Scientific Program

Preliminary (last update 19/12/18)

*** subject to changes ***

General outline of the program

We will kick off with a precongress Resident Workshop on Wednesday 22 May.

For the main congress, again we will have 3 half-day Themed Sessions, where the next subjects will be discussed in-depth by experts in that field:

On Saturday 25 May ESVONC will organize the very first symposium for veterinary nurses and technicians: for the program, see on this link.

There will be 2 social events:


Programs in detail

The abstract slots can only be completed after the abstract reviewing proces, ready by the end of March at the latest.

Resident's workshop - Wednesday 22 May 2019

Radiation therapy and photodynamic therapy
15:30-16:15Radiation biology – fundamental concepts for medical oncologists 
dr. Carla Rohrer
16:15-17:00Techniques in radiation therapy: 3DCRT, IMRT and beyond 
dr. Carla Rohrer
17:00-17:30Coffee break
17:30-18:15Brachytherapy and plesiotherapy in veterinary oncology
dr. Jérôme Benoit
18:15-19:00Photodynamic therapy in veterinary oncology: principles and applications
dr. Julia Buchholz

Main Program - Thursday 23 May 2019 

08h00-09h00Registration opens

Themed session: Histiocytic proliferative diseases

09:00-09:45Key note lecture: Current understanding of histiocytic proliferative diseases
dr. Jérôme Abadie, Nantes
09:45-10:30Pathophysiological and genetic mechanisms associated with histiocytic malignancies
dr. Benoit Hédan, Nantes
10:30-11:00coffee break
11:00-11:15Abstract on HS
11:15-11:30Abstract on HS
11:30-12:15Clinical management of canine systemic histiocytic sarcoma: past, present and what is up on the horizon?
dr. Jane Dobson, Cambridge
12:15-12:45Round table discussionall speakers
12:45-13:00Welcome ESVONC to Frankfurt! – what to see and what to do!
dr. Martin Kessler

14:15-15:15Abstract slot, short oral communications
15:10-15:40Coffee break

15:45-17:00Abstract slot, short oral communications
19:00-21:00Welcome reception on the river Main – see Frankfurt’s skyline by night

Main Program - Friday 24 May 2019  


Themed session: Inflammation and cancer

9:00-9:45Inflammation in cancer initiation and maintenance
prof. David Argyle, Edinburgh
9:45-10:30Inflammation in tumor progression and metastasis
prof. Florian Greten, Frankfurt
10:30-11:00Coffee break
11:00-11:30The role of Cyclooxygenase-2 in cancer stem cell survival and repopulation during anticancer therapy
dr. Lisa Pang, Edinburgh
11:30-12:00COX-2–independent anticarcinogenic effects of COX-Inhibitors
prof. Sabine Grösch, Frankfurt
12:00-12:30The use of COX-2 inhibitors in treating cancer: what’s the evidence?
prof. David Argyle, Edinburgh
12:30-13:00Panel discussion
13:00-14:15Poster session, and invited snack lunch in the industrial exhibition

14:15-15:30Abstract slot, short oral communications
15:30-16:00Coffee break
16:00-17:00ESVONC Annual General Meeting (ESVONC members)

19:30Gala Dinner in Gesellschaftshaus Palmengarten

Main program - Saturday 25 May 

8:00-9:00Guided tour through Hofheim Veterinary Hospital (one of the largest private veterinary hospitals in Europe)

Themed session: pathologist – clinician interaction

9:15-10:00Key note lecture by chair: How do you get what you need? Problems and pitfalls in the pathologist – clinician interaction
prof. Marije Risselada, Purdue
10:00-10:45Determining resection margins as a pathologist – clean but close or too close to be clean?
dr. Annika Herrmann, Bristol
10:45-11:15Coffee break 
11:15-12:00On the cutting edge: an surgical oncologist’s perspective on resection margins
prof. Marije Risselada, Purdue
12:00-12:30Mitotic index, Ki67 – preanalytic complications, analytic variations and clinical implications
Jérôme Abadie, Nantes
12:30-13:00Panel discussion: Reporting resection margins, histologic grades  and proliferation markers – implications for postop decision making 
all speakers

14:15-14:40Abstract slot, short oral communications
14:40-15:00Announcement: presentations for World Veterinary Cancer Conference 2020 Tokyo & ESVONC 20202 Syracusa

15:00-16:25Abstract slot, short oral communications
16:25-16:30Farewell ceremony