Last month, companion animal veterinarians from all over Europe gathered in St. Petersburg, for the 25th FECAVA EuroCongress, held for the first time in the organization's history in Russia.
The hard work of the local organizing committee, led by Alexander Tkachov and RSAVA President Sergey Sereda, has paid off, not only by securing the congress four years ago, but also by seeing a record attendance with over 3200 delegates.
This was in no small degree due to the outstanding scientific program put together under the careful guidance of David Senior.
A definite highlight of the program was the FECAVA Symposium on Canine Vector Borne Diseases, arranged by Nenad Milojkovic - you can read more about the symposium in this newsletter.
The opportunity for Central European and Russian colleagues to meet, to network and to enjoy the social program together, very much in the spirit of both FECAVA and of our founder the late Didier Noel Carlotti, all made the congress in St.Petersburg so different for a lot of delegates who attended.
Ten delegates who benefited particularly from the congress experience were the winners of the FECAVA Veterinary Student Scholarship, who had both their congress tickets as well as their travel expenses funded by FECAVA. Just before the congress, FECAVA secured a sponsorship deal for the scholarship with IVC Evidensia, which will enable us to offer the scholarship also for the next two years.
Last but not least - FECAVA has a new President! With Denis Novak the organization will be led by a long serving colleague from SASAP, our Serbian member organization.
Congratulations to Denis!
With kind regards to you all
Dr. med. vet. Wolfgang Dohne MRCVS
FECAVA Senior Vice President