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Annual Scientific Meeting, July 6-8 2023, Cracow, Poland

Large Animal Programme

Highlights of the Large Animal programme are in-depth surgical sessions including Arthroscopic and minimally invasive orthopaedic surgery, maxillofacial surgery, and ruminant surgery. These will involve our overseas speakers including Kyla Ortved, and Richard McMullen as well as many European colleagues and speakers. Parallel sessions include standing surgery, laparoscopy, camelid surgery and ophthalmic surgery. To complement the programme, there will be Meet the Expert sessions with our overseas speakers.Two pre congress labs are planned in the days before the official start of the congress and include arthroscopy and ophthalmic surgery and an AO Vet course on practical osteosynthesis cases.

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


Abstract submission is now closed and the abstracts are undergoing blind review. The list of accepted abstracts will be communicated to all submitting authors in March 2023.

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, 5 July 2023:

Thursday, 6 July 2023:

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, 7 July

  • Kyla Ortved: Challenging arthroscopic cases
  • Richard McMullen: Challenging ocular cases

Saturday, 8 July

  • Matthew R.W. Smith: Challenging fracture repair
  • Fabrice Rossignol: Challenging upper airway cases
  • 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, 7 July, 13:15-13:45: Information session for Residents and Supervisors, Credentials / Grants / Exam

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