Veterinary Orthopedic Society News
August 2017 - In This Issue:
VOS 2017 conference participants
VOS travel agent Penny Smith of Ski.com, her husband Bill Smith, colleague Jerry Hudec, and former VOS Treasurer Mark Daye enjoy catching up at the VOS 2017 Conference in Snowbird, Utah.
 
Get Your Abstract Submissions Ready for VOS 2018!

Dear VOS members,
 
Welcome to the second half of the year where it's time to rev things up again. While the snow seems like an impossible dream right now, I promise that the VOS 2018 Conference at Snowmass Village in Colorado is just around the corner.

Most importantly, abstract submissions open August 15th and are due by October 15th. It does not matter what career path you took; if you are a surgeon with a clinically relevant study, then you should apply. All those chosen who are in a residency program or have completed one within the last two years may be selected for the Mark S. Bloomberg Award and be awarded up to $1,500. So start writing!

Dr. Katja Lin Also, be sure to pay your VOS membership dues by September 1st. If you haven't already paid, head over to the VOS Store and pay your dues online. While you are there, you can easily add a tax-deductible donation to the VOS Educational Foundation and pay for a subscription to the VCOT Journal.

Enjoy the rest of your summer to the fullest, and remember to give gratitude for the furry ones in our lives that think we are amazing, regardless of how un-amazing we sometimes feel!
 
Cheers!

Katja Lin
Communications Chair

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SAVE THE DATE FOR VOS 2018!
VOS 2018 Conference
March 10-17, 2018
Snowmass Village, Colorado
  
Be sure to join us next year in Snowmass Village! Registration will open in the fall, and we will also provide links to make lodging and travel reservations.

For travel questions, contact Penny Smith of Rocky Mountain Tours, a division of Ski.com, at penny.smith@ski.com or 800-233-2300, ext. 3420.
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Skiers at Snowmass
Photo courtesy of Snowmass Tourism.
VOS OFFICERS AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
2017-18


Alan Cross
President
 
Rich Evans
Past President
 
Jeff Godwin
President Elect
 
Raviv Balfour
Treasurer
 
Katja Lin 
Communication
 
Cheryl Tano 
Advertising / Publicity / Sponsor Chair
 
Reunan Guillou
Scientific Program
 
José M. Garcia-Lopez
Scientific Program, Assistant Chair
 
Jonathan Suber
Awards
 
Matt Stewart
Research
 
Nina Kieves 
Exhibit Chair
 
Richard "Dick" Lau
Director, Education Foundation
 
Wanda Gordon-Evans 
Assistant Director, Education Foundation 
 
Maralyn R. Probst
Executive Secretary
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Parker CO 80134

Telephone: 720-335-6051   

 

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Email: secretary@vosdvm.org  

 

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UPCOMING EVENTS

2018 45th Annual VOS Conference
March 10-17, 2018
Snowmass Village, Colorado

2019 46th Annual VOS Conference 
February 9-16, 2019
Breckenridge, Colorado

2020 47th Annual VOS Conference 
February 1-8, 2020
Sun Valley, Idaho 
 
Stay tuned to our website, our newsletter and Facebook for the most up-to-date information.

SEND US YOUR ADVICE!  


We are looking for advice to pass on to those who are interviewing for their first jobs as surgeons. If you have any advice as someone that has recently interviewed for their first job or has had to interview people for their first job, please email Katja Lin, Communication Chair, at vosdvm@gmail.com. We will share responses in an upcoming newsletter article.

VOS UPDATES ADVERTISING PROGRAM

 

VOS has streamlined its advertising program for its email newsletters. 

 

Advertisers may choose to place an ad for one billing cycle, which covers three newsletter issues, or select a discounted annual package, which covers nine newsletter issues.

 

VOS is now offering vertical banner ad space in addition to horizontal banner ad space. Horizontal and vertical banner ads are available in two sizes (single-height or double-height), and each ad may be linked to the advertiser's website homepage or other web page.

 

A maximum of 15 horizontal and 2 vertical advertising spaces are available in each issue, and priority is given to annual advertisers.

 

To receive more details about the advertising program, please contact Cheryl Tano

SEND US YOUR NEWS!

