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Annual Scientific Meeting, July 8-10 2021, online

Small Animal Programme

The orthopaedic programme features three main streams. Delegates will have the opportunity to learn about the latest topics in Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation from specialists including Pilar LaFuente, Lowri Davies and Rico Vannini. Sessions on current strategies for managing critical bone and cartilage defects, and dealing with complications after common elbow, stifle and hip procedures will be presented by colleagues including Ulrich Rytz, Peter Boettcher and Loïc Déjardin. There will also be a combined canine and equine session on Regenerative Medicine, where delegates will learn about the science and current evidence from experts including Roger Smith and Frank Steffen, as well as learning about new
frontiers in human stem cell therapy.

The soft tissue programme is presented in collaboration with the VSSO. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear well-known specialists Julius Liptak, Paolo Buracco and Laurent Findji talk about the latest in the surgical treatment of tumors, and the role of new adjunctive therapeutic options. The programme also features a stream in skin and reconstructive surgery. The management and prevention of surgical site infections is also highlighted and will be presented by Fergus Allerton. Further there will be a stream on pain scoring and local analgesia and one on updates on minimally invasive techniques such as coils and stents.

The detailed Small Animal programme can be found > here.


The abstract review process is now completed.

> Accepted Abstracts Small Animals

Abstracts not listed here have not been accepted.

All authors have been informed personally of the status of their abstract.

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

> Link to pre-congress course in the congress programme

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

Despite the the fact that the ECVS Annual Scientific Meeting 2021 will take place online, we are, thanks to our sponsors' dedication, still able to offer a selection of pre-congress courses which will be held online. The ECVS thanks all sponsors for taking on this challenge and for making an attractive offer to the congress delegates.

Tuesday 6th + Wednesday 7th July 2021

Wednesday 7th July 2021

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

Meet the Expert

> Link to Meet the Expert sessions in the congress programme.

Friday's and Saturday's Meet the Expert sessions offer the opportunity to (e)meet and discuss with internationally recognised experts - albeit in an online format:

Friday 9th July 2021

  • 12:45 - 13:45 CEST Canine athletes: optimising biomechanics to improve performance and minimise injury - Lowri Davies
  • 18:00 - 19:00 CEST Surgical Margins, Histologic Margins … Trying to Make Sense of it All - Julius Liptak
  • 18:00 - 19:00 CEST Feline Orthopaedics - Karen Perry

Saturday, 10th July 2021

  • 12:45 - 13:45 CEST Injuries in Agility Dogs - Rico Vannini
  • 19:30 - 20.30 CEST Fracture Management: Thinking Outside of the Box - Loïc Déjardin
  • 19:30 - 20:30 CEST Managing complications in intrahepatic portosystemic shunt embolisation - Ivan Doran

Meet the Expert sessions are only acccessible live to registered delegates; they will not be recorded. Registration takes place via the congress registration portal.

To accommodate the online format, participants per session are limited to 15 and the price per person is € 35.

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