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

In the last issue of the well-known journal Preventive Veterinary Medicine an article from the members of Canine Leishmaniosis Working Group has been published whose title is “The knowns and unknowns of the efficacy of neem oil (Azadirachta indica) used as a preventative measure against Leishmania sand fly vectors (Phlebotomus genus)”.

In this webinar that will be held April 20th, 2022 starting at 2.00 PM for about one hour, using the web page Cogito Erg Vet, Formazione Veterinaria (Veterinary Education), both Prof. Saverio Paltrinieri and Prof. George Lubas will present data about serology in canine leishmaniosis. Indeed, serology initially with the indirect immunofluorescence test (IFT) and then with the ELISA, has been traditionally used to support the diagnosis of an infected and/or diseased dog of leishmaniosis.

In the last issue of the high-profile scientific paper Journal of Small Animal Practice has been published an article from the members of Canine Leishmaniasis Working Group whose title is “Canine Leishmaniosis and kidney disease: Q&A for an overall management in clinical practice”.

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, Prof. Andrea Zatelli, Dr. Eric Zini

Nephrology and Leishmaniasis: Prof. Andrea Zatelli, Dr. Xavier Roura, Prof. Oscar Cortadellas, Dr. Silvia Benali.

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