 

VOS members: We'd like to receive your news about recent publications, job opportunities, speaking engagements, etc. for publication in our email newsletter and website.

 

Please send your news items with photos if possible to secretary@vosdvm.org.

CALL FOR SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS 
 
Are you a speaker at an upcoming conference? Know of a cool seminar or workshop you think our members would want to attend? Whether it is you, a fellow member or one of your hardworking residents, let us help spread the word. Shoot an email to vosdvm@gmail.com and include your name, the title of your talk, date, location and link (if available).
ABSTRACT SUBMISSION OPENS AUGUST 15!
45th Annual Veterinary Orthopedic Society Conference
March 10-17, 2018 at Snowmass Village, Colorado

by Reunan Guillou and José M. Garcia-Lopez 
VOS Scientific Program Chair and Assistant Scientific Program Chair
 
We invite practitioners, academicians, and researchers interested in large animal, small animal, and exotic species, to submit abstracts of novel studies in practical and scientific topics related to veterinary orthopedics and traumatology. Preference will be given to abstracts that have clinical relevance. Papers addressing results of controlled retrospective and prospective clinical studies are strongly encouraged. Clinician investigators should also consider submitting innovative surgical techniques, or case reports describing unusual or difficult cases as these will be reviewed separate from the scientific abstracts. Presentations will be limited to 10 minutes and followed by 5 minutes of discussion. Posters must fit within the 4' (height) x 4' (width) area provided.

Call for papers will open on August 15th 2017 and close on October 15th 2017 for both podium presentations and posters. See the link on the VOS website:
www.vosdvm.org for full details of abstract submission, formatting and regulations.

Submission categories will be:
  • Clinical/Scientific Studies
  • Case reports: a maximum of three novel or interesting cases
The Mark S. Bloomberg Memorial Resident Research Award was established to recognize outstanding resident abstract submissions to the scientific program. At least one recipient per year will be awarded up to $1,500.00 towards expenses to attend and present their abstract at our annual meeting. Only individuals currently in a residency training program or within 2 years of completion of a formal residency program are eligible. The abstract submission may only be of studies conducted during the residency program. All abstracts being submitted for consideration of this award must indicate so on online submission form.

For more information, please contact:  
Reunan Guillou, VOS Scientific Program Chair
Email address: reunanguillou@gmail.com
 
José M. García-López, VOS Assistant Scientific Program Chair
Email address: jose.garcia-lopez@tufts.edu  
VOS MEMBERS: PAY DUES BY SEPTEMBER 1
VOS members: Membership dues invoices for 2017-18 were mailed in early July. Remember that your membership dues are due September 1. You may pay your dues online through the VOS Store or mail your check to the VOS office. Please see the Join VOS page on the website for complete information.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR LUCKY SURVEY WINNER!
Congrats graphicCongratulations to Steve Martinez, who is the winner of the VOS 2017 Conference Survey Drawing! Steve's prize is free registration for the 2018 conference in Snowmass Village, Colorado.
REGISTER NOW FOR THE INAUGURAL PAIN IN ANIMALS WORKSHOP
VOS is a scientific partner of the Pain in Animals Workshop: Creating a Research Roadmap for Measuring Chronic Pain in Dogs and Cats. The inaugural meeting will be held November 29-30, 2017, at the National Institutes of Health, in Bethesda, Maryland. The proposed meeting will involve National Institutes of Health pain researchers, industry, Food and Drug Administration and academic researchers. We propose to bring the strengths of all these partners together to discuss the current state of pain measurement in animals, and to formulate a roadmap of research and development priorities for the future. There is no registration fee, but you must pre-register to attend. For more information, please see the PAW 2017 website.
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UPDATE YOUR CALENDAR FOR WVOC 2018
WVOC logo Important date change! Please note that the World Veterinary Orthopaedic Congress (WVOC 2018) is now planned for September 12-15, 2018 in Barcelona, Spain. For more information, please visit the ESVOT Congress website.
VOS 2017 conference participants at the on-mountain picnic
VOS 2017 Conference participants relax at the on-mountain picnic after the ski and snowboard race.
VOS MEMBERS: POST YOUR CLASSIFIED AD FOR FREE!
VOS members, did you know that you can now post classified ads for free in this VOS newsletter? Please send us your job openings, residencies, internships and other notices so we can help publicize these opportunities to the veterinary orthopedic community.

