Future Congresses



The mission of the European Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society (EVECCS) and the European College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (ECVECC) is to advance the knowledge and high standards of practice in veterinary emergency medicine and critical patient care. This is the main goal of the joint EVECC congress held every year.

The Scientific Committee is seeking proposals for presentation topics for our 19th EVECC congress, that will take place in the enchanted and historical city of Ghent, Belgium, from the 4th to the 6th of June 2020.

Veterinarians and nurses specialised in small animal Emergency and Critical Care are invited to submit their proposed topics and course descriptions for lectures and labs, along with a brief CV, to programme@evecc-congress.org.

The title of the 2020 EVECC congress will be:

“Go with the Flow!”

Do you want to present in a friendly and enthusiastic environment? Do you want to join this wonderful and motivated community of vets and nurses gathering in an enchanting scenery?

The congress title will include a variety of topics, although the main focus will be on cardiovascular, urinary and respiratory system flows!

The Scientific Congress is seeking proposals for presentation topics for Ghent from Emergency and Critical Care Specialists, Specialists from other disciplines with a special interest in critical illness, advanced practitioners and nurses. So don’t lose this opportunity!

We are looking for interesting and innovative lectures (30 minutes to 50 minutes) for our refresher, advanced and nursing stream.  Cardiovascular, respiratory and urinary topics in critical illness and emergency medicine will be the main focus of the congress, however other generic topics will be considered and included in the program as well.

Please email your proposals (lecture title, length, level and a brief summary describing content and learning objectives and a short biography) You can submit different proposals as we would usually accept between 3-5 lectures per speaker.  

We also promoting new speakers, and have dedicated sessions both in the veterinary and nursing stream for those who would like to start presenting in international meetings.

By residents for residents!: we are looking for recent diplomates or residents willing to share their knowledge/experience in very specific topics , which are inspiring and relevant for ECC residents in a 30 minutes lecture.

Fresh Nursing Stream: if you want to present but only want to do a short lecture, send your 30 minute lecture on any topic you think can be relevant to the emergency and critical care patient

April 15th, 2019: Final submission process for EVECC Congress 2020
by July 31st, 2019: Invitations to present at EVECC Congress sent to speakers

If your proposal is selected, you will be notified by the 31st of July 2019. If you have not heard from us by this date then your proposal will not have been included for 2020, but please rest assured it will remain on our database for future years. 

Please do not hesitate to ask any question or further clarifications!

Looking forward to see you in Ghent!  

Stefano Cortellini
EVECC Scientific Committee Chair