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

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Congress Venue

The ECVS Annual Scientific Meeting 2023 takes place at the ICE Kraków Congress Centre.
See > their website for location and travel directions.

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Following the very successful hybrid congress in 2022, the 32nd ECVS Annual Scientific Meeting 2023 will again be held as a hybrid event.

Registration is now open via 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].

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.

Note about online access to the congress content: 

All delegates (on-site and online) will be given access to the congress e-platform. During the actual congress days the sessions can be followed live online at the indicated lecture times (all indicated times are CEST).

From Monday, 17 July onwards, all scientific streams will become available onlline for a period of 6 months. We would like to inform all delegates that it will not be possible to watch the content with just a little delay (e.g. in a different time zone) during the actual congress days or during the week immediately following the meeting as intense video editing and post-production of the content is required. Thank you for your understanding.

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

Registration fees 2023

  until 11 May 2023 until 22 June 2023 from 23 June 2023
ECVS / ACVS Diplomates € 500 € 600 € 650
non members € 600 € 700 € 750
ECVS / ACVS Residents € 350 € 450 € 500
Interns / students / veterinary nurses*) € 350 € 450 € 500
retired Diplomates**) € 350 € 450 € 500
Guest pass per day***) € 70 € 70 € 70

*) PhD Students / Interns / Students / veterinary nurses will be required to provide written evidence of their 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 32nd 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

The main part of the Small Animal programme will consist of three streams: The orthopaedic stream features sessions on minimal invasive fracture repair and catastrophic trauma. Well-known speakers will expand on different aspects of surgical shoulder disorders and share cutting edge knowledge on 3D printing. Further, a panel of orthopaedic surgeons has been invited to Cracow to share the “cases, that they hate to talk about” in an interactive format with us.

In soft tissue surgery, a combined session with the VSSO will focus on feline oncologic surgery, practical aspects of tumor histopathology and oncological challenges in the cranium. The general soft tissue surgery stream will deal with BOAS, hiatic hernias, biliary surgery and gallbladder mucoceles. Experts will discuss challenging skin reconstruction cases from the audience in an interactive format.

The neurosurgical session will focus on spinal trauma.

> Detailed Small Animal Programme

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


Large Animals

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.

> Detailed Large Animal Programme

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

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Accepted abstracts - Large Animal

Accepted abstracts - Small Animal

Please note: All presenters of an accepted abstract or poster are required to register and pay for the Annual Scientific Meeting.
The technical and speaker guidelines have been sent to all designated presenting authors in a personal email.

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Sponsoring and Exhibition

The > sponsoring brochure for the 2023 Annual Scientific Meeting is now available. Exhibitor registration is open via our platform. Please contact [email protected] if you do not have a login.

The ECVS Annual Scientific Meeting 2023 has been rated COMPLIANT by EthicalMedtech.

The ECVS thanks all sponsors, exhibitors and pre-congress lab sponsors for their generous support of the 32nd Annual Scientific Meeting!

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Travel & Accommodation

Special Lufthansa Group airlines fares

The Lufthansa Group airlines bring people together – every day, all around the world. The global route network of Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa, SWISS, Brussels Airlines and Eurowings offers optimal connection and combination options, so you will benefit from quick and direct flights to Cracow. You will reach the booking platform via this link https://www.lufthansa.com/de/en/meetings-and-events-delegates and with the event code DEAUQSX. The reduced fares are automatically displayed.

Note: Please enable pop-ups permanently in your browser while booking, otherwise the window in the booking platform will not open. Of course, you can also book through your IATA travel agency. The travel agency can request the ticketing instructions by sending an email to [email protected], stating the event code DEAUQSX.



A dedicated booking link for accommodation close to the ICE Kraków Congress Centre is available:


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Save the Date

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

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

2026 35th Annual Scientific Meeting: 9-11 July, Liverpool, UK

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Previous Scientific Meetings

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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