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Annual Scientific Meeting, July 7-9 2022, Porto, Portugal

Large Animal Programme

Large Animal Programme Highlights

In depth surgical sessions include Urogenital surgery; Current advances in orthopaedic surgery; Donkeys, Mules and Minis; Surgery of the foal and The Stifle. These will involve our overseas speakers including Dean Richardson, Jim Schumacher, Dwayne Rodgerson, Rolf Embertson as well as many European colleagues and speakers.

Parallel sessions include The Axial skeleton; Surgical management of neoplasia; and Surgery of the foot. To complement the program, there will be Meet the Expert sessions with our overseas speakers while the residents will no doubt benefit from and enjoy a talk by Graham Munroe on stifle arthroscopy. A new session for 2022 is entitled “What you might not find in the textbooks, or things I learned the hard way” with contributions from Dwayne Rogerson, Rolf Embertson, Jim Schumacher, Warren Schofield,  Peter Clegg and Hans Wilderjans.

Four pre congress labs are planned in the days before the official start of the congress and include upper hind limb lameness, upper respiratory surgery, reproductive surgery and an AO Vet course on large animal complications.

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


The blind review process has been completed and all submitting authors have been informed of the outcome of the review process.

Please note: All presenters of an accepted abstract or poster are required to register and pay for the Annual Scientific Meeting.

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, 6 July and Thursday, 7 July:

Lunch-time sessions

Friday's and Saturday's lunch time sessions again offer the opportunity to meet and discuss with internationally recognised experts. The Meet the Expert sessions are open for registration via our registration portal. The registration fee is € 85,- per session.

Accessible for on-site delegates only.

Friday, 8 July

  • Dwayne Rodgerson: Foal orthopaedics - FULLY BOOKED
  • Rolf M. Embertson: Challenging urogenital procedures - FULLY BOOKED

Saturday, 9 July

  • James Schumacher, Ann Martens: Management of neoplasia case scenarios
  • Dean Richardson: title tbc CANCELLED - TO BE REPLACED by Graham Munroe: The digital flexor tendon sheath : managing difficult cases - FULLY BOOKED
  • Dominique Griffon: Publishing in Veterinary Surgery - tips and tricks (open lecture, no registration required, free of charge)

For Residents (open lecture, no registration required, free of charge):

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

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