Hilton Whistler Resort and Spa

                                                                                                                                                                                                  May 30- June 1, 2022
2022/05/22 08:30:00

20th CAHLN Annual Meeting

Partnerships in Health: Sharing Knowledge, Taking Action

March 8, 2022

Message from the President-Elect,

Hello! and a warm welcome from the Animal Health Centre (AHC) in Abbotsford, BC. We are pleased to be hosting two separate back-to-back meetings: the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association of Veterinary Pathologists (CAVP) and the 20th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Animal Health Laboratorians Network/Réseau Canadien des Travailleurs des Laboratoires de Santé Animale (CAHLN/RCTLSA).

We have put together the CAHLN/RCTLSA morning plenary programs with the goal of bringing together medical and veterinary diagnostic specialists, clinicians and livestock producers to share knowledge of animal health challenges, how they affect both animals and humans and how to work together to better diagnose, minimize and prevent future infectious disease risks.

The meeting is structured to enhance interaction between attendees with the sponsor exhibits and AM break and lunch buffets immediately outside the Cheakamus presentation room. Interactive displays, exhibits, poster presentations and afternoon coffee are situated in the Sutcliffe room a short trek down the stairs located at the end of the sponsor exhibit.

The CAVP program was organized to highlight some of the animal species that don’t necessarily get a lot of attention in pathology meetings. We also wanted to cover another area of veterinary pathology – practical forensic necropsy. All the things we stress about when conducting a forensic necropsy will be addressed by Dr. Litwin, forensic pathologist at the Royal Columbian Hospital, in his presentation!

As a result of the Sumas prairie flood in November, which severely impacted livestock producers, residents, business owners and the Animal Health Centre, we also plan to address some aspects of the flood response and recovery in the presentations.

Below you will find an outline of the meeting including the scientific program, as of March 8, social events, interactive displays, hotel information, travel information, link for hotel room reservations and the conference registration form. At this time, we are very encouraged that all indications from our PHO in BC point to lifting of Covid restrictions for gatherings well in advance of our meeting dates.

We are very excited about the program and the speakers who will join us. We hope that you will agree that this is a must attend conference!

Yours sincerely,

Ann Britton,

President-elect, CAVP and CAHLN/RCTLSA

ann.p.britton@gov.bc.ca

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS FOR CAHLN/RCTLSA AND CAVP

The local organizing committee for the 20th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Animal Health Laboratorians Network/Réseau Canadien des Travailleurs des Laboratoires de Santé Animale (CAHLN) and the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association of Veterinary Pathologists (CAVP) invites you to participate in the meetings by way of oral or poster presentation of research findings, case reports, disease reviews or other subject which may be of scientific interest to the membership.

Abstract submission deadline: March 31, 2022.

Please submit your abstract in a Word document containing your name, institution, title and summary (brief introduction, methods, findings, conclusions – see sample abstract below if unsure of details required). Please limit abstracts to less than 400 words. Be sure that sufficient information is included in your abstract for fair assessment. Please check for spelling and grammatical errors before submission.

All abstracts will be reviewed by the organizing committee. Notification of acceptance will be emailed by April 11, 2022. Accepted abstracts will be published in the meeting proceedings.

Please email abstracts to cahln2022@gmail.com.

CAVP

Presentations which detail anatomic pathology findings should be earmarked for the CAVP meeting on May 29, 2022. Oral presentations will be scheduled for the afternoon of Sunday May 29 (1:30 – 4:00) and posters will be displayed in the poster sessions throughout the CAHLN/RCTLSA meeting.

CAHLN/RCTLSA

Presentations detailing findings and information other than anatomic pathology should be earmarked for CAHLN/RCTLSA. Oral presentations will be scheduled in the afternoon May 30/31 (2:00 – 5:00). Posters will be displayed in the poster sessions throughout the CAHLN/RCTLSA meeting.

Oral presentation guidelines:

Oral presentations should be carefully crafted to last no more than 10 minutes. A 5 minute period for questions will follow. Organizers respectfully request your cooperation to limit your talk to 10 minutes to help us stay on schedule.

