Start packing – the next Vet Meet Summer Camp and VIRIES meeting is going to be in France! From June 27th to July 1st, 5 days of conference awaits you for an in-depth overview on small animal oncology featuring radiologists, surgeons, neurologists, medics and pathologists from around the globe. This is your chance to LEARN, DISCOVER and have FUN together with your fellows and even your family! Besides an outstanding scientific program, we will guide your through the streets of Avignon, the lavender fields and will discover the heart of the Provence together. Oh, la la!

The conference takes place in the medieval Palais des Papes in Avignon’s old town. Sections divided per program and room include neuroncology, US and CT of oncologic cases and interventional radiology. Tailored passes and fees for the single sections are there and discounted fees for Residents, Interns and Students are available. The program will be submitted to the AAVSB for RACE Certification.

This is a hybrid conference and even if we hope to raise our glasses of rosé for an aperitif with you in Avignon, you still have the chance to attend the lectures from home via remote. Cicadas singing and lavender scent are not included in the online version.

What are you waiting for?

How can I attend?

You have three different options.

Hybrid Event

Did you miss a lecture at the live conference, or are there two exciting lectures scheduled for the same time slot?
No Problem!
We have a film team streaming and recording every Live Session, and those will be accessible for another six months after the event in Avignon.

This Attendance Options contains:
– One complementary Summer Camp/VIRIES Annual Meeting Registration (excluded are hotel and travel costs)
– Free attendence to the Monday and Thursday Social Program including the Wednesday Gala Dinner.
– Daily Lunch and Snacks included.
– One virtual Summer Camp/VIRIES Annual Meeting Registration.

Price Range 1300€-1500€

Live Conference

Are you as eager to travel and meet colleagues and friends as we are?
Perfect!
Participating at our Live Conference, allows you to combine vacation with education.

This Attendance Option contains:
– One complementary Summer Camp/VIRIES Annual Meeting Registration (excluded are hotel and travel costs)
– Free attendence to the Monday and Thursday Social Program including the Wednesday Gala Dinner.
– Daily Lunch and Snacks included.

Price Range 1200€-1400€

Virtual Conference

You don’t have the possibility to travel?
Due to the still ongoing pandemic situation we wanted to offer a virtual participation.

This Attendance Option contains:
– One virtual Summer Camp/VIRIES Annual Meeting Registration.
> Join every live session, or stream afterwards
> 6 Months Access to all lectures (Every Live Session is recorded)

Price Range 450-550€

Our Preliminary Scientific Program

Monday, 27.06.2022
9:00 AM
9:00 AM – 10:00 am Room red
CT and US of GIST, carcinoma and round cell tumor in dogs

CT and ultrasound (US) modalities are presented in the context of gastrointestinal carcinoma, carcinoid and round cell tumors, and the key features of these tumors are compared using clinical cases to best illustrate them in these 2 modalities.

Dominique Penninck

DVM, PhD, DACVR, DECVDI

Swan Specchi

DVM, PhD, DiplACVR
Vet Meet pass
CT pass
Entire conference
Viries pass
Neuro imaging
9:00 AM – 9:30 am Room yellow
IR Basics – Tracheal Stents

Dana Clarke

Vet Meet pass
CT pass
Entire conference
Viries pass
Neuro imaging
9:00 AM – 9:30 am Room blue
WHO Classfication of intracranial tumours in veterinary medicine

Kaspar Matiasek

DVM, DrMedVetHabil, FTA-PATH-NEUROPATH, AM-ECVN,
Vet Meet pass
CT pass
Entire conference
Viries pass
Neuro imaging
9:30 AM
9:30 AM – 10:00 am Room yellow
IR Basics – IHPSS

Carrie Palm

Vet Meet pass
CT pass
Entire conference
Viries pass
Neuro imaging
9:30 AM – 10:30 am Room blue
A neurologist’s diagnostic approach to intracranial neoplasias in dogs and cats Part I: From clinics to imaging

Nicolas Granger

DVM PhD DECVN FHEA MRCVS
Vet Meet pass
CT pass
Entire conference
Viries pass
Neuro imaging
10:00 AM
10:00 AM – 10:30 am Room yellow
IR Basics – Ectopic Ureters
Vet Meet pass
CT pass
Entire conference
Viries pass
Neuro imaging
10:30 AM
10:30 AM – 11:00 am Room red
CT and US of GI spindle cell tumors in dogs (GIST and smooth muscle) part I

 CT and US modalities are discussed in clinical scenarios of gastrointestinal Spindle cell tumors, and the key features of GI stromal tumors and smooth muscle tumors are covered and compared using clinical cases to best illustrate them.

