There will be six major themes in the congress, each being headed by a State of the Art speaker.

These will be supported by six Supporting Reviews complemented by six Supporting Original Studies.

Theme 1: Allergy and atopic dermatitis

Sponsored by

State of the Art

Early immune development and allergy

Prof. Susan Prescott
University of Western Australia

Supporting review

Canine atopic dermatitis

Prof. Rosanna Marsella
University of Florida

Theme 2: Immunity and autoimmunity

State of the Art

Autoimmune blistering diseases

Prof. Dedee Murrell
University of New South Wales

Supporting review

Immune responses to the microbiome

Dr. Tetsuro Kobayashi
NIH laboratory

Theme 3: The cutaneous ecosystem and infectious skin diseases

Sponsored by

State of the Art

Antimicrobial resistance and novel therapies

Prof. Darren Trott
University of Adelaide

Supporting review

Saprophytic pathogens and microbial host-adapted parasites

Dr. Richard Malik
University of Sydney

Theme 4: Skin biology and genetics

Sponsored by

State of the Art

Genetics of barrier function

Prof. Stephen Jane
Monash University

Supporting review

Molecular pathogenesis of cornification disorders

Prof. Elizabeth Mauldin
University of Pennsylvania

Theme 5: Advances in diagnosis and therapy

State of the Art

Culicoides hypersensitivity in horses

Prof. Eliane Marti
Universitat Bern, Switzerland

Supporting review


Dr. Richard Squires
James Cook University, Townsville

Theme 6: The hair coat and alopecia

State of the Art

Pathogenesis and treatment of alopecia in humans

Prof. Rod Sinclair
Sinclair Dermatology, Melbourne

Supporting review

Molecular mechanisms of non-inflammatory alopecia in dogs

Dr. Monika Welle
Universitat Bern, Switzerland

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  • Key Dates

  • 1st Call for Abstracts Open 1 April 2019
  • 2nd Call for Abstracts Opens 1 October 2019
  • 3rd and Final Call for Abstracts Opens 1 January 2020
  • Call for Abstracts Closes 1 March 2020
  • Notification of Abstract Acceptance 1 May 2020
  • Early-Bird Deadline 20 June 2020

Principal Sponsors

WAVD - World Association for Veterinary Dermatology
CEVA Sante Animale