Dear Colleagues and Friends,
On behalf of the Organizing and Scientific Committee of the 22nd
Annual Meeting of the European Society of Veterinary Pathology
and of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Warmia
and Mazury, it is a great pleasure and honour to welcome all of
you in Olsztyn, Poland.
Our meeting will be held at the University of Warmia and Mazury
in Olsztyn, in significant academic and cultural centre of
North-Eastern Poland. We are convinced that both, our academic
village (counting over 40 000 students, 1 700 scientists,
situated near two lakes) and 650 years old Olsztyn (with castle
of the XIV century, where Nicolaus Copernicus lived and worked)
will appeal to you very much. All the participants will have the
chance to know the beauty of Olsztyn and Poland.
Let me introduce you to
the 22nd Annual Meeting of the European Society of
Veterinary Pathology. Traditionally ESVP Congress is held every
year. The Olsztyn Meeting will be the first joint congress of
ESVP and European Society of Veterinary Clinical Pathology. In
that way 22nd Congress of ESVP and 6th
Congress of ESVCP will offer a unique platform for the exchange
of information and experience as well as presentations and
discussions about the last achievements in our research. It
should enhance international scientific cooperation and
elaborate applications for daily practice. It will provide a
comprehensive update of the state-of-the-art in all relevant
disciplines contributed to pathomorphology, morphology and
clinical pathology. Plenary lectures (6), lectures (20),
parallel sessions (with 51 oral presentations), posters (182)
and original articles (41) will cover the subjects of
histopathology, ultrastructural pathology, molecular pathology,
pathology of genetically engineered animals, toxicological
pathology, experimental pathology, techniques in pathology and
morphological sciences, clinical pathology and toxicological
clinical pathology. Programme also includes two workshops in the
form of Mystery Slide Seminar on Reproductive Tract Pathology
and Case Reviews. We are particularly pleased that it has been
possible to encompass such a wide range of subjects.
The organizers of the
Congresses would like to thank all those who have contributed to
the organization of these events, particularly to the board of
European Society of Veterinary Pathology (with particular
gratitude to Prof. Dr. Manfred Reinacher, who visited Olsztyn
this year) and also to the board of European Society of
Veterinary Clinical Pathology, Polish Society of Pathologists
and Polish Small Animal Veterinary Association. We are also
grateful for help of all our sponsors and trade exhibitors. We
also thank to all Congress Delegates for coming to Olsztyn and
for taking part in the creation of these events for the first
time in North-Eastern Europe.
We believe that 22nd
Congress of ESVP and 6th Congress of ESVCP will be
held at as high level as those of previous years and they will
be “good harvest of the research field” and also provide you
with the opportunity to stimulate your own investigations.
We wish you a pleasant
and fruitful staying in Olsztyn.
Prof. Dr. hab. Jozef
President of the Organizing and Scientific
We especially thank to the President of the Republic of Poland –
Aleksander Kwasniewski and European Union Commissioner, Minister
of European Integration – Prof. Dr. hab. Danuta Hübner for their
honorary patronage of our Congresses and to the Rector of
University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn – Prof. Dr. hab.
Ryszard J. Gorecki and Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary
Medicine – Prof. Dr. hab. Tomasz Janowski for their decision to
localize the Congresses at the University and Faculty and their
very active support.
We also thank to all who helped us with the organization.