WCVDP 2020

2020 Western Conference of Veterinary Diagnostic Pathologists (WCVDP)
September 18 & 19, 2020

2020 Western Conference of Veterinary Diagnostic Pathologists (WCVDP)
Friday, September 18, and Saturday, September 19, 2020

The 52nd annual Western Conference of Veterinary Diagnostic Pathologists is a two-day, case-based meeting supported by the Western College of Veterinary Medicine's Department of Veterinary Pathology and Prairie Diagnostics Services, Inc.

The WCVDP brings together veterinary pathologists and trainees from Western Canada, the northwest United States and other locations to discuss interesting diagnostic material and share ideas on a related theme in veterinary pathology.

Theme:

Pathology of bones, joints, hooves, claws and teeth (classic challenging, and unsolved cases in domestic animals).

Conference Materials

Guest Moderator:

Dr. Keren Dittmer, PHD, BVSc, Diplomate ACVP
Dr. Dittmer is a senior lecturer in anatomic and clinical veterinary pathology and team manager of pathobiology in the Schol of Veterinary Science at Massey University in New Zealand.  Her intersts are skeletal pathology, Vit D metabolism and genetic diseases and she has published more than 50 peer-reviewed artivles in these areas.  She is also the co-author of the Bones and Joints chapter in Pathology of Domestic Animals, 6th edition and Tumors of bone chapter in the 5th Edition of Tumors of Domestic Animals. 

Meeting Dates:

Friday, September 18, and Saturday, September 19, 2020

Location Information:

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

The city of Saskatoon is favourably positioned with the South Saskatchewan River winding through it.  Nine bridges span its gentle flow, linking east to west.  An active city, residents and visitors alike flock to the Meewasin Valley trails, traversing sixty kilometres of pathways in all seasons.  The city's youthful vitality and cultural richness are evident in every neighbourhood, thanks in part to the University of Saskatchewan, where leading-edge technology such as the Canadian Light Source synchrotron draws the best minds from around the world.

Conference Venue and Accommodations:

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Saskatoon East - University
1838 College Drive Building #2
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
S1N 2Z8
306.954.1250 of 1.855.282-0551

Attendees can book guest rooms by calling the following phone numbers:

Toll-free            1-800-HOLIDAY (1.800.465.4329

Hotel direct        1.306.954.1250           

A user-friendly URL is ready for booking guestrooms within the block dates by simply clicking on the Booking Link (URL) below and it will take you directly to the special group rate provided to the group.

*** Note: To check availability on the website, please manually input the group's check-in and check-out dates prior to hitting the CHECK AVAILABILITY button.***

Group Name:          Western Canadian Veterinary Diagnostic Pathologists Conference

Dates:                     September 18-19, 2020 (anything outside of those dates please contact the hotel directly)

Hotel:                       Holiday Inn Express & Suites East-University-YXEES

Address:                  1838 College Drive; Saskatoon; Bldg #2, SK; S1N 2Z8

 

Room Type(s) available:    Two queen bedrooms at $139.00/night

                                           King with double sleeper sofa at $149.00/night     

Cut-off date:             August 17, 2020

Group Code:              WCV                                          

Please click here to access group booking 

Complimentary Services:

- Complimentary Self Parking
- Complimentary Express Start Hot Breakfast Bar (Mon-Fri 6:30am-9:30am; Sat & Sun 7:00am-10am)
- Complimentary High Speed Internet Access
- Complimentary Coffee/tea 24 hours
- Sundry Shop open 24 hours
- Indoor pool and whirlpool
- 24 Hour Fitness Centre 
- 24 Hour Business Centre

Contacts:

Dr. Hélène Philibert, Scientific Program Coordinator
Department of Veterinary Pathology
Western College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Saskatchewan
52 Campus Drive, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, S7N 5B4
Phone: 306.966.2369
Email: helene.philibert@usask.ca

Dr. Bruce Wobeser, Local Organizer / Treasurer
Department of Veterinary Pathology
Western College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Saskatchewan
52 Campus Drive, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada  S7N 5B4
Phone: 306.966.8060
Email: bruce.wobeser@usask.ca