CAN YOU IMAG(IN)E THAT?
Veterinary Neuroimaging

32nd ECVN/ESVN Annual Symposium

13 – 14 September 2019 Wroclaw, Poland
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Dear Friends, Colleagues and 2019 Symposium Delegates,

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?

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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

Program

RESIDENTS DAY - THURSDAY 12th SEPTEMBER 2019

OVO Wrocław, Address: Podwale street 83, Wrocław, http://www.ovowroclaw/en-index.html

Invited Speakers:
Ines Carrera, DVM MVM PhD DipECVDI, Willows Veterinary Centre and Referral Service, United Kingdom
Elsa Beltran, DiplECVN Royal Veterinary College, University of London
Tobias Schwarz, MA Dr. med. vet. DipECVDI DACVR DVR FRCVS, Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, Edinburgh, UK

08.00-08.45REGISTRATION
08.45-09.00WelcomeMarcin Wrzosek (Chair)
09.00-10.00"MRI basic to advanced. Recognition of MRI artifacts and pseudolesions."Ines Carrera
10.00-11.00MRI sequences optimization for the brain pathology - inflammation, neoplasm, vascular, metabolic etiologies.Ines Carrera
11.00-11.30COFFEE BREAK
11.30-12.30MRI for the visual system.Elsa Beltran
12.30-13.30LUNCH
13.30-14.15Anisocoria – How can MRI help in the diagnosis?Elsa Beltran
14.15-15.00Understanding computed tomography of the brain in animalsTobias Schwarz
15.00-15.30COFFEE BREAK
15.30-16.15Understanding spinal CT in animals Tobias Schwarz
16.15-16.30Discussion & final remarks

WELCOME RECEPTION - THURSDAY 12th SEPTEMBER 2018 Venue

Wrocław City Hall , address: Rynek Ratusz 1, Wrocław
19.00 Welcome reception: Wrocław City Hall and Jazz Club “Vertigo”

Symposium Day 1 - FRIDAY 13th Sept. 2019

Conference venue: WROCŁAW OPERA, Świdnicka street 35, 50-066 Wrocław
07.15-08.15REGISTRATION
08.15-08.30Opening ceremony & welcome:Marcin Wrzosek (Chair)
08.30-09.15Keynote: 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
09.15-10.00Keynote: Magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1H MRS) – application of the method in clinical neurology.Dr. Ines Carrera
10.00-10.30COFFEE BREAK – EXHIBITION AND POSTER SESSION EXHIBITION AREA
10.30-11.407 research abstracts (each 10 minutes)* Speakers NN x 7
11.45-12.30Keynote: 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
12.30-13.30LUNCH – EXHIBITION AND POSTER SESSIONEXHIBITION AREA
13.30-14.15Keynote: An Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) Study on the Central Auditory SystemDr. Tomasz Wolak
Bioimaging Research Center, World Hearing Center of Institute of Physiology and Pathology of Hearing, Warsaw/Kajetany, Poland
14.15-15.15Flash presentations - 15 selected posters (each 3 minutes)Speakers NN x 15
15.15-15.45COFFEE BREAK – EXHIBITION AND POSTER SESSIONEXHIBITION AREA
15.45-16.30Presentation of consensus statements
16.30-18.00Annual General Meeting President ECVNThomas Flegel

