ECVN 2024
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Welcome to the 36th ESVN-ECVN Symposium!

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the European College of Veterinary Neurology (ECVN), it is our great pleasure to invite you to our 36th ESVN/ECVN Annual Symposium in Porto, which will be held at the Alfandega, on the 13th and 14th of September 2024.

We hope to be able to welcome you to one of the most historic and fascinating cities in Europe, located in the North of Portugal, with an exciting scientific programme and a social programme offering great food and opportunities to catch up with friends.

The main topic of the symposium is Neuro-Ophthalmology. This is a topic that has not been covered before in our community so we have lined up a combination of keynote lectures from veterinary ophthalmologists (Claudia Hartley), diagnostic imagers (Fraser McConnell) and human neuro-ophthalmologists (Dr. João Lemos) to review the latest knowledge on the subject. We have even included a cheeky lecture on Sustainability in Veterinary Practice (Ellie West) to raise awareness of this important concept, often overlooked in our profession.

The Residents’ Day will be held in the same venue as the main Symposium on the 12th (Thursday) and the topic is Anatomy and imaging of the head. All are welcome to join in these useful review sessions lead by Elsa Beltran, Claudia Hartley and Fraser McConnell.

We look forward to seeing you all in Porto for this exciting meeting!

The organising committee
Rita Gonçalves and Raquel Trevail

The 36th ESVN-ECVN Annual Symposium will start in



International Congress Center of Alfândega do Porto

The 36th ESVN-ECVN Annual Symposium will take place in the International Congress Center of Alfândega do Porto, located in the historic city centre of Porto, by the Douro River, in a historic building, recovered by Arch. Souto Moura.

Best Meetings & Conference Centre Europe. Business Destinations Travel Award 2014, 2015 & 2017.

The Alfândega Congress Centre - Porto offers a wide range of services, capable of responding to the highest standards.

Ensuring the most modern equipments and the most effective and competitive solutions.

The Congress Centre provides all kind of services, with the goal of making our event unforgettable while ensuring a safe congress environment if needed, keeping the possibility of interaction among the participants.

The building is suitable to welcome disabled people, offering internal mechanism to help your locomotion, like lifts and wc’s adequate to the needs, wheelchairs and access ramps.

Address: Rua Nova da Alfândega
4050-430 Porto, Portugal

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International Congress Center of Alfândega do Porto




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