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, the 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 “Vertigo” Jazz club, 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
DVM, PhD hab., dipl ECVN
Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Poland
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
RESIDENTS DAY - THURSDAY 12th SEPTEMBER 2019OVO Wrocław, Address: Podwale street 83, Wrocław, http://www.ovowroclaw/en-index.html
|08.45-09.00||Welcome||Marcin Wrzosek (Chair)|
|09.00-10.00||MRI basic to advanced. Recognition of MRI artifacts and pseudolesions.||Dr. Ines Carrera|
|10.00-11.00||MRI sequences optimization for the brain pathology - inflammation, neoplasm, vascular, metabolic etiologies.||Dr. Ines Carrera|
|11.30-12.30||MRI for the visual system.||Dr. Elsa Beltran|
|13.30-14.15||Anisocoria – How can MRI help in the diagnosis?||Dr. Elsa Beltran|
|14.15-15.00||Understanding computed tomography of the brain in animals||Dr. Tobias Schwarz|
|15.30-16.15||Understanding spinal CT in animals||Dr. Tobias Schwarz|
|16.15-16.30||Discussion & final remarks|
WELCOME RECEPTION - THURSDAY 12th SEPTEMBER 2018 VenueWrocław City Hall , address: Rynek Ratusz 1, Wrocław
|19.00||Welcome reception: Wrocław City Hall and Jazz Club “Vertigo”
and after that … Polish Bar Tasting Tour and then Jazz Club “Vertigo”
Symposium Day 1 - FRIDAY 13th Sept. 2019Conference venue: WROCŁAW OPERA, Świdnicka street 35, 50-066 Wrocław
|08.15-08.30||Opening ceremony & welcome:||Marcin Wrzosek (Chair)|
|08.30-09.15||Keynote: 3 tesla imaging vs. 1.5 – what do we realistically profit from the technology in veterinary neurology?||Dr. Ines Carrera|
|09.15-10.00||Keynote: Magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1H MRS) – application of the method in clinical neurology.||Dr. Ines Carrera|
|10.00-10.30||COFFEE BREAK – EXHIBITION AND POSTER SESSION EXHIBITION AREA|
|10.30-11.40||Research presentations (each 10 minutes)|
|O1||TOLERABILITY AND INITIAL EFFICACY OF CONVECTION ENHANCED DELIVERY OF COMBINATORIAL IL-13RA2 AND EPHA2 TARGETED CYTOTOXINS TO DOGS WITH SPONTANEOUS INTRACRANIAL GLIOMAS||John H Rossmeisl|
|O2||IMAGING FEATURES OF DISCOSPONDYLITIS IN CATS||Sergio Andrade Gomes|
|O3||A HOMOZYGOUS 7-BP DELETION OF GDF7 ASSOCIATED WITH FELINE FOREBRAIN COMMISSURAL||Daisuke Hasegawa|
|O4||STUDYING THE COGNITIVE AND BRAIN PHENOTYPE OF THE DELTA E50-MD CANINE MODEL OF DUCHENNE||Abbe Harper Crawford|
|O5||REPETITIVE TRANSCRANIAL MAGNETIC STIMULATION: A POTENTIAL NOVEL TREATMENT OPTION FOR CANINE DRUGRESISTANT EPILEPSY||Marios Charalambous|
|O6||PLASMA NEUROFILAMENT LIGHT CHAIN AS A BIOMARKER OF NEURO-AGING IN DOGS||Wojciech K Panek|
|O7||CONCURRENT DISC- AND OSSEOUS-ASSOCIATED CERVICAL SPONDYLOMYELOPATHY: MRI FEATURES IN 48 DOGS||Ronaldo C. da Costa|
|11.45-12.30||Keynote: Differentiation of glioblastoma multiforme, metastases and primary central nervous system lymphomas using multiparametric perfusion and diffusion MR imaging of a tumor core and a peritumoral zone-Searching for a practical approach.||Prof. Anna Zimny, M.D. PhD.|
|12.30-13.30||LUNCH – EXHIBITION AND POSTER SESSION||EXHIBITION AREA|
|13.30-14.15||Keynote: An Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) Study on the Central Auditory System||Dr hab. Tomasz Wolak, M.D.|
|14.15-15.15||Flash presentations (each 3 minutes)|
|FP 1||SURGICAL TREATMENT OF ATLANTO-AXIAL SUBLUXATION USING 3D-PRINTED PATIENT-SPECIFIC DRILL GUIDES FOR PLACEMENT OF TRANSPEDICULAR SCREWS IN 12 DOGS||Cristina Toni|
