Conferences, Seminars, ONLINE

Panel Discussion – Management of Muscle Conditions in Competition Horses

Muscular disorders are a common causes of performance problems in equine athletes. They can be challenging to diagnose and devising effective management strategies while maintaining optimal performance in competing athletes is not always easy. The international panel of world-renowned equine specialists and researchers will present and discuss the current understanding of the impact of training on equine muscles, and the most up to date information regarding the pathophysiology and diagnosis of a range of muscle disorders in horses. Furthermore, management of the muscular system in healthy and diseased horses using a range of strategies including nutrition, adjunct therapies and physiotherapy will be discussed.

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ACVSMR annual continuing education program

The American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation is pleased to present our annual continuing education program virtually! While we all miss the collegiality of an in-person meeting, ACVSMR remains dedicated to providing high-quality educational programs on important topics in sports medicine and rehabilitation as well as fostering research in the specialty.

In this first of five modules we will be focusing on evidenced-based medicine and research. Dr. Marti Drum, a leader in the field of rehabilitation, will start out the session by delivering the Keynote Address on the scientific evidence in equine and canine rehabilitation. Continuing this focus on research, the two winning abstracts from the ACVSMR competitive abstract program will be presented, showcasing some of the recent research in sports medicine and rehabilitation. High-quality research and evidence-based veterinary medicine is vital component in the advancement of all veterinary specialties. With this in mind we have invited three top-notch researchers to present topics on the development and evaluation of clinical research. These topics, while focusing on the field of sports medicine and rehabilitation will provide valuable information for Diplomates, practitioners, residents, and interns interested in advancing evidence based veterinary medicine across all specialties.


Live online panel discussions

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ISFM International Feline Congress

The International Society of Feline Medicine, with support from its partners, is delighted to offer this unique event to bring together a community of veterinary professionals, from across the world who share a commitment and passion to improve cat care through the sharing of knowledge and experience.

In addition to our programme of talks, there will also be several sponsor led symposiums, along with a virtual exhibition hall. Our congress partners will be on hand to share their expertise and knowledge and will be available to chat with you at scheduled times throughout the three days.



As discussed at the AGM in Ghent, our next congress in Cambridge will take place on Saturday, 22 August 2020, directly after the IAVRPT Congress. The AGM will be held on 21 August.

The theme of the meeting is: “Tendinopathies in horses, dogs and humans - lessons learned when crossing species boundaries
Top speakers from the respective specialties will share their expertise and there will be ample opportunity to discuss issues common in these species but also differences in pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation. We are convinced that this combined approach will be highly interesting and will encourage many IAVRPT attendees to get familiar with our college and our expertise.
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MasterClass in Biostatistics and Epidemiology

The overall objective of the MasterClass is to teach the participants the basics in Biostatistics and (clinical) Epidemiology in order to critically appraise the scientific literature (step #3 of the EBVM).


The MasterClass will be held at the veterinary School of Alfort nearby Paris on the 23rd, 24th, and 25th of April, 2020. The class will be dispensed in English, and is available for only 20 participants, to encourage interactivity. The presentation of this MasterClass (including fees) can be found on the webpage of the MasterClass:

First Scientific Meeting of ECVSMR and 6th VEPRA Conference

The first scientific meeting of the ECVSMR in Ghent was a complete success. Almost 300 participants from all over Europe enjoyed exciting lectures in an impressive ambience. The proccedings can be downloaded here:

Proceedings 6th VEPRA - 1st ECVSMR Confe
Adobe Acrobat Document 2.8 MB

Small Animal Artrhoscopy workshops

In February we organize an intense arthroscopy course in a State of the Art centre used for Robot surgery in humans (

Tutors are Bernadette Van Ryssen, Yves Samoy and Geert Verhoeven.


ICEL 2020

The next International Conference on Canine and Equine Locomotion will be
held from September 3rd to 5th 2020 in Zurich Switzerland.
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ICEL9 Announcement_poster.pdf
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The 2020 International Symposium on Vet Rehab & Physical Therapy will be held in  Cambridge 2020

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Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Institute

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