Call for bids to host EVDI 2017

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EVDI (European Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging) has been formed to group information common to both EAVDI and ECVDI under the same roof and is devoted to promoting diagnostic imaging with all its facets.

The aims of the EVDI congress are to promote the exchange of scientific and (veterinary) medical knowledge among specialists in the field of diagnostic imaging, to facilitate communication with organizations and industries, and to encourage basic and clinical research in fields related to diagnostic imaging.

The EVDI congress committee would like to invite EAVDI and ECVDI members for 'Statements of intent' to host the 21st EVDI conference in 2017.

Bids are expected from active practitioners, not from congress management companies, and we would like to ask applicants to submit a full bid. Statements of intent should be brief (two to four pages) and should contain information on:

  • The site (local infrastructure and travel connections)
  • The organization team (the person(s) in charge, their background, experience in running conferences and possible research experience
  • The budget including major line items such as local cost factors (hotel and conference room charges, etc.)

Please submit the 'Statements of intent" in electronic form to: and

The timeline is as follows:

  • 30th August 2015: statement of intent due
  • 30th September 2015: reviewing statements by the congress Committee
  • 1st October 2015: final decision for 2017

Institutions wishing to make a bid should be able to provide the usual facilities to run a conference with the main event being a plenary session for up to 250 delegates. The detailed congress guidelines from 2013 are attached.Full bids should include details of the people responsible for the conference organization, of the facilities to be used, of access (i.e., local airport and transfer to conference center etc.), and a draft budget based on a break-even figure of 250 delegates. The budget should indicate what is inclusive in the delegate fee (e.g., proceedings, refreshments, lunches, etc.).

Full bids should not exceed ten A4 pages in length but may include, as appendices, brochures or other printed material concerning the locale and conference facilities, if these are available. Bids will be evaluated using the following criteria:

  • Cost
  • Academic reputation
  • Level of commitment
  • Transport and accessibility
  • Maintaining a balance between different European countries, and local flavor added to the conference
  • Ability to engender interest in Diagnostic Imaging in the host country
  • Experience of the organization in hosting international conferences

Bids are open to all European countries.

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!

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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.

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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.


The travel award was achieved by:

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Alessandra Destri:
Computed Tomographic
characteristics of canine
odontogenic cysts.

Giuseppe Lacava Giuseppe Lacava:
Computed Tomography,
Radiology, and Echocardiography
in Cats naturally infected
with Aelurostrongylus abstrusus.

The winners are as follows:


Resident award (oral presentation or poster) for ECVDI registered resident (to encourage residents to present at the conference)

Giuseppe Lacava Charlotte Soeffler:
Functional MRI to estimate
normal diffusion in the
canine brain..

Award for best presentation:

Daniele Della Santa

Daniele Della Santa:
Aberrant subclavian arteries:
CT findings in 13 dogs.


Award for best poster:


Donatella De Zani:
Contrast enhanced MRI in
horses using intravenous
or intra-arterial injection of gadolinium.


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!

ivra 2015


IVRA 2015 Meeting

The International Veterinary Radiology Association and the Australasian Association of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging invite you to the 17th Meeting of the IVRA, which also marks the 20-year anniversary of AAVDI, in Perth, Western Australia.

IVRA 2015 will provide a forum for veterinarians involved in radiology to meet, share and discuss their latest research and interests. The meeting will celebrate past achievements and stimulate discussion on future directions in relation to the ever expanding field of veterinary diagnostic imaging.
Travel Scholarships are available to assist with funding for countries with emerging programs - details can be found on the IVRA website.

Western Australia's capital city, Perth, is one of Australia's most rapidly growing urban centres. By offering a fresh perspective and sophistication as well as cultural diversity, it is perfectly suited for IVRA 2015.

Sponsorship & Exhibition

Would you like to showcase your organisation at IVRA 2015? Exciting sponsorship and exhibition opportunities are available. Download the sponsorship and exhibition prospectus here.

Key Dates

19 January 2015: Call for Abstracts Open
19 January 2015: Early Bird Registration Open
31 January 2015: Travel Fellowship Application Deadline
31 March 2015: Abstract Submission Close
18 May 2015: Author Notification
19 June 2015: Early Bird Registration Close
20 June 2015: Standard Registration Open
16-21 August 2015: Conference