Para este primer ateneo del ciclo 2022, tenemos el enorme placer de contar con nosotros a una de los referentes más importantes de la Medicina Veterinaria a nivel internacional. Si bien se ha desempeñado en diversas áreas de la profesión, en esta oportunidad lo hemos convocado para que nos actualice acerca del uso de nuevas drogas antivirales para el tratamiento de la Peritonitis Infecciosa Felina.
La cita es el jueves 21 de abril a las 20.30 hs (hora Argentina)
¡Están todos invitados!
Niels C. Pedersen, DVM PhD, Distinguished Professor Emeritus
Dr. Pedersen graduated from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM) in 1967.
He interned in small animal medicine and surgery at Colorado State University 1967-68.
He completed a PhD in Experimental Pathology and Immunology from the John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian National University, in 1972.
He joined the faculty of the SVM at UC Davis in 1972 and rose through the professorial ranks and is currently retired with the rank of Distinguished Professor Emeritus.
Dr. Pedersen was active in the clinics, classroom teaching, research and administration and has published over 300 peer-reviewed research articles, reviews, and book chapters. He has written textbooks on feline infectious diseases and feline husbandry.
His clinical and laboratory research has covered a wide range of topics from feline and canine infectious diseases to genetics.
Administrative highpoints of his career were the founding of the Center for Companion Animals Health, SVM, and directorship of both the CCAH and Veterinary Genetics Laboratory. Research on FIP is often considered the highlight of his career, but he prefers to be remembered for significant work with other infectious diseases of cats, rheumatic and autoimmune disorders of dogs, and genetic disorders of dogs and cats and genetic diversity of dog breeds.
His interest in FIP began as a veterinary student in 1964 and continued to this time. Initial research on FIP centered around the nature of the causative virus, pathogenesis, the relationship of FIP to an enzootic enteric coronavirus, and ultimately to the application of modern antiviral drugs for its treatment.