2017 SCE Forum

January 30, 2017

The 2017 SCE Meeting will be held from June 4-6, prior to the ACVIM Forum, at The Alexandrian (http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/wasmo-the-alexandrian-autograph-collection/). The preliminary program is below. This hotel used to be called Hotel Monaco, but was recently purchased by Marriott, for those of you that have visited this area before. I’m still working with the hotel to determine some of the details of the reservation system, and will send the link later. Single and double rooms are $239/night (about $550 total for two nights, including taxes), and triple and quad rooms will be $259 and $279 per night. I realize that this is a little more expensive than the previous years, but the location is easily accessible from Reagan National Airport (and they have a shuttle!). It’s also right in the middle of historic Old Town Alexandria, and accessible to D.C. via public transportation.

We are planning to continue the tradition of offering registration at no charge to members through the extremely generous support of our sponsors.

There will be more details to come, regarding hotel registration.

Thanks—

Patty

2017 Meeting of the Society for Comparative Endocrinology

June 4-June 6
Preliminary Program
June 4th 2017
6:00 PM Dinner – Networking and informal discussions

June 5th 2017 Diabetes Mini-Symposium
7:00 AM Breakfast
8:00 AM Morning Session: Introductions and acknowledgment of sponsors

8:15 AM Title to be announced (Topic: Feline Diabetes Remission)
Ruth Gostelow, Royal Veterinary College.

9:15 AM Title to be announced (Topic: Feline Pre-diabetes)
Jacquie Rand, University of Queensland
10:00 AM Break – Coffee and Snacks
10:30 AM Title to be announced (Suggested topic: Insulin use in dogs)
Rebecka Hess, University of Pennsylvania (tentative)

11:30 AM Diabetes Q&A/Panel discussion
(moderator – to be named)
Ruth Gostelow
Jacquie Rand
Rebecka Hess

12:15 PM Research Abstract
12:30 PM Research Abstract
1:00 PM Buffet Lunch

Free Time – Enjoy the afternoon! 

7 PM Dinner – Networking and informal discussions

June 6th 2017
7:00 AM Breakfast
8:00 AM Morning Session: Introductions and acknowledgment of sponsors
8:15 AM Title to be announced (Topic-Intestinal Dysbiosis in Obesity)
Jon Fletcher, Louisiana State University.

9:15 AM Endocrine Educators Program Pt 1 (speakers to be announced)
Cynthia Ward, University of Georgia.

10:00 AM Break – Coffee and Snacks.
10:30 AM Endocrine Educators Program Pt 2 (speakers to be announced)
Cynthia Ward, University of Georgia.

11:30 AM Title to be announced (Topic: Canine Addison’s Disease)
Ian Ramsey, University of Glasgow.

DEPARTURE Safe travels! Grab a boxed lunch for your trip.

SCE Events at the 2016 ACVIM Forum

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 (tscherme@vet.ksu.edu) 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!

Best,

Tom

Tom Schermerhorn, SCE president

ESVE Summer School of Veterinary Endocrinology 2016

December 8, 2015

Our sister organization, the European Society for Veterinary Endocrinology, is hosting a one week summer school in the wonderful setting of Bologna, Italy. The program features lectures from leading veterinary endocrinologists from around the world. The program is intended for residents, academic staff involved in veterinary internal medicine, and any veterinarians with specific interest in veterinary endocrinology.

Further information on this exciting event is available here or by clicking on the flyer below.

Open faculty positions in endocrinology and metabolic disease at MSU

October 16, 2014

The Diagnostic Center for Population and Animal Health at Michigan State University is seeking applicants for a newly-approved academic specialist position in the endocrine section. Please see the position announcement for details of the duties and contact information.

Jack Oliver Graduate Research Award

October 16, 2014

The Society for Comparative Endocrinology (SCE) is pleased to invite proposals for the 2015 Jack Oliver Graduate Research Awards.

This award is primarily aimed to provide funding to research projects conducted by post-graduate veterinarians enrolled in a graduate or clinical training program (e.g., DipECVIM/DipACVIM Residency, MSc, PhD etc).

The award will be in the amount of US$5,000 (plus US$2,000 available for travel to present results) and the expectation is that the researcher will present their findings at the ACVIM Forum. A final report must be submitted within 2-years of the date of successful award notification.

The closing date for applications for submissions is January 31st 2015.

Please refer to the full guidelines to submit an application.

2014 Oxford Laboratories Award winners

June 19, 2014

We are delighted to announce the following winners of awards for the best veterinary endocrine publications of 2013 that were announced at the SCE Business Meeting in Nashville TN. The awards are given in two categories – basic science and clinical science. We thank Oxford Laboratories for their generous support of these awards once again. Congratulations to these research teams- we all appreciate the high quality of work you achieve! 

Basic Science Category

Margarethe Hoenig, Nicole Pach, Karl Thomaseth, Anh Le, David Schaeffer, and Duncan C. Ferguson. Cats differ from other species in their cytokine and antioxidant enzyme response when developing obesity. Obesity Biology and Integrated Physiology 2013, V 21, pp E407-E414.

