Dermatology

Dermatology V

registration open

 

Palma de Mallorca / Spain

20.05.2024 – 24.05.2024

EURO 2.550.-

EURO 2.450.-(early registration deadline: 31.01.2024)

* eLibrary access is included in the course fee

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:

Francesco Cian, DVM, Dip ECVCP, FRCPath, MRCVS
Tomàs Camps, BVSc, MSc, Dip ECAWBM
Chiara Noli, DVM, Dip ECVD
Pachi Clemente, DVM, MSc, Dip ACVIM (Oncology)
Esteban Pujol, DVM, Dip ECVS

Course Overview

This course has three different parts. The first part of this course focuses on a group of dermatological diseases of enormous importance that do not stop growing: the genodermatoses or diseases of genetic origin. The improvement in molecular tools has allowed the identification of the genetic defect underlying many common hereditary skin diseases, such as ichthyosis, paw pad hyperkeratosis, or acral mutilation syndrome. The clinical presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of the most prevalent genetic skin diseases will be discussed in detail. The second part of the course focuses on the etiopathogenesis, clinical picture, diagnosis, and treatment of the main skin tumours. There is a full day devoted to the cytologic diagnosis of skin nodules and tumours. The third part discusses etiopathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of skin diseases due to behavioural disorders both in the dog and the cat. There are also two lectures specifically devoted to the therapy of psychodermatoses.

Learning outcomes:

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

1. Diagnose and manage the most prevalent genodermatoses of dogs and cats. Understand and correctly use genetic tests. Investigate a new genetic disease to identify the cause.
2. Follow a correct diagnostic protocol to diagnose a dog/cat with single/multiple skin nodules.
3. Read and diagnose a cytologic sample obtained from a skin nodule or tumour of an animal.
4. Treat the most prevalent skin neoplasms of dogs and cats.
5. Diagnose and treat the most prevalent skin diseases of dogs and cats caused by behavioural disorders. Adequately prescribe psychotropic drugs.

Main topics:

Skin diseases of genetic origin (genodermatoses). Cause and origin of the genodermatoses. Ichthyoses and hyperkeratotic diseases (paw pad hyperkeratosis). Alopecic genodermatoses. Other genodermatoses. Diagnosis and investigation of a possible genodermatosis.

Cutaneous tumours. Diagnostic approach to skin nodules and tumours. Cytologic diagnosis of skin nodules and tumours. Main skin neoplasms. Principles of surgical oncology applied to the skin and sub-cutaneous tumors.
Cryotherapy. Principles of chemotherapy in skin neoplasms. Specific treatment of most common skin neoplasms of the dog and cat (e.g. melanoma, mast cell tumours, cutaneous lymphomas, histiocytic disorders, …).

Psychogenic and behavioural dermatoses. Canine psychogenic dermatoses (Acral lick dermatitis, tail biting and flank sucking). Feline psychogenic dermatoses (psychogenic alopecia).

Wet lab. Cytologic diagnosis of skin nodules and tumours of dogs and cats.
This wet lab will cover the cytologic diagnosis of skin nodules and tumors, including neoplastic and non-neoplastic processes (inflammatory). The cytology of most common benign / malignant neoplasms of the skin of dogs and cats will be discussed in detail (epithelial, mesenchymal, and round cell).

 

Course program (subject to change)

Monday, 20 May 2024 – Genodermatoses
09:00 – 09:45 Introduction to the course
Genodermatoses. Etiopathogenesis and general principles Ferrer
09:45 – 10:30 Genodermatoses: main diagnostic tools. Investigation of a potential genodermatosis Ferrer
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 11:45 Ichthyosis and hyperkeratotic genodermatoses Ferrer
11:45 – 12:30 Alopecic genodermatoses Ferrer
12:30 – 13:15 Miscellaneous genodermatoses Ferrer
13:15 – 14:30 Lunch Break
14:30 – 16:00 Discussion of clinical cases Ferrer
16:00 – 16:30 Coffee Break
16:30 – 17:30 Wrap up, Q&A, Derm Dx Quiz Ferrer
Tuesday, 21 May 2024 – Skin tumours and neoplasms
09:00 – 10:30 Origin and causes of cancer: molecular aspects. Metastasis and paraneoplastic syndromes. Ferrer
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 11:45 Skin neoplasms of epithelial origin (including hair follicle, sebaceous and sweat neoplasms) Ferrer
11:45 – 12:30 Skin neoplasms of mesenchymal origin Ferrer
12:30 – 13:15 Lymphohistiocytic skin neoplasms Ferrer
13:15 – 14:30 Lunch Break
14:30 – 16:00 Discussion of clinical cases Ferrer
16:00 – 16:30 Coffee Break
16:30 – 17:30 Wrap up, Q&A, Derm Dx Quiz Ferrer
Wednesday, 22 May 2024 – Treatment of skin tumour
09:00 – 09:45 Surgical treatment of skin and subcutaneous tumours: basic principles Pujol
09:45 – 10:30 Cryotherapy in skin tumours Ordeix
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:30 Chemotherapy for skin neoplasms Clemente
12:30 – 13:15 Discussion of clinical cases Ordeix
13:15 – 14:30 Lunch Break
14:30 – 16:00 Discussion of clinical cases Clemente
16:00 – 16:30 Coffee Break
16:30 – 17:30 Wrap up, Q&A, Derm Dx Quiz Ordeix / Clemente
Thursday, 23 May 2024 – Cytology of skin tumours
09:00 – 10:30 Diagnostic cytology of skin nodules and tumors: the principles
Obtaining and preparing the sample. Cytology of inflammation vs neoplasia Cian
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 11:45 Cytology of skin neoplasm of epithelial origin Cian
11:45 – 12:30 Cytology of skin neoplasm of mesenchymal origin Cian
12: 30 – 13:15 Cytology of cutaneous lymphohistiocytic skin neoplasms Cian
13:15 – 14:30 Lunch Break
14:30 – 16:00 Wet Lab: Discussion of cases: cytologic diagnosis of skin tumours Cian
16:00 – 16:30 Coffee Break
16:30 – 17:30 Wrap up, Q&A, Derm Dx Quiz Cian
Evening Social Dinner
Friday, 24 May 2024 – Psychogenic dermatoses
09:00 – 09:45 Canine psychogenic dermatoses Noli
09:45 – 10.30 Feline psychogenic dermatoses Noli
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 11:45 Psychopharmacology Camps
11:45 – 12:30 Behavioural therapy: basic principles Camps
12:30 – 13:15 Discussion of clinical cases Noli
13:15 – 14:30 Lunch Break
14:30 – 16:00 Discussion of clinical cases Noli
16:00 – 16:30 Coffee Break
16:30 – 17:30 Wrap up, Q&A, Derm Dx Quiz Noli

Course location

HM Palma Blanc Hotel: Ramón y Cajal 12, 07011 Palma de Mallorca, Spain