The European Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society (EVECCS) promotes the development of veterinary emergency and critical care across Europe. In order to improve the accessibility of this specialty to colleagues, EVECCS has now developed an Annual Travel Grant for two of its members. Two travel grants will be offered annually: one for a veterinarian, and one for a nurse/technician.
Each winner of the travel grant will receive a sum of 1000€ to visit a European institution before the 1st of June 2019. The travel grant is dedicated to help cover expenses related to your visit (charged visit
fees, travel, accommodation…)

Young vets looking for an internship or a residency program, technicians or nurses interested to improve their skills, as well as experienced vets/technicians/nurses willing to improve their knowledge and/or acquire new techniques are warmly invited to apply.

Attached to this post, you will find a list of institutions and contact details of the local supervisors. Please carefully check the details for each institution, particularly the possible periods, durations, as well as required language skills. Please note that facilities may charge fees for the visit. Afterwards contact the local supervisor to make further inquiries and assess the feasibility of a visit. As soon as the applicant and local
supervisor have come to an agreement, the application form must be filled in and signed by both. Applications are open until the 1st of June 2018 and must be signed and submitted to travel committee at travel-grant@eveccs.org.

The travel grant committee will evaluate all applications, considering the candidate’s profile, curriculum vitae, interest in ECC and capacity to communicate in language spoken at the visiting institution. The winner of the grant will be announced at the next EVECC congress in Venice. The winner will be noticed prior to the congress via mail and will be promoted on the EVECCS website and social media after the congress. At the
end of the visit, we will ask for a short evaluation to both the applicant and the local supervisor. The applicant will write a short report of their visit, for potential use on the EVECCS website, newsletter and/or EVECCS booth at congress(es), to be received by the 1st of June 2018 at the latest.

Please download and complete the attached application forms.

Message from the ECVECC President: De-Facto application deadline

Dear members,

EVECCS and ECVECC would like to remind you that the possibility to apply to become an ECVECC Diplomate by both the De Facto or Interim Credentials and Examination route will expire on June 30 th 2019. The last opportunity to apply will be:

– For De-Facto process: September 15 th 2018
– For Interim Credential process: January 15 th 2019

In you are interested applying, please go to the ECVECC website for further information or please do not hesitate to contact me directly on president@ecvecc.org

Amanda Boag
ECVECC President

Royal Canin Young Vet Registration Now Open

As in previous years, graduate veterinarians and nurses who are 35 years or less on the first day of scientific sessions (Thursday 21st, June 2018) are invited to apply for sponsorship of the registration to attend the main congress scientific sessions. The number of places allocated for each country is strictly limited (3 persons per country of origin) and will be selected by Royal Canin. Therefore it is recommended to apply as soon as possible as the submission period starts on November 1th 2017 0:00 CET (GMT+1) and will be closed when the number of free registration is reached.
Applications made before or after this period will be dismissed.
Please note that submission of an application does not guarantee free congress registration. You will receive a confirmation/rejection whether you are entitled for the free Royal Canin registration before January 31st 2018.

Find more information about this on the EVECC Congress website.

scil EVECC Research Grant – NEWS

scil animal care company is pleased to announce the 2017 awardee: Congratulations to Dr. Yaron Bruchim from the Departments of Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care and Small Animal Internal Medicine, Koret School of Veterinary Medicine, Hebrew University Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel and his project “Serum histones as biomarkers of insult severity in dogs with septic peritonitis”.

EVECC Congress 2018 Venice – Call for presenters

The mission of EVECCS and ECVECC is to promote the advancement of knowledge and high standards of practice in veterinary emergency medicine and critical patient care. This is the main goal of the joint congress done every year in Europe.

The Scientific Committee is seeking proposals for presentation topics and ideas for our 17th EVECC congress in Venice, Italy, that will take place from 21 to 23th of June 2018. Veterinary and Technician Experts in Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care are invited to submit their proposed topics and course descriptions for lecture to Isabelle Goy-Thollot (chair of the scientific committee).

The focus of the 2018 EVECC congress will be on “Straight to the heart”: cardiovascular emergency, arrhythmias in ER, hemodynamic changes in critical patients, with a focus on septic shock, or sepsis. However, the program will cover a wide variety of topics with a wide variety of levels to satisfy the needs of veterinary and technician specialists, advanced clinicians and technicians, general practitioners, and support staff dedicated to or having a special interest in Emergency and Critical Care.

Key Dates:

March 30th , 2017: Final submission process for EVECC 2018
July 31st , 2017: Invitations to present at EVECC sent to speakers

All submissions will be considered equally with the aim of creating a balanced programme. If your proposal is included, you will be notified by July 31st 2017. If you have not heard from us by this date then your proposal will not have been included for 2018, but please rest assured it will remain on our database for future years.

Isabelle Goy-Thollot
Stefano Cortellini
EVECC Scientific Committee Chair

download EVECC_2018_guidelines.pdf

scil EVECC Research Grant – NEWS

scil animal care company is pleased to announce the 2016 awardee:
Congratulations to Elodie Darnis from the University of Liège, Belgium, and her project “Cardiac FAST”.

The goal of this research project is the development of a standardized and objective method for assessment of caudal vena cava diameter and collapsibility. Once a standardized technique and reference intervals independent of body size have been established, this technique could be evaluated in a clinical setting to adequately monitor intravascular volume status and the need for fluid resuscitation.

Announcement Research Grant

The European Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Society (EVECCS) is pleased to announce that scil animal care company has partnered with us, and is funding a post graduate research grant.  The first grant was awarded in 2014. The awarded researcher will travel to Lyon to present initial results. For 2015 a second grant up to 5000 Euro will be awarded that will fund research that centres on emergency and critical care. In addition, the successful researcher will even receive a travel grant for EVECCS 2015 (to present the research project proposal) and EVECCS 2016 to present initial results. For more information visit this link.