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Lehigh Valley Oncology Symposium in Allentown, PA
Sun, March 13, 2016, 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM EDT
Lehigh Valley Oncology Symposium
Keynote Speaker: Philip J. Bergman DVM, MS, PhD
Diplomate ACVIM, Oncology
Director, Clinical Studies, VCA
Oncologist, Katonah-Bedford Veterinary Center
Dr. Bergman is the Director of Clinical Studies for VCA. He is the principal veterinary investigator for the recently fully licensed canine melanoma vaccine (Oncept). Dr. Bergman is an adjunct faculty member of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Prior to Dr. Bergman joining VCA, he served as the Chief Medical Officer for BrightHeart Veterinary Centers from July 2007 to August 2011; from 1999 – June 2007 he was the head of the Donaldson-Atwood Cancer Center at AMC. After finishing veterinary school from Colorado State in 1990, he was an intern at Kansas State (90-91) and returned to CSU for his medical oncology residency (91-94) and then completed a PhD Fellowship in human cancer biology from the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston (94-99). He was previously Chair of the ACVIM Board of Regents and President of the Veterinary Cancer Society.
Hope Veterinary Specialists and Valley Central Veterinary Referral Center are collaborating to bring you a unique educational opportunity for veterinary professionals in the Lehigh Valley region. Join us "Family Style" at the Hamilton Kitchen and Bar for the 2016 Lehigh Valley Oncology Symposium in downtown Allentown on March 13. We've invited Dr. Phil Bergman, Oncology Specialist at Katonah-Bedford Veterinary Center and Director of Clinical Studies for VCA. Dr. Bergman in partnership with Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Merial developed Oncept, the first commercially available vaccine for the treatment of canine melanoma, one of the most common and aggressive forms of cancer in dogs.
Breakfast and Lunch will be served. This program is approved by the AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 4.00 CE credits available to any one veterinarian or veterinary technician. Call Amy Shields at 610-296-2099 or ashields@HopeVS.com for further information. All lectures are given in a classroom setting and no registration fee is required. HOPE VS RACE Provider #1008.
8:30-9:00 am: Registration & Breakfast with Sponsors
9:00-10:00 am: Mast Cell Tumors: The Latest and Greatest- P. Bergman
10:00-10:15 am: Break with Sponsors
10:15-11:15 am: Canine Hemangiosarcoma -Expanding Our Therapeutic Approach- C. Mullin & K. Vickery
11:15-12:15 pm: -Of Mice & Men (and DOGS!) – Vaccines for Melanoma and other Cancers?- P. Bergman
12:15-1:30 pm: Lunch with Sponsors
1:30-2:30 Multidisciplinary Approach to Canine Soft Tissue Sarcomas- C.Clifford & S. Haney
Thank You to our Partners in Education that made this event possible!
Parking: Hamilton Kitchen will validate parking at the PPL Center Lot (entrance is on Linden street just passed 7th street). Please show the host stand your white ticket from that garage and they will give you a green ticket which the machines will accept as payment in full. No other garage lots will be validated.
Hope Veterinary Specialists and Valley Central Veterinary Referral Center are collaborating to bring you a unique educational opportunity for veterinary professionals in the Lehigh Valley region.