GALA DINNER - FRIDAY 13 SEPTEMBER 2019 – TOPACZ CASTLE

http://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. 2019

Conference venue: WROCŁAW OPERA, Świdnicka street 35, 50-066 Wrocław
08.30-09.104 Research abstracts (each 10 minutes)*Speakers NN x 4
09.10-09.15SHORT FLASH BREAK
09.15-10.00How to optimize CT for neurodiagnosticsDr. Tobias Schwarz
Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies Edinburgh Imaging Facilities, UK
10.00-10.30COFFEE BREAK – EXHIBITION AND POSTER SESSIONEXHIBITION AREA
10.30-11.15CT & MRI for neurodiagnostics: Which one, when both, in which order?Dr. Tobias Schwarz
11.15-12.054 Research abstracts (each 10 minutes)*Speakers NN x 5
12.05-12.10SHORT FLASH BREAK
12.10-12.40Flash presentations - 10 selected posters (each 3 minutes)*Speakers NN x 10
12.40-12.55Presentation of ESVN-ECVN Annual Meeting 2020, Venice, ItalyGualtiero Gandini
12.55-14.00LUNCH– EXHIBITION AND POSTER SESSIONEXHIBITION AREA
14.00-14.45Keynote: 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
14.45-15.304 research abstracts (each 10 minutes)*Speakers NN x 4
15.30-16.00COFFEE BREAK – EXHIBITION AND POSTER SESSIONEXHIBITION AREA
16.00-17.006 research abstracts (each 10 minutes)*Speakers NN x 6
17.00-17.45AWARDS & CLOSING REMARKSThomas 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)


5 committee members 

Registration

ECVN/ ESVN / ACVIM (Neurology) member

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  • Welcome reception: Wrocław City Hall
  • Polish Bar Tasting Tour
  • Welcome Party Jazz Club "Vertigo"
  • Keynote 2 days
    (without keynote residence day)
  • Launch and coffee break 2 days

- banquet
- artistic program
- service and logistic

NON Member

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  • Welcome reception: Wrocław City Hall
  • Polish Bar Tasting Tour
  • Welcome Party Jazz Club "Vertigo"
  • Keynote 2 days
    (without keynote residence day)
  • Launch and coffee break 2 days

- banquet
- artistic program
- service and logistic

ECVN/ACVIM (Neurology) Residents

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  • Welcome reception: Wrocław City Hall
  • Polish Bar Tasting Tour
  • Welcome Party Jazz Club "Vertigo"
  • Keynote 2 days
    (without keynote residence day)
  • Launch and coffee break 2 days

- banquet
- artistic program
- service and logistic

One Day

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  • Welcome reception: Wrocław City Hall
    (1-st day only)
  • Polish Bar Tasting Tour
  • Welcome Party Jazz Club "Vertigo"
    (1-st day only)
  • Keynote
  • Launch and coffee break

- banquet
- artistic program
- service and logistic

Residence Day for Residents

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Residence Day
 

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Gala Dinner for residents

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Gala Dinner


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ECVN/ ESVN / ACVIM (Neurology) member

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  • Welcome reception: Wrocław City Hall
  • Polish Bar Tasting Tour
  • Welcome Party Jazz Club "Vertigo"
  • Keynote 2 days
    (without keynote residence day)
  • Launch and coffee break 2 days

- banquet
- artistic program
- service and logistic

NON Member

eur

  • Welcome reception: Wrocław City Hall
  • Polish Bar Tasting Tour
  • Welcome Party Jazz Club "Vertigo"
  • Keynote 2 days
    (without keynote residence day)
  • Launch and coffee break 2 days

- banquet
- artistic program
- service and logistic

ECVN/ACVIM (Neurology) Residents

eur

  • Welcome reception: Wrocław City Hall
  • Polish Bar Tasting Tour
  • Welcome Party Jazz Club "Vertigo"
  • Keynote 2 days
    (without keynote residence day)
  • Launch and coffee break 2 days

- banquet
- artistic program
- service and logistic

One Day

eur

  • Welcome reception: Wrocław City Hall
    (1-st day only)
  • Polish Bar Tasting Tour
  • Welcome Party Jazz Club "Vertigo"
    (1-st day only)
  • Keynote
  • Launch and coffee break

- banquet
- artistic program
- service and logistic

Residence Day for Residents

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Residence Day

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Gala Dinner for residents

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Gala Dinner


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Payments terms By bank transfer or credit card through the online registration system.
Paymnet by bank transfer is due immediately from receiving the invoice.

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In case of registration and payment for another person, please contact us imediately by email in order to verify the identity of the participant who will be a guest of the Symposium. Ecvn2019@masterbrand.pl

Cancellation terms Cancellation of registration must be notified in writing to the ESVN-ECVN 2019 symposium secretariat at ecvn2019@masterbrand.pl

Cancellation postmarked before and on 1 August 2019 will be refunded deducting administration costs fo 40 euro. After 1 August 2019, registration fees is non-refundable.

