Scientific program

Preliminary Program

The exotics program will be announced as soon as possible

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See our speakers below.

Additionally confirmed speakers include: 

  • Mylene Auger
  • Nicola di Girolamo
  • Michael Kent

Anna Adrian

Anna Adrian, Dr. med. vet, MS, Dip. ACVR, MRCVS, graduated from Ludwig-Maximilian University, Munich, Germany in 2008. In 2008 she enrolled in a Doctoral thesis program at the University Leipzig, supervised by Prof. Dr. Walter Brehm and worked at the Equine Clinic in Luesche, Germany. In 2009 she started her Imaging Internship at Michigan State University, MI, USA supervised by Dr. Jen Kinns. In 2010 she did a rotating small animal Internship at the University of Saskatchewan, Western College of Saskatoon, SK, Canada. In 2011 she enrolled in a residency program in Diagnostic Imaging at Colorado State University, CO, USA...

Dominique Penninck

Dominique Penninck, DVM, PhD , Dipl. ACVR, DiplDECVDI ,graduated from the Veterinary school at the University of Liège (Belgium) in 1981.  She worked as a surgeon for 4 years at the University of Liège.  After a residency at University of Davis, California (1985-88), and a one-year lectureship in the same institution, she joined the radiology team at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University in 1989.  She is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Radiology, and the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging.  She received her clinical PhD from the University of Liège in 1998. She authored or co-authored...

Erik R Wisner

Erik R. Wisner, DVM, received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from UC Davis in 1983. Following 5 years in private practice, he returned to UC Davis and completed a radiology residency, becoming board certified in the American College of Veterinary Radiology in 1991. He held a joint faculty appointment with the UC Davis Schools of Veterinary Medicine and Medicine from 1992-1997. He served as head of radiology at the Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine from 1997 until 2000 at which time he returned to UC Davis. Dr. Wisner is currently a professor of diagnostic imaging and past Chair of...

Kaspar Matiasek

Kaspar Matiasek, DVM, DrMedVetHabil, FTA-PATH-NEUROPATH, AM-ECVN, is Professor of Clinical & Comparative Neuropathology at the LMU Munich. He heads one of the most active neuropathology laboratories across Europe. His special interests are brain biopsies, peripheral nerve and nerve root disorders, mitochondrial diseases, comparative neuro-oncology, developmental disorders and pathology of epilepsy. Kaspar is a member of the European Society & College of Veterinary Neurology and of the Munich Centre of Systemic Neurosciences – Brain & Mind. He furthermore heads the neuropathology chapter of the International Veterinary Epilepsy Task Force. Kaspar has been organiser and tutor of numerous workshops and seminars on...

Lara Matiasek

Lara Matiasek, Dr med vet, Dip ECVN, EBVS®-European Specialist in Veterinary Neurology, MRCVS graduated in 1999. She achieved her doctoral degree in peripheral nerve research and performed an Internship at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, LMU Munich. Dr Matiasek underwent a Neurology/ Neurosurgery Residency at the AHT, Newmarket, UK. She is ECVN diplomate since 2007 and worked as AHT Senior Neurologist/ Neurosurgeon for three years. Moving back to Munich, she was employed as Senior Neurologist, Veterinary Teaching Hospital (2011-2014) and Senior Neurologist/ Neurosurgeon, Tierklinik Haar (2014-2017). She served as ECVN examination committee member (2011-2015) and chair. Currently she works at the...

Pascaline Pey

Pascaline Pey DVM PhD DipECVDI, graduated in Veterinary Medicine at the École Nationale Vétérinaire d’Alfort – Paris. She worked in Belgium, at the University of Ghent, as a PhD student and ECVDI Resident; in Canada, at the University of Montréal – Saint-Hyacinthe in the position of Medical Imaging Clinical Instructor and in Paris – Maisons-Alfort where she held the position of Assistant Professor and Head of the Medical Imaging Department. Her training program, which combines the qualifications of PhD and Diploma at the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging (ECVDI), is characterized by a constant commitment to the study of...

Pieter Nelissen

Pieter Nelissen, DVM, Cert SAS, Dip ECVS, MRCVS, graduated at the University of Ghent in 2001. After an rotating Internship and a few years in private practice he started his surgery residency at Dick White Referrals in 2008. Pieter gained his diplomate status in 2012 and has since been working as a soft tissue surgeon. At present he is employed as the head of soft tissue surgery at Tierklinik Haar. He is the author of many publications and book chapters and has presented at multiple national and international conferences.

Silke Hecht

Silke Hecht, Dr. med. vet., DACVR, DECVDI Education 1998 Graduation (Veterinary Degree), Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU), Munich, Germany 2001 Doctorate (Dr. med. vet.), LMU, Munich, Germany 1998-2002 Internship and Clinical Instructor, Department of Surgery, LMU, Munich, Germany 2002-2005 Residency in Diagnostic Imaging, Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, North Grafton, Massachusetts, USA Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Radiology (ACVR) 2005 Diplomate, European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging (ECVDI) 2006 Employment 2005-present University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine, Knoxville, TN, USA Current position: Professor in Radiology Areas of interest: Magnetic resonance imaging, neuroimaging, oncologic imaging Scientific Contributions > 70 Peer reviewed publications,...

Swan Specchi

Swan Specchi, DVM, PhD, DÉS, Dipl. ACVR, graduated from Bologna University in 2008. In 2008 he enrolled in a PhD program at the Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Bologna University. In 2011 he successfully concluded his PhD program. In 2011 he enrolled in a residency program in Diagnostic Imaging at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Montreal University (Canada) supervised by Prof. Marc-André d’Anjou, Prof. Kate Alexander, Dr. Éric-Norman Carmel and Dr. Laurent Blond. In 2014 he achieved the diploma of the American College of Veterinary Radiology (ACVR). Since 2014 he has been working as staff radiologist for...