American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology
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Madison, WI 53704

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ACVP/ASVCP Concurrent Annual Meeting ASVCP Annual Meeting

Dates: November 3-7, 2018
Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, DC, USA

Call for 2018 Mystery Slide Cases: Submissions Due May 1, 2018

Submissions are requested for the 2018 ASVCP Cytology & Hematology Mystery Slide Case Session.  This is an excellent interactive opportunity to present at an international meeting.  It is a great way to share your cases and experiences with fellow pathologists and residents.

Suitable materials include hematology, cytology or surgical pathology glass slides, and electron photomicrographs.  These should be submitted with pertinent history, hematologic, and clinical chemistry results.  Case selection is based on broad species representation, specimen quality, pathologic processes, and representation of disease entities that have not been presented at the conference in recent years.  Click here for a list of previous presented cases (2003-2017).

Instructions for submitting a mystery slide case.

Document Templates for Mystery Slides
Use the links below to download templates of the submission documents in Microsoft Word format.
Mystery Slide Case History | Mystery Slide Case Summary

Case information (documents) for Mystery Slides should be emailed to:

Slides and Cover Page for Mystery Slide Session should be sent to:
Case Mystery Slides
American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology
c/o Rees Group
2424 American Lane
Madison, WI 53704 

Call for 2018 Cases for Discussion:  Submissions due June 1, 2018
Submissions are requested for the 2018 ASVCP Case Discussion Session.  Desirable case material can be a classic disease or diagnosis, a challenging case presentation, analysis of group data (toxicologic or research studies), quality assurance issues, validation studies, interpretation of quality control materials, etc.  It is anticipated that 2-4 cases will be selected for presentation, depending on their complexity.

Instructions for submitting a case for discussion.

Document Templates for Case Discussions
Use the links below to download templates of the submission documents in Microsoft Word format.
Case Discussion History | Case Discussion Summary

Case information (documents) for Case Discussions should be emailed to:

Common Questions & Answers:

Can I change the formatting in the templates?
For both templates, the italicized instructions and table examples (if not needed) can be removed from the document. Do not remove the tables with contributor information. Do not change font size, document margins or line spacing. Try and stick to the capitalized bolded subheadings in each document, e.g. specimen, cytologic description, etc. If the specified format is not followed, the case will be automatically rejected.

Can I publish a presented case or will this be copyright infringement or represent prior publication?
The case submission write-ups can be looked upon as being similar to an abstract. They should not be as detailed as a journal case report (which is why we have restricted the discussion and references). Many cases presented in past years have later been published as case reports or as part of a case series, with no apparent copyright or prior publication issues.

I have new data or information that is relevant to or changes the case. Can I update my case summary between the case submission deadline and the conference?
This is generally not permitted as it greatly complicates construction of the finalized documents. However, contributors should provide updates during their presentation at the conference and are encouraged to send these updates to Dr. MacNeill. The comments and updates will be added to the final summary document that is distributed to members.