Don’t miss feline medicine in Porto

In 2015 the International Society of Feline Medicine’s congress will be at the beginning of July (1st – 5th) in the beautiful old city of Porto in Portugal.

The main topics for the scientific programme are feline dermatology and feline haematology.  Keynote speaker Karen Moriello, who will present some of her latest research findings during the Congress, is Professor of Dermatology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison's School of Veterinary Medicine and a self confessed cat enthusiast; she will be joined on the topic by Aiden Foster from the UK to look at diagnostics, the itchy cat, viral infections and skin disease, ringworm, flea control, demodicosis, dermatological manifestations of stress, ENT for the dermatologist and immune-mediated skin diseases.

Barbara Kohn, Director of the Small Animal Clinic at Berlin Veterinary School, and Harold Tveden, from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Sciences in Uppsala, Sweden, will look at haematological issues including anaemia clotting disorders, blood groups and inflammation.

For those who want more in-depth discussions, there are masterclasses on haematology and cytology, and dermatophytosis in depth (including colony management). A masterclass also focuses on reproductive disorders in the queen and tom.

The first day of the congress, which is free to delegates attending the rest of the Congress, has a unique look at feline fertility and population control.  ISFM is collaborating with the US based Alliance for Contraception in Cats and Dogs to look in-depth at the non-surgical possibilities for contraception. Learn more about non-surgical fertility control: its history, products available and under development, regulatory considerations, and the US$75 million investment to make a single-treatment, non-surgical, permanent sterilant a reality. Expert speakers will offer an international perspective on this exciting and emerging field. This day can be booked separately by those working in the welfare world and wanting to hear the most up to date information about this topic.

ISFM is very grateful to its sponsors and some of these (Hill’s, BI, Bayer, Ceva and Merial) will be holding educational mini-symposia during the congress. These, together with the three evening receptions, Saturday afternoon off to explore the city and a congress party, all contribute to a friendly, practical and exciting congress. Early bird bookings are available to the end of January – a venue and a congress not to be missed.

For more information or to book your early bird place go to Email or contact the office on +44 1747 871872.



November 18, 2014

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