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May 7-9, 2020

Ljubljana, Slovenia

EERVC 2020 SPEAKERS

Špela Bavčar (UK)

(Oncology)

Elsa Beltran (UK)

(Neurology)

Gonçalo da Graça Pereira (PT)

(Behaviour and Welfare)

Marc Dhumeaux (UK)

(Nephrology)

Nao Hensel (CH)

(Dermatology)

Patrick Hensel (CH)

(Dermatology)

Alenka Hrovat (UK)

(Internal Medicine)

Mike Martin (UK)

(Cardiology)

Laura Owen (UK)

(Soft Tissue Surgery)

Martin Owen (UK)

(Orthopaedics)

Marko Pipan (SI)

(Emergency and Critical Care)

Silke Salavati (UK)

(Gastroenterology)

Chiara Valtolina (NL)

(Emergency and Critical Care)

GENERAL INFORMATION

Venue

GR – Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre
Dunajska cesta 18, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

Dates

May 7-9, 2020
Pre-Conference Day – May 6, 2020

Location

The GR- Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre is in the very centre of Ljubljana. Railway and bus stations are in the area and The Jože Pučnik Ljubljana international airport is in Brnik, which is only 23 kilometers distant from the city.

Conference rooms

Marmorna Hall 1, Povodni Mož Hall 1-3, Povodni Mož Hall 4, Urška Hall

Exhibiting area

Marmorna Hall 2.

Languages

The official language of the Conference is English. In one of conference rooms all lectures (3 days) will be translated into Slovenian language (will be published in Programme scheme).

Important dates

Registration Opens From January 20, 2020
Early Bird Registration Fee Deadline March 22, 2020

Registration desk

The registration desk will be located on the right hand side after entering at the main entrance of the Hotel and will be open during the following times:
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 – 14:00 – 20:00
Thursday, May 7, 2020 – 07:30 – 18:30
Friday, May 8, 2020 – 08:00 – 18:30
Saturday, May 9, 2020 – 08:00 – 18:30

Exhibition opening hours

Thursday, May 7, 2020 – 08:00 – 18:30
Friday, May 8, 2020 – 08:00 – 18:30
Saturday, May 9, 2020 – 08:00 – 18:30

Name badges

At Registration desk, you will receive your conference kit and name badge. A name badge is required for admittance to all official conference sessions and events according to the type of registration. Name badge must be collected by the registered person during the Registration desk opening hours. A proof of identity will be needed eg. passport or any photo ID). It cannot be collected or used by anyone other than the person registered and named on the badge. If you are prevented from attending, you will be given the opportunity to send a colleague in your place. Name changes should be notified in writing to Conference Secretariat. A handling fee of 20 € will be charged for each name change. Lost badges will be replaced for registered participants presenting an ID, at a replacement fee of 20 €.

Guest attendance policy

All event activities (including educational sessions, meal functions, exhibit hall, etc.) are exclusively reserved for registered attendees. Non-registered guests (including children, family members, colleagues, etc.) are not allowed in any of the event areas. Badges provided at registration are required for entrance into all functions and will be strictly enforced.

Insurance and Liability

The Conference organizer shall not be held liable for personal injury or any loss or damage to the belongings of conference participants, either during or as a result of the conference. Please check the validity of your own insurance.

Official Letter of Invitation

Official letters of invitation designed to facilitate Travel arrangement will be sent on request. It must be understood that such letters do not represent a commitment for the part of the Organizing Committee or Conference to provide any financial assistance. An official invitation letter will be created and sent to you by e-mail within 24h. Please contact EERVC Secretariat for assistance.

Visa Information

To enter the Republic of Slovenia, EU/EEA citizens need only a valid identity card, whereas citizens of many, but not all, countries need a valid passport. Participants should contact the nearest Slovene Embassy or consulate for details regarding current passport and visa requirements. All information, including a list of states with corresponding visa requirements and addresses of all Slovene Embassies, may be found on the web page of the Ministry of foreign affairs of the Republic of Slovenia under the topic Visa information/Entry to Slovenia external.