Dominique Penninck

DVM, PhD, DACVR, DECVDI

Swan Specchi

DVM, PhD, DiplACVR
Vet Meet pass
CT pass
Entire conference
Viries pass
Neuro imaging
11:00 AM
11:00 AM – 11:30 am Room red
CT and US of GI spindle cell tumors in dogs (GIST and smooth muscle) part II

 CT and US modalities are discussed in clinical scenarios of gastrointestinal Spindle cell tumors, and the key features of GI stromal tumors and smooth muscle tumors are covered and compared using clinical cases to best illustrate them.

Dominique Penninck

DVM, PhD, DACVR, DECVDI

Swan Specchi

DVM, PhD, DiplACVR
Vet Meet pass
CT pass
Entire conference
Viries pass
Neuro imaging
11:00 AM – 11:30 am Room yellow
IR Basics – Nasopharyngeal Stenosis

Participants will understand the anatomy of the nasopharynx and diagnosis of nasopharyngeal stenosis. Participants will understand the basic equipment and approach to treatment of nasopharyngeal stenosis.

Alex Gallagher

DVM, MS, DACVIM (SAIM); Clinical Associate Professor
Vet Meet pass
CT pass
Entire conference
Viries pass
Neuro imaging
11:00 AM – 11:30 am Room blue
A neurologist’s diagnostic approach to intracranial neoplasias in dogs and cats Part II: biopsy techniques

Nicolas Granger

DVM PhD DECVN FHEA MRCVS
Vet Meet pass
CT pass
Entire conference
Viries pass
Neuro imaging
11:30 AM
11:30 AM – 12:30 am Room red
CT and US of GI tumors in cats

 CT and US modalities are discussed in clinical cases of GI round cell tumors and carcinomas that are the most commonly represented GI tumors in cats.  Their imaging features are presented.

Dominique Penninck

DVM, PhD, DACVR, DECVDI

Swan Specchi

DVM, PhD, DiplACVR
Vet Meet pass
CT pass
Entire conference
Viries pass
Neuro imaging
11:30 AM – 12:30 am Room yellow
Building an IR Program – Academia vs. Private Practice

Participants will understand how to start and build an IR program in their practice. Differences between academic and private practice hospitals will be discussed.

Marilyn Dunn

DVM, MVSx, Dipl.ACVIM, Fellow IR &IE

Alex Gallagher

DVM, MS, DACVIM (SAIM); Clinical Associate Professor

Dana Clarke

Vet Meet pass
CT pass
Entire conference
Viries pass
Neuro imaging
11:30 AM – 12:30 am Room blue
Extra-axial tumours – spotlight on meningioma

Kaspar Matiasek

DVM, DrMedVetHabil, FTA-PATH-NEUROPATH, AM-ECVN,

Ines Carrera

DVM MVM PhD DipECVDI MRCVS
Vet Meet pass
CT pass
Entire conference
Viries pass
Neuro imaging
1:30 PM
1:30 PM – 12:30 am Room red
CT and US of pseudo tumors in dogs and cats

CT and US modalities are presented in lesions that mimic tumors in both dogs and cats.  Non-neoplastic lesions characterized by wall thickening with alteration or lost of layering include: granulomas, polyps/adenomas, hematoma/seroma, wall edema, and feline eosinophilic sclerosing fibroplasia.  Imaging features of these lesions will be discussed.

Dominique Penninck

DVM, PhD, DACVR, DECVDI

Swan Specchi

DVM, PhD, DiplACVR
Vet Meet pass
CT pass
Entire conference
Viries pass
Neuro imaging
1:30 PM – 2:00 pm Room yellow
IR Basics – SUBs

Marilyn Dunn

DVM, MVSx, Dipl.ACVIM, Fellow IR &IE
Vet Meet pass
CT pass
Entire conference
Viries pass
Neuro imaging
1:30 PM – 2:00 pm Room blue
Intraventricular tumours – spotlight on choroid plexus tumors and ependymoma

Kaspar Matiasek

DVM, DrMedVetHabil, FTA-PATH-NEUROPATH, AM-ECVN,

Ines Carrera

DVM MVM PhD DipECVDI MRCVS
Vet Meet pass
CT pass
Entire conference
Viries pass
Neuro imaging
2:00 PM
2:00 PM – 2:30 pm Room yellow
IR Basics – IA Tx of Liver Tumors
Vet Meet pass
CT pass
Entire conference
Viries pass
Neuro imaging
2:00 PM – 3:00 pm Room blue
Intraaxial tumours – spotlight on gliomas

Kaspar Matiasek

DVM, DrMedVetHabil, FTA-PATH-NEUROPATH, AM-ECVN,

Ines Carrera

DVM MVM PhD DipECVDI MRCVS
Vet Meet pass
CT pass
Entire conference
Viries pass
Neuro imaging
2:30 PM
2:30 PM – 3:00 pm Room red
CT and US re-cap of GI masses

Recapitulative tables and statements covering the CT and US features of GI masses in dogs and cats are presented. Features and clinical information that lead to prioritizing a pertinent differential diagnosis, and guide the sampling procedure are discussed.

