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SBVVMA September 14 Meeting

  • September 14, 2023
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Cafe Fiore, 66 S California St, Ventura CA 93001
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Liquid Biopsy

September 14, 2023 at 7 pm

Please join us for our next SBVVMA meeting with a presentation sponsored by Liquid Biopsy.  We will be meeting at Cafe Fiore in downtown Ventura.

Appetizers + Cash Bar 7 pm

Business Meeting 7:30 pm

Presentation 7:45-8:45 pm with questions after

Our meeting is sponsored by Liquid Biopsy.

TOPIC:  How veterinarians are using liquid biopsy for cancer detection in dogs: a look at clinical performance and real-world results 

Program Description: 

Once a test has been validated and is commercially available, it is important for the laboratory to periodically report utilization and performance metrics regarding the test. Blood-based liquid biopsy using next-generation sequencing became clinically available in May 2021. Since that time, the test has been ordered for thousands of patients, primarily as a screening tool for dogs at higher risk of cancer, and as an aid in diagnosis for dogs for which there is a clinical suspicion of cancer. This session will review data from a cohort of 1,500 consecutive liquid biopsy tests received for commercial testing at one clinical laboratory, and will include a discussion of ordering patterns, positivity rates, and patient outcome data, along with how this data can be used to discuss liquid biopsy testing with clients. A series of interesting case studies will be presented, exploring the use of this testing in a variety of clinical settings.  

Program Agenda: 

  • Review of next-generation sequencing-based liquid biopsy testing for cancer detection in dogs 
  • Highlights from the CANcer Detection in Dogs (CANDiD) clinical validation study 
  • Analysis of clinical test performance of liquid biopsy in a cohort of 1,500 consecutive samples submitted by practicing veterinarians 
  • Tips for using liquid biopsy in practice and explaining this testing to clients 
  • Case studies  

Learning Objectives: 

  • Explain how next-generation sequencing technology can be used to identify cancer in dogs using a simple blood draw 
  • Examine liquid biopsy performance in a cohort of 1,500 consecutive samples submitted for commercial testing, and understand how to use this data to explain liquid biopsy testing to your clients 
  • Explore the use of liquid biopsy testing in clinical practice through a series of interesting case studies 

SPEAKER BIO:  Gina Brandstetter, DVM

Dr. Gina Brandstetter is a graduate of the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. She has experience in small animal general practice and special interests in oncology, geriatric care, preventive care, and scientific communication. In her current position as a Medical Science Liaison at PetDx, Dr. Brandstetter is passionate about enhancing our approach to cancer detection and management with the adoption of liquid biopsy. Outside of work, she enjoys travel, spending time in nature, and going on family trips that include her yellow lab who loves nothing more than tagging along on any adventure.

Dinner Menu:

Appetizers + Cash Bar

Salad - House Salad

Entree  - Please choose one of three options at registration:

1. Rigatoni with Creamy Pesto & Roasted tomatoes

2. Fish of the Week

3. NY Steak

Dessert - Cannoli

Business Meeting notes: 

1.  We are looking for New Board Members!  This organization is run by volunteer members.  Please let us know if you need more information or are interested. 

2.  If you know a colleague is not receiving these emails, please have them contact us to make sure their email is up to date on our website.  TY!

Please note: Attendance is limited to veterinarians licensed in California and working or residing in Ventura county and in the Santa Barbara-Carpenteria-Goleta coastal region of Santa Barbara county, and retired former members of the SBVVMA.

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This Association is a mutual benefit association for California licensed veterinarians practicing within Ventura County and coastal Santa Barbara County. Our purpose is to provide continuing education to members, maintain standards of practice, share experiences in the practice of veterinary medicine, and promote public awareness of veterinary medicine.

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