Social Program

The 10th World Congress of Veterinary Dermatology (WCVD10) is happening in beautiful Boston, Massachusetts, USA from July 25-29, 2024. This event marks the 35th anniversary since the first World Congress, and it’s a fantastic opportunity for veterinary dermatologists and professionals from around the world to come together and celebrate their field.

During WCVD10, there will be several social events to enhance your experience and networking opportunities.

Some of our organized events are financially sponsored and we thank our sponsorship partners for their support.

Meet ’n Greet

Thursday July 25: 17:00 – 19:00
Hynes Exhibit Foyer, Level Two

Don’t miss the Meet ‘n Greet event on the Thursday! This is a great opportunity to pick up your badge early, enjoy a drink and connect with other attendees before the rush. You could also meet some of the speakers, the organizers and learn more about the exciting sessions and workshops we have planned for you. Come and join us for a fun and friendly evening of networking. We can’t wait to see you there!

Name badges are required to gain access to this event. 
Included in Full Registrations. Tickets available for purchase for Accompanying Persons and Single Days Registrations.

WCVD10 Thanks the American Academy of Veterinary Dermatology (AAVD) and the American College of Veterinary Dermatology (ACVD) for their generous support.

Opening Ceremonies and Welcome Reception

Friday July 26: 17:30 – 18:30
Hynes Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Level Two

Friday July 26: 18:30 – 20:30
Hynes Exhibit Hall D, Level Two

Join us as we officially launch the 10th World Congress of Veterinary Dermatology at the Opening Ceremonies to be held at the Hynes Memorial Auditorium (attached to the Hynes Convention Center). At the Opening Ceremonies, we will mark the 35th anniversary of the first World Congress and the recipient of the recipient of the Schindelka medal will be announced.  After the Opening Ceremonies, it is a short walk to the WCVD10 exhibition hall where you can meet and connect with old friends and have the opportunity to meet and network with fellow researchers, practitioners, and enthusiasts from around the world who share your passion for advancing the field veterinary dermatology. You will also enjoy some delicious refreshments and entertainment as you explore the exhibit hall and get ready for an exciting and productive Congress ahead. We hope you have a wonderful time at the reception and throughout the congress. Plan to join us for this kickoff social event for WVCD10!

Name badges are required to gain access to this event. 
Included in Full and Accompanying Persons Registration. Tickets available for purchase for Single Days Registrations.

WCVD Saturday Night Shindig - Hosted by Royal Canin

Saturday July 27: 18:30 – 22:30
Hynes Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Level Two

Get ready for an unforgettable night in Beantown!  The Yeasty Boys are back by popular demand, and they’re performing live at “DERMAPALOOZA ’24”! Join us on Saturday, July 27th, from 6:30 PM to 10:30 PM for an evening of music, fun, and camaraderie. We’ve got you covered with delicious appetizers and refreshing drinks.  So, grab your congress friends, show your excitement, and let’s make this a night to remember! Remember to bring your enthusiasm and your WCVD10 badge—it’s your ticket to the party!  See you there!

Name badges are required to gain access to this event. 
Included in Full, Single Day and accompanying Persons Registrations.

WCVD10 Thanks Royal Canin for their generous support.

Night at the Library

Sunday July 28, 19:00 -22:00
Boston Public Library

Join us for a special evening of fun and culture at the Boston Public Library! The “Night at the Library” is a unique opportunity to explore the library’s collections, exhibits and architecture after hours. You’ll enjoy live music, refreshments, and a chance to mingle with others and dance in this specular venue. Don’t miss this rare event that celebrates the library’s role as a community hub and a treasure trove of knowledge.

Established in 1848, the Boston Public Library is a pioneer of public library service in America. It was the first large free municipal library in the United States, the first public library to lend books, the first to have a branch library, and the first to have a children’s room.

