WSAVA/FECAVA is going hybrid

WSAVA/FECAVA is going hybrid

Do you have questions? Please have a look at the most important information you should know about the new format of the Congress.

Official WSAVA/FECAVA Congress communication: the joint congress of the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) and the Federation of European Companion Animal Veterinary Associations (FECAVA) is going hybrid and will take place from 21-24 March 2021.

The WSAVA/FECAVA Congress Goes Hybrid to Increase Access to Learning

The World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) has announced that its WSAVA/FECAVA Congress now scheduled to take place in Warsaw, Poland from 21-24 March 2021, is to be a hybrid event. The Congress will go ahead for face-to-face delegates with the state-of-the-art scientific program also available online for those for whom travel restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic make getting to Poland difficult.

The WSAVA, which represents more than 200,000 companion animal veterinarians globally, is making this move in order to ensure that as many of its members as possible can benefit from the unique learning opportunity on offer.

Commenting, Ms Arpita Bhose, WSAVA Chief Executive, said: “The quality and breadth of our scientific programs sets our Congresses apart and, as usual, we are privileged to have many of the world’s leading veterinary experts joining us to speak in more than 50 streams.

“We have been working hard to create a hybrid model which will offer an engaging and exciting experience, both for those delegates who join us in Warsaw and those who attend online. In addition to watching lectures, our online delegates will also be able to review the successful poster submissions, browse the virtual exhibition and attend unique WSAVA sessions, including our Shaping the Future lecture.

“We believe offering a hybrid model is the best way to ensure that as many delegates as possible can benefit from our speakers’ experience and expertise and we’re looking forward to welcoming both our face to face and online delegates to the WSAVA/FECAVA Congress .”

The WSAVA represents more than 200,000 veterinarians worldwide through its 113 member associations and works to enhance standards of clinical care for companion animals.  Its core activities include the development of WSAVA Global Guidelines in key areas of veterinary practice, including pain management, nutrition and vaccination, together with lobbying on important issues affecting companion animal care worldwide.

With kind regards,


Please find below answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding the Congress postponement:

Is the event cancelled?

No. Due to the implications of the global COVID-19 outbreak, we have taken the decision to transform the WSAVA/FECAVA Congress to a hybrid meeting. You can join the Congress onsite in Warsaw, Poland on 21-24 March 2021 or attend it entirely online.

Will my registration still be valid?

Yes. Your existing Congress registration is valid.

Can I change my existing ''in-person'' registration to a virtual one?

Yes, if you are no longer able to attend the meeting in Warsaw and want to join us online, we can alter your registration. Please contact our registration specialist via

I am a presenter/speaker at the event, what should I do?

We will contact you directly regarding your participation in the program.

I am an exhibitor at the event, what should I do?

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If I wish to cancel my registration, will I receive a refund?

The cancellation policy is outlined on the registration page. Please click here.

If I booked my hotel with the event organizers, but now I would like to join the Congress virtually, what should I do?

Please check the cancellation policy of your booking.

For your non-refundable accommodation booked by Kenes Group, the hotels will be contacted to find an optimal solution.

If you have a refundable booking, you will be contacted.

If you have questions, please contact us through our website contact form by choosing “Hotel Accommodation” from the dropdown menu.

If I already booked my flight but want to attend the Congress virtually now, can I receive a refund for my flight?

Please check with your ticket provider.

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