State of the Art Presentations

These are world-class lectures reporting the most recent scientific advances by leading international experts. The information in these lectures will influence your professional activities whether it be research, teaching, or clinical practice of veterinary dermatology. You can’t miss these!


Genetics and genomics of the skin and skin diseases

The many shades of red
Prof. Eli SPRECHER
Department of Dermatology, Tel Aviv Medical Center, Israel


Skin as an immune organ - allergy

The skin immune system-current knowledge and its role in allergy
Prof. Sadatoshi MAEDA
Faculty of Applied Biological Sciences, Gifu University, Japan

Presentation sponsored by Hill's


The living skin - skin biology and the cutaneous ecosystem

The cutaneous ecosystem: the role of the skin microbiome in health and its association with inflammatory skin conditions in humans and animals
Prof. Aline Rodrigues HOFFMAN
Diplomate American College of Veterinary Pathologists, Texas, USA
Presentation sponsored by ELANCO

New trends in therapy

Overcoming the skin barrier - enhanced drug delivery with nanoparticles
Prof. Peter ELIAS
UCSF, Department of Dermatology, San Francisco, CA, USA
Presentation sponsored by ZOETIS 


Infectious diseases

Bacterial resistance to antimicrobial agents and its impact on veterinary and human medicine
Prof. Dr. Stefan SCHWARZ
Institute of Farm Animal Genetics, Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut, Neustadt-Mariensee, Germany


New diagnostic approaches

Dermatopathology ... the link between new techniques and clinical lesions 
Prof. Verena AFFOLTER 
UCD Dept. Clinical Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology, CA, USA