Press Release ALIVE Congress 2022

We are pleased to communicate that the ALIVE Congress (Animal Leishmaniosis International Veterinary Event), organized by the LeishVet group, was successfully held in Málaga between March 31st and April 2nd, 2022. Its international character has allowed a total of 197 (in person) and 202 (online) researchers, practitioners and dermatologists from 26 countries to come together for the event.

This congress featured Speakers, in this field, of recognized international standing, in addition to a large number of researchers presenting their research results through oral communications or posters.

For LeishVet and the entire Organizing Committee, it has been an excellent opportunity to meet again, to share knowledge and to be inspired by the enthusiasm, cooperation, continuous learning of the participants and, in short, to keep up to date with the advances in research and clinical management of a disease that interests us all as “leishmaniacs”.

We would like to give special thanks to all the Sponsors (ELANCO, IDEXX, LETI PHARMA, MSD, BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM, VIRBAC, ECUPHAR, CEVA, BIOCLIN VET, Consejo Andaluz de Colegios Oficiales de Veterinarios and the Colegio Oficial de Veterinarios de Málaga) and to the members of the Scientific Committee for their active participation and to all the participants for their contributions.

Guadalupe Miró
President of LeishVet and the Organizing Committee

ALIVE Dinner & Party

Come and join us at the ALIVE Dinner & Party!

After an inspiring day with a busy schedule, what would be better than sharing some quality time with your colleagues and friends?
On Friday, at 8pm, ALIVE will start the party at the beach, weather permitting, with a delicious menu and fun music. Relax, enjoy and maybe even dance to the sound of the waves or the DJ… you might even get in the mood for some Spanish dancing!

We want to take the opportunity to thank our co-sponsor CEVA for making this party possible.

Time to relax, time to party...

Round Table Questions at ALIVE 2022

Round Table Questions at ALIVE 2022

We invite all participants to send their questions in this unique opportunity

On both Friday, 1st April and Saturday, 2nd April, the ALIVE event will be hosting four Roundtable sessions where participants will be able to put their questions to both the Keynote Speakers and LeishVeters. The panels are, therefore, made up of some of the brightest minds in the world of animal leishmaniosis and they will share their expertise with the attendees by discussing questions that have been sent to them.

The four sessions are all between 17:00 and 18:00

  • Friday
    Epidemiology (Research stream room)
    Diagnosis and Decision Making (Clinical stream room)
  • Saturday
    Immunization and Immunomodulation (Research stream room)
    Therapy and Prevention (Clinical stream room)

Send your question

At its highest level, the goal is to share expert advice and/or relevant findings. Roundtable discussions are also great for having conversations about opposing viewpoints on the same topic. Participants and speakers alike will take away new perspectives and information from every discussion.

Roundtable discussions provide an opportunity for various kinds of interactions such as the discussion of concepts, approaches or clinical case studies. This 60-minute format is ideal for getting to know people who may be facing similar issues to you, exploring new ideas, and sharing practices.

Because we have a hybrid format it is essential that questions are organized prior to each of the sessions. As such we have published a form that allows you to send your questions to the chairperson responsible for each of the Roundtable sessions.

You can send your question in: English, Spanish, French, Italian or Portuguese.

Prof Cerón: Acute phase proteins as biomarkers in canine leishmaniosis

José Joaquín Cerón explains his talk at ALIVE 2022

José Joaquín Cerón is Professor at Murcia University Veterinary School and Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Clinical Pathology in Spain.
He will be speaking on Acute phase proteins as biomarkers in canine leishmaniosis.

Hello, I’m José Cerón from Murcia University in the southeast of Spain

I will participate as a speaker in the LeishVet meeting that is going to be held in Málaga and my presentation will be focused on the use of acute phase proteins in leishmaniasis.

Basically in my presentation, I will give an overview of what are the main acute phase proteins and what are the basics and also we will talk the about the possible application of these acute phase proteins in the diagnosis and monitoring treatment of leishmania. I hope that you will like my presentation and we could interact and enjoy.

Thank you very much.

Scientists and Clinicians Leishmania Get Together

Let's have breakfast together!

Young Scientists and Clinicians Informal Get Together

Have you already registered?
Do you want to meet the Speakers and Leishveters?

This is a wonderful opportunity to talk about your day to day experience with Animal Leishmaniosis. Whether you are a researcher or you would like to share the clinical management of Leishmaniosis in both dogs and cats, come and have some breakfast with Leishveters and Speakers and share your real life situations. Take advantage of their knowledge and meet the world renowned Leishmania experts.

These breakfasts will be organized at the ALIVE CONGRESS 2022 on both Friday April 1st and Saturday April 2nd, for young scientists and clinicians to meet with the Key Note Speakers and the founders of LeishVet.

If you are registered for presential attendance and are interested in joining us, please fill in the form and we will try our best to give you this opportunity.

