The coronavirus pandemic has forced the cancellation of the 9th World Congress of Veterinary Dermatology due to take place in Sydney in October this year. Out of adversity comes a challenge and the WCVD9 committee has risen to this, as the congress will be available on line for the first time.
I have been to 5 of the 8 previous congresses. The programme traditionally follows a pattern of three streams, one for colleagues in practice, a more advanced one, and one for specialists. This year’s programme is outstanding and for anyone interested in veterinary dermatology opportunities like this are rare, as there is an opportunity to view all the webinars, and much more besides, for 6 months. There are world experts to learn from in the comfort of your home with no need to travel. And don’t think this is a congress for just dermatologists because anyone can quickly get up to speed by registering for the introductory stream, although I would still recommend the entire congress .