Oral presentations should be submitted in Powerpoint to cahln2022@gmail.com no later than May 5, 2022. Powerpoint files will be uploaded to the meeting computer and tested prior to the meeting to ensure there will be no preventable technical glitches during the presentations.

Poster presentation guidelines:

We cannot support physical posters on stands this year. Instead, your posters will be projected as a slide show in the main meeting room during breaks. Attendees can then select the poster presentations they wish to explore and proceed to an adjacent meeting room where students will have their computers set up for display and discussion of their work. Contact Ann.P.Britton@gov.bc.ca for more information.

Sample abstract

SARS CoV-2 surveillance on mink farms is generally centered around testing live and dead mink. However, there are other data sources that can be used to more efficiently and comprehensively track outbreaks and understand the risk of virus spillover off farm. This presentation will describe wildlife surveillance around SARS CoV-2-infected mink farms in BC, as well as surveillance using environmental samples collected in and around affected farms. Strengths, weaknesses, barriers, and opportunities associated with obtaining, analysing, and interpreting wildlife and environmental samples will also be discussed.

Scientific Program (as of February 3)

Sunday May 29, 2022

Canadian Association of Veterinary Pathologists Annual Meeting (Sutcliffe Room) (6 CE hours)

Please note: CAVP is a separate meeting from CAHLN/RCTLSA with a separate registration fee.

7:30 – 8:30 Registration (Sutcliffe Room)

8:30 – 9:00 Dr. Michael Pawlik (AHC) – Frontiers in Fish Pathology

9:00 – 9:30 Dr. Glenna McGregor (AHC) – Going Batty in BC: A review of bat pathology from collections and the wild

9:30 – 10:00 Dr. Stephen Raverty (AHC) – “Swimming in sick seas” How marine mammal necropsies inform management and conservation efforts in the northeastern Pacific

10:00 – 10:30 Coffee, tea, refreshments

10:30 – 12:00 Dr. Craig Litwin (RCH) – Remember, You’re Not on Trial and Other Tips to Staying Sane When Involved in Forensic Casework

12:00 – 1:00 Buffet lunch with Dr. Litwin (Sutcliffe Room)

1:00 – 3:00 Anatomic Pathology presentations and laboratory reports

3:00 – 3:30 Coffee Break

3:30 – 4:30 Anatomic Pathology presentations and laboratory reports

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3:00 – 4:00 Setup Registration Desk in Cheakamus foyer

4:00 – 6:00 Registration for CAHLN/RCTLSA (Cheakamus foyer)

6:00 – 9:00 (tentative, times may change slightly) – CAHLN/RCTLSA President’s Welcome Reception – Cash bar and canapés (Mt Currie Ballroom)

 

Monday May 30, 2022

CAHLN/RCTLSA 20th Annual Meeting (Cheakamus Room) (18 CE hours)

6:30 Registration opens (Cheakamus foyer)

8:00 Meeting commences, hotel and meeting orientation

8:10 – 8:25 Welcome and Opening Remarks – Mr. Harvey Sasaki, Chair, BC Chicken Marketing Board

Plenary Session: Covid 19 – Working together to end the pandemic

Moderator: Dr. Gary Marty, Animal Health Centre

8:30 – 9:00 Keynote Speaker: Dr. Eleni Galanis (BCCDC/BC Public Health/PHAC) – COVID-19 in BC: The importance of molecular data to the public health response

9:00 – 9:30 Dr. Inna Sekirov (BCCDC) – Tipping the scales towards success –  lessons learned during scaling up of laboratory pandemic response capacity

9:30 – 10:00 Dr Alexis Seguin – (IDEXX) – SARS-CoV-2 in Companion Animals: Diagnostic testing, results and trends through the pandemic

10:00 – 10:30 Refreshments and sponsor display (Cheakamus foyer)

Moderator: Dr. Yanyun Huang, Prairie Diagnostic Services

10:30 – 11:00 Dr. Natalie Prystajecky (BCCDC) – Utility of whole genome sequencing to understand COVID-19 infection in mink – the BC experience

