It is with great pleasure that we invite you to attend the Spring Meeting of the Association of Veterinary Anaesthetists (AVA) to be held at the Veterinary School of LYON (VetAgro Sup), from 20th to 22nd April 2016.
The Pre Congress day (20th April 2016) is dedicated to cardiology and will reveal what a heart can say without words.
The main conference will be held on the 21st and 22nd April 2016 and will have two themes. Thursday 21st April we will be told the “secret story” of unsuspected properties of anaesthetic drugs. On Friday 22nd, take a breath, we will discuss the place of anaesthetic drugs in THE/YOUR environment. On Friday morning we have the opportunity to host the eponymous Dr. Leslie Hall lecture; Professor Hugh C. Hemmings, Jr. from the Department of Anesthesiology Weill Cornell Medical College in New York will deliver the lecture on anaesthetic neurotoxicity.
The Thursday and Friday afternoons will be dedicated to short communications on small, large and exotic animal anaesthesia. Lectures and interactive clinical cases on reptiles, birds and rodents anaesthesia will be held in parallel. These lectures will be in French and will be for veterinary practitioners.
In the tradition of the conviviality which reigns during AVA meetings, we offer you a full flavored social programme. To attend the welcome party (Wednesday evening), you will have to walk through the narrow streets of the old city of Lyon. The historic site of Lyon is on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. In the terraced gardens of the Tour Rose, you will have the opportunity to savour some excellent wines and a great selection of cheeses (the French touch!).
On the way to the dinner we will enjoy a city tour to the first veterinary college in the world, founded in Lyon in 1762 by Claude Bourgelat.
The gala dinner (Tuesday evening) will exhilarate your papillae to enjoy the cuisine of Paul Bocuse who is one of the most highly decorated chefs in the world.
Because it is always difficult to leave our new and old friends, on Friday evening the good bye party will take you to visit the Claude Bernard museum (Claude Bernard was the French physiologist who demonstrated the mechanism of action of curare) and to taste the wines of the Beaujolais region, for an unforgettable evening, in a castle made of golden stones.
The members of the organizing committee are committed to make this a memorable event, providing you with good science, good food and good fun.
We hope to see all of you here
Karine Portier, Chair of the Organizing Committee