|FP 2||PLASMAPHERESIS IN A CAT WITH THYMOMA-ASSOCIATED MYASTHENIA GRAVIS||Stefanie Doerfelt|
|FP 3||MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING FEATURES OF SOLITARY VERTEBRAL MASSES IN NINETEEN DOGS AND ONE CAT||Emilie Hanot|
|FP 4||EXERCISE INDUCED METABOLIC MYOPATHY IN GERMAN HUNTING TERRIER DOGS: CORRELATION BETWEEN GENOTYPE AND PHENOTYPE||Franziska Mühlhause|
|FP 5||HYPERSEXUALITY RESPONSIVE TO PHENOBARBITAL IN A NEUTERED MALE DSH CAT||Theophanes Liatis|
|FP 6||A NEW FRAMELESS OPTICAL NEURONAVIGATION SYSTEM FOR BRAIN BIOPSIES IN EIGHT DOGS||Sarah Hanemann|
|FP 7||MYELO-CT IMAGING FINDINGS IN FOUR DOGS WITH GROSS SURGICAL CONFIRMED COMPRESSIVE HYDRATED NUCLEUS PULPOSUS EXTRUSSION||Alba Farré Mariné|
|FP 8||CLINICAL PRESENTATION, MRI FINDINGS, HISTOPATHOLOGY AND OUTCOME IN A CAT WITH MASTICATORY MYOSITIS||Marco Armellini|
|FP 9||3T MRI CHARACTERISTICS AND FUNCTIONAL OUTCOME IN DOGS WITH SEVERE SPINAL CORD INJURY FOLLOWING THORACOLUMBAR DISC HERNIATION||Nick Jeffery|
|FP 10||MEDIAN MANUBRIOTOMY AS A SIMPLE METHOD TO IMPROVE VENTRAL ACCESS TO C7, T1 AND T2 VERTEBRAL BODIES AND CORRESPONDING INTERVERTEBRAL DISC SPACES||Isidro Mateo|
|FP 11||ANALYSIS OF TREATMENT AND MONITORING PROTOCOLS OF CYTARABINE ARABINOSIDE IN CANINE PATIENTS||Devon Wallis Hague|
|FP 12||CLINICAL AND MRI FINDINGS IN TWO CATS WITH GLOBOID CELL LEUKODYSTROPHY||Alessia Silvia Colverde|
|FP 13||EVALUATION OF THE INVOLVEMENT OF TH17-CELLS IN THE PATHOGENESIS OF CANINE SPINAL CORD INJURY||Annika Kämpe|
|FP 14||INVESTIGATION OF A TH17 CELL-MEDIATED IMMUNE RESPONSE IN DOGS WITH IDIOPATHIC EPILEPSY||Anna Charlotta Maria Knebel|
|FP 15||CLINICAL, MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING AND HISTOLOGIC FINDINGS OF CANINE THORACOLUMBAR DISCAL CYST||Erica Fiorentino|
|15.30-16.00||COFFEE BREAK – EXHIBITION AND POSTER SESSION||EXHIBITION AREA|
|16.00-16.30||Presentation of consensus statements|
|16.30-18.00||Annual General Meeting||President ECVN Thomas Flegel|
GALA DINNER - FRIDAY 13 SEPTEMBER 2019 – TOPACZ CASTLEhttp://www.zamektopacz.pl/en, transportation form the Opera to the Venue at 19.00
|19.30 – 1.00||Gala Dinner: Topacz castle|
Symposium Day 2 - SATURDAY 14th Sept. 2019Conference venue: WROCŁAW OPERA, Świdnicka street 35, 50-066 Wrocław
||Research presentations (each 10 minutes)/td>|
|O8||STATIC POSTUROGRAPHY AS A NOVEL DIAGNOSTIC TOOL IN DOGS WITH SUSPECTED THORACOLUMBAR SPINAL CORD DISEASE||Devon Wallis Hague|
|O9||INTRAOPERATIVE MEASUREMENT OF INTRAVENTRICULAR PRESSURE IN DOGS WITH COMMUNICATING INTERNAL HYDROCEPHALUS||Malgorzata Anna Kołecka|
|O10||CLINICAL FEATURES AND MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING CHARACTERISTICS OF PRESUMPTIVE CONSTRICTIVE MYELOPATHY IN 26 PUG||Filipa Espadinha Lourinho|
|O11||MAGNETIC RESONANCE SPECTROSCOPY FOR QUANTIFYING THE BRAIN REGIONAL BIOCHEMISTRY IN VIVO IN MURINE MODEL OF HUMAN GLIOMA||Maria Pasierbińska|
|09.10-09.15||SHORT FLASH BREAK|
|09.15-10.00||Keynote: How to optimize CT for neurodiagnostics||Dr. Tobias Schwarz|
|10.00-10.30||COFFEE BREAK – EXHIBITION AND POSTER SESSION||EXHIBITION AREA|
|10.30-11.15||CT & MRI for neurodiagnostics: Which one, when both, in which order?||Dr. Tobias Schwarz|
|11.15-12.05||Research presentations (each 10 minutes)|
|O12||NEUROTRANSMITTER CONCENTRATIONS IN URINE ASSOCIATED WITH THE CONSUMPTION OF A MEDIUM-CHAIN TRIGLYCERIDE (MCT) SUPPLEMENT IN DOGS WITH IDIOPATHIC EPILEPSY||Benjamin Andreas Berk|
