Carmel Taylor

Carmel Taylor

Wednesday, 06 July 2016 05:19

WCVD8 Scholarship Lunch Function

The World Association for Veterinary Dermatology (WAVD) awarded 30 scholarships for the recent World Congress in Veterinary Dermatology in Bordeaux. Each scholarship consisted of free, full Congress registration and an allowance towards travel and accommodation of 1000 US dollars. A wide range of nations were represented amongst the successful applicants with delegates from South Africa, Latin America (Brazil, Columbia, Venezuela, Mexico and Peru) as well as Eastern Europe (Russia, Slovakia and Ukraine) and Asia (Indonesia, Malaysia and China). An official welcome reception for successful scholarship applicants was held on Wednesday June 1, 2016 at the official Congress hotel venue, Pullman Hotel, Bordeaux and was an opportunity for recipients to meet the WAVD committee and the other scholarship recipients.
WAVD offers financial support to encourage veterinarians with limited access to continuing education in veterinary dermatology to attend the World Congress. A particular emphasis is placed on providing veterinarians with genuine financial need the opportunity to participate. The WAVD aims to promote the global development of veterinary dermatology and expects that selected applicants will use knowledge and skills acquired at the Congress to advance veterinary dermatology in their geographic region. As part of the scholarship, recipients applicants will provide a written report to the WAVD Administrative Committee with an outline of how the applicant benefited from the scholarship and how their attendance was of benefit to their veterinary community.

 

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Dan Morris and Kim Coyner 1

The World Association for Veterinary Dermatology (WAVD) was delighted with the response to the inaugural Clinical Consensus Guidelines (CCGs) program for common skin diseases of companion animals delivered at the 8th World Congress of Veterinary Dermatology in Bordeaux, France on 2nd June 2016. The WAVD CCGs Committee identified major topics of practical relevance to all veterinarians in clinical practice. Key academic and clinical experts were enlisted to conduct an extensive review of the published literature and form a consensus view that was evidence-based wherever possible. The Clinical Consensus Guidelines and their subsequent recommendations form the basis of the current draft. The first two topics included the Current Status of Diagnosis and Treatment of Dermatophytosis in Companion Animals (Drs. Kim Coyner, Susan Paterson and Karen Moriello, Co-Chairs) and Guidelines for Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcal Infections - Diagnosis, Therapeutic Considerations and Prevention (Dr. Dan Morris, Chair).

 

David Lloyd 1Professor David H. Lloyd is the recipient of the Hugo Schindelka Medal at the Opening Ceremony of the 8th World Congress of Veterinary Dermatology in Bordeaux, France. Hugo Schindelka is considered the father of veterinary dermatology having taught at the University of Vienna, initiated the scientific approach to the specialty and published Skin Diseases of Domestic Animals in 1903.

 

Monday, 30 May 2016 21:41

Peter Ihrke Scholarship Application

The WAVD wishes to honour the life and career of Professor Peter Ihrke by offering a scholarship to commemorate his contribution to the discipline of veterinary dermatology. Peter was the Chief of Veterinary Dermatology at the University of California-Davis (UCD) Veterinary School and he inspired the careers of many key members of our global discipline by training and mentoring residents. He was also highly motivated to support the growth and development of veterinary dermatology amongst veterinarians denied the privilege of ready access to continuing education.

In this light, the scholarship will provide the opportunity for an individual from an under-privileged region to attend a two-to-four week externship in the veterinary dermatology service of the UCD Veterinary School. The scholarship was announced at the Opening Ceremony of the 8th World Congress in Veterinary Dermatology in Bordeaux this week by the President of WAVD, Dr Ken Kwochka. Dr Kwochka said “this is a wonderful opportunity for WAVD to be involved in honouring the career of a most valued colleague; an individual who was highly motivated in his desire to make dermatology accessible to those in less privileged circumstances.” The scholarship will fund a return economy airfare, modest accommodation and meal allowance and professional liability insurance for the successful applicant. 

 

Applicants:

  1. Must be a licensed veterinarian with at least three years, full-time experience working as a veterinarian. Dermatology residents or interns enrolled in a formal training program are not eligible to apply;
  2. Must be able to provide proof of residency in a geographic location with limited access to continuing education opportunities in veterinary dermatology;
  3. Will provide proof of adequate ability to write and speak in English;
  4. Will provide evidence of interest and commitment to the discipline of veterinary dermatology;
  5. Will provide a statement of financial need;
  6. Will provide a brief curriculum vitae/resume;
  7. Will provide a written reference from a veterinary professional associate or mentor;
  8. Will provide a plan as to how their acquired knowledge will be of benefit to other veterinarians and/or veterinary technicians;
  9. Will provide a written report (500 words) to the WAVD AC, within 12 months of completion, outlining how the applicant benefited from the scholarship

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Sunday, 29 May 2016 23:08

Peter Ihrke Scholarship

The WAVD wishes to honour the life and career of Professor Peter Ihrke by offering a scholarship to commemorate his contribution to the discipline of veterinary dermatology. Peter was the Chief of Veterinary Dermatology at the University of California-Davis (UCD) Veterinary School and he inspired the careers of many key members of our global discipline by training and mentoring residents. He was also highly motivated to support the growth and development of veterinary dermatology amongst veterinarians denied the privilege of ready access to continuing education.

Friday, 01 January 2016 06:26

WAVD Scholarships - notice for applicants

The WAVD Scholarship committee have reviewed an unprecedented number of outstanding applications from many parts of the globe, and thirty individuals have been selected to receive this award. Successful candidates will be notified by midnight on the 31st December GMT.

Monday, 26 October 2015 15:18

ECVD update

The ECVD (European College of Veterinary Dermatology) and the ESVD (European Society of Veterinary Dermatology) held their annual Congress during September in Krakow, Poland. More than 800 participants attended the Congress with three streams of dermatology being presented including advanced continuing education, a scientific program and short communications/ISVD sessions.

The American College of Veterinary Dermatology, a Founding Member Organization of WAVD, recently conducted its Fourth Annual ACVD Dermatology Outreach Program in Medora, North Dakota in the United States. ACVD Diplomates, Drs. Linda Messinger and Paul Bloom, provided continuing education in veterinary dermatology to 105 general practitioners.

Friday, 18 September 2015 11:40

Symposium on skin via live webcast

"Unique Features of Human Skin" is the topic of a free public symposium hosted by the UCSD/Salk Center for Academic Research & Training in Anthropogeny (CARTA) on Friday, Oct 16th (1:00 – 5:30 pm PT), co-chaired by Pascal Gagneux (UC San Diego) and Nina Jablonski (Penn State Univ).

 

 

The World Association for Veterinary Dermatology (WAVD) is pleased to announce the development of Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs) for common skin diseases of companion animals. The WAVD CPGs Committee has developed key topics of clinical importance and has enlisted academic and clinical experts to draft the guidelines.

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