World Congress

The World Congress in Veterinary Dermatology was initiated by member organizations representing American, Canadian and European specialists in veterinary dermatology. More recently, organizations from Asia and Australasia have joined, making this a truly international event.

The 9th World Congress of Veterinary Dermatology

The Executive Organising Committee of the WCV9 has decided that in light of current global events, this will be the first World Congress of Veterinary Dermatology having an all virtual scientific program and commercial exhibition. We will deliver as much of the scientific content as feasible in an on-line format. This will ensure that delegates have an unrivalled opportunity to experience the best speakers in the world on a wide range of exciting dermatology topics. From the comfort and convenience of your home or office, join our virtual platform and be part of this superb international scientific program that will deliver the most recent scientific advances in veterinary dermatology.

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WCVD9 has been moved to an online format, will be available for 6 months time, and begins on October 20th, 2020

Format and Content

The aim of the WCVD is to provide something appropriate for everyone – from the molecular scientist working in the field to the newly qualified practitioner developing an interest in dermatology. Thus there are multiple concurrent themes including state-of-the-art lectures and supporting in depth reviews, supporting original studies allied to the same themes, free communications and two extensive programmes of continuing education suitable for general practitioners (comprehensive level) as well as for those with a special interest in dermatology (advanced level). Then there are workshops on a wide range of topics enabling informal discussions, special themes such as feline and equine dermatology, and wet labs usually including otology, cytology and dermatopathology – the latter with one session for practitioners, and one for those more expert in the field. Finally, a series of half-day company symposia is offered by our sponsors, covering a wide range of relevant material.

A Brief History of the WCVD

Every four years the World Congress of Veterinary Dermatology is organised by one of the member organizations under the auspices of the WAVD, with the goal to be better and more successful than the predecessor. The first World Congress was held in Dijon, France (1989), attracting close to 600 delegates from 32 countries.

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Principle Sponsors of WCVD9

These organizations help support the mission of veterinary dermatology.