CE Presentations

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Andrew West, PhD
Topic: Strategies for a More Effective Lecture

Andrew West, PhD, is the Director of the Academy for Teaching and Learning in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University. His role includes working with faculty to develop innovative approaches to sustain and promote excellence in educational programs and to make improvements in areas identified by faculty, students, alumni, employers and the veterinary profession.  Prior to joining CSU, Andrew was an Assistant Professor of Teacher Education at Western Kentucky University. Andrew holds an MEd and PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Missouri and a BS in Biological Sciences from Montana State University.


Friday, October 20, 2017

Stephen Zink, MD
Topic: Mind Full or Mindful?  A Guide to Mindfulness in the Reading Room

Stephen Zink, MD; Assistant Professor of Radiology at Mount Sinai in NY, NY.  Dr. Zink completed a fellowship at Duke University for abdominal imaging, followed by a hybrid private practice/University of Connecticut School of Medicine teaching appointment.  In his current position, he is one of the leads for Quality Assurance at Mount Sinai, a multi-hospital, multi-outpatient imaging center, and one of the leaders in developing curriculum and multi-site webinars.  He is also a back-up residency program director in the largest radiology residency in the state of New York, and co-precepts a radiology clinic here in NYC.  Dr. Zink is also involved in assisting challenged athletes in New York City fulfill their potential, enjoys family time with his wife and 2 year-old-daughter, and enjoys reading, surfing, bikram yoga, hiking, rock climbing, and taking walks in new neighborhoods.

Jeryl Jones, BS, PhD, DVM, DACVR
Peter Scrivani, DVM, DACVR

Topic: Updates in Publishing and Peer Review

Dr. Jeryl Jones is a Professor in the Animal and Veterinary Sciences Department at Clemson University.  She is also the Editor-in-Chief of Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound.   Dr. Jones previously served as a faculty member in the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine and in the Department of Animal and Nutritional Sciences at West Virginia University. She has served as primary research advisor for 38 undergraduate research students, 2 MS students, 4 MS/radiology residency students, 1 PhD/radiology residency student, and 2 PhD students.

Dr. Peter V. Scrivani is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Radiology, Associate Professor in the Department of Clinical Sciences, and Section Chief of Diagnostic Imaging at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. His research focus is advancing the understanding of head and neck disorders in animals, and his clinical and teaching interests are more diverse including thoracic imaging, neuroimaging, anatomy, and CT/MRI in both small and large animals


Saturday, October 21, 2017

Tamara Vern-Gross, DO
Topic: Proton Therapy in 2017 and Beyond

Originally from Chicago, Dr. Tamara Vern-Gross received her undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and her medical degree from the Des Moines School of Osteopathic Medicine. After a Pediatric residency at Advocate Christ Hope Children’s Hospital in Chicago, she pursued the Harvard Palliative Medicine Fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital. Her Radiation Oncology training was completed at Wake Forest Baptist Health in Winston-Salem, NC. After a Fellowship in Pediatric Proton Therapy at the University of Florida Proton Therapy Institute, she practiced at Provision Center for Proton Therapy. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor at Mayo Clinic - Arizona as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology.  Dr. Vern-Gross is board-certified in Radiation-Oncology, Palliative Medicine, and Pediatrics. She is the author of a number of book chapters and peer-reviewed publications. Her practice and research interests include the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer, pediatric malignancies, sarcoma, and proton beam therapy. She embraces family centered-care with a focus on improving disease outcomes and cure rates, minimizing the late effects of radiation therapy, and addressing survivorship concerns for both children and adults.

Michael Kent, DVM, DACVR (RO)
Topic: 3D Printing in Radiation Oncology

Michael Kent is a Professor of Radiation Oncology at the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine. He is also Director of the Center for Companion Animal Health. He graduated from veterinary school at UC Davis in 1997. He then went on to do a rotating small animal internship at the University of Pennsylvania. This was followed by a year in private practice in Pennsylvania before going on to do residencies in Medical and Radiation Oncology at UC Davis, where he also received his Master’s Degree in clinical research. He is also the program co-leader for the comparative oncology program at the medical school’s NCI designated comprehensive cancer center. His research interests include clinical trials and tumor biology of canine melanoma and osteosarcoma.