7th World Congress, Vancouver, 2012

WAVD 7th World Congress, Vancouver, 2012 Vancouver, Canada.
July 24-28, 2012.
President: Manon Paradis

Impressions from the congress are available in the Photo Galleries

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A highly successful seventh World Congress of Veterinary Dermatology was held in Vancouver, Canada from July 24 to July 28, 2012. A record number of delegates participated in the Congress with more than 1600 veterinarians, dermatologists, pathologists, basic scientists, exhibitors and accompanying persons in attendance.

The World Congress of Veterinary Dermatology has become a global event of unsurpassed status in the international sphere of veterinary science and education. Congress delegates from over 50 countries had the option of attending lectures from world-class experts delivering cutting edge, state-of-the-art research to an extensive program of both advanced and comprehensive continuing education in dermatology for the veterinary practitioner.

In conjunction with seven streams of lectures covering topics in allergy, oncology, infection, immune mediated disease and barrier function; there was a specific focus on feline, equine and exotic dermatology. Fourteen small workshops allowed for informal exchanges of ideas between experts and participants in wide ranging subjects from otitis to parasites, as well as interactive cytology, comprehensive and advanced dermatohistopathology and parasitology/mycology laboratories.

Company-sponsored forums presented the latest findings on pharmaceutical and dietary research. The Congress is a show-case for original scientific research and 69 free communications and 122 poster presentations were presented in Vancouver, 2012. The spectacular social events left delegates with lasting memories of a fabulous meeting and a commitment not to miss the eighth World Congress of Veterinary Dermatology to be held in Bordeaux France in 2016.