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Dr Boston is an enthusiastic and engaging public speaker. Her experience as a veterinary surgeon oncologist, academic, bestselling author, cancer survivor, story teller and stand up comedian make her an excellent and versatile choice. She is available as a keynote speaker, veterinary surgical oncology key thought leader, stand up comedian as entertainment at your event or as an MC.

Keynote lecture topics include:

  • Resilience through comedy
  • Humour in the Workplace
  • The Benefits of Failure
  • Being a (human) cancer patient and (dog) cancer surgeon
  • Midlife career change

Dr Boston is open to tailoring a Keynote lecture to your conference needs.

Surgical Oncology topics include:

  • Surgical Oncology Principles
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma in dogs
  • Feline Injection Site/Vaccine Associated Sarcoma
  • Osteosarcoma in dogs
  • Mast Cell Tumours in dogs
  • Oral Tumours (Dogs and/or Cats)
  • Thoracic surgical oncology
  • Limb salvage in dogs
  • Urinary tract neoplasia in dogs
  • Surgical checklists
  • Lymph node dissection and sentinel lymph node mapping

Dr Boston is open to tailoring a Surgical Oncology lecture to your conference needs.

Stand up comedy:

Dr Boston is a stand up comedian and is always happy to perform at veterinary or professional conferences and corporate events.

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Past Events

ACVS 2019 Oct 2019
Las Vegas, NV
-Oral Fibrosarcoma
-Panel Discussion of Challenging Maxillectomy Cases

Canadian Feline Practitioners Forum Feb 2019
Montreal, QC
-Feline Injection Site Sarcomas

Veterinary Education Today Sep 2018
Toronto, ON, Canada
-Surgical Oncology Principles
-Oral Neoplasia
-Feline Injection Site Sarcomas

Pacific Veterinary Conference July 2018
Sanfrancisco, CA
-Principles of Surgical Oncology
-Mast Cell Tumours
-Osteosarcoma in Dogs
-Transitional Cell Carcinoma in Dogs
-Surgical Oncology Cases – Don’t Give up on Them!
-Feline Injection Site Sarcoma
-Soft Tissue Sarcoma in Dogs

New York Veterinary Show Nov 2017
New York NY
-Osteosarcoma in Dogs

ACVS 2017
Indianapolis, IN Oct 2017
-Neoplastic causes of Shoulder Lameness
-Surgery alone or with radiation for Feline Injection Site Sarcoma
-Interactive Case Discussion Panell on Feline Injection Site Sarcoma

British Veterinary Orthopedic Association
Edinburgh, UK Sept 2017
-Appendicular Osteosarcoma in Dogs
-Limb Salvage of the Distal Radius
-Limb Salvage of other Sites
-Radiation for Osteosarcoma in Dogs
-Neoplastic Causes of Shoulder Lameness in Dogs

ACVIM 2017
Washington, DC Jun 2017
Combined lectures on medical, surgical and radiation oncology
With Dr Paul Woods and Dr Michelle Turek
-Osteosarcoma in Dogs
-Transitional Cell Carcinoma in Dogs
-Feline Injection Site Sarcoma in Cats
-Squamous Cell Carcinoma in Dogs

Dutch Oncology Congress Feb 2017
Soesterberg, Netherlands
-Early Gonadectomy
-Surgical Oncology Principles
-How to Avoid Errors in Surgical Oncology
-Minimally Versus Maximally Invasive Surgery
-Multimodal Approaches to Cancer Therapy
-Palliative Care for Cancer Patients
-Case Discussion

ACVS Symposium Oct 2016
Seattle, WA
-Surgical Oncology Session Chair
-Surgical Oncology Panel Participant
-Head & Neck Lymphadenectomy

Veterinary Education Today Conference Oct 2016
Toronto, Canada
KeyNote Speaker
“Doggie Doctor, the Worst Job You’ll Ever Love”

SCIVAC Veterinary Oncology Meeting
Verona, Italy Mar 2016
-Mast Cell Tumors in Dogs
-Common Mistakes in Surgical Oncology
-Lymphadenectomy for diagnosis and treatment of cancer in dogs

VSSO Scientific Meeting
Napa, CA Feb 2016
Conference Co-Chair
-Melanoma lecture

North American Veterinary Conference
Orlando, FL Jan 2016
Panel Discussion on Feline Injection Site Sarcoma

ACVS Symposium Oct 2015
Nashville, TN
-Surgical Safety Checklists in Veterinary Surgery
-Osteosarcoma: What do we do now?
-Surgical Site Infection Panel: Case Discussion
-Surgical Oncology Round Table Discussion

Canadian Veterinary Medical Association
Calgary, AB, Canada July 2015
Combined oncology lectures with Dr Paul Woods
-Making the Cancer Diagnosis
-Managing the Veterinary Cancer Patient
-Practical Approach to Managing Mast Cell Tumor
– Practical Approach to Managing Osteosarcoma
– Practical Approach to Managing Soft Tissue Sarcoma
– Practical Approach to Managing Lymphosarcoma

