The Italian Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (SIDiLV, www.sidilv.org) is a no-profit, independent association established in 1998. SIDiLV is affiliated to the World Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (WAVLD) and to the European Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (EAVLD).
The main objective of SIDiLV is the promotion of cultural exchange among persons involved in veterinary laboratory diagnostics, to improve animal health, public health, animal welfare, and food safety.
Currently, SIDiLV has around 350 members, who are veterinarians, biologists, biotechnologists, chemists, and laboratory technicians working at public and private laboratories, universities, and research institutions.
SIDiLV organizes each year the SIDiLV National Congress for laboratory diagnosticians and technicians.
The annual SIDiLV National Congress focuses its attention on up to date topics of national and international importance. Since its foundation the Society has given particular relevance to the presentation of the national research results, highlighting their originality and scientific high level as well as giving young researchers a remarkable stand out chance.
The constant increasing number of its members proves the interest of the national scientific community in SIDiLV. All people involved in diagnosis and activities linked to veterinary laboratory can become SIDiLV members.
SIDiLV is managed by an elected board, composed by seven members plus the past President.
The current President is Dr. Elena Bozzetta, Managing Director of istopatology and rapid tests Section at the Veterinary Medical Research Institute of Piemonte, Liguria and Valle D’Aosta.
The Governing Board
President: Elena Bozzetta,
Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale del Piemonte, Liguria e Valle d’Aosta, Turin (Italy)
Vice President: Fabrizio Vitale,
Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale Sicilia, Palermo (Italy)
Past President: Alfredo Caprioli,
Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome (Italy)
Secretary: Nicola Decaro,
Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bari, Bari (Italy)
Treasurer: Giovanna Fusco,
Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale del Mezzogiorno, Portici (Italy)
Board member: Antonio Battisti,
Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale Lazio e Toscana, Rome (Italy)
Board member: Giovanni Pezzotti,
Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale Umbria e Marche, Perugia (Italy)
Board member: Aldo Marongiu,
Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale Sardegna, Sassari (Italy)
Auditor: Antonio Parisi,
Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale Puglia e Basilicata, Foggia (Italy)
Auditor: Paolo Daminelli,
Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Lombardia e dell'Emilia Romagna, Brescia (Italy)
Auditor: Antonia Ricci, Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie, Legnaro (Italy)