Maria Grazia Pennisi welcomes you to ALIVE 2022 - Leishmaniosis Event

Maria Grazia Pennisi welcomes you to ALIVE 2022

Maria Grazia Pennisi is a LeishVet Founding Member and a Professor at the Università degli Studi di Messina

Hi, my name is Maria Grazia Pennisi

I am from the University of Messina in Italy and I am very happy to invite you to Málaga where at the end of March we will celebrate the first ALIVE meeting organized by LeishVet.

In this meeting we will talk about so many topics, different topics, and you will find what is your hot topic. For instance, if you are involved in feline medicine, if you come, you will be able to discuss with me or other people your feline cases and listen to me and other people about what happens when Leishmania infects cats.

Please, come to Málaga and we will discuss together what feline leishmaniosis is nowadays.

Bye bye

Gaetano Oliva welcomes you to ALIVE 2022 - Leishmaniosis Event

Gaetano Oliva welcomes you to ALIVE 2022

Gaetano Oliva is a LeishVet Founding Member and a Professor at the University of Naples Federico II

Dear colleagues, good evening

Do you want to know more about canine leishmaniosis? Please come to Málaga!

Why Málaga? Because Málaga is a wonderful city, the food and wine are excellent and we have flamenco, but obviously because our next 31st March to 2nd April, we will celebrate the ALIVE Congress for Animal Leishmaniosis.

Please come to Málaga.

We need you, ciao!

Patrick Bourdeau welcomes you to ALIVE 2022 - Leishmaniosis Event

Patrick Bourdeau welcomes you to ALIVE 2022

Patrick Bourdeau is a LeishVet Founding Member

Hi, I am Patrick Bourdeau, one of the founding members of LeishVet

an international group of veterinary academics that have dedicated a part of their activity to Leishmania and animal leishmaniasis in Veterinary Sciences. You can visit the website, where you will find information and guidelines on canine and feline leishmaniosis.

Animal leishmaniosis has greatly evolved over the past few years and it is constantly evolving. So we are organizing for you, here in Málaga, from the 31st of March to the 2nd of April, the first International Congress on Animal Leishmaniasis, ALIVE.

We are in an excellent convention center and in an excellent environment, as you can see. So, if you are a veterinary practitioner in an endemic area or non-endemic area, if you want to hear international lecturers, ask questions, exchange your experience directly with experts, if you are a PhD student, a researcher on Leishmania, if you are a vet student, a vet resident in parasitology, as we know this is an important parasitosis, in dermatology as you know leishmaniosis is a challenging disease for dermatologists or clinical pathologists or other veterinary scientists… this congress is made for you.

Come and join us in Málaga, 31st of March to the 2nd of April 2022

Laura Ordeix welcomes you to ALIVE 2022 - Leishmaniosis Event

Laura Ordeix welcomes you to ALIVE 2022

Laura Ordeix is a Doctor in Veterinary Medicine from the Autonomous University of Barcelona and diplomated by the European College of Veterinary Dermatology.

Hello, I’m Laura Ordeix from Barcelona

I am the Head of the Dermatology Service as well as an Associate Professor of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital at the Autonomous University of Barcelona.

I am very pleased and honoured to participate at the ALIVE meeting in Spring 2022 in the beautiful Málaga, Spain.
I will share with you there, all my knowledge and experience about cutaneous leishmaniasis in dogs and the importance of my talk will be that sometimes, and in particular in an endemic area of leishmaniosis, to correlate the cutaneous problem with the Leishmania infection could be or it is very difficult. So, we are going to discuss some of these clinical scenarios, we are going to discuss as well the appropriate diagnostic protocol in order to definitely attribute a role of Leishmania infection or leishmaniosis on the dermatological signs of the patient in order to treat properly the disease on that patient.

I am happy and I am looking forward to seeing all of you there, in Málaga.
Have a nice day and keep safe!

Professor Berriatúa welcomes you to ALIVE 2022 - Leishmaniosis Event

Professor Berriatúa welcomes you to ALIVE 2022

Eduardo Berriatúa is a Professor of Animal Health at the University of Murcia (UMU) in Spain since 2011 and a member of the European Veterinary Parasitology.

Dear listeners, my name is Eduardo Berriatúa, I'm a Professor at the University of Murcia

Murcia is a region in south east Spain where leishmaniosis by Leishmania infantum is an endemic disease. My interest lies in the epidemiology and control of leishmaniosis and in my talk in the ALIVE congress in Málaga, I will be discussing three different issues.

On the one hand, I will talk about the spacial distribution of leishmaniosis both on a regional and on a wider Mediterranean scale, I will then go on to discuss the issue of humans as reservoirs for Leishmania infantum infections and I will finish my talk discussing the mandatory notification status and availability of surveillance and control programs in the European Union. I hope that these issues are of interest to you.

I very much look forward to meeting you in Málaga - many thanks for your attention and goodbye!