11:00 – 11:30 Dr. Chelsea Himsworth (AHC) – More thank Mink! Incorporating wildlife and environmental surveillance into the response to SARS CoV-2 on mink farms

11:30 – 12:00 Dr Arinjay Banerjee – (VIDO) – Bats and coronaviruses: Using One Health to prevent the next pandemic

12:00 – 1:30 Buffet Lunch and sponsor displays (Cheakamus foyer); Interactive displays (Sutcliffe Room)

1:00 – 1:30 Posters (Sutcliffe Room)

Moderator: Dr. Chelsea Himsworth, Animal Health Centre

1:30 – 1:50 Ms. Erin Zabek (AHC) – Aftermath of the Flood at the Animal Health Centre: Meeting the Challenges

1:50 – 2:15 Dr. Tomy Joseph (AHC) – Is laboratory accreditation really worth it? A BC experience

*2:15 – 3:00 Scientific Presentations

3:00 – 3:30 Sponsor displays (Cheakamus foyer); Coffee, posters and interactive displays (Sutcliffe Room)

Moderator: TBA

*3:30 – 5:00 Scientific Presentations

5:15 – 6:15 CAHLN/RCTLSA AGM (Cheakamus Room)

7:00 – 10:00 (tentative, times may change slightly) – Banquet with cash bar (Mt Currie Ballroom) – Dinner speaker Dr. Haulena, Head Vet, Vancouver Aquarium – ‘Wet and Wild – a few tails from an aquatic animal vet’; Laboratorian of the Year Award presentation

Tuesday May 31, 2022

Plenary Session: Salmonella – Detection, surveillance and control

Moderator: Dr. Durda Slavic, Animal Health Laboratory, University of Guelph

8:30 – 9:00 Dr. Kazal Ghosh (AHC) – Environmental Salmonella in British Columbia: Past, Present, and Future

9:00 – 9:30 Dr. John Dick – Greenbelt Veterinary Services – Salmonella Dublin in Dairy Herds:  A Diagnostic Challenge

9:30 – 10:00 Dr. Erin Fraser (BCCDC) – One health surveillance in British Columbia: trends in Salmonella Enteritidis and Salmonella Dublin

10:00 – 10:30 Refreshments and sponsor display (Cheakamus foyer); Posters and interactive displays (Sutcliffe Room)

Moderator: Dr. Maria Spinato, Animal Health Laboratory, University of Guelph

10:30 – 11:00 Dr. Ashley Kearney (PHAC) – Molecular approaches to Salmonella surveillance in humans and animals

11:00 – 11:30 Dr. Michael Grigg (NIH) – Emerging protozoal infections in dairy cattle

11:30 – 12:00 Dr. Oliver Lung (CFIA) – Genomics advances at the CFIA NCFAD: Genomes of known and novel viruses in livestock and wildlife

12:00 – 1:30 Buffet Lunch and sponsor displays (Cheakamus foyer); Interactive displays (Sutcliffe Room)

1:00 – 1:30 Posters (Sutcliffe Room)

Moderator: TBA

1:30 – 2:00 Mr. Holger Schwichtenberg (BC Dairy Chair) – Sumas prairie flood: Response and recovery on the dairy farms

*2:00 – 3:00 Scientific Presentations

3:00 – 3:30 Sponsor displays (Cheakamus foyer); Coffee, posters and interactive displays (Sutcliffe Room)

Moderator: TBA

*3:30 – 5:00 Scientific Presentations

Evening – Whistler free-for-all (Make your own dinner and entertainment plans in the village)

7:30 – 8:30 President’s after dinner village stroll (with a stop at Cows for ice cream)

Wednesday June 1, 2022

8:00 Registration

Plenary Session: Avian Influenza – Lessons learned, lessons applied

Moderator: Dr. Tomy Joseph, AHC

8:30 – 8:50 Dr. Victoria Bowes (AHC) – The 2014 BC HPAI Outbreak: How partnered preparedness enabled early control, aka the catastrophic outbreak that should have been but never was

