Annual Scientific Meeting

6-8 July 2023, Cracow, Poland


Thank you, Cracow!

The 32nd ECVS Annual Scientific Meeting has now ended and turned out to be another fantastic gathering of the ECVS community. A total of 1'263 delegates from 47 countries world-wide attended what was our second hybrid congress, 890 on-site and the rest online.

It was a real pleasure to hear that many delegates arrived not knowing what to expect from Cracow and left in amazement of the city's beauty and attractiveness as a tourist destination, the highly modern and excellent congress centre, the superb services delivered by the local staff and the enjoyable Polish hospitality.

Online access

All delegates (on-site and online) can access to the congress e-platform. The login details for the platform have been sent by [email protected]. If you cannot find your login details, please also search your spam folder or write to [email protected].

In case of technical difficulties and queries, the experienced support staff at Humacom will be glad to help you; please contact them at [email protected].

The recordings are available for a period of six months from 17 July 2023.

For information about where to find the congress proceedings and attendance certificate, please see > below.

Registration     Scientific Programme     Proceedings & Certificate     Abstracts     Sponsoring & Exhibition     Travel & Accommodation    Congress App    Social Programme     Photos
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Congress Venue

The ECVS Annual Scientific Meeting 2023 takes place at the ICE Kraków Congress Centre.
See > their website for location and travel directions.

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Following the very successful hybrid congress in 2022, the 32nd ECVS Annual Scientific Meeting 2023 will again be held as a hybrid event.

Registration is now open via our registration platform (access via 'your ECVS').
A personal login is required to register. If you do not have a login, please contact us at [email protected].

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.

*) For ECVS Diplomates, online participation counts toward recertification as well.

Registration fees 2023

  until 11 May 2023 until 22 June 2023 from 23 June 2023
ECVS / ACVS Diplomates € 500 € 600 € 650
non members € 600 € 700 € 750
ECVS / ACVS Residents € 350 € 450 € 500
Interns / students / veterinary nurses*) € 350 € 450 € 500
retired Diplomates**) € 350 € 450 € 500
Guest pass per day***) € 70 € 70 € 70

*) PhD Students / Interns / Students / veterinary nurses will be required to provide written evidence of their 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:

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Scientific Programme

Scientific Programme Highlights

Small Animals

The main part of the Small Animal programme will consist of three streams: The orthopaedic stream features sessions on minimal invasive fracture repair and catastrophic trauma. Well-known speakers will expand on different aspects of surgical shoulder disorders and share cutting edge knowledge on 3D printing. Further, a panel of orthopaedic surgeons has been invited to Cracow to share the “cases, that they hate to talk about” in an interactive format with us.

In soft tissue surgery, a combined session with the VSSO will focus on feline oncologic surgery, practical aspects of tumor histopathology and oncological challenges in the cranium. The general soft tissue surgery stream will deal with BOAS, hiatic hernias, biliary surgery and gallbladder mucoceles. Experts will discuss challenging skin reconstruction cases from the audience in an interactive format.

The neurosurgical session will focus on spinal trauma.

> Detailed Small Animal Programme

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


Large Animals

Highlights of the Large Animal programme are in-depth surgical sessions including Arthroscopic and minimally invasive orthopaedic surgery, maxillofacial surgery, and ruminant surgery. These will involve our overseas speakers including Kyla Ortved, and Richard McMullen as well as many European colleagues and speakers. Parallel sessions include standing surgery, laparoscopy, camelid surgery and ophthalmic surgery. To complement the programme, there will be Meet the Expert sessions with our overseas speakers.Two pre congress labs are planned in the days before the official start of the congress and include arthroscopy and ophthalmic surgery and an AO Vet course on practical osteosynthesis cases.

> Detailed Large Animal Programme

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

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Proceedings & Attendance Certificate

The congress proceedings are available to all registered congress delegates in their 'your ECVS' area, menu 'Proceedings'.

The electronic attendance certificate is available for download in every delegate's 'your ECVS', menu 'Annual Scientific Meeting'.

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Accepted abstracts - Large Animal

Accepted abstracts - Small Animal

Please note: All presenters of an accepted abstract or poster are required to register and pay for the Annual Scientific Meeting.
The technical and speaker guidelines have been sent to all designated presenting authors in a personal email.

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Sponsoring and Exhibition

The > sponsoring brochure for the 2023 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 2023 has been rated COMPLIANT by EthicalMedtech.

The ECVS thanks all sponsors, exhibitors and pre-congress lab sponsors for their generous support of the 32nd Annual Scientific Meeting!

Platinum sponsors:



Gold sponsors:





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Travel & Accommodation

Special Lufthansa Group airlines fares

The Lufthansa Group airlines bring people together – every day, all around the world. The global route network of Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa, SWISS, Brussels Airlines and Eurowings offers optimal connection and combination options, so you will benefit from quick and direct flights to Cracow. You will reach the booking platform via this link and with the event code DEAUQSX. The reduced fares are automatically displayed.

Note: Please enable pop-ups permanently in your browser while booking, otherwise the window in the booking platform will not open. Of course, you can also book through your IATA travel agency. The travel agency can request the ticketing instructions by sending an email to [email protected], stating the event code DEAUQSX.

Available rooms at Hilton Garden Inn

The ECVS Office can make a small allotment of rooms at the Hilton Garden Inn (within easy walking distance from the congress centre) available to self-paying delegates, predominantly for the nights of THU, 6 and FRI, 7 July. Delegates interested in this offer can contact the office at [email protected]. Room rates are PLN 590 for a single and PLN 650 for a double room, incl. breakfast and VAT.

The available rooms will be distributed on a first come, first served basis.


A dedicated booking link for accommodation close to the ICE Kraków Congress Centre is available:

Public Transport

The city of Cracow allows all congress delegates free use of local public transport during the days of the congress. Delegates need to present their name badge along with a sticker, which will be handed out at registration.

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Congress App

The congress app for iPhone and Android is now available for download. Get your 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 2023" 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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Social Programme

This year's farewell dinner will be celebrated at the Old Tram Depot, located in the Jewish quarter Kazimierz of Cracow (ul. Wawrzynca 12, 31-060 Krakow).

How to get there

Due to the central location of this venue, buses cannot drive up to it. Therefore, no shuttle buses to / from the Old Tram Depot will be available.

On foot: From the ICE Krakow Congress Centre it is a very pleasant and scenic walk of approx. 20 minutes through the Jewish quarter.

Public transport: From the ICE, take tram number 18, 52 or 22 from stop Rondo Grundwaldzkie (closest stop to ICE) to stop Stradom. It is a short walk from Stradom to ul. Wawrzynca 12. The city of Cracow provides free public transport for all congress delegates during the days of the congress (see above, Travel & Accommodation).

Taxi / Uber: Taxis and Ubers are easily available and very reasonably priced.

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Congress Photos

A Google link with photos from the congress is available to all congress delegates in their 'your ECVS' area, menu 'Annual Scientific Meeting' (at the top, underneath the attendance certificates)

Photographer: Michal Bachulski, Cracow

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Save the Date

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

2022: Porto, Portugal & hybrid   ♦  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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