Monday 4th Dec 2023

BVDSG Events

Autumn meeting 2023 - registration is now open at

Dear Friends and Colleagues

The British Veterinary Dermatology Study Group (BVDSG) would like to welcome you to their Annual Autumn Meeting under the headline ‘Dermatological therapeutics’. This weekend meeting will take place on Saturday and Sunday 11th/12th November 2023 at Birmingham Metropole.

We are all looking forward to a fabulous scientific programme covering everything from antimicrobial therapy to zen (emotional impact of examination & therapy) delivered by world renowned speakers including Sarah heath, Katarina Varjonen, Christian Ortalda, Anette Löffler, Ross Bond and Andrew Prentis. In addition to the lectures we are also looking forward to seeing you all in person for networking and socialising, free from covid 19 constraints.

We thank our members and our sponsors for their continued support of BVDSG. Without you we would not be able to organise these meeting! We hope that you will all be able to join us for a weekend of world class Veterinary Dermatology CPD and catching up with friends and colleagues.

On behalf of the BVDSG Committee
Ariane Neuber CertVD DipECVD MRCVS BVDSG President

Saturday 11th November;

Time Title Speaker

0900-0945 Considering the emotional impact of dermatological disease and its influence on the therapeutic approach Sarah Heath
0945-1030 Understanding emotional and cognitive health in order to improve examination and treatment of the dermatological patient Sarah Heath
1030-1100 Coffee and commercial exhibition
1100-1145 Antimicrobial therapy for superficial and deep mycoses: Part 1 Ross Bond
1145-1230 Antimicrobial therapy for superficial and deep mycoses: Part 2 Ross Bond
1230-1400 Lunch and commercial exhibition
1400-1445 Topical anti-microbial therapy – nuggets & news Anette Loeffler
1445-1530 Going off piste with systemic antimicrobials – rifampicin & co. Anette Loeffler
1530-1600 Coffee and commercial exhibition
1600-1645 Auto-immune/immune mediated therapeutics Katarina Varjonen
1645-1730 Round table discussion – how to manage the auto-immune/immune-mediated disease patient Ross Bond, Katarina Varjonen, Anette Loeffler
1730-1830 AGM
1900-2000 Pre dinner drinks

Sunday 12th November:

Time Title Speaker
0900-0945 Pets, parasites and pesticides - what are the risks? Andrew Prentis
0945-1030 Topical skin therapies Katarina Varjonen
1030-1100 Coffee and commercial exhibition
1100-1145 Feline fury – and how to avoid it. Therapeutic tips for cats with skin disease Christian Ortalda
1145-1230 Anti-pruritic therapeutics Katarina Varjonen
1230-1400 Lunch and commercial exhibition
1400-1445 Unwanted baggage…treating dogs with Leishmaniasis Christian Ortalda
1445-1530 Sustainability in practice – what does that look like? Andrew Prentis
1530-1600 Abstract poster viewing time