8:50 – 9:10 Mr. Clayton Botkin (Poultry Industry Specialist) Overview of peacetime preparedness activities for the BC poultry industry

9:10 – 9:30 Ms. Stephanie Nelson (Executive Director, BCBHEC) – The Greater Good: Successful Industry/Vet Lab Collaborations

9:30 – 10:00 Poultry Panel Discussion with Audience

10:00 – 10:30 Refreshments and sponsor display (Cheakamus foyer); Interactive displays (Sutcliffe Room)

Moderator: TBA

10:30 – 11:00 Dr. Michelle Coombe (AHC) – Lessons learned for implementing environmental sampling into avian influenza surveillance in wild birds

11:00 – 11:30 Dr. Laura Sitter (DFO) – Salmon aquaculture in BC

11:30 – 12:00 Paul Van Westendorp (AHC) – Asian Giant Hornet “The Apex-predator of the Insect World”

12:00 – 12:15 Student awards presented, Farewell and announcement of 2023 venue

* Scientific sessions – 10 minutes for presentation, 5 minutes for questions

Daily schedule includes:

10 – 10:30 – Break: Refreshments, Sponsors’ exhibits, Interactive exhibits, Posters

12:00-1:30 – Buffet lunch, Sponsors’ exhibits, Interactive exhibits, Posters (*note lunch break may be shortened to 12:00 – 1:00 to accommodate PM presentations)

1:30 – 5:00 – Scientific sessions – 15 minutes each (coffee/tea break at 3:00 – 3:30 pm)

Prizes will be drawn at the close of sessions. You must be present to accept your prize.

Other Conference Activities

Sponsor displays

Our sponsors make the meeting possible!! We greatly appreciate their support. Please be sure to visit the sponsor displays immediately outside the Cheakamus presentation room and have a look at the diagnostic tools and services available for your laboratory.

Student awards

Both CAVP and CAHLN/RCTLSA will present awards for the best student presentations and posters.

Poster exhibits

Posters will be set up in the Sutcliffe Room. PM coffee will be served in this room.

Other exhibits can be found in the Sutcliffe Room, on the lower level

Don’t miss the Animal Health Centre Diagnostic Challenge! This exhibit is for attendees who want to test their diagnostic skills. Or for those who want a chance to enter a draw for prizes. Take the test, fill in your answer sheet (multiple choice) and submit for prize draws which will take place in the Cheakamus presentation room. 

‘Delve Into Disease with the Animal Health Centre’. This is a self-guided Powerpoint presentation designed for people interested in what veterinary pathologists see when they work up a case. Common viral, bacterial and parasitic infections are highlighted.

Equine Carpal Puzzle. Can you put a horse’s carpal (knee) bones back together? Solve it (diagram of carpal joint provided), take a picture, send to cahln2022@gmail.com and be eligible for a prize!

We invite family members and all those professionals who are young at heart to play ‘I Spy Sea to Sky’ while you enjoy the drive from YVR airport to Whistler (please, don’t Play and Drive). Game card provided with every registration (print out additional game cards for your family). Fill in your answers as you cruise along one of the 10 most scenic drives in the world! Submit your game card at the registration table to be eligible for a prize draw. No worries if you don’t start from YVR, everyone can play!

Travel information from YVR to Whistler

Rental cars are available at the airport. Hotel parking is $17/night.

Other travel options (from least to most expensive):

Epic Rides https://epicrides.ca/vancouver-airport-to-whistler/

Skylynx https://yvrskylynx.com/

Whistler Shuttle https://www.whistlershuttle.com/

Chartered transportation https://www.whistler.com/getting-here/road/limousine/

Accommodation: Hilton Whistler Resort and Spa

The Hilton is located in the heart of Whistler village, steps from the Village Stroll and the Whistler gondola. A conference room rate of $132/night ($181 with taxes/resort fees) is being offered for either a Hilton room (2 double beds) or a Premier Studio (king bed, pull out couch, kitchenette). Room upgrades are available for additional charge – please arrange upgrades directly with the hotel.

Cinnamon Bear Restaurant and Bar is located off the main lobby.

