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Advancing Veterinary Medicine: Highlights from ALIVE 2 in Nice, France


The picturesque city of Nice, France, played host to the second installment of the Animal Leishmaniosis International Veterinary Event (ALIVE 2) on April 19-20, 2024. This eagerly awaited gathering saw veterinary professionals from around the globe convene to delve into the latest advancements and insights in combating Leishmaniosis, a disease of paramount concern in both human and animal health.

Steering the proceedings was Gaetano Oliva, a distinguished partner at CLIMOS, who assumed the mantle of president for this prestigious event. Under his guidance, ALIVE 2 blossomed into a vibrant platform for collaboration and innovation.

CLIMOS took center stage during several sessions, one led by our project coordinator Carla Maia, and another by Gioia Bongiorno, showcasing our groundbreaking advancements. Additionally, we proudly presented a poster alongside our colleagues: Eduardo Berriatua, Courtenay Orin, Gaetano Oliva, Carla Maia, valentina foglia manzillo, and Gioia Bongiorno.

ALIVE 2 transcended mere conference proceedings, fostering an environment ripe for the exchange of invaluable clinical insights and pioneering research. The event’s international allure was unmistakable, with 451 professionals hailing from over 32 European and non-European countries converging to share their expertise. Notably, the hybrid format accommodated 239 attendees in person, while an additional 212 participated remotely, underscoring the event’s commitment to inclusivity and accessibility.

ALIVE 2 served as a beacon of inspiration and opportunity, offering a platform to network with seasoned professionals and chart a course toward impactful contributions in the field. As the curtains close on ALIVE 2, the reverberations of this transformative event are sure to echo across the veterinary landscape, catalyzing further collaboration and innovation in the ongoing battle against Leishmaniosis.