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 9th WCVD will be held in 20-24 October 2020 in Sydney, Australia. Join us in this friendly, vibrant and cosmopolitan city, one of the world’s most beautiful natural harbours and gateway to the unique culture of Australia.

From practical tips for practice to cutting edge research with a multi stream program combining lectures, workshops and wet labs not to mention a unique and exciting social program, we are confident WCVD9 will be an inspiring and memorable experience.

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Join us at WCVD9 in Sydney from 20-24 October 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 in 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.