Dermatology

Dermatology IV

registration open

 

28.02.2022 – 25.03.2022

Online Course

EURO 2.050.-

EURO 1.950.-(early registration deadline: 1.11.2021)

Total hours: 40
ATF hours (Austria, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland): TBA
ECTS credits (Master & Certificate): 5

Program Director/Principal Course Master:

Prof. Dr. Lluís Ferrer, DVM, PhD, Dipl.ECVD (ES)

Course Masters:

Dr. Manon Paradis, DVM, MSc, DACVD
Dr. Carlos Meilán, DVM, PhD
Dr. Giordana Zanna, DVM, PhD, DECVD

Course Overview

This course consists of three different parts. The first part (first and second week) focuses on cutaneous diseases of endocrine origin and on acquired alopecic diseases of different aetiology. The second is be devoted to metabolic, nutritional, and seborrheic skin diseases, and the last part is devoted to skin diseases of environmental origin.

Learning outcomes:
At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

1. Adequately perform and read endocrine tests.
2. Understand the use of histopathology in the diagnosis of alopecic conditions of dogs and cats.
3. Diagnose and treat systemic diseases with cutaneous impact (endocrine disorders, metabolic and nutritional disorders).
4. Diagnose and treat non-endocrine alopecic diseases of dogs and cats.
5. Diagnose and treat most common cutaneous diseases of environmental origin.

Main topics:
Endocrine diseases. Hypothyroidism, Cushing´s disease and sex hormone imbalances.
Miscellaneous alopecic diseases. Alopecia X. Follicular dysplasias. Canine recurrent alopecia. Pattern baldness. Sebaceous adenitis. Alopecia areata.
Metabolic, nutritional and seborrheic skin diseases.
Zn responsive dermatoses. Lethal acrodermatitis of bull terriers. Superficial necrolytic dermatosis – hepatocutaneous syndrome. Seborrheic syndromes. Feline acne. Tail gland hyperplasia.
Environmental skin diseases. Actinic dermatoses. Burns. Radiant heat burns.
Callus and pressure point pyoderma.

Wetlabs:
Histopathology lab.
Dermatoscopy lab.
Trichoscopy lab.

Journal clubs/readings.

Clinical cases.

Course program

Week 1 (February 28 - March 4, 2022)
Main topics Endocrine diseases (I).
Lecturers Dr. Carlos Melian;
Dr. Manon Paradis

Introduction to the weekly work
Live sesión (Zoom):

Monday, February 28th. 8.00 am

Lectures (recorded):
1. Hyperadrenocorticism (Cushing’s disease)(I).
2. Hyperadrenocorticism (Cushing’s disease (II).
3. Hypothyroidism (I).
4. Hypothyroidism (II).

Wet lab (recorded)
Histopathologic diagnosis of alopecic skin conditions (I).

Readings
1. Bennaim M, et al. Diagnosis of spontaneous hyperadrenocorticism in dogs. Part 1: Pathophysiology, aetiology, clinical and clinicopathological features. Vet J (2019) 252, 105342.
2. Bennaim M , et al. Diagnosis of spontaneous hyperadrenocorticism in dogs. Part 2: Adrenal function testing and differentiating tests. Vet J (2019) 252, 105343.

Clinical cases (to be worked in groups)
Clinical case 1.
Clinical case 2.

Wrap up and Q+A Quiz Live session (Zoom)
Friday, March 4th. 3.00 pm

Week 2 (March 7 - 11, 2022)
Main topics Endocrine diseases (II). Alopecic diseases.

Lecturers Dr. Manon Paradis
Dr. Lluís Ferrer

Introduction to the weekly work
Live sesión (Zoom):

Monday, March 7th. 8.00 am

Lectures (recorded):
5. Sex hormone imbalances.
6. Alopecia X.
7. Follicular dysplasias. Canine recurrent alopecia. Pattern baldness.
8. Sebaceous adenitis. Alopecia areata.

Wet lab (recorded)
Histopathologic diagnosis of alopecic skin conditions (II).

Readings
TBA

Clinical cases (to be worked in groups)
Clinical case 3.
Clinical case 4.

Wrap up and Q+A Quiz Live session (Zoom)
Friday, March 11th. 3.00 pm

Week 3 (March 14 - 18, 2022)
Main topics Metabolic, nutritional, and seborrheic skin diseases.

Lecturers Dr. Lluís Ferrer
Dr. Giordana Zanna

Introduction to the weekly work
Live sesión (Zoom):

Monday, March 14th. 8.00 am

Lectures (recorded):
9. Zn responsive dermatoses. Lethal acrodermatitis of bull terriers.
10. Superficial necrolytic dermatosis – hepatocutaneous syndrome.
11. Seborrheic syndromes. Feline acne. Tail gland hyperplasia.

Wet lab (recorded)
Use of dermoscopy in veterinary dermatology.

Readings
TBA

Clinical cases (to be worked in groups)
Clinical case 5.
Clinical case 6.

Wrap up and Q+A Quiz Live session (Zoom)
Friday, March 18th. 3.00 pm

Week 4 (March 21 - 25, 2022)
Main topics Environmental skin diseases.

Lecturers Dr. Lluís Ferrer
Dr. Giordana Zanna

Introduction to the weekly work
Live sesión (Zoom):

Monday, March 21st. 8.00 am

Lectures (recorded):
12. Actinic dermatoses in dogs.
13. Actinic dermatoses in cats.
14. Moderate temperature burns.
15. Callus and pressure point pyoderma.

Wet lab (recorded)
Trichoscopy.

Readings
TBA

Clinical cases (to be worked in groups)
Clinical case 7.
Clinical case 8.

Wrap up and Q+A Quiz Live session (Zoom)
Friday, March 25th. 3.00 pm