Dominique Penninck

DVM, PhD, DACVR, DECVDI

Swan Specchi

DVM, PhD, DiplACVR
Vet Meet pass
CT pass
Entire conference
Viries pass
Neuro imaging
2:30 PM – 3:00 pm Room yellow
IR Basics – Cardiac Interventions
Vet Meet pass
CT pass
Entire conference
Viries pass
Neuro imaging
Tuesday, 28.06.2022
9:00 AM
9:00 AM – 10:00 am Room red
Prostate Imaging

Prostate imaging: this lecture will provide an overview of imaging features in patients with prostatic neoplasia

Wil Mai

DVM, MS, PhD, Dipl ECVDI, Dipl ACVR
Vet Meet pass
CT pass
Entire conference
Viries pass
Neuro imaging
Vet Meet pass
CT pass
Entire conference
Viries pass
Neuro imaging
10:00 AM
10:00 AM – 10:30 am
Multiple personality disorder – CNS lymphoma

Kaspar Matiasek

DVM, DrMedVetHabil, FTA-PATH-NEUROPATH, AM-ECVN,

Ines Carrera

DVM MVM PhD DipECVDI MRCVS
Vet Meet pass
CT pass
Entire conference
Viries pass
Neuro imaging
11:00 AM
11:00 AM – 12:00 pm Room red
Introduction to Percutaneous Transvenous Coil Embolization of Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunts

William Culp

VMD, DACVS
Vet Meet pass
CT pass
Entire conference
Viries pass
Neuro imaging
11:00 AM – 12:00 pm Room blue
Hypophysectomy

Nicolas Granger

DVM PhD DECVN FHEA MRCVS
Vet Meet pass
CT pass
Entire conference
Viries pass
Neuro imaging
12:00 PM
12:00 PM – 12:30 pm Room red
Use of Interventional Radiology Techniques for the Treatment of Urinary Tract Neoplasia

William Culp

VMD, DACVS
Vet Meet pass
CT pass
Entire conference
Viries pass
Neuro imaging
12:00 PM – 12:30 pm Room blue
General treatement options for brain tumors in dogs and cats and the role of MRI in treatment follow up

Nicolas Granger

DVM PhD DECVN FHEA MRCVS
Vet Meet pass
CT pass
Entire conference
Viries pass
Neuro imaging
2:00 PM
2:00 PM – 3:30 pm Room red
Prostatic Carcinoma and TCC Carcinoma Treatment – from a medical and surgical

Hervé Brissot

DEDV, MRCVS, DECVS

Elsa Edery

DEDV CEAV IntMed MSc (ClinOnc) DipECVIM-CA MRCVS
Vet Meet pass
CT pass
Entire conference
Viries pass
Neuro imaging
Vet Meet pass
CT pass
Entire conference
Viries pass
Neuro imaging
3:00 PM
3:00 PM – 3:30 pm Room blue
A neurologist’s approach to spinal tumours in dogs and cats

Nicolas Granger

DVM PhD DECVN FHEA MRCVS
Vet Meet pass
CT pass
Entire conference
Viries pass
Neuro imaging
6:00 PM
6:00 PM – 8:00 pm Room blue
ACVR/ECVDI RESIDENTS SECTION KCC
Vet Meet pass
CT pass
Entire conference
Viries pass
Neuro imaging
10:00 PM
10:00 PM – 10:30 pm Room red
TCC Imaging

TCC imaging: this lecture will provide an overview of imaging features in patients with bladder transitional cell carcinoma

Wil Mai

DVM, MS, PhD, Dipl ECVDI, Dipl ACVR
Vet Meet pass
CT pass
Entire conference
Viries pass
Neuro imaging
Wednesday, 29.06.2022
9:00 AM
9:00 AM – 10:00 am Room red
Neoplasia of the adrenal glands part I: key informations for treatement and prognosis

Participants are expected to understand the anatomy of the adrenal glands and adjacent vessels and organs, to recognize, diagnose and know which type of tumors are more likely to invade adrenal glands, the difficulties and challenges of the adrenalectomy, the key information for the surgical planning and prognosis.

Pascaline Pey

DVM, PhD, DipECVDI
Vet Meet pass
CT pass
Entire conference
Viries pass
Neuro imaging
9:00 AM – 10:00 am Room yellow
SUB Complications & How to Deal

Allyson Berent

BS, DVM, DACVIM
Vet Meet pass
CT pass
Entire conference
Viries pass
Neuro imaging
10:00 AM
10:00 AM – 10:30 am Room red
US and CT for neoplasia of the adrenal glands part II: the perfect interaction between imaging and surgery

Participants are expected to understand and know the US and CT technique to image the adrenal glands and adrenal tumors, in particular to detect vascular invasion, to diagnose which type of tumors invade adrenal glands, which vessels are invaded, which tissues is adherent, the key information to provide in the US or CT report for the surgical planning and prognosis.

