VLA Annual Meeting 2018


2018 Veterinary Laboratory Association Annual Meeting

When:  Friday morning, April 13, through Saturday evening, April 14, 2018

Where:  The Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel, Baltimore, Maryland - With an unbeatable waterfront location in the bustling Inner Harbor, in the heart of downtown Baltimore. The discounted VLA room rate is $189 (plus taxes). To make your hotel reservations either go to   https://aws.passkey.com/e/49366239   or call toll free  1-877-212-5752, and tell them you are with the Veterinary Laboratory Association Meeting.

Registration includes:  Presentations Friday morning and all day Saturday, behind the scenes tour, presentations and entry to the National Aquarium Friday afternoon, breakfasts and lunches Friday and Saturday, and dinner Saturday evening.

Registration and Reservation Deadline March 26, 2018

Topics and speakers:

    • Sarah Poynton –  "Parasites of Fish: Designs, Detection, and Damage"

    • Dr. Donald Martin - “Fecal Parasite Diagnostic Testing and Zoonotic Risks”  and

          “Identification of Commonly Encountered Ectoparasitic Arthropods” (dogs and cats)

    • Jenni Jenkins-Perez – Quality Assurance

    • Dr. Margaret Fordham - Rabbit and Ferret Diagnostics  and

                Dagnostics of  Hamsters, Gerbils, Guinea Pigs, Chinchillas, Rats and mice

    • Natalie Antinoff  - Avian parasitology   and

                                        Avian  Hematology and Clinical Chemistry

    • Jennifer Sohl - Penquin Malaria Research at the Maryland Zoo 

    • "What"s This" game with prizes


    March 13, 2018