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Annual Scientific Meeting, July 4-6, 2019, Budapest, Hungary

Large Animal Programme

The 2019 large animal programme will focus on a number of in-depth aspects of equine surgery. Considering recent scientific advances, the Programme Committee has constructed a programme around the main themes of

  • Laparoscopy in horses anno 2019: instrumentation, techniques and outcomes
  • Traumatic wound management: debridement, reconstruction, promotion of healing and grafting techniques
  • The navicular region: imaging, prognosis and updated treatment modalities
  • Treating weight bearing cartilage surfaces covering aspects of training, surgical resurfacing and medical cartilage treatments
  • Surgical hygiene session: identification and prevention of surgical site infections
  • Vascular surgery in horses: what can be done.

The in-depth streams will be complemented by several cutting-edge research topics on the development of new techniques and outcomes in equine surgery.

The detailed Large Animal programme can be found > here. The programme is continously being updated.

Look outside the box: 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 large animal programme; here the Programme Committee recommends lectures and streams from the small animal programme, which are of interest to large animal delegates, too.


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

Important note: Final acceptance of abstracts may depend on any issues raised by the reviewers being addressed satisfactorily – individual authors will be contacted directly, and asked to respond within 14 days.

When preparing your lecture, please remember that the attendees of the ECVS congress are board certified surgeons and residents or equivalent. As such, your presentation shall be tailored for specialists and is to be supported by the most recent knowledge, literature and evidence. Please also refer to these tips about lecturing at international meetings and the speaker guidelines with technical instructions (also for posters).

Pre-congress Courses

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

An attractive pre-congress course programme is available on Wednesday and Thursday. At the moment, all courses yet have seats available. Be sure to register soon before they book out!

Wednesday, 3 July

Thursday, 4 July

Pre-congress courses are open for registration via the congress registration link. If you do not have a login, please contact the ECVS Office.

Lunch-time Sessions

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

Friday, 5 July

  • FULLY BOOKED Meet the Expert: Intra-Articular joint injections pharmaceutical and biological treatments. M. Hurtig and L. Smith
  • Panel discussion: My infection rate is high: what should I do? S. Weese, D. Verwilghen, W. Brehm
  • For Residents: Information session for Residents and Supervisors: Credentials / Grants / Exam. E. Comerford and members of the Credentials and Reserch Committees

Saturday, 6 July

  • For Supervisors: Managing my generation X Residents. C. Crowe
  • For Residents: Performing under pressure: How to give yourself the best chance to pass the exam. C. Crowe
  • FULLY BOOKED Meet the Expert: Laparoscopy: avoiding and managing complications. D. Hendrickson
  • Publishing in Veterinary Surgery: Updates and tips. D. Griffon
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