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Annual Scientific Meeting, 4-6 July 2024, Valencia, Spain

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Congress Venue

The ECVS Annual Scientific Meeting 2024 takes place at the Palacio de Congresos in Valencia.

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Registration is now open our registration platform (access via 'your ECVS').
A personal login is required to register. If you do not have a login, please contact us at [email protected].

The 33rd Annual Scientific Meeting will again be offered as a hybrid congress. For planning purposes, all delegates need to indicate whether they plan to participate on-site or online*). This preference can be changed any time up until the very start of the congress. On-site delegates will have access to all online content as well.

Additionally, each delegate will now be asked to indicate their primary area of interest in the registration form. The options will be orthopaedic, neurology or soft tissue for Small Animal delegates and orthopaedic or soft tissue for Large Animal delegates. This information will merely be requested as a rough indication as to which streams can be expected to be most popular to help us allocate room capacities. It will certainly not be a binding registration, and each delegate will always be able to freely choose which lectures to attend on-site.

*) For ECVS Diplomates, online participation counts toward recertification as well.

Registration fees 2024

  before 17 May 2024 from 17 May 2024 from 21 June 2024
ECVS / ACVS Diplomates € 500 € 600 € 750
non members € 600 € 700 € 850
ECVS / ACVS Residents € 350 € 450 € 600
AVEE / AVEPA member*) € 480 € 580 € 730
Interns / students / veterinary nurses*) € 350 € 450 € 600
retired Diplomates**) € 350 € 450 € 600
Guest pass per day***) € 80 € 80 € 80

*) PhD Students / Interns / Students / veterinary nurses and members of AVEE / AVEPA will be required to provide written evidence of their status when they arrive and register at the Meeting.
**)  ECVS Diplomates 65 years and older who have retired as defined by the ECVS.
***)  Guest pass gives access to exhibit hall, coffee breaks and lunches, posters and the welcome reception on Thursday.

The registration fee includes for one person:

  • admission to the 33rd Annual Scientific Meeting
  • access to all online content
  • scientific proceedings (available online)
  • certificate of attendance
  • coffee / tea breaks (2 per day on Friday and Saturday)
  • lunches during meeting (Friday and Saturday)
  • welcome reception Thursday evening

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Scientific Programme

Scientific Programme Highlights

Small Animals

This year’s exciting programme includes our first ‘shaping the future’ session which will include talks by recognised experts on feedback, leadership and mental health in a clinical environment. 2024 also sees the ECVS continue our biennial collaboration with the Veterinary Endoscopic Society (VES) and includes discussion on a variety of topics including thoracoscopic thoracic duct ligation using near infrared technology, extrahepatic shunt ligation and diaphragmatic rupture repair. This minimally invasive theme will be supported by talks on interventional radiography including chemoembolization and stent placement. We will also have an oncology stream including sessions considering nasal surgery, lymph node extirpation and maxillectomy / mandibulectomy.

Our 2024 Small Animal orthopaedic stream includes an in-depth series of lectures looking at cutting edge strategies for total hip arthroplasty and updates on arthroplasties involving other joints. Strategies and techniques in mandibular and maxillary fracture reconstruction are also included in the orthopaedic stream as is a series of talks looking at current techniques for managing OCD ranging from traditional to cutting-edge.

Our third small animal stream, neurology, will include lectures on lumbosacral stenosis, nerve transfer, spinal meningioma and cervical spondylomyopathies.

> Detailed Small Animal Programme


Large Animals

During the last year the Large Animal Programme Committee has worked intensely to produce a meeting with the right ingredients and mixture of themes and speakers for you to find irresistible. We are welcoming a new generation of talented surgeons while maintaining seasoned speakers that will provide you with the latest advancements in equine surgery. We are bringing world leaders in areas that traditionally have not had great coverage but that are becoming more and more relevant such as rehabilitation in the post-surgical patient and mental well-being.

The Large Animal committee has organised a superb program with attractive and useful labs that you can apply right away in your daily practice. A scientific program mixing a bit of everything from avant-garde sessions to up-to-date reviews led by top experts in their areas. Whether you are a seasoned surgeon or a Resident, the programme will not disappoint you. Sessions on spinal, abdominal, arthroscopy, respiratory…and new introduction of sessions lead by experts in the field of mental health and well-being.

> Detailed Large Animal Programme

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ECVS habla Español

When in Spain ... - speak Spanish! Under the header "ECVS habla Español", the Programme Committee and local Valencia committee have composed a special Spanish-language programme for Thursday morning, targeted at local veterinarians. A high-class line-up of Spanish-speaking Diplomates will deliver lectures on a variety of surgery-related topics, bringing internationally renowned specialists and ECVS expertise to the Spanish veterinary community.