|O13||DEVELOPMENT AND CHARACTERISATION OF A ZEBRAFISH MODEL OF HYDROXYACYL-COA DEHYDRATASE 1-CENTRONUCLEAR MYOPATHY (HACD1-CNM)||Gemma Walmsley|
|O14||SPONTANEOUS REMISSION IN FELINE ACQUIRED MYASTHENIA GRAVIS WITHOUT ASSOCIATED CO-EXISTING DISEASE||Thomas Frederic Nicolas Mignan|
|O15||TOWARDS A CURE FOR NEUROLOGICAL FIP: A PILOT TRIAL OF GS441524 NUCLEOSIDE ANALOG IN NATURALLY OCCURRING DISEASE||Peter James Dickinson|
|O16||WHOLE GENOME TRANSCRIPTOMICS DEFINES AN INFLAMMATORY ENVIRONMENT IN CNS HISTIOCYTIC SARCOMA IN DOGS AND POTENTIAL THERAPEUTIC TARGETS||Peter James Dickinson|
|12.05-12.10||SHORT FLASH BREAK|
|12.10-12.40||Flash presentations (each 3 minutes)|
|FP16||CEREBROSPINAL FLUID VELOCITY IN HEALTHY DOGS||Daniela Schweizer|
|FP17||POLYNEURITIS CRANIALIS - SUBTYPE OF ACUTE CANINE POLYRADICULONEURITIS?||Hélène Vandenberghe|
|FP18||PROGNOSTIC VALUE OF EARLY COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY IN DOGS AFTER TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY||Sophie Elizabeth Wyatt|
|FP19||MAGNETIC RESONANCE SPECTROSCOPY FINDINGS IN A BEAGLE DOG WITH GENETICALLY CONFIRMED LAFORA DISEASE||Neringa Alisauskaite|
|FP20||A PATIENT-SPECIFIC 3D PRINTED SURGICAL GUIDE TO AID LOCALISATION OF THE DRILLING SITE DURING TRANSSPHENOIDAL HYPOPHYSECTOMY IN DOGS||Leticia Escauriaza|
|FP21||NOVEL NEUROMUSCULAR MANIFSTATIONS OF GLUTEN SENSITIVITY IN A BORDER TERRIER||Marco Rosati|
|FP22||MULTIMODAL DIAGNOSTIC APPROACH FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF DIAGNOSTIC ACCURACY OF CANINE NEUROMUSCULAR NEOSPOROSIS||Marco Rosati|
|FP23||CT AND MRI FINDINGS OF THE THORACOLUMBAR VERTEBRAL COLUMN IN AN ADULT DOG WITH PRESUMED CONGENITAL HYPOTHYROIDISM||Ine Cornelis|
|FP24||PROGNOSTIC VALUE OF GFAP AND NSE IN DOGS WITH MENINGOENCEPHALITIS OF UNKNOWN ORIGIN||Ine Cornelis|
|FP25||WHAT DO PEOPLE WANT TO KNOW ABOUT CANINE AND FELINE EPILEPSY? LOOKING FOR ANSWERS USING GOOGLE TRENDS||Marta Płonek|
|12.40-12.55||Presentation of ESVN-ECVN Annual Meeting 2020, Venice, Italy||Gualtiero Gandini|
|12.55-14.00||LUNCH– EXHIBITION AND POSTER SESSION||EXHIBITION AREA|
|14.00-14.45||Keynote: More than localization: MRI in the paraplegic dog.||prof. Daniela Schweizer (-Gorgas) Vetsuisse Faculty, Division of Radiology
Department of Clinical Veterinary Sciences, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern
|14.45-15.30||Research presentations (each 10 minutes)|
|O17||MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING OF HYPERSYNCHRONIZED NEURONAL BRAIN ACTIVITY IN EPILEPTIC DOGS||Daniela Schweizer|
|O18||MRI MEASUREMENTS OF THE NORMAL CANINE TRIGEMINAL NERVE||Charlotte Elizabeth Swain|
|O19||CRANIOFACIAL HYPOPLASA IN CAVALIER KING CHARLES SPANIELS WITH CHIARI-LIKE MALFORMATION – A MACHINE LEARNING INSPIRED MORPHOLOGICAL STUDY||Clare Rusbridge|
|O20||SUSCEPTIBILITY WEIGHTED IMAGING AT 1.5 TESLA MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING: COMPARISON WITH T2*-WEIGHTED GRADIENT ECHO SEQUENCE AND ITS CLINICAL INDICATIONS||Philippa Jane Weston|
|15.30-16.00||COFFEE BREAK – EXHIBITION AND POSTER SESSION||EXHIBITION AREA|
|16.00-17.00||Research presentations (each 10 minutes)|
|O21||HEREDITARY SENSORY AND AUTONOMIC NEUROPATHY IN A FAMILY OF MIXED BREED DOGS: PHENOTYPIC AND GENETIC CHARACTERIZATION||Rodrigo Gutierrez Quintana|
|O22||THE PROGNOSTIC VALUE OF MODIFIED GLASGOW COMA SCALE AND CT IMAGING FINDINGS OF CATS AFTER TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY||Lydia Poad|
