ACVR(RO) & Kim Selting, DVM, MS


Program at a Glance – Technician Schedule


Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Times: PDT

8:00 am-9:00 am          Stat! Emergency Non-Manual Imaging Techniques for Unstable Patients – Amy Cardwell, AA, AS, CVT, VTSDI

9:00 am-10:00 am        MRI Protocols and Positioning – Jamie Sage, DVM, DACVR

10:00 am-10:30 am       Break & Visit with Sponsors

10:30 am-11:30 am      You See What You Think: Maximize the information you discover and present while preforming an abdominal ultrasound. – John A. Feleciano, DVM, DACVR

11:30 am- 12:30 pm      The Technical Guide to CT: How to set up and run a CT scan. The process behind the images and choices you make to obtain the perfect scan every time.
–  Tony Pease, DVM, DACVR

12:30 pm-2:00 pm        LUNCH

2:00 pm-3:00 pm         Rads to the Rescue: Ways to use radiographs to help get our patients the best care possible. – Heidi Mast, CVT, VTSDI

3:00 pm-3:30 pm          Break & Visit with Sponsors

3:30 pm-4:30 pm          Q&A Session with AVTDI Members for Future Applicants.

5:00 pm-6:00 pm          Technician Member/Board Meeting – Silver Baron C&D



October 25 - October 28, 2023

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