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.

Resident in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging

The faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University, is the only veterinary faculty in The Netherlands. In Europe, this faculty has a leading position in education, research and patient care and is accredited by the American and the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association. De faculteit has approximately 900 employees. Information on the faculty may be found on

The Division of Diagnostic Imaging performs more than 9000 diagnostic imaging procedures (radiography, ultrasonography, CT, MRI, Nuclear Medicine) in companion animals and horses on a annual basis.

Starting April 1st 2012, the Division has a position for a resident in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging.

  • Resident in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging (m/f)
  • 1,0 fte  in companion animals and horses

 We expect from you:

  • A contribution to patient care, teaching and research of the Division of Diagnostic imaging with increasing self-reliance,
  • participation in emergency care in the evening, night and weekends (starting 6 to 12 months following appointment).

We are looking for:

  • Graduated veterinarians that followed a 12-months internship at a veterinary faculty or worked for at least 2 years in a well-equipped companion animals or equine practice, 
  • that have a thorough knowledge of both oral and written English and/or Dutch. 

We offer:

  • A temporary position for a period of 1 year with a possible extension, if found suitable, of another 3 years.
  • A training program that will allow you to take the theoretical part of the ECVDI board exam in 2014 and the practical part of the ECVDI board exam in 2015
  • A full-time appointment
  • A monthly gross salary of € 2379,- for the first year, increasing to € 2744,-  gross per month in the fourth year (scale 10 of the Collective Agreement on Terms of the Dutch Universities). Secondary benefits based on the Collective Labour Agreement of the Dutch Universities are excellent in general and include e.g. a pension scheme, flexible employment conditions and salaries are supplemented with a holiday bonus of 8% and a year end bonus of 8,3% per year. Travel costs for international conferences and working meetings are also included. More information can be found on the website.

Are you interested?

Then contact Dr. Susanne Boroffka, telephone +31 30 2531113 , email"> or Prof.Dr. George Voorhout, telephone +31 30 2531251, email"> for further information.

Please send your application accompanied by a letter of motivation, a curriculum vitae and the names and contact info of at least two persons who are able to provide professional reference before 13-02-2011 via de portal of the UU website.