|O23||PUTATIVE RESTING STATE NETWORKS OF THE CANINE BRAIN||Adriano Wang Leandro|
|O24||SEMI-AUTOMATED IMAGE CLASSIFICATION FOR DETECTION OF T2 HYPOINTENSITY ON 3T MRI IN DOGS WITH SEVERE SPINAL CORD INJURY||Beth Boudreau|
|O25||CANIE WHARTON’S JELLY MESENCHYMAL STEM CELL THERAPY IN DOGS WITH ACUTE PARAPLEGIA AND ABSENT PAIN PERCEPTION AFTER THORACOLUMBAR DISK EXTRUSION||Dominik Faissler|
|O26||PERI-ICTAL MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING CHANGES IN DOGS WITH IDIOPATHIC EPILEPSY||Arangan Nagendran|
|17.00-17.45||AWARDS & CLOSING REMARKS||Thomas Flegel & Marcin Wrzosek|
The Scientific Programme Organizing Committee is composed of:
1 local member*- congress organizer (Marcin Wrzosek)
1 chair of abstract committee* (Daniel Sánchez)
1 last year congress organizer (Mette Berendt)
1 member of ECVN/ESVN*
1 past president (Holger Volk)
Abstract Submission Deadline: 31 May 2019 (Time zone UTC/GMT +1h)
Abstract Notification: Authors will be notified directly about abstract decisions (early July 2019).
The ESVN/ECVN Annual Symposium Scientific Committee welcomes the submission of abstracts for both oral and poster presentations. Abstracts should be electronically submitted in English in the format described below. All abstracts will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee. Those accepted will be published in the conference proceedings and in the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine (JVIM), if suitable.
Abstracts will be considered for both oral and poster presentations. The final decision regarding the format lies within the ECVN Scientific Committee and is based on the scientific merit of the submission, the subject of the abstract, in particular how this relates to the overall theme of the conference and to the subject of individual sessions within the conference, and to the preferences of the submitting author. Consideration is also given to the nature of the study and how data might best be presented.
Submitting authors should indicate at the time of abstract submission whether an oral or poster presentation is preferred; please recognise that it is not always possible to accommodate these preferences. The submitting author should also indicate if she/he is a neurology resident or a young neurologist in training (including interns and PhD students).
Electronic slides should be organized in Microsoft Power Point presentation. The symposium organizer will supply the required audiovisual equipment, such that personal laptops are not needed. The time allotted for an oral presentation will be 8 minutes for the presentation, with an additional 2 minutes available for discussion.
Abstracts accepted for poster presentations must be displayed in the poster area of the conference centre. There will be specific poster sessions during symposium and authors are expected to attend their posters to answer questions of delegates. Poster size must fit to A1 (portrait) 594mm width and 841mm height.
In addition to a poster presentation, we expect 25 authors to be invited to present their work as a flash poster presentation within the main programme. Flash poster presentations should be organized in a Microsoft power point. The time allotted for a flash poster presentation will be 3 minutes + 1 minute available for short questions. The main discussion should be held at the poster sessions.
Your complete presentation must be sent to CAP Partner (firstname.lastname@example.org) BEFORE 2 September 2019.
