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Annual Scientific Meeting, July 5-7, 2018, Athens, Greece

Small Animal Programme

In the 2018 Small Animal programme, the orthopaedics stream will focus on joint replacements, current and future directions for forelimb and hindlimb, osteoarthritis including managing chronic pain and joint resurfacing, and arthroscopy including use of minimally invasive and fluoroscopy in fracture repair.

The science stream will include auditing, checklists, surgical ethics, statistics, biomechanics and applying veterinary based medicine.

The soft tissue programme will feature a one health human-veterinary medicine concept, a multidisciplinary and holistic approach to tackling Brachycephalic breed associated conditions and microvascular surgery including principles, flaps, vascular grafts and malformations.

The detailed small animal programme can be found > here. The programme is continously being updated.

When planning your days and lectures, the Programme Committee invites you to not only look into your own speciality's programme: Watch out for the little Look outside the box hints in the programme, of which you will find at least one per day in the small animal programme; here the Programme Committee recommends lectures and streams from the large animal programme, which are of interest to small animal delegates, too.


Please find the list of accepted abstracts in the various categories (Resident Forum, Short Communications, Posters) under > this link.

Pre-Congress Courses

Note for Residents: All Residents will receive a 25% discount on pre-congress lab fees. The discount is automatically deducted upon registration.

An attractive pre-congress course programme is available on Wednesday and Thursday:

Lunch-Time Sessions

Friday's and Saturday's lunch time sessions again offer the opportunity to meet and discuss with internationally recognised experts:

  • Friday, 6 July, 13:00-14:00: Randy Acker - Tips, tricks and pitfalls when working with the BFX/CFX THR system
  • Friday, 6 July, 13:00-14:00: Rick Sanchez - Is eyelid reconstructive surgery only for ophthalmologists?
  • Saturday, 7 July, 13:00-14:00: Andrew Jackson - Experience with bupivicaine liposome injectable suspension for sustained local analgesia
  • Saturday, 7 July, 13:00-14:00: John Innes - Canine humeral intracondylar fissure - what we have learned

For Residents:

  • Friday, 6 July, 13:15-13:45: Information session for Residents and Supervisors, Credentials / Grants / Exam
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