Each classified ad is limited to 100 words and should include a web link or email address so readers may respond directly to you. Ads also may include a small logo (please submit your logo as a JPG, PNG, EPS or PDF file with your text).

Non-members are also welcome to submit classified ads for the newsletter. The fee for non-members is $135 for text ads and $150 for ads with a logo and includes posting the ad for 3 newsletter issues. (Non-members are also encouraged to join VOS and post their ads for free!)

Please submit all classified ads to Maralyn Probst, Executive Secretary, at secretary@vosdvm.org. All classified ads are subject to board approval.
WANTED: PAST AWARD WINNERS!
Attention, past Bloomberg and Hohn-Johnson award winners: VOS wants you! We want to tell your story. How did winning the award help you with your career? How did you add to the body of science in veterinary orthopedics? Email Dr. Katja Lin, Communication Chair, at vosdvm@gmail.com to tell us how these awards have helped you.
SUBSCRIBE TO THE VCOT JOURNAL
VCOT cover VOS members are eligible for a discounted subscription to the Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology (VCOT) journal. VCOT is the official journal for 11 organizations, one of which is VOS.

The VCOT journal offers two types of subscriptions to VOS members:
Premium member subscription - $149: Printed copies & online access to current issues and archive back to 1988.
Standard member subscription - $133: Printed copies & online access to the current issues and 9 years archive.

VOS annual dues of $110 ($25 for Interns and Residents) must be paid to receive these rates. Please note that individual subscriptions are limited to online access by one person only. PIN will be issued by publisher.

This year, we are offering a way to subscribe online to the VCOT journal with an online subscription form on our website and online payments through the VOS store. You may also download and complete a paper form and send in a check or credit card payment if you prefer. Please see the Subscribe to the VCOT Journal page on our website for complete details.

If you are subscribing or renewing, please be sure to provide your PREFERRED MAILING ADDRESS on the online order form or paper order form. The VCOT journal will be sent to the preferred mailing address listed on your order form.


Subscriptions to VCOT are not automatically invoiced or renewed. Subscriptions include 6 issues and usually start with Issue 1 or Issue 4, depending on payment date. If you have questions about VCOT subscriptions, please contact Maralyn Probst at secretary@vosdvm.org.
DONATE ONLINE TO VOSEF
Donate graphic When you make a payment at the VOS Store, you may also donate online to the VOS Educational Foundation. We have set up donation amounts of $50, $100, and $250 or you may make a donation of any amount by choosing the custom donation option. Donations to the VOS Educational Foundation are tax deductible.

CLASSIFIED AD

Bruce Pratt Endowed Chair of Small Animal Orthopedic Surgery
The Department of Clinical Sciences at the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking qualified applicants to fill an endowed faculty position titled, the Bruce Pratt Endowed Chair of Small Animal Orthopedic Surgery. The successful candidate will enter a tenure-track position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor depending on experience. The faculty member hired into this faculty position will have a national and/or international reputation in small animal orthopedic surgery.
Please see the complete advertisement and apply online at:
http://aufacultypositions.peopleadmin.com/postings/2214.
Auburn University is an EEO/Vet/Disability Employer.


CLASSIFIED AD

Surgeon, VCA Animal Specialty and Emergency Center, West Los Angeles
VCA Animal Specialty and Emergency Center is seeking a Surgeon to join our multi-doctor team of board-certified specialists.
Candidates should have a strong interest in soft tissue, orthopedic, spinal and minimally invasive surgeries as well as an interest in the teaching and training of the resident and interns.
Located in West Los Angeles, VCA ASEC is the largest veterinary surgical group in Southern California with five individual operating rooms, digital radiography with fluoroscopy, a 16-slice GE helical CT scanner, C-arm with digital subtraction, Arthrex tower for all minimally invasive general and orthopedic procedures.
If interested, email raviv.balfour@vca.com.


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Classified ads are free for VOS members and available for a fee to non-members.
See details above or contact Maralyn Probst , Executive Secretary, to submit your ad.