15e réunion annuelle

Atlantic Veterinary College, Charlottetown, PEI

  • 08:00-16:30
    Canadian Association of Veterinary Pathologists (CAVP) Symposium and Annual Meeting – Respiratory Pathology
    Keynote speaker: Dr. Alfonso Lopez, Atlantic Veterinary College


  • 08:00-16:30
    Special Workshop on Diagnostic Test Validation
    Workshop Host: Dr. Ian Gardner, Atlantic Veterinary College (limited to 25 participants)


  • 16:00-19:00
    CAHLN Registration and Poster Viewing
    CAHLN SYMPOSIUM – Overall Theme: “Collaboration in Veterinary Laboratory Diagnostics and Animal Health”


  • 18:00-21:00
    CAHLN Welcome Reception
    Speaker: Dr. Lamont Sweet, retired Chief Medical Health Officer for Prince Edward Island

Simultaneous translation will be available for all sessions on Monday June 6.

  • 8:10-8:30 : Official Welcome

    • AVC Dean (Dr. Greg Keefe)
    • Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Aquaculture, PEI
    • President of CAHLN (Dr. James P. Goltz)

  • 8:30-12:00 : Plenary Session

    • Collaboration Diagnostic Test Validation for diagnostics and surveillance (mammalian and aquatic) – Keynote Speaker: Dr. Ian Gardner, Professor and Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Aquatic Epidemiology, Atlantic Veterinary College, UPEI – 45 minutes
    • Mammalian and Aquatic Disease Surveillance – Global Collaboration – Speaker: Dr. Brian Evans, OIE – 45 minutes
    • 10: 00-10:30 : health break, networking, poster viewing and trade show
    • Collaboration in Veterinary Diagnostics and Public Health – Speaker: Dr. Matthew W. Gilmour, Scientific Director General, National Microbiology Laboratory, Public Health Agency of Canada – 45 minutes
    •  Evolution of Technologies and Their Application for Diagnostics and Surveillance – Speaker: awaiting confirmation – 45 minutes

  • 12:00-13:30 : Lunch break, networking, poster viewing and trade show


  • 12:00-13:30 : TSE Network Meeting

  • 13:30-17:00 : Plenary Session continued

    • Animal Health Surveillance Systems in Canada – Speaker: Dr. Cheryl James, Canadian Food Inspection Agency – 30 minutes.
    •  Aquatic Diagnostics, Aquatic Health and Surveillance – Update, Current Issues and Progress – Speaker: Dr. Raphael Vanderstichel, Atlantic Veterinary College – 30 minutes
    •  Wildlife Disease Surveillance in Canada – Update, New Directions and Issues – Speaker: Dr. Craig Stephen, Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative – 30 minutes
    •  Evolution of Diagnostic Pathology and its integration/collaboration with other disciplines – Speaker: Dr. Grant Maxie, Animal Health Laboratory – 30 minutes
    • 15:30-16:00 : health break, networking, poster viewing and trade show
    •  Industry Perspectives What is the role of industry in aquatic and terrestrial animal health and disease surveillance? – Speakers: Dr. Dianne Morrison, Marine Harvest, British Columbia (aquatic) and Dr. Daniel Hurnik, Atlantic Veterinary College (mammalian) – 30 minutes
  • 16:30-17:30 : Panel Discussion on Collaboration – Issues and Solutions : What is the future? How can we improve collaboration in Diagnostic, Animal Health and Surveillance in Canada? – 1 hour
    Panel Participants: All Speakers from two Plenary Sessions
    Moderator : Jim Goltz

Evening: Tour of Atlantic Veterinary College

Explore Charlottetown on your own

  • 8:00-12:00
    Scientific Session- The Atlantic Veterinary College and Animal Health
    Theme: Industry-Government-Academia Animal Health Collaboration.
    Multiple presentations by various presenters, to be confirmed
    Moderator: Dr. Larry Hammell, Atlantic Veterinary College
    Panel Discussion: Current issues in Industry-Government-Academia Collaboration – AVC Panel. How to be more effective in collaborative efforts?

    • 10:00-10:30 : Health break, networking, poster viewing and trade show

  • 12:00-13:30 : Lunch break, networking, poster viewing and trade show


  • 12:15-13:30
    CAHLN Business meeting


  • 13:00-17:00
    General Scientific Presentations (15 minutes each)

    • 15:00-15:30 : Health break, networking and trade show
  • Evening – Lobster supper, kitchen party, entertainment

  • 8:00-11:30
    General Scientific Presentations (15 minutes each)

    • 10:00-10:30 Health Break, networking and trade show

  • 11:30-12:00
    CAHLN Awards, Closing Remarks and Announcement for CAHLN 2017 Venue


  • 12:00-15:00
    Canadian Animal Health Surveillance Network (CAHSN) Annual Meeting