International Leukemia Meeting at Comprehensive Cancer Center

The College of Veterinary Medicine will host a symposium on "Comparative Models of Leukemia and Lymphoma" October 14, 2009 in the Veterinary Medical Center Auditorium. This full day conference will provide education and awareness on comparative pre-clinical models of leukemia and lymphoma from a distinguished group of internationally renowned presenters made up of research scientists, veterinarians, and physicians. The symposium is the opening day of the International Association for Comparative Research on Leukemia and Related Diseases (IARCLRD) Symposium XXIV titled Molecular Approaches to Leukemia in the 21st Century: Biology Outcome Prediction and Personalized Therapy to be continued on October 15-16 at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center, Columbus, Ohio.

Further information and online registration.

The symposium and meeting are free for all OSU faculty, trainees and staff. Clara D. Bloomfield, MD, a Distinguished University Professor who serves as cancer scholar and senior adviser to the OSUCCC – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, is IACRLRD president. Michael D. Lairmore DVM, PhD and Krista La Perle DVM, PhD are co-chairs of the mini-symposium.

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About the College of Veterinary Medicine at Ohio State

Founded in 1885, The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine is ranked fifth in the nation and includes more than 1,000 faculty, staff and students in the Departments of Veterinary Biosciences, Veterinary Clinical Sciences, and Veterinary Preventive Medicine. The Veterinary Medical Center is one of the largest specialty referral centers in the world, with more than 35,000 farm, equine, and companion animal patients each year. A nationally-recognized ambulatory practice and teaching unit in Marysville, Ohio provides farm animal experience to every veterinary student, and the Food Animal Health Research Program in Wooster, OH focuses on detection, control, and prevention of disease. Located on the only campus in the country with a comprehensive medical center offering seven health sciences colleges, we admit up to 162 veterinary students per class, and offer a new comprehensive graduate program in Veterinary and Comparative Medicine as well as a unique Master’s degree in Veterinary Public Health, in partnership with the College of Public Health. http://vet.osu.edu.