About the Congress

Feline Infectious Diseases

Hotel Croatia, Cavtat, Croatia

Mike Lappin • Richard Malik • Jane Sykes • Séverine Tasker
Francesca Mancianti • Donato Traversa

The International Society of Feline Medicine will be in the stunningly beautiful Croatian town of Cavtat, just outside of Dubrovnik, for its 2019 European Feline Congress.

This will be our 18th annual congress, which over the years has evolved into a much-loved and well-respected event on the international CPD calendar. For 2019 we will be offering another first-class scientific line-up covering feline infectious diseases. We are delighted to have four expert speakers in this field: 

  • Mike Lappin DVM PhD (Parasitology) DACVIM (Internal Medicine)
    Professor of Infectious Disease in the Department of Clinical Sciences, Colorado State University, USA
  • Richard Malik DVSc DipVetAn MVetClinStud PhD FACVSc FASM MASID
    Centre for Veterinary Education, University of Sydney, Australia
  • Jane Sykes BVSc PhD DACVIM
    Professor of Small Animal Medicine at the University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, USA
  • Séverine Tasker BSc BVSc(Hons) PhD DSAM DipECVIM-CA FHEA MRCVS
    Professor of Feline Medicine, Langford Vets, University of Bristol, UK
  • Francesca Mancianti DVM PhD DipEVPS
    Professor, Department of Veterinary Science, University of Pisa, Italy
  • Donato Traversa DVM PhD DipEVPC
    Professor, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Teramo, Italy

In addition there will be three masterclasses and several sponsor-led symposia. 

All this science is balanced with plenty of opportunities to experience this magical location. Cavtat is an exceedingly pretty town, situated just 20km south of Dubrovnik and only 5km from the airport. Set on a small wooded peninsula embraced by two harbours, it has a pretty waterfront peppered with restaurants, pebbly beaches and an interesting assortment of artsy attractions making it among the most desirable tourist destinations in the region. Delegates have Saturday afternoon off to explore the area and soak up the stunning scenery and laid back atmosphere.

All in all, the ISFM Congress offers great value CPD, in a superb location attended by a friendly, fun, feline group – make sure you join us there!