Scientific Program

Invited Speakers & Lectures

Plenary Sessions

Equine geriatric research – Mary Rose Paradis, Tufts University, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, USA

Comparative Medicine Sessions

Malnutrition and obesity - Éva Polyák, University of Pécs, Faculty of Health Sciences, Hungary

Human neuromuscular disorders - Kristóf Szőke, Semmelweis University, Department of Neurology, Hungary

State-of-the-Art Lectures

Nutritional support of the critically ill equine patient – Nóra Nógrádi, Dubai Equine Hospital, Dubai, UAE

Conceptions and misconceptions of drugs and how they affect clinical decisions and novel use – Joe Bertone, Western University of Health Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, USA

The impact of nutrition and nutraceuticals on the equine microflora - Ingrid Vervuert, University of Leipzig, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Germany

CT/MRI examination of the equine head - Gabriel Manso-Diaz, Complutense University of Madrid, School of Veterinary Medicine, Spain

Equine cervical spine malformations and evaluation of their clinical relevance - Anthony DeRouen, Circle Oak Equine, Petaluma, CA, USA

Hot Topics

Neuromuscular disorders - What's hot? – Richard Piercy, Royal Veterinary College, University of London, United Kingdom

Cardiology – What’s hot? - Lesley Young, Specialist Equine Cardiology Services, The United Kingdom

Liver diseases – What’s hot? - Bruce McGorum, University of Edinburgh, The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies and The Roslin Institute, The United Kingdom

Muscle mitochondrial function – What’s hot? - Dominique Votion, University of Liège, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Belgium

Modern equine genetics: from family studies to miRNA – What’s hot? - Vinzenz Gerber, University of Bern, Swiss Institute of Equine Medicine, Switzerland

This is a preliminary schedule and still subject to change.

Exceptional Congress Topics

  • Nutrition and dietetics
  • Pharmacology
  • Geriatry
  • Diagnostic Imaging

Regular Congress Topics

  • Cardiology
  • Respiratory medicine
  • Dermatology
  • Endocrinology
  • Hepatology
  • Sports medicine
  • Gastroenterology
  • Immunology
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Neurology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Neonatology
  • Other