Pascaline Pey

DVM, PhD, DipECVDI
Vet Meet pass
CT pass
Entire conference
Viries pass
Neuro imaging
10:00 AM – 10:30 am Room yellow
Urinary Abstracts (2)
Vet Meet pass
CT pass
Entire conference
Viries pass
Neuro imaging
11:00 AM
11:00 AM – 12:00 pm Room blue
Conventional (fractionated ) radiation therapy for brain tumours

Participants will review what is currently known about irradiation of canine brain tumors using fractionated radiotherapy. This will include the imaging needed, different irradiation techniques and fractionation schedules for the treatment of both gross disease and post-operative tumors. Outcomes including clinical responses and survival will also be discussed.

Michael Kent

DVM, DACVIM (Oncology), DACVR (Radiation Oncology), ECVDI (RO – add on) Professor, Radiation Oncology, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine Director, Center for Companion Animal Health Co-program leader – comparative oncology program UC Davis NCI Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center
Vet Meet pass
CT pass
Entire conference
Viries pass
Neuro imaging
11:00 AM – 12:30 am Room red
US and CT for neoplasia of the adrenal glands part III: the perfect interaction between imaging and surgery

Participants are expected to understand and know the US and CT technique to image the adrenal glands and adrenal tumors, to detect vascular invasion, to diagnose which type of tumors invade adrenal glands, which vessels are invaded, which tissues is adherent, the key information to provide in the US or CT report for the surgical planning and prognosis.

Pascaline Pey

DVM, PhD, DipECVDI
Vet Meet pass
CT pass
Entire conference
Viries pass
Neuro imaging
11:00 AM – 12:00 am Room yellow
Complicated UTIs in the IR Patient – Ectopics, SUBs, TCC

Carrie Palm

Vet Meet pass
CT pass
Entire conference
Viries pass
Neuro imaging
12:00 PM
12:00 PM – 12:30 pm Room yellow
Urinary Abstracts (2)
Vet Meet pass
CT pass
Entire conference
Viries pass
Neuro imaging
12:00 PM – 12:30 pm Room blue
Radiation therapy of spinal tumours

Participants will review different types of spinal tumors seen, both bone and soft tissue. Will also cover special considerations for spinal tumors such as dose fractionation and risk of side effects. Outcomes will also be discussed.

Michael Kent

DVM, DACVIM (Oncology), DACVR (Radiation Oncology), ECVDI (RO – add on) Professor, Radiation Oncology, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine Director, Center for Companion Animal Health Co-program leader – comparative oncology program UC Davis NCI Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center
Vet Meet pass
CT pass
Entire conference
Viries pass
Neuro imaging
2:00 PM
2:00 PM – 3:00 pm Room red
US and CT of other retroperitoneal masses mimiking adrenal gland neoplasia

Sometimes, a retroperitoneal mass or lesion because of its location or because of its large size, may mimic an adrenal gland neoplasia. Sometimes, a retroperitoneal mass or lesion, which is not in the anatomic region of the adrenal gland, may originate from ectopic adrenal tissue or extra-adrenal ganglia. Participants are expected to know and understand the retroperitoneum anatomy and the reasoning in the diagnosis of extra-adrenal masses, originating or not from ectopic adrenal tissue or ganglia.

Pascaline Pey

DVM, PhD, DipECVDI
Vet Meet pass
CT pass
Entire conference
Viries pass
Neuro imaging
Vet Meet pass
CT pass
Entire conference
Viries pass
Neuro imaging
3:00 PM
3:00 PM – 3:30 pm Room yellow
Urinary Abstracts (2)
Vet Meet pass
CT pass
Entire conference
Viries pass
Neuro imaging
3:00 PM – 3:30 pm Room blue
Radiation therapy of peripheral nerve sheet tumours

Participants will review the main types of peripheral nerve sheath tumors in dogs including presenting signs and evaluating the patient for radiation therapy. Particular emphasis will be placed on trigeminal nerve and spinal forms of this disease. Outcomes post radiation therapy will also be discussed.

