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Annual Scientific Meeting, 4-6 July 2019, Budapest, Hungary

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Congress Venue

The 28th ECVS Annual Scientific Meeting takes place at the Budapest Congress Centre BCC and Novotel Budapest City.

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The ECVS congress is open to everybody. We are happy to welcome all interested parties.

Registration for the ECVS Annual Scientific Meeting 2019 is now open. Please register online. If you do not have a login, please contact the ECVS Office.

Registration fees 2019

  before 9 May 2019 from 10 May 2019 from 21 June 2019
ECVS/ACVS Diplomate € 480 € 580 € 630
non-member € 570 € 670 € 720
ECVS / ACVS Resident € 350 € 450 € 500
Interns / student*) € 350 € 450 € 500
retired Diplomates**) € 200 € 200 € 200
Guest pass / day***) € 70 € 70 € 70

*)  PhD Students / Interns / Students will be required to provide written evidence of their educational status when they arrive and register at the Meeting.
**)  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 28th Annual Scientific Meeting
  • 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

Small Animals

A number of interesting pre-congress courses yet have seats available. Check our offer!

The small animal programme will again run three parallel full streams.

  • The orthopaedic stream will focus on feline orthopedics and traumatology, orofacial trauma surgery with surgeon’s perspective and dentist’s perspective, stifle surgery including few lectures on meniscal surgery.
  • The soft tissue programme will deal with ear, nose and throat surgery; new technologies in surgery; prostate and perianal surgery.
  • The last stream will be dedicated to video-assisted thoracic surgery and neurosurgery.

> Full information on the Small Animal programme, pre-congress courses and extra sessions.


Large Animals

A number of interesting pre-congress courses yet have seats available. Check our offer!

The 2019 large animal programme will focus on a number of in-depth aspects of equine surgery. Considering recent scientific advances, the Programme Committee has constructed a programme around the main themes of

  • Laparoscopy in horses anno 2019: instrumentation, techniques and outcomes
  • Traumatic wound management: debridement, reconstruction, promotion of healing and grafting techniques
  • The navicular region: imaging, prognosis and updated treatment modalities
  • Treating weight bearing cartilage surfaces covering aspects of training, surgical resurfacing and medical cartilage treatments
  • Surgical hygiene session: identification and prevention of surgical site infections
  • Vascular surgery in horses: what can be done.

The in-depth streams will be complemented by several cutting-edge research topics on the development of new techniques and outcomes in equine surgery.

> Full information on the Large Animal programme, pre-congress courses and extra sessions.

General information on the congress, site plans etc. can be found in the > programme.
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Congress App

The congress app for iPhone and Android is now available for download. Search for ECVS in the App Store or Google Play and download ECVS Budapest 2019 to your device.

The app puts your personal schedule right there at your fingertips and provides you with always the latest programme updates, extra information, an interactive map for easy navigation around the congress centre and the chance to connect with other delegates. You are encouraged to rate speakers and sessions and leave comments using the app's feedback functions.

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Abstract Submission

Abstract submission for the 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting is closed. The abstracts have been reviewed by the Small and Large Animal Programme Committee, and the final decision regarding acceptance can be found under the following links:

Accepted Large Animal Abstracts

Accepted Small Animal Abstracts

Important note: Final acceptance of abstracts may depend on any issues raised by the reviewers being addressed satisfactorily – individual authors will be contacted directly, and asked to respond within 14 days.

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Travel & Accommodation

The congress hotel is the 4* Novotel Budapest City which is directly integrated with the congress centre. All conference rooms can be accessed directly from the hotel.
Another 800 hotel rooms are situated within 10 minutes walking distance.

A good number of hotels close to the congress centre and around Budapest is offering preferential rates for congress delegates and can be booked via the following link (there have been some technical difficulties with the booking link; the link below has been updated on 11.02.2019):


(Note: Upon opening, prices are indicated for an assumed stay of 2 nights. Please adjust check-in and check-out dates according to your plans for actual costs.)

The Budapest Congress Centre provides useful tips about getting to and around Budapest and some highlights to discover during your stay.

If you are extending your stay in Budapest or looking for tips for a night out - our colleagues in Budapest have put together a list of favorite restaurants and bars for you.

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Sponsoring & Exhibition

The 2019 exhibition is fully booked. We keep a waiting list for interested exhibitors, and sponsoring of various sessions is yet available. The 2019 sponsoring and exhibition package is available >here. Registration takes place via the 'your ECVS' area >'Exhibitor / Sponsor Request'.

If you do not have login details or need them to be resent, please contact the ECVS office.

For any questions, alternative proposals or new ideas we are always at your disposal. Just contact us and we'll be happy to find a solution together with you.

The ECVS thanks all sponsors, exhibitors and pre-congress lab sponsors for their generous support of the 28th Annual Scientific Meeting.