Sponsored By:

The Central Library in Copley Square encompasses two buildings, both landmarks. The historic McKim building, designed by architect Charles Follen McKim and opened in 1895, houses the Library’s distinguished research and special collections. Known for its classical serenity and elegance, it features historical artwork by Daniel Chester French, John Singer Sargent, and more, as well as the magnificent Bates Hall reading room. The Boylston Street Building (formerly called the Johnson Building), designed by Philip Johnson and opened in 1972, underwent an award-winning renovation by William Rawn Associates, Architects, Inc. reopening in 2016. The transformed 21st century library space features a broadcast studio and innovation center.

Name badges are required to gain access to this event. 
Included in Full and Accompanying Persons Registration., Tickets available for purchase for Single Days Registrations.

WCVD10 Thanks Elanco for their generous support.

Corporate Organized Events

Stallergenes Greer Allergen Walks

Saturday July 27: 12:15 – 13:15
Sunday July 28: 06:45 – 07:45

Every day you treat your patients for allergenic pollens that are found out in the environment, but can you identify these plants, the sources from which the pollens come from, and describe their significance in atopic dermatitis?

Plants and plant pollens are important sources of allergens that can affect pets as well as humans. The Allergen Walk is designed to introduce participants to the types of plants that may contribute to their patients’ allergic conditions.

Led by our very knowledgeable and experienced scientist & botany specialist, we will explore the area around the convention location to learn about the types of plants that produce allergic pollens and how they are collected and processed for use in your clinic.

 Some key points noted on allergen walks include:

  • Pollen production and pollen characteristics
  • Male and female flowers and their relationship to allergenicity
  • Seasonality of pollen production by different species
  • Cross-reactivity of allergens from different species
  • How pollen is collected
  • How pollen is processed into sterile products for testing and treatment
  • Allergen sources other than plant pollen such as fungi and insects

Following an allergen walk you will be better able to explain the role of plants and other species in your patients’ allergic signs, which may help you as you determine diagnosis and treatment for them. 

**Each walk will be limited to 40 participants.

WCVD10 Thanks Stallergenes Greer for their generous support.

Nextmune Charity Reception

Friday, July 26, 21:30-23:45

Nextmune Charity Reception – Please stop by the Sheraton Republic Ballroom, make a small donation of $10 per person and enjoy a drink at Nextmune’s Charity reception benefiting Animal Rescue League of Boston. The Animal Rescue League is celebrating their 125th Year! The Animal Rescue League of Boston is an unwavering champion for animals in need, committed to keeping them safe and healthy in habitats and homes. Nextmune will make a matching donation up to $10,000 to further support ARL and their mission to keep pets safe in their community and out of shelters. We look forward to sharing a drink and enjoying good conversation at the reception.

WCVD10 Thanks Nextmune for their generous support.

Boston Events

The Queen of Versailles

Emerson Colonial Theatre
Boston Common at 106 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116.

Based on the wildly astonishing documentary directed by award-winning filmmaker Lauren Greenfield, The Queen of Versailles reunites celebrated Oscar®-winning songwriter Stephen Schwartz with Tony® and Emmy Award® winner Kristin Chenoweth as Jackie Siegel. With a book by Lindsey Ferrentino (Ugly Lies the Bone, Amy and the Orphans) and direction by Tony Award winner Michael Arden (Parade, Once on This lsland), The Queen of Versailles is a new musical exploring the true cost of fame, fortune, and family.

More information and tickets:
The Queen of Versailles | Official Box Office | Emerson Colonial Theatre

Take Me Out to the Ball Game - WCVD NIGHT AT FENWAY

Monday July 29, 2024
Seattle Mariners vs Boston Red Sox

Don’t miss the chance to see the Seattle Mariners take on the Boston Red Sox in a thrilling baseball game at Fenway Park on Monday, July 29! This is a rare opportunity to witness two of the best teams in the league face off in one of the most iconic stadiums in the country. And as a special offer, you can get discounted tickets only $60 for being a delegate of WCVD10. Plan now for a night out at the ballpark to see these two teams play. 

Click this link to purchase your tickets:  WCVD Night at Fenway
Tickets only available until July 12 at the discounted price.

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