Coffee & Lunch Breaks

All coffee breaks and lunch packages are included in the conference fee. Coffee breaks and lunch packages will be served in the Exhibition area as per the times indicated in the timetable, (see exhibition floor plan with catering stations). Vouchers are provided as part of the registration package. Please present your Lunch Voucher to get your lunch box.

WiFi

Free Wi-Fi is available troughout the Hotel (lecture halls and exhibition area).

Safety and security

Please do not leave your personal belongings, bags or suitcases unattended at anytime.

Currency, Foreign Exchange and Banking

The official currency in Slovenia is Euro. The exchange office closest to the conference venue is located in the World Trade Centre Ljubljana, two blocks away from SEB LU on Dunajska cesta 156.
All major international credit cards are accepted in shops, hotels and restaurants. Traveller’s cheques are also accepted by all banks, travel agencies and hotels, and in many shops. Foreign exchange services are also available at hotels.
Most banks are open weekdays from 8 AM to 4 PM. ATMs (Automatic Teller Machines) are available 24/7 and located throughout the city. Almost all ATMs have a language key which enables you to follow the instructions in English.

Value Added Tax (VAT)

Numerous shops advertising “Tax-Free Shopping” in their windows make it possible for visitors from non-European Union countries to receive a refund of value added tax paid on a minimum of 50 euros worth of goods purchased in a single shop within a single day on condition that the goods are taken outside the country within three months from the purchase date.

Emergency Situations and Medical Services

In case of emergency call 112 (SOS – Ambulance, Fire Brigade) or 113 (Police). These calls are free. No region code is required.

Taxi

For taxi service please dial +386 41 97 00 00 or +386 41 445 406 or ask for help at the Conference Office/Info point. We recommend you to order a taxi service by phone because stopping a taxi on the street could be more expensive.

Time Zone

Slovenian time zone is CET (Central European Time). Slovenia is thus one hour ahead of the Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+1).

Electricity

Electricity in Slovenia is a 230 Volts 50 Hz system. Slovenia uses the Europlug (CEE 7/16). This is the plug used in most other European countries.

Opening Hours of Retailers

Most stores are open weekdays at least from 9 AM to 7 PM and Saturdays at least from 9 AM to 5 PM. On Sundays large stores are open from 9 AM to 3 PM.

Sponsors & Exhibitors

Sponsors

The Organizer of the EERVC have the great pleasure of inviting companies to support EERVC and participate as a sponsor. At the EERVC, the Organizer is expecting more than 1000 veterinarians, mostly from Eastern Europe. By creating variety of sponsorship possibilities, we are giving you the opportunity to promote your company and products to the participants at the Conference.
We would very much appreciate your presence and we are looking forward to welcoming you in Ljubljana, Slovenia in May 2020!

To review the Sponsorship and Exhibition Opportunities please contact EERVC Secretariat.
 

Exhibitors

Why exhibit at EERVC?

  1. Expected over 1000 Colleagues from Eastern Europe to share your experience with
  2. 3 Days of Scientific Programme
  3. More than 70 scientific lectures
  4. Keynote lecture
  5. Industry Lunch Symposium
  6. Industry Symposia
  7. Workshops and wetlabs…

We would very much appreciate your presence and we are looking forward to welcoming you in Ljubljana, Slovenia in May 2020!
Companies interested in presenting their products are invited to contact EERVC Secretariat.

ABOUT LJUBLJANA

The visitor’s first impression of Ljubljana is that it is an exceptionally young city because its more than 50,000 students lend it a special youthful feeling. Many scientists come to Ljubljana because of its university and institutes with solid international reputations.
https://www.visitljubljana.com/en/visitors/

Why Ljubljana?