If, for reasons beyond the control of the organisers, the symposium is cancelled, the registration fee will be refunded after deduction of expenses incurred by the symposium.

Regulation

Abstract Submission

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).


ORAL PRESENTATIONS

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.


POSTER PRESENTATIONS

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 (ecvn2019@masterbrand.pl) BEFORE 2 September 2019.

Abstract Submission Guidelines

Only abstracts following the guidelines below will be considered for presentation and publication:

  • Submit the abstract as an MS Word file (.doc or .docx)
  • The abstract should be a maximum of 250 words.
  • Do not include the title, author names, authors’ affiliations in the body of your abstract. Instead you need to enter the title, names and affiliations online later during the submission process.
  • Font: Times New Roman, size 10.
  • Paper Size: letter (8 1⁄2 inches x 11 inches), i.e. not an A4 paper. Margins: top – 3 inches, bottom – 2 inches, left – 1.5 inches, right – 1.5 inches Paragraphs: single spacing and fully justified (“square” so that the text reaches both margins).
  • Indent each paragraph three spaces.
  • Indicate whether ethical permission was obtained for the study.
  • If no institution is involved, give the city and state. Omit degrees, titles, institution appointments, street address and ZIP code.
  • Do not mention support of work for a research grant.

Organize the body of the abstract as follows:

  • A statement of the purpose of the study.
  • A statement of the methods used.
  • A summary of the results presented in sufficient detail to support the conclusions.
  • A statement of the conclusions reached (it is not sufficient to state that “the results will be discussed” or “other data will be presented “)vDo not use subheadings (e.g. methods, results).
  • Abbreviations accepted by the “Journal of the American Medical Association” are suggested. Abbreviations otherwise not defined must be provided by the author by placing them in parenthesis after the first full word the first time they appear. Abbreviations should be avoided in titles. Non-proprietary (generic) names are required the first time a drug is mentioned, written in small letters. Proprietary names are always capitalized, e.g. cimetidine (Tagamet).
  • Please name your abstract file using the following format: First author’s surname (space) key word, for example “Wielander myoclonic epilepsy.doc“.

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.

Example of an ECVN abstract as guidance

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Those abstracts not complying with the requested format will not be evaluated. Converting the abstracts to the required format by JVIM takes a huge effort form organizers and it is delaying the publication

Residents Day

12th Sept 2019
Wrocław OVO


Welcome Reception

12th Sept 2019 19:00
Wrocław City Hall

Polish Bar Tasting Tour

Welcome Party Jazz Club "Vertigo"

Venue

13-14th Sept 2019
Wrocław Opera


Gala Dinner

13th Sept 2019
Topacz Castle



Keynote Speakers

Dr Ines Carrera

DVM MVM PhD DipECVDI

Dr Ines Carrera

DVM MVM PhD DipECVDI

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.

Prof. Anna Zimny

MD, PhD hab., assoc. prof.

Prof. Anna Zimny

MD, PhD hab., assoc. prof. Head of MR Department Department of General and Interventional Radiology and Neuroradiology at Wroclaw Medical University Hospital

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.

Dr Tobias Schwarz

MA Dr. med. vet. DipECVDI DACVR DVR FRCVS

Dr Tobias Schwarz

MA Dr. med. vet. DipECVDI DACVR DVR FRCVS Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, Edinburgh, UK

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.

Dr Tomasz Wolak

Head of the Bioimaging Research Center

Dr Tomasz Wolak

Head of the Bioimaging Research Center

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.

Dr Elsa Beltran

European Veterinary Specialist in Neurology

Dr Elsa Beltran

European Veterinary Specialist in Neurology Dept. of Clinical Sciences and Services
The Royal Veterinary College

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

prof. Daniela Schweizer (-Gorgas)

Prof. Dr. med. vet. DECVDI

rof. Daniela Schweizer (-Gorgas)

Prof. Dr. med. vet. DECVDI Vetsuisse Faculty, Division of Radiology, Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine, University of Bern

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.

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170 euro/night

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