Michael Kent

DVM, DACVIM (Oncology), DACVR (Radiation Oncology), ECVDI (RO – add on) Professor, Radiation Oncology, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine Director, Center for Companion Animal Health Co-program leader – comparative oncology program UC Davis NCI Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center
Vet Meet pass
CT pass
Entire conference
Viries pass
Neuro imaging
4:00 PM
4:00 PM – 5:00 pm Room yellow
ALL OTHER URINARY ROUND TABLE
Vet Meet pass
CT pass
Entire conference
Viries pass
Neuro imaging
5:00 PM
5:00 PM – 6:30 pm Room blue
ACVR/ECVDI RESIDENTS SECTION KCC
Vet Meet pass
CT pass
Entire conference
Viries pass
Neuro imaging
Thursday, 30.06.2022
9:00 AM
9:00 AM – 10:30 am Room yellow
Heptobiliary Neoplasia Interventions

This lecture will cover a variety of interventional treatments options for complex, non-surgical hepatobiliary cancers.  Treatments such as transarterial chemoembolization (both conventional and drug-eluting bead), bland embolization, transarterial ethanol ablation, hepatic dearterialization, vascular stenting, and biliary interventional procedures will be presented with a focus on case selection, treatment theory and data, technical aspects, and  expected outcomes and complications.

Chick Weisse

VMD, DACVS,
Vet Meet pass
CT pass
Entire conference
Viries pass
Neuro imaging
9:00 AM – 10:00 am Room red
Pros and cos of CT and US in the evaliation of pancreatic neoplasia

Pros and cons of CT and US in the evaluation of pancreatic neoplasia: The comparative benefits and limitations of CT and Ultrasound for the diagnosis of pancreatic neoplasia in dogs and cats will be reviewed.

Wil Mai

DVM, MS, PhD, Dipl ECVDI, Dipl ACVR
Vet Meet pass
CT pass
Entire conference
Viries pass
Neuro imaging
9:00 AM – 10:00 am Room blue
Radioimmunotherapy

Participants will review the current state and future applications of using immunotherapies combined with radiation therapy to improve patient outcomes. This will include a review of the abscopal effect and in determining which patients are most likely to respond. Will cover recent clinical trials in this area.

Michael Kent

DVM, DACVIM (Oncology), DACVR (Radiation Oncology), ECVDI (RO – add on) Professor, Radiation Oncology, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine Director, Center for Companion Animal Health Co-program leader – comparative oncology program UC Davis NCI Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center
Vet Meet pass
CT pass
Entire conference
Viries pass
Neuro imaging
9:45 AM
9:45 AM – 10:30 am Room yellow
Cardiac Interventions
Vet Meet pass
CT pass
Entire conference
Viries pass
Neuro imaging
10:00 AM
10:00 AM – 10:30 am Room red
US, CEUS, CT and MRI of insulinoma

Swan Specchi

DVM, PhD, DiplACVR
Vet Meet pass
CT pass
Entire conference
Viries pass
Neuro imaging
10:00 AM – 10:30 am Room blue
Chemotherapy in canine brain tumours – is there a rational behind it? an oncologist’s perception

Participants will review what is known and what is not known about using chemotherapy to treat canine brain tumors. This will include chemotherapy alone or as a combination therapy with other modalities. Outcomes will be discussed.

Michael Kent

DVM, DACVIM (Oncology), DACVR (Radiation Oncology), ECVDI (RO – add on) Professor, Radiation Oncology, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine Director, Center for Companion Animal Health Co-program leader – comparative oncology program UC Davis NCI Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center
Vet Meet pass
CT pass
Entire conference
Viries pass
Neuro imaging
11:00 AM
11:00 AM – 12:30 pm Room blue
Cytology and Bedsite diagnosis in canine and feline brain tumours

Kaspar Matiasek

DVM, DrMedVetHabil, FTA-PATH-NEUROPATH, AM-ECVN,
Vet Meet pass
CT pass
Entire conference
Viries pass
Neuro imaging
11:00 AM – 12:00 am Room red
Pancreatic carcinoma: US and CT key imaging features

Pancreatic carcinoma: US and CT key imaging features: Key imaging features of pancreatic carcinoma at ultrasound and CT will be reviewed and illustrated.

Wil Mai

DVM, MS, PhD, Dipl ECVDI, Dipl ACVR
Vet Meet pass
CT pass
Entire conference
Viries pass
Neuro imaging
12:00 PM
12:00 PM – 12:30 pm Room yellow
Abstracts (3)
Vet Meet pass
CT pass
Entire conference
Viries pass
Neuro imaging
12:00 PM – 12:30 pm Room red
Other pancreatic nodules and masses

Anna Adrian

Anna Adrian, Dr. med. vet, MS, Dip. ACVR, MRCVS
Vet Meet pass
CT pass
Entire conference
Viries pass
Neuro imaging
Friday, 01.07.2022
9:00 AM
9:00 AM – 10:00 am Room blue
Liver Tumor Embo in Humans

Primary and secondary liver tumor, bland embolization, trans-arterial chemoembolization, drug-eluting beads, radioembolization, portal vein embolization
Participants are
– to understand the main indications of embolotherapies and intra-arterial treatments of liver tumors in humans
– to be able to discuss embolotherapies in non-oncological contexts (e.g., trauma, pain management, ischemic preconditioning)
– to review safety and toxicity profile of embo in humans

