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Annual Scientific Meeting, 2-4 July 2020, Valencia, Spain

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Congress Venue

The 29th Annual Scientific Meeting takes place at the Palacio des Congresos Valencia.


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

Registration for the ECVS Annual Scientific Meeting 2020 is now open via our online registration platform. If you do not have a login, please contact the ECVS Office.

Registration fees 2020

  until 6 May 2020 from 7 May 2020 from 19 June 2020
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 29th 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

Scientific Programme

Small Animals

The Small Animal programme will again run three full parallel streams:

  • The orthopaedic stream will focus on sports medicine (especially shoulder and distal extremity injuries), management of bone and cartilage defects, and infectious and mechanical complications after different sorts of surgical procedures.
  • The soft tissue programme will shed light on challenging reconstructive surgeries, management of traumatic wounds, treatment of surgical site infections and will provide up-to-date information about stenting and coiling of different organs.
  • The third stream will be dedicated to oncological surgery and regenerative medicine.

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


Large Animals

The Large Animal programme will run two parallel full streams consisting of in-depth sessions, short communications and meet the expert sessions covering a broad range of topics.  The main themes of the in-depth sessions will be:

  • Urogenital surgery of the breeding mare and stallion
  • Current advances in surgery of the upper respiratory tract and specific orthopaedic surgeries including nerve pedicle grafts and various arthrodesis procedures
  • Tips and tricks: a series of talks from a range of Diplomates sharing their experiences on what the textbooks might not tell you
  • Surgical management of neoplasia in 2020 - an update on current surgical and adjunctive treatments of sarcoids, melanomas and more
  • Surgery of the stifle, imaging of the axial skeleton and surgery of the cervical spine and dorsal spinous processes
  • Surgery of the foal and management of surgical disorders in the donkey, mule and miniature horse

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

Abstract Submission

Abstract submission for the 29th Annual Scientific Meeting is now closed. The list of accepted abstracts will be communicated in March 2020.

Travel & Accommodation


The following two hotels are located directly opposite the congress centre and offer preferential rates to congress delegates:

Further hotels can be found via the HRS booking link: https://www.hrs.de/web3?clientId=ZW5fX2VjdnM,1*)
You will find Meliã Valencia and Sercotal Sorolla Palace listed on the HRS link as well. Delegates are encouraged to compare the offers and book via the link that provides the best offer at the time of reservation. HRS may also still have rooms available when the ECVS allotment on the direct booking links have been used up. Cancellation terms may differ as well.

The University of Valencia also offers budget accommodation on campus:
For further information contact valencia@residenciauniversitariacampus.com

Please be aware that this is an additional offer for congress participants, but ECVS does not guarantee best prices for the rooms offered. ECVS is not responsible if rooms of the same category in the same hotel are offered at lower prices on a different platform or on the hotel's own website.


Valencia Airport VLC is within easy reach from the congress centre. Directions how to get to the congress venue can be found on the congress centre's > website.

Sponsoring & Exhibition

The sponsoring brochure for the 2020 ECVS Annual Scientific Meeting is available from > this link. Reservations can be made via our online registration platform. If you do not have a log in, please contact the office.

The ECVS thanks all sponsors for their generous of the 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting.


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Annual Scientific Meeting 2021

Save the date: The 30th ECVS Annual Scientific Meeting will take place 8-10 July 2021 in Antwerp, Belgium.

Previous Scientific Meetings

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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