10 years HCAVS - 10 years FORUM
Athens, Wyndham Grand Athens, 2-3 March 2019
Ten years have passed… Realizing this fact stirs up contradictory emotions; one always has to hold success tight in order to be able to manage criticism in the event of an error!
So, it has been ten years full of new ideas and autonomous thinking, in terms of establishing and maintaining an educational movement that has promised and keeps on promising a lot. It is a perpetual motion the source of knowledge.
During the last decades, a lot of changes have been brought about in the management of the Veterinary Medicine in Greece, from the University faculties until the smallest veterinary unit. The establishment of the Hellenic Companion Animal Veterinary Society (H.C.A.V.S.) and its development over the last decade has made a significant contribution to this perspective. The first FORUM was held in 2009, and, since then, every anniversary FORUM still remains the main veterinary scientific event regarding Companion Animal Medicine. Innovatively, the HCAVS has launched the twoday courses in the regional cities of the country, which have also become a successful institution. Furthermore, the HCAVS has established the annual autumn event, a fullday scientific seminar, which has managed to gain the love of our colleagues due to its exceptional scientific interest.
Ten years and nine successful FORUMS later, the HCAVS counts more than 1,100 active members and, being fully equipped with positive experiences, targets towards the future, by organizing the 10th FORUM and giving it to all of its members. Besides being a scientific event of major value, this FORUM will be a landmark that will lay new foundations for the educational process.
In our thinking, the presence of Professor Timoleon Rallis remains alive, as he was the President of the HCAVS and one of the key figures of its establishment. Our friend Timos will be with us during this scientific gathering; a point of reference and a source of inspiration for the future. His scientific mark will always be present but the void he left will be impossible to fill....
We have cooperated very well during the last ten years. From the very beginning we have been aiming to yield, in the best possible way, the scientific supplies gathered by the international veterinary family. Together we ensured to elevate the scientific qualification and professional selfconfidence. Last but not least, we focused on the need of cooperation and we built new relationships with the academic institutions and teachers of the country, thus establishing new and positive co-operations.
Dear Colleagues and Friends, We invite all of you in the 10th anniversary and cross-thematic FORUM, in order to define the choices for the next year, to recommence together and to become even more.
Greek and foreign distinguished speakers will expound, in four parallel meeting rooms, the most interesting science topics in companion animal medicine.
The commercial companies, our unfailing supporters, will honor us with their presence in displaying the latest developments in the market. The commercial exhibit will run parallel to the congress both days.
Best wishes for a successful Forum!
President of the Organizing Committee
of the 10th FORUM
H.C.A.V.S. EXECUTIVE BOARD
*HCAVS’s dear departed President Timoleon Rallis was also a member of both Committees
2 - 3 March 2019
WYNDHAM GRAND ATHENS Hotel, 2, Megalou Alexandrou str., Athens 104 37
The official language of the Forum is Greek. However simultaneous interpreting from English into Greek will be available for all lectures given in English
ABSTRACTS / SUBMISSION GUIDELINES / SUBMISSION DEADLINE
For submission guidelines please click HERE
Closing Date for Abstract Submission: 26 November 2018
up to 10/12/2018
1/2/2019 - 25/2/2019*
(at least one)
|SMALL GROUP SESSIONS (SGS)**
(max. attendance 30 per)
REGISTRATION FEE PROVIDES:
Admission to all scientific sessions, Admission to the Commercial Exhibition, Opening Ceremony, Congress material (Congress Bag, Final Programme - in print, Forum’s Proceedings) , Coffee breaks (4) and lunches (2) at the congress venue, Closing Ceremony, Certificate of Attendance.
Accompanying persons can only be admitted to the Commercial Exhibition (no attendance to scientific sessions). Their participation in the coffee and lunch breaks is granted only if pre-registration is received on time.
** Delegates wishing to participate in the SG Sessions have to preregister for the main Congress.
Full payment is necessary for the confirmation of the registration.
STEPS TO BE FOLLOWED FOR FILLING OUT THE REGISTRATION FORM
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By direct cash deposit into the HCAVS bank account:
Bank: PIRAEUS BANK
A/C No: 5043-075434-447
ΙΒΑΝ: GR94 0172 0430 0050 4307 5434 447
IMPORTANT: Full name of the participant (not just the depositor) is required for every bank transaction.
Cancellations made in writing by January 31, 2019 are eligible for 50% refund. Any cancellations made after this date are non-refundable.
For conference participants and guests special arrangements have been made with hotels in different price categories. The different accommodation options are detailed below. Please contact the hotels directly to book.
- Wyndham Grand Athens (2, M.Alexandrou str, Athens)
Single Room 140€ & Double Room 160€
- Wyndham Athens Residence (2, Achilleos str, Athens)
Single Room 130€ & Double Room 150€
- K29 Hotel (29, Ag. Konstantimou str, Athens)
Single Room 90€ & Double Room 110€
Room prices are per night and include breakfast and legal taxes. There is an extra stayover tax of 4 euros for Wyndham Grand Athens Hotel and 0,50 euros for the other two hotels.
Hotel reservations will be based on availability, so early bookings are recommended.
Wyndham Grand Athens and Wyndham Athens Residence hotels are located in the center of Athens, on Karaiskaki Square, right next to METAXOURGIO metro station. Hotel Κ29 is located 300m. from ΟΜΟΝΟΙΑ metro station.
You can download the FINAL PROGRAMME which includes the detailed Scientific Program as pdf by clicking the link below.