Embark on a comprehensive exploration of canine movement and gait patterns at the International Canine Gait Summit 2024

Delve into the fascination of canine gait, gaining insights into anomalies and their treatment.

Building on the success of last year's German-language summit, we're thrilled to offer simultaneous translation in English and German.

Confirmed speakers include Prof. Dr. Martin S. Fischer and Dr. Daniel Koch, PD Dr. Barbara Bockstahler, Dr. Kirsten Häusler and Dr. Birgit Lindolt

This hybrid event allows you to experience the summit either live in Isny in the picturesque Allgaeu region or virtually through Zoom.

On-site participation in Isny im Allgaeu, including catering, is priced at 109,- € Early-Bird-Rate until 30 June 2024, after that 139 €, while online participation via Zoom is available for 89,- €.


Don't miss the opportunity to enhance your understanding of canine movement and to connect with leading experts.


The summit will be professionally recorded and subsequently edited into a film. All registered participants will receive a copy of this film afterwards.


Ticket prices and registration

International Canine Gait Summit 2024
Saturday, 02 November 2024

Participation on site in Isny: 139 €
Buy now: Early-Bird-Discount 30€ less until 30 June 2024 with Code EarlyBird30
Ticket price includes catering during the event and taxes.

Online with Zoom: 89 €

Registration for the event with Eventbrite:

Registration link


Our Speakers

Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Martin S. Fischer

Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Martin S. Fischer

Prof. Dr. Martin Fischer is a zoologist, evolutionary biologist, and movement researcher. He has been teaching at Friedrich Schiller University Jena since 1993 and leads the institute. Since 2005, he has dedicated himself to the study of dog locomotion and has significantly influenced veterinary research through the 'Jena Study on Dog Locomotion.' His goal is to resolve common misconceptions and gain deeper insights into gait development.

Dr. Daniel Koch

Dr. Daniel Koch

Dr. Daniel Koch specializes in joint surgery, osteosynthesis, airway obstructions, and dental treatments. He also conducts intensive research on brachycephalic syndromes and the canine knee joint. In 2015, his orthopedic examination course, developed in collaboration with Prof. Martin Fischer, was published as a book

PD Dr. Barbara Bockstahler

PD Dr. Barbara Bockstahler

PD Dr. Barbara Bockstahler studied veterinary medicine in Vienna and has led the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Vienna since 1999. She is a certified veterinarian in physical therapy and rehabilitation and a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner. Bockstahler specializes in canine biomechanics, became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation in 2016, and is a founding member of the European College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Dr. Kirsten Häusler

Dr. Kirsten Häusler

Dr. Kirsten Häusler studied agricultural biology with a focus on ethology at the University of Hohenheim and earned her doctorate in this field. She obtained her Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner degree from the University of Tennessee. Dr. Häusler is passionate about rehabilitating animals after surgeries or joint diseases. With her extensive knowledge of behavioral research and veterinary medicine, she achieves excellent outcomes in animal physiotherapy.

Dr. Birgit Lidolt

Dr. Birgit Lidolt

Dr. Birgit Lidolt studied at the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, where she wrote her dissertation on biomechanics and movement analysis in horses. She later earned her Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner credential from the University of Tennessee. Currently, she heads a small animal practice with an orthopedic focus in Salzburg. Her passion lies in analyzing canine movements and optimally adapting therapeutic approaches.