For more details about the rooms and the amenities offered by the Hilton, please follow this link:  https://www.hilton.com/en/hotels/ywsvrhf-hilton-whistler-resort-and-spa/

To reserve a hotel room at the Hilton, follow this link:

https://www.hilton.com/en/attend-my-event/canadiananimalhealthlaboratoriansnetwork2022/

**If you plan to attend the conference, please book your room early to ensure you get the conference rate.**

PLEASE NOTE: Room rates are available until April 28 subject to availability. At 7 days prior to arrival, full room charges will be applied to the credit card used for room guarantee. There are no cancellation charges prior to 7 days from arrival.

Subject to availability, the Hilton is offering the conference rate to attendees who wish to extend their visit to arrive any day from Wednesday May 25 and/or leave Thursday June 2.

If you do not plan to stay at the Hilton, other accommodation information for Whistler is available at: https://www.whistler.com/  You can find other details about Whistler village on this site too.

What your registration fees (regular and student) include:

All meeting activities and displays.

CAVP and CAHLN/RCTLSA – Break refreshments am/pm and lunch buffet.

CAHLN/RCTLSA – Sunday night President’s Welcome reception (cash bar) and Monday night banquet with guest speaker Dr. Marty Haulena (cash bar).

Additional Monday night banquet tickets can be purchased for your family and guests.

REGISTRATION FORM – CAVP/CAHLN/RCTLSA

Name: __________________________________________________

Address: ________________________________________________

Email: ______________________________ Phone: ______________

Institution: ______________________________________________

Please select the meetings you would like to attend:

CAVP                                                                                   $75 ___________

CAHLN/RCTLSA  BEFORE Apr 1                     Regular $260  ___________

Student $115  ___________

CAHLN/RCTLSA  AFTER Apr 1 -May 14        Regular $300  ___________

Student $130 ___________

Additional banquet tickets  ____   @ $75  (12 & over) =  ___________

Under 12 (before May 10)   _____   @ $ 10                      =  ___________

Under 12 (after May 10)      _____    @ $30                      =  ___________

Total: _______________

For food estimates, please complete the following:

I will be attending the President’s Sunday evening reception  Y/N

I will be attending the Monday evening banquet                        Y/N

Payment: VISA   MC   AmEx  (please circle card type)

Please call 604-556-3003 with credit card information. Then scan & email registration form to Ann.P.Britton@gov.bc.ca *Do not include credit card information on the registration form.

Or payment by cheque (payable to BC Minister of Finance)

Please mail registration form with cheque to CAHLN 2022, Animal Health Centre, 1767 Angus Campbell Rd, Abbotsford, BC V3G 2M3

Sunday May 29, 2022CAVP

Sunday May 29, 2022

Canadian Association of Veterinary Pathologists Annual Meeting (Sutcliffe Room) (6 CE hours)

Please note: CAVP is a separate meeting from CAHLN/RCTLSA with a separate registration fee.

7:30 – 8:30 Registration (Sutcliffe Room)

8:30 – 9:00 Dr. Michael Pawlik (AHC) – Frontiers in Fish Pathology

9:00 – 9:30 Dr. Glenna McGregor (AHC) – Going Batty in BC: A review of bat pathology from collections and the wild

9:30 – 10:00 Dr. Stephen Raverty (AHC) – “Swimming in sick seas” How marine mammal necropsies inform management and conservation efforts in the northeastern Pacific

10:00 – 10:30 Coffee, tea, refreshments

10:30 – 12:00 Dr. Craig Litwin (RCH) – Remember, You’re Not on Trial and Other Tips to Staying Sane When Involved in Forensic Casework

12:00 – 1:00 Buffet lunch with Dr. Litwin (Sutcliffe Room)

1:00 – 3:00 Anatomic Pathology presentations and laboratory reports

3:00 – 3:30 Coffee Break

3:30 – 4:30 Anatomic Pathology presentations and laboratory reports

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3:00 – 4:00 Setup Registration Desk in Cheakamus foyer

4:00 – 6:00 Registration for CAHLN/RCTLSA (Cheakamus foyer)