Compliance Rating

The 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting has been rated COMPLIANT by EthicalMedTech.

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Social Programme

Saturday evening farewell reception

This year's farewell dinner will take us on a cruise on the Danube - just in time to see dusk setting on the river and the city's iconic sights lit up against the night sky.

Important information: Our boat - the Europa - will depart from its dock (Szilágyi Dezsö Square, Dock 1) at 20:30. Please make sure to be there in time so you won‘t be left behind!

We will cruise for 1.5 hours, during which it will not be possible to leave the boat. After returning to the dock at approx. 22:00, the Europa will remain docked for the remainder of the evening, so the party can continue and you can leave at your own convenience any time after that.

Shuttle buses will run from the BCC to the dock after the closing session as well as back to the BCC after 22:00. Please check the schedule in the programme, on our congress app or on location with the Office.

Spouses Programme

Again we are proposing a programme for accompanying partners. There is a choice of three interesting tours in and around Budapest, which can added to all registrations directly via the registration platform.

Friday, 5 July 2019 (10:00-15:00) - Half day excursion to the Lázár horse farm, € 75 / pers.

incl. entrance fees, lunch, minimum 20 persons*)

10:00 Meet your guide at the Novotel Budapest City

We take you to the Lázár Horse Farm. The Lázár Equestrian Park is situated 35 kilometers from Budapest, in the very heart of the hills of Gödöllô. This enterprise, which has been dreamt up and realized by the horse driving world champion Lázár brothers, combines the atmosphere of Hungarian villages with that of a horse farm of European standards and with outstanding Hungarian hospitality.

A diverse equestrian programme will showcase, among others, four-in-hand-driving, nomad warrior archery, Queen Elisabeth’s equestrian show in contemporary costume, and 'Puszta-five'. After the programme the guests are invited to take part in a pleasant coach trip through the woods as well as visit the Lázár Equestrian Park.

Lunch will be served at the farm.

Saturday, 6 July 2019, (10:00-14:00) - Half day sightseeing tour in Budapest, € 35 / pers.

incl. entrance fees, minimum 20 persons*)

10:00 Meet your guide at the Novotel Budapest City

Budapest is a truly cultured, truly European City – with the Danube, the ring boulevards, the many eclectic and revival buildings it is pearl of Europe. It had preserved the old, human quality of days gone by better than many other cities, where development has swept the past away – like a Sleeping Beauty still hidden from the eyes of Europe.
Heroes square with Vajdahunyad castle, Andrássy avenue, Parliament, St Stephen Basilica, Buda Castle District with Matthias Church and Fishermen’s bastion.

Saturday, 6 July 2019, (09:00-13:00) Wine tasting tour around Budapest, € 65 / pers.

incl. entrance fees, lunch, minimum 20 persons*)

09:00 Meet your guide at the Novotel Budapest City

Etyek is the "vineyards of Budapest”. Since the Roman Empire grapes have been grown in this region. Records from the 13th century certify that wine was being produced here in the Buda mountains. The vineyards flourished and grape growing became a main source of livelihood for the people living here. Today, the wine growing region stretches south of Buda, with the small village of Etyek being one of the main wine producing areas. The climate is a little cooler here, which favors the production of white wines and sparkling wines. Fresh, fragrant and elegant white wines are also produced here with increasing success.

Get acquaint with 2 different style of wineyard. Enjoy 3 kinds of wine tasting in Hernyak Vineyard and other 3 different kind of wine in Etyek Kuria. There are located next to each other, cca. 2 min. by walk.

1) Wine tasting – wines of Vineyard “Hernyák”
Visit the Hernyak Wineyard, a family owned vineyard located in one of the most beautiful parts of Etyek, the Öreghegy (Old Hill). A Family member will welcome you in this wonderful place and shows you around with a lot of explaining about the work and her winery and personal experiences. He invites you to taste 5 different Wines of his Wineyard and gives you an impression how it goes from grape to bottle of wine.

2) Wine tasting – wines of Vineyard “Etyeki Kúria”
The Etyeki Kúria Winery was established in 1996 with a grape growing area of 2 hectares at Etyek Old-Hill. Soon it became the leading winery of its wine region. In year 2000 significant developments were started: a modern processing and a wine tasting room of pleasant atmosphere was built, and in Alcsútdoboz due to the planting of grapes in several steps, the growing area is already 27 hectares today. The winery was the first one to plant Pinot Noir grape in the wine region of Etyek–Buda, and the wine prepared from this grape won many world class awards for the winery.

After the tasting, a 3-course lunch is served in Etyek.

*) Please note that any tours with fewer than the indicated minimum booked may be cancelled and the full cost will be reimbursed to you. The deadline for bookings is 27 June 2019.

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Previous Scientific Meetings

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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