D.Thursday July 5th
13:00-14:00 Registration  Clinical workshop
14:00-16:00 M.Rishniw





Practical workshop

How to perform Baermann test. Larvae identification

– How to perform Knott test. Larvae identification

 – Antigens test. False negative. False positive and Predictive value

 – Hematology and Dirofilarial and Angiostronylus infections

– Radiology what looking for

16-16:30 Coffee break
16:30-18:15 Echocardiography and lung sonography what looking for

– Interactive Clinical cases on diagnosis and therapy

– Final exam: MCs questions (and diplomas)

19:30-22:00 Dinner with the Speakers


Friday July 6th
08:00-09:00 Registration
09:00-09:20 C. Genchi

Dirofilaria infections in Europe: a short update.

09:20-09:40 S. Otasevic

Survey of canine and human cases of dirofilariosis in parts of Serbia.

09:40-10:00 R. Morchon 

Current situation of animal and human dirofilariosis in Iberian Peninsula

10:00-10:20 S.Gabrielli

First molecular investigations on canine dirofilariosis from FYR of Macedonia: preliminary results

10.20-10:40 M. Klockiewicz

Investigation on D.repens infection in dog shelters in Poland

10:40-11:10 Coffe break
11:10-11:30 M. Genchi 

Survey about D.immitis and D repens on Italian vets

11:30:11:50 HP Fuehrer 

Mosquito vectors of Dirofilaria spp. and the situation of Dirofilaria spp. in Central Europe

11:50-12:15 V. Kartashev 

Emerging human dirofilariasis in the former USSR

12:15-12:35 J. Gonzalez Miguel

Dirofilaria immitis and the fibrinolytic system. The pivotal role of plasmin in the survival andpathological mechanisms of cardiopulmonary dirofilariosis

12:35-12:45 L Kramer

Are all MLs the same when combined with doxycycline for adulticide therapy

12:45-13:00 I Kucsera

Human Dirofilaria repens infection with pulmonary localization

13:00:13:15 L Ciuca   

Human and canine Dirofilariosis in Romania and Moldovia

13:15-13:30 S Savić 

Prevalence and diagnostic methods for Dirofilariosis in dog population from asylum and shelters in Vojvodina, Serbia

13:30-14:30 Lunch break
14:30:14:50 C. Lucchetti

Synergism of ML/doxycycline adulticide effect:an in vitro model

14:50-15:10 T. Paterson

Heartworm control in Grenada, West Indies – Results of a field study using imidacloprid 10% + moxidectin 2.5% spot-on (Advantage Multi®) and doxycycline for naturally acquired Dirofilaria immitis infections

15:10-15:40 M. Rishniw

HW & Slow Kill protocols

15:40-16:00 E. Długosz

Characterization of the humoral response in dogs

infected with Dirofilaria repens.

16:00-16:30 Coffee break
16:30-16:45 D, Peterfia 

Minimally-invasive surgical HW removal as first line therapy in dogs showing HWs on echocardiography

16:45-17:00 T Kalinov 

Medical treatment of Caval Syndrome in a dog

17:00-17:15  E Carreton

Pulmonary Hypertension persists in dogs with HWs 6 months after being treated


17:15-17-30 L. Mihaylova

Heartworm disease in a ferret

17:30-17:50 E Brianti

Italian nationwide survey on filariosis and angiostrongilosis

17:50-18:15 M Rishniw   

State of HW Resistance


Saturday July 7th
08:30-08:35 R. Schaper


08:35-09:05 E. Morgan

Angiostrongylus – spread or no spread ?

09:05-09:20 B. Polack    

Canine Angiostrongylosis in France – Analysis of risk factors

09:20-09:35 E. Papadopoulus 

Seroprevalence of A. vasorum in dogs from Greece

09:35-09:50 N. Gillis-Germitsch

The spread of Angiostrongylus vasorum in the Swiss fox population in the last 30 years

09:50-10:05 M. Dirven

Feline and canine lung worms in the Netherland 2011-2018. What do the results from the Lab tell us?

10:05-10:20 M. Lange

Prevalence of metastrongyloid lungworm larvae in Colombian giant African snails (Achatina fulica)

10:20-10:35 A.M. Ionică  

Angiostrongylus species in wild carnivores from Romania: an Update

10:35:11:00 Coffee break
11:00-11:30 M Schnyder

New Clinical aspects in dogs infected with A. vasorum

11:30-11:45 A. Diakou

First autochthonous Clinical Case of canine Angiostrongylosis in Greece

11:45-12:00 L. Venco

Pulmonary sonography in A. vasorum symptomatic dogs

12:00-12:15 M. Didier

Serum-protein-electrophoresis in canine Angyostronylosis

12:15-12:30 L. Tritten

Quantitative proteomics analysis of Angiostrongylus vasorum-induced alterations in dog serum

12:30-12-45 A Frangipane di Regalbono

Clinical pictures in dogs naturally infected with A. Vasorum

12:45-13:00 C. Böhm  

Persistent preventive efficacy of Advocate®, Bayer in dogs experimentally infected with Angiostrongylus vasorum

13:00-13-15 D. Traversa

Field efficacy of Advocate in single or repeated administrations vs Angiostrongylus vasorum

13:15-14:30 Lunch break
14:30:15:00 M.Rishniw 

Dilemmas of HW disease

15:00-15:20 G. Oliva

“Regard croisés”on canine Dirofilariosis and Leishmaniosis. Diagnosis and Prevention

15:20-15:40 L. Venco

Pharmacological management of PHT and right congestive failure

15:40-16:00 S.Manzocchi

Diagnosis of feline HW disease

16:00-16:30 Coffee break
16:30-17:10 Clinical cases Kahoot contest.

Bring you smartphone and challenge yourself

Awards for winners

17:10-17:25 A Diosdado

D.immitis interferes with the coagulation cascade of the host

17:25-17:40 Sponsored lecture

Food management of heart failure

17:40-18:00 E. Carreton

Cardiopulmonary biomarkers: how useful are they for the assessment, treatment, and prognosis of heartworm disease?

18:00:18:20 C. Genchi

Where do we go from here: future priorities in research and practice.

18:20-18:30 Closing remarks
20:00-24:00 Gala Dinner



State of the Art lectures

Original researches

Clinical cases, free communications

Angiostrongylus forum