6:00 – 9:00 (tentative, times may change slightly) – CAHLN/RCTLSA President’s Welcome Reception – Cash bar and canapés (Mt Currie Ballroom)

 

Monday May 30, 2022

CAHLN/RCTLSA 20th Annual Meeting (Cheakamus Room) (18 CE hours)

6:30 Registration opens (Cheakamus foyer)

8:00 Meeting commences, hotel and meeting orientation

8:10 – 8:25 Welcome and Opening Remarks – Mr. Harvey Sasaki, Chair, BC Chicken Marketing Board

Plenary Session: Covid 19 – Working together to end the pandemic

Moderator: Dr. Gary Marty, Animal Health Centre

8:30 – 9:00 Keynote Speaker: Dr. Eleni Galanis (BCCDC/BC Public Health/PHAC) – COVID-19 in BC: The importance of molecular data to the public health response

9:00 – 9:30 Dr. Inna Sekirov (BCCDC) – Tipping the scales towards success –  lessons learned during scaling up of laboratory pandemic response capacity

9:30 – 10:00 Dr Alexis Seguin – (IDEXX) – SARS-CoV-2 in Companion Animals: Diagnostic testing, results and trends through the pandemic

10:00 – 10:30 Refreshments and sponsor display (Cheakamus foyer)

Moderator: Dr. Yanyun Huang, Prairie Diagnostic Services

10:30 – 11:00 Dr. Natalie Prystajecky (BCCDC) – Utility of whole genome sequencing to understand COVID-19 infection in mink – the BC experience

11:00 – 11:30 Dr. Chelsea Himsworth (AHC) – More thank Mink! Incorporating wildlife and environmental surveillance into the response to SARS CoV-2 on mink farms

11:30 – 12:00 Dr Arinjay Banerjee – (VIDO) – Bats and coronaviruses: Using One Health to prevent the next pandemic

12:00 – 1:30 Buffet Lunch and sponsor displays (Cheakamus foyer); Interactive displays (Sutcliffe Room)

1:00 – 1:30 Posters (Sutcliffe Room)

Moderator: Dr. Chelsea Himsworth, Animal Health Centre

1:30 – 1:50 Ms. Erin Zabek (AHC) – Aftermath of the Flood at the Animal Health Centre: Meeting the Challenges

1:50 – 2:15 Dr. Tomy Joseph (AHC) – Is laboratory accreditation really worth it? A BC experience

*2:15 – 3:00 Scientific Presentations

3:00 – 3:30 Sponsor displays (Cheakamus foyer); Coffee, posters and interactive displays (Sutcliffe Room)

Moderator: TBA

*3:30 – 5:00 Scientific Presentations

5:15 – 6:15 CAHLN/RCTLSA AGM (Cheakamus Room)

7:00 – 10:00 (tentative, times may change slightly) – Banquet with cash bar (Mt Currie Ballroom) – Dinner speaker Dr. Haulena, Head Vet, Vancouver Aquarium – ‘Wet and Wild – a few tails from an aquatic animal vet’; Laboratorian of the Year Award presentation

Tuesday May 31, 2022

Plenary Session: Salmonella – Detection, surveillance and control

Moderator: Dr. Durda Slavic, Animal Health Laboratory, University of Guelph

8:30 – 9:00 Dr. Kazal Ghosh (AHC) – Environmental Salmonella in British Columbia: Past, Present, and Future

9:00 – 9:30 Dr. John Dick – Greenbelt Veterinary Services – Salmonella Dublin in Dairy Herds:  A Diagnostic Challenge

9:30 – 10:00 Dr. Erin Fraser (BCCDC) – One health surveillance in British Columbia: trends in Salmonella Enteritidis and Salmonella Dublin

10:00 – 10:30 Refreshments and sponsor display (Cheakamus foyer); Posters and interactive displays (Sutcliffe Room)

Moderator: Dr. Maria Spinato, Animal Health Laboratory, University of Guelph

10:30 – 11:00 Dr. Ashley Kearney (PHAC) – Molecular approaches to Salmonella surveillance in humans and animals