WCVM 50th Anniversary Congress
Saskatoon, SK, Canada June 2015
Keynote Speaker
-Animal Welfare and Surgical Oncology
-Thyroid Carcinoma in Dogs and Humans: Lucky Dog

Cancer Survivor’s Day Event with Celebrate Life!
Chicago, IL June 2015
Keynote Speaker

Bangkok, Thailand May 2015
-Pain Catheters
-Palliative Treatment of Bone Cancer Pain
-Soft Tissue Sarcoma
-Chest Wall Tumors
-Advanced Surgical Oncology
-Checklists in Veterinary Surgery

North American Veterinary Conference
Orlando, FL Jan 2015
-Wound Management (with Dr Brad Case)
-Gonadectomy (with Dr Brad Case and Clara Goh)
-Pain Diffusion Catheters
-Antebrachial Soft Tissue Sarcomas
-Surgical Oncology Principles (Lump and Bump-ology)
-Surgical Oncology: Just Because we can, Should we?
-Animal Welfare and Surgical Oncology

ACVS Symposium Oct 2014
San Diego, CA
Invited Speaker:
-Nasal Tumors in Dogs
-Limb Spare Panel Discussion
-Tips & Tricks in Surgical Oncology
-Reconstructive Surgery in a radiation field

ECVS Symposium July 2014
Copenhagen, Denmark
Invited Speaker:
-Nasal Tumors in Dogs

Veterinary Comparative Oncology Group April 2014
New York, NY
Invited lecturer to review relevant papers
-Soft tissue sarcoma of the extremity
-Osteosarcoma meta-analysis

Voorjaarsdagen European Veterinary Conference April 2014
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Osteosarcoma in Dogs
Soft Tissue Sarcoma in Dogs
Transitional Cell Carcinoma in Dogs
Pulmonary Tumors in Dogs
What you can learn from my worst soft tissue surgery case

North American Veterinary Conference
Orlando, FL Jan 2014
WSAVA Session on Animal Welfare (with Dr Phil Bergman)

WSAVA and FSAPAI Sponsored Conference
Mumbai, India Nov 2013
Surgical Oncology Principles I
Surgical Oncology Principles II
Adjuvant treatment of cancer patients
Mast cell tumors in dogs
Osteosarcoma in dogs
Soft tissue sarcoma in dogs
Veterinary Oncology: What is possible?

ACVS Symposium
San Antonio, Texas Oct 2013
Session Chair – Surgical Oncology
Speaker – Surgical Margins
Speaker – Surgical Checklists
Laboratory Chair and Instructor: Adrenal Tumors

ECVS 22nd Annual Scientific Meeting
Rome, Italy July 2013
Speaker – Thyroid Carcinoma
Speaker – Surgical Margins

ACVIM Symposium
Seattle, Washington June 2013
Co-Speaker- 4 hour Postgraduate Course in Oncology
Histiocytic Sarcoma,
Mast Cell Tumor
Nasal Tumors
Malignant Melanoma

ECVS 21st Annual Scientific Meeting
Barcelona, Spain July 2012
Speaker – Palliation of Bone Cancer Pain
Speaker – Hot Surgical Oncology Tips

ACVS Symposium
Chicago, IL Nov 2011
Session Chair – Surgical Oncology Session
Speaker – Canine Mast Cell Tumors
ACVS Laboratory Instructor – Hemipelvectomy

ECVS 20th Annual Scientific Meeting
Ghent, Belgium July 2011
Speaker – Canine Mast Cell Tumors
Speaker – Challenging Skin Cases (case presentation)

AAHA/OVMA Conference
Toronto, ON Mar 2011
Speaker – Surgical Oncology Principles – 1 hr
Co-speaker – Oncology Teamwork in Action! – 6 hrs

ACVS Symposium
Seattle, WA Oct 2010
Speaker-Soft Tissue Sarcoma Lecture
ACVS Laboratory Instructor– Craniectomy/Orbitectomy

ECVS 19th Annual Scientific Meeting
Helsinki, Finland July 2010
Speaker -Surgical Oncology Session: Chest wall resection
Speaker – Craniectomy (case presentation)

ACVIM Scientific Meeting
Anaheim, CA June 2010
Co-Speaker- 4 hour Postgraduate Course in Oncology
(Lymphoma, Osteosarcoma, Mast Cell Tumor & Soft Tissue Sarcoma)

ACVS Symposium
Washington, DC Oct 2009
Speaker – Interactive Case Session

ECVS 18th Annual Scientific Meeting
Nantes, France July 2009
Speaker – Intraoperative radiation for limb spare in dogs

ACVS Symposium
San Diego, CA Oct 2008
Speaker – Intraoperative radiation for limb spare
Speaker – Craniectomy/Orbitectomy
Panel – Discussion panel on limb sparing in dogs
ACVS Laboratory Instructor – Limb Spare Lab