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CDVMS CE Event: Mast Cell Tumors and Top 10 Advances in Veterinary Oncology
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"Mast Cell Tumors: The Latest & Greatest -and- Top 10 Advances in Veterinary Oncology" Presented by: Dr. Philip Berman, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVIM (oncology) Desmond Hotel & Conference Center 2 CE Credit Hours

When: Wednesday, June 27, 2018
6:00 p.m. Registration/6:30 p.m. Dinner/7:00 p.m. Lecture
Where: Desmond Hotel & Conference Center
660 Albany Shaker Rd
Albany, New York  12211
United States
Presenter: Dr. Philp Berman, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVIM (oncology)
Contact: Sara Conklin
518 868 7867 x101

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CDVMS Continuing Education Series Presents:


Dr. Philip Berman, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVIM (oncology)


"Mast Cell Tumors: The Latest & Greatest"


"Top 10 Advances in Veterinary Oncology"

Lecture will count for 2 CE hours for NYS (approved by NYSVMS)


Dr. Bergman is the Director of Clinical Studies for VCA.  He is an adjunct faculty member of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and the principal veterinary investigator for the canine melanoma vaccine (Oncept®), which was fully licensed in 2009.  Prior to Dr. Bergman joining VCA, he served as the Chief Medical Officer for BrightHeart Veterinary Centers from 2007 to 2011; from 1999 – 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.


Mast Cell Tumors: The Latest and Greatest

Mast cell tumors are extremely common tumors in the dog and are now beginning to be understood as a disease entity in the cat. The diagnostic, prognostic and therapeutic approach to mast cell tumors in dogs and cats will be presented. In addition, the latest in therapeutic and prognostic alternatives will be presented.

Top 10 Recent Advances in Veterinary Oncology

Many clients with pets expect the same level of care from their veterinarians as they expect for themselves from their physician. This is especially true for clients with pets, which have cancer. In order to provide this level of care, one must understand and employ the recent advances in medical, surgical and radiation oncology that will be presented in this discussion.


WEDNESDAY, June 27, 2018

Desmond Hotel & Conference Center

660 Albany Shaker Rd.; Albany, NY 12211

6:30pm dinner, lecture starts at 7pm.

Please arrive 20 minutes early for registration



NYSVMS member veterinarians: $40 per person
non-member veterinarians: $120 per person
technicians & non-licensed employees of NYSVMS members: $40 per person  

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**As a reminder – Cancellations must be made by Friday, June 22, 2018 at 9am, otherwise you are still responsible for payment whether you attend the lecture or not.  If you need to cancel or to request a refund please contact Sara Conklin at or (518) 869-7867.**


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