European Society of Veterinary Pathology and
European College of Veterinary Pathologists
31st Annual Meeting
4th - 7th September 2013 in London
Dear Friends and Colleagues
Registration for this meeting has now closed.
Thank you to everyone who has registered and submitted abstracts for the conference.
To download a copy of the conference proceedings (excluding abstracts), please click here
The arrangements for this meeting are almost complete and I am delighted to report that Professor Stuart Reid, Principal of the Royal Veterinary College, and Colonel Neil Smith, President of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, will attend the Opening Ceremony and Welcome Reception along with the Presidents of the European College and Society. Colonel Neil Smith has also agreed to come along to the opening scientific session of our meeting and to say a few words about the long relationship between the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and the Royal College of Pathologists. Dr Archie Prentice, President of the Royal College of Pathologists will then introduce the Royal College of Pathologists Kettle and Cameron Lectures.Sponsorship
Confirmed sponsors for two of the keynote sessions, are:
Tendon pathology in human and animal athletes - sponsored by Beaufort Cottage Laboratories
and Tuberculosis - sponsored by The Journal of Comparative Pathology
We would also like to take this opportunity to thank other sponsors listed to the right of this page who have contributed financially or with materials to help the success of this conference.There will also be a small trade exhibition with Abcam and Leica Biosystems.
All the places for the RVC visit have been taken - and no further requests to take part in this tour can be accepted.
If you are interested in attending the ISVD sessions taking place on Saturday 7th September please contact the ISVD direct as soon as possible to see if there are any places still available. Please use the link in the programme section of the website.Don't forget there are two exciting additions to the Conference:
A Workshop on Scientific Writing - "Top Tips for Publishing Case Reports in the Journal of Comparative Pathology" from 11.00 to 12.00 on Thursday 5th September. The speakers at the workshop are the eminent academics and scientific editors Dr Stephen DiBartola, who is co-editor-in-chief of the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, and Professor Michael Day, who is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Comparative Pathology. Dr DiBartola and Professor Day will present a joint session concerning the key points to consider in preparing and submitting a manuscript for publication in a top flight veterinary or pathology journal. This session will be of particular value to pathologists and veterinary scientists at the starting point of their scientific careers.
Test your Diagnostic Skills in Veterinary Neuropathology - Friday 6th September from 10.10 to 11.10
Professor Brian Summers lately retired from the Royal Veterinary College and previously at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, will present an interactive workshop involving a series of 'What is your diagnosis' challenges in neuropathology, using cases from his extensive archive. From PowerPoint images, members of the audience anonymously choose their preferred diagnosis from one of four alternatives, using the RVC Turning Point system to record their vote. Turning Point uses hand-held keypads (provided for the session) and converts the audience's choices into bar graphs showing the number of votes for each of the four options. It promises to be an entertaining hour, including a brief discussion of each case once the votes are in - come and convince the professor he is wrong! Registration for this workshop, and for the other new workshop on scientific writing, is free to conference delegates.
As at previous joint meetings of the Society and College the London 2013 conference will provide an ideal setting for both experienced pathologists and trainees travelling from the UK, Europe and further afield to have an opportunity to update their knowledge on recent scientific developments, exchange experiences, make new friends and have an enjoyable stay in one of the most exciting cities in the world.
The conference has a full programme of keynote sessions with internationally renowned veterinary and medical speakers. These sessions will be complemented by oral communications, posters and an interactive slide session. We are particularly pleased that less experienced pathologists to make their first oral presentations in an encouraging and supportive environment and prizes will be awarded to the best oral communications and posters.
On Saturday 7th September the conference will be joint with the annual meetings of the International Society of Veterinary Dermatopathology and the British Society of Veterinary Pathology. Plans for a parallel session with the European Pathosurveillance Network are also in place for Thursday 5th September.
In addition to a top-flight scientific programme there will be ample opportunity for you to explore London. The meeting venue is in London's fashionable Bloomsbury district, close to Russell Square and the British Museum, and there is a wealth of cultural and historic places of interest, shops and entertainment venues a short walk away. This part of London is a transport hub and the venue is a short walk from Kings Cross and St Pancras International mainline railway stations. There are also plenty of hotels within easy walking distance of the meeting venue and the city centre, but for those who wish to stay further afield there are excellent bus services, underground and taxis available.
There is no organised accompanying persons programme for this meeting as most people will find plenty of attractions available through the tourist board and city guides that are on the general information section of the website.
A welcome reception will be held at the meeting venue and the conference dinner will take place whilst cruising on the river Thames. Coaches will take everyone from the IOE to the Savoy Pier in time for embarkation at 18.30, further details will be available to those who have booked the conference dinner on arrival at the meeting.
On behalf of my colleagues on the Local Organising Committee and the Scientific Committee I look forward to meeting with you all in London in the first week in September.
Chairman of the Local Organising Committee