Feline Medicine Symposium - ISFM/GEMFE 2022


Thursday October 20 2022
Palacio de Congresos Fibes II


9:30-9:45- Welcome
9:45-10:30h- Urinary incontinence in cats: when the problem is neurological. Valentina Lorenzo
10:30-11:15h- Stress in cats: Much more prevalent and risky than we think. Patricia Darder Solé
11:15-11:45h- Cooffe break 11:45- 12:30h- Feline idiopathic cystitis: what we really know about it?. Yaiza Gómez Mejías
12:30-13:15h- Nutritional management of FLUTD. Marco Fantinati.
13:15-14:00h- Urethral obstructions: Antipanic emergency care essentials. Karl Jandrey

Simultaneous translation available.



Valentina Lorenzo

Graduated from the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM) in 1990, she has been a member of the “European Society of Veterinary Neurology” (ESVN) since 1993 and has a European Diploma in Veterinary Neurology from the “European College of Veterinary Neurology” (ECVN) since 2002. She has been a member of the scientific committees of the ECVN from 2006 to 2013 and of AVEPA from 2010 to 2017, a member of the ECVN Executive Committee and a board member of the AVEPA Neurology and Neurosurgery Specialty Group from 2010 to 2019. She currently carries out her professional activity in "Veterinary Neurology" (Getafe, Madrid), a clinic of which she is a founding partner and director. Reference center in Neurology, Neurosurgery and Magnetic Resonance. She has numerous participations in congresses, courses and seminars as well as publications on veterinary neurology at the national and international level, collaborating as a reviewer in national and international journals.


Patricia Darder Solé

Patricia was born in Tarragona in 1979. DVM and a Master's degree in Clinical Ethology from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. She is AVEPA accredited in Behavioural Medicine and a resident of the European College of Animal Welfare and Behavioural Medicine to obtain the European Diploma in Behavioural Medicine. She is currently working at Ars Veterinaria as an external specialist in Behavioural Medicine. Member of the group of behavioural specialists Ethogroup-Institute of Clinical Ethology, a reference ethology service in the provinces of Tarragona and Barcelona. She is Member of the Animal Welfare Commission of the Veterinary College of Tarragona. Patricia is a Researcher in collaboration with the Affinity Foundation Chair - Animals and Health . Member of the GEMCA (Study Group on Behavioural Medicine of AVEPA).

Yaiza Gómez Mejías

She is the community manager of ISFM (International Society of Feline Medicine) and works as veterinarian in the north of England. She belongs to the clinical team of reviewers of InFOCUS-RCVS Knowledge and the feline welfare panel at International Cat Care. She graduated in Veterinary Medicine at the Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in 2002. She got the Certificate GP Feline Practice (ESVPS) in 2011. She became Member of the ANZCVS Medicine of Cats in 2016 and joined the ISFM Academy of Feline Practitioners. She got the RCVS Advanced Practitioner Certificate in Feline Medicine in 2016 and the AVEPA Feline Medicine Accreditation in 2017. In 2020 Yaiza got the ISFM Advanced Certificate in Feline Behaviour. She has published papers in national and international educational and scientific journals and has taken part in different projects of postgraduate education for veterinary practitioners.


Marco Fantinati

Marco has a degree and a doctorate in veterinary medicine from the University of Bologna (Italy). He worked as an internist in various veterinary hospitals in Italy before beginning his ECVCN (European College of Veterinary and Comparative Nutrition) residency at the École Nationale Vétérinaire de Toulouse (France), where he was responsible for the Clinical Nutrition Reference Service for both internal and external patients, coordinator of nutritional management in its Hospitalization Service and professor for its Nutrition Department, being responsible for teaching undergraduate students. His main areas of research are the impact of nutrition on senior dogs and on overweight and obese dogs’ metaboloma. Since March 2022 Marco is Veterinary Development Manager at Hill's Pet Nutrition France, where he provides technical support and training in clinical nutrition for veterinary healthcare teams, in addition to continuing his research activity.

Karl Jandrey

Dr. Karl Jandrey is a board-certified specialist in small animal emergency and critical care. He completed a Masters of Advanced Studies in Clinical Research through the Mentored Clinical Research Training Program, supported by the National Institutes of Health, to train clinician scientists. This collaborative, multi-specialty program of veterinarians, physicians, and post-doctoral researchers was sponsored by the University of California-Davis Clinical and Translational Science Center and the School of Medicine. He continues to build on his Masters work through the translational study of the underlying mechanisms of thromboembolism in cats with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. His other clinical research interests revolve around point-of-care assessment of coagulation and hemostasis in dogs and cats. He teaches house officers and veterinary students in the Emergency Room and the Intensive Care Unit of the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. He also is the Associate Dean for Admissions and Student Programs in the School of Veterinary Medicine. He shares his life and home with 2 old Burmese cats, a beautiful saltwater reef, a seahorse tank, a perfect Yellow Lab and a very accomplished veterinary clinician-scientist.


Feline Medicine Symposium - ISFM/GEMFE 2022 Until 7/10/2022 After 7/10/2022
GEMFE and ISFM Members 0 € 85 €
General registration 105 € 105 €

VAT included

Fee Includes:
- Access to the Feline Medicine Symposium - ISFM/GEMFE 2022 scientific programme
- Coffee Break
- Access to the exhibition area on Thursday from 14.00 to 19:30h

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