Better late then never!
EVDI 2014 is nearly forgotten and IVRA is coming soon, but still time enough to thank keynote and master class speakers, delegates and sponsors of our congress in Utrecht.
It has been a great honour to host EVDI 2014 in Utrecht, the Netherlands. And even though it has been a lot of work and sometimes nerve-wrecking moments, it has been a fantastic experience, especially with so many interested, motivated and positive delegates, joining us for the conference. Thank you very much for coming!
Our scientific program was a ‘try-out’ to combine keynote and master class lectures together with many interesting abstracts. Our keynote speakers were speakers who had a special contribution to our annual meeting, whereas our master class speakers presented some of their latest research results, gave a lecture on their special expertise and/or gave a review on latest developments in a special field of interest in diagnostic imaging. Summarizing the answers of our survey, delegates were very positive over the scientific program and happy with the number of invited speakers. Of course there were also several good remarks, we need to address to improve our futures congresses.
I once again would like to thank all speakers, abstract presenters and the scientific committee for contributing to this great scientific program.
Also the residency program, under supervision of Mike Patsikas was a big success. It is great to see how enthusiastic residents are, when they have the chance to read DI studies in front of some known names. It reflects our mission: teach and get taught!
A special thanks goes to our patron: Don thrall. It was very special for us to have him as a patron of EVDI in Utrecht. Don showed us again what an excellent speaker he is with his challenging and warm presentation, topics to think about, where did we, veterinary radiologists, come from, where are we at this moment and where will we be going in the future with Diagnostic Imaging, a real contribution to EVDI 2014.
At this point, I also want to thank everyone who filled in the survey. The results of this survey will help us to know what delegates expect of our annual EVDI congress. It is the congress of all delegates interested in veterinary diagnostic imaging that we need to improve, modernize and cherish all together! Input of everyone is welcome!
Furthermore, in the name of EVDI, I would like to congratulate this year’s winners for the travel award and for the best resident presentation, best presentation and best poster. As in previous years, also this year, the decision was difficult, but the award committee did a great job.
Last but not least: our sponsors!
We are also very grateful to our sponsors. We would have not been able to organize such a congress with the high standard scientific and social program without their help. Not only financially but also thinking with us how to improve the exhibition, the role of the sponsors in such a congress and being supportive in organizing this congress.
The exhibition hall was fantastic and both sponsors as delegates were happy with the location and atmosphere. We had great experiences and we hope that we built up possibilities for long-term sponsoring with many of our EVDI 2014 sponsors. It was a great experience, thank you!
Leaves me to thank our organization ‘Dreamteam – EVDI 2014’ and Congress bureau Vitaux!
See you all at IVRA 2015 in Australia and EVDI 2016 in Poland!