We would like to invite you to the upcoming Annual ESVP/ECVP Congress which is scheduled to be held on 7-10 September 2022 in the hotel Grand Hyatt, Athens, Greece.
We are preparing an exciting scientific program, translating research in clinical practice focusing on new diagnostic tools.
The scientific topics will provide fruitful and productive discussion for all veterinary pathologists and will incorporate lectures from other subspecialties and allied specialties.
Greece has a very rich culture, 3.000 years of history, while the most cosmopolitan city, Athens, is renowned for its vibrant atmosphere and spontaneous hospitality. Retaining the character of its great cultural history with exceptional monuments, most of which are UNESCO World Heritage, & world-famous museums, being for centuries the cradle of Philosophy, sciences & fine arts, is the ideal place to combine scientific & cultural activities. The mild Mediterranean climate with blue skies & seas makes Athens an alluring destination.
We look forward to welcoming you to Athens.
Professor Nikos Papaioannou
Rector, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
President of the Local Organizing Committee
Ass. Professor Dimitra Psalla
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
In this so difficult and so deeply sad period for our continent, time is coming to go back to the roots of Europe and come together on our common values of peace and fraternity. What better place at this moment for renewing the links between us, members of the Veterinary Pathology community, than Greece, the cradle of democracy. Greece is indeed well known for its ancient civilization and mythology, as well as being the birthplace of our civilization and famous scientists and philosophers. Their lessons are still valuable.
After the Covid period, that have deeply impacted our professional and personal life, I am very glad that we will be able to see and talk to each other, for real, during our Annual Congress in 2022. Even if the digital communication tools and platforms have strongly improved and become more and more used and familiar to us, a digital congress could never replace a face-to-face event, particularly in terms of sociability and human interactions, that are so important in the current period.
Thus Athens will welcome us from the 7 to 10 September 2022, as a total presential congress. I would like to deeply thank the local organising committee, the professional congress organisation, the sponsors, the board of the ESVP and ECVP council and especially the Scientific Committee, for their commitment and works on this event.
As the advices of greek philosophy are still useful, let me conclude with few words of Thales de Milet, one of the seven sages of Ancient Greece : « the bliss of the body consists in health, and that of the mind in knowledge. »
Health and knowledge: I have nothing more to add in our program.
All Board members and I are looking forward to welcome you at our next annual meeting in the wonderful city of Athens.
Dear colleagues and friends,
Athens, the ancient and vibrating present capital of Greece, origin of many aspects of our culture, will be the location of the meeting of veterinary pathologists in Europe in 2022. This is very appropriate as even the name of our specialty “Pathology” is of Greek origin. Furthermore, who does not know of Hippocrates, the Greek who modernized medicine by giving it a scientific basis? Just to mention one of the many Greek philosophers. At a first glance, philosophy, as the love of wisdom, seems to be somewhat remote from the life sciences forming the basis of your work as veterinary pathologists as well as scientists in research from academia, industry, diagnostic labs, or governmental authorities. However, the methods of philosophy including continuous questioning, critical evaluation and intense discussion are the same we use in our discipline and in our daily work.
Athens presents a perfect location to maintain the spirit of our very special congress, fruitful and stimulating debates and exchanges with your colleagues, conversations and talks and meeting old friends and getting to know new colleagues, in order to sustain old and build new networks. Let me finish by wishing you all an inspiring and successful meeting and that we may take home more knowledge and insights, fresh ideas and research possibilities, a greater understanding and new appreciation of questions and potential answers, and finally, perhaps most important, future collaborations and new friendships.
Prof. Dr. Andrea Gröne