SAIM Immunology/Hematology

SAIM: Immunology/Hematology



October 6-7, 2017  |  Oquendo Center  |  Las Vegas, NV
Early-Bird Pricing Expires August 29, 2017  •  Registration Closes September 29, 2017

The SAIM Immunology/Hematology course is a two-day course that will provide the audience with a thorough review of clinical immunology, hematology and immune-mediated disorders of small animals. The course consists of a series of lectures, which will include current and ongoing research, followed by a panel discussion with the presenters answering audience questions and discussing important aspects of cases involving immunology and hematology. The first day will focus on hematology topics and discuss hypercoagulability, anticoagulant therapy, immune-mediated thrombocytopenia, and immune-mediated hemolytic anemia. The second day will focus on immunology and cover lymphoma/leukemia diagnostics, new immunotherapies, and immunosuppressive therapy.

This two-day, lecture only 16 CE course is open for ACVIM or ECVIM Diplomates or candidates

Your registration fee includes:
• RACE-approved CE credit hours (pending approval)
• Certificate of Attendance
• Lecture Proceedings
• Daily refreshment breaks and snacks
• Lunch on Friday and Saturday, October 6 and 7  

Hotel Information
Hampton Inn & Suites Las Vegas Airport
6575 South Eastern Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89119
Request a room within the "ACVIM" room block by contacting Derrick Boughton at

Transportation to the Oquendo Center will be provided from the Hampton Inn.

Meet the Speakers

Dr. Todd Archer DVM, MS, DACVIM (SAIM)

Dr. Barb Biller DVM, PhD, DACVIM (Oncology)

Dr. Adam Birkenheuer DVM, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM)

Dr. Marilyn Dunn DVM, MVSC, DACVIM (SAIM)

Marilyn Dunn, DVM, MVSc, DACVIM graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Montréal and completed a one-year internship at the same institution. She completed a residency in small internal medicine and a Master’s degree at the University of Saskatchewan and became board certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. After 2 years in a private practice she became a professor in internal medicine at the University of Montreal. In 2008, she completed a Fellowship in interventional radiology and endoscopy at the Matthew J Ryan Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She has conducted a number of clinical research studies on the detection of hypercoagulability and novel antiplatelets and anticoagulants. She currently directs the interventional endoscopy service at the University of Montreal. Her main interests are in urinary tract and respiratory interventions and thrombosis.

Dr. Linda Kidd DVM, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM)

Dr. Kidd received her DVM and specialty training in small animal medicine from the University of Wisconsin-Madison a PhD in Immunology with a minor in Molecular Biology from North Carolina State University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in thrombosis and hemostasis at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, CA. She is currently an associate professor of small-animal internal medicine at Western University of Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine. She has several collaborative clinical research projects with internal medicine specialty practices in Southern California, North Carolina State University’s Vector Borne Disease Diagnostic Laboratory, and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her studies primarily involve the investigation of the pathophysiology of thrombosis in immune mediated hemolytic anemia and associations of vector borne disease with immune mediated disease. She is the recipient of the Pfizer Award for Teaching Excellence and the Monica Menard award for pathobiological research.

Dr. Dana LeVine DVM, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM)

Dr. Andrew Mackin B.Sc., B.V.M.S., M.V.S, D.V.Sc., F.A.N.Z.C.V.Sc, DACVIM (SAIM)

Dr. Andrew Mackin is currently Professor and Head of the Department of Clinical Sciences at Mississippi State University. Andrew is a 1983 graduate of Murdoch University in Western Australia, and after graduation completed an internship and residency in small animal medicine at the University of Melbourne, followed by an internal medicine residency at the Ontario Veterinary College. Andrew became a Fellow of the ANZCVSc in 1993, and a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 1994. Andrew has a clinical and research focus on hematology, hemostasis, immunosuppressive therapy and transfusion medicine. In 2006, he received the Carl Norden-Pfizer Distinguished Teacher Award and, in 2010, the MSU-CVM Dean's Pegasus Award.

Dr. Katrina Mealey DVM, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM), DACVCP

Dr. Kristina Meichner DVM, DECVIM-CA (Oncology), DACVP (Clinical Pathology)

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