Maxime Ronot

MD, PhD
Vet Meet pass
CT pass
Entire conference
Viries pass
Neuro imaging
10:00 AM
10:00 AM – 10:30 am Room blue
Other Uses of Embolization

Trauma & bleeding, pain management & analgesia, gastric embolization

Participants are
– to understand the main indications of embolotherapies and intra-arterial treatments of liver tumors in humans
– to be able to discuss embolotherapies in non-oncological contexts (e.g., trauma, pain management, ischemic preconditioning)
– to review safety and toxicity profile of embo in humans

Maxime Ronot

MD, PhD
Vet Meet pass
CT pass
Entire conference
Viries pass
Neuro imaging
11:00 AM
11:00 AM – 12:30 pm Room blue
GI embolization in Humans

Maxime Ronot

MD, PhD
Vet Meet pass
CT pass
Entire conference
Viries pass
Neuro imaging
2:00 PM
2:00 PM – 3:00 pm Room blue
BRING YOUR OWN ONCOLOGICAL CASE – PART I
Vet Meet pass
CT pass
Entire conference
Viries pass
Neuro imaging
3:00 PM
3:00 PM – 4:00 pm Room blue
BRING YOUR OWN ONCOLOGICAL CASE – PART II
Vet Meet pass
CT pass
Entire conference
Viries pass
Neuro imaging
3:00 PM – 4:00 pm Room yellow
VIRIES BUSINESS MEETING
Vet Meet pass
CT pass
Entire conference
Viries pass
Neuro imaging
4:00 PM
4:00 PM – 6:00 pm Room blue
ACVR/ECVDI RESIDENTS SECTION KCC
Vet Meet pass
CT pass
Entire conference
Viries pass
Neuro imaging

Our Location

The Venue

Avignon is the capital city of Vaucluse, a department in south-eastern France in the region of Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur.

The conference will take place at the Congrès Centre Avignon, which is inside the Pope’s Palace.
The Pope’s palace is one of the largest and most important medieval Gothic buildings in Europe.
Once a fortress and palace, the papal residence was the seat of Western Christianity during the 14th century.

Lecture Rooms

The conference allows us to sneek into rooms that are not shown during official tourist tours.
We will be able to make use of 3 of the well-apointed but still ancient conferece rooms inside the Palace.

Cellier Benoît XII
Chambre du Trésorier
Espace Jeanne Laurent

Exhibition Area

The exhibition area will be located in the Paneterie.
Built in 1337-1338, this floor of the Conclave wing has now been restored.
We will also meet here for our coffee breaks.

How to get there?

No matter where you arrive in Europe, it’s the easiest way to book a connecting flight to :

– Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG)
– Marseille Provence (MRS)
– Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport (LYS) or
– Nice Côte d’Azur Airport (NCE)

To journey on from the aiports to Avignon there are several options:
Bus, Train or car.
Given below we noted the easiest ways to reach Avignon from the listed airports.

Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport

BY TRAIN



How do I get from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Avignon?



You can expect the journey from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to Avignon TGV by train to take around 3 hours 24 minutes. If you want to get there as quickly as possible, it can take as little as 2 hours 37 minutes on the fastest services.





Is there a direct train between Paris and Avignon?



Yes, there is a direct train departing from Paris Charles de Gaulle and arriving at Avignon TGV. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day.

Book train tickets!

Marseille Provence Airport

BY TRAIN



If you arrive at Marseille Provence (MRS) Airport it’s also the easiest and fastest way to book a TGV Train Ticket. It takes only about 1:40 h to the Station Gare d´Avignon Center.


BY CAR



You can also rent a car at the Marseille Provence (MRS) Airport and drive to Avignon.



Driving time: 1hour, 28 minutes

Nonstop drive: 53 miles or 85 km

Book train tickets!

Lyon – Saint Exupéry Airport

BY TRAIN



If you arrive at Lyon – Saint Exupéry Airport it’s also the easiest and fastest way to book a TGV Train Ticket. The fastest connection takes only about 1:38 h but please notice that this train departs from Lyon – Saint Exupéry (TGV), about 1 km from Lyon Saint Exupery Airport (LYS) which you can easily arrive with a Taxi.

BY CAR

You can also rent a car at Lyon – Saint Exupéry Airport and drive to Avignon.

Driving time: 2 hours, 32 minutes

Nonstop drive: 150 miles or 242 km

Book train tickets!

Nice Côte d’Azur Airport

BY BUS

If you arrive at Nice Côte d’Azur Airport (NCE) you can get to Avignon by Bus. It will take about 4h and cost around 20 €.

BY CAR

Or you can rent a car at the Nice Côte d’Azur Airport (NCE) and drive to Avignon.