Karl RJ Link, Ilana Allio, Jacqueline S Rand, Elisabeth Eppler. The effect of experimentally induced chronic hyperglycaemia on serum and pancreatic insulin, pancreatic islet IGF-1 and plasma and urinary ketones in the domestic cat (Felis felis). General and Comparative Endocrinology 2013, V 188, pp 269-281.

Clinical Science Category

Sylvia Djajadiningrat-Laanen, S Galac, MH Boeve, SAEB Boroffka, EC Naan, J IJzer, and HS Kooistra. Evaluation of the Oral Fludrocortisone Suppression Test for Diagnosing Primary Hyperaldosteronism in Cats. JVIM 2013;27:1493-1499.

Ruth Gostelow, N Bridger, and HM Syme. Plasma-Free Metanephrine and Free Normetanephrine Measurement for the Diagnosis of Pheochromocytoma in Dogs. JVIM 2013;27:83-90.

Congratulations to these research teams- we all appreciate the high quality of work you achieve!

Also, thanks to this year’s judges, Catharine Scott-Moncrieff, Kate Hill, Stijn Niessen, Mark Peterson, Alisdair Boag and Kurt Verkest!

Oxford Laboratories awards

March 26, 2014

SCE members are invited to send in your nominations for the 2013 Oxford Laboratories Awards for excellence in the advancement of knowledge related to small animal endocrinology.

Any publication in the field of endocrinology, published during the year 2013, with an author that is a member of the SCE, is eligible for this award.

Please send a copy of the nominated paper to Dr Patty Lathan, specifying whether the paper should be considered in the “Basic Science” or “Clinical Science” category. Members are permitted to nominate their own publications.

Nominations are due by Monday, March 31.

Thanks go to Oxford Laboratories for sponsoring this award again this year.

SCE-EQUAS Program

February 22, 2014

Please see the following notice from Dr Ray Nachreiner, Chairperson of the SCE External Quality Assurance Program:

We have two lyophilized canine samples for assessment. Cooperating laboratories should be sure to include the name of the assay manufacturer for each assay. For Siemens, please state whether it is Immulite or RIA, etc.

In order to expedite reporting of results, it is best to FAX them to me. Our FAX number is 517-353-5096. I am proposing a deadline of April 15 for the results to be completed so that we can finish the statistical analyses in a timely manner. For mail reports, our address is DCPAH Endocrine Diagnostic Section, 4125 Beaumont Road, Lansing, MI 48910-8104, USA.

IF YOUR LABORATORY DOES NOT RECEIVE THE EQUAS SAMPLES AND YOU WOULD LIKE TO HAVE THEM, FAX ME ASAP. WE WILL SEND THEM UNTIL THE SUPPLIES ARE EXHAUSTED.

We are able to send these samples to you at no charge since the SCE EQUAS program is generously subsidized by Oxford Laboratories, PO Box 558, Oxford, MI 48371, USA. Be sure to express your gratitude to them and their representatives for their continuing support of SCE. As always, if you have any suggestions for improvement of the EQUAS program, please contact me.

2013 Oxford Laboratories Award winners

June 16, 2013

We are delighted to announce the following winners of awards for the best veterinary endocrine publications of 2012 that were announced at the SCE Business Meeting in Seattle, WA. The awards are given in two categories – basic science and clinical science. We thank Oxford Laboratories for their generous support of these awards. Congratulations to these research teams – we all appreciate the high quality of work you achieve! 

Basic Science Category:

Massey J, Boag A, Short A, et al.  MHC class II association study in eight breeds of dog with hypoadrenocorticism. Immunogenetics 65:291-97.

Niessen SJM, Fernandez-Fuente M, Mahmoud A, et al. Novel diabetes mellitus treatment: mature canine insulin production by canine striated muscle through gene therapy. Domes Anim Endo 2012; 43:16-25.

Clinical Science Category:

Scott-Moncrieff JC, Moore G, Coe J, et al. Characteristics of commercially manufactured and compounded protamine zinc insulin. JAVMA 2012; 240:600-606.

Kook PH, Baloi P, Ruetten M, et al. Feasibility and Safety of Endoscopic Ultrasound-guided Fine Needle Aspiration of the Pancreas in DogsJ Vet Int Med 2012; 26:513-17.

Congratulations to these research teams- we all appreciate the high quality of work you achieve!

Also, thanks to this year’s judges, Drs. Margarethe Hoenig, Charlotte Bjornvad, Kate Hill, and Stijn Niessen!

Open faculty positions in endocrinology and metabolic disease at MSU

May 23, 2013

The Department of Pathobiology and Diagnostic Investigation and the Diagnostic Center for Population and Animal Health (DCPAH) at Michigan State University (MSU) College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) is inviting applications for two positions in the area of endocrinology and metabolic disease.

Please see the position announcement for further details.