Everything you need to know about feline infectious diseases – in the most beautiful setting ever!

Two giants of feline medicine and infectious disease headline at the International Society of Feline Medicine’s 2019 European Feline Congress in one of the most beautiful congress settings ever! Richard Malik from the Centre for Veterinary Education at the University of Sydney and Mike Lappin from Colorado State University, known for their amusing and questioning presentations, are also joined by experts in their own fields, Jayne Sykes, Séverine Tasker, Donato Traversa and Francesca Mancianti for a spectacular indulgence in all things infectious and feline! From heartworm to leishmaniasis, toxocara, aspergillus, bartonella, coronavirus, erlichia, anaplasma, rickettsia, lungworm, mycobacteria, FeLV, FIV, haemoplasmas, cryptococcosis, GI disease, and things you may not even have heard of yet (weird and wonderful – emerging feline pathogens), find out the latest on diagnosis, treatment, prevention and approach.

Add to this mini-symposia organised by the congress sponsors – Idexx, Hill’s, Ceva, Bayer and Boehringer Ingelheim – and delivered by additional world-class speakers, and you have five days bursting with 25 hours of outstanding feline CPD. And, if you need more in depth knowledge of feline infectious diseases, there are three masterclasses planned too.

And, while it may be dark and focused in the lecture theatre, step outside and you find yourself in the most beautiful bay surrounded by the sea in shades of blue to swell even the most exhausted mind and soul! After 10 years, the ISFM European Feline Congress is returning to the Croatian town of Cavtat, situated just 20 km from Dubrovnik and one of ISFM’s most popular destinations. Set on a small wooded peninsula embraced by two harbours, Cavtat has a pretty waterfront peppered with restaurants, pebbly beaches and an interesting assortment of artsy attractions, making it one of the most desirable tourist destinations in the region. Making the most of the setting, the welcome party will be held at the congress hotel’s beautiful waterfront restaurant on Thursday evening. Delegates also have Saturday afternoon off to explore the area and soak up the stunning scenery and laid back atmosphere.

In addition, Cavtat is perfectly located for quick and easy travel, being just 5 km from the airport, and is also a great base from which to explore Dubrovnik and the surrounding area.

The congress is taking place form 26–30 June, with online bookings via https://icatcare.org/isfm-congress



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Cavtat is the stunning location for ISFM’s spectacular indulgence in all things infectious and feline

Cavtat’s rich and interesting historical heritage combined with its stunning scenery make it one of the most desirable destinations in the region

The Hotel Croatia commands spectacular sea views and first-class conference facilities

Notes to editors:

About International Cat Care (iCatCare)
International Cat Care is a charity dedicated to improving the health and welfare of cats worldwide.
The International Cat Care vision: all cats, owned and unowned, are treated with care, compassion and understanding.
The International Cat Care mission: to engage, educate and empower people throughout the world to improve the health and welfare of cats by sharing advice, training and passion.

For more information, please visit http://www.icatcare.org or https://www.facebook.com/icatcare

About the International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM)
ISFM is the veterinary division of International Cat Care. ISFM aims to provide a worldwide resource for veterinarians on feline medicine and surgery.


Monday, 11 March, 2019