ECVS habla Español will run on Thursday, 4 July 2024, 08:00 - 14:15 at the Valencia Congress Centre as well as online and is accessible to all interested veterinarians at a highly attractive rate.

More information to come soon!

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Abstract submission for the 2024 Annual Scientific Meeting is now open via our online platform.

Submission deadline: Friday, 15 December 2023, 12:00 noon*) GMT

*) Noon is noon and not midnight!

How to submit an abstract

Before submitting an abstract, please carefully read the abstract submission guidelines as well as the information relating to ethical approval and analgesia, which you will find in the abstract submission form.

Abstracts are only accepted when submitted online. Log on to 'Your ECVS' and choose 'submit abstract >'.

The deadline for abstract submission is Friday, 15 December 2023 - 12:00 GMT (noon) sharp. The system will automatically shut down at 12:00 and no extension for late submission is granted. We recommend that you test your login ahead of time to be sure that it is working and that you have your data ready for submission.

If colleagues of yours wish to submit an abstract, but do not have an ECVS login yet, please ask them to contact us at [email protected].


Please take note of the timeline for abstract submission, acceptance and presentation at the meeting:

  • September 2023: Abstract submission opens on the ECVS website
  • 15 December 2023, 12:00 GMT: submission deadline, portal shuts down
  • March 2024: Authors are notified of the acceptance status of their abstract(s); list of accepted abstracts is published on the ECVS website
  • 15 May 2024: Registration deadline for presenting authors of an accepted abstract (oral presentation or poster). If registration and payment are not received by this date, the abstract will be withdrawn from the programme and from publication in Veterinary Surgery.
  • June 2024: Pre-congress slide upload available to presenting authors
  • 27 June 2024: Deadline for upload of ePosters (all posters will be expected as ePosters)
  • 4-6 July 2024: 33rd ECVS Annual Scientific Meeting in Valencia, Spain
Please be aware, that if your abstract is accepted, you are still expected to register and pay for the annual scientific meeting.
All presenting authors are expected to attend the meeting in-person. Online presentations will not accepted.

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Sponsoring and Exhibition

The > sponsoring brochure for the 2024 Annual Scientific Meeting is now available. Exhibitor registration is open via our online platform. Please contact [email protected] if you do not have a login.

Platinum Sponsors


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Travel & Accommodation

Coming soon ...

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Annual Scientific Meeting 2023 Online

The 32nd ECVS Annual Scientific Meeting 2023 is still accessible online until mid January 2024 to all registered delegates.

The login details for the platform have been sent by [email protected]. If you cannot find your login details, please also search your spam folder or write to [email protected].

In case of technical difficulties and queries, the experienced support staff at Humacom will be glad to help you; please contact them at [email protected].

Congress Proceedings and Attendance Certificate

  • The congress proceedings are available to all registered congress delegates in their 'your ECVS' area, menu 'Proceedings'.
  • The electronic attendance certificate is available for download in every delegate's 'your ECVS', menu 'Annual Scientific Meeting'.

Congress Photos

A Google link with photos from the congress is available to all congress delegates in their 'your ECVS' area, menu 'Annual Scientific Meeting' (at the top, underneath the attendance certificates)
Photographer: Michal Bachulski, Cracow

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Save the Date

2025 34th Annual Scientific Meeting: 3-5 July, Antwerp, Belgium

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Previous Scientific Meetings

2023: Cracow, Poland & hybrid  ♦  2022: Porto, Portugal & hybrid   ♦  2021: online   ♦   2020: Valencia, Spain - cancelled due to Coronavirus / COVID-19   ♦   2019: Budapest, Hungary   ♦   2018: Athens, Greece   ♦   2017: Edinburgh, Scotland   ♦   2016: Lisbon, Portugal   ♦   2015: Berlin, Germany   ♦   2014: Copenhagen, Denmark   ♦   2013: Rome, Italy   ♦   2012: Barcelona, Spain   ♦   2011: Ghent, Belgium   ♦   2010: Helsinki, Finland   ♦   2009: Nantes, France   ♦   2008: Basel, Switzerland   ♦   2007: Dublin, Ireland   ♦   2006: Sevilla, Spain   ♦   2005: Lyon, France   ♦   2004: Prague, Czech Republic   ♦   2003: Glasgow, Scotland   ♦   2002: Vienna, Austria   ♦   2001: Velbert, Germany   ♦   2000: Berne, Switzerland   ♦   1999: Brugge, Belgium   ♦   1998: Seeburg, Austria   ♦   1997: Versailles, France   ♦   1996: Utrecht, Netherlands   ♦   1995: Constance, Germany   ♦   1994: Riccione, Italy   ♦   1993: Cambridge, United Kingdom   ♦   1992: Lenzburg, Switzerland

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