Past Mark W. Allam Lectures

The Mark W. Allam Lecture, presented at the annual ACVS Surgery Summit, is named for Mark Whittier Allam, Dean Emeritus of the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, and co-founder of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons.

Dr. Allam was an avid proponent of “one medicine,” the concept that the similarities between human and animal medicine are great and that the two fields can benefit considerably from the discoveries made in each.


Kurt Weiss, MD
UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
From Bench to Bovie: Indocyanine Green Fluorescence Angiography and Translational Musculoskeletal Oncology Research



Kelly Posner, PhD
Columbia University
Saving Lives of Veterinarians and Their Families with the Columbia Protocol



Dror Paley, MD, FRCSC
St. Mary’s Medical Center
The Parallels of Deformities and Their Correction Between Dogs and Humans: One Medicine



Michael A. Helmrath, MD, MS
Cincinnati Children’s Colorectal Center
Modeling the Human Intestine



Marlies P. Schijven, MD, PhD, MHSc
Professor of Surgery, University of Amsterdam
Why Do People Feed Their Virtual Chickens in Farmville at Night? Medical Education: Game On!