Five Years of Supporting the Worldwide Advancement of the Specialty
The World Association for Veterinary Dermatology (WAVD) is celebrating the 5th Anniversary of its name change from the World Congress of Veterinary Dermatology Association. Along with the name change, the Association has transformed itself from an organization that primarily focused on planning of the World Congress of Veterinary Dermatology to one with additional new programs and initiatives to better address global needs in veterinary dermatology.
The WAVD is composed of nine national or multinational Member Organizations (American Academy of Veterinary Dermatology, American College of Veterinary Dermatology, European Society of Veterinary Dermatology, European College of Veterinary Dermatology, Canadian Academy of Veterinary Dermatology, Asian Society of Veterinary Dermatology, Asian College of Veterinary dermatology, the Dermatology Chapter of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists and The Latin America Society of Veterinary Dermatology).
Over the past several years, WAVD has strengthened partnerships with other groups that share similar interests in veterinary dermatology. Affiliate Members of WAVD now include the International Committee on Allergic Diseases of Animals, International Society of Veterinary Dermatopathology, the Global Veterinary Dermatology Education Group and the Academy of Dermatology Veterinary Technicians. WAVD provides financial support to these affiliate groups, which helps them create unique scientific and educational programs in veterinary dermatology.
Information from the WAVD:
In 2014, the World Association for Veterinary Dermatology (WAVD) initiated a Publication Endorsement Policy which has led to WAVD recognition of numerous clinical practice guidelines, review articles and other scientific papers of interest to dermatology specialists and general practitioners around the globe. These papers have been published in Veterinary Dermatology and BMC Veterinary Research but endorsement may be made for papers published in any high quality refereed scientific journal. The WAVD Administrative Committee recently updated the endorsement policy.
The Peter Ihrke Scholarship 2023:
The WAVD Peter Ihrke Scholarship is now open for applications (July 1st 2023)
The Peter Ihrke Scholarship was created to honour the life and career of Professor Peter Ihrke and commemorate his contribution to the discipline of veterinary dermatology. As Dr. Kwochka noted, Peter was “a most valued colleague; an individual who was highly motivated in his desire to make dermatology accessible to those in less privileged circumstances”.
This scholarship provides the opportunity for an individual from an under-privileged region to attend a two-to-four week externship in the veterinary dermatology service of the University of California-Davis (UCD) Veterinary School. The scholarship will fund a return economy airfare, modest accommodation and meal allowance, and professional liability insurance for the successful applicant.
For further information about the scholarship, please see the WAVD website, https://wavd.org/scholarships-awards/peter-ihrke-scholarship/
WAVD SCHOLARSHIPS FOR WCVD10 OPEN
We are excited to announce that the World Association for Veterinary Dermatology (WAVD) scholarship applications for the 10th World Congress in Veterinary Dermatology in 2024 in Boston open on July 1, 2023
The WAVD offers financial support to encourage veterinarians with limited access to continuing education in veterinary dermatology to attend the World Congress.
Each scholarship consists of a free, full Congress registration and an allowance of 1000USD to contribute towards travel and accommodation costs. Successful applicants will be expected to attend a meet-and-greet scholarship function at the Congress.
The WAVD promotes the global development of veterinary dermatology and successful applicants will use the knowledge and skills acquired at the Congress to advance veterinary dermatology in their geographic region.
Applications will be processed via the WAVD website wavd.org and the closing date for applications is September 30, 2023. The successful applicants will be announced by the WAVD Administrative Committee on December 1, 2023.