The dysfunction of the skin barrier is one of the main pathomechanisms in canine atopic dermatitis (CAD). Restoration of its functionality must be part of any treatment for CAD. Several in vivo and in vitro studies have demonstrated the efficacy of topical application of sphingolipids.
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"The skin barrier: a key element in canine atopic dermatitis"
Wednesday 3rd March 2021, 8pm GMT
Presented by Dr Lluís Ferrer, DVM, PhD, Dip ECVD
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About the webinar:
- Structure and function of the skin (epidermal) barrier.
- Skin barrier dysfunction in canine atopic dermatitis.
- Treatment of atopic dermatitis: polytherapy with different pharmacologic targets.
- Strategies to repair the epidermal barrier.
- Skin barrier repair: Use of topical sphingolipids and glycosaminoglycans for epidermal barrier recovery.
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About the speakers
Dr Lluís Ferrer DVM, PhD, Dip ECVD
Lluís Ferrer obtained his DVM degree at the University of Zaragoza – Spain, and a MSc in Animal Pathology and a PhD at the Veterinary School of Hannover (Germany). Since 1985 he has been lecturing Dermatology at the Veterinary School of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB, Spain). In 1994 he was Board-Certified Dermatologist by the European College of Veterinary Dermatology. Between 2012 and 2017 he was Professor of Dermatology at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, in Boston, Massachusetts (USA) and in 2018 he came back to the UAB. His investigations have been focused on canine leishmaniasis, demodicosis, atopic dermatitis and on the genetic background of skin diseases.