Why choose Ljubljana for your next destination? In short, because it’s fresh, green and funky. In more elaborate terms: well, we suggest you to check out the top 10 reasons below. 

  • Its compact size

Once delegates are in the city no transfers are really needed, as most of the meeting venues, hotels and points of interest are central and at a walking distance. The traffic-free downtown area blends with the picturesque Old Town, which functions as a cozy urban lounge along the riverbanks. That’s a first step to greening events in Ljubljana – European Green Capital 2016!

  • Quality meeting venues

In the wider region, no city of our size (286,000 residents out of 2,062,000 in Slovenia), or even a tad larger, can offer two larger, flexible and efficient convention centres at ten to maximum twenty minutes walking from the historic Old Town and a good share of the city hotels. Maximum plenary capacity: 2,200 seats. A good number among the hotels are well geared to welcome medium-sized and smaller meetings. The largest plenary capacity in the hotel sector is 800 seats theatre-style.

  • State of the art equipment and great service

Over the last decade, a number of venues have invested into the upgrade of their meeting and other facilities, to be aligned with modern functionality. Attention has been paid to the service aspect, too. At the general destination level, a visible development of tourist products has been running alongside.

  • An array of special event venues

Leaving aside some attractive options in convention centres/hotels, there are more than a dozen special event venues of a very different type in the radius of max. 15 minutes walking from the Triple Bridge ¬ the most central downtown spot. One of the most sought-after is the Ljubljana Castle, which reigns above the city. And there’s no hassle to reach them, as they are either a short stroll (or a funicular ride) away from several hotels / conference venues. You are still on the green side of life!

  • Creative products

As nature invisibly blends with the urban tissue, Ljubljana offers a span of very diverse experiences and activities that can be incorporated into incentive or team building programmes adapted to a different number of attendees. A brunch while elegantly cruising along the Ljubljanica river or kayaking across town? Baking a traditional cake or learning to do pottery in a museum? Photo safaris and treasure hunts with an “intellectual twist”? CSR programmes or wine tasting? Check out the options!

  • The city with a green soul

Ljubljana received the prestigious title of European Green Capital 2016. Among the five finalists contending for the title, Ljubljana, with its sustainable development strategy document ‘Vision 2025’, was the one that the jury, chaired by the European Commission, found the most impressive. Ljubljana also won the Tourism for Tomorrow Destination Award for 2015. The jury pointed out that in recent years Ljubljana “has been completely redesigned with sustainability in mind.”

  • Numerous international accolades

Ljubljana is getting noticed a lot lately and it’s for the good things. Most of all, it gets praised for its holistic approach to sustainability and overall quality of life. Over the last fifteen years it has won two European Mobility Week Awards (2003 and 2013). It also won an Eurocity Award in 2013 for providing safety and equal opportunities in traffic for children and people with disabilities. This year it rocked into the top 20 Bicycle Friendly Cities Ranking by Copenhagenize.com. The list goes on and on.

  • Really amazing people

Slovenians in general are described as affable, open, fluent in languages, helpful and hospitable in a genuine way. Dedicated and connected professionals in all the segments of meeting industry providers are the backbone of a destination, which we are well aware of in Ljubljana. And many clients underline this is one of our assets.

  • A great culinary experience

Taste Ljubljana is a project presenting traditional dishes that people in Ljubljana enjoyed over the centuries of the city’s history and are still popular today. Typical Ljubljana dishes are all based on tradition, made with local ingredients without any artificial additives, and very popular with the locals. They can be served at your event and you can also taste them in several restaurants accross the city.

  • Beautiful scenery all around

Ljubljana, often referred to as the hidden gem of Europe, is a picturesque city. Its old city centre is full of outstanding architecture, a medley of styles from different periods in history bound together into one of the 20th century’s most amazing total works of art by the world famous architect and urban planner Jože Plečnik.
The vibrant city with 50,000 students and around 276,000 inhabitants hosts over 10,000 cultural events annually, including 10 international festivals.

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