Annual Scientific Meeting

8-10 July 2021, (online)


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The ECVS online Annual Scientific Meeting is now over, but the meeting content is accessible for registered delegates for six months after the congress. You will find all lectures in the 'On demand' menu on the congress platform (link and login information see below).

Please note that the upload of the congress material was interrupted by major floodings in Belgium, especially in the province of Liège where the offices of our online congress partner Humacom are located. A large part of the material has already been uploaded; the remaining sessions will follow when the situation has relaxed. Thank you for your understanding in this devestating situation.

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Registration for the online meeting 2021 is now open via the 'your ECVS' area. If you do not have a login, please contact the ECVS office.

  • ECVS / ACVS Diplomates: € 280
  • non Diplomates: € 310
  • ECVS / ACVS Residents: € 150
  • PhD Students / students / interns*): € 150
  • Retired Diplomates**): € 0

*) PhD Students / students / interns will be required to prove of their educational status.
**) Retired Diplomates 65 years and older who have retired as defined by the ECVS.

The registration fee includes for one person:

  • access to all lectures and streams, live and on-demand, recordings available online for up to 6 months after the congress
  • access to virtual poster area
  • access to virtual exhibition area
  • scientific proceedings (available online)
  • certificate of attendance

Credit from 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting

Delegates who have registered and paid for the Annual Scientific Meeting 2020 in Valencia and have chosen to leave their payment standing as a credit towards 2021 are kindly requested to contact the Office to arrange for the credit to be transferred.

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Scientific Programme

The > scientific programme is now available

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.

> More about the Small Animal programme.


Large Animal Programme

All plannedspeakers have all agreed to deliver their talks online. In the Large Animal sessions, we have a famous American Orthopaedic Trio with Wayne Mcillwraith, Dean Richardson and Alan Nixon combining their wealth of experience in multiple sessions. Furthermore sessions on: surgery of the eye, neck, abdomen, congenital problems and biomechanics are all part of an exciting program not to be missed.

> More about the Large Animal programme.


Canine / Equine Regenerative Medicine

The unique combined canine and equine session on Regenerative Medicine will give delegates the opportunity to learn about the science and current evidence from experts including, among others, Roger Smith, Richard Meeson, Frank Steffen, and Walter Brehm as well as learning about new frontiers in human stem cell therapy.

> More about the Canine / Equine Regenerative Medicine session.

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Sponsoring & Exhibition

Information for sponsors and exhibitors coming soon ...

Compliance rating

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Save the Date

2023 32nd Annual Scientific Meeting: 6-8 July, Cracow, Poland

2024 33rd Annual Scientific Meeting: 4-6 July, Valencia, Spain

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Previous Scientific Meetings

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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