Newsletter on the conference named Recent advances in dog and cat oncology, 13-14th of April 2018

29663580_408766522919304_655278454_nEsteemed colleagues,

Between the 13th and 14th of April, in Iasi, the Ramada Hotel hosted the conference named Recent advances in dog and cat oncology, organized by the Romanian Association of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging (ARDIV). ARDIV organized this event in partnership with the Neurovet Association, Altius, Purina, Liamed, Synevovet, MSD Animal Health and Neologis.

The chosen topic was a particular, highly specialized one, and the scientific schedule was concentrated, comprising aspects starting with the clinical and diagnostic ones and ending with aspects related to pathologic anatomy, cytology and histology. Internationally up-to-date information was provided with regard to chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Papers were presented on the technique of tumoral specimen sampling, conditioning and expedition to specialized laboratories, as well as on topics frequently encountered in practice, such as the tumoral prostatic syndrome in dog and the multimodal approach of mammary tumors in the bitch and queen cat.

The two days abounded in scientifically relevant content, benefitting from the high appreciation of the participants towards the connections established by the organizers and speakers with the area of imaging, among others.

National speakers were involved, such as Assoc. Prof. Alexandru Diaconescu (FMV Bucuresti), Lect. Dan Cranganu (FMV Bucuresti), Dr. Claudiu Gal (FMV Bucuresti), and from Spain, Prof. Ana Isabel Raya Bermudez (FMV Cordoba), all of whom have our gratitude for the highly practical presentations and the relevant data.

Participation at the event was rewarded by the College of Romanian Veterinarians with 50 points for participants and 100 points for speakers; at the end of the second day of the event, the participants were awarded the participation diplomas.

The organizing committee considers that the chosen topics were relevant and necessary for the continuing formation of veterinary practitioners, given that the final feedback (provided by survey, with an average score of 4.5 out of 5) was indeed a positive one.

We would also like to point out that this event was the first of its kind (tumoral disease) to take place in Iasi and in the Moldavian region.

The organizing committee has duly noted the ideas of the participants for future application and undertakes it to satisfy these requirements in the future scientific events in the field of veterinary imaging and related areas.

Together on the path of imaging,

ARDIV