Symposium 2021 Announcement

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Dear friends and colleagues,


Given the persisting emergency situation across Europe related to the COVID-19 outbreak and the impossibility to predict the future evolution of the pandemic and to ensure a regular attendance while respecting security measures, the Organizing Committee and the ECVN Executive Committee have unanimously decided that the upcoming 33rd ESVN-ECVN Symposium will be held exclusively online on the scheduled dates of 16-18 September 2021.


The main topic of the Symposium will remain "PAIN". We are very thankful to all the keynote speakers who have already confirmed their participation in the online symposium. We had all hoped that the postponement of the Symposium to September 2021 would have ensured the possibility to safely attend the Symposium in person. Unfortunately, this still seems a long way off and, despite the ongoing vaccination campaigns, the discovery of more contagious variants makes the future unpredictable.


In this situation of a serious health threat, on behalf of the European College of Veterinary Neurology, we believe it is appropriate to act following all the rules aimed at reducing the spread of the virus and protecting the health of individuals. Nevertheless, we feel sure that the online symposium represents an opportunity for the community of veterinary neurologists to meet after a long time, and we firmly hope you will take the chance to participate.


We would like to reassure all those who feel discouraged about losing the chance to meet in the wonderful setting of Venice. Given its specificity, we have decided to provisionally retain the Venice location for the 2023 ECVN Symposium!


We thank you all for your understanding and, trusting that you will participate in the online event in large numbers, we will do our best to ensure that the quality of the online Symposium matches that of the residential ones.


You will soon receive all the information you need to register for the Symposium and to submit your scientific abstracts.


Veronika Stein (President ECVN) and Gualtiero Gandini (Representative of the Organizing Committee)