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Last Updated: 15 June 2022

Dear attendees,

A mystery slide session will be held on Saturday 10th September at the ECVP/ESVP Congress in Athens. This year the theme will be Oncology. If you have a fun, unusual, complex or challenging case, or a case with outstanding clinical repercussion, please consider submitting it as a mystery case. We are especially looking for cases where novel therapeutic approaches or specific outcomes related to prognostic variables could be included. True “unsolved mysteries” are highly encouraged for the sake of a good discussion.

Please send your submissions to session chairs:
Prof. Laura Peňa Enable JavaScript to view this email address. and
Prof. Paola Roccabianca Enable JavaScript to view this email address.
with the subject line “(Your name) Oncology Session Mystery Slide Case Submission”

and attach the following:

A single pdf document consisting of a summary of the case (250 words maximum) including
• title, your name, institution, and contact information (e-mail address mandatory),
• signalment, short history, summary of representative gross and microscopic findings, any additional supporting data, e.g. clonality
• no more than five good quality images (histo +/- gross +/- special stains including histochemistry and immunohistochemistry and any other useful technique such as EM etc.) that are representative of the lesion.

Deadline for submissions is 30th June 2022.

Decisions on cases chosen for the session will be made no later than 15th July and submitters will be informed by e-mail.

If your case is chosen, the submitter must be able to present the case at the 2022 ECVP/ESVP Annual Meeting in Athens on 10th September, and must be able to send a minimum of 2 H&E-stained glass slides for scanning by 30th July to the following address:

Prof. Franco Guscetti
Institute of Veterinary Pathology
Vetsuisse Faculty
University of Zurich
Winterthurerstr. 268
CH-8057 Zurich, Switzerland

Please also inform Prof. Guscetti of the glass slide shipment and estimated arrival, by e-mail Enable JavaScript to view this email address.

Scanned slides of the selected cases will be made available online to congress attendees prior to the session.

Kindest regards and looking forward to receiving your submissions,

Laura Peňa and Paola Roccabianca