Abstract Submission Guidelines
Only abstracts following the guidelines below will be considered for presentation and publication:
Organize the body of the abstract as follows:
Abstracts should be submitted online, named and conforming to the guidelines above by the deadline of 31 May 2019 (Time zone: UTC/GMT +1 hour).
You will be notified about whether your abstract has been accepted (and whether as a Poster Presentation or Oral Platform Presentation) once the ECVN/ESVN Annual Symposium Scientific Committee has reviewed all the submitted abstracts, no later than 1 July 2019.
Ines graduated in 2001 from the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain). After a few years working in small animal private practice in Spain, she moved to Scotland to undertake a Master degree in Radiology at the University of Glasgow. She felt very passionate about Diagnostic Imaging, and after finishing her Masters she started a residency in Diagnostic Imaging at the University of Glasgow. She obtained the European Diploma in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging in 2010.
She has worked in several Universities (Illinois (USA), Sidney (Australia) and Zurich (Switzerland) for a total of seven years. She undertook a PhD degree in MR spectroscopy of the brain in dogs from the University of Bern-Zurich. Currently she is working in Willows Referral Centre, UK. Her main interest is Neuroimaging.
Assoc. Prof. at the Wroclaw Medical University. Radiologist with a subspecialty in neuroradiology. Anna Zimny has been working in the field of neuroradiology since 2004 both as a hospital consultant and an academic teacher. She received her PhD degree in 2007 and habilitation in 2015. In 2015 she was also certified with the European Diploma in Neuroradiology (EDiNR).
She covers all areas of adult diagnostic neuroradiology with the main clinical and research interest in advanced MR techniques such as spectroscopy, perfusion and diffusion weighted imaging in neuro-oncology and dementia. She is an author of 35 papers published in several international journals. She has a broad experience in lecturing and teaching in international congresses, courses and workshops.
Veterinary degree from the University Cardenal Herrera Ceu, Valencia internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at University of Barcelona a neurology internship in 2006 at the Animal Health Trust a residency in neurology and neurosurgery at the AHT, Newmarket, UK Diploma of the European College of Veterinary Neurology in 2011
4 years as Senior Clinician at the same institution 2014 joined the Royal Veterinary College, University of London currently working as Senior Lecturer in Neurology-Neurosurgery October 2015 she is the chairperson of the ECVN Education Committee • interested in all aspects of veterinary neurology and neurosurgery, • a particular interest understanding neurological sequels in dogs after traumatic brain injury, • all aspects of neuro-ophthalmology, neuroimaging and neurosurgery. currently working on achieving a Diploma in a field of Veterinary Education.
Research projects regarding the use of fMRI technique to study sensory and cognitive processes in humans.
Main interests are:
- functional magnetic resonance,
- brain segmentation,
- image analysis and visualization, language and auditory functional studies
He worked with many clinical and scientific centers in Poland, where introduced the fMRI technique to clinical practice. He has 18 years of experience in the field of neuroimaging, over 3,000 carried out studies and analysis participated in several research projects related to fMRI and EEG / fMRI.
Veterinary degree from the University Cardenal Herrera Ceu, Valencia internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at University of Barcelona a neurology internship in 2006 at the Animal Health Trust a residency in neurology and neurosurgery at the AHT, Newmarket, UK Diploma of the European College of Veterinary Neurology in 2011 4 years as Senior Clinician at the same institution 2014 joined the Royal Veterinary College, University of London currently working as Senior Lecturer in Neurology-Neurosurgery October 2015 she is the chairperson of the ECVN Education Committee • interested in all aspects of veterinary neurology and neurosurgery, • a particular interest understanding neurological sequels in dogs after traumatic brain injury, • all aspects of neuro-ophthalmology, neuroimaging and neurosurgery. currently working on achieving a Diploma in a field of Veterinary Education
Daniela Schweizer was born in the south of Germany (Friedrichshafen) and studied veterinary medicine at the School of Veterinary Medicine, Ludwig- Maximilians- University Munich, where she graduated in 2001. From 2002- 2004 she worked as assistant in a Clinic for Small animals, in Germany and performed her doctoral thesis at the same time at the University of Munich. In 2004 she moved to the Vetsuisse-Faculty Bern for the residency in diagnostic Imaging and became a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging in 2007. After that, she first worked as clinical instructor and later on as faculty member in the Division of Clinical radiology in Bern and became an Assistant Professor in 2012.
Since February 2016, she is Professor and Head of the Division of Clinical Radiology in Bern.
Her main is neuroimaging and her research interest correlation of MRI signal to histopathology of intracranial and spinal lesions as well as non-invasive MRI techniques to measure neuronal currents, CSF flow and intracranial pressure. Furthermore, she is interested in image-guided interventions in small but also equines.