June 6, 2016
If you just want to volunteer, skip ahead to #3!
For those of you who will attend the ACVIM Forum in Denver, CO, USA this week, I want to encourage you to take advantage of the SCE-associated events that will take place at the Forum.
1) The 2016 SCE program stream promises an afternoon of exciting and cutting edge educational talks with a ‘one health’ theme and a focus on endocrine genetics and feline hyperthyroidism. As usual, the lectures will be delivered by experts from veterinary and human medicine. The SCE program will be presented on Friday afternoon (June 10) in the Colorado Convention Center (CCC) Room 405. The session enjoys sponsorship from Dechra and will be moderated by Ed Monroe, SCE at-large board member.
2:10-3:00 PM Genetics of Endocrine Disease in Dogs and Cats (Lucy Davison)
3:10-4:00 PM Environmental Factors in the Development of Thyroid Disease (Jennifer Morrison)
4:25-5:15 PM Etiopathogenesis of Feline Hyperthyroidism (Hattie Syme)
5:25-6:15 PM Dietary Links to Feline Hyperthyroidism (Ingrid van Hoek)
2) I hope you intend to attend the SCE SIG and reception to enjoy some meet and greet time and catch up on SCE business. The SCE SIG Reception and Business Meeting is from 7:30-9:30 PM on Friday, June 10. The meeting will be in the CCC, rooms 103/105. The SIG is once again being sponsored by Merck
3) The Endocrine research presentations (oral abstracts and poster sessions) are one of the best reasons for attending the ACVIM Forum. As you know, many residents and graduate students present the results of their research in the ACVIM venue. As in the past, the SCE will sponsor awards for outstanding presentations – and, yes, WE NEED VOLUNTEERS TO JUDGE THE ORAL PRESENTATIONS AND THE POSTERS. If you would like to save me the trouble of bothering you when I see you at the meeting, please volunteer now! We need at least 3 judges for oral presentations and 3 judges for the posters. If you are willing to serve as a judge, please contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Patty Lathan (Lathan@cvm.msstate.edu) as soon as you get this email. Your help is greatly appreciated!
Finally, the Forum has scheduled several other endocrinology-related sessions, many of which will be delivered by SCE members. I urge you to attend as many as possible to support our SCE colleagues. See you in a few days!
Tom Schermerhorn, SCE president