Wrocław 2019

32nd ESVN-ECVN Symposium. 13-14 September 2019 Wroclaw Poland


Wrocław, 1st February 2019


Dear Friends, Colleagues and Symposium Delegates 2019,


On behalf of the local organizing committee it is my great pleasure to invite you to the 32st ECVN-ESVN Annual Symposium. This year, it will take place in Wrocław in Poland, a Central Europe multicultural city, on 13-14 September 2019.


This year topic is: “Can you imag(in)e that? – Veterinary Neuroimaging”.


The topic embraces the two main neuroimaging techniques; computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging, setting them at the highest standard for use in our patients. The program is prepared to satisfy every-day practitioners (during the residents day), but also satisfy us, veterinary neurologists, at a high imaging level, beyond our imagination and imaging possibilities - Can you imagine that?


The Residents Day takes place on the September 12th in the OVO Wrocław – with the lectures led by top veterinary radiologists and neurologist, covering interactive topics ranging from basic and extended MRI imaging by Dr. Ines Carrera (Willows Veterinary Centre, UK) and Computed Tomography imaging by Dr. Tobias Schwarz (Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, UK) to imaging of the visual system and its clinical use by Dr. Elsa Beltran (The Royal Veterinary College, UK). The Residents Day is planned to finish at 16.30, which will be followed bythe Symposium opening.


We invite you for the official 32th ECVN-ESVN Symposium Opening in the Wrocław City Hall (gothic, 13th century). After the ceremony, we have prepared a short trip around the Old City area for you, that will include Polish specialty tasting and will end at the Club “PRL”, an ideal place for neuronal networking.


The main Symposium Venue is going to be held in a wonderful, inspiring environment at the City Opera (classical, build 1841) on the September 13-14th 2019.


It is our great pleasure to announce our keynote speakers of the 32th Symposium: veterinary radiologists – Dr. Ines Carrera (Willows Veterinary Centre, UK), who will enrich us with valuable knowledge in high-field MRI (1.5T vs. 3T) and use of MR spectroscopy. Dr. Tobias Schwarz (Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, UK)will review the newest possibilities and optimization of imaging with the use of computed tomography (CT). We will also have an opportunity to listen to human radiologists describing their impressive research results; Prof. Anna Zimny (Wroclaw Medical University Hospital, Poland) will speak about the use of multiparametric perfusion and diffusion MR imaging in CNS tumors and its use in non-invasive, in vivo differentiation, while Dr. Tomasz Wolak (Bioimaging Research Center Kajetany, Poland), will speak about functional MRI (fMRI) studies of the central auditory system, with its marvellous functional imaging and differentiation of various cortical regions responsible for auditory simulus acquisition. One of our key speakers is our noble colleague, a veterinary neurologists - Prof. Veronika Stein (Bern, Switzerland), sharing her experience of diffusion tensor imaging (MR-DTI) in the dogs with spinal cord trauma.


Like every ESVN meeting, the 32nd edition of the ECVN Symposium will include multiple short research presentations, a poster session and a great opportunity to expand your knowledge, personal skills and networking in veterinary neurology. Therefore, another social event will be held at the Gala Dinner at the Topacz Castle, where, participants will be able to taste very good local food and beverages, listen to music as well as visit a famous Automobile museum at the site.


We encourage all delegates to register early! This will be cheaper for you and much easier for the organizers to plan all meeting details.


Once again we invite you to the 32th ESVN Symposium in Wroclaw, a charming, multicultural and historically very interesting city – a place where neurology was developed by Max Bielschowsky (Bielschowsky stain), Albert Ludwig Sigismund Neisser (Neisseria meningitis) as well as Jan Evangelista Purkyně (Purkinje cells). We hope you will feel their inspiring influences the same way we feel they inspire us!


On behalf of the ESVN/ECVN & Local Organizing Committee

Marcin Wrzosek

DVM, PhD hab., dipl ECVN Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Poland

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine


Marcin Wrzosek


Invitation letter | Programme