CAHF chair heads international meeting

Dr. John Pharr. Photo: Myrna MacDonald.

Veterinary medical imaging specialist Dr. John Pharr of the Western College of Veterinary Medicine was the principal organizer for the premier event of the international veterinary radiology community: the 14th triennial meeting of the International Veterinary Radiology Association (IVRA)from August 7 to 11. This was Canada’s first opportunity to host the IVRA meeting that has been held every three years since the organization’s creation in 1967.

More than 250 delegates from 26 countries gathered in Vancouver, B.C., to attend the joint meeting of the IVRA and the American College of Veterinary Radiology. The European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging and the European Association of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging also held annual meetings in conjunction with the international conference.

Pharr, who served as program chair, began organizing the event in 2000. The meeting’s program included several keynote speakers, 75 oral presentations and 19 poster presentations. International delegates also had the opportunity to browse through 28 commercial exhibits displaying everything from textbooks to ultrasound machines and digital imaging systems.

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