Once again, the SCVP held two excellent companion meetings. Each offered a new twist for the society. The Saturday evening session was held at the campus of the University of San Antonio. The event consisted of two parts. The first part was the Young Investigator Day presentations. The second part was our first ever attempt to open the floor to anyone. It was our Open Mic(roscope) Night and it was a huge success.
The second event was our first ever joint companion meeting with the Binford-Dammin Society of Infectious Disease Pathologists. This meeting was comprised of four outstanding talks by Drs. Castonguay, Pritt, Milner and Padera. These talks were followed by our Distinguished Achievement Awardee Jay Fallon. Dr. Fallon's keynote lecture pertained to his recent work in using deep RNA-sequencing to find novel infectious agents in cardiac tissues.
The Sunday evening awards banquet was at Biga on the Banks. A delicious meal preceded our hearty congratulations to Jay Fallon and the announcement of our young investigator awardee, Melanie Bois.
During the USCAP meeting, there were excellent presentations during the poster session, the oral session and the evening specialty conference. With the exception of a drenching rain storm on Saturday, San Antonio was warm and inviting to all attendees.
We look forward to another excellent meeting with great topics at the 2018 USCAP meeting to be held in Vancouver, Canada.