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Annual Scientific Meeting, 2-4 July 2020, Valencia, Spain

Large Animal Programme

The Large Animal programme will run two parallel full streams consisting of in-depth sessions, short communications and meet the expert sessions covering a broad range of topics.

The main themes of the in-depth sessions will be:

  • Urogenital surgery of the breeding mare and stallion
  • Current advances in surgery of the upper respiratory tract and specific orthopaedic surgeries including nerve pedicle grafts and various arthrodesis procedures
  • Tips and tricks: a series of talks from a range of Diplomates sharing their experiences on what the textbooks might not tell you
  • Surgical management of neoplasia in 2020 - an update on current surgical and adjunctive treatments of sarcoids, melanomas and more
  • Surgery of the stifle, imaging of the axial skeleton and surgery of the cervical spine and dorsal spinous processes
  • Surgery of the foal and management of surgical disorders in the donkey, mule and miniature horse
The detailed Large Animal Programme can be found > here. The programme is continuously being updated.


The list of accepted abstracts will be published in March 2020.

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.

Pre-congress courses

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

Watch out for the following pre-congress courses opening for registration soon:

Wednesday, 1 July 2020

Thursday, 2 July 2020

Lunch-time Sessions

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

Friday, 3 July

  • Meet the Expert: Foal orthopaedics. D. Rodgerson
  • Meet the Expert: Challenging urogenital procedures. R. Embertson
  • For Residents: Information session for Residents and Supervisors: Credentials / Grants / Exam. D. Murgia, K. Velde and members of the Credentials and Reserch Committees

Saturday, 4 July

  • Meet the Expert: Management of neoplasia case scenarios. A. Martens and J. Schumacher
  • Meet the Expert: MRI for Surgeons. C. Judy

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