Science, Sun and Barca
SEVC 2009 – Where European Vets have met this year
The third SEVC
has taken place from the 1st – 4th October 2009 in the always sunny city of Barcelona and welcomed more than 3000 veterinary professionals from around the world. The mission of SEVC
is to set the bar for extensive, in-depth veterinary continuing education in Europe. More than 100 delegates from Poland, Lithuania and Latvia confirmed a truly international character of the event.
The 2009 Conference has offered the registrants more than 17 various sessions of continuing education in cardiology, feline medicine, anaesthesia, reproduction, other companion animals, dermatology, surgery, neurology, dentistry, orthopaedics, ophthalmology, emergency / critical care, wound management, diagnostic imaging and practice management.
All the activities took part at two different locations, the Congress Centre Barcelona Fair (Fira de Barcelona)
and the veterinary school of the UAB (Barcelona Autonomous University). In addition to a very appealing General Scientific Programme (including a 3 day comprehensive Practice Management program), and an International Nursing Program, the meeting hosted 3 Pre-Conference Symposiums organised by Affinity, Bayer and Hill’s and 4 Master-Classes and 8 Workshops.
The two SEVC
official languages were English and Spanish, with a simultaneous translation to both languages in every room. For the second time, due to a significant number of vets from that country, an additional language was added in certain rooms: Polish!
During the breaks, coffees and lunches were offered free to all registered delegates within the Exhibition Area that also provided space for the poster session. The Organizer accepted the posters in English, which make it possible for the Polish scientists from Wroclaw Veterinary Faculty to present the results of their study.
To celebrate the Congress, the participants met on Saturday night near Montjuic dancing fountains for the “Grand SEVC Fiesta” and enjoyed the fabulous humour of Niko “the men with 1000 voices” After his show the party continued with dance and music.
The SEVC 2009 is over and it was indeed a great success. The AVEPA (Spanish Small Animal Veterinary Association) and NAVC (North American Veterinary Conference) together with the members of their European Advisory Committee are already organising next year’s meeting – SEVC 2010 - to be held in Barcelona September the 30th and October the 3rd. Mark these dates in your agenda so that you too come to “where vets meets in Europe!”
Delegates from Poland, Lithuania and Latvia in Barcelona
SEVC photo gallery
Contact and help with registration for delegates from Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia:
dr. Marek Wojtacki, tel. +48 (0) 515 147 202, e-mail: email@example.com