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

Small Animal Programme

Small Animal Programme Highlights

The main programme will consist of three streams: The orthopaedic stream features an audience interactive session on current evidence to the management of joint disease, and sessions on angular limb deformities, partial amputations, and prosthetics. Further, a panel of human orthopaedic surgeons and diagnostic imaging specialists have been invited to Porto to share their expertise and experience with us.

In soft tissue surgery, a combined session with the VES will be on offer; and internationally acclaimed specialists will walk us through basic and advanced laparoscopic procedures. Finally, the general soft tissue surgery stream will deal with hepatic surgery, updates on the anatomy of portosystemic shunts, indications, and limitations of interventional and open surgical approaches to portosystemic shunts, and updates on cardiac and thoracic surgery.

A neurosurgical session will focus on brain surgery, and will cover aspects such as diagnostics, surgical approaches and management of brain tumours and Chiari-like malformations.

The detailed Small 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 again available:

Wednesday, 6 July 2022:

Thursday, 7 July 2022:

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

  • Michael P. Kowaleski: Optimizing outcome in THR using 3D templating and intraoperative imaging - FULLY BOOKED
  • Julius Liptak: Optimising outcomes in limb sparing surgery
  • Boel A. Fransson: title tbc - CANCELLED
  • Gilles Dupré: The glove-port technique
  • William Culp: Beyond Portosystemic Shunts: Updates on Surgical and Transvascular Management of Arteriovenous Malformations - ​CANCELLED
  • Mickey Tivers: How I manage congenital portosystemic shunts in dogs and cats: a case-based discussion

Saturday, 9 July

  • Laurent Findji: How to tackle complex oral tumours - FULLY BOOKED
  • Darryl Millis: Common calcaneal tendon injury; surgical and rehabilitation management
  • Clare Rusbridge: Managing neuropathic pain - ​CANCELLED
  • Nicholas Jeffery: When is acute thoracolumbar disc herniation a surgical emergency? - a case-based discussion
  • Franck Forterre: Challenges in cervical spinal cord surgery - CANCELLED
  • 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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