The contents of these web pages are prepared and directed to both
the continuing education and updating the activities of veterinarians.

Association

In order to promote the scientific activity without interruption of the CLWG (ACS-GSLC) at the Rome meeting of February 14th 2014 the Scientific Scientific Association "Leishmaniasis Canine Study Group" was established, with a legal entity (please refer to Atto Costitutivo in Italian). This new organizational set-up will also allows, among other things, the access of new members in addition to the initial subscribers, pursuant to article #4 of the ACS-GSLC Statute (please refer to Statuto, in Italian).

Given the institutional aims of ACS-GSLC, which is non-profit-making association (as it is mentioned in Article 2 of the Statute), liberal supports are accepted from any public or private body to promote the activity. The Liberal Support Form can be requested to the Coordinator as reported in the Contacts section of this web page. The President of the ACS-GSLC in the period February 2014 - March 2015 was prof. Lubas, assisted by Dr. Maroli, as vice president and Dr. Fondati as secretary.

In the Ordinary Meeting held on March 19th, 2015 (please refer to Assemblea Ordinaria ACS-GSLC 19 marzo 2015 – Comp Cons Dir) the ACS-GSLC Steering Board has been elected and ratified as follows:

  • President, Prof. George Lubas
  • Vice President, Dr. Michele Maroli
  • Secretary, Dr. Alessandra Fondati

This Board of Governors was active in duty until March 18th 2018 following the Statute (as referred at the Article 15 of the Statute).In the Ordinary Meeting held on March 28th, 2015 (please refer to Assemblea Ordinaria ACS-GSLC 28 marzo 2018 – Comp Cons Dir) the ACS-GSLC Steering Board has been elected and ratified as follows:

  • President, Prof. George Lubas
  • Vice President, Dr. Michele Maroli
  • Secretary, Dr. Alessandra Fondati

This Board of Governors will be active in duty until March 27th 2018 following the Statute (as referred at the Article 15 of the Statute).

CLWG News

Prof. George Lubas, chairman of the CLWG, will held the day June 22nd starting from 1:30 pm a web seminar on Zoom platform on the SCIVAC-EV web site whose title is “From the clinical case to the diagnosis of leishmaniasis in the dog”. This on-line event is part of the continuing education plan of the Ecuphar firm that support all the scientific activities of the Canine Leishmaniasis Working Group.

Michael Day, Professor Emeritus of Veterinary Pathology who almost completely carried out his scientific activities at the University of Bristol, UK, passed away on day 10th of May 2020.

In the CLWG meeting of Rome held on February 21st, 2020 the application of Dr. Silvia Lucia Benali as effective member has been approved. Previously, Dr. Benali was acting as honorary member. The participation of Dr. Benali as effective member will support the knowledges on the renal histopathology which are a key point in the disease induced by leishmania (please refer to the curriculum vitae)

In order to streamline the study above different features of canine leishmaniasis the following three subgroups have been established:

Management and implementation of studies and protocols on canine leishmaniasis: Dr. Michele Maroli (coordinator), Dr. Nunzio D’Anna, Dr. Luigi Gradoni, Dr. Alessandra Fondati, Prof. George Lubas, Prof. Saverio Paltrinieri, Dr. Xavier Roura, Dr. Andrea Zatelli, Dr. Eric Zini

Nephrology and Leishmaniasis: Dr. Andrea Zatelli, Dr. Xavier Roura, Prof. Michael Day, Prof. Oscar Cordellas, Dr. Silvia Benali.

CLWG management and promotion: Prof. George Lubas (coordinator), Dr. Paola Bianchi.