Annual Scientific Meeting

7-9 July 2022, Porto, Portugal


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Proceedings and Attendance Certificate

The congress proceedings and attendance certificate are available to all participants of the congress in their 'your ECVS' area, menu 'Annual Scientific Meeting.

Congress Venue

The ECVS Annual Scientific Meeting 2022 takes place at the Alfândega Porto Congress Centre.
See > their website for location and travel directions.


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The ECVS Annual Scientific Meeting 2022 will be held as a hybrid congress.
All content will be streamed live and made available online from 18th July and for a period of 6 months.

Registration for the ECVS Annual Scientific Meeting takes place via our registration platform.
A personal login is required to register. If you do not have a login, please contact us at [email protected].

The 2022 Annual Scientific Meeting will be held as a hybrid meeting to allow all delegates to attend regardless of potential travel restrictions and personal situations. For planning purposes, all delegates need to indicate whether they plan to participate on-site or online. This preference can be changed any time up until the very start of the congress. On-site delegates will have access to all online content as well.

The welcome reception on Thursday evening and farewell dinner on Saturday evening are fully booked.

Registration fees 2022

  until 12 May 2022 from 13 May 2022 from 24 June 2022
ECVS / ACVS Diplomates € 500 € 600 € 650
non members € 600 € 700 € 750
ECVS / ACVS Residents € 350 € 450 € 500
Interns / students*) € 350 € 450 € 500
retired Diplomates**) € 350 € 450 € 500
Guest pass per day***) € 70 € 70 € 70

*) PhD Students / Interns / Students will be required to provide written evidence of their educational status when they arrive and register at the Meeting.
**)  Diplomates 65 years and older who have retired as defined by the ECVS.
***)  Guest pass gives access to exhibit hall, coffee breaks and lunches, posters and the welcome reception on Thursday.

The registration fee includes for one person:

  • admission to the 31st Annual Scientific Meeting
  • access to all online content
  • scientific proceedings (available online)
  • certificate of attendance
  • coffee / tea breaks (2 per day on Friday and Saturday)
  • lunches during meeting (Friday and Saturday)
  • welcome reception Thursday evening

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Scientific Programme

Small Animal Programme Highlights

The main programme will consist of three streams: The orthopaedic stream features an audience interactive session on current evidence to the management of joint disease, and sessions on angular limb deformities, partial amputations, and prosthetics. Further, a panel of human orthopaedic surgeons and diagnostic imaging specialists have been invited to Porto to share their expertise and experience with us.

In soft tissue surgery, a combined session with the VES will be on offer; and internationally acclaimed specialists will walk us through basic and advanced laparoscopic procedures. Finally, the general soft tissue surgery stream will deal with hepatic surgery, updates on the anatomy of portosystemic shunts, indications, and limitations of interventional and open surgical approaches to portosystemic shunts, and updates on cardiac and thoracic surgery.

A neurosurgical session will focus on brain surgery, and will cover aspects such as diagnostics, surgical approaches and management of brain tumours and Chiari-like malformations.

> Detailed Small Animal scientific programme

> Full information on the Small Animal programme, pre-congress courses and extra sessions.


Large Animal Programme Highlights

In depth surgical sessions include Urogenital surgery; Current advances in orthopaedic surgery; Donkeys, Mules and Minis; Surgery of the foal and The Stifle. These will involve our overseas speakers including Dean Richardson, Jim Schumacher, Dwayne Rodgerson, Rolf Embertson as well as many European colleagues and speakers.

Parallel sessions include The Axial skeleton; Surgical management of neoplasia; and Surgery of the foot. To complement the program, there will be Meet the Expert sessions with our overseas speakers while the residents will no doubt benefit from and enjoy a talk by Graham Munroe on stifle arthroscopy. A new session for 2022 is entitled “What you might not find in the textbooks, or things I learned the hard way” with contributions from Dwayne Rogerson, Rolf Embertson, Jim Schumacher, Warren Schofield,  Peter Clegg and Hans Wilderjans.

Four pre congress labs are planned in the days before the official start of the congress and include upper hind limb lameness, upper respiratory surgery, reproductive surgery and an AO Vet course on large animal complications.

> Detailed Large Animal scientific programme

> Full information on the Large Animal programme, pre-congress courses and extra sessions.

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The blind review process has been completed and all submitting authors have been informed of the outcome of the review process.

Please note: All presenters of an accepted abstract or poster are required to register and pay for the Annual Scientific Meeting.

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Sponsoring and Exhibition

The > sponsoring brochure for the 2022 Annual Scientific Meeting is now available. Exhibitor registration is open via our platform. Please contact [email protected] if you do not have a login.

The ECVS Annual Scientific Meeting 2022 has been rated COMPLIANT by EthicalMedtech.

The ECVS thanks all sponsors, exhibitors and pre-congress lab sponsors for their generous support of the 31th Annual Scientific Meeting!

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A dedicated booking link for the Annual Scientific Meeting has been established:,1

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Congress App

The congress app for iPhone and Android is now available for download. Get our guide here: or scan the QR code

Android and iOS users:

  • Tap the "Download" button to download the free Guidebook app
  • Open Guidebook and you can find our "ECVS Annual Scientific Meeting 2022" guide

The app puts your personal schedule right there at your fingertips and provides you with always the latest programme updates, extra information, an interactive map for easy navigation around the congress centre and the chance to connect with other delegates. You are encouraged to rate speakers and sessions and leave comments using the app's feedback functions.

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Save the Date

2023 32nd Annual Scientific Meeting: 6-8 July, Cracow, Poland

2024 33rd Annual Scientific Meeting: 4-6 July, Valencia, Spain

2025 34th Annual Scientific Meeting: 3-5 July, Antwerp, Belgium

2026 35th Annual Scientific Meeting: 9-11 July, Liverpool, UK

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Previous Scientific Meetings

2021: online   ♦   2020: Valencia, Spain - cancelled due to Coronavirus / COVID-19   ♦   2019: Budapest, Hungary   ♦   2018: Athens, Greece   ♦   2017: Edinburgh, Scotland   ♦   2016: Lisbon, Portugal   ♦   2015: Berlin, Germany   ♦   2014: Copenhagen, Denmark   ♦   2013: Rome, Italy   ♦   2012: Barcelona, Spain   ♦   2011: Ghent, Belgium   ♦   2010: Helsinki, Finland   ♦   2009: Nantes, France   ♦   2008: Basel, Switzerland   ♦   2007: Dublin, Ireland   ♦   2006: Sevilla, Spain   ♦   2005: Lyon, France   ♦   2004: Prague, Czech Republic   ♦   2003: Glasgow, Scotland   ♦   2002: Vienna, Austria   ♦   2001: Velbert, Germany   ♦   2000: Berne, Switzerland   ♦   1999: Brugge, Belgium   ♦   1998: Seeburg, Austria   ♦   1997: Versailles, France   ♦   1996: Utrecht, Netherlands   ♦   1995: Constance, Germany   ♦   1994: Riccione, Italy   ♦   1993: Cambridge, United Kingdom   ♦   1992: Lenzburg, Switzerland

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