11:00 – 11:30 Dr. Michael Grigg (NIH) – Emerging protozoal infections in dairy cattle

11:30 – 12:00 Dr. Oliver Lung (CFIA) – Genomics advances at the CFIA NCFAD: Genomes of known and novel viruses in livestock and wildlife

12:00 – 1:30 Buffet Lunch and sponsor displays (Cheakamus foyer); Interactive displays (Sutcliffe Room)

1:00 – 1:30 Posters (Sutcliffe Room)

Moderator: TBA

1:30 – 2:00 Mr. Holger Schwichtenberg (BC Dairy Chair) – Sumas prairie flood: Response and recovery on the dairy farms

*2:00 – 3:00 Scientific Presentations

3:00 – 3:30 Sponsor displays (Cheakamus foyer); Coffee, posters and interactive displays (Sutcliffe Room)

Moderator: TBA

*3:30 – 5:00 Scientific Presentations

Evening – Whistler free-for-all (Make your own dinner and entertainment plans in the village)

7:30 – 8:30 President’s after dinner village stroll (with a stop at Cows for ice cream)

Wednesday June 1, 2022

8:00 Registration

Plenary Session: Avian Influenza – Lessons learned, lessons applied

Moderator: Dr. Tomy Joseph, AHC

8:30 – 8:50 Dr. Victoria Bowes (AHC) – The 2014 BC HPAI Outbreak: How partnered preparedness enabled early control, aka the catastrophic outbreak that should have been but never was

8:50 – 9:10 Mr. Clayton Botkin (Poultry Industry Specialist) Overview of peacetime preparedness activities for the BC poultry industry

9:10 – 9:30 Ms. Stephanie Nelson (Executive Director, BCBHEC) – The Greater Good: Successful Industry/Vet Lab Collaborations

9:30 – 10:00 Poultry Panel Discussion with Audience

10:00 – 10:30 Refreshments and sponsor display (Cheakamus foyer); Interactive displays (Sutcliffe Room)

Moderator: TBA

10:30 – 11:00 Dr. Michelle Coombe (AHC) – Lessons learned for implementing environmental sampling into avian influenza surveillance in wild birds

11:00 – 11:30 Dr. Laura Sitter (DFO) – Salmon aquaculture in BC

11:30 – 12:00 Paul Van Westendorp (AHC) – Asian Giant Hornet “The Apex-predator of the Insect World”

12:00 – 12:15 Student awards presented, Farewell and announcement of 2023 venue

* Scientific sessions – 10 minutes for presentation, 5 minutes for questions

Daily schedule includes:

10 – 10:30 – Break: Refreshments, Sponsors’ exhibits, Interactive exhibits, Posters

12:00-1:30 – Buffet lunch, Sponsors’ exhibits, Interactive exhibits, Posters (*note lunch break may be shortened to 12:00 – 1:00 to accommodate PM presentations)

1:30 – 5:00 – Scientific sessions – 15 minutes each (coffee/tea break at 3:00 – 3:30 pm)

Prizes will be drawn at the close of sessions. You must be present to accept your prize.

 

Laboratorian of the Year

Who can be nominated: Anyone who has made a significant contribution to animal health laboratory medicine in Canada. A nominee can be an outstanding diagnostician, educator, researcher, mentor of future laboratorians, or other contributor to the field.

How to nominate: Send a brief letter of support outlining the nominee’s accomplishments, along with the nominee’s CV, to the Awards Committee of CAHLN, by sending an e-mail to Dr. Neil Pople to neil.pople@gov.mb.ca before May 1, 2022. Please write “Laboratorian of the Year” as the subject title.

The Canadian Animal Health Laboratorians Network (CAHLN) is pleased to invite you to be a sponsor of the upcoming national annual meeting on May 30- June 1, 2022 at the University of Manitoba.

For information regarding sponsorship opportunities for the 20th CAHLN Annual Meeting, please contact Ann.P.Britton@gov.bc.ca.

CONTACT US

Dr. Ann Britton

604-556-3003

Email: Ann.P.Britton@gov.bc.ca