Investigating the Mechanisms of Disease

Veterinary Pathology

The Veterinary Pathology Scientific Interest Group of the American Society of Investigative Pathology is a community of scientists investigating animal and human diseases, including the fields of veterinary, avian, aquatic, comparative, wildlife and zoological pathology.  This group embodies the “One Health” concept, namely, the interconnections between the health and well-being of human beings, animals and the environment, through efforts to enhance interdisciplinary collaborations.  The Interest Group developed recently as an outgrowth of the American College of Veterinary Pathology Society Symposium at the Experimental Biology meeting through informal gatherings of veterinary and medical pathologists and scientists. Members of the group have met formally for the past two years at the annual meeting of the ASIP at Experimental Biology meeting to share research, develop collaborations, and provide networking opportunities to our members and trainees.  In 2010, the Interest Group hosted a very successful interactive poster session and luncheon that was attended by scientists and trainees with a broad range of research interests.  In addition, an individually funded evening at a local restaurant serves as a lively “mixing bowl” for discussion and fellowship.