Driving time: 2hours and 48 min

Nonstop drive: 160 miles or 256 km

Book bus tickets!

How do I get from Gare d`Avignon to the Palais des Papes?


If you arrive at the Gare d´Avignon Centre Train Station a cab drive will take about 10 minutes to the Palais des Papes.

Alternatively, you can easily walk to the Palais des Papes.
It’s a beautiful 14 minute (1 km/ 0,62 miles) walk to Avignons historical town centre.

-Walk to the East 20m

-Take a left turn towards Prte de la Republique 70m

-Continue to Prte de la Republique 30m

-Continue to Cr Jean Jaures 250m

-Continue to Rue de la Republique 500m

-Take a right turn to Rue Moliere 20m

-Continue to Pl. de l´Horloge/Rue Jean Vilar 50m

-Take a left turn to Mnt Jean XXIII 60m

-Pl. du Palais

Where can I sleep?

Unfortunately, this year we can’t provide any accomodation for our participants.

But there are plenty of hotels close to the Palais des Papes.
If you choose a hotel in the historical centre of Avignon your are within a walking distance to the Palais des Papes (our Conference centre)

For further information check for example:

www.booking.com
www.tripadvisor.com
www.hand-picked-hotels.com

Please find below a few suggestions for suitable accomodations.

Hotel de l`Horloge
1 Rue Felicien David, Place de l`Horloge, 84000 Avignon

Tel: +33 855 797-6733

Check the hotel website!

300 m to the Palais des Papes

Hotel Le Bristol
44 Cours Jean Jaures, 84000 Avignon.
300m to the Train Station Avignon Center

Tel: +33 4 90 16 48 48


Check the hotel website!

800 m to the Palais des Papes

Avignon Grand Hotel
34, bd Saint-Roch, 84000 Avignon.
150 m to the Train Station Avignon Center

Tel: +33 4 90 80 98 09

Check the hotel website!

950 m to the Palais des Papes

The Social Program

Monday City Tour

Join us on our 2 hour walking tour through the streets of Avignon, so that you can understand it’s gist:
The iconic monuments and the main history  outlines – In one word, the personality of Avignon.

With our local Tour guide we will explore the must-see sights of the city :
the Horloge square, the gardens of the Cathedral, with an incredible view over the St Benezet bridge, or the
Popes’ Palace square, for example, but also less known locations.

Gala Dinner

Our Gala Dinner will lead us to a 16th century building combining history and modernity.

The Convent “Cloître Saint Louis” is located in the heart of Avignon.
After the gala dinner, we are going to P A R T Y so make sure to bring your dancing shoes!!!

Thursay Option 1

Enjoy a half day tour to Collias and embark on a canoe tour for 2-3 hours on the “Gardon River”, until the famous Pont du Gard.
This is a beginners Tour, but you should feel safe in the water and should be able to swim. Also you should be prepared to do some  light physical exercise.
We will go for about 2 hours and will discover multiple beaches besides the river.
Finally, the majestic Pont du Gard will rise up in front of you.
You will certainly be captivated by the beauty and the scale of the monument. Once passed below, there will be another 30 minutes of navigation until we reach the landing stage.

Thursday Option 2

Our “Lavender Tour” will lead us on picturesque roads through olive groves, vineyards and fields to see some of the most beautiful villages in Luberon.
We will visit the Lavender Museum to discover the flower symbol of the Provence.
There will be a demonstration of distillation during the Harvest season.
After that, we will continue towards Gordes, a hilltop village in Luberon, which ranks amongst the most beautiful villages in France, completely made with dry stones.
Finally we will enjoy a photo stop at Sensanque Abbey to take pictures in the blooming lavender fields.

Our Sponsors

Main Sponsor

Antech Imaging Services

Silver Sponsor

Idexx Telemedicine Cosultants

Bronze Sponsor

Norfolk Vet Products

Vet CT

Speaker Sponsorship – Allyson Berent

Convergent Laser

Our Sponsor Options

What is included?

1. Title sponsor of the Gala Dinner.
2. Booth space at the conference centre
3. Two complimentary Summer Camp/VIRIES Annual Meeting registrations for persons of their choice (excl. hotel and travel costs)
4. Two virtual Summer Camp/VIRIES Annual Meeting registrations for persons of their choice.
5. Lunch incldued for two additional people
6. Free attendence to the Social Program including the Gala Dinner for 2 people.
7. Leaflets at the Registration desk.
8. Rotating sponsor logos by level on the home page of the Web app and bottom area of the Agenda in the Mobile app as well as a banner added to the Web and Mobile App.
9. Company’s logo included on all Conference related advertising
10. Company’s video (1-3 minutes) displayed at the beginning of the live sessions
11. Company’s logo at the beginning of every live session (First in a row)
12. Web and Mobile App Sponsor tab featuring all sponsors, each with a dedicated page that includes:
• Highlight company, products, and services through an uploaded video
• Live Virtual Showcase with a live stream connection (optional)
• Upload handouts and additional links
• Company logo, description, and representative contact information
• Chat with our virtual attendees during dedicated exhibitor hours.

Maximum one company can purchase the main sponsorship.
This Sponsorship is already assigned.

Check the website of Our Main Sponsor

Assigned to Antech Imaging Services

What is included?

1. Title sponsor of the Thursday Social Program
2. Booth space at the conference centre
3. One complimentary Summer Camp/VIRIES Annual Meeting registration for a person of their choice (excl. hotel and travel costs)
4. One virtual Summer Camp/VIRIES Annual Meeting registration for a person of their choice.
5. Free attendence to the Social Program including the Gala Dinner for 1 person.
6. Lunch included for one additional person.
7. Rotating sponsor logos by level on the home page of the Web app and bottom area of the Agenda in the Mobile app as well as a banner added to the Web and Mobile App.
8. Company’s logo included on all Conference related advertising.
9. Company’s video (1 minute) displayed at the beginning of the live sessions
10. Company’s logo at the beginning of every live session (second in a row)
11. Web and Mobile App Sponsor tab featuring all sponsors, each with a dedicated page that includes:
• Highlight company, products, and services through an uploaded video
• Live Virtual Showcase with a live stream connection (optional)
• Upload handouts and additional links
• Company logo, description, and representative contact information
• Chat with our virtual attendees during dedicated exhibitor hours.

Maximum three companies can purchase the Gold Sponsorship.

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10.000,00€

What is included?

1. Title sponsor of the Monday Walking Tour
2. Booth space at the conference centre
3. Free attendence to the Social Program including the Gala Dinner for 1 person.
4. Rotating sponsor logos by level on the home page of the Web app and bottom area of the Agenda in the Mobile app as well as a banner added to the Web and Mobile App.
5. Company’s logo included on all Conference related advertising
6. Company’s logo at the beginning of every session, (third in a row)
7. Web and Mobile App Sponsor tab featuring all sponsors, each with a dedicated page that includes:
• Highlight company, products, and services through an uploaded video
• Live Virtual Showcase with a live stream connection (optional)
• Upload handouts and additional links
• Company logo, description, and representative contact information
• Chat with our virtual attendees during dedicated exhibitor hours.

Maximum five companies can purchase the Silver Sponsorship.

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5.500,00€

What is included?

1. Booth space at the conference centre
2. Free attendence to the Social Program including the Gala Dinner for 1 person.
3. Rotating sponsor logos by level on the home page of the Web app and bottom area of the Agenda in the Mobile app as well as a banner added to the Web and Mobile App.
4. Company’s logo included on all Conference related advertising
5. Company’s logo at the beginning of every session, (Fourth in a row)
6. Web and Mobile App Sponsor tab featuring all sponsors, each with a dedicated page that includes:
• Highlight company, products, and services through an uploaded video
• Live Virtual Showcase with a live stream connection (optional)
• Upload handouts and additional links
• Company logo, description, and representative contact information
• Chat with our virtual attendees during dedicated exhibitor hours.

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3.500,00€

What is included?

This is an offer for the company interested in sponsoring a speaker. Your company can choose which of our speakers you would like to sponsor.
The sponsorship will cover travel expenses and accommodation.
1. Company’s logo at the beginning of every session of your chosen speaker, as well as on the Conference web page and App (Web and Mobile)
2. An announcement of sponsorship by the chairmen before the lecture.
3. Company’s logo included on all Conference related advertising
4. Web and Mobile App Sponsor tab featuring all sponsors, each with a dedicated page that includes:
• Highlight company, products, and services through an uploaded video
• Live Virtual Showcase with a live stream connection (optional)
• Upload handouts and additional links
• Company logo, description, and representative contact information
• Chat with our virtual attendees during dedicated exhibitor hours.

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2.000,00€

What is included?

Gerneral Sponsor – 1.500,00€
Web and Mobile App Sponsor tab featuring all sponsors, each with a dedicated page that includes:
• Highlight company, products, and services through an uploaded video
• Live Virtual Showcase with a live stream connection (optional)
• Upload handouts and additional links
• Company logo, description, and representative contact information
• Chat with our virtual attendees during dedicated exhibitor hours.

PEN DRIVE/USB STICK – 1.000,00€
This is an exclusive option for one company only!
We provide our proceedings on a pen drive.
Your Company’s logo will be on the pen drive in a clearly visible spot, guaranteeing highest visibility. Delegates will take this pendrive home and spread your Company’s logo all over the world.

INDIVIDUAL SPONSORSHIP
You have something specific in mind?! Please feel free to talk to us and we can discuss options that will work for you…

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1.000,00-1.500,00€