Dear Colleagues and Friends,
On behalf of the Organising and Educational Board of the 27th Meeting of the European Society of Veterinary Pathology and the European College of Veterinary Pathologists and of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, it is a great pleasure and honour to welcome all of you in Kraków, Poland.
Our Meeting will be held at the famous Jagiellonian University in Kraków, in a significant academic and cultural centre of Poland. We promise to do our best to make your stay in Kraków, the old Polish capital, the royal city full of charm of contemporaneity as well as the world-famous monuments, the most unforgettable scientific and social experience.
Let me introduce you to the 27th Meeting of the European Society of Veterinary Pathology and the European College of Veterinary Pathologists. Traditionally, ESVP Congresses are held every year. This Meeting in Kraków will be the first officially joint congress of the ESVP and the European College of Veterinary Pathologists.
Moreover, it will take place together with meetings of the International Society of Veterinary Dermatopathology, C.L. Davis Foundation – European Division and the Polish Small Animal Veterinary Association, Oncology Section. Consequently, the 27th Meeting of ESVP and ECVP will offer an unique platform for exchange of information and experience as well as presentation and discussions of the latest achievements in our research.
It should enhance international scientific cooperation and enable us to elaborate applications for daily practice. It will provide a comprehensive update of the state-of-the-art in all relevant disciplines contributing to pathomorphology, morphology and clinical pathology. Plenary lectures (6) and parallel 16 sessions with 44 oral presentations and 154 poster presentations will cover the subjects of histopathology, ultrastructural pathology, molecular athology, toxicological pathology, experimental pathology, techniques in pathology and morphological sciences, clinical pathology and toxicological clinical pathology. The programme also includes a Mystery Slide Session on Dermatopathology and Workshop on Fish Pathology.
The organizers of the Meeting would like to thank all those who have contributed to the organization of these events in Kraków, particularly to the International Educational Board and boards of the European Society of Veterinary Pathology, European College of Veterinary Pathologists, International Society of Veterinary Dermatopathology, Polish Society of Pathologists and Polish Small Animal Veterinary Association. We are also grateful to all our sponsors and trade exhibitors for their help. We also thank all Delegates for coming to Kraków and for taking part in the creation of these events.
We believe that the 27th Meeting of ESVP and ECVP will have the same high standard as those of previous years and that they will be “good harvest of the research field” and also provide you with an opportunity to stimulate your own investigations.
We wish you a pleasant and fruitful stay in Kraków.
Prof. Dr hab. Józef Szarek
President of the Organising Committee