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."||Ines Carrera|
|10.00-11.00||MRI sequences optimization for the brain pathology - inflammation, neoplasm, vascular, metabolic etiologies.||Ines Carrera|
|11.30-12.30||MRI for the visual system.||Elsa Beltran|
|13.30-14.15||Anisocoria – How can MRI help in the diagnosis?||Elsa Beltran|
|14.15-15.00||How to read CT studies of the brain.||Tobias Schwarz|
|15.30-16.15||How to read spinal CT studies.||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”|
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 |
Willows Veterinary Centre and Referral Service, UK
|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||7 research abstracts (each 10 minutes)* Speakers NN x 7|
|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|
Department of General and Interventional Radiology and Neuroradiology at Wroclaw Medical University Hospital
|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. Tomasz Wolak |
Bioimaging Research Center, World Hearing Center of Institute of Physiology and Pathology of Hearing, Warsaw/Kajetany, Poland
|14.15-15.15||Flash presentations - 15 selected posters (each 3 minutes)||Speakers NN x 15|
|15.15-15.45||COFFEE BREAK – EXHIBITION AND POSTER SESSION||EXHIBITION AREA|
|15.45-16.30||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
|4 Research abstracts (each 10 minutes)*||Speakers NN x 4|
|09.10-09.15||SHORT FLASH BREAK|
|09.15-10.00||Keynote: How to optimize CT for Neurodiagnostics.||Dr. Tobias Schwarz |
Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies Edinburgh Imaging Facilities, UK
|10.00-10.30||COFFEE BREAK – EXHIBITION AND POSTER SESSION||EXHIBITION AREA|
|10.30-11.15||Keynote: CT and MRI for Neurodiagnostics – Which one, when both, which one first?||Dr. Tobias Schwarz|
|11.15-12.05||4 Research abstracts (each 10 minutes)*||Speakers NN x 5|
|12.05-12.10||SHORT FLASH BREAK|
|12.10-12.40||Flash presentations - 10 selected posters (each 3 minutes)*||Speakers NN x 10|
|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||4 research abstracts (each 10 minutes)*||Speakers NN x 4|
|15.30-16.00||COFFEE BREAK – EXHIBITION AND POSTER SESSION||EXHIBITION AREA|
|16.00-17.00||6 research abstracts (each 10 minutes)*||Speakers NN x 6|
|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