Friday, 05 June 2015 00:00

Announcement of Venue for the 9th World Congress of Veterinary Dermatology in 2020

9 August 2015

Sydney, Australia has been awarded the 9th World Congress of Veterinary Dermatology to be held on 20 - 24 October, 2020. Dr. Kenneth Kwochka, WAVD President, noted during the announcement that "The 2008 Congress in Hong Kong was a tremendous success for growth of the specialty in Asia.  Returning to Australasia in 2020 will help continue to fulfill our mission for the worldwide advancement of veterinary dermatology. The World Congress of Veterinary Dermatology held since 1989, is the preeminent specialty conference in veterinary medicine. It is supported and planned by all WAVD Member, Affiliate and Provisional Organizations around the globe."

Dr. Mandy Burrows from Perth, Western Australia has been elected President of WCVD9. Mandy has worked tirelessly for the advancement of the specialty in Australia and New Zealand, as her region's representative to WAVD and as Secretary of the Association. Dr. Burrows expressed that "Sydney is the perfect venue for the congress with a new convention center to open next year, an outstanding variety of hotels at different prices, excellent facilities for social events and all within close proximity to iconic locales such as Darling Harbour, Luna Park, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House and the Royal Botanic Gardens. Opportunities for pre- and post-congress holidays in Australia and New Zealand are endless!"