Congress Highlights


Congress Highlights

Find an overview of the virtual congress highlights and not to miss features!

Please note that all live sessions during the WSAVA/FECAVA Virtual Congress will take place according to Central European Time Zone (CET – UTC/GMT+1).

Current CET - UTC time:

Live Sessions

Live sessions will be live or pre-recorded, including a live Q&A session.
Access to all sessions, including the live Q&A sessions, will be available through the virtual congress platform.
Live sessions will be broadcasted according to the scheduled CET time and available on-demand (2-24 h) after the live broadcast.

All sessions will be available on-demand for three months after the end of the Congress.

Translated Streams

We speak your language! We are happy to announce that during the WSAVA/FECAVA Virtual Congress we will offer full steams with subtitled translations into Chinese, Spanish & Polish.

For more information about the Chinese translated sessions and streams, please click here.
A full overview of the sessions that will have Chinese translations can be found here.

For more information about the Spanish translated sessions and streams, please click here.
A full overview of the sessions that will have Spanish translations can be found here.

For more information about the Polish translated sessions, please click here.
A full overview of the sessions that will have Polish translations can be found here.

State of the Art Lectures

Federico Fracassi
Live - Endocrinology

With this lecture, participants will be able to learn about the main methods of monitoring diabetes mellitus. In particular, they will learn the strengths and weaknesses on the use of clinical signs alone, the measurement of serum fructosamines, glycosylated haemoglobin, the glycemic curve and methods of continuous glucose monitoring. Thanks to the video, they will also learn how to apply the main devices for continuous glucose monitoring.

Jan Suchodolski
Live - Gastroenterology / Microbiome

The lecture will discuss the importance of the microbiome in health and disease, with focus on microbial-derived bile acid metabolites. These are important regulators of the normal microbiota and have important signaling functions across multiple organs. Dysbiosis leads to changes in microbial bile acid metabolism. We will discuss the diagnosis of microbiome dysbiosis and therapeutic approaches in intestinal disease.

Elsa Beltran
Live - Neurology

This session will dive into vestibular syndrome and look into the necessity for clinical reasoning

Gerhard Wess
Live - Cardiology

Current and future perspectives for diagnosis and treatment of canine dilated cardiomyopathy. Dilated Cardiomyopathy is the most common cardiac disease in medium to large breed dogs. During the last few years, we made tremendous advances in diagnosing the disease earlier and better, including biomarkers as well as new echocardiographic methods. Many of these new diagnostic tools can be already now used in daily practice, others are under investigation and we will talk about the new and future diagnostic methods, as well as about new promising therapeutic options.

Andrew Mackin
Live - Feline Practice and Hematology

Attendees will be introduced to current areas of debate arising from recent consensus statements and systemic reviews regarding IMHA, including associative vs non-associative IMHA, proposed triggers versus confirmed triggers, diagnostic algorithms vs ``gold standard`` Coombs testing, and optimal immunosuppressive and anticoagulant therapy.

Beatriz Monteiro
Live - PSAVA Dentistry / Pain Management

Understand the impact of pain and negative emotions on feline welfare while taking in considering cats' natural behavior.

Luca Guardabassi
Live - Antimicrobials

The lecture will provide an overview of the currently available clinical guidelines for antibiotic use in companion animal veterinary practice. These documents are essential to rationalize antibiotic use and ultimately to meet the societal demand to improve and reduce the use of antibiotics in veterinary medicine.