ESVONC Oral Abstract Presenters Bio
Prof Marconato obtained her degree in Veterinary Medicine (University of Milan) in 1999 cum laude, and is a Diplomate of ECVIM-CA (Oncology) since 2008.In 2000-2003 she trained in medical oncology at the Veterinary Oncology Service and Research Center (West Chester) and at the Veterinary Oncology Services’ Radiation Center, Chalfont, PA, USA.In 2009-2011 she worked as co-head of medical oncology at the Animal Oncology and Imaging Center, Hünenberg (Switzerland), before returning to Italy as head of medical oncology at the Centro Oncologico Veterinario from 2011 to 2019. In 2011 she became President of the Italian Veterinary Oncology Society (SIONCOV). Since 2014 she is the Chair of Workgroup 2 (Therapy) of the European Network of Canine Lymphoma. She is Program Director & Resident Supervisor of Residency Training in Oncology at the University of Bologna since 2018. She is currently Associate Professor at the Department of Veterinary Medical Sciences, University of Bologna, Italy, heading the Oncology Service.Her research interest focuses on the dog as a spontaneous model of cancer. She is involved in many projects related to translational oncology, including active immunotherapy for the treatment of canine lymphoma, osteosarcoma, hemangiosarcoma and melanoma, in collaboration with national and international research centres.Author of more than 100 papers published on peer-reviewed journals and of several textbooks related to Oncology.
Dina graduated at University of Bologna in 2018. In 2019 she completed a rotating internship in Internal Medicine, Emergency and Critical Care at the University Veterinary Hospital of Bologna, where she is still working in the oncology team under the supervision of Prof. Laura Marconato, since October 2019.She is the co-author of scientific papers and the author of a chapters of an Italian Oncology Textbook. She is a speaker of Italian oncology courses. Her main areas of interest are medical oncology and immunology.
Carmit graduated in Veterinary medicine from the University of Turin (Italy) in 2010. In 2011 she completed an internship in internal medicine at the Veterinary Center of Turin (Italy) and she worked at the same clinic for other 3 years as medical and surgical oncologist. In 2012 she obtained a license to practice Veterinary Medicine in Israel (The Kort School of Veterinary Medicine, Hebrew University of Jerusalem). From 2015 to 2018 she worked at the Veterinary Center of Rivoli (Italy) as medical and surgical oncologist. In 2016 she obtained her GpCert in Oncology (ESPVS). In 2018 she moved to the Veterinary Cancer Center of Sasso Marconi (Italy) prior to start her residency. In 2019 she started her residency program in Veterinary Oncology (ECVIM-CA) at the university of Bologna (Italy) and she completed her residency in 2021. In 2021/22 she became a reviewer for BMC Veterinary Research journal and for Journal of Small Animal Practice. In 2021 she won a grant for the study “flow cytometry for detection and quantification of nodal metastasis in dogs with treatment-naïve firstly occurring cutaneous mast cell tumors” (ECVIM). She is author and co-author of scientific articles in international journals and of three chapters (ongoing) of an Italian Oncology Textbook. She is a member of the Veterinary Cancer Society (VCS), of the European Canine Lymphoma Network (ECLN), of the European Society of Veterinary Oncology (ESVONC), and of the Italian Society of Veterinary Oncology (SIONCOV). She attended and presented national (SIONCOV) and international congresses (ESVONC, ECVIM).
Student intern in the Oncology and Surgery department of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital of the University of Milan, Lodi, Italy, under the supervision of Dr. Damiano Stefanello (2018-2019).
Master’s degree in Veterinary Medicine at the University of Milan with a score of 110/110L with a thesis titled: ”PREDICTIVE ROLE OF NEUTROPHIL-LYMPHOCYTE RATIO IN THE LOCAL RECURRENCE OF FELINE INJECTION-SITE SARCOMA: 62 CASES (2002-2017)”
In November 2020 enrollment in the ISVPS GPCert in Oncology with SCIVAC.
Specific oncology intern at the Department of Veterinary Medical Sciences of the University of Bologna under the supervision of Dr. Laura Marconato since November 2021.
Eugenio Faroni graduated with honors in Veterinary Medicine at the University of Parma in 2018. In 2019 he completed a rotational internship program in Internal Medicine at the University Veterinary Hospital of the University of Bologna, with particular interest in oncology and endocrinology of small animals. From January 2020 to December 2021, he was awarded a fellowship in medical oncology at the University of Bologna. In 2022, he has started a conforming ECVIM oncology residency program at the University of Bologna. He is author of scientific papers published on international peer-reviewed journals. He is author of one chapter of an Italian oncology textbook. He is a speaker for Italian oncology courses. His clinical and research activities are carried out in the Veterinary Medical Oncology Unit of the University of Bologna, with particular interest in immunotherapy.
Chiara graduated with honours in veterinary medicine (2003), and then obtained the title of PhD (2007) at the Department of Veterinary Medical Sciences of the University of Bologna, with her research related to vascular endothelial growth factors in canine multicentric lymphoma. After spending few years in the private practice, she came back to the Veterinary Teaching Hospital of the University of Bologna joining the hospital staff in 2012. Currently, Chiara is part of the oncology staff of the hospital. She also carries out research and teaching activities. To date, Chiara is a resident of the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine - Oncology. Her principal research fields and publications fall into the veterinary immune-mediated diseases, oncology, haematology, and transfusion medicine.
Mariana graduated from the University of Lisbon, Portugal, in 2017. She completed her undergraduate rotation in a referring oncology hospital in Lisbon, and later presented her master's dissertation in immune characterization on canine lymphoma, focusing in IL-17. Mariana is currently a third year Oncology Resident at the University of Glasgow. She is interested in all aspects of oncology, and especially in cancer immunology and lymphoma.
Betina received her veterinary degree from University of Copenhagen in 2012.
In 2017, she received her PhD in veterinary oncology focusing on molecular imaging and nanomedicine.
She became a diplomate of the European College of Veterinary internal Medicine within the subspeciality of oncology in 2021.
Betina’s main research interests are centered around using ”canine cancer patients as a model for the equivalent human disease” with a special focus on